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Grade: 11

1 GS-11: Select the response that best describes your education and/or experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level, as described above and in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or at least three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M. in a related field (Transcript required).
  • I possess a combination of specialized experience, as described in the vacancy announcement, and related graduate level education, beyond the first two years of graduate level study, that when combined, meet the qualification requirements for this position (Transcript required).
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
2 I have written the following documents: (check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Continuity of Operations (COOP) Plan
  • Continuity of Government (COG) plan
  • Devolution Plan
  • Reconstitution Plan
  • Functional Plan
  • Concept of Operations Plan (CONOP)
  • Operations Plan (OPLAN)
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
  • Written analysis of policy document
  • Decision Memorandum
  • Memoranda of Agreement
  • Memoranda of Understanding
  • After Action Report (AAR)
  • Corrective Action Plan (CAP)
  • None of the above
3 Please indicate which of the following items you have researched and analyzed in order to develop final written products. Answer to this question is required
  • Laws
  • Regulations
  • Policies
  • Program documents and/or standard operating procedures
  • Processes
  • Statistical data
  • Technical data
  • Professional journals
  • None of the above
4 3088976: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) the roles you have had in developing emergency management plans. Answer to this question is required
  • I have participated in the development of emergency management plans (e.g., All-Hazards Plans, Continuity of Operations Plans [COOP]).
  • I have participated in the development of incident action plans.
  • I have aided in the coordination efforts with Federal, State, local, tribal, and/or territorial stakeholders to reconcile differences in emergency plans.
  • I have reviewed emergency management plans.
  • I have assisted in evaluating the effectiveness of emergency management plans.
  • I have worked on a team that developed emergency management plans.
  • I have worked with other planning partners to establish the basic planning scenario.
  • None of the above.
5 3116341 From the list below, select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience interpreting and communicating policies, procedures, regulations, program research and policy analysis with internal and external stakeholders. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience developing and implementing a communications strategy for policies, procedures, business plans, and departmental activities.
  • I have experience interpreting, and effectively communicating policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • I have experience preparing oral and written reports and presentations, with collateral materials to support the understanding of policies, procedures and regulations (i.e., graphs, charts, and reports that are clear concise and effective).
  • I have experience developing complex analytical documents evaluating programs or policies.
  • I have experience developing policy guidance notices, procedures, briefing papers or talking points for senior managers.
  • I have developed research papers that analyze various industry practices around specific programs or policies.
  • None of the above.
6 3102312 From the list below, select the statement(s) that describe(s) your communication experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience communicating orally in an interpersonal setting.
  • I have experience speaking publicly during team meetings.
  • I have experience making presentations to small groups.
  • I have experience briefing managers.
  • I have experience making presentations to large audiences.
  • I have experience interacting with executive level staff.
  • I have experience speaking publicly for the purpose of communicating unfamiliar technical or abstract information.
  • I have experience speaking publicly in stressful and/or adversarial situations.
  • I have experience developing reports and/or other forms of written communication which convey complex and unfamiliar technical information in a form readily understandable by a general audience.
  • I have formal training and/or work experience in risk or crisis communications.
  • I have experience in oral communications concerning programs or projects that seek to promote behavioral change on the part of a general audience or the public.
  • I have experience in written communications concerning programs or projects that seek to promote behavioral change on the part of a general audience or the public.
  • None of the above
7 3092880 From the list below, select the statement(s) which best describe(s) the type(s) of written products you have produced as a regular part of a job. Answer to this question is required
  • Issue/position papers or summary reports on organizational data that included analysis and recommendations.
  • Policy statements and guidance.
  • Communication plans.
  • Guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems.
  • Recommendations for solutions to policy or reporting problems.
  • Correspondence that consolidates input from a number of different sources (including contradictory viewpoints).
  • Presentation or briefing materials.
  • Budget support, justification impact, and analysis.
  • Organizational assessments.
  • None of the above.
8 Choose response(s) from the list below that reflect items you have prepared professionally. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Speeches
  • Briefing Memos
  • Talking Points
  • Position or Policy Papers
  • Blogs
  • Press Releases
  • Fact Sheets
  • newsletters
  • None of the above

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 I have written the following documents: (check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Continuity of Operations (COOP) Plan
  • Continuity of Government (COG) plan
  • Devolution Plan
  • Reconstitution Plan
  • Functional Plan
  • Concept of Operations Plan (CONOP)
  • Operations Plan (OPLAN)
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
  • Written analysis of policy document
  • Decision Memorandum
  • Memoranda of Agreement
  • Memoranda of Understanding
  • After Action Report (AAR)
  • Corrective Action Plan (CAP)
  • None of the above
3 Please indicate which of the following items you have researched and analyzed in order to develop final written products. Answer to this question is required
  • Laws
  • Regulations
  • Policies
  • Program documents and/or standard operating procedures
  • Processes
  • Statistical data
  • Technical data
  • Professional journals
  • None of the above
4 In which of the below listed areas do you have experience conducting or participating in planning activities? (Select All That Apply) Answer to this question is required
  • National security emergency management
  • Multi-year strategies
  • Continuity of Operations
  • Contingency planning
  • Handling classified material
  • None of the above
5 3116341 From the list below, select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience interpreting and communicating policies, procedures, regulations, program research and policy analysis with internal and external stakeholders. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience developing and implementing a communications strategy for policies, procedures, business plans, and departmental activities.
