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AmeriCorps NCCC, FEMA Corps Member, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 9635

Wed, April 1, 2015

 BTT Gateway Job ID 9635

 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. 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 

AmeriCorps NCCC members are provided with housing, food, health benefits, transportation to projects, and qualified student loan forbearance. They earn a modest living stipend of about $200 every two weeks, before taxes are withheld. Upon successful completion of the program, they also earn a $5,730 education award that can be applied to future schooling or to pay off existing qualified student loans. FEMA Corps members also 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. 

If you are team-oriented and interested in how emergency management and disaster recovery happens, visit our website and apply today: www.nationalservice.gov/americorpsnccc/ 

To begin a term of service in Fall (beginning in August), apply by April 1. To begin a term of service in Winter (beginning in February), apply by October 1. 

Qualifications: 18-24 years old; U.S. citizen ; must be able to pass a background screening and credit check 

*Priority will be given to applicants with knowledge, skills and abilities in leadership, motivation, commitment, flexibility, team building, an interest in emergency management or disaster response, and a strong work ethic

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