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Vacancy Details

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 area(s) in which you have provided telecommunications services. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • High Frequency (HF)
  • Very High Frequency (VHF)
  • Ultra High Frequency (UHF)
  • Satellite Communication (SATCOM)
  • Electronic Private Automatic Branch Exchange (EP ABX)
  • Local Area Network (LAN)
  • Video Conferencing
  • Wireless Systems
  • None of the above
4 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe your ability to manage spectrum usage and develop tactical wireless solutions supporting multiple jurisdictions and organizations. Answer to this question is required
  • Process requests for frequency assignments to include requests for Specialist Temporary Authorities (STA).
  • Resolve frequency use conflicts.
  • Consolidate frequency use assignments and approvals.
  • Develop and maintain ICS Form 205 in the response phase of an emergency or disaster.
  • Coordinate with appropriate spectrum managers, the National Telecommunications and Information Administrations, and the Federal Communications Commission.
  • Assist in the development of tactical land mobile radio communications networks.
  • Provide technical guidance for tactical land mobile radio communications networks.
  • Ensure federal, state, tribal, and local interoperability of HF, VHF, UHF, and 700/800 MHz systems.
  • Assist in the development of tactical satellite communications networks.
  • Provide technical guidance for tactical satellite communications networks.
  • Coordinate with service providers to meet satellite bandwidth requirements.
  • None of the above
5 I have set up the following communications systems during an emergency event: (check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Secure cellular phones
  • Iridium secure satellite phones
  • Sectera Wireline Terminals (SWT)
  • Secure Terminal Equipment (STE)
  • UHF & VHF radios
  • Satellite TV
  • Crisis Management System (CMS)
  • Secure Video Telecommunications System(SVTS) (to include internet protocol- based systems)
  • Executive Travel Package (ETP)
  • Infrastructure Trip Kit (ITK) / Portable Infrastructure Trip Kit (P-ITK) systems
  • Distributed Continuity Integrated Network-Top Secret (DCIN-TS) Extended Office Suite (DEOS) Kits
  • Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) terminal
  • 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 statement(s) that best describe(s) your interpersonal communication experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have represented an organization at meetings on policy issues.
  • I have coordinated and/or negotiated with other organizations to advance my organization's positions and/or resolve issues.
  • I have assisted negotiations toward resolution of complex international matters.
  • I have provided consulting services to aid staff in dealing with difficult or new concepts.
  • I have participated in team reviews or served as a member on task forces.
  • I have presented briefings to officials, international individuals, or organization representatives.
  • None of the above.
8 This position requires managing multiple assignments, conflicting priorities, and multi-tasking all while maintaining good customer service and meeting various deadlines. Check the one answer that is true of your experience and background. Answer to this question is required
  • I have demonstrated experience in working collaboratively with cross-functional teams involving all levels of management and employees while maintaining a customer service focus, meeting competing deadlines, and solving human capital issues concurrently.
  • I have demonstrated experience working with diverse teams and their management while providing good customer service, meeting deadlines, and solving human capital issues.
  • None of the above
9 From the following list, please identify the types of teams you have been a part of or led: Answer to this question is required
  • Teams comprised of individuals within my organizational unit
  • Teams comprised of individuals outside my organizational unit
  • Teams comprised of individuals from non-government organizations
  • Interdisciplinary teams with individuals from multiple executive branch agencies
  • Interdisciplinary teams with individuals from executive branch agencies and non-federal partners
  • None of the above.
10 Do you have experience monitoring contractor efforts to insure the contractor is meeting technical requirements and/or providing services as required by the contract and the Contracting Officer? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 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
12 Select all responses from the list below that reflect the interpersonal skills you have used to foster cooperation, convey information, or resolve conflicts. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Explained findings or recommendations to upper-level managers.
  • Planned meetings with external individuals, industry groups, and/or organizations.
  • Informed colleagues or senior management of events that may impact ongoing work.
  • Collaborated with internal or external representatives to achieve mutual goals.
  • None of the above.
13 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.
14 Do you have experience establishing work assignments and setting priorities? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

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.