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Grade: 11
* 1.GS-11 - Choose one answer that best describes your education and experience.
  1. I have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or at least three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field related to the work of this position as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service performing work related to the duties of the position described in the vacancy announcement.
  3. I possess a combination of specialized experience and graduate education beyond the first two years of graduate study that together meet the requirements for this position.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described.


* 2.Choose the statement that best describes your experience researching analyzing and interpreting policies, procedures, laws, statues and other regulations.
  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.


* 3.Choose the statements that describe your experience using office automation equipment and software packages.
  1. I have experience using a word processing package such as Microsoft Word or Word Perfect to compose, proof, and edit correspondence.
  2. I have experience using a spreadsheet program such as Excel.
  3. I have experience using a financial database that monitors budget transactions.
  4. I have experience using the Intranet or Internet browsers and servers.
  5. I have experience using an email application for communication purposes.
  6. None of the above.


* 4.I am familiar with or I have a working knowledge of the Freedom of Information/Privacy Act (FOIA/PA).
  1. True
  2. False


Grade: 12
* 1.GS-12 - Choose one answer that best describes your experience.
  1. I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service performing work related to the duties of the position described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I do not meet the requirement as described above.


* 2.I have training/background in the areas of Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act (FOIA/PA).
  1. True
  2. False


* 3.Which of the following choices best describes your highest level of education or experience in researching and processing simple and routine FOIA/PA requests?
  1. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not performed it on the job.
  2. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision or senior employee.
  3. I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of the job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I am highly skilled at performing this task on the job. I have trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.


* 4.Which of the following choices best describes your highest level of education or experience in interpreting and applying Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act (FOIA/PA) laws/regulations?
  1. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor.
  4. I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of the job, and usually without by supervisor.
  5. I am highly skilled at performing this task on the job. I have trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.


* 5.I have experience participating in meetings, or workgroups, presenting or expressing ideas on FOIA/PA matters.
  1. True
  2. False


* 6.I have experience using information technology to process and manage information, including maintaining a complete and accurate FOIA administrative record.
  1. True
  2. False


* 7.Which of the following choices best describes your highest level of education or experience in independently researching FOIA/Privacy case law and policy issues?
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision or senior employee.
  4. I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of the job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am highly skilled at performing this task on the job. I have trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.Which of the following choices best describes your highest level of education or experience in accurately applying FOIA/PA exemptions?
  1. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor.
  4. I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of the job, and usually without by supervisor.
  5. I am highly skilled at performing this task on the job. I have trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.


* 2.I have experience collecting information and data to produce reports that are used by management in decision making and reporting requirements.
  1. True
  2. False


* 3.I have experience handling FOIA/PA requests, including making determinations about disclosures, denials and appropriate redactions.
  1. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor.
  4. I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of the job, and usually without by supervisor.
  5. I am highly skilled at performing this task on the job. I have trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.


* 4.From the list below, identify those types of written products you have drafted and/or prepared (check all that apply).
  1. Memoranda
  2. Form Letters
  3. Procedures and Guidelines
  4. Standard Operating Procedures
  5. Formal Correspondence
  6. Standardized Reports
  7. None of the above


* 5.I have experience evaluating requests for information that are sensitive in nature, and determining if the request needs the attention of higher level management?
  1. True
  2. False


* 6.I have experience negotiating with and seeking clarification from requesters.
  1. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor.
  4. I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of the job, and usually without by supervisor.
  5. I am highly skilled at performing this task on the job. I have trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.






This is a Federal job application system. Providing false information, creating fake IDs, or failing to answer all questions truthfully and completely may be grounds for not hiring, for disbarment from Federal employment, or for dismissal after the applicant begins work. Falsifying a Federal job application, attempting to violate the privacy of others, or attempting to compromise the operation of this system may be punishable by fine or imprisonment (US Code, Title 18, section 1001).