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Grade: All Grades
* 1.GS-13 - Choose one answer that best describes your experience.
  1. I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 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 worked with a website content management system on a regular and recurring basis.
  1. True
  2. False


* 3.I have managed Intranet content or an Internet website.
  1. True
  2. False


* 4.For which products have you been responsible for editing and approving?
  1. Advertising copy
  2. Online text
  3. Customer service scripting
  4. General "white paper" responses
  5. Custom responses for members of Congress
  6. Reports
  7. Memos
  8. Press releases
  9. None of the above


* 5.Select the materials that you have edited.
  1. Reports
  2. Correspondence
  3. Congressional testimony
  4. Briefing papers
  5. Talking points
  6. Manuscripts
  7. Books
  8. Brochures
  9. Articles (e.g., newspaper, magazine)
  10. Press releases and fact sheets
  11. Training materials
  12. Reference works
  13. Speeches
  14. None of the above


* 6.At what levels have the products you have edited impacted organizations, programs, or operations?
  1. Locally
  2. Regionally
  3. Nationally
  4. Internationally
  5. None of the above


* 7.Which forms of communications have you edited, as a regular and recurring part of your job, to ensure they were organized logically, conformed to technical standards, and were grammatically correct.
  1. Technical reports that must be readily understood by a wide audience
  2. Office correspondence signed by the head of my organization
  3. Speeches
  4. Structured questionnaires or survey instruments
  5. Congressional testimony
  6. Comments to proposed legislation or regulations
  7. Comments to draft technical pronouncements by standard-setting bodies
  8. Policy or procedure manuals
  9. Press releases
  10. Strategic and annual planning documents for an organization
  11. None of the above


* 8.I have experience rewriting, revising, and editing content that has been published on Internet and Intranet websites.
  1. True
  2. False


* 9.Select the statement that best describes your highest level of experience handling difficult situations when dealing with a variety of people.
  1. I have handled difficult situations that dealt with a variety of people. When I did, my supervisor or senior employee was there to assist me in these situations.
  2. I have had to maintain composure while dealing with a variety of people. I was usually able to do this without the review or intervention of my supervisor.
  3. I have maintained composure in stressful situations dealing with a variety of people. I was able to do this without the review or intervention of my supervisor or senior level person.
  4. None of the above.


* 10.Do you have experience maintaining and promoting effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, and senior officials?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 11.Select the statement that best describes your highest level of experience planning, scheduling, and coordinating project activities for others.
  1. I have no experience planning, scheduling, and coordinating project activities for others.
  2. I have experience planning, scheduling, and coordinating portions of others work with close guidance from my supervisor or a senior employee.
  3. I have experience planning, scheduling, and coordinating entire projects for others with little guidance.
  4. I have experience independently planning, scheduling, and coordinating work activities for others as a project leader.


* 12.Which statement best describes your highest level of experience organizing projects and people where multiple tasks and time constraints are involved?
  1. While leading a team or group, I set all project objectives, goals, and deadlines and monitored the work of others to ensure milestones were met.
  2. I have planned a short-term project that involved setting objectives, goals, and deadlines for others. I have modified plans to ensure deadlines are met.
  3. I have completed projects as organized by others and monitored my progress against assigned goals.
  4. I have organized my work and set priorities in order to complete non-work assignments on time, but do not have experience performing this task in a professional job setting.
  5. None of the above.


* 13.I have worked in a fast-paced environment, with constantly changing priorities.
  1. True
  2. False


* 14.Do you have experience developing recommendations and strategies for improving Web services?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 15.For which purposes have you written presentation materials (e.g., handbooks, speeches)?
  1. For meetings or briefings
  2. For professional meetings
  3. For workshops or conferences
  4. For training or orientation sessions
  5. None of the above


* 16.At what levels have the products you have written impacted organizations, programs, or operations?
  1. Locally
  2. Regionally
  3. Nationally
  4. Internationally
  5. None of the above


* 17.Which types of documents have you written?
  1. Academic reports or papers
  2. Newspaper, magazine, or journal articles
  3. Press releases
  4. Technical reports
  5. Speeches
  6. Web published news or feature articles
  7. Publications
  8. Policy guidance
  9. Opinion papers or decision memos
  10. None of the above


* 18.Select the statements that describe your experience in written communication.
  1. I have developed operating instructions or formal instructions or directives.
  2. I have prepared analytical summaries or justifications, investigative reports, or articles for periodicals, briefs, proposals and Web sites.
  3. I have produced executive talking points, presentations and meeting summaries.
  4. None of the above.


* 19.How wide spread has a product you wrote been published (excluding internet content)?
  1. My products have not yet been published
  2. Locally
  3. Regionally
  4. Nationally
  5. Internationally


* 20.Do you have experience converting highly technical documents into plain English to be easily interpreted for a non-technical audience?
  1. Yes
  2. No






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