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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 Do you have experience preparing or reviewing program plans to execute a budget? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Select all responses that best capture your experience in business operations of an organization. Answer to this question is required
  • a. Provides contractual oversight.
  • b. Develops life cycle cost analyses of projects or performs cost benefit or economic evaluations of current or projected programs.
  • c. Monitors and reports all financial aspects of the project including budgets and invoice approval.
  • d. Reviews project spend plans and compares planned spending to actual spending on contract invoices.�
  • e. None of the above
5 3088299 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience preparing written documents for distribution. Answer to this question is required
  • I have written standard operating procedures documenting complex and/or difficult processes for internal distribution.
  • I have written formal documents in response to vendor or contractor inquiries.
  • I have written final responses to inquiries from internal management.
  • I have written final responses to public, executive, or Congressional inquiries.
  • None of the above.
6 Select all responses that best reflect your skill in program planning and management. Answer to this question is required
  • a. Formulates and recommends plans to improve exercise program policies, practices and methods and organizational structure.
  • b. Coordinates requirements among other components and partners in the formative stages of program initiation, project design, project implementation, and management of ongoing programs.
  • c. Translates management goals and objectives into effective operations and monitors goals and program priorities to evaluate results.
  • d. Provides authoritative guidance and leadership in the planning, development, conducting, and evaluation of emergency preparedness exercises.
  • e. None of the above
7 3184889: From the list below, select three (3) statement(s) that best describe your oral communication experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have justified, persuaded, or resolved matters involving significant policy or operating program issues.
  • I have facilitated or led discussions in which I influenced, motivated, or persuaded groups of individuals.
  • I have led discussions in which the purpose was to plan and consult on work efforts and to resolve operating problems.
  • I have given presentations on policy interpretations on controversial issues which have regional and/or national implications.
  • I have delivered speeches conveying senior leadership priorities and decisions to outside organizations.
  • None of the above.
8 3088742 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) the communication activities you have performed on a regular or recurring basis at work. Answer to this question is required
  • I have met with outside organizations, executive officials, clients, or customers to present technical information.
  • I have represented a business line or organization at meetings as a subject matter expert.
  • I have responded to complex requests from colleagues, managers, or clients.
  • I have acted as primary liaison to another unit, department, or organization.
  • I have prepared final responses to public inquiries.
  • None of the above.
9 3088751 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience addressing technical customer issues. Answer to this question is required
  • I have gathered and researched information to assess technical customer issues or needs.
  • I have developed and presented alternative solutions for technical customer issues.
  • I have identified and evaluated alternative solutions to resolve technical customer issues.
  • I have identified/recommended a mutually agreeable solution to resolve technical customer issues.
  • None of the above.
10 3088989 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience supporting customers. Answer to this question is required
  • I have responded to questions regarding standard and non-standard procedures.
  • I have verified documented customer requirements.
  • I have identified customer requirements.
  • I have identified and discussed technical challenges to customer needs.
  • I have discussed best practice approaches to address customer service requirements.
  • I have enforced compliance with policies or procedures.
  • I have provided feedback on customer documentation.
  • I have successfully resolved issues encountered involving difficult or uncooperative customers (or had difficult or uncooperative customers referred to me for action).
  • I have referred difficult or uncooperative customers to a supervisor or manager.
  • None of the above.
11 3089016 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
  • Customers
  • Subordinates (Direct reports)
  • Executives or senior leaders within your organization
  • Oversight personnel within your organization (e.g., internal legal personnel or Inspector General staff)
  • Oversight personnel from other organizations (e.g., government regulators or inspectors, external legal personnel)
  • Interns, contractors, or vendors
  • Management personnel in other organizations
  • Executives or senior leaders in other organizations
  • Union representatives
  • Public interest groups
  • Professional organizations or societies related to your work
  • None of the above
12 3089090 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.
13 3089091 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience providing assistance to co-workers. Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted in the development of training materials or job aids.
  • I have conducted on-the-job training.
  • I have served as a mentor or coach.
  • I have volunteered to assist co-workers in the completion of their task(s).
