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Grade: 13

1 GS-13 Choose the answer that best describes your education and experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal Service. Examples of specialized experience includes: 1) develop written products that articulate, interpret and explain highly complex, potentially controversial, and important agency/company policies, programs, and research findings; 2) make final reviews of proposed publications for style, design, layout, and editorial aspects before release; and 3) translate technical material into comprehensible language, both for technical and general readership.
  • 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 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
2 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
3 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.
4 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
5 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
6 Which of the following describes your work experience proofreading written material, ensuring compliance with established format and agency/organizational policy, and exercises discretion as to the form, content, and tone of the written document. 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.
7 Which of the following describes your work experience editing the work of others by applying appropriate rules of grammar and style, format, organization, spelling, syntax, punctuation, parallel construction, correlation of parts, and consistency in accordance with prescribed editorial and proofreading conventions. (AP style, Chicago style or other) 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.
8 Which of the following describes your work experience writing and editing work product materials utilizing a wide variety of writing styles. 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.
9 Which of the following describes your work experience ensuring written products accurately reflect the policies, views and program initiatives of the organization by conducting independent research and interviews of subject matter experts to verify accuracy of content and other information. 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.
10 Which of the following describes your work experience providing training/guidance to staff on literary proficiency, writing techniques, editing procedures, formatting concerns and relevant software applications. 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.
11 Which of the following describes your work experience verifing the accuracy and appropriateness of written information through discussions with subject matter experts.   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.
12 Which of the following describes your work experience presenting information at an appropriate audience level to promote a thorough understanding of topics. 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.
13

Which of the following describes your work experience preparing standard operating procedures (SOPs) and other written guidelines that communicate important processes?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have created and developed SOPs and other written guidelines at my workplace.
  • I have assisted in creating and developing SOPs and other written guidelines at my workplace.
  • I have no experience created and developing SOPs and other written guidelines at my workplace.
14 Which of the following describes your work experience developing and presenting complex information, converting it to understandable terms of different levels and interests of audiences. 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.
15 Which of the following describes your work experience creating and updating organization’s style guides as needed. Answer to this question is required
  • I have created and developed style guides at my workplace.
  • I have assisted in the development of style guides at my workplace.
  • I have no experience in media training at my workplace.
16 Which of the following describes your work experience ensuring that required clearances are obtained from appropriate program offices when necessary. 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.
17 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
18

Select the statement that best describes your experience copy editing and proofreading 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.
19 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.
20

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.
21

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.
22 Were the instructions for CPSC Career Connection easy to understand and follow? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
23 Did you accomplish your input with: Answer to this question is required
  • No Difficulty
  • Some Difficulty
  • Unable to Complete
24 Did you get into CPSC Career Connection with: Answer to this question is required
  • No Difficulty
  • Some Difficulty
  • Great Difficulty