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Grade: 09

1 [30209] Choose the statement that best describes your education and specialized experience that qualifies you for this GS-09 position. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess one year of specialized experience matching what is described in the vacancy announcement. This matching experience is well described in my resume.
  • I possess two full years of progressively higher-level graduate education or Masters or equivalent graduate degree (such as an LL.B. or J.D.) that has equipped me to perform the duties of this position and have provided transcripts with my application.
  • I possess a combination of graduate level education, beyond the first full year of graduate level education and specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement, that together meet the qualification requirements for this position. Transcripts have been provided and the experience is well documented in my resume.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
2 [7335] Select the statement the best describes your training and/or experience with managing a support program that is utilized across an organization and requires the application of regulatory requirements and the interpretation of policies, processes, and procedures. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in working with program management and applicable regulations, policies, processes, and procedures.
  • I have education or training in this area, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have assisted others in working with program management activities related to the application of regulations, policies, processes and procedures but under supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have independently worked with regulations, policies, processes and procedures for an established program and identified their applicability toward improving the effectiveness and efficiency of that program.
  • I have been officially appointed as a Program Manager and have been responsible for all activities, regulatory applications, internal controls, and program assessments.
3 [56448] Select the answer that best describes your knowledge and experience with policy development. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in identifying policy issues and in making recommendations of action that more senior management should take.
  • I have some experience in developing rationale for agency action, developing policy recommendations, and recommending alternative courses of action.
  • I have extensive experience in developing rationale for agency action, developing policy recommendations, and recommending alternative courses of action.
  • I have significant experience in policy interpretation and use independent judgment in policy analysis and recommendations.
4 [17851] Select the statement that best describes your level of experience providing assistance to senior analysts in the development, implementation, and monitoring of agency policy procedures for organizational programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience developing, implementing, or monitoring agency policy and procedures.
  • I have had education or training developing, implementing, or monitoring agency policy and procedures, but have not yet used it on the job.
  • I have worked with, or performed this task or function with close review and assistance from a supervisor, a senior employee, or a senior consultant.
  • I have worked with, or performed this task or function as a regular part of a job and only in unique or unusual situations did I require assistance or review by a supervisor, senior employee, or senior consultant.
  • I have worked with, or performed this task or function as a regular part of a job, even in unique or unusual situations. I do not require assistance or review by a supervisor, senior employee or senior consultant.
  • Others regularly consult me for my expertise and assistance in working with, or performing this task or function. I have trained or instructed others on this task or function.
5 [27869] Select the answer that best describes your knowledge of policy matters and performing work within the constraints of the policies, guidelines, and priorities. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in identifying policy issues and in making recommendations of action that more senior management should take.
  • I have some experience in developing rationale for agency action, developing policy recommendations, and recommending alternative courses of action.
  • I have extensive experience in developing rationale for agency action, developing policy recommendations, and recommending alternative courses of action.
  • I have significant experience in policy interpretation and use independent judgment in policy analysis and recommendations.
6 [53723] This position requires strong written and verbal communication skills in a variety of issues. Please select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your ability to communicate in writing as well as in person with others both within and outside of your work organization on a regular basis. Answer to this question is required
  • Gathered and exchanged information, resolved routine issues, and gained or secured compliance.
  • Made program decisions and policy interpretations.
  • Persuaded others to accept new technology, concepts, and programs.
  • Resolved and negotiated significant and controversial issues to gain compliance and agreement.
  • Position papers on controversial issues.
  • Provided leadership and guidance in my field.
  • Explained program, policies, standards, and procedures.
  • None of the above.
7 [6021] Select the statement that best describes your experience identifying and measuring costs and benefits of programs or policies of an organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, experience, or training identifying and measuring costs and benefits of programs or policies of an organization.
  • I have completed formal education or training identifying and measuring costs and benefits of programs or policies of an organization, but have not yet performed this task on a job.
  • I have identified and measured costs and benefits of programs or policies of an organization on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct guidelines and procedures.
  • I have identified and measured costs and benefits of programs or policies of an organization 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, identifying and measuring costs and benefits of programs or policies of an organization 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.
8 [17849] Select the statements that describe your experience researching policies that implement laws, regulations, and administrative policies. Answer to this question is required
  • I have coordinated agency orders, directives, or policies that required interpretation of laws, regulations, and administrative policies.
  • I have participated as a specialist or team member in the development of agency orders, directives, or policies.
  • I have participated as a specialist or team member in the development of how-to or other procedural desk guides for agency or bureau-level use.
  • I have interpreted and applied agency policies and guides in the development of agency orders, directives, or policies.
  • None of the above
9 [14840] Select the statements that best describe your ability to analyze and organize information and data. Answer to this question is required
  • I have analyzed and organized information and data to be presented as a routine part of my duties in my current position.
  • I have analyzed and organized information and data to be presented in a position I previously held.
  • I have assisted in analyzing and organizing information and data presented in a report.
  • I have never analyzed or organized information for a report.
10 [44934] Select the statement that best describes your experience in applying statistical analysis and/or conducting research to develop practical and executable policies. Answer to this question is required
  • I have education and training in applying statistical analysis and/or research methods and techniques to develop practical and executable policies, but I have not applied this knowledge at work.
  • I have performed some segments of work applying statistical analysis and/or research methods and techniques to develop practical and executable policies, usually under the direction of a supervisor or a senior employee.
  • I have independently performed complex project segments involving the application of statistical analysis and/or research methods and techniques to develop practical and executable policies, while seeking help or advice only for complex issues.
  • I have independently conducted statistical analysis and/or research projects to define and develop practical and executable policies. I have prepared and presented research findings to groups outside my organization, and/or have served as a mentor to junior staff working in my team.
  • I served as technical lead and managed a team(s) conducting statistical analysis and/or research projects to define and develop practical and executable policies. I have developed original analytical models, and served as a technical advisor to internal and external groups and individuals.
  • None of the above.
11 [9782] Select the statement that best describes your level of experience in developing and writing procedures and policies that impacted an organization. Answer to this question is required
  • Researched, developed, and wrote procedures and policies that impacted an organization.
  • Provided the analytical research for the development and writing of procedures and policies that impacted an organization.
  • I have limited experience in developing and writing procedures and policies that impacted an office.
  • None of the above.
12 [19312] Choose the statement that best describes your experience applying analytical and evaluative techniques to assess program operations, policy and/or training. Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
13 [2815] Select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience in interacting with a variety of people in various situations to achieve effective solutions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have consulted with peers on technical, programmatic, or professional issues.
  • I have facilitated communications and activities between organizational entities or individuals.
  • I have served on panels, committees, or task forces on technical or programmatic issues.
  • I have served on interagency committees on technical or policy issues charged with the development of recommendations or solutions to various issues.
  • I have participated as a member of informal social groups.
  • I have effectively presented technical summaries to various audiences including supervisors, managers and senior officials.
  • None of the above.
14 [6279] Select the type(s) of interactions and/or communications you have with your contact(s) as a regular and recurring part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Negotiating complex and highly sensitive issues.
  • Persuading others to accept finds, recommendations, alternative viewpoints, and to take a particular course of action.
  • Communicating technical/program information to internal audiences.
  • Communicating technical/program information to external audiences.
  • None of the above.
15 [9326] Select the statement that best describes your experience preparing written materials on planning or policy issues such as reports, briefing papers, correspondence and presentations (and/or other materials) to various individuals and audiences. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience preparing written documents, which cover routine issues, and recipients are usually within my immediate organization.
  • I have experience preparing written documents, such as documentation of data sets or summaries of straightforward analyses, which cover routine issues, with some complex elements, and recipients are usually within my organization.
  • I have experience preparing written documents, such as research reports, briefing papers, and presentations to individuals and organizations outside my own organization, which cover issues involving complex programs and require sensitivity to the views of my audience. Recipients include customers, middle, or senior management within or outside of the organization.
  • I have experience preparing a wide variety of written documents such as complex or controversial studies, policy guidance, and reports, which involve issues or programs of a sensitive and controversial nature, and recipients are a wide range of individuals both within and outside of the organization.
  • None of the above.

Grade: 11

1 [30210] Choose the statement that best describes your education and/or specialized experience that qualifies you for this GS-11 position. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess one year of specialized experience matching what is described in the vacancy announcement. This matching experience is well described in my resume.
  • I possess three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree that has equipped me to perform the duties of this position. Transcripts have been provided with my application.
  • I possess a combination of graduate level education, beyond the second full year of graduate level education and specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement, that together meet the qualification requirements for this position. Transcripts have been provided with my application and the matching experience is well described in my resume.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
2 [17851] Select the statement that best describes your level of experience providing assistance to senior analysts in the development, implementation, and monitoring of agency policy procedures for organizational programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience developing, implementing, or monitoring agency policy and procedures.
  • I have had education or training developing, implementing, or monitoring agency policy and procedures, but have not yet used it on the job.
  • I have worked with, or performed this task or function with close review and assistance from a supervisor, a senior employee, or a senior consultant.
  • I have worked with, or performed this task or function as a regular part of a job and only in unique or unusual situations did I require assistance or review by a supervisor, senior employee, or senior consultant.
  • I have worked with, or performed this task or function as a regular part of a job, even in unique or unusual situations. I do not require assistance or review by a supervisor, senior employee or senior consultant.
  • Others regularly consult me for my expertise and assistance in working with, or performing this task or function. I have trained or instructed others on this task or function.
3 [27869] Select the answer that best describes your knowledge of policy matters and performing work within the constraints of the policies, guidelines, and priorities. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in identifying policy issues and in making recommendations of action that more senior management should take.
  • I have some experience in developing rationale for agency action, developing policy recommendations, and recommending alternative courses of action.
  • I have extensive experience in developing rationale for agency action, developing policy recommendations, and recommending alternative courses of action.
  • I have significant experience in policy interpretation and use independent judgment in policy analysis and recommendations.
4 [3175] Select the area(s) where you have substantial experience evaluating policies and programs and ensuring results. Answer to this question is required
  • Serving as technical specialist on the impact of legislation for specific organizational programs.
  • Identifying how organizations or program results will be measured.
  • Establishing local program standards that ensure accountability, continuous improvement, and adherence to policies.
  • Planning, scheduling, and implementing the evaluation of key business processes.
  • Evaluating options and alternatives for making decisions and resolving issues where no precedent or guidelines existed.
  • Establishing and using feedback systems to determine customer requirements and expectations.
  • I have no program evaluation experience.
5 [56448] Select the answer that best describes your knowledge and experience with policy development. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in identifying policy issues and in making recommendations of action that more senior management should take.
  • I have some experience in developing rationale for agency action, developing policy recommendations, and recommending alternative courses of action.
  • I have extensive experience in developing rationale for agency action, developing policy recommendations, and recommending alternative courses of action.
  • I have significant experience in policy interpretation and use independent judgment in policy analysis and recommendations.
6 [7335] Select the statement the best describes your training and/or experience with managing a support program that is utilized across an organization and requires the application of regulatory requirements and the interpretation of policies, processes, and procedures. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in working with program management and applicable regulations, policies, processes, and procedures.
  • I have education or training in this area, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have assisted others in working with program management activities related to the application of regulations, policies, processes and procedures but under supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have independently worked with regulations, policies, processes and procedures for an established program and identified their applicability toward improving the effectiveness and efficiency of that program.
  • I have been officially appointed as a Program Manager and have been responsible for all activities, regulatory applications, internal controls, and program assessments.
7 [6021] Select the statement that best describes your experience identifying and measuring costs and benefits of programs or policies of an organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, experience, or training identifying and measuring costs and benefits of programs or policies of an organization.
  • I have completed formal education or training identifying and measuring costs and benefits of programs or policies of an organization, but have not yet performed this task on a job.
  • I have identified and measured costs and benefits of programs or policies of an organization on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct guidelines and procedures.
  • I have identified and measured costs and benefits of programs or policies of an organization 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, identifying and measuring costs and benefits of programs or policies of an organization 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.
8 [19312] Choose the statement that best describes your experience applying analytical and evaluative techniques to assess program operations, policy and/or training. Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
9 [14840] Select the statements that best describe your ability to analyze and organize information and data. Answer to this question is required
  • I have analyzed and organized information and data to be presented as a routine part of my duties in my current position.
  • I have analyzed and organized information and data to be presented in a position I previously held.
  • I have assisted in analyzing and organizing information and data presented in a report.
  • I have never analyzed or organized information for a report.
10 [17849] Select the statements that describe your experience researching policies that implement laws, regulations, and administrative policies. Answer to this question is required
  • I have coordinated agency orders, directives, or policies that required interpretation of laws, regulations, and administrative policies.
  • I have participated as a specialist or team member in the development of agency orders, directives, or policies.
  • I have participated as a specialist or team member in the development of how-to or other procedural desk guides for agency or bureau-level use.
  • I have interpreted and applied agency policies and guides in the development of agency orders, directives, or policies.
  • None of the above
11 [44934] Select the statement that best describes your experience in applying statistical analysis and/or conducting research to develop practical and executable policies. Answer to this question is required
  • I have education and training in applying statistical analysis and/or research methods and techniques to develop practical and executable policies, but I have not applied this knowledge at work.
  • I have performed some segments of work applying statistical analysis and/or research methods and techniques to develop practical and executable policies, usually under the direction of a supervisor or a senior employee.
  • I have independently performed complex project segments involving the application of statistical analysis and/or research methods and techniques to develop practical and executable policies, while seeking help or advice only for complex issues.
  • I have independently conducted statistical analysis and/or research projects to define and develop practical and executable policies. I have prepared and presented research findings to groups outside my organization, and/or have served as a mentor to junior staff working in my team.
  • I served as technical lead and managed a team(s) conducting statistical analysis and/or research projects to define and develop practical and executable policies. I have developed original analytical models, and served as a technical advisor to internal and external groups and individuals.
  • None of the above.
12 [9782] Select the statement that best describes your level of experience in developing and writing procedures and policies that impacted an organization. Answer to this question is required
  • Researched, developed, and wrote procedures and policies that impacted an organization.
  • Provided the analytical research for the development and writing of procedures and policies that impacted an organization.
  • I have limited experience in developing and writing procedures and policies that impacted an office.
  • None of the above.
13 [2815] Select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience in interacting with a variety of people in various situations to achieve effective solutions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have consulted with peers on technical, programmatic, or professional issues.
  • I have facilitated communications and activities between organizational entities or individuals.
  • I have served on panels, committees, or task forces on technical or programmatic issues.
  • I have served on interagency committees on technical or policy issues charged with the development of recommendations or solutions to various issues.
  • I have participated as a member of informal social groups.
  • I have effectively presented technical summaries to various audiences including supervisors, managers and senior officials.
  • None of the above.
14 [4380] Select the statement(s) that describe the administrative management and communication activities you have performed as a regular, recurring part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Served as a spokesperson for the organization on program or project issues to a variety of stakeholder groups and federal, state and local agencies.
  • Served as a spokesperson for the organization on program or project issues to the media.
  • Developed and issued guidance or policy statements on technical, programmatic, and/or professional issues for the organization.
  • Served and/or facilitated on panels, committees or task forces on technical, programmatic, and/or professional issues.
  • Provided guidance to other agency representatives or private industry on technical, programmatic, or professional issues that affect the scope of programs or projects
  • Facilitated workshops or partnering sessions between organizational entities
  • Mediated or facilitated problem resolution between organizational entities or technical groups in a formal group setting
  • Built and fostered relationships with external customers, partners, stakeholders that affect the scope of programs or projects
  • Presented, advocated, or negotiated specific mission goals and needs with other organizational entities
  • Presented briefings and formal presentations to senior management of external entities on policy, program, organizational, or project issues
  • Prepared written reports on organizational program/project status
  • Facilitated solutions on controversial issues affecting the scope of programs or projects with the public
  • Organized and conducted public meetings
  • None of the above
15 [9326] Select the statement that best describes your experience preparing written materials on planning or policy issues such as reports, briefing papers, correspondence and presentations (and/or other materials) to various individuals and audiences. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience preparing written documents, which cover routine issues, and recipients are usually within my immediate organization.
