Sunday, April 9, 2023

Needed now. DHS\FEMA Federal Coordinating Officers, Perm & Reservist. April 9, 2023

Step outside of your comfort zone.  Fear of any new position is not real.  You’ll have support across the board.  

Concerned with the number and communities affected by disasters and the impact of climate change? 

Consider a position as a DHS\FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO).  Black, Latino, Asian, and others are needed in these key positions when disasters strike and DHS\FEMA is involved… your local city, county, or even State HW\EM office\agency hasn’t planned accordingly for the threat to their constituents.

We have not reached the 2023 Hurricane Season for the Caribbean and continental U.S. and the number of disasters have increased almost ten-fold.  Take a look at the graphic below for April 8, 2023..  Interpret it as you will.  Notice the number and available of FCO’s in red.

BEMA International


Now Hiring Federal Coordinating Officers

Federal Coordinating Officer (FCOs) are the lead federal representatives during disasters. They coordinate the flow of disaster resources and information that bring together federal, state, tribal and territorial partners to help survivors recover from disasters.
Apply now at

Listen to FCO Myra Shird describe her important work.

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.

For more information, please email your inquiry.


Reservists (On-Call)

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FEMA consistently seeks talented and hard-working people who are eager to assist disaster survivors and first responders on an on-call basis as Reservist employees. They are the main FEMA workforce during an emergency or disaster.  

Reservists travel, receive training, build professional networks and support those in need.

When you become a reservist, you should know:

§ The work is available intermittently

§ Applicants must commit to working on an on-call basis

§ Be available to travel within 24-48 hours

§ Be deployed for 30 or more days

Our cadres are teams organized by skill and experience. Learn about the 23 cadres that represent the work we do at FEMA.

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. 

Black Emergency Managers Association International


Washington, D.C.  20020

bEMA International

Cooperation, Collaboration, Communication, Coordination, Community engagement, and  Partnering (C5&P)

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