Apply now if you:
- Are a prior Federal Employee (TVA, DoD, Military, etc.),
- Enjoy domestic travel, and
- Want to support federal disaster missions.
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 is 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 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 supporting another Federal Agency, requirements for employment abound. Be patient.
- Candidates must have above average computer skills and will be evaluated prior to deployment.
- Candidates must pass a stringent background check to obtain a TVA Tier 2 Security Clearance prior to deploying.
- Candidates can expect approximately a 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: Email your resume in Word or PDF to email@example.com by July 15, 2023. Responding quickly during the vetting process when requested to submit forms, evaluations, or electronic data will minimize the duration of the adjudication process.