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FEMA Corps Member

Job ID: 20734

SalaryApproximate Hours Per Week
$4,000
EmployerDate Posted
AmeriCorps
, Nationwide United States
October 24, 2013
Position TypeApplications Accepted Until
Volunteer (archived),Non-Degreed PositionsJanuary 24, 2014
Description
Are you interested in a career in emergency management? Want to leave your mark while learning new skills? FEMA Corps could be the perfect opportunity for you to get experience, while helping others. We are looking for men and women ages 18-24 to join our emergency management team.

FEMA Corps is an NCCC track for young adults who want to gain professional skills in emergency management while serving with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) staff on disaster response and recovery efforts. It is a 10 month, full-time, team-based residential service program that was developed in partnership with FEMA and the Corporation for National and Community Service, the agency that oversees AmeriCorps NCCC.

As a member, you'll be assigned to one of five NCCC campuses, located in Denver, CO; Sacramento, CA; Baltimore, MD; Vicksburg, MS; and Vinton, IA. Your focus will solely be on emergency management and long-term recovery activities within FEMA. You'll provide administrative and logistical support in areas that include: educating communities, assessing needs, and collecting information; developing materials that promote disaster preparation to the public; ordering materials, tracking inventory, loading supplies, and managing IT equipment; updating electronic files, managing data, and compiling reports;
working with nonprofits and government agencies to coordinate services for disaster survivors;
helping survivors complete applications for disaster assistance; assessing and reporting damage to public facilities; setting up shelter operations and re-unification of families and pets.

FEMA Corps members receive a living allowance of approximately $4,000, housing, meals, limited medical benefits, member uniforms and a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of the program. Plus you will receive additional training and experience to prepare you for a career in emergency management and related fields. You'll learn about working with communities, public speaking, customer service, and office/management skills while giving back and positively impacting the lives of disaster survivors. For more information about FEMA CORPS, visit http://www.nationalservice.gov/nccc.

Qualifications
18-24 years old and U.S. citizen
Priority will be given to applicants with knowledge, skills and abilities in leadership, motivation, commitment, flexibility, team building and a strong work ethic.

How to Apply
Apply online at www.nationalservice.gov/nccc