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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

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 3091253: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience educating others on investigations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have briefed others internal to my organization on investigations.
  • I have briefed others external to my organization on investigations.
  • I have represented my organization in investigative matters.
  • I have assisted in spreading awareness of investigative programs in my organization.
  • I have assisted in on-the-job training for investigative personnel.
  • I have conducted training for non-investigative personnel (e.g., those who perform managerial inquiries as a collateral duties, other employees, contractor personnel).
  • None of the above.
4 3091254: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience coordinating with other stakeholders on investigations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have coordinated with a Federal organization in support of an investigation.
  • I have coordinated with a State organization in support of an investigation.
  • I have coordinated with a private sector entity in support of an investigation.
  • I have coordinated with a tribal organization in support of an investigation.
  • I have coordinated with a local organization in support of an investigation.
  • I have coordinated with the intelligence community in support of an investigation.
  • I have served on an investigative task force.
  • None of the above.
5 3091250: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience providing technical guidance, authority, or advice related to investigations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have recommended new or revised investigative policies.
  • I have recommended new systems or improvements to existing systems.
  • I have developed basic investigative plans and/or guidelines for incorporation in policy.
  • I have prepared written reports concerning investigative policies, guidelines, procedures, and/or practices.
  • I have prepared oral reports concerning investigative policies, guidelines, procedures, and/or practices.
  • I have testified at formal hearings concerning investigative matters.
  • I have conducted a threat assessment of a person, program, or system.
  • I have reviewed programs to ensure compliance with existing investigative regulations and policies.
  • I have explained investigative programs to non-investigative personnel (e.g., hiring managers, contract vendors).
  • None of the above.
6 From the list below, select the type (s) of report you have prepared/ written for senior management to be used in criminal, civil or administrative proceedings. Answer to this question is required
  • Investigative and inspection reports.
  • Evidence summary reports.
  • Database searches.
  • Interview and interrogation reports.
  • None of the above
7 Select all of the written communication duties that you have performed. Answer to this question is required
  • Prepare innovative analyses that explain complex issues with a broad impact.
  • Edit and rewrite material prior to publication and determine the readiness of published material.
  • Develop, edit and distribute informational materials designed to reach diverse audiences.
  • Analyze and plan all phases of the production process for a writing project.
  • Prepare articles for professional journals and websites.
  • Develop internal and external communication strategy plans by considering such items as topics, messages, and audiences.
  • None of the above.
8 Select all responses that reflect your experience representing your organization through providing verbal presentations. Answer to this question is required
  • Briefed a division head.
  • Briefed a directorate head.
  • Briefed an agency head.
  • Briefed an interagency working group.
  • Briefed Congressional staff.
  • Gave a presentation at a federal government conference.
  • Gave a speech or presentation at a non-federal government conference.
  • Presented to private sector or at a non-government conference.
  • Served on a panel at a conference.
  • Moderated a panel at a conference.
  • Briefed the Office of Management and Budget.
  • Briefed staff from the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
  • Briefed staff from the Office of the Inspector General.
  • None of the above.
9 This position is responsible for communicating a variety of issues on an interpersonal level. Please indicate which of the following types of interpersonal communication duties you have performed as a regular part of a job. (Select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Briefed management/customers on policy changes.
  • Defended recommendations on controversial issues.
  • Facilitated coordination of efforts between organizational entities.
  • Acted as technical representative.
  • Served on panels, committees, or task forces on technical, programmatic, and/or professional issues.
  • Regularly consulted by others on technical, programmatic, and/or professional issues.
  • Briefed senior or executive level managers on organizational issues.
  • None of the above.
10 Please select the statement(s) that describe your experience in communicating in writing. Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared legal briefs, memoranda and/or opinions.
  • I have prepared legal analysis, summaries or justifications, investigative reports, and/or articles in writing for senior management.
  • I have answered or drafted responses to congressional correspondence, investigative reports, and/or audits.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.
11 From the list below, select the supervisory task(s) that you have performed on a regular and recurring basis. Answer to this question is required
  • Oversaw, directed or developed work to be accomplished by subordinates
  • Set and adjusted priorities
  • Prepared schedules for completion of work
  • Assigned work to subordinates based on priorities, consideration of the difficulty of assignments, and the capabilities of employees
  • Gave advice, counsel or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters
  • Worked with employees to identify their developmental and training needs based on organizational goals and budget realities
  • Counseled and/or disciplined employees on conduct issues
  • Counseled and/or disciplined employees on performance issues
  • I have not performed any of the above listed supervisory tasks
12 Select all responses that apply to your supervisory and/or leadership experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Establishes guidelines, sets goals and performance expectations for staff members, evaluating performance and communicating any deficiencies.
  • Models high standards of honesty, integrity, trust, openness and respect for others by applying these values to daily behaviors.
  • Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit within the team; motivates staff.
  • None of the above.
13 Describe your experience in a leadership position where you directed the work of a team of people accomplishing a task. Answer to this question is required
  • I have held a supervisory position where I assigned work tasks and checked on the progress and quality of the work of other supervisors and staff.
  • I have held a supervisory position where I assigned work tasks and checked on the progress and quality of the work for a staff of 10 or more.
  • I have held a supervisory position where I assigned work tasks and checked on the progress and quality of the work for a staff of 5 or more
  • I have never held a supervisory position where I assigned work tasks and checked on the progress and quality of the work.
14 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe your leadership and managerial experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have directed and engaged an organization in strategic planning.
  • I have aligned human and material resources with strategic goals.
  • I have directed large and complex programs that focus on identifying, recommending, developing and implementing plans to resolve systemic issues.
  • I have leveraged strategic partnerships across an organization for the purpose of executing long-term human capital goals or programs.
  • I have developed or defined workforce measurement and analysis systems to effectively track human capital program accomplishments.
  • None of the above
15 Select the response(s) that best reflect your experience leading teams and/or implementing company/agency policy. Answer to this question is required
  • Led teams working on controversial subjects.
  • Led teams comprised of different stakeholder groups.
  • Received formal training in team leadership.
  • Led teams within my own organization.
  • Led teams with members having greater authority than I do, i.e. my supervisor, agency/company director, agency/company leadership.
  • Resolved or mitigated conflict within a team.
  • Participated on a team whose final product did not reflect what I thought was appropriate.
  • Asked to implement a policy document which did not coincide with actual needs and circumstances.
  • Implemented policy changes I did not like.
  • Explained to my supervisor or other management why their desired policy would not work as hoped.
  • None of the above.
16 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe your executive level management experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have established and reinforced broad organizational goals, vision and program priorities.
  • I have ensured that sound strategic goals are established including multi-year planning.
  • I have enforced accountability for organizational performance.
  • I have enlisted support and buy-in from external parties for the organization’s programs.
  • 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 3225349 Current 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
    2.1

    In the text box below, please indicate the type of FEMA Stafford Act position you currently occupy.  

    Response Choices include:

    CORE

    IM-CORE

    IMAT

    Reservist

     

    Maximum length of 100 characters.
  • No
    2.1 In the text box below, please indicate the timeframe for the FEMA Stafford Act position you occupy/occupied that meets the 78 or more consecutive pay periods since August 1, 2014 (3 continuous years) as listed above.  (Note: MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY)
    Maximum length of 100 characters.
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 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
6 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
    6.1 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
7 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.