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Grade: 11

1 3093963 From the list below, select the response that best describes your education and/or experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess a degree in community planning or a related field, such as urban affairs, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, sociology, geography, economics, political science, or public administration which included at least 12 semester hours in the planning process, socioeconomic and physical elements of planning, urban and regional economic analysis, and development finance (Transcript Required).
  • I possess a degree in one of the related fields described in choice 1 that did not include the 12 semester hours of courses indicated; however, I possess at least 1 year of work experience in community planning acquired under the supervision and guidance of a community planner (Transcript Required).
  • I possess a combination of education and specialized experience, as described in the vacancy announcement, that includes courses equivalent to a major in one of the above disciplines, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the above disciplines of which at least 12 semester hours were in the planning process, and socioeconomic and physical elements of planning, plus appropriate experience or additional education (Transcript Required).
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
2 3157076 GS-11: Select the response that best describes your education and/or experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9, as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I possess three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. (Transcript required)
  • I possess a combination of specialized experience, as described in the vacancy announcement, and related graduate level education, that when combined, meet the qualification requirements for this position. (Transcript required)
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
3

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
4 From the list below, select the response(s) that describe your experience applying land use regulations: Answer to this question is required
  • Worked as a community planner at the state, local, or tribal level
  • Worked as a community planner as part of a Community Planning Commission
  • Worked as an emergency manager with mitigation as a focus
  • Worked as a project officer on a smart-growth or re-development plan
  • Worked on a planning experience not listed above
  • None of the above
5 From the list below, select the response(s) that reflect your experience: Answer to this question is required
  • Reviewed hazard mitigation plans for communities
  • Reviewed hazard mitigation plans for tribes
  • Worked with land use planning process
  • Worked on a multi-discipline consulting team on land development or redevelopment of communities
  • Worked on a multi-discipline team that consulted on planning and zoning requirements
  • Applied the provisions of the Section 322 of the Robert T. Stafford Act, as amended
  • None of the above
6 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe your oral communication experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have persuaded co-workers to take specific action on matters involving policy or operating program issues.
  • I have facilitated or led discussions in which I influenced, motivated, or persuaded groups of individuals.
  • I have led discussions to plan or consult on work efforts.
  • I have given presentations on controversial issues which have regional and/or national implications.
  • I have delivered speeches conveying senior leadership messages to outside organizations.
  • None of the above
7 I have written the following item(s) in a professional setting (check all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • Written materials for briefings, meetings, or conferences.
  • Written procedures
  • Memoranda and/or correspondence for signature for higher-level officials
  • Guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems
  • Management reports
  • Systems or program operational documentation
  • Training material
  • Analysis or special studies
  • None of the above
8 Do you have experience describing how flood hazard identification is used to manage flood risk? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 From the list below, select your experience(s) leading and/or organizing community meetings. Answer to this question is required
  • I have scheduled public meetings with community members.
  • I have led public meetings with community members.
  • I have led National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) meetings.
  • None of the above
10 Select the way(s) you have improved the performance of your team or organization: Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed projects ahead of schedule.
  • I have volunteered to take on additional responsibilities at work.
  • I have monitored the way I perform my work.
  • I have improved my work products.
  • I have been recognized or awarded at my work for doing more than expected.
  • None of the above.

Grade: 12

1 3093963 From the list below, select the response that best describes your education and/or experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess a degree in community planning or a related field, such as urban affairs, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, sociology, geography, economics, political science, or public administration which included at least 12 semester hours in the planning process, socioeconomic and physical elements of planning, urban and regional economic analysis, and development finance (Transcript Required).
  • I possess a degree in one of the related fields described in choice 1 that did not include the 12 semester hours of courses indicated; however, I possess at least 1 year of work experience in community planning acquired under the supervision and guidance of a community planner (Transcript Required).
  • I possess a combination of education and specialized experience, as described in the vacancy announcement, that includes courses equivalent to a major in one of the above disciplines, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the above disciplines of which at least 12 semester hours were in the planning process, and socioeconomic and physical elements of planning, plus appropriate experience or additional education (Transcript Required).
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
2 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
3

