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* 1.PLEASE INDICATE YOUR ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY UNDER MERIT PROMOTION PROCEDURES.
  1. I am a current or former civilian Federal employee in the competitive service who has: career or career-conditional status, reinstatement eligibility, or eligibility under an interchange agreement. You are encouraged to submit a copy of your latest SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action showing time-in-grade (52 weeks at the next lower grade).
  2. I am a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. You are encouraged to provide official documentation documenting your military service such as a DD-214 or statement of service. NOTE: If you are a current career or career-conditional employee without time-in-grade you will not be considered under this authority.
  3. I am a current or former displaced Federal employee in the local commuting area. To be considered you must be rated at or above the well qualified rating criteria for this position. You must submit supporting documentation such as a copy of your separation personnel action (SF-50) and a copy of your reduction in force letter.
  4. None of the above. I am not eligible under Merit Promotion Procedures.


* 2.From the descriptions below, select the one that BEST describes your specialized experience that allows you to meet the minimum requirements of the Private Sector Division Director at the GS-15 level.
  1. I possess one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service. This experience included; fostering and maintaining working relationships with a variety of Federal, State and local government officials, private sector entities, and higher educational institutions; developing and implementing outreach strategies and programs to achieve organizational objectives; providing program management and oversight for these programs; and providing supervision, guidance and direction to programs and their subordinate staffs.
  2. I do NOT possess the experience described above.


* 3.Choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training in designing, developing, and implementing an external outreach program with nation-wide reach that develops functional relationships with major trade associations, companies and universities to facilitate engagement and ensure understanding in support of the full scope of the emergency management mission.
  1. I have not had the education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had training or education directly related to this task, although I have not performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under the direction of a supervisor or other employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task on the job independently and without the review of a supervisor.
  5. I have served as technical expert authority on this task, providing guidance or supervision to others because of my background.


* 4.Choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training in identifying opportunities to engage private sector capabilities and expertise to foster best practices and strategic approaches to strengthen organizational core competencies and enhance preparedness.
  1. I have not had the education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had training or education directly related to this task, although I have not performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under the direction of a supervisor or other employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task on the job independently and without the review of a supervisor.
  5. I have served as technical expert authority on this task, providing guidance or supervision to others because of my background.


* 5.Choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training in engaging private sector organizations in emergency management planning and operations.
  1. I have not had the education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had training or education directly related to this task, although I have not performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under the direction of a supervisor or other employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task on the job independently and without the review of a supervisor.
  5. I have served as technical expert authority on this task, providing guidance or supervision to others because of my background.


* 6.Choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training in supporting private sector participation in preparedness efforts such as exercises and community preparedness initiatives, mitigation initiatives and emergency response and recovery activities.
  1. I have not had the education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had training or education directly related to this task, although I have not performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under the direction of a supervisor or other employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task on the job independently and without the review of a supervisor.
  5. I have served as technical expert authority on this task, providing guidance or supervision to others because of my background.


* 7.Choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training in advising organization leadership and program managers on strategies to coordinate private sector and whole community engagement efforts and prevent duplication of efforts.
  1. I have not had the education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had training or education directly related to this task, although I have not performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under the direction of a supervisor or other employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task on the job independently and without the review of a supervisor.
  5. I have served as technical expert authority on this task, providing guidance or supervision to others because of my background.


* 8.Choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training in serving as a representative at forums on private sector outreach strategies and management.
  1. I have not had the education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had training or education directly related to this task, although I have not performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under the direction of a supervisor or other employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task on the job independently and without the review of a supervisor.
  5. I have served as technical expert authority on this task, providing guidance or supervision to others because of my background.


* 9.Choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training in contacting, advising, and collaborating with high-ranking officials, organizational leaders, congressional staff members, state executives, and private sector organizations to increase communication and promote increased cooperation.
  1. I have not had the education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had training or education directly related to this task, although I have not performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under the direction of a supervisor or other employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task on the job independently and without the review of a supervisor.
  5. I have served as technical expert authority on this task, providing guidance or supervision to others because of my background.


* 10.Choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training in providing leadership and representation at high level inter-/intra-agency planning groups.
  1. I have not had the education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had training or education directly related to this task, although I have not performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under the direction of a supervisor or other employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task on the job independently and without the review of a supervisor.
  5. I have served as technical expert authority on this task, providing guidance or supervision to others because of my background.


