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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.
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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 Select all of the following human resources activities in which you have experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Address employee relations issues, such as harassment allegations, work complaints, or other employee concerns.
  • Analyze employment-related data and prepare required reports.
  • Conduct exit interviews and ensure that necessary employment termination paperwork is completed.
  • Conduct reference or background checks on job applicants.
  • Confer with management to develop or implement personnel policies or procedures.
  • Contact job applicants to inform them of the status of their applications.
  • Develop or implement recruiting strategies to meet current or anticipated staffing needs.
  • Hire employees and process hiring-related paperwork.
  • Inform job applicants of details such as duties and responsibilities, compensation,
  • Interpret and explain human resources policies, procedures, laws, standards, or regulations.
  • None of the above.
4 Select the area(s) of human capital in which you have experience conducting formal audits or evaluations. Answer to this question is required
  • Classification
  • Recruitment and Placement
  • Performance Management
  • Human Resource Development
  • Employee Selection
  • Labor Relations
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employee Relations
  • Compensation
  • Awards and Recognition
  • None of the above
5 From the list below select the Employee Relations functional areas you have performed. (Choose all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Advise managers or employees on issues/problems related to conduct (e. g. absence and leave abuse, work place issue, employee disputes, etc.) in accordance with laws, regulations, and practices.
  • Advise managers or employees on issues/problems related to performance in accordance with laws, regulations, and practices.
  • Assess employee relation cases involving grievances, disciplinary actions or adverse actions to determine the most appropriate course of action.
  • Interpret laws, regulations and policies to recommend appropriate disciplinary action or other corrective techniques for conduct and performance problems.
  • None of the above.
6 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describes your communication skills as part of jobs you have held. Answer to this question is required
  • I have verbally communicated with individuals within the organization to exchange and clarify factual information, answer questions, and explain work operations.
  • I have verbally communicated with individuals outside the organization, including the general public to exchange and clarify factual information, answer questions, and explain work operations.
  • I have verbally communicated with individuals at various levels of authority within and outside the organization explaining complex information and resolving problems that required an in-depth knowledge of the program activities of the organization.
  • I have made verbal presentations to groups within or outside my work environment.
  • None of the above.
7 Select the response(s) that reflect the activities you have regularly performed for your organization. Answer to this question is required
  • Developed written materials for briefings, meetings, or conferences.
  • Drafted responses to Departmental inquiries.
  • Composed procedural material for dissemination to field or operating-level elements.
  • Drafted reports and memoranda for signatures for senior leadership officials.
  • Authored position papers or summary reports on organizational data, which included analysis and recommendations.
  • Developed written guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems.
  • Drafted organizational strategies, goals, objectives, or priorities for senior leadership officials.
  • Compiled correspondence that consolidates input from a number of different sources, including contradictory viewpoints.
  • None of the above
8 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.
9 From the list below, select the statement(s) that describe your experience providing customer service. Answer to this question is required
  • I have coordinated/conducted meetings with managers and staff to ensure customers’ needs are met.
  • I have established priorities to meet customer needs.
  • I have evaluated and modified services to ensure quality customer service.
  • I have directly investigated and resolved customer issues.
  • I have provided customer service that was favorably recognized by a colleague, supervisor, or customer.
  • None of the above
10 Have you worked with confidential or sensitive client/customer service data? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Select the choice(s) that describe(s) your experience providing services and/or expertise to external persons, organizations, or entities. Answer to this question is required
  • Responded to inquiries and requests.
  • Anticipated customer/client needs.
  • Proactively reached out to offer help or suggestions to customers.
  • Contacted customers for information to complete assignments.
  • Contacted and/or responded to customers to provide non-technical information.
  • 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 Do you have experience representing a supervisor at Departmental, organizational, or external events? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
14 3086055 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience representing your organization to others. Answer to this question is required
  • I have presented work information in public forums.
  • I have presented information on my organization’s goals in negotiations with representatives from other organizations.
  • I have represented my organization at an event attended by representatives from other organizations.
  • I have represented my organization as part of an inter-organization work group or team.
  • None of the above.
15 Select the responses that describe your experience representing the interests of a program or function under your direct responsibility. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Maintained collaborative relationships with peers or senior management positions in other organizations, departments, or agencies.
  • Led projects that crossed organizational or agency boundaries. .
  • Served as a team member on projects that crossed 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.
16 Select the response(s) that describe your experience developing collaborative relationships. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience developing and sustaining cooperative working relationships within the organization and with customer groups.
  • I have experience influencing and persuading others.
  • I have experience building consensus through collaboration, gaining followers and cooperation from others to obtain information, achieve results, and accomplish goals.
  • I have experience fostering cooperation and consensus among groups.
  • I have experience fostering shared leadership, building trust among team members, and creating commitment to team goals.
  • None of the above
17 3089817 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience representing the interests of a program or function under your direct responsibility. Answer to this question is required
  • I have maintained collaborative relationships with personnel in peer or senior positions in other organizations, departments, or agencies.
  • I have led projects that crossed organizational or agency boundaries.
  • I have served as a team member on projects that crossed organizational or agency boundaries
  • I have represented the organization at inter-agency meetings.
  • I have maintained relationships with various federal, state, and /or local stakeholders.
  • None of the above.
18 3089086 From the list below, identify the group(s) with whom you have experience developing collaborative relationships. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed collaborative relationships with my work team.
  • I have developed collaborative relationships with my work unit or department.
  • I have developed collaborative relationships with another work unit or department in my agency or organization.
  • I have developed collaborative relationships with groups outside of my agency or organization.
  • None of the above.
19 3225508 From the list below, select the response(s) that best describe(s) the human capital areas you have experience in providing advice or guidance to customers (such as managers, selecting officials, employees, applicants). Answer to this question is required
  • Recruitment
  • Staffing
  • Classification
  • Human Resources Information Systems
  • Employee Benefits
  • Payroll and Compensation
  • Workforce Planning/Analysis
  • 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.