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Grade: 09

EL-0301-09
Specialized experience for the GS-09 is one year of experience at the GS-07 level, or equivalent, that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position that includes:

- Researching laws, regulations, guidelines, or procedures; OR
- Collecting and/or analyzing documentation to assist in making recommendations; OR

You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: A master's or equivalent graduate degree or two 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 to ensure you receive proper credit). OR

You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Credit will be given for partial experience so long as specialized experience and or required education or training meet or exceed the minimal level required for the position. Only graduate level education in excess of the first 18 semester hours (27 quarter hours) may be combined to be considered for qualifying education. (Attach a copy of transcripts to ensure you receive proper credit).
1 For the GS-09, select the answer that best describes your experience and/or education. Answer to this question is required
  • I am qualified at the GS-09 level because I have one year 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 have a Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work OR I have a LL.M., LL.B., or J.D. in a field related to this position.
  • I have a combination of the education and experience listed above (1 and 2) in which my percentage of specialized experience and education totals to 100%.
  • I do not meet the specialized experience as described in the previous question and do not meet the qualifying education as listed in the selections above.
2 Please give the dates/resume reference when you gained this experience/education so it may be found to ensure you receive proper credit. Make sure experience is clearly documented in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
3 Do you have experience providing technical assistance on accessibility for persons with disabilities? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Please indicate where this experience can be found in your resume by listing date(s) and name(s) of employer(s). Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
5 Please choose the answer(s) below that best describe your experience in conducting research related to problem solving or completing a project. Answer to this question is required
  • I have researched best practices in order to gather data to complete an assignment or project.
  • I have interviewed others as part of a research project.
  • I have used surveys to gather data as part of a research project.
  • I have conducted research utilizing internal and external information.
  • I have conducted research and assessed risk factors.
  • None of the above.

Grade: 11

EL-0301-11
Specialized experience for the GS-11 is one year of experience at the GS-09 level, or equivalent, that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position that includes:

-Collecting and analyzing information, drawing conclusions and recommending solutions to problems; AND
-Researching laws, regulations, guidelines, and approved procedures; AND
-Responding to questions regarding accessibility guidelines and standards. OR

EDUCATION: 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. Attach a copy of transcript or list of college courses designating semester or quarter hours earned to ensure proper credit. OR

You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Credit will be given for partial experience so long as specialized experience and or required education or training meet or exceed the minimal level required for the position. Only graduate level education in excess of the first 36 semester hours (54 quarter hours) may be combined to be considered for qualifying education. (Attach a copy of transcripts to ensure you receive proper credit).
1 For the GS-11, select the answer that best describes your experience and/or education. Answer to this question is required
  • I am qualified at the GS-11 level because I have one year of GS-09 level experience which has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
  • I have completed 3 full academic years of progressively higher graduate level education or LL.M., or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in fields such as Business Administration, Finance, Management, or Public Administration. (Attach a copy of transcript(s) or a list of college courses designating semester or quarter hours earned to ensure proper credit.).
  • I have a combination of education and experience as described above (1 and 2) in which my percentage of specialized experience and education totals to 100%. (Attach a copy of transcript(s) or a list of college courses designating semester or quarter hours earned to ensure proper credit.)
  • I am not qualified for the GS-11 level because I do not meet any of the above education or combination of education and experience statements.
2 Please give the dates/resume reference when you gained this experience/education so it may be found to ensure you receive proper credit. Make sure experience is clearly documented in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
3 Do you have experience providing technical assistance on accessibility for persons with disabilities? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Please indicate where this experience can be found in your resume by listing date(s) and name(s) of employer(s). Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
5 I have planned and performed the following duties as related to research and analysis. Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted operational studies, providing recommendations for needed revisions in applicable policies and procedures.
  • I have consolidated the results of analysis into an overall report for presentation to management.
  • I have researched best practices in order to gather data to complete an assignment or project.
  • I have conducted comprehensive studies concerned with the identification of program operations.
  • I have participated in the monitoring, tracking and evaluation of program operations and evaluations.
  • None of the above.
6 Please indicate where this experience can be found in your resume by listing date(s) and name(s) of employer(s). Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required

Grade: 12

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Specialized experience for the GS-12 is one year of experience at the GS-11 level, or equivalent, that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position that includes:

