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Grade: 15

1 GS-15: Do you have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-14 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 What is the highest current project management certification that you have: (CompTIA's Project+; PMI's CAPM, PMI-SP, PMI-RMP, PMP, or PgMP)? Answer to this question is required
  • Project+
  • CAPM
  • PMI-SP
  • PMI-RMP
  • PMP
  • PgMP
  • None of the above.
4 3167572 From the list below, select the statement that describes the extent of your experience comparing risk levels against benchmarks or standards to determine an acceptable level of risk. Answer to this question is required
  • I have compared risk levels against benchmarks or standards as part of a risk mitigation strategy for a project.
  • I have compared risk levels against benchmarks or standards as part of a risk mitigation strategy for a program or across multiple projects.
  • I have compared risk levels against benchmarks or standards as part of a risk mitigation strategy across multiple programs.
  • I have compared risk levels against benchmarks or standards as part of a risk mitigation strategy throughout an organization.
  • I do not have experience performing this task.
5 Select the qualitative or quantitative analyses you have conducted in order to complete a workforce plan or increase organizational effectiveness. Answer to this question is required
  • Requirements Development
  • Demand Forecast
  • Supply Projection
  • Gap Analysis
  • Strategy Development
  • Develop Retention Strategies
  • Target Recruitment
  • Restructuring
  • Succession Planning
  • Attrition
  • Manpower Cost Projections
  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statistics
  • Return on Investment
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Benchmarking Best Practices
  • Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) Statistics or Reporting
  • None of the above
6 Select the choice(s) that best describe(s) your experience supporting financial management activities for technology programs. Select all that apply: Answer to this question is required
  • Worked with customer to identify budget needs.
  • Created, updated, and maintained a spend plan.
  • Monitored processing of funding requisitions through a system such as the Enterprise Coordination and Approval Processing System, and followed it through to obligation.
  • Coordinated information for periodic budget reviews.
  • Supported development of justifications, impact statements, Unfunded Requests business cases, or Program Decision Options.
  • Supported out-year budget planning through Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) requirements.
  • None of the above.
7 Select the responses that indicate human capital assessment and accountability framework systems in which you have applied knowledge/experience by developing programs and/or policies, and providing authoritative technical assistance to managers and other employees. Answer to this question is required
  • Strategic Alignment
  • Leadership and Knowledge Management
  • Results-Oriented Culture Performance Management Culture
  • Talent Management
  • Accountability
  • None of the above
8 Select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience in managing or monitoring strategic human capital planning for specific programs or projects within a large complex organization (i.e., 250 or more employees with multiple divisions). Answer to this question is required
  • Manage or monitor human capital strategies and plans.
  • Develop human resources and human capital strategies and plans.
  • Establish human resources policy and practices.
  • Manage current and future workforce competencies.
  • Develop succession planning.
  • Manage human resource budget.
  • Provide human resources and human capital support.
  • Measure and improve human resource performance.
  • None of the above.
9 Select the statement that best describes your leadership and analytical skills and how you have utilized the skills in your employment. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed policies, regulations, procedures and plans for implementation by senior officials in meeting the organization's goals and objectives.
  • I have prepared and presented analytical information to senior management officials within the organization.
  • I have developed comprehensive materials for reports, briefings, or meetings of senior management officials.
  • I have expert knowledge of my organization's goals and objectives, I have developed policies, regulations, procedures, and plans and have articulated them to senior management and implemented them within the organization.
  • I have written explanations or justifications on decisions, conclusions, findings, and recommendations to management officials within the organization.
  • I have developed issue papers, policy proposals, policy interpretations, and/or program instructions to address complex program and technical issues to be presented to congress.
  • None of the above.
10 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
11 3158755 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience in providing guidance in the following areas. Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided guidance for the planning of maintenance projects.
  • I have provided guidance for the design of maintenance projects.
  • I have provided guidance for the oversight of maintenance projects.
  • None of the above.
