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Grade: 15

1 GS-15 Choose the answer that best describes your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in federal service managing strategic outreach efforts for an organization. Specialized experience includes: Developing program-specific public outreach activities, programs and projects; providing leadership, direction, technical and professional expertise to a staff; planning, directing and executing national campaigns; establishing and maintaining contact and cooperation with corporations, foundations, local governments, scientific professional organizations and associations; and representing an organization in outreach activities, as required.
  • I do not have the experience described above.

Grade: All Grades

1 Which of the following describes the tasks you performed while leading a diverse team in carrying out a communications project under deadline? Answer to this question is required
  • I have overseen all aspects of preparing and disseminating a high-quality communications project, including scheduling, coordinating and managing resources, and monitoring workload and products.
  • I have tracked and managed multiple projects through all stages while meeting deadlines and maintaining quality, including organizing work, setting priorities, and determining resource requirements.
  • I have identified and corrected weaknesses in project execution or plan and made sound decisions to generate alternatives and commit to action to accomplish project goals and mitigate risk.
  • I have adapted a project or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions or unexpected obstacles.
  • I have monitored progress and assessed product for quality assurance and control.
  • I have investigated, evaluated and selected tools and methods for improving productivity.
  • I have encouraged and facilitated cooperation within a group to accomplish project goals as a team.
  • None of the above.
2 As a first line supervisor or higher, I have effectively performed the following duties. (Be prepared to provide specific examples of your experience in any of these areas if you are called for an interview). Answer to this question is required
  • Set work priorities and adjusted workflow among staff to accomplish work objectives.
  • Evaluated and reengineer human resources processes to streamline and improve service.
  • Prepared meaningful, measureable performance objectives and performance standards for staff.
  • Took disciplinary or performance based action against employees concerning performance or conduct concerns.
  • Determined office and individual training needs and determined means to address those needs.
  • Reviewed the work for others for technical accuracy and resolved any problems that were noted.
  • Coached and counseled employees on performance and conduct concerns.
  • Made selections for key subordinate positions.
  • None of the above.
3 Indicate your highest level of experience planning and directing the public outreach activities for an organization that conducts programs of national scope. Answer to this question is required
  • I am currently independently and solely responsible for planning and directing various public outreach activities for an Agency's or Organization's Office.
  • I have planned and directed public information activities for an organization or agency with programs on a national scope.
  • I have planned public information activities for an organization or agency with programs on a national scope.
  • I have directed public information activities for an organization or agency with programs on a national scope.
  • I do not have this type of experience.
4 I have experience creating a brand for an organization, and in portraying that brand through integrated communications campaigns including proactive outreach to stakeholders. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    4.1 Identify the position(s) in your resume in which you performed the above activity/activities; and/or gained the relevant experience. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
5 Indicate your experience developing and coordinating outreach strategies. Answer to this question is required
  • I am responsible for developing and coordinating outreach strategies with colleagues in other federal agencies.
  • I am responsible for developing and coordinating outreach strategies with the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).
  • I am responsible for developing and coordinating outreach strategies with members of Congress and their staffs.
  • In my previous work experience, I was responsible for developing and coordinating outreach strategies.
  • I am responsible for supervising a staff responsible for developing and coordinating outreach strategies with Congress, other Federal science funding agencies, with OSTP and with the White House.
  • None of the above.
6 Which stakeholders do you have experience working with on current significant issues? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience as a Senior Public Affairs Specialist working with Issues affecting Congress.
  • I have experience as a Senior Public Affairs Specialist working with Issues affecting the Federal Government.
  • I have experience as a Senior Public Affairs Specialist working with Issues affecting the State Government.
  • I have experience as a Senior Public Affairs Specialist working with Issues affecting the local government including senior officials such as Mayors and Governors.
  • None of the above.
7 Do you have experience utilizing the legislative process while working for a scientific research organization within a government; or within a scientific professional society? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    7.1 Identify the position(s) in your resume in which you performed the above activity/activities; and/or gained the relevant experience. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
8 Do you have experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with key senior government officials and or stakeholders? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    8.1 Identify the position(s) in your resume in which you performed the above activity/activities; and/or gained the relevant experience. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No