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Vacancy Details

Grade: 12

1 3154428 GS-12: Do you have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 level, which includes IT-related experience demonstrating the following competencies: ATTENTION TO DETAIL; CUSTOMER SERVICE; ORAL COMMUNICATION; and, PROBLEM SOLVING, as defined in the vacancy announcement? NOTE: This information must be supported in your resume to be considered for the position. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

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 Experience using Microsoft Active Directory? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 IT Specialists must have experience in network administration and information systems management including, but not limited to: LAN file servers, routers, switches, wiring infrastructure, networking theory, interface issues, operating systems and software applications. From the choices below, please select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Customize, analyze and implement complex hardware and software to support large-scale LAN/WAN systems including NT account creation and authentication, protocols, SMTP management systems, communications controllers, bridges, routers and other network devices that support extensive operations.
  • Implement, monitor, and support Local Area Network high-speed data-transfer connectivity to the customer's data and applications.
  • Implement, monitor, and support Wide Area Network services to interconnect geographically diverse organization, as well as local offices.
  • Coordinate the planning, deployment, and maintenance of network devices and servers.
  • Monitor and support the deployment of infrastructure information and networking services.
  • Provide guidance to other IT Specialists regarding testing, troubleshooting, and decommissioning of network devices and systems.
  • Identify and share best practices to improve availability, confidentiality and integrity of information and network services.
  • Analyze HSPD-12 systems installation of computer operating systems, network, and applications software, and computer/network hardware.
  • Evaluate network system performance, identify trends and recommend improvements.
  • Identify network service impacts and resolve them as they occur.
  • Monitor network traffic to identify and resolve system anomalies.
  • Install and configure network operating systems.
  • Implement configuration management plans for complex LANs and WANs.
  • Configure hubs and switches, monitor network performance, perform network diagnostics, analyze network traffic patterns and install network software fixes and upgrades.
  • Work as a member of a Help Desk or IT support team to upgrade network switches and/or routers.
  • Use operating system monitoring tools to verify telecommunications network performance characteristics.
  • Establish connectivity between remote sites.
  • Create network maps.
  • Perform trouble shooting functions associated with local and wide area telecommunications network problems and provide recommendations for resolution.
  • Provide training to other IT Specialists in the structure of LAN systems, protocols and trouble-shooting techniques.
  • Write technical and/or programmatic reports, documents and correspondence to a variety of groups on LAN/WAN systems management and interoperable communications planning.
  • None of the above.
5 3153541 From the list below, select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience with the following operational COMSEC skill sets. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience using STE Phones.
  • I have experience using Secure Cell Phones.
  • I have experience using Secure IRIDIUM Phones.
  • I am able to use COMSEC management programs such as DIAS, EKMS or CARDS.
  • I have experience using National Security Agency (NSA) policies and directives.
  • I have experience using Network Encryptors such as TACLANE’s and KIV 7’s.
  • I have experience using call sign authentication books.
  • I have experience using electronic key in Tier 3 devices such as DTDs, SKLs, SDSs, RASKLs.
  • None of the above.
6 3088248 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience providing assistance to coworkers. Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted in the development of training materials or job aids.
  • I have experience conducted on-the-job training.
  • I have served as a mentor or coach.
  • I have volunteered to assist coworkers in the completion of their task(s).
  • I have been assigned to assist coworkers in the completion of their task(s).
  • 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
  • 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.