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Grade: 11
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For the GS-11: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience includes participating in a modernization project for federal nutrition assistance programs administered by the Food and Nutrition Service or similar programs. Modernization includes reviewing a program in order to improve processes through more effective use of program administrative data, and automating processes and systems. For the purpose of this announcement, “similar programs” are defined as federal means-tested programs providing benefits to children and/or low-income individuals OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.M., if related.

* 1.Please select the answer below that best describes your experience, and/or education.
  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.
  3. I have three (3) full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M. in a related field.
  4. I have a combination of the education and specialized experience described that has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the work.
  5. I have none of the above.


Grade: 12
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For GS-12: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience includes leading modernization project task(s) for federal nutrition assistance programs administered by the Food and Nutrition Service or similar programs. Modernization includes reviewing a program in order to improve processes through more effective use of program administrative data, and automating processes and systems. For the purpose of this announcement, “similar programs” are defined as federal means-tested programs providing benefits to children and/or low-income individuals.

* 1.Will you have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please specify dates and places where this experience is documented in your resume.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 2.Have you participated in negotiating solutions to problem areas identified in operating procedures and/or project plans with other involved entities, including federal, state and/or local agencies and/or private contractors?
  1. On a regular basis, I have negotiated solutions to problems with operating procedures and/or project plans with various agencies.
  2. I have negotiated solutions to problems in procedures or plans with guidance from supervision.
  3. I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  4. I have overseen teams that negotiate solutions to problems with procedures and/or project plans with various agencies, which include federal, state, local, and private contractors.
  5. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.


* 3.Please specify dates and places where this experience is documented in your resume.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


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


* 3.Have you applied knowledge of federal nutrition assistance program (or similar program) requirements in order to describe or assess policy implementation and operational systems?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.I have provided guidance to State agencies or others program partners regarding program specifications and requirements for federal nutrition assistance program (or similar program) automated data systems and processes.
  1. I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  2. I have led or overseen projects that include giving guidance to agencies on nutrition and human services program requirements and specifications.
  3. I have on a regular basis provided guidance on nutrition or human services programs to various agencies regarding program requirements and specifications.
  4. With close supervision, I have provided guidance related to nutrition program or human services program policies and systems.
  5. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.


* 5.Please specify dates and places where this experience is documented in your resume.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 6.Do you have experience in participating in a project for federal, state, or local government nutrition assistance programs administered by the Food and Nutrition Service or similar programs providing benefits to children and/or low-income individuals?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 7.What nutrition or human services programs have you worked with?
  1. National School Lunch Program
  2. Child and Adult Care Food Program
  3. Summer Food Service Program
  4. SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
  5. WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)
  6. Medicaid
  7. TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)
  8. Headstart
  9. FDPIR (Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations)
  10. CSFP (Commodity Supplemental Food Program)
  11. SCHIP (State Children’s Health Insurance Program)
  12. None of the Above.


* 8.Have you participated in the development or evaluation of program certification or oversight systems including assessing whether they: meet program requirements; operate effectively and in a cost efficient manner; and meet other user needs?
  1. I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  2. With supervision, I have assessed systems that support program eligibility, certification or other operational processes.
  3. I have assessed program automated systems/processes, which includes cost efficiencies and meeting the user’s needs to ensure effectiveness and that program requirements are met.
  4. On a regular basis, I have conducted system or program assessments for various food and nutrition programs.
  5. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.


* 9.Please specify dates and places where this experience is documented in your resume.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 10.Have you monitored the implementation of projects to ensure conformance with regulatory and other program requirements and project plans?
  1. I have led or overseen the implementation of projects to ensure conformance with regulatory and other program requirements and project plans.
  2. I have monitored the implementation of projects while being 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 had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  5. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.


* 11.Please specify dates and places where this experience is documented in your resume
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 12.Have you participated in on-site reviews of program performance at the State or local level to ensure compliance with program requirements?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 13.Have you recommended workable solutions to complex issues and problems relating to program operational processes and monitoring and oversight systems?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 14.Please specify dates and places where this experience is documented in your resume.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 15.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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