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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
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 answer(s) that best describe your experience in all hazards planning: Answer to this question is required
  • I wrote an all hazard response plan.
  • I wrote annexes in support of an all hazard response plan.
  • I led a Course of Action development team.
  • I participated in developing the scenario for a specific hazard.
  • I developed a threat analysis brief in support of a planning initiative.
  • I served as a subject matter expert with federal, state, or local partners during a planning initiative.
  • I served as a subject matter expert with non-governmental groups during a planning initiative.
  • I do not have any of the experience described.
4 Select all responses that describe the CBRNE response or detection equipment with which you have worked: Answer to this question is required
  • Chemical
  • Biological
  • Radiological
  • Nuclear
  • Explosives
  • None of the above.
5 3147610 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience serving as a technical advisor for establishment of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) defense measures. Answer to this question is required
  • I have interpreted policies for passive protection.
  • I have developed policies for passive protection.
  • I have interpreted policies for contamination avoidance.
  • I have developed policies for contamination avoidance.
  • I have interpreted policies for mitigation procedures.
  • I have developed policies for mitigation procedures.
  • None of the above.
6 Select all responses that describe your experience responding to hazardous materials or Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) incidents. Answer to this question is required
  • Maintained an emergency response program.
  • Implemented an emergency preparedness or emergency response program.
  • Applied the National Response Framework to hazardous materials response.
  • Implemented the National Incident Management, Incident Command System in a hazardous materials response.
  • Provided safety program implementation assistance to organizational supervisors in any safety specialty area.
  • Coordinated inter-agency or inter-organization response.
  • None of the above.
7 3147609 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience building out teams designed to support a response to a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, or Nuclear incident. Answer to this question is required
  • I have ensured teams are properly equipped to carry out designated plans for response to a specific weapons of mass destruction (WMD) incident.
  • I have monitored the effectiveness of emergency management plans.
  • I have coordinated the implementation of emergency management plans with partner stakeholders.
  • I have identified target audiences for training.
  • I have developed strategic communication plans to communicate and market a new or updated training course.
  • None of the above.
8 3088984: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your ability to facilitate information sharing between emergency management stakeholders. Answer to this question is required
  • I have briefed my leaders with real-time updates on information that was relevant to emergency management activities.
  • I have developed portions of reports that summarize relevant data collected for emergency management activities.
  • I have communicated information to external partners (i.e., people outside of my organization) that directly impacted the operations of emergency management activities.
  • I have assisted in the determination of the relevance of information to be reported to stakeholders (e.g., State, local, tribal, territorial, private sector, non-governmental).
  • I have assisted in tailoring relevant information communicated to audiences based on the factors that impact them directly.
  • I have provided members of my organization/team with background and context related to emergency management decisions.
  • None of the above.
9 Select the response(s) that describe(s) your level of experience as it pertains to interpersonal communication skills. Answer to this question is required
  • Explained technical issues to a variety of individuals.
  • Maintained working relationships with representatives of other organizations.
  • Provided advice, guidance, or direction to staff.
  • Clarified requirements and/or obtained missing information.
  • Negotiated issues among parties with differing interests to gain agreement on changes affecting a program or work product.
  • Resolved conflict by persuading others to accept new conditions, procedures, or techniques.
  • Interacted in situations where shifts in priorities, work assignments, or deadlines occurred due to delays or unexpected events.
  • None of the above.
10 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe your experience developing effective internal and external working relationships. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience building constructive relationships with customers, peers, supervisors, managers, and subordinates.
  • I have experience maintaining a customer service focus when conflicting priorities occur.
  • I have experience utilizing active listening skills and proposing alternate solutions when needed.
  • I have experience facilitating discussions with a diverse audience, exercising tact in the resolution of differences of opinion.
  • I have experience managing customer’s expectations, providing deliverables when promised.
  • None of the above
11 Select all statements that reflect your experience providing customer service on financial issues or products. Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided guidance to customers on implementation of financial policies and procedures.
  • I have responded in writing to inquiries providing information on implementation of financial policies and procedures.
  • I have conducted meetings with managers and staff to ensure customers’ needs are met
  • I have provided customer service that was recognized by a supervisor through an award or letter of appreciation.
  • I have directly investigated customer issues with budget/financial procedures.
  • None of the above.
12 3147794 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience representing your organization to others. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed and maintained relationships with top level management and various officials and stakeholders involved in Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) emergency response in other Federal agencies.
  • I have maintained relationships with management and various officials and stakeholders involved in CBRN emergency response in the private sector, or State or local governments.
  • I have represented the agency or organization on White House or National Security staff-led policy coordination and development groups.
  • I have provided technical counsel and advice to management on matters related to the risks and benefits of implementing broad or new national initiatives.
  • I have participated in workshops, briefings, meetings, conference calls, or other scheduled and ongoing channels to improve operational response capabilities.
  • None of the above.
13 Select all responses that describe your experience representing your agency or organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have acted as a spokesperson presenting myself in a professional manner.
  • I have made presentations or prepared reports on behalf of my agency or organization.
  • I have represented my organization or agency with staff of other Federal, state, or local government officials on matters related to my organization�s or agency�s mission.
  • None of the above.
14 3147615 From the list below, select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience in participating or conducting Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) incidents in exercises. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as an exercise planner for Chemical exercises.
