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Grade: 13

1 3154429 GS-13: Do you have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 level, which includes IT-related experience demonstrating the following competencies: ATTENTION TO DETAIL; CUSTOMER SERVICE; ORAL COMMUNICATION; and, PROBLEM SOLVING, as defined in the vacancy announcement? NOTE: This information must be supported in your resume to be considered for the position. 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 3089840: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience monitoring and maintaining current systems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided technical guidance on implementing computer automation and networking technology to users.
  • I have identified that a technological advancement would have an impact on current systems.
  • I have coordinated with stakeholders to ensure continual system access.
  • I have evaluated the effectiveness of current systems to identify areas for improvement.
  • I have served as the primary point of contact for automation support.
  • I have troubleshot issues with users and repaired as needed.
  • I have coordinated computer updates within an organization.
  • I have developed a new approach to a long-term issue within existing architecture.
  • I have provided input into user and/or operator's instructions to minimize work stoppage.
  • None of the above.
4 3089841: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience assessing and recommending new technology. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked with others to brainstorm new systems administration technology.
  • I have proactively proposed new technologies to fill system gaps.
  • I have analyzed proposed new technology to determine feasibility of implementation.
  • I have researched optimum hardware and software packages for new acquisition initiatives.
  • I have evaluated hardware and software packages to determine rejection or acceptance into the current network.
  • I have developed requirements for the acquisition of network hardware, software, and/or services.
  • I have analyzed a process as required for the implementation of new technology.
  • I have documented a process as required for the implementation of new technology.
  • None of the above.
5 3089844: From the list below, select the IT system(s) you have experience with. Answer to this question is required
  • Microsoft Windows 2003
  • Microsoft Windows 2008
  • Microsoft Windows 2012
  • Windows Workstation Version 7
  • Windows Workstation Version 8
  • Windows Workstation Version 10
  • Operating System: Linux RHEL 4
  • Operating System: Linux RHEL 5
  • Operating System: Linux RHEL 6
  • Operating System: Unix
  • Operating System: HP-UX
  • Operating System: IBM AIX
  • Operating System: Sun Solaris
  • Database: Oracle
  • Database: PostGres
  • Database: SQL
  • Database: Informix
  • Database: Other
  • Network switches and routers
  • None of the above
6 3089845: From the list below, identify the type(s) of systems administration activity(ies) you have completed in the last 3 years. Answer to this question is required
  • Operating systems
  • Programming
  • Scripting
  • Remedy
  • Remote administration
  • Cable plant management
  • Back-up/Restoration administration
  • Storage Area Network (SAN) technology
  • Monitoring
  • Redundant systems configuration
  • Exchange/email administration
  • Active directory maintenance and administration
  • Network switch configuration and administration
  • Remote tools
  • Cable terminations and connectivity troubleshooting
  • Operations and maintenance (O&M) support
  • Engineering support
  • None of the above
7 3089842: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience in project management as it relates to systems administration. Answer to this question is required
  • I have coordinated project status updates.
  • I have served as a subject matter expert for an IT project.
  • I have led the implementation of a policy that addressed enterprise-wide systems.
  • I have led the implementation of a systems administration project.
  • I have developed a change management strategy for the launch of new services.
  • I have developed a plan to gather requirements from users across an organization.
  • I have presented a business case for the development of new systems.
  • None of the above.
8 3089843: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience with requirements gathering and/or review. Answer to this question is required
  • I have analyzed the effectiveness of current services to meet end user requirements.
  • I have researched optimum hardware and software requirements for new acquisition initiatives.
  • I have reviewed plans/specifications to ensure adequate analysis of requirements.
  • I have identified how new or changing requirements will impact current systems.
  • I have documented requirements for current or new systems.
  • I have developed recommendations based on requirements.
  • I have presented recommendations based on requirements to senior management.
  • None of the above.
9 3088751 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience addressing technical customer issues. Answer to this question is required
  • I have gathered and researched information to assess technical customer issues or needs.
  • I have developed and presented alternative solutions for technical customer issues.
  • I have identified and evaluated alternative solutions to resolve technical customer issues.
  • I have identified/recommended a mutually agreeable solution to resolve technical customer issues.
  • None of the above.
10 3089010 From the list below, select all experience(s) you have staying up-to-date with issues that affect your organization and/or its external stakeholders. Answer to this question is required
  • I have attended training or informational meetings to update my knowledge of issues affecting my organization or its external stakeholders.
  • I have participated in meetings with organizational management to discuss work-related trends or issues.
  • I have participated as a member of a cross-organizational committee for the purpose of studying industry trends that affect my organization.
  • I have participated in professional conferences to gather information about industry-wide trends.
  • I have planned or led activities sponsored by professional organizations to discuss and/or disseminate information about the impact of industry-wide trends.
  • None of the above.
11 3089089 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.

Grade: All Grades

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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.