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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 3088874: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) the individual assistance programs you have implemented. Answer to this question is required
  • Housing assistance program
  • Disaster legal services
  • Crisis counseling assistance and training program
  • Mass care and emergency assistance coordination
  • Voluntary agency coordination
  • Disaster case management
  • Human Services
  • Public Assistance
  • Fire Suppression Assistance
  • Grant Program
  • Emergency Food and Shelter Program
  • Public Works and Engineering
  • Community Planning and Capacity Building Resource Support Function
  • Donations Management
  • None of the above
4 3088873: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience providing customer service during the execution of emergency management assistance programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted in the coordination with leadership to identify information requirements.
  • I have participated in collaborations with whole community partners to provide disaster recovery programs.
  • I have responded to program inquiries from whole community partners and/or elected officials, typically of a non-technical nature.
  • I have interacted with external stakeholders to obtain and/or convey disaster-specific program guidance.
  • I have provided input to memoranda of understanding/agreements with other Federal agencies and private/non-profit groups.
  • I have supported emergency response and recovery activities focused on Mass Care and Individual Assistance Programs to ensure the timely provision of life-sustaining services and resources to evacuees and disaster survivors.
  • I have assisted in briefing internal or external customers on recommended actions to resolve complex State, tribal, or community recovery challenges.
  • None of the above.
5 3088879: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience managing projects and activities to meet program goals and achieve agency objectives. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as a member of a project team.
  • I have set individual goals and objectives to meet team/organizational deadlines.
  • I have constructed a timeline for carrying out assigned project tasks.
  • I have determined the needed and available resources (e.g., technical expertise, equipment, and infrastructure) to successfully complete assigned project tasks.
  • I have reviewed my work products prior to submission to ensure that the supervisor's instructions on work priorities, methods, deadlines, and quality have been met.
  • None of the above.
6 3088893: From the list below, select the entity(ies) with whom you have collaborated with during the recovery from 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 during the recovery from an emergency management situation.
  • I have assisted in collaborative efforts with a State government during the recovery from an emergency management situation.
  • I have assisted in collaborative efforts with a Local government during the recovery from an emergency management situation.
  • I have assisted in collaborative efforts with a Tribal government during the recovery from an emergency management situation.
  • I have assisted in collaborative efforts with a Territorial government (e.g., Puerto Rico) during the recovery from an emergency management situation.
  • I have assisted in collaborative efforts with a Commonwealth government (e.g., Virgin Islands) during the recovery from an emergency management situation.
  • I have assisted in collaborative efforts with a non-governmental organization during the recovery from an emergency management situation.
  • I have assisted in collaborative efforts with a private sector organization during the recovery from an emergency management situation.
  • None of the above.
7 Select all responses below that will best describe your experience speaking effectively with diverse groups on technical and potentially highly contentious and controversial issues. Answer to this question is required
  • Experience as a primary speaker, presenter or conductor of meetings, public forums, workshops, seminars, etc., on major issues on recovery programs
  • Experience in delivering oral presentations to inform federal , state and local agencies with respect to significant or controversial matters regarding disaster recovery planning
  • Experience in delivering oral presentations to inform interested parties with respect to significant or controversial matters regarding disaster recovery planning.
  • Experience in briefing individuals regarding Recovery programs
  • None of the above.
8 Select the statements that describe your communication experience. Choose all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Communicated with co-workers in a team environment.
  • Coordinated work with other office personnel.
  • Responded to telephone and email inquiries.
  • Directed inquiries to the appropriate parties.
  • Contacted personnel from internal and external offices to obtain or provide information.
  • Communicated the results of analyses or other technical reports.
  • Communicated researched information to management and employees.
  • Prepared correspondence, memos, or reports.
  • Managed a correspondence tracking system.
  • Handled sensitive or confidential information and documents in an appropriate manner.
  • Developed staffing or personnel documents.
  • None of the above.
