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Grade: 12

1 GS-12: Do you have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 level, as defined in the vacancy announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 3161485 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience using platforms. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience using Esri@-based Geographical Information System (GIS).
  • I have experience using HAZUS - Earthquake Model.
  • I have experience using HAZUS -Flood Model.
  • I have experience using HAZUS -Hurricane Model.
  • I have experience using the FEMA Map Service Center (MSC).
  • I have experience using Microsoft SQL Server.
  • I have experience using Python Programming.
  • I have experience using the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) platform.
  • None of the above
3 3161486 From the list below, select the response(s) that best describe(s) your experience using geospatial information to analyze data at work. Answer to this question is required
  • I have carried out Hazus loss estimation studies for emergency planning, response, or mitigation initiatives.
  • I have carried out Geographic Information System (GIS)- focused studies related to emergency management operations.
  • I have experience automating geospatial tasks using Python programming.
  • I have integrated geospatial analysis into organization or agency planning assumptions.
  • I have streamlined emergency management operations through the development and/or application of new technologies.
  • None of the above
4 Identify the following project management related tasks you have used in order to complete assigned projects. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Develop project requirements
  • Set project priorities
  • Set short- and long-term project goals
  • Develop project schedule and milestones
  • Track and manage budgets of projects
  • Monitor project progress to ensure that the project objectives are met
  • Monitor contractor performance
  • Review lessons learned
  • None of the above
5 3089116 From the list below, select the platform(s) you have experience using. Answer to this question is required
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Hazus-EQ Module
  • Hazus-Flood Module
  • FEMA Map Service Center (MSC)
  • Mapping Information Platform (MIP)
  • FEMA Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning (MAP) Action Tracker
  • Flood Insurance Study (FIS)
  • Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs)
  • None of the Above
6 Indicate your experience using Geospatial analytical techniques to solve geographic information systems (GIS) issues: Answer to this question is required
  • Completed simple queries on a single theme in a GIS database based on geographic location or attributes.
  • Presented the results of simple queries in a map using cartographic methods.
  • Constructed complex SQL queries on a single theme in a GIS database based on geographic location or attributes.
  • Completed spatial overlays (aka Theme or Theme Selection) using GIS software.
  • Build relationships between tables and join/link spatial and non-spatial databases to conduct complex queries.
  • None of the above
7 Select all responses that describe your experience using geospatial information to analyze data at work: Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed geospatial solutions to analytic challenges.
  • I have carried out Geographic Information System (GIS)-focused studies related to emergency management operations.
  • I have evaluated Geographic Information System (GIS) technologies to determine how they would improve emergency management operations.
  • I have integrated geospatial analysis into organization or agency planning assumptions.
  • I have streamlined emergency management operations through the development and/or application of new technologies.
  • None of the above.
8 Choose the statement(s) that best describe your communication/briefing skills that you use as a regular part of your job to support organizational goals and leadership. Answer to this question is required
  • I have routinely provided oral explanations of technical information or other complex information such as regulations, policies, or procedures to coworkers, senior management or customers.
  • I have routinely lead or facilitated briefings, meetings, or conferences, or formally present technical or other complex information to others.
  • I have successfully done work that regularly involved responding to inquiries or gathering sensitive information.
  • I have provided oral instructions or on-the-job training to others.
  • I have given advice, counsel, or instruction to individual employees on work and administrative matters, setting priorities, planning work and meeting deadlines.
  • I have no experience in performing this task.
9 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe your oral communication experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have persuaded co-workers to take specific action on matters involving policy or operating program issues.
  • I have facilitated or led discussions in which I influenced, motivated, or persuaded groups of individuals.
  • I have led discussions to plan or consult on work efforts.
  • I have given presentations on controversial issues which have regional and/or national implications.
  • I have delivered speeches conveying senior leadership messages to outside organizations.
  • None of the above
10 3088753 From the list below, select the statement that best describes your experience supporting customers. Answer to this question is required
  • I have answered questions regarding standard procedures.
  • I have verified documented customer requirements.
  • I have identified customer requirements.
  • I have identified possible technical challenges.
  • I have discussed approaches to address customer service requirements.
  • I have enforced compliance with policies or procedures.
  • I have provided feedback on customer documentation.
  • I have referred difficult or uncooperative customers to a supervisor or manager.
  • I have responded to difficult or uncooperative customers (or had difficult or uncooperative customers referred to me).
  • None of the above.
11 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.
12 3089266 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience interacting with people in various work situations to achieve solutions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as a spokesperson for an organization.
  • I have assisted in facilitating activities between organizational entities.
  • I have assisted in mediating or facilitating problem resolution.
  • I have independently conducted meetings.
  • I have independently planned meetings.
  • I have served on panels, committees, or task forces.
  • 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.