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Grade: 12

1 Do you have a degree in operations research OR have completed at least 24 semester hours in a combination of operations research, mathematics, probability, statistics, mathematical logic, science, or subject-matter courses requiring substantial competence in college-level mathematics or statistics with at least 3 of the 24 semester in calculus? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 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
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 Select the statement that best describes your knowledge of and demonstrated work experience developing, implementing and applying operations research methodologies to solve problems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have education and training in developing, implementing and applying operations research methodologies to solve problems but have not applied this knowledge at work.
  • I have performed some segments of work in a research project focused on the development, implementation and application of operations research methodologies to solve problems all while under the direction of a supervisor.
  • I have independently performed segments of work in a research project focused on the development, implementation and application of operations research methodologies to solve problems while seeking help or advice only for complex issues.
  • I have conducted a research study focused on the development, implementation and application of operations research methodologies to solve problems without direct supervision.
  • I have extensive demonstrated work experience conducting projects focused on the development, implementation and application of operations research methodologies to solve problems without direct supervision. I am considered an expert and my organization relies on me as a technical lead in the resolution of complex issues relating to these operation research methodologies.
  • None of the above
5 Evaluate an organization-wide budget goals, objectives, policies and strategies for efficient and effectiveness Answer to this question is required
  • Provided recommendations to management on all phases of budget formulation.
  • Provided recommendations to management on all phases of performance planning.
  • Placing controls in place to comply with applicable budget guidelines and/or statutes.
  • Researched budget planning methods and/or procedures for application to an organization's operations.
  • Coordinated budget formulation activities for all phases of the budget process.
  • Developed business line multi-year budget estimates and justifications.
  • None of the above.
6 Do you have experience conducting life cycle cost analysis studies for program operations? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 3225427 Do you have experience in developing Life Cycle Cost Estimates (LCCEs)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 Select all responses that best describe your experience identifying and analyzing problems; making logical decisions; and providing solutions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have identified and analyzed problems and made rational decisions based on relevant information.
  • I have used qualitative data and analytical tools to problem solve and develop recommendations for alternative courses of action.
  • I have conducted analysis reviews and studies of operational programs and processes to provide recommended solutions and improvements for efficiency.
  • None of the above
9 Have you monitored and assessed program effectiveness and efficiency? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 Do you possess a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Cost Estimating (CE) Level II Certificate? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 3088278 From the list below, identify the audience(s) for which you have prepared work-related written documents. Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared work-related written documents for coworkers.
  • I have prepared work-related written documents for students and trainees.
  • I have prepared work-related written documents for first-level supervisors.
  • I have prepared work-related written documents for second-level supervisors or upper management.
  • I have prepared work-related written documents for executives.
  • I have prepared work-related written documents for political committees.
  • I have prepared work-related written documents for external partners or customers.
  • I have prepared work-related written documents for the general public (i.e., formal public distribution).
  • None of the above.
12 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describes your communication skills as part of jobs you have held. Answer to this question is required
  • I have verbally communicated with individuals within the organization to exchange and clarify factual information, answer questions, and explain work operations.
  • I have verbally communicated with individuals outside the organization, including the general public to exchange and clarify factual information, answer questions, and explain work operations.
  • I have verbally communicated with individuals at various levels of authority within and outside the organization explaining complex information and resolving problems that required an in-depth knowledge of the program activities of the organization.
  • I have made verbal presentations to groups within or outside my work environment.
  • None of the above.
13 3088744 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience delivering oral presentations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have verbally presented non-technical information during management level meetings or situations (e.g., provided project status information during a manager meeting).
  • I have verbally presented technical information in during management level meetings or situations (e.g., described technical project details during a manager meeting).
  • I have verbally presented non-technical information to management or customers.
  • I have verbally presented technical information to management or customers.
  • I have tailored spoken content or supporting materials to enhance an oral presentation.
  • None of the above.
14 3088759 From the list below, select the type(s) of customer with whom you have experience maintaining customer relationships. Answer to this question is required
  • I have maintained customer relationships with representatives from other Federal Agencies.
  • I have maintained customer relationships with the general public.
  • I have maintained customer relationships with senior executives.
  • I have maintained customer relationships with mid-level managers
  • I have maintained customer relationships with internal customers.
  • I have maintained customer relationships with faith-based groups.
  • I have maintained customer relationships with officials from volunteer organizations.
  • I have maintained customer relationships with elected officials.
  • None of the above.
15 3088751 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience addressing technical customer issues. Answer to this question is required
  • I have gathered and researched information to assess technical customer issues or needs.
  • I have developed and presented alternative solutions for technical customer issues.
  • I have identified and evaluated alternative solutions to resolve technical customer issues.
  • I have identified/recommended a mutually agreeable solution to resolve technical customer issues.
  • None of the above.
16 3088987 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience developing alternative courses of action to address customer issues. Answer to this question is required
  • I have identified alternative courses of action for a complex or time sensitive issue.
  • I have identified associated costs and benefits for a complex or time sensitive issue.
  • I have developed alternative courses of action for consideration by customer management.
  • I have implemented alternative courses of action on behalf of a customer.
  • None of the above.
17 3089039 Have you recommended the acquisition of new tools, processes, or technology to your organization's management? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
18 3089006 From the list below, select all responses that reflect the group(s) you have instructed or coached on maintaining a professional image to customers and/or other external parties. Answer to this question is required
  • Co-workers
  • Subordinates
  • Other employees within my organization
  • None of the above
19 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.
20 3089089 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience working with others to achieve team goals. Answer to this question is required
  • I have coordinated assignments for project team members based on factors such as project interests, strengths, and competing workloads.
  • I have coordinated project team members in preparing communication materials.
  • I have promoted cooperation among project team members from diverse backgrounds and/or organizations.
  • I have assisted one or more work team members by completing their tasks when they had a heavy workload.
  • I have volunteered for assignments during team meetings.
  • None of the above.
21 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.
  • Followed-up with team members to assure timeliness in meeting milestones.
  • Planned work assignments to be assigned to team members
  • Reported progress to senior management.
  • Resolved conflicts, differences or problems among team members.
  • Set goals, milestones and expectations.
  • My experience is not described above.
22 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.

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
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  • 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.