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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 Select all responses reflecting your experience managing programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I translated legislative requirements into program goals, metrics, or priorities.
  • I translated management goals into program metrics or priorities.
  • I coordinated requirements among partner units or groups during program initiation.
  • I formulated plans to improve organizational structure.
  • None of the above.
4 Select all responses that best reflect your experience with providing authoritative guidance and leadership for program planning. Answer to this question is required
  • Formulate a plan to improve the program structure for exercise programs.
  • Coordinate requirements among internal components and partners to manage all stages of a program.
  • Translate management goals and objectives into effective operations.
  • Monitor program outcomes using established goals and priorities.
  • Manage all stages of an emergency preparedness exercise program.
  • None of the above.
5 Select all responses that best describe your experience managing stakeholder groups working toward enhancing domestic preparedness to respond to incidents or emerging threats. Answer to this question is required
  • a. Oversees or leads individual exercise working groups, as needed, to assist with the development of exercise-specific directives and the planning of individual exercises.
  • b. Provides authoritative advice and instruction to internal and external stakeholders to ensure objectives are met.
  • c. Manages or facilitates stakeholder groups across levels of government with competing priorities and missions.
  • d. None of the above
6 Select all responses that reflect your experience providing authoritative guidance and leadership on projects impacting national preparedness. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed policies for enhancing national preparedness through exercises that test readiness and capabilities.
  • I have developed standard operating procedures for enhancing national preparedness through exercises that test readiness and capabilities.
  • I have developed plans for enhancing national preparedness through exercises that test readiness and capabilities.
  • I have served as a technical authority in the formulation of national program guidelines dealing with emergency preparedness.
  • I have participated in studies for the improvement and enhancement of preparedness initiatives.
  • None of the above.
7 From the list below select the statement that best describes your ability to effectively communicate and coordinate with managers to develop procedures and guidelines to improve the effectiveness of operations and/or assist in program administration: Answer to this question is required
  • I have coordinated with managers inside and outside of my organizational unit to develop procedures and guidelines to improve and enhance operations or program administration
  • I have had no experience or training in performing this task
  • I have coordinated with managers inside my organizational unit to develop procedures and guidelines to improve operations or program administration
  • I have led the development of procedures and guidelines that improved the effectiveness of operations and program administration, with senior leaders from inside and outside of my organizational unit.
8 Select the response(s) that represent(s) your highest level of experience communicating in professional settings. Answer to this question is required
  • Negotiated or resolved matters involving program or organizational issues.
  • Participated in discussions to plan, coordinate, or consult on work efforts.
  • Worked with managers, employees and/or contractors as an organizational representative.
  • None of the above.
9 From the list below, select the response(s) that describe your experience working with managers. Select all that apply: Answer to this question is required
  • Coordinated with managers to develop operational procedures.
  • Worked with senior leaders to improve organizational effectiveness.
  • Developed guidelines for program administration.
  • None of the above
10 Select all responses that describe your experience in representing your agency or organization: Answer to this question is required
  • Represented your organization to external audiences.
  • Represented the position of a senior management official (such as a Regional Administrator) at meetings.
  • Conveyed or presented sensitive or controversial positions to senior officials within external organizations.
  • Liaised with government representatives of various levels of authority from outside your organization to exchange information.
  • None of the above.
11 3088842: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience developing and maintaining relationships with partners and stakeholders. Answer to this question is required
  • I have built working relationships with peers at the Federal, State, local, tribal, and/or territorial leadership to prepare for emergency management response activities.
  • I have coordinated with Federal, State, local, tribal, and/or territorial stakeholders to gather and/or exchange information during an emergency response activity.
  • I have directed team members that I had no direct authority over during a response to an emergency management situation.
  • I have regularly attended emergency management conferences and/or meetings to develop relationships with others in the emergency management field.
  • I have worked with technical experts to understand the magnitude of an emergency management situation.
  • I have cultivated relationships from inside and outside my organization to collaborate on the implementation of an integrated response to an emergency response.
  • None of the above.
12 From the list below, select the response(s) that describe your supervisory experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have interviewed candidates for positions.
  • I have recommended and/or selected individuals for appointment, promotion or reassignment.
  • I have worked with employees to identify their developmental and training needs based on organizational goals and budget realities.
  • I have developed performance standards for employees
  • I have coached employees to assure their progress and commitment to meeting organizational goals.
  • I have provided feedback to employees on performance to include progress, challenges, successes and lessons learned.
  • I have recognized and rewarded employees for their contributions to overall organizational performance.
  • None of the above
13 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describes the management duties you have performed on a regular basis. (select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Planned work for subordinates, set priorities, and/or provided completion deadlines.
  • Assigned work to subordinates based on assignment difficulty and/or employee capability.
  • Worked with employees to identify their developmental needs based on organizational goals.
  • Communicated broad objectives to subordinate supervisors for implementation.
  • Selected candidates for positions within my organization after interviewing them.
  • I have counseled and/or disciplined employees on performance or conduct issues.
  • I have recognized and/or rewarded employees for their contributions and/or achievements.
  • I have developed performance standards and/or evaluated employees' work.
  • I have resolved office conflicts through mediation or other forms of alternative dispute resolutions.
  • None of the above.
14 Select the statement(s) that apply to your experience leading and motivating employees. Choices: Answer to this question is required
  • I have inspired or guided employees to achieve measurable positive results.
  • I have instilled an awareness of organizational priorities to employees of a team I've led.
  • I have recommended training to help employees to meet an organization's goals.
  • I have rewarded and recognized employees for their accomplishments.
  • I have provided coaching and/or career counseling.
  • I have responded to the needs of 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.