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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 [3066835] Have you been trained to collect and analyze documentation necessary to produce an accurate scope of work? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 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.
5 3088205 From the list below, select the type(s) of customers with whom you have held briefings or update sessions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted in delivering briefings or update sessions with senior executives or organizational leadership.
  • I have held briefings or update sessions with first-line managers.
  • I have assisted in delivering briefings or update sessions with technical experts.
  • I have held briefing or update sessions with co-workers.
  • I have held briefing or update sessions with employees.
  • I have assisted in delivering briefings or update sessions with the general public.
  • I have assisted in delivering briefings or update sessions with elected officials.
  • I have assisted in delivering briefings or update sessions with leadership from outside organizations.
  • None of the above.
6 Choose the statement(s) that best describe your ability to develop written communication. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have written congressional correspondence.
  • I have written technical reports providing analysis.
  • I have written letters to provide stakeholders with information concerning program matters.
  • I have experience writing reports with recommendations.
  • I have provided responses to electronic mail inquiries.
  • I have written senior-level correspondence.
  • None of the above.
7 I have initiated the following forms of written communication as a regular part of my job. Please select all that apply: Answer to this question is required
  • Topical Memoranda for inter-office use
  • Correspondence and reports from oral instructions
  • Outlines for a supervisor’s public speaking engagements
  • Graphics and overheads for presentations
  • Written comments in response to proposed administrative policies or procedures
  • Responds to internal and external requests for organizational information
  • None of the above.
8 Select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience communicating in writing. Answer to this question is required
  • Developed various staffing/personnel documents, correspondence, and/or reports.
  • Recorded and distributed minutes from meetings.
  • Assisted managers in writing position descriptions or other staffing documents.
  • Wrote office SOP's, policies, directives, and/or best practices.
  • None of the above.
9 Please select the response(s) that best describe your ability to research, gather, interpret, compare, and analyze information in order to identify complex problems, make conclusions, report findings, and recommend detailed actions. Your resume must support the responses that you select below. Answer to this question is required
  • I have limited experience in conducting research, gathering, interpreting, comparing and analyzing information in order to identify complex problems, make conclusions, report findings, and recommend detailed actions. I received guidance from others with respect to completing work.
  • I conducted research on a recurring basis from a number of sources. With limited assistance, interpreted, compared and analyzed specific regulations, policies, and procedures in order to identify complex problems, make conclusions, report findings and recommend detailed actions.
  • I independently researched various sources on a regular and recurring basis in order to compile, interpret, compare and analyze specific regulations, policies, and procedures to identify complex problems, make conclusions, report findings and recommend detailed actions to resolve unprecedented situations.
  • None of the above.
10 Have you maintained and operated an action tracking system to monitor and report on tasks / projects / assignments? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Select the response(s) that best describe(s) your experience concerning policy issues dealing with emergency disaster preparedness for intentional and/or unintentional crises or natural or man-made/technological disasters. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Serves as a project manager or advisor developing projects or programs related to community preparedness, training, exercises, evaluations or assessments.
  • Leads team efforts to plan training or exercises with current guidance.
  • Develops guidance, policies, plans or procedures for effective program implementation.
  • Leads reviews of emergency planning and preparedness issues to produce recommendations.
  • Lead reviews of emergency planning and preparedness issues to produce reports regarding efficiency and effectiveness.
  • None of the above.
12 Select the response that best describes your experience related to short and long range emergency preparedness communications and planning efforts. Answer to this question is required
  • Serves as a project manager or advisor developing projects or programs related to community preparedness, training, exercises, evaluations or assessments.
  • Leads team efforts to plan training or exercises with current guidance.
  • Develops guidance, policies, plans or procedures for effective program implementation.
  • Leads reviews of emergency planning and preparedness issues to produce recommendations.
  • Leads reviews of emergency planning and preparedness issues to produce reports regarding efficiency and effectiveness.
  • None of the above.

