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Grade: 11

1 GS-11: Select the response that best describes your education and/or experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level, as described above and in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or at least three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M. in a related field (Transcript required).
  • I possess a combination of specialized experience, as described in the vacancy announcement, and related graduate level education, beyond the first two years of graduate level study, that when combined, meet the qualification requirements for this position (Transcript required).
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
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 all of the following statements that reflect your experiences setting priorities, organizing workloads, and handling multiple assignments. Answer to this question is required
  • I have planned and/or executed several tasks or activities.
  • I have served on teams to plan and execute tasks or activities.
  • I have worked independently to execute tasks or activities.
  • I have set priorities in accomplishing budget work assignments.
  • I have organized multiple budgetary workloads.
  • I have completed non-routine budgetary issues within established deadlines
  • I have completed routine budgetary issues within established deadlines.
  • I have completed budgetary issues within tight and changing deadlines.
  • None of the above
4 Select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience developing an annual budget. Answer to this question is required
  • Prepared budget estimates for program/organizational requirements.
  • Monitored budget expenses for responsible programs/organizations.
  • Prepared narrative justification.
  • Reconciled spend plans.
  • None of the above.
5 Analyzing obligation and commitment reports to determine spending patterns and in making recommendations to appropriate officials to avoid possible over-obligation of budgetary resources as well as developing reprogramming/spending options. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
6 Please select the responses that best describe your experience in all areas of the budget development, formulation, presentation and execution processes. Answer to this question is required
  • Provide recommendations to management on all phases of budget formulation and performance planning.
  • Ensure controls are in place to comply with applicable budget guidelines and statues, including appropriations law.
  • Research budget planning methods and procedures for applying to an organization operations.
  • Develop and prepare business line multi-year budget estimates, and their justifications.
  • None of the above
7 Please select the responses that best describe your experience analyzing and presenting budgetary data and recommending alternative sources of funding to achieve program priorities. Check all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Manage the formulation and justification of the budget for a major agency component.
  • Preparing analyses and reviews of complex budget materials that enable top management to make informed decisions on budget levels based on options presented
  • Develop budget policies and procedures for an organization.
  • Prepare budget information for reports that track on-going funding and expenses.
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly budget reports for senior management review
  • Review budget reports and provide feedback to program managers related to financial closeout.
  • None of the above
8 From the options below, please choose the answer(s) that describes your experience managing and resolving conflicts and disagreements and minimizing negative impact. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile or distressed.
  • I have experience interacting and working with multiple levels of co-workers, supervisors and high level management.
  • I have experience identifying and responding to critical events with diplomacy and action.
  • I have experience staying with a position or plan of action until the desired objective was achieved or it was no longer reasonably attainable.
  • I have experience persuading others to accept findings, recommendations, changes or alternative viewpoints.
  • I have experience guiding individuals (subordinates, peers, superiors) or groups toward task accomplishment.
  • I have experience maintaining effectiveness in varying environments and with varying tasks, responsibilities, or people.
  • I have experience negotiating with others to reach agreement, settlement, consensus, compliance or a solution
  • None of the above.
9 3088209 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience developing alternative courses of action to address customer issues. Answer to this question is required
  • I have identified alternative courses of action for consideration by a team or first-line supervisor.
  • I have identified associated costs and benefits for consideration by a team or first-line supervisor.
  • I have developed alternative courses of action for consideration by customer management.
  • I have implemented alternative courses of action on behalf of a customer.
  • None of the above.
10 From the list below, select the statement(s) 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
11 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.
12 I have performed the following communication-related task(s) at work. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Facilitated resolution of conflicting interests among parties.
  • Intervened in situations where frequent changes/unexpected events arose that shifted priorities, timetables, or assignments.
  • Provided direction, guidance, or instruction to lower-level/lower-grade professional staff.
  • Resolved issues with contacts who initially were difficult, hostile, or distressed.
  • None of above.
13 3135485 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience with various types of oral communication. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as a point of contact on procedural matters.
  • I have served as a liaison to convey information.
  • I have presented possible solutions to problems within the organization to internal individuals or groups.
  • I have responded to inquiries or requests for information.
  • I have explained non-technical information.
  • I have explained technical information.
  • I have contacted others to obtain information.
  • I have developed delivered presentations to external audiences on work-related topics.
  • None of the above.
14 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.
15 Select all of the listed written communication methods in which you have experience using to deliver important agency / organizational directives and correspondence (Select all that apply). Answer to this question is required
  • Quick, informal emails to customers, supervisors, peers and subordinates.
  • Formal informational announcements via email or letters to customers, supervisors, peers and subordinates.
  • Letters or reports to internal or external personnel outlining organizational capabilities, limitations or positions.
  • Organizational policies and procedures.
  • Detailed reports with technical data, analysis and recommendations to senior managers.
  • 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 3176176 Are you applying for consideration under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    4.1 3176178 I understand if I am selected, I will be required to submit copies of my Notification of Personnel Actions (SF-50’s) and performance appraisals for each period of employment being used to determine my eligibility for consideration under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act. 
    • Yes
    • No
  • No
5 3225319  Are you applying for consideration as a current or former competitive service time-limited employee of a U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Industrial Base Facility or Major Range and Test Facilities Base(s) under provisions contained in Section 1132 of Public Law (P.L.) 114-328? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    5.1

    I understand if I am selected, I will be required to submit copies of my Notification of Personnel Actions (SF-50’s) and performance appraisals for each period of employment being used to document my eligibility.  I also understand that eligibility requirements validation will be conducted by FEMA Human Resources personnel prior to appointment.

    • Yes
    • No
  • No
6 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
7 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
    7.1 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
8 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.