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Saving Lives and Keeping Families Safe

Grade: 14

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Grade: All Grades

1 How do you wish to be considered for this position? You may select more than one ONLY if you are eligible for more than one. (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • ANY U.S. CITIZEN - I am a U.S. citizen with no prior Federal status OR I have Federal status as defined below but would like to be considered under competitive examining procedures (NOTE: Federal status applicants selected under competitive examining procedures will be required to serve a new probationary period).
  • SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITY - I am eligible and applying for a special appointing authority. I listed my special appointing authority previously under the Personal Information questions.
2

The Selective Placement Factor for this position requires you to work on sensitive cases involving death or serious injuries to consumers. Do you meet this requirement?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 GS-14: Choose the answer that best describes your experience: Answer to this question is required
  • I possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level. Examples of specialized experience include 1) serving as an expert or consultant to management officials on the resolution of sensitive regulatory compliance issues; 2) work experience in designing, developing, analyzing, managing and/or implementing product safety compliance related projects, cases, or programs; and 3) performing analytical work involving system improvements, productivity improvements, and complex project management and/or long range planning activities.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
4 Please identify the specific position (agency/company name, position title, and dates) from your resume in which you gained your qualifying specialized experience. (The description in the duties section of your resume for this entry MUST fully address the required specialized experience in order to receive credit. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.) Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
5 Please self-certify your most recent performance appraisal level from a formal annual appraisal or by indicating your current performance is at least fully successful. Select one of the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Fully Successful (Pass) or better on my most recent annual performance appraisal.
  • Less than Fully Successful (Fail) on my most recent annual performance appraisal.
  • My current performance is at least Fully Successful (Pass) or better. I did not receive a formal performance appraisal.
  • My current performance is less than Fully Successful (Fail). I did not receive a formal performance appraisal.
  • I am not a current Federal employee.
6 Are you a current or former Executive Branch political appointee who served on a political Schedule A or Schedule C appointment within the past 5 years? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 I understand submission of supporting documentation, e.g., transcripts, DD-214, SF-50, etc. may be required for this position. I also understand that my application will not be considered if the required supporting documentation is not submitted or is not submitted in accordance with the time frames indicated in the announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 I understand that any correspondence necessary will be conducted via e-mail and sent to the e-mail address I provided in this application process. I must keep this e-mail address current. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Has your work schedule been full-time, i.e., 35-40 hours per week, for every position listed on your resume? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 Evaluate your experience of product safety principles, legislation, regulations, and precedents relevant to the investigation of possible substantial product hazards or violative products. 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.
11 I have expertise and/or an educational background in the following areas: Answer to this question is required
  • Engineering
  • Physiology
  • Chemistry
  • Law
  • Management
  • Other Technical Disciplines
  • None of the Above
12 I have extensive experience working with voluntary and mandatory safety requirements for consumer products. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
13 I have extensive experience conducting investigations of potential defects or regulatory violations concerning consumer products and if necessary obtaining remedial action that commensurates with the magnitude of the identified hazard. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
14 Indicate the extent of your experience corresponding in writing with members of industry, other government officials and persons with technical backgrounds. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had no experience in performing this task.
  • I have drafted responses for higher-level review on interagency or intra-agency inquiries based on my understanding of Federal laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • I have written responses/testimony and represented the organization on interagency or intra-agency inquiries based on knowledge of Federal laws, rules regulations, policies and procedures.
  • I have contributed to the response on interagency or intra-agency inquiries based on my understanding of Federal laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
15 I have made substantive oral presentations to the following audiences to defend a position, support a new approach, or persuade the audience. Check all that apply and be prepared to support your response in an interview. Answer to this question is required
  • Employees.
  • Team members and/or peers.
  • Supervisors and/or managers in your organization.
  • High-level officials in Government or private organizations.
  • Audiences outside your organization, including conferences, public meetings, other government agencies, or focus groups.
  • None of the above.
16 Please indicate which of the following specific types of written products you have produced as a regular part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Issue papers or summary reports on organizational data, which includes analysis and recommendations.
