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Vacancy Details

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 3093044 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience with National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) regulations and procedures. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience using the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, as amended.
  • I have experience using the Flood Insurance Manual.
  • I have experience using commercial industry flood insurance procedures, policies, and underwriting.
  • I have experience using the NFIP Write-Your-Own (WYO) Program.
  • None of the above.
3 Have you contributed to written Congressional testimony, policy and technical narrative? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Which of the following describes your experience obtaining measurable business results? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience managing program goals for a variety of customers.
  • I have adjusted priorities to respond to critical organizational demands.
  • I have experience providing recommendations based on evaluation of issues.
  • I have implemented continuous improvement processes.
  • I have experience completing critical assignments by coordinating across different areas of an organization.
  • None of the above.
5 Choose the statement(s) that best describe your experience performing analytical and evaluative activities, studies or projects. Answer to this question is required
  • Presented the results of my investigations and/or research to upper management.
  • Evaluated comments received on proposed regulations or policies.
  • Used quantitative methods to evaluate unit, process, or program effectiveness.
  • Used qualitative methods to evaluate unit, process, or program effectiveness.
  • Assisted in conducting interviews to obtain information on organizational mission, functions, and/or procedures.
  • Worked with upper management to resolve problems with regulations or policy.
  • None of the above
6 Please select the responses that best describe your experience performing difficult and extensive analytical and evaluative reviews and in providing expert advice for changing and complex budgetary requirements. Answer to this question is required
  • I identify issues as a regular part of my job.
  • I collect difficult to access, relevant information from many varied sources.
  • I have introduced diverse new analytical techniques to my management.
  • I make authoritative recommendations on a regular basis.
  • None of the above
7 3091388: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience performing research and summarizing information for evaluation and reporting. Answer to this question is required
  • I have gathered data required for analysis of administrative programs.
  • I have used technology (e.g., charts, graphs, graphics) to summarize data or research results.
  • I have researched and evaluated data to identify the types of information that should be included in reports and presentations.
  • I have synthesized data from several sources to create a summary report.
  • I have directed/supervised the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of data.
  • I have presented results of analysis I conducted to senior leadership in my organization.
  • None of the above.
8 From the list below, select the response(s) that reflect(s) the entities with which you have facilitated collaboration in order to complete assignments or projects. Answer to this question is required
  • Between organizations or agencies.
  • Between States or divisions within an organization or agency.
  • Between entities within a division or organization.
  • Between teams or workgroups.
  • Between individuals.
  • None of the above.
9 Select the area(s) in which you have experience developing employees' potential and/or maximizing their ability to succeed in their jobs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have directed a team or unit to achieve positive, measurable results.
  • I have provided training in continuous process improvement.
  • I have rewarded and recognized staff for their accomplishments.
  • I have instilled an awareness of organizational priorities in a team or unit I've managed.
  • I have provided career counseling and coaching.
  • I have encouraged employees to develop individual development plans to identify career objectives.
  • I have tracked employees' progress against training and career goals.
  • I have advanced Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Workforce Diversity Principles in developing and leading a staff.
  • I have managed a multi-disciplinary staff.
  • I have encouraged and facilitated the use of telecommuting programs.
  • I have encouraged and facilitated the use of wellness programs.
  • I have provided a model for creative thinking, innovative solutions, and non-traditional approaches to improve a unit's effectiveness.
  • None of the above.
10 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.
11 Please select those statements in the following list that best describe your highest levels of experience and ability in planning and working with groups and taskforces in developing priorities, action items, and follow-through to implement agreed actions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience providing leadership for team projects and overseeing individual and staff activities.
  • I have experience dealing with organizational challenges and working cooperatively and collaboratively with internal/external groups.
  • I have experience leading groups and taskforces on technical projects.
  • I have experience working with a team of professionals to support research, answer research and technical questions, test methodologies, and develop analytical tools.
  • I have experience in planning and evaluating activities of a team.
  • I have experience translating programs, policy issues or other substantive activities into concise, well-balanced management plans for accomplishing projects.
  • I have experience planning, organizing and coordinating work assignments.
  • None of the above.
12

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

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.