FEMA Accepting Nominations for EMX Program

FEMA is accepting nominations for the Emergency Manager Exchange (EMX) Program. The EMX Program brings state, local, tribal and territorial emergency managers and government officials to Washington, D.C., to work with FEMA leadership on developing and implementing policies and programs.

This exchange allows FEMA and its partners a new way to collaborate in support of emergency management priorities. The program benefits FEMA and its partners as they develop essential priorities, share diverse and dedicated workforces, and consider solutions for the future of emergency management.

2023 Emergency Manager Exchange Program Fully Reciprocal

These are full-time, paid assignments. Participants should expect to work 40 hours per week. The exchange duration is 4-6 months between March and August 2023.

When a participating government organization sends their employee to work at FEMA, FEMA sends an employee to support the non-federal government office or program return.

Nominations are open now through November 30, 2022. Click here for more information.

According to FEMA:

Additional information about the program is below.

  • Each participant’s host government organization must nominate their applicant.
  • These are full-time, paid assignments and participants should expect to work 40 hours per week. The exchange duration is 4-6 months between March and August 2023.
  • Consistent with federal ethics obligations and guidance, while at FEMA, non-federal government exchange participants may not work on issues that directly involve their home jurisdiction of employment.
  • Depending on the nature of the work assignment, participants will work in-person at FEMA headquarters in Washington, D.C., from one of FEMA’s Regional Offices or share the time between their home organization’s work location and a FEMA office.
  • FEMA will reimburse the participant’s home organization for the cost of the participant’s salary, (up to $66.54 per hour) plus benefits, for the duration of the assignment. FEMA will also cover travel costs and federal per diem, to the extent authorized under the Federal Travel Regulation.
  • The exchange is authorized under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act Mobility Program, which allows for temporary assignment of personnel between the federal government and other governmental entities and eligible organizations.
  • Anyone selected to participate will be required to enter into an Assignment Agreement (OF-69) with FEMA outlining the specific requirements of the assignment.

Visit the FEMA website for more information.