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Vacancy Details

Grade: 06

1 3105294 Do you have the ability to do the work of a Materials Handler, as described in the vacancy announcement, without more than normal supervision? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Please select the statement that best describes the supervision you have received while performing work as a material handler. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience receiving, unloading, storing, shipping, and maintaining equipment and supplies in a warehouse environment. I have performed recurring tasks which required me to make changes to accommodate changing work conditions. I have only received general instructions on new work and rarely reported out of the ordinary situations to a supervisor.
  • I have experience receiving, unloading, storing, shipping and maintaining equipment and supplies in a warehouse environment. I have received detailed instructions on new work and all unusual situations were referred to a supervisor.
  • I have experience receiving, unloading, storing, shipping and maintaining equipment and supplies in a warehouse environment under constant direction or guidance of my supervisor.
  • While I do not have experience performing material handling work, I have had training in this area.
  • I do not have any training or experience as described above.
3 From the list below, please select the response(s) that best describe(s) your experience keeping a work area neat and clean in a warehouse or distribution center. Answer to this question is required
  • Arranged items in accordance to the warehouse plan.
  • Kept aisles and traffic areas clear of obstructions.
  • Rotated stock according to use, size, shape, quantity, or special handling requirements.
  • Swept floors.
  • Cleaned/dusted shelves or bins.
  • Straightened items on pallets to achieve maximum storage.
  • None of the above.
4 From the list below, please select the response(s) that best describe(s) your experience in applying standard warehousing and storage techniques. Answer to this question is required
  • Received and unloaded equipment and/or supplies.
  • Reported tampered or broken seals on containers or damaged items.
  • Verified type and quantity of items received.
  • Completed and signed shipping and receiving documents.
  • Packaged and prepared equipment and/or supplies for shipment and distribution.
  • Updated and processed storage records and related documentation.
  • Utilized a computer to perform data entry and retrieval operations.
  • Used optical readers or scanners for reading bar codes.
  • Maintained information security regarding the status of supply transactions.
  • Maintained readiness of equipment for deployment.
  • Identified when outside technical support was needed to rotate stocks or service equipment.
  • Ensured that stocked equipment and supplies did not drop below shortage levels.
  • None of the above.
5 Do you have experience operating a forklift? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 How many years of experience do you have operating a forklift? Answer to this question is required
  • 5+ years
  • 3-4 years
  • 1-2 years
  • 6 months - 1 year
  • less than 6 months
  • None
7 Do you possess (or are you able to acquire and maintain) a Commercial Driver's License?: Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 From the list below, please select area(s) in which you have had experience in referencing in order to accomplish your work in a warehousing environment. Answer to this question is required
  • Technical Operating Manuals
  • Operational handbooks
  • Floor plan layouts
  • Hazardous material data sheets
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Stock Rotation Guidelines
  • None of the above.
9 From the list below, please indicate the tool(s) or equipment that you have used or operated in a material handler position. Answer to this question is required
  • Forklift
  • Trucks with gross vehicle weights at 26,000 pounds or less
  • Trucks with gross vehicle weights between 26,000 pounds and at 32,000 pounds
  • Trucks with gross vehicle weights exceeding 32,000 pounds (requires Commercial Drivers License)
  • Pallet Jacks
  • Hand Trucks
  • Stock Carts
  • Rolling ladders
  • Manual Stretch wrap Dispensers
  • Automatic Stretch wrap Dispensers
  • Banding Cutters
  • Banding Crimpers
  • Pry Bars
  • None of the above
10 Does your experience include both handling and disposing of hazardous materials? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Have you been previously certified as a safe forklift operator? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 As part of your routine, have you performed safety checks and routine maintenance on the material handling equipment that you use in your job? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

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 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 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
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
    4.1 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
5 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.