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Grade: 14

1 3154430 GS-14: Do you have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 level, which includes IT-related experience demonstrating the following competencies: ATTENTION TO DETAIL; CUSTOMER SERVICE; ORAL COMMUNICATION; and, PROBLEM SOLVING, as defined in the vacancy announcement? NOTE: This information must be supported in your resume to be considered for the position. 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 Do you have experience with the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Special Publication 800-53 which provides the guidance on how to assess and select security controls of a federal information system? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Choose the Information security authorities, regulations with which you are very familiar. Answer to this question is required
  • National Institute of Standards & Technology
  • Federal Information Systems Security act
  • Public Law
  • Presidential Directives
  • Committee on National Security Systems instructions
  • Intelligence Community Directives
  • None of the above
5 Are you a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), or do you hold an equivalent certification? Answer to this question is required
  • I hold a CISSP certification.
  • I hold an equivalent security certification such as GIAC (General Information Assurance Certification) Security Leadership or Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).
  • I have training and experience that would enable me to easily obtain a CISSP or equivalent certification.
  • I do not hold a CISSP or equivalent certification.
6 Select from the following which you have had experience in testing. Answer to this question is required
  • System Security Plans.
  • Security Test and Evaluations.
  • Contingency Plans.
  • None of the above.
7 Choose the statements that describe your experience in information security. Answer to this question is required
  • Conducted risk vulnerability assessments for planned, and/or installed, information systems
  • Developed computer security policies and procedures
  • Conducted information system security evaluations, audits, and reviews
  • Developed and implemented disaster recovery plans
  • None of the above
8 Select all of the following that you feel proficient in knowledge of the following concepts as each applies to cyber/information security technologies. (MAMC) Max points: Answer to this question is required
  • Identification and Authentication
  • Cryptography
  • Access Controls
  • Continuous Monitoring
  • Firewalls
  • Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems
  • Virtual Private Networks
  • Vulnerability Assessments
  • None of the above
9 I have implemented or evaluated the security controls related to the following functional areas. (Choose all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Certification and Accreditation
  • Configuration Management
  • Security Incident Management
  • Security Training
  • Remediation/Plans of Actions and Milestones
  • Remote Access
  • Identity Management
  • Continuous Monitoring
  • Contractor Oversight
  • Contingency Planning
  • None of the above
10 Which of the following information security related tasks have you performed as part of your job?� Answer to this question is required
  • Prioritized systems to be evaluated for security.
  • Scheduled systems to be evaluated for security.�
  • Developed security assessment criteria.
  • Developed long range security plans for systems.
  • Planned and conducted systems security evaluations, audits, and reviews.
  • Provided technical advice on security aspects of network and systems design.
  • Implemented appropriate systems security and policies.
  • Developed a Privacy Impact Analysis (PIA) and/or Privacy Threshold Analysis (PTA).
  • Supported development of a Business Impact Assessment (BIA)
  • Supported formulation of a budget, from a security standpoint, in order to justify a business case.
  • Created a Plan of Action and Milestones to track security vulnerabilities and remediation.
  • None of the Above
11 Please select all of the following information security related tasks in which you have performed as part of your job?� Answer to this question is required
  • Implemented guidance to meet requirements associated with IT solutions.
  • Implemented policies for security certification and accreditation of an organization�s developed or acquired
  • Complied with and reported violations of mandated rules.
  • Responded to attacks on an organization�s systems by people or malicious code agents.
  • Implemented intrusion and anomaly detection policies or procedures.
  • Assessed security breach events to determine impact.
  • Used computer forensic principles�
  • Ensured protection of evidence used in the investigation and prosecution of computer crimes
  • Provided security information education to users of an organization.
  • Notified proper authorities in the event of suspected violations.
  • None of the above.
12 Do you have at least one year of experience assisting in the physical protection of sensitive or classified information, personnel, facilities, installations, or other resources against criminal, terrorist, or hostile intelligence activities? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
13 From the choices below, please select all that describe your experience assuring information systems are being maintained in accordance with governing regulations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have monitored and evaluated IT systems/applications to ensure compliance with security requirements and policies.
  • I have evaluated, developed and implemented methods, procedures and guidance to protect information technology systems and applications.
  • I have managed virus protection software over a network to ensure, protect and restore information systems and network services and capabilities.
  • I have conducted risk and vulnerability assessments of planned and installed information systems to identify IT risks/vulnerability to attack from a variety of sources (e.g., espionage, disruption of services, destructive programs/ applications) and determined the level of IT protection needed.
  • I have planned and conducted security certification and accreditation reviews for installed systems or networks and assessed and advised on new or revised security measures and countermeasures based on the results of accreditation reviews.
  • I have assessed security events to determine impact and implemented corrective actions.
  • I have developed systems security contingency plans and disaster recovery procedures.
  • I have participated in network and systems design to ensure implementation of appropriate systems security policies.
  • I have evaluated the feasibility of new systems security and services.
  • None of the above.
14 From the list below, select the information security documents you have created (or provided written input). Answer to this question is required
  • Security plan
  • Incident response plan
  • Plan of actions and milestones
  • Response to audit/findings
  • Risk assessments
  • Disaster recovery plan
  • None of the above
15 Select all responses that describe your experience communicating with internal and external audiences of stakeholders, customers and user groups. Answer to this question is required
  • I have authored communications, briefings, and analysis documents on project/program related issues that I have presented to varied audiences.
  • I have presented findings and/or recommendations to senior management and stakeholders to improve operations.
  • I have developed reports and/or proposals on complex project/program requirements management issues.
  • I have conducted training seminars for internal or external audiences.
  • None of the above
16 3089050 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience representing your organization in briefings, meetings, or conferences. Answer to this question is required
  • I have attended inter-organization or inter-agency committee meetings with a senior official.
  • I have represented an organization at briefings, meetings, or conferences with other interested parties (e.g., peers, colleagues, members of professional organizations) to share information.
  • I have represented an organization at seminars or workshops.
  • I have chaired an internal organization or agency advisory group.
  • I have delivered technical information or assistance at external conferences, seminars, and/or workshops.
  • None of the above.
17 3089022 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience representing your organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have represented my organization in individual interactions with prospective employees or customers who wanted to learn about the organization.
  • I have represented my organization to small groups of existing or potential customers who are affected by my organization’s mission.
  • I have represented my organization to large groups of customers or the public when presenting information about products or services.
  • I have represented my organization to large groups of customers or the public when dealing with conflicts or problems related to my organizations’ products or services.
  • None of the above.
18 3089088 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience working with others to achieve team goals. Answer to this question is required
  • I have coordinated assignments for project team members based on factors such as project requirements, strengths, and competing workloads.
  • I have coordinated efforts with project team members in preparing communication materials.
  • I have promoted cooperation among project team members from diverse backgrounds and/or organizations.
  • I have provided assistance to one or more work team members by completing their tasks when they had a heavy workload.
  • I have volunteered for assignments during team meetings.
  • None of the above.
19 3089091 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience providing assistance to co-workers. Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted in the development of training materials or job aids.
  • I have conducted on-the-job training.
  • I have served as a mentor or coach.
  • I have volunteered to assist co-workers in the completion of their task(s).
  • I have been assigned to assist co-workers in the completion of their task(s).
  • None of the above.
20 3089087 Have you led cross-functional or multidisciplinary project teams? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

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.