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Grade: 15

1 GS-15: Do you have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-14 level, as defined in the vacancy announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2

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 3090675 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience reviewing work processes. Answer to this question is required
  • I have identified areas where over or under expenditures of resources are occurring.
  • I have assessed pertinent assets (e.g., staffing, equipment, facilities) to identify how each impacts the work of interest.
  • I have utilized a variety of management review methods (e.g., Six Sigma, Balanced Scorecard).
  • I have supported the preparation of a review.
  • I have led a review.
  • I have analyzed data for trends in work processes.
  • I have presented data or findings to senior management.
  • I have developed recommendations based on review findings.
  • I have made changes to program activities based on review results.
  • None of the above.
4 3091000 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience with program evaluation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed an evaluation plan/approach.
  • I have compiled data from multiple sources.
  • I have analyzed data to evaluate the effectiveness of a program.
  • I have interpreted data to develop conclusions.
  • I have presented evaluation findings to stakeholders.
  • I have recommended improvements based on evaluation results.
  • I have managed the evaluation of a program (e.g., data collection oversight, analysis plan development, presentation strategy).
  • None of the above.
5 From the list below, select the statement(s) that describe(s) the actions you have taken to develop staff in a program you manage. Answer to this question is required
  • Arranged work-rotations or other similar programs to broaden staff work experience.
  • Created professional development plans for employees.
  • Developed or organized a mentoring program.
  • Provided training opportunities for staff (e.g., purchased existing training; researched available training)
  • Identified gaps in employee skill levels
  • None of the above (if selected, be sure this is the only response selected for this item)
6 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.
7 This position is responsible for communicating a variety of issues on an interpersonal level. Please indicate which of the following types of interpersonal (oral) communication duties you have performed on a regular basis as part of a job. Answers should be supported by specific information on your resume. Answer to this question is required
  • I have defended recommendations on controversial issues to senior management.
  • I have conducted or lead briefings, meetings, conferences, or negotiations.
  • I have mediated or facilitated problems and have provided solutions.
  • I have facilitated coordination of efforts between organizational entities.
  • I have briefed managers on organizational issues or similar topics.
  • I have served on panels, committees, or task forces.
  • I have provided briefings on study results at technical conferences or workshops.
  • None of the above
8 Select the quality control activities you have performed as a regular part of your duties. Answer to this question is required
  • Identify customer requirements and expectations.
  • Establish quality control processes.
  • Implement quality control processes.
  • Conduct quality control reviews.
  • None of the above.
9 Choose all that apply to your communication with top-level officials in Federal, State, local or tribal government: Answer to this question is required
  • Communicate with senior-level officials.
  • Deliver briefings and presentations on established content.
  • Respond to information requests from Internal or external customers.
  • Develop position papers to inform management.
  • Persuade officials on research findings or business policies.
  • None of the above.
10 Select all applicable activities from the following list that you have regularly performed and which demonstrate your skill in developing and enhancing working partnerships and resolving issues. Answer to this question is required
  • Provide frequent briefings to higher-level authority on issues and recommend solutions to problems.
  • Facilitate group sessions (i.e. group feedback sessions, focus groups, user workshops).
  • Prepare and present technical briefings and/or training activities to a variety of audiences.
  • Work closely with managers to resolve problems, analyze alternatives, negotiate differences, or develop improvements.
  • None of the above.
11 Select the team leader activities you have performed in a behavioral work environment. Answer to this question is required
  • I have assigned work, and set milestones, time frames and/or deadlines for team member work products.
  • I have performed administrative activities involving team travel, budgeting, short term leave approvals, etc., as delegated to me.
  • I have facilitated and/or negotiated team work activities in response to changing priorities or conditions.
  • I have conducted team meetings to inform, motivate and encourage team members to perform more effectively as a team.
  • I have initiated actions aimed at enhancing team pride, team spirit, and/or team morale.
  • None of the above
12 Select the choice(s) that reflect the supervisory/managerial functions you have performed. Answer to this question is required
  • Adjusted staffing levels or work procedures to accommodate changes in resource allocations
  • Identified improved work methods and procedures to increase efficiency
  • Assigned work
  • Disciplined employees
  • Evaluated employee performance
  • Served as mentor to lower level staff
  • Identified training needs and provided or arranged for training
  • Interviewed candidates and made selection recommendations
  • Recommended promotions and awards
  • Set goals, milestones and expectations
  • Applied equal employment principles and objectives in carrying out human resources responsibilities for subordinate staff
  • None of the above
13 Select all responses that apply to your supervisory and/or leadership experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Establishes guidelines, sets goals and performance expectations for staff members, evaluating performance and communicating any deficiencies.
  • Models high standards of honesty, integrity, trust, openness and respect for others by applying these values to daily behaviors.
  • Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit within the team; motivates staff.
  • None of the above.
14 From the list below, select the response(s) that describe your project and program management experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Conducted assessments of program performance on high visibility/critical programs.
  • Established priorities among multiple projects.
  • Identified and resolved operational issues.
  • Established timelines for multiple projects.
  • Started up and managed projects through completion.
  • Initiated and developed strategies to improve the quality and accuracy of program data.
  • Established and monitored project progress.
  • Made resource decisions for competing projects.
  • Evaluated new programs and the impact on the organization.
  • 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
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.