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1.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


2.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)


3.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


4.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


* 5.GS-14: To meet the Qualifications Requirements for Management/Program Analyst, GS-14, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  1. I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-13 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.


6.Making formal and informal presentations to varied audiences (local, regional, community, national, or international).
  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.


7.Which best describes your experience developing materials and strategies to explain environmental programs and initiatives through fact sheets, briefings, profiles, testimony and speeches.
  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.Which answer best describes your experience in communicating with diverse groups including technical experts in government and industry on matters related to energy or the environment.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in this area.
  2. I have completed formal education or training, but have not performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this function, but under close supervision by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this function as a regular part of my job, independently and usually with little supervision.


* 9.Please indicate which answer best describes your experience in conducting communication and outreach strategies and/or media campaigns.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in this area.
  2. I have completed formal education or training, but have not performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this function, but under close supervision by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this function as a regular part of my job, independently and usually with little supervision.


10.Do you have experience and expertise in government energy efficiency programs that work with the private sector, such as ENERGY STAR.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 11.Do you have experience engaging industry to reduce its environmental impact via voluntary programs, including, but not limited to, ENERGY STAR.
  1. Yes
  2. No


12.Develops voluntary partnership projects that facilitate information exchange and problem solving between government and non-government organizations.
  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.Choose the answer that best describes your knowledge, skill and experience concerning the use of internet social networking tools such YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. Your choice should reflect your understanding of this evolving media movement and reflect your experience using these internet tools to distribute information, promote ideas, communicate concepts, etc.
  1. I have no education, training or experience with internet social networking tools.
  2. I am aware of internet social networking tools but have not actually participated in using them.
  3. I am currently using internet social networking tools on a small scale and for personal or business use and I have a general understanding of how they work.
  4. I am currently using one or more internet social networking tools on a frequent basis for social networking among friends and/or for business networking purposes. I have a fairly good understanding of how to use them.
  5. I am currently using social networking tools (such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook ) to promote my own business, the business of my clients, or the business interests of my employer. I have a solid understanding of the strengths and shortcomings of these tools and I have considerable experience using them as a means of branding an image, promoting ideas, promoting concepts and distributing news and information. Others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in using internet networking to their advantage.


* 14.I have planned communications or engagement campaigns using the following:
  1. Blog
  2. Facebook
  3. Myspace
  4. Other social networking sites
  5. Twitter
  6. Flickr
  7. Other photo sharing sites
  8. You Tube
  9. Other video sharing sites
  10. Foursquare
  11. Second Life
  12. Other virtual worlds
  13. Other
  14. None of the above.


15.Experience promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, programs and policies.
  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.


16.I have worked with the following groups to develop collaborative plans for climate change, sustainability, Environmental Management Systems, energy efficiency projects, greening of the government or private industry.
  1. State environmental, agriculture or energy departments.
  2. Local governments.
  3. Local government organizations (i.e., Metropolitan planning organizations, transit districts, consortiums of local governments focused on environmental issues.
  4. Specific industries or plants or facilities.
  5. Private sector organizations.
  6. Nonprofit government organizations.
  7. I do not meet any of the choices above.


17.Do you have experience in developing and implementing corporate-wide communications strategies for outreach to state and federal governments and their stakeholders?
  1. Yes
  2. No






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