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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

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 Have you presented National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) related products (i.e, maps, risk reports, etc.) to the local community officials? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Select all experience(s) below that reflect your experience developing scope(s) of work for federal grants. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed descriptions of product deliverables.
  • I have developed budgets.
  • I have developed schedule(s) for completion.
  • I have developed scope(s) of work that support Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning (MAP) national program goals.
  • I have managed multiple technical grants with overlapping scopes and/or budgets.
  • I have no federal grant experience.
5 3089116 From the list below, select the platform(s) you have experience using. Answer to this question is required
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Hazus-EQ Module
  • Hazus-Flood Module
  • FEMA Map Service Center (MSC)
  • Mapping Information Platform (MIP)
  • FEMA Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning (MAP) Action Tracker
  • Flood Insurance Study (FIS)
  • Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs)
  • None of the Above
6 3089258 From the list below, identify the project management related task(s) you have used in order to complete assigned projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have recommended project requirements.
  • I have monitored set project priorities.
  • I have met short- and long-term project goals assigned to me.
  • I have developed project schedule and milestones to ensure assigned project tasks are completed timely.
  • I have assisted in tracking and managing budgets of projects.
  • I have monitored assigned project task(s) progress to ensure that the project objectives are met.
  • I have assisted in monitoring contractor performance.
  • I have reviewed lessons learned.
  • None of the above.
7 3089544 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience developing scope(s) of work for Federal grants. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed descriptions of product deliverables.
  • I have developed budgets.
  • I have developed schedule(s) for completion.
  • I have developed scope(s) of work that support FEMA Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning (MAP) national program goals.
  • I have managed multiple technical grants with overlapping scopes and/or budgets.
  • I have no Federal grant experience.
8 3102067 From the list below, select the response(s) that describe(s) your experience and working knowledge of FEMA programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience/working knowledge of the Cooperating Technical Partners (CTP) program.
  • I have experience/working knowledge of the Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning (Risk MAP) program.
  • I have experience/working knowledge of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
  • I have experience/working knowledge of the National Dam Safety Program (NDSP).
  • I have experience/working knowledge of the National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program (NEHRP).
  • I have no knowledge of the above FEMA programs.
9 3089332 Do you have work experience in delivering very technical program flood study information to a non- technical audience? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 3089266 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience interacting with people in various work situations to achieve solutions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as a spokesperson for an organization.
  • I have assisted in facilitating activities between organizational entities.
  • I have assisted in mediating or facilitating problem resolution.
  • I have independently conducted meetings.
  • I have independently planned meetings.
  • I have served on panels, committees, or task forces.
  • None of the above.
11 Select the statements below that describe your experience communicating. 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 communication 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 communication concerning programs or projects that seek to promote behavioral change on the part of a general audience or the public.
  • None of the above
12 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.

Grade: 13

1 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
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 Have you presented National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) related products (i.e, maps, risk reports, etc.) to the local community officials? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Select all experience(s) below that reflect your experience developing scope(s) of work for federal grants. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed descriptions of product deliverables.
  • I have developed budgets.
  • I have developed schedule(s) for completion.
  • I have developed scope(s) of work that support Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning (MAP) national program goals.
  • I have managed multiple technical grants with overlapping scopes and/or budgets.
  • I have no federal grant experience.
5 3089116 From the list below, select the platform(s) you have experience using. Answer to this question is required
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Hazus-EQ Module
  • Hazus-Flood Module
  • FEMA Map Service Center (MSC)
  • Mapping Information Platform (MIP)
  • FEMA Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning (MAP) Action Tracker
  • Flood Insurance Study (FIS)
  • Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs)
  • None of the Above
6 3169434 From the list below, select the statement(s) that describe(s) the project management phases/tasks you have performed independently. Answer to this question is required
  • Initiation (e.g., completion of a feasibility study; development of a business case; evaluation of risk).
  • Planning (e.g., development of a project plan, charter, or scope; determination of budget and/or schedule, identification of resource needs).
  • Execution (e.g., allocation of resources; organization or facilitation of a project kickoff meeting, completion of project tasks or deliverables).
  • Monitoring or controlling (e.g., oversight and/or adjustments of budget, resources, or schedule; preparation of status reports).
  • Closeout (e.g., communication of project completion to stakeholders, final project documentation).
  • None of the above (if selected, be sure this is the ONLY response selected for this item).
7 3089544 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience developing scope(s) of work for Federal grants. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed descriptions of product deliverables.
  • I have developed budgets.
  • I have developed schedule(s) for completion.
  • I have developed scope(s) of work that support FEMA Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning (MAP) national program goals.
  • I have managed multiple technical grants with overlapping scopes and/or budgets.
  • I have no Federal grant experience.
8 3102067 From the list below, select the response(s) that describe(s) your experience and working knowledge of FEMA programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience/working knowledge of the Cooperating Technical Partners (CTP) program.
  • I have experience/working knowledge of the Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning (Risk MAP) program.
  • I have experience/working knowledge of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
  • I have experience/working knowledge of the National Dam Safety Program (NDSP).
  • I have experience/working knowledge of the National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program (NEHRP).
  • I have no knowledge of the above FEMA programs.
9 From the list below, select the statement that describes your experience managing a program budget. Answer to this question is required
  • I have managed a program budget with oversight or direction from a supervisor or manager.
  • I have managed a program budget with limited oversight or direction from others.
  • I have independently managed a program budget.
  • I have advised others in the management of program budgets.
  • I do not have experience performing this task.
10 3089332 Do you have work experience in delivering very technical program flood study information to a non- technical audience? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 3089266 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience interacting with people in various work situations to achieve solutions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as a spokesperson for an organization.
  • I have assisted in facilitating activities between organizational entities.
  • I have assisted in mediating or facilitating problem resolution.
  • I have independently conducted meetings.
  • I have independently planned meetings.
  • I have served on panels, committees, or task forces.
  • None of the above.
12 Select the statements below that describe your experience communicating. 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 communication 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 communication concerning programs or projects that seek to promote behavioral change on the part of a general audience or the public.
  • None of the above
13 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.

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
  • 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.