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Grade: 12

1 Select the choice that best describes your specialized experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have one full year (52 weeks) or more of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-11 level as described below.
  • I do not have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the definition as described below.
Experience in analysis, research and developing reports, rules, and/or notices. Knowledge of the Paperwork Reduction Act, Regulatory Flexibility Act and/or Congressional Review Act is preferred.
2 In reference to the question above, please indicate the time frame and employer(s) in your resume that supports your answer(e.g. 12/10/90 - 2/4/93 Department of Energy). Enter NA if not applicable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
3 Describe your experience in participating in teams on projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have participated in cross-organizational teams.
  • I have led cross-organizational teams.
  • I have led cross-organizational teams with members of various levels, expertise, and backgrounds.
  • I have led cross-organizational teams with members of various levels, expertise, and backgrounds, for high profile or sensitive projects
  • None of the above
4 For teams you led, describe the team's final work product. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not led teams.
  • Report or presentation to management.
  • Agency/office decision on issue, case, or project.
  • Proposed modifications to, or new, regulations, guidance, requirements, system, process, or procedures.
  • Project is in process and not yet complete.
5 For teams you did not lead, describe the team's final work product. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not led teams.
  • Report or presentation to management.
  • Agency/office decision on issue, case, or project.
  • Proposed modifications to, or new, regulations, guidance, requirements, system, process, or procedures.
  • Project is in process and not yet complete.
6 Select the statements that describe your experience in preparing written material. Answer to this question is required
  • I have written reports for academic projects and / or classes.
  • I have written analytical reports for internal audiences (within an organization).
  • I have written analytical reports for external audiences (outside of an organization).
  • I have written briefing material on policies and procedures for a broad internal / external audience.
  • I have prepared issue papers and / or briefings for subject matter groups and or management officials at all levels of an organization.
  • I have reviewed and edited reports for accuracy, grammar, organization, and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  • None of the above.
7 Which types of documents have you written? Answer to this question is required
  • Summary reports
  • Correspondence (emails, letters, memos)
  • Technical reports
  • Standard operating procedures
  • Directives / policies / regulations
  • Policy guidance
  • Option papers / decision memos
  • Journal or newspaper articles
  • Books or book chapters
  • Academic / research papers
  • Performance review feedback (for self or others)
  • Commission Orders
  • Commission Opinions
  • None of the above
8 Select the ways in which you have contributed to the production of written products. Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided first drafts to others for their review.
  • I have reviewed and provided general comments to others� drafts.
  • I have reviewed and provided grammar, spelling, and organization edits to others� drafts.
  • I have proofed documents specifically for technical accuracy.
  • I have consolidated reports from others into a final product.
  • I have been responsible for written products from start to finish.
  • None of the above.
9 Describe the areas in which you have independently performed research and analysis in the last three years. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Federal statutes, regulations, and/or guidelines
  • Industry filings or data submitted to FERC or other federal agency
  • Federal reports
  • Other governmental issues and/or documents
  • Private sector reports and/or records
  • None of the above
10 Select the statement that best describes the product or results of your research and analysis (e.g., written report, presentation, revision to requirements or regulations, decision on project). Answer to this question is required
  • I prepared and gave a report or presentation to colleagues, for information only.
  • I prepared and gave a report or presentation to colleagues and management.
  • I prepared and gave a report or presentation to colleagues and management, but no actions were taken based on my findings and recommendations.
  • I prepared and gave a report or presentation to colleagues and management, and actions were taken based on my findings and recommendations.
  • None of the aboe
11 Select the response that best describes your highest level of experience in developing original documents addressing the Paperwork Reduction Act, Regulatory Flexibility Act, Congressional Review Act language. Answer to this question is required
  • I have some experience.
  • I have expert knowledge.
  • None of the above
12 Select all of the following duties you have performed which demonstrate your experience providing customer service Answer to this question is required
  • Seeking creative solutions to providing or improving services that may increase efficiency.
  • Assessing customer needs and tailoring products or services to meet their needs.
  • Providing technical information in response to customers’ requests.
  • Answering customers’ questions and following-up to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Assessing current customer service practices and developing approaches to address systemic issues.
  • None of the above.
13 Select all of the following that describe your customer service and communication skills. Answer to this question is required
  • I have regularly served as a program representative in dealing with managers and employees within the areas serviced. This included acquiring, clarifying or exchanging facts and information needed to complete assignments.
  • I have regularly justified, persuaded, negotiated, or resolved matters involving significant or controversial policy or program issues. This included communicating effectively and harmoniously with a full range of internal and external individuals or groups.
  • I have regularly conducted discussions or participated in workgroups as a program representative, in which the purpose was to influence, motivate, or persuade persons or groups. This included using communication skills to approach individuals or groups who are skeptical or in disagreement in order to obtain the desired effect (e.g., gaining compliance with an established policy or regulation).
  • I have regularly served as a program representative and participated in discussions in which the purpose was to plan, coordinate, or consult on work efforts or to resolve specific business problems. This included influencing or motivating individuals or groups who are working toward mutual goals and who have basically cooperative attitudes.
  • None of the above.
14 Select the response that best describes your experience in conducting briefings, meetings, and or seminars to present technical data, highly complex issues, technical policies, study results, future directions, and/or resource needs to a variety of audiences (technical and non-technical). 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 Describe your experience in planning projects or project components. Answer to this question is required
  • I have evaluated needs, requirements, resources, and priorities, in order to plan the project or component
  • I have planned project components for incorporation by Project Leader into the overall project plan
  • I have planned entire projects as a Project Leader
  • I have planned entire projects and made adjustments to plans and resources as needed to mitigate risks and reflect changing requirements and/or priorities
  • I have periodically re-evaluated priorities, requirements, risks, and the status of the project (or my project component) and recommended and/or made adjustments to resources, schedule, and/or plan
  • None of the above
16 Describe your experience planning and/or working on multiple, simultaneous projects in different phases with competing deadlines. Answer to this question is required
  • I have generally planned and/or worked on only one project at a time.
  • I have planned and/or worked on multiple simultaneous projects with deadlines within my control.
  • I have planned and/or worked on and balanced multiple simultaneous projects, some with competing deadlines and resource needs.
  • I have led, executed, balanced, and tracked multiple simultaneous projects with competing deadlines and resource needs , and have evaluated risks and made adjustments as needed to mitigate risks and to address changing requirements and priorities.
  • None of the above
17

