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Grade: 12

1 GS-12 Choose the answer that best describes your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal Service. Qualifying specialized experience includes: 1) participating in executing and evaluating a media relations program 2) participating in planning, guiding, conducting, coordinating and evaluating a national information and/or public affairs campaign a national information and/or public affairs campaign 3) experience writing and editing all or part of communication material in a clear and concise manner.
  • I do not possess the experience as described above.
2 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

Grade: 13

1 GS-13 Choose the answer that best describes your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal Service. Qualifying specialized experience includes: 1) managing, executing and evaluating a media relations program 2) managing the planning, guiding, conducting, coordinating and evaluating a national information and/or public affairs campaign 3) expertise in writing and editing complex communication materials on a variety of topics in a clear and concise manner.
  • I do not possess the experience as described above.
2 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

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 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
3 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
4 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.
5 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
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

Identify the types of written products you have authored on the job.

Answer to this question is required
  • Press Releases
  • Letters-to-the-editor
  • Blogs
  • Talking points
  • Social media
  • Briefing papers for senior leadership
  • Publications
  • Email newsletters
  • None of the above
8

How often do you write press releases for public dissemination on the job?

Answer to this question is required
  • Daily
  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Annually
  • I do not write press releases
9

Select the statement that best describes your experience copy editing documents on the job.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have been the primary person responsible for copy editing documents for accuracy, spelling, punctuation and flow in my job, securing approval by internal stakeholders.
  • I have copy edited documents for accuracy, spelling, punctuation and flow on the job occasionally.
  • I have not had the responsibility to copy edit documents accuracy, spelling, punctuation and flow on the job.
  • I have education in copy editing documents accuracy, spelling, punctuation and flow, but have not used this training on the job.
10

Which statement best describes your experience creating, planning and executing a public relations campaign on the job.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have supervised this task and/or trained others in performance and/or served as an expert consultant in performing this task. I have performed this task as part of my regular job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have worked in a supporting role in public relations campaigns on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have had education performing this task but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have not had education, training or experience running a public relations campaign.
11

Which of the following have you done as part of a public information campaign.

Answer to this question is required
  • Handled budgets and tracked expenses for public information campaigns
  • Written talking points for a public information campaign
  • Written press releases for a public information campaign
  • Set up a press conference for public information campaign
  • Tracked media coverage and reported the findings of my public relations campaigns, i.e. media coverage, ROI, engagement to senior stakeholders and internal staff.
12

I have served as a spokesperson for a group, a company or government agency in local and /or national television interviews.

Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
13

Identify which items with which you have experience in training senior executives at my workplace for media interviews:

Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed materials for media training at my workplace.
  • I have led media training of senior leadership at my workplace.
  • I have briefed senior leadership on interview techniques.
  • I have helped with media training at my workplace.
  • I have no experience in media training at my workplace.
14

Describe your experience working with the media to answer their requests.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted media interviews as a spokesperson.
  • I have spoken to technical experts on complex issues at my job and formulated responses to media requests.
  • I have written talking points for use by senior leadership in media interviews.
  • I have not worked directly with the media answering their requests, but I have forwarded media calls to appropriate personnel at my job.
  • I have not worked directly with the media answering their requests for information.
15

Select the statement that best describes your experience in preparing briefing materials for senior executives:

Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared briefing materials for senior leadership with no oversight at my job.
  • I have assisted others in preparing briefing materials with oversight at my job.
  • I have not prepared briefing materials for senior leadership at my job.
16

Do you have experience measuring the effectiveness of a public information campaign on the job?

Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
17

Select the statement that best describes how you like to work.

Answer to this question is required
  • I need very little direction in developing and implementing a project and work best by myself.
  • I need very little direction in developing and implementing a project and like to work with one or two other people as a team.
  • I like to have clear direction on a project from my supervisor and then independently oversee the development and implementation of the project.
  • I like to have clear direction on a project from my supervisor and then like to work as a team on the development and implementation of the project.
18

Do you have experience planning and managing a strategic communications program about sensitive topics that used the media and stakeholders to successfully raise awareness, generate acceptance, or change public attitude?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
19

Do you have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with both internal and external organizations?

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 this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
20

Choose the answer(s) that describe(s) your experience working with print, broadcast, and online media as part of your job?

Answer to this question is required
  • Experience working with newspaper or internet reporters and editors, which includes preparation of materials specific to each media.
  • Experience working with radio reporters and producers, which includes preparation of materials specific to each media.
  • Experience working with television reporters and producers, and with presentation of video on the internet, which includes preparation of materials specific to each media.
  • None of the above.
21

Do you have experience developing information campaigns for outreach and public relations to support the policies, programs, services, and activities of an agency or organization?

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 this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
22

Do you have experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with media or public relations officials in the public and private sectors?

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 this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
23

Do you have experience advising senior management about communication strategies related to sensitive and controversial issues?

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 this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
24 Did you get into CPSC Career Connection with: Answer to this question is required
  • No Difficulty
  • Some Difficulty
  • Great Difficulty
25 Did you accomplish your input with: Answer to this question is required
  • No Difficulty
  • Some Difficulty
  • Unable to Complete
26 Were the instructions for CPSC Career Connection easy to understand and follow? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No