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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

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 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe your experience assessing and managing the overall effectiveness of emergency management programs. Answer to this question is required
  • Manage emergency management programs, including budget and staff personnel.
  • Implement new emergency management programs.
  • Make recommendations to improve emergency management programs and/or operations.
  • Negotiate program direction and completion alternatives.
  • Identify problems or vulnerabilities within existing emergency management programs.
  • Formulate policies and/or procedures for emergency management programs.
  • None of the above
4 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe your experience managing, directing, and administering emergency management programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have issued technically authoritative interpretations and decisions regarding emergency management laws, regulations, and policies.
  • I have developed emergency management program policies, strategies, and goals.
  • I have established short-range plans and objectives for the accomplishments of an emergency management program.
  • I have established long-range plans and objectives for an emergency management program, considering the possible changes in program direction and new and/or emerging laws.
  • I have developed and approved emergency management program procedures and practices.
  • I have promoted emergency management programs and provided expert advice to a variety of senior officials.
  • I have performed reviews of major emergency management initiatives which involved headquarters and field operations.
  • None of the above
5 Select all responses that describe your skill in developing networks and building alliances, engaging in cross-functional activities; collaborating across boundaries and finding common ground with a widening range of stakeholders Answer to this question is required
  • a. Interacts and/or coordinates with non-governmental partners on individual and community preparedness.
  • b. Collaborates with high-ranking officials such as other agency heads, top congressional staff officials, and state executives engaged in emergency preparedness activities
  • c. Acts as liaison with interagency and State and local jurisdictions.
  • d. None of the above
6 Have you assessed the needs of a multi-site and multi-functional enterprise and have implemented changes to improve the services of the organization? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Select the statement(s) that describe your experience in applying knowledge of the organizational structure, policies, assignments, and missions and functions of a multi-office organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have identified appropriate offices or staff to initiate action or respond to official requests, congressional inquiries, organizational audits or equivalent documents.
  • I have consolidated and reconciled technical organizational comments and concerns into a final management position.
  • I have facilitated communications and activities between organizational entities.
  • I have represented the office in meetings and work groups with offices both internal and external to the organization.
  • I have identified problems, conflict, inefficiencies in organizational policies, processes and operating procedures.
  • None of the above
8 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe your experience developing effective internal and external working relationships. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience building constructive relationships with customers, peers, supervisors, managers, and subordinates.
  • I have experience maintaining a customer service focus when conflicting priorities occur.
  • I have experience utilizing active listening skills and proposing alternate solutions when needed.
  • I have experience facilitating discussions with a diverse audience, exercising tact in the resolution of differences of opinion.
  • I have experience managing customer’s expectations, providing deliverables when promised.
  • None of the above
9 Select the statement(s) below that describe your experience communicating in various situations, roles, and/or formats on the job. Select all that apply: Answer to this question is required
  • Spoke publicly during team meetings.
  • Made presentations to an audience.
  • Briefed managers.
  • Interacted with executive level staff.
  • Spoke publicly for the purpose of communicating technical or abstract information.
  • Spoke publicly in stressful and/or adversarial situations.
  • Written reports and/or other documents to convey technical information.
  • Received formal training and/or work experience in risk or crisis communications.
  • Verbally promoted behavioral change to a general audience or the public.
  • Written communications on programs or projects that seek to promote behavioral change.
  • None of the above
10 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe your experience completing tasks effectively under stressful conditions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have ensured that assigned tasks are completed on time and meet expectations.
  • I have managed internal and external stakeholder expectations.
  • I have made adjustments in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles in a crisis situation.
  • None of the above
11 Do you have experience fielding a large volume of customer, client, or stakeholder requests within established timeframes? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 Select all responses that describe your experience in representing your agency or organization: Answer to this question is required
  • Represented your organization to external audiences.
  • Represented the position of a senior management official (such as a Regional Administrator) at meetings.
  • Conveyed or presented sensitive or controversial positions to senior officials within external organizations.
  • Liaised with government representatives of various levels of authority from outside your organization to exchange information.
  • None of the above.
13 Select all responses that reflect your experience interacting with internal and/or external customers. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Coordinated with leadership to identify information requirements.
  • Responded to internal questions regarding office operations.
  • Interacted with external stakeholders to obtain data.
  • None of the above.
14 Select all responses from the list below that reflect the interpersonal skills you have used to foster cooperation, convey information, or resolve conflicts. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Explained findings or recommendations to upper-level managers.
  • Planned meetings with external individuals, industry groups, and/or organizations.
  • Informed colleagues or senior management of events that may impact ongoing work.
  • Collaborated with internal or external representatives to achieve mutual goals.
  • None of the above.
15 Select the statement(s) that represent the duties you have performed to ensure success in the work being accomplished. Answer to this question is required
  • Set team goals.
  • Reviewed the work of team members.
  • Set program or project goals and objectives.
  • Monitored program and/or organizational accomplishments.
  • Tracked program-related performance measures.
  • Established program delivery cost controls.
  • Established quality control and quality assurance processes.
  • Set due dates.
  • Planned and adjusted work operations to meet changing requirements within available resources.
  • Led a team or group with various levels of experience, skills, orientation, or perspective.
  • Established office policies, standard operating procedures, etc. for my work unit.
  • Prepared schedules for completion of work.
  • Assigned work to team members based on priorities.
  • None of the above.
16 From the list below, please identify all supervisory tasks you have completed on the job. Select all that apply: Answer to this question is required
  • Assigned work
  • Evaluated priorities
  • Monitored assignments
  • None of the above.
17 Choose all that apply to your experience researching and analyzing evolving emergency management programs Answer to this question is required
  • Analyzed emergency management legislation, statues or program guidance.
  • Provided management with detailed analysis of policy impact.
  • Developed recommendations for management on new developments.
  • None of the above.
18 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
19 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

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.