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* 1.Are you currently serving or have served in the last five years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please list the title, agency, and dates of this appointment. Please note you will be required to meet OPM Approval of your appointment if selected.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 2.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


* 3.Have you successfully completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's degree or higher degree in dietetics, food, nutrition, food service management, institution management, or other related science?
  1. Yes
    You must submit a copy of your transcripts or a list of courses showing title, number of credits, grade, and date of completion as required in the announcement.
  2. No


To be qualified for this position at the GS-13 level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level. Specialized experience includes: - Serving as team leader on projects requiring the coordination and supervision of activities performed by other Division staff; - Planning, designing, conducting, analyzing, evaluating and leading a wide range of projects that result in translating research into nutrition guidance and food patterns to implement the guidance; AND - Developing consumer-oriented content for nutrition education programs and/or materials that are consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

* 4.Will you have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level?
  1. Yes

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

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 5.I have experience coordinating all phases of project management (planning, developing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and maintaining) that contribute to the development of products including food patterns that help inform or implement national food and nutrition policy or guidance.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 6.I have reviewed, analyzed, synthesized and interpreted food and nutrition research to develop food, nutrition or health policy, guidelines, or develop nutrition-related messages/strategies.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 7.I have experience in planning, conducting and/or directing and assessing consumer-based research for developing nutrition guidance, strategies, messages, activities and materials for various consumer audiences.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 8.I have experience designing, analyzing, interpreting, evaluating and applying scientific studies and reports that are used to support national food or nutrition information used by policymakers, educators, and consumers.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 9.Choose the statements that describe the types of documents you prepared in which you were the lead author.
  1. Policy statements and guidance.
  2. Research reports.
  3. Training and development materials.
  4. Guidelines or procedural instructions for new initiatives or systems.
  5. Factsheets
  6. Correspondence that consolidates input from a number of different sources.
  7. Presentations or briefing materials.
  8. None of the above.


* 10.I have knowledge of or have coordinated the use of state-wide and/or national datasets to support the development, maintenance, and enhancement of agency projects.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 11.I have developed presentations and presented technical information related to nutrition or dietary guidance issues at local, state, or national professional meetings.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 12.Choose the statements that describe the types of interpersonal communication duties you have performed as a regular part of a job.
  1. Briefed management/customers on nutrition or health related policy issues.
  2. Facilitated coordination of efforts between organizational entities.
  3. Acted as technical and professional representative to answer questions.
  4. Presented programmatic information and/or training to staff.
  5. Regularly consulted by others on technical, programmatic, and/or professional issues.
  6. None of the above.


* 13.I have written the statements of work for contracts, grants, and/or cooperative agreements.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 14.I have developed and coordinated the management of contracts, grants and cooperative agreements.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 15.I have actively used the following computer programs and statistical techniques and/or analytical methods:
  1. Microsoft Office Word
  2. Microsoft Office Excel
  3. Microsoft Office PowerPoint
  4. Microsoft Office Outlook
  5. EndNote or other Reference Management Software
  6. Menu Analysis Software
  7. SAS Analytic Software
  8. Other Analysis Software
  9. None of the above.


* 16.I have prepared reports and presented findings (orally /in writing) of analysis, research, and activities for use by nutrition promoters, educators and other professionals.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 17.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.






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