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Grade: 15

1 GS-15: Do you have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-14 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 I have performed the following leadership functions in a project or program (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Keep subordinates informed of decisions, actions, and changes that affect them
  • Ensure that personnel receive needed training and coaching
  • Ensure that all personnel time records are complete, accurate, and submitted within established time frames
  • Create a work environment that provides mutual respect and equal opportunity for all Unit personnel
  • I have never performed any of the tasks listed above
4 Select the choice(s) that reflect the supervisory/managerial functions you have performed. Answer to this question is required
  • Adjusted staffing levels or work procedures to accommodate changes in resource allocations
  • Identified improved work methods and procedures to increase efficiency
  • Assigned work
  • Disciplined employees
  • Evaluated employee performance
  • Served as mentor to lower level staff
  • Identified training needs and provided or arranged for training
  • Interviewed candidates and made selection recommendations
  • Recommended promotions and awards
  • Set goals, milestones and expectations
  • Applied equal employment principles and objectives in carrying out human resources responsibilities for subordinate staff
  • None of the above
5 Select the response(s) that reflect the activities you have regularly performed for your organization. Answer to this question is required
  • Developed written materials for briefings, meetings, or conferences.
  • Written clearly, logically, concisely, and persuasively for a variety of audiences.
  • Drafted procedural material for dissemination to field or operating-level elements.
  • Drafted reports, memoranda, and correspondence for signatures for higher-level officials.
  • Authored issues/position papers or summary reports on organizational data, which included analysis and recommendations.
  • Drafted responses to Departmental inquiries.
  • Communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives, or priorities in writing.
  • Written guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems.
  • Explained or justified decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations.
  • Composed complex correspondence or other written work including management reports and manuals.
  • Reviewed reports for accuracy, adherence to policy, organization of material, clarity of expression and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  • Compiled correspondence that consolidates input from a number of different sources, including contradictory viewpoints.
  • Developed comprehensive material for briefings, meetings or conferences.
  • None of the above
6 Select the statement(s) that describe your experience communicating effectively, both in verbal and written communications, in order to explain and promote assigned program initiatives. Answer to this question is required
  • I have maintained good working relationships with key individuals or groups within and outside of my organization
  • I have experience communicating in spoken form to convey information concisely and clearly
  • I have experience communicating in written form to convey information concisely and clearly
  • I have prepared written reports documenting decisions and recommendations
  • I have reviewed and edited technical and/or non-technical materials, identifying inadequacies in format, grammar, or construction in accordance with accepted standards
  • I have maintained effective working relationships with staff at all levels
  • I have dealt calmly and effectively in high stress situations (for example, tight deadlines, hostile individuals, etc.)
  • I have promoted and maintained good working relationships with key individuals or groups (including co-workers, Human Resources, and contractors) in order to accomplish goals and objectives
  • None of the above
7 From the list below select the response(s) that describe your experience in dealing with employee performance and conduct issues, and employee grievances and complaints. Answer to this question is required
  • I have reviewed and approved serious disciplinary actions (e.g., suspensions).
  • I have heard and resolved group grievances or serious employee complaints.
  • I have heard and resolved complaints from individual employees.
  • I have counseled employees on behavior and effected minor disciplinary measures such as warnings and reprimands.
  • I have initiated and issued performance improvement plans to employees when performance issues have occurred.
  • I have provided oral counseling to employees when performance issues have occurred.
  • I have initiated and issued written counseling to employees when performance issues have occurred.
  • None of the above
8 From the list below, select the supervisory task(s) that you have performed on a regular and recurring basis. Answer to this question is required
  • Oversaw, directed or developed work to be accomplished by subordinates
  • Set and adjusted priorities
  • Prepared schedules for completion of work
  • Assigned work to subordinates based on priorities, consideration of the difficulty of assignments, and the capabilities of employees
  • Gave advice, counsel or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters
  • Worked with employees to identify their developmental and training needs based on organizational goals and budget realities
  • Counseled and/or disciplined employees on conduct issues
  • Counseled and/or disciplined employees on performance issues
  • I have not performed any of the above listed supervisory tasks
9 Select the statement that describes your experience managing office operations. Answer to this question is required
  • Followed-up with other administrative staff to identify the status of administrative actions.
  • Managed office calendars, scheduling appointments, meetings and conferences.
  • Assisted managers with developing and implementing office initiatives related to administrative requirements.
  • Coordinated and attended staff meetings and then follows-up on recommended meeting actions.
  • None of the above
10 Select the organization(s) for which you have experience building coalitions and sustaining effective communications Answer to this question is required
  • Private Sector
  • State
  • Local
  • Federal
  • Other Governmental Organizations
  • Public Interest Groups
  • The Public
  • None of the above
11 Select the statement(s) that describe your experience providing leadership direction. Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided leadership one-on-one with colleagues on business issues.
  • I have provided direction as the leader of a task-based team.
  • I have provided counseling to staff as a supervisor.
  • I have provided leadership direction for national programs.
  • I have provided leadership direction to senior officials to resolve national program challenges.
  • None of the above.
12 I have utilized the following systems in a professional setting. Select all that apply: Answer to this question is required
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  • Incident Command System (ICS)
  • Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
  • National Preparedness System
  • National Preparedness Goal
  • None of Above
13 3088753 From the list below, select the statement that best describes your experience supporting customers. Answer to this question is required
  • I have answered questions regarding standard procedures.
  • I have verified documented customer requirements.
  • I have identified customer requirements.
  • I have identified possible technical challenges.
  • I have discussed approaches to address customer service requirements.
  • I have enforced compliance with policies or procedures.
  • I have provided feedback on customer documentation.
  • I have referred difficult or uncooperative customers to a supervisor or manager.
  • I have responded to difficult or uncooperative customers (or had difficult or uncooperative customers referred to me).
  • None of the above.
14 3088957: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience in preparing plans and procedures for an emergency/crisis/disaster management response operation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have led the development of emergency/crisis/disaster management plans and procedures (e.g., Standard Operating Procedures [SOPs], All Hazards Plans, Continuity of Operations [COOP]).
  • I have coordinated with Federal, State, local, tribal, and/or territorial representatives to reconcile differences in emergency/crisis/disaster plans and procedures.
  • I have reviewed and approved emergency/crisis/disaster management plans.
  • I have evaluated the effectiveness of emergency/crisis/disaster management plans and procedures.
  • I have served as a key team member in the development of emergency/crisis/disaster management plans and procedures.
  • None of the above.
15 3089088 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 requirements, strengths, and competing workloads.
  • I have coordinated efforts with project team members in preparing communication materials.
  • I have promoted cooperation among project team members from diverse backgrounds and/or organizations.
  • I have provided assistance to 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.
16 3090249: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience with budget formulation and justification. Answer to this question is required
  • I have analyzed long-range impact of spending on various activities.
  • Evaluated cost-benefit analyses developed by others to ensure accuracy and used findings to forecast future spending.
  • I have provided technical guidance to senior leadership regarding the acquisition and use of funds.
  • I have formulated recommendations for unique or exceptional expenditures to be included in a budget.
  • I have developed an in-depth justification for a proposed budget.
  • I have justified proposed spending to senior leadership.
  • I have represented my organization in the presentation of proposed spending.
  • I have developed appropriation language to support new or revised allotments.
  • None of the above.
17 3099821 From the list below, select the statement(s) that describe your experience communicating information with external staff in management positions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have resolved matters involving significant policy or operations issues.
  • I have facilitated discussions to influence decision-makers.
  • I have conducted presentations on controversial resource issues.
  • I have presented information conveying senior leadership priorities.
  • 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.