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Grade: 13

1 GS-13: Do you have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 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 From the list below, select the response(s) that best describe your experience in planning, coordinating, developing, and evaluating employee development programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have determined the requirements for specific courses and their relative priority in view of time and resources available, projected schedules, and relationship to the objectives of the total training program.
  • I have determined the time and emphasis given to each unit or module of study in terms of training objectives and continuity.
  • I have coordinated and integrated the types and capabilities of instructional methods, materials, and media.
  • I have developed evaluations to assess the effectiveness of employee development programs.
  • None of the above
4 In which of the following do you have knowledge of and experience with determining performance needs and providing training and exercise solutions for disaster preparedness, mitigation, response or recovery programs and procedures in accordance with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and/or the National Frameworks. Answer to this question is required
  • Conducting front-end analysis with a national program office representative to identify training, education, and exercise requirements for Federal, state, local and tribal government officials to address performance requirements to implement policy and program procedures in accordance with NIMS and the National Frameworks.
  • Facilitating focus groups and managing contract development of performance-based training and exercises with subject matter experts.
  • None of the above
5 Select all responses that best describe the tasks you have performed as part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Assisted in Emergency Management Program development.
  • Maintained an all hazard/all threat emergency response plan.
  • Developed Emergency Management mandatory standards.
  • Provided policy guidance to establish an all-hazards risk management program.
  • Assisted in emergency integration within a state/territory/district/region.
  • Analyzed support operations contingency plans.
  • None of the above.
6 Select the response(s) best describes your involvement in exercise development and execution:(check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Homeland Security Exercise & Evaluation Program (HSEEP) certified
  • Been trained in specific aspects of HSEEP
  • Written an Exercise Evaluation Plan
  • Developed exercise documentation
  • Developed a Master Scenario Event List (MSEL)
  • Served as an exercise controller
  • Served as an exercise evaluator
  • Evaluated an exercise at the Federal, state or local level
  • Conducted a Hot-Wash
  • Written an After Action Report (AAR)
  • Developed a Corrective Action Plan (CAP)
  • None of the above
7 From the list below, please select the task(s) you have performed. (Select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Met with senior managers or officials to present status updates.
  • Participated in implementing administrative policy changes.
  • Modified processes in response to changing policies and/or management evaluations.
  • Interpreted administrative guidance contained in legislation, regulations, and/or policy directives.
  • Provided technical advice regarding administrative management trends.
  • None of the above
8 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
9 Which activities have you performed in spreadsheet software (e.g., Microsoft Excel)? Answer to this question is required
  • Created new macros to automate repetitive tasks.
  • Generated charts or graphs to visually communicate data.
  • Built templates to standardize data collection, analysis, or reporting.
  • Formulated queries to analyze data.
  • Entered or revised data.
  • None of the above.
10 In which of the following do you have knowledge of and experience with US emergency management policies, goals, programs, commitments and requirements, including a working understanding of the interagency and intergovernmental emergency management system: Answer to this question is required
  • Applying new concepts, training and governmental policies and practices in development of courses and administration of emergency management programs
  • Conducting program and/or agency analyses to identify emergency management training, education and exercise compliance requirements
  • Leading or participating in intra-agency, interagency and intergovernmental working groups and/or cooperative efforts with non-governmental organizations, comprising subject matter experts for the study and analysis of emergency management training and education issues and opportunities
  • Designing, developing, conducting and evaluating emergency management training and education in support of agency requirements, ensuring that programs meet federal mandates
  • None of the above
11 Select all responses that describe your experience working in emergency planning and operations procedures to coordinate a Federal, state and/or local response. Answer to this question is required
  • Analyze information and communications systems for potential and actual emergency situations.
  • Analyze information about current and past emergency situations.
  • Coordinate emergency action functions to support emergency operations centers.
  • Alert and mobilize emergency response teams.
  • Issue alert notifications to government agencies in response to emergencies and disasters.
  • None of the above.
12 Please choose all that apply to your experience providing performance-based classroom and/or alternate delivery training on national-level emergency management policy. Answer to this question is required
  • Conducted front-end analysis with a national program office to address performance requirements in order to implement classroom and/or alternate delivery training in accordance with national-level emergency management policy.
  • Facilitated focus groups involving national-level emergency management training.
  • Managed contract development of classroom and/or alternate delivery training methods (i.e., webinars, online independent study, an video-teleconference) with subject matter experts.
  • None of the above.
13 Which statement(s) describe your experience participating in or managing elements of the preparedness cycle for an emergency management organization? Select all that apply: Answer to this question is required
  • Plans, policies, and/or procedures that support an organization’s strategic preparedness vision or goals.
  • A documentation program that captures preparedness plans, policies, and/or procedures.
  • A program for training on new or revised processes to improve preparedness performance.
  • An evaluation program that assesses organizational performance during preparedness exercises and/or real-world events.
  • An improvement planning or corrective action tracking system that captures goals for organizational improvement.
  • A process for integrating corrective actions or organizational improvements into the development of future preparedness cycle plans, policies, and/or procedures.
  • None of the above.
14 3116191 I have served as a subject matter expert on the following policy matters (select all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • Preparedness
  • Protection
  • Response
  • Recovery
  • Mitigation for natural disasters
  • Acts of terrorism
  • Other man-made disasters
  • None of the above
15 Do you have experience representing your Agency/organization in emergency situations that has reflected positively on the Agency/organization? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
16 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
17 From the list below, please select the response(s) that describe(s) your experiences implementing or applying agency or department policy. Answer to this question is required
  • Established overall strategy to integrate preparedness activities (e.g. prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and/or recovery) within a specific program or facility.
  • Made recommendations for improvements following program or function evaluation.
  • Developed preparedness programs at the Federal level for a program or facility.
  • Developed preparedness programs at the Federal level for a department or agency.
  • Developed preparedness programs at the Federal level across multiple departments or branches of government.
  • Provided interpretations of preparedness activity policy.
  • None of the above.
18 Please indicate which of the following types of interpersonal communication duties you have performed as a regular part of a job. (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Briefed management/customers on policy changes.
  • Defended recommendations on controversial issues.
  • Facilitated coordination of efforts between organizational entities.
  • Acted as technical representative.
  • Served on panels, committees, or task forces on technical, programmatic, and/or professional issues.
  • Regularly consulted by others on technical, programmatic, and/or professional issues.
  • Briefed senior or executive level managers on organizational issues.
  • None of the above.
19 I have participated in the following level of exercise activities: (check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • County or Local
  • State
  • Regional
  • Federal
  • Military or similar level command center
  • 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.