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Vacancy Details

Grade: 13

1 GS-13: 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-12 level in federal service designing, planning and managing communication and outreach activities for an organization. Examples of specialized experience includes: researching and writing articles, fact sheets, presentations and other materials for internal and external audiences; planning and implementing 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 and implementing strategic communications plans for an organization.
  • I do not possess the experience described above.
2

Do you have experience writing and editing communication products about complex issues/topics? Be prepared to provide examples of these products if you are called for an interview.

  • Yes
  • No
3

Which of the following outreach products have you produced?

Answer to this question is required
  • Research Articles
  • Biographies
  • Fact Sheets
  • Talking Points
  • Presentations
  • Web Content
  • Educational Materials
  • Other products on major organizational programs and initiatives
  • None of the above
4

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

  • Yes
  • No
5

Indicate which of the following you have experience establishing and maintaining relationships with. Select all that apply.  

Answer to this question is required
  • Government agency counter-parts
  • News media
  • Members of Congress
  • Congressional Staffs
  • Members of Academia
  • The general public
  • None of the above
6

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

  • Yes
  • No
7 Do you have experience using multimedia platforms to produce and maintain external communications products?
  • 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 planned and developed public campaigns to promote activities of my organization.
  • I have planned and developed public campaigns to promote the accomplishments of my organization.
  • I have planned and developed outreach activities for my organization.
  • I have planned and developed awareness campaigns 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?

  • Yes
  • No
10 Indicate your experience related to writing and editing documents. Select all that apply Answer to this question is required
  • I have written products in plain language for internal audiences.
  • I have written products in AP style for internal audiences.
  • I have written products in plain language for external audiences.
  • I have written products in AP style for external audiences.
  • I have written and edited products for my supervisor’s review.
  • I do not have this type of experience.
11 Do you have experience representing an organization as a spokesperson? Be prepared to provide an example if you are called in for an interview.
  • Yes
  • No
12 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.
13 Which of the following describes your experience editing communications products? Answer to this question is required
  • I have edited speeches.
  • I have edited reports.
  • I have edited position papers.
  • I have edited policy briefs.
  • I have edited executive level correspondence.
  • I have edited responses to Congressional inquiries.
  • I do not have this type of experience.
14 Indicate your highest level of experience planning and directing the public information activities for an organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I am currently independently and solely responsible for planning and directing various public information activities for an Agency's or Organization's Office of Public Affairs that has national programs of interest.
  • I have planned and directed public information activities for an organization with national programs.
  • I have planned public information activities for an organization with national programs.
  • I have directed public information activities for an organization with national programs.
  • I do not have this type of experience.

Grade: All Grades

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