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Grade: 09
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Specialized experience is fifty-two (52) weeks of experience at the GS-07 level, or equivalent, which includes implementing and evaluating policies and regulations for a nutrition or other related social service program to determine effectiveness and efficiency; AND Using analytical techniques to assess information and answer questions. OR EDUCATION: A related master's or equivalent graduate degree or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.B. or J.D..

* 1.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):
  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.


* 2.Please list the position in which you obtained this experience. OR If you have a masters, or equivalent graduate degree, 2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.B. or JD in a related field, indicate your level of education. Your response must be supported by your resume.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 3.Which of the following have you had training or education in preparing and presenting when identifying problem areas? Select all that apply.
  1. Briefings and memoranda.
  2. External reports.
  3. Replies to inquiries.
  4. I have not had training or education in preparing and presenting any of these items when identifying problem areas.


* 4.With what organizations or groups have you interacted? Select all organizations that apply.
  1. Government agencies.
  2. General public.
  3. Other organizations.
  4. I have not interacted with any of these organizations or groups.


Grade: 11
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Specialized experience is fifty-two (52) weeks of experience at the GS-09 level, or equivalent, which includes developing and interpreting policies and regulations for a nutrition or other related social service program to determine effectiveness and efficiency; AND Communicating analysis findings to management through oral presentations and written reports; AND Using analytical techniques to assess and analyze information in determining policy. OR EDUCATION: 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or LL.M. in a related field.

* 1.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):
  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.Please list the position in which you obtained this experience. OR If you have a Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree, 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.M. in a related field, indicate your level of education. Your response must be supported by your resume.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 3.Have you provided guidelines on how to implement policy to specific situations?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.Have you applied regulatory language and intent to specific situations?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.For what purposes have you used the analysis of data? Select all that apply.
  1. Evaluating program operations for adherence to program requirements.
  2. Communicating analysis findings to management through oral presentations.
  3. Communicating analysis findings to management through written reports.
  4. Interpreting program policy and legislative intent.
  5. I have not used the analysis of data for the purposes listed.


* 6.Which of the following have you prepared when identifying problem areas? Select all that apply.
  1. Internal briefings and Memoranda.
  2. External reports.
  3. Replies to Congressional inquiries.
  4. Replies to State inquiries.
  5. Replies to Regional inquiries.
  6. Replies to advocacy and non-profit groups.
  7. Replies to general, public inquiries.
  8. I have not prepared any of these items when identifying problem areas.


* 7.Which of the following have you presented when identifying problem areas? Select all that apply.
  1. Internal briefings and Memoranda.
  2. External reports.
  3. Replies to Congressional inquiries.
  4. Replies to State inquiries.
  5. Replies to Regional inquiries.
  6. Replies to advocacy and non-profit groups.
  7. Replies to general, public inquiries.
  8. I have not presented any of these items when identifying problem areas.


* 8.Which responsibilities have you completed to convey ideas and concepts? Select all responsibilities that apply.
  1. Interpreted laws and regulations and reported findings to higher-level employees.
  2. Served as a representative of an agency at conferences.
  3. Provided training to staff on proposed changes to programs.
  4. Served as a liaison with other organizations to carry out program missions.
  5. I have not completed any of these tasks to convey ideas and concepts.


* 9.When serving as a liaison, with what organizations or groups have you interacted? Select all groups that apply.
  1. Government agencies.
  2. Congressional staff.
  3. Advocacy and non-profit organizations.
  4. General public.
  5. I have not interacted with any of these groups when serving as a liaison.


Grade: 12
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Specialized experience is fifty-two (52) weeks of experience at the GS-11 level, or equivalent, which includes developing, interpreting, and ensuring compliance of policies and regulations for a nutrition or other related social service program to determine effectiveness and efficiency; AND Preparing and presenting findings, recommendations, and responses to inquiries; AND Developing solutions to meet the needs of policy guidance.

* 1.Will you have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level within 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement developing, interpreting, and ensuring compliance of policies and regulations for a nutrition or other related social service program to determine effectiveness and efficiency?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Please list the position in which you obtained this experience. Your response must be supported by your resume.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 3.Will you have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level within 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement preparing and presenting findings, recommendations, and responses to inquiries?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.Please list the position in which you obtained this experience. Your response must be supported by your resume.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 5.Will you have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level within 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement developing solutions to meet the needs of policy guidance?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.Please list the position in which you obtained this experience. Your response must be supported by your resume.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 7.Which solutions have you developed to meet the needs for policy guidance? Select all solutions that you have developed for policy guidance.
  1. I have assisted with the development of training.
  2. I have assisted with the development of materials such as policy handbooks.
  3. I have conducted policy workshops.
  4. I have not used any of these solutions to meet the needs for policy guidance.


