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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.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.


* 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.Are you a current, permanent FNS employee, USDA CTAP eligible, or FNS employee currently serving on a Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


Specialized experience is fifty-two (52) weeks of experience at the GS-11 level, or equivalent, which has equipped the candidate with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of this position successfully. Specialized Experience for this position includes providing oversight and technical assistance to a Federal Nutrition Assistance Program or related multiple-site public assistance program; interpreting regulations and policies to ensure compliance with program requirements; AND presenting training to agencies administering a Federal Nutrition Assistance Program or related multiple-site public assistance program.

* 5.Will you have 52 weeks of experience, equivalent to the GS-11 level, providing technical assistance to a Federal Nutrition Assistance Program or related multiple-site public assistance program? (Within 30 days of the closing date.)
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Where did you provide technical assistance to a Federal Nutrition Assistance Program or related multiple-site public assistance program? Please include the dates you obtained this experience. Your total experience must equal 52 weeks equivalent to the GS-11 level and be supported by your resume.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 6.Which of the following best describes your experience with evaluation reviews of program operations?
  1. I have planned and participated in evaluation reviews of program operations.
  2. I have planned, directed, and participated in evaluation reviews of program operations that included entrance and exit conferences.
  3. I have participated in evaluation reviews of program operations.
  4. I do not have experience with evaluation reviews of program operations.


* 7.Which steps have you completed to resolve issues found during the evaluation review of program operations?
  1. I have developed reports of findings and recommendations for corrective action.
  2. I have negotiated corrective action.
  3. I have conducted post-review evaluation of the negotiated corrective action.
  4. None of the above.


* 8.How have you provided technical assistance in support of program operations?
  1. I have assisted other employees in accomplishing assigned responsibilities.
  2. I have reviewed the work of other employees for conformance to policies and the accomplishment of objectives.
  3. I have worked with managers and supervisors to implement goals and objectives of the strategic plan.
  4. I have worked with managers and supervisors to formulate long-term goals, policies, and procedures.
  5. I have provided technical assistance to external agencies in order to improve program operations and address priority issues.
  6. I have not provided technical assistance in support of program operations.


* 9.Have you recommended budget approvals in support of program operations?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 10.Will you have 52 weeks of experience, equivalent to the GS-11 level, interpreting regulations and policies to ensure compliance with program requirements? (Within 30 days of the closing date.)
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Where did you interpret regulations and policies to ensure compliance with program requirements? Please include the dates you obtained this experience. Your total experience must equal 52 weeks equivalent to the GS-11 level and be supported by your resume.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 11.Which of the following fact-finding and investigative techniques have you used to gather evidence of compliance with regulations and policies?
  1. Interviewing employees/supervisors.
  2. Reviewing work procedures.
  3. Reviewing records and files.
  4. Conducting Quality Control reviews of state agency cases.
  5. Reviewing and analyzing data on quality control findings.
  6. None of the above.


* 12.Have you interpreted regulations and policies governing a Federal Nutrition Assistance Program or related multiple-site public assistance program?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 13.Which types of documents have you evaluated for adherence to rules and requirements?
  1. Proposal requests.
  2. Applicant / Participant case files.
  3. Contracts.
  4. Agency manuals.
  5. Training materials.
  6. None of the above.


* 14.Will you have 52 weeks of experience, equivalent to the GS-11 level, presenting training to agencies administering a Federal Nutrition Assistance Program or related multiple-site public assistance program? (MP: Within 30 days of closing date.)
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Where did you present training to agencies administering a Federal Nutrition Assistance Program or related multiple-site public assistance program? Please include the dates you obtained this experience. Your total experience must equal 52 weeks equivalent to the GS-11 level and be supported by your resume.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 15.Select the audiences to which you have presented training on administering a Federal Nutrition Assistance Program or related multiple-site public assistance program.
  1. Staff within my organizational unit, less than or equal to my level of experience.
  2. Immediate managers or supervisors.
  3. Staff in the agency, external to my organizational unit.
  4. Managers or supervisors in the agency, external to my organizational unit.
  5. Staff from external agencies.
  6. Officials from external agencies.
  7. None of the above.


* 16.Have you delivered presentations on information that has the potential to generate conflict (e.g., corrective action)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 17.Have you developed materials used in training presentations?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 18.Which of the following materials have you developed for use in training presentations?
  1. Handouts/Outlines.
  2. Power Point slides.
  3. Charts and Graphs.
  4. Manuals.
  5. Surveys.
  6. None of the above.


* 19.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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