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Grade: 13

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To be qualified for this position at the GS-13 level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience is defined as:
-Keeping Congress informed of problems and deficiencies in Department programs and operations; AND
-Representing and interacting with officials in or out of the government to explain, promote, and resolve issues relating to an agency's mission.
1 I am qualified at the GS-13 level, because I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level as described above. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Make sure experience is clearly documented in your resume. Please give the dates/resume reference when you gained this experience, so it may be found to ensure you receive proper credit. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
3 Do you have experience serving as a liaison between a local, state, or national legislative body (Senate or House) and a government agency, corporation, or major industry association? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Select the statement that best describes your highest level of experience with researching legislation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience assisting in researching legislation for a congressional office or government organization.
  • I have experience researching legislation for a congressional office or government organization.
  • I have experience researching legislation, reporting policy impacts, and recommending a course of action for a Congressional office or government organization.
  • I have experience researching legislation, determining and reporting policy impact, recommending a course of action for a Congressional office or government organization, and spear-heading the implementation of that course of action.
  • None of the above.

Grade: 14

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To be qualified for this position at the GS-14 level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience is defined as work that involves:
-Keeping Congress informed of problems and deficiencies in Department programs and operations; AND
-Representing and interacting with officials in or out of the government to explain, promote, and resolve issues relating to an agency’s mission; AND
-Writing briefing papers, presentations, and executive correspondence.
1 I am qualified at the GS-14 level, because I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level as described above. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Make sure experience is clearly documented in your resume. Please give the dates/resume reference when you gained this experience, so it may be found to ensure you receive proper credit. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
3 Which best describes your experience as it relates to actively managing interactions with external stakeholders, including Members of Congress and their staffs, and executive branch agencies? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience leading governmental interactions on policy or operational issues, including setting agendas or identifying key issues for resolution, briefing principal participants, facilitating dialogue among multiple parties and/or jurisdictions, developing follow-up materials, and maintaining ongoing dialogue.
  • I have experience developing agendas and issues, taking notes of discussions, and developing follow up materials for decision-makers.
  • I have experience scheduling meetings and managing the logistics for stakeholder meetings or multiparty negotiations.
  • None of the above.
4 I have experience with the analysis of highly important, sensitive topics and issues to include: Answer to this question is required
  • I have evaluated the impact of proposed Executive or Legislative Branch policies.
  • I have evaluated the impact of policies, programs, and priorities.
  • I have compiled information about issues from multiple sources to gain a complete understanding.
  • I have evaluated conflicting or incomplete information to determine results.
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

Carefully read each question before responding. Some questions will be used to screen out ineligible applicants. Applicant errors in responses will not be corrected. You are responsible for the accuracy of your application. When you receive your application confirmation notice, we suggest that you request that a copy of the questions and your responses be sent to you by return email. Then, if you identify any inaccuracies, you may change your responses before the closing date of this announcement. If you are rated ineligible based on your responses to the questions, you will be notified by email shortly after the announcement closes.
Note: Your resume must thoroughly support your responses to the job-specific questions, or you may not receive credit.
1 I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information on and attached to this application is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. I understand that false or fraudulent information on or attached to this application may be grounds for not hiring me or for firing me after I begin work and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment. I understand that any information I give may be investigated. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Are you currently serving or have 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 I have coordinated the following in regards to congressional hearings and/or senior level meetings and briefings: Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as a point of contact for congressional staff.
  • I have participated in pre-hearing briefings.
  • I have recorded and analyzed points raised during hearings or senior level briefings.
  • I have reviewed and edited testimony, or other informational material provided to Congress.
  • I have researched OIG reports, findings, and recommendations for use in preparing testimony or responding to hearing Questions for the Record.
  • None of the above.
4 Which of the following reflects your experience in preparing documents to Members of Congress? Answer to this question is required
  • I have written significant portions of reports, testimony, white papers, or briefing documents for a Member of Congress or other senior government executives.
  • I have developed material for Reports to Congress and other periodic reports to Congress.
  • I have researched reports and records to support individuals who are testifying or briefing Congress or senior government officials.
  • None of the above.
5 Please indicate the types of written communication you have drafted in the past that is geared towards informing or promoting your program's interest to internal and external audiences. Answer to this question is required
  • Testimony
  • Responses to Questions for the Record
  • Briefing Books
  • Talking Points
  • White Papers
  • Executive summaries
  • Press Releases
  • Speeches
  • Presentations
  • Visual Aids
  • Oversight Reports
  • None of the above
6 Which of the following reflects your experience preparing projects on operations and programs? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience developing tools to collect, analyze, and present data.
  • I have experience preparing analytical reports to monitor organizational performance and support senior management decision-making.
  • I have experience researching laws and regulations to develop recommendations affecting agency policy and operations.
  • None of the above.
7 Choose the statement(s) that best describe your experience in performing studies and analyses of proposed regulatory strategies, policies, programs, and practices as a foundation for developing comprehensive plans. Answer to this question is required
  • I have analyzed the feasibility of establishing a new division within an office for a major regulatory program.
  • I have analyzed the processes, structures, problems, etc. of a program for needed improvements in an existing regulatory program.
  • I have regularly conducted research involving a variety of programs using laws, regulations, and directives.
  • I have independently conducted office reviews and audits in order to identify specific needs and problems.
  • I have been responsible for tracking and monitoring a variety of specific activities relating to an organizations administrative policies and business practices.
  • I have experience conducting manpower surveys and/or organizational studies.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.