* 8.Have you provided guidelines on how to implement policy to specific situations?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.Have you applied regulatory language and intent to specific situations?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 10.For what purposes have you used the analysis of data? Select all that apply.
  1. Evaluating program operations for adherence to program requirements.
  2. Communicating analysis findings to management through oral presentations.
  3. Communicating analysis findings to management through written reports.
  4. Interpreting program policy and legislative intent.
  5. I have not used the analysis of data for the purposes listed.


* 11.Select the response that best describes your experience monitoring programs to ensure program integrity.
  1. I have provided advice and support to colleagues regarding program integrity and monitoring matters.
  2. I have provided advice and support to not only colleagues, but also supervisors, regarding program integrity and monitoring matters.
  3. I have not provided advice or support to colleagues or supervisors regarding program integrity and monitoring matters.


* 12.Which of the following have you prepared when identifying problem areas? Select all that apply.
  1. Internal briefings and Memoranda.
  2. External reports.
  3. Replies to Congressional inquiries.
  4. Replies to State inquiries.
  5. Replies to Regional inquiries.
  6. Replies to advocacy and non-profit groups.
  7. Replies to general, public inquiries.
  8. I have not prepared any of these items when identifying problem areas.


* 13.Which of the following have you presented when identifying problem areas? Select all that apply.
  1. Internal briefings and Memoranda.
  2. External reports.
  3. Replies to Congressional inquiries.
  4. Replies to State inquiries.
  5. Replies to Regional inquiries.
  6. Replies to advocacy and non-profit groups.
  7. Replies to general, public inquiries.
  8. I have not presented any of these items when identifying problem areas.


* 14.Which responsibilities have you completed to convey ideas and concepts? Select all responsibilities that apply.
  1. Interpreted laws and regulations and reported findings to higher-level employees.
  2. Served as a representative of an agency at conferences.
  3. Provided training to staff on proposed changes to programs.
  4. Served as a liaison with other organizations to carry out program missions.
  5. I have not completed any of these tasks to convey ideas and concepts.


* 15.When serving as a liaison, with what organizations or groups have you interacted? Select all groups that apply.
  1. Government agencies.
  2. Congressional staff.
  3. Advocacy and non-profit organizations.
  4. General public.
  5. I have not interacted with any of these groups when serving as a liaison.


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.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


* 4.Which guidelines have you used, or obtained knowledge of using, to analyze and communicate information? Select all guidelines that you have used, or obtained knowledge of using.
  1. Program regulations.
  2. Departmental and agency regulations.
  3. Agency memoranda.
  4. Federal, state, or local laws and statutes.
  5. I have a general knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, statutes, and regulations obtained through training or education.
  6. I have not used, or obtained knowledge of using, these guidelines to analyze and communicate information.


* 5.Have you responded to inquiries requiring the analysis of program policy?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.Which groups or organizations have you worked with to answer inquiries requiring the analysis of policy? Select all groups or organization that you have worked with to answer inquiries requiring policy analysis.
  1. Federal agencies.
  2. Regional offices.
  3. State agencies.
  4. Non-profit organizations or advocacy groups.
  5. Congressional offices.
  6. I have knowledge obtained through training or education to answer inquiries requiring the analysis of policy.
  7. I have not worked with these groups or organizations, nor do I have training or education to answer inquiries requiring the analysis of policy.


* 7.Have you had any on the job training, experience, or education using analytical techniques to assess and analyze a variety of information?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 8.In what areas do you have training, experience, or education analyzing legislative and policy changes? Select all that apply to your training, experience, or education in analyzing legislative and policy changes.
  1. Program design.
  2. Public effectiveness.
  3. Program integrity.
  4. I do not have training, experience, or education analyzing legislative and policy changes in these areas.


* 9.Which of the following actions do you have experience, or training, in using to assess and analyze a variety of information? Select all that apply.
  1. Compiling data.
  2. Preparing trend analysis.
  3. Identifying areas of potential concern.
  4. Recommending proposals to address concerns.
  5. I do not have experience or training in using these actions to assess and analyze a variety of information.






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