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Grade: 15

1 GS-15: Do you have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-14 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 Describe your leadership experience in a team setting. Select all that apply: Answer to this question is required
  • Provide technical supervision for staff work.
  • Delegate work to staff.
  • Counsel team leaders and staff regarding administrative matters.
  • Review staff work for accuracy.
  • Resolve internal team group grievances.
  • None of the above.
4 Select all of the listed duties that you have performed in support of protective security and emergency transportation programs. Answer to this question is required
  • Developed policies and procedures related to national continuity programs.
  • Developed relocation transportation support plans.
  • Conducting, coordinating and/or facilitating security and vulnerability assessments.
  • Analyzing resourcing requirements based on strategic goals and objectives.
  • None of the above.
5 I have operated 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 From the list, identify all the tasks that you have performed at work: Answer to this question is required
  • Managed multiple short and long term projects simultaneously.
  • Implemented planning strategies.
  • Coordinated program, department, or unit reviews
  • Developed procedures for measuring effectiveness.
  • Monitored organizational, business unit, or program development milestones.
  • Provided written recommendations on planning efforts.
  • Coordinated strategic planning initiatives with senior managers.
  • Provided technical guidance.
  • Prepared correspondence reports to communicate status of a program or project.
  • None of the above.
7 Select all responses that reflect your experience providing authoritative guidance and leadership on projects impacting national preparedness. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed policies for enhancing national preparedness through exercises that test readiness and capabilities.
  • I have developed standard operating procedures for enhancing national preparedness through exercises that test readiness and capabilities.
  • I have developed plans for enhancing national preparedness through exercises that test readiness and capabilities.
  • I have served as a technical authority in the formulation of national program guidelines dealing with emergency preparedness.
  • I have participated in studies for the improvement and enhancement of preparedness initiatives.
  • None of the above.
8 Choose the statements that describe your experience managing, directing or administrating an important program and/or significant program segment. Check all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed and recommended programs, strategies and goals.
  • I have set the short-range objectives for the accomplishment of the program work.
  • I have set long-range plans for the program considering the possible changes in program direction and new and/or emerging priorities.
  • I have developed program procedures and practices.
  • I have promoted program(s) and provided expert advice to a variety of senior officials.
  • I have performed reviews of major initiatives and finance functions.
  • I have reviewed and made recommendations for standard operating procedures.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.
9 Do you have knowledge of emergency management and crisis communications, to include emergency management operations as applied during federally declared disasters, emergencies and National Security Special Events? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 I have received training in the following areas: (check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Plan development
  • Exercise development
  • Communications system use
  • WebEOC
  • Alert and Notification procedures
  • None of the above
11 Choose all that apply to your communication with top-level officials in Federal, State, local or tribal government: Answer to this question is required
  • Communicate with senior-level officials.
  • Deliver briefings and presentations on established content.
  • Respond to information requests from Internal or external customers.
  • Develop position papers to inform management.
  • Persuade officials on research findings or business policies.
  • None of the above.
12 3185119 From the list below, select the statement that best describes your ability to communicate with a variety of individuals to explain policies, regulations and processes. Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  • None of the above.
13 From the list below, select the statements that describe your ability to complete supervisory task(s). Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Oversaw, directed or developed work to be accomplished by subordinates
  • 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
  • I have not performed any of the above listed supervisory tasks
14 Concerning your leadership experience, select the duty(ies) that you have experience performing on a regular, recurring basis. Answer to this question is required
  • I have facilitated collaboration, coordination, and communication between staff members and others.
  • I have coached staff members in problem solving methods.
  • I have identified and balanced workload and tasks among employees in accordance with established skill levels.
  • I have trained and mentored employees.
  • I have led and motivated others to accomplish mission goals.
  • I have devised and implemented organizational plans and procedures.
  • I have provided advice on work methods, practices, and procedures.
  • I have established performance standards and counseled employees on performance plans.
  • I have taken necessary action in cases of poor performance or misconduct.
  • None of the above.
15 From the following list of supervisory duties, please select those you have performed. Answer to this question is required
  • Provided administrative and technical supervision.
  • Established an organizational environment that positively influences employees' ability to deliver high quality products and services.
  • Exercised leadership authority to recommend or take personnel actions regarding selection, promotion, training, discipline, and performance management.
  • Review unit performance and identify opportunities for qualitative and quantitative improvement.
  • Developed and implemented strategic, long-term, and short-term program plans.
  • Implemented or authoritatively recommended significantly new organizational initiatives and changed to programs and policies.
  • 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.