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
4 From the list below, select the response(s) that describe your experience applying land use regulations: Answer to this question is required
  • Worked as a community planner at the state, local, or tribal level
  • Worked as a community planner as part of a Community Planning Commission
  • Worked as an emergency manager with mitigation as a focus
  • Worked as a project officer on a smart-growth or re-development plan
  • Worked on a planning experience not listed above
  • None of the above
5 From the list below, select the response(s) that reflect your experience: Answer to this question is required
  • Reviewed hazard mitigation plans for communities
  • Reviewed hazard mitigation plans for tribes
  • Worked with land use planning process
  • Worked on a multi-discipline consulting team on land development or redevelopment of communities
  • Worked on a multi-discipline team that consulted on planning and zoning requirements
  • Applied the provisions of the Section 322 of the Robert T. Stafford Act, as amended
  • None of the above
6 Select each type of experience you have using a GIS program: Answer to this question is required
  • Edited GIS features.
  • Attributed data using ArcView or ArcGIS software.
  • Created digital GIS features.
  • Created digital metadata using ArcGIS software.
  • Conducted GIS map product needs assessment.
  • Developed project objectives.
  • Evaluated the adequacy of existing data sources.
  • Prepared final output products.
  • Used naming conventions.
  • None of the above.
7 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe your oral communication experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have persuaded co-workers to take specific action on matters involving policy or operating program issues.
  • I have facilitated or led discussions in which I influenced, motivated, or persuaded groups of individuals.
  • I have led discussions to plan or consult on work efforts.
  • I have given presentations on controversial issues which have regional and/or national implications.
  • I have delivered speeches conveying senior leadership messages to outside organizations.
  • None of the above
8 I have written the following item(s) in a professional setting (check all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • Written materials for briefings, meetings, or conferences.
  • Written procedures
  • Memoranda and/or correspondence for signature for higher-level officials
  • Guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems
  • Management reports
  • Systems or program operational documentation
  • Training material
  • Analysis or special studies
  • None of the above
9 Select all responses below that best describe the role(s) in which you have conducted floodplain management-related activities: Answer to this question is required
  • Coordinated a Floodplain Management Program at a local, state or federal level.
  • Provided technical assistance to states, tribes, local community officials or private citizens regarding a floodplain zone location or insurance impact.
  • Provided technical assistance to community floodplain managers on their roles, their responsibilities, or on procedural matters.
  • Provided technical assistance to a flood insurance policy holder.
  • Prepared a response to an inquiry regarding a policy holder’s insurance rate or location in the floodplain.
  • None of the above.
10 Do you have experience describing how flood hazard identification is used to manage flood risk? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Select all responses below that best describe floodplain management-related activities or processes you have directly or indirectly participated in or are familiar with: Answer to this question is required
  • Community Assistance Visits (CAVs).
  • Community Rating System (CRS) as a part of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
  • Floodplain Management Ordinance Violations.
  • Community Information System (CIS).
  • Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs).
  • NFIP Suspensions or Enrollments.
  • Floodplain Management Ordinance Adoptions or flood mapping.
  • None of the Above
12 From the list below, select your experience(s) leading and/or organizing community meetings. Answer to this question is required
  • I have scheduled public meetings with community members.
  • I have led public meetings with community members.
  • I have led National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) meetings.
  • None of the above
13 Select the way(s) you have improved the performance of your team or organization: Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed projects ahead of schedule.
  • I have volunteered to take on additional responsibilities at work.
  • I have monitored the way I perform my work.
  • I have improved my work products.
  • I have been recognized or awarded at my work for doing more than expected.
  • None of the above.
14 3099829 From the list below, select the statement(s) that describe your level of experience and ability in planning and working with groups and taskforces. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience providing leadership for team projects and overseeing individual and staff activities.
  • I have experience dealing with organizational challenges and working cooperatively and collaboratively with internal/external groups.
  • I have experience leading groups and taskforces on technical projects.
  • I have experience working with a team of professionals to support research, answer research and technical questions, test methodologies, and develop analytical tools.
  • I have experience in planning and evaluating activities of a team.
  • I have experience translating programs, policy issues or other substantive activities into concise, well-balanced management plans for accomplishing projects.
  • I have experience planning, organizing and coordinating work assignments.
  • 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.