Job Opportunities For Retirees


Job Opportunity – President, United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA)

External candidates are sought for the position of volunteer president of the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA).

With over 1,000 members, UNA-NCA is the largest and most active chapter of UNA-USA, an independent national public education and advocacy organization promoting the work of the UN. With a small staff and budget and many interns and volunteers, UNA-NCA organizes public events, private briefings, advocacy activities, and a large Global Classrooms education program with an annual Model UN conference for middle and high school student at the State Department. The president chairs the board, oversees the work of the staff and volunteers, assists with fundraising, and plays an active leadership role throughout the work of the organization.

The UNA-NCA nominating committee seeks candidates inter alia for the post of president-elect. The committee will propose a slate for non-competitive election in May 2016. The president-elect will serve for one year in that capacity along with current president Ambassador Donald T. Bliss (ret), and take office as president in June 2017 for the first of what could be two two-year terms.

Interested persons should contact nominating committee chair A. Edward Elmendorf at

In addition to the jobs featured below, the following companies, universities and non-profits offer employment to former and retired Foreign Service personnel:

  • - Self-Help International (SHI) has always been concerned with helping people help themselves; it governs what projects we undertake, where they take place, and what our end goal should be. We have committed to two countries in the world: Ghana, West Africa, and Nicaragua, Central America.
  • - Careers with Rice University.
  • - World Learning is a nonprofit organization advancing leadership in more than 60 countries.
  • - USAJOBS is the Federal Government’s official one-stop source for federal jobs and employment information.
  • - IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally.
  • - At Ellucian, provides education institutions with the innovative solutions they need to help people everywhere discover their futures through learning.
  • - FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions.
  • - International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. small business, supporting and facilitating economic and industrial development.
  • - Crown Agents USA delivers innovative economic development, health services, procurement, food security, and monitoring and evaluation projects as a development partner.
  • - Plan International USA works with partners, donors, and communities to ensure a brighter future for children around the world.
  • - Serves individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world.
  • - For 50 years, URC has sought to combine the idealism of academic research with the pragmatism necessary in the real world.
  • - Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides.
  • - CAMRIS International is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services.
  • - International Organization Careers - Short-Term Contracts - Employment opportunities and recruit for specific technical expertise or to fill temporary staffing gaps.

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FEMA Reservist Job Opportunities

When disaster strikes, America looks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Now FEMA looks to you. FEMA is seeking talented men and women who are eager to assist disaster survivors as a FEMA Reservist in the Public Assistance cadre. Reservists are vital employees, to FEMA’s disaster workforce, who work on an on-call, intermittent basis to support disaster survivors when they are most in need. If you are looking for a rewarding opportunity to assist survivors when they are most in need, then join the FEMA Reservist Program. Consider the available Reservist job opportunities below then submit your resume to Please indicate the specific Reservist opportunity of interest to you in the subject line of your email.

Site Inspector Specialist

As Public Assistance Site Inspector Specialist, you will provide support by conducting site inspections to support the objective of capturing an applicant’s claimed disaster-related damages.

Primary Site Inspector Specialist duties include:

  • Conducting Damage Description and Dimensions (DDD) based on photographs, site sketches/drawings, and damage assessed during the site inspection.
  • Capturing an applicant’s claimed damages for all categories of work that is ultimately reviewed and approved by the Program Delivery Manager.
  • Completing a Site Inspection Report (SIR) and scanning all supporting documentation into the CRM Tool.
  • Develop FIRMette for damaged site.
  • Reports progress of activities to immediate supervisor.

Resources Specialist

As a Public Assistance Resource Specialist, you will provide support by tracking personnel, assignments lodging, turnaround times, training, and equipment for all Public Assistance staff.

Primary Resource Specialist duties include:

  • Tracking personnel.
  • Assist in acquiring staff,
  • Screening potential staff to determine background, experience, and technical expertise.
  • Maintain the Public Assistance unit’s organizational chart.
  • Assists in determining training, equipment, and information technology (IT) needs for FEMA and State Public Assistance staff.
  • Prepare and maintain required reports.
  • Maintain calendar (kickoff meetings, battle rhythm, staff meetings).
  • Coordinates the submission of timesheets. Provides disaster-specific information package for arriving staff.

Administration Specialist

As a Public Assistance Administration Specialist, you will provide support by providing administrative subject matter expertise on Public Assistance (PA) issues to designated PA Group Supervisor or other personnel/teams as required.

Primary Administration Specialist duties include:

  • Document phone messages
  • Review correspondence for consistency and compliance.
  • Maintain correspondence tracking log.
  • Develop correspondence distribution plan.
  • Provide clerical support.
  • Document and distributes meeting minutes.
  • Manage visitor/personnel flow.
  • Supports data processing including: entering project worksheets in EMMIE, scanning documentation into EMMIE, and project worksheet tracking report.
  • Maintaining records and files.
  • Coordinate with the Data Processing Manager on the office filing system.

Planning Specialist

As a Public Assistance Planning Specialist, you will provide support by extracting and analyzing pertinent program information from a variety of sources in preparation of the PA portion of the IAP.

Primary Planning Specialist duties include:

  • Applying Incident Command System principles and concepts within the PA program planning process.
  • Prepares the Operational Planning Worksheet for the Public Assistance branch.
  • Prepares PA portion of the situation report.
  • Assists in the development of PA plans, including PA Management Plan, Debris Operations Plan, and Demobilization Plan.
  • Develops and maintains spreadsheets as required (e.g., preliminary damage assessments, load ticket tracking log, Project Worksheet (PW) tracking log, FEMA Tribal Agreements (FTAs), time-and-hours chart, phased deployments, demobilization plan, etc.).
  • Utilizes the Public Assistance Dashboard and Data Warehouse for reports.

If you have customer service experience and are interested in this rewarding, intermittent work opportunity to assist disaster survivors, then join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. Submit your resume to

For more information on the Reservist Program visit