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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 Select the area(s) that best reflect your experience engaging in communication planning activities for an organization. (Select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Provided input on communication plans
  • Determined communication strategies
  • Determined targeted audience
  • Developed news and/or feature materials
  • Determined outreach programs and/or activities
  • Coordinated outreach programs and/or activities
  • None of the above
3 Identify the following project management related tasks you have used in order to complete assigned projects. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Develop project requirements
  • Set project priorities
  • Set short- and long-term project goals
  • Develop project schedule and milestones
  • Track and manage budgets of projects
  • Monitor project progress to ensure that the project objectives are met
  • Monitor contractor performance
  • Review lessons learned
  • None of the above
4 Do you have work experience in delivering very technical program flood study information to a non- technical audience? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Select the statement(s) below that describe your experience communicating in various situations, roles, and/or formats on the job. Select all that apply: Answer to this question is required
  • Spoke publicly during team meetings.
  • Made presentations to an audience.
  • Briefed managers.
  • Interacted with executive level staff.
  • Spoke publicly for the purpose of communicating technical or abstract information.
  • Spoke publicly in stressful and/or adversarial situations.
  • Written reports and/or other documents to convey technical information.
  • Received formal training and/or work experience in risk or crisis communications.
  • Verbally promoted behavioral change to a general audience or the public.
  • Written communications on programs or projects that seek to promote behavioral change.
  • None of the above
6 3092939 Select the choice(s) that reflect your experience developing a communication or engagement strategy with stakeholders to inform them about an organization's programs and/or services. Answer to this question is required
  • I have planned a communications or outreach strategy to ensure stakeholders are informed about current issues affecting the organization.
  • I have participated in a communications or outreach strategy to ensure stakeholders are informed about current issues affecting the organization.
  • I have developed metrics for communications or outreach efforts to measure effectiveness for senior managers.
  • I have advised senior management of an organization in the development of a unified communications or outreach strategy to achieve the organization's mission.
  • I have worked with senior management to identify appropriate message (s) for speaking opportunities and/or media appearances.
  • None of the above.
7 Select the response(s) that best describes your oral communication experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I served as the program lead and led discussions on job related issues.
  • I Initiated and maintained contact with individuals outside the organization.
  • I persuaded others to take a particular course of action.
  • I persuaded others to accept findings, recommendations, changes or alternative viewpoints.
  • I exchanged information and discuss issues and options available with program managers.
  • I participated in and represent the organization at briefings, meetings, or conferences.
  • I made informal presentations to co-workers on engineering or construction projects.
  • I made formal presentations to co-workers using briefing slides, graphics, flip charts, and/or overheads.
  • I made formal presentations to management or management teams.
  • I designed and delivered formal courses of training or instruction using a variety of electronic media.
  • I protected and relayed sensitive and/or controversial information to only appropriate parties.
  • None of the above.
8 Select the statement(s) that describe the person-to-person communication or briefing skills you have used as a regular part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • I have effectively communicated technical information to internal or external audiences.
  • I have effectively communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives, or priorities on a regular basis.
  • I have persuaded others to accept findings, recommendations, changes, alternative viewpoints, or to take a particular course of action.
  • I have interviewed employees or managers to acquire specific programmatic and/or technical information.
  • I have conducted training sessions with varied audiences with different levels of comprehension.
  • I have briefed managers/executives outside of my organization.
  • I have coordinated meetings, workshops, or conferences.
  • I have delivered presentations to groups at work or in other environments.
  • I have taught a class, provided one-on-one instruction, or similar experience.
  • I have provided briefings/updates to supervisors, coworkers, or others on a regular basis.
  • I have provided briefings on controversial issues.
  • I have developed written materials for briefings, meetings, or conferences.
  • 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 Select all responses that describe your experience representing your agency or organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have acted as a spokesperson presenting myself in a professional manner.
  • I have made presentations or prepared reports on behalf of my agency or organization.
  • I have represented my organization or agency with staff of other Federal, state, or local government officials on matters related to my organization�s or agency�s mission.
  • None of the above.
11 From the list below, select the response(s) that describes your experience representing the organization in various contexts (select all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • At conferences.
  • At congressional hearings.
  • At executive level meetings.
  • As a subject matter expert on program content.
  • In meetings with other external partners.
  • At ad-hoc meetings.
  • On short notice.
  • None of the above.
12 Select the response(s) that best describe(s) your experience interacting with people in various work situations to achieve solutions: Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as a spokesperson for an organization.
  • I have facilitated activities between organizational entities
  • I have mediated or facilitated problem resolution.
  • I have independently conducted meetings.
  • I have independently planned meetings.
  • I have served on panels, committees, or task forces on technical issues.
  • None of the above.
13 Which response(s) best reflect your experience working in a team environment? (Select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Led teams or work groups.
  • Used motivation techniques to encourage team members.
  • Participated as a team member or as part of a work group.
  • Developed cooperative relationships with 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.