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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.

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.

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
  • 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
    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.
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 Please select the option(s) below reflecting your experience with Federal classification practices. Answer to this question is required
  • Prepared and classified a full range of General Schedule and Wage Grade positions, (GS-15 and below) with full authority.
  • Developed and classified position descriptions for Senior Level positions (SES level).
  • Developed and classified position descriptions of a sensitive nature (e.g., precedent setting, confidential, and/or those having widespread agency impact.)
  • None of the above.
9 From the list below, select the statement(s) that describe your experience classifying positions. Answer to this question is required
  • Provided a recommendation and/or conclusion on a classification action.
  • Conducted a classification audit.
  • Provided comments on a review of draft position classification ctandards.
  • Worked on a classification appeal.
  • Carried out an organizational design from start to finish.
  • Implemented a new set of position classification standards.
  • Provided advice on grievances involving classification.
  • Made decisions on classification appeals.
  • Consolidated comments from various organizational areas on draft position classification standards.
  • Lead an organization’s classification appeals program.
  • Managed or evaluated a personnel demonstration project as a classification lead.
  • None of the above.
10 Select the statement(s) that best describe the position classification duties you have performed. Answer to this question is required
  • Advise management and employees on complex or controversial classification issues that may affect grade level structures, reorganizations, and/or changes in location or functions of a large number of positions.
  • Write position descriptions either for individual positions or as a model for groups of similar positions.
  • Write evaluation statements explaining the basis for classification decisions by comparing position characteristics with applicable classification criteria.
  • Develop organizational charts and reorganization/realignment packages for appropriate offices/divisions/branches.
  • Provide organizational and position information to appeal adjustors and serve as an agency liaison on appeals of positions.
  • Conduct or lead briefings, meetings, and conferences on classification and position management issues.
  • Monitor and ensure that organizations are within ceiling levels when additional positions are requested.
  • Determine competitive levels and control assignment of position numbers.
  • Inform managers and employees of classification decisions such as Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) status, title, series, and/or grade for various positions.
  • Evaluate drafts of Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Classification standards and provide feedback to the appropriate officials.
  • None of the above