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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 Do you have experience installing, configuring, and troubleshooting Private Branch Exchange telephone systems? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Do you have knowledge of IT/TELECOM equipment (e.g., Private Branch Exchange (PBX) switch, Data Service Unit (DSU), switches, routers, servers)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Select all responses that describe your experience performing telecommunications system engineering. Answer to this question is required
  • Devise new approaches to circuit/system design and configuration.
  • Calculate path profiles and review propagation charts to make frequency change recommendations.
  • Analyze circuits, determine feasibility of the design and evaluate equipment performance under varying environmental conditions.
  • Compile and analyze reliability data upon completion of operation.
  • None of the above.
6 Please select those items below with which you have experience performing preventive and corrective maintenance. Answer to this question is required
  • digital production
  • routing switchers
  • analog and digital satellite systems
  • digital CATV systems
  • digital encoders
  • multiplexers
  • QAM modulators
  • fiber optic equipment and/or infrastructure
  • none of the above
7 Do you have experience in the installation and testing of the voice and data cable infrastructure? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 3171646 From the following choices, identify those that reflect your experience in the area of customer service. Answer to this question is required
  • Coordinated/conducted meetings with managers and staff to ensure customer needs are met.
  • Evaluated and modified the services to improve and ensure quality customer service.
  • Directly investigated and resolved customer issues.
  • Provided customer service that was favorably recognized by a colleague, supervisor, or customer.
  • None of the above.
9 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.
10 Select all responses that describe how you communicate with individuals and organizations. Answer to this question is required
  • Conduct briefings with senior management to provide status updates.
  • Communicate with other organizations to resolve concerns.
  • Provide verbal instructions to execute processes.
  • Submit reports.
  • Represent your organization at meetings with other agencies.
  • None of the above.
11 3088987 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience developing alternative courses of action to address customer issues. Answer to this question is required
  • I have identified alternative courses of action for a complex or time sensitive issue.
  • I have identified associated costs and benefits for a complex or time sensitive issue.
  • I have developed alternative courses of action for consideration by customer management.
  • I have implemented alternative courses of action on behalf of a customer.
  • None of the above.
12 Indicate your experience supporting customer requirements outside your immediate organization (select all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • Clarified customer needs.
  • Identified operation improvement opportunities for customers.
  • None of the above.
13 From the list below, select the statements that most closely describe your experience working with communications systems and/or networks. Answer to this question is required
  • Provided technical guidance to network users at all organization levels.
  • Planned the implementation and/or management of communication networks.
  • Reviewed specifications and/or operational capabilities of communications equipment.
  • Directed the procurement of equipment to enhance communications systems.
  • Conducted evaluations of telecommunications systems projects to determine future resource requirements.
  • Prepared special reports to comply with regulations and/or policies.
  • None of the above.
14 Do you have experience collaborating with others as part of a team to accomplish work-related activities? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
15 Select all applicable activities from the following list that you have regularly performed and which demonstrate your skill in developing and enhancing working partnerships and resolving issues. Answer to this question is required
  • Provide frequent briefings to higher-level authority on issues and recommend solutions to problems.
  • Facilitate group sessions (i.e. group feedback sessions, focus groups, user workshops).
  • Prepare and present technical briefings and/or training activities to a variety of audiences.
  • Work closely with managers to resolve problems, analyze alternatives, negotiate differences, or develop improvements.
  • Explain or justify decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations.
  • Conduct meetings to plan, coordinate, consult on work efforts, or resolve issues. This would include making presentations to influence individuals or groups who are resistant to agency positions or have conflicting agendas.
  • Represented an organizational program in discussions with individuals or groups who may be skeptical or in disagreement and require skill to influence, motivate, question or otherwise gain the desired outcome.
  • 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.