Look inside FEMA’s Hiring Process to learn what you should expect when applying for a job and most importantly how to submit a job application.
Applying for a job with FEMA can seem confusing because there are:
- Multiple work types
- Different application requirements for each position (make sure you read ‘How to Apply’ on job announcements!)
- Hiring laws for the Federal government
These strict hiring laws ensure fair and equitable employment, including the requirement that all agencies use USAJOBS.gov to post open jobs and accept applications. This may seem impersonal to some, but it makes sure that employees are hired based solely on merit and qualifications. Every agency’s Human Resources department connects directly to USAJOBS.gov, so there is no middleman in the posting of job announcements or the review of applications and resumes.
We’ve created resources to make it easy for you to apply and know what to expect.
Check out these detailed guides:
- Applying to a FEMA Vacancy – A step-by-step guide explaining how to apply to an open job using USAJOBS.gov and CareerConnector.
- Applying to a FEMA Reservist Vacancy – A step-by-step guide explaining how to apply to open Reservist jobs.
The ten steps to submit a job application for FEMA position vacancies
The below infographic summarizes how to submit a job application at FEMA. For text version of the infographic, visit our document library.
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How to Submit a Job Application
Step 1: Create your profile on USAJOBS.gov. Activate resumes you create so they are searchable by recruiters. Uploaded resumes are not searchable.
Step 2: Search USAJOBS.gov for open jobs at FEMA that are a good fit for you. When you find one or more you want to apply to…
Step 3: Read the “How to Apply” section and note the required supporting documents.
Step 4: Click “Apply Online” and choose the uploaded resume and supporting documents you want to submit with your application.
Step 5: Read and select the required fields that display, then click “Apply for this Position.” You will be redirected to Career Connector.
Step 6: Answer questions and upload or fax required supporting documents to complete the application process.
Step 7: Once you submit supporting documents, review the application summary that displays.
Step 8: Click “Finish.” You will be redirected back to USAJOBS.gov.
Step 9: Log back into USAJOBS.gov. Click “My Account” then “Application Status” to confirm that your application was received. It will say, “Application received” or “Resume received.”
Step 10: Wait for a Human Resources Specialist to notify you via CareerConnector about the results of your qualifications review. This occurs after the job announcement closes.
Visit careers.fema.gov for more resources and information.
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We look forward to reviewing your applications. Good luck!