FEMA Seeking Applicants for National Advisory Council (NAC)

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is seeking individuals interested in serving on the FEMA National Advisory Council (NAC) to apply to be considered for appointment.

The NAC is a federal advisory committee established 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 is a geographically diverse mix of officials, emergency managers, and emergency response providers from state, local, and tribal governments, the private sector, and nongovernmental organizations who advise the FEMA Administrator on all aspects of emergency management.

FEMA is accepting applications for open positions in the following discipline areas:

  • Elected Tribal Government Executive (one representative appointment);
  • Non-elected Tribal Government Official (one representative appointment);
  • Emergency Management Field (one representative appointment);
  • Emergency Response Providers, which includes fire, law enforcement, hazardous materials response, emergency medical services, and organizations representing emergency response providers (one representative appointment);
  • Standards Setting and Accrediting Organizations, which includes the voluntary consensus codes and standards development community (one representative appointment);
  • Individuals with Disabilities (one representative appointment);
  • Health Scientist (one Special Government Employee (SGE) appointment);
  • Infrastructure Protection Expert (one SGE appointment); Administrator Selections (up to five SGE appointments)


All appointments are for three-year terms starting in September 2017. Applications must be received by the close of business on March 15, 2017.

Qualified individuals interested in serving on the NAC are invited to apply for appointment. More information can be found here.