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Grade: 15

1 GS-15: Do you have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-14 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 Select the response(s) that reflect the supervisory/managerial functions you have performed. Answer to this question is required
  • Establish performance guidelines.
  • Evaluate performance.
  • Develop work improvement plans.
  • Highlight training and development activities.
  • Resolve group grievances.
  • Resolve employee complaints.
  • Coaching and mentoring.
  • None of the above.
4 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.
5 Select all responses that reflect your experience providing authoritative guidance and leadership to projects impacting national preparedness, FEMA or the nation Answer to this question is required
  • a. I have developed policy, standard operating procedures, and/or plans for enhancing national preparedness through exercises that test readiness and capabiities.
  • b. I have served as a technical authority in the formulation of national program guidelines dealing with emergency preparedness.
  • c. I have participated in studies and reviews to improve or enhance preparedness initiatives
  • d. None of the above
6 Select all responses that best describe your experience in conducting or providing oversight to analytical studies. Answer to this question is required
  • a. I have applied analytical and evaluation methods, theories, and techniques to provide recommendations on the effectiveness and efficiency of assigned program operations at a national level.
  • b. I have monitored, coordinated, or led analytical studies on matters to federal, state and/or local units of the government.
  • c. I have managed complex tasks and responded to quick turnaround assignments, redirections, and multi-tasking, following appropriate guidelines for project management and quality control.
  • d. None of the above
7 Select all activities you have performed to determine program or organizational effectiveness. Answer to this question is required
  • Identified overlaps in the use of personnel.
  • Identified overlaps in expenditures.
  • Compared program goals to organization's mission.
  • Developed performance measures (e.g., surveys, metrics).
  • Interviewed individuals to validate concerns.
  • Suggested alternative processes to improve efficiency.
  • Reviewed data for discrepancies or anomalies.
  • None of the above.
8 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.
9 Choose the statement(s) that best describe your communication/briefing skills that you use as a regular part of your job to support agency goals and agency leadership. Answer to this question is required
  • Regularly communicate organizational strategies, goals, objectives and priorities in oral presentations.
  • Explain or justify decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations.
  • Brief managers outside the organization on program goals and objectives.
  • Defend agency position to third parties performing oversight review of programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster cooperation and consensus among groups in fostering agency goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to build consensus through collaboration from others to obtain information, achieve results and accomplish goals.
  • None of the above.
10 Please select those responses that best describe your experience interacting with a variety of people to achieve effective solutions. (Choose all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as spokesperson for an organization (such as a section, branch or division).
  • I have facilitated communications and activities between organizational entities.
  • I have presented, defended, and negotiated specific goals, needs, or problems with senior management.
  • I have independently planned and conducted meetings.
  • I have served on focus groups, committees, or project teams with regard to security related issues.
  • I have provided guidance and advice to peers and other agency personnel on security related issues.
  • None of the above.
11 3099828 From the list below, select the statement(s) that describe 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 cross 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.
12 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.
13 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
14 Select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience communicating information with external staff in management positions (Choose all that apply). Answer to this question is required
  • Resolved matters involving significant policy or operations issues.
  • Facilitated discussions to influence decision-makers.
  • Conducted presentations on controversial resource issues.
  • Presented information conveying senior leadership priorities.
  • None of the above.
15 Select the statements that describe your experience developing effective internal and external working relationships. Answer to this question is required
  • I have demonstrated ability to build constructive relationships with customers, peers, supervisors, managers and subordinates.
  • I have taken calculated risks to improve performance, developing innovations, or achieve challenging goals.
  • I have acted decisively and appropriately during crisis.
  • I have taken action to evaluate and improve practices and avoid future problems.
  • None of the above.
16 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) the interpersonal skills you have used to foster cooperation, convey information, or resolve conflicts. Answer to this question is required
  • I have explained findings or recommendations to upper-level managers.
  • I have planned meetings with external individuals, industry groups, and/or organizations.
  • I have informed colleagues or senior management of events that may impact ongoing work.
  • I have collaborated with internal or external representatives to achieve mutual goals.
  • None of the above.
17 I have performed the following leadership functions in a project or program (Select all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • Coached and mentored staff to achieve desired results.
  • Evaluated the effectiveness of a complete project or program goal.
  • Followed-up with team members to assure timeliness in meeting milestones.
  • Implemented work completed.
  • Planned work assignments to be assigned to 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.