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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 3167567 From the list below, select the statement that describes the extent of your experience communicating the impact of identified risks to others (e.g., documenting key risks, recommending corrective action). Answer to this question is required
  • I have described the impact of identified risks to my project lead or supervisor.
  • I have communicated the impact of identified risks to managers, senior leaders, or other stakeholders within my organization.
  • I have provided guidance concerning the impact of identified risks to stakeholders in other organizations.
  • I have represented my organization as an official spokesperson in communicating the impact of identified risks to experts or the media.
  • I do not have training or experience performing this task.
4 3090314 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your technical competencies concerning emergency management preparedness initiatives. Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided guidance to internal and external customers concerning routine emergency planning and preparedness initiatives.
  • I have knowledge of qualitative methods sufficient to solve problems and challenges of considerable scope.
  • I have the ability to lead a team or participate in a team in expansive studies with multiple subject matter specialists.
  • I have evaluated difficult issues involving agency or department programs, policies, processes, and management principles.
  • I have used analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to assess program development to improve organizational efficiency.
  • I have conveyed policy or concepts to technical or non-technical partners with demonstrated clarity and logic.
  • I have obtained cooperation of others while defending findings of peers or management officials.
  • None of the above.
5 3090565 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience related to short and long range emergency preparedness planning efforts. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as a project analyst for supervisors, senior-level management or professional staff in my organization.
  • I have served as specialist supporting preparedness, continuity or homeland security policy issues, providing managerial direction and technical guidance to senior officers.
  • I have developed and coordinated portions of large projects and/or programs and managed administrative support .
  • I have assisted with the development of guidance on policy issues, many of which are controversial.
  • I have assisted with efforts to evaluate emergency preparedness plans, procedures or guidance for compliance with established regulations.
  • I have assisted with efforts to plan, design, and conduct emergency preparedness exercises in accordance with current guidance.
  • None of the above.
6 Select the response that best describes your experience related to short and long range emergency preparedness communications and planning efforts. Answer to this question is required
  • Serves as a project manager or advisor developing projects or programs related to community preparedness, training, exercises, evaluations or assessments.
  • Leads team efforts to plan training or exercises with current guidance.
  • Develops guidance, policies, plans or procedures for effective program implementation.
  • Leads reviews of emergency planning and preparedness issues to produce recommendations.
  • Leads reviews of emergency planning and preparedness issues to produce reports regarding efficiency and effectiveness.
  • None of the above.
7 3088791: From the list below, select the entity(ies) with whom you have collaborated to plan for an emergency management situation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted as a member of a team in the collaboration with the Federal government to plan for an emergency management situation.
  • I have assisted in collaborative efforts with a State government to plan for an emergency management situation.
  • I have assisted in collaborative efforts with a Local government to plan for an emergency management situation.
  • I have assisted in collaborative efforts with a Tribal government to plan for an emergency management situation.
  • I have assisted in collaborative efforts with a Territorial government (e.g., Puerto Rico) to plan for an emergency management situation.
  • I have assisted in collaborative efforts with a Commonwealth government (e.g., Virgin Islands) to plan for an emergency management situation.
  • I have assisted in collaborative efforts with a non-governmental organization to plan for an emergency management situation.
  • I have assisted in collaborative efforts with a private sector organization to plan for an emergency management situation.
  • None of the above.
8 Select the written material(s) that you have produced as a part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • I have written material for briefings, meetings, or conferences.
  • I have drafted reports, memoranda, and/or correspondence for signature by higher-level officials.
  • I have written correspondence.
  • I have written products to explain policies or programs.
  • I have written products to explain complex and/or controversial policies or programs.
  • I have written policy and/or procedural materials for dissemination to satellite offices or units in an organization.
  • I have issued position papers or summary reports on organizational data.
  • None of the above.
9 3089019 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience representing your organization to others. Answer to this question is required
  • I have presented work information in public forums.
  • I have presented information on my organization’s goals in negotiations with representatives from other organizations.
  • I have represented my organization at an event attended by representatives from other organizations.
  • I have represented my organization as part of an inter-organization work group or team.
  • None of the above.
10 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.
11 From the following list, please identify the type (s) of contact(s) that you interact/communicate with on a daily basis. Answer to this question is required
  • Senior-level officials
  • Other Federal Agencies
  • State
  • Local governments
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Voluntary Organizations in emergency management
  • None of the above
12 3088857: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your ability to independently collect and analyze data from a variety of sources and distribute information in a manner that facilitates information sharing between emergency management stakeholders. Answer to this question is required
  • I have briefed senior leadership with real-time updates on information that was relevant to an emergency management situation.
  • I have developed reports that summarize relevant data collected for an emergency management situation.
  • I have communicated information to external partners (i.e., people outside of my organization) that directly impacted the operations of an emergency response.
  • I have determined the relevance of information to be reported to stakeholders (e.g., State, local, tribal, territorial, private sector, non-governmental).
  • I have tailored the emergency relevant information communicated to audiences based on the factors that impact them directly.
  • I have provided stakeholders with the background and context related to emergency management decisions.
  • None of the above.
13 3088285 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience with various types of oral communication. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as a primary point of contact on technical organization procedural matters.
  • I have served as a primary liaison to obtain and/or convey information program related information.
  • I have discussed issues encountered and presented viable solutions to problems external to my organization.
  • I have interpreted policy and regulations and responded to inquiries or requests for technical or time sensitive information.
  • I have explained non-technical information to others, both internal and external to my organization.
  • I have explained technical and complex information to others, both internal and external to my organization.
  • I have contacted others to obtain information.
  • I have developed delivered presentations to external audiences on technical work-related topics.
  • None of the above.
14 Select all responses from the list below that reflect the interpersonal skills you have used to foster cooperation, convey information, or resolve conflicts. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Explained findings or recommendations to upper-level managers.
  • Planned meetings with external individuals, industry groups, and/or organizations.
  • Informed colleagues or senior management of events that may impact ongoing work.
  • Collaborated with internal or external representatives to achieve mutual goals.
  • None of the above.
15 Select all applicable activities from the following list that you have regularly performed and which demonstrate your skill in developing and enhancing working partnerships and resolving issues. Answer to this question is required
  • Provide frequent briefings to higher-level authority on issues and recommend solutions to problems.
  • Facilitate group sessions (i.e. group feedback sessions, focus groups, user workshops).
  • Prepare and present technical briefings and/or training activities to a variety of audiences.
  • Work closely with managers to resolve problems, analyze alternatives, negotiate differences, or develop improvements.
  • Explain or justify decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations.
  • None of the above.
16 3089088 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 requirements, strengths, and competing workloads.
  • I have coordinated efforts with project team members in preparing communication materials.
  • I have promoted cooperation among project team members from diverse backgrounds and/or organizations.
  • I have provided assistance to 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: 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.