  • I have been assigned to assist co-workers in the completion of their task(s).
  • None of the above.
14 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe the management duties you have performed on a regular basis. Answer to this question is required
  • I have planned work to be accomplished by subordinates, set and adjusted priorities, and prepared schedules for the completion of work.
  • I have assigned work to subordinates based on priorities, consideration of the difficulty of assignments, and the capabilities of employees.
  • I have worked with employees to identify their developmental and training needs based on organizational goals and budget realities.
  • I have established broad objectives and goals and communicated these to subordinate supervisors for implementation.
  • I have interviewed and selected candidates for positions within my organization.
  • I have counseled and/or disciplined employees on performance or conduct issues.
  • I have recognized and rewarded employees for their contributions and/or achievements.
  • I have developed performance standards and evaluated employees’ work.
  • I have resolved office conflicts through mediation or other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
  • None of the above
15 Select from the following list all area(s) in which you have experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Employee Performance Management.
  • Resolving complaints from employees.
  • Identifying developmental and training needs for employees.
  • Program and/or management analysis.
  • Preparing and presenting program reports to senior officials.
  • None of the above.
16 From the list below, select the supervisory task(s) that you have performed on a regular and recurring basis. Answer to this question is required
  • Oversaw, directed or developed work to be accomplished by subordinates
  • Set and adjusted priorities
  • Prepared schedules for completion of work
  • Responsible for the first line supervision of employees
  • Assigned work to subordinates based on priorities, consideration of the difficulty of assignments, and the capabilities of employees
  • Developed performance standards and evaluated employees' work
  • Gave advice, counsel or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters
  • Interviewed candidates for positions in a unit
  • Recommended and/or selected individuals for appointment, promotion, or reassignment
  • Worked with employees to identify their developmental and training needs based on organizational goals and budget realities
  • Conducted workforce/succession planning
  • Delegated authority to the lowest levels
  • Resolved office conflicts through meetings
  • Resolved office conflicts by providing written guidance
  • Resolved office conflicts through mediation or other forms of alternative dispute resolution
  • Addressed employee conduct issues by taking appropriate human resources actions such as oral admonishments or suspensions
  • Coached, counseled and/or disciplined employees on performance issues
  • Coached, counseled and/or disciplined employees on conduct issues
  • Followed necessary steps when an employee's performance did not improve
  • Developed performance improvement plans
  • Recognized and rewarded employees for their contributions
  • I have not performed any of the above listed supervisory tasks
17 From the list below, identify which of the following changing conditions you have successfully managed for your organization. Answer to this question is required
  • Deadlines
  • Requirements/specifications
  • Budget
  • Staff resources
  • Technology
  • Quality of products or services
  • None of the above
18 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe your executive level management experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have established and reinforced broad organizational goals, vision and program priorities.
  • I have ensured that sound strategic goals are established including multi-year planning.
  • I have enforced accountability for organizational performance.
  • I have enlisted support and buy-in from external parties for the organization’s programs.
  • None of the above
19 Choose all that apply to your experience communicating with senior officials at all levels of government or academic institutions. Answer to this question is required
  • Communicated with senior officials in federal, state, local and/or tribal governments.
  • Communicated with public and/or private sector officials, including officials of U.S. colleges and universities
  • Presented reports on organizational or agency issues
  • Prepared speeches, briefings, or presentations to internal or external audiences
  • None of the above.
20 Concerning your leadership experience, select the duty(ies) that you have experience performing on a regular, recurring basis. Answer to this question is required
  • I have facilitated collaboration, coordination, and communication between staff members and others.
  • I have coached staff members in problem solving methods.
  • I have identified and balanced workload and tasks among employees in accordance with established skill levels.
  • I have trained and mentored employees.
  • I have led and motivated others to accomplish mission goals.
  • I have devised and implemented organizational plans and procedures.
  • I have provided advice on work methods, practices, and procedures.
  • I have established performance standards and counseled employees on performance plans.
  • I have taken necessary action in cases of poor performance or misconduct.
  • 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.