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Vacancy Details

Grade: 15

1 GS-15: Do you have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-14 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 Have you prepared analyses on budget/appropriations materials? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Have you developed and/or edited Congressional testimony for senior management? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Have you contributed to written Congressional testimony, policy and technical narrative? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Select the statement(s) that describe your experience performing a range of analytical and evaluative reviews in order to identify, consider, and resolve complex budgetary issues with little precedence. Answer to this question is required
  • I have the ability to determine what information is required and collected.
  • I have made determinations from many devise new or modified methods to analyze findings.
  • I have reconciled conflicting data.
  • I have developed recommendations and proposals.
  • None of the above
7 Have you provided leadership congressional engagement strategies? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 3089551 From the list below, select the response(s) that best describe(s) the activities you have regularly performed for your organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed written materials for briefings, meetings, or conferences.
  • I have prepared responses to Congressional inquiries.
  • I have developed reports for signature by senior leadership officials.
  • I have authored position papers or summary reports on organizational data.
  • I have developed written guidelines on procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives.
  • I have compiled correspondence that consolidated input from a number of sources.
  • None of the above.
9 Select the choice(s) that reflect your experience developing a communications or engagement strategy with legislative stakeholders to inform them about an organization's programs and/or services. Answer to this question is required
  • I have planned a communications or outreach strategy to ensure legislative stakeholders are informed about current issues affecting the organization.
  • I have participated in a communications or outreach strategy to ensure legislative stakeholders are informed about current issues affecting the organization.
  • I have led the execution of a communications or outreach strategy to ensure legislative stakeholders are informed about current issues affecting the organization.
  • I have developed metrics for communications or outreach efforts to measure effectiveness for senior managers.
  • I have advised senior management of an organization in the development of a unified legislative communications or outreach strategy to achieve the organization’s mission.
  • I have worked with senior management to identify appropriate message(s) for speaking opportunities and/or media appearances.
  • None of the above
10 This position requires handling a heavy volume of writing assignments under tight deadline pressure. Select the types of written communication you have successfully prepared under tight deadline pressure. Answer to this question is required
  • Opinion essays or op-eds
  • Blog posts
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Verbal testimony
  • Speeches
  • Talking Points
  • News Stories
  • Questions and Answers
  • News Releases
  • Statements
  • Briefings
  • Informational Materials concerning policies
  • Responses to Freedom of Information Act Requests
  • Congressional Correspondence
  • None of the above
11 I have responded to congressional inquiries and media inquiries, including serving as an on-record spokesperson for sensitive controversial topics. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 3099667 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience in communicating information to Congress. Answer to this question is required
  • I have communicated budget-related information to Congress.
  • I have responded to congressional inquiries.
  • I have supported briefings to Congress in which complex information was conveyed.
  • I provided written, verbal, and/or presentation materials to Congress in an official capacity.
  • None of the above.
13 Choose the statement(s) that reflect(s) your experience maintaining close working relationships with legislative audiences: Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as an organization’s liaison/spokesperson to respond to inquiries from legislative stakeholders.
  • I have coordinated events and/or meetings with legislative stakeholders.
  • I have pro-actively developed working relationships with external/internal stakeholders to resolve issues with external audiences.
  • I have developed a communications or engagement strategy with legislative stakeholders.
  • I have executed/implemented a communications or engagement strategy with legislative stakeholders.
  • I have provided counsel or analysis to senior organization management on the perception of external stakeholders of the organization’s programs and/or services.
  • None of the above.
14 Select all responses that describe your skill in developing networks and alliances across a wide range of stakeholders. Answer to this question is required
  • Interacts with non-governmental partners on individual and community preparedness.
  • Collaborates with high-ranking officials such as other agency heads .
  • Collaborates with top congressional staff officials.
  • Collaborates with state executives engaged in emergency preparedness activities.
  • Acts as liaison with inter-agency jurisdictions.
  • Acts as liaison with State jurisdictions.
  • Acts as liaison with local jurisdictions.
  • None of the above.
15 Select all responses that apply to your supervisory and/or leadership experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Established goals and performance expectations for staff members.
  • Evaluated performance.
  • Communicated any deficiencies.
  • Created improvement plans for staff.
  • Selected staff for project teams.
  • None of the above.
16 Select the response(s) that best describes your supervisory and /or leadership experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Established guidelines.
  • Set goals and performance expectation.
  • Evaluated performance.
  • Communicated deficiencies.
  • Managed staff recruitment.
  • Developed organizational work plans.
  • Provided counseling to subordinate staff.
  • Trained staff on as a first or second level supervisor.
  • None of the above.
17 Concerning your leadership experience, select the duty(ies) that you have experience performing on a regular, recurring basis. Answer to this question is required
  • I have facilitated collaboration, coordination, and communication between staff members and others.
  • I have coached staff members in problem solving methods.
  • I have identified and balanced workload and tasks among employees in accordance with established skill levels.
  • I have trained and mentored employees.
  • I have led and motivated others to accomplish mission goals.
  • I have devised and implemented organizational plans and procedures.
  • I have provided advice on work methods, practices, and procedures.
  • I have established performance standards and counseled employees on performance plans.
  • I have taken necessary action in cases of poor performance or misconduct.
  • None of the above.
18 Please select the statement(s) that describe your experience supporting senior officials of your organization. Check all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Prepared Congressional testimony for high level officials.
  • Prepared speeches for high level officials.
  • Attended meetings with senior officials to develop messaging strategies.
  • Met with senior officials to capture stylistic preferences for Congressional testimony.
  • 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.