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Grade: 14

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Grade: All Grades

1 GS-14: 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-13 level in federal service designing and planning communication and outreach activities for an organization. Examples of specialized experience includes: researching and writing articles, fact sheets, presentations and/or other materials for internal and external audiences; planning communication and outreach programs; establishing and maintaining relationships with public affairs stakeholders, including those from other government organizations, academia, the press and news media; and developing strategic communications plans for an organization.
  • I do not possess the experience described above.
2

I have experience as a supervisory public affairs specialist working on agency-wide communications about complex and sensitive issues.

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Please indicate yes or no to the following: I have regularly managed multiple major communications/media affairs projects and priorities simultaneously and am accustomed to meeting aggressive deadlines. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4

Do you have experience developing strategic communications plans and strategies to engage with external and internal audiences?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Choose the statement that best describes your highest level of experience developing a comprehensive public affairs program/plan that supports an organization's mission. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently, and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have trained others to perform this task; and I am consulted by others to provide assistance in performing this task.
  • I have supervised the performance of this task, have trained others to perform this task, and am regularly consulted by others to provide assistance in performing this task.
  • None of the above
6

Do you have experience designing and evaluating external affairs programs/initiatives?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Do you have experience using multimedia platforms to produce and maintain external communications products? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8

Identify the following activities that you have performed as a regular and recurring part of your job. Select all that apply.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have supervised a team focused on proactive and reactive communications for my organization.
  • I have planned and developed public campaigns to promote the accomplishments of my organization.
  • I have planned and developed outreach activities and events for my organization.
  • I have planned and developed web content for my organization.
  • I have proactively created media campaigns for my organization.
  • I have proactively created social media campaigns for my organization.
  • I do not have this type of experience.
9

Do you have experience evaluating the outcomes of projects, programs and/or plans to ensure achievement of objectives?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 Do you have experience representing an organization as a spokesperson? Be prepared to provide an example if you are called in for an interview. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Which of the following describes the tasks you performed while leading a diverse team, which may include writers, graphic artists, web specialists and audio-visual specialists, to carry 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.
12 Do you have experience independently and solely planning and directing various public information activities for an agency with national and international programs? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
13

In supervisory position, I have made timely decisions on complex issues when consequences of the decisions were significant.

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
14

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, measurable 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.
15

Choose the statement that best describes your highest level of experience evaluating the work performance of junior employees.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently, and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have trained others to perform this task; and I am consulted by others to provide assistance in performing this task.
  • I have supervised the performance of this task, have trained others to perform this task, and am regularly consulted by others to provide assistance in performing this task.
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
16

Choose the statement that best describes your highest level of experience supervising employees in the execution of public affairs matters.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently, and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have trained others to perform this task; and I am consulted by others to provide assistance in performing this task.
  • I have supervised the performance of this task, have trained others to perform this task, and am regularly consulted by others to provide assistance in performing this task.
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.