  • I have provided input to the design of Chemical exercises.
  • I have served as an exercise planner for Biological exercises.
  • I have provided input to the design of Biological exercises.
  • I have served as an exercise planner for Radiological exercises.
  • I have provided input to the design of Radiological exercises.
  • I have served as an exercise planner for Nuclear exercises.
  • I have provided input to the design of Nuclear exercises.
  • None of the above.
15 Select all responses that reflect your experience interacting with internal and/or external customers. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Coordinated with leadership to identify information requirements.
  • Responded to internal questions regarding office operations.
  • Interacted with external stakeholders to obtain data.
  • None of the above.
16 3088964: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience developing and maintaining relationships with partners and stakeholders. Answer to this question is required
  • I have built working relationships with Federal, State, local, tribal, and/or territorial leadership to prepare for emergency management response activities.
  • I have coordinated with Federal, State, local, tribal, and/or territorial stakeholders to exchange critical information during an emergency response activity.
  • I have directed team members that I had no direct authority over during a response to an emergency management situation.
  • I have regularly attended emergency management conferences and/or meetings to develop relationships with others in the emergency management field.
  • I have worked with technical experts to understand the magnitude of an emergency management situation.
  • I have leveraged relationships to implement an integrated response to an emergency response.
  • None of the above.
17 I have performed the following leadership functions in a project or program (Select all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • Coached and mentored staff to achieve desired results.
  • Evaluated the effectiveness of a complete project or program goal.
  • Followed-up with team members to assure timeliness in meeting milestones.
  • Implemented work completed.
  • Planned work assignments to be assigned to team members.
  • Reported progress to senior management.
  • Resolved conflicts, differences or problems among team members.
  • Reviewed completed work for technical adequacy and timeliness.
  • Set goals, milestones and expectations.
  • None of the above.
18 Choose the statement(s) that best describe your experience assigning, reviewing, coordinating, and/or managing work requests for tasks assigned to contract staff. Answer to this question is required
  • I have reviewed and approved work deliverables.
  • I have assigned work requests.
  • I have reviewed and approved project work plans.
  • I have set and adjusted work priorities for contract staff.
  • I have negotiated project costs submitted by the contractor.
  • I have negotiated changes to requirements between the system owner and contractor staff.
  • I have reviewed contractor change management processes.
  • I have analyzed work requests from system owners prior to assigning contract staff.
  • None of the above.
19 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.
20 Select all of the areas in which you have specific experience managing a staff as it relates to Emergency Operations. Answer to this question is required
  • Implementing emergency operations for an organization.
  • Developing doctrine, policy, guidance and other documents for an organization.
  • Developing briefings for a variety of audiences.
  • Presenting briefings to a variety of audiences.
  • Creating Spot/Incident reports or similar organizational situation reports.
  • Providing Intelligence reports or analysis products.
  • None of the above.
21 From the list below, select the statements that describe your ability to complete supervisory task(s). Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Oversaw, directed or developed work to be accomplished by subordinates
  • Prepared schedules for completion of work
  • Responsible for the first line supervision of employees
  • Assigned work to subordinates based on priorities, consideration of the difficulty of assignments, and the capabilities of employees
  • Developed performance standards and evaluated employees' work
  • Gave advice, counsel or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters
  • Interviewed candidates for positions in a unit
  • I have not performed any of the above listed supervisory tasks
22 Select the statement(s) below that best describe your experience in providing organizational information to management: Answer to this question is required
  • Collecting information for management’s analysis.
  • Extracting prepared reports from automated systems or historical records for management’s analysis.
  • Analyzing information to provide relevant reports to management.
  • Administering organizational reviews to determine process improvements.
  • Analyzing organizational trends to determine necessary remedial actions.
  • Applying management techniques to implement process improvements.
  • 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 3225314 Current and former Stafford Act employees who can document 64 or more hours of paid time, per pay period, with no breaks in service* for 78 or more consecutive pay periods since August 1, 2014 are eligible to be considered for this Merit Promotion Job Opportunity Announcement.  Do you meet this eligibility standard? (*Note: A “break in service” is defined as 3 or more days in non-pay status, except as allowed under 5 CFR § 315.201(b)(3)(ii) for special circumstances such as military deployment, etc.). 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.
3 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
    3.1 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
4 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
    4.1 3095446 Please specify how you learned about this Federal Emergency Management Agency job opportunity. Maximum length of 250 characters.
5 3176176 Are you applying for consideration under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    5.1 3176178 I understand if I am selected, I will be required to submit copies of my Notification of Personnel Actions (SF-50’s) and performance appraisals for each period of employment being used to determine my eligibility for consideration under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act. 
    • Yes
    • No
  • No
6 3225319  Are you applying for consideration as a current or former competitive service time-limited employee of a U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Industrial Base Facility or Major Range and Test Facilities Base(s) under provisions contained in Section 1132 of Public Law (P.L.) 114-328? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    6.1

    I understand if I am selected, I will be required to submit copies of my Notification of Personnel Actions (SF-50’s) and performance appraisals for each period of employment being used to document my eligibility.  I also understand that eligibility requirements validation will be conducted by FEMA Human Resources personnel prior to appointment.

    • Yes
    • No
  • No
7 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
8 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
    8.1 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
9 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.