VA-1 seeks applications from those interested and qualified for open team positions within a maximum 200 mile range of Richmond, VA. The National Disaster Medical System initiated a new application process effective November 1, 2011. NDMS will advertise open team positions on their website and will accept initial applications. Once an application for an open position is received and initially screened by NDMS, NDMS will forward the application to the team for further review and an interview, and hiring recommendation back to NDMS.
- Look for jobs available for VA01, which is Virginia-1 DMAT.
- Read the job posting carefully. It will include instructions about how to apply.
- Only apply for one job per email.
- Include all requested documents (typically resume and license) as attachments to only one email when you apply.
NDMS will then make a determination to proceed with an applicant and the team will assist the applicant with the remainder of the federal employment process. The process includes completion of various federal employment application forms, fingerprinting and a background check.
Submission of an application does not guarantee a team position. 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. Final appointments will be made by the federal Department of Health and Human Services, National Disaster Medical System after a formal federal employment process and screening.
Requirements for continued team participation include deployment availability, completion of training requirements, and attendance at team meetings and drills, some of which may involve a portion of your own time.
Deployment of team members is the sole authority of the Team Commander. Deployment will require a commitment to serve on a temporary federal duty assignment for as much as two weeks anywhere within the United States and its holdings. Supervisor and employer support is mandatory. VA-1 DMAT and federal NDMS Policies and Procedures will govern individual DMAT activities, job performance and discipline.
--Michael Player, Commander