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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 I have practical experience applying _____________. (select all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • Fundamentals of Remote Sensing.
  • Hardware used in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
  • Software used in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
  • Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
  • Visualization representation of data.
  • Cartographic representation of data (i.e., the art and science of map making.)
  • None of the above.
4 Select the response(s) that best describe your experience using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and/or remote sensing. Answer to this question is required
  • Generated on-line interactive map products.
  • Performed activities in support of the utilization of remote sensing data systems.
  • Performed activities in support of the exploitation of remote sensing data.
  • Recommended Geospatial priorities based on incident requirements.
  • None of the above.
5 Have you used natural-hazard models to provide Geospatial analysis? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Have you created Geospatial databases? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Do you have experience utilizing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to recommend solutions to problems? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 Select all responses that reflect the types of written communication you have prepared to address geospatial system operations. Answer to this question is required
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Policies.
  • Written reports.
  • Correspondence.
  • Assessments of geospatial information.
  • Recommendations for the application of the geospatial analysis process.
  • Solutions to mission issues.
  • None of the above.
9 Select all responses that describe the types of program-related documents you have prepared. Answer to this question is required
  • Standards documents.
  • Doctrinal documents.
  • Training-related documents.
  • Exercise documents.
  • Geospatial or analytic program awareness documents.
  • None of the above.
10 Select all response(s) that best describe the types of customers for which you have interacted with in the performance of Geographic Information Systems operations. Answer to this question is required
  • Division Directors
  • Senior Managers.
  • External customers.
  • Contractors.
  • Consulting teams.
  • Technical experts.
  • State and/or local officials.
  • None of the above.
11 Select all responses that reflect your experience interacting with external customers. Answer to this question is required
  • I have responded to questions regarding operational aspects of geospatial systems.
  • I have participated in briefings on the utilization of geospatial information technology.
  • I have shared geospatial data and/or program information with external customers and/or stakeholders.
  • I have briefed customers on the interpretation of geospatial products.
  • 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 I have experience implementing __________. Select all that apply: Answer to this question is required
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) data dictionaries.
  • a Geographic Information System (GIS) data management strategy.
  • Visualization and/ or cartographic representation of data, i.e., the art and science of map making.
  • None of the above.
4 Select all responses that best describe your experience using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in support of crisis events. Answer to this question is required
  • I have used natural hazards models that define or determine threats for a given area of concern (e.g. severe weather, flood, storm surge).
  • I have created geospatial products that communicate incident-specific information during a crisis event.
  • I have developed geospatial products based on incident requirements.
  • None of the above.
5 Select the response(s) that describe your experience using remote sensing technology. Answer to this question is required
  • I have supported manual or automated imagery exploitation.
  • I have supported feature extraction.
  • I have utilized spectral analysis.
  • I have utilized Light Detection and/or Ranging (LiDAR).
  • None of the above.
6 Select all responses that describe your experience using geospatial information to analyze data at work: Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed geospatial solutions to analytic challenges.
  • I have carried out Geographic Information System (GIS)-focused studies related to emergency management operations.
  • I have evaluated Geographic Information System (GIS) technologies to determine how they would improve emergency management operations.
  • I have integrated geospatial analysis into organization or agency planning assumptions.
  • I have streamlined emergency management operations through the development and/or application of new technologies.
  • None of the above.
7 Select all responses that reflect the Geographic Information System (GIS) products you have produced in support of crisis events. Answer to this question is required
  • Incident-specific maps (such as resource tracking maps, etc.)
  • Jurisdictional boundaries maps
  • Congressional districts maps
  • Demographic maps
  • Residential maps
  • Commercial maps
  • Quantitative/qualitative thematic maps
  • Interactive map products
  • None of the above
8 Select all responses that reflect the types of written communication you have prepared to address geospatial system operations. Answer to this question is required
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Policies.
  • Written reports.
  • Correspondence.
  • Assessments of geospatial information.
  • Recommendations for the application of the geospatial analysis process.
  • Solutions to mission issues.
  • None of the above.
9 Select all responses that reflect your experience interacting with internal and/or external customers. Answer to this question is required
  • I have coordinated with leadership to identify information requirements.
  • I have responded to internal questions regarding operational use of geospatial analysis.
  • I have conducted briefings regarding the application of geospatial analysis.
  • I have interacted with external stakeholders to obtain geospatial data.
  • I have briefed customers on the analytic results of Geographic Information System (GIS).
  • None of the above.
10 Select all response(s) that describe your experience implementing geospatial analysis within an organization. Answer to this question is required
  • Determined where geospatial analysis and/or technology can add value in an organization.
  • Directed the analysis of major issues.
  • Determined policy revisions.
  • Led the development of long- range planning efforts.
  • Participated in developing guidelines for implementation.
  • Conducted formal or informal training on data analytics.
  • Interpreted policy or procedures for program awareness throughout an organization.
  • None of the above.
11 Have you served as a point of contact for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) programs? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

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.