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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 I have conducted the following investigations (check all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • Criminal or Civil Investigations on my own.
  • Criminal or Civil Investigations with Federal, State or Local Law Enforcement Officials.
  • None of the above.
3 3090637 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience handling security investigations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have routinely evaluated information in a security request to ensure it was adequate, complete, or authentic.
  • I have obtained additional information as part of a security investigation through written correspondence or in person.
  • I have conducted pre-employment record checks for security investigations.
  • I have applied reciprocal acceptance of other agency or organization background investigations when appropriate.
  • I have routinely determined if a person met suitability and/or security standards based on information collected in a security investigation.
  • I have addressed derogatory information through appropriate due process.
  • I have developed and issued Letters of Interrogatory (or similar).
  • I have summarized the outcome of a security investigation in a written report.
  • I have communicated the outcome of a security investigation orally to all relevant parties.
  • I have maintained computerized clearance or security records.
  • I have evaluated negative information received on personnel after the issuance of a clearance.
  • I have supported programs for continuous security evaluation of personnel.
  • None of the above.
4 3091253: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience educating others on investigations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have briefed others internal to my organization on investigations.
  • I have briefed others external to my organization on investigations.
  • I have represented my organization in investigative matters.
  • I have assisted in spreading awareness of investigative programs in my organization.
  • I have assisted in on-the-job training for investigative personnel.
  • I have conducted training for non-investigative personnel (e.g., those who perform managerial inquiries as a collateral duties, other employees, contractor personnel).
  • None of the above.
5 From the list below identify the criminal and administrative investigative work you have undertaken. Answer to this question is required
  • Conduct complex investigations extending over protracted periods of time.
  • Direct and coordinate criminal investigations on employee misconduct on fraud, bribery, larceny, embezzlement, conflict of interest, false statement, etc.
  • Search and seize evidence.
  • Pursue, apprehend and arrest suspects fleeing from a crime scene or attempting to resist arrest.
  • Serve warrant and interrogate suspects.
  • None of the above
6 3091254: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience coordinating with other stakeholders on investigations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have coordinated with a Federal organization in support of an investigation.
  • I have coordinated with a State organization in support of an investigation.
  • I have coordinated with a private sector entity in support of an investigation.
  • I have coordinated with a tribal organization in support of an investigation.
  • I have coordinated with a local organization in support of an investigation.
  • I have coordinated with the intelligence community in support of an investigation.
  • I have served on an investigative task force.
  • None of the above.
7 Select the statements below that describe your experience communicating. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience communicating orally in an interpersonal setting.
  • I have experience speaking publicly during team meetings.
  • I have experience making presentations to small groups.
  • I have experience briefing managers.
  • I have experience making presentations to large audiences.
  • I have experience interacting with executive level staff.
  • I have experience speaking publicly for the purpose of communicating unfamiliar technical or abstract information.
  • I have experience speaking publicly in stressful and/or adversarial situations.
  • I have experience developing reports. And/or other forms of written communication which convey complex and unfamiliar technical information in a form readily understandable by a general audience.
  • I have formal training and/or work experience in risk or crisis communications.
  • I have experience in oral communication concerning programs or projects that seek to promote behavioral change on the part of a general audience or the public.
  • I have experience in written communication concerning programs or projects that seek to promote behavioral change on the part of a general audience or the public.
  • None of the above
8 Select all of the written communication duties that you have performed. Answer to this question is required
  • Prepare innovative analyses that explain complex issues with a broad impact.
  • Edit and rewrite material prior to publication and determine the readiness of published material.
  • Develop, edit and distribute informational materials designed to reach diverse audiences.
  • Analyze and plan all phases of the production process for a writing project.
  • Prepare articles for professional journals and websites.
  • Develop internal and external communication strategy plans by considering such items as topics, messages, and audiences.
  • None of the above.
9 Choose the statement(s) that best describe your communication/briefing skills that you use as a regular part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Communicate project objectives, goals, and status with immediate supervisor.
  • Use effective verbal and non-verbal communication.
  • Generate alternative solutions or strategies to address problems/issues.
  • Promote open communication channels to be an effective team player.
  • Brief immediate supervisor on issues/problems encountered during delivery of training course.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.
10 3088992 From the list below, select the type(s) of customers with whom you have led briefings or update sessions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have led briefings or update sessions with senior executives or organizational leadership.
  • I have led briefings or update sessions with first-line managers.
  • I have led briefings or update sessions with technical experts.
  • I have led briefings or update sessions with co-workers.
  • I have led briefings or update sessions with employees.
  • I have led briefings or update sessions with the general public.
  • I have led briefings or update sessions with elected officials.
  • I have led briefings or update sessions with leadership from outside organizations.
  • None of the above.
11 3088987 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 a complex or time sensitive issue.
  • I have identified associated costs and benefits for a complex or time sensitive issue.
  • 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 3177862 From the list below, select the statement that best describes your experience working with team members and colleagues. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed partnerships to guarantee policy and regulations are followed in field operations.
  • I have worked with multidisciplinary project teams to execute emergency management programs.
  • I have developed partnerships and collaborated with colleagues and government officials.
  • I have cultivated relationships with both public and private sector entities.
  • I have successfully maintained relationships with public and private sector entities.
  • I have leveraged internal and external relationships to improve emergency management practices.
  • None of the above.
13 From the list below, select the statement that best describes your experience in creating and building partnerships. Answer to this question is required
  • I have built working relationships with Federal and State partners.
  • I have led and directed staff I had no direct authority over during a response operation.
  • I am considered an expert to Federal and State partners.
  • I have gathered information from Federal and State partners to implement an integrated response.
  • I have no experience in this area.
14 3091250: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience providing technical guidance, authority, or advice related to investigations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have recommended new or revised investigative policies.
  • I have recommended new systems or improvements to existing systems.
  • I have developed basic investigative plans and/or guidelines for incorporation in policy.
  • I have prepared written reports concerning investigative policies, guidelines, procedures, and/or practices.
  • I have prepared oral reports concerning investigative policies, guidelines, procedures, and/or practices.
  • I have testified at formal hearings concerning investigative matters.
  • I have conducted a threat assessment of a person, program, or system.
  • I have reviewed programs to ensure compliance with existing investigative regulations and policies.
  • I have explained investigative programs to non-investigative personnel (e.g., hiring managers, contract vendors).
  • None of the above.
15 From the list below please select the response that best reflects your experience in undertaking full range of investigative duties. Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted investigations in a manner meeting legal and procedural requirement.
  • I have presented evidence to construct events.
  • I have provided advice and assistance both in and out of court to the U.S. Attorney�s Office during investigations and prosecutions.
  • None of the above.
16

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 3225349 Current 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
    2.1

    In the text box below, please indicate the type of FEMA Stafford Act position you currently occupy.  

    Response Choices include:

    CORE

    IM-CORE

    IMAT

    Reservist

     

    Maximum length of 100 characters.
    2.2 In the text box below, please indicate the timeframe for the FEMA Stafford Act position you occupy/occupied that meets the 78 or more consecutive pay periods since August 1, 2014 (3 continuous years) as listed above.  (Note: MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY)
    Maximum length of 100 characters.
  • 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
  • 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.