How to Apply and Helpful Links
FEMA is seeking highly motivated, creative, energetic, innovative, and self-disciplined employees to help us meet our challenging mission of supporting our citizens and first responders to ensure that - as a nation - we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards. If you have what it takes to be successful in the highly demanding but immensely satisfying emergency management career environment, we encourage you to apply for employment with us.
- Find the Job Right for You. Use our Job Finder to search for current openings on USAJOBS.gov, the official job site for the federal government. You can search by job skill, component or state.
Read the Job Announcement. The announcement will provide you with information about job qualifications, duties, salary, duty location, benefits and security requirements. Here you will be able to determine if your interests, education and professional background make you a good candidate for the job.
Most FEMA jobs require U.S. citizenship and successful completion of a full background investigation and drug screening.
- Apply for the Job. Follow the instructions in the “How to Apply” section of each USAJOBS announcement (upper right tab). Instructions will guide you through the application process, providing you detailed information on the questions, forms and format that must be addressed and used to capture your qualifications for the job. Submit all required documents and pay close attention to the application due date and application procedures, which will vary by job and the Agency component.
During the application process, veterans may be asked to identify Veterans Preference status.
To post your resume online, apply to certain federal jobs, check on the status of your application, and receive automated job alerts, you must create a USAJOBS member account.
- Interview for the Job. The names of best-qualified candidates will be forwarded to the supervisor or hiring official. If you are one of the best-qualified candidates, the supervisor or hiring official may interview you in person or by telephone, or in rare cases may hire you based solely on your application materials. Selection procedures are subject to Federal Civil Service laws, which ensure that all applicants receive fair and equal treatment in the hiring process.
Persons with Disabilities
Persons with disabilities who hold a certification eligibility letter from a State Vocational Rehabilitation Office or the Department of Veterans Affairs may apply for FEMA employment opportunities through one of several special hiring authorities.
Applicants with certification eligibility letters may apply directly to a FEMA’s Selective Placement Coordinator to be considered for a job.
If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or questionnaire process, immediately notify the point of contact identified in the job announcement.
For more information on hiring authorities, please visit the Office of Personnel Management's Federal Employment of People with Disabilities site or contact a Homeland Security Selective Placement Coordinator.
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify this agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
FEMA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.