Careers at FEMA

We are the nation’s emergency management agency, and our mission is to help people before, during and after disasters.
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When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA — now FEMA looks to you.

Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need.

We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and embrace complex challenges with our well-skilled, knowledgeable, high-performance workforce.

Discover Your Future at FEMA

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For a limited time, FEMA is offering signing bonuses anywhere from $500 to $1,500 for reservist positions.

Search for Jobs at FEMA

There are a variety of employment opportunities with FEMA. Search below for the role that's right for you.

When you've found a position, follow our tips for applying on

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Learn About Career Paths

Permanent Full Time
Hired through a competitive process.

Cadre of On-Call Response/Recovery (CORE)
Hired to work for a specific, limited period.

Temporary, on-call workforce.

Students and Recent Graduates
Opportunities designed to build technical and professional skills.

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Recruitment Events

FEMA hosts informational webinars about our mission, FEMA career opportunities, special hiring authorities, effective resume writing and more.

View Upcoming Recruitment Events

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What to Expect During the Hiring Process

  1. جاری 1. Find Right Role
  2. 2. Apply for Job
  3. 3. Application Review
  4. 4. Interview & Offer
  5. 5. Background Check
  6. 6. Final Job Offer
  7. 7. Onboarding

1. Find a role that is right for you

Check out our career paths and other resources.

Job Resources

Positions are available across the General Schedule with additional locality pay adjustments based on location.

Get the inside scoop on resume writing for a federal job. A federal resume is your application to a position and requires more detail than private-sector resumes.

Use the template to help prepare your resume.

Career Path Tool (CPT) lets current and prospective FEMA employees explore the many different careers that are available at FEMA.

A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

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Follow our LinkedIn or visit our Glassdoor page to find out more about the agency and its hiring process.

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Civil Rights for Employees and Applicants
As employees and applicants, it is important that you know your rights and that you make your voice heard if you feel you have experienced discrimination or harassment.

For more information on FEMA's civil rights programs and services, visit the Your Civil Rights page.