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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 3088949: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience in responding to an emergency/crisis/disaster management operation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked with Federal, state, local, tribal, and/or territorial representatives to assist in determining their emergency/crisis/disaster management resource needs.
  • I have gathered emergency/crisis/disaster management information for inclusion in situational awareness documentation.
  • I have recommended allocation resource needs for Federal, state, local, tribal, and/or territorial representatives to fulfill unmet emergency/crisis/disaster management needs.
  • I have assisted in coordination efforts with operational staff of Federal agencies, State, local, tribal, and/or territorial representatives during an emergency/crisis/disaster management response.
  • I have conducted mission-oriented analyses of survivor-centric and assistance issues.
  • None of the above.
4 3088881: From the list below, select the entity(ies) you have collaborated with during the recovery of an emergency management situation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have collaborated with the Federal government during the recovery of an emergency management situation.
  • I have collaborated with a State government during the recovery of an emergency management situation.
  • I have collaborated with a Local government during the recovery of an emergency management situation.
  • I have collaborated with a Tribal government during the recovery of an emergency management situation.
  • I have collaborated with a Territorial government (e.g., Puerto Rico) during the recovery of an emergency management situation.
  • I have collaborated with a Commonwealth government (e.g., Virgin Islands) during the recovery of an emergency management situation.
  • I have collaborated with a non-governmental organization during the recovery of an emergency management situation.
  • I have collaborated with a private sector organization during the recovery of an emergency management situation.
  • None of the above.
5 3088904: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience making determinations on emergency management recovery efforts. Answer to this question is required
  • I have independently collected data to determine the impact (e.g., cost) of a disaster.
  • I have analyzed program inspection reports.
  • I have made recommendations regarding resources needed based on analysis of information.
  • I have allocated resources needed to support communities recovering from an emergency situation.
  • I have analyzed emergency management data to determine resources needed to support an emergency management situation.
  • I have worked with technical experts to determine the impact of a disaster.
  • I have provided critical information that informs operating plans to support recovery efforts.
  • I have reconciled differences between different jurisdictions during a recovery effort.
  • I have made decisions that affect program outcomes based on an assessment and interpretation of policy (e.g. reviewing legislation, regulations, procedures, and administrative actions).
  • None of the above.
6 3148042 From the list below, select the response that best describes your in-depth, working knowledge of the National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF). Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered an expert, which is defined as people come to me for advice and interpretation of the National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF).
  • I have a working knowledge of the NDRF and have implemented key concepts in the field while recovering from the effects of a major disaster.
  • I am familiar with the basic concepts addressed in the NDRF, but have not implemented key concepts in the field while recovering from the effects or a major disaster.
  • I am unfamiliar with the NDRF.
7 3102312 From the list below, select the statement(s) that describe(s) your communication experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience communicating orally in an interpersonal setting.
  • I have experience speaking publicly during team meetings.
  • I have experience making presentations to small groups.
  • I have experience briefing managers.
  • I have experience making presentations to large audiences.
  • I have experience interacting with executive level staff.
  • I have experience speaking publicly for the purpose of communicating unfamiliar technical or abstract information.
  • I have experience speaking publicly in stressful and/or adversarial situations.
  • I have experience developing reports and/or other forms of written communication which convey complex and unfamiliar technical information in a form readily understandable by a general audience.
  • I have formal training and/or work experience in risk or crisis communications.
  • I have experience in oral communications concerning programs or projects that seek to promote behavioral change on the part of a general audience or the public.
  • I have experience in written communications concerning programs or projects that seek to promote behavioral change on the part of a general audience or the public.
  • None of the above
8 3089549 From the list below, select the audience(s) that best describe(s) your experience conducting briefings and/or presenting information on a regular and routine basis. Answer to this question is required
  • I have briefed and/or presented information to senior agency officials.
  • I have briefed and/or presented information to Federal Government officials.
  • I have briefed and/or presented information to State Government officials.
  • I have briefed and/or presented information to Local Government officials.
  • I have briefed and/or presented information to Tribal officials
  • I have briefed and/or presented information to Territorial officials.
  • I have briefed and/or presented information to special interest groups.
  • I have briefed and/or presented information to private industry officials.
  • I have briefed and/or presented information to the general public.
  • I have briefed and/or presented information to professional organizations.
  • I have briefed and/or presented information to civic groups.
