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Grade: 09

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1 REQUIRED - A copy of your most recent performance appraisal or a written justification as to why you do not have one. Have you received an appraisal or rating on your job performance? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes If yes, you must submit a copy of your most recently received performance appraisal per the instructions under "How to Apply" of this announcement.
  • No
    1.1 If no, please explain why. Your statement will not be accepted if it does not give a reason. "I have not received a performance appraisal" is acceptable as a reason. Maximum length of 250 characters.
2 Are you currently serving or have you served in the last five years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    2.1 Please list the title, agency, and dates of this appointment. Please note you will be required to meet OPM Approval of your appointment, if selected. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
For the GS-09, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: Applying program information to a variety of situations. Examples of this experience could include:
- Explaining concepts, guidelines, regulations, policies, or procedures to customers, the public or other employees; OR
- Reviewing documents for compliance with organizational/regulatory requirements; OR
- Assisting in collecting, researching, interpreting, and analyzing various kinds of information.

OR

Education: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related. Attach a copy of transcripts or list of college courses designating semester or quarter hours earned to ensure proper credit.

OR

You may qualify on a combination of education and experience. To combine education and experience, the total percentage of experience at the required grade level compared to the requirement, as well as the percentage of completed education compared to the requirement must equal at least 100 percent. Only graduate level education in excess of the first 18 semester hours (27 quarter hours) may be combined to be considered for qualifying education.

3 Select the answer that best describes your experience/education as it directly relates to the GS-09 specialized experience statement. Carefully review your application and ensure that your response is supported by your resume. 
Answer to this question is required
  • I am qualified at the GS-09 level because I have one full year (52 weeks) of GS-07 level experience which has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
  • I am qualified for the GS-09 level because I possess a master's degree or equivalent or 2 years progressively higher education leading to such a degree, or an LL.B. or J.D. if related. (Attach a copy of transcript(s) or a list of college courses designating semester or quarter hours earned to ensure proper credit.)
  • I am qualifying based on a combination of education and experience. Together the percentage of experience and education as they relate to the requirement total at least 100 percent. (Attach a copy of transcript(s) or a list of college courses designating semester or quarter hours earned to ensure proper credit.)
  • I do not meet any of the above education or combination of education and experience statements.
4 Make sure experience is clearly documented in your resume. Please give the dates/resume reference when you gained this experience/education so it may be found to ensure you receive proper credit.
 
Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
5

Select the choice(s) that pertain to your experience in gathering and analyzing information to draw conclusions and/or create solutions.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience answering questions involving multiple authorities.
  • I have experience answering questions involving a single authority.
  • I have experience independently researching and advising on questions.
  • Under supervision, I have experience researching and advising on questions.
  • I have experience which required a working knowledge and familiarity with legal rules or instructions, program requirements, etc.
  • None of the above.
6

Select the response(s) that describe your experience in evaluation techniques and methods.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in utilizing evaluation techniques to conduct research and analysis of problems facing a program.
  • I have experience developing solutions to organizational problems.
  • I have experience determining if programs are effective and tailored to the needs and operations of the organization and recommending action(s) necessary to improve programs.
  • None of the above.
7

What is your experience working on teams?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have participated in a cross-organizational team.
  • I have coordinated the activities of a team within my workgroup.
  • I have recommended alternatives or changes in methods, processes, or techniques to improve the effectiveness of my workgroup.
  • None of the above.
8

Which of the following describes your interpersonal skills?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have interacted with customers/stakeholders to understand their needs.
  • I have listened to customer/stakeholder requests and documented responses for future workgroup action.
  • I have developed work products as directed to meet business needs.
  • I have provided assistance to fellow team members.
  • None of the above.
9

Choose the statements that describe your experience developing effective working relationships in a professional setting. Select all that apply.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have engaged others in information sharing to identify potential issues and propose possible solutions.
  • I have built constructive relationships with others to encourage continuous communication and feedback.
  • I have responded to questions from others promptly.
  • I have pursued networking opportunities to develop mutually beneficial professional relationships.
  • I stopped my work to help coworkers when they asked for assistance.
  • None of the above.
10

Select the following choice(s) as they relate to your communication experience:

Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in explaining organizational goals and needs to outside representatives.
  • I have experience providing and soliciting information in person and over telephone to people at all work levels or to the public.
  • I have experience conducting meetings or briefings for varied audiences.
  • I have actively participated in activities of formal organizations, e.g., civic groups, church groups, school groups, etc.
  • I have experience in meeting individuals, coordinating work with others, and instructing others in the performance of tasks or limited projects.
  • None of the above.
11

Which of the following do you have experience with oral communication?

Answer to this question is required
  • Speaking before groups on topics which are noncontroversial
  • Engaging contacts which involve active participation in meetings or presentations
  • Presenting oral responses in a concise and logical manner
  • Speaking before groups on topics which could be controversial
  • Limited experience speaking before groups on topics which are well-defined and informational in nature
  • None of the above
12

What is your highest level of experience writing?

Answer to this question is required
  • Prepared written documentation for my workgroup
  • Prepared written documentation for my immediate team
  • Prepared written documentation for my supervisor
  • Prepared written documentation for an audience within my organization.
  • Prepared written documentation for an audience outside my organization
  • None of the above
13

What type of documents do you have experience writing?

Answer to this question is required
  • Reports
  • Performance/work summaries
  • Technical documents
  • Policies and procedures
  • Editing already existing documents
  • Composing emails about non-routine matters
  • Composition of a written explanation to a non-routine problem containing potential solutions and recommendations
  • Composing routine letters
  • None of the above