WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is seeking qualified individuals from the public and private sector to serve on the National Advisory Council (NAC). The NAC is an advisory committee established in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act to ensure effective and ongoing coordination of federal preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation for natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters.
The NAC will have a position 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 (SGE) 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 for appointment by submitting a resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV). Letters of recommendation may also be provided, but are not required. Applications are through Friday, March 9, 2012. For more information: http://www.fema.gov/about/nac.
The NAC consists of 35 members, all of whom are experts and leaders in their respective fields. The members of the NAC are appointed by the FEMA Administrator and are composed of federal, state, local, tribal, and private-sector leaders and subject matter experts in law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services, hospital, public works, emergency management, state, local, and tribal governments, public health, emergency response, standard settings and accrediting organizations, representatives of individuals with disabilities, infrastructure protection, cyber security, communications, and homeland security communities.
Members serve without compensation from the federal government; however, consistent with the charter, members receive travel reimbursement and per diem under applicable federal travel regulations. Registered lobbyists, current FEMA employees, Disaster Assistance Employees, FEMA Contractors, and potential FEMA Contractors will not be considered for NAC Membership.
FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.