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Grade: 13

1 From the list below, select the response that best describes your qualifications for an Economist. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a degree in economics that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.
  • I have a combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in 1 above, plus appropriate experience or additional education as described in the announcement.
  • I do not have the experience as described above.
2 GS-13: Do you have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 level, as defined in the vacancy announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Select all of the types of economic analyses and assessments you have done in support of Emergency Management planning or project development (to receive credit, you must ensure that experience is reflected in your resume)? Answer to this question is required
  • Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA)
  • Small Entities Impact Analysis
  • Risk Analysis
  • Performance measures specific to Emergency Management
  • Shifts in response to program and policy changes
  • None of the above
4 From the list below, select the task(s) you have completed. Answer to this question is required
  • Merging datasets
  • Producing statistical models from large datasets
  • Cleaning datasets
  • Querying datasets
  • Cleaning geographic data
  • None of the above
5 Have you used statistics to support Emergency Management projects or policies? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Do you have experience developing economic analyses? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Select the item(s) below that reflect your application of economic considerations in the development of models and forecasts. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Long-range regional/state Emergency Management plans
  • Statewide projects
  • Local land use planning decisions
  • Corridor or sub-area studies
  • None of the above
8 I have experience analyzing pilot program issues and applying standard analytical techniques. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience making policy recommendations. Answer to this question is required
  • Resolved routine issues
  • Made program decisions
  • Negotiated significant issues
  • Policy interpretations
  • Persuaded others to accept new technology concepts
  • Conducted training related to Emergency Management operations
  • Conducted training related to Public Safety
  • Prepared position papers
  • Explained program policies
  • None of the above
10 Do you have experience preparing regulatory evaluations? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Do you have experience in drafting regulatory impact analysis to meet federal requirements? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 Select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience developing economic policy or regulatory changes. Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared briefings analyzing complex or controversial program and/or policy issues.
  • I have developed alternatives for solving policy issues.
  • I have analyzed competing priorities or interests to determine the impact of one course of action over another.
  • I have recommended regulatory program, and/or policy changes based on altered circumstances or the need for flexible application of program objectives.
  • None of the above.
13 From the list below, select the following law(s) or statute(s) that you have experience utilizing during the course of your work. Answer to this question is required
  • Executive Order 12866
  • Executive Order 13563
  • OMB Circular A-4
  • Regulatory Flexibility Act
  • Unfunded Mandates Reform Act
  • None of the above
14 Do you have experience analyzing segments of programs and making recommendations? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
15 Select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience conducting regulatory impact cost-benefit analysis. Answer to this question is required
  • Developed briefings, articles, studies, or reports.
  • Formulated and wrote strategies or recommendations.
  • Analyzed validity, reliability, and/or absence of bias in written performance reports.
  • None of the above.
16 Select the economic and/or statistical method(s) or technique(s) that you have applied while conducting research or economic data analysis. Answer to this question is required
  • Trending
  • Seasonality Adjustments
  • Multi-variate Regression Analysis
  • Forecasting
  • Operations Research and Optimization
  • Linear Programming
  • Econometrics
  • Input-Output Analysis
  • Matrix Inversion
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • 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.