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Grade: 13

1 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
2

3193998 Please indicate where and when you obtained each of the specialized experience requirements listed in the Qualifications section of this Job Opportunity Announcement. Include in your response: (1) the area of specialized experience; (2) the place of employment; and, (3) the specific dates of employment the experience was gained in MM/DD/YYYY - MM/DD/YYYY format. Your response must be supported by your resume.

Example: Experience in developing and delivering presentations and training; ABC Company; 10/01/2016 - 05/15/2018.

Maximum length of 5000 characters. Answer to this question is required
3 From the list below, select all items that apply to your experience with security administration: Answer to this question is required
  • Developing physical security programs.
  • Developing information (administrative) security programs.
  • Evaluating physical security programs.
  • Evaluating information (administrative) security programs.
  • Receiving training in physical or administrative security techniques.
  • Advising facility managers on security matters.
  • Applying physical or information (administrative) security techniques from written plans.
  • None of the above.
4 Do you have experience providing security-related information to employees and/or contractors? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 I have assisted with conducting the following (check all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • Physical Security Assessment (site or building).
  • Operations Security (OPSEC) Analysis (site or program).
  • Force Protection Assessment.
  • None of the above.
6 I have conducted the following briefings (check all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • Standard Form (SF)-312 Briefings.
  • SF-4414 Briefings.
  • OPSEC Briefings.
  • Special Access Program (SAP) Briefings.
  • None of the above.
7 Do you have experience editing reports that addressed issues that arose during a project or task Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 Do you have experience providing technical input to a contractual Statement of Work? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Do you have working knowledge of, or experience woking with FEMA programs? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 From the choices below, please indicate your knowledge of security rules, procedures and operations to perform a variety of security assignments. Please limit your choices up to three that represent your best capability. Answer to this question is required
  • Assist with reviewing and interpreting Executive Orders (EO) including those for security requirements for government employment.
  • Conduct alternative dispute resolution mediation process.
  • Review and evaluate security requirements needed for employment in Special Sensitive positions, critical sensitive positions and public trust positions.
  • Access classified information and classified national security information.
  • Review and evaluate personnel security standards, policies, and procedures governing eligibility for sensitive compartmented information.
  • Initiated performance based actions in Federal service.
  • None of the above.
11 I have developed security procedures or briefings that address the following areas: (check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Document markings
  • Safeguarding classified documents
  • Personnel access controls
  • Need to know criteria
  • Transmission, destruction, physical storage, control, and/or reproduction of classified documents
  • Security education
  • None of the above
12 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
  • Regularly communicate legal issues, risks or conclusions orally to senior management.
  • Explain or justify decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations orally to senior management.
  • Defend client-partner's position to third parties performing oversight review of programs.
  • Foster cooperation and consensus among groups in furthering organizational goals.
  • Build consensus through collaboration from others to obtain information, achieve results and accomplish goals.
  • None of the above.
13 Select the choice(s) that reflect the supervisory/managerial functions you have performed. Answer to this question is required
  • Adjusted staffing levels or work procedures to accommodate changes in resource allocations
  • Identified improved work methods and procedures to increase efficiency
  • Assigned work
  • Disciplined employees
  • Evaluated employee performance
  • Served as mentor to lower level staff
  • Identified training needs and provided or arranged for training
  • Interviewed candidates and made selection recommendations
  • Recommended promotions and awards
  • Set goals, milestones and expectations
  • Applied equal employment principles and objectives in carrying out human resources responsibilities for subordinate staff
  • None of the above
14 From the list below, identify all supervisory responsibilities you have executed. Answer to this question is required
  • Established organizational goals and objectives.
  • Utilized performance management tools.
  • Resolved individual and/or group employee complaints and conflicts.
  • Assigned workload.
  • None of the Above.
15 Do you have supervisory experience? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
16 Select the statement(s) that describe your experience evaluating and determining applicants' qualifications to fill positions as a regular and recurring part of your job with minimal supervision. Answer to this question is required
  • I have evaluated and determined applicants' qualifications to fill positions WITHOUT applying CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS for General Schedule positions.
  • I have evaluated and determined applicants' qualifications to fill CLERICAL and TECHNICAL positions at GS-6 (or equivalent) and below in accordance with both QUALIFICATIONS STANDARDS and CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS for General Schedule positions.
  • I have evaluated and determined applicants' qualifications to fill CLERICAL and TECHNICAL positions GS-7 (or equivalent) and above in accordance with both QUALIFICATIONS STANDARDS and CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS for General Schedule positions.
  • I have evaluated and determined applicants' qualifications to fill PROFESSIONAL, SCIENTIFIC, and ADMINISTRATIVE positions at GS-9 (or equivalent) and below in accordance with both QUALIFICATIONS STANDARDS and CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS for General Schedule positions.
  • I have evaluated and determined applicants' qualifications to fill PROFESSIONAL, SCIENTIFIC, and ADMINISTRATIVE positions at GS-11 (or equivalent) and above in accordance with both QUALIFICATIONS STANDARDS and CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS for General Schedule positions.
  • I have evaluated and determined applicants' qualifications to fill WAGE GRADE positions in accordance with QUALIFICATIONS STANDARDS for WAGE BOARD positions.
  • None of the above
17 From the list below, select the supervisory task(s) that you have performed on a regular and recurring basis. Answer to this question is required
  • Oversaw, directed or developed work to be accomplished by subordinates
  • Set and adjusted priorities
  • Prepared schedules for completion of work
  • Assigned work to subordinates based on priorities, consideration of the difficulty of assignments, and the capabilities of employees
  • Gave advice, counsel or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters
  • Worked with employees to identify their developmental and training needs based on organizational goals and budget realities
  • Counseled and/or disciplined employees on conduct issues
  • Counseled and/or disciplined employees on performance issues
  • I have not performed any of the above listed supervisory tasks
18 Describe your leadership experience in a team setting. Select all that apply: Answer to this question is required
  • Provide technical supervision for staff work.
  • Delegate work to staff.
  • Counsel team leaders and staff regarding administrative matters.
  • Review staff work for accuracy.
  • Resolve internal team group grievances.
  • 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.