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Grade: 11

1 GS-11: Select the response that best describes your education and/or experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level, as described above and in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or at least three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M. in a related field (Transcript required).
  • I possess a combination of specialized experience, as described in the vacancy announcement, and related graduate level education, beyond the first two years of graduate level study, that when combined, meet the qualification requirements for this position (Transcript required).
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
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 all responses below that best describe the role(s) in which you have conducted emergency management-related activities: Answer to this question is required
  • Program manager for FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).
  • Program manager for FEMA's non-disaster grant programs (FMA and PDM).
  • Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant program advisor to state, tribal, and/or local governments.
  • Advisor to senior leaders on Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs.
  • None of the above.
4 Select the function(s) below that you have performed with little to no oversight: Answer to this question is required
  • Monitored the financial status and/or performance of project sub-grants using Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant program systems and databases.
  • Monitored the performance of project sub-grants using Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant program systems and databases.
  • Allocated and obligated sub-grant funds using Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs systems.
  • Developed spend plans for sub-grant awards.
  • Performed sub-grant closeout(s) using Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant program systems.
  • Performed grant closeout(s) using Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant program.
  • Managed quality control of overall Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant closeout.
  • Maintained Hazard Mitigation Assistance records.
  • None of the above.
5 Select all responses below that best describe the role(s) in which you have conducted emergency management-related activities: Answer to this question is required
  • Coordinated Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants Programs staff and workload in a field office.
  • Provided technical assistance to states and tribes in developing eligible applications for FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants Programs.
  • Provided technical assistance to develop eligible sub-applicants for FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants Programs.
  • Oversaw Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants sub-application analyses among program sub-application reviewers.
  • Performed sub-application reviews to ensure completeness, accuracy and compliance with Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants Program requirements.
  • None of the above.
6 3088766: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience analyzing data to determine impact on mitigation activities. Answer to this question is required
  • I have maintained knowledge of hazard mitigation issues and program goals.
  • I have applied analytical analysis of hazards and impacts to assist in informing community mitigation activity recommendations.
  • I have conducted preliminary damage assessments to identify hazard mitigation opportunities.
  • I have provided program support in the coordination of innovations that foster a multi-hazard, community-based approach to mitigation activities at the Federal, State, local, tribal, and/or territorial government level.
  • None of the above.
7 3088202 From the list below, identify the type(s) of document(s) you have written. Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted in writing white papers, reports and/or articles for publication.
  • I have assisted in writing Statements of Work (SOW).
  • I have drafted Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
  • I have drafted desk procedures/job aids.
  • I have assisted in writing inter-organizational documents (e.g., Service Level Agreement, Memorandum Of Understanding, Memorandum Of Agreement).
  • I have drafted training materials.
  • I have assisted in writing Request for Proposals (RFP); Request for Quotations (RFQ); Request for Information (RFI), or similar documents.
  • I have assisted in writing a Strategic Plan.
  • I have assisted in writing a Concept of Operations.
  • None of the above.
8 Select the response(s) that describe(s) your level of experience as it pertains to interpersonal communication skills. Answer to this question is required
  • Explained technical issues to a variety of individuals.
  • Maintained working relationships with representatives of other organizations.
  • Provided advice, guidance, or direction to staff.
  • Clarified requirements and/or obtained missing information.
  • Negotiated issues among parties with differing interests to gain agreement on changes affecting a program or work product.
  • Resolved conflict by persuading others to accept new conditions, procedures, or techniques.
  • Interacted in situations where shifts in priorities, work assignments, or deadlines occurred due to delays or unexpected events.
  • None of the above.
9 Select the choice(s) that match your experience as it relates to research and analysis. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared reports, which include conclusions and recommendations.
  • I have presented findings to facilitate the understanding and acceptance of solutions and recommendations.
  • I have reviewed program operations to determine program effectiveness, compliance or need for change.
  • I have analyzed information (e.g., surveys, reports, studies) to determine the accuracy of program data and/or whether changes need to be made to program operations.
  • None of the above.
10 3095960 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your ability to provide customer service in person, over the phone, or through electronic mail. Answer to this question is required
  • I have researched and responded to requests for assistance.
  • I have kept customers informed of the status of their requests for assistance.
  • I have contacted customers to obtain information to complete assignments.
  • I have contacted customers to provide information on agency or organizational programs.
  • None of the above.
11 Select all responses that describe your experience representing your agency or organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have acted as a spokesperson presenting myself in a professional manner.
  • I have made presentations or prepared reports on behalf of my agency or organization.
  • I have represented my organization or agency with staff of other Federal, state, or local government officials on matters related to my organization�s or agency�s mission.
  • None of the above.
12 3085340: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience working with others to achieve team goals. Answer to this question is required
  • I have coordinated assignments for project team members based on factors such as project interests, strengths, and competing workloads.
  • I have coordinated project team members in preparing communication materials.
