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Vacancy Details

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 Select all responses that describe how you identify problems and make recommendations for solving them. Answer to this question is required
  • Gathers data and input when making decisions. Considers lessons learned from experience, differing needs, and the impact of the decision on others.
  • Takes appropriate action to resolve issues based on facts, objectives, constraints, and/or risks.
  • Identifies problems, involves others in seeking solutions, conducts appropriate analyses, and searches for best solution(s).
  • None of the above
3 From the list below, please select your knowledge of grant administration rules, policies and procedures. Answer to this question is required
  • Developing revised agency policies and drafting legislation pertaining to grants and cooperative agreements.
  • Assures that applicable laws, rules, policies, and procedures governing the use of grants and cooperative agreements are in compliance.
  • Provides extensive policy support and technical assistance regarding grants management
  • None of the above
4 Select all of the following statements that reflect your experiences setting priorities, organizing workloads, and handling multiple assignments. Answer to this question is required
  • I have planned and/or executed several tasks or activities.
  • I have served on teams to plan and execute tasks or activities.
  • I have worked independently to execute tasks or activities.
  • I have set priorities in accomplishing budget work assignments.
  • I have organized multiple budgetary workloads.
  • I have completed non-routine budgetary issues within established deadlines
  • I have completed routine budgetary issues within established deadlines.
  • I have completed budgetary issues within tight and changing deadlines.
  • None of the above
5 Please select the answer(s) that best describe your experience with reviewing and awarding grants Answer to this question is required
  • Assisted management in conducting grant analysis.
  • Participated with management in conducting grant analysis, reviewing and awarding of grants in accordance with agency-wide requirements.
  • Assists in the performance of all pre-award and award grant administrative functions.
  • Performs all pre-award and award grant administrative functions.
  • None of the above.
6 Which tasks have you performed to prepare reports and correspondence for the award process? (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Distributed data to appropriate staff.
  • Tracked trends and patterns of grantee financial performance.
  • Identified any data that may reflect issues in the grant process.
  • Consulted with Supervisor and higher-level specialists in applying policies and practices.
  • None of the above.
7 Knowledge of Federal grants management laws, regulations, and overarching principles. 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 I have not yet performed it on a job.
  • I have performed this task as part of my work. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of my work. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised and/or led others in the performance of this task and am normally the person who is consulted by others to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
8 From the list below, please select your ability to manage grants, cooperative and/or interagency agreements. Answer to this question is required
  • Establishes and maintains liaison relationship with other Federal agencies on matters related to grants and cooperative agreements.
  • Tracks the execution of grants and cooperative agreements to assure that reporting and milestones are met.
  • Reviews and improves grant management practices, policies and procedures
  • None of the above
9 Select the statement that best describes your level of experience gathering and exchanging information in person. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience making college classroom presentations or defending a thesis; OR I have experience communicating with others within my work organization to gather and exchange information.
  • I have experience communicating with others both within and outside of my work organization to gather and exchange information.
  • I have experience communicating with others both within and outside of my work organization to gather and exchange information, resolve issues, and gain or secure compliance.
  • I have experience communicating with others both within and outside of my work organization to gather and exchange information, resolve issues, negotiate changes and compliance, and to explain policies, standards, and procedures.
  • I have experience communicating with others both within and outside of my work organization to provide leadership and guidance in my field, to make program decisions and policy interpretations, to resolve significant and controversial issues, to negotiate compliance and agreements, and to persuade others to accept new approaches, concepts, and programs.
  • I have no education, training, or experience in this area.
10 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.
11 Select all of the listed written communication methods in which you have experience using to deliver important agency / organizational directives and correspondence (Select all that apply). Answer to this question is required
  • Quick, informal emails to customers, supervisors, peers and subordinates.
  • Formal informational announcements via email or letters to customers, supervisors, peers and subordinates.
  • Letters or reports to internal or external personnel outlining organizational capabilities, limitations or positions.
  • Organizational policies and procedures.
  • Detailed reports with technical data, analysis and recommendations to senior managers.
  • None of the above.
12 3177859 From the list below, select the statement that describe your experience providing customer service. Answer to this question is required
