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Vacancy Details

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 Select the Federal Government human resource specialty area(s) in which you have developed programs or policies or provided authoritative (based on experience and knowledge of the subject matter) technical assistance to managers, employees or human resources specialists. Answer to this question is required
  • Information Management Systems
  • Recruitment and Placement
  • Staffing
  • Compensation
  • Classification
  • Pay
  • Position Management
  • Reduction-In-Force
  • Competitive Sourcing
  • Workforce Planning
  • Performance Management
  • Recognition/Awards
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employee Relations
  • Employee Development
  • Telecommuting
  • Voluntary Early Retirement Authority (VERA) / Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay (VSIP)
  • Human Capital Initiatives
  • Human Resources Development
  • Employee Records Management
  • Executive Resources
  • Security/Stability
  • Leave Administration
  • None of the above
3 Select the statement(s) that reflect your experience in the application of performance-based management practices. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed output measures to track the internal performance of work groups that I have supervised.
  • I have developed outcome measures to track internal performance of work groups that I have supervised.
  • I have developed outcome measures as indicators of success in achieving the organization's overall program, project purpose, or goal.
  • None of the above.
4 From the list below, select the response(s) that reflect your experience with policies and procedures: Answer to this question is required
  • developing and implementing
  • analyzing and evaluating
  • making alternatives
  • making recommendations to executives
  • planning and programming to meet strategic objectives
  • None of the above
5 Select the response that reflects your experience providing leadership in the development and implementation of new policies as well as tactical procedures. Answer to this question is required
  • 1. Analyze program policy and tactical procedures
  • 2. Develop operational plans to match budget constraints.
  • 3. Manage the implementation of policies, programs, and/or operations.
  • 4. Recommend changes in policies to accommodate new business unit, functional area, or program developments.
  • 5. None of the above.
6 Select one description that best represents your highest level of experience in interacting with various groups and individuals. Answer to this question is required
  • Experience that involves routinely working with external management officials to resolve unique or complex issues in a way that reflects a partnership or shared problem solving, such as sharing options and initiating ongoing contacts with managers to foster strong working relationships.
  • Experience that involves routinely working with internal managers to resolve issues and problems that arise on a daily basis. This involves briefing managers on new or revised regulations and discussing policy alternatives.
  • Experience that involves routinely educating, advising, or participating in meetings with groups or individuals when contacted to address issues or problems. This includes developing rapport and establishing credibility to resolve issues that are mutually satisfactory to programs and all parties.
  • Experience that involves explaining agency policy and regulations and providing background of the rationale for such policies, and using negotiating techniques to ensure full compliance.
  • None of the above.
7 Select the response(s) that reflect the items you have written professionally: Answer to this question is required
  • Comprehensive reports or briefings.
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Document plans to improve effectiveness of programs.
  • Technical summaries.
  • Performance evaluations.
  • Justification for awards.
  • None of the above.
8 Choose the statement(s) that best indicate your expertise with communicating in the HR arena. Answer to this question is required
  • I have independently and strategically developed written briefing materials, requiring little or no management changes, customized to specific audiences identified in communication plans.
  • I have prepared written and oral reports regarding the evaluation of human capital programs using HCAAF indices.
  • I have developed written communication for programmatic changes based on the evaluation of human capital programs in response to HCAAF, DEU audits and other accountability programs.
  • I have collaborated with customers to develop action plans and/or strategies to correct deficiencies and improve programs as a result of human capital program evaluations.
  • I have provided technical expertise and leadership in evaluating human capital programs.
  • I have represented an agency in meetings with high level officials both internal and external to the agency.
  • I have made recommendations that influence major, nationwide changes in human capital business practices and policies.
  • None of the above.
9 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.
10 Select the way(s) you have improved the performance of your team or organization: Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed projects ahead of schedule.
  • I have volunteered to take on additional responsibilities at work.
  • I have monitored the way I perform my work.
  • I have improved my work products.
  • I have been recognized or awarded at my work for doing more than expected.
  • None of the above.
11 Which strategy or strategies have you used to collaborate with others? (Select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Provided oversight or guidance to colleagues or peers
  • Monitored projects to meet deadlines
  • Helped others to complete work within deadlines (e.g., monitoring timelines, sending reminders)
  • Volunteered for additional work when I complete my own
  • 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 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
    2.1 3095446 Please specify how you learned about this Federal Emergency Management Agency job opportunity. Maximum length of 250 characters.
3 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. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 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
  • No
5 3125490 I understand that if I do not submit all REQUIRED documents by the closing date, it will affect the overall assessment of my application package. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Please take this opportunity to review your question responses 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 removed from further consideration.
  • No. I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.