  • I have experience preparing written documents, such as documentation of data sets or summaries of straightforward analyses, which cover routine issues, with some complex elements, and recipients are usually within my organization.
  • I have experience preparing written documents, such as research reports, briefing papers, and presentations to individuals and organizations outside my own organization, which cover issues involving complex programs and require sensitivity to the views of my audience. Recipients include customers, middle, or senior management within or outside of the organization.
  • I have experience preparing a wide variety of written documents such as complex or controversial studies, policy guidance, and reports, which involve issues or programs of a sensitive and controversial nature, and recipients are a wide range of individuals both within and outside of the organization.
  • None of the above.
16 [6279] Select the type(s) of interactions and/or communications you have with your contact(s) as a regular and recurring part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Negotiating complex and highly sensitive issues.
  • Persuading others to accept finds, recommendations, alternative viewpoints, and to take a particular course of action.
  • Communicating technical/program information to internal audiences.
  • Communicating technical/program information to external audiences.
  • None of the above.
17 [53723] This position requires strong written and verbal communication skills in a variety of issues. Please select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your ability to communicate in writing as well as in person with others both within and outside of your work organization on a regular basis. Answer to this question is required
  • Gathered and exchanged information, resolved routine issues, and gained or secured compliance.
  • Made program decisions and policy interpretations.
  • Persuaded others to accept new technology, concepts, and programs.
  • Resolved and negotiated significant and controversial issues to gain compliance and agreement.
  • Position papers on controversial issues.
  • Provided leadership and guidance in my field.
  • Explained program, policies, standards, and procedures.
  • None of the above.

Grade: 12

1 [341] Choose the statement that best describes your specialized experience that qualifies you for this GS-12 position. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 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 [17851] Select the statement that best describes your level of experience providing assistance to senior analysts in the development, implementation, and monitoring of agency policy procedures for organizational programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience developing, implementing, or monitoring agency policy and procedures.
  • I have had education or training developing, implementing, or monitoring agency policy and procedures, but have not yet used it on the job.
  • I have worked with, or performed this task or function with close review and assistance from a supervisor, a senior employee, or a senior consultant.
  • I have worked with, or performed this task or function as a regular part of a job and only in unique or unusual situations did I require assistance or review by a supervisor, senior employee, or senior consultant.
  • I have worked with, or performed this task or function as a regular part of a job, even in unique or unusual situations. I do not require assistance or review by a supervisor, senior employee or senior consultant.
  • Others regularly consult me for my expertise and assistance in working with, or performing this task or function. I have trained or instructed others on this task or function.
3 [27869] Select the answer that best describes your knowledge of policy matters and performing work within the constraints of the policies, guidelines, and priorities. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in identifying policy issues and in making recommendations of action that more senior management should take.
  • I have some experience in developing rationale for agency action, developing policy recommendations, and recommending alternative courses of action.
  • I have extensive experience in developing rationale for agency action, developing policy recommendations, and recommending alternative courses of action.
  • I have significant experience in policy interpretation and use independent judgment in policy analysis and recommendations.
4 [7335] Select the statement the best describes your training and/or experience with managing a support program that is utilized across an organization and requires the application of regulatory requirements and the interpretation of policies, processes, and procedures. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in working with program management and applicable regulations, policies, processes, and procedures.
  • I have education or training in this area, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have assisted others in working with program management activities related to the application of regulations, policies, processes and procedures but under supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have independently worked with regulations, policies, processes and procedures for an established program and identified their applicability toward improving the effectiveness and efficiency of that program.
  • I have been officially appointed as a Program Manager and have been responsible for all activities, regulatory applications, internal controls, and program assessments.
5 [3175] Select the area(s) where you have substantial experience evaluating policies and programs and ensuring results. Answer to this question is required
  • Serving as technical specialist on the impact of legislation for specific organizational programs.
  • Identifying how organizations or program results will be measured.
  • Establishing local program standards that ensure accountability, continuous improvement, and adherence to policies.
  • Planning, scheduling, and implementing the evaluation of key business processes.
  • Evaluating options and alternatives for making decisions and resolving issues where no precedent or guidelines existed.
  • Establishing and using feedback systems to determine customer requirements and expectations.
  • I have no program evaluation experience.
6 [56448] Select the answer that best describes your knowledge and experience with policy development. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in identifying policy issues and in making recommendations of action that more senior management should take.
  • I have some experience in developing rationale for agency action, developing policy recommendations, and recommending alternative courses of action.
  • I have extensive experience in developing rationale for agency action, developing policy recommendations, and recommending alternative courses of action.
  • I have significant experience in policy interpretation and use independent judgment in policy analysis and recommendations.
7 [6021] Select the statement that best describes your experience identifying and measuring costs and benefits of programs or policies of an organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, experience, or training identifying and measuring costs and benefits of programs or policies of an organization.
  • I have completed formal education or training identifying and measuring costs and benefits of programs or policies of an organization, but have not yet performed this task on a job.
  • I have identified and measured costs and benefits of programs or policies of an organization on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct guidelines and procedures.
  • I have identified and measured costs and benefits of programs or policies of an organization 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, identifying and measuring costs and benefits of programs or policies of an organization 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.
8 [19312] Choose the statement that best describes your experience applying analytical and evaluative techniques to assess program operations, policy and/or training. Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
9 [17849] Select the statements that describe your experience researching policies that implement laws, regulations, and administrative policies. Answer to this question is required
  • I have coordinated agency orders, directives, or policies that required interpretation of laws, regulations, and administrative policies.
  • I have participated as a specialist or team member in the development of agency orders, directives, or policies.
  • I have participated as a specialist or team member in the development of how-to or other procedural desk guides for agency or bureau-level use.
  • I have interpreted and applied agency policies and guides in the development of agency orders, directives, or policies.
  • None of the above
10 [44934] Select the statement that best describes your experience in applying statistical analysis and/or conducting research to develop practical and executable policies. Answer to this question is required
  • I have education and training in applying statistical analysis and/or research methods and techniques to develop practical and executable policies, but I have not applied this knowledge at work.
  • I have performed some segments of work applying statistical analysis and/or research methods and techniques to develop practical and executable policies, usually under the direction of a supervisor or a senior employee.
  • I have independently performed complex project segments involving the application of statistical analysis and/or research methods and techniques to develop practical and executable policies, while seeking help or advice only for complex issues.
  • I have independently conducted statistical analysis and/or research projects to define and develop practical and executable policies. I have prepared and presented research findings to groups outside my organization, and/or have served as a mentor to junior staff working in my team.
  • I served as technical lead and managed a team(s) conducting statistical analysis and/or research projects to define and develop practical and executable policies. I have developed original analytical models, and served as a technical advisor to internal and external groups and individuals.
  • None of the above.
11 [14840] Select the statements that best describe your ability to analyze and organize information and data. Answer to this question is required
  • I have analyzed and organized information and data to be presented as a routine part of my duties in my current position.
  • I have analyzed and organized information and data to be presented in a position I previously held.
  • I have assisted in analyzing and organizing information and data presented in a report.
  • I have never analyzed or organized information for a report.
12 [9782] Select the statement that best describes your level of experience in developing and writing procedures and policies that impacted an organization. Answer to this question is required
  • Researched, developed, and wrote procedures and policies that impacted an organization.
  • Provided the analytical research for the development and writing of procedures and policies that impacted an organization.
  • I have limited experience in developing and writing procedures and policies that impacted an office.
  • None of the above.
13 [6279] Select the type(s) of interactions and/or communications you have with your contact(s) as a regular and recurring part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Negotiating complex and highly sensitive issues.
  • Persuading others to accept finds, recommendations, alternative viewpoints, and to take a particular course of action.
  • Communicating technical/program information to internal audiences.
  • Communicating technical/program information to external audiences.
  • None of the above.
14 [9326] Select the statement that best describes your experience preparing written materials on planning or policy issues such as reports, briefing papers, correspondence and presentations (and/or other materials) to various individuals and audiences. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience preparing written documents, which cover routine issues, and recipients are usually within my immediate organization.
  • I have experience preparing written documents, such as documentation of data sets or summaries of straightforward analyses, which cover routine issues, with some complex elements, and recipients are usually within my organization.
  • I have experience preparing written documents, such as research reports, briefing papers, and presentations to individuals and organizations outside my own organization, which cover issues involving complex programs and require sensitivity to the views of my audience. Recipients include customers, middle, or senior management within or outside of the organization.
  • I have experience preparing a wide variety of written documents such as complex or controversial studies, policy guidance, and reports, which involve issues or programs of a sensitive and controversial nature, and recipients are a wide range of individuals both within and outside of the organization.
  • None of the above.
15 [2815] Select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience in interacting with a variety of people in various situations to achieve effective solutions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have consulted with peers on technical, programmatic, or professional issues.
  • I have facilitated communications and activities between organizational entities or individuals.
  • I have served on panels, committees, or task forces on technical or programmatic issues.
  • I have served on interagency committees on technical or policy issues charged with the development of recommendations or solutions to various issues.
  • I have participated as a member of informal social groups.
  • I have effectively presented technical summaries to various audiences including supervisors, managers and senior officials.
  • None of the above.
16 [4380] Select the statement(s) that describe the administrative management and communication activities you have performed as a regular, recurring part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Served as a spokesperson for the organization on program or project issues to a variety of stakeholder groups and federal, state and local agencies.
  • Served as a spokesperson for the organization on program or project issues to the media.
  • Developed and issued guidance or policy statements on technical, programmatic, and/or professional issues for the organization.
  • Served and/or facilitated on panels, committees or task forces on technical, programmatic, and/or professional issues.
  • Provided guidance to other agency representatives or private industry on technical, programmatic, or professional issues that affect the scope of programs or projects
  • Facilitated workshops or partnering sessions between organizational entities
  • Mediated or facilitated problem resolution between organizational entities or technical groups in a formal group setting
  • Built and fostered relationships with external customers, partners, stakeholders that affect the scope of programs or projects
  • Presented, advocated, or negotiated specific mission goals and needs with other organizational entities
  • Presented briefings and formal presentations to senior management of external entities on policy, program, organizational, or project issues
  • Prepared written reports on organizational program/project status
  • Facilitated solutions on controversial issues affecting the scope of programs or projects with the public
  • Organized and conducted public meetings
  • None of the above
17 [53723] This position requires strong written and verbal communication skills in a variety of issues. Please select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your ability to communicate in writing as well as in person with others both within and outside of your work organization on a regular basis. Answer to this question is required
  • Gathered and exchanged information, resolved routine issues, and gained or secured compliance.
  • Made program decisions and policy interpretations.
  • Persuaded others to accept new technology, concepts, and programs.
  • Resolved and negotiated significant and controversial issues to gain compliance and agreement.
  • Position papers on controversial issues.
  • Provided leadership and guidance in my field.
  • Explained program, policies, standards, and procedures.
  • None of the above.

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 [35568] Select the response that is the GS equivalent grade level of the highest grade to which you have held on a permanent basis or have competed for promotion potential. Please ensure that you have also provided a supporting SF-50. Without the supporting SF-50, we may not be able to consider your application for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not held a government position.
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6 [59279] In the past three years, have you had one or more of the following Awards: monetary, time-off, or other? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 [59280] If you are a Federal employee, is your most recent performance rating equivalent to a "Pass", "Fully Successful", "Satisfactory" or better? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
  • I am a Federal employee, but have not received a performance rating.
  • Not applicable, I am not a Federal employee.
8 [587] Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade. Please include the date of your last promotion (in mm/dd/yy format). Maximum length of 20 characters. Answer to this question is required
9 [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
    9.1 [5063] Please indicate how you heard about this position. Maximum length of 250 characters.