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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.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


Specialized experience includes applying Advanced Planning Document (APD) rules and procedures to implement State automation systems in the determination of eligibility for Food and Nutrition Service programs and/or other major Federal Assistance programs.

* 5.Will you have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level within 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.Where in your resume can this experience be verified? State places and dates.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 7.Have you worked effectively with managers to develop and implement short and long term goals of an organization in order to plan for accomplishing work within staffing and budgetary constraints?
  1. I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  2. I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.


* 8.Have you built and maintained a work environment that promotes teamwork, acceptance and productivity among a diverse workgroup?
  1. I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  2. I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.


* 9.Where in your resume can this experience be verified? State places and dates.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 10.Have you written a variety of materials in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for high level management officials?
  1. I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  2. I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.


* 11.Have you provided oral briefings to communicate complex issues in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for high level management officials?
  1. I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  2. I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.


* 12.Do you have the skills to communicate orally in order to serve as a liaison with State and Federal partners on program automation policy, make formal and informal presentations, and negotiate corrective actions with external organizations?
  1. I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  2. I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.


* 13.Have you provided oral guidance and assistance related to the APD process?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 14.Have you explained or presented complex or controversial issues to various types of audiences?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 15.Have you provided training sessions to individuals or groups in order to explain procedures or policies?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 16.Do you have experience explaining findings resulting from the review of systems project plans?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 17.Where in your resume can this experience be verified? State places and dates.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 18.Have you analyzed complex problems and arrived at solutions in order to provide technical guidance to outside parties (e.g., State Agencies), determine appropriate action and negotiate agreements with third parties?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 19.Do you have knowledge of system life cycle requirements in order to provide oversight, guidance to States in APD implementation, and to make recommendations to high level management officials?
  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.


* 20.Have you monitored projects to insure conformance to the users' specifications or plan of operation as set forth in work/planning sessions, formal requirements or operating guidelines?
  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 with minimal supervision.
  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.


* 21.Have you prepared monitoring reports, which accurately identify any deficiencies and recommends solutions for problem areas?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 22.Do you have knowledge of procurement rules and procedures related to the acquisition of automated systems?
  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 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.
  4. 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.
  5. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.


* 23.Where in your resume can this experience be verified? State places and dates.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 24.Choose all of the following with which you have sufficient experience in order analyze program related requirements, make recommendations for action and evaluate systems project plans for these programs.
  1. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  2. Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
  3. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  4. Medicaid
  5. Child Support Systems
  6. None of the Above


* 25.Where in your resume can this experience be verified? State places and dates.
Maximum length of 250 characters.






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