On November 9, 2009, President Obama signed Executive Order 13518 on the Employment of Veterans in the Federal Government, which established the Veterans Employment Initiative for the executive branch and the Council on Veterans Employment. The Executive order underscores to Federal agencies the importance of recruiting and employing Veterans, as well as assisting transitioning service members seeking employment with the Federal Civil Service.
FEMA is working to help those that have served our Nation, including those who have service-connected disabilities, to find suitable employment while maintaining a sense of self-worth. FEMA’s diversity outreach efforts, including those directly targeted to veterans, have continued as it works to remain connected to veterans support groups, as well as education and employment organizations. This Agency realizes the importance of developing employment opportunities for veterans and remains committed to this effort.
The Federal Government may hire 30% (or more) disabled veterans through a streamlined, non-competitive hiring appointment through the Schedule A (5 C.F.R. 213.3102(u)) hiring authority. This is a “win-win” process for both the job applicant and FEMA in that it enables the Agency to rapidly hire qualified veterans without going through the lengthy competitive recruitment and hiring process.
How do Wounded Warriors apply for FEMA positions?
Please provide FEMA with the following information in Word or PDF format:
If you are a veteran with a service connected disability of 30% or more, please use the following email address: FEMA-VetsPref10. If you are a veteran with less than 30% or have no disability, please use the email address: FEMA-VetsPref5.
Please ensure the attachments above are properly filled out and returned in a timely manner to ensure Headquarters/Region data is documented accurately and stand in compliance to the President's initiative.
Meanwhile, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact :
- Jo Ann Way, 202-646-3199, Human Resources Program Manager, Recruiting, Veterans and People with Disabilities