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Grade: 13

1 GS-13: Do you have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 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 3090637 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience handling security investigations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have routinely evaluated information in a security request to ensure it was adequate, complete, or authentic.
  • I have obtained additional information as part of a security investigation through written correspondence or in person.
  • I have conducted pre-employment record checks for security investigations.
  • I have applied reciprocal acceptance of other agency or organization background investigations when appropriate.
  • I have routinely determined if a person met suitability and/or security standards based on information collected in a security investigation.
  • I have addressed derogatory information through appropriate due process.
  • I have developed and issued Letters of Interrogatory (or similar).
  • I have summarized the outcome of a security investigation in a written report.
  • I have communicated the outcome of a security investigation orally to all relevant parties.
  • I have maintained computerized clearance or security records.
  • I have evaluated negative information received on personnel after the issuance of a clearance.
  • I have supported programs for continuous security evaluation of personnel.
  • None of the above.
4 From the choices below, please indicate your knowledge of security rules, procedures and operations to perform a variety of security assignments. Please limit your choices up to three that represent your best capability. Answer to this question is required
  • Assist with reviewing and interpreting Executive Orders (EO) including those for security requirements for government employment.
  • Conduct alternative dispute resolution mediation process.
  • Review and evaluate security requirements needed for employment in Special Sensitive positions, critical sensitive positions and public trust positions.
  • Access classified information and classified national security information.
  • Review and evaluate personnel security standards, policies, and procedures governing eligibility for sensitive compartmented information.
  • Initiated performance based actions in Federal service.
  • None of the above.
5 3090652 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience communicating to or educating others on personnel security. Answer to this question is required
  • I have briefed others internal to my organization on personnel security matters.
  • I have briefed others external to my organization on personnel security matters.
  • I have represented my organization in personnel security matters.
  • I have assisted in spreading awareness of personnel security programs in my organization.
  • I have assisted in on-the-job training for security personnel.
  • I have assisted in handling data requests, for example, through the Privacy and Freedom of Information Acts.
  • I have prepared written reports concerning personnel security policies, guidelines, procedures, or practices.
  • I have prepared oral reports concerning personnel security policies, guidelines, procedures, or practices.
  • I have testified at formal hearings concerning personnel security matters.
  • None of the above.
6 3090631 Do you have experience in adjudicating derogatory information or issues relating to personnel security? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Do you have experience communicating with diverse audiences? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 3090289 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience communicating with stakeholders. Answer to this question is required
  • I have communicated leadership priorities to team members.
  • I have interpreted policy to provide guidance to junior staff members.
  • I have reported team activities to leadership.
  • I have provided situational awareness briefings to senior leadership to inform decision-making.
  • I have performed as a spokesperson at conferences and/or committees focused on emergency management activities.
  • I have represented my organization by responding to technical questions from senior leadership in an organization.
  • I have reported on the overall effectiveness of a program?s success to senior leaders.
  • I have acted as the main point of contact for my organization in meetings with Federal, State, local, tribal, and/or territorial stakeholders.
  • I have developed and conducted training to educate people on emergency management topics.
  • None of the above.
9 3090644 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience providing technical guidance, authority, or advice related to personnel security. Answer to this question is required
  • I have recommended new or revised security policies or improvements to existing systems.
  • I have developed basic security plans and guidelines for incorporation in policy.
  • I have advised on matters concerning maintenance of current clearances (e.g., reinvestigation requirements, determining need to know).
  • I have explained personnel security issues (e.g., adjudication requirements, investigative criteria, or the basis for approval or denial of a request) to non-security personnel (e.g., hiring managers, contract vendors).
  • None of the above.
10 Have you defended controversial personnel security policies and/or determinations at meetings or conferences with senior internal officials or officials of external organizations? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Have you represented your organization at inter-agency meetings? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 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 independently conducted meetings.
  • I have independently planned meetings.
  • I have served on panels, committees, or task forces on technical issues.
  • None of the above.
13 Select the statements that describe your experience developing effective internal and external working relationships. Answer to this question is required
  • I have demonstrated ability to build constructive relationships with customers, peers, supervisors, managers and subordinates.
  • I have taken calculated risks to improve performance, developing innovations, or achieve challenging goals.
  • I have acted decisively and appropriately during crisis.
  • I have taken action to evaluate and improve practices and avoid future problems.
  • None of the above.
14 From the list below, select the supervisory task(s) that you have performed on a regular and recurring basis. Answer to this question is required
  • Oversaw, directed or developed work to be accomplished by subordinates
  • Set and adjusted priorities
  • Prepared schedules for completion of work
  • Assigned work to subordinates based on priorities, consideration of the difficulty of assignments, and the capabilities of employees
  • Gave advice, counsel or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters
  • Worked with employees to identify their developmental and training needs based on organizational goals and budget realities
  • Counseled and/or disciplined employees on conduct issues
  • Counseled and/or disciplined employees on performance issues
  • I have not performed any of the above listed supervisory tasks
15 From the list below, please identify all supervisory tasks you have completed on the job. Select all that apply: Answer to this question is required
  • Assigned work
  • Evaluated priorities
  • Monitored assignments
  • None of the above.
16 From the list below, identify all supervisory responsibilities you have executed. Answer to this question is required
  • Established organizational goals and objectives.
  • Utilized performance management tools.
  • Resolved individual and/or group employee complaints and conflicts.
  • Assigned workload.
  • None of the Above.
17 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.
18 Select all responses that apply to your supervisory and/or leadership experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Set goals and performance expectations for staff members.
  • Evaluate performance and communicate any deficiencies.
  • Create teams to improve employee morale.
  • Directs teams in a command post or operational center environment.
  • None of the above.
19 Select all responses that apply to your supervisory and/or leadership experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Established guidelines
  • Set goals and performance expectations
  • Evaluated performance
  • Communicated deficiencies
  • Managed staff recruitment
  • Developed organizational work plans
  • Provided counseling to subordinate staff
  • Trained staff as a first or second level supervisor
  • 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.