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Vacancy Details

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 I have assisted with conducting the following (check all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • Physical Security Assessment (site or building).
  • Operations Security (OPSEC) Analysis (site or program).
  • Force Protection Assessment.
  • None of the above.
4 I have (check all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • Conducted Security Violation Investigations
  • Reported Security Violations or Infractions
  • Conducted Industrial Security Violations Investigations
  • Reported Industrial Security Violations or Infractions
  • None of the above
5 I have assisted in the development of the following document(s) for review (check all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) Fixed Facility Checklist.
  • SCIF Emergency Action Plan.
  • SCIF Concept of Operations.
  • SCIF Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Site Survey.
  • None of the above.
6 I have conducted the following briefings (check all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • Standard Form (SF)-312 Briefings.
  • SF-4414 Briefings.
  • OPSEC Briefings.
  • Special Access Program (SAP) Briefings.
  • None of the above.
7 I have processed the following levels of information within a classified Document Control system: (check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Collateral Top Secret (TS)
  • Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI)
  • Special Access Program (SAP)
  • None of the above
8 From the list below, select all items that apply to your experience with security administration: Answer to this question is required
  • Developing physical security programs.
  • Developing information (administrative) security programs.
  • Evaluating physical security programs.
  • Evaluating information (administrative) security programs.
  • Receiving training in physical or administrative security techniques.
  • Advising facility managers on security matters.
  • Applying physical or information (administrative) security techniques from written plans.
  • None of the above.
9 Select the statement that best describes your experience in the maintenance and operation of security programs for facility compliance with security directives and regulations. Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered a subject matter expert and contacted regularly by government officials for the purpose of access, security briefings, and specialized professional assistance. I independently interpret and comply with FEMA security policies and regulations.
  • I have experience in FEMA security regulations dealing with classified contingency programs, security policies, and regulations required to ensure a high level of security.
  • I have knowledge and experience in the development of security policies, procedures, and security access control.
  • None of the above.
10 I have developed security procedures or briefings that address the following areas: (check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Document markings
  • Safeguarding classified documents
  • Personnel access controls
  • Need to know criteria
  • Transmission, destruction, physical storage, control, and/or reproduction of classified documents
  • Security education
  • None of the above
11 I have trained individuals and groups on the following subjects (check all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • Security Classification Guides
  • Derivative Classification
  • Document Marking
  • Annual Security Refresher
  • Document Control
  • Industrial Security
  • Ethics
  • Contractor Security
  • None of the above
12 From the choices below, please indicate your knowledge of security rules, procedures and operations to perform a variety of security assignments. Please limit your choices up to three that represent your best capability. Answer to this question is required
  • Assist with reviewing and interpreting Executive Orders (EO) including those for security requirements for government employment.
  • Conduct alternative dispute resolution mediation process.
  • Review and evaluate security requirements needed for employment in Special Sensitive positions, critical sensitive positions and public trust positions.
  • Access classified information and classified national security information.
  • Review and evaluate personnel security standards, policies, and procedures governing eligibility for sensitive compartmented information.
  • Initiated performance based actions in Federal service.
  • None of the above.
13 Select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience communicating information to employees, customers, managers, and/or senior officials. Answer to this question is required
  • I have communicated with co-workers within a team environment.
  • I have coordinated work within the office with clerical, administrative, and/or other personnel.
  • I have directed more technical inquiries to appropriate parties.
  • I have made contacts with other offices within and outside the organization to obtain or provide information.
  • I have received telephone calls, greeted visitors, and/or determined where callers/visitors/inquiries should be directed.
  • I have screened calls and referred calls to appropriate staff members.
  • I have compiled materials for use in reports, briefings, and meetings for senior officials.
  • I have assisted in the preparation of briefing materials or supporting documentation for use by senior officials at meetings.
  • I have followed up with staff in order to gain the information necessary for meetings.
  • I have summarized meeting or conference discussions in written summaries.
  • I have handled sensitive or confidential information and/or documents in an appropriate manner.
  • None of the above
14 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe your experience developing effective internal and external working relationships. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience building constructive relationships with customers, peers, supervisors, managers, and subordinates.
  • I have experience maintaining a customer service focus when conflicting priorities occur.
  • I have experience utilizing active listening skills and proposing alternate solutions when needed.
  • I have experience facilitating discussions with a diverse audience, exercising tact in the resolution of differences of opinion.
  • I have experience managing customer’s expectations, providing deliverables when promised.
  • None of the above
15 Select the example(s) that describe(s) the level of individuals you interact with on a recurring basis. Answer to this question is required
  • Senior managers or officials from outside my own organization or agency.
  • Senior managers or officials from outside my own office.
  • Supervisors from within my own organization or agency.
  • Supervisors from within my own office.
  • Support personnel and staff within my own organization or agency.
  • Support personnel and staff outside my own organization or agency.
  • None of the above.
16 Select the response(s) that describe your experience with interpersonal skills (e.g. showing understanding, professionalism, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness). Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked as part of a team to accomplish assignments.
  • I have developed rapport and maintained relationships with persons of diverse backgrounds and at all levels to accomplish organizational missions.
  • I have experience questioning and eliciting information from people.
  • I have experience engaging in open, constructive exchanges and sharing of information and exercising caution and tact in the resolution of differences of opinion.
  • I do not have experience in this area.
17 Select all of the areas in which you have experience working with groups to make decisions. (Select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Emergency Operations
  • Continuity of Operations (COOP) planning
  • COOP Alerting or Activation
  • Contingency programs
  • Relocation transportation programs/
  • 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.