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Grade: 09
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Specialized experience is fifty-two (52) weeks of experience at the GS-07 level, or equivalent, which includes assisting in planning commodity program operations or agriculture market planning and procurement or supply change management systems. OR EDUCATION: 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

* 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.
  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
  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.
  4. I do not meet specialized experience or education as described.


* 2.Please list the position(s) in which you obtained this experience. OR If you 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 Your response must be supported by your resume in order to receive proper credit.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


Grade: 11
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Specialized experience is fifty-two (52) weeks of experience at the GS-09 level, or equivalent, which includes planning commodity program operations or agriculture market planning and procurement or supply change management systems. OR EDUCATION: 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or LL.M. in a related field.

* 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.
  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.
  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.
  4. I do not meet specialized experience or education as described.


2.Please list the position(s) in which you obtained this experience. OR If you have a Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree, 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.M. in a related field, indicate your level of education. Your response must be supported by your resume in order to receive proper credit.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


Grade: 12
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Specialized experience is fifty-two (52) weeks of experience at the GS-11 level, or equivalent, which includes planning and executing commodity program operations or agriculture market planning and procurement or supply change management systems.

* 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-11 level as described.
  2. I do not meet specialized experience as described.


* 2.Please list the position(s) in which you obtained this experience. Your response must be supported by your resume in order receive proper credit.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.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


* 2.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.


* 3.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.


* 4.Please choose one of the following so that we may determine your eligibility. (Note: You must meet one of the categories as described in the "Who May Be Considered" section of the job announcement or you will be found not eligible.)
  1. I am a current, permanent FNS employee.
  2. I am a USDA employee eligible for CTAP consideration.
  3. I am an FNS employee currently serving on a Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA).
  4. I do not meet any of the above criteria.


* 5.Have you worked with Federal nutrition assistance programs or commodity support programs at the county, state, or Federal level or as a contractor or consultant?
  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.


* 6.Please list the position(s) in which you obtained this experience. Your response must be supported by your resume in order receive proper credit.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 7.Have you interpreted data, procedures, and instructions related to the operation of Federal nutrition assistance programs or commodity support programs for State staff, local organizations, and/or individuals?
  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.


* 8.Have you executed commodity program ordering or procurement functions to ensure program benefits are delivered accurate and timely?
  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.


* 9.Have you evaluated the effectiveness of program operations, system processes and policies, and developed recommendations for improvement or resolved problems?
  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.


* 10.Have you collected, analyzed, and interpreted data about program administration and compliance with policy looking for trends and/or deficiencies in commodities delivery and provided guidance to State and other agencies?
  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.


* 11.Please list the position(s) in which you obtained this experience. Your response must be supported by your resume in order receive proper credit.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 12.Have you established and maintained effective working relationships with representatives of national, state and local organizations, and other specialized organizations interested in or affected by the organization's programs?
  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.


* 13.Have you negotiated with Federal and/or State/Local Officials, contractors and/or members of the general public regarding program system design and procedures?
  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.


* 14.Have you drafted briefings or reports to present ideas and concepts in a clear, precise manner?
  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.


* 15.Have you written guidance or reviews of organizational procedures and policies to explain system operations and processes?
  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.


* 16.Have you verbally communicated findings and recommendations in order to facilitate program implementation?
  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.


* 17.Have you verbally provided guidance, assistance, or training to external agencies or organizations?
  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.






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