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Vacancy Details

Grade: 12

1 GS-12: Do you have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 level, as defined in the vacancy announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Which of the following functions have you performed using an automated accounting or financial system? Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Electronic Travel System
  • Integrated Financial Management Information System
  • SharePoint
  • Business Intelligence and Query Building/Report Writing software (COGNOS) or Ad Hoc Query and Reporting software
  • None of the above
3 From the list below, select the response(s) that best describe your experience identifying and analyzing problems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have identified and analyzed problems, distinguishing between relevant and irrelevant information, to make rational decisions.
  • I have used qualitative data and analytical tools in problem solving and have developed recommendations for alternative courses of action.
  • I have conducted analytical reviews and studies of operational programs and processes in order to provide recommended solutions and efficiency improvements to senior leadership.
  • None of the above
4 Have you created spreadsheets to track financial data? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 I have utilized my interpersonal communication skills in the following area(s). (Select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Dealt with individuals who were difficult, hostile or distressed.
  • Succeeded in interacting and working with multiple levels of co-workers, supervisors and high level management.
  • Identified and responded to critical events with diplomacy and action.
  • Stayed with a position or plan of action until the desired objective was achieved or it was no longer reasonably attainable.
  • Persuaded others to accept findings, recommendations, changes, or alternative viewpoints.
  • Guided individuals (subordinates, peers, superiors) or groups toward task accomplishment.
  • Maintained effectiveness in varying environments and with varying tasks, responsibilities, or people.
  • Negotiated with others to reach agreement, settlement, consensus, compliance, or a solution.
  • None of the above.
6 Select all statements that describe your written communication. Answer to this question is required
  • Edited internal memos for format, grammatical, spelling, and typographical errors.
  • Wrote meeting summaries.
  • Compiled data into reports, forms, or schedules.
  • Produced responses to inquiries.
  • Resolved edits accordingly to policy.
  • Copied information from one document to another.
  • Prepared form letters for correspondence.
  • None of the above.
7 Indicate your experience supporting customer requirements outside your immediate organization (select all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • Clarified customer needs.
  • Identified operation improvement opportunities for customers.
  • None of the above.
8 Select all statements that reflect your experience providing customer service on financial issues or products. Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided guidance to customers on implementation of financial policies and procedures.
  • I have responded in writing to inquiries providing information on implementation of financial policies and procedures.
  • I have conducted meetings with managers and staff to ensure customers’ needs are met
  • I have provided customer service that was recognized by a supervisor through an award or letter of appreciation.
  • I have directly investigated customer issues with budget/financial procedures.
  • None of the above.
9 Select the response that best describes your experience persuading management to adopt a policy. Answer to this question is required
  • Participated in discussions to persuade others to adopt controversial policy.
  • Participated in discussions to persuade others to adopt non-controversial courses of action.
  • Completed training in persuasive communication techniques.
  • Led discussion to persuade others to adopt non-controversial policies.
  • Led discussion to persuade others to adopt controversial policies.
  • None of the above.
10 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.
11 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.
12 Select the leadership duties you have performed. Answer to this question is required
  • Planned work to be accomplished by employees.
  • Set and adjusted priorities.
  • Monitored the progress of the work.
  • Strategically assigned work to subordinates.
  • Developed performance standards and evaluated work performance of employees.
  • Recognized and rewarded employees for their contributions.
  • Corrected employees’ contributions.
  • Counseled and/or disciplined employees for conduct issues.
  • Gave advice, counsel, or instruction to employees on both technical and administrative matters.
  • Scheduled employees to cover varying shifts.
  • None of the above.
13 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.
14 From the list below, please identify all supervisory tasks you have completed on the job. Select all that apply: Answer to this question is required
  • Assigned work
  • Evaluated priorities
  • Monitored assignments
  • None of the above.
15 Select all responses that apply to your supervisory and/or leadership experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Set goals and performance expectations for staff members.
  • Evaluate performance and communicate any deficiencies.
  • Create teams to improve employee morale.
  • Directs teams in a command post or operational center environment.
  • None of the above.
16 From the list below, identify all supervisory responsibilities you have executed. Answer to this question is required
  • Established organizational goals and objectives.
  • Utilized performance management tools.
  • Resolved individual and/or group employee complaints and conflicts.
  • Assigned workload.
  • None of the Above.
17 From the list below, select the type(s) of documents you have written. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Informal correspondence or memoranda
  • Formal correspondence or memoranda
  • Training materials
  • Standard operating procedures
  • 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
2 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
    2.1 3095446 Please specify how you learned about this Federal Emergency Management Agency job opportunity. Maximum length of 250 characters.
3 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. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 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
  • No
5 3125490 I understand that if I do not submit all REQUIRED documents by the closing date, it will affect the overall assessment of my application package. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Please take this opportunity to review your question responses 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 removed from further consideration.
  • No. I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.