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Grade: 15

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1 I certify, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all the information submitted by me with my application for employment is true, complete, and made in good faith, and that I have truthfully and accurately represented my work experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and education (degrees, accomplishments, etc.). I understand that the information provided may be investigated and or verified through reference checks. I understand that misrepresenting my experience or education, or providing false or fraudulent information in or with my application may be grounds for not hiring me or for firing me after I begin work. I also understand that false or fraudulent statements may be punishable by fine or imprisonment (18 U.S.C. 1001). Answer to this question is required
  • I have read and understand this information and attest that, to the best of my knowledge, the information I have provided is true and complete.
  • I have read and understand this information and do not wish to continue the application process.
2 Knowledge of income security.**

Have knowledge of the theories, concepts, processes, techniques, principles and/or practices of providing income security for the aging, disabled and unemployed (e.g., Social Security, pensions and retirement savings, unemployment compensation, Supplemental Security Income). This includes understanding the interrelationships with other key domestic social policies. Answer to this question is required
  • Recognized as a national authority on income security programs and policies for the aging, disabled and unemployed (e.g., Social Security, pensions and retirement savings, unemployment compensation, Supplemental Security Income). For example, regularly consulted and advised decision-makers at the highest levels of the private or public sector (e.g., Members of Congress, agency heads, CEOs) on income security for the aging, disabled and unemployed; or equivalent experience.
  • Recognized as an expert on income security programs and policies for the aging, disabled and unemployed (e.g., Social Security, pensions and retirement savings, unemployment compensation, Supplemental Security Income). For example, testified before a Congressional Committee on income security for the aging, disabled and unemployed; developed, implemented, and/or evaluated income security programs and policies for the aging, disabled and unemployed at Federal or State level; served as a tenured faculty member and/or managed a variety of research related to income security for the aging, disabled and unemployed; or equivalent experience.
  • Recognized by decision-makers as a professional resource in income security programs and policies for the aging, disabled and unemployed (e.g., Social Security, pensions and retirement savings, unemployment compensation, Supplemental Security Income). For example, briefed national decision-makers in the public or private sector on income security programs and policies for the aging, disabled and unemployed; published several articles in peer-reviewed professional journals on income security programs and policies for the aging, disabled and unemployed; or equivalent experience.
  • None of the above.
3 In the box below, provide a description of your specific experience, education, knowledge, and/or training that supports your response to the previous question. Do not paste your resume here or state SEE RESUME. Failure to provide a narrative for any KSA statement will result in disqualification of your application from further consideration. Maximum length of 8000 characters. Answer to this question is required
4 Ability to manage research.** Managed research policy analysis relevant to providing income security for the aging, disabled and unemployed (e.g., Social Security, pensions/retirement savings, unemployment compensation, Supplemental Security Income) by: 1) leading, planning, organizing, and coordinating research projects related to public policy issues on income security for the aging, disabled and unemployed; 2) understanding the big picture, the inter-relationships of all aspects of the public policy issue, and the appropriate design of products/services to meet client needs; 3) ensuring public policy problems are appropriately conceptualized; 4) determining appropriate research approaches, analytical methodologies; 5) ensuring information/research are fully analyzed/synthesized; 6) ensuring the implications of data/research findings are identified and appropriate conclusions are drawn; and 7) generating/assessing alternatives and consequences of choosing each alternative. Answer to this question is required
  • As a major job responsibility, managed research policy analysis relevant to providing income security for the aging, disabled and unemployed (e.g., Social Security, pensions and retirement savings, unemployment compensation, Supplemental Security Income) and, in doing so, exercised all of the research management responsibilities listed above. For example, is/was a research manager in: a governmental policy research organization, a university public policy research institute, a public policy think tank, or a professional or trade association.
  • Routinely managed research policy analysis relevant to providing income security for the aging, disabled and unemployed (e.g., Social Security, pensions and retirement savings, unemployment compensation, Supplemental Security Income) and, in doing so, exercised all of the research management responsibilities listed above. For example, routinely served as a project team leader or coordinator.
  • Occasionally managed research policy analysis relevant to providing income security for the aging, disabled and unemployed (e.g., Social Security, pensions and retirement savings, unemployment compensation, Supplemental Security Income) and, in doing so, exercised all of the research management responsibilities listed above. For example, served as a project team leader or coordinator.
  • None of the above.
5 In the box below, provide a description of your specific experience, education, knowledge, and/or training that supports your response to the previous question. Do not paste your resume here or state SEE RESUME. Failure to provide a narrative for any KSA statement will result in disqualification of your application from further consideration. Maximum length of 10000 characters. Answer to this question is required
6 Ability to review the analysis of others.**

Evaluated the analytical products and services of others to meet the quality standards of a public policy organization (e.g., management or peer review). This includes making suggestions to improve this material and being able to articulate clearly the problems and concerns about the material as well as suggestions for remedies where appropriate. Answer to this question is required
  • As a major job responsibility, evaluated and critically reviewed diverse analytical products and services relating to public policy issues for compliance with established qualitative standards and made independent judgments on acceptability of material. Was responsible for suggesting revisions to improve content and organization of this material and for ensuring its consistency with standards. This experience was in an organization devoted to the provision of analytical public policy products and services directed at high-level decision makers.
  • Routinely evaluated and critically reviewed diverse analytical products and services relating to public policy issues for compliance with established qualitative standards and made independent judgments on acceptability of material. Offered suggestions to improve material. This experience was in an organization devoted to the provision of analytical public policy products and services directed at decision makers.
  • Occasionally evaluated and critically reviewed diverse analytical products and services relating to public policy issues for compliance with established qualitative standards and made independent judgments on acceptability of material.
  • None of the above.
7 In the box below, provide a description of your specific experience, education, knowledge, and/or training that supports your response to the previous question. Do not paste your resume here or state SEE RESUME. Failure to provide a narrative for any KSA statement will result in disqualification of your application from further consideration. Maximum length of 10000 characters. Answer to this question is required
8 Ability to lead people.

Led groups of research staff including 1) managing research project teams; 2) defining research projects; 3) designing and planning research projects; 4) setting realistic but challenging goals and standards; 5) providing mentoring and team leadership; 6) providing regular, constructive feedback; 7) ensuring that tasks are appropriately assigned and satisfactorily completed by monitoring performance against a predetermined deadline and/or measure of quality; and/or 8) supervising research staff. Answer to this question is required
  • Exercised ALL of the responsibilities listed above.
  • Exercised AT LEAST FIVE of the responsibilities listed above.
  • Exercised AT LEAST THREE of the responsibilities listed above.
  • None of the above.
9 In the box below, provide a description of your specific experience, education, knowledge, and/or training that supports your response to the previous question. Do not paste your resume here or state SEE RESUME. Failure to provide a narrative for any KSA statement will result in disqualification of your application from further consideration. Maximum length of 10000 characters. Answer to this question is required
10 Knowledge of congressional decision-making.

Have knowledge of congressional processes by which legislation becomes law, the federal budget process, the appropriations process, and oversight, sufficient to provide timely and relevant assistance to congressional Members, committees, and staff. Answer to this question is required
  • Gained a comprehensive knowledge of and involvement with the congressional decision-making processes. For example, served as a HIGH-LEVEL staff for a Member or congressional committee, for a congressional support agency, for a federal agency in the executive or judicial branch, or for other groups such as a private public policy organization, or equivalent experience.
  • Gained a comprehensive knowledge of and involvement with the congressional decision-making processes. For example, served as a MID-LEVEL staff for a Member or congressional committee, for a congressional support agency, for a federal agency in the executive or judicial branch, or for other groups such as a private public policy organization, or equivalent experience.
  • Gained knowledge of the congressional decision-making processes through, for example, concentrated research or education at a post-secondary educational institution or experience such as writing a thesis or dissertation on Congress, serving as a fellow with a congressional office or committee, advising clients on legislative issues, or equivalent experience.
  • None of the above.
11 In the box below, provide a description of your specific experience, education, knowledge, and/or training that supports your response to the previous question. Do not paste your resume here or state SEE RESUME. Failure to provide a narrative for any KSA statement will result in disqualification of your application from further consideration. Maximum length of 10000 characters. Answer to this question is required
12 Ability to communicate in writing.

Wrote a variety of clear, cogent, accurate, and well organized products on public policy issues related to providing income security for the aging, disabled and unemployed (e.g., Social Security, pensions and retirement savings, unemployment compensation, Supplemental Security Income) in order to convey the results of research and analysis representing varying points of view. Examples include: decision memos, research analyses, briefing papers, analyses of options, evaluation of legislative proposals, and articles covering a complex public policy issue for a major national or trade publication. Answer to this question is required
  • As a principal job responsibility, wrote a variety of authoritative analytical products assessing complex and controversial public policy issues of national and/or international significance to advise senior decision-makers in the public or private sector with varying levels of expertise. These products were related to providing income security for the aging, disabled and unemployed (e.g., Social Security, pensions and retirement savings, unemployment compensation, Supplemental Security Income) and included the full range of products described above.
  • Routinely wrote a variety of analytical products assessing complex and controversial public policy issues of national and/or international significance for publication or dissemination to decision-makers in the public or private sector with varying levels of expertise. These products were related to providing income security for the aging, disabled and unemployed (e.g., Social Security, pensions and retirement savings, unemployment compensation, Supplemental Security Income) and included most of the products described above.
  • Frequently wrote a variety of analytical products assessing complex and controversial public policy issues related to providing income security for the aging, disabled and unemployed (e.g., Social Security, pensions and retirement savings, unemployment compensation, Supplemental Security Income) for publication or dissemination to a variety of audiences with varying levels of expertise. These products included at least three of the examples described above.
  • None of the above.
13 In the box below, provide a description of your specific experience, education, knowledge, and/or training that supports your response to the previous question. Do not paste your resume here or state SEE RESUME. Failure to provide a narrative for any KSA statement will result in disqualification of your application from further consideration. Maximum length of 10000 characters. Answer to this question is required
14 Ability to convey analysis and information orally through briefings, consultations, and other presentations.

Conveyed analysis and information orally through briefings, consultations and other presentations, in both planned and extemporaneous situations, in order to discuss or explain public policy issues related to providing income security for the aging, disabled and unemployed (e.g., Social Security, pensions and retirement savings, unemployment compensation, Supplemental Security Income). This included targeting the amount, form, depth and level of detail, and content of information to the needs of the receiver/audience. Answer to this question is required
  • Routinely consulted with, advised, and briefed decision-makers at the highest level on complex and controversial public policy issues of national and/or international significance. Contacts were often initiated by decision-makers. Settings were often unstructured and included those where audience knowledge of the issue ranged from expert to layman and the presenter had to respond to questions without benefit of obtaining additional information or support. Examples include testifying before a committee of the U.S. Congress; providing oral policy briefings or formal presentations to senior officials in the private or public sector (e.g., CEOs, agency heads, executive committees, state legislators); or equivalent experience.
  • Routinely briefed and presented analysis of complex and controversial public policy issues of national and/or international significance to audiences with varying levels of expertise. Contacts were sometimes initiated by decision-makers. Settings were sometimes unstructured and included those where audience knowledge of the issue ranged from expert to layman and the presenter had to respond to questions without benefit of obtaining additional information or support. Examples include providing oral policy briefings or formal presentations to mid-level officials in the private or public sector (e.g., Chief of Staff, Legislative Director); acting as a spokesperson for an agency or a public affairs representative for a national corporation defending a program or policy decision or action; conducting policy briefings for the press; or equivalent experience.
  • Frequently presented analysis of complex and controversial public policy issues of national and/or international significance to audiences with varying levels of expertise. Settings included those that were unstructured. Examples include explaining agency or corporate programs to audiences with various levels of knowledge of the issue, briefing and responding to questions from policy-makers, teaching a public policy course, or equivalent experience.
  • None of the above.
15 In the box below, provide a description of your specific experience, education, knowledge, and/or training that supports your response to the previous question. Do not paste your resume here or state SEE RESUME. Failure to provide a narrative for any KSA statement will result in disqualification of your application from further consideration. Maximum length of 10000 characters. Answer to this question is required
16 How did you hear about this job opening? (You may select multiple responses.) Answer to this question is required
  • Congressional Referral
  • Academic Journal
  • Newspaper
  • LATPRO
  • Diversity Jobs
  • HACE
  • USAJOBS
  • Personal Reference
  • Other
17 If you have heard about this position from another source other than those listed above, please indicate the source. Maximum length of 50 characters.