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Vacancy Details

Grade: 14

1 GS-14: Do you have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 level, as defined in the vacancy announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Select all applicable activities from the following list that you have regularly performed and which demonstrate your skill in developing and enhancing working partnerships and resolving issues. Answer to this question is required
  • Provide frequent briefings to higher-level authority on issues and recommend solutions to problems.
  • Facilitate group sessions (i.e. group feedback sessions, focus groups, user workshops).
  • Prepare and present technical briefings and/or training activities to a variety of audiences.
  • Work closely with managers to resolve problems, analyze alternatives, negotiate differences, or develop improvements.
  • Explain or justify decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations.
  • Conduct meetings to plan, coordinate, consult on work efforts, or resolve issues. This would include making presentations to influence individuals or groups who are resistant to agency positions or have conflicting agendas.
  • Represented an organizational program in discussions with individuals or groups who may be skeptical or in disagreement and require skill to influence, motivate, question or otherwise gain the desired outcome.
  • None of the above.
3 Select the response(s) that reflect the activities you have regularly performed for your organization. Answer to this question is required
  • Developed written materials for briefings, meetings, or conferences.
  • Written clearly, logically, concisely, and persuasively for a variety of audiences.
  • Drafted procedural material for dissemination to field or operating-level elements.
  • Drafted reports, memoranda, and correspondence for signatures for higher-level officials.
  • Authored issues/position papers or summary reports on organizational data, which included analysis and recommendations.
  • Drafted responses to Departmental inquiries.
  • Communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives, or priorities in writing.
  • Written guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems.
  • Explained or justified decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations.
  • Composed complex correspondence or other written work including management reports and manuals.
  • Reviewed reports for accuracy, adherence to policy, organization of material, clarity of expression and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  • Compiled correspondence that consolidates input from a number of different sources, including contradictory viewpoints.
  • Developed comprehensive material for briefings, meetings or conferences.
  • None of the above
4 This position is responsible for communicating a variety of issues on an interpersonal level. Please indicate which of the following types of interpersonal (oral) communication duties you have performed on a regular basis as part of a job. Answers should be supported by specific information on your resume. Answer to this question is required
  • I have defended recommendations on controversial issues to senior management.
  • I have conducted or lead briefings, meetings, conferences, or negotiations.
  • I have mediated or facilitated problems and have provided solutions.
  • I have facilitated coordination of efforts between organizational entities.
  • I have briefed managers on organizational issues or similar topics.
  • I have served on panels, committees, or task forces.
  • I have provided briefings on study results at technical conferences or workshops.
  • None of the above
5 Please select the type(s) of organizations you have experience coordinating with as it relates to disaster management. Answer to this question is required
  • Federal Government
  • State Government
  • Local Government
  • Voluntary Organizations
  • Faith-Based Organizations
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • 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. (Select all that apply) 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 describes your experience representing the organization in various contexts (select all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • At conferences.
  • At congressional hearings.
  • At executive level meetings.
  • As a subject matter expert on program content.
  • In meetings with other external partners.
  • At ad-hoc meetings.
  • On short notice.
  • None of the above.
8 From the list below, select the response(s) that reflect(s) the entities with which you have facilitated collaboration in order to complete assignments or projects. Answer to this question is required
  • Between organizations or agencies.
  • Between States or divisions within an organization or agency.
  • Between entities within a division or organization.
  • Between teams or workgroups.
  • Between individuals.
  • None of the above.
9 Select the statement(s) that best describe your experience leading or participating as a team member on specific projects. Answer to this question is required
  • Communicate the organization's strategic plan, mission, vision, and values to work team members and integrate them into the team's strategies, goals, objectives, work plans products, and services.
  • Communicate the assignment, project, problem to be solved, actions to be taken, milestones, program issues, and timeframes for completion to all team members.
  • Coach the team and provide advice on appropriate work methods, practices and procedures, and identifying the parameters of a viable solution.
  • Lead the team in identifying, distributing, balancing and adjusting workload and tasks as needed in accordance with established workflow, skill level and/or occupational specialization, and priorities.
  • Participate in various team projects to analyze specific issues and to develop an approach to resolve specific agency problems or projects.
  • Monitor and report on status and progress of work, checking on work in progress and reviewing completed work to see that the team meets the instruction on work priorities, methods, deadlines and quality.
  • Coach, facilitate and/or negotiate in coordinating team initiatives and to build consensus.
  • Amend or reject work that did not meet established standards.
  • None of the above.
10 3091382 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience representing the interests of a program or function under your direct responsibility. Answer to this question is required
  • I have maintained collaborative relationships with personnel in peer or senior positions in other organizations, departments, or agencies.
  • I have led projects that crossed organizational or agency boundaries.
  • I have served as a team member on projects that cross organizational or agency boundaries.
  • I have represented the organization at inter-agency meetings.
  • I have maintained relationships with various Federal, State, and/or Local stakeholders.
  • None of the above.
11 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe the management duties you have performed on a regular basis. Answer to this question is required
  • I have planned work to be accomplished by subordinates, set and adjusted priorities, and prepared schedules for the completion of work.
  • I have assigned work to subordinates based on priorities, consideration of the difficulty of assignments, and the capabilities of employees.
  • I have worked with employees to identify their developmental and training needs based on organizational goals and budget realities.
  • I have established broad objectives and goals and communicated these to subordinate supervisors for implementation.
  • I have interviewed and selected candidates for positions within my organization.
  • I have counseled and/or disciplined employees on performance or conduct issues.
  • I have recognized and rewarded employees for their contributions and/or achievements.
  • I have developed performance standards and evaluated employees’ work.
  • I have resolved office conflicts through mediation or other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
  • None of the above
12 From the list below, select the supervisory task(s) that you have performed on a regular and recurring basis. Answer to this question is required
  • Oversaw, directed or developed work to be accomplished by subordinates
  • Set and adjusted priorities
  • Prepared schedules for completion of work
  • Assigned work to subordinates based on priorities, consideration of the difficulty of assignments, and the capabilities of employees
  • Gave advice, counsel or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters
  • Worked with employees to identify their developmental and training needs based on organizational goals and budget realities
  • Counseled and/or disciplined employees on conduct issues
  • Counseled and/or disciplined employees on performance issues
  • I have not performed any of the above listed supervisory tasks

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
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  • Careers.FEMA.gov website
  • Monster.com
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  • 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.