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Grade: 12

1 3154428 GS-12: Do you have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 level, which includes IT-related experience demonstrating the following competencies: ATTENTION TO DETAIL; CUSTOMER SERVICE; ORAL COMMUNICATION; and, PROBLEM SOLVING, as defined in the vacancy announcement? NOTE: This information must be supported in your resume to be considered for the position. 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 Select the responses that describe your experience in managing information technology projects. Answer to this question is required
  • Defined the project.
  • Planned the project and established project milestones.
  • Managed the project team and budget.
  • Managed project requirements and user expectations.
  • Developed and/or managed change/problem tracking system.
  • Facilitated discussions and decisions to work toward solutions.
  • Clarified roles and optimized the contribution of the people involved in the project.
  • Controlled deliverables, ensuring that they met quality benchmarks and were on schedule.
  • Conducted formal project closeout activities.
  • None of the above.
4 Please indicate the level of experience that qualifies you for a GS-2210-12 Information Technology Specialist position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one (1) year of specialized experience independently designing, installing, managing, and maintaining network hardware and software to support telecommunications capabilities of an organization in order to trouble shoot information technology systems and equipment, and make recommendations for network hardware and software upgrades.
  • I do not have the experience and/or education described in any of the above statements.
5 From the choices below, please select all that describe your experience assuring information systems are being maintained in accordance with governing regulations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have evaluated, developed and implemented methods, procedures and guidance to protect information technology systems and applications.
  • I have managed virus protection software over a network to ensure, protect and restore information systems and network services and capabilities.
  • I have conducted risk and vulnerability assessments of planned and installed information systems to identify IT risks/vulnerability to attack from a variety of sources (e.g., espionage, disruption of services, destructive programs/ applications) and determined the level of IT protection needed.
  • I have planned and conducted security certification and accreditation reviews for installed systems or networks and assessed and advised on new or revised security measures and countermeasures based on the results of accreditation reviews.
  • I have assessed security events to determine impact and implemented corrective actions.
  • I have developed systems security contingency plans and disaster recovery procedures.
  • I have participated in network and systems design to ensure implementation of appropriate systems security policies.
  • I have evaluated the feasibility of new systems security and services.
  • None of the above.
6 3089841: From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience assessing and recommending new technology. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked with others to brainstorm new systems administration technology.
  • I have proactively proposed new technologies to fill system gaps.
  • I have analyzed proposed new technology to determine feasibility of implementation.
  • I have researched optimum hardware and software packages for new acquisition initiatives.
  • I have evaluated hardware and software packages to determine rejection or acceptance into the current network.
  • I have developed requirements for the acquisition of network hardware, software, and/or services.
  • I have analyzed a process as required for the implementation of new technology.
  • I have documented a process as required for the implementation of new technology.
  • None of the above.
7 Please select those statements that best describe your highest levels of experience in communicating orally for the purpose of giving briefings, speeches, presentations, and training. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience interacting with mangers, attorneys, information technology staff, and other internal and external contacts on economic, management requirements, systems development methodology activities, or program and policy development.
  • I have experience conducting formal and informal meetings and presentations to decision makers in a variety of settings.
  • I have experience persuading others to take a particular course of action or to accept findings, recommendations, changes, or alternative viewpoints.
  • I have experience serving as a consultant in a number of forums, including inter-office task forces and committees.
  • I have experience interacting with managers and technical staff on systems development methodology activities.
  • I have experience serving as senior technical expert and/or consultant for assigned systems development activities.
  • I have experience initiating and maintaining contacts with individuals inside and outside the organization.
  • I have experience interacting with staff within an agency or organization and lead meetings of workgroups.
  • I have experience participating in special projects and serving as a project leader.
  • None of the above.
8 This position requires managing multiple assignments, conflicting priorities, and multi-tasking all while maintaining good customer service and meeting various deadlines. Check the one answer that is true of your experience and background. Answer to this question is required
  • I have demonstrated experience in managing cross-functional teams or groups involving all levels of management and employees while maintaining a client service focus, meeting competing deadlines, and solving legal issues concurrently.
  • I have demonstrated experience working with diverse teams or groups and their management while providing good client service, meeting deadlines, and solving legal issues.
  • None of the 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 3086069 Have you led cross-functional or multidisciplinary project teams? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 3188570 Select the statement(s) that best describe(s) 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.

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.