FEMA Reviews

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    Contract Work w/FEMA - National Disasters

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    Current Employee - Disaster Housing Inspector in Winchester, VA
    Current Employee - Disaster Housing Inspector in Winchester, VA

    I have been working at FEMA as a contractor (more than 10 years)


    Extremely gratifying in that it offers the opportunity to change lives ... doing critical work in an extremely intense environment.


    Sporadic opportunities - only occurs when there is a sizable national disaster, requiring hundreds of inspectors to meet the needs of hundreds of thousands of people

    Positive Outlook
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FEMA Interviews

Updated Nov 15, 2014
Updated Nov 15, 2014

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    General Engineer Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at FEMA in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied on USA jobs. I was "referred" within 2 weeks. About 1 month after applying I received a phone call setting up an interview one week later. I arrived on site and was escorted to a conference room. There were 3 people interviewing me, 2 engineers and 1 non-technical employee. There were 6 questions:

    Would you be a pen or pencil?

    How do you deal with stress?

    Give me the difference between "this" funding type, and "that" funding type, Pros and cons for each?

    If you were deployed to impact area, and had a little time for research, what would you research first?

    Interview Questions
    • How does mitigation fit into the National Response Framework?   Answer Question
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Website www.fema.gov
Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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If it's a disaster, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is there. Part of the Department of Homeland Security, FEMA is charged with building and supporting the nation's emergency management system. FEMA leads federal efforts to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters that overwhelm state and local resources. FEMA's services include planning and training, coordinating federal resources, and offering financial assistance to individuals, businesses, and communities to aid in recovery.The agency also manages the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) as... More

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