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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 3167421 From the list below, select the statement that describes the extent of your training and experience analyzing data from a variety of sources (e.g., qualitative and quantitative data) to reach a conclusion or make a judgment. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had training in analyzing data from a variety of sources to reach a conclusion or make a judgment.
  • I have assisted with projects involving analyzing data from a variety of sources to reach a conclusion or judgment by gathering, organizing, or analyzing data using statistical software.
  • I have analyzed data from a variety of sources to reach a conclusion or judgment, such as analyzing data in order to make comparisons or identify cause and effect relationships.
  • I do not have training or experience performing this task.
4 3167469 From the list below, select the statement(s) that describe(s) the tasks you have supervised others completing as part of data analysis. Answer to this question is required
  • Analyzing written reports to identify data trends
  • Analyzing data tables
  • Writing reports to present results of data analysis
  • Reviewing reports for data abnormalities
  • Reviewing data tables to ensure accuracy
  • Reviewing charts to ensure accuracy
  • Collecting data samples for analysis
  • Transforming data for analysis
  • Researching data analysis topics or techniques
  • None of the above (if selected, be sure this is the ONLY response selected for this item)
5 Indicate the extent of your experience in developing and interpreting policy on designated programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had no experience in performing this task.
  • I have assisted and provided input to my superiors or subject-matter experts concerning the development of a new policy or the application of a new policy to a specific program.
  • I have drafted and/or studied proposals for the implementation of new policies or provided recommendations for the application of policies to a specific program.
  • I have independently developed and implemented new policies that impacted a specific program or interpreted the program response to far reaching policy directives.
6 Select the response that reflects your experience providing leadership in the development and implementation of new policies Answer to this question is required
  • Analyze program policy
  • Develop operational plans to match budget constraints.
  • Manage the implementation of policies, programs, and/or operations.
  • Recommend changes in policies to accommodate new business unit, functional area, or program developments.
  • None of the above.
7 Choose the statement(s) that best describe your communication/briefing skills that you use as a regular part of your job to support organizational goals and leadership. Answer to this question is required
  • Regularly communicate legal issues, risks or conclusions orally to senior management.
  • Explain or justify decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations orally to senior management.
  • Defend client-partner's position to third parties performing oversight review of programs.
  • Foster cooperation and consensus among groups in furthering organizational goals.
  • Build consensus through collaboration from others to obtain information, achieve results and accomplish goals.
  • None of the above.
8 3183729 From the list below, select the statement which best describes your experience utilizing interpersonal communication skills during interactions with others. Answer to this question is required
  • I have dealt with individuals who were difficult, hostile or distressed.
  • I have succeed in interaction and working with multiple levels of coworkers and supervisors.
  • I have identified and responded to critical emergency management events with diplomacy and action.
  • I have experience communicating with senior management.
  • I have guided individuals (subordinates, peers, superiors) or groups toward task accomplishment.
  • I have maintained effectiveness in varying environments and with varying task, responsibilities or people.
  • I have negotiated with others to reach agreement, settlement, consensus, compliance, or a solution.
  • I have not utilized my interpersonal communication skills in the manner described above.
9 3089010 From the list below, select all experience(s) you have staying up-to-date with issues that affect your organization and/or its external stakeholders. Answer to this question is required
  • I have attended training or informational meetings to update my knowledge of issues affecting my organization or its external stakeholders.
  • I have participated in meetings with organizational management to discuss work-related trends or issues.
  • I have participated as a member of a cross-organizational committee for the purpose of studying industry trends that affect my organization.
  • I have participated in professional conferences to gather information about industry-wide trends.
  • I have planned or led activities sponsored by professional organizations to discuss and/or disseminate information about the impact of industry-wide trends.
  • None of the above.
10 3086054 From the list below, select the type(s) of customer(s) with whom you have experience maintaining customer relationships. Answer to this question is required
  • I have maintained customer relationships with representatives from other Federal Agencies.
  • I have maintained customer relationships with the general public.
  • I have maintained customer relationships with senior executives.
  • I have maintained customer relationships with mid-level managers.
  • I have maintained customer relationships with internal customers.
  • I have maintained customer relationships with faith-based groups.
  • I have maintained customer relationships with officials from volunteer organizations.
  • I have maintained customer relationships with elected officials.
  • None of the above.
11 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
12 Select all responses that describe your experience representing the interests of a program or function under your direct responsibility: Answer to this question is required
  • Maintained collaborative relationships with personnel in peer or senior positions in other organizations, departments, or agencies.
  • Led projects that crossed organizational or agency boundaries.
