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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 In which of the following do you have knowledge of and experience leading the analysis of information technology systems used in a Federal environment. (Choose all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Perform needs analyses to define opportunities for new or improved business process solutions
  • Consult with customers to identify and specify functional requirements
  • Develop overall functional and systems requirements and specifications
  • Conduct business process engineering
  • Conduct feasibility studies and trade-off analyses
  • Prepare business cases for the application of information technology solutions
  • Define systems scope and objectives
  • Ensure integration of all systems components (e.g., procedures, databases, policies, software, and hardware)
  • Develop systems implementation plans
  • Ensure rigorous application of information security/assurance policies, principles, and practices to the systems analysis process
  • None of the above
4 In which of the following do you have knowledge of and experience developing and implementing policies and standards for the use of information technology (IT) solutions to meet statutory and practical requirements in a Federal environment. (Choose all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Ensuring compliance with and meeting statutory and practical requirements associated with the use of information technology solutions in the Federal environment
  • Implementing requirements put forth in public laws, Executive Branch directives, Federal standards, and agency-specific policies
  • Developing risk mitigation strategy approved by Agency management
  • Ensuring system reliability and accessibility
  • Supporting technical requirements to meet program needs
  • None of the above.
5 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best reflect(s) your experience in the certification and accreditation (C&A) process. Select all that apply: Answer to this question is required
  • Reviewed and submitted accreditation packages
  • Prepared or oversaw the preparation of accreditation packages
  • Periodically reviewed IT security systems
  • Maintained contractual technical services
  • Reviewed computer systems and networks
  • Managed IT security metrics
  • None of the above
6 Select the statement(s) that describe your experience and/or knowledge of government contracting and procurement regulations and guidelines and ability to monitor IT contracts and procurement actions. Check all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Managed/monitored contract performance to ensure services performed are consistent with the SOW and costs are reasonable and within approved obligation limits in the role of Contracting Officers Technical Representative (COTR).
  • Developed statements of work (SOW) that include technical requirements.
  • Knowledge and experience with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Federal Information Management Regulations (FIRMR) and other government standards and their equivalent commercial standards regarding information technology systems, software, hardware, equipment and services.
  • Knowledge and training in FAR, FIRMR and other government standards and their equivalent commercial standards regarding information technology equipment and services.
  • Evaluated proposals as the technical chairperson.
  • Experience as a team member to acquire information systems, software and hardware products and/or professional services.
  • Experience as a technical team member to acquire information technology systems, software and hardware products and/or professional services.
  • None of the above.
7 From the list below, select the applicable information security authorities or regulations you have applied. Answer to this question is required
  • National Institute of Standards & Technology
  • Federal Information Systems Security act
  • Federal Laws and Executive orders
  • Presidential Directives
  • Guides and precedents
  • Committee on National Security Systems instructions
  • Intelligence Community Directives
  • None of the above
8 Select the statement(s) that best describe your experience leading or participating as a team member on specific projects. Answer to this question is required
  • Communicate the organization's strategic plan, mission, vision, and values to work team members and integrate them into the team's strategies, goals, objectives, work plans products, and services.
  • Communicate the assignment, project, problem to be solved, actions to be taken, milestones, program issues, and timeframes for completion to all team members.
  • Coach the team and provide advice on appropriate work methods, practices and procedures, and identifying the parameters of a viable solution.
  • Lead the team in identifying, distributing, balancing and adjusting workload and tasks as needed in accordance with established workflow, skill level and/or occupational specialization, and priorities.
  • Participate in various team projects to analyze specific issues and to develop an approach to resolve specific agency problems or projects.
  • Monitor and report on status and progress of work, checking on work in progress and reviewing completed work to see that the team meets the instruction on work priorities, methods, deadlines and quality.
  • Coach, facilitate and/or negotiate in coordinating team initiatives and to build consensus.
  • Amend or reject work that did not meet established standards.
  • None of the above.
9 From the choices below, please select all that describe your experience assuring information systems are being maintained in accordance with governing regulations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have monitored and evaluated IT systems/applications to ensure compliance with security requirements and policies.
