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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.

Grade: 12

1 3160653 From the list below, select the response that best describes your education and/or experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to this position. (Transcripts Required)
  • I have a combination of education and experience with courses equivalent to a major in one of the fields described in choice 1 above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. (Transcript Required).
  • I do not meet either of the requirements as described above.
2 GS-12: Do you have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 level, as defined in the vacancy announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 [3225615] From the list below, select the response that best describes your qualifications for an ecologist. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a degree in biology, or a related field of science underlying ecological research that included at least 30 semester hours in basic and applied biological sciences. These hours must have included at least 9 semester hours in ecology, and 12 semester hours in physical and mathematical sciences.
  • I have a combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in biology, as shown in #1 above, plus appropriate experience or additional education as described in the announcement.
  • I do not have the experience or education as described above.
4

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
5 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
6 Indicate which of the following tasks you have performed: Answer to this question is required
  • Reviewed and finalized Categorical Exclusions.
  • Completed compliance with Executive Orders.
  • Reviewed and finalized Environmental Assessments.
  • Conducted all four steps of National Historical Preservation Act Section 106 consultations.
  • Conducted Endangered Species Act Section 7 consultations.
  • Reviewed and finalized Biological Assessments under Endangered Species Act Section 7.
  • Reviewed and finalized Environmental Impact Statements.
  • None of the above.
7 From the list below, select the response(s) that describe your experience applying land use regulations: Answer to this question is required
  • Worked as a community planner at the state, local, or tribal level
  • Worked as a community planner as part of a Community Planning Commission
  • Worked as an emergency manager with mitigation as a focus
  • Worked as a project officer on a smart-growth or re-development plan
  • Worked on a planning experience not listed above
  • None of the above
8 Select all responses that describe your experience enforcing a regulatory program (e. g. the National Flood Insurance Program). Answer to this question is required
  • Documented compliance issues in the field
  • Provided technical assistance to citizens on how to resolve compliance issues
  • Reviewed development plans
  • Issued permits
  • Pursued enforcement actions
  • None of the above
9 From the list below, indicate the task(s) you have performed (check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Conducted consultations under other federal/state environmental laws or executive orders
  • Completed compliance documents for Executive Orders 11988/11990
  • Wrote National Environmental Policy Act Environmental Assessments
  • Conducted Endangered Species Act Section 7 consultations
  • Completed National Environmental Policy Act Categorical Exclusion documentation
  • None of the above
10 Select the response(s) that describe your experience assessing the impact of a project on aquatic and ecological resources. Answer to this question is required
  • I have evaluated projects for compliance with Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.
  • I have evaluated projects for compliance with Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act.
  • I have worked with or for the regulatory branch of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or a state agency with delegated Section 404 responsibility.
  • I have worked with or for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the NOAA Fisheries Service, or a state agency with similar responsibilities.
  • I have evaluated projects for compliance with the Executive Orders on Floodplain Management and on Protection of Wetlands.
  • I have evaluated projects for compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency`s (EPA) Section 404(b)(1) Guidelines.
  • I have evaluated projects for compliance with eligibility requirements for national and/or individual permits.
  • I performed or reviewed a wetlands delineation or functional assessment.
  • I have evaluated projects for compliance with "Best Management Practices" accepted in a particular region.
  • I have prepared or reviewed a wetlands mitigation plan.
  • I have prepared or reviewed a biological assessment.
  • I have performed, managed, or reviewed a Section 404 alternatives analysis.
  • None of the above
11 3107766 From the list below, select the statement that best describes your experience in the areas of National Environmental Policy, Floodplain Management, National Historic Preservation, Endangered Species, and environmental compliance. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience writing National Environmental Policy Act and Floodplain Management documents and conducting consultations under either the National Historic Preservation Act or the Endangered Species Act.
  • I have experience managing/directing work with environmental compliance requirements on a Presidentially declared disaster.
  • Neither of the above
12 Indicate your level of experience with working closely with individuals and groups to resolve problems, analyze alternatives, negotiate differences, and make improvements. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
13 Choose the statement(s) that best describe your ability to develop written communication. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have written congressional correspondence.
  • I have written technical reports providing analysis.
  • I have written letters to provide stakeholders with information concerning program matters.
  • I have experience writing reports with recommendations.
  • I have provided responses to electronic mail inquiries.
  • I have written senior-level correspondence.
  • None of the above.
14 Select the statement(s) that describe the person-to-person communication or briefing skills you have used as a regular part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • I have effectively communicated technical information to internal or external audiences.
  • I have effectively communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives, or priorities on a regular basis.
  • I have persuaded others to accept findings, recommendations, changes, alternative viewpoints, or to take a particular course of action.
  • I have interviewed employees or managers to acquire specific programmatic and/or technical information.
  • I have conducted training sessions with varied audiences with different levels of comprehension.
  • I have briefed managers/executives outside of my organization.
  • I have coordinated meetings, workshops, or conferences.
  • I have delivered presentations to groups at work or in other environments.
  • I have taught a class, provided one-on-one instruction, or similar experience.
  • I have provided briefings/updates to supervisors, coworkers, or others on a regular basis.
  • I have provided briefings on controversial issues.
  • I have developed written materials for briefings, meetings, or conferences.
  • None of the above
15 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
16 From the options below, please choose the answer(s) that describes your experience managing and resolving conflicts and disagreements and minimizing negative impact. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile or distressed.
  • I have experience interacting and working with multiple levels of co-workers, supervisors and high level management.
  • I have experience identifying and responding to critical events with diplomacy and action.
  • I have experience staying with a position or plan of action until the desired objective was achieved or it was no longer reasonably attainable.
  • I have experience persuading others to accept findings, recommendations, changes or alternative viewpoints.
  • I have experience guiding individuals (subordinates, peers, superiors) or groups toward task accomplishment.
  • I have experience maintaining effectiveness in varying environments and with varying tasks, responsibilities, or people.
  • I have experience negotiating with others to reach agreement, settlement, consensus, compliance or a solution
  • None of the above.
17 Please indicate which of the following types of interpersonal communication duties you have performed as a regular part of a job. (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Briefed management/customers on policy changes.
  • Defended recommendations on controversial issues.
  • Facilitated coordination of efforts between organizational entities.
  • Acted as technical representative.
  • Served on panels, committees, or task forces on technical, programmatic, and/or professional issues.
  • Regularly consulted by others on technical, programmatic, and/or professional issues.
  • Briefed senior or executive level managers on organizational issues.
  • None of the above.
18 From the list below, select the statement(s) that describe your experience providing customer service. Answer to this question is required
  • I have coordinated/conducted meetings with managers and staff to ensure customers’ needs are met.
  • I have established priorities to meet customer needs.
  • I have evaluated and modified services to ensure quality customer service.
  • I have directly investigated and resolved customer issues.
  • I have provided customer service that was favorably recognized by a colleague, supervisor, or customer.
  • None of the above