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Grade: 12

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For the GS-12, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
-Researching, writing and editing communication materials, e.g., news articles, reports, newsletters, news releases, brochures, handbooks, speeches, and/or Congressional testimony; AND
-Reviewing published materials and making recommendations on the content; AND
-Developing effective working relationships with a variety of individuals and organizations.

1

Select the answer that best describes your level of expertise related to specialized experience. 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-12 level because I have one year or more of GS-11 level or equivalent experience as described above which has equipped me with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
  • I do not have one full year of specialized experience as describe.
2

Select all types of documents or article you have experience writing:

Answer to this question is required
  • Healthcare Inspection Reports
  • Letters and / or Memorandums
  • Internet material such as postings, webpage content, blogs, twitter, etc.
  • Speeches, video scripts and / or presentations
  • Press releases, fact sheets and / or public statements on policy issues
  • Statements for the press and responses to press inquiries
  • Articles for print, magazine and / or other traditional media
  • Newsletters
  • Graphic Designs
  • None of the above.
3

Select the software application(s) that you have utilized to accomplish routine analyses, reports, and queries.

Answer to this question is required
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Project Management
  • Database Management
  • Correspondence Control Management System(s)
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • SharePoint
  • None of the above.
4

Have you written, edited and/or aided in the production aspects of video and audio recording of conference calls or other information productions?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: 13

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For the GS-13, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
-Preparing reports developed by others for publication; AND
-Advising and assisting authors during the writing stage; AND
-Evaluating the logical and effective sequence of draft and final report narrative, AND
-Evaluating the overall length and tone of draft and final healthcare reports based on the objectives, scope, and methodology of the inspection.
1

Select the answer that best describes your level of expertise related to specialized experience. 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-13 level because I have one year or more of GS-12 level or equivalent experience as described above which has equipped me with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
  • I do not have one full year of specialized experience as describe.
2

Please select all activities that you have experienced?

Answer to this question is required
  • Articulating policy
  • Making public reports on the activities and plans of an agency
  • Explaining and utilizing agency polices, regulations, and laws
  • Reporting the results of research
  • Announcing regulations
  • Providing training and operating manuals for employees
  • Interpreting themes and conflicting points of view in expository narratives
  • None of the above
3

I have edited written products in a manner that improves the following:

Answer to this question is required
  • Quality
  • Ensures editorial correctness
  • Ensures technical accuracy
  • Ensures technical meaning
  • None of the above
4

Do you have experience in researching, analyzing, and interpreting complicated or controversial information for publications:

Answer to this question is required
  • Speeches and articles to determine the appropriate tone to better convince an audience.
  • Manuals for appropriate use of nomenclature or terms for technical processes or proceedings (e.g. medical, legal, etc.).
  • Congressional hearings to recognize the political interests and sensitivity to a subject or issue.
  • Applications (some may be electronic) and methods to promote the organizations social network to raise awareness
  • Journals and blogs to help move print and digital products, including text for maps and graphics, from draft to final product effectively.
  • None of the above.
5

Select all types of documents or articles you have experience in writing:

Answer to this question is required
  • Semiannual Reports to Congress
  • Reviews or Evaluations Reports
  • Testimony
  • Letters and / or Memorandums
  • Internet material such as postings, webpage content, blogs, twitter, etc.
  • Speeches, video scripts and / or presentations
  • Press releases, fact sheets and / or public statements on policy issues
  • Statements for the press and responses to press inquiries
  • Articles for print, magazine and / or other traditional media
  • Newsletters
  • Graphic Designs
  • 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 Do you have a performance appraisal rating on your job performance? If yes, you must submit the performance appraisal per the instructions on how to apply for this position. If no, please explain why. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
    2.1 If no, please explain why. Maximum length of 250 characters.
3 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
    3.1 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
4 Would you like the opportunity to be considered for similar positions that require the same knowledge, skills and abilities? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Choose the statement(s) that describe the writing skills you have used as part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed written materials for briefings, meetings or conferences.
  • I have written clear, logical, concise, and persuasive materials for various audiences.
  • I have drafted reports, memoranda and correspondence for signature by higher-level officials.
  • I have written decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations.
  • I have written multiple published articles.
  • I have used innovative methods in crafting reports or documents to amplify issues.
  • I have adapted written material for presentation in a variety of social media.
  • None of the above.
6

I ensure healthcare reports finding, conclusions and recommendations are:

Answer to this question is required
  • Logical
  • Fair
  • Balance
  • Based on supporting evidence
  • None of the above
7

I have experience applying analytical techniques in gathering facts and compiling data by:

Answer to this question is required
  • Reviewing previous publications
  • Interview subject matter experts
  • Attending meetings
  • Observing activity
  • None of the above
8

Choose the statement that best represents your highest level of experience in interacting and achieving consensus with various groups and individuals.

Answer to this question is required
  • Experience that involves routinely working with external management officials to resolve issues in a way that reflects a partnership such as sharing options and initiating ongoing contacts with managers to foster strong working relationships.
  • Experience that involves routinely educating, advising or participating in meetings with groups or individuals when contacted to address issues or problems. This includes developing rapport and establishing credibility to resolve issues that are mutually satisfactory to programs and all parties.
  • Experience that involves explaining agency policy and regulations and providing background of the rationale for such policies, and using negotiating techniques to ensure full compliance.
  • Experience that involves routinely working with internal managers to resolve issues and problems that arise daily.
  • Experience that involves participating in meetings on controversial topics which required presentations of analytical findings and making recommendations.
  • None of the above.
9

Choose the statement that best represents your highest level of experience in interacting and achieving consensus with various groups and individuals.

Answer to this question is required
  • Evaluating the logical and effective sequence of drafts and final healthcare report narratives.
  • Evaluating the overall length and tone of draft and final healthcare reports based on the objectives, scope, and methodology of the healthcare inspection
  • Writing or rewriting portions of final healthcare reports, testimony, letters, memorandums, and other written products.
  • Consulting on illustrative report material such as tables, graphs, and figures.
  • None of the above.
10

I have experience researching and considering the following when it comes to creating and advising on documents:

Answer to this question is required
  • Agency policy.
  • Government, agency, medium and periodical style requirements.
  • Consistency with other information presented by the agency.
  • The level of awareness and expected reaction of the intended audience.
  • None of the above.
11

Please select all choices that demonstrate your experience with proofreading documents:

Answer to this question is required
  • Evaluating the logical and effective sequence of drafts and final healthcare report narratives.
  • Evaluating the overall length and tone of draft and final healthcare reports based on the objectives, scope, and methodology of the healthcare inspection
  • Writing or rewriting portions of final healthcare reports, testimony, letters, memorandums, and other written products.
  • Consulting on illustrative report material such as tables, graphs, and figures.
  • None of the above.