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Grade: 14

1 GS-14: Do you have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 level, as defined in the vacancy announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe your resource management experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have managed organizational expenditures.
  • I have managed the budgetary process, including preparing and executing the budget under organizational and/or Congressional procedures.
  • I have assessed current and future staffing needs based on organizational goals and budget realities.
  • I have reviewed work to determine if staffing adjustments are needed.
  • I have established internal controls for financial systems.
  • I have managed procurement and contracting needs.
  • I have integrated and coordinated logistical operations.
  • I have developed and tracked internal operations performance indicators.
  • I have systematically analyzed operations to develop efficiencies.
  • None of the above
3 From the list below, select the statement that describes your experience managing a program budget. Answer to this question is required
  • I have managed a program budget with oversight or direction from a supervisor or manager.
  • I have managed a program budget with limited oversight or direction from others.
  • I have independently managed a program budget.
  • I have advised others in the management of program budgets.
  • I do not have experience performing this task.
4 I have performed the following leadership functions in a project or program (Select all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • Coached and mentored staff to achieve desired results.
  • Evaluated the effectiveness of a complete project or program goal.
  • Followed-up with team members to assure timeliness in meeting milestones.
  • Implemented work completed.
  • Planned work assignments to be assigned to team members.
  • Reported progress to senior management.
  • Resolved conflicts, differences or problems among team members.
  • Reviewed completed work for technical adequacy and timeliness.
  • Set goals, milestones and expectations.
  • None of the above.
5 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
6 3089016 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) the stakeholder groups you have worked with to represent your organization to external parties. Answer to this question is required
  • Customers
  • Subordinates (Direct reports)
  • Executives or senior leaders within your organization
  • Oversight personnel within your organization (e.g., internal legal personnel or Inspector General staff)
  • Oversight personnel from other organizations (e.g., government regulators or inspectors, external legal personnel)
  • Interns, contractors, or vendors
  • Management personnel in other organizations
  • Executives or senior leaders in other organizations
  • Union representatives
  • Public interest groups
  • Professional organizations or societies related to your work
  • None of the above
7 Have you held a position of leadership that required you to establish an organizational vision within a continuously changing environment? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 3225312 From the list below, select the statement(s) which best describe(s) your involvement with fire prevention technical efforts. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience creating and implementing programs that address fire prevention technical programs at the Federal, State, Tribal and/or local level.
  • I have experience in evaluating fire prevention technical programs.
  • I have prepared and/or reviewed fire prevention technical activities including, podcasts, blog posts, public service announcement scripts, web site content and presentations by colleagues.
  • I have written and published journal articles and/or other materials related to fire prevention technical.
  • I have served as a mentor for colleagues at the Federal, State, Tribal and/or local level.
  • None of the above.
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3173424 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your professional experience related to aspects of the fire and emergency services.

Answer to this question is required
  • I possess professional experience in fire and emergency services data collection and retrieval systems.
  • I possess professional experience in Information dissemination technology (e.g. social media).
  • I possess professional experience in fire protection, detection and suppression technologies.
  • I possess professional experience in the areas of fire prevention and public education.
  • I possess professional experience related to emergency response operations and management acquired through professional experience.
  • None of the above.
10 3085340: 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 interests, strengths, and competing workloads.
  • I have coordinated project team members in preparing communication materials.
  • I have promoted cooperation among project team members from diverse backgrounds and/or organizations.
  • I have assisted 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.
11 3089089 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 interests, strengths, and competing workloads.
  • I have coordinated project team members in preparing communication materials.
  • I have promoted cooperation among project team members from diverse backgrounds and/or organizations.
  • I have assisted 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.
12 Select the example below that best describes your experience monitoring and reviewing the work performance of direct reports: Answer to this question is required
  • I have reviewed and monitored the work performance of at least 6 direct reports for less than 6 months.
  • I have reviewed and monitored the work performance of at least 6 direct reports for more than 6 months.
  • I have reviewed and monitored the work performance of less than 6 direct reports for more than 6 months.
  • I have reviewed and monitored the work performance of less than 6 direct reports for less than 6 months.
  • I have none of the above experience.
13 I have performed administrative management functions to include the following; choose response(s) from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Answer to this question is required
  • Established work plans and performance expectations.
  • Provided formal and informal evaluation of performance.
  • Addressed performance issues through formal and informal processes.
  • Provided constructive advice and counsel to employees.
  • Managed personnel actions to include recruitments, details and recommendations on employee promotions and awards.
  • None of the above.
14 Select the response(s) that reflect the activities you have performed as a team leader or supervisor. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Led a team in self-assessing strengths and weaknesses.
  • Distributed workload among team members based on workflow.
  • Provided guidance and/or training to junior team members.
  • Counseled on or corrected performance.
  • Coordinated team goals, timetables, or activities with other teams.
  • Tracked status of team assignments
  • Reassigned work or adjusted timetables as necessary to meet goals and deadlines.
  • None of the above.
15 3184890: From the list below, select four (4) statement(s) that best describes the management duties you have performed on a regular basis. Answer to this question is required
  • Planned work for subordinates, set priorities, and/or provided completion deadlines.
  • Assigned work to subordinates based on assignment difficulty and/or employee capability.
  • Worked with employees to identify their developmental needs based on organizational goals.
  • Communicated broad objectives to subordinate supervisors for implementation.
  • Selected candidates for positions within my organization after reviewing them.
  • I have counseled and/or disciplined employees on performance or conduct issues.
  • I have recognized and/or rewarded employees for their contributions and/or achievements.
  • I have developed performance standards and/or evaluated employees' work.
  • I have resolved office conflicts through mediation or other forms of alternative dispute resolutions.
  • None of the above.
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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

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
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.
2 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
    2.1 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
3 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
    3.1 3095446 Please specify how you learned about this Federal Emergency Management Agency job opportunity. Maximum length of 250 characters.
4 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
5 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
    5.1 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
6 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.