Cadre of On-Call Response/Recovery Employees (CORE) are hired to work for a specific, limited period, between two to four years. These positions may be renewed if there is ongoing disaster work and funding is available. CORE employees are generally eligible for the same benefits as PFT employees, but do not gain competitive status nor career tenure during their term. CORE employees can be hired under a streamlined process instead of a competitive process.
Because CORE employees are hired under the Robert T. Stafford Act, they are excluded from the provisions of title 5, United States Code, governing jobs in the competitive service.
CORE jobs are full-time positions for two to four-years. The term may be renewed if there is ongoing disaster work and funding is available.
Career Tenure and Competitive Status
CORE employees do not earn career tenure or competitive status in the Federal government. This means that they must compete with the public for Federal jobs rather than receive preference.
How to Apply
- Apply now through USAJobs.gov
- Steps to Apply - Find out what FEMA looks for in employees and how to apply for a job, including information for applicants with disabilities
- Tips & Guidelines to Federal Employment - Get general information about applying for jobs in and working for the Federal Government