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Grade: 12

1 GS-12: Do you have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 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 Select all of the listed duties below that you have performed as a regular and recurring part of your job duties. Answer to this question is required
  • Develop policies and make recommendations regarding the dissemination of information to correct misperceptions and enhance public understanding.
  • Arrange and manage media interviews and press conferences.
  • Develop and execute communication plans and outreach strategies.
  • Monitor the dissemination of information.
  • Review press articles / stories and other informational material.
  • Develop and deliver crisis communication associated with incidents and accidents of an organization.
  • None of the above.
4 From the list below, select the response(s) that best reflect your experience writing news and/or feature articles. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Determined appropriate length and tone of an article
  • Used recognized news-writing style
  • Used Associated Press style
  • Submitted one or more articles that were free of errors in fact
  • Completed one or more news articles by an assigned suspense/deadline date/time
  • None of the above
5 I have performed the following photography-related tasks: (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Selected the proper camera exposure and f/stop settings
  • Lit a subject using flash photography
  • Composed a photo subject using the rule of thirds
  • Stopped action in a photograph
  • Demonstrated action in a photograph
  • Shot long-range, medium-range, and/or close-range photos
  • Shot a photo story
  • None of the above
6 I have performed the following tasks to edit news and/or feature articles: (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Verified facts
  • Checked spellings of names
  • Verified duty positions
  • Edited copy to conform to Associated Press style
  • Edited copy so that it conforms to the tenets of journalism
  • Edited copy so that it is written in active voice
  • None of the above
7 From the list below, select the audience(s) for whom you have implemented communications strategies on behalf of your organization. (Select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Local media
  • Regional media
  • National media
  • Members of Congress
  • Professional organizations
  • Private-sector organizations
  • None of the above
8 Do you have experience coordinating an outreach strategy? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 From the list below, select the response(s) that reflect community relations experience(s) you have earned. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Determined target audiences
  • Organized events
  • Coordinated events
  • Developed itineraries
  • Developed communications materials
  • None of the above
10 Have you worked with news-writing styles to write photography cutlines/captions? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Select the area(s) that best reflect your experience engaging in communication planning activities for an organization. (Select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Provided input on communication plans
  • Determined communication strategies
  • Determined targeted audience
  • Developed news and/or feature materials
  • Determined outreach programs and/or activities
  • Coordinated outreach programs and/or activities
  • None of the above
12 Select the area(s) that best reflect your experience developing a communications plan for an organization. (Select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Developed the initial statement
  • Developed key messages
  • Developed talking points
  • Developed proposed questions and answers
  • Determined time-lines for release of information
  • Determined metrics
  • Determined the target audience
  • None of the above
13 Select the area(s) in which you have experience in crisis communications. Answer to this question is required
  • Planning
  • Execution
  • Building a contact list
  • Drafting boilerplate news releases
  • Preparing statements/speeches for senior leadership
  • Responding to media queries in a timely manner
  • None of the above
14 Do you have experience working with senior-level officials to communicate with various stakeholder groups? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
15 From the list below, select the stakeholder(s) with whom you have experience establishing professional relationships. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Local, state, national, and/or international media
  • Senior staff
  • Other private organizations
  • General public
  • None of the above
16 From the list below, select the stakeholder(s) for whom you have prepared informational queries. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Congressional representatives
  • Staff members
  • General public
  • None of the above
17 Do you have experience writing speeches for senior leadership? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
18 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.
19 From the list below, select the response(s) that best reflect(s) your outreach event experience. (Select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Planned special events
  • Coordinated logistical support
  • Conducted tours
  • Organized ceremonies
  • None of the above
20 Have you delivered informational briefings to external stakeholders? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
21 Have you represented your organization at community functions, such as Chamber of Commerce meetings and/or other civic events? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
22 Have you collaborated with others as part of a team to accomplish work-related activities? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
23 Do you have experience developing informational materials such as news releases, fact sheets, or brochures? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

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.