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* 1.Do you meet the specialized experience as listed in the vacancy announcement?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.If you learned of this job through a recruiting event, paid advertisement, or “other,” would you please provide the specific event or other source of the information? Your response will help us measure the effectiveness of our recruiting and outreach programs! We also welcome any other comments you may have about our recruiting processes.
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?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 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.
  2. No


* 4.Select the following choice that describes your eligibility to apply for this Recent Graduate posting?
  1. I am a recent graduate from an associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational, or technical degree program or have earned a certificate within the last two years.
  2. I am a veteran and due to my military service obligation, was precluded from applying to the Recent Graduates Program during my initial two year eligiblity period.
  3. I am currently serving on a Pathways Recent Graduate appointment in a federal agency.
  4. I do not meet any of the above.


* 5.Select the response that best describes your experience using knowledge of consumer financial protection issues on a regular basis.
  1. I have used my knowledge of consumer financial protection issues and practices to, for example: assist consumers with complaints, assist others in modifying consumer procedures, or collect and report information for government, news, industry, and/or advocacy groups, etc., regarding consumer financial products or services.
  2. I have significant knowledge, gained from personal academic research and graduate coursework, of consumer financial protection issues, but have no direct experience using this knowledge outside of personal use (e.g., author of papers for academic credits/degree).
  3. I have significant knowledge, gained from personal academic research and graduate coursework, or work experience with consumer financial products and/or services, but have only familiarity with consumer financial protection.
  4. I have used my knowledge of consumer protection issues (other than financial issues), for example, assist consumers with complaints, assist others in modifying consumer policies and procedures, or collect and report information for governmental, news, industry, and/or advocacy groups, etc., regarding consumer products or services.
  5. I have significant knowledge, gained from personal academic research and coursework, of consumer protection issues (other than financial issues), but have no direct experience using this knowledge outside of personal use (e.g., author of papers for academic credits/degree).
  6. I have knowledge, gained from personal research, of consumer protection issues, but have no direct experience using this knowledge outside of personal use or assisting my family or a friend.
  7. None of the above.


* 6.Select the response that best describes your experience with outreach strategies and use of products designed to convey information to targeted audiences.
  1. I have been a member of sustained, organized outreach efforts to audiences to explain issues and solicit feedback regarding significant concerns, using a variety of methods and techniques of outreach including Websites, and/or other internet communication media, print media, meetings, conferences, drafting materials for speaking engagements, etc.
  2. I have conducted outreach efforts to audiences, such as, to convey information, provide questionnaires for online responses, provide instructions, and for other outreach efforts to gather information for academic use or for work related duties.
  3. I have participated in one or two outreach campaigns to inform audiences of opportunities to purchase goods or services as part of marketing and advertising, using most or all of the kinds of methods and techniques in response number 1 above.
  4. I have participated in outreach efforts using a couple of the above methods and techniques to provide information to audiences.
  5. None of the above.


* 7.Select the response(s) that describe(s) your ability to work with high-level stakeholders in situations that require diplomacy, tact, sensitivity, and professionalism. Select all that apply.
  1. I have informed officials and other stakeholders on proposed actions or decisions.
  2. I have persuaded stakeholders to attend meetings, conference calls and otherwise cooperate to keep lines of communication open.
  3. I have gathered comments, opinions, and views from officials and stakeholders on proposed actions or decisions.
  4. I have coordinated information and advice from officials and stakeholders in order to respond to high priority special requests on sensitive or breaking issues.
  5. I have persuaded officials and stakeholders to accept findings, recommendations, changes, alternative viewpoints, or to take a particular course of action.
  6. None of the above.


* 8.Select the responses that reflect the oral and interpersonal skills you have used as a regular part of your job or in your graduate education. Select all that apply.
  1. I have explained or justified technical conclusions, findings or recommendations within small internal groups of peers and supervisors.
  2. I have defended organizational positions with other internal groups, advocacy groups or other interested parties.
  3. I have discussed needed changes with internal IT and subject matter staff members and achieved common results.
  4. I have contributed to problem resolution.
  5. I have participated in planning meetings with internal organizations.
  6. None of the above.


* 9.Choose the statement below which best describes your experience using writing skill. Please make sure your resume supports the statement you select below.
  1. I have no experience writing formal papers or presentation materials.
  2. I have written materials that discuss and interpret facts and policies.
  3. I have written materials that analyze, interpret, and discuss data and other facts, developments and policies; and I have either formally edited, revised, or proofread others’ written material or been published myself, for example, in a college newspaper, community newsletter, or church, civic, or social association newsletter.
  4. I have drafted targeted communications to provide complex, sensitive information designed to reach out to groups to inform, persuade, and generate action on the part of individuals or groups in response. These efforts have shown tangible positive results from these targeted groups.


* 10.If you selected any response other than “none of the above,” please indicate in the space below the date(s) in your resume where your writing(s) (work or education) took place. Please also identify the course or project name specifically connected to the writing.
Maximum length of 250 characters.






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