The Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) is a governmental agency under the Ministry of Defence. The primary role of DEMA is to develop and strengthen the community with regards to preparing for accidents and disasters. There are six main emergency areas: national assistance, international assistance, expert emergency response, education, fire prevention and contingency development. DEMA is responsible for providing assistance in the event of natural disasters, accidents, crisis or civil wars.
The following is a basic outline of the recruitment procedure of the Danish Emergency Management Agency:
Individuals are able to search for vacancies and apply for suitable roles through the DEMA website, or other recruitment websites that they have advertised vacancies. Once the application has been completed, the candidate will be issued a receipt acknowledging their application.
The DEMA recruiters go through the applications made for positions within the departments and determine the candidates who are suitable for their vacancies. Qualified candidates are invited for an in-depth interview in order to determine their eligibility for the position. The interview time and place is set with the candidate via telephone or email.
The recruitment committee will generally conduct the interview with the chosen candidates. This committee comprises of the Head or more employees of the hiring department and a representative of the union. In the event that the job is for a position in the DoD, a representative of the Ministry of Defence may be present as well.
The primary purpose of the interview is to determine the candidate’s eligibility with the DEMA. The interviewers will ask relevant questions with regards to the personal and professional profile of the interviewee to obtain a better understanding of them. The interview will last for the time period of an hour.
After the initial application and interview, the suitable candidates will be offered a job role within the DEMA. The candidates are usually contacted through telephone.