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Grade: 13

1 Select the response that best describes your education and experience in accordance with requirements for engineering positions. You must provide supporting documentation so that your answer can be verified. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a professional engineering degree from an accredited university or college which included differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than 1st year physics/chemistry) in 5 of the following 7 areas of engineering science or physics: statics, dynamics, strength of materials, fluid mechanics, hydraulics, thermodynamics, electrical fields/circuits, nature and property of materials, or any comparable area of fundamental engineering science/physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
  • I have a combination of work experience and education from an accredited university or college that combined is equivalent to a bachelor's degree in engineering as demonstrated by current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  • I have a combination of work experience and education from an accredited university or college that combined is equivalent to a bachelor`s degree in engineering as demonstrated by passing the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) exam or required written test for professional registration administered by Boards of Engineering Examiners in any State, District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  • I have a combination of work experience and education from an accredited university or college that combined are equivalent to a bachelor`s degree in engineering as demonstrated by completion of 60 semester hours of courses in physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, including courses specified in response Choice 1.
  • I completed a curriculum leading to a bachelor`s degree from an accredited university or college in engineering technology or another appropriate field (e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology), and have at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
2 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
3 3167445 From the list below, select the statement(s) that describe(s) the tasks you have independently completed as part of data analysis. Answer to this question is required
  • Analyzing written reports to identify data trends
  • Analyzing data tables
  • Writing reports to present results of data analysis
  • Reviewing reports for data abnormalities
  • Reviewing data tables to ensure accuracy
  • Reviewing charts to ensure accuracy
  • Collecting data samples for analysis
  • Transforming data for analysis
  • Researching data analysis topics or techniques
  • None of the above (if selected, be sure this is the ONLY response selected for this item)
4

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
5 Which of the following have you had hands-on experience performing. Answer to this question is required
  • I designed equipment or systems using established criteria or specifications.
  • I determined the framing system and stress and load analysis of frame members of a building to be constructed.
  • I developed maintenance and repair manuals for use of field personnel.
  • I tested material, equipment, or systems for compliance with specifications or for evaluation in terms of intended operational use.
  • I reviewed engineering aspects of applications, designs, or proposed plans for compliance with laws, regulations, standards, specifications, or other requirements and criteria.
  • I monitored contracts for production of equipment.
  • I coordinated a variety engineering operations and functions to accomplish a specific project.
  • None of the above.
6 From the list below, select the statement that describes the extent of your training and experience evaluating controls that mitigate risk through prevention, detection, and/or correction. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had training in determining acceptable levels of risk.
  • I have evaluated controls mitigating risk through prevention, detection, and/or correction as part of a risk mitigation strategy for a project.
  • I have evaluated controls mitigating risk through prevention, detection, and/or correction as part of a risk mitigation strategy for a program or across multiple projects.
  • I have evaluated controls mitigating risk through prevention, detection, and/or correction as part of a risk mitigation strategy across multiple programs.
  • I do not have training or experience performing this task.
7 3225312 From the list below, select the statement(s) which best describe(s) your involvement with fire prevention technical efforts. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience creating and implementing programs that address fire prevention technical programs at the Federal, State, Tribal and/or local level.
  • I have experience in evaluating fire prevention technical programs.
  • I have prepared and/or reviewed fire prevention technical activities including, podcasts, blog posts, public service announcement scripts, web site content and presentations by colleagues.
  • I have written and published journal articles and/or other materials related to fire prevention technical.
  • I have served as a mentor for colleagues at the Federal, State, Tribal and/or local level.
  • None of the above.
8 Choose the statement(s) that best describe your communication/briefing skills that you use as a regular part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Communicate project objectives, goals, and status with immediate supervisor.
  • Use effective verbal and non-verbal communication.
  • Generate alternative solutions or strategies to address problems/issues.
  • Promote open communication channels to be an effective team player.
  • Brief immediate supervisor on issues/problems encountered during delivery of training course.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.
9 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.
10 Select all responses 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.
11 Choose the statement(s) that best describe your communication/briefing skills that you use as a regular part of your job to support organizational goals and leadership. Answer to this question is required
  • Regularly communicate legal issues, risks or conclusions orally to senior management.
  • Explain or justify decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations orally to senior management.
  • Defend client-partner's position to third parties performing oversight review of programs.
  • Foster cooperation and consensus among groups in furthering organizational goals.
  • Build consensus through collaboration from others to obtain information, achieve results and accomplish goals.
  • 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.