External Affairs

The External Affairs (EA) cadre engages stakeholders in Congress; the media; state, local, tribal, and territorial governments; the private sector; and internal FEMA employees during incidents and steady state. EA provides the information necessary to make informed decisions as we work together to build, sustain, and improve our national capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.


  • Analysis of traditional and digital media
  • Interfacing with state and local government officials
  • Communication with the business sector, non-governmental organizations, and academia
  • Exceptionally strong writing and verbal skills
  • Photography/Videography
  • Research
  • Communications planning
  • Public speaking
  • Understanding of federal statutes, regulations, and policies
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