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Grade: 12

1 GS-12: Do you have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 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, please select your ability to manage grants, cooperative and/or interagency agreements. Answer to this question is required
  • Establishes and maintains liaison relationship with other Federal agencies on matters related to grants and cooperative agreements.
  • Tracks the execution of grants and cooperative agreements to assure that reporting and milestones are met.
  • Reviews and improves grant management practices, policies and procedures
  • None of the above
4 Select the regulations and guidelines that you have used as a regular part of your job (i.e., on a recurring basis). Answer to this question is required
  • Public Laws
  • Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
  • United States Code (USC)
  • Principles of Federal Appropriations Law, Government Accountability Office
  • Comptroller General Decisions
  • Financial Assistance Agreements Terms and Conditions
  • Federal Acquisition Regulations
  • None of the above
5 From the tasks below, select all that reflect your knowledge and experience: Answer to this question is required
  • Understanding of relevant laws and regulations.
  • Reviewing grant/contract proposals or bids for clarity and completeness.
  • Determining applicant�s eligibility for Federal financial assistance using formulas and methodology.
  • Preparing, processing, issuing and tracking grant awards and compliance with reporting requirements.
  • Performing final review of completed grant or contract awards and making appropriate adjustments.
  • Performing post award management, including agreement file maintenance, processing close-outs and records disposal.
  • Conducting training in the proper award and administration of Federal financial assistance.
  • Reviewing rules, regulations and proposals that impact your organization�s grants or assistance programs, and/or cooperative or interagency agreements.
  • None of the above.
6 From the tasks listed, select all that reflect your knowledge and experience: Answer to this question is required
  • Development of pre-award financial assistance documentation.
  • Development of award documentation including scope of work, milestones, approved budgets, reporting requirements, and other terms and conditions of proposed agreements.
  • Preparation of analyses and reports on grants management activities, including monitoring activities, significant findings and developments and problems.
  • Preparation of technical and administrative materials for briefings and presentations, including researching, designing, writing, editing and/or developing reports.
  • Responding to correspondence.
  • None of the above.
7 From the tasks below, select all that reflect your experience: Answer to this question is required
  • Serving as liaison between the Government and awardee organizations.
  • Conducting meetings to address non-compliance or enforcement actions.
  • Conducting negotiations to facilitate compliance with the terms and conditions of grants, Cooperative Agreements and other Federal financial assistance tools.
  • Providing grants-related assistance and services, such as processing standard grant/agreement close-outs and dispositions.
  • Communicating administrative procedures, regulations, and processes.
  • Coordinating the full range of grant/agreement/contract determinations.
  • None of the above.
8 Select all responses that describe your experience communicating with internal and external audiences of stakeholders, customers and user groups. Answer to this question is required
  • I have authored communications, briefings, and analysis documents on project/program related issues that I have presented to varied audiences.
  • I have presented findings and/or recommendations to senior management and stakeholders to improve operations.
  • I have developed reports and/or proposals on complex project/program requirements management issues.
  • I have conducted training seminars for internal or external audiences.
  • None of the above
9 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.
  • Developed 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.
  • Conducted multi-discipline workshops in order to develop technical content for a variety of national preparedness products.
  • None of the above.
10 From the list below, select the statement(s) that describe your experience providing customer service. Answer to this question is required
  • I have coordinated/conducted meetings with managers and staff to ensure customers’ needs are met.
  • I have established priorities to meet customer needs.
  • I have evaluated and modified services to ensure quality customer service.
  • I have directly investigated and resolved customer issues.
  • I have provided customer service that was favorably recognized by a colleague, supervisor, or customer.
  • None of the above
11 Select all statements that reflect your experience providing customer service on financial issues or products. Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided guidance to customers on implementation of financial policies and procedures.
  • I have responded in writing to inquiries providing information on implementation of financial policies and procedures.
  • I have conducted meetings with managers and staff to ensure customers’ needs are met
  • I have provided customer service that was recognized by a supervisor through an award or letter of appreciation.
  • I have directly investigated customer issues with budget/financial procedures.
  • None of the above.
12 Select all responses that describe your experience representing your agency or organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have acted as a spokesperson presenting myself in a professional manner.
  • I have made presentations or prepared reports on behalf of my agency or organization.
  • I have represented my organization or agency with staff of other Federal, state, or local government officials on matters related to my organization�s or agency�s mission.
  • None of the above.
13 Select all responses that best describe your experience working as a team member. Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided input in brainstorming meetings.
  • I have built trusting relationships with co-workers.
  • I have helped others on my team to be more effective in reaching team goals.
  • None of the above.
14 Which strategy or strategies have you used to collaborate with others? (Select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Provided oversight or guidance to colleagues or peers
  • Monitored projects to meet deadlines
  • Helped others to complete work within deadlines (e.g., monitoring timelines, sending reminders)
  • Volunteered for additional work when I complete my own
  • 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.