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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 3147615 From the list below, select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience in participating or conducting Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) incidents in exercises. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as an exercise planner for Chemical exercises.
  • I have provided input to the design of Chemical exercises.
  • I have served as an exercise planner for Biological exercises.
  • I have provided input to the design of Biological exercises.
  • I have served as an exercise planner for Radiological exercises.
  • I have provided input to the design of Radiological exercises.
  • I have served as an exercise planner for Nuclear exercises.
  • I have provided input to the design of Nuclear exercises.
  • None of the above.
4 3147609 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience building out teams designed to support a response to a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, or Nuclear incident. Answer to this question is required
  • I have ensured teams are properly equipped to carry out designated plans for response to a specific weapons of mass destruction (WMD) incident.
  • I have monitored the effectiveness of emergency management plans.
  • I have coordinated the implementation of emergency management plans with partner stakeholders.
  • I have identified target audiences for training.
  • I have developed strategic communication plans to communicate and market a new or updated training course.
  • None of the above.
5 3089175 From the list below, identify the project management related task(s) you have used in order to complete assigned projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed project requirements.
  • I have set project priorities.
  • I have set short- and long-term project goals.
  • I have developed project schedule and milestones
  • I have tracked and managed budgets of projects.
  • I have monitored project progress to ensure that the project objectives are met.
  • I have monitored contractor performance.
  • I have reviewed lessons learned.
  • None of the above.
6 Select all responses that best reflect your skill in program planning and management. Answer to this question is required
  • a. Formulates and recommends plans to improve exercise program policies, practices and methods and organizational structure.
  • b. Coordinates requirements among other components and partners in the formative stages of program initiation, project design, project implementation, and management of ongoing programs.
  • c. Translates management goals and objectives into effective operations and monitors goals and program priorities to evaluate results.
  • d. Provides authoritative guidance and leadership in the planning, development, conducting, and evaluation of emergency preparedness exercises.
  • e. None of the above
7 I have performed the tasks below as part of my recurring duties (Select all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • Establish priorities for accomplishment of work.
  • Develop plans for future contingencies.
  • Evaluate program effectiveness through multiple methods to include inspections and management improvement studies.
  • Identify and execute renovation and modernization projects for real property assets to ensure sustainment of real property.
  • Prepare and review documents necessary to obtain contracts for operation, maintenance and repair of facilities.
  • Independently plan and conduct appropriate course of action in recognizing and resolving complex requirements encountered in facilities renovation and new designs.
  • None of the above.
8 3158638 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience working in a Chemical Surety Program. Answer to this question is required
  • I have been responsible for the management of a Chemical Surety Program.
  • I have been responsible for the management of a functional area within a Chemical Surety Program.
  • I have been responsible for specific tasks within a functional area of a Chemical Surety Program.
  • None of the above.
9 Select the response(s) that reflect the activities you have regularly performed for your organization. Answer to this question is required
  • Developed written materials for briefings, meetings, or conferences.
  • Drafted responses to Departmental inquiries.
  • Composed procedural material for dissemination to field or operating-level elements.
  • Drafted reports and memoranda for signatures for senior leadership officials.
  • Authored position papers or summary reports on organizational data, which included analysis and recommendations.
  • Developed written guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems.
  • Drafted organizational strategies, goals, objectives, or priorities for senior leadership officials.
  • Compiled correspondence that consolidates input from a number of different sources, including contradictory viewpoints.
  • None of the above
10 From the list below, select the type(s) of products you have independently written. Answer to this question is required
  • Senior Level Briefings
  • Program Policies
  • Operating Procedures
  • Program Performance Reports
  • Congressional Briefings and Reports
  • Position Papers
  • None of the above.
11 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describes your communication skills as part of jobs you have held. Answer to this question is required
  • I have verbally communicated with individuals within the organization to exchange and clarify factual information, answer questions, and explain work operations.
  • I have verbally communicated with individuals outside the organization, including the general public to exchange and clarify factual information, answer questions, and explain work operations.
  • I have verbally communicated with individuals at various levels of authority within and outside the organization explaining complex information and resolving problems that required an in-depth knowledge of the program activities of the organization.
  • I have made verbal presentations to groups within or outside my work environment.
  • None of the above.
12 Select the choice(s) that describe(s) your typical approach in providing services or expertise to external persons, organizations, or entities. Answer to this question is required
  • Maintained collaborative relationships with personnel in peer or senior positions in other organizations, departments, or agencies.
  • Led projects that crossed organizational or agency boundaries.
  • Served as a team member on projects that crossed organizational or agency boundaries.
  • Represented the organization at inter-agency meetings.
  • Developed and maintained relationships with various federal, state, and/or local stakeholders.
  • 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 3088918: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience managing contracts. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked as a Contracting Officer Representative on a Federal contract.
  • I have been assigned as a Task Order Monitor supporting a Contracting Officer Representative on a Federal contract.
  • I am currently certified as a Contracting Officer Representative (COR), but have never been assigned as a COR.
  • I have managed contractors without being a Contracting Officer Representative.
  • None of the above.
15 Select the response(s) that describe your experience developing collaborative relationships. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience developing and sustaining cooperative working relationships within the organization and with customer groups.
  • I have experience influencing and persuading others.
  • I have experience building consensus through collaboration, gaining followers and cooperation from others to obtain information, achieve results, and accomplish goals.
  • I have experience fostering cooperation and consensus among groups.
  • I have experience fostering shared leadership, building trust among team members, and creating commitment to team goals.
  • None of the above
16 Select all responses that reflect the interpersonal skills you have used to foster cooperation, convey information, or resolve conflicts. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Explained findings or recommendations to upper-level managers.
  • Planned meetings with external individuals, industry groups, and/or organizations.
  • Informed colleagues or senior management of events that may impact ongoing work.
  • Collaborated with internal or external representatives to achieve mutual goals.
  • 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.