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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 Which of the following functions have you performed using an automated accounting or financial system? Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Invoice Processing
  • Reconciliations
  • Report generation
  • Data Entry
  • Account balancing
  • Audit/Review
  • Commitment and/or obligation of funding.
  • None of the above
4 Which of the following duties have you performed in conjunction with payment of invoices or vouchers? Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Receive, manage, and validate all invoices or vouchers for payment to execute payment in accordance with applicable laws and policies.
  • Review invoices or vouchers and process for payment while ensuring charges and data of service are accurate.
  • Create office files to maintain records regarding payment of invoices or vouchers.
  • Review contracting invoices for completeness and accuracy of information.
  • None of the above.
5 3090237: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience conducting reconciliations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have supported the reconciliation process to ensure accuracy of financial records.
  • I have identified an error or discrepancy in a financial record.
  • I have reported an error or discrepancy in a financial record to my supervisor.
  • I have analyzed solutions to remedy discrepancies or errors.
  • I have identified corrections needed during the reconciliation process.
  • I have reconciled a particular vendor's or customer's account to determine the proper account balance.
  • I have reconciled sub-ledger accounts to identify erroneous or duplicate transactions.
  • I have developed a plan to reconcile a financial record.
  • I have reconciled a financial record.
  • I have documented the reconciliation process.
  • None of the above.
6 3090238: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience ensuring compliance with Federal financial legislation. Answer to this question is required
  • I Review financial laws and regulations to maintain current knowledge.
  • I have assisted others in interpreting financial laws and regulations.
  • I have reviewed financial activities to ensure compliance with financial laws and regulations.
  • I have shared information within my organization regarding updates to financial legislation, regulations, and/or policies, to include impact to current programs or procedures.
  • I have revised current policy or suggested policy changes for a financial impact on programs.
  • None of the above.
7 Which of the following functions have you performed using an automated accounting or financial system? Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Electronic Travel System
  • Integrated Financial Management Information System
  • SharePoint
  • Business Intelligence and Query Building/Report Writing software (COGNOS) or Ad Hoc Query and Reporting software
  • None of the above
8 Which of the following steps have you performed related to processing travel? Answer to this question is required
  • Provide technical guidance and advice on a variety of travel related topics.
  • Create and certify travel authorizations in an automated system.
  • Prepare travel vouchers for reimbursement of travel costs.
  • Audit travel vouchers for accuracy.
  • None of the above.
9 3090235: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience managing financial transactions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have supported the distribution of technical accounting questions during an audit.
  • I have been responsible for the administration of auditing activities.
  • I have supported account reconciliations.
  • I have independently performed account reconciliations, requiring little or no guidance.
  • I have prepared financial data by collecting and analyzing financial information.
  • I have developed and presented statistical data to reflect the status of specific projects or programs.
  • I have supported the financial management of accounts.
  • I have managed oversight of accounts to ensure validity.
  • I have managed accounting operations (e.g., accounts payable, accounts receivable).
  • None of the above.
10 Knowledge and application of Microsoft Office software to prepare correspondence, spreadsheets, reports, and slide presentations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision form a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.
11 Which activities have you performed in spreadsheet software (e.g., Microsoft Excel)? Answer to this question is required
  • Created new macros to automate repetitive tasks.
  • Generated charts or graphs to visually communicate data.
  • Built templates to standardize data collection, analysis, or reporting.
  • Formulated queries to analyze data.
  • Entered or revised data.
  • None of the above.
12 3091386: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience with problem solving. Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted others responsible for solving and resolving problems.
  • I have referenced policy, standard operating procedures or other standard materials or sources that provide a limited number of alternatives to address routine problems.
  • I have gathered information needed to identify a solution to a problem.
  • I have asked meaningful and relevant questions to understand a problem and potential causes.
  • I have analyzed available information to identify alternative solutions to a problem.
  • I have performed a cost-benefit analysis to compare the various strengths and weaknesses of the alternative solutions.
  • I have presented a recommended final solution to organizational leadership.
  • None of the above.
13 Select all statements that reflect your experience providing customer service on financial issues or products. Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided guidance to customers on implementation of financial policies and procedures.
  • I have responded in writing to inquiries providing information on implementation of financial policies and procedures.
  • I have conducted meetings with managers and staff to ensure customers’ needs are met
  • I have provided customer service that was recognized by a supervisor through an award or letter of appreciation.
  • I have directly investigated customer issues with budget/financial procedures.
  • None of the above.
14 Which of the following services have you performed over the phone or by email with a customer as part of your job duties? Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Answered basic customer inquiries.
  • Gathered accurate and complete information.
  • Researched issues and provided follow up resolution.
  • None of the above.
15 Choose all of the examples that apply to your experience developing effective internal and external working relationships. (Select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Demonstrated ability to build constructive relationships with customers, peers, supervisors, managers, and subordinates.
  • Took calculated risks to improve performance, develop innovations, or achieve challenging goals.
  • Acted decisively and appropriately during a crisis.
  • Took action to evaluate and improve practices and avoid future problems.
  • None of the above.
16 3088251 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
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
    2.1

    In the text box below, please indicate the type of FEMA Stafford Act position you currently occupy.  

    Response Choices include:

    CORE

    IM-CORE

    IMAT

    Reservist

     

    Maximum length of 100 characters.
    2.2 In the text box below, please indicate the timeframe for the FEMA Stafford Act position you occupy/occupied that meets the 78 or more consecutive pay periods since August 1, 2014 (3 continuous years) as listed above.  (Note: MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY)
    Maximum length of 100 characters.
  • 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.