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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 Which of the following reflects your highest level of experience drafting policies and procedures relevant to actual program operations? Answer to this question is required
  • I have had approval authority to develop, review and modify policies and procedures.
  • I have led a team responsible for developing, reviewing, modifying policies and procedures.
  • I have participated in working groups as a subject matter expert on issues pertaining to policies and procedures that are relevant to program operations.
  • I have advised senior management on policies and procedures.
  • I have had experience complying with the policies and procedures independently.
  • None of the above.
4 From the list below, select the response(s) that describe your project and program management experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Conducted assessments of program performance on high visibility/critical programs.
  • Established priorities among multiple projects.
  • Identified and resolved operational issues.
  • Established timelines for multiple projects.
  • Started up and managed projects through completion.
  • Initiated and developed strategies to improve the quality and accuracy of program data.
  • Established and monitored project progress.
  • Made resource decisions for competing projects.
  • Evaluated new programs and the impact on the organization.
  • None of the above
5 3169434 From the list below, select the statement(s) that describe(s) the project management phases/tasks you have performed independently. Answer to this question is required
  • Initiation (e.g., completion of a feasibility study; development of a business case; evaluation of risk).
  • Planning (e.g., development of a project plan, charter, or scope; determination of budget and/or schedule, identification of resource needs).
  • Execution (e.g., allocation of resources; organization or facilitation of a project kickoff meeting, completion of project tasks or deliverables).
  • Monitoring or controlling (e.g., oversight and/or adjustments of budget, resources, or schedule; preparation of status reports).
  • Closeout (e.g., communication of project completion to stakeholders, final project documentation).
  • None of the above (if selected, be sure this is the ONLY response selected for this item).
6 Choose the statement(s) that best describe your experience performing analytical and evaluative activities, studies or projects. Answer to this question is required
  • Presented the results of my investigations and/or research to upper management.
  • Evaluated comments received on proposed regulations or policies.
  • Used quantitative methods to evaluate unit, process, or program effectiveness.
  • Used qualitative methods to evaluate unit, process, or program effectiveness.
  • Assisted in conducting interviews to obtain information on organizational mission, functions, and/or procedures.
  • Worked with upper management to resolve problems with regulations or policy.
  • None of the above
7 Select the statement(s) that describe your experience communicating effectively, both in verbal and written communications, in order to explain and promote assigned program initiatives. Answer to this question is required
  • I have maintained good working relationships with key individuals or groups within and outside of my organization
  • I have experience communicating in spoken form to convey information concisely and clearly
  • I have experience communicating in written form to convey information concisely and clearly
  • I have prepared written reports documenting decisions and recommendations
  • I have reviewed and edited technical and/or non-technical materials, identifying inadequacies in format, grammar, or construction in accordance with accepted standards
  • I have maintained effective working relationships with staff at all levels
  • I have dealt calmly and effectively in high stress situations (for example, tight deadlines, hostile individuals, etc.)
  • I have promoted and maintained good working relationships with key individuals or groups (including co-workers, Human Resources, and contractors) in order to accomplish goals and objectives
  • None of the above
8 Select the response(s) that reflect the activities you have regularly performed for your organization. Answer to this question is required
  • Developed written materials for briefings, meetings, or conferences.
  • Written clearly, logically, concisely, and persuasively for a variety of audiences.
  • Drafted procedural material for dissemination to field or operating-level elements.
  • Drafted reports, memoranda, and correspondence for signatures for higher-level officials.
  • Authored issues/position papers or summary reports on organizational data, which included analysis and recommendations.
  • Drafted responses to Departmental inquiries.
  • Communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives, or priorities in writing.
  • Written guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems.
  • Explained or justified decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations.
  • Composed complex correspondence or other written work including management reports and manuals.
  • Reviewed reports for accuracy, adherence to policy, organization of material, clarity of expression and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  • Compiled correspondence that consolidates input from a number of different sources, including contradictory viewpoints.
  • Developed comprehensive material for briefings, meetings or conferences.
  • 14. Conducted multi-discipline workshops in order to develop technical content for a variety of national preparedness products.
  • None of the above
9 3089090 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.
10 From the list below, select the response(s) that reflect(s) the entities with which you have facilitated collaboration in order to complete assignments or projects. Answer to this question is required
  • Between organizations or agencies.
  • Between States or divisions within an organization or agency.
  • Between entities within a division or organization.
  • Between teams or workgroups.
  • Between individuals.
  • None of the above.
11 Indicate your level of experience with working closely with individuals and groups to resolve problems, analyze alternatives, negotiate differences, and make improvements. 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.
12 From the list below, select the supervisory task(s) that you have performed on a regular and recurring basis. Answer to this question is required
  • Oversaw, directed or developed work to be accomplished by subordinates
  • Set and adjusted priorities
  • Prepared schedules for completion of work
  • Assigned work to subordinates based on priorities, consideration of the difficulty of assignments, and the capabilities of employees
  • Gave advice, counsel or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters
  • Worked with employees to identify their developmental and training needs based on organizational goals and budget realities
  • Counseled and/or disciplined employees on conduct issues
  • Counseled and/or disciplined employees on performance issues
  • I have not performed any of the above listed supervisory tasks
13 Please select those statements in the following list that best describe your highest levels of experience and ability in planning and working with groups and taskforces in developing priorities, action items, and follow-through to implement agreed actions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience providing leadership for team projects and overseeing individual and staff activities.
  • I have experience dealing with organizational challenges and working cooperatively and collaboratively with internal/external groups.
  • I have experience leading groups and taskforces on technical projects.
  • I have experience working with a team of professionals to support research, answer research and technical questions, test methodologies, and develop analytical tools.
  • I have experience in planning and evaluating activities of a team.
  • I have experience translating programs, policy issues or other substantive activities into concise, well-balanced management plans for accomplishing projects.
  • I have experience planning, organizing and coordinating work assignments.
  • 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.