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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 From the list below, select the Microsoft Office product(s) that you are able to use without assistance in order to create professional products. Please select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Word
  • Excel
  • Access
  • Publisher
  • Power Point
  • Project
  • Outlook
  • Visio
  • None of the above
3 Please indicate which of the following items you have researched and analyzed in order to develop final written products. (Select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Laws
  • Regulations
  • Policies
  • Program documents and/or standard operating procedures
  • Processes
  • Statistical Data
  • Technical Data
  • None of the above
4 Select the course material you have developed. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Plan of instruction
  • Instructor guide
  • Student manual
  • Experiential learning guide
  • Assessment instrument
  • Evaluation instrument
  • Job aid
  • Multimedia presentation
  • None of the above
5 I have performed the following duties as they pertain to research and analysis: Answer to this question is required
  • Organized the results of analysis for presentation to management.
  • Conducted research and analysis of data reviewed and collected for audits/evaluations.
  • Conducted review/evaluations of an agency’s/organization's internal controls.
  • None of the above.
6 Please select the response(s) that best reflect your experience producing clearly written reports, correspondence, and other materials for use by external stakeholders. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience communicating in written form to convey information concisely and clearly.
  • I have prepared written reports documenting decisions and recommendations.
  • I have prepared, reviewed, and edited technical and/or non-technical materials, identifying inadequacies in format, grammar, or construction in accordance with accepted standards.
  • I have maintained effective working relationships with staff at all levels.
  • None of the above.
7 From the list below, select the response(s) that best describe your experience identifying and analyzing problems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have identified and analyzed problems, distinguishing between relevant and irrelevant information, to make rational decisions.
  • I have used qualitative data and analytical tools in problem solving and have developed recommendations for alternative courses of action.
  • I have conducted analytical reviews and studies of operational programs and processes in order to provide recommended solutions and efficiency improvements to senior leadership.
  • None of the above
8 From the list below, select the statement(s) that describe(s) the aspects of the change management process you have experience executing. Answer to this question is required
  • Evaluating the readiness of staff for changes (e.g., gap analysis, surveys, interviews)
  • Developing a strategy for implementing change (e.g., identifying objectives, outlining process steps)
  • Sponsoring organizational change (e.g., providing funding to support change, reviewing progress toward objectives)
  • Building staff buy-in (e.g., assigning and clarifying roles, engaging employees in discussion of strategy)
  • Identifying and addressing obstacles to implementing change (e.g., employee resistance, technological limitations)
  • Evaluating the impact of changes following implementation
  • None of the above (if selected, be sure this is the only response selected for this item)
9 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.
10 I have utilized my interpersonal communication skills in the following area(s). (Select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Dealt with individuals who were difficult, hostile or distressed.
  • Succeeded in interacting and working with multiple levels of co-workers, supervisors and high level management.
  • Identified and responded to critical events with diplomacy and action.
  • Stayed with a position or plan of action until the desired objective was achieved or it was no longer reasonably attainable.
  • Persuaded others to accept findings, recommendations, changes, or alternative viewpoints.
  • Guided individuals (subordinates, peers, superiors) or groups toward task accomplishment.
  • Maintained effectiveness in varying environments and with varying tasks, responsibilities, or people.
  • Negotiated with others to reach agreement, settlement, consensus, compliance, or a solution.
  • None of the above.
11 Select the statement(s) that best describes your experience with communication. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience instructing others on procedural requirements
  • I have experience serving in a liaison capacity.
  • I have experience responding to inquiries or requests for information.
  • I have experience explaining technical and non-technical information.
  • I have experience contacting others in order to gather information.
  • None of the above
12 Select all statements that reflect your experience providing customer service on financial issues or products. Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided guidance to customers on implementation of financial policies and procedures.
  • I have responded in writing to inquiries providing information on implementation of financial policies and procedures.
  • I have conducted meetings with managers and staff to ensure customers’ needs are met
  • I have provided customer service that was recognized by a supervisor through an award or letter of appreciation.
  • I have directly investigated customer issues with budget/financial procedures.
  • None of the above.
13 Please select the response(s) that best describe(s) the individuals you have interacted with. (Select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Co-workers from within your organization/office.
  • Contractor personnel.
  • Customers for whom you provide a service.
  • Senior managers/supervisors from within your organization/office.
  • None of the above.
14 Do you have experience serving as an agency/organizational representative to internal stakeholders at different management levels? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
15 Select the response that best describes your experience persuading management to adopt a policy. Answer to this question is required
  • Participated in discussions to persuade others to adopt controversial policy.
  • Participated in discussions to persuade others to adopt non-controversial courses of action.
  • Completed training in persuasive communication techniques.
  • Led discussion to persuade others to adopt non-controversial policies.
  • Led discussion to persuade others to adopt controversial policies.
  • None of the above.
16 Which response best describes your ability to work in a Team environment in your immediate office and outside? Answer to this question is required
  • I have led teams or work groups and motivated others towards goal accomplishment.
  • I have participated as a team member with some involvement in motivating others towards goal accomplishment.
  • I have consistently developed and sustained cooperative working relationships with others.
  • None of the above.
17 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.
  • None of the above.
18 I have collaborated professionally with the following individuals or entities within my organization (check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Cross-functional team(s)
  • Project team(s)
  • Task force(s)
  • Organization leadership
  • Peers and/or immediate team members
  • 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 3117590 How did you hear about this Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • FEMA.gov
  • USAJobs
  • Monster
  • Indeed
  • Zip Recruiter
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Employment Office
  • Job Fair
  • Professional Organization
  • FEMA Recruiter
  • Newspaper
  • Radio
  • Through my college or university
  • FEMA Employee
  • DHS/FEMA Hiring Event
  • 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.