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Grade: 12

1 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
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 Indicate your level of experience with analyzing and evaluating research in a variety of areas to ensure the information is communicated appropriately. 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.
4 Choose the statements that describe your experience managing, directing or administrating an important program and/or significant program segment. Check all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed and recommended programs, strategies and goals.
  • I have set the short-range objectives for the accomplishment of the program work.
  • I have set long-range plans for the program considering the possible changes in program direction and new and/or emerging priorities.
  • I have developed program procedures and practices.
  • I have promoted program(s) and provided expert advice to a variety of senior officials.
  • I have performed reviews of major initiatives and finance functions.
  • I have reviewed and made recommendations for standard operating procedures.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.
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 Have you written standard operating procedures (SOPs) or agency policies? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Do you have experience working with senior-level officials to communicate with various stakeholder groups? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 Which of the situations below do you have experience communicating effectively under stressful conditions where the audience may have conflicting interests and differing objectives. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Serve in a representational role with management levels including both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Produce clearly written reports, correspondence, and other materials for use by internal and external stakeholders.
  • Coordinate among partners and stakeholders to foster collaborative planning efforts.
  • Effective team player on ad hoc and hastily formed teams and foster and environment of mutual respect under stressful conditions.
  • None of the above.
9 Choose all that apply to your communication with top-level officials in Federal, State, local or tribal government: Answer to this question is required
  • Communicate with senior-level officials.
  • Deliver briefings and presentations on established content.
  • Respond to information requests from Internal or external customers.
  • Develop position papers to inform management.
  • Persuade officials on research findings or business policies.
  • None of the above.
10 This position requires managing multiple assignments, conflicting priorities, and multi-tasking all while maintaining good customer service and meeting various deadlines. Check the one answer that is true of your experience and background. Answer to this question is required
  • I have demonstrated experience in managing cross-functional teams or groups involving all levels of management and employees while maintaining a client service focus, meeting competing deadlines, and solving legal issues concurrently.
  • I have demonstrated experience working with diverse teams or groups and their management while providing good client service, meeting deadlines, and solving legal issues.
  • None of the above.
11 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
12 Select the choice(s) that describe(s) your experience providing services and/or expertise to external persons, organizations, or entities. Answer to this question is required
  • Responded to inquiries and requests.
  • Anticipated customer/client needs.
  • Proactively reached out to offer help or suggestions to customers.
  • Contacted customers for information to complete assignments.
  • Contacted and/or responded to customers to provide non-technical information.
  • None of the above.
13 Select all the choice(s) that describe(s) your experience representing the interests of a program or function under your direct responsibility. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Maintained collaborative relationships with personnel in peer or senior positions in other organizations, departments, or agencies.
  • Led projects that crossed organizational or agency boundaries.
  • Served as a team member on projects that crossed organizational or agency boundaries
  • Represented the organization at inter-agency meetings.
  • Maintained relationships with various federal, state, and /or local stakeholders.
  • None of the above.
14 3089043 Have you served as a subject matter expert (SME) on a multi-organization working group? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
15 3183700 From the list below, select the response that best describes your experience working with managers. Answer to this question is required
  • I have collaborated with mangers to develop operational procedures.
  • I have collaborated and persuaded peers to accept findings, recommendations, changes or alternative viewpoints.
  • I have collaborated with senior leaders to improve organizational effectiveness.
  • I have developed guidelines for program administration.
  • None of the above.
16 Select the response(s) that describe your experience with interpersonal skills (e.g. showing understanding, professionalism, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness). Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked as part of a team to accomplish assignments.
  • I have developed rapport and maintained relationships with persons of diverse backgrounds and at all levels to accomplish organizational missions.
  • I have experience questioning and eliciting information from people.
  • I have experience engaging in open, constructive exchanges and sharing of information and exercising caution and tact in the resolution of differences of opinion.
  • I do not have experience in this area.
17 Do you have project management experience developing work, plans, balancing workloads, meeting deadlines, producing products, briefing colleagues/supervisors to put project results into action? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: 13

