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Grade: 14

1 From the list below, select the response that best describes your education and/or experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. The degree was in accounting or a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included 24 semester hours in accounting. (The 24 hours may include up to 6 credit hours in business law.)
  • I have at least 4 years of accounting experience OR an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. My background includes 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. (This can include up to 6 credit hours in business law.)
  • I have at least 4 years of accounting experience OR an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. My background includes a certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination.
  • I have at least 4 years of accounting experience OR an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. My background includes completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing but less than the 24 semester hour requirement listed above. I have successfully worked at the journeyman level in accounting/auditing or a related field, verified by at least two higher level professional accountants/auditors who determined that I have a good knowledge of professional accounting/auditing normally associated with a 4-year degree.
  • I do not meet any of the statements described above.
2 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
3 Experience with managing the coordination of communications with auditors, monitoring the status and developing responses to audit findings. Answer to this question is required
  • Experience in Government and/or commercial accounting/auditing theory, standards and ability to apply this knowledge to assigned work.
  • Knowledge of the Federal Managers’ Financial Integrity Act of 1982, and OMB Circular A-123, Management Responsibility for Internal Controls.
  • Experience acting as an audit liaison and point of contact for auditors.
  • Experience monitoring of audit progress and coordination of responses to audit findings.
  • Experience in evaluating internal controls to ensure financial transactions are properly recorded.
  • Experience in advising senior-level management of actions needed to correct internal control deficiencies.
  • None of the above.
4 From the list below, select the statement that describes your experience managing a program budget. Answer to this question is required
  • I have managed a program budget with oversight or direction from a supervisor or manager.
  • I have managed a program budget with limited oversight or direction from others.
  • I have independently managed a program budget.
  • I have advised others in the management of program budgets.
  • I do not have experience performing this task.
5 From the list below, select the statement that describes your experience designing organizational programs or product lines to achieve strategic objectives. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had training in designing a program or product line.
  • I have assisted a manager or supervisor with the design of a program or product line, including providing input on goals, timeline, staffing, budget, and/or overall strategy.
  • I have designed a program or product line, including the identification of goals, timeline, staffing needs, budget needs, and overall strategy. The program or product line plans were reviewed by management.
  • I have independently designed program plans or design, including goals, timeline, staffing needs, budget needs, or overall strategy.
  • I have reviewed and/or approved of programs or product lines designed by others.
  • I do not have experience performing this task.
6 3167574 From the list below, select the statement that describes the extent of your experience evaluating controls that mitigate risk through prevention, detection, and/or correction. Answer to this question is required
  • I have evaluated controls mitigating risk through prevention, detection, and/or correction as part of a risk mitigation strategy for a project.
  • I have evaluated controls mitigating risk through prevention, detection, and/or correction as part of a risk mitigation strategy for a program or across multiple projects.
  • I have evaluated controls mitigating risk through prevention, detection, and/or correction as part of a risk mitigation strategy across multiple programs.
  • I have evaluated controls mitigating risk through prevention, detection, and/or correction as part of a risk mitigation strategy throughout an organization.
  • I do not have experience performing this task.
7 Select from the following your experiences with audit related research and analysis: Answer to this question is required
  • Conducted analysis and surveys of performance, financial or IT programs, where I provided recommendations for needed revision in applicable policies and procedures.
  • Participated in the monitoring, tracking, and evaluation of security for computer servers and operating systems.
  • Organized the results of analysis into an overall report for presentation to management.
  • Conducted follow-up activities on issued reports, or corrective actions to ensure recommendations were completed.
  • Conducted evaluations of an agency’s internal controls.
  • None of the above.
8 3090238: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience ensuring compliance with Federal financial legislation. Answer to this question is required
  • I Review financial laws and regulations to maintain current knowledge.
  • I have assisted others in interpreting financial laws and regulations.
  • I have reviewed financial activities to ensure compliance with financial laws and regulations.
  • I have shared information within my organization regarding updates to financial legislation, regulations, and/or policies, to include impact to current programs or procedures.
