A two-year appointment.
It is not permanent, but it is a way to get experience. Not tied to any one location? Go for the Saipan job since the location will significantly diminish the number of applicants.
Quoting from a message I received:
"FEMA is hiring Emergency Management Specialists in California, Hawaii, and Saipan, and I wanted to send this email out to Emergency Management schools who might be interested. Below is a brief description of FEMA and some of the duties and responsibilities of the position. The link is at the bottom for candidates to apply directly to USAJobs."