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Grade: 12

1 3154428 GS-12: Do you have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 level, which includes IT-related experience demonstrating the following competencies: ATTENTION TO DETAIL; CUSTOMER SERVICE; ORAL COMMUNICATION; and, PROBLEM SOLVING, as defined in the vacancy announcement? NOTE: This information must be supported in your resume to be considered for the position. 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 Please select the response(s) below that describe your Audiovisual and/or Visual Information project management experience. (Select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Evaluated the effectiveness of audiovisual operations or systems.
  • Made recommendations to improve audiovisual operations or systems.
  • Modified legacy systems or executed design changes.
  • Designed an audiovisual or television system.
  • Conducted market research.
  • Developed requisitions for appropriate equipment.
  • Served as a Contracting Officer Representative (COR) or a Contracting Officer Technical Representative (COTR).
  • Drafted technical or sole source justifications.
  • None of the above.
4 From the statements below, please select the choices that best reflect your most current work experience. All answers must be supported in your resume: (Choose all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Worked in a government agency in the Information Technology (IT) Department.
  • Performed network upgrades and maintenance.
  • Performed desktop support.
  • Performed audio and video (A/V) upgrades and maintenance.
  • Engaged in lifecycle planning and/or implementation.
  • Worked in a team environment or IT projects.
  • Utilized knowledge of IT security principles and procedures.
  • None of the above
5 Please select the response(s) below that best reflect(s) your experience working with Audiovisual and/or Visual Information systems. (Select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Technical support/maintenance procedures.
  • Systems installation.
  • Systems integration.
  • Systems maintenance.
  • None of the above.
6 Select one of the following that best describes your ability to adapt to the new environment of technological changes. Answer to this question is required
  • Utilize formal training, in-house cross-training, coaching, or other methods to keep abreast of emerging technologies, share information and serve as technical advisor.
  • Utilize formal training, and on-the job training to keep abreast of emerging technologies and share information.
  • Utilize on the job training in new technologies.
  • None of the above
7 Please select the response below that will best describe your experience: Answer to this question is required
  • Experience in Installs, configures, and makes operational a wide range of virtual software and hardware. Have abilities to resolve technical problems due to incompatibilities with existing Agency equipment and software. Have experience in manage contacted vendors to determine methods to resolve incompatibilities. Installs changes and devises �workarounds�.
  • Experience in installation of virtual software and hardware in an enterprise environment.
  • Have knowledge in virtual software and hardware.
  • I have no experience in these areas.
8 From the list below, please select the audiovisual equipment you have integrated in an IP network. (Select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Graphic Workstations
  • Printers
  • Video IP Encoder / Decoder appliances
  • Video Editors
  • A/V Control Systems
  • None of the Above
9 From the following list, select the computer hardware device(s) you are capable of installing and/or configuring for proper operation. Answer to this question is required
  • Laser Printers
  • Scanners
  • Video Cameras
  • Extron/Crestron products
  • Hard Drives
  • Mass Storage Backup Systems
  • None of the above
10 Choose all of the following statements that apply to your experience in communicating orally. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience speaking to groups in a formal setting.
  • I have experience giving both formal and informal briefings on non-technical matters.
  • I have experience explaining procedures, codes, and regulations to others on technical matters to management.
  • I have presented programmatic and technical information
  • None of the above.
11 IT Specialists must express information verbally to a wide variety of customers with varying levels of computing understanding. From the choices below, please select all the audiences you have experience briefing or presenting information to. Answer to this question is required
  • Senior agency officials
  • Supervisors
  • Government organizations
  • Technical experts
  • None of the above
12 Please select the response(s) below that describe your experience communicating with customers and/ or stakeholders on operational and technical issues. (Select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Advised customers on operational issues regarding audiovisual systems.
  • Advised customers on technical aspects of audiovisual equipment and/or systems.
  • Made recommendations for appropriate replacement equipment based on customer requirements.
  • 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.