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Grade: 11

1 GS-11 - Choose one answer that best describes your education and experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or at least three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field related to the work of this position as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service performing work related to the duties of the position described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I possess a combination of specialized experience and graduate education beyond the first two years of graduate study that together meet the requirements for this position.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described.
2 Choose the statement that best describes your experience researching analyzing and interpreting policies, procedures, laws, statues and other regulations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.
3 Choose the statements that describe your experience using office automation equipment and software packages. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience using a word processing package such as Microsoft Word or Word Perfect to compose, proof, and edit correspondence.
  • I have experience using a spreadsheet program such as Excel.
  • I have experience using a financial database that monitors budget transactions.
  • I have experience using the Intranet or Internet browsers and servers.
  • I have experience using an email application for communication purposes.
  • None of the above.
4 I am familiar with or I have a working knowledge of the Freedom of Information/Privacy Act (FOIA/PA). Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False

Grade: 12

1 GS-12 - Choose one 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-11 grade level in the Federal service performing work related to the duties of the position described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not meet the requirement as described above.
2 I have training/background in the areas of Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act (FOIA/PA). Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
3 Which of the following choices best describes your highest level of education or experience in researching and processing simple and routine FOIA/PA requests? Answer to this question is required
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision or senior employee.
  • I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of the job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am highly skilled at performing this task on the job. I have trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
4 Which of the following choices best describes your highest level of education or experience in interpreting and applying Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act (FOIA/PA) laws/regulations? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor.
  • I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of the job, and usually without by supervisor.
  • I am highly skilled at performing this task on the job. I have trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
5 I have experience participating in meetings, or workgroups, presenting or expressing ideas on FOIA/PA matters. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
6 I have experience using information technology to process and manage information, including maintaining a complete and accurate FOIA administrative record. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
7 Which of the following choices best describes your highest level of education or experience in independently researching FOIA/Privacy case law and policy issues? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision or senior employee.
  • I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of the job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am highly skilled at performing this task on the job. I have trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.

Grade: All Grades

1 Which of the following choices best describes your highest level of education or experience in accurately applying FOIA/PA exemptions? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor.
  • I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of the job, and usually without by supervisor.
  • I am highly skilled at performing this task on the job. I have trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
2 I have experience collecting information and data to produce reports that are used by management in decision making and reporting requirements. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
3 I have experience handling FOIA/PA requests, including making determinations about disclosures, denials and appropriate redactions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor.
  • I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of the job, and usually without by supervisor.
  • I am highly skilled at performing this task on the job. I have trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
4 From the list below, identify those types of written products you have drafted and/or prepared (check all that apply). Answer to this question is required
  • Memoranda
  • Form Letters
  • Procedures and Guidelines
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Formal Correspondence
  • Standardized Reports
  • None of the above
5 I have experience evaluating requests for information that are sensitive in nature, and determining if the request needs the attention of higher level management? Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
6 I have experience negotiating with and seeking clarification from requesters. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor.
  • I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of the job, and usually without by supervisor.
  • I am highly skilled at performing this task on the job. I have trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.