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Technology Careers

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FEMA’s mission is growing. The agency currently responds to more than 300 disasters annually, a threefold increase over the previous decade. As climate change increases the risk to our communities, we are meeting needs for resilience, response and recovery at scale through technology and data. 

We’re looking for mission-driven technologists from the private and public sector with specialties in software and data engineering, product management, user research and design, data science and geospatial analysis.

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Check out the current job openings in FEMA technology roles.

Make a Real Impact

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"Working at FEMA has given me the opportunity to take my technical software engineering and management skills from the private sector and apply them in a way that is deeply meaningful and impactful.

There is nothing more rewarding than helping disaster survivors, who have just had one of the most difficult days of their lives, get assistance a little easier."

- Christopher F., Senior Counselor to the Administrator for Technology, Strategy, & Delivery

As a part of FEMA, you will solve tough problems, working directly with emergency management, subject matter and policy experts.

Far beyond shifting a KR or KPI a fraction of a percentage, your work will help communities prepare for disasters and survivors recover from one of the worst days of their lives. See your skills bring complex, public facing, nationwide-scale systems to life.

Your Work Will Help Disaster Response Move Faster

Technology at FEMA supports a staff of 20,000 covering response and recovery efforts across all 50 states as well as tribal and territorial governments.

Impactful Work

  • Leverage computer vision and machine learning with automated disaster assessments.
  • Help survivors recover from a disaster by streamlining the individual assistance application or improving backend case and eligibility systems.
  • Modernize the emergency alert system, depended on by millions of Americans to keep them safe.

Work at Scale

  • Work on projects that impact the whole agency.
  • Build infrastructure that allows all systems to scale and handle disaster recovery seamlessly.
  • Code data pipelines that bring terabytes of FEMA data into a modern environment for analysis by data scientists.
  • Create statistical models that change how FEMA operates.

Types of Roles

Customer Experience

Develop and improve products and services using skills like user research, journey mapping, service design, prototyping and user experience design.

Software Development

Build and deploy modern, user-centered digital services as a software, data or DevOps engineer.

Product Management

Lead the full development lifecycle with a clear vision for modernized, large-scale products.

Data Science and Geospatial Analysis

Bring your SQL, Python/pandas, statistics, geospatial and machine learning skills to build novel analyses, data visualizations and data models that drive the agency.

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We're Looking for Mission-Driven Technologists

Check out more real examples, plus details about salary, benefits, hiring process and how you can help FEMA make a difference.

Current Openings

Job AnnouncementGrade LevelClosing DateDuty Station
Chief Technology OfficerSES1/26/2024Washington D.C., San Francisco/Oakland, Seattle (Bothell), New York, Atlanta, Denver, Denton (TX)
Data Engineer
(To be posted in Jan)
GS-14 Remote

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Job Resources

Positions in technology are available across General Schedule Grade 12 to Grade 15 levels, with additional locality pay adjustments based on location.

Also view the Cyber Talent Management System (CTMS) for some software, DevOps, and data engineering and data science roles.

We provide our employees with a first-class benefit package, including health, dental and life insurance, retirement plans, paid holidays, and more.

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