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Grade: 09

1 GS-9: Select the response that best describes your education and/or experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level, as described above and in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have successfully completed a Master's or equivalent graduate degree (such as an LL.B. or J.D.) or at least two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a related field (Transcript required).
  • I possess a combination of specialized experience, as described in the vacancy announcement, and related graduate level education, beyond the first full year of graduate level study, that when combined, meet the qualification requirements for this position (Transcript required).
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
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 Select the statement that best illustrates your ability to interpret and apply human resources regulations and/or standards. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience interpreting and applying regulations, guidelines, and standards to perform human resources projects or functions. If guidelines were not clear-cut, I sought guidance from a supervisor.
  • I have experience independently interpreting and applying human resources rules, regulations, guidelines, and standards that were not clear-cut or not completely applicable to the situation.
  • I have experience processing human resources work in accordance with explicit written instructions that required little interpretation.
  • I do not have any experience as described in the choices above.
4 Please indicate which of the following items you have researched and analyzed in order to develop final written products. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Laws
  • Regulations
  • Policies
  • Program documents and/or standard operating procedures
  • Processes
  • Statistical Data
  • Technical Data
  • Professional Journals
  • None of the above
5 Select all responses that reflect your use of regulations, policies and precedents affecting support resources for the organization. Answer to this question is required
  • Travel
  • Supplies
  • Property Inventory
  • Office moves
  • Time and attendance
  • Correspondence
  • Procurements
  • None of the above
6 From the list below select the Employee Relations functional areas you have performed. (Choose all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Advise managers or employees on issues/problems related to conduct (e. g. absence and leave abuse, work place issue, employee disputes, etc.) in accordance with laws, regulations, and practices.
  • Advise managers or employees on issues/problems related to performance in accordance with laws, regulations, and practices.
  • Assess employee relation cases involving grievances, disciplinary actions or adverse actions to determine the most appropriate course of action.
  • Interpret laws, regulations and policies to recommend appropriate disciplinary action or other corrective techniques for conduct and performance problems.
  • None of the above.
7 Which of the following Microsoft Office software applications have you used to perform the essential functions of your job? Choose all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Outlook
  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Publisher
  • Access
  • None of the above.
8 Select the response(s) that reflect the written materials you have developed. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Correspondence
  • Reports
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
  • Handouts
  • Presentations
  • Procedural Guidance
  • PowerPoint Slides
  • None of the above
9 Select the response(s) that best describe(s) your experience communicating on the job: Answer to this question is required
  • I have led meetings to collaborate with others on specific projects.
  • I have explained statistical figures to peers and/or management.
  • I have presented briefings to management.
  • I have presented reports and/or other documents to management.
  • None of the above.
10 Choose the statement(s) that best describe your communication/briefing skills that you use as a regular part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Communicate project objectives, goals, and status with immediate supervisor.
  • Use effective verbal and non-verbal communication.
  • Generate alternative solutions or strategies to address problems/issues.
  • Promote open communication channels to be an effective team player.
  • Brief immediate supervisor on issues/problems encountered during delivery of training course.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.
11 3171646 From the following choices, identify those that reflect your experience in the area of customer service. Answer to this question is required
  • Coordinated/conducted meetings with managers and staff to ensure customer needs are met.
  • Evaluated and modified the services to improve and ensure quality customer service.
  • Directly investigated and resolved customer issues.
  • Provided customer service that was favorably recognized by a colleague, supervisor, or customer.
  • None of the above.
12 From the list below, select the statement(s) 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 Select the response(s) that describe your experience developing collaborative relationships. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience developing and sustaining cooperative working relationships within the organization and with customer groups.
  • I have experience influencing and persuading others.
  • I have experience building consensus through collaboration, gaining followers and cooperation from others to obtain information, achieve results, and accomplish goals.
  • I have experience fostering cooperation and consensus among groups.
  • I have experience fostering shared leadership, building trust among team members, and creating commitment to team goals.
  • None of the above
14 Select all responses from the list below 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.
15 Have you collaborated with others as part of a team to accomplish work-related activities? 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
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.