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Grade: 07

1 3157073 GS-7: 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-5, as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I possess one year of graduate level education. (Transcript required)
  • I meet at least one of the requirements for Superior Academic Achievement. To qualify under superior academic achievement, you must have completed all of the requirements for a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and meet at least one of the following requirements: Class Standing - Be in the upper 1/3 of your graduating class; OR possess a GPA of 3.0 or higher out of 4.0, as recorded on your official transcript, or based on courses completed during your final 2 years of curriculum; OR possess a GPA of 3.5 or higher out of 4.0, based on the average of required courses completed in your major or required courses in major completed during your final 2 years of curriculum; OR be a member of one of the national scholastic honor society that meets the requirements of the Association of College Honor Societies. (Transcript required)
  • I possess a combination of specialized experience, as described in the vacancy announcement, and related graduate level education, 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 Choose all that apply to your ability to plan adult training course delivery requirement including administrative and logistical arrangements using internal and external resources. Answer to this question is required
  • Coordinating with internal and external customers to determine administrative and logistical requirements for training courses.
  • Evaluating, securing, and scheduling training sites.
  • Developing qualified instructional and subject matter expert teams to include writing detailed statements of work to obtain contractual support.
  • Identifying and recruiting participants for classroom and alternate delivery method training courses.
  • Coordinating administrative activities and logistical arrangements (e.g., student transportation, printing of materials, classroom set up) for classroom and alternate method (e.g., webinars, video teleconference) training deliveries.
  • My experience does not include any of the above.
4 3088861: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience planning adult training course delivery requirements. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed and implemented long-range training requirements.
  • I have built consensus with key stakeholders (e.g., Federal partners, State, local, tribal, and territorial leaders) on key training requirements.
  • I have developed an emergency management training plan.
  • I have coordinated with internal and external customers to determine administrative requirements for training.
  • I have facilitated qualified instructional and subject matter expert teams to include writing basic courses and delivering these at fixed and temporary sites.
  • I have identified and recruited course participants.
  • I have coordinated and approved logistical arrangements (e.g., student transportation, printing of materials, classroom setup) for training deliveries.
  • I have served as the primary presenter leading a training for students/participants working in the field of emergency management.
  • I have designed the methodology to evaluate a training.
  • I have developed a training curriculum to meet regulations and requirements.
  • None of the above.
5 Please indicate experience with adult project training areas? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Determining administrative and logistical requirements for completion of a project.
  • Preparing a detailed project plan with resource allocations.
  • Procuring required contract support.
  • Coordinating logistical support required from multiple departments (transportation, housing or classroom setup, etc.)
  • None of the above.
6 Please select all the responses that encompass your skill and experience. Answer to this question is required
  • (a) I regularly conduct oral briefings for senior leaders and can perform the task under pressure (with little advanced preparation time).
  • (b) I conducted oral briefings regarding complex information to interested parties that included audio/visual or other communication aid.
  • (c) I am responsible or accountable for preparing senior officials so they are able to deliver effective presentations to public or stakeholder groups to include preparing remarks or providing supporting documents.
  • (d) I can provide oral briefings to organizations and external stakeholders when given sufficient time to prepare.
  • (e) I understand how to prepare or manage up to senior staff, but have not done it on a regular basis.
  • (f.) None of the above.
7 Choose the statement(s) that best describe your communication/briefing skills that you use as a regular part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Communicate project objectives, goals, and status with immediate supervisor.
  • Use effective verbal and non-verbal communication.
  • Generate alternative solutions or strategies to address problems/issues.
  • Promote open communication channels to be an effective team player.
  • Brief immediate supervisor on issues/problems encountered during delivery of training course.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.
8 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe your experience developing effective internal and external working relationships. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience building constructive relationships with customers, peers, supervisors, managers, and subordinates.
  • I have experience maintaining a customer service focus when conflicting priorities occur.
  • I have experience utilizing active listening skills and proposing alternate solutions when needed.
  • I have experience facilitating discussions with a diverse audience, exercising tact in the resolution of differences of opinion.
  • I have experience managing customer’s expectations, providing deliverables when promised.
  • None of the above
9 3181401 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your ability to provide customer service in person, over the phone, or through electronic mail. Answer to this question is required
  • I have the ability to research and respond to requests for assistance.
  • I have the ability to keep customers informed of the status of their requests for assistance.
  • I have the ability to contact customers to obtain information to complete assignments.
  • I have the ability to contact customers to provide information on agency or organizational programs.
  • None of the above.
10 Select all responses that describe your experience representing the interests of a program or function under your direct responsibility: Answer to this question is required
  • Maintained collaborative relationships with personnel in peer or senior positions in other organizations, departments, or agencies.
  • Led projects that crossed organizational or agency boundaries.
  • Served as a team member on projects that cross organizational or agency boundaries.
  • Represented the organization at inter-agency meetings.
  • Maintained relationships with various federal, state, and/or local stakeholders.
  • None of the above.
11 Select the function(s) you have performed as a member of a team. Answer to this question is required
  • Technical representative
  • Technical expert
  • System modeler
  • Team leader
  • Team Supervisor
  • Manager using team results
  • None of the above
12 From the options below, please choose the answers that describe your abilities to be an effective team player: Answer to this question is required
  • Be open to other points of view
  • Generate alternative solutions or strategies to address problems/issues
  • Support team members by being helpful and encouraging
  • Know and do your part
  • Share current information with co-workers and immediate supervisor.
  • Support the mission
  • 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
    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 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.