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Grade: 12
* 1.GS-12: Choose the answer that best describes your experience:
  1. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level that reflects my demonstrated ability to develop original technical written products that articulate and explain scientific or technical research findings or information that may include such things as papers, articles, speeches, reports of agency achievements, testimony, research findings, etc. tailored to specific media and audiences.
  2. I do not possess the experience described above.


* 2.Do you have experience drafting written documents that accurately reflect an organization's policy or speaker's own personality and perspectives?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.Identify the position(s) in your resume in which you performed the above activity/activities; and/or gained the relevant experience.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 4.Do you have experience utilizing social and emerging media (i.e., Facebook, twitter, GovLoop, etc.) to publicize information for a variety of audiences?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.Do you have experience writing about complex issues of science, engineering, and education for a variety of audiences?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.Identify the position(s) in your resume in which you performed the above activity/activities; and/or gained the relevant experience.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 7.What experience do you have reviewing written products for clarity, expression, accuracy, timeliness, completeness, and responsiveness?
  1. I have edited a variety of specialized subject matter materials such as materials written for a scientific program, engineering program, or research program.
  2. I have worked as a technical writer-editor with extensive editing responsibilities on a wide variety of specialized subject matter functions.
  3. I have drafted materials or reports that are presented to Congress.
  4. I have developed editorial policies and practices such as developing style manuals or setting procedural standards to be followed by other staff in an organization.
  5. I have completed formal course work related to technical writing and editing.
  6. None of the above.


* 8.Have you developed and given formal briefings or presentations?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.Which of the following describes the formats in which you have written about scientific or technical subjects for a lay audience?
  1. News stories or press release for print.
  2. Feature stories for print.
  3. News stories for the web.
  4. Feature stories for the web.
  5. Scripts for radio.
  6. Scripts for video.
  7. None of the above.


* 10.For which of the following types of organizations have you performed technical writing?
  1. Government science agency or facility.
  2. Academic research program or facility.
  3. Industry research laboratory or facility.
  4. Scientific professional society.
  5. None of the above.


* 11.Do you have experience translating complex scientific concepts into language that can be understood by non-scientific audiences?
  1. Yes
  2. No


Grade: 13
* 1.GS-13: Choose the answer that best describes your experience:
  1. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level that reflects my demonstrated ability to develop complex, technical original written products that articulate and explain scientific or technical research findings or information that may include such things as papers, articles, speeches, reports of agency achievements, testimony, research findings, etc. tailored to different forms of media and diverse audiences.
  2. I do not possess the experience described above.


* 2.Do you have experience drafting written documents that accurately reflect an organization's policy or speaker's own personality and perspectives?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.Identify the position(s) in your resume in which you performed the above activity/activities; and/or gained the relevant experience.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 4.Do you have experience utilizing social and emerging media (i.e., Facebook, twitter, GovLoop, etc.) to publicize information for a variety of audiences?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.Do you have experience writing about complex issues of science, engineering, and education for a variety of audiences?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.Identify the position(s) in your resume in which you performed the above activity/activities; and/or gained the relevant experience.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 7.What experience do you have reviewing written products for clarity, expression, accuracy, timeliness, completeness, and responsiveness?
  1. I have edited a variety of specialized subject matter materials such as materials written for a scientific program, engineering program, or research program.
  2. I have worked as a technical writer-editor with extensive editing responsibilities on a wide variety of specialized subject matter functions.
  3. I have drafted materials or reports that are presented to Congress.
  4. I have developed editorial policies and practices such as developing style manuals or setting procedural standards to be followed by other staff in an organization.
  5. I have completed formal course work related to technical writing and editing.
  6. None of the above.


* 8.Have you developed and given formal briefings or presentations?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.Which of the following describes the formats in which you have written about scientific or technical subjects for a lay audience?
  1. News stories or press release for print.
  2. Feature stories for print.
  3. News stories for the web.
  4. Feature stories for the web.
  5. Scripts for radio.
  6. Scripts for video.
  7. None of the above.


* 10.For which of the following types of organizations have you performed technical writing?
  1. Government science agency or facility.
  2. Academic research program or facility.
  3. Industry research laboratory or facility.
  4. Scientific professional society.
  5. None of the above.


* 11.Do you have experience translating complex scientific concepts into language that can be understood by non-scientific audiences?
  1. Yes
  2. No






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