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.
NDMS advertises and accepts applications for team positions on
USAJOBS. If you are interested in joining NDMS, visit
https://www.usajobs.gov/ 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.