1 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
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 Indicate your level of experience with analyzing and evaluating research in a variety of areas to ensure the information is communicated appropriately. 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.
4 Choose the statements that describe your experience managing, directing or administrating an important program and/or significant program segment. Check all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed and recommended programs, strategies and goals.
  • I have set the short-range objectives for the accomplishment of the program work.
  • I have set long-range plans for the program considering the possible changes in program direction and new and/or emerging priorities.
  • I have developed program procedures and practices.
  • I have promoted program(s) and provided expert advice to a variety of senior officials.
  • I have performed reviews of major initiatives and finance functions.
  • I have reviewed and made recommendations for standard operating procedures.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.
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 Have you written standard operating procedures (SOPs) or agency policies? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Do you have experience working with senior-level officials to communicate with various stakeholder groups? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 Which of the situations below do you have experience communicating effectively under stressful conditions where the audience may have conflicting interests and differing objectives. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Serve in a representational role with management levels including both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Produce clearly written reports, correspondence, and other materials for use by internal and external stakeholders.
  • Coordinate among partners and stakeholders to foster collaborative planning efforts.
  • Effective team player on ad hoc and hastily formed teams and foster and environment of mutual respect under stressful conditions.
  • None of the above.
9 Choose all that apply to your communication with top-level officials in Federal, State, local or tribal government: Answer to this question is required
  • Communicate with senior-level officials.
  • Deliver briefings and presentations on established content.
  • Respond to information requests from Internal or external customers.
  • Develop position papers to inform management.
  • Persuade officials on research findings or business policies.
  • None of the above.
10 This position requires managing multiple assignments, conflicting priorities, and multi-tasking all while maintaining good customer service and meeting various deadlines. Check the one answer that is true of your experience and background. Answer to this question is required
  • I have demonstrated experience in managing cross-functional teams or groups involving all levels of management and employees while maintaining a client service focus, meeting competing deadlines, and solving legal issues concurrently.
  • I have demonstrated experience working with diverse teams or groups and their management while providing good client service, meeting deadlines, and solving legal issues.
  • None of the above.
11 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
12 Select the choice(s) that describe(s) your experience providing services and/or expertise to external persons, organizations, or entities. Answer to this question is required
  • Responded to inquiries and requests.
  • Anticipated customer/client needs.
  • Proactively reached out to offer help or suggestions to customers.
  • Contacted customers for information to complete assignments.
  • Contacted and/or responded to customers to provide non-technical information.
  • None of the above.
13 Select all the choice(s) that describe(s) your experience representing the interests of a program or function under your direct responsibility. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Maintained collaborative relationships with personnel in peer or senior positions in other organizations, departments, or agencies.
  • Led projects that crossed organizational or agency boundaries.
  • Served as a team member on projects that crossed organizational or agency boundaries
  • Represented the organization at inter-agency meetings.
  • Maintained relationships with various federal, state, and /or local stakeholders.
  • None of the above.
14 3089043 Have you served as a subject matter expert (SME) on a multi-organization working group? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
15 3183700 From the list below, select the response that best describes your experience working with managers. Answer to this question is required
  • I have collaborated with mangers to develop operational procedures.
  • I have collaborated and persuaded peers to accept findings, recommendations, changes or alternative viewpoints.
  • I have collaborated with senior leaders to improve organizational effectiveness.
  • I have developed guidelines for program administration.
  • None of the above.
16 Select the response(s) that describe your experience with interpersonal skills (e.g. showing understanding, professionalism, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness). Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked as part of a team to accomplish assignments.
  • I have developed rapport and maintained relationships with persons of diverse backgrounds and at all levels to accomplish organizational missions.
  • I have experience questioning and eliciting information from people.
  • I have experience engaging in open, constructive exchanges and sharing of information and exercising caution and tact in the resolution of differences of opinion.
  • I do not have experience in this area.
17 Do you have project management experience developing work, plans, balancing workloads, meeting deadlines, producing products, briefing colleagues/supervisors to put project results into action? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
18 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.

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.