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* 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?
  1. I am a current Federal employee on career or career conditional appointments in the competitive service or former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility.
  2. I am a CTAP/ICTAP eligible.
  3. I am eligible under a special hiring authorities (e.g., individuals with disabilities, covered by an interchange agreement, eligible for Certain Military Spouses), etc.
  4. I am a current USDA employee currently serving on a Veteran's Recruitment Appointment (VRA).
  5. I am eligible for appointment under the Veteran's Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA).
  6. I do not meet any of the above criteria, therefore I am not eligible to apply to this vacancy announcement.


Specialized experience includes managing or administering a Federal Nutrition Assistance Program or related public assistance program.

* 5.Will you have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level within 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.Choose all of the following Federal Nutrition Assistance Programs with which you have program knowledge and experience:
  1. The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
  2. The National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
  3. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
  4. Other Federal Nutrition Assistance Programs
  5. None of the above


* 7.In regards to the programs chosen in the previous question, which of the following best describes your demonstrated experience working directly with those programs on a Federal, State, or local level.
  1. I have had education or training pertaining to these programs, but have not yet applied this knowledge on the job.
  2. I have experience applying this knowledge while on the job. I was closely monitored by either a supervisor or by a senior employee in order to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  3. I have knowledge in these areas and apply it as a regular part of a job. I have applied this knowledge independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.

        BRANCHED: 1.Please provide examples of experience that supports your selection(s). This information should supplement the experience listed in your resume.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  4. I have led or overseen work on these programs by lower level or new employees, and/or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to guide them because of my expertise.
  5. I have not had education, training or experience in these program areas.


* 8.Have you collected, analyzed, and interpreted data to identify trends in program administration and/or for compliance to policy?
  1. I have had education or training pertaining to these programs, but have not yet applied this knowledge on the job.
  2. I have experience applying this knowledge while on the job. I was closely monitored by either a supervisor or by a senior employee in order to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  3. I have knowledge in these areas and apply it as a regular part of a job. I have applied this knowledge independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have led or overseen work on these programs by lower level or new employees, and/or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to guide them because of my expertise.
  5. I have not had education, training or experience in these program areas.


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


* 10.Have you gathered and consolidated information from state agencies, local operators and other stakeholders to develop policy implementation recommendations?
  1. I have had education or training pertaining to these programs, but have not yet applied this knowledge on the job.
  2. I have experience applying this knowledge while on the job. I was closely monitored by either a supervisor or by a senior employee in order to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  3. I have knowledge in these areas and apply it as a regular part of a job. I have applied this knowledge independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have led or overseen work on these programs by lower level or new employees, and/or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to guide them because of my expertise.
  5. I have not had education, training or experience in these program areas.


* 11.Have you worked as a member of a team developing new plans that require an understanding of an organization's priorities, efforts to solve problems, with experience reporting on accomplishments?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 12.Have you conducted reviews of state and local organizations for compliance with program policies and guidelines?
  1. I have had education or training pertaining to these programs, but have not yet applied this knowledge on the job.
  2. I have experience applying this knowledge while on the job. I was closely monitored by either a supervisor or by a senior employee in order to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  3. I have knowledge in these areas and apply it as a regular part of a job. I have applied this knowledge independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.

        BRANCHED: 1.Please provide examples of experience that supports your selection(s). This information should supplement the experience listed in your resume.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  4. I have led or overseen work on these programs by lower level or new employees, and/or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to guide them because of my expertise.
  5. I have not had education, training or experience in these program areas.


* 13.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.


* 14.Have you written reviews of organizational procedures and policy options to ensure conformance to regulation?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 15.Have you written recommendations for changes to organizational programs that bring them into compliance or improve effectiveness or efficiency?
  1. I have had education or training pertaining to these programs, but have not yet applied this knowledge on the job.
  2. I have experience applying this knowledge while on the job. I was closely monitored by either a supervisor or by a senior employee in order to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  3. I have knowledge in these areas and apply it as a regular part of a job. I have applied this knowledge independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have led or overseen work on these programs by lower level or new employees, and/or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to guide them because of my expertise.
  5. I have not had education, training or experience in these program areas.


* 16.Have you verbally provided guidance, assistance, or training to team members, external agencies or organizations?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 17.Have you summarized, both orally and in writing, information and policy options for agency managers and staff?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 18.Have you communicated findings and recommendations in order to facilitate their implementation?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: 1.Please provide examples of experience that supports your selection(s). This information should supplement the experience listed in your resume.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 19.Have you led special projects, studies, or analyses dealing with issues or problems important to the organization?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: 1.Please provide examples of experience that supports your selection(s). This information should supplement the experience listed in your resume.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No






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