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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 those statements in the following list that best describe your highest levels of experience and ability in planning and working with groups and taskforces in developing priorities, action items, and follow-through to implement agreed actions. 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.
4 Select each response that applies to you. Answer to this question is required
  • I have written reports, briefings and other types of materials dealing with controversial or sensitive topics for senior officials in my organization.
  • I have supported a team that developed written reports, briefings and other types of materials dealing with controversial or sensitive topics for senior officials in my organization.
  • I have assisted in writing reports, briefings and other types of materials dealing with controversial or sensitive topics for senior officials in my organization.
  • I have supervised or managed the development of written reports, briefings and other types of materials dealing with controversial or sensitive topics for senior officials in my organization.
  • None of the responses applies to me.
5 3090238: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience ensuring compliance with Federal financial legislation. Answer to this question is required
  • I Review financial laws and regulations to maintain current knowledge.
  • I have assisted others in interpreting financial laws and regulations.
  • I have reviewed financial activities to ensure compliance with financial laws and regulations.
  • I have shared information within my organization regarding updates to financial legislation, regulations, and/or policies, to include impact to current programs or procedures.
  • I have revised current policy or suggested policy changes for a financial impact on programs.
  • None of the above.
6 Please select the responses that best describe your experience in all areas of the budget development, formulation, presentation and execution processes. Answer to this question is required
  • Provide recommendations to management on all phases of budget formulation and performance planning.
  • Ensure controls are in place to comply with applicable budget guidelines and statues, including appropriations law.
  • Research budget planning methods and procedures for applying to an organization operations.
  • Develop and prepare business line multi-year budget estimates, and their justifications.
  • None of the above
7 Please select the responses that best describe your experience analyzing and presenting budgetary data and recommending alternative sources of funding to achieve program priorities. Check all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Manage the formulation and justification of the budget for a major agency component.
  • Preparing analyses and reviews of complex budget materials that enable top management to make informed decisions on budget levels based on options presented
  • Develop budget policies and procedures for an organization.
  • Prepare budget information for reports that track on-going funding and expenses.
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly budget reports for senior management review
  • Review budget reports and provide feedback to program managers related to financial closeout.
  • None of the above
8 Select the statement that describes your experience using an automated system for budget and financial management. Answer to this question is required
  • Managed and analyzed budget data to compile budget estimates.
  • Prepared requisitions and purchase orders for office equipment and supples.
  • Monitored compliance with government issued travel card program requirements.
  • Created and maintained spreadsheets that query financial and/or budget data from automated reports.
  • None of the above.
9 Experience in internal controls over financial reporting and improper payments. Answer to this question is required
  • Experience in formulating and interpreting plans, guidelines, and directives pertaining to internal controls.
  • Experience identifying deficiencies and developing solutions or corrective actions for internal controls.
  • Experience independently evaluating and interpreting financial data/processes and reporting on internal control deficiencies.
  • None of the above.
10 3088282 From the list below, identify the type(s) of document(s) you have written. Answer to this question is required
  • I have written, in final form, technically accurate white papers, reports and/or articles for publication.
  • I have written, in final form, Statements of Work (SOW).
  • I have written, in final form, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
  • I have written, in final form, desk procedures/job aids.
  • I have written, in final form, Inter-organizational documents (e.g., Service Level Agreement, Memorandum Of Understanding, Memorandum Of Agreement).
  • I have written, in final form, training materials.
  • I have written, in final form, Request for Proposals (RFP); Request for Quotations (RFQ); Request for Information (RFI), or similar documents.
  • I have developed a Strategic Plan.
  • I have developed a Concept of Operations.
  • None of the above.
11 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
12 3088992 From the list below, select the type(s) of customers with whom you have led briefings or update sessions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have led briefings or update sessions with senior executives or organizational leadership.
  • I have led briefings or update sessions with first-line managers.
  • I have led briefings or update sessions with technical experts.
  • I have led briefings or update sessions with co-workers.
  • I have led briefings or update sessions with employees.
  • I have led briefings or update sessions with the general public.
  • I have led briefings or update sessions with elected officials.
  • I have led briefings or update sessions with leadership from outside organizations.
  • None of the above.
13 Select all of the following responses that describe your customer service experience: Answer to this question is required
  • Identified and documented issues for future resolution.
  • Mediated customer complaints.
  • Provided customer feedback on work products.
  • Provided guidance and direction on specific organizational areas.
  • None of the above.
14 Select the response(s) that best describe(s) your experience interacting with people in various work situations to achieve solutions: Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as a spokesperson for an organization.
  • I have facilitated activities between organizational entities
  • I have mediated or facilitated problem resolution.
  • I have conducted briefings, meetings, conferences, or negotiations.
  • I have planned briefings, meetings, conferences, or negotiations.
  • I have served on panels, committees, or task forces on technical issues.
  • None of the above.
15 Select the answer(s) that most accurately reflect your experience briefing or presenting information to the following audiences. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Supervisors
  • Subordinates
  • Government organizations
  • General public
  • Technical experts
  • None of the above
16 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.
17 I have collaborated professionally with the following individuals or entities within my organization (check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Cross-functional team(s)
  • Project team(s)
  • Task force(s)
  • Organization leadership
  • Peers and/or immediate team members
  • 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.