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Grade: 09

1 GS-9: Select the response that best describes your education and/or experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level, as described above and in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have successfully completed a Master's or equivalent graduate degree (such as an LL.B. or J.D.) or at least two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a related field (Transcript required).
  • I possess a combination of specialized experience, as described in the vacancy announcement, and related graduate level education, beyond the first full year of graduate level study, that when combined, meet the qualification requirements for this position (Transcript required).
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
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 Do you have experience identifying which compliance factors should be considered in an Environmental Assessment for National Environmental Policy Act compliance? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 3090228: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience managing environmental protection compliance activities for a project. Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted in the conceptualization of an environmental protection compliance policy or procedure.
  • I have monitored compliance of established environmental protection policies or procedures to ensure continuity.
  • I have participated in the development of a strategic plan for the creation of an environmental protection compliance policy or procedure.
  • I have proposed an evaluation strategy for an environmental protection compliance policy or procedure.
  • I have assessed, based on established criteria, the effectiveness of an environmental protection compliance policy or procedure.
  • I have identified activities impacted by environmental protection laws or regulations.
  • I have recommended changes to an environmental protection compliance policy or procedure based on changes to laws or regulations to ensure compliance.
  • I have participated in auditing existing projects outside of my management.
  • I have conducted environmental impact analyses.
  • I have developed an approach for an environmental assessment for higher level consideration.
  • None of the above.
5 3090230: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience ensuring compliance with environmental protection laws and regulations for a project. Answer to this question is required
  • I have led a review of activities to ensure compliance with environmental protection laws and regulations.
  • I have assisted in a review of activities to ensure compliance with environmental protection laws and regulations.
  • I have monitored existing compliance to ensure continued compliance with environmental protection laws and regulations.
  • I have recommended mitigation actions to non-compliant projects to gain compliance.
  • I have implemented approved mitigation actions of non-compliant projects to gain compliance.
  • I have led the development of policy guidance to ensure compliance.
  • I have served as a contributor to the development of policy guidance to ensure compliance.
  • None of the above.
6 Select the statement(s) that apply to your experience and education in Environmental programs. Answer to this question is required
  • National Environmental Policy Act(NEPA).
  • Section 4(f).
  • Section 7 - endangered species.
  • Section 106 Process - Archeology & Historic.
  • Clean Air Act - conformity.
  • Clean Water Act - wetlands and permits.
  • None of the above.
7 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.
8 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.
9 Select the response(s) that describe(s) your level of experience as it pertains to interpersonal communication skills. Answer to this question is required
  • Explained technical issues to a variety of individuals.
  • Maintained working relationships with representatives of other organizations.
  • Provided advice, guidance, or direction to staff.
  • Clarified requirements and/or obtained missing information.
  • Negotiated issues among parties with differing interests to gain agreement on changes affecting a program or work product.
  • Resolved conflict by persuading others to accept new conditions, procedures, or techniques.
  • Interacted in situations where shifts in priorities, work assignments, or deadlines occurred due to delays or unexpected events.
  • None of the above.
10 3102312 From the list below, select the statement(s) that describe(s) your communication experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience communicating orally in an interpersonal setting.
  • I have experience speaking publicly during team meetings.
  • I have experience making presentations to small groups.
  • I have experience briefing managers.
  • I have experience making presentations to large audiences.
  • I have experience interacting with executive level staff.
  • I have experience speaking publicly for the purpose of communicating unfamiliar technical or abstract information.
  • I have experience speaking publicly in stressful and/or adversarial situations.
  • I have experience developing reports and/or other forms of written communication which convey complex and unfamiliar technical information in a form readily understandable by a general audience.
  • I have formal training and/or work experience in risk or crisis communications.
  • I have experience in oral communications concerning programs or projects that seek to promote behavioral change on the part of a general audience or the public.
  • I have experience in written communications concerning programs or projects that seek to promote behavioral change on the part of a general audience or the public.
  • 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 3171646 From the following choices, identify those that reflect your experience in the area of customer service. Answer to this question is required
  • Coordinated/conducted meetings with managers and staff to ensure customer needs are met.
  • Evaluated and modified the services to improve and ensure quality customer service.
  • Directly investigated and resolved customer issues.
  • Provided customer service that was favorably recognized by a colleague, supervisor, or customer.
  • None of the above.
13 3088989 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience supporting customers. Answer to this question is required
  • I have responded to questions regarding standard and non-standard procedures.
  • I have verified documented customer requirements.
  • I have identified customer requirements.
  • I have identified and discussed technical challenges to customer needs.
  • I have discussed best practice approaches to address customer service requirements.
  • I have enforced compliance with policies or procedures.
  • I have provided feedback on customer documentation.
  • I have successfully resolved issues encountered involving difficult or uncooperative customers (or had difficult or uncooperative customers referred to me for action).
  • I have referred difficult or uncooperative customers to a supervisor or manager.
  • None of the above.
14 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.
15 3089027 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience building relationships to represent your organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have communicated with individuals from other organizations to build networks.
  • I have coordinated efforts with individuals from other organizations to conduct events.
  • I have coordinated with personnel from other organizations to discuss shared goals and/or promote collaborative work processes.
  • None of the above.
16 3088251 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.
17 3089088 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience working with others to achieve team goals. Answer to this question is required
  • I have coordinated assignments for project team members based on factors such as project requirements, strengths, and competing workloads.
  • I have coordinated efforts with project team members in preparing communication materials.
  • I have promoted cooperation among project team members from diverse backgrounds and/or organizations.
  • I have provided assistance to one or more work team members by completing their tasks when they had a heavy workload.
  • I have volunteered for assignments during team meetings.
  • 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.