12 From the list below, select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience using various sources to develop information management policies and guidelines. Answer to this question is required
  • I have reviewed regulations as a source to develop information management policies and guidelines.
  • I have reviewed agency operations as a source to develop information management policies and guidelines.
  • I have reviewed the agency's mission as a source to develop information management policies and guidelines.
  • I have reviewed the agency work mission as a source to develop information management policies and procedures.
  • None of the above
13 3167574 From the list below, select the statement that describes the extent of your experience evaluating controls that mitigate risk through prevention, detection, and/or correction. Answer to this question is required
  • I have evaluated controls mitigating risk through prevention, detection, and/or correction as part of a risk mitigation strategy for a project.
  • I have evaluated controls mitigating risk through prevention, detection, and/or correction as part of a risk mitigation strategy for a program or across multiple projects.
  • I have evaluated controls mitigating risk through prevention, detection, and/or correction as part of a risk mitigation strategy across multiple programs.
  • I have evaluated controls mitigating risk through prevention, detection, and/or correction as part of a risk mitigation strategy throughout an organization.
  • I do not have experience performing this task.
14 3169792 From the list below, select the statement that describes the extent of your training and experience making changes to an organizational project to improve performance (e.g., adding a new policy, making changes to existing forms, updating standard operating procedures). Answer to this question is required
  • I have partnered with or assisted others to develop recommendations for project improvements.
  • I have independently evaluated the current state of a project to make recommendations for project improvements.
  • I have independently identified opportunities for improvement and evaluated recommendations from project team members to determine and implement changes to improve project performance.
  • I have supervised or advised project managers on methods to evaluate and identify opportunities to improve project performance.
  • I do not have training or experience performing this task.
15 3183700 From the list below, select the response that best describes your experience working with managers. Answer to this question is required
  • I have collaborated with mangers to develop operational procedures.
  • I have collaborated and persuaded peers to accept findings, recommendations, changes or alternative viewpoints.
  • I have collaborated with senior leaders to improve organizational effectiveness.
  • I have developed guidelines for program administration.
  • None of the above.
16 3116343 From the list below, select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience persuading stakeholders through oral communication. Answer to this question is required
  • I have acquired or exchanged technical and non- technical information to clarify points with others.
  • I have resolved issues or operating problems by influencing or persuading people who were working toward mutual goals and had generally cooperative attitudes.
  • I have influenced and persuaded employees and managers who were resistant based on organizational conflict, competing objectives, or resource problems to accept and implement findings and recommendations.
  • I have defended, negotiated, or settled matters involving significant or controversial issues of considerable consequence or importance, (e.g., recommendations dealing with substantial expenditures).
  • None of the above.
17 3099829 From the list below, select the statement(s) that describe your level of experience and ability in planning and working with groups and taskforces. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience providing leadership for team projects and overseeing individual and staff activities.
  • I have experience dealing with organizational challenges and working cooperatively and collaboratively with internal/external groups.
  • I have experience leading groups and taskforces on technical projects.
  • I have experience working with a team of professionals to support research, answer research and technical questions, test methodologies, and develop analytical tools.
  • I have experience in planning and evaluating activities of a team.
  • I have experience translating programs, policy issues or other substantive activities into concise, well-balanced management plans for accomplishing projects.
  • I have experience planning, organizing and coordinating work assignments.
  • 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 3225388 How did you hear about this Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • FEMA’s Facebook
  • FEMA’s Twitter
  • FEMA’s LinkedIn
  • FEMA’s GlassDoor
  • Careers.FEMA.gov website
  • Monster.com
  • Indeed
  • Zip Recruiter
  • USAJobs
  • State or Local Employment Office
  • DHS/FEMA Hiring Event (in person)
  • Conference or Meeting
  • Career / Job Fair
  • Conference or Meeting
  • FEMA Hiring Event (virtual)
  • FEMA Recruiter
  • Professional Organization
  • Through my college or university
  • FEMA Employee referral
  • Newspaper
  • Radio
  • 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.