  • I have evaluated, developed and implemented methods, procedures and guidance to protect information technology systems and applications.
  • I have managed virus protection software over a network to ensure, protect and restore information systems and network services and capabilities.
  • I have conducted risk and vulnerability assessments of planned and installed information systems to identify IT risks/vulnerability to attack from a variety of sources (e.g., espionage, disruption of services, destructive programs/ applications) and determined the level of IT protection needed.
  • I have planned and conducted security certification and accreditation reviews for installed systems or networks and assessed and advised on new or revised security measures and countermeasures based on the results of accreditation reviews.
  • I have assessed security events to determine impact and implemented corrective actions.
  • I have developed systems security contingency plans and disaster recovery procedures.
  • I have participated in network and systems design to ensure implementation of appropriate systems security policies.
  • I have evaluated the feasibility of new systems security and services.
  • None of the above.
10 Do you have experience developing Information Technology Systems Operating procedures? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Do you have experience with the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Special Publication 800-53 which provides the guidance on how to assess and select security controls of a federal information system? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 Are you a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP), or do you hold an equivalent certification? Answer to this question is required
  • I hold a CISSP certification.
  • I hold an equivalent security certification.
  • I hole a CAP certification.
  • I hold another technical certification.
  • I do not hold a CISSP or equivalent certification.
13 Indicate your experience gathering and evaluating information and data. (Select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • I have applied analytical and evaluating methods, theories, and techniques to provide recommendations on the effectiveness and efficiency of assigned program operations - (e.g., conducting studies; researching and analyzing official documents; compiling and charting statistical data; gathering, summarizing and analyzing information for incorporation into final reports; carrying out specified portions or segments of specific projects).
  • I have tracked and monitored completion of office assignments and prepared reports that evaluate results and document any trends.
  • I have utilized a system to review, control, and report on program project status.
  • I have conducted analysis, reviews, and studies of operational and administrative programs and processes in order to provide recommended solutions and improvements for the efficiency of the office.
  • None of the above.
14 Select the statement(s) that describe the person-to-person communication or briefing skills you have used as a regular part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • I have effectively communicated technical information to internal or external audiences.
  • I have effectively communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives, or priorities on a regular basis.
  • I have persuaded others to accept findings, recommendations, changes, alternative viewpoints, or to take a particular course of action.
  • I have interviewed employees or managers to acquire specific programmatic and/or technical information.
  • I have conducted training sessions with varied audiences with different levels of comprehension.
  • I have briefed managers/executives outside of my organization.
  • I have coordinated meetings, workshops, or conferences.
  • I have delivered presentations to groups at work or in other environments.
  • I have taught a class, provided one-on-one instruction, or similar experience.
  • I have provided briefings/updates to supervisors, coworkers, or others on a regular basis.
  • I have provided briefings on controversial issues.
  • I have developed written materials for briefings, meetings, or conferences.
  • None of the above
15 3089815 From the list below, select the response(s) that best describe(s) activities you have regularly performed for your organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed written materials for briefings, meetings, or conferences.
  • I have written clearly, logically, concisely, and persuasively for a variety of audiences.
  • I have drafted procedural material for dissemination to field or operating-level elements.
  • I have drafted reports, memoranda, and correspondence for signatures for higher-level officials.
  • I have authored issues/position papers or summary reports on organizational data, which included analysis and recommendations.
  • I have drafted responses to Departmental inquiries.
  • I have communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives, or priorities in writing.
  • I have written guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems.
  • I have explained or justified decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations.
  • I have composed complex correspondence or other written work including management reports and manuals.
  • I have reviewed reports for accuracy, adherence to policy, organization of material, clarity of expression and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  • I have compiled correspondence that consolidates input from a number of different sources, including contradictory viewpoints.
  • I have developed comprehensive material for briefings, meetings or conferences.
  • I have conducted multi-discipline workshops in order to develop technical content for a variety of national preparedness products.
  • 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.