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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
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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 Keep current on legislative, Budgetary, and federal state, tribal, territorial and/or local actions that could impact international policy, programs, mission and goals. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
4 From the list below, select the response that best describes your experience interpreting and analyzing industry or regulatory changes and the impact. Answer to this question is required
  • I have interpreted and analyzed industry or regulatory changes and the impact on the business unit level and have made recommendations to address those impacts.
  • I have interpreted and analyzed industry or regulatory changes and the impact on the component level (or equivalent) and have made recommendations to address those impacts.
  • I have interpreted and analyzed industry or regulatory changes and the impact on the departmental/organizational level (or equivalent) and have made recommendations to address those impacts.
  • I have interpreted and analyzed industry or regulatory changes and the impact on the industry level and have made recommendations to address those impacts.
  • None of the above
5 3171827 From the list below, select the response that describes your training and/or experience in preparing analyses and reviews of complex budget materials for use by top management officials in making informed decisions regarding budget levels based on options presented. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.
6 From the list below select the answer that best describes your experience with independently managing assigned projects, and interpreting Agency policy and regulations in accordance with established objectives. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
7 Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience related to performing qualitative and quantitative analysis of current procedures, organizational structures, and management processes in order to make recommendations for improvement in the workforce effectiveness and efficiency of operations of a human capital assessment and accountability program? Answer to this question is required
  • I have led a team responsible for performing qualitative and quantitative analysis of current procedures, organizational structures, and management processes in order to make recommendations for improvement in the workforce effectiveness and efficiency of operations of an organizational program.
  • I have worked as a member of a team performing qualitative and quantitative analysis of current procedures, organizational structures, and management processes in order to make recommendations for improvement in the workforce effectiveness and efficiency of operations of a major function or office-wide program.
  • I have led a team responsible for analyzing current procedures, structure and processes in order to make recommendations to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of operations for an office or function.
  • I have worked as a member of a team responsible for performing qualitative and quantitative analysis of current procedures and processes in order to make recommendations to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of operations for an office or function.
  • None of these apply.
8 Choose all of the following statements that describe your demonstrated experience developing and recommending a roadmap to get from a current workforce structure to a proposed future workforce structure. Answer to this question is required
  • Prepare a report that defines the structure and make-up of the existing pay/personnel workforce.
  • Collect data and assess the strengths and weaknesses of the existing workforce structure and the current structure’s effectiveness in operating in a modern service delivery environment.
  • Evaluate the current mix of government civilians, military personnel and contractors, and whether or not they are effectively employed, or if the manpower source is appropriate for the function they perform.
  • Construct a total force workforce model that would address the weaknesses of our existing workforce structure and propose a new model that would more effectively and efficiently operate a future service delivery model.
  • Develop and recommend a plan of actions and milestones to get from our current structure to the proposed future workforce structure that is realistic and achievable in five years.
  • None of the above.
9 3088587 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience delivering oral presentations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have verbally presented non-technical information in management level meetings or situations (e.g., provided project status information during a meeting).
  • I have verbally presented technical information in management level meetings or situations (e.g., described technical project details during a meeting).
  • I have verbally presented non-technical information to management or customers.
  • I have verbally presented technical information to management or customers.
  • I have tailored spoken content or supporting materials to enhance an oral presentation.
  • None of the above.
10 Indicate your level of experience with working closely with individuals and groups to resolve problems, analyze alternatives, negotiate differences, and make improvements. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
11 Select the response that best describes your experience in written communication. Answer to this question is required
  • I have frequently written reports, briefings and other types of materials dealing with controversial or sensitive topics for senior officials in my organization.
  • I have supported a team or assisted in developing written reports, briefings and other types of materials dealing with controversial or sensitive topics for senior officials in my organization.
  • I have assisted in writing reports, briefings and other types of materials dealing with controversial or sensitive topics for senior officials in my organization.
  • I have lead and personally drafted the development of complex multi-year reports and plans requiring collaboration with numerous stakeholders with competing demands.
  • I have supervised or managed the development of written reports, briefings and other types of materials dealing with controversial topics.
  • None of the above.
12 3185119 From the list below, select the statement that best describes your ability to communicate with a variety of individuals to explain policies, regulations and processes. Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  • None of the above.
13 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.
14 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.
15 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
16 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.
17 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.
18 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.
19 I have performed the following leadership-type functions in work unit or team assignments: Answer to this question is required
  • Set standards, expectations, and deadlines
  • Developed, updated, and executed portions of operating budgets
  • Planned the work to be assigned to employees or team members
  • Assigned tasks and responsibilities to employees or team members
  • Established work schedules and worksite assignments
  • Reviewed completed work for technical adequacy and timeliness
  • Followed up with employees or team members to assure timeliness in meeting milestones
  • Resolved conflicts, differences, or problems among employees or team members
  • Coached and mentored employees or team members to achieve desired results
  • Removed or reassigned poor-performing employees or team members
  • Reported progress to senior management
  • Implemented work completed
  • Evaluated the effectiveness of completed assignments or projects
  • None of the above
20 Choose the statement(s) that best describe your experience assigning, reviewing, coordinating, and/or managing work requests for tasks assigned to contract staff. Answer to this question is required
  • I have reviewed and approved work deliverables.
  • I have assigned work requests.
  • I have reviewed and approved project work plans.
  • I have set and adjusted work priorities for contract staff.
  • I have negotiated project costs submitted by the contractor.
  • I have negotiated changes to requirements between the system owner and contractor staff.
  • I have reviewed contractor change management processes.
  • I have analyzed work requests from system owners prior to assigning contract staff.
  • None of the above.
21 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
22 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.