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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.

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 From the list below, please select the task(s) you have performed. (Select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Met with senior managers or officials to present status updates.
  • Participated in implementing administrative policy changes.
  • Modified processes in response to changing policies and/or management evaluations.
  • Interpreted administrative guidance contained in legislation, regulations, and/or policy directives.
  • Provided technical advice regarding administrative management trends.
  • None of the above
4 Select all responses that describe your experience analyzing administrative issues concerning program operations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have received administrative problems that focus on refining existing work methods.
  • I have developed ways to improve the sharing of information at various management levels.
  • I have developed ways to improve the sharing of information across geographic locations.
  • I have recommended changes in administrative office policies.
  • None of the above.
5 Select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience communicating information to employees, customers, managers, and/or senior officials. Answer to this question is required
  • I have communicated with co-workers within a team environment.
  • I have coordinated work within the office with clerical, administrative, and/or other personnel.
  • I have directed more technical inquiries to appropriate parties.
  • I have made contacts with other offices within and outside the organization to obtain or provide information.
  • I have received telephone calls, greeted visitors, and/or determined where callers/visitors/inquiries should be directed.
  • I have screened calls and referred calls to appropriate staff members.
  • I have compiled materials for use in reports, briefings, and meetings for senior officials.
  • I have assisted in the preparation of briefing materials or supporting documentation for use by senior officials at meetings.
  • I have followed up with staff in order to gain the information necessary for meetings.
  • I have summarized meeting or conference discussions in written summaries.
  • I have handled sensitive or confidential information and/or documents in an appropriate manner.
  • None of the above
6 From the list below, select the statement(s) that describe your experience serving as a liaison between offices to facilitate work of the organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided guidance and direction to other employees on administrative and/or program office issues.
  • I have followed-up on requests for information.
  • I have coordinated with administrative staff of other organizations to ensure that services, schedules, and other projects meet objectives and deadlines.
  • I have explained administrative procedures and concepts to others to gain support and cooperation on work projects.
  • None of the above
7 Choose the response that best describes your experience working with groups or committees. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience coordinating physical/in-person meetings.
  • I have experience conducting virtual meetings.
  • I have experience producing agendas or meeting minutes.
  • I have attended high-level meetings where important recommendations and decisions were made.
  • I have limited experience working with groups or committees.
  • None of the above.
8 Select all responses from the list below that reflect the interpersonal skills you have used to foster cooperation, convey information, or resolve conflicts. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Explained findings or recommendations to upper-level managers.
  • Planned meetings with external individuals, industry groups, and/or organizations.
  • Informed colleagues or senior management of events that may impact ongoing work.
  • Collaborated with internal or external representatives to achieve mutual goals.
  • 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
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.
2 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
    2.1 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
3 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
  • website
  • 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
    3.1 3095446 Please specify how you learned about this Federal Emergency Management Agency job opportunity. Maximum length of 250 characters.
4 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
5 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
    5.1 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
6 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.