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Grade: 13

1 From the list below, select the response that best describes your education and/or experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. The degree was in accounting or a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included 24 semester hours in accounting. (The 24 hours may include up to 6 credit hours in business law.)
  • I have at least 4 years of accounting experience OR an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. My background includes 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. (This can include up to 6 credit hours in business law.)
  • I have at least 4 years of accounting experience OR an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. My background includes a certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination.
  • I have at least 4 years of accounting experience OR an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. My background includes completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing but less than the 24 semester hour requirement listed above. I have successfully worked at the journeyman level in accounting/auditing or a related field, verified by at least two higher level professional accountants/auditors who determined that I have a good knowledge of professional accounting/auditing normally associated with a 4-year degree.
  • I do not meet any of the statements described above.
2 GS-13: Do you have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 level, as defined in the vacancy announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Select from the following your experiences with audit related research and analysis: Answer to this question is required
  • Conducted analysis and surveys of performance, financial or IT programs, where I provided recommendations for needed revision in applicable policies and procedures.
  • Participated in the monitoring, tracking, and evaluation of security for computer servers and operating systems.
  • Organized the results of analysis into an overall report for presentation to management.
  • Conducted follow-up activities on issued reports, or corrective actions to ensure recommendations were completed.
  • Conducted evaluations of an agency’s internal controls.
  • None of the above.
4 Experience in risk management activities. Answer to this question is required
  • Experience in coordinating an agency-wide internal control program and monitoring of internal control remediation activities.
  • Experience using quantitative and/or qualitative methods for assessment and improvement of program effectiveness.
  • An understanding of effective internal controls over financial reporting and operations.
  • Experience in taking a proactive and preventive stance in identifying and mitigating risks.
  • Demonstrates ability to analyze and assess the status of remediation activities.
  • None of the above.
5 From the list below, select the functional area(s) in which you have experience implementing or evaluating security controls. (Choose all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Certification and Accreditation
  • Configuration Management
  • Security Incident Management training
  • Remediation/Plans of Actions and Milestones
  • Remote Access
  • Identity Management
  • Continuous Monitoring
  • Contractor Oversight
  • None of the above
6 3167445 From the list below, select the statement(s) that describe(s) the tasks you have independently completed as part of data analysis. Answer to this question is required
  • Analyzing written reports to identify data trends
  • Analyzing data tables
  • Writing reports to present results of data analysis
  • Reviewing reports for data abnormalities
  • Reviewing data tables to ensure accuracy
  • Reviewing charts to ensure accuracy
  • Collecting data samples for analysis
  • Transforming data for analysis
  • Researching data analysis topics or techniques
  • None of the above (if selected, be sure this is the ONLY response selected for this item)
7 3167574 From the list below, select the statement that describes the extent of your experience evaluating controls that mitigate risk through prevention, detection, and/or correction. Answer to this question is required
  • I have evaluated controls mitigating risk through prevention, detection, and/or correction as part of a risk mitigation strategy for a project.
  • I have evaluated controls mitigating risk through prevention, detection, and/or correction as part of a risk mitigation strategy for a program or across multiple projects.
  • I have evaluated controls mitigating risk through prevention, detection, and/or correction as part of a risk mitigation strategy across multiple programs.
  • I have evaluated controls mitigating risk through prevention, detection, and/or correction as part of a risk mitigation strategy throughout an organization.
  • I do not have experience performing this task.
8 3167572 From the list below, select the statement that describes the extent of your experience comparing risk levels against benchmarks or standards to determine an acceptable level of risk. Answer to this question is required
  • I have compared risk levels against benchmarks or standards as part of a risk mitigation strategy for a project.
  • I have compared risk levels against benchmarks or standards as part of a risk mitigation strategy for a program or across multiple projects.
  • I have compared risk levels against benchmarks or standards as part of a risk mitigation strategy across multiple programs.
  • I have compared risk levels against benchmarks or standards as part of a risk mitigation strategy throughout an organization.
  • I do not have experience performing this task.
9 Experience writing and gathering all information to perform a configuration management audit. Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered an expert in performing compliance audits.
  • I have performed some audits of software /hardware compliance, with supervisory oversight.
  • I have witnessed CM audits, but have not actually performed the task of a CM audit.
  • I have no experience performing this task.
  • None of the above.
10 From the list below, please select the answer(s) which best demonstrates your ability to communicate orally. (Select all that apply). Answer to this question is required
  • Experience serving as a point of contact on procedural matters
  • Experience responding to inquiries or requests for information
  • Experience explaining non-technical information
  • Experience contacting others to obtain information
  • Experience in presenting briefings, recommendations, report findings, or responses in a public venue
  • None of the above
11 Select the statement(s) that best describes your experience with communication. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience instructing others on procedural requirements
  • I have experience serving in a liaison capacity.
  • I have experience responding to inquiries or requests for information.
  • I have experience explaining technical and non-technical information.
  • I have experience contacting others in order to gather information.
  • None of the above
12 I have utilized my interpersonal communication skills in the following area(s). (Select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Dealt with individuals who were difficult, hostile or distressed.
  • Succeeded in interacting and working with multiple levels of co-workers, supervisors and high level management.
  • Identified and responded to critical events with diplomacy and action.
  • Stayed with a position or plan of action until the desired objective was achieved or it was no longer reasonably attainable.
  • Persuaded others to accept findings, recommendations, changes, or alternative viewpoints.
  • Guided individuals (subordinates, peers, superiors) or groups toward task accomplishment.
  • Maintained effectiveness in varying environments and with varying tasks, responsibilities, or people.
  • Negotiated with others to reach agreement, settlement, consensus, compliance, or a solution.
  • None of the above.
13 From the list below, select the choice(s) that best describe(s) your approach in providing services and/or expertise to external persons, organizations or entities. Answer to this question is required
  • I respond to inquiries and requests in a timely and thorough fashion.
  • I anticipate customer/client needs and proactively reach out to offer help or suggestions.
  • I prepare briefings for internal management or external partners.
  • I prepare management responses to Federal, State, or local elected officials (or equivalent).
  • I prepare training and educational opportunities for internal and external persons, organizations, or entities.
  • None of the above.
14 Do you have experience working with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) or Office of Inspector General (OIG) as a liaison? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
15 Experience in writing a CM plan and participated in resolving agency NFR's. Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered an expert in writing CM plans and assisting in the resolution of agency identified NFR’s.
  • I have performed some tasks with aiding customers in the creation of their CM documentation and resolution of agency NFR’s.
  • I have been exposed to the agency NFR process and procedures and am aware of what is entailed in creating a CM plan.
  • I have no experience performing this task.
  • None of the above.
16 Experience with managing the coordination of communications with auditors, monitoring the status and developing responses to audit findings. Answer to this question is required
  • Experience in Government and/or commercial accounting/auditing theory, standards and ability to apply this knowledge to assigned work.
  • Knowledge of the Federal Managers’ Financial Integrity Act of 1982, and OMB Circular A-123, Management Responsibility for Internal Controls.
  • Experience acting as an audit liaison and point of contact for auditors.
  • Experience monitoring of audit progress and coordination of responses to audit findings.
  • Experience in evaluating internal controls to ensure financial transactions are properly recorded.
  • Experience in advising senior-level management of actions needed to correct internal control deficiencies.
  • None of the above.
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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

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.