-Collecting and analyzing information related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); AND
-Researching laws, regulations, guidelines, and approved procedures to provide findings; AND
-Providing technical assistance and guidance on accessibility guidelines and standards.
1 For the GS-12, select the answer that best describes your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I am qualified at the GS-12 level because I have one year of GS-11 level experience which has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
  • I do not have one year of specialized experience as described above.
2 Please give the dates/resume reference when you gained this experience so it may be found to ensure you receive proper credit. Make sure experience is clearly documented in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
3 Select the statement that demonstrates your highest level of experience applying or developing guidance or procedures for an organization. Answer to this question is required
  • In response to a new directive or management direction, I developed new office guidance. I prepared the guidance with minimal supervision and forwarded it to a higher level for approval.
  • I revised existing policies, guidance or procedures for higher level approval. I consulted with my supervisor or higher level employees if I have any questions.
  • I interpreted written policy, guidance, or procedures for implementation across multiple organizations. I created criteria to monitor and/or enforce the policy, guidance, or procedures.
  • I have reviewed and analyzed multiple policy directives to combine into standard guidance across multiple organizations or agencies. I have worked with various organizations and/or agencies to garner buy-in and ensure seamless implementation.
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

1 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
    1.1 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
2 I am providing, for this vacancy, a copy of my annual performance appraisal that shows the final rating. This document will be/has been uploaded or faxed in my account at www.usajobs.gov. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
    2.1 Please clearly explain below why you are unable to provide a performance appraisal (i.e., your current employer does not provide them, you have not received one, etc.) Failure to provide a performance appraisal or an explanation why one is not being provided will result in a determination of an incomplete application and ineligibility for consideration for this vacancy. Maximum length of 250 characters.
3 Which of the following do you have experience applying to identify issues, present analyses and propose policies to eliminate barriers to access? Answer to this question is required
  • Architectural Barriers Act
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • None of the above
4 Choose the statement(s) that describe your experience in conducting analyses and making decisions to promote program effectiveness. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in the identification of program issues.
  • I have experience in applying analytical techniques to review and report on data and processes.
  • I have experience in the development of recommendations.
  • I have experience in the implementation and follow through of recommendations.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.
5 Which of the following best describes your breadth and depth of experience with all phases of analysis? Answer to this question is required
  • I have routinely and independently performed program analysis and operational studies as a regular part of my job.
  • I have designed and conducted comprehensive program or operational studies where the boundaries of the studies are extremely broad and difficult to determine in advance i.e., the actual limits of the project are developed as the study proceeds and where the results have organization wide impact, or significantly affect the organizations customers and stakeholders. The work affects a wide range of major activities or concerns or the operations of other organizations.
  • I have independently planned and led studies involving largely undefined issues and elements, unusual conditions, problems, or questions which required extensive probing and analysis to determine the nature and scope of the problems and develop solutions
  • I have experience with a wide range of analytical methods and organizational development techniques, and have used them to evaluate and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of operational programs, including assessing appropriateness of programs, determining corrective action, and leading and sustaining change.
  • I have experience in organizational problem solving including defining problems, analyzing alternatives, recommending solutions, and advising senior managers and executives regarding complex issues and problems.
  • None of the above.
6 Select all responses which reflect the types of written products you have produced. Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted with the development of accessibility guidelines and standards.
  • I have organized and led studies to develop and draft proposed regulations and rules.
  • I have drafted proposed rules for presentation to management.
  • I have prepared, reviewed and modified draft proposals for the Board.
  • None of the above.
7 Select the responses that describe your experience orally communicating technical information with others. Answer to this question is required
  • I have interviewed employees or managers to acquire specific programmatic or technical information.
  • I have conducted training sessions with audiences that varied by understanding of the subject.
  • I have communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives or priorities.
  • I have persuaded others to accept findings or to take a particular course of action.
  • None of the above.
8 Select those choices, if applicable, that best describe your experiences in providing and developing training. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in developing and presenting training programs in response to requests for training assistance.
  • I have experience in developing and implementing training programs that inform and educate appropriate target audiences on the mission and goals of the agency.
  • I have experience introducing new program objectives, goals, systems, and concepts into a training program.
  • I have experience measuring the effectiveness of training program concepts and techniques.
  • None of the above.