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Grade: 14

1 GS-14: Do you have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 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 From the list below, select any and all regulations, policies, and/or guidance that you researched and interpreted for others. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Title 5 United States Code
  • Title 5 Code of Federal Regulations
  • Federal Labor Relations Authority Decisions
  • Merit Systems Protection Board case law
  • Comptroller General Decisions
  • Office of Personnel Management guidance
  • None of the above
4 From the list below select the Employee Relations functional areas you have performed. (Choose all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Advise managers or employees on issues/problems related to conduct (e. g. absence and leave abuse, work place issue, employee disputes, etc.) in accordance with laws, regulations, and practices.
  • Advise managers or employees on issues/problems related to performance in accordance with laws, regulations, and practices.
  • Assess employee relation cases involving grievances, disciplinary actions or adverse actions to determine the most appropriate course of action.
  • Interpret laws, regulations and policies to recommend appropriate disciplinary action or other corrective techniques for conduct and performance problems.
  • None of the above.
5 3116297 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best identifies the laws, regulations, and guidance you have researched, interpreted, and applied on a regular basis. Answer to this question is required
  • I routinely research, interpret and apply the Code of Federal Regulations (Title 5 CFR).
  • I routinely research, interpret and apply United States Code (Title 5).
  • I routinely research, interpret and apply Agency Orders.
  • I routinely research, interpret and apply Collective Bargaining Agreements.
  • I routinely research, interpret and apply Merit Systems Protection Board documents and decisions.
  • I routinely research, interpret and apply Westlaw.
  • I routinely research, interpret and apply Equal Employment Opportunity Commission documents and decisions.
  • I routinely research, interpret and apply Federal Labor Relations Authority decisions.
  • I routinely research, interpret and apply National Labor Relations Board documents and decisions.
  • I routinely research, interpred and apply Cyberfeds information.
  • None of the above
6 Choose the statement(s) that best describe your communication/briefing skills that you use as a regular part of your job to support organizational goals and leadership. Answer to this question is required
  • Regularly communicate legal issues, risks or conclusions orally to senior management.
  • Explain or justify decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations orally to senior management.
  • Defend client-partner's position to third parties performing oversight review of programs.
  • Foster cooperation and consensus among groups in furthering organizational goals.
  • Build consensus through collaboration from others to obtain information, achieve results and accomplish goals.
  • None of the above.
7 Please select the statement(s) that describe your experience in communicating in writing. Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared legal briefs, memoranda and/or opinions.
  • I have prepared legal analysis, summaries or justifications, investigative reports, and/or articles in writing for senior management.
  • I have answered or drafted responses to congressional correspondence, investigative reports, and/or audits.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.
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 managing cross-functional teams or groups involving all levels of management and employees while maintaining a client service focus, meeting competing deadlines, and solving legal issues concurrently.
  • I have demonstrated experience working with diverse teams or groups and their management while providing good client service, meeting deadlines, and solving legal issues.
  • None of the above.
9 3089004 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) the actions you have taken to enhance your awareness of issues or trends related to organizations to which you have belonged. Answer to this question is required
  • I have read professional periodicals and/or magazines.
  • I have participated in meetings with coworkers or higher-level managers about my organization’s mission.
  • I have participated in meetings with coworkers or higher-level managers about trends that may affect my organization.
  • I have maintained membership in professional associations.
  • I have taken job-related or organization-related academic courses or training seminars.
  • I have attended public meetings to learn about related issues.
  • I have followed news stories about organization-related trends.
  • None of the above.
10 Do you have experience collaborating with others as part of a team to accomplish work-related activities? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 3177859 From the list below, select the statement that describe your experience providing customer service. Answer to this question is required
  • I have coordinated/conducted meetings with managers and staff to ensure customers’ needs are met.
  • I have established priorities to meet customer needs.
  • I have evaluated and modified services to ensure quality customer service.
  • I have directly investigated and resolved customer issues.
  • I have provided customer service that was favorably recognized by a colleague, supervisor, or customer.
  • 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.