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YOUR RESPONSE TO THE FOLLOWING BASIC QUALIFICATION QUESTION(S) MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

GS-12 Examples of specialized experience include providing maritime security preparedness planning, subject matter expertise, and technical support for Area Maritime Security (AMS) Plans (AMSPs) and procedures with a subspecialty in Marine Transportation System (MTS) recovery, including marine salvage and removal of obstructions to navigation; development and management of salvage response for harbor and waterway clearance or marine environmental response; assisting in coordinating, developing, maintaining, testing, and implementing AMS, MTS recovery, or salvage response in support of Ports, Waterways, and Coastal Security (PWCS) preparedness planning and incident management.

* 1.GS-12 - Choose one answer that best describes your education, experience or combination of education and experience as related 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-11 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement
  2. My experience does not match the choice above.


YOUR RESPONSES TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

* 2.Please select your level of experience advising facility security personnel on matters requiring clear-cut explanations of regulations and procedures:
  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.


* 3.Which of the following best describes your experience analyzing, interpreting, and resolving complex service policy to produce comprehensive field guidance on port, vessel, and facility safety or security plan development:
  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.


* 4.Which of the following best describes your experience coordinating port safety and/or security plan development and exercises with various safety/security-related committees:
  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.Which of the following best describes your experience participating in providing planning and organizational analyses of accumulated data and information related to contingency planning to include All Hazards/All Threats, National Defense, and Combatant Commander support:
  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.Which of the following best describes your experience developing and issuing planning guidance, and instructions for implementation of contingency planning:
  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.


* 7.Which of the following best describes your experience developing all hazards/all threats Contingency Plans/Operations Plans(CONPLANS/OPLANS and support to Operational and Crisis Action Planning including Execute Orders, Alert Orders and Alert/Warning Orders):
  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.


* 8.Which of the following best describes your experience observing exercises, analyzing data and exercise results, and making recommendations for remedial action:
  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 best describes your highest level of experience developing substantive reports, correspondence and memoranda on maritime security program policies, operations and 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 and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 10.Which of the following best describes your experience coordinating and conducting incident command organizations/emergency response or relief events?
  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.Which of the following best describes your experience analyzing and resolving complex port, vessel, and facility safety or security problems?
  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.


* 12.Which of the following best describes your experience developing and managing safety/security contingency plans and annexes?
  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.


* 13.Which of the following best describes your experience coordinating and conducting port security assessments and incorporating the assessment data into contingency plans and the development of emergency management exercises?
  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.


* 14.Select all that apply regarding your experience administering Transportation Security Program Evaluations, Modifications and Compliance.
  1. Independently coordinate or assist in coordinating maritime security planning efforts for the most difficult programs or projects that have unusually demanding governmental and political conditions requiring Districts or port units to develop plans and to conduct exercises for responding to terrorist threats and incidents
  2. Work with others (e.g., port planners) to develop maritime security plans and criteria for associated exercises that are in accordance with the Maritime Transportation Security Act.
  3. In conjunction with others, develop maritime security performance standards, training requirements, measures of effectiveness and measurement strategies to ensure satisfactory results in the event of a terrorist threat or incident.
  4. Review data and recommend program changes.
  5. Assist others in involved in planning and exercising of other contingency plans under a national response plan umbrella.
  6. None of the above.


* 15.Select all that apply regarding your knowledge of Transportation Security Program Liaison and Coordination
  1. Plans, organize and coordinate briefings and information exchange opportunities.
  2. Serve as an organization spokesperson at formal and informal briefings and workshops on highly technical and complex maritime transportation security program activities.
  3. Serve as a technical expert, exercising independence and political judgment in developing and maintaining relationships with various stakeholders in the government (federal, state and local) and private industry.
  4. Advise and recommend innovative approaches for avoiding and/or resolving problems and reducing conflicts
  5. None of the above.


* 16.Select all that apply regarding your knowledge of and experience with Maritime Transportation Security Program Planning and Development.
  1. Manage a security/law enforcement program.
  2. Serve as a technical expert for the enforcement of federal statues and policy on maritime security.
  3. Safeguard personnel and property to ensure the preservation of a safe, secure and peaceful maritime environment.
  4. Keep abreast of changing technology to ensure that developed plans remain current and utilize the best and most modern equipment / methodologies available
  5. Oversee a security exercise program and approve exercise objectives and ensure lessons learned are incorporated into associated plans.
  6. None of the above.


* 17.Which of the following best describes your experience assisting in the development of new or proposed security policies, procedures and guidelines to respond to any contingency including natural disaster, oil/chemical discharge, or terrorist threat or incident?
  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.






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