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Grade: 13
* 1.GS-13: To meet the Qualifications Requirements for Miscellaneous Administration and Program Specialist, GS-13, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  1. I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-12 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  2. I do not meet the specialized experience requirement described above.


* 2.Do you have a Certified Meeting Professional certification from Convention Industry Council (CIC)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.Select the largest meeting and/or conference that you have planned.
  1. 1 - 9 participants
  2. 10 - 24 participants
  3. 25 - 75 participants
  4. More than 75 participants
  5. None of the above.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.Select the customer expectations and requirements that you have experience improving.
  1. Work methods
  2. Procedures
  3. Products
  4. Services
  5. None of the above.


* 2.In what settings or sectors do you have experience providing services/products to customers:
  1. Commercial
  2. Government
  3. Academic
  4. Scientific
  5. Public policy
  6. Public interest
  7. I do not meet any of the choices above


* 3.I have made presentations or conducted briefings for the following individuals and groups:
  1. Team members in my organization
  2. Supervisors and managers in my organization
  3. High level government officials
  4. Business/industry officials
  5. Non-technical audiences
  6. Scientists and researchers
  7. Congressional delegations
  8. Foreign officials
  9. Tribal officials
  10. I do not meet any of the choices above


* 4.Prepare reports and statements which include options and recommendations for management.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 5.Track and manage budgets at the task/project level.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 6.Choose all responses which describe the resource management tasks with which you have had on-the-job experience.
  1. 1. Developing or justifying a budget.
  2. 2. Tracking organizational expenditures or managing a budget.
  3. 3. Tracking or managing staffing patterns.
  4. 4. Creating an operational plan.
  5. 5. Developing or implementing an operational plan.
  6. 6. None of the above.


* 7.Planning meetings and conferences.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 8.Have you assisted in the review and evaluation of:
  1. contractor work scope
  2. funding requests
  3. performance schedules
  4. milestones or deliverables
  5. I do not meet any of the choices above


* 9.Have you or do you compile and analyze information to support recommendations or conclusions?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 10.Please select all of the following areas you have independently managed or analyzed:
  1. Budget
  2. Financial
  3. Records
  4. Telecommunication
  5. Congressional Affairs
  6. Strategic Planning
  7. Internal controls and management integrity
  8. Procurement
  9. Human Resources
  10. Facilities
  11. Space and Property
  12. Printing and recycling
  13. Security
  14. Career development
  15. Training
  16. Organizational development
  17. EEO/affirmative employment
  18. Special Emphasis program
  19. Mediation, negotiation and complaint resolution
  20. Grants
  21. Contracts
  22. Environmental health and safety
  23. I do not meet any of the choices above


* 11.Please select the response that best describes your experience with planning, budgeting, analysis and accountability for program results.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 12.Where did you learn about this EPA Position?
  1. Job Fair/Career Conference
  2. Referral from a Professional Organization
  3. Referral from a College/University Career Placement Office
  4. Referral from a Professor or Academic Advisor
  5. Referral from a current EPA employee
  6. Referral from a friend or family member
  7. EPA Internet Site
  8. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) USA Jobs Internet Site
  9. Referral from a State or Local government
  10. Referral from another Federal Agency/Employee
  11. Twitter
  12. Facebook
  13. USA Jobs iPhone/iPad Application
  14. Other (w/Branch)

        BRANCHED: * 1.If you answered Other please tell us how you learned about this position.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 13.Please look at the qualification requirements (both experience and/or education) that are stated in this vacancy announcement. Does your resume clearly contain this information in order to determine you are qualified for the position?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 14.For each position listed on your resume, did you include the position title, company, salary, weekly hours worked, and your actual beginning and ending dates of employment?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 15.Have you reviewed the vacancy announcement "How to Apply" and required documents section to determine what supplemental material that you must provide?
  1. Yes
  2. No






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