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Grade: 09
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Specialized experience includes organizing information in support of investigations of alleged fraud and abuse by participants of public assistance programs.

* 1.Which of the following best describes your specialized experience/ education for this position:
  1. I have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level as described above.
  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 have none of the above.


Grade: 11
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Specialized experience includes analyzing and organizing information in support of investigations of alleged fraud and abuse by participants of public assistance programs and providing recommendations for resolution of findings.

* 1.Which of the following best describes your specialized experience/ education for this position:
  1. I have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level as described above.
  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 have none of the above.


* 2.Have you analyzed investigative reports in order to ensure compliance with laws and regulations?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.Choose the statement(s) that describe your experience in communicating information to senior management officials.
  1. I have assisted in the preparation of policy recommendations, procedures or analyses, providing data and background information to senior officials as requested
  2. I have developed comprehensive materials for reports, briefings, and meetings for management officials.
  3. I have communicated program strategies, goals, objectives, and priorities to program personnel within an organization.
  4. I have prepared briefing materials for management officials.
  5. I have made recommendations orally.
  6. None of the above.


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.Choose all of the following Federal Assistance Programs with which you have program knowledge and experience:
  1. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamp Program).
  2. Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, School Lunch Program, Summer Food Program.
  3. Other Federal, State or local assistance programs.
  4. None of the Above.


* 4.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.
  4. I have led or overseen work on these programs by lower level 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.


* 5.Have you researched and gathered information in support of investigations?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.Have you written investigative reports referencing regulations and using analytical data to support findings.
  1. Yes
  2. No


7.Select the choice that best describes your experience in reporting to higher-level officials on program status and/or legal compliance issues requiring resolution.
  1. I have no experience in performing this task.
  2. I have reported primarily to my immediate supervisor, either formally or informally, on program status and/or legal/compliance issues requiring resolution.
  3. I have given informal briefings to higher-level officials in the organization regarding program status and/or legal/compliance issues requiring resolution
  4. I have given formal written reports and oral briefings to higher-level officials both within and outside my organization regarding program status and/or legal/compliance issues requiring resolution.


* 8.Have you presented findings, ideas and recommendations in writing in a clear, precise manner.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.Please indicate your level of experience with writing reports for compliance purposes:
  1. I have produced detailed and comprehensive compliance case reports that reflected proper research, analysis of data, planning, execution, conclusions and documentation to substantiate case findings.
  2. I have reviewed and edited compliance case reports written by others, for accuracy.
  3. I do not have experience writing reports for compliance purposes.


* 10.Indicate your analytical experience with gathering and evaluating information and data:
  1. I have applied analytical and evaluating methods, theories, and techniques to provide recommendations on the compliance of an entity with federal regulations.
  2. I have tracked and monitored completion of office assignments and prepared reports that evaluates results and documents any trends.
  3. I have conducted analysis, reviews, and studies of private entities, or state and/or local programs to determine compliance with regulations.
  4. I have not performed any of the above tasks.


11.Select the statement (s) that best describe your experience in performing analytical and evaluative activities, studies or projects.
  1. Applies fact-finding and investigative techniques in compliance cases.
  2. Uses qualitative and quantitative methods, and other statistical approaches and techniques to assess program compliance.
  3. Conducts interviews to obtain information and reconcile differences.
  4. Works with others to define, analyze, and resolve problems with regulations and policy and make recommendations on regulatory compliance issues.
  5. None of the Above.






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