WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency seeks experienced individuals who are interested in serving on the National Advisory Council to apply. All applications must be received by 5 p.m. ET on Feb. 16, 2015.
The NAC is a federal advisory committee established to ensure effective and ongoing coordination of federal preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation for natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters. The NAC advises the FEMA administrator on all aspects of emergency management frameworks, strategies, and plans while incorporating the whole community’s input through appointed NAC members.
FEMA will consider individuals for appointment in the following disciplines:
- Elected State Government Officials (one representative appointment)
- In-Patient Medical Providers (one Special Government Employee appointment)
- Elected Local Government Officials (one representative appointment)
- Emergency Management (one representative appointment)
- Emergency Response Providers (two representative appointments)
- Cyber Security (one Special Government Employee appointment)
Appointments are for three-year terms to end Aug. 15, 2018. The administrator may also appoint additional candidates to serve as a FEMA Administrator Selection, which are also for three-year terms.
Individuals interested in serving on the NAC are invited to apply to be considered for appointment by submitting a cover letter and a resume or Curriculum Vitae to the Office of the NAC by email, mail, or fax, with email as the preferred method of submission. Letters of recommendation may also be provided, but are not required. The cover letter must include, at a minimum: the discipline area(s) of interest; current position title and organization; mailing address; a current telephone number; and email address. A complete application must be submitted to be considered for appointment; application criteria, submission information, and contact information can be found on the NAC webpage.
The NAC consists of up to 35 members, all of whom are experts and leaders in their respective fields. The members of NAC are appointed by the FEMA administrator and are composed of federal, state, tribal, local, and private-sector leaders and subject matter experts in law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services, hospital, public works, emergency management, state and local governments, public health, emergency response, standard settings and accrediting organizations, representatives of individuals with disabilities, infrastructure protection, cyber security, communications, and homeland security communities.
NAC members serve without compensation from the federal government; however, consistent with the NAC charter, members may receive travel reimbursement and per diem under applicable federal travel regulations to attend meetings of the NAC. Any individuals affiliated with DHS and/or FEMA through employment or contracts will not be considered for NAC membership.
For more information, visit www.fema.gov/national-advisory-council.