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Grade: 14

1 3154430 GS-14: Do you have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 level, which includes IT-related experience demonstrating the following competencies: ATTENTION TO DETAIL; CUSTOMER SERVICE; ORAL COMMUNICATION; and, PROBLEM SOLVING, as defined in the vacancy announcement? NOTE: This information must be supported in your resume to be considered for the position. 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 How many years of experience do you have installing, maintaining, or upgrading physical security systems? Answer to this question is required
  • Less than 5 years
  • 5-10 years
  • Over 10 Years
4 Identify the following physical security system(s) you have installed, maintained, operated or upgraded. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Locks and Locking Hardware
  • Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Homeland Security Presidential Directives (HSPD)-12- compliant access control systems
  • Closed Circuit Television Systems
  • Technical Surveillance Countermeasure Systems
  • Emergency Notification Systems
  • None of the above
5 I have performed the following security-related task(s) and/or process(s). Select all that apply: Answer to this question is required
  • Recommend organizational change to improve physical security systems
  • Coordinated with regional security personnel to ensure facilities are integrated
  • Represented senior security leadership at seminars and meetings
  • Presented briefs or reports to top officials and/or management
  • None of the above
6 Select the electronic security sensors and/or security systems with which you have worked and have experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Installation of integrated security systems
  • Electronic perimeter
  • Closed circuit TV, with video and digital
  • Motion detectors
  • Infrared systems
  • Locks
  • Barriers
  • Home or business alarm systems
  • Other
  • None of the above
7 Have you installed or supervised the installation of protection systems or devices to protect sensitive information or equipment from being compromised? Answer to this question is required
  • Administering security functions
  • Providing security program oversight
  • Providing coordination of security requirements
  • Analyzing security issues or problems
  • Analyzing reports of investigations
  • Maintaining security records
  • None of the above
8 Have you written reports on security policy and/or procedures for an organization? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 IT Specialists provide advice and guidance on a wide range of complex IT issues including new systems implementation, system upgrades/modifications and/or security regulations and requirements. From the choices below, please select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided accurate information and assistance to customers regarding available PC and telecommunications products and/or services.
  • I have consulted with customers to identify and specify requirements.
  • I have developed overall functional and systems requirements and specifications.
  • I have defined systems scope and objectives, ensuring the integration of all systems components (i.e., procedures, databases, policies, software, and hardware)
  • have analyzed and developed solutions to IT integration/inoperability issues.
  • I have analyzed, tested and evaluated IT systems, networks, and/or data.
  • I have designed, developed and/or managed systems that meet current and future business requirements.
  • I have ensured the thorough application of and/or applied information security/ information assurance policies, principles, and practices to the systems analysis process.
  • I have analyzed reported problems and distinguished between hardware, software, network and user-related problems.
  • I have provided needed guidance or training to end users to prevent problem recurrences.
  • I have performed requirements-analyses to define opportunities for new or improved business process solutions.
  • I have recommended the adoption of new or enhanced approaches in delivering optimal IT services/products.
  • I have developed cost estimates for new or modified systems.
  • I have developed new or modified local implementing instructions, operating procedures, user guides and/or training material.
  • I have conducted training for end users in a group setting.
  • None of the above.
10 From the list below, select the type(s) of products you have written professionally. Answer to this question is required
  • Policy guidelines
  • Correspondences
  • Memoranda
  • Briefings
  • Reports
  • Data Analysis
  • Proposals
  • None of the above
11 3088285 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience with various types of oral communication. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as a primary point of contact on technical organization procedural matters.
  • I have served as a primary liaison to obtain and/or convey information program related information.
  • I have discussed issues encountered and presented viable solutions to problems external to my organization.
  • I have interpreted policy and regulations and responded to inquiries or requests for technical or time sensitive information.
  • I have explained non-technical information to others, both internal and external to my organization.
  • I have explained technical and complex information to others, both internal and external to my organization.
  • I have contacted others to obtain information.
  • I have developed delivered presentations to external audiences on technical work-related topics.
  • None of the above.
12 3088742 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) the communication activities you have performed on a regular or recurring basis at work. Answer to this question is required
  • I have met with outside organizations, executive officials, clients, or customers to present technical information.
  • I have represented a business line or organization at meetings as a subject matter expert.
  • I have responded to complex requests from colleagues, managers, or clients.
  • I have acted as primary liaison to another unit, department, or organization.
  • I have prepared final responses to public inquiries.
  • None of the above.
