Working for the federal government has its perks: excellent benefits, flexible work schedules, opportunities for professional growth, stability, and lateral movement across agencies. Applying for a federal job takes preparation and practice, and what you need to do will depend on who you are and what type of position you are applying for.
Explore Ways to Apply
Whether you're following a hiring path, or applying as a civilian or federal employee, there are three types of positions we hire into.
Permanent Full Time
Cadre of On-Call Response/Recovery (CORE)
FEMA Reservists (On Call)
The federal government offers hiring paths to help hire individuals that represent our diverse society.
Veterans & Military Spouses
People with Disabilities
Students and Recent Graduates
FEMA Corps, Peace Corps & Americorps VISTA
Employees have regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations. Travel requirements may be extensive (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites.