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Grade: 14

1 [343] Choose the statement that best describes your specialized experience that qualifies you for this GS-14 position. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 as described in the vacancy announcement. This experience is well described in my application.
  • I do not meet the one year specialized experience requirement as described in the vacancy announcement.
2 [6567] Choose the statement that best reflects your experience analyzing and interpreting complex program, regulatory, legislative and policy issues. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience, or training interpreting complex program, regulatory, legislative and policy issues.
  • I have had training on analyzing and interpreting complex program, regulatory, legislative and policy issues, but have not yet performed this task on a job
  • I have analyzed and interpreted complex program, regulatory, legislative and policy issues under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct guidelines and procedures.
  • I have regularly analyzed and interpreted complex program, regulatory, legislative and policy issues, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • I independently and regularly analyze and interpret complex program, regulatory, legislative, and policy issues as a major part of my job and I have trained others in the performance of this task OR others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing these tasks.
3 [14055] Select the statement that best describes your experience in preparing written materials related issues such as technical reports, functional statements, statements of work, briefing papers, and correspondence (and other materials) to various individuals and audiences. Answer to this question is required
  • I have limited experience in preparing written document, such as transmittal memos and e-mail, which cover routine issues and recipients are usually within my immediate organization.
  • I have experience in preparing written document’s, such as technical reports, statement of work, and briefing papers, which cover routine issues, with some complex elements, and recipients are usually within my organization.
  • I have experience preparing written materials on complex elements issues such as technical reports, functional statements, statement of work, briefing papers, and correspondence (and other materials) to individuals and organizations outside of my own organization, including customers, middle or senior management within or outside of the organization.
  • I have experience in preparing a wide variety of complex written materials related to issues, such as technical reports, functional statements, statement of work, briefing papers, testimonies and correspondence (and other materials) involving issues or projects of a sensitive and controversial nature, and recipients are a wide range of individuals and groups both within and outside the organization.
  • None of the above.
4 [5714] Choose the statement that best reflects your experience designing, producing, and displaying a variety of visual materials (i.e., printed materials, exhibits, and presentations). Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, experience, or training designing, producing, and displaying a variety of visual materials.
  • I have completed formal education or training in designing, producing, and displaying a variety of visual materials, but have not yet performed this task on a job.
  • I have designed, produced, and displayed a variety of visual materials on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct guidelines and procedures.
  • I have designed, produced, and displayed a variety of visual materials as a regular and recurring part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • In addition to number 4, designing, producing, and displaying a variety of visual materials has been a major part of my job and I have trained others in the performance of this task OR others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
5 [7273] Select the statement that best reflects your experience developing and arranging visual materials style, content, and form based on audience characteristics such as attitudes, age, and educational and interest level. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, experience, or training developing and arranging visual materials style, content, and form based on audience characteristics.
  • I have completed formal education or training developing and arranging visual materials style, content, and forms based on audience characteristics, but have not yet performed this task on a job.
  • I have developed and arranged visual materials style, content, and form based on audience characteristics on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct guidelines and procedures.
  • I have developed and arranged visual materials style, content, and form based on audience characteristics as a regular and recurring part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • In addition to number 4, developing and arranging visual materials style, content, and form based on audience characteristics has been a major part of my job and I have trained other in the performance of this task OR others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
6 [10186] Select the response that best describes your highest level of equal or equivalent experience improving and implementing centralized work processes, creating project plans; tracking milestones and commitments, and developing executive-level tracking reports to ensure program success and fulfillment of outlined goals for at least a year. This experience must be well documented in your resume. Failure to do so may cause your application to be removed from consideration. Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have experience improving and implementing centralized work processes, creating project plans; tracking milestones and commitments, and developing executive-level tracking reports to ensure program success and fulfillment of outlined goals.
  • I have received a year of training/education on improving and implementing centralized work processes, creating project plans; tracking milestones and commitments, and developing executive-level tracking reports to ensure program success and fulfillment of outlined goals, but have not applied it on the job.
  • I have a year of experience improving and implementing centralized work processes, creating project plans; tracking milestones and commitments, and developing executive-level tracking reports to ensure program success and fulfillment of outlined goals, but have required assistance from a senior employee or supervisor.
  • I have a year of experience improving and implementing centralized work processes, creating project plans; tracking milestones and commitments, and developing executive-level tracking reports to ensure program success and fulfillment of outlined goals as part of my regular duties of my position.
  • I have a year of experience providing oversight and supervision to a team responsible for improving and implementing centralized work processes, creating project plans; tracking milestones and commitments, and developing executive-level tracking reports to ensure program success and fulfillment of outlined goals.
7 [55663] Choose the statement that best describes your level of experience in communicating with others in writing. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience assisting with the preparation of written materials used to communicate with others.
  • I have experience preparing written materials used to communicate with others.
  • I have experience preparing politically sensitive written materials used to communicate with others.
  • I have experience with acting as the primary writer of politically sensitive written materials used to communicate with others.
  • I have experience with acting as the primary writer of politically sensitive written materials used to communicate with others, and have had authority to send the communication to the recipients.
  • None of the above.
8 [51949] Select the response that best describes your experience in project communications management, including identifying stakeholders, planning communications, implementing project communications plans, and reporting on project performance. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience in project communications management, including identifying stakeholders, planning communications, implementing project communications plans, and reporting on project performance.
  • I have completed education or training in project communications management, including identifying stakeholders, planning communications, implementing project communications plans, and reporting on project performance.
  • I have performed project communications management, including identifying stakeholders, planning communications, implementing project communications plans, and reporting on project performance, under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed project communications management, including identifying stakeholders, planning communications, implementing project communications plans, and reporting on project performance, as a regular part of a job, and only asking for advice from supervisors in complex situations.
  • I have performed project communications management, including identifying stakeholders, planning communications, implementing project communications plans, and reporting on project performance, independently and without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed project communications management, including identifying stakeholders, planning communications, implementing project communications plans, and reporting on project performance, routinely as a major part of my work. I have supervised or trained others in performing this task and/or others have consulted me for expert assistance in performing this task.
  • None of the above.
9 [23390] Select the responses that describe your experience dealing with employee performance and conduct issues, and employee grievances and complaints. Answer to this question is required
  • Heard and resolved complaints from employees.
  • Heard and resolved group grievances.
  • Counseled employees on behavior, explaining the effect of disciplinary measures such as warnings and reprimands.
  • Reviewed and approved serious disciplinary actions (e.g., suspensions).
  • Developed performance standards to track and evaluate the progress and quality of the work of employees demonstrating performance problems.
  • Initiated and took performance-based corrective actions.
  • I have not dealt directly with employee performance and conduct issues.
  • I have not dealt directly with grievances and complaints.
10 [4541] Choose the statement(s) that apply(ies) to your experience leading employees to accomplish organizational goals. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience achieving organizational objectives through products and service production.
  • I have experience influencing employees to ensure that products and services reflect organizational goals and objectives.
  • I have experience supervising employees in meeting mission needs through the operation of projects, programs or task groups.
  • I have experience leading employees in the achievement of organizational goals and objectives to incorporate vision, strategic planning and elements of quality management into activities.
  • None of the above
11 [1730] Choose the response that best describes your highest level of experience developing, leading, directing, and motivating a diverse staff, taking into account individual goals, values, and sensitivities. Answer to this question is required
  • Provided broad guidance to people to prioritize work and then accomplish it in a timely, satisfactory manner.
  • Led, supervised, and managed professional and administrative staff in the design and delivery of programs and projects.
  • Led a large, complex, multi-layered workforce of widely varying occupations and knowledge levels.
  • Led a management evaluation or assistance team to provide assistance on organizational programs.
  • As a senior staff member, served as acting supervisor on occasion, and assisted the supervisor in developing and leading others.
  • Led, directed, and motivated team members to accomplish specific projects.
  • No experience in developing, leading, directing, and motivating a diverse staff.

