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Grade: 09

1 GS-9: Select the response that best describes your education and/or experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level, as described above and in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have successfully completed a Master's or equivalent graduate degree (such as an LL.B. or J.D.) or at least two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a related field (Transcript required).
  • I possess a combination of specialized experience, as described in the vacancy announcement, and related graduate level education, beyond the first full year of graduate level study, that when combined, meet the qualification requirements for this position (Transcript required).
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
2 Indicate which of the following environmental planning and historic preservation laws, executive orders, or governing regulations you have made and documented compliance determinations: Answer to this question is required
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  • Endangered Species Act (ESA) Section 7
  • National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106
  • Clean Water Act
  • Resource Recovery and Conservation Act
  • Coastal Barrier Resource Act
  • EO 11988, 11990, or 12898
  • None of the above
3 Select the statement(s) that describe your experience with historic resources impacted by projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have used the National Register of Historic Places on the job.
  • I have implemented aspects of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
  • I have participated in or conducted a Section 106 consultation.
  • I have developed or reviewed a Section 106 agreement.
  • I have worked with or for a State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) or Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO).
  • I have worked with the special provision of Federal transportation law that protects parklands and historic sites known as "Section 4(f)."
  • I have located and/or recovered archaeological resources.
  • I have interacted with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
  • I have prepared or reviewed the "Cultural Resources" section of a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) document.
  • None of the above.
4 Indicate the following form(s) of documentation that you have produced for historic preservation compliance reviews of local, state, and/or federal projects. (check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Inter-agency Programmatic Agreement
  • National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 consultation
  • Inter-agency Memorandum of Agreement
  • Recordation Package for historic property
  • None of the above
5 3090231: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience ensuring compliance with historic preservation laws and regulations for a project. Answer to this question is required
  • I have led a review of activities to ensure compliance with historic preservation laws and regulations.
  • I have assisted in a review of activities to ensure compliance with historic preservation laws and regulations.
  • I have monitored existing compliance to ensure continued compliance with historic preservation laws and regulations.
  • I have recommended mitigation actions to non-compliant projects to gain compliance.
  • I have implemented approved mitigation actions of non-compliant projects to gain compliance.
  • I have led the development of policy guidance to ensure compliance.
  • I have served as a contributor to the development of policy guidance to ensure compliance.
  • None of the above.
6 Please select the statements which best describe your experience utilizing communication skills as part of your job. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have experience performing this task.
  • I have verbally communicated with individuals to exchange factual information and build relationships
  • I have verbally communicated with individuals at various levels of authority within and outside of my work environment to exchange and clarify factual information, explain complex information, and resolve problems that require in-depth knowledge of the activities of an organization.
  • I have given verbal presentations to groups both internal, and external to my organization
  • I have provided accurate and factual written responses to various levels of communication for my organization.
7 Select the following statements that describe your communications/interpersonal skills, both orally and written: Answer to this question is required
  • Interact with personnel at all levels in the organization
  • Obtain, clarify, or give facts or information to internal and external customers and stakeholders
  • Respond to questions, ensuring satisfactory service is provided
  • Constructively and appropriately handle conflict and problems
  • None of the above
8 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe your experience developing effective internal and external working relationships. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience building constructive relationships with customers, peers, supervisors, managers, and subordinates.
  • I have experience maintaining a customer service focus when conflicting priorities occur.
  • I have experience utilizing active listening skills and proposing alternate solutions when needed.
  • I have experience facilitating discussions with a diverse audience, exercising tact in the resolution of differences of opinion.
  • I have experience managing customer’s expectations, providing deliverables when promised.
  • None of the above
9 3089022 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience representing your organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have represented my organization in individual interactions with prospective employees or customers who wanted to learn about the organization.
  • I have represented my organization to small groups of existing or potential customers who are affected by my organization’s mission.
  • I have represented my organization to large groups of customers or the public when presenting information about products or services.
  • I have represented my organization to large groups of customers or the public when dealing with conflicts or problems related to my organizations’ products or services.
  • None of the above.
10 Select all applicable activities from the following list that you have regularly performed and which demonstrate your skill in developing and enhancing working partnerships and resolving issues. Answer to this question is required
  • Provide frequent briefings to higher-level authority on issues and recommend solutions to problems.
  • Facilitate group sessions (i.e. group feedback sessions, focus groups, user workshops).
  • Prepare and present technical briefings and/or training activities to a variety of audiences.
