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Grade: 12

1 GS-12 - Choose the one that best describes your education and experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal government
  • I do not meet the requirement described above
2 All Grades - Choose the one that best describes your education and experience Answer to this question is required
  • I have a college degree that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours of coursework in a field related to the position of which at least 9 semester hours were in education.
  • I have 4 years of experience that demonstrated a thorough understanding of the principles and practices of the work of the education program series.
  • I have a combination of education and experience which includes at least 24 hours in a field related to the position of which at least 9 hours were in education courses.
  • I have one full academic year of experience as a professional teacher in an accredited school or institution, that included preparing and presenting lessons and evaluating and grading students` performance.
  • I do not meet the requirements described above.
3 Do you have direct work experience in educational technology policy, practice and research? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Please select your experience in managing projects involving the analysis of educational technology policy 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 it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
5 Present technical, complex or new information orally, including briefings to senior management and for training. 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 it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
6 Do you have direct work experience in increasing the effective use of technology by districts, states, and other groups serving students and teachers? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Do you have direct work experience in interpreting program requirements, criteria, rules and regulations and commenting on proposed regulations and policies? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 From the list below, please select your experience(s) in relation to developing new insights into situations, applying innovative solutions to education policies and programs and designing new methods or procedures. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked on cross-cutting workgroups and committees.
  • I have developed innovative solutions to data issues.
  • I have determined changes in procedures that would increase the efficiency and effectiveness of data operations.
  • I have communicated complex technical requirements to non-technical personnel.
  • None of the above
9 Which of the following best reflects your experience in delivering quality work products that demonstrate your knowledge of legislation, regulations, and administration priorities for Federal programs? Answer to this question is required
  • I have reviewed grant applications for completeness and meeting selection criteria
  • I have developed program materials that require an in-depth understanding of applicable legislation, regulations and priorities, such as application guidelines for grant competitions, Federal Register announcements, and selection criteria for discretionary and/or formula grants.
  • I have participated on or led regulation-writing teams to produce proposed and/or final regulations for discretionary and/or formula grants.
  • None of the above.
10 Which of the following describes your highest level of knowledge of the federal grants/contract process? Answer to this question is required
  • I know what a grant or contract is but could NOT explain it to others and do not know how to apply for grants.
  • I know what a grant or contract is and could explain it to others.
  • I know what a grant or contract is and have applied for or know how to apply for grants.
  • I know there are two types of grants, and I understand the differences between them.
  • I have a basic understanding of the grant making process but have not participated in the administration of a grant or contract.
  • I have a basic understanding of the grant making process and have participated in the administration of a grant or contract.
  • None of the above.
11 Please select your experience in analyzing, advising, and recommending solutions for programs involving educational technology. 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 it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
12 Do you have professional knowledge of education theories, principles and practices and the roles of the federal, state, or local governments sufficient to plan, evaluate and advise on educational programs, their requirements and problems? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: 13

1 GS-13 - Choose the one that best describes your education and experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal government
  • I do not meet the requirement described above
2 All Grades - Choose the one that best describes your education and experience Answer to this question is required
  • I have a college degree that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours of coursework in a field related to the position of which at least 9 semester hours were in education.
  • I have 4 years of experience that demonstrated a thorough understanding of the principles and practices of the work of the education program series.
  • I have a combination of education and experience which includes at least 24 hours in a field related to the position of which at least 9 hours were in education courses.
  • I have one full academic year of experience as a professional teacher in an accredited school or institution, that included preparing and presenting lessons and evaluating and grading students` performance.
  • I do not meet the requirements described above.
3 Please select your experience in developing and leading projects that promote the evidence-based adoption of emerging technologies and innovations for learning. 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 it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
4 Do you have direct work experience in the development or implementation of educational technology initiatives at either the local, state, or federal levels? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 From the list below, please select your experience(s) in relation to developing new insights into situations, applying innovative solutions to education policies and programs and designing new methods or procedures. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked on cross-cutting workgroups and committees.
  • I have developed innovative solutions to data issues.
  • I have determined changes in procedures that would increase the efficiency and effectiveness of data operations.
  • I have communicated complex technical requirements to non-technical personnel.
  • None of the above
6 Do you have experience presenting results of your analyses to a professional or select audience? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Do you have direct work experience in increasing the effective use of technology by districts, states, and other groups serving students and teachers? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 Which elements of promoting innovative strategies and services have you performed as a regular part of your job? Answer to this question is required
  • Providing assistance and advisory services to state or local education programs
  • Identifying innovative strategies to improve adult education services
  • Analyzing and comprehending research related to evidence best practices and effectiveness
  • Developing pilot programs to promote innovation
  • Evaluating innovative practices to determine effectiveness
  • Providing training on implementing innovative strategies
  • None of the above
9 Do you have direct work experience in educational technology policy, practice and research? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 Do you have direct work experience in adapting education principles and practices to projects and problems for which there are no closely related precedents? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Do you have experience as an authority working with educational technology trends and issues related to developing and implementing national, State, and/or local technology goals and initiatives? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 I have routinely analyzed data related to educational strategies or programs to do the following: (Choose all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Assess progress or status of the strategy or program.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of the strategy or program.
  • Identify trends related to the strategy or program.
  • Make recommendations for the strategy or program.
  • Determine the implications of the data for the strategy or program.
  • Determine the implications of the data at a statewide or national level.
  • Conduct strategic planning for my service area.
  • None of the above.
13 Please select your experience in managing projects involving the analysis of educational technology policy 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 it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
14 Please select your experience in analyzing, advising, and recommending solutions for programs involving educational technology. 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 it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
15 Do you have professional knowledge of education theories, principles and practices and the roles of the federal, state, or local governments sufficient to plan, evaluate and advise on educational programs, their requirements and problems? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
16 I have performed the following communication functions in a work unit or team assignment (Check all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • Created written documents containing important information for my group or unit.
  • Orally articulated thoughts, ideas, suggestions, etc. to a group or other team members.
  • Wrote newsletters for disseminating information to my work unit or to a specific or public audience.
  • Held/led meetings in which I informed group members of important information.
  • Summarized complex or lengthy information into a concise and clear document.
  • Edited written documents to make communications clearer to an audience.
  • Presented at local or national conferences or meetings about a concept, idea, research, theory, etc
  • Wrote directives, training manuals or desk procedures for the purpose of explaining a process or method of doing a task
  • Explained orally to a client the requirements/procedures for doing a task.
  • Presented at technical assistance workshops for prospective applicants and at project directors meetings for new grantees.
  • None of the above
17 Present technical, complex or new information orally, including briefings to senior management and for training. 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 it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

Grade: All Grades

1 Are you currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No