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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(s) that reflect your experience completing administrative time and attendance system tasks. Answer to this question is required
  • Served as a central point of contact for an automated time and attendance system.
  • Advised senior managers on automated time and attendance policies and procedures.
  • Updated employees on automated time and attendance operational and policy changes.
  • Ensured supervisors approved employee time and attendance requests at the end of a pay period.
  • None of the above.
4 Do you have experiencing serving in a liaison role between various units or departments within a company? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 From the list below, select the response(s) that best describe(s) the software applications that you have used in your work. Answer to this question is required
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Microsoft Visio
  • SharePoint
  • Adobe
  • None of the above
6 3225507 From the list below, select the response(s) that best describe(s) the activities that you have performed in spreadsheet software (e.g., Microsoft Excel). Answer to this question is required
  • I have generated charts or graphs to visually communicate data.
  • I have built templates to standardize data collection, analysis, or reporting.
  • I have formulated queries to analyze data.
  • I have entered, revised, and formatted data.
  • I have created pivot tables to manipulate and extract data.
  • None of the above.
7 3225508 From the list below, select the response(s) that best describe(s) the human capital areas you have experience in providing advice or guidance to customers (such as managers, selecting officials, employees, applicants). Answer to this question is required
  • Recruitment
  • Staffing
  • Classification
  • Human Resources Information Systems
  • Employee Benefits
  • Payroll and Compensation
  • Workforce Planning/Analysis
  • None of the above
8 Select the statements that describe your communication experience. Choose all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Communicated with co-workers in a team environment.
  • Coordinated work with other office personnel.
  • Responded to telephone and email inquiries.
  • Directed inquiries to the appropriate parties.
  • Contacted personnel from internal and external offices to obtain or provide information.
  • Communicated the results of analyses or other technical reports.
  • Communicated researched information to management and employees.
  • Prepared correspondence, memos, or reports.
  • Managed a correspondence tracking system.
  • Handled sensitive or confidential information and documents in an appropriate manner.
  • Developed staffing or personnel documents.
  • None of the above.
9 Select the statement(s) that describe your experience communicating effectively, both in verbal and written communications, in order to explain and promote assigned program initiatives. Answer to this question is required
  • I have maintained good working relationships with key individuals or groups within and outside of my organization
  • I have experience communicating in spoken form to convey information concisely and clearly
  • I have experience communicating in written form to convey information concisely and clearly
  • I have prepared written reports documenting decisions and recommendations
  • I have reviewed and edited technical and/or non-technical materials, identifying inadequacies in format, grammar, or construction in accordance with accepted standards
  • I have maintained effective working relationships with staff at all levels
  • I have dealt calmly and effectively in high stress situations (for example, tight deadlines, hostile individuals, etc.)
  • I have promoted and maintained good working relationships with key individuals or groups (including co-workers, Human Resources, and contractors) in order to accomplish goals and objectives
  • None of the above
10 Select the statement(s) below that best describe your experience in providing organizational information to management: Answer to this question is required
  • Collecting information for management’s analysis.
  • Extracting prepared reports from automated systems or historical records for management’s analysis.
  • Analyzing information to provide relevant reports to management.
  • Administering organizational reviews to determine process improvements.
  • Analyzing organizational trends to determine necessary remedial actions.
  • Applying management techniques to implement process improvements.
  • None of the above.
11 Select from the following choice(s) which demonstrates your experience serving as a liaison between offices to facilitate work of the organization. Select all that apply: Answer to this question is required
  • Provide guidance and direction to other employees on administrative and/or program office issues.
  • Follow-up on requests for information.
  • Coordinate with administrative staff of other organizations to ensure that services, schedules, and other projects meet objectives and deadlines.
  • Explain administrative procedures and concepts to others to gain support and cooperation on work projects.
  • None of the above.
12 Which of the following types of experience do you have in regards to providing customer support in person, over the telephone, or through electronic mail regarding a work process? (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Served as a customer support representative where I routinely provided customer support in person, over the telephone or through electronic mail.
  • Kept customers informed of the status of their requests for assistance.
  • Routinely greet and refer visitors and callers.
  • Routinely contact customers to obtain information so that I can complete assignments.
  • Routinely contact and respond to customers to provide non-technical information.
  • Routinely contact and respond to customers to provide technical information on agency or organizational programs.
  • None of the above.
13 From the following list, please identify the type(s) of contact(s) that you interact/communicate with on a daily basis. Answer to this question is required
  • Senior management officials within your organization
  • Officials in other agencies or organizations
  • Professional individuals
  • Peer groups
  • Members of the public
  • None of the above
14 3089090 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience supporting the achievement of team goals. Answer to this question is required
  • I have volunteered to provide assistance beyond my job duties when help was requested.
  • I have sought opportunities where I could contribute to achieving team goals.
  • I have collaborated with team members to complete assignments.
  • I have provided guidance to others to carry out assignments.
  • I have provided team updates to customers, management, or executives.
  • I have worked to minimize or address obstacles to accomplishing team goals.
  • 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
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.