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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

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 responses that reflect areas in which you have experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Execution of Public alert/Public warning.
  • Execution of Emergency Operations.
  • Execution of Continuity of Operations.
  • Execution of National Security Programs.
  • Conducted Situational Briefings.
  • Crew/Team Coordination.
  • Execution of Critical Action Procedures.
  • None of the above.
4 Select all responses that reflect your experience with a command center and/or or an operations center organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have supervised the implementation of Emergency action programs.
  • I have provided interface with other operation centers.
  • I have served as a team leader in an operational environment.
  • I have provided oversight of emerging emergency events.
  • None of the above.
5 Do you have experience maintaining a state of continuing readiness to make decisions about the magnitude of an emerging disaster. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Select all responses that best describe the tasks you have performed as part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Assisted in Emergency Management Program development.
  • Maintained an all hazard/all threat emergency response plan.
  • Developed Emergency Management mandatory standards.
  • Provided policy guidance to establish an all-hazards risk management program.
  • Assisted in emergency integration within a state/territory/district/region.
  • Analyzed support operations contingency plans.
  • None of the above.
7 Select all communication systems and/or equipment you have experience operating in an emergency operations center. You should be prepared to discuss your answer during an interview if invited. Answer to this question is required
  • Video Teleconference Equipment.
  • Emergency Notification Systems.
  • Warning Systems.
  • Secure computer systems.
  • Secure video
  • teleconference systems
  • Secure telephonic systems.
  • None of the above.
8 3172708 From the list below, select the response(s) that best describe(s) your experience with alert or warning systems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have evaluated the effectiveness of an emergency command center's communications capabilities through the review of operational plans.
  • I have served as a liaison with government representatives or private industry on the utilization of warning systems.
  • I have evaluated the installation feasibility of emergency communications systems.
  • None of the above.
9 Have you briefed senior leaders of your organization on courses of action for emergency preparedness issues? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 My problem-solving experience required that I ________. (select all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • Defend my findings orally.
  • Discuss my findings with others prior to reaching a conclusion.
  • Refer to oral guidance in finding a solution.
  • Recommend several alternate solutions.
  • List proposed solutions in order of preference.
  • Point out a preferred solution while providing pros and cons.
  • Present analytical information to senior management officials.
  • None of the above.
11 Select all responses that describe activities you have performed when working with management to affect change. Answer to this question is required
  • Supported staff based on personnel.
  • Recommended administrative strategies for problem resolution.
  • Developed standard operating procedures.
  • Recommended performance goals.
  • Recommended program processes.
  • None of the above.
12 Select all of the areas in which you have experience working with groups to make decisions. (Select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Emergency Operations
  • Continuity of Operations (COOP) planning
  • COOP Alerting or Activation
  • Contingency programs
  • Relocation transportation programs/
  • None of the above
13 Select all responses that describe how you communicate with individuals and organizations. Answer to this question is required
  • Conduct briefings with senior management to provide status updates.
  • Communicate with other organizations to resolve concerns.
  • Provide verbal instructions to execute processes.
  • Submit reports.
  • Represent your organization at meetings with other agencies.
  • 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 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.