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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
  • 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
    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.

Grade: 13

1 Select the response that best describes your education and experience in accordance with requirements for engineering positions. You must provide supporting documentation so that your answer can be verified. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a professional engineering degree from an accredited university or college which included differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than 1st year physics/chemistry) in 5 of the following 7 areas of engineering science or physics: statics, dynamics, strength of materials, fluid mechanics, hydraulics, thermodynamics, electrical fields/circuits, nature and property of materials, or any comparable area of fundamental engineering science/physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
  • I have a combination of work experience and education from an accredited university or college that combined is equivalent to a bachelor's degree in engineering as demonstrated by current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  • I have a combination of work experience and education from an accredited university or college that combined is equivalent to a bachelor`s degree in engineering as demonstrated by passing the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) exam or required written test for professional registration administered by Boards of Engineering Examiners in any State, District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  • I have a combination of work experience and education from an accredited university or college that combined are equivalent to a bachelor`s degree in engineering as demonstrated by completion of 60 semester hours of courses in physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, including courses specified in response Choice 1.
  • I completed a curriculum leading to a bachelor`s degree from an accredited university or college in engineering technology or another appropriate field (e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology), and have at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
2 GS-13: Do you have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 level, as defined in the vacancy announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3

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
4 3089546 From the list below, identify the project management related task(s) you have used in order to complete assigned projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed project requirements.
  • I have set project priorities.
  • I have set short- and long-term project goals.
  • I have developed project schedule and milestones
  • I have tracked and managed budgets of projects.
  • I have monitored project progress to ensure that the project objectives are met.
  • I have monitored contractor performance.
  • I have reviewed lessons learned.
  • None of the above.
5 Do you have experience managing multiple projects, programs, teams and/or budgets simultaneously? Ensure examples are noted in your resume. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Please select all of the following project management related tasks you have performed. Answer to this question is required
  • I have advised contractors, engineers, or architects in executing and completing projects.
  • I have assisted in the development of performance requirements.
  • I have assisted identifying low-cost operational and maintenance improvements in existing buildings.
  • I have advised management in planning team roles and responsibilities.
  • I have reviewed completed investigation findings and analyses.
  • I have reviewed recommendations for general adequacy.
  • I have reviewed completed projects for attainment of project objectives.
  • I have reviewed completed construction projects for conformance to building codes.
  • I have reviewed completed assignments for compliance with instructions and adherence to policy requirements.
  • I have reviewed completed assignments for soundness of technical judgments made.
  • I have presented and defended findings and recommendations to other engineering professionals.
  • I have maintained liaison with contractors.
  • None of the above.
7 Do you have experience communicating technical information to senior staff? (Choose Yes or No) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 Select the following statements that describe your communications/interpersonal skills, both orally and written: Answer to this question is required
  • Interact with personnel at all levels in the organization
  • Obtain, clarify, or give facts or information to internal and external customers and stakeholders
  • Respond to questions, ensuring satisfactory service is provided
  • Constructively and appropriately handle conflict and problems
  • None of the above
9 3088753 From the list below, select the statement that best describes your experience supporting customers. Answer to this question is required
  • I have answered questions regarding standard procedures.
  • I have verified documented customer requirements.
  • I have identified customer requirements.
  • I have identified possible technical challenges.
  • I have discussed approaches to address customer service requirements.
  • I have enforced compliance with policies or procedures.
  • I have provided feedback on customer documentation.
  • I have referred difficult or uncooperative customers to a supervisor or manager.
  • I have responded to difficult or uncooperative customers (or had difficult or uncooperative customers referred to me).
  • None of the above.
10 3089022 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience representing your organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have represented my organization in individual interactions with prospective employees or customers who wanted to learn about the organization.
  • I have represented my organization to small groups of existing or potential customers who are affected by my organization’s mission.
  • I have represented my organization to large groups of customers or the public when presenting information about products or services.
  • I have represented my organization to large groups of customers or the public when dealing with conflicts or problems related to my organizations’ products or services.
  • None of the above.
11 3088248 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience providing assistance to coworkers. Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted in the development of training materials or job aids.
  • I have experience conducted on-the-job training.
  • I have served as a mentor or coach.
  • I have volunteered to assist coworkers in the completion of their task(s).
  • I have been assigned to assist coworkers in the completion of their task(s).
  • None of the above.
12 I have performed the following leadership functions in a project or program (Select all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • Coached and mentored staff to achieve desired results.
  • Evaluated the effectiveness of a complete project or program goal.
  • Followed-up with team members to assure timeliness in meeting milestones.
  • Implemented work completed.
  • Planned work assignments to be assigned to team members.
  • None of the above.