  • I have briefed and/or presented information to universities.
  • I have briefed and/or presented information to non-profit institutions.
  • I have briefed and/or presented information to media outlets.
  • None of the above.
9 3088892: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience working with team members, colleagues, and stakeholders. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed partnerships to guarantee policy and regulations are followed in field operations.
  • I have developed partnerships and collaborations with colleagues and government officials.
  • I have cultivated relationships with State, local, tribal, and/or territorial officials.
  • I have successfully maintained relationships with public sector entities.
  • I have leveraged internal and external relationships to improve emergency management practices.
  • I have coordinated with Federal, state, local, tribal, and/or territorial stakeholders to provide mitigation support to affected communities.
  • None of the above.
10 Select the response(s) that best reflect your experience leading teams and/or implementing company/agency policy. Answer to this question is required
  • Led teams working on controversial subjects.
  • Led teams comprised of different stakeholder groups.
  • Received formal training in team leadership.
  • Led teams within my own organization.
  • Led teams with members having greater authority than I do, i.e. my supervisor, agency/company director, agency/company leadership.
  • Resolved or mitigated conflict within a team.
  • Participated on a team whose final product did not reflect what I thought was appropriate.
  • Asked to implement a policy document which did not coincide with actual needs and circumstances.
  • Implemented policy changes I did not like.
  • Explained to my supervisor or other management why their desired policy would not work as hoped.
  • None of the above.
11 3088773: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience managing projects and activities to meet program goals and achieve agency objectives. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as a member of a project team.
  • I have set individual goals and objectives to meet team/organizational deadlines.
  • I have constructed a timeline for carrying out assigned project tasks.
  • Determined the priorities and the allocation of resources necessary to successfully accomplish a project.
  • Determined the needed and available resources (e.g., technical expertise, equipment, and infrastructure) to successfully complete assigned project tasks.
  • I have reviewed my work products prior to submission to ensure that the supervisor?s instructions on work priorities, methods, deadlines, and quality have been met.
  • None of the above.
12 3088943: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience leading a team to accomplish emergency management relevant activities. Answer to this question is required
  • I have determined the priorities of a team during an emergency management situation.
  • I have allocated resources based on analysis of an emergency management situation.
  • I have maintained the work schedule of a team.
  • I have reviewed and approved work products of individual team members.
  • I have guided others in determining appropriate problem-solving techniques.
  • I have determined courses of action for a team to resolve issues and challenges.
  • I have actively managed skill development of members on my team by providing developmental assignments or mentoring relationships.
  • None of the above.
13 Have you served in a leadership position (such as an on-scene commander, incident commander, or coordinating officer) during a federal or state disaster response or recovery where more than 50 responders were involved? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
14 I have responded to congressional inquiries and media inquiries, including serving as an on-record spokesperson for sensitive controversial topics. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
15 Select all responses that describe your experience in representing your agency or organization: Answer to this question is required
  • Represented your organization to external audiences.
  • Represented the position of a senior management official (such as a Regional Administrator) at meetings.
  • Conveyed or presented sensitive or controversial positions to senior officials within external organizations.
  • Liaised with government representatives of various levels of authority from outside your organization to exchange information.
  • None of the above.
16 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe your experience coordinating an outreach strategy. Answer to this question is required
  • Media campaigns
  • Organizational transformations
  • Government policy changes
  • None of the above
17 Have you managed large groups of employees working toward multiple tasks? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
18 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe your leadership and managerial experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have directed and engaged an organization in strategic planning.
  • I have aligned human and material resources with strategic goals.
  • I have directed large and complex programs that focus on identifying, recommending, developing and implementing plans to resolve systemic issues.
  • I have leveraged strategic partnerships across an organization for the purpose of executing long-term human capital goals or programs.
  • I have developed or defined workforce measurement and analysis systems to effectively track human capital program accomplishments.
  • None of the above
19 Does your resume provide information that demonstrates your experience implementing a human capital accountability and assessment plan? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

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 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
    2.1 3095446 Please specify how you learned about this Federal Emergency Management Agency job opportunity. Maximum length of 250 characters.
3 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. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 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
  • No
5 3125490 I understand that if I do not submit all REQUIRED documents by the closing date, it will affect the overall assessment of my application package. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Please take this opportunity to review your question responses 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 removed from further consideration.
  • No. I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.