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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.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


To be qualified for this position at the GS-14 level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level. Specialized experience includes reviewing, analyzing, or evaluating the administration or operation of Federal, state, or local nutrition assistance programs in order to identify program issues, develop a solution, and facilitate the implementation of the solution.

* 3.Select the answer that best describes your experience as it directly relates to the specialized experience statement. Carefully review your application and ensure that your response is supported by your resume.
  1. I have one full year or more of specialized experience equivalent to the definition as described above.

        BRANCHED: * 1.This experience must be clearly documented in your resume. Indicate where we can find this specialized experience to ensure you receive proper credit.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. I do not have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the definition as described above.


* 4.Select the duties that you have performed in order to lead and manage a workforce and promote teamwork to accomplish the goals of an organizational unit.
  1. I have maintained a work environment that promotes teamwork, productivity and accountability among a workgroup.
  2. I have managed resources and work performed by others in situations with changing priorities in order to meet established deadlines and commitments.
  3. I have worked effectively with managers to implement policy decisions of upper level officials related to development and/or operations of nutritional assistance programs or other similar programs.
  4. I have planned work to be accomplished by subordinates, set and adjust short-term priorities, and prepare schedules for completion of work.
  5. I have monitored information concerning progress toward meeting goals and objective and have recommended appropriate adjustments.
  6. None of the above.


* 5.This experience must be clearly documented in your resume. Indicate where we can find this experience to ensure you receive proper credit.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 6.Select the duties that you have performed in order to manage, plan and organized case loads and/or work assignments involving difficult problems and conflicting deadlines in order to achieve specific goals and objectives.
  1. I have utilized analytical skills to obtain additional information for administrative case files and legal procedures.
  2. I have reviewed administrative cases files and reports to evaluate situations and develop findings of fact.
  3. Based on administrative case findings, I have drawn conclusions and make determinations.
  4. None of the above.


* 7.This experience must be clearly documented in your resume. Indicate where we can find this experience to ensure you receive proper credit.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 8.Have you, through oral communication, justified, persuaded, negotiated, or resolved matters involving significant or controversial material?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.Have you served as a liaison with other organizations (e.g., government agencies, program participants, or vendors) to carry out program mission regarding various laws and regulations?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 10.Have you orally negotiated with others to reach a legal agreement, settlement, compliance, or a solution?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 11.Which of the following duties have you independently performed analyzing, interpreting and evaluating laws, regulations and policies in order to apply complex facts and legal issues in rendering administrative agency decisions?
  1. I have investigated legal facts by communicating with others to gather background information and to obtain relevant factual materials.
  2. I have utilized existing data systems and/or other complex legal research engines in meeting legal requirements.
  3. I have reviewed and analyzed the content of complex case files (e.g., research, case histories, or legal findings, etc.)
  4. I have conducted research of legal and administrative decisions.
  5. None of the above.


* 12.This experience must be clearly documented in your resume. Indicate where we can find this experience to ensure you receive proper credit.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 13.Have you worked in a position where you work with policies associated with social services programs?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please give the dates/resume reference when you performed these duties.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 14.Have you provided written response to inquiries relating to various case files?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 15.Have you advised interested parties, through written communication, on significant case findings, legal history, and final hearing determinations?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 16.Have you communicated legal information in writing to explain and summarize requirements and to persuade others of the appropriateness of a suggested course of action or change in current practices?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 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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