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Grade: 15

1 GS-15: Do you have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-14 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 Select all responses that best describe your experience in conducting or providing oversight to analytical studies. Answer to this question is required
  • a. I have applied analytical and evaluation methods, theories, and techniques to provide recommendations on the effectiveness and efficiency of assigned program operations at a national level.
  • b. I have monitored, coordinated, or led analytical studies on matters to federal, state and/or local units of the government.
  • c. I have managed complex tasks and responded to quick turnaround assignments, redirections, and multi-tasking, following appropriate guidelines for project management and quality control.
  • d. None of the above
4 Select all responses that reflect your experience providing authoritative guidance and leadership to projects impacting national preparedness, FEMA or the nation Answer to this question is required
  • a. I have developed policy, standard operating procedures, and/or plans for enhancing national preparedness through exercises that test readiness and capabiities.
  • b. I have served as a technical authority in the formulation of national program guidelines dealing with emergency preparedness.
  • c. I have participated in studies and reviews to improve or enhance preparedness initiatives
  • d. None of the above
5 From the list, identify all the tasks that you have performed at work: Answer to this question is required
  • Managed multiple short and long term projects simultaneously.
  • Implemented planning strategies.
  • Coordinated program, department, or unit reviews
  • Developed procedures for measuring effectiveness.
  • Monitored organizational, business unit, or program development milestones.
  • Provided written recommendations on planning efforts.
  • Coordinated strategic planning initiatives with senior managers.
  • Provided technical guidance.
  • Prepared correspondence reports to communicate status of a program or project.
  • None of the above.
6 Select all the answer(s) that best describes your experience identifying and analyzing problems; making logical decisions; and providing solutions. Answer to this question is required
  • Identified and analyzed problems; distinguished between relevant and irrelevant information to make rational decisions.
  • Used qualitative data and analytical tools in problem solving.
  • Developed policies, regulations, procedures, and plans for meeting the organization's goals and objectives.
  • Independently interpreted and applied statutes and regulations to resolve problems and issues.
  • Prepared and presented analytical information to senior management officials within the organization. Analyses are used to explain or justify decision, conclusions, findings and recommendations.
  • Developed comprehensive material for reports, briefings or meetings of senior management officials on issues.
  • Experience in identifying and analyzing problems, making logical decisions, and providing solutions has been recognized as highly successful, e.g., through performance appraisal and/or awards.
  • None of the above.
7 Select all the answer(s) that best describes your experience identifying and analyzing problems; making logical decisions; and providing solutions. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Identified and analyzed problems; distinguished between relevant and irrelevant information to make rational decisions.
  • Used qualitative data and analytical tools in problem solving.
  • Developed policies, regulations, procedures, and plans for meeting the organization's goals and objectives.
  • Independently interpreted and applied statutes and regulations to resolve problems and issues.
  • Prepared and presented analytical information to senior management officials within the organization. Analyses are used to explain or justify decision, conclusions, findings and recommendations.
  • Developed comprehensive material for reports, briefings or meetings of senior management officials on issues.
  • Experience in identifying and analyzing problems, making logical decisions, and providing solutions has been recognized as highly successful, e.g., through performance appraisal and/or awards.
  • None of the above
8 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describes your communication skills as part of jobs you have held. Answer to this question is required
  • I have verbally communicated with individuals within the organization to exchange and clarify factual information, answer questions, and explain work operations.
  • I have verbally communicated with individuals outside the organization, including the general public to exchange and clarify factual information, answer questions, and explain work operations.
  • I have verbally communicated with individuals at various levels of authority within and outside the organization explaining complex information and resolving problems that required an in-depth knowledge of the program activities of the organization.
  • I have made verbal presentations to groups within or outside my work environment.
  • None of the above.
9 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.
10 Choose all applicable statements that relate to your experience in communicating in writing. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared written presentations of factual data and information.
  • I have prepared reports that reflect my analysis and recommendations.
  • I have prepared written products that are widely distributed within the agency or to limited external audiences.
  • I have written clear and effective correspondence, reports, and other written materials for a specialized audience.
  • I have written technical and non-technical reports and presented data and information to a full range of internal and external individuals or groups with varied levels of technical expertise.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.
11 3099828 From the list below, select the statement(s) that describe your experience representing the interests of a program or function under your direct responsibility. Answer to this question is required
  • I have maintained collaborative relationships with personnel in peer or senior positions in other organizations, departments, or agencies.
  • I have led projects that crossed organizational or agency boundaries.
  • I have served as a team member on projects that cross organizational or agency boundaries.
  • I have represented the organization at inter-agency meetings.
  • I have maintained relationships with various Federal, State, and/or Local stakeholders.
  • None of the above.
12 Select the response(s) that reflect the activities you have regularly performed for your organization. Answer to this question is required
  • Developed written materials for briefings, meetings, or conferences.
