Skip to main content

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 Do you have experience as a Contracting Officer Representative (COR)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Do you have experience as a COR or with Federal acquisition management in IT? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience managing contracts. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked as a Contracting Officer Representative on a Federal contract.
  • I have been assigned as a Task Order Monitor supporting a Contracting Officer Representative on a Federal contract.
  • I am currently certified as a Contracting Officer Representative, but have never been assigned as a COR.
  • I have managed contractors without being a Contracting Officer Representative.
  • None of the above.
5 Choose the statement(s) that best describe your communication/briefing skills that you use as a regular part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Communicate project objectives, goals, and status with immediate supervisor.
  • Use effective verbal and non-verbal communication.
  • Generate alternative solutions or strategies to address problems/issues.
  • Promote open communication channels to be an effective team player.
  • Brief immediate supervisor on issues/problems encountered during delivery of training course.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.
6 3088199 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience producing written documents. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience completing standard forms.
  • I have experience writing correspondence.
  • I have experience writing documents or portions of documents for review by team leaders or project managers.
  • I have experience writing documents or portions of documents for supervisory review.
  • I have experience writing documents or portions of documents for review or issuance by senior-level managers or executives.
  • None of the above.
7 3088232 Have you recommended the acquisition of new tools, processes, or technology to your organization's management? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 3086058 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience building relationships to represent your organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have communicated with individuals from other organizations to build networks.
  • I have coordinated with individuals from other organizations to conduct events.
  • I have coordinated with personnel from other organizations to discuss shared goals and/or promote collaborative work processes.
  • None of the above.
9 3086067 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience working with others to achieve team goals. Answer to this question is required
  • I have coordinated assignments for project team members based on factors such as project interests, strengths, and competing workloads.
  • I have coordinated project team members in preparing communication materials.
  • I have promoted cooperation among project team members from diverse backgrounds and/or organizations.
  • I have assisted one or more work team members by completing their tasks when they had a heavy workload.
  • I have volunteered for assignments during team meetings.
  • None of the above.
10 3113442 From the list below, select the statement that best describes your ability to work effectively in a team environment and interact with internal and external customers. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience working effectively in a team environment and interacting with a diverse population, with special emphasis on high stress situations.
  • I have experience working effectively in a team environment and interacting with a diverse population in a variety of situations.
  • I have experience working in a team environment and interacting with other team members.
  • None of the above.
11 Have you served as contracting advisor to the program managers for contracting policies and regulations, including performance-based acquisitions? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 Do you have experience utilizing the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in a professional setting? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
13 In which of the following do you have knowledge of and experience carrying out the acquisition of information technology systems used in the Federal environment. (Choose all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Coordinating the acquisition of information technology systems and applications software programs in accordance with DHS Systems Engineering and System Engineering Life Cycle processes
  • Analyzing and refining systems requirements
  • Developing cost estimates for new or modified systems
  • Planning and designing systems architecture
  • Coordinating the selection of technical solutions to meet systems requirements
  • Evaluating new applications software technologies
  • Working with customers and stakeholders to test applications
  • Coordinating development of system documentation
  • Ensuring the rigorous application of information security/assurance policies, principles, and practices to the delivery of application software services
  • None of the above.
14 From the list below, please select the statement(s) that reflect your communication experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Served as a spokesperson for, or represented, an organization.
  • Facilitated communications between organizational entities.
  • Negotiated policy changes.
  • Prepared written reports on program/project status.
  • Attended clinics, fairs, or conferences to promote small and disadvantaged business concerns.
  • Briefed management on small business matters.
  • Defended recommendations on controversial issues to management.
  • Independently planned, hosted and conducted meetings.
  • Served on task forces and/or working groups to increase performance, effectiveness and/or efficiency of proposed Simplified Acquisitions Procedures.
  • Advised small business firms on purchasing opportunities and/or assists these firms in making contacts with procurement, technical personnel, or contractor representatives.
  • None of the above.
15 Choose the statement(s) that describe the communication/briefing skills that you use as a regular part of your job to support agency goals and agency leadership. Answer to this question is required
  • Regularly communicate organization strategies, goals, objectives and priorities in oral and/or written formats.
  • Explain or justify decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations.
  • Demonstrate ability to foster cooperation and consensus among groups in fostering agency goals.
  • Demonstrate ability to build consensus through collaboration with others to obtain information, achieve results and accomplish goals.
  • Communicate and interact with other organizational functions.
  • Communicate project objectives, goals, and status with immediate supervisor.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.
16 Do you have experience representing your organization to external audiences? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
17 Have you represented your organization at meetings? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
18 3088251 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience supporting the achievement of team goals. Answer to this question is required
  • I have volunteered to provide assistance beyond my job duties when help was requested.
  • I have sought opportunities where I could contribute to achieving team goals.
  • I have collaborated with team members to complete assignments.
  • I have provided guidance to others to carry out assignments.
  • I have provided team updates to customers, management, or executives.
  • I have worked to minimize or address obstacles to accomplishing team goals.
  • None of the above.
19 Which response best describes your ability to work in a Team environment in your immediate office and outside? Answer to this question is required
  • I have led teams or work groups and motivated others towards goal accomplishment.
  • I have participated as a team member with some involvement in motivating others towards goal accomplishment.
  • I have consistently developed and sustained cooperative working relationships with others.
  • None of the above.
20 Select the statement(s) that describe your experience and/or knowledge of government contracting and procurement regulations and guidelines and ability to monitor IT contracts and procurement actions. Check all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Managed/monitored contract performance to ensure services performed are consistent with the SOW and costs are reasonable and within approved obligation limits in the role of Contracting Officers Technical Representative (COTR).
  • Developed statements of work (SOW) that include technical requirements.
  • Knowledge and experience with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Federal Information Management Regulations (FIRMR) and other government standards and their equivalent commercial standards regarding information technology systems, software, hardware, equipment and services.
  • Knowledge and training in FAR, FIRMR and other government standards and their equivalent commercial standards regarding information technology equipment and services.
  • Evaluated proposals as the technical chairperson.
  • Experience as a team member to acquire information systems, software and hardware products and/or professional services.
  • Experience as a technical team member to acquire information technology systems, software and hardware products and/or professional services.
  • None of the above.
21 Choose the statements that describe the tasks and training measurements that you have performed. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Completed deployments as a Funds Control Specialist, Funds Control Manager or acting Cost Unit Leader of at least two years cumulative duration in a field office.
  • Have subject matter expertise preparing and utilizing the following reports: Daily FIT, HONA Burn, Unobligated Commitments, FCO.
  • Trained multiple individuals in the duties of a Funds Control Specialist and Travel Specialist.
  • Demonstrate subject matter expertise to execute transactions in NEMIS, eCAPS and IFMIS.
  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of the FEMA Accounting system including BOC Code selection criteria.
  • Demonstrate subject matter expertise of FEMA Travel processes at a field office.
  • Served as the acting Finance Section Chief for a period of at least two weeks in the absence of the FSC.
  • None of the above.
22 3090618 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience ensuring compliance with Federal procurement legislation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have reviewed procurement laws and regulations to maintain current knowledge.
  • I have assisted others in interpreting procurement laws and regulations.
  • I have reviewed procurement activities to ensure compliance with procurement laws and regulations.
  • I have shared information within my organization regarding updates to procurement legislation, regulations, and/or policies, to include impact to current programs or procedures.
  • I have made revisions to current policy or suggested policy changes which impacts on my organization’s programs.
  • 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.