The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is seeking applicants to serve on its National Advisory Council (NAC).
The NAC advises the FEMA administrator on areas involving emergency management strategies, plans and frameworks. The council was created to help ensure that there is continuous coordination of preparedness, response, protection, mitigation and recovery from natural disasters, man-made disasters and terrorist attacks.
The appointment is for a three-year term ending on Aug. 15, 2018.
FEMA will consider individuals who have served in any one of the following capacities: an elected state or local government official, cyber security, in-patient medical provider, emergency response providers, and emergency management.
Those interested should submit a cover letter and resume to the NAC office either by email, mail or fax. Cover letters should include the area of discipline the applicant has experience with, the applicant's current title and organization, email address, phone number, and mailing address.
Applications are due by 5 p.m. Feb. 16.
The council has 35 members and consist of experts in several emergency management fields including police, fire, hospitals, public works and public health.
The appointment is voluntary; however, travel reimbursement is possible.