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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

Grade: 13

1 GS-13: Do you have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 level, as defined in the vacancy announcement? 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
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.
7 Select the statements below that describe your experience communicating. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience communicating orally in an interpersonal setting.
  • I have experience speaking publicly during team meetings.
  • I have experience making presentations to small groups.
  • I have experience briefing managers.
  • I have experience making presentations to large audiences.
  • I have experience interacting with executive level staff.
  • I have experience speaking publicly for the purpose of communicating unfamiliar technical or abstract information.
  • I have experience speaking publicly in stressful and/or adversarial situations.
  • I have experience developing reports. And/or other forms of written communication which convey complex and unfamiliar technical information in a form readily understandable by a general audience.
  • I have formal training and/or work experience in risk or crisis communications.
  • I have experience in oral communication concerning programs or projects that seek to promote behavioral change on the part of a general audience or the public.
  • I have experience in written communication concerning programs or projects that seek to promote behavioral change on the part of a general audience or the public.
  • None of the above
8 3088275 From the list below, select the document(s) you possess experience writing in a professional setting. Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared technical memorandums for both internal and external audiences.
  • I have prepared sections of reports or briefings containing complex analysis and information.
  • I have prepared complete technical reports or briefings.
  • I have prepared policy recommendations and/or options papers for senior level management decision making.
  • I have prepared studies, reports, articles, or newsletters distributed to audiences outside my organization.
  • None of the above
9 3088587 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience delivering oral presentations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have verbally presented non-technical information in management level meetings or situations (e.g., provided project status information during a meeting).
  • I have verbally presented technical information in management level meetings or situations (e.g., described technical project details during a meeting).
  • I have verbally presented non-technical information to management or customers.
  • I have verbally presented technical information to management or customers.
  • I have tailored spoken content or supporting materials to enhance an oral presentation.
  • None of the above.
10 3167451 From the list below, select the statement that describes the extent of your training and experience evaluating the usefulness of data from a variety of sources to inform strategic planning and leadership decision making. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had training in evaluating the usefulness of data.
  • I have assisted in evaluating the usefulness of data by gathering, compiling, or interpreting data from a variety of sources for review by others.
  • I have evaluated the usefulness of data from a variety of sources and used the information for strategic planning and leadership decision making (e.g., identifying possible explanations or alternatives for a situation, analyzing costs and benefits of alternatives).
  • I have led and supervised others in evaluating the usefulness of data from a variety of sources and using the information for strategic planning and leadership decision making (e.g., identifying possible explanations or alternatives for a situation, analyzing the costs and benefits of alternatives).
  • I do not have training or experience performing this task.
11 From the list below, select the statement that describes the extent of your experience using qualitative or quantitative methods of analysis to assess and improve program effectiveness. Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted analysis on program effectiveness with guidance or instruction from a higher-level employee or supervisor.
  • I have analyzed program effectiveness by following specific examples or templates.
  • I have analyzed program effectiveness by following general guidance for evaluation of routine or recurring projects or products with review by a higher-level employee or supervisor.
  • I have analyzed program effectiveness by following general guidance for evaluation of non-routine or complex projects or products with review by a higher-level employee or supervisor.
  • I have independently led the analysis of program effectiveness for routine or recurring projects or products.
  • I have independently led the analysis of program effectiveness for non-routine or complex projects or products where no precedents exist.
  • I have provided guidance or instruction to others on analyzing program effectiveness for both routine and recurring projects or products and for non-routine or complex projects or products.
  • I do not have experience performing this task.
12 From the list below, select the statement that describes your experience conducting research or collecting data to improve program functions (e.g., SWOT analysis). Answer to this question is required
  • I have had training in conducting research to improve program function.
  • I have assisted with research on program-related information by carrying out specific tasks or assignments to gather data as directed by a higher-level employee or supervisor.
  • I have researched program-related information, including the identification of risks, opportunities for improvement, best practices, and/or technical challenges. My research was reviewed by a higher-level employee or supervisor.
  • I have developed recommendations to management for improving program performance based on research I have conducted to identify risks, opportunities for improvement, best practices, and/or technical challenges.
  • I have implemented changes to improve program performance based on research I have conducted to identify risks, opportunities for improvement, best practices, and/or technical challenges.
  • I have directed research efforts to identify risks, opportunities for improvement, best practices, or technical challenges to improve program performance.
  • I do not have experiencing performing this task.
13 3089090 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.
14 Select all applicable activities from the following list that you have regularly performed and which demonstrate your skill in developing and enhancing working partnerships and resolving issues. Answer to this question is required
  • Provide frequent briefings to higher-level authority on issues and recommend solutions to problems.
  • Facilitate group sessions (i.e. group feedback sessions, focus groups, user workshops).
  • Prepare and present technical briefings and/or training activities to a variety of audiences.
  • Work closely with managers to resolve problems, analyze alternatives, negotiate differences, or develop improvements.
  • Explain or justify decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations.
  • Conduct meetings to plan, coordinate, consult on work efforts, or resolve issues. This would include making presentations to influence individuals or groups who are resistant to agency positions or have conflicting agendas.
  • Represented an organizational program in discussions with individuals or groups who may be skeptical or in disagreement and require skill to influence, motivate, question or otherwise gain the desired outcome.
  • None of the above.
15 Select the response(s) that best describe your experience identifying and analyzing problems, making logical decisions, and providing solutions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have identified and analyzed problems, distinguished between relevant and irrelevant information, and made rational decisions.
  • I have used qualitative data and analytical tools to problem solve and develop recommendations for alternative courses of action.
  • I have conducted analysis reviews and studies of operational programs and processes to provide recommended solutions and improvements for efficiency.
  • None of the above.
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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