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Grade: 09
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* 1.1. Specialized experience includes participating as a team member on a large project or study and preparing and presenting information in an informal setting within a Federal Nutrition assistance program, social service program, public assistance and/or public health program. 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) MC
  1. A. I have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level as described above.
  2. B. I have a master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a related field.
  3. C. I have a combination of the education and specialized experience described that has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the work.
  4. D. I have none of the above.


* 2.2. Please provide the location in your resume where examples of experience that support your selection(s) can be located. SA
Maximum length of 250 characters.


Grade: 11
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* 1.3. Specialized experience includes independently conducting segments of a major study, and researching and interpreting laws, regulations, guidelines, and procedures within a Federal Nutrition assistance program, social service program, public assistance and/or public health program. Which of the following best describes your specialized experience/ education for this position. MC
  1. A - I have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level as described above.
  2. B - 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 in a related field.
  3. C - I have a combination of the education and specialized experience described that has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the work.
  4. D ? I have none of the above.


* 2.4. Please provide the location in your resume where examples of experience that support your selection(s) can be located. SA
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 3.8. Do you have experience with policy and/or administration of nutrition or other related social service programs as a representative of an organization? (MC)
  1. A- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  2. B- 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. C- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently with minimal supervision.
  4. D- 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. E- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.


Grade: 12
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* 1.5. Specialized experience includes demonstrative experience developing segments of a major study, and analyzing and developing laws, regulations, guidelines, and procedures within a Federal Nutrition assistance program, social service program, public assistance and/or public health program. Will you have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level by the closing date of this announcement? (Y/N)
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.6. Please provide the location in your resume where examples of experience that support your selection(s) can be located. SA
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 3.8. Do you have experience with policy and/or administration of nutrition or other related social service programs as a representative of an organization? (MC)
  1. A- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  2. B- 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. C- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently with minimal supervision.
  4. D- 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. E- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.


* 4.9. Have you verified and/or audited internal procedures or sanctions within an organization? (MC)
  1. A- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  2. B- 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. C- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently with minimal supervision.
  4. D- 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. E- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.


* 5.11. I have evaluated policies, standards, or procedures for compliance with laws or regulations. (Y/N)
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.12. I have developed policies, standards, or procedures for a specific program area and/or developed internal administrative or operational policies and procedures within an assigned program area. (Y/N)
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 7.26. Have you assisted in the preparation of proposals to recommend changes in organizational programs? (MC)
  1. A- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  2. B- 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. C- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently with minimal supervision.
  4. D- 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. E- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.


* 8.27. Please provide the location in your resume where examples of experience that support your selection(s) can be located. SA
Maximum length of 250 characters.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.7. Have you utilized existing data systems and other information sources to analyze and determine organizational effectiveness in achieving objectives? (MC)
  1. A- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  2. B- 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. C- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently with minimal supervision.
  4. D- 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. E- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.


* 2.13. Do you have experience analyzing legislation and/or policy to determine what impact changes will have on organizational programs? (MC)
  1. A- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  2. B- 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. C- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently with minimal supervision.
  4. D- 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. E- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.


* 3.14. Have you interpreted laws and regulations and reporting findings to higher level employees? (MC)
  1. A- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  2. B- 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. C- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently with minimal supervision.
  4. D- 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. E- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.


* 4.15. Please provide the location in your resume where examples of experience that support your selection(s) can be located. SA
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 5.16. I have orally communicated findings and recommendations to senior employees. Y/N
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.17. I have served as a liaison with other organizations (e.g., government agencies, advocacy groups, professional associations) to carry out program mission. Y/N
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 7.18. I have provided oral guidance/training on policy implementation, regulations, and/or procedures. Y/N
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 8.19. I have served on panels, committees, or task forces as a representative for the organization on technical or professional issues. Y/N
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.20. Do you have experience serving as a representative on an internal or external task group, or as a subject matter expert? (MC)
  1. A- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  2. B- 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. C- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently with minimal supervision.
  4. D- 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. E- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.


* 10.21. Have you assisted senior team members in giving oral presentations to defend rationale and gain support for a position or proposed activity? (MC)
  1. A- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  2. B- 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. C- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently with minimal supervision.
  4. D- 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. E- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.


* 11.22. Please provide the location in your resume where examples of experience that support your selection(s) can be located. SA
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 12.23. I have drafted portions of briefings or policy memos/guidance to present ideas and concepts in a clear, precise manner. (Y/N)
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 13.24. I have drafted policy/decision memos relating to legislation, regulation, or policy. (Y/N)
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 14.25. I have drafted portions of formal documents (i.e. policies and/or procedures) for high level agency officials and/or the public. (Y/N)
  1. Yes
  2. No






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