James is currently the Assistant Director of Emergency Management at the FSM National Government. In his current role, he is tasked to oversee the development and implementation of emergency programs that enable FSM citizens to be resilient to natural and/or man-made disasters. Prior to this position, James worked as a Technical Trainer for Community Development for Peace Corps Micronesia, conducting training for Peace Corps Volunteers. James also taught high school students at the Pohnpei Island Central School as a social studies and creative writing teacher. James attended the College of Micronesia and University of Guam, and completed graduate Studies at the University of the South Pacific with a Masters in Educational Leadership.