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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 Indicate your experience gathering and evaluating information and data. (Select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • I have applied analytical and evaluating methods, theories, and techniques to provide recommendations on the effectiveness and efficiency of assigned program operations - (e.g., conducting studies; researching and analyzing official documents; compiling and charting statistical data; gathering, summarizing and analyzing information for incorporation into final reports; carrying out specified portions or segments of specific projects).
  • I have tracked and monitored completion of office assignments and prepared reports that evaluate results and document any trends.
  • I have utilized a system to review, control, and report on program project status.
  • I have conducted analysis, reviews, and studies of operational and administrative programs and processes in order to provide recommended solutions and improvements for the efficiency of the office.
  • None of the above.
4 From the list below, identify the area(s) in which you have experience compiling, analyzing, and/or processing information requests. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Privacy Act (PA)
  • Freedom of Information Act
  • Congressional Inquiries
  • None of the above
5 Select the choice(s) below in which you have experience as it pertains to program analysis. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Planning, coordinating, and/or conducting analysis or evaluations of programs, operations, and initiatives in a Federal government agency.
  • Setting priorities, managing multiple and concurrent tasks and activities, and accomplishing responsibilities in established timeframes.
  • Using procedures and methodologies to evaluate and formulate conclusions and recommendations for improving programs and operations.
  • Researching, compiling, and analyzing voluminous data from various paper-based and electronic sources to identify trends, gaps in information, or other measures of program efficiency, effectiveness, and economy.
  • None of the above.
6 Please select all the responses that encompass your skill and experience. Answer to this question is required
  • (a) I regularly conduct oral briefings for senior leaders and can perform the task under pressure (with little advanced preparation time).
  • (b) I conducted oral briefings regarding complex information to interested parties that included audio/visual or other communication aid.
  • (c) I am responsible or accountable for preparing senior officials so they are able to deliver effective presentations to public or stakeholder groups to include preparing remarks or providing supporting documents.
  • (d) I can provide oral briefings to organizations and external stakeholders when given sufficient time to prepare.
  • (e) I understand how to prepare or manage up to senior staff, but have not done it on a regular basis.
  • (f.) None of the above.
7 Select the choice(s) below in which you have experience as it pertains to program analysis (Select all that apply). Answer to this question is required
  • Planning, coordinating, and/or conducting analysis or evaluations of programs, operations, and initiatives in a Federal government agency.
  • Setting priorities, managing multiple and concurrent tasks and activities, and accomplishing responsibilities in established timeframes.
  • Using procedures and methodologies to evaluate and formulate conclusions and recommendations for improving programs and operations.
  • Researching, compiling, and analyzing voluminous date from various paper-based and electronic sources to identify trends, gaps in information, or other measures of program efficiency, effectiveness, and economy.
  • Identifying the type, nature, volume, and depth of data needed to conduct assessments, draw conclusions, and formulate recommendations.
  • Developing charts, tables, graphs, workflow analysis, or other technically accurate products to visually present summaries of the information compiled.
  • None of the above.
8 From the list below, please select the answer(s) which best demonstrates your ability to communicate orally. (Select all that apply). Answer to this question is required
  • Experience serving as a point of contact on procedural matters
  • Experience responding to inquiries or requests for information
  • Experience explaining non-technical information
  • Experience contacting others to obtain information
  • Experience in presenting briefings, recommendations, report findings, or responses in a public venue
  • None of the above
9 3165545 From the list below, select the statement(s) that describe(s) the types of written communication activities you have regularly performed for your organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed written materials for briefings, meetings, or conferences.
  • I have drafted reports, memoranda, and correspondences for signatures for higher level officials.
  • I have authored issues/position papers or summary reports which included analysis and recommendations.
  • I have written guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems.
  • I have explained or justified decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations.
  • I have developed comprehensive material for briefings, meetings, or conferences.
  • None of the above.
10 3088742 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) the communication activities you have performed on a regular or recurring basis at work. Answer to this question is required
  • I have met with outside organizations, executive officials, clients, or customers to present technical information.
  • I have represented a business line or organization at meetings as a subject matter expert.
  • I have responded to complex requests from colleagues, managers, or clients.
  • I have acted as primary liaison to another unit, department, or organization.
  • I have prepared final responses to public inquiries.
  • None of the above.
11 Select all responses that describe your experience representing the interests of a program or function under your direct responsibility: Answer to this question is required
  • Maintained collaborative relationships with personnel in peer or senior positions in other organizations, departments, or agencies.
  • Led projects that crossed organizational or agency boundaries.
  • Served as a team member on projects that cross organizational or agency boundaries.
  • Represented the organization at inter-agency meetings.
  • Maintained relationships with various federal, state, and/or local stakeholders.
  • None of the above.
12 I have partnered with the following external individuals or entities to complete work (check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Government officials
  • Property management
  • Members of the media
  • Tribal representatives
  • Federal agencies
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • 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.