Want to advise FEMA on emergency management? Now's your chance.


I saw this week that the Federal Emergency Management Agency is seeking qualified individuals from the public and private sector to serve on the National Advisory Council. The NAC—established by the enactment of the Post-Katrina Emergency Response Act of 2006—advises the FEMA Administrator on all aspects of emergency management.

Perhaps some of Security Director News' readers would be interested in pursuing one of these appointments.

According to a notice from the NAC, it has positions open for applications and nominations in the following disciplines: Emergency Management (one representative appointment), Emergency Response (two representative appointments), State Elected Official (one representative appointment), FEMA Administrator Selection (one representative or Special Government Employee appointment), In-Patient Medical Provider (one SGE appointment), Cyber Security (one SGE appointment), and Local Elected Official (one representative appointment). Additionally, there is an Ex Officio position for a representative from the Homeland Security Advisory Council,which will be filled by a current member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council. The selected members will serve until June 15, 2015.

Qualified individuals interested in serving on the NAC are invited to apply by submitting a resume to FEMA-NAC@dhs.gov. Letters of recommendation may also be provided, but are not required. The application deadline is Friday, March 9, 2012. For more info, visit the NAC website.