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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 This position requires managing multiple assignments, conflicting priorities, and multi-tasking all while maintaining good customer service and meeting various deadlines. Check the one answer that is true of your experience and background. Answer to this question is required
  • I have demonstrated experience in managing cross-functional teams or groups involving all levels of management and employees while maintaining a client service focus, meeting competing deadlines, and solving legal issues concurrently.
  • I have demonstrated experience working with diverse teams or groups and their management while providing good client service, meeting deadlines, and solving legal issues.
  • None of the above.
4 Indicate your level of experience with working closely with individuals and groups to resolve problems, analyze alternatives, negotiate differences, and make improvements. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor 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.
5 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.
  • 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.
  • None of the above
6 Do you have experience supervising a diverse staff from different organizations and managerial levels? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Please select those responses that best describe your experience interacting with a variety of people to achieve effective solutions. (Choose all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as spokesperson for an organization (such as a section, branch or division).
  • I have facilitated communications and activities between organizational entities.
  • I have presented, defended, and negotiated specific goals, needs, or problems with senior management.
  • I have independently planned and conducted meetings.
  • I have served on focus groups, committees, or project teams with regard to security related issues.
  • I have provided guidance and advice to peers and other agency personnel on security related issues.
  • None of the above.
8 Select the example below that best describes your experience monitoring and reviewing the work performance of direct reports: Answer to this question is required
  • I have reviewed and monitored the work performance of at least 6 direct reports for less than 6 months.
  • I have reviewed and monitored the work performance of at least 6 direct reports for more than 6 months.
  • I have reviewed and monitored the work performance of less than 6 direct reports for more than 6 months.
  • I have reviewed and monitored the work performance of less than 6 direct reports for less than 6 months.
  • I have none of the above experience.
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 I have performed the following communication-related task(s) at work. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Facilitated resolution of conflicting interests among parties.
  • Intervened in situations where frequent changes/unexpected events arose that shifted priorities, timetables, or assignments.
  • Provided direction, guidance, or instruction to lower-level/lower-grade professional staff.
  • Resolved issues with contacts who initially were difficult, hostile, or distressed.
  • None of above.
11 Select all responses from the list below 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.
12 I have utilized my interpersonal communication skills in the following area(s). (Select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Dealt with individuals who were difficult, hostile or distressed.
  • Succeeded in interacting and working with multiple levels of co-workers, supervisors and high level management.
  • Identified and responded to critical events with diplomacy and action.
  • Stayed with a position or plan of action until the desired objective was achieved or it was no longer reasonably attainable.
  • Persuaded others to accept findings, recommendations, changes, or alternative viewpoints.
  • Guided individuals (subordinates, peers, superiors) or groups toward task accomplishment.
  • Maintained effectiveness in varying environments and with varying tasks, responsibilities, or people.
  • Negotiated with others to reach agreement, settlement, consensus, compliance, or a solution.
  • None of the above.
13 3090289 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience communicating with stakeholders. Answer to this question is required
  • I have communicated leadership priorities to team members.
  • I have interpreted policy to provide guidance to junior staff members.
  • I have reported team activities to leadership.
  • I have provided situational awareness briefings to senior leadership to inform decision-making.
  • I have performed as a spokesperson at conferences and/or committees focused on emergency management activities.
  • I have represented my organization by responding to technical questions from senior leadership in an organization.
  • I have reported on the overall effectiveness of a program?s success to senior leaders.
  • I have acted as the main point of contact for my organization in meetings with Federal, State, local, tribal, and/or territorial stakeholders.
  • I have developed and conducted training to educate people on emergency management topics.
  • None of the above.
14 3184886: Concerning your leadership experience, select four (4) 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 3184889: From the list below, select three (3) statement(s) that best describe your oral communication experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have justified, persuaded, or resolved matters involving significant policy or operating program issues.
  • I have facilitated or led discussions in which I influenced, motivated, or persuaded groups of individuals.
  • I have led discussions in which the purpose was to plan and consult on work efforts and to resolve operating problems.
  • I have given presentations on policy interpretations on controversial issues which have regional and/or national implications.
  • I have delivered speeches conveying senior leadership priorities and decisions to outside organizations.
  • None of the above.
16 3184890: From the list below, select four (4) statement(s) that best describes the management duties you have performed on a regular basis. Answer to this question is required
  • Planned work for subordinates, set priorities, and/or provided completion deadlines.
  • Assigned work to subordinates based on assignment difficulty and/or employee capability.
  • Worked with employees to identify their developmental needs based on organizational goals.
  • Communicated broad objectives to subordinate supervisors for implementation.
  • Selected candidates for positions within my organization after reviewing them.
  • I have counseled and/or disciplined employees on performance or conduct issues.
  • I have recognized and/or rewarded employees for their contributions and/or achievements.
  • I have developed performance standards and/or evaluated employees' work.
  • I have resolved office conflicts through mediation or other forms of alternative dispute resolutions.
  • 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
2 3225314 Current and former Stafford Act employees who can document 64 or more hours of paid time, per pay period, with no breaks in service* for 78 or more consecutive pay periods since August 1, 2014 are eligible to be considered for this Merit Promotion Job Opportunity Announcement.  Do you meet this eligibility standard? (*Note: A “break in service” is defined as 3 or more days in non-pay status, except as allowed under 5 CFR § 315.201(b)(3)(ii) for special circumstances such as military deployment, etc.). 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.
3 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
    3.1 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
4 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
    4.1 3095446 Please specify how you learned about this Federal Emergency Management Agency job opportunity. Maximum length of 250 characters.
5 3176176 Are you applying for consideration under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    5.1 3176178 I understand if I am selected, I will be required to submit copies of my Notification of Personnel Actions (SF-50’s) and performance appraisals for each period of employment being used to determine my eligibility for consideration under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act. 
    • Yes
    • No
  • No
6 3225319  Are you applying for consideration as a current or former competitive service time-limited employee of a U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Industrial Base Facility or Major Range and Test Facilities Base(s) under provisions contained in Section 1132 of Public Law (P.L.) 114-328? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    6.1

    I understand if I am selected, I will be required to submit copies of my Notification of Personnel Actions (SF-50’s) and performance appraisals for each period of employment being used to document my eligibility.  I also understand that eligibility requirements validation will be conducted by FEMA Human Resources personnel prior to appointment.

    • Yes
    • No
  • No
7 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
8 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
    8.1 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
9 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.