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Grade: 14
* 1.GS-14 In addition to meeting the occupational requirements for this series, choose the answer that best describes your experience as it relates to the basic qualification requirements for this position.
  1. I have at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I do not meet the requirement described above.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.Choose the statements(s) that describe the communication/briefing skills you have used as a regular part of your job:
  1. Developed written materials for briefings, meetings and conferences.
  2. Written clearly, logically, concisely, and persuasively for varied audiences.
  3. Drafted policy and procedural materials for dissemination to field or operating level components.
  4. Drafted reports, memoranda, and correspondence for signature by higher level officials.
  5. Communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives or priorities on a regular basis.
  6. Explained or justified decisions, conclusions, finding or recommendations.
  7. Composed complex correspondence or other written work such as manuals, books, management reports or articles.
  8. Reviewed reports for accuracy, adherence to policy, organization of material, clarity of expression, and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  9. Briefed managers and executives outside my organization.
  10. Briefed senior leadership within an Agency (e.g., SES, Flag Officers).
  11. Provided internal briefings of a highly controversial issue.
  12. Provided external briefings of a highly controversial issue.
  13. Developed comprehensive materials for briefings, meetings or conferences for Agency and Departmental leaders, Congress, the media and the general public.


* 2.Select the area(s) in which you have developed and established policies, procedures, guidelines and training in accordance with Federal, local, and military mandates, and recognized consensus standards:
  1. Aviation Safety
  2. Risk Management
  3. Information Management Systems
  4. None of the above.


* 3.Select the choice that describes the extent to which you have managed a staff of military and civilian employees in accordance with Department, Office of Personnel Management and Agency directives and policy.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had 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 with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance of this task.
  6. I am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 4.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience analyzing overall safety program quality, results, and effectiveness, prepared reports to validate program effectiveness and promote program acceptance, and recommended changes in program operations?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had 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 with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 5.Select the choice that best describes the extent to which you have managed and administered an Aviation Mishap Reporting System Data Base.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had 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 with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 6.Select the choice that best describes the extent to which you have consulted and worked with Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and other Federal entities to advance joint program initiatives.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had 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 with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance of this task.
  6. I am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 7.Please select the answer that best describes your experience in developing strategic plans, goals, objectives and performance measures.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had 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 with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance of this task.
  6. I am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 8.Choose the level that best reflects your experience applying aviation safety regulations, regulations, principles, theories, practices, and procedures to advise on or resolve technical matters dealing with aviation safety requirements.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had 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 with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 9.Which of the following statements best describe your experience in defending program policies, processes, and goals to representatives of audit/investigative agencies (e.g., GAO), and Congressional offices.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had 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 with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance of this task.
  6. I am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 10.Choose the level that best reflects your experience developing, coordinating and promulgating aviation safety policy, procedures, standards and risk management concepts and guidelines for an agency.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had 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 with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 11.Choose the level that best reflects your experience developing or implementing programs to reduce the frequency, severity, and cost of accidents, mishaps and occupational illnesses.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had 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 with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance of this task.
  6. I am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 12.Choose the level that best reflects your experience investigating and analyzing accidents, employee complaints, and hazardous conditions to determine origin, causes and contributing factors.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had 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 with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance of this task.
  6. I am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 13.Have you promoted and maintained effective working relationships with a diverse group of individuals (e.g., program/staff members, private industry, and Federal, state and local government; those with disparate values; those from different social and ethnic groups; those representing complex or controversial issues)?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had 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 with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance of this task.
  6. I am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 14.Choose the level that best reflects your experience identifying and analyzing mishap trends and implementing and/or managing a mishap prevention program.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had 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 with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance of this task.
  6. I am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.






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