Grade: All Grades

[16869] Please note that ALL candidates must submit a resume online and complete the entire application (Resume, Core Questions, Vacancy Questions) process.Ensure that your resume thoroughly supports your responses to the job specific questions and that it contains the names, titles, and phone numbers of your most current and previous supervisors so that we may contact them. Please also be sure that your preference regarding contacting your current supervisors is shown in the User Information area. Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete all questions. High self-assessment in the application questions that is not supported by information in your resume may prevent you from being found best qualified, in which case your application will not be referred to the selecting official.
1 [31608] I understand the resume I have submitted for this position will be thoroughly reviewed to determine whether my experience and/or educational background is sufficient to meet basic and/or specialized experience requirements as outlined in this announcement. I also understand that if the information provided in my resume is not sufficient to support my responses to the vacancy announcement questions, it will affect the overall assessment of my application package. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
[31648] When you are finished with the question phase of this announcement, you will be shown a list of documents that may include documents that do not apply to you. Review the list and the required documents section of the vacancy to determine which, IF ANY, are required for your application to be considered a complete application. Please do not submit documents that are not requested.
  • If you are not a veteran, the DD-214 and the SF-15 do not apply to you.
  • If you are not applying to an engineering position, the P.E. license or EIT exam does not apply to you.
  • If you are not requesting consideration under a special appointing authority, the special appointing authority documents do not apply to you.
If any of the requested documentation pertains to you, you have the option to fax using the fax coversheets provided, upload to this system or you may transfer the documentation from your USAJOBS account. Please note documents are NOT automatically transferred from USAJobs. Contact the office no later than the closing date, if you require assistance.
2 [3057] By responding to this question, you acknowledge that you have reviewed the Required Documents section of this announcement to determine which documents, if any, you need to provide in support of this application. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 [31609] I understand that if I do not submit all REQUIRED documents by the closing date, it will affect the overall assessment of my application package. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 [54657] Select your most recent work performance evaluation (includes pass in pass/fail systems). Answer to this question is required
  • My most recent work performance evaluation was satisfactory or better.
  • My most recent work performance evaluation was below satisfactory.
  • I have never received a performance appraisal or review for any position.
5 [586] How did you initially hear about this position? Answer to this question is required
  • Email notification
  • Agency website
  • USAJobs (OPM) website
  • Newspaper advertisement
  • Magazine advertisement
  • Commercial employment site (i.e. Careerbuilder, Monster)
  • Placement office (Federal, State, College or University)
  • Friend or relative
  • Job Fair
  • Minority professional network
  • Other
    5.1 [5063] Please indicate how you heard about this position. Maximum length of 250 characters.