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Job: Emergency Management Specialist (Response), Bothell, Wash.

This is FEMA Region X.

Here's the link to the position: Emergency Management Specialist (Response) Bothell, Wash.

I'd like to point out just one requirement for the positions:

EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.

A statement like this was inserted into every job description at FEMA during Craig Fugate's tenure as the administrator. It turned out that not every FEMA employee thought that it was their duty to respond "in person" to disasters.

I would add, given the title of this position and its responsibilities — expect to be spending time in the field away from home and hearth.
Eric Holdeman is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine and is the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management.