9 Please select the communication task(s) you have performed related to assessing the housing needs of disaster survivors: Answer to this question is required
  • Interviewing others to gather information.
  • Writing summary reports
  • Providing oral briefings to others
  • Developing written reports of findings
  • None of the above
10 3088205 From the list below, select the type(s) of customers with whom you have held briefings or update sessions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted in delivering briefings or update sessions with senior executives or organizational leadership.
  • I have held briefings or update sessions with first-line managers.
  • I have assisted in delivering briefings or update sessions with technical experts.
  • I have held briefing or update sessions with co-workers.
  • I have held briefing or update sessions with employees.
  • I have assisted in delivering briefings or update sessions with the general public.
  • I have assisted in delivering briefings or update sessions with elected officials.
  • I have assisted in delivering briefings or update sessions with leadership from outside organizations.
  • None of the above.
11 3088209 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience developing alternative courses of action to address customer issues. Answer to this question is required
  • I have identified alternative courses of action for consideration by a team or first-line supervisor.
  • I have identified associated costs and benefits for consideration by a team or first-line supervisor.
  • I have developed alternative courses of action for consideration by customer management.
  • I have implemented alternative courses of action on behalf of a customer.
  • None of the above.
12 From the list below, select the choice(s) that best describe(s) your approach in providing services and/or expertise to external persons, organizations or entities. Answer to this question is required
  • I respond to inquiries and requests in a timely and thorough fashion.
  • I anticipate customer/client needs and proactively reach out to offer help or suggestions.
  • I prepare briefings for internal management or external partners.
  • I prepare management responses to Federal, State, or local elected officials (or equivalent).
  • I prepare training and educational opportunities for internal and external persons, organizations, or entities.
  • None of the above.
13 3086063 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) the stakeholder groups you have worked with to represent your organization to external parties. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked with customers to represent my organization to external parties.
  • I have worked with subordinates (direct reports) to represent my organization to external parties.
  • I have worked with executives or senior leaders within my organization to represent my organization to external parties.
  • I have worked with oversight personnel within my organization (e.g., internal legal personnel or Inspector General staff) to represent my organization to external parties.
  • I have worked with oversight personnel from other organizations (e.g., government regulators or inspectors, external legal personnel) to represent my organization to external parties.
  • I have worked with interns, contractors, or vendors to represent my organization to external parties.
  • I have worked with management personnel in other organizations to represent my organization to external parties.
  • I have worked with executives or senior leaders in other organizations to represent my organization to external parties.
  • I have worked with union representatives to represent my organization to external parties.
  • I have worked with public interest groups to represent my organization to external parties.
  • I have worked with professional organizations or societies related to my work to represent my organization to external parties.
  • None of the above.
14 3086058 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience building relationships to represent your organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have communicated with individuals from other organizations to build networks.
  • I have coordinated with individuals from other organizations to conduct events.
  • I have coordinated with personnel from other organizations to discuss shared goals and/or promote collaborative work processes.
  • None of the above.
15 3088245 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience representing your organization in briefings, meetings, or conferences. Answer to this question is required
  • I have attended inter-organization or inter-agency committee meetings with a senior official.
  • I have been involved in representing an organization at briefings, meetings, or conferences with other interested parties (e.g., peers, colleagues, members of professional organizations) to share information.
  • I have assisted in representing an organization at seminars or workshops.
  • I have served as a member on an internal organization or agency advisory group.
  • I have I have been involved in delivering technical information or assistance at external conferences, seminars, and/or workshops.
  • None of the above.
16 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.
17 3086067 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.
18 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.

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 From the list below, select the response that best reflects your experience developing individual assistance program policies and guidance. Select all response that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have reviewed disaster recovery program policies and guidance and advising Federal, State, and/or Local government partners.
  • I have evaluated individual assistance program policies and guidance based on knowledge of emergency management policy and/or the Stafford Act.
  • I have developed individual assistance program policies based on the tenets of the Stafford Act, clarifying established individual assistance policies for advising Federal, State and/or local government.
