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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 3089128 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your program and/or project management qualifications. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess professional certification(s) in project management.
  • I possess professional certification(s) in program management.
  • I have familiarity with Earned Value Management (EVM).
  • I have utilized Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to develop a project plan.
  • I have familiarity with risk management principles.
  • I have experience with working on performance-based Federal contracts as a COR or COTR.
  • I have utilized transition and/or change management methodologies.
  • None of the above.
4 From the list below, select the statement that describes your experience managing a program budget. Answer to this question is required
  • I have managed a program budget with oversight or direction from a supervisor or manager.
  • I have managed a program budget with limited oversight or direction from others.
  • I have independently managed a program budget.
  • I have advised others in the management of program budgets.
  • I do not have experience performing this task.
5 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)
6 3169788 From the list below, select the statement that describes the extent of your training and experience with the execution phase of the project management lifecycle for an organizational initiative. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had training on the execution phase of the project management lifecycle.
  • I have assisted a project manager with aspects of the execution phase by performing tasks such as organizing or taking notes during the project kickoff meeting, helping to allocate resources, or providing input on the assignment of tasks to team members.
  • I have led the execution phase of a project by performing tasks such as facilitating the project kickoff meeting, allocating resources, or assigning tasks to team members. My work was monitored by a supervisor or senior-level project manager.
  • I have independently led the execution phase of a project by performing tasks such as facilitating the project kickoff meeting, allocating resources, or assigning tasks to team members.
  • I have supervised or advised project managers during the execution phase of projects.
  • I do not have training or experience performing this task.
7 3088275 From the list below, select the document(s) you possess experience writing in a professional setting. Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared technical memorandums for both internal and external audiences.
  • I have prepared sections of reports or briefings containing complex analysis and information.
  • I have prepared complete technical reports or briefings.
  • I have prepared policy recommendations and/or options papers for senior level management decision making.
  • I have prepared studies, reports, articles, or newsletters distributed to audiences outside my organization.
  • 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 3089050 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience representing your organization in briefings, meetings, or conferences. Answer to this question is required
  • I have attended inter-organization or inter-agency committee meetings with a senior official.
  • I have represented an organization at briefings, meetings, or conferences with other interested parties (e.g., peers, colleagues, members of professional organizations) to share information.
  • I have represented an organization at seminars or workshops.
  • I have chaired an internal organization or agency advisory group.
  • I have delivered technical information or assistance at external conferences, seminars, and/or workshops.
  • None of the above.
11 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.
12 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.
13 From the list below, select the statement(s) that describe(s) the actions you have taken to develop staff in a program you manage. Answer to this question is required
  • Arranged work-rotations or other similar programs to broaden staff work experience.
  • Created professional development plans for employees.
  • Developed or organized a mentoring program.
  • Provided training opportunities for staff (e.g., purchased existing training; researched available training)
  • Identified gaps in employee skill levels
  • None of the above (if selected, be sure this is the only response selected for this item)
14 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, and developed work assignments to be accomplished by staff members
  • Set and adjusted work schedules and priorities for staff members
  • Gave advice, coaching, or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters
  • Evaluated employee performance; communicated areas needing improvement, and took corrective actions when needed
  • I have not performed any of the above listed supervisory tasks

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.