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Grade: 14

1 GS-14: Do you have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 level, as defined in the vacancy announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

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 Which of the following describe your experience in program policy? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience making changes to accommodate changing mission requirements.
  • I have experience examining policy issues
  • I have experience with developing strategic goals.
  • None of the above.
4 3116341 From the list below, select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience interpreting and communicating policies, procedures, regulations, program research and policy analysis with internal and external stakeholders. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience developing and implementing a communications strategy for policies, procedures, business plans, and departmental activities.
  • I have experience interpreting, and effectively communicating policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • I have experience preparing oral and written reports and presentations, with collateral materials to support the understanding of policies, procedures and regulations (i.e., graphs, charts, and reports that are clear concise and effective).
  • I have experience developing complex analytical documents evaluating programs or policies.
  • I have experience developing policy guidance notices, procedures, briefing papers or talking points for senior managers.
  • I have developed research papers that analyze various industry practices around specific programs or policies.
  • None of the above.
5 Indicate which experience(s) you possess evaluating programs, business units, or departments with organization-wide impact (check all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • Conducted formal studies to evaluate effectiveness.
  • Recommended operations changes for management review.
  • Identified potential benefits and drawbacks of changes.
  • Revealed inconsistencies in the work output of a unit, department, or program.
  • None of the above
6 Select all responses that reflect your experience in an emergency operations center environment. Answer to this question is required
  • Formulated strategies for emergency response planning.
  • Advised senior leadership on operations center capabilities for response actions.
  • Analyzed resource requirements.
  • Executed emergency response plans.
  • Initiated notification procedures to maintain situational awareness.
  • Coordinated on-going operations with subordinate personnel.
  • None of the above.
7 Select all responses that describe your experience communicating with internal and external audiences of stakeholders, customers and user groups. Answer to this question is required
  • I have authored communications, briefings, and analysis documents on project/program related issues that I have presented to varied audiences.
  • I have presented findings and/or recommendations to senior management and stakeholders to improve operations.
  • I have developed reports and/or proposals on complex project/program requirements management issues.
  • I have conducted training seminars for internal or external audiences.
  • None of the above
8 Choose the statement(s) that best describe your 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 organizational strategies, goals, objectives and priorities in oral presentations.
  • Explain or justify decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations.
  • Brief managers outside the organization on program goals and objectives.
  • Defend agency position to third parties performing oversight review of programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster cooperation and consensus among groups in fostering agency goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to build consensus through collaboration from others to obtain information, achieve results and accomplish goals.
  • None of the above.
9 Select the statements that describe your experience developing effective internal and external working relationships. Answer to this question is required
  • I have demonstrated ability to build constructive relationships with customers, peers, supervisors, managers and subordinates.
  • I have taken calculated risks to improve performance, developing innovations, or achieve challenging goals.
  • I have acted decisively and appropriately during crisis.
  • I have taken action to evaluate and improve practices and avoid future problems.
  • None of the above.
10 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.
11 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.
12 I have performed the following leadership-type functions in work unit or team assignments: Answer to this question is required
  • Set standards, expectations, and deadlines
  • Planned the work to be assigned to employees or team members
  • Established work schedules and worksite assignments
  • Reviewed completed work for technical adequacy and timeliness
  • Followed up with employees or team members to assure timeliness in meeting milestones
  • Reported progress to senior management
  • Implemented work completed
  • Evaluated the effectiveness of completed assignments or projects
  • None of the above
13 Select the response(s) that reflect the activities you have performed as a team leader or supervisor. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Led a team in self-assessing strengths and weaknesses.
  • Distributed workload among team members based on workflow.
  • Provided guidance and/or training to junior team members.
  • Counseled on or corrected performance.
  • Coordinated team goals, timetables, or activities with other teams.
  • Tracked status of team assignments
  • Reassigned work or adjusted timetables as necessary to meet goals and deadlines.
  • None of the above.
14 From the list below, select the response(s) that describe your experience in managing employees. Answer to this question is required
  • I have directed, coordinated or overseen the work of employees.
  • I have planned work to be accomplished.
  • I have established and adjusted priorities.
  • I have prepared schedules for completion of work.
  • I have assigned work to employees based on priorities, consideration of the difficulty of assignments, and the capabilities of employees.
  • I have developed performance standards and evaluated employees’ work.
  • I have identified methods to increase the quality and efficiency of employees' work.
  • I have given advice, counsel, or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters.
  • None of the above
15 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describes your experience managing a staff. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Designing or executing staff development programs.
  • Setting goals for subordinates.
  • Administering and directing the work of staff through subordinates.
  • Resolving employee complaints and/or grievances.
  • Administering corrective or disciplinary actions.
  • Taken action to make the workplace more sensitive to cultural diversity.
  • Managed a team of remote staff (i. e. working in different locations, teleworking, etc).
  • None of the above.
16 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe your experience assessing emergency management program progress relative to goals, plans and changing needs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have identified key issues and applied innovative solutions to make organizational improvements to emergency management programs.
  • I have established standards, goals, and targets and held others accountable for achieving emergency management program goals.
  • I have redefined emergency management program goals as a result of change in policy or organizational mission.
  • None of the above
17 Select the response(s) that reflect your experience within a command center and/or an operations center. Answer to this question is required
  • I have supervised the implementation of Emergency Action programs.
  • I have provided interface with other operation centers (such as the National Military Command Center, etc).
  • I have served as a team or shift leader responsible for leading others in an operational environment.
  • I have provided oversight of emerging events.
  • I have directed the operational response of a team to an event.
  • None of the above.
18 Select all responses that apply to your supervisory and/or leadership experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Establishes guidelines, sets goals and performance expectations for staff members, evaluating performance and communicating any deficiencies.
  • Models high standards of honesty, integrity, trust, openness and respect for others by applying these values to daily behaviors.
  • Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit within the team; motivates staff.
  • None of the above.
19 From the following list of supervisory duties, please select those you have performed. Answer to this question is required
  • Provided administrative and technical supervision.
  • Established an organizational environment that positively influences employees' ability to deliver high quality products and services.
  • Exercised leadership authority to recommend or take personnel actions regarding selection, promotion, training, discipline, and performance management.
  • Review unit performance and identify opportunities for qualitative and quantitative improvement.
  • Developed and implemented strategic, long-term, and short-term program plans.
  • Implemented or authoritatively recommended significantly new organizational initiatives and changed to programs and policies.
  • 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
  • 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.