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Grade: 14
* 1.I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include overseeing and directing all aspects of publication design and production for a periodical, major report, and/or marketing and communications material for an organization; using research-based web design and usability methodologies to develop designs, layouts, and information architectures for web sites or web applications; developing and implementing methodologies, services and strategies for presenting and communicating information electronically and/or in print; developing, implementing and communicating policies, procedures and standards for publishing information online and/or in print.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Selective Factor: Candidates must have documented experience providing technical direction to a team of individuals with varying skill levels responsible for maintaining the content (print and graphic) on a website. Do you meet the selective factor as defined above?
  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.As a team leader, first line supervisor, or higher, I have effectively performed the following duties. Be prepared to provide specific examples of your experience in any of these areas if you are called for an interview.
  1. Set work priorities and adjusted workflow among staff to accomplish work objectives.
  2. Evaluated and reengineered processes to streamline and improve service.
  3. Prepared meaningful, measurable performance objectives and performance standards for staff.
  4. Took disciplinary or performance-based action against employees concerning performance or conduct concerns.
  5. Determined office and individual training needs and determined means to address those needs.
  6. Reviewed the work of others for technical accuracy and resolved any problems that were noted.
  7. Coached and counseled employees on performance and conduct concerns.
  8. Made selections for key subordinate positions.
  9. None of the above.


* 5.Use the list below to identify one or more of the areas in which you have had experience in a supervisory capacity:
  1. Assigned clerical duties to staff.
  2. Assigned complex projects to staff.
  3. Provided final approval/denial of leave requests.
  4. Reviewed and provided final approval/denial of staff travel and/or training requests.
  5. Formally evaluated staff performance in a written format.
  6. Oversaw recruitment of new or replacement staff members.
  7. Ensure staff members receive consistent messages regarding expectations and performance.
  8. None of the above.


* 6.I have performed the following activities for print publications:
  1. Selected typefaces and developing type treatments.
  2. Created color palettes.
  3. Created, placed and optimized graphics.
  4. Manipulated, placed and optimized photos.
  5. Created cover designs.
  6. Used desktop publishing software to layout and format print publications.
  7. Selected paper stocks.
  8. Specified appropriate binding methods.
  9. Managed design contractors.
  10. Managed commercial print vendors.
  11. Converted print publications for electronic dissemination.
  12. Converted print graphics for web viewing.
  13. None of the above.


* 7.I have experience using the following techniques in the design or redesign of web sites and web applications:
  1. Card sorting
  2. Paper prototypes
  3. Clickable prototypes
  4. Stakeholder interviews
  5. Web metrics analysis
  6. None of the above


* 8.I have performed the following user experience design activities for web sites and web applications:
  1. Developed information architectures
  2. Created navigation schemes
  3. Selected typefaces
  4. Selected color palettes
  5. Created and optimized graphics
  6. Manipulated and optimized photos
  7. Created style sheets
  8. Created style guides
  9. Created wireframes
  10. Created screen comps
  11. Produced HTML code
  12. Produced JavaScript code
  13. None of the above


* 9.I have developed and successfully implemented or directed the development and successful implementation of novel or innovative ways of presenting information electronically or in print. Be sure this information is clearly indicated on your resume.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 10.Indicate your highest level of experience maintaining the content on a daily basis an organization’s main public or intranet site.
  1. I have made day-to-day updates on an organization’s main public or intranet site.
  2. I have led a team that made day-to-day updates on an organization’s main public or intranet site.
  3. I do not have this type of experience.


* 11.Indicate your highest level of experience with web content management systems.
  1. I have used a content management system to make changes and additions.
  2. I have participated in the implementation of a content management system.
  3. I do not have this type of experience.


* 12.Indicate your experience with digital asset management systems.
  1. I have used a digital asset management system to make changes and additions.
  2. I have participated in the implementation of a digital asset management system.
  3. I do not have this type of experience.


* 13.Select the item that describes your experience designing or redesigning an organization’s main public or intranet site.
  1. I have assisted others to design or redesign an organization’s main public or intranet site.
  2. I have designed or redesigned an organization’s main public or intranet site.
  3. I have led a team that designed or redesigned an organization’s main public or intranet site.
  4. I do not have this type of experience.


* 14.Indicate your highest level of experience with plans for continuous improvement of web sites.
  1. I have followed a plan that used research-based usability methodologies for continuous improvement of a web site.
  2. I have developed a plan that used research-based usability methodologies for continuous improvement of a web site.
  3. I have implemented a plan that used research-based usability methodologies for continuous improvement of a web site.
  4. None of the above.


* 15.Indicate your highest level of experience with quality assurance procedures for web sites.
  1. I have followed quality assurance procedures for a web site.
  2. I have developed quality assurance procedures for a web site.
  3. I have implemented quality assurance procedures for a web site.
  4. None of the above.


* 16.I have knowledge of federal policies, rules, regulations and laws governing federal websites and print publications evidenced by:
  1. Experience reviewing and analyzing changing Federal Government website and printing regulations for impact on organizational practices or operations. In this experience, I have provided recommendations on or developed agency website and printing policies, standards, and guidelines.
  2. Experience assisting with reviewing and analyzing changing website and printing regulations for impact on organizational practices or operations. In this experience, I have assisted with providing recommendations on or developed agency website and printing policies, standards, and guidelines.
  3. Experience with commercial website and printing policies, but no Federal Government experience.
  4. Experience, education, or training less than the levels described above.
  5. None of the above.






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