  • Work closely with managers to resolve problems, analyze alternatives, negotiate differences, or develop improvements.
  • Explain or justify decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations.
  • Conduct meetings to plan, coordinate, consult on work efforts, or resolve issues. This would include making presentations to influence individuals or groups who are resistant to agency positions or have conflicting agendas.
  • Represented an organizational program in discussions with individuals or groups who may be skeptical or in disagreement and require skill to influence, motivate, question or otherwise gain the desired outcome.
  • None of the above.
11 Select all responses from the list below that reflect the interpersonal skills you have used to foster cooperation, convey information, or resolve conflicts. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Explained findings or recommendations to upper-level managers.
  • Planned meetings with external individuals, industry groups, and/or organizations.
  • Informed colleagues or senior management of events that may impact ongoing work.
  • Collaborated with internal or external representatives to achieve mutual goals.
  • None of the above.

Grade: 11

1 GS-11: Select the response that best describes your education and/or experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level, as described above and in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or at least three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M. in a related field (Transcript required).
  • I possess a combination of specialized experience, as described in the vacancy announcement, and related graduate level education, beyond the first two years of graduate level study, that when combined, meet the qualification requirements for this position (Transcript required).
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
2 Indicate which of the following environmental planning and historic preservation laws, executive orders, or governing regulations you have made and documented compliance determinations: Answer to this question is required
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  • Endangered Species Act (ESA) Section 7
  • National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106
  • Clean Water Act
  • Resource Recovery and Conservation Act
  • Coastal Barrier Resource Act
  • EO 11988, 11990, or 12898
  • None of the above
3 Select the statement(s) that describe your experience with historic resources impacted by projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have used the National Register of Historic Places on the job.
  • I have implemented aspects of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
  • I have participated in or conducted a Section 106 consultation.
  • I have developed or reviewed a Section 106 agreement.
  • I have worked with or for a State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) or Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO).
  • I have worked with the special provision of Federal transportation law that protects parklands and historic sites known as "Section 4(f)."
  • I have located and/or recovered archaeological resources.
  • I have interacted with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
  • I have prepared or reviewed the "Cultural Resources" section of a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) document.
  • None of the above.
4 Indicate the following form(s) of documentation that you have produced for historic preservation compliance reviews of local, state, and/or federal projects. (check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Inter-agency Programmatic Agreement
  • National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 consultation
  • Inter-agency Memorandum of Agreement
  • Recordation Package for historic property
  • None of the above
5 3090231: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience ensuring compliance with historic preservation laws and regulations for a project. Answer to this question is required
  • I have led a review of activities to ensure compliance with historic preservation laws and regulations.
  • I have assisted in a review of activities to ensure compliance with historic preservation laws and regulations.
  • I have monitored existing compliance to ensure continued compliance with historic preservation laws and regulations.
  • I have recommended mitigation actions to non-compliant projects to gain compliance.
  • I have implemented approved mitigation actions of non-compliant projects to gain compliance.
  • I have led the development of policy guidance to ensure compliance.
  • I have served as a contributor to the development of policy guidance to ensure compliance.
  • None of the above.
6 Please select the statements which best describe your experience utilizing communication skills as part of your job. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have experience performing this task.
  • I have verbally communicated with individuals to exchange factual information and build relationships
  • I have verbally communicated with individuals at various levels of authority within and outside of my work environment to exchange and clarify factual information, explain complex information, and resolve problems that require in-depth knowledge of the activities of an organization.
  • I have given verbal presentations to groups both internal, and external to my organization
  • I have provided accurate and factual written responses to various levels of communication for my organization.
7 Select the following statements that describe your communications/interpersonal skills, both orally and written: Answer to this question is required
  • Interact with personnel at all levels in the organization
  • Obtain, clarify, or give facts or information to internal and external customers and stakeholders
  • Respond to questions, ensuring satisfactory service is provided
  • Constructively and appropriately handle conflict and problems
  • None of the above
8 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe your experience developing effective internal and external working relationships. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience building constructive relationships with customers, peers, supervisors, managers, and subordinates.
  • I have experience maintaining a customer service focus when conflicting priorities occur.
  • I have experience utilizing active listening skills and proposing alternate solutions when needed.
  • I have experience facilitating discussions with a diverse audience, exercising tact in the resolution of differences of opinion.
  • I have experience managing customer’s expectations, providing deliverables when promised.