  • I have revised current policy or suggested policy changes for a financial impact on programs.
  • None of the above.
9 I have utilized my interpersonal communication skills in the following area(s). (Select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Dealt with individuals who were difficult, hostile or distressed.
  • Succeeded in interacting and working with multiple levels of co-workers, supervisors and high level management.
  • Identified and responded to critical events with diplomacy and action.
  • Stayed with a position or plan of action until the desired objective was achieved or it was no longer reasonably attainable.
  • Persuaded others to accept findings, recommendations, changes, or alternative viewpoints.
  • Guided individuals (subordinates, peers, superiors) or groups toward task accomplishment.
  • Maintained effectiveness in varying environments and with varying tasks, responsibilities, or people.
  • Negotiated with others to reach agreement, settlement, consensus, compliance, or a solution.
  • None of the above.
10 Select all responses that describe your experience communicating with internal and external audiences of stakeholders, customers and user groups. Answer to this question is required
  • I have authored communications, briefings, and analysis documents on project/program related issues that I have presented to varied audiences.
  • I have presented findings and/or recommendations to senior management and stakeholders to improve operations.
  • I have developed reports and/or proposals on complex project/program requirements management issues.
  • I have conducted training seminars for internal or external audiences.
  • None of the above
11 Which of the situations below do you have experience communicating effectively under stressful conditions where the audience may have conflicting interests and differing objectives. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Serve in a representational role with management levels including both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Produce clearly written reports, correspondence, and other materials for use by internal and external stakeholders.
  • Coordinate among partners and stakeholders to foster collaborative planning efforts.
  • Effective team player on ad hoc and hastily formed teams and foster and environment of mutual respect under stressful conditions.
  • None of the above.
12 Select all statements that reflect your experience providing customer service on financial issues or products. Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided guidance to customers on implementation of financial policies and procedures.
  • I have responded in writing to inquiries providing information on implementation of financial policies and procedures.
  • I have conducted meetings with managers and staff to ensure customers’ needs are met
  • I have provided customer service that was recognized by a supervisor through an award or letter of appreciation.
  • I have directly investigated customer issues with budget/financial procedures.
  • None of the above.
13 Select the response that best describes your experience persuading management to adopt a policy. Answer to this question is required
  • Participated in discussions to persuade others to adopt controversial policy.
  • Participated in discussions to persuade others to adopt non-controversial courses of action.
  • Completed training in persuasive communication techniques.
  • Led discussion to persuade others to adopt non-controversial policies.
  • Led discussion to persuade others to adopt controversial policies.
  • None of the above.
14 Select all responses that describe how you communicate with individuals and organizations. Answer to this question is required
  • Conduct briefings with senior management to provide status updates.
  • Communicate with other organizations to resolve concerns.
  • Provide verbal instructions to execute processes.
  • Submit reports.
  • Represent your organization at meetings with other agencies.
  • None of the above.
15 Select the leadership duties you have performed. Answer to this question is required
  • Planned work to be accomplished by employees.
  • Set and adjusted priorities.
  • Monitored the progress of the work.
  • Strategically assigned work to subordinates.
  • Developed performance standards and evaluated work performance of employees.
  • Recognized and rewarded employees for their contributions.
  • Corrected employees’ contributions.
  • Counseled and/or disciplined employees for conduct issues.
  • Gave advice, counsel, or instruction to employees on both technical and administrative matters.
  • Scheduled employees to cover varying shifts.
  • None of the above.
16 Select from the following list all area(s) in which you have experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Employee Performance Management.
  • Resolving complaints from employees.
  • Identifying developmental and training needs for employees.
  • Program and/or management analysis.
  • Preparing and presenting program reports to senior officials.
  • None of the above.
17 Select all responses that apply to your supervisory and/or leadership experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Set goals and performance expectations for staff members.
  • Evaluate performance and communicate any deficiencies.
  • Create teams to improve employee morale.
  • Directs teams in a command post or operational center environment.
  • None of the above.
18 From the list below, identify all supervisory responsibilities you have executed. Answer to this question is required
  • Established organizational goals and objectives.
  • Utilized performance management tools.
  • Resolved individual and/or group employee complaints and conflicts.
  • Assigned workload.
  • None of the Above.
19

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

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.