  • I have promoted cooperation among project team members from diverse backgrounds and/or organizations.
  • I have assisted one or more work team members by completing their tasks when they had a heavy workload.
  • I have volunteered for assignments during team meetings.
  • None of the above.

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 3088761: From the list below, select the type(s) of experience you have in supporting mitigation program(s). Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience supporting the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).
  • I have experience supporting the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) program.
  • I have experience supporting the Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program.
  • None of the above.
4 3088795: From the list below, select the hazard mitigation regulation(s) that you have experience interpreting and applying. Answer to this question is required
  • Flood Insurance Reform Act (FIRA)
  • Stafford Act
  • 44 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
  • National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
  • None of the above
5 3088772: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your ability facilitate information sharing between emergency management/mitigation stakeholders. Answer to this question is required
  • I have briefed leaders from my organization with real-time updates on information that was relevant to mitigation activities.
  • I have developed portions of reports that summarize relevant data collected for mitigation activities.
  • I have communicated information to people outside of my organization that impacted the operations of mitigation activities.
  • I have assisted in determining the relevance of information to be reported to stakeholders (e.g., State, local, tribal, territorial, private sector, non-governmental).
  • I have assisted in tailoring the mitigation relevant information communicated to audiences based on the factors that impact them directly.
  • I have provided members of my organization/team with background and context related to mitigation decisions.
  • None of the above.
6 3088763: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience performing grants management activities. Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted in awarding grants to State, local, tribal, and/or territorial governments.
  • I have monitored and reported on the performance of grants awarded to State, local, tribal, and/or territorial governments.
  • I have provided guidance to State, local, tribal, and/or territorial government officials regarding grants management.
  • I have assisted in the managing the close-out of sub-grants.
  • I have provided recommendations, for higher level consideration, on the approval of project applications.
  • I have participating in decision making on grant appeals.
  • None of the above.
7 3088799: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience developing and maintaining relationships with partners and stakeholders. Answer to this question is required
  • I have built working relationships with peers at the Federal, state, local, tribal, and/or territorial level to prepare for mitigation activities.
  • I have coordinated with Federal, state, local, tribal, and/or territorial stakeholders to gather and/or exchange information to implement mitigation activities.
  • I have attended emergency management conferences and/or meetings to develop relationships with others in the emergency management field.
  • I have developed relationships with others in my field to understand the magnitude of mitigation programs.
  • I have cultivated relationships from inside and outside of my organization to collaborate on the implementation of an integrated mitigation plan.
  • None of the above.
8 Select all of the listed written communication methods in which you have experience using to deliver important agency / organizational directives and correspondence. Answer to this question is required
  • Quick, informal emails to customers, supervisors, peers and subordinates.
  • Formal informational announcements via email or letters to customers, supervisors, peers and subordinates.
  • Letters or reports to internal or external personnel outlining organizational capabilities, limitations or positions.
  • Organizational policies and procedures.
  • Detailed reports with technical data, analysis and recommendations to senior managers.
  • None of the above.
9 Select the choice(s) that match your experience as it relates to research and analysis. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared reports, which include conclusions and recommendations.
  • I have presented findings to facilitate the understanding and acceptance of solutions and recommendations.
  • I have reviewed program operations to determine program effectiveness, compliance or need for change.
  • I have analyzed information (e.g., surveys, reports, studies) to determine the accuracy of program data and/or whether changes need to be made to program operations.
  • None of the above.
10 Choose all that apply to your ability to effectively communicate orally with top-level officials in Federal,State, local and tribal government. Answer to this question is required
  • Communicating orally with Federal, State, local and tribal managers.
  • Researching issues and/or guidance documents.
  • Preparing and presenting briefings and presentations on established content for Federal, State, local and tribal officials.
  • Responding to information requests from internal and external sources.
  • None of the above.
11 3095960 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your ability to provide customer service in person, over the phone, or through electronic mail. Answer to this question is required
  • I have researched and responded to requests for assistance.
  • I have kept customers informed of the status of their requests for assistance.
  • I have contacted customers to obtain information to complete assignments.
  • I have contacted customers to provide information on agency or organizational programs.
  • None of the above.
12 3088251 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience supporting the achievement of team goals. Answer to this question is required
  • I have volunteered to provide assistance beyond my job duties when help was requested.
  • I have sought opportunities where I could contribute to achieving team goals.
  • I have collaborated with team members to complete assignments.
  • I have provided guidance to others to carry out assignments.
  • I have provided team updates to customers, management, or executives.
  • I have worked to minimize or address obstacles to accomplishing team goals.
  • None of the above.
13 3088248 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience providing assistance to coworkers. Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted in the development of training materials or job aids.
  • I have experience conducted on-the-job training.
  • I have served as a mentor or coach.
  • I have volunteered to assist coworkers in the completion of their task(s).
  • I have been assigned to assist coworkers in the completion of their task(s).
  • 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.