  • Served as a team member on projects that cross organizational or agency boundaries.
  • Represented the organization at inter-agency meetings.
  • Maintained relationships with various federal, state, and/or local stakeholders.
  • None of the above.
13 Choose all that apply to your experience researching and analyzing evolving emergency management programs Answer to this question is required
  • Analyzed emergency management legislation, statues or program guidance.
  • Provided management with detailed analysis of policy impact.
  • Developed recommendations for management on new developments.
  • None of the above.
14 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.
  • Conduct meetings to plan, coordinate, consult on work efforts, or resolve issues. This would include making presentations to influence individuals or groups who are resistant to agency positions or have conflicting agendas.
  • Represented an organizational program in discussions with individuals or groups who may be skeptical or in disagreement and require skill to influence, motivate, question or otherwise gain the desired outcome.
  • None of the above.
15 3090941 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 established roles and responsibilities of a project team.
  • I have set goals and objectives for a program.
  • I have constructed a timeline for carrying out project tasks.
  • I have listed resources necessary to carry out tasks in the operational plan, including personnel, equipment, supplies, and travel costs.
  • I have determined the priorities and the allocation of resources necessary to successfully accomplish a project.
  • I have determined the needed and available resources (e.g., technical expertise, equipment, and infrastructure) and capacities.
  • I have managed staffing schedules.
  • I have reviewed work products to see that the supervisor's instructions on work priorities, methods, deadlines, and quality have been met.
  • I have managed a budget (e.g., spend plan).
  • None of the above.
16 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describes the management duties you have performed on a regular basis. (select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Planned work for subordinates, set priorities, and/or provided completion deadlines.
  • Assigned work to subordinates based on assignment difficulty and/or employee capability.
  • Worked with employees to identify their developmental needs based on organizational goals.
  • Communicated broad objectives to subordinate supervisors for implementation.
  • Selected candidates for positions within my organization after interviewing them.
  • I have counseled and/or disciplined employees on performance or conduct issues.
  • I have recognized and/or rewarded employees for their contributions and/or achievements.
  • I have developed performance standards and/or evaluated employees' work.
  • I have resolved office conflicts through mediation or other forms of alternative dispute resolutions.
  • None of the above.
17 From the list below select the response that best describes your experience in establishing schedules and deadlines. Answer to this question is required
  • Followed a schedule of work activities determined by my supervisor
  • Independently scheduled my work to meet required deadlines
  • Scheduled my work activities and that of other technical and support staff to meet required deadlines
  • Established deadlines and scheduled my work and that of subordinate technical and support staff to meet those deadlines
  • None of the above.
18 Select the statement(s) that best reflect your experience developing employees' potential and/or maximizing their ability to succeed in their jobs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have directed a team or unit and achieved positive, measurable results.
  • I have provided training in continuous process improvement.
  • I have implemented programs to meet the unit's organizational goals.
  • I have provided career counseling and coaching.
  • I have implemented individual development plans for my employees.
  • I have tracked employees' progress against training and career goals.
  • I have coached a multi-disciplinary staff.
  • I have provided a model for creative thinking, innovative solutions, or non-traditional approaches to improve a unit's effectiveness.
  • None of the above.
19 From the list below, select the areas of managerial authorities you have exercised within the scope of your responsibilities. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience performing these functions.
  • I have experience discussing performance plans, reviewing and rating performance for subordinate employees.
  • I have knowledge of leave policies and guidelines and have experience monitoring and approving leave for subordinate employees.
  • I have experience serving on interview panels, developing targeted interview questions and selecting key subordinate staff.
  • I have experience gathering information relative to employee conduct and performance issues, settling employee grievances, recommending and implementing disciplinary actions.
  • I have experience initiating personnel actions relevant to the needs of my organization.
20 From the list below, select the response(s) that describe your experience working with managers. Select all that apply: Answer to this question is required
  • Coordinated with managers to develop operational procedures.
  • Worked with senior leaders to improve organizational effectiveness.
  • Developed guidelines for program administration.
  • None of the above
21 3088924: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience interpreting emergency management policies to develop operational plans. Answer to this question is required
  • I have assessed challenges associated with applying Federal, State, local, tribal, and/or territorial emergency management policies into operational plans.
  • I have provided feedback to senior leaders on the challenges of applying emergency management policies to an operational plan.
  • I have provided recommendations to changes in emergency management policies based on feedback received from Federal, State, local, tribal, and/or territorial partners ability to develop operational plans.
  • I have interpreted emergency management policy to provide guidance to Federal, State, local, tribal, and/or territorial stakeholders.
  • 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.