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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

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 3088931: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your knowledge and application of the operational concepts of the National Response Framework as they relate to emergency operations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have participated in working groups involved in the development of organization-wide program policy related to emergency operations.
  • I have assisted leadership in coordinating the interest and efforts of regional governmental jurisdictions having conflicting or overlapping objectives on emergency operations.
  • I have advised, under direction from leadership, representatives of community groups, private citizens, and/or State/local/Tribal government officials on disaster operations.
  • I have assisted in the resolution of conflicting or overlapping objectives of regional jurisdictions during disaster operations.
  • I have participated in coordination efforts between my own organization and community groups, private citizens, and/or State/local/Tribal government officials on disaster operations.
  • I have served as a point of contact on policy issues related to emergency management situations.
  • None of the above.
4 3088932: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your knowledge of Federal, State, or local government structures, organizations, and functions as they relate to disaster response. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked in an emergency operations center or similar operations centers (e.g., command post, base camp) where duties required the collection and analysis of information to maximize response resource allocation.
  • I have assisted in the coordination with State Emergency Operations Centers.
  • I have interfaced with other operations centers or command centers during disaster response.
  • I have served in a position to interface with other operations centers, command centers, intelligence and law enforcement agencies, or other critical organizations to accomplish emergency response.
  • I have applied the National Response Framework principles (e.g., NIMS/ICS).
  • I have worked in an operational environment with constantly changing requirements that made it necessary for me to change a course of action.
  • I have worked in a high stress environment that required me to make decisions that impacted emergency response operations.
  • None of the above.
5 3088933: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience collecting and organizing information that directly relates to a constantly changing situation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have monitored social media to collect information on a specific topic.
  • I have monitored news sources to collect information on a specific topic.
  • I have consulted with meteorologists, seismologists, hydrologists, emergency managers, or other disaster response specialists to assist in determining the most consequential factors of a disaster.
  • I have used geographic information systems and other mapping programs to analyze risk assessment information for emergency operations.
  • I have assisted in the direction of others to collect information relevant to an emergency operations event.
  • I have recommended sources to collect information needed to inform an emergency management situation.
  • I have assisted in the integration of classified and unclassified source materials into operational/event summaries.
  • I have searched databases to collect mission-relevant information.
  • I have gathered real-time data during an emergency situation.
  • None of the above.
6 3088934: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your ability to determine the information that is needed initially and during the course of a disaster, including changing needs in a breaking disaster. Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted in reporting on information that directly contributed to mission assignments in an emergency management operation.
  • I have provided recommendations to leadership that directly impacted the resources assigned to an emergency management situation.
  • I have served as a point of contact to disseminate information during an emergency situation.
  • I have assisted in the assessment of the magnitude of an incident or potential incident.
  • I have analyzed information to assist in the determination of how current and prevailing conditions will impact response operations.
  • I have served a point of contact in conducting the analysis to assess the magnitude of an incident or potential incident.
  • I have presented maps and other analytical products to communicate specific objectives of standard and special projects related to disaster response operations, as identified by leadership.
  • None of the above.
7 3088935: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your ability to facilitate information sharing between emergency management stakeholders. Answer to this question is required
  • I have briefed my leaders with real-time updates on information that was relevant to an emergency management situation.
  • I have developed portions of reports that summarize relevant data collected for an emergency management situation.
  • I have communicated information to external partners (i.e., people outside of my organization) that directly impacted the operations of an emergency response.
  • I have assisted in the determination of the relevance of information to be reported to stakeholders (e.g., State, local, Tribal, territorial, private sector, non-governmental).
  • I have assisted in tailoring the emergency relevant information communicated to audiences based on the factors that impact them directly.
  • I have provided members of my organization/team with the background and context related to emergency management decisions.
  • None of the above.
8 3085696 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience addressing technical customer problems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have gathered information to assess technical customer problems.
  • I have recommended for consideration alternative solutions for technical customer problems.
  • I have evaluated alternative solutions to resolve technical customer problems.
  • I have recommended a solution to resolve technical customer problems.
  • None of the above.
9 3088936: Select the entity(ies) you have had experience building relationships with during, or to prepare for, an emergency. Answer to this question is required
  • I have built relationships with Federal government entities.
  • I have built relationships with State government entities.
  • I have built relationships with Local government entities.
  • I have built relationships with Tribal government entities.
  • I have built relationships with Territorial government entities.
  • I have built relationships with Non-governmental entities.
  • I have built relationships with Private Industry organizations.
  • I have built relationships with Community leaders.
