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Grade: 12

1 Applicants must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in order to minimally qualify for this position. Do you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal Service as defined in the statement below? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Specialized experience is defined as having experience: (1) Applying knowledge of Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) principles in developing and conducting training; (2) Applying knowledge of principles and planning methods for continuity and business recovery operations, critical infrastructure security and resilience and emergency management in developing and conducting training; (3) Analyzing programs to ascertain deficiencies and develop recommendations for improvements; and (4) Performing research, design and development of exercise materials, including realistic scenarios, exercise plans, evaluation plans and after action reports.
2 Select the response that best describes your experience and/or training in researching, designing and developing exercise materials related to security, resilience and emergency management, to include realistic scenarios, exercise plans, evaluation plans and after action reports. 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.
3

Select the response that best describes your experience and/or training in the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) principles.

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.
    3.1 Please describe your experience performing this task. Maximum length of 10000 characters.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
    3.1 Please describe your experience performing this task. Maximum length of 10000 characters.
  • 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.
    3.1 Please describe your experience performing this task. Maximum length of 10000 characters.
4 Select the response that best describes your experience and/or training with the principles and planning methods for continuity and business recovery operations, critical infrastructure security and resilience and emergency management. 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.

Grade: 13

1 Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in order to minimally qualify for this position. Do you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal Service as defined in the statement below? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Specialized experience is defined as having experience: (1) Applying expert knowledge of Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) principles in developing and conducting training; (2) Applying expert knowledge of principles and planning methods for continuity and business recovery operations, critical infrastructure security and resilience and emergency management in developing and conducting training; (3) Analyzing programs to ascertain deficiencies and develop recommendations for improvements; and (4) Performing research, design and development of exercise materials, including realistic scenarios, exercise plans, evaluation plans and after action reports.
2 Select the response that best describes your experience and/or training in researching, designing and developing exercise materials related to security, resilience and emergency management, to include realistic scenarios, exercise plans, evaluation plans and after action reports. 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.
3

Select the response that best describes your experience and/or training in the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) principles.

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.
    3.1 Please describe your experience performing this task. Maximum length of 10000 characters.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
    3.1 Please describe your experience performing this task. Maximum length of 10000 characters.
  • 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.
    3.1 Please describe your experience performing this task. Maximum length of 10000 characters.
4 Select the response that best describes your experience and/or training with the principles and planning methods for continuity and business recovery operations, critical infrastructure security and resilience and emergency management. 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.

Grade: All Grades

1 Which project/program management activities have you performed? Answer to this question is required
  • Developed statements of work (SOW)
  • Developed project timelines and milestones
  • Created project plans
  • Monitored and evaluated contractor work
  • Identified needed resources
  • Prioritized program activities and goals
  • Monitored expenditures
  • Monitored project progress and performance
  • Verified quality of project deliverables
  • None of the above
2 I have performed the following activities in support of work involving training courses. (Select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Coordinated/controlled the use of training facilities, equipment and materials.
  • Reviewed and analyzed course session evaluations.
  • Recommended changes/modifications to training delivery programs.
  • Provided course material development/revision support and assistance.
  • Developed training/visual aids.
  • Scheduled/coordinated course session support activities.
  • Maintained master files of course materials.
  • None of the above.
3 Do you have experience developing handouts, brochures, instructional material and presentations in support of a resilience and security program? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    3.1 Please describe your experience performing this task. Maximum length of 10000 characters.
  • No
4 Which tasks have you performed to maintain working relationships with others? Answer to this question is required
  • Set personal differences aside to provide assistance to others
  • Recognized when others needed assistance and provided it without being asked
  • Offered coverage to ensure others received a break
  • Asked others for help when needed to ensure work quality was maintained
  • Used positive body language to appear approachable when interacting with others (e.g., made eye contact, hands at sides instead of crossed or in pockets)
  • None of the above
5 Select the statements that describe your presentation/communication skills. Answer to this question is required
  • Effectively communicate technical information to internal and external audiences.
  • Persuade others to accept findings, recommendations, changes, alternative viewpoints, and agree to take a suggested course of action.
  • Interview employees and/or managers to acquire specific programmatic and/or technical information/data.
  • Conduct training sessions with varied audiences with different levels of comprehension.
  • Effectively communicate organizational strategies, goals, objectives, or priorities on a regular and recurring basis.
  • None of the above.
6 Which response best reflects your highest level of experience working cooperatively and collaboratively with others in a work setting? Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked on a team where each member had been designated a distinctly separate role and required minimal collaboration.
  • I have encouraged individuals from different organizations, groups, or offices to work effectively in a team environment.
  • I have worked with others to achieve a goal by sharing and integrating ideas, knowledge, information, and support resources.
  • In a leadership capacity, I improved teamwork, cooperation, and productivity among various offices and teams.
  • None of the above.
7 Which tasks have you performed to maintain stock of supplies or equipment? Answer to this question is required
  • Verified low inventory levels
  • Competed bids to multiple vendors
  • Requested authorization to replenish inventory
  • Transmitted a purchase order to vendors
  • Developed supply plans
  • Processed purchase orders
  • Solicit bid proposals
  • Determined ordering lead time
  • Evaluated available storage/staging space
  • Transferred supplies between cost centers/programs
  • Reviewed requisitions
  • None of the above
8 Which computer applications do you have experience using? Answer to this question is required
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional
  • SharePoint
  • None of the above
9 Check all the responses that describe your current writing activities. Answer to this question is required
  • Creating new policies and/or Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Updating existing policies and/or Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Composing complex administrative documents or correspondence.
  • Writing reports or findings regarding analysis reports, interrogatories, or memoranda regarding significant issues, etc.
  • Developing technical guidance or other instructional materials.
  • Reviewing written work of others for grammar and accuracy.
  • Composing daily activity reports regarding complex issues.
  • None of the above
10 Where did you learn about this Architect of the Capitol job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • Architect of the Capitol (AOC) Website
  • USAJOBS Website
  • Washington Post Ad
  • AOC Employee (former or current)
  • Friend or Relative
  • Job Fair, Conference or Convention
  • Job Bulletin Board
  • Public Notice or Service Announcement
  • Radio/Television Broadcast/Magazine Ads
  • Employment Office (Federal, State, or Local)
  • Government Recruitment at School
  • Email recruitment communication
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • LinkedIn
  • Glassdoor
  • Indeed
  • Other
    10.1 Please indicate where you heard about this AOC job opportunity. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • None of the above