Select the response that best describes your highest level of knowledge with the following jurisdictional areas: Paperwork Reduction Act, Regulatory Flexibility Act, Congressional Review Act or other government requirements?

 

 

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge.
  • I have some knowledge.
  • I have expert knowledge.

Grade: 13

1 Select the choice that best describes your specialized experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have one full year (52 weeks) or more of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-12 level as described below.
  • I do not have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the definition as described below.
Experience managing projects, developing analysis, research, reports, rules, and/or notices. Experience implementing and complying with the Paperwork Reduction Act, Regulatory Flexibility Act and/or Congressional Review Act.
2 In reference to the question above, please indicate the time frame and employer(s) in your resume that supports your answer(e.g. 12/10/90 - 2/4/93 Department of Energy). Enter NA if not applicable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
3 Describe your experience in participating in teams on projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have participated in cross-organizational teams.
  • I have led cross-organizational teams.
  • I have led cross-organizational teams with members of various levels, expertise, and backgrounds.
  • I have led cross-organizational teams with members of various levels, expertise, and backgrounds, for high profile or sensitive projects
  • None of the above
4 For teams you led, describe the team's final work product. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not led teams.
  • Report or presentation to management.
  • Agency/office decision on issue, case, or project.
  • Proposed modifications to, or new, regulations, guidance, requirements, system, process, or procedures.
  • Project is in process and not yet complete.
5 For teams you did not lead, describe the team's final work product. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not led teams.
  • Report or presentation to management.
  • Agency/office decision on issue, case, or project.
  • Proposed modifications to, or new, regulations, guidance, requirements, system, process, or procedures.
  • Project is in process and not yet complete.
6 Select the statements that describe your experience in preparing written material. Answer to this question is required
  • I have written reports for academic projects and / or classes.
  • I have written analytical reports for internal audiences (within an organization).
  • I have written analytical reports for external audiences (outside of an organization).
  • I have written briefing material on policies and procedures for a broad internal / external audience.
  • I have prepared issue papers and / or briefings for subject matter groups and or management officials at all levels of an organization.
  • I have reviewed and edited reports for accuracy, grammar, organization, and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  • None of the above.
7 Which types of documents have you written? Answer to this question is required
  • Summary reports
  • Correspondence (emails, letters, memos)
  • Technical reports
  • Standard operating procedures
  • Directives / policies / regulations
  • Policy guidance
  • Option papers / decision memos
  • Journal or newspaper articles
  • Books or book chapters
  • Academic / research papers
  • Performance review feedback (for self or others)
  • Commission Orders
  • Commission Opinions
  • None of the above
8 Select the ways in which you have contributed to the production of written products. Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided first drafts to others for their review.
  • I have reviewed and provided general comments to others� drafts.
  • I have reviewed and provided grammar, spelling, and organization edits to others� drafts.
  • I have proofed documents specifically for technical accuracy.
  • I have consolidated reports from others into a final product.
  • I have been responsible for written products from start to finish.
  • None of the above.
9 Describe the areas in which you have independently performed research and analysis in the last three years. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Federal statutes, regulations, and/or guidelines
  • Industry filings or data submitted to FERC or other federal agency
  • Federal reports
  • Other governmental issues and/or documents
  • Private sector reports and/or records
  • None of the above
10 Select the statement that best describes the product or results of your research and analysis (e.g., written report, presentation, revision to requirements or regulations, decision on project). Answer to this question is required
  • I prepared and gave a report or presentation to colleagues, for information only.
  • I prepared and gave a report or presentation to colleagues and management.
  • I prepared and gave a report or presentation to colleagues and management, but no actions were taken based on my findings and recommendations.
  • I prepared and gave a report or presentation to colleagues and management, and actions were taken based on my findings and recommendations.
  • None of the aboe
11 Select the response that best describes your highest level of experience in developing original documents addressing the Paperwork Reduction Act, Regulatory Flexibility Act, Congressional Review Act language. Answer to this question is required
  • I have some experience.
  • I have expert knowledge.
  • None of the above
12 Select all of the following duties you have performed which demonstrate your experience providing customer service Answer to this question is required
  • Seeking creative solutions to providing or improving services that may increase efficiency.
  • Assessing customer needs and tailoring products or services to meet their needs.
  • Providing technical information in response to customers’ requests.
  • Answering customers’ questions and following-up to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Assessing current customer service practices and developing approaches to address systemic issues.
  • None of the above.
13 Select all of the following that describe your customer service and communication skills. Answer to this question is required
  • I have regularly served as a program representative in dealing with managers and employees within the areas serviced. This included acquiring, clarifying or exchanging facts and information needed to complete assignments.
  • I have regularly justified, persuaded, negotiated, or resolved matters involving significant or controversial policy or program issues. This included communicating effectively and harmoniously with a full range of internal and external individuals or groups.
  • I have regularly conducted discussions or participated in workgroups as a program representative, in which the purpose was to influence, motivate, or persuade persons or groups. This included using communication skills to approach individuals or groups who are skeptical or in disagreement in order to obtain the desired effect (e.g., gaining compliance with an established policy or regulation).
  • I have regularly served as a program representative and participated in discussions in which the purpose was to plan, coordinate, or consult on work efforts or to resolve specific business problems. This included influencing or motivating individuals or groups who are working toward mutual goals and who have basically cooperative attitudes.
  • None of the above.
14 Select the response that best describes your experience in conducting briefings, meetings, and or seminars to present technical data, highly complex issues, technical policies, study results, future directions, and/or resource needs to a variety of audiences (technical and non-technical). 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 Describe your experience in planning projects or project components. Answer to this question is required
  • I have evaluated needs, requirements, resources, and priorities, in order to plan the project or component
  • I have planned project components for incorporation by Project Leader into the overall project plan
  • I have planned entire projects as a Project Leader
  • I have planned entire projects and made adjustments to plans and resources as needed to mitigate risks and reflect changing requirements and/or priorities
  • I have periodically re-evaluated priorities, requirements, risks, and the status of the project (or my project component) and recommended and/or made adjustments to resources, schedule, and/or plan
  • None of the above
16 Describe your experience planning and/or working on multiple, simultaneous projects in different phases with competing deadlines. Answer to this question is required
  • I have generally planned and/or worked on only one project at a time.
  • I have planned and/or worked on multiple simultaneous projects with deadlines within my control.
  • I have planned and/or worked on and balanced multiple simultaneous projects, some with competing deadlines and resource needs.
  • I have led, executed, balanced, and tracked multiple simultaneous projects with competing deadlines and resource needs , and have evaluated risks and made adjustments as needed to mitigate risks and to address changing requirements and priorities.
  • None of the above
17