* 11.Choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training in working with advisory committees and other organizations – internally and externally - to develop and/or implement outreach programs.
  1. I have not had the education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had training or education directly related to this task, although I have not performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under the direction of a supervisor or other employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task on the job independently and without the review of a supervisor.
  5. I have served as technical expert authority on this task, providing guidance or supervision to others because of my background.


* 12.Choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training in developing communications tools, techniques, and protocols to reach and maintain regular contact with private sector organizations, including during times of crisis.
  1. I have not had the education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had training or education directly related to this task, although I have not performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under the direction of a supervisor or other employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task on the job independently and without the review of a supervisor.
  5. I have served as technical expert authority on this task, providing guidance or supervision to others because of my background.


* 13.Choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training in identifying and establishing processes to support private sector outreach efforts such as implementing consolidated tracking systems, streamlining organization-wide processes related to private sector engagement activities, and developing communication tools and tactics.
  1. I have not had the education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had training or education directly related to this task, although I have not performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under the direction of a supervisor or other employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task on the job independently and without the review of a supervisor.
  5. I have served as technical expert authority on this task, providing guidance or supervision to others because of my background.


* 14.Choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training in formulating, directing, coordinating, implementing and measuring effectiveness of a comprehensive organizational private sector engagement strategy that includes both national and regional elements.
  1. I have not had the education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had training or education directly related to this task, although I have not performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under the direction of a supervisor or other employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task on the job independently and without the review of a supervisor.
  5. I have served as technical expert authority on this task, providing guidance or supervision to others because of my background.


* 15.Choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training in analyzing communications programs and executing changes as appropriate in order to increase effectiveness and responsiveness.
  1. I have not had the education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had training or education directly related to this task, although I have not performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under the direction of a supervisor or other employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task on the job independently and without the review of a supervisor.
  5. I have served as technical expert authority on this task, providing guidance or supervision to others because of my background.


* 16.Choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training in initiating planning and developing budgetary and resource requirements in order to maximize return on investment of resources and identifying and planning for future needs in order to achieve organizational objectives.
  1. I have not had the education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had training or education directly related to this task, although I have not performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under the direction of a supervisor or other employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task on the job independently and without the review of a supervisor.
  5. I have served as technical expert authority on this task, providing guidance or supervision to others because of my background.


* 17.Choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training in providing direct supervision to subordinates and/or contractors, to include providing all managerial, administrative and technical supervision necessary to accomplish the work of the office/organization.
  1. I have not had the education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had training or education directly related to this task, although I have not performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under the direction of a supervisor or other employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task on the job independently and without the review of a supervisor.
  5. I have served as technical expert authority on this task, providing guidance or supervision to others because of my background.


* 18.Choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training in leading a work team dealing with significant issues and visibility and some controversy, and fostering opportunities to collaborate with others to accomplish work-related activities.
  1. I have not had the education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had training or education directly related to this task, although I have not performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under the direction of a supervisor or other employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task on the job independently and without the review of a supervisor.
  5. I have served as technical expert authority on this task, providing guidance or supervision to others because of my background.


* 19.Choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training in performing administrative and human management functions, to include establishing work plans and performance expectations; providing formal and informal evaluation of performance; addressing performance issues through formal and informal processes; providing constructive advice and counsel to employees; managing personnel actions to include recruitments, details and rotations for the unit; responding to grievances or complaints; and recommending employees for promotions and awards.
  1. I have not had the education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had training or education directly related to this task, although I have not performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under the direction of a supervisor or other employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task on the job independently and without the review of a supervisor.
  5. I have served as technical expert authority on this task, providing guidance or supervision to others because of my background.


* 20.Choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training in recruiting, training and maintaining sufficient levels of trained staff to ensure support of multiple events simultaneously.
  1. I have not had the education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had training or education directly related to this task, although I have not performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under the direction of a supervisor or other employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task on the job independently and without the review of a supervisor.
  5. I have served as technical expert authority on this task, providing guidance or supervision to others because of my background.


* 21.Choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training in managing staff recruitment, development and work assignments in a manner to increase the overall staff capacity in all competency areas and ensure the appropriate skill sets and training needed to accomplish to mission of the office and organization.
  1. I have not had the education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had training or education directly related to this task, although I have not performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under the direction of a supervisor or other employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task on the job independently and without the review of a supervisor.
  5. I have served as technical expert authority on this task, providing guidance or supervision to others because of my background.






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