  • I have implemented individual assistance program policies and guidance based on the tenets of the Stafford Act, revising established individual assistance policies and guidance and advising Federal, State and/or Local government.
  • None of the above
4 3088886: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience acting as a senior advisor on individual assistance activities. Answer to this question is required
  • I have written position papers to summarize the strengths and challenges of implementing individual assistance policies.
  • I have interpreted policy and regulations to guide others in the implementation of individual assistance activities.
  • I have recommended changes to national policies and procedures based on results of individual assistance activities.
  • I have recommended changes to individual assistance programs.
  • I have assisted in the development of legislation to enact major changes to individual assistance programs.
  • I have served as a mentor on individual assistances activities to less experienced staff members.
  • I have acted as a senior advisor on Emergency Support Function #6 activities.
  • None of the above.
5 From the list below, select the response that best describes your experience providing guidance concerning Individual Assistance Programs. Select all answer for which you have experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have synthesized individual assistance data from assessments and reports.
  • I have used the information from individual assistance data and from assessments to make recommendations on courses of action to my IA partners.
  • I have supplied individual assistance data and conducted assessments.
  • I have identified and tracked gaps in federal, state, or local programs associated with individual disaster recovery in an effort to make recommendations on improvement.
  • None of the above
6 Select all the individual assistance programs you have experience performing and leading from the list below. Answer to this question is required
  • Determination for an IA disaster declaration
  • Implementing a housing assistance program
  • Implementing assistance program for providing other needs
  • Disaster Unemployment Assistance
  • Crisis Counseling Assistance
  • Mass Care and Emergency Assistance Coordination
  • Voluntary Agency Coordination
  • Disaster Recovery Planning
  • None of the above
7 3088872: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience implementing individual assistance or human services activities within an emergency management context. Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted in the execution of individual assistance programs.
  • I have coordinated with Federal, state, local, tribal, and/or territorial partners to implement approved emergency management assistance programs.
  • I have been deployed to a disaster to execute Emergency Support Function #6 activities.
  • I have participated in the complete execution of an individual assistance or human services program after an emergency management event.
  • I have assisted in analyzing developing emergency management situations to determine the potential for an emergency management declaration at the Federal, state, local, tribal, and/or territorial level.
  • I have participated in the activation of emergency disaster human services operations at the Federal, state, tribal, or local government level, or as the primary representative of a non-governmental or faith-based organization.
  • I have participated in Mass Care activities in response to an emergency management event.
  • I have performed disaster damage assessments for higher level review/approval.
  • I have provided input to State Plans.
  • I have provided input to Grant proposals.
  • None of the above.
8 Please select the communication task(s) you have performed related to assessing the housing needs of disaster survivors: Answer to this question is required
  • Interviewing others to gather information.
  • Writing summary reports
  • Providing oral briefings to others
  • Developing written reports of findings
  • None of the above
9 Select all responses below that will best describe your experience speaking effectively with diverse groups on technical and potentially highly contentious and controversial issues. Answer to this question is required
  • Experience as a primary speaker, presenter or conductor of meetings, public forums, workshops, seminars, etc., on major issues on recovery programs
  • Experience in delivering oral presentations to inform federal , state and local agencies with respect to significant or controversial matters regarding disaster recovery planning
  • Experience in delivering oral presentations to inform interested parties with respect to significant or controversial matters regarding disaster recovery planning.
  • Experience in briefing individuals regarding Recovery programs
  • None of the above.
10 Select the statements that describe your communication experience. Choose all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Communicated with co-workers in a team environment.
  • Coordinated work with other office personnel.
  • Responded to telephone and email inquiries.
  • Directed inquiries to the appropriate parties.
  • Contacted personnel from internal and external offices to obtain or provide information.
  • Communicated the results of analyses or other technical reports.
  • Communicated researched information to management and employees.
  • Prepared correspondence, memos, or reports.
  • Managed a correspondence tracking system.