13 Select the response(s) that describe your experience with interpersonal skills (e.g. showing understanding, professionalism, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness). Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked as part of a team to accomplish assignments.
  • I have developed rapport and maintained relationships with persons of diverse backgrounds and at all levels to accomplish organizational missions.
  • I have experience questioning and eliciting information from people.
  • I have experience engaging in open, constructive exchanges and sharing of information and exercising caution and tact in the resolution of differences of opinion.
  • I do not have experience in this area.
14 Select all responses that describe your experience representing your agency or organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have acted as a spokesperson presenting myself in a professional manner.
  • I have made presentations or prepared reports on behalf of my agency or organization.
  • I have represented my organization or agency with staff of other Federal, state, or local government officials on matters related to my organization�s or agency�s mission.
  • None of the above.
15 3089050 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience representing your organization in briefings, meetings, or conferences. Answer to this question is required
  • I have attended inter-organization or inter-agency committee meetings with a senior official.
  • I have represented an organization at briefings, meetings, or conferences with other interested parties (e.g., peers, colleagues, members of professional organizations) to share information.
  • I have represented an organization at seminars or workshops.
  • I have chaired an internal organization or agency advisory group.
  • I have delivered technical information or assistance at external conferences, seminars, and/or workshops.
  • None of the above.
16 Have you ever been a project leader on a team? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
17 Which strategy or strategies have you used to collaborate with others? (Select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Provided oversight or guidance to colleagues or peers
  • Monitored projects to meet deadlines
  • Helped others to complete work within deadlines (e.g., monitoring timelines, sending reminders)
  • Volunteered for additional work when I complete my own
  • None of the above
18 Select the statements that describe your experience developing effective internal and external working relationships. Answer to this question is required
  • I have demonstrated ability to build constructive relationships with customers, peers, supervisors, managers and subordinates.
  • I have taken calculated risks to improve performance, developing innovations, or achieve challenging goals.
  • I have acted decisively and appropriately during crisis.
  • I have taken action to evaluate and improve practices and avoid future problems.
  • None of the above.
19 Do you have experience leading collaborative research in a team environment? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
20 Have you supervised a team of direct reports? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
21 Do you have previous supervisory experience? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
22 From the list below, select all administration and/or oversight duties you have performed involving security systems contracts. Answer to this question is required
  • Performance reporting
  • Invoice review
  • Addressing gaps in service delivery
  • Negotiating or selecting proposed remedies/settlements
  • Executing contract close-out procedures
  • None of the above
23 I have performed the following budget-related task(s) and/or process(s). Select all that apply Answer to this question is required
  • Administered security funds to meet technological requirements for programs
  • Utilized local threat readiness and force capabilities to make funding decisions
  • Monitored expenses to ensure a program's fiscal integrity
  • None of the above
24 From the list below, select the response(s) that describe your supervisory experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have interviewed candidates for positions.
  • I have recommended and/or selected individuals for appointment, promotion or reassignment.
  • I have worked with employees to identify their developmental and training needs based on organizational goals and budget realities.
  • I have developed performance standards for employees
  • I have coached employees to assure their progress and commitment to meeting organizational goals.
  • I have provided feedback to employees on performance to include progress, challenges, successes and lessons learned.
  • I have recognized and rewarded employees for their contributions to overall organizational performance.
  • None of the above
25 From the list below, select the supervisory task(s) that you have performed on a regular and recurring basis. (Select all that apply): 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
  • Responsible for the first line supervision of employees
  • Assigned work to subordinates based on priorities, consideration of the difficulty of assignments, and the capabilities of employees
  • Developed performance standards and evaluated employees' work
  • Gave advice, counsel or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters
  • Interviewed candidates for positions in a unit
  • Recommended and/or selected individuals for appointment, promotion, or reassignment
  • Worked with employees to identify their developmental and training needs based on organizational goals and budget realities
  • Conducted workforce/succession planning
  • Delegated authority to the lowest levels
  • Resolved office conflicts through meetings
  • Resolved office conflicts by providing written guidance
  • Resolved office conflicts through mediation or other forms of alternative dispute resolution
  • Addressed employee conduct issues by taking appropriate human resources actions such as oral admonishments or suspensions
  • Coached, counseled and/or disciplined employees on performance issues
  • Coached, counseled and/or disciplined employees on conduct issues
  • Followed necessary steps when an employee's performance did not improve
  • Developed performance improvement plans
  • Recognized and rewarded employees for their contributions
  • I have not performed any of the above listed supervisory tasks

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.
    2.2 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.
  • 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.