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Become a Part of the National Disaster Medical System!

Take on New Challenges. Join an Amazing Team. Protect Health and Save Lives.

Join the thousands of health and medical professionals who have made a commitment to protect health and save lives when disaster strikes. From decompressing an overtaxed emergency department to providing the fatality management services that bring closure for friends and families to moving patients out of harm’s way and into hospitals that can care for them, there are many ways that NDMS team members serve communities across the nation, providing the best of care during the worst of times.

Are you ready to make the commitment to serve during disasters and emergencies? Here’s how you can join!

NDMS responder

Similar to military reservists, NDMS personnel come from private sector jobs around the country to respond as intermittent federal employees during disasters. Before becoming a part of the team, you need to apply for the job.

  • New positions coming soon!

NDMS advertises and accepts applications for team positions on USAJOBS. If you are interested in joining NDMS, visit and search the keyword “NDMS”. You can save your search on USAJOBS and request to receive updates on a daily or weekly basis. Once you see an opportunity that is right for you, apply to join. Positions typically stay open for about two weeks. 

NDMS team members will be selected on criteria including but not limited to an ability to be on-call for deployment for at least two weeks several times each year, work experience, skill level, other team experience, commitment and ability to work in a team setting. Submission of an application does not guarantee you a team position.