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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 Which answer best describes your experience identifying problem solving processes to meet program goals? Answer to this question is required
  • I provided input to an after-action report based on an exercise or real-life response.
  • I served on a strategic-level process improvement team in my organization.
  • I provided feedback to supervisors/managers on ways to improve processes.
  • I wrote, or revised, a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for a watch/operations center.
  • I participated in training on new processes that improved response.
  • I made decisions on the spot that resulted in an improved process or procedure.
  • None of the above.
4 3210894 From the list below, select the statement that best describes your experience with mission assignments. Answer to this question is required
  • I have reported on information that directly contributed to mission assignments.
  • I have created mission assignments collaboratively with federal partners.
  • I have reviewed mission assignments for accuracy.
  • I have approved mission assignments.
  • I have no experience in this area.
5 3210900  From the list below, select the statement that best describes your project management experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as the authoritative source for decision and guidance dealing with changes in policy, budget, program and project objectives, public affairs, or other matters.
  • I have gathered and distributed information on a project to ensure involved persons remain well informed.
  • I have reviewed and evaluated program status, defined and resolves unusually complex problems, and adjusts initiatives and priorities as needed.
  • I have analyzed requirements, developed assessment plans, coordinated with appropriate personnel, and provided overall program management.
  • I have no experience in this area.
6 3211013 From the list below, select the statement that best describes your experience supporting operationalizing planning to develop deliberate and crisis action plans. Answer to this question is required
  • I have led the development of emergency/crisis/disaster management plans and procedures (e.g., Standard Operating Procedures [SOPs], All Hazards Plans, Handbooks, Guides).
  • I have evaluated the effectiveness of emergency/crisis/disaster management plans and procedures.
  • I have served as a key team member in the development of emergency/crisis/disaster management plans and procedures.
  • I have reviewed and approved emergency/crisis/disaster management plans.
  • I have no experience in this area.
7 Choose the statement(s) that best describe your communication/briefing skills that you use as a regular part of your job to support organizational goals and leadership. Answer to this question is required
  • Regularly communicate legal issues, risks or conclusions orally to senior management.
  • Explain or justify decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations orally to senior management.
  • Defend client-partner's position to third parties performing oversight review of programs.
  • Foster cooperation and consensus among groups in furthering organizational goals.
  • Build consensus through collaboration from others to obtain information, achieve results and accomplish goals.
  • None of the above.
8 3210907 From the list below, select the statement that best describes your experience communicating with stakeholders. Answer to this question is required
  • I have interpreted courses of action to provide guidance to external partners.
  • I have reported federal partner activities to leadership.
  • I have provided recommendations to senior leadership that directly impacted the resources assigned to an emergency management situation.
  • I have presented to senior leadership at formal conferences and/or committees.
  • I have no experience in this area.
9 3210910 From the list below, select the statement that best describes your experience in providing support to Emergency Operations Centers (EOC). Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided operational support in a Federal EOC/Joint Field Office.
  • I have provided operational support in a State/Local EOC.
  • I have provided operational support in a Regional Response Coordination Center/National Response Coordination Center (RRCC/NRCC).
  • I have provided operational support through unified coordination system (e.g., Incident Command System [ICS], Multi-agency Coordination System [MACS]).
  • I have no experience in this area.
10 3210911 From the list below, select the statement that best describes your experience performing Emergency Support Functions (ESFs). Answer to this question is required
  • I have coordinated with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as an ESF Partner.
  • I have worked in support of an ESF Partner.
  • I have led an ESF mission in coordination with FEMA.
  • I am familiar with ESFs.
  • I have no experience in this area.
11 3210912 From the list below, select the statement that best describes your experience in creating and implementing training plans and/or programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have designed training plans to prepare for response operations.
  • I have implemented training to internal partners.
  • I have implement training to external partners.
  • I have forecast training requirements for a team.
  • I have no experience in this area.

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.