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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 3167460 From the list below, select the statement that describes the extent of your training and experience preparing and formatting data for quantitative analysis. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had training in preparing data for quantitative analysis and am familiar with spreadsheets, relational databases, or statistical databases.
  • I have assisted with preparing data for quantitative analysis and have experience with spreadsheets, relational databases or statistical databases.
  • I have prepared data for quantitative analysis in a variety of formats, including spreadsheets, relational databases or statistical databases.
  • I have led others in preparing data for quantitative analysis in a variety of formats including spreadsheets, relational databases or statistical databases.
  • I have supervised others in preparing data for quantitative analysis in a variety of formats including spreadsheets, relational databases or statistical databases.
  • I do not have training or experience performing this task.
4 3167411 From the list below, select the response that describes the extent of your training and experience preparing and formatting data for quantitative analysis. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had training in preparing data for quantitative analysis and am familiar with spreadsheets, relational databases, or statistical databases.
  • I have assisted with preparing data for quantitative analysis and have experience with spreadsheets, relational databases or statistical databases.
  • I have prepared data for quantitative analysis in a variety of formats, including spreadsheets, relational databases or statistical databases.
  • I do not have training or experience performing this task.
5 3167419 From the list below, select the statement that describes the extent of your training and experience evaluating the usefulness of data from a variety of sources to inform strategic planning and leadership decision making. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had training in evaluating the usefulness of data.
  • I have assisted in evaluating the usefulness of data by gathering, compiling, or interpreting data from a variety of sources for review by others.
  • I have evaluated the usefulness of data from a variety of sources and used the information for strategic planning and leadership decision making (e.g., identifying possible explanations or alternatives for a situation, analyzing costs and benefits of alternatives).
  • I do not have training or experience performing this task.
6 Select all of the written communication duties that you have performed. Answer to this question is required
  • Prepare innovative analyses that explain complex issues with a broad impact.
  • Edit and rewrite material prior to publication and determine the readiness of published material.
  • Develop, edit and distribute informational materials designed to reach diverse audiences.
  • Analyze and plan all phases of the production process for a writing project.
  • Prepare articles for professional journals and websites.
  • Develop internal and external communication strategy plans by considering such items as topics, messages, and audiences.
  • None of the above.
7 3135485 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience with various types of oral communication. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as a point of contact on procedural matters.
  • I have served as a liaison to convey information.
  • I have presented possible solutions to problems within the organization to internal individuals or groups.
  • I have responded to inquiries or requests for information.
  • I have explained non-technical information.
  • I have explained technical information.
  • I have contacted others to obtain information.
  • I have developed delivered presentations to external audiences on work-related topics.
  • None of the above.
8 Have you given presentations to senior leaders, elected officials, or at public meetings on policy interpretations linked to controversial issues? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Choose the statement(s) that best describe your communication/briefing skills that you use as a regular part of your job to support leadership. Answer to this question is required
  • Regularly communicate organizational strategies, goals, objectives and priorities in oral presentations.
  • Explain or justify decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations.
  • Brief individuals outside the organization on program goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster cooperation and consensus among groups to achieve organizational goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to build consensus through collaboration with others to obtain information, achieve results and accomplish goals.
  • None of the above.
10 3085702 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience responding to customer requests. Answer to this question is required
  • I have contributed information to include in responses to customer requests.
  • I have used information personally gathered to respond to customer requests.
  • I have participated in the coordination of responses to customer requests within my own project/program.
  • I have participated in the coordination of responses to customer requests that spanned multiple projects/programs.
  • None of the above.
11 3088987 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience developing alternative courses of action to address customer issues. Answer to this question is required
  • I have identified alternative courses of action for a complex or time sensitive issue.
  • I have identified associated costs and benefits for a complex or time sensitive issue.
  • I have developed alternative courses of action for consideration by customer management.
  • I have implemented alternative courses of action on behalf of a customer.
  • None of the above.
12 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.
13 Do you have experience providing Information Technology (IT) systems customer support and service? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
14 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.
15 Select all applicable activities from the following list that you have regularly performed and which demonstrate your skill in developing and enhancing working partnerships and resolving issues. Answer to this question is required
  • Provide frequent briefings to higher-level authority on issues and recommend solutions to problems.
  • Facilitate group sessions (i.e. group feedback sessions, focus groups, user workshops).
  • Prepare and present technical briefings and/or training activities to a variety of audiences.
  • Work closely with managers to resolve problems, analyze alternatives, negotiate differences, or develop improvements.
  • Explain or justify decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations.
  • Represented an organizational program in discussions with individuals or groups who may be skeptical or in disagreement and require skill to influence, motivate, question or otherwise gain the desired outcome.
  • None of the above.
16 3088232 Have you recommended the acquisition of new tools, processes, or technology to your organization's management? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
17 3088243 Have you served as a subject matter expert (SME) on a multi-organization working group? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
18 From the list below, select the statement(s) that describe your experience proposing training activities, workshops or programs for an organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have identified employee developmental needs and proposed training topics to maintain and improve performance.
  • I have applied systematic approaches to training to produce innovated activities, workshops, and programs.
  • I have managed a course throughout the training development life cycle (ADDIE model).
  • I have developed evaluation procedures to training programs.
  • None of the above
19 In which of the following do you have knowledge or experience applying theories, principles, and techniques of adult education and performance-based training programs. Answer to this question is required
  • Using an instructional systems curriculum development instrument or similar structured methodology to analyze job performance requirements and determine training to develop capabilities to perform those requirements
  • Leading a team to develop performance-based training curricula for adults
  • Planning, developing, conducting and evaluating intermediate and advanced training curriculum for an adult audience at Federal, state, local and/or tribal levels
  • Developing training and exercises to assess the level of change in the performance of the target audience
  • None of the above
20 Select all responses that describe how you communicate with individuals and organizations. Answer to this question is required
  • Conduct briefings with senior management to provide status updates.
  • Communicate with other organizations to resolve concerns.
  • Provide verbal instructions to execute processes.
  • Submit reports.
  • Represent your organization at meetings with other agencies.
  • None of the above.
21 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) the strategy(ies) you have used to identify the training needs of an organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked with senior management to identify desired organizational outcomes.
  • I have linked competencies to organizational outcomes.
  • I have developed a strategic plan to identify training needs.
  • I have created a business case for a training needs assessment.
  • I have conducted focus groups to identify learner development needs.
  • I have created employee surveys to identify training needs.
  • I have reviewed available data to accurately identify learner development needs.
  • 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.