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Grade: 12

1 GS-12: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for General Education and Training Specialist, GS-12, select the option that best describes your experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-11 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  • I do not meet the specialized experience requirement described above.
2 To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for General Education and Training Specialist, select the option that best describes your education background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have a BACHELOR'S OR HIGHER DEGREE that included or was supplemented by major study in EDUCATION or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the work of THIS POSITION.
  • I have a combination of EXPERIENCE appropriate for THIS POSITION and EDUCATION LEADING TO A BACHELOR'S OR HIGHER DEGREE with courses equivalent to a major in EDUCATION or in a subject-matter field that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  • I do not meet any of the above.
3 I have experience leading the following public affairs tasks: Answer to this question is required
  • Press/media relations
  • Congressional affairs
  • Intergovernmental affairs
  • Communications planning
  • International relations
  • Environmental education
  • Community involvement
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Social media
  • None of the above
4 I have planned public relations events or event planning for the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Environmental organization(s)
  • US Congress
  • Other Agencies and/or Departments
  • State or Local Governments
  • Academia
  • Public Interest Groups
  • Private Industry
  • None of the above

Grade: 13

1 To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for General Education and Training Specialist, GS-13, select the option that best describes your experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-12 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  • I do not meet the specialized experience requirement described above.
2 To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for General Education and Training Specialist, select the option that best describes your education background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have a BACHELOR'S OR HIGHER DEGREE that included or was supplemented by major study in EDUCATION or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the work of THIS POSITION.
  • I have a combination of EXPERIENCE appropriate for THIS POSITION and EDUCATION LEADING TO A BACHELOR'S OR HIGHER DEGREE with courses equivalent to a major in EDUCATION or in a subject-matter field that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  • I do not meet any of the above.
3 I have experience leading the following public affairs tasks: Answer to this question is required
  • Press/media relations
  • Congressional affairs
  • Intergovernmental affairs
  • Communications planning
  • International relations
  • Environmental education
  • Community involvement
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Social media
  • None of the above
4 I have planned public relations events or event planning for the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Environmental organization(s)
  • US Congress
  • Other Agencies and/or Departments
  • State or Local Governments
  • Academia
  • Public Interest Groups
  • Private Industry
  • None of the above

Grade: All Grades

1 Select the responses that describe your experience in environmental education: Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience developing environmental education outreach materials
  • I have experience implementing an environmental education program
  • I have experience coordinating environmental education projects or events
  • I have experience designing and establishing an environmental education program
  • I have experience transforming information into use for environmental education purposes
  • I do not have any of the above experiences
2 I have experience developing environmental education curriculum guides for: Answer to this question is required
  • K-12 public education
  • Colleges and universities
  • Community environmental education programs
  • Other education programs (e.g. federal education programs, state education programs, etc.)
  • None of the above
3 I have experience in the following areas: Answer to this question is required
  • Internet technologies to plan, develop, and/or maintain various web-based communication tools, including social media tools.
  • Utilizing web-based communications tools and/or on-line discussion forums for outreach practitioners to share pertinent information.
  • Desktop publishing, photo editing, video and/or multimedia software to create information products for print or web-based media.
  • Preparing messages and other content, including supporting photos or graphics, video clips for posting to websites using photo or video editing or web development software.
  • Utilizing media technologies such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and/or blogs.
  • None of the above.
4 Select the following that characterize your experience developing graphics, animations, or other visual content for e-learning training materials: Answer to this question is required
  • Assembling and building interactive online learning materials using narrative copy and graphic content (photos, video, and 3-D models)
  • Generating animations
  • Making videos to support technical training content
  • Creating, sourcing, and/or editing all graphics (drawn art, diagrams, photos, bitmaps, etc.)
  • None of the above
5

I have led educational workshops for community level engagement for the following programs:

Answer to this question is required
  • K-12 education programs
  • College and/or university programs
  • Community-based education programs
  • None of the above
6

I have coordinated educational workshops for community level engagement for the following programs:

Answer to this question is required
  • K-12 education programs
  • College and/or university programs
  • Community-based education programs
  • None of the above
7 I have experience: Answer to this question is required
  • Working with communities on the implementation of environmental education programs and/or projects.
  • Providing assistance to implement community environmental education programs and/or projects for K-12.
  • Providing assistance to implement community environmental education programs and/or projects for colleges and universities.
  • Participating in workshops to develop environmental education.
  • None of the above
8 Select the audiences to which you have given presentations about environmental programs: Answer to this question is required
  • Schools
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Corporations
  • Communities
  • Public interest groups
  • None of the above
9 I have experience developing environmental programs in the following areas: Answer to this question is required
  • Strategic partnerships
  • Environmental compliance
  • Education programs
  • Environmental stewardship
  • None of the above
10 I have worked collaboratively with others to accomplish the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Facilitate information exchange
  • Solve problems
  • Build partnerships
  • None of the above
11 Select the response that describes your highest level of experience developing content for K-12 environmental education lesson plans that incorporate current and emerging environmental issues. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager 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 I have made formal presentations or conducted briefings to convey technical information for the following groups: Answer to this question is required
  • High level state officials
  • High level government officials
  • Industry officials
  • Internal audiences
  • Technical audiences
  • Non-technical audiences
  • None of the above
13 I have developed innovative approaches to achieving environmental goals through the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Promoting pollution prevention and/or environmental technologies
  • Forming collaborative partnerships with the regulated community, states and/or other key partners
  • None of the above
14

Select the response that best describes your experience in evaluating environmental education (EE) research to advise practitioners, providers and policy makers:

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager 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 I have made presentations or conducted briefings for the following individuals and groups: Answer to this question is required
  • Team members in my organization
  • Supervisors and managers in my organization
  • Government officials
  • Business/industry officials
  • Non-technical audiences
  • Scientists and researchers
  • Elementary, high school, and/or college students
  • None of the above
16 I have developed communication strategies targeted toward the following groups: Answer to this question is required
  • Media
  • Government agencies
  • Elected officials
  • Non-government organizations
  • Community members
  • General Public
  • None of the above
17 I have experience with the following types of communication strategies: Answer to this question is required
  • Implementing communication strategies using social media tools
  • Developing materials for use by traditional press outlets, such as newspapers and magazines
  • Developing communication strategy using internet resources, such as web pages and YouTube
  • Developing presentation materials for technical audience
  • Creating presentation materials for non-technical audience
  • None of the above
18 Please look at the qualification requirements (both experience and/or education) that are stated in this vacancy announcement. Does your resume clearly contain this information in order to determine you are qualified for the position? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
19 For each position listed on your resume, did you include the position title, company, salary, weekly hours worked, and your actual beginning and ending dates of employment? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
20 Have you reviewed the vacancy announcement "How to Apply" and required documents section to determine what supplemental material that you must provide? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
21 Are you aware that all applicants, including current EPA employees, must submit transcripts as part of your application package as outlined in the vacancy announcement? Failure to submit transcripts will be considered an incomplete application and it will be rated ineligible. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
22 Where did you learn about the position(s) available at the EPA? Answer to this question is required
  • EPA webinar or flyer
    22.1 Enter month/year of webinar or flyer distribution. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Job fair hosted or attended by the EPA
    22.1 Enter location and month/year of job fair. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Referral from professional organization, university staff, or career center
  • Referral from EPA or other government contact (federal, state, or local)
  • Referral from another source (e.g., friend, family member)
  • EPA.gov, the EPA internet site
  • USAJOBS.gov, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) internet site
  • Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Handshake, etc.)
  • Other