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Grade: 09
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Specialized experience includes researching and analyzing laws and regulations that govern a public assistance program and applying those laws and regulations in the oversight of operations.

* 1.Which of the following best describes your specialized experience/education for this position (this requirement can be met within 30 calendar days of the closing date of the announcement):
  1. I have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level as described above.

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please give the dates/resume reference when you gained this experience.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. I have a master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or JD in a related field.

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please give the dates/resume reference when you gained this experience.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  3. I have a combination of the education and specialized experience described that has equipped me with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the work.

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please give the dates/resume reference when you gained this experience.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  4. I have none of the above.


Grade: 11
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Specialized experience includes researching and analyzing laws and regulations that govern a public assistance program in order to ensure legislative compliance, prepare trends analysis and recommend action in the oversight of operations.

* 1.Which of the following best describes your specialized experience/education for this position (this requirement can be met within 30 calendar days of the closing date of the announcement):
  1. I have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level as described above.

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please give the dates/resume reference when you gained this experience.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. I have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three (3) full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M. in a related field.

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please give the dates/resume reference when you gained this experience.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  3. I have a combination of the education and specialized experience described that has equipped me with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the work.

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please give the dates/resume reference when you gained this experience.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  4. I have none of the above.


* 2.Have you reviewed organizations within a Federal nutrition assistance program, social service or health program, or public assistance program for compliance to program policies and guidelines?
  1. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  2. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was closely monitored by either a supervisor or by a senior employee in order to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  3. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have led or overseen the performance of this task by lower level employees, and/or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to guide them in performing this task because of my expertise.
  5. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.How did you learn about this position?
  1. Agency Internet Site recruitment.
  2. Private Employment Web Site.
  3. Other Internet Site.
  4. Poster.
  5. Newspaper.
  6. Magazine.
  7. TV/Radio.
  8. Student association.
  9. Private Employment Office.
  10. State Employment Office.
  11. Federal, state, or local Job Information Center.
  12. Agency Human Resources Department (bulletin board or other announcement).
  13. Agency or other Federal government on campus.
  14. Religious organization.
  15. School or college counselor or other official.
  16. Job Fair.
  17. Friend or relative working for this agency.
  18. State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency.
  19. Professional organization or publication.
  20. Other.


* 2.Choose all of the following Federal Nutrition Assistance Programs with which you have program knowledge and experience:
  1. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamp Program)
  2. WIC Program
  3. Child and Adult Care Food Program
  4. School Lunch Program
  5. Summer Food Program
  6. None of the Above


* 3.In regards to the program(s) chosen in the previous question, which of the following best describes your demonstrative experience working directly with those program(s) on a Federal, state or local level?
  1. I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  2. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was closely monitored by either a supervisor or by a senior employee in order to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  3. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have led or overseen the performance of this task by lower level employees, and/or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to guide them in performing this task because of my expertise.
  5. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.


* 4.Have you worked as a member of a team developing new plans that require an understanding of an organization's priorities, and related efforts to solve problems?
  1. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  2. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was closely monitored by either a supervisor or by a senior employee in order to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  3. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have led or overseen the performance of this task by lower level employees, and/or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to guide them in performing this task because of my expertise.
  5. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.


* 5.Have you evaluated the effectiveness of program operations and policies to develop recommendations for improvement?
  1. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  2. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was closely monitored by either a supervisor or by a senior employee in order to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  3. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have led or overseen the performance of this task by lower level employees, and/or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to guide them in performing this task because of my expertise.
  5. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.


* 6.Have you provided interpretation or clarification of regulations, procedures or processes to higher-level employees?
  1. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  2. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was closely monitored by either a supervisor or by a senior employee in order to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  3. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have led or overseen the performance of this task by lower level employees, and/or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to guide them in performing this task because of my expertise.
  5. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.


* 7.Have you researched policies in order to provide guidance and assistance to higher-level managers?
  1. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  2. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was closely monitored by either a supervisor or by a senior employee in order to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  3. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have led or overseen the performance of this task by lower level employees, and/or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to guide them in performing this task because of my expertise.
  5. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.


* 8.I have written reviews of organizational procedures and policies to ensure conformance to regulation.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.I have authored briefings or reports to present complex ideas and concepts in a clear, precise manner.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 10.I have provided oral guidance and assistance to Federal, State and/or local public assistance program administrators or administrators of related types of programs.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 11.I have explained or presented complex or controversial issues to various types of audiences.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 12.Reminder: In addition to this questionnaire, you must also submit all information/documents applicable to you as described in the vacancy announcement under "Required Documents." Please read the vacancy announcement carefully. Also please follow the online instructions carefully for submitting documents and check your account to confirm the documents are received in the online hiring system prior to the closing date. If all the required information is not submitted, you will be found ineligible for this position.
  1. OK






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