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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 Select the response(s) that best describe your demonstrated work skills: Answer to this question is required
  • Establishing and maintaining electronic and hard-copy files, records, and logs.
  • Providing administrative support for the completion of procurement packages.
  • Reviewing correspondence and documentation for format, grammar, and punctuation, and correct typographical errors for consistency.
  • Performing organization and distribution of documents and information to key stakeholders.
  • None of the above.
4 3089864 From the list below, select the four statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience concerning national preparedness initiatives. Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided technical direction and guidance on preparedness policies, strategies or related activities.
  • I have assisted in the evaluation of preparedness programs or policies.
  • I have provided technical advice on process improvement practices.
  • I have provided technical advice on process improvement after action reporting.
  • I have provided guidance to internal or external customers concerning unprecedented emergency planning and preparedness policies, strategies or related activities.
  • I have reviewed legislation on preparedness programs or resources.
  • I have recommended solutions to shortfalls or challenges related to programs, strategies or related activities.
  • None of the above.
5 3148760 From the list below, select the response(s) that describe(s) your experience in planning. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience with emergency preparedness planning
  • I have experience with emergency operations planning
  • I have experience with continuity of operations planning
  • I have experience with continuity of government planning
  • I have experience with contingency programs planning
  • None of the above
6 From the list below, select the statement(s) that describe(s) the aspects of the change management process you have experience executing. Answer to this question is required
  • Evaluating the readiness of staff for changes (e.g., gap analysis, surveys, interviews)
  • Developing a strategy for implementing change (e.g., identifying objectives, outlining process steps)
  • Sponsoring organizational change (e.g., providing funding to support change, reviewing progress toward objectives)
  • Building staff buy-in (e.g., assigning and clarifying roles, engaging employees in discussion of strategy)
  • Identifying and addressing obstacles to implementing change (e.g., employee resistance, technological limitations)
  • Evaluating the impact of changes following implementation
  • None of the above (if selected, be sure this is the only response selected for this item)
7 From the list below, identify the types of audiences with which you have experience communicating orally or making oral presentations. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • To small groups within my organization.
  • Groups of 20 or more either within or outside of my organization.
  • Groups of 40 or more.
  • Served as a conference leader or facilitator.
  • None of the above.
8 This position is responsible for communicating a variety of issues on an interpersonal level. Please indicate which of the following types of interpersonal communication duties you have performed as a regular part of a job. (Select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Briefed management/customers on policy changes.
  • Defended recommendations on controversial issues.
  • Facilitated coordination of efforts between organizational entities.
  • Acted as technical representative.
  • Served on panels, committees, or task forces on technical, programmatic, and/or professional issues.
  • Regularly consulted by others on technical, programmatic, and/or professional issues.
  • Briefed senior or executive level managers on organizational issues.
  • 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 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 3089019 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience representing your organization to others. Answer to this question is required
  • I have presented work information in public forums.
  • I have presented information on my organization’s goals in negotiations with representatives from other organizations.
  • I have represented my organization at an event attended by representatives from other organizations.
  • I have represented my organization as part of an inter-organization work group or team.
  • None of the above.
12 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.
13 3088759 From the list below, select the type(s) of customer with whom you have experience maintaining customer relationships. Answer to this question is required
  • I have maintained customer relationships with representatives from other Federal Agencies.
  • I have maintained customer relationships with the general public.
  • I have maintained customer relationships with senior executives.
  • I have maintained customer relationships with mid-level managers
  • I have maintained customer relationships with internal customers.
  • I have maintained customer relationships with faith-based groups.
  • I have maintained customer relationships with officials from volunteer organizations.
  • I have maintained customer relationships with elected officials.
  • None of the above.
14 From the list below, select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience in coordinating with other agencies or organizations to advance programs or projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as a member of an interagency work group or task force.
  • I have facilitated interactions between agency representatives.
  • I have developed interagency agreements on program logistics, timelines, or cooperation.
  • I have negotiated with others agency representatives to reach consensus on highly-complex or politically sensitive topics directly impacting shared or cooperative programs.
  • None of the above (if selected, be sure this is the ONLY response selected for this item)

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.