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Grade: 15
* 1.GS-15: To meet the Qualifications Requirements for Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist, GS-15, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  1. I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-14 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.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.Have you provided guidelines to subordinate units in completing the requirements of their local Management Directive (MD) 715 Action Plans?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Select the Equal Employment Opportunity functional areas in which you have working experience:
  1. Affirmative Employment Program plan development
  2. Special Emphasis Program implementation
  3. Minority, disabled, and female recruitment
  4. Complaint counseling and investigation
  5. Final Agency Decision Preparation
  6. EEO Program budget development
  7. Alternative Dispute Resolution
  8. Design of training and outreach programs
  9. None of the above


* 3.Knowledge of the Title VII laws, regulations, policies, plans, and techniques to analyze and resolve a wide variety of potential discrimination complaints.
  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.


* 4.Select the answer(s) that describes your ability to formulate long-range plans to achieve the strategic aims of the organization; analyze policy issues and proposals with a long-term perspective, determine business objectives and set priorities; and anticipate potential threats and opportunities. Check all that apply.
  1. Formulate long-term plans consistent with the mission, vision and strategic aims of the organization.
  2. Establishes clear goals and priorities.
  3. Adjusts priorities and plans in anticipation of internal and external change.
  4. Assess potential risks and opportunities, prepares contingency plans.
  5. None of the above.


* 5.I have planned, developed, implemented, or presented training related to Civil Rights.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.Which of the following tasks have you done to communicate Civil Rights laws, regulations, policies and processes:
  1. Prepare issue papers
  2. Develop reports
  3. Develop training modules
  4. Recommend solutions to a civil rights program
  5. None of the above


* 7.I have the following experience in strategic planning and goal setting:
  1. Develop annual and long-range plans, strategies and goals
  2. Implement annual and long-range plans, strategies and goals
  3. Manage annual and long-range plans, strategies and goals
  4. Evaluate annual and long-range plans, strategies and goals
  5. I do not meet any of the choices above


* 8.Do you have experience assigning, reviewing, auditing, and approving the work of team members and balancing workloads by prioritizing and adjusting assignments?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.Select the following groups or committees you have interacted with to facilitate information exchange:
  1. Blacks in Government (BIG)
  2. League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
  3. Federally Employed Women (FEW)
  4. Gay Lesbian or Bisexual Employees (GLOBE)
  5. Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC)
  6. Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE)
  7. Persons With Disabilities
  8. Older Workers
  9. None of the above


* 10.I have written reports and statements which include options and recommendations for management.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 11.Which of the following statements best describe your experience in working with contracts?
  1. Prepare the procurement request rationale document for submission to the Contracting Office
  2. Monitor the cost, management, and overall technical performance of the contract after award
  3. Perform the technical evaluation of proposals in accordance with applicable source evaluation and selection procedures
  4. Assist in the close-out of completed contracts, including completing the Project Officer evaluation of the Contractor's performance form and the memorandum to the Contracting Office
  5. Manage contracts for specialized/critical systems and services that are not well defined and may impact the health and welfare of nearby communities
  6. I do not meet any of the choices above


* 12.Support equal opportunity goals and workforce diversity programs, policies, and responsibilities.
  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.


* 13.Do you have experience with the laws, policies and procedures governing the financial management of federal assistance agreements, interagency agreements, or contracts?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 14.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.


* 15.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


* 16.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


* 17.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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