  • I have experience interpreting, and effectively communicating policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • I have experience preparing oral and written reports and presentations, with collateral materials to support the understanding of policies, procedures and regulations (i.e., graphs, charts, and reports that are clear concise and effective).
  • I have experience developing complex analytical documents evaluating programs or policies.
  • I have experience developing policy guidance notices, procedures, briefing papers or talking points for senior managers.
  • I have developed research papers that analyze various industry practices around specific programs or policies.
  • None of the above.
6 3225404 From the list below, select the statement(s) that describe(s) the directives or plans that you have interpreted for others. Answer to this question is required
  • I have interpreted the Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) 40.
  • I have interpreted the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) / Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Directive 16-1, Minimum Requirements for Continuity Communications Capabilities.
  • I have interpreted the Federal Continuity Directive (FCD) 1.
  • None of the above.
7 3088976: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) the roles you have had in developing emergency management plans. Answer to this question is required
  • I have participated in the development of emergency management plans (e.g., All-Hazards Plans, Continuity of Operations Plans [COOP]).
  • I have participated in the development of incident action plans.
  • I have aided in the coordination efforts with Federal, State, local, tribal, and/or territorial stakeholders to reconcile differences in emergency plans.
  • I have reviewed emergency management plans.
  • I have assisted in evaluating the effectiveness of emergency management plans.
  • I have worked on a team that developed emergency management plans.
  • I have worked with other planning partners to establish the basic planning scenario.
  • None of the above.
8 3102312 From the list below, select the statement(s) that describe(s) your communication experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience communicating orally in an interpersonal setting.
  • I have experience speaking publicly during team meetings.
  • I have experience making presentations to small groups.
  • I have experience briefing managers.
  • I have experience making presentations to large audiences.
  • I have experience interacting with executive level staff.
  • I have experience speaking publicly for the purpose of communicating unfamiliar technical or abstract information.
  • I have experience speaking publicly in stressful and/or adversarial situations.
  • I have experience developing reports and/or other forms of written communication which convey complex and unfamiliar technical information in a form readily understandable by a general audience.
  • I have formal training and/or work experience in risk or crisis communications.
  • I have experience in oral communications concerning programs or projects that seek to promote behavioral change on the part of a general audience or the public.
  • I have experience in written communications concerning programs or projects that seek to promote behavioral change on the part of a general audience or the public.
  • None of the above
9 3092880 From the list below, select the statement(s) which best describe(s) the type(s) of written products you have produced as a regular part of a job. Answer to this question is required
  • Issue/position papers or summary reports on organizational data that included analysis and recommendations.
  • Policy statements and guidance.
  • Communication plans.
  • Guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems.
  • Recommendations for solutions to policy or reporting problems.
  • Correspondence that consolidates input from a number of different sources (including contradictory viewpoints).
  • Presentation or briefing materials.
  • Budget support, justification impact, and analysis.
  • Organizational assessments.
  • None of the above.
10 Choose response(s) from the list below that reflect items you have prepared professionally. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Speeches
  • Briefing Memos
  • Talking Points
  • Position or Policy Papers
  • Blogs
  • Press Releases
  • Fact Sheets
  • newsletters
  • None of the above
11 In which of the below listed areas do you have experience conducting studies? (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Continuity of Operations (COOP)
  • Continuity of Government (COG)
  • Contingency Programs
  • None of the above
12 Which statement(s) describe your experience participating in or managing elements of the preparedness cycle for an emergency management organization? Select all that apply: Answer to this question is required
  • Plans, policies, and/or procedures that support an organization’s strategic preparedness vision or goals.
  • A documentation program that captures preparedness plans, policies, and/or procedures.
  • A program for training on new or revised processes to improve preparedness performance.
  • An evaluation program that assesses organizational performance during preparedness exercises and/or real-world events.
  • An improvement planning or corrective action tracking system that captures goals for organizational improvement.
  • A process for integrating corrective actions or organizational improvements into the development of future preparedness cycle plans, policies, and/or procedures.
  • 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.