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* 1.I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service implementing, operating, managing, and evaluating Privacy and/or Disclosure Services Programs to include delivering training and processing complex requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act (PA). Please ensure that your response is supported by your resume.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.From the list below, select the statement(s) that describe your work experience performing privacy program management functions. Please ensure that your response is supported by your resume.
  1. Developed, implemented, and managed a privacy program, to include policy development.
  2. Developed Privacy Threshold Analyses and Privacy Impact Assessments for information technology systems or organizational programs.
  3. Developed Privacy Act System of Records Notices.
  4. Responded to Privacy Incidents.
  5. None of the above.


* 3.From the list below, select the statement(s) that describe your work experience performing disclosure services program functions. Please ensure that your response is supported by your resume.
  1. Developed, implemented, and managed a Disclosure Program, to include policy development.
  2. Made initial final determinations on the releasability of information requested under the FOIA and PA.
  3. Provided comprehensive written responses to FOIA and PA requests.
  4. Coordinated responses with legal staff as required and briefing briefed high-level officials on requests of a controversial or politically sensitive nature.
  5. Coordinated and collaborated with the requester community regarding the status/processing of their requests.
  6. None of the above.


* 4.From the list below, select the statement(s) that describe your work experience performing records and/or forms management program functions. Please ensure that your response is supported by your resume.
  1. Developed, implemented, and managed a Records Management Program, to include policy development.
  2. Implemented and managed an Electronic Records Management System.
  3. Developed records schedules.
  4. Developed, implemented, and managed a Forms Management Program, to include policy development.
  5. Developed accessible electronic forms.
  6. None of the above.


* 5.Choose the statement that best describes your experience conducting research, formulating recommendations, analyzing information, preparing briefing materials, and/or drafting reports related to program activities and issues. Please ensure your response is supported by information in your resume.
  1. Extensive experience conducting research, formulating recommendations, analyzing information, preparing briefing materials, and/or drafting reports related to program activities and issues. I am considered an expert in this area and often assist others.
  2. Moderate level of experience conducting research, formulating recommendations, analyzing information, preparing briefing materials, and/or drafting reports related to program activities and issues. I perform these tasks as a regular part of my job, independently, and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. Minimal level of experience conducting research, formulating recommendations, analyzing information, preparing briefing materials, and/or drafting reports related to program activities and issues. I have performed some or all of these tasks but they are not a regular part of my job and/or close supervision is received from a senior employee or supervisor.
  4. None of the above.


* 6.From the list below select all of the following statement(s) that describes your experience analyzing program or administrative processes. Please ensure your response is supported by information in your resume.
  1. Reviewed studies of program or administrative processes and developed and implemented solutions for managing a program.
  2. Conducted studies of program or administrative processes and recommended solutions for managing a program.
  3. Developed and implemented policies that established program requirements.
  4. Developed and implemented standard operating procedures that improved the management of a program.
  5. Determined the impact of a process change on a program and advised management officials of the options and alternatives to dealing with the process change.
  6. Designed an innovative process change and presented it to management officials.
  7. Calculated the operational risks of a new process and presented it to management officials.
  8. Analyzed program or administrative processes using qualitative techniques and recommended new solutions for managing a program.
  9. Analyzed program or administrative processes using qualitative techniques but have not yet used that analysis to make any recommendations.
  10. None of the above.


* 7.From the list below, select all of the following tasks that you have performed on a regular basis. Please ensure your response is supported by your resume.
  1. Verbally communicated complex program requirements to senior officials.
  2. Drafted logical written communication of ideas and findings for research.
  3. Verbally explained justifications and decisions to senior officials.
  4. Communicated in writing under short deadlines with limited information,
  5. None of the above.


* 8.From the list below, select all the software categories in which you are able to use the software as a tool in performing the tasks required of this position. Please ensure your response is supported by information in your resume.
  1. Electronic Records Management Systems (e.g., HP TRIM, Documentum, SharePoint) - Basic.
  2. Electronic Records Management Systems (e.g., HP TRIM, Documentum, SharePoint) - Intermediate.
  3. Electronic Records Management Systems (e.g., HP TRIM, Documentum, SharePoint) - Advanced.
  4. Forms Automation Tools (e.g., InfoPath, Adobe LiveCycle, Adobe Acrobat) - Basic.
  5. Forms Automation Tools (e.g., InfoPath, Adobe LiveCycle, Adobe Acrobat) - Intermediate.
  6. Forms Automation Tools (e.g., InfoPath, Adobe LiveCycle, Adobe Acrobat) - Advanced.
  7. None of the above.


* 9.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience with regards to technical expertise in the area of Privacy Act program management? Please ensure that your response is supported by your resume.
  1. 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.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed on the job.
  5. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.


* 10.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience preparing comprehensive responses to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests? Please ensure that your response is supported by your resume.
  1. 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.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed on the job.
  5. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.


* 11.Select the rating level you received for your last performance appraisal. Please provide a copy of your performance appraisal.
  1. Outstanding
  2. Exceeds Fully Successful
  3. Fully Successful/Pass
  4. Minimally Satisfactory
  5. Unacceptable/Fail
  6. None of the above


* 12.Select the types of awards you have received within the last three years.
  1. Quality Step Increase
  2. Special Act or Time-Off-Award
  3. Performance Award
  4. Honorary Award
  5. Letter of Commendation
  6. None of the above


* 13.I have thoroughly reviewed the 'How to Apply/Required Documents' & 'Qualifications' sections of this Vacancy Announcement to determine which supplemental documents to submit. This may include: Transcripts to verify undergraduate/graduate education; SF-50 if I am a current/former Federal employee; DD214 if I am a veteran (and SF-15/VA Letter if applicable), etc. I understand that failure to fax or upload required documents by the vacancy announcement's closing date may result in loss of consideration.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 14.I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, ALL of the information provided on this application is true, accurate, and complete, and that this application for employment is made in good faith. I understand that a false statement on any part of this application may be grounds for not hiring me or for firing me after I begin work. I also understand that I may be punished by fine or imprisonment for falsification of my employment application (18 USC 1001). I understand that information I give may be investigated as allowed by law or Executive order. Do you understand and agree to all the above?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 15.How did you learn about this position?
  1. Private information service
  2. Magazine
  3. Newspaper
  4. Radio
  5. TV
  6. Poster
  7. Private Employment Office
  8. State Employment Office (Unemployment Office)
  9. Agency Human Resources Department (Bulletin board or other announcement)
  10. Agency or other Federal government recruitment at school or college
  11. Federal, state or local Job Information Center
  12. Religious organization
  13. College, University or career placement counselor
  14. Friend or relative working for this agency
  15. Friend or relative not working for this agency
  16. USAJOBS
  17. Professional Association
  18. Publication
  19. Career Fair (Please state the name of the Career Fair under Other)
  20. Conference (Please state the name of the Conference under Other)
  21. College Event (Please state the name of the College Event under Other)
  22. Other






This is a Federal job application system. Providing false information, creating fake IDs, or failing to answer all questions truthfully and completely may be grounds for not hiring, for disbarment from Federal employment, or for dismissal after the applicant begins work. Falsifying a Federal job application, attempting to violate the privacy of others, or attempting to compromise the operation of this system may be punishable by fine or imprisonment (US Code, Title 18, section 1001).