  • None of the above
9 3089022 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience representing your organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have represented my organization in individual interactions with prospective employees or customers who wanted to learn about the organization.
  • I have represented my organization to small groups of existing or potential customers who are affected by my organization’s mission.
  • I have represented my organization to large groups of customers or the public when presenting information about products or services.
  • I have represented my organization to large groups of customers or the public when dealing with conflicts or problems related to my organizations’ products or services.
  • None of the above.
10 Select all applicable activities from the following list that you have regularly performed and which demonstrate your skill in developing and enhancing working partnerships and resolving issues. Answer to this question is required
  • Provide frequent briefings to higher-level authority on issues and recommend solutions to problems.
  • Facilitate group sessions (i.e. group feedback sessions, focus groups, user workshops).
  • Prepare and present technical briefings and/or training activities to a variety of audiences.
  • Work closely with managers to resolve problems, analyze alternatives, negotiate differences, or develop improvements.
  • Explain or justify decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations.
  • Conduct meetings to plan, coordinate, consult on work efforts, or resolve issues. This would include making presentations to influence individuals or groups who are resistant to agency positions or have conflicting agendas.
  • Represented an organizational program in discussions with individuals or groups who may be skeptical or in disagreement and require skill to influence, motivate, question or otherwise gain the desired outcome.
  • None of the above.
11 Select all responses from the list below that reflect the interpersonal skills you have used to foster cooperation, convey information, or resolve conflicts. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Explained findings or recommendations to upper-level managers.
  • Planned meetings with external individuals, industry groups, and/or organizations.
  • Informed colleagues or senior management of events that may impact ongoing work.
  • Collaborated with internal or external representatives to achieve mutual goals.
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

All FEMA employees are subject to 24-hour on-call in the event of an emergency and all Federal employees may be subject to emergency deployment. In the event of an emergency deployment, travel requirements may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require relocation to emergency sites, some of which are quite austere. The length of deployment may last anywhere from days to months, depending upon the nature of the emergency or disaster.
Every FEMA employee is considered an emergency manager and each employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, although not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. Your emergency management duties may vary depending on the needs of the Agency, your particular skills, and certain personal circumstances. All positions may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description.
1 Are you able to meet this commitment? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3107226 Please note that effective January 1, 2010, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize any employment offers we make to current or former (within the last 5 years) political Schedule A, Schedule C, or non-career Senior Executive Service (SES) employees in the Executive Branch. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or non-career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office. Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal service.
2 3107228 Are you currently serving, or have served within the last five years, as a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or non-career Senior Executive Service (SES) employee in the Executive Branch? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    2.1 3107314 Please provide the following information regarding your political appointment(s): 1. Official Title of Position; 2. Type of Appointment (i.e. Schedule A, Schedule C, or non-career SES); 3. Name of Agency; 4. Date Position began; and 5. Date Position ended Maximum length of 1000 characters.
  • No
3 3117590 How did you hear about this Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • FEMA.gov
  • USAJobs
  • Monster
  • Indeed
  • Zip Recruiter
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Employment Office
  • Job Fair
  • Professional Organization
  • FEMA Recruiter
  • Newspaper
  • Radio
  • Through my college or university
  • FEMA Employee
  • DHS/FEMA Hiring Event
  • Other
    3.1 3095446 Please specify how you learned about this Federal Emergency Management Agency job opportunity. Maximum length of 250 characters.
4 3125488 I understand the resume I have submitted for this position will be thoroughly reviewed to determine whether my experience and/or educational background is sufficient to meet basic and/or specialized experience requirements as outlined in this announcement. I also understand that if the information provided in my resume is not sufficient to support my responses to the vacancy announcement questions, it will affect the overall assessment of my application package. I understand a high self-assessment in the application questions that is not supported by information in my resume may prevent me from being found best qualified, in which case my application will not be referred to the selecting official. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 3125489 I acknowledge that I have reviewed the Required Documents section of this announcement to determine which documents, if any, I need to provide in support of this application. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    5.1 3149447 I understand that if I do not submit all REQUIRED documents that are complete, openable and readable by the closing date, it will affect the overall assessment of my application package.
    • Yes
    • No
  • No
6 Please take this opportunity to review your ratings to ensure their accuracy. By agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you understand this statement, have reviewed your responses to this questionnaire for accuracy, and verify that your responses accurately describe your current level of experience and capability. Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position Answer to this question is required
  • Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.
  • No. I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.