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Position Types and Hiring Paths at FEMA

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.

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Position Types

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)

Hiring Paths

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

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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.