Skip to main content

Vacancy Details

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 From the list below, select the response that best describes your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience analyzing blueprints and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates.
  • I have experience inspecting buildings or construction projects for structural quality, general safety, or conformance to specifications and codes.
  • I have experience planning, organizing, or directing activities concerned with the construction or maintenance of structures, facilities, or systems.
  • None of the above
4 3088902: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience providing grants for public assistance or other disaster grant experience in response to an emergency management situation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked on a team in a key role to assess and deliver grants.
  • I have acted as the main point of contact (POC) responsible for assessing and delivering grants.
  • I have led a team of emergency management personnel in assessing and delivering grants.
  • I have provided feedback on emergency management policies and procedures.
  • I have explained technical aspects of public assistance programs.
  • I have developed and conducted training to educate people on public assistance programs.
  • I have provided guidance to state, local, tribal and/or territorial officials on their public assistance eligibility.
  • None of the above.
5 From the list below, select all computer software you have utilized professionally. Select all that apply: Answer to this question is required
  • Spreadsheet
  • PowerPoint
  • Database
  • National Emergency Management Information System (NEMIS)
  • Emergency Management Migrated Information Environment (EMMIE)
  • Project Management ( i.e. MS Project, Launchpad, HP Project, etc)
  • None of the above
6 Select the communication activities you have regularly performed for your organization. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Subject Matter Expert at conferences, meetings, and working groups
  • Demonstrated technical writing proficieny related to emergency management programs and initiatives.
  • Review and edit technical materials,ensuring consistency with national and organizational policies, startegies, and related initiatives.
  • Accurately articulate policies and explain technical aspects of programs.
  • None of the above.
7 Select the statements below that describe your experience communicating. 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 communication 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 communication concerning programs or projects that seek to promote behavioral change on the part of a general audience or the public.
  • None of the above
8 Select the type(s) of written communication(s) you have prepared as a part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Technical presentations at professional conferences
  • Articles in peer reviewed journals
  • In-house technical studies and reports
  • Articles featured in publications
  • Non-technical publications
  • Internal research documents/studies
  • Internal work plans
  • Documents for legislative and policy staff
  • None of the above
9 Please indicate which of the following types of interpersonal communication duties you have performed as a regular part of a job. (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Briefed management/customers on policy changes.
  • Defended recommendations on controversial issues.
  • Facilitated coordination of efforts between organizational entities.
  • Acted as technical representative.
  • Served on panels or task forces on technical issues.
  • Briefed senior or executive-level managers on organizational issues.
  • None of the above
10 From the list below, select all individuals and/or entities you have coordinated with to resolve disaster recovery public assistance issues: Answer to this question is required
  • Federal Agencies
  • State government officials
  • Local government officials
  • Tribal government officials
  • None of the above
11 This position requires managing multiple assignments, conflicting priorities, and multi-tasking all while maintaining good customer service and meeting various deadlines. Check the one answer that is true of your experience and background. Answer to this question is required
  • I have demonstrated experience in working collaboratively with cross-functional teams involving all levels of management and employees while maintaining a customer service focus, meeting competing deadlines, and solving human capital issues concurrently.
  • I have demonstrated experience working with diverse teams and their management while providing good customer service, meeting deadlines, and solving human capital issues.
  • None of the above
12 Do you have experience representing your Agency/organization in emergency situations that has reflected positively on the Agency/organization? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
13 3086055 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience representing your organization to others. Answer to this question is required
  • I have presented work information in public forums.
  • I have presented information on my organization’s goals in negotiations with representatives from other organizations.
  • I have represented my organization at an event attended by representatives from other organizations.
  • I have represented my organization as part of an inter-organization work group or team.
  • None of the above.
14 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.
15 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: 11

1 GS-11: 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-9 level, as described above and in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or at least three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M. 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 two years 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 From the list below, select the response that best describes your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience analyzing blueprints and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates.
  • I have experience inspecting buildings or construction projects for structural quality, general safety, or conformance to specifications and codes.
  • I have experience planning, organizing, or directing activities concerned with the construction or maintenance of structures, facilities, or systems.
  • None of the above
4 3088902: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience providing grants for public assistance or other disaster grant experience in response to an emergency management situation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked on a team in a key role to assess and deliver grants.
  • I have acted as the main point of contact (POC) responsible for assessing and delivering grants.
  • I have led a team of emergency management personnel in assessing and delivering grants.
  • I have provided feedback on emergency management policies and procedures.
  • I have explained technical aspects of public assistance programs.
  • I have developed and conducted training to educate people on public assistance programs.
  • I have provided guidance to state, local, tribal and/or territorial officials on their public assistance eligibility.
  • None of the above.
5 From the list below, select all computer software you have utilized professionally. Select all that apply: Answer to this question is required
  • Spreadsheet
  • PowerPoint
  • Database
  • National Emergency Management Information System (NEMIS)
  • Emergency Management Migrated Information Environment (EMMIE)
  • Project Management ( i.e. MS Project, Launchpad, HP Project, etc)
  • None of the above
6 Select the communication activities you have regularly performed for your organization. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Subject Matter Expert at conferences, meetings, and working groups
  • Demonstrated technical writing proficieny related to emergency management programs and initiatives.
  • Review and edit technical materials,ensuring consistency with national and organizational policies, startegies, and related initiatives.
  • Accurately articulate policies and explain technical aspects of programs.
  • None of the above.
7 Select the statements below that describe your experience communicating. 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 communication 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 communication concerning programs or projects that seek to promote behavioral change on the part of a general audience or the public.
  • None of the above
8 Select the type(s) of written communication(s) you have prepared as a part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Technical presentations at professional conferences
  • Articles in peer reviewed journals
  • In-house technical studies and reports
  • Articles featured in publications
  • Non-technical publications
  • Internal research documents/studies
  • Internal work plans
  • Documents for legislative and policy staff
  • None of the above
9 Please indicate which of the following types of interpersonal communication duties you have performed as a regular part of a job. (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Briefed management/customers on policy changes.
  • Defended recommendations on controversial issues.
  • Facilitated coordination of efforts between organizational entities.
  • Acted as technical representative.
  • Served on panels or task forces on technical issues.
  • Briefed senior or executive-level managers on organizational issues.
  • None of the above
10 From the list below, select all individuals and/or entities you have coordinated with to resolve disaster recovery public assistance issues: Answer to this question is required
  • Federal Agencies
  • State government officials
  • Local government officials
  • Tribal government officials
  • None of the above
11 This position requires managing multiple assignments, conflicting priorities, and multi-tasking all while maintaining good customer service and meeting various deadlines. Check the one answer that is true of your experience and background. Answer to this question is required
  • I have demonstrated experience in working collaboratively with cross-functional teams involving all levels of management and employees while maintaining a customer service focus, meeting competing deadlines, and solving human capital issues concurrently.
  • I have demonstrated experience working with diverse teams and their management while providing good customer service, meeting deadlines, and solving human capital issues.
  • None of the above
12 Do you have experience representing your Agency/organization in emergency situations that has reflected positively on the Agency/organization? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
13 3086055 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience representing your organization to others. Answer to this question is required
  • I have presented work information in public forums.
  • I have presented information on my organization’s goals in negotiations with representatives from other organizations.
  • I have represented my organization at an event attended by representatives from other organizations.
  • I have represented my organization as part of an inter-organization work group or team.
  • None of the above.
14 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.
15 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.