Skip to main content

Vacancy Details

Grade: 13

1 Are you currently an active member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2

3177024 Do you possess a minimum of two years of full-time professional legal experience (after Bar admission), which includes a minimum of one year of specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement that is equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of an attorney at the GS-12 level?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3

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
4 3164905 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience complying with insurance regulations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have coordinated with insurance companies in the handling of policies to ensure compliance with rules and regulations.
  • I have overseen the handling of flood insurance underwriting to ensure compliance with rules and regulations.
  • I have conducted audits of insurance companies to ensure proper handling of policies.
  • I have served as a technical expert on applying rules and regulations relating to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
  • I have proactively shared information in my organization regarding amendments to the NFIP.
  • I have written position papers concerning the impact of new proposed legislation on existing programs and operations.
  • None of the above.
5 Select from the following choice(s) to which you have provided contracting and procurement advice. Answer to this question is required
  • Long-term pre-award/post-award procurement actions.
  • Contract negotiations.
  • Termination of contract services when no longer needed.
  • Contract administration.
  • Contract specifications.
  • None of the above.
6 Select the statements below that describe your experience communicating. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience communicating orally in an interpersonal setting.
  • I have experience speaking publicly during team meetings.
  • I have experience making presentations to small groups.
  • I have experience briefing managers.
  • I have experience making presentations to large audiences.
  • I have experience interacting with executive level staff.
  • I have experience speaking publicly for the purpose of communicating unfamiliar technical or abstract information.
  • I have experience speaking publicly in stressful and/or adversarial situations.
  • I have experience developing reports. And/or other forms of written communication which convey complex and unfamiliar technical information in a form readily understandable by a general audience.
  • I have formal training and/or work experience in risk or crisis communications.
  • I have experience in oral communication concerning programs or projects that seek to promote behavioral change on the part of a general audience or the public.
  • I have experience in written communication concerning programs or projects that seek to promote behavioral change on the part of a general audience or the public.
  • None of the above
7 3165545 From the list below, select the statement(s) that describe(s) the types of written communication activities you have regularly performed for your organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed written materials for briefings, meetings, or conferences.
  • I have drafted reports, memoranda, and correspondences for signatures for higher level officials.
  • I have authored issues/position papers or summary reports which included analysis and recommendations.
  • I have written guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems.
  • I have explained or justified decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations.
  • I have developed comprehensive material for briefings, meetings, or conferences.
  • None of the above.
8 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
9 3088245 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience representing your organization in briefings, meetings, or conferences. Answer to this question is required
  • I have attended inter-organization or inter-agency committee meetings with a senior official.
  • I have been involved in representing an organization at briefings, meetings, or conferences with other interested parties (e.g., peers, colleagues, members of professional organizations) to share information.
  • I have assisted in representing an organization at seminars or workshops.
  • I have served as a member on an internal organization or agency advisory group.
  • I have I have been involved in delivering technical information or assistance at external conferences, seminars, and/or workshops.
  • None of the above.
10 I have performed the following leadership-type functions in work unit or team assignments: Answer to this question is required
  • Set standards, expectations, and deadlines
  • Planned the work to be assigned to employees or team members
  • Established work schedules and worksite assignments
  • Reviewed completed work for technical adequacy and timeliness
  • Followed up with employees or team members to assure timeliness in meeting milestones
  • Reported progress to senior management
  • Implemented work completed
  • Evaluated the effectiveness of completed assignments or projects
  • None of the above

Grade: 14

1 Are you currently an active member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2

3177023 Do you possess a minimum of three years of full-time professional legal experience (after Bar admission), which includes: (1) a minimum of two years of specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement; AND, (2) of the two year requirement, at least one year of specialized experience completing tasks of an attorney at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 level?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 3164905 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience complying with insurance regulations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have coordinated with insurance companies in the handling of policies to ensure compliance with rules and regulations.
  • I have overseen the handling of flood insurance underwriting to ensure compliance with rules and regulations.
  • I have conducted audits of insurance companies to ensure proper handling of policies.
  • I have served as a technical expert on applying rules and regulations relating to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
  • I have proactively shared information in my organization regarding amendments to the NFIP.
  • I have written position papers concerning the impact of new proposed legislation on existing programs and operations.
  • None of the above.
4 Select from the following choice(s) to which you have provided contracting and procurement advice. Answer to this question is required
  • Long-term pre-award/post-award procurement actions.
  • Contract negotiations.
  • Termination of contract services when no longer needed.
  • Contract administration.
  • Contract specifications.
  • None of the above.
5 Select the statements below that describe your experience communicating. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience communicating orally in an interpersonal setting.
  • I have experience speaking publicly during team meetings.
  • I have experience making presentations to small groups.
  • I have experience briefing managers.
  • I have experience making presentations to large audiences.
  • I have experience interacting with executive level staff.
  • I have experience speaking publicly for the purpose of communicating unfamiliar technical or abstract information.
  • I have experience speaking publicly in stressful and/or adversarial situations.
  • I have experience developing reports. And/or other forms of written communication which convey complex and unfamiliar technical information in a form readily understandable by a general audience.
  • I have formal training and/or work experience in risk or crisis communications.
  • I have experience in oral communication concerning programs or projects that seek to promote behavioral change on the part of a general audience or the public.
  • I have experience in written communication concerning programs or projects that seek to promote behavioral change on the part of a general audience or the public.
  • None of the above
6 3165545 From the list below, select the statement(s) that describe(s) the types of written communication activities you have regularly performed for your organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed written materials for briefings, meetings, or conferences.
  • I have drafted reports, memoranda, and correspondences for signatures for higher level officials.
  • I have authored issues/position papers or summary reports which included analysis and recommendations.
  • I have written guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems.
  • I have explained or justified decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations.
  • I have developed comprehensive material for briefings, meetings, or conferences.
  • None of the above.
7 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
8 3088245 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience representing your organization in briefings, meetings, or conferences. Answer to this question is required
  • I have attended inter-organization or inter-agency committee meetings with a senior official.
  • I have been involved in representing an organization at briefings, meetings, or conferences with other interested parties (e.g., peers, colleagues, members of professional organizations) to share information.
  • I have assisted in representing an organization at seminars or workshops.
  • I have served as a member on an internal organization or agency advisory group.
  • I have I have been involved in delivering technical information or assistance at external conferences, seminars, and/or workshops.
  • None of the above.
9 I have performed the following leadership-type functions in work unit or team assignments: Answer to this question is required
  • Set standards, expectations, and deadlines
  • Planned the work to be assigned to employees or team members
  • Established work schedules and worksite assignments
  • Reviewed completed work for technical adequacy and timeliness
  • Followed up with employees or team members to assure timeliness in meeting milestones
  • Reported progress to senior management
  • Implemented work completed
  • Evaluated the effectiveness of completed assignments or projects
  • None of the above
10

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

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.