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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 Select the regulations and guidelines that you have used as a regular part of your job (i.e., on a recurring basis). Answer to this question is required
  • Public Laws
  • Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
  • United States Code (USC)
  • Principles of Federal Appropriations Law, Government Accountability Office
  • Comptroller General Decisions
  • Financial Assistance Agreements Terms and Conditions
  • Federal Acquisition Regulations
  • None of the above
4 From the tasks below, select all that reflect your knowledge and experience: Answer to this question is required
  • Understanding of relevant laws and regulations.
  • Reviewing grant/contract proposals or bids for clarity and completeness.
  • Determining applicant�s eligibility for Federal financial assistance using formulas and methodology.
  • Preparing, processing, issuing and tracking grant awards and compliance with reporting requirements.
  • Performing final review of completed grant or contract awards and making appropriate adjustments.
  • Performing post award management, including agreement file maintenance, processing close-outs and records disposal.
  • Conducting training in the proper award and administration of Federal financial assistance.
  • Reviewing rules, regulations and proposals that impact your organization�s grants or assistance programs, and/or cooperative or interagency agreements.
  • None of the above.
5 Do you have experience with financial management of grant or procurement programs? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 From the list, select all the tasks you routinely perform at work: Answer to this question is required
  • Conduct responsibility determinations.
  • Conduct cost/price analysis of proposed budget estimates.
  • Conduct compliance reviews.
  • Evaluate grants/assistance applications, plans, and estimates.
  • Conduct risk assessments and business reviews.
  • Evaluate grantee/awardee performance and compliance
  • Compile, analyze and summarize narrative information and quantitative data.
  • Compile, analyze and interpret data from computerized reports.
  • Evaluate projects through performance metrics.
  • None of the above.
7 From the tasks listed, select all that reflect your knowledge and experience: Answer to this question is required
  • Development of pre-award financial assistance documentation.
  • Development of award documentation including scope of work, milestones, approved budgets, reporting requirements, and other terms and conditions of proposed agreements.
  • Preparation of analyses and reports on grants management activities, including monitoring activities, significant findings and developments and problems.
  • Preparation of technical and administrative materials for briefings and presentations, including researching, designing, writing, editing and/or developing reports.
  • Responding to correspondence.
  • None of the above.
8 From the tasks below, select all that reflect your experience: Answer to this question is required
  • Serving as liaison between the Government and awardee organizations.
  • Conducting meetings to address non-compliance or enforcement actions.
  • Conducting negotiations to facilitate compliance with the terms and conditions of grants, Cooperative Agreements and other Federal financial assistance tools.
  • Providing grants-related assistance and services, such as processing standard grant/agreement close-outs and dispositions.
  • Communicating administrative procedures, regulations, and processes.
  • Coordinating the full range of grant/agreement/contract determinations.
  • None of the above.
9 Select the response(s) that reflect(s) the grants materials you have written. Answer to this question is required
  • Reports
  • Grant Announcements
  • Responses to Grantees
  • Responses to Agency Officials
  • None of the above
10 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 or task forces on technical issues.
  • Briefed senior or executive-level managers on organizational issues.
  • None of the above
11 I have applied the following interpersonal communication skills at work. Answer to this question is required
  • Represent the organization at conferences and meetings with other federal agencies.
  • Represent the organization at conferences and meetings with State agencies.
  • Represent the organization at conferences and meetings with local government agencies.
  • Oversee task assignmentswithin regional offices.
  • 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 the account oversight function(s) that you have performed as a regular part of your duties. Answer to this question is required
  • Identifying customer needs
  • Developing performance measures
  • Deploying state-of-the-art technology
  • Recommending quality improvements
  • Sharing best practices
  • Cost monitoring
  • Problem solving
  • Providing technical assistance
  • None of the above
14 I have performed the following communication-related task(s) at work. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Facilitated resolution of conflicting interests among parties.
  • Intervened in situations where frequent changes/unexpected events arose that shifted priorities, timetables, or assignments.
  • Provided direction, guidance, or instruction to lower-level/lower-grade professional staff.
  • Resolved issues with contacts who initially were difficult, hostile, or distressed.
  • None of above.
15 Select the response(s) that best describe(s) your experience interacting with people in various work situations to achieve solutions: Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as a spokesperson for an organization.
  • I have facilitated activities between organizational entities
  • I have mediated or facilitated problem resolution.
  • I have independently conducted meetings.
  • I have independently planned meetings.
  • I have served on panels, committees, or task forces on technical issues.
  • None of the above.
16 Do you or have you represented your agency in meetings and consultation with other Federal agencies, State/local government organizations, and/or various profit, non-profit and educational organizations? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
17 I have collaborated professionally with the following individuals or entities within my organization (check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Cross-functional team(s)
  • Project team(s)
  • Task force(s)
  • Organization leadership
  • Peers and/or immediate team members
  • None of the above
18 Select the way(s) you have improved the performance of your team or organization: Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed projects ahead of schedule.
  • I have volunteered to take on additional responsibilities at work.
  • I have monitored the way I perform my work.
  • I have improved my work products.
  • I have been recognized or awarded at my work for doing more than expected.
  • None of the above.
19 Which strategy or strategies have you used to collaborate with others? (Select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Provided oversight or guidance to colleagues or peers
  • Monitored projects to meet deadlines
  • Helped others to complete work within deadlines (e.g., monitoring timelines, sending reminders)
  • Volunteered for additional work when I complete my own
  • None of the above
20 Have you ever been a project leader on a team? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
21 Select the leadership duties you have performed. Answer to this question is required
  • Planned work to be accomplished by employees.
  • Set and adjusted priorities.
  • Monitored the progress of the work.
  • Strategically assigned work to subordinates.
  • Developed performance standards and evaluated work performance of employees.
  • Recognized and rewarded employees for their contributions.
  • Corrected employees’ contributions.
  • Counseled and/or disciplined employees for conduct issues.
  • Gave advice, counsel, or instruction to employees on both technical and administrative matters.
  • Scheduled employees to cover varying shifts.
  • None of the above.
22 Select the statement(s) that apply to your experience leading and motivating employees. Choices: Answer to this question is required
  • I have inspired or guided employees to achieve measurable positive results.
  • I have instilled an awareness of organizational priorities to employees of a team I've led.
  • I have recommended training to help employees to meet an organization's goals.
  • I have rewarded and recognized employees for their accomplishments.
  • I have provided coaching and/or career counseling.
  • I have responded to the needs of team members.
  • 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.