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* 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.Have you completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s or higher degree with major study in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied health sciences, such as biology, chemistry, food science, food technology, nutrition or agricultural sciences, as appropriate to the work of the position? There must be sufficient documentation in your resume to support your response (e.g., copies of transcripts).
  1. Yes
  2. No


Specialized experience includes researching and identifying information related to food safety sufficient to provide technical guidance and advice on food safety issues, as well as respond appropriately to food safety emergency situations.

* 3.Will you have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level by the closing date of the announcement?
  1. Yes

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

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 4.Have you made determinations or decisions regarding the relevance, or gravity of food safety problems or issues?
  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.


* 5.I have applied knowledge of agricultural production processes and related food safety issues.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.I have applied knowledge of food production processes and related food safety issues.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 7.I have applied knowledge of food safety strategies and practices and have resolved food safety issues.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 8.I have applied knowledge of current and emerging food safety issues and have identified food safety concerns and solutions in response to emerging issues.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.I have applied knowledge of current food safety regulations and have interpreted the impact of those regulations on organizations or programs.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 10.I have written a publication or report on issues related to food safety.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 11.I have written a report that includes recommendations or solutions to food safety problems or issues.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 12.I have written responses to technical questions, from a variety of audiences, about food safety.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 13.I have orally presented papers or reports on food safety.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 14.I have orally presented information related to food safety.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 15.I have successfully negotiated with others on food safety issues to reach desired outcomes.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 16.I have recommended the development of specific educational materials on food safety issues for a general audience.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 17.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


* 18.I am providing, for this vacancy, a copy of my annual performance appraisal that has been signed and dated within the last 18 months and shows my final rating. I understand that I can either upload or fax this document through the system at the end of this process.
  1. Yes
  2. No

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please clearly explain below why you are unable to provide a performance appraisal (i.e., your current employer does not provide them, you have not received one, etc.) Failure to provide a performance appraisal or an explanation why one is not being provided will result in a determination of an incomplete application and ineligibility for consideration for this vacancy.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.






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