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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

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, please select your ability to manage grants, cooperative and/or interagency agreements. Answer to this question is required
  • Establishes and maintains liaison relationship with other Federal agencies on matters related to grants and cooperative agreements.
  • Tracks the execution of grants and cooperative agreements to assure that reporting and milestones are met.
  • Reviews and improves grant management practices, policies and procedures
  • None of the above
4 From the tasks below, select all that reflect your experience: Answer to this question is required
  • Serving as liaison between the Government and awardee organizations.
  • Conducting meetings to address non-compliance or enforcement actions.
  • Conducting negotiations to facilitate compliance with the terms and conditions of grants, Cooperative Agreements and other Federal financial assistance tools.
  • Providing grants-related assistance and services, such as processing standard grant/agreement close-outs and dispositions.
  • Communicating administrative procedures, regulations, and processes.
  • Coordinating the full range of grant/agreement/contract determinations.
  • None of the above.
5 3184887: From the task below, select four (4) that reflect your knowledge and experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Understand of relevant laws and regulations.
  • Reviewing grant/contract proposals or bids for clarity and completeness.
  • Determining applicant's eligibility for Federal financial assistance using formulas and methodology.
  • Preparing, processing, issuing and tracking grant awards and compliance with reporting requirements.
  • Performing final review of completed grant or contract awards and making appropriate adjustments.
  • Performing post award management, including agreement file maintenance, processing close-outs and records disposal.
  • Conducting training the proper award and administration of Federal financial assistance.
  • Reviewing rules, regulations and proposals that impact your organizations grants or assistance programs, and/or cooperative or interagency agreements.
  • None of the above.
6 Choose all that apply that demonstrate your ability to communicate effectively: Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience articulating administrative requirements relative to the organization to internal audiences other than in writing.
  • I have experience articulating administrative requirements relative to the organization to external audiences other than in writing
  • I have written advice or guidance to clarify conflicting issues
  • I have recommended process improvements in writing
  • I have responded orally to requests for information from both inside and outside the agency.
  • I have written administrative requirements relative to the organization for audiences both internal and external to the organization.
  • I have experience exchanging written information internally.
  • I have experience exchanging written information outside the organization.
  • None of the above.(If you choose this option, none of the above responses should be selected.)
7 3184888: Select four (4) 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.
  • None of the above.
8 This position requires managing multiple assignments, conflicting priorities, and multi-tasking all while maintaining good customer service and meeting various deadlines. Check the one answer that is true of your experience and background. Answer to this question is required
  • I have demonstrated experience in working collaboratively with cross-functional teams involving all levels of management and employees while maintaining a customer service focus, meeting competing deadlines, and solving human capital issues concurrently.
  • I have demonstrated experience working with diverse teams and their management while providing good customer service, meeting deadlines, and solving human capital issues.
  • None of the above
9 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe your experience developing effective internal and external working relationships. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience building constructive relationships with customers, peers, supervisors, managers, and subordinates.
  • I have experience maintaining a customer service focus when conflicting priorities occur.
  • I have experience utilizing active listening skills and proposing alternate solutions when needed.
  • I have experience facilitating discussions with a diverse audience, exercising tact in the resolution of differences of opinion.
  • I have experience managing customer’s expectations, providing deliverables when promised.
  • None of the above
10 Select all responses that describe your experience in representing your agency or organization: Answer to this question is required
  • Represented your organization to external audiences.
  • Represented the position of a senior management official (such as a Regional Administrator) at meetings.
  • Conveyed or presented sensitive or controversial positions to senior officials within external organizations.
  • Liaised with government representatives of various levels of authority from outside your organization to exchange information.
  • None of the above.
11 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.
12 Select the response(s) that describe your experience with interpersonal skills (e.g. showing understanding, professionalism, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness). Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked as part of a team to accomplish assignments.
  • I have developed rapport and maintained relationships with persons of diverse backgrounds and at all levels to accomplish organizational missions.
  • I have experience questioning and eliciting information from people.
  • I have experience engaging in open, constructive exchanges and sharing of information and exercising caution and tact in the resolution of differences of opinion.
  • I do not have experience in this area.
13 Do you have experience managing the work of others? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
14 Select from the following list all area(s) in which you have experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Employee Performance Management.
  • Resolving complaints from employees.
  • Identifying developmental and training needs for employees.
  • Program and/or management analysis.
  • Preparing and presenting program reports to senior officials.
  • None of the above.
15 Select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience providing technical and/or operational leadership of a large financial, administrative, or operational program in a Federal environment. Answer to this question is required
  • Financial program management.
  • Administrative program management.
  • Operational program management.
  • None of the above.
16 3184886: Concerning your leadership experience, select four (4) duty(ies) that you have experience performing on a regular, recurring basis. Answer to this question is required
  • I have facilitated collaboration, coordination, and communication between staff members and others.
  • I have coached staff members in problem solving methods.
  • I have identified and balanced workload and tasks among employees in accordance with established skill levels.
  • I have trained and mentored employees.
  • I have led and motivated others to accomplish mission goals.
  • I have devised and implemented organizational plans and procedures.
  • I have provided advice on work methods, practices, and procedures.
  • I have established performance standards and counseled employees on performance plans.
  • I have taken necessary action in cases of poor performance or misconduct.
  • 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
  • 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.