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Grade: 13

1 Select the response that best describes your education and experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor`s degree that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management AND I have at least 4 years of experience in contracting or contract related work.
  • I have held a GS-1102-13 or higher graded position continuously since January 1, 2000, which makes me eligible for reassignment or transfer to this position.
  • 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 3090622 Do you possess a Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) Level III certification? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 3128828 From the list below, select the response that describes the level of training/certification prescribed by the Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI/FAC-C) or equivalent you possess. Please note, you must attach the certificate/certification to your application to support your response. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess a Level I certification.
  • I possess a Level II certification.
  • I possess a Level III certification.
  • I do not possess any of the above.
6 3090619 From the list below, select the Federal regulation(s) or policies with which you are required to have knowledge of and apply in your current position. Answer to this question is required
  • Prompt Payment Act
  • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)
  • Federal Travel Regulations (FTR)
  • Anti-Deficiency Act
  • Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) Guides
  • Congressional Notifications
  • None of the above
7

Select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience with contract management from the list below (select all that apply):

Answer to this question is required
  • I have monitored contractors without being a Contracting Officer Representative.
  • I have worked as a Contracting Officer Representative on a Federal contract involving maintenance, material procurement, or construction.
  • I have monitored contract performance and worked with the Contracting Officer and/or contractor on corrective actions to ensure proper progress.
  • I have completed necessary paperwork or administrative activities to process a task or contract modification.
  • I have worked with the contractor to correct issues and ensure execution of contractual obligations.
  • I have ensured contractor compliance with technical, financial, delivery, or other terms of the contract.
  • None of the above.
8 Select the activities for which you have formal contracting related experience: Answer to this question is required
  • Collecting financial information from new vendors if necessary.
  • Communicating invoice procedures to vendors.
  • Researching the status of invoices and other transactions.
  • Following up on past due invoices.
  • None of the above.
9 3088918: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience managing contracts. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked as a Contracting Officer Representative on a Federal contract.
  • I have been assigned as a Task Order Monitor supporting a Contracting Officer Representative on a Federal contract.
  • I am currently certified as a Contracting Officer Representative (COR), but have never been assigned as a COR.
  • I have managed contractors without being a Contracting Officer Representative.
  • None of the above.
10 3126697 From the list below, select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience and/or knowledge of government contracting and procurement regulations and guidelines. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed Statements of Work (SOWs) that include technical requirements.
  • I have applied Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).
  • I have evaluated proposals as the technical chairperson.
  • I have served as a technical team member to acquire professional services and products.
  • None of the above.
11 Select the response(s) that reflect the activities you have regularly performed for your organization. Answer to this question is required
  • Developed written materials for briefings, meetings, or conferences.
  • Written clearly, logically, concisely, and persuasively for a variety of audiences.
  • Drafted procedural material for dissemination to field or operating-level elements.
  • Drafted reports, memoranda, and correspondence for signatures for higher-level officials.
  • Authored issues/position papers or summary reports on organizational data, which included analysis and recommendations.
  • Drafted responses to Departmental inquiries.
  • Communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives, or priorities in writing.
  • Written guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems.
  • Explained or justified decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations.
  • Composed complex correspondence or other written work including management reports and manuals.
  • Reviewed reports for accuracy, adherence to policy, organization of material, clarity of expression and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  • Compiled correspondence that consolidates input from a number of different sources, including contradictory viewpoints.
  • Developed comprehensive material for briefings, meetings or conferences.
  • None of the above
12 Indicate your level of experience with analyzing and evaluating research in a variety of areas to ensure the information is communicated appropriately. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
13 Have you served as contracting advisor to the program managers for contracting policies and regulations, including performance-based acquisitions? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
14 Select the statement(s) that describe your experience communicating effectively, both in verbal and written communications, in order to explain and promote assigned program initiatives. Answer to this question is required
  • I have maintained good working relationships with key individuals or groups within and outside of my organization
  • I have experience communicating in spoken form to convey information concisely and clearly
  • I have experience communicating in written form to convey information concisely and clearly
  • I have prepared written reports documenting decisions and recommendations
  • I have reviewed and edited technical and/or non-technical materials, identifying inadequacies in format, grammar, or construction in accordance with accepted standards
  • I have maintained effective working relationships with staff at all levels
  • I have dealt calmly and effectively in high stress situations (for example, tight deadlines, hostile individuals, etc.)
  • I have promoted and maintained good working relationships with key individuals or groups (including co-workers, Human Resources, and contractors) in order to accomplish goals and objectives
  • None of the above
15 Please select those experience statements in the following list that best describe your demonstrated ability and experience in effectively building relationships with others and working with teams to accomplish goals. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience interacting with business officials or other individuals and directing a group to convey information to non-group individuals.
  • I have experience directing a group or team.
  • I have experience deliberating with group members to gain consensus and accomplish project goals.
  • I have experience implementing recommendations derived from a taskforce or workgroup.
  • I have experience participating in a taskforce, team, or group.
  • I have experience organizing a taskforce, team, or group.
  • I have experience conveying information to others in a team and/or workgroup environment.
  • None of the above.
16 3090618 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience ensuring compliance with Federal procurement legislation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have reviewed procurement laws and regulations to maintain current knowledge.
  • I have assisted others in interpreting procurement laws and regulations.
  • I have reviewed procurement activities to ensure compliance with procurement laws and regulations.
  • I have shared information within my organization regarding updates to procurement legislation, regulations, and/or policies, to include impact to current programs or procedures.
  • I have made revisions to current policy or suggested policy changes which impacts on my organization’s programs.
  • None of the above.
17 From the list below, select four statement(s) that describe(s) your experience communicating effectively, both in verbal and written communications, to explain and promote assigned program initiatives. Answer to this question is required
  • I have maintained good working relationships with key individuals or groups within and outside of my organization
  • I have experience communicating in spoken form to convey information concisely and clearly
  • I have experience communicating in written form to convey information concisely and clearly
  • I have prepared written reports documenting decisions and recommendations
  • I have reviewed and edited technical and/or non-technical materials, identifying inadequacies in format, grammar, or construction in accordance with accepted standards
  • I have maintained effective working relationships with staff at all levels
  • I have dealt calmly and effectively in high stress situations (for example, tight deadlines, hostile individuals, etc.)
  • I have promoted and maintained good working relationships with key individuals or groups (including co-workers, Human Resources, and contractors) in order to accomplish goals and objectives
  • None of the above.
18 Choose the statement(s) that best describe your communication/briefing skills that you use as a regular part of your job to support agency/organizational goals and leadership. Answer to this question is required
  • Regularly communicate organizational strategies, goals, objectives and priorities in oral presentations.
  • Explain or justify decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations.
  • Brief managers outside the organization on program goals and objectives.
  • Defend agency position to third parties performing oversight review of programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster cooperation and consensus among groups in fostering agency goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to build consensus through collaboration from others to obtain information, achieve results and accomplish 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
  • 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.