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Grade: 14

1 GS-14: Do you have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 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 Please select the response(s) that best describe your ability to research, gather, interpret, compare, and analyze information in order to identify complex problems, make conclusions, report findings, and recommend detailed actions. Your resume must support the responses that you select below. Answer to this question is required
  • I have limited experience in conducting research, gathering, interpreting, comparing and analyzing information in order to identify complex problems, make conclusions, report findings, and recommend detailed actions. I received guidance from others with respect to completing work.
  • I conducted research on a recurring basis from a number of sources. With limited assistance, interpreted, compared and analyzed specific regulations, policies, and procedures in order to identify complex problems, make conclusions, report findings and recommend detailed actions.
  • I independently researched various sources on a regular and recurring basis in order to compile, interpret, compare and analyze specific regulations, policies, and procedures to identify complex problems, make conclusions, report findings and recommend detailed actions to resolve unprecedented situations.
  • None of the above.
4 3088981: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience providing written reports. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked with technical experts to gather information for reports and/or briefings.
  • I have developed portions of operational summaries and after action reports.
  • I have developed reports or portions of reports that have been used by senior leadership to inform decisions.
  • I have written draft operational plans (e.g., incident action plans, all hazards plans).
  • I have written preliminary summary reports that summarize emergency management operating practices.
  • I have written reports that have been disseminated across my organization.
  • I have written portions of reports that have provided guidance to external partners (e.g., those outside of my organization).
  • I have developed preliminary situational awareness reports.
  • I have assisted in the production of intelligence reports.
  • None of the above.
5 Select all responses that reflect your experience providing authoritative guidance and leadership to projects impacting national preparedness, FEMA or the nation Answer to this question is required
  • a. I have developed policy, standard operating procedures, and/or plans for enhancing national preparedness through exercises that test readiness and capabiities.
  • b. I have served as a technical authority in the formulation of national program guidelines dealing with emergency preparedness.
  • c. I have participated in studies and reviews to improve or enhance preparedness initiatives
  • d. None of the above
6 Select all responses that best describe your experience in conducting or providing oversight to analytical studies. Answer to this question is required
  • a. I have applied analytical and evaluation methods, theories, and techniques to provide recommendations on the effectiveness and efficiency of assigned program operations at a national level.
  • b. I have monitored, coordinated, or led analytical studies on matters to federal, state and/or local units of the government.
  • c. I have managed complex tasks and responded to quick turnaround assignments, redirections, and multi-tasking, following appropriate guidelines for project management and quality control.
  • d. None of the above
7 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.
  • Written clearly, logically, concisely, and persuasively for a variety of audiences.
  • Drafted procedural material for dissemination to field or operating-level elements.
  • Drafted reports, memoranda, and correspondence for signatures for higher-level officials.
  • Authored issues/position papers or summary reports on organizational data, which included analysis and recommendations.
  • Drafted responses to Departmental inquiries.
  • Communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives, or priorities in writing.
  • Written guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems.
  • Explained or justified decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations.
  • Composed complex correspondence or other written work including management reports and manuals.
  • Reviewed reports for accuracy, adherence to policy, organization of material, clarity of expression and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  • Compiled correspondence that consolidates input from a number of different sources, including contradictory viewpoints.
  • Developed comprehensive material for briefings, meetings or conferences.
  • 14. Conducted multi-discipline workshops in order to develop technical content for a variety of national preparedness products.
  • None of the above
8 I have determined equipment requirements based on operational mission and unique system requirements for sites that are physical separated. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 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
10 Select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience communicating information with external staff in management positions (Choose all that apply). Answer to this question is required
  • Resolved matters involving significant policy or operations issues.
  • Facilitated discussions to influence decision-makers.
  • Conducted presentations on controversial resource issues.
  • Presented information conveying senior leadership priorities.
  • None of the above.
11 Select the statement(s) that best reflect your 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 and achieved positive, measurable results.
  • I have provided training in continuous process improvement.
  • I have implemented programs to meet the unit's organizational goals.
  • I have provided career counseling and coaching.
  • I have implemented individual development plans for my employees.
  • I have tracked employees' progress against training and career goals.
  • I have coached a multi-disciplinary staff.
  • I have provided a model for creative thinking, innovative solutions, or non-traditional approaches to improve a unit's effectiveness.
  • None of the above.
12 From the list below, select the statements that describe your ability to complete supervisory task(s). Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Oversaw, directed or developed work to be accomplished by subordinates
  • Prepared schedules for completion of work
  • Responsible for the first line supervision of employees
  • Assigned work to subordinates based on priorities, consideration of the difficulty of assignments, and the capabilities of employees
  • Developed performance standards and evaluated employees' work
  • Gave advice, counsel or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters
  • Interviewed candidates for positions in a unit
  • I have not performed any of the above listed supervisory tasks
13 I have performed the following leadership-type functions in work unit or team assignments: Answer to this question is required
  • Set standards, expectations, and deadlines
  • Planned the work to be assigned to employees or team members
  • Established work schedules and worksite assignments
  • Reviewed completed work for technical adequacy and timeliness
  • Followed up with employees or team members to assure timeliness in meeting milestones
  • Reported progress to senior management
  • Implemented work completed
  • Evaluated the effectiveness of completed assignments or projects
  • None of the above
14 From the list below, select the statement that describes the extent of your experience using qualitative or quantitative methods of analysis to assess and improve program effectiveness. Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted analysis on program effectiveness with guidance or instruction from a higher-level employee or supervisor.
  • I have analyzed program effectiveness by following specific examples or templates.
  • I have analyzed program effectiveness by following general guidance for evaluation of routine or recurring projects or products with review by a higher-level employee or supervisor.
  • I have analyzed program effectiveness by following general guidance for evaluation of non-routine or complex projects or products with review by a higher-level employee or supervisor.
  • I have independently led the analysis of program effectiveness for routine or recurring projects or products.
  • I have independently led the analysis of program effectiveness for non-routine or complex projects or products where no precedents exist.
  • I have provided guidance or instruction to others on analyzing program effectiveness for both routine and recurring projects or products and for non-routine or complex projects or products.
  • I do not have experience performing this task.
15 Select the statement(s) that describe your experience providing leadership direction. Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided leadership one-on-one with colleagues on business issues.
  • I have provided direction as the leader of a task-based team.
  • I have provided counseling to staff as a supervisor.
  • I have provided leadership direction for national programs.
  • I have provided leadership direction to senior officials to resolve national program challenges.
  • 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.