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Grade: 13

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1 As outlined in the vacancy announcement, you must submit a copy of all pages of your most recent completed annual performance appraisal, dated within the last 12 months, that includes the final rating. If you have not submitted an appraisal meeting these specific requirements, you must explain why you are unable to do so. By answering "No" to the following question, you will be given an opportunity to provide an explanation. Have you submitted a copy of all pages of your most recent completed annual performance appraisal, dated within the last 12 months, that includes the final rating? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
    1.1 Please explain why you are unable to provide a copy of all pages of your most recent completed annual performance appraisal, dated within the last 12 months, that includes the final rating. 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
3 This position has an eligibility requirement that requires the selectee to be bilingual in both English and Spanish languages. Are you currently proficient in reading, writing, and speaking both English and Spanish languages? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Specialized Experience for the GS-13 is defined as one year of experience at the GS-12 level, or equivalent, that is directly related to the position and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized Experience for this position includes:

Performing or managing the development of environmental compliance reviews such as categorical exclusions, environmental assessments, or environmental impact statements for housing, community development, or federal disaster assistance projects under National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (83 Stat. 852) [42 U.S.C. 4321] and associated federal implementing regulations; and; AND
Providing training or technical assistance related to federal agency NEPA implementing regulations and the preparation of categorical exclusions, environmental assessments, environmental impact statements related to housing, community development or federal disaster assistance projects. .
4 Do you have one year of experience at the GS-12 level, or equivalent, performing or managing the development of environmental compliance reviews such as categorical exclusions, environmental assessments, or environmental impact statements for housing, community development, or federal disaster assistance projects under National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (83 Stat. 852) [42 U.S.C. 4321] and associated federal implementing regulations? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    4.1 Make sure experience is clearly documented in your resume. Please give the dates/resume reference of when you gained this experience so it may be found to ensure you receive proper credit. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
5 Do you have one year of experience at the GS-12 level, or equivalent, providing training or technical assistance related to federal agency NEPA implementing regulations and the preparation of categorical exclusions, environmental assessments, environmental impact statements related to housing, community development or federal disaster assistance projects. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    5.1 Make sure experience is clearly documented in your resume. Please give the dates/resume reference of when you gained this experience so it may be found to ensure you receive proper credit. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
6 Please select from the following list the environmental laws and authorities which you have had experience interpreting and applying. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • National Environmental Policy Act
  • Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act
  • Executive Order 11988 Floodplain Management
  • Executive Order 11990 Protection of Wetlands
  • Coastal Zone Management Act
  • Endangered Species Act
  • Clean Air Act
  • Executive Order 12898 Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations
  • National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994
  • Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
  • None of the above
7 Select the statement that best describes your highest level of experience interpreting and applying the National Environmental Policy Act. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed policies that implement National Environmental Policy Act
  • I have applied the National Environmental Policy Act to projects
  • I have knowledge of the National Environmental Policy Act (
  • None of the above.
8 Select the statement that best describes your highest level of experience interpreting and applying Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Answer to this question is required
  • I have organized and led Section 106 consultations with multiple stakeholders for environmental reviews on controversial projects.
  • I have conducted Section 106 consultations with multiple stakeholders as part of an environmental review.
  • I have knowledge of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
  • None of the above.
9 Do you have experience analyzing American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Reports? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 Select the statement that best describes your highest level of experience interpreting and applying Executive Order 11988 Floodplain Management. Answer to this question is required
  • I have managed environmental reviews that involved implementation of Executive Order 11988 Floodplain Management.
  • I have applied Executive Order 11988 Floodplain Management to project environmental reviews.
  • I have knowledge of Executive Order 11988 Floodplain Management
  • None of the above.
11 Select the statements that describe your experience interpreting and communicating policies, procedures, regulations, program research, and policy analysis with internal and external stakeholders in writing. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have explained, in writing, programs and technical requirements to top level executives and management staff, employees and/or clients, and the general public to address and resolve controversial issues.
  • I have a high level of business writing capabilities and make use of excellent grammar and sentence structure.
  • I have developed briefing papers or talking points for senior management.
  • I have assisted others in developing briefing papers or talking points for senior management.
  • None of the above
12 Select the statements that describe your experience preparing written presentations for public forums. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared written presentations on controversial issues for presentation at large public forums.
  • I have developed and delivered industry type training.
  • I have experience preparing written presentations for participation as a panelist, chairing panels, or serving as a primary presenter at public forums.
  • I have prepared and organized guidance material for delivery via the web.
  • None of the above
13 Select the responses that describe your experience communicating orally. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have led discussions of controversial information at conferences.
  • I have presented technical information in formal training classes.
  • I have provided information orally as a representative of executive management in meetings or conferences.
  • I have completed course work or formal training in oral communication skills.
  • None of the above
14 Select the statement that describes your highest level of persuading stakeholders through verbal communication. Answer to this question is required
  • I have testified in legislative forums on proposed policies or laws that were adopted based on my arguments.
  • I have brought participants in controversial public discussion to a final consensus.
  • I provided material for others to use to persuade stakeholders to reach a consensus.
  • None of the above
15 Which statement best describes your highest level of experience organizing and prioritizing work in a professional or academic environment? Answer to this question is required
  • I have managed large scale projects/portfolios.
  • I have worked independently on high profile assignments.
  • I have used sound judgment when making decisions.
  • None of the above.
16 Which responses describe the ways you have taken initiative to complete professional development opportunities? Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have researched industry terminology relevant to my work.
  • I have volunteered for additional responsibilities.
  • I have sought computer training relevant to my job tasks.
  • I have attended classes or coursework.
  • I have asked questions of senior employees.
  • I have researched available training courses relevant to my job.
  • None of the above
17 Which responses describe the ways in which you utilize technology to manage time and work flow? Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have used document folders to manage project information and subject files.
  • I have regularly categorized, saved and deleted emails.
  • I have used an email calendar to plan meetings.
  • I have used conference calls, web meetings and/or social media to communicate.
  • None of the above
18 Which statements describe your experience working in a team environment? Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked as part of a team.
  • I have made public presentations.
  • I have conducted training.
  • I have provided input for a written document with co-authors.
  • None of the above
19 Have you voluntarily assisted others in the completion of their assigned tasks even though you were not members of the same team or working towards a shared goal? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
20 Which statements best describe your experience working on inter-agency or inter-organization teams? Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have initiated inter-agency or inter-organization groups to achieve a desired goal.
  • I have led inter-agency or inter-organization groups to achieve a desired goal.
  • I have participated in task forces to produce a final outcome or policy.
  • I have sought out relationships with colleagues outside my immediate office to coordinate and facilitate my work.
  • None of the above