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Vacancy Details

Grade: 12

1 GS-12: Do you have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 level, as defined in the vacancy announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 3090254: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience in providing technical guidance, authority, or advice related to the rules, regulations, and policies of grants management. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed policy related to the administration of organization's grants management activities.
  • I have provided technical guidance or advice on the interpretation of statutes, regulations, or legal authorities.
  • I have evaluated proposed legislation to determine potential impact on organization's grants or agreements.
  • I have developed grants administration controls (e.g., approval requirements, internal processing standards, and enhanced monitoring protocols) for the organization's grant population.
  • I have provided assistance in the development of criteria or standards for the evaluation of grant proposals.
  • I have served as subject matter expert to recipients of grants or cooperative agreements.
  • I have conducted studies or trend analyses to recommend changes to grants policies, procedures, or regulations.
  • I have developed training on grants administration programs, policies, or procedures.
  • None of the above.
3 From the list below, please select your ability to manage grants, cooperative and/or interagency agreements. Answer to this question is required
  • Establishes and maintains liaison relationship with other Federal agencies on matters related to grants and cooperative agreements.
  • Tracks the execution of grants and cooperative agreements to assure that reporting and milestones are met.
  • Reviews and improves grant management practices, policies and procedures
  • None of the above
4 Please select the answer(s) that best describe your experience with reviewing and awarding grants Answer to this question is required
  • Assisted management in conducting grant analysis.
  • Participated with management in conducting grant analysis, reviewing and awarding of grants in accordance with agency-wide requirements.
  • Assists in the performance of all pre-award and award grant administrative functions.
  • Performs all pre-award and award grant administrative functions.
  • None of the above.
5 3090880: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience performing grant management activities. Answer to this question is required
  • I have awarded grants to State, local, tribal, and/or territorial governments.
  • I have monitored the performance of grants awarded to State, local, tribal, and/or territorial governments.
  • I have provided technical guidance to State, local, tribal, and/or territorial government officials regarding grants management.
  • I have managed the close-out of sub-grants.
  • I have recommended approval of project applications.
  • I have made decisions on grant appeals.
  • None of the above.
6 3088763: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience performing grants management activities. Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted in awarding grants to State, local, tribal, and/or territorial governments.
  • I have monitored and reported on the performance of grants awarded to State, local, tribal, and/or territorial governments.
  • I have provided guidance to State, local, tribal, and/or territorial government officials regarding grants management.
  • I have assisted in the managing the close-out of sub-grants.
  • I have provided recommendations, for higher level consideration, on the approval of project applications.
  • I have participating in decision making on grant appeals.
  • None of the above.
7 From the list below, please select your knowledge of grant administration rules, policies and procedures. Answer to this question is required
  • Developing revised agency policies and drafting legislation pertaining to grants and cooperative agreements.
  • Assures that applicable laws, rules, policies, and procedures governing the use of grants and cooperative agreements are in compliance.
  • Provides extensive policy support and technical assistance regarding grants management
  • None of the above
8 3090869 : From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience working with team members, colleagues, and stakeholders. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed partnerships to guarantee policy and regulations are followed in field operations.
  • I have developed partnerships and collaborations with colleagues and government officials.
  • I have cultivated relationships with State, local, tribal, and/or territorial officials.
  • I have successfully maintained relationships with public sector entities.
  • I have leveraged internal and external relationships to improve emergency management practices.
  • I have coordinated with Federal, state, local, tribal, and/or territorial stakeholders to provide mitigation support to affected communities.
  • None of the above.
9 Do you have at least one year of demonstrated experience using the Public Assistance Grants Manager/Grants Portal  system, PowerPoint, Excel and Word? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 3176052 Do you have at least one year of demonstrated experience using the grants management systems, Microsoft PowerPoint, MS Excel and MS Word? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 3090256: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience with financial compliance reviews (e.g., audits, site visits, desk reviews, and cash on hand analysis). Answer to this question is required
  • I have coordinated with stakeholders and team members participating in the site visit to set the schedule or otherwise prepare.
  • I have ensured expenditure documentation is received by and returned to the recipient in a timely manner.
  • I have conducted a site visit.
  • I have conducted a desk review.
  • I have conducted a cash on hand analysis.
  • I have conducted entrance or exit briefings for site visits.
  • I have resolved discrepancies with recipient to ensure situations are adequately resolved.
  • I have assembled a financial monitoring site visit file or report.
  • I have prepared final protocol or results letter after a site visit.
  • I have conducted award-specific financial reviews.
  • I have analyzed audit reports.
  • I have worked with grant recipient to develop a corrective action plan to address audit findings.
  • I have ensured timely resolution of audit findings (e.g., seeking collection or repayment of ineligible costs).
  • I have prepared management decision letters concerning status of audit findings.
  • I have formally advised recipient of the status of the audit.
  • I have overseen corrective action plans through to completion of required resolution.
  • 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 3225388 How did you hear about this Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
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  • Careers.FEMA.gov website
  • Monster.com
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  • DHS/FEMA Hiring Event (in person)
  • Conference or Meeting
  • Career / Job Fair
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  • FEMA Recruiter
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  • Through my college or university
  • FEMA Employee referral
  • Newspaper
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  • Other
    2.1 3095446 Please specify how you learned about this Federal Emergency Management Agency job opportunity. Maximum length of 250 characters.
3 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. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 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
  • No
5 3125490 I understand that if I do not submit all REQUIRED documents by the closing date, it will affect the overall assessment of my application package. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Please take this opportunity to review your question responses 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 removed from further consideration.
  • No. I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.