  • I have coordinated/conducted meetings with managers and staff to ensure customers’ needs are met.
  • I have established priorities to meet customer needs.
  • I have evaluated and modified services to ensure quality customer service.
  • I have directly investigated and resolved customer issues.
  • I have provided customer service that was favorably recognized by a colleague, supervisor, or customer.
  • None of the above
13 This position requires managing multiple assignments, conflicting priorities, and multi-tasking all while maintaining good customer service and meeting various deadlines. Check the one answer that is true of your experience and background. Answer to this question is required
  • I have demonstrated experience in managing cross-functional teams or groups involving all levels of management and employees while maintaining a client service focus, meeting competing deadlines, and solving legal issues concurrently.
  • I have demonstrated experience working with diverse teams or groups and their management while providing good client service, meeting deadlines, and solving legal issues.
  • None of the above.
14 Select the statements that describe your experience maintaining composure during stressful encounters with difficult or confrontational people. Answer to this question is required
  • I have often demonstrated great self-control in the face of harsh opposition on the job in positions such as club bouncer, security guard or police officer.
  • I have often demonstrated great composure dealing with irate customers on the job in a customer service, retail, or similar environment
  • I have often exhibited a cool demeanor in a white-collar atmosphere where tempers and tensions can be high.
  • I have experience with difficult or confrontational people, but not in the workplace.
  • I have little experience dealing with difficult people.
  • None of the above
15 3088989 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience supporting customers. Answer to this question is required
  • I have responded to questions regarding standard and non-standard procedures.
  • I have verified documented customer requirements.
  • I have identified customer requirements.
  • I have identified and discussed technical challenges to customer needs.
  • I have discussed best practice approaches to address customer service requirements.
  • I have enforced compliance with policies or procedures.
  • I have provided feedback on customer documentation.
  • I have successfully resolved issues encountered involving difficult or uncooperative customers (or had difficult or uncooperative customers referred to me for action).
  • I have referred difficult or uncooperative customers to a supervisor or manager.
  • None of the above.
16 Select all responses that describe your experience representing the interests of a program or function under your direct responsibility. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Maintained collaborative relationships with personnel in peer or senior positions in other organizations, departments, or agencies.
  • Led projects that crossed organizational or agency boundaries.
  • Served as a team member on projects that cross organizational or agency boundaries.
  • Represented the organization at inter-agency meetings.
  • Maintained relationships with various federal, state, Tribal, and/or local stakeholders.
  • Participated on community risk reduction and/or fire prevention committees at the national or state level.
  • None of the above.
17 Choose all of the examples that apply to your experience developing effective internal and external working relationships. (Select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Demonstrated ability to build constructive relationships with customers, peers, supervisors, managers, and subordinates.
  • Took calculated risks to improve performance, develop innovations, or achieve challenging goals.
  • Acted decisively and appropriately during a crisis.
  • Took action to evaluate and improve practices and avoid future problems.
  • None of the above.
18 Please select the following choice(s) listed below that best describe the level of the individuals you have interacted with on a regular and recurring basis. (Select all that apply). Answer to this question is required
  • Senior managers or officials from OUTSIDE my own agency.
  • Senior managers or officials from OUTSIDE my own office.
  • Supervisors from WITHIN my own agency.
  • Supervisors from WITHIN my own office
  • Support personnel and staff WITHIN my own agency or organization.
  • Support personnel and staff OUTSIDE my own agency or organization.
  • None of the above.
19 Select the statements that describe your experience developing effective internal and external working relationships. Answer to this question is required
  • I have demonstrated ability to build constructive relationships with customers, peers, supervisors, managers and subordinates.
  • I have taken calculated risks to improve performance, developing innovations, or achieve challenging goals.
  • I have acted decisively and appropriately during crisis.
  • I have taken action to evaluate and improve practices and avoid future problems.
  • None of the above.
20 Select all responses 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.
21 3113442 From the list below, select the statement that best describes your ability to work effectively in a team environment and interact with internal and external customers. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience working effectively in a team environment and interacting with a diverse population, with special emphasis on high stress situations.
  • I have experience working effectively in a team environment and interacting with a diverse population in a variety of situations.
  • I have experience working in a team environment and interacting with other team members.
  • None of the above.
22

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

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.