  • Written clearly, logically, concisely, and persuasively for a variety of audiences.
  • Drafted procedural material for dissemination to field or operating-level elements.
  • Drafted reports, memoranda, and correspondence for signatures for higher-level officials.
  • Authored issues/position papers or summary reports on organizational data, which included analysis and recommendations.
  • Drafted responses to Departmental inquiries.
  • Communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives, or priorities in writing.
  • Written guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems.
  • Explained or justified decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations.
  • Composed complex correspondence or other written work including management reports and manuals.
  • Reviewed reports for accuracy, adherence to policy, organization of material, clarity of expression and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  • Compiled correspondence that consolidates input from a number of different sources, including contradictory viewpoints.
  • Developed comprehensive material for briefings, meetings or conferences.
  • 14. Conducted multi-discipline workshops in order to develop technical content for a variety of national preparedness products.
  • None of the above
13 Select the response(s) that best describe(s) your experience communicating on the job: Answer to this question is required
  • I have led meetings to collaborate with others on specific projects.
  • I have explained statistical figures to peers and/or management.
  • I have presented briefings to management.
  • I have presented reports and/or other documents to management.
  • None of the above.
14 Select the response(s) that describe your experience developing collaborative relationships. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience developing and sustaining cooperative working relationships within the organization and with customer groups.
  • I have experience influencing and persuading others.
  • I have experience building consensus through collaboration, gaining followers and cooperation from others to obtain information, achieve results, and accomplish goals.
  • I have experience fostering cooperation and consensus among groups.
  • I have experience fostering shared leadership, building trust among team members, and creating commitment to team goals.
  • None of the above
15 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.
16 3088245 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience representing your organization in briefings, meetings, or conferences. Answer to this question is required
  • I have attended inter-organization or inter-agency committee meetings with a senior official.
  • I have been involved in representing an organization at briefings, meetings, or conferences with other interested parties (e.g., peers, colleagues, members of professional organizations) to share information.
  • I have assisted in representing an organization at seminars or workshops.
  • I have served as a member on an internal organization or agency advisory group.
  • I have I have been involved in delivering technical information or assistance at external conferences, seminars, and/or workshops.
  • None of the above.
17 Select the statements that describe your experience developing effective internal and external working relationships. Answer to this question is required
  • I have demonstrated ability to build constructive relationships with customers, peers, supervisors, managers and subordinates.
  • I have taken calculated risks to improve performance, developing innovations, or achieve challenging goals.
  • I have acted decisively and appropriately during crisis.
  • I have taken action to evaluate and improve practices and avoid future problems.
  • None of the above.
18 Please select those statements in the following list that best describe your highest levels of experience and ability in planning and working with groups and taskforces in developing priorities, action items, and follow-through to implement agreed actions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience providing leadership for team projects and overseeing individual and staff activities.
  • I have experience dealing with organizational challenges and working cooperatively and collaboratively with internal/external groups.
  • I have experience leading groups and taskforces on technical projects.
  • I have experience working with a team of professionals to support research, answer research and technical questions, test methodologies, and develop analytical tools.
  • I have experience in planning and evaluating activities of a team.
  • I have experience translating programs, policy issues or other substantive activities into concise, well-balanced management plans for accomplishing projects.
  • I have experience planning, organizing and coordinating work assignments.
  • None of the above.
19 I have performed the following leadership-type functions in work unit or team assignments: Answer to this question is required
  • Set standards, expectations, and deadlines
  • Planned the work to be assigned to employees or team members
  • Established work schedules and worksite assignments
  • Reviewed completed work for technical adequacy and timeliness
  • Followed up with employees or team members to assure timeliness in meeting milestones
  • Reported progress to senior management
  • Implemented work completed
  • Evaluated the effectiveness of completed assignments or projects
  • None of the above
20 From the list below select the response that best describes your experience in establishing schedules and deadlines. Answer to this question is required
  • Followed a schedule of work activities determined by my supervisor
  • Independently scheduled my work to meet required deadlines
  • Scheduled my work activities and that of other technical and support staff to meet required deadlines
  • Established deadlines and scheduled my work and that of subordinate technical and support staff to meet those deadlines
  • None of the above.
21 Select the statement(s) that describe your experience providing leadership direction. Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided leadership one-on-one with colleagues on business issues.
  • I have provided direction as the leader of a task-based team.
  • I have provided counseling to staff as a supervisor.
  • I have provided leadership direction for national programs.
  • I have provided leadership direction to senior officials to resolve national program challenges.
  • None of the above.
22 Select all responses that apply to your supervisory and/or leadership experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Establishes guidelines, sets goals and performance expectations for staff members, evaluating performance and communicating any deficiencies.
  • Models high standards of honesty, integrity, trust, openness and respect for others by applying these values to daily behaviors.
  • Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit within the team; motivates staff.
  • 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.