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FEMA is a team of federal leaders who support people and communities by providing experience, perspective, and resources in emergency management. Each employee finds strength and value from their role at FEMA, whether they are helping others in the office or in the field.

FEMA values diversity, equity, unique experience, and abilities that employees bring to the agency and the people we serve.

The FEMA Administrator is the principal advisor to the President, the Homeland Security Council, and the Secretary of Homeland Security for all matters relating to emergency management in the United States.

Listen to FCO Myra Shird describe her important work.

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FEMA officials will be recruiting at the DHS hiring event in Arlington, Texas Aug. 22-23. Find more information at Law Enforcement & Mission Support | Homeland Security (


You must be a U.S. citizen or national to apply for a position with FEMA. Applicants must also meet all eligibility requirements listed for the position, including age, medical, education and license/certification, and suitability requirements.

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

Reservists (On-Call)

Cadre of On-Call Response/Recovery (CORE)

Employment and Reemployment Protections for Reservists  

On Sept. 29, 2022, President Biden signed into law the Civilian Reservist Emergency Workforce Act.

This act amends the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act as well as the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) to provide FEMA reservists the same protections that military reservists, national guard members, national disaster medical service, and urban search and rescue system members enjoy, including reemployment rights for their non-FEMA day job.  

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The federal government offers hiring paths to help hire individuals that represent our diverse society.

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Our cadres are teams organized by skill and experience. Cadres play a key role in keeping FEMA ready to deploy the right people to the right jobs quickly in an emergency situation.

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Career Path Tool (CPT) is a new way for current and prospective FEMA employees to explore the many different careers that are available at FEMA.

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Join a virtual event to meet with FEMA recruiters to discuss opportunities and ask questions.

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Welcome! We are glad that you have chosen to pursue your career with FEMA. Now that you have accepted a job offer, you will be contacted to start the Onboarding and Orientation process.

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We're proud to have a team of enthusiastic and dedicated professionals who choose to place the needs of survivors before their own every day.

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What's it really like to work at FEMA? Hear what employees have to say.

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