Voluntary Agency Liaison, GS-0301-12/13


Vacancy ID: 792149   Announcement Number: MG-2013-01628-KCD-792149DEU   USAJOBS Control Number: 331921700

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

THE RESUME YOU SUBMIT FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MUST SUPPORT THE ANSWER YOU CLAIM UNDER THIS AND OTHER QUESTIONS. IF NOT, YOU WILL BE FOUND NOT QUALIFIED OR YOUR SCORE WILL BE LOWERED.

1. From the descriptions below, select the letter that describes the education or experience you have that demonstrates your ability to perform GS-0343-12 Voluntary Agency Liaison work.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-11 level, or equivalent that demonstrates the ability to foster partnerships, coalition building and interagency collaboration among and between voluntary, faith-based and community-based organizations, and/or tribal, state and local governments and the private sector associated with pre-disaster all-hazard preparedness planning activities, and in exercising these relationships in partnership with other Federal departments or agencies or non-governmental organizations during disaster response and recovery operations.
B. I do not have the experience described.

2. From the descriptions below, select the letter that describes the education or experience you have that demonstrates your ability to perform GS-0343-13 Voluntary Agency Liaison work.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-12 level, or equivalent that demonstrates my experience mentoring, coaching and managing subordinates in pre and post-disaster response and recovery or relief operations. Demonstrated leadership skills in fostering partnerships, coalition building and interagency collaboration among and between voluntary, faith-based and community-based organizations, and/or tribal, state and local governments and private sector services associated with pre-disaster all-hazard preparedness planning activities, and in exercising coordination and implementation of these relationships in partnership with other Federal departments or agencies or non-government organizations during disaster response and recovery operations.
B. I do not have the experience described.

Choose the answer for each task statement from the list below that best describes your experience coordinating disaster recovery and relief activities of governmental organizations, and/or voluntary, faith-based, and community based organizations that may be involved in one or more phases of emergency management.

A- I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have general knowledge of disaster recovery partners and private non-profit organizations and their respective recovery roles and responsibilities.
D- I have experience working as part of a team to coordinate the recovery activities of multiple government and voluntary, faith-based, and community organizations across more than one phase of recovery operations.
E- I have experience overseeing and coordinating the recovery activities of multiple governmental and non-governmental organizations across all phases of recovery operations, including long term recovery. Problem-solving and negotiation of interagency coordination requirements, to include resource sharing and the development of interagency agreement and operational strategies.

3. Supports the States in working with the voluntary, faith-based, and community based organizations in development, promotion and understanding of National and State Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOADs), Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COADs) to meet disaster caused unmet needs of disaster survivors.

4. Supports the States in working with the voluntary, faith-based, and community based organizations in development, promotion and understanding of coalitions such as Long Term Recovery Committees/Groups (LTRC/G) and Interfaith coalitions convened to meet disaster caused unmet needs of disaster survivors.

Choose the answer for each task statement from the list below that best describes your demonstrated leadership skills in fostering partnerships and interagency collaboration between voluntary, faith-based and community-based organizations and other federal, tribal, state and local governments.

A- I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have experience serving as a liaison with voluntary, tribal, territorial, state and local partners.
D- I have experience managing and establishing partnerships and relationships across multiple voluntary, faith-based and community organizations and tribal, state and local officials active in disasters. Firsthand knowledge of planning and partnering requirements in order to achieve stated or determined objectives.
E- I have experience managing, establishing, and negotiating partnerships across multiple voluntary, faith-based and community organizations, tribal, state and local officials active in disasters. I have experience solving complex problems and generating recommendations for improved coordination and interagency agreements.

5. Initiates and maintains close working relationships across regional and headquarters program offices, voluntary, faith-based, and community based organizations.

6. Promotes participation of voluntary, faith-based, and community based organizations in preparedness activities such as planning, training and exercising to improve response and recovery capability.

Demonstrated experience managing high level competing priorities and projects under tight deadlines.
INSTURCTIONS: Choose the answer for each task statement from the list below that best describes your demonstrated experience managing high level competing priorities and projects under tight deadlines.

A- I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have limited project management experience as a team member arriving at sound, logical project management decisions under stressful conditions and tight deadlines.
D- I have general project management experience which demonstrates expertise evaluating alternatives and arriving at sound, logical project management decision, as a project lead, under stressful conditions and tight deadlines.
E- I have extensive project management experience which demonstrates expertise evaluating alternatives and arriving at sound, logical project management decisions, as a project lead, under stressful conditions and tight deadlines.

7. Provides technical advice to the regional and area offices regarding the roles of all Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) members, and other voluntary, faith-based, and community based organizations active in disaster and emergency operations.

8. Provides technical advice to federal agencies, and State emergency management officials regarding the roles of all Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) members, and other voluntary, faith-based, and community based organizations active in disaster and emergency operations.

Choose the answer for each task statement from the list below that best describes your demonstrated skill in generating and applying solutions to complex disaster recovery challenges while providing key decision-makers with authoritative analyses of issues and recommendations for corrective actions.

A- I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have demonstrated knowledge and some experience identifying routine programmatic issues and recommending new concepts for solving disaster recovery related problems.
D- I have work experience solving complex disaster recovery challenges or equivalent experience with internal and external partners.
E- I have extensive experience working both independently and collaboratively with internal and external partners to analyze, devise, and execute solutions to complex disaster recovery challenges.

9. Serve as the primary point of contact for voluntary, faith-based, and community based organizations for the collection and dissemination of information concerning emergency incidents.

10. Serve as the primary point of contact for voluntary, faith-based, and community based organizations for the collection and dissemination of information concerning initial damage assessment, emergency response and long-term recovery activities/plans of voluntary, faith-based, and community based organizations.

Choose the answer for each task statement from the list below that best describes your ability to communicate orally with external partners and senior leadership.

A- I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have demonstrated oral communication skills through work experience and have prepared and delivered briefings to senior management.
D- I have demonstrated communication skills through work experience and have prepared and delivered briefings to senior management, state, non-governmental, and Federal partners.
E- I have prepared and presented complex recovery program briefings and program recommendations to senior leadership, tribal, state, non-governmental, and other Federal partners with tight deadlines; contentious audiences of the general public; has extensive experience in public speaking.

11. Explains, interprets, and clarifies policies for voluntary, faith-based, and community based organizations.

12. Explains, interprets Individual Assistance programs for voluntary, faith-based, and community based organizations.

Choose the answer for each task statement from the list below that best describes your ability to communicate in writing with external partners and senior leadership.

A- I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have demonstrated written communications skills through work experience and have prepared and delivered briefings for senior management.
D- I have demonstrated communication skills through work experience and have prepared and delivered briefings to senior management, tribal, state, non-governmental and Federal partners.
E- I have prepared and presented written analyses of complex recovery program issues and effectively made program recommendations to senior management/leadership, tribal, state, non-governmental, and Federal partners with tight deadlines; have demonstrated exceptionally good skills in written communications such as policy development, standard operating procedures and training course development.

13. Develop tools and processes that enhance the consistency and productivity capabilities of the voluntary, faith -based, and community based organizations in accomplishing their missions.

14. Develop presentations that enhance the consistency and productivity capabilities of the voluntary, faith -based, and community based organizations in accomplishing their missions.