  • 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

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 3088931: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your knowledge and application of the operational concepts of the National Response Framework as they relate to emergency operations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have participated in working groups involved in the development of organization-wide program policy related to emergency operations.
  • I have assisted leadership in coordinating the interest and efforts of regional governmental jurisdictions having conflicting or overlapping objectives on emergency operations.
  • I have advised, under direction from leadership, representatives of community groups, private citizens, and/or State/local/Tribal government officials on disaster operations.
  • I have assisted in the resolution of conflicting or overlapping objectives of regional jurisdictions during disaster operations.
  • I have participated in coordination efforts between my own organization and community groups, private citizens, and/or State/local/Tribal government officials on disaster operations.
  • I have served as a point of contact on policy issues related to emergency management situations.
  • None of the above.
4 3088932: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your knowledge of Federal, State, or local government structures, organizations, and functions as they relate to disaster response. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked in an emergency operations center or similar operations centers (e.g., command post, base camp) where duties required the collection and analysis of information to maximize response resource allocation.
  • I have assisted in the coordination with State Emergency Operations Centers.
  • I have interfaced with other operations centers or command centers during disaster response.
  • I have served in a position to interface with other operations centers, command centers, intelligence and law enforcement agencies, or other critical organizations to accomplish emergency response.
  • I have applied the National Response Framework principles (e.g., NIMS/ICS).
  • I have worked in an operational environment with constantly changing requirements that made it necessary for me to change a course of action.
  • I have worked in a high stress environment that required me to make decisions that impacted emergency response operations.
  • None of the above.
5 3088933: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience collecting and organizing information that directly relates to a constantly changing situation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have monitored social media to collect information on a specific topic.
  • I have monitored news sources to collect information on a specific topic.
  • I have consulted with meteorologists, seismologists, hydrologists, emergency managers, or other disaster response specialists to assist in determining the most consequential factors of a disaster.
  • I have used geographic information systems and other mapping programs to analyze risk assessment information for emergency operations.
  • I have assisted in the direction of others to collect information relevant to an emergency operations event.
  • I have recommended sources to collect information needed to inform an emergency management situation.
  • I have assisted in the integration of classified and unclassified source materials into operational/event summaries.
  • I have searched databases to collect mission-relevant information.
  • I have gathered real-time data during an emergency situation.
  • None of the above.
6 3088934: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your ability to determine the information that is needed initially and during the course of a disaster, including changing needs in a breaking disaster. Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted in reporting on information that directly contributed to mission assignments in an emergency management operation.
  • I have provided recommendations to leadership that directly impacted the resources assigned to an emergency management situation.
  • I have served as a point of contact to disseminate information during an emergency situation.
  • I have assisted in the assessment of the magnitude of an incident or potential incident.
  • I have analyzed information to assist in the determination of how current and prevailing conditions will impact response operations.
  • I have served a point of contact in conducting the analysis to assess the magnitude of an incident or potential incident.
  • I have presented maps and other analytical products to communicate specific objectives of standard and special projects related to disaster response operations, as identified by leadership.
  • None of the above.
7 3088935: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your ability to facilitate information sharing between emergency management stakeholders. Answer to this question is required
  • I have briefed my leaders with real-time updates on information that was relevant to an emergency management situation.
  • I have developed portions of reports that summarize relevant data collected for an emergency management situation.
  • I have communicated information to external partners (i.e., people outside of my organization) that directly impacted the operations of an emergency response.
  • I have assisted in the determination of the relevance of information to be reported to stakeholders (e.g., State, local, Tribal, territorial, private sector, non-governmental).
  • I have assisted in tailoring the emergency relevant information communicated to audiences based on the factors that impact them directly.
  • I have provided members of my organization/team with the background and context related to emergency management decisions.
  • None of the above.
8 3085696 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience addressing technical customer problems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have gathered information to assess technical customer problems.
  • I have recommended for consideration alternative solutions for technical customer problems.
  • I have evaluated alternative solutions to resolve technical customer problems.
  • I have recommended a solution to resolve technical customer problems.
  • None of the above.
9 3088936: Select the entity(ies) you have had experience building relationships with during, or to prepare for, an emergency. Answer to this question is required
  • I have built relationships with Federal government entities.
  • I have built relationships with State government entities.
  • I have built relationships with Local government entities.
  • I have built relationships with Tribal government entities.
  • I have built relationships with Territorial government entities.
  • I have built relationships with Non-governmental entities.
  • I have built relationships with Private Industry organizations.
  • I have built relationships with Community leaders.
  • 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.