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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 Choose the statement(s) that reflect(s) your experience maintaining close working relationships with legislative audiences: Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as an organization’s liaison/spokesperson to respond to inquiries from legislative stakeholders.
  • I have coordinated events and/or meetings with legislative stakeholders.
  • I have pro-actively developed working relationships with external/internal stakeholders to resolve issues with external audiences.
  • I have developed a communications or engagement strategy with legislative stakeholders.
  • I have executed/implemented a communications or engagement strategy with legislative stakeholders.
  • I have provided counsel or analysis to senior organization management on the perception of external stakeholders of the organization’s programs and/or services.
  • None of the above.
4 Select the choice(s) that reflect your experience developing communications strategy to educate Congressional stakeholders about an organization's programs. Answer to this question is required
  • Monitored communications efforts using metrics.
  • Prepared regular reports and/or assessments for communications programs.
  • Developed policies and/or guidelines for Congressional relations functions.
  • Advised senior officials in the development of legislative strategy.
  • Worked with senior officials to identify appropriate messages for Congressional appearances or media events.
  • Developed an institutional “brand”.
  • None of the above.
5 Select the response(s) that reflect your experience advising Congressional stakeholders on legislative affairs strategies as part of a broader communications strategy (or strategies). Answer to this question is required
  • Advised stakeholders on an organization’s policies.
  • Informed stakeholders about an organization’s program(s).
  • Advised stakeholders on an organization’s new initiative(s).
  • None of the above.
6 I have developed and executed communications strategies related to emergency management that integrate messages and information flow across multiple audiences to include the general public, congressional, intergovernmental, media and other stakeholders inquires. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Please select each response that describes your role in implementing a tribal consultation in accordance with an agency's or organization's tribal consultation policy. Answer to this question is required
  • I sent, or assisted a program with sending, written notification to tribe(s), that a consultation will be undertaken on an action that has tribal implications.
  • I tracked tribal consultation engagements through a tracking tool so that my agency/organization can monitor the consultation effort.
  • ensured that comments and input to Intergovernmental Affairs, on an action under consultation, was collected and forwarded to appropriate counsel and program offices included in the consultation comments and input.
  • I assisted with coordination of consultation efforts by HQ to gather tribal input through webinars, conference calls, written documentation, or in person-to-person meetings.
  • I do not have, and/or have not had, a role in implementing tribal consultation policy at any agency or organization.
8 Do you have experience in emergency management and/or crisis communications that include emergency management operations as applied during presidentially declared disasters/emergencies and/or National Security Special Events? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 3092939 Select the choice(s) that reflect your experience developing a communication or engagement strategy with stakeholders to inform them about an organization's programs and/or services. Answer to this question is required
  • I have planned a communications or outreach strategy to ensure stakeholders are informed about current issues affecting the organization.
  • I have participated in a communications or outreach strategy to ensure stakeholders are informed about current issues affecting the organization.
  • I have developed metrics for communications or outreach efforts to measure effectiveness for senior managers.
  • I have advised senior management of an organization in the development of a unified communications or outreach strategy to achieve the organization's mission.
  • I have worked with senior management to identify appropriate message (s) for speaking opportunities and/or media appearances.
  • None of the above.
10 3088989 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience supporting customers. Answer to this question is required
  • I have responded to questions regarding standard and non-standard procedures.
  • I have verified documented customer requirements.
  • I have identified customer requirements.
  • I have identified and discussed technical challenges to customer needs.
  • I have discussed best practice approaches to address customer service requirements.
  • I have enforced compliance with policies or procedures.
  • I have provided feedback on customer documentation.
  • I have successfully resolved issues encountered involving difficult or uncooperative customers (or had difficult or uncooperative customers referred to me for action).
  • I have referred difficult or uncooperative customers to a supervisor or manager.
  • None of the above.
11 3089022 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience representing your organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have represented my organization in individual interactions with prospective employees or customers who wanted to learn about the organization.
  • I have represented my organization to small groups of existing or potential customers who are affected by my organization’s mission.
  • I have represented my organization to large groups of customers or the public when presenting information about products or services.
  • I have represented my organization to large groups of customers or the public when dealing with conflicts or problems related to my organizations’ products or services.
  • None of the above.
12 3089050 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 represented an organization at briefings, meetings, or conferences with other interested parties (e.g., peers, colleagues, members of professional organizations) to share information.
  • I have represented an organization at seminars or workshops.
  • I have chaired an internal organization or agency advisory group.
  • I have delivered technical information or assistance at external conferences, seminars, and/or workshops.
  • None of the above.
13 3089089 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience working with others to achieve team goals. Answer to this question is required
  • I have coordinated assignments for project team members based on factors such as project interests, strengths, and competing workloads.
  • I have coordinated project team members in preparing communication materials.
  • I have promoted cooperation among project team members from diverse backgrounds and/or organizations.
  • I have assisted one or more work team members by completing their tasks when they had a heavy workload.
  • I have volunteered for assignments during team meetings.
  • None of the above.
14 Choose the statement(s) that best describe your experience assigning, reviewing, coordinating, and/or managing work requests for tasks assigned to contract staff. Answer to this question is required
  • I have reviewed and approved work deliverables.
  • I have assigned work requests.
  • I have reviewed and approved project work plans.
  • I have set and adjusted work priorities for contract staff.
  • I have negotiated project costs submitted by the contractor.
  • I have negotiated changes to requirements between the system owner and contractor staff.
  • I have reviewed contractor change management processes.
  • I have analyzed work requests from system owners prior to assigning contract staff.
  • None of the above.
15 From the list below, select the areas of managerial authorities you have exercised within the scope of your responsibilities. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience performing these functions.
  • I have experience discussing performance plans, reviewing and rating performance for subordinate employees.
  • I have knowledge of leave policies and guidelines and have experience monitoring and approving leave for subordinate employees.
  • I have experience serving on interview panels, developing targeted interview questions and selecting key subordinate staff.
  • I have experience gathering information relative to employee conduct and performance issues, settling employee grievances, recommending and implementing disciplinary actions.
  • I have experience initiating personnel actions relevant to the needs of my organization.
16 From the list below, indicate the leadership function(s) you have performed: Answer to this question is required
  • Assigned work.
  • Evaluated work.
  • Reviewed performance.
  • Approved leave requests.
  • Provided advice to subordinate personnel.
  • Resolved formal grievances.
  • Resolved informal complaints.
  • None of the above.
17 Concerning your leadership experience, select the 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.
18 Select the response(s) for which you have experience applying supervisory and managerial practices. Answer to this question is required
  • Working with an Alternative Dispute Resolution program in order to resolve employee complaints.
  • Ensuring Equal Rights principles are followed and practices are fair and consistent across the board.
  • Responding to Equal Opportunity Complaints in order to resolve issues.
  • Responding to union grievances in order to resolve issues.
  • Delegating responsibility to subordinate supervisors in order to achieve the goals of the organization.
  • 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.