Select the response that best describes your highest level of knowledge with the following jurisdictional areas: Paperwork Reduction Act, Regulatory Flexibility Act, Congressional Review Act or other government requirements?

 

 

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge.
  • I have some knowledge.
  • I have expert knowledge.

Grade: All Grades

1 Select the option that best reflects how you first became aware of this position. Answer to this question is required
  • USAJOBS
  • FERC employee Referral
    1.1 What is the name of the employee?  Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • University Career Services/Career Fair
    1.1 What is the name of the University/University sponsored event? Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Internet Job Search (Not Including USAJOBS)
    1.1 Which website?
    • Indeed
    • Monster
    • LinkedIn
    • Handshake
    • Other
  • FERC Website, Social Media, Email from FERC Recruiter
    1.1 Which FERC source?
    • FERC Careers on Social Media
    • FERC Listerv (email from FERC recruiter)
    • FERC website
  • Professional Job Fair
    1.1 Which job fair? Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Other
    1.1 Based on your selection please provide further detailed information. Maximum length of 250 characters.
2 Have you visited FERC career social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    2.1 If yes, select the pages visited:
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • LinkedIn
  • No
3 Under Merit Promotion procedures, applications will only be accepted from current or former competitive service federal employees or people under special hiring authorities. Please select the response that best represents your eligibility. You are required to submit documentation that supports your answer. Answer to this question is required
  • Current competitive service federal employee with career or career-conditional status (the "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or a "2")
  • Current excepted service federal employee at an agency with an interchange agreement
  • Former federal employee with reinstatement eligibility
  • Displaced federal employee (Career Transition Assistance Plan-CTAP/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan-ICTAP)
  • Individual eligible for non-competitive appointment under a special hiring authority. (Some examples are Veterans' Recruitment Appointment, Schedule A disability hiring, 30% or more disabled veterans)
  • None of the above
4 I understand submission of supporting documentation, e.g., transcripts, DD 214, SF-50, may be required for this position. I also understand that my application will not be considered if the required supporting documentation is not submitted or is not submitted in accordance with the time frames indicated in the announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False