  • Handled sensitive or confidential information and documents in an appropriate manner.
  • Developed staffing or personnel documents.
  • None of the above.
11 This position requires handling a heavy volume of writing assignments under tight deadline pressure. Select the types of written communication you have successfully prepared under tight deadline pressure. Answer to this question is required
  • Opinion essays or op-eds
  • Blog posts
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Verbal testimony
  • Speeches
  • Talking Points
  • News Stories
  • Questions and Answers
  • News Releases
  • Statements
  • Briefings
  • Informational Materials concerning policies
  • Responses to Freedom of Information Act Requests
  • Congressional Correspondence
  • None of the above
12 3088205 From the list below, select the type(s) of customers with whom you have held briefings or update sessions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted in delivering briefings or update sessions with senior executives or organizational leadership.
  • I have held briefings or update sessions with first-line managers.
  • I have assisted in delivering briefings or update sessions with technical experts.
  • I have held briefing or update sessions with co-workers.
  • I have held briefing or update sessions with employees.
  • I have assisted in delivering briefings or update sessions with the general public.
  • I have assisted in delivering briefings or update sessions with elected officials.
  • I have assisted in delivering briefings or update sessions with leadership from outside organizations.
  • None of the above.
13 3088209 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience developing alternative courses of action to address customer issues. Answer to this question is required
  • I have identified alternative courses of action for consideration by a team or first-line supervisor.
  • I have identified associated costs and benefits for consideration by a team or first-line supervisor.
  • I have developed alternative courses of action for consideration by customer management.
  • I have implemented alternative courses of action on behalf of a customer.
  • None of the above.
14 From the list below, select the choice(s) that best describe(s) your approach in providing services and/or expertise to external persons, organizations or entities. Answer to this question is required
  • I respond to inquiries and requests in a timely and thorough fashion.
  • I anticipate customer/client needs and proactively reach out to offer help or suggestions.
  • I prepare briefings for internal management or external partners.
  • I prepare management responses to Federal, State, or local elected officials (or equivalent).
  • I prepare training and educational opportunities for internal and external persons, organizations, or entities.
  • None of the above.
15 3086063 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) the stakeholder groups you have worked with to represent your organization to external parties. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked with customers to represent my organization to external parties.
  • I have worked with subordinates (direct reports) to represent my organization to external parties.
  • I have worked with executives or senior leaders within my organization to represent my organization to external parties.
  • I have worked with oversight personnel within my organization (e.g., internal legal personnel or Inspector General staff) to represent my organization to external parties.
  • I have worked with oversight personnel from other organizations (e.g., government regulators or inspectors, external legal personnel) to represent my organization to external parties.
  • I have worked with interns, contractors, or vendors to represent my organization to external parties.
  • I have worked with management personnel in other organizations to represent my organization to external parties.
  • I have worked with executives or senior leaders in other organizations to represent my organization to external parties.
  • I have worked with union representatives to represent my organization to external parties.
  • I have worked with public interest groups to represent my organization to external parties.
  • I have worked with professional organizations or societies related to my work to represent my organization to external parties.
  • None of the above.
16 3086058 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience building relationships to represent your organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have communicated with individuals from other organizations to build networks.
  • I have coordinated with individuals from other organizations to conduct events.
  • I have coordinated with personnel from other organizations to discuss shared goals and/or promote collaborative work processes.
  • None of the above.
17 3088245 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience representing your organization in briefings, meetings, or conferences. Answer to this question is required
  • I have attended inter-organization or inter-agency committee meetings with a senior official.
  • I have been involved in representing an organization at briefings, meetings, or conferences with other interested parties (e.g., peers, colleagues, members of professional organizations) to share information.
  • I have assisted in representing an organization at seminars or workshops.
  • I have served as a member on an internal organization or agency advisory group.
  • I have I have been involved in delivering technical information or assistance at external conferences, seminars, and/or workshops.
  • None of the above.
18 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.
19 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.
20 3086067 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: 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.