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Grade: 11

1 GS-11: To meet the Qualifications Requirements for Public Affairs Specialist, GS-11, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-09 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.
  • I have a PH.D. OR EQUIVALENT DOCTORAL DEGREE that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  • I have 3 FULL YEARS OF PROGRESSIVELY HIGHER LEVEL GRADUATE EDUCATION that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  • I have an LL.M. that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  • I have a combination of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-09 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION and GRADUATE LEVEL EDUCATION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  • I do not meet any of the above.
2 I have made presentations or conducted briefings for the following individuals and groups: Answer to this question is required
  • Team members in my organization
  • Supervisors and managers in my organization
  • High level government officials
  • Business/industry officials
  • Non-technical audiences
  • Scientists and researchers
  • Congressional delegations
  • Foreign officials
  • Tribal officials
  • I do not meet any of the choices above
3 Conduct briefings for government employees and officials, industry officials, and the public where technical or scientific concepts are presented in ways understandable to people from non- technical backgrounds. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • 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 Worked on the development of communication and outreach strategies. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • 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 Communicate with a variety of individuals which may involve explanation of administrative procedures, regulations, and processes. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • 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 Communicate with a variety of individuals and managers, which may involve explanation of web design, procedures, regulations, and website update processes. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • 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 Communicate with other organizations in order to understand their analytical research needs and to keep them informed of accomplishments and applications. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • 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 Communicate technical issues to a wide variety of audiences Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had training or experience in this type of communication.
  • I have had training in this area, but I have not had an opportunity to demonstrate this ability in my school/work environment.
  • I have demonstrated this ability, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have routinely demonstrated this ability, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
9 Do you have experience speaking to sizable groups of people (e.g., 12 or more) about sensitive and complex topics? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 Do you communicate with all levels of management and staff? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Making formal and informal presentations to varied audiences (local, regional, community, national, or international). Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • 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 Do you have experience working on teams? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
13 If you have worked on a team, what types of teams have they been? Answer to this question is required
  • Work group
  • Committee
  • Self-directed work team
  • Team with representatives across divisions within an agency
  • Team with representatives across agencies
  • Team with representatives from other countries
  • Team with representatives from different occupations or program areas
  • I do not have or do not meet any of the choices
14 I have worked on a team to: Answer to this question is required
  • Develop a product, recommendation or strategy
  • Develop a work plan
  • Develop and implement operational changes
  • Solve technical challenges
  • Accomplish major components of a research program
  • Derive an innovative solution to a problem
  • I do not have or do not meet any of the choices
15 Work collaboratively with external customers and internal team members to accomplish duties and responsibilities. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • 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 Work on a team that included individuals from different technical specialties. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • 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.
17 Participate in technical workgroups, committees, or teams related to environmental science issues or projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • 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.
18 I have independently written, without supervision, the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Newsletters
  • Magazine articles
  • Correspondence with the general public
  • Correspondence with high ranking officials
  • Fact sheets
  • Brochures
  • Briefing packages
  • Position and/or issue papers
  • Procedural guidance
  • Policy analyses
  • Press releases
  • Public Service Announcements
  • I do not meet any of the choices above
19 Do you have experience in developing and implementing corporate-wide communications strategies for outreach to state and federal governments and their stakeholders? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
20 Demonstrated written inquiries to prepare analyses, reports, and memoranda. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • 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.
21 Communicate with a variety of individuals, which may involve explanation of controlled correspondence procedures, processes and policies. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • 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.
22 Select the contract management tasks that you have performed. Answer to this question is required
  • Written a scope of work
  • Prepared an independent cost estimate
  • Prepared a budget plan
  • Reviewed and evaluated proposed contract work plans
  • Monitored and evaluated outputs
  • Approved payments
  • Resolved issues/conflicts with a contract officer or contractor
  • Closed out and archived a project
  • Served as Project Officer or Contracting Officer's Technical Representative
  • None of the above
23 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? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
24 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? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
25 Have you reviewed the vacancy announcement "How to Apply" and required documents section to determine what supplemental material that you must provide? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
26 Where did you learn about this EPA Position? Answer to this question is required
  • Job Fair/Career Conference
  • Referral from a Professional Organization
  • Referral from a College/University Career Placement Office
  • Referral from a Professor or Academic Advisor
  • Referral from a current EPA employee
  • Referral from a friend or family member
  • EPA Internet Site
  • Office of Personnel Management (OPM) USA Jobs Internet Site
  • Referral from a State or Local government
  • Referral from another Federal Agency/Employee
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • USA Jobs iPhone/iPad Application
  • Other (w/Branch)
    26.1 If you answered Other please tell us how you learned about this position. Maximum length of 250 characters.

Grade: All Grades

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