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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 Select the statement that describes your experience managing office operations. Answer to this question is required
  • Followed-up with other administrative staff to identify the status of administrative actions.
  • Managed office calendars, scheduling appointments, meetings and conferences.
  • Assisted managers with developing and implementing office initiatives related to administrative requirements.
  • Coordinated and attended staff meetings and then follows-up on recommended meeting actions.
  • None of the above
4 Do you have experience serving as a special assistant to high-level officials? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Select all of the responses that describe your experience completing administrative tasks. Choose all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Maintained office calendars.
  • Coordinated and scheduled meetings.
  • Scheduled ancillary rooms.
  • Recorded and distributed meeting minutes.
  • Received office phone calls.
  • Received office visitors.
  • Distributed incoming correspondence to staff.
  • Tracked incoming and outgoing materials for an office.
  • Assembled and edited materials for meetings, briefings, or conferences.
  • Maintain manual and electronic filing systems.
  • None of the above.
6 Select all the answer(s) that best describes your experience identifying and analyzing problems; making logical decisions; and providing solutions. Answer to this question is required
  • Identified and analyzed problems; distinguished between relevant and irrelevant information to make rational decisions.
  • Used qualitative data and analytical tools in problem solving.
  • Developed policies, regulations, procedures, and plans for meeting the organization's goals and objectives.
  • Independently interpreted and applied statutes and regulations to resolve problems and issues.
  • Prepared and presented analytical information to senior management officials within the organization. Analyses are used to explain or justify decision, conclusions, findings and recommendations.
  • Developed comprehensive material for reports, briefings or meetings of senior management officials on issues.
  • Experience in identifying and analyzing problems, making logical decisions, and providing solutions has been recognized as highly successful, e.g., through performance appraisal and/or awards.
  • None of the above.
7 From the list below, select the response(s) that best describe your experience identifying and analyzing problems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have identified and analyzed problems, distinguishing between relevant and irrelevant information, to make rational decisions.
  • I have used qualitative data and analytical tools in problem solving and have developed recommendations for alternative courses of action.
  • I have conducted analytical reviews and studies of operational programs and processes in order to provide recommended solutions and efficiency improvements to senior leadership.
  • None of the above
8 Select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience communicating information to employees, customers, managers, and/or senior officials. Answer to this question is required
  • I have communicated with co-workers within a team environment.
  • I have coordinated work within the office with clerical, administrative, and/or other personnel.
  • I have directed more technical inquiries to appropriate parties.
  • I have made contacts with other offices within and outside the organization to obtain or provide information.
  • I have received telephone calls, greeted visitors, and/or determined where callers/visitors/inquiries should be directed.
  • I have screened calls and referred calls to appropriate staff members.
  • I have compiled materials for use in reports, briefings, and meetings for senior officials.
  • I have assisted in the preparation of briefing materials or supporting documentation for use by senior officials at meetings.
  • I have followed up with staff in order to gain the information necessary for meetings.
  • I have summarized meeting or conference discussions in written summaries.
  • I have handled sensitive or confidential information and/or documents in an appropriate manner.
  • None of the above
9 From the list below, select the response(s) that best describe your experience developing written communication. Answer to this question is required
  • I have written congressional briefs, legislative proposals, or other Executive level correspondence of a highly sensitive nature.
  • I have written technical and complex reports, providing analysis of interrelated concepts and strategies.
  • I have written letters or memoranda to provide stakeholders information concerning program and administrative matters.
  • I have written articles or publications on emergency management programs or initiatives.
  • I have written policy interpretations on controversial issues which have regional and/or national implications.
  • I have written speeches conveying senior leadership priorities and decisions to outside organizations
  • None of the above
10 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
11 Which of the following types of materials have you written, evaluated and edited? Answer to this question is required
  • Web content
  • Blogs
  • Tweets and Facebook posts
  • Communication or marketing plans
  • Policy guidance
  • Video or audio scripts
  • Brochures or other collateral
  • Fact sheets
  • Press releases
  • None of the above
12 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.
13 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.
14 3088245 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience representing your organization in briefings, meetings, or conferences. Answer to this question is required
  • I have attended inter-organization or inter-agency committee meetings with a senior official.
  • I have been involved in representing an organization at briefings, meetings, or conferences with other interested parties (e.g., peers, colleagues, members of professional organizations) to share information.
  • I have assisted in representing an organization at seminars or workshops.
  • I have served as a member on an internal organization or agency advisory group.
  • I have I have been involved in delivering technical information or assistance at external conferences, seminars, and/or workshops.
  • None of the above.
15 Select all responses that describe your experience representing the interests of a program or function under your direct responsibility: 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, and/or local stakeholders.
  • None of the above.
16 3088248 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience providing assistance to coworkers. Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted in the development of training materials or job aids.
  • I have experience conducted on-the-job training.
  • I have served as a mentor or coach.
  • I have volunteered to assist coworkers in the completion of their task(s).
  • I have been assigned to assist coworkers in the completion of their task(s).
  • None of the above.
17 3086067 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience working with others to achieve team goals. Answer to this question is required
  • I have coordinated assignments for project team members based on factors such as project interests, strengths, and competing workloads.
  • I have coordinated project team members in preparing communication materials.
  • I have promoted cooperation among project team members from diverse backgrounds and/or organizations.
  • I have assisted one or more work team members by completing their tasks when they had a heavy workload.
  • I have volunteered for assignments during team meetings.
  • 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.