Grade: 11

1 GS-11: 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-9 level, as described above and in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or at least three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M. 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 two years 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 response(s) that best describe(s) your experience concerning policy issues dealing with emergency disaster preparedness for intentional and/or unintentional crises or natural or man-made/technological disasters. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Serves as a project manager or advisor developing projects or programs related to community preparedness, training, exercises, evaluations or assessments.
  • Leads team efforts to plan training or exercises with current guidance.
  • Develops guidance, policies, plans or procedures for effective program implementation.
  • Leads reviews of emergency planning and preparedness issues to produce recommendations.
  • Lead reviews of emergency planning and preparedness issues to produce reports regarding efficiency and effectiveness.
  • None of the above.
4 Select the response that best describes your experience related to short and long range emergency preparedness communications and planning efforts. Answer to this question is required
  • Serves as a project manager or advisor developing projects or programs related to community preparedness, training, exercises, evaluations or assessments.
  • Leads team efforts to plan training or exercises with current guidance.
  • Develops guidance, policies, plans or procedures for effective program implementation.
  • Leads reviews of emergency planning and preparedness issues to produce recommendations.
  • Leads reviews of emergency planning and preparedness issues to produce reports regarding efficiency and effectiveness.
  • None of the above.
5 3090297 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your technical competencies concerning emergency management preparedness initiatives. Answer to this question is required
  • I have participated in portions of studies requiring analytical and evaluative techniques.
  • I have Applied appropriate techniques to measure or evaluate program accomplishments.
  • I have applied program evaluation and measurement techniques to rules and regulations issued by the organization.
  • I have managed or coordinated information processing to ensure consistent program delivery across geographically dispersed work units.
  • None of the above.
6 Select the responses that describe your experience in managing information technology projects. Answer to this question is required
  • Defined the project.
  • Planned the project and established project milestones.
  • Managed the project team and budget.
  • Managed project requirements and user expectations.
  • Developed and/or managed change/problem tracking system.
  • Facilitated discussions and decisions to work toward solutions.
  • Clarified roles and optimized the contribution of the people involved in the project.
  • Controlled deliverables, ensuring that they met quality benchmarks and were on schedule.
  • Conducted formal project closeout activities.
  • None of the above.
7 Choose the statement(s) that best describe your communication/briefing skills that you use as a regular part of your job to support leadership. Answer to this question is required
  • Regularly communicate organizational strategies, goals, objectives and priorities in oral presentations.
  • Explain or justify decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations.
  • Brief individuals outside the organization on program goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster cooperation and consensus among groups to achieve organizational goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to build consensus through collaboration with others to obtain information, achieve results and accomplish goals.
  • None of the above.
8 Select the activities that you problem solving experience require. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Present and/or defend findings with others prior to reaching a conclusion.
  • Develop and/or recommend alternate solutions or courses of actions.
  • Initiate or communicate solutions or courses of action.
  • Brief analytical information to senior management officials.
  • None of the above.
9 Select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience communicating in writing. Answer to this question is required
  • Developed various staffing/personnel documents, correspondence, and/or reports.
  • Recorded and distributed minutes from meetings.
  • Assisted managers in writing position descriptions or other staffing documents.
  • Wrote office SOP's, policies, directives, and/or best practices.
  • None of the above.
10 Select the choice(s) that describe(s) your experience providing services and/or expertise to external persons, organizations, or entities. Answer to this question is required
  • Responded to inquiries and requests.
  • Anticipated customer/client needs.
  • Proactively reached out to offer help or suggestions to customers.
  • Contacted customers for information to complete assignments.
  • Contacted and/or responded to customers to provide non-technical information.
  • None of the above.
11 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.
12 Do you have experience working in a team setting? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
13 What is your experience in coordinating policy and guidance on a variety of levels in the public or private sector? Answer to this question is required
  • I worked across county boundaries.
  • I worked across multiple state boundaries.
  • I worked across city, village, & township boundaries.
  • I worked across international boundaries.
  • I worked across national boundaries.
  • 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.