  • Position papers on controversial issues.
  • Budget support, justification impact, and analysis.
  • Correspondence that consolidates input from a number of different sources (including contradictory viewpoints).
  • Policy statements and guidance.
  • Procedural guidance.
  • Report findings on studies.
  • Briefings and testimony for Congressional hearings.
  • Guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems.
  • Talking points for senior management.
  • Outlines for meetings.
17 Evaluate your experience maintaining liaisons with other Federal, state and local government agencies that regulate products to ensure close inter-agency cooperation. 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.
18 Indicate the extent of your experience in reporting to higher-level officials on a case or program status and/or technical problems requiring resolution. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had no experience in performing this task.
  • I have reported primarily to my immediate supervisor on program status and/or technical problems requiring resolution.
  • I have given written reports and oral briefings to higher-level officials within my organization regarding program status and/or technical problems requiring resolution.
  • I have given formal reports and briefings to higher level officials outside my organization regarding program status and/or technical problems requiring resolution.
  • I have given formal reports and briefings to higher level officials within and outside my organization regarding program status and/or technical problems requiring resolution.
19 Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience in identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions? Answer to this question is required
  • I have participated with others in projects involving the application of organizational management and analytical methods to problems and the development and evaluation of options for solution.
  • I have independently applied organization, management and analytical methods to problems and the development and evaluation of options for solution.
  • I have independently applied new or innovative analytical methods or approaches to problems.
  • I have performed as a team leader in applying new or innovative analytical methods or approaches to problems.
  • None of the above.
20 Have you developed comprehensive short and long range work plans for monitoring the compliance of consumer products with safety requirements and for identifying and remedying product defects? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
21 Indicate the extent of your experience in inspiring, motivating, and/or guiding others toward accomplishment of goals. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had limited experience, gained primarily as a team leader or acting supervisor, in inspiring motivating, and/or guiding others toward the accomplishment of specific goals/objectives assigned to the team.
  • I have had extensive experience, gained as a supervisor or manager, in inspiring, motivating, and/or guiding others toward the accomplishment of goals by monitoring their work and providing guidance, training, and/or direction as needed.
  • I have served as a mentor to lower level employees.
22 Which of the following statements best reflects your highest level of experience resolving personnel issues? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience resolving minor personnel issues.
  • I have experience resolving complex personnel issues, the resolution of which required interacting with individuals constructively.
  • I have experience resolving complex personnel issues, the resolution of which required analyzing and solving complex problems collectively, defusing conflict, building coalitions and consensus, and reaching solutions to controversial issues.
  • None of the above.
23 Do you have experience providing on-the-job training to new or lower level employees? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
24 Indicate the extent to which you have had experience influencing, motivating, and convincing others to accept your position on various topics. Answer to this question is required
  • I have communicated within my normal chain of command/work environment to propose and gain acceptance of my ideas and concepts.
  • I have communicated with contacts who are frequently below the management level, both inside and outside the organization, to propose and gain acceptance of my ideas or concepts.
  • I have communicated with stakeholders, including top management, both inside and outside the organization, to propose or gain acceptance on potentially controversial or sensitive issues.
  • None of the above.
25 Do you have experience preparing, formatting, and editing legal documents such as draft briefs, pleadings, affidavits, memoranda and other correspondence and highly technical material? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
26 I have prepared the following written legal documents: Answer to this question is required
  • Legal Correspondence
  • Investigative Letters
  • Discovery Requests
  • Show Cause Letters
  • Fact summaries/Statements of fact
  • Summaries of substantive and procedural issues
  • Pleadings
  • Memoranda of Law
  • Administrative or Criminal Complaints
  • Hearing/trial briefs
  • Appellate briefs
  • Settlement agreements
  • Motions/affidavits/subpoenas
  • Proposed Cease and Desist Orders
  • None of the above
27 Evaluate your ability to understand and interpret statutes, regulations, case law and administrative procedures and apply them to specific situations. 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.
28 Do you have experience analyzing legal issues that are both complex and critical to a management program or initiative? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
29 Did you accomplish your input with: Answer to this question is required
  • No Difficulty
  • Some Difficulty
  • Unable to Complete
30 Were the instructions for CPSC Career Connection easy to understand and follow? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
31 Did you get into CPSC Career Connection with: Answer to this question is required
  • No Difficulty
  • Some Difficulty
  • Great Difficulty