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Vacancy Details

Grade: 09

1 GS-9: 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-7 level, as described above and in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have successfully completed a Master's or equivalent graduate degree (such as an LL.B. or J.D.) or at least two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a related field (Transcript required).
  • I possess a combination of specialized experience, as described in the vacancy announcement, and related graduate level education, beyond the first full year of graduate level study, that when combined, meet the qualification requirements for this position (Transcript required).
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
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, 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
4 Which types of software programs have you used in your work? Answer to this question is required
  • Web-based collaboration software (e.g., SharePoint)
  • Word processing software (e.g., Microsoft Word)
  • Diagramming software (e.g., Microsoft Visio)
  • Spreadsheet software (e.g., Microsoft Excel)
  • Publishing software (e.g., Microsoft Publisher, Adobe PageMaker)
  • Project tracking software (e.g., Microsoft Project)
  • None of the above
5 3091381: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience with structuring and organizing work. Answer to this question is required
  • I have organized work with the guidance of my supervisor to ensure successful completion of multiple work activities.
  • I have organized priorities and resources to ensure successful completion of multiple work activities.
  • I have monitored issues, risks, status, and requirements of work activities.
  • I have developed an approach to plan for issues, new requirements, or problems that arise during work activities.
  • I have coordinated with others (including individuals outside my department/division) to ensure successful completion of multiple work activities.
  • I have developed project and/or action plans to establish and guide the objectives, timelines, and work of others (including individuals outside my department/division) that resulted in the successful completion of work activities.
  • None of the above.
6 3091388: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience performing research and summarizing information for evaluation and reporting. Answer to this question is required
  • I have gathered data required for analysis of administrative programs.
  • I have used technology (e.g., charts, graphs, graphics) to summarize data or research results.
  • I have researched and evaluated data to identify the types of information that should be included in reports and presentations.
  • I have synthesized data from several sources to create a summary report.
  • I have directed/supervised the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of data.
  • I have presented results of analysis I conducted to senior leadership in my organization.
  • None of the above.
7 3091386: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience with problem solving. Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted others responsible for solving and resolving problems.
  • I have referenced policy, standard operating procedures or other standard materials or sources that provide a limited number of alternatives to address routine problems.
  • I have gathered information needed to identify a solution to a problem.
  • I have asked meaningful and relevant questions to understand a problem and potential causes.
  • I have analyzed available information to identify alternative solutions to a problem.
  • I have performed a cost-benefit analysis to compare the various strengths and weaknesses of the alternative solutions.
  • I have presented a recommended final solution to organizational leadership.
  • None of the above.
8 3091375: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience managing internal communications. Answer to this question is required
  • I have managed an email distribution list.
  • I have developed final emails for mass internal communication within my organization.
  • I have approved messaging drafted by others for mass internal communication within my organization.
  • I have developed talking points for senior leadership within my organization.
  • I have distributed technical internal communications through an email distribution list.
  • I have organized an all hands meeting for my organization.
  • None of the above.
9 3088202 From the list below, identify the type(s) of document(s) you have written. Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted in writing white papers, reports and/or articles for publication.
  • I have assisted in writing Statements of Work (SOW).
  • I have drafted Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
  • I have drafted desk procedures/job aids.
  • I have assisted in writing inter-organizational documents (e.g., Service Level Agreement, Memorandum Of Understanding, Memorandum Of Agreement).
  • I have drafted training materials.
  • I have assisted in writing Request for Proposals (RFP); Request for Quotations (RFQ); Request for Information (RFI), or similar documents.
  • I have assisted in writing a Strategic Plan.
  • I have assisted in writing a Concept of Operations.
  • None of the above.
10 3088199 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience producing written documents. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience completing standard forms.
  • I have experience writing correspondence.
  • I have experience writing documents or portions of documents for review by team leaders or project managers.
  • I have experience writing documents or portions of documents for supervisory review.
  • I have experience writing documents or portions of documents for review or issuance by senior-level managers or executives.
  • None of the above.
11 3135485 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience with various types of oral communication. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as a point of contact on procedural matters.
  • I have served as a liaison to convey information.
  • I have presented possible solutions to problems within the organization to internal individuals or groups.
  • I have responded to inquiries or requests for information.
  • I have explained non-technical information.
  • I have explained technical information.
  • I have contacted others to obtain information.
  • I have developed delivered presentations to external audiences on work-related topics.
  • None of the above.
12 3085702 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience responding to customer requests. Answer to this question is required
  • I have contributed information to include in responses to customer requests.
  • I have used information personally gathered to respond to customer requests.
  • I have participated in the coordination of responses to customer requests within my own project/program.
  • I have participated in the coordination of responses to customer requests that spanned multiple projects/programs.
  • None of the above.
13 3085698 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) 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 3086015 From the list below, select the response(s) that best describe(s) how you communicate with individuals and organizations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted briefings with senior management to provide status updates.
  • I have communicated with other organizations to resolve concerns.
  • I have provided verbal instructions to execute processes.
  • I have drafted reports.
  • I have coordinated reports.
  • I have submitted final reports.
  • I have represented my organization at meetings with other agencies.
  • None of the above.
15 3088251 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience supporting the achievement of team goals. Answer to this question is required
  • I have volunteered to provide assistance beyond my job duties when help was requested.
  • I have sought opportunities where I could contribute to achieving team goals.
  • I have collaborated with team members to complete assignments.
  • I have provided guidance to others to carry out assignments.
  • I have provided team updates to customers, management, or executives.
  • I have worked to minimize or address obstacles to accomplishing team goals.
  • None of the above.
16 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.
17 Select the statements that describe your experience developing effective internal and external working relationships. Answer to this question is required
  • I have demonstrated ability to build constructive relationships with customers, peers, supervisors, managers and subordinates.
  • I have taken calculated risks to improve performance, developing innovations, or achieve challenging goals.
  • I have acted decisively and appropriately during crisis.
  • I have taken action to evaluate and improve practices and avoid future problems.
  • 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.