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Vacancy Details

Grade: 13

No questions specified.

Grade: All Grades

1 How do you wish to be considered for this vacancy announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Delegated Examining Procedures - open to All Qualified U.S. Citizens
  • Career Transition Assistance Plan and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan - open to displaced federal employees who have received a RIF notice or certificate of separation from the federal service.
2 The U.S. Office of Personnel Management's (OPM's) current policy requires the review of all competitive and non-political excepted service appointment actions that involve the appointment or conversion of a current or former political appointee, Schedule C employee, or Noncareer SES member. A former or recent political appointee is someone who held a political appointment within the previous five-year period. Have you held a political appointment within the previous five-year period? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level or the next lowest pay band in the Federal service? (See the "Qualifications" section of this announcement for the definition of specialized experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 From the choices below select the one that best describes your level of experience in performing analysis of legislative and intergovernmental affairs issues to determine strategies to successfully fulfill goals and objectives: Answer to this question is required
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing these tasks.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have had education or training in performing these tasks, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
5 From the choices below select the one that best describes your level of experience in and knowledge of legislative and intergovernmental affairs, principles, methods, practices, techniques, federal economic development programs and working with other federal agencies: Answer to this question is required
  • I have supervised performance of these tasks and/or have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing these tasks.
  • I have performed these tasks as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed these tasks on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have had education or training in performing these tasks, but have not yet performed these tasks on the job.
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing these tasks.
6 Do you have experience acting as a congressional liaison on economic development legislative matters? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 I have significant work experience in the following: (Significant work experience means that you routinely and independently perform duties directly related to the skills and knowledge identified below.) Answer to this question is required
  • Using communication and problem-solving skills requiring tact and diplomacy when working with Members of Congress, Congressional staff and external stakeholders regarding sensitive issues, grant award criteria, and regulatory requirements related to authorizing legislation.
  • Developing networking relationships with Members of Congress, Congressional staff and eternal stakeholders.
  • Providing assistance on federal economic development programs to U.S. territory governments.
  • None of the above.
8 Select the statement that best describes your ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with Congressional members and staff. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience establishing working relationships with various high-level individuals on controversial or complex matters related to legislative issues, and these relationships have been used to achieve desired legislative results for my organization.
  • I have experience establishing working relationships with a wide variety of contacts with members of Congress or their key staff (e.g., Chiefs of Staff, Legislative Directors and/or counsels, Directors of Communications).
  • I have experience from serving as a liaison between my organization and Congressional staff.
  • I have minimal experience establishing and maintaining effective relationships with members of Congress and staff.
  • I have no related experience establishing and maintaining effective relationships with members of Congress and staff.
9 I have significant work experience in the following: (Significant work experience means that you routinely and independently perform duties directly related to the skills and knowledge identified below.) Answer to this question is required
  • Developing program guidance, policies and procedures required to administer various grant programs, including procedures necessary for final review and processing of investments and timely and accurate notification of ongoing investment activity.
  • Interpreting existing precedents and utilizing them as a foundation for developing new legislative and intergovernmental affairs approaches to create effective outreach strategies.
  • None of the above.
10 Select the statements that best describe your experience researching and delivering information for legislative programs. Answer to this question is required
  • Serves as a representative to conduct research and analysis on issues that are sensitive and highly visible.
  • Executes projects and/or studies within established time constraints.
  • Analyzes issues and inquiry issues to determine underlying causes and provide recommendations for correction.
  • Furnishes material and/or information in response to inquiries.
  • Develops procedures on written guidance and disseminating or acquiring pertinent information.
  • Prepares background papers and staff studies on a communications issues.
  • Provides legislative research, analyses, advice and expertise.
  • None of the above.
11 Select the response(s) that best describes your level of experience utilizing knowledge of the legislative regulatory process, particularly to public policy relating to topics of economic development. Answer to this question is required
  • Analyzes new or proposed legislation or regulations to determine their impact on program operations and management.
  • Coordinating and transmitting reports to Congress.
  • Conducts presentations at meeting with professional organizations, institutions, associations, and the public on program policies and procedures.
  • Interpreting policy for research and work projects.
  • None of the above.
12 Select the statement that best describes your knowledge of the legislative process to include committee, subcommittee and floor procedures. Answer to this question is required
  • Experience with the rules, structure and procedures of the United States Congress and understands the concepts and purposes underlying legislation.
  • Experience with the legislative process from holding a senior position with Legislative or Appropriations Committees or Subcommittees.
  • Experience with the legislative process gained from working as a Legislative Assistant or Press Secretary for a member of Congress.
  • Experience with the legislative process gained through some other form of employment as a Congressional Liaison for a Federal agency or non-governmental organization.
  • Experience with the legislative process through an academic program or internship.
  • Experience is less than what is described above.
13 Please certify that you have accurately and truthfully represented your level of work experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and/or education when completing this questionnaire as your responses, resume and supporting documents will be reviewed for accuracy and completeness as appropriate. Deliberate attempts to falsify information are grounds for non-selection and for termination. Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position. Answer to this question is required
  • I certify that my answers are accurate and complete.
  • I do not wish to certify. I understand that I will not be considered for this position.
14 I authorize sharing my application with similar vacancies within EDA. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
15 I have thoroughly reviewed the 'How to Apply', 'Required Documents', & 'Qualifications' sections of this Vacancy Announcement to determine which supplemental documents to submit. This may include: Transcripts to verify undergraduate/graduate education; SF-50 if I am a current/former Federal employee; DD-214 if I am a veteran (and SF-15/VA Letter if applicable), etc. I understand that failure to supply required documents by the vacancy announcement's closing date may result in loss of consideration. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Applicants may check the status of their application by accessing the Department of Commerce (QuickHire), applicant site at http://www.usajobs.gov.