NEA is not hiring at this time.
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT NEA AND WHAT WE DO
WHY IT MATTERS: While FEMA can fully support some disasters that impact the nation, FEMA also relies on augmentation from their Federal Partners. NEA, representing TVA, is a key player in FEMA’s disaster operations.
THE BIG PICTURE: NEA has almost a 35-year relationship with FEMA. Although small, NEA is mighty and integral to national disaster support.
· NEA employees are mostly retirees and range in age from mid-50s to mid-80s. NEA employees’ work experiences are valued by FEMA.
· NEA employees have been deployed to > 35 states and two US territories. Standard deployments are 3 – 4 months away from home.
· NEA employees specialize in FEMA’s Public Assistance program (damaged roads, bridges, courthouses, schools, wastewater treatment plants, electrical distribution systems, city parks, etc.).
· NEA provides a 2-week required training class in FEMA’s policies, regulations, and methods.
· When a candidate is deployed, an experienced NEA Coach will be assigned to assist with the OJT qualification requirements.
THE WAY TO WIN: Because NEA is sponsored by one Federal Agency (TVA) and supports another Federal Agency (FEMA), requirements for employment abound. Be patient.
· Candidates must have above-average computer skills and will be evaluated prior to employment.
· Candidates must pass a stringent background check to obtain a TVA Tier 2 Security Clearance prior to deploying. This process is called adjudication.
· Candidates can expect approximately a 6 to 9-month timelapse between applying and being eligible for the first deployment.
· NEA requires each employee to deploy at least once per year.
THE BOTTOM LINE: If this interests you, please keep an eye out for future employment opportunities with NEA that will be posted on this site.