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Grade: 14

1 GS-14: Do you have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 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 Select all responses that describe your skill in developing networks and alliances across a wide range of stakeholders. Answer to this question is required
  • Interacts with non-governmental partners on individual and community preparedness.
  • Collaborates with high-ranking officials such as other agency heads .
  • Collaborates with top congressional staff officials.
  • Collaborates with state executives engaged in emergency preparedness activities.
  • Acts as liaison with inter-agency jurisdictions.
  • Acts as liaison with State jurisdictions.
  • Acts as liaison with local jurisdictions.
  • None of the above.
4 3089833: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe the strategy(ies) you have used to evaluate training. Answer to this question is required
  • I have evaluated training for adequacy of instructional components (e.g., clear learning objectives, lesson/module duration, logical sequencing of information).
  • I have evaluated training for adequacy of aesthetic design of curriculum (e.g., graphical representation of information enhances learning; visuals are easy to read and see).
  • I have evaluated training for adequacy of content (e.g., content is accurate, comprehensive, and complete).
  • I have evaluated the effectiveness of training delivery (e.g., marketing, attendance, and logistics).
  • I have evaluated the effectiveness of training (e.g., assessing delivery, analyzing evaluation results, evaluating student learning).
  • None of the above.
5 Choose all that apply to your experience in determining performance needs and providing performance based classroom and alternate delivery method training solutions for Response and Recovery emergency management programs and procedures. Answer to this question is required
  • Conducting front-end analysis to identify emergency management training requirements for Federal, state, local and/or tribal government officials to address performance requirements to implement emergency management doctrine, policy, and program procedures.
  • Facilitating focus groups and managing contract development of performance-based classroom and alternate delivery method (i.e., webinars, online independent study, and video teleconference) training
  • My experience does not include any of the above.
6 3172567 Do you have experience managing operations supporting a training facility? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Please select the statements which best describe your experience utilizing communication skills as part of your job. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have experience performing this task.
  • I have verbally communicated with individuals to exchange factual information and build relationships
  • I have verbally communicated with individuals at various levels of authority within and outside of my work environment to exchange and clarify factual information, explain complex information, and resolve problems that require in-depth knowledge of the activities of an organization.
  • I have given verbal presentations to groups both internal, and external to my organization
  • I have provided accurate and factual written responses to various levels of communication for my organization.
8 From the list below, select the type(s) of products you have independently written. Answer to this question is required
  • Senior Level Briefings
  • Program Policies
  • Operating Procedures
  • Program Performance Reports
  • Congressional Briefings and Reports
  • Position Papers
  • None of the above.
9 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describes your communication skills as part of jobs you have held. Answer to this question is required
  • I have verbally communicated with individuals within the organization to exchange and clarify factual information, answer questions, and explain work operations.
  • I have verbally communicated with individuals outside the organization, including the general public to exchange and clarify factual information, answer questions, and explain work operations.
  • I have verbally communicated with individuals at various levels of authority within and outside the organization explaining complex information and resolving problems that required an in-depth knowledge of the program activities of the organization.
  • I have made verbal presentations to groups within or outside my work environment.
  • None of the above.
10 Select the choice(s) that describe(s) your typical approach in providing services and/or expertise to external persons, organizations or entities. Answer to this question is required
  • I typically respond to inquiries and requests in a timely and thorough fashion.
  • I anticipate customer/client needs and proactively reach out to offer help or suggestions.
  • I prepare briefings for internal management or external partners.
  • I prepare responses to inquiries and requests for management.
  • I prepare management responses to Federal and state elected officials.
  • I prepare and implement trainings and educational opportunities for internal and external persons, organizations or entities.
  • None of the above.
11 Select all of the following responses that describe your customer service experience: Answer to this question is required
  • Identified and documented issues for future resolution.
  • Mediated customer complaints.
  • Provided customer feedback on work products.
  • Provided guidance and direction on specific organizational areas.
  • None of the above.
12 3089050 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 represented an organization at briefings, meetings, or conferences with other interested parties (e.g., peers, colleagues, members of professional organizations) to share information.
  • I have represented an organization at seminars or workshops.
  • I have chaired an internal organization or agency advisory group.
  • I have delivered technical information or assistance at external conferences, seminars, and/or workshops.
  • None of the above.
13 Select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience communicating information with external staff in management positions (Choose all that apply). Answer to this question is required
  • Resolved matters involving significant policy or operations issues.
  • Facilitated discussions to influence decision-makers.
  • Conducted presentations on controversial resource issues.
  • Presented information conveying senior leadership priorities.
  • None of the above.
14 3089090 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.
15 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.
16 From the list below, select the supervisory task(s) that you have performed on a regular and recurring basis. (Select all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • Oversaw, directed or developed work to be accomplished by subordinates
  • Set and adjusted priorities
  • Prepared schedules for completion of work
  • Responsible for the first line supervision of employees
  • Assigned work to subordinates based on priorities, consideration of the difficulty of assignments, and the capabilities of employees
  • Developed performance standards and evaluated employees' work
  • Gave advice, counsel or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters
  • Interviewed candidates for positions in a unit
  • Recommended and/or selected individuals for appointment, promotion, or reassignment
  • Worked with employees to identify their developmental and training needs based on organizational goals and budget realities
  • Conducted workforce/succession planning
  • Delegated authority to the lowest levels
  • Resolved office conflicts through meetings
  • Resolved office conflicts by providing written guidance
  • Resolved office conflicts through mediation or other forms of alternative dispute resolution
  • Addressed employee conduct issues by taking appropriate human resources actions such as oral admonishments or suspensions
  • Coached, counseled and/or disciplined employees on performance issues
  • Coached, counseled and/or disciplined employees on conduct issues
  • Followed necessary steps when an employee's performance did not improve
  • Developed performance improvement plans
  • Recognized and rewarded employees for their contributions
  • I have not performed any of the above listed supervisory tasks
17 Choose the statement(s) that describe(s) the task(s) you have performed within a group or team to accomplish work. Answer to this question is required
  • Prioritized assignments to meet established goals or deadlines.
  • Monitored and reported the progress of work to a supervisor or manager.
  • Reviewed completed work to see that a supervisor's instructions have been followed.
  • Prepared reports and maintained records of work accomplishments and/or other administrative information.
  • Interceded with a supervisor on behalf of a group or team to inform the supervisor of performance management issues or problems.
  • None of the above.
18 Select the statement(s) that describe your experience providing leadership direction. Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided leadership one-on-one with colleagues on business issues.
  • I have provided direction as the leader of a task-based team.
  • I have provided counseling to staff as a supervisor.
  • I have provided leadership direction for national programs.
  • I have provided leadership direction to senior officials to resolve national program challenges.
  • None of the above.
19 From the options below, please choose the answer(s) that describes your experience managing and resolving conflicts and disagreements and minimizing negative impact. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile or distressed.
  • I have experience interacting and working with multiple levels of co-workers, supervisors and high level management.
  • I have experience identifying and responding to critical events with diplomacy and action.
  • I have experience staying with a position or plan of action until the desired objective was achieved or it was no longer reasonably attainable.
  • I have experience persuading others to accept findings, recommendations, changes or alternative viewpoints.
  • I have experience guiding individuals (subordinates, peers, superiors) or groups toward task accomplishment.
  • I have experience maintaining effectiveness in varying environments and with varying tasks, responsibilities, or people.
  • I have experience negotiating with others to reach agreement, settlement, consensus, compliance or a solution
  • 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.