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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.

* 1.GS-12 Which answer 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 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. I do not meet any of the requirements described 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.Identify the extent to which you have established and maintained files and filing systems.
  1. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have received training in maintaining files or filing systems but have not performed the task on the job.
  3. I have maintained existing files or filing systems (including updating, organizing, or retiring files) as a regular part of my job
  4. I have designed or created new filing systems.


* 3.Choose the best answer describing your experience with respect to FOIA requests.
  1. I have extensive experience in all aspects of handling FOIA requests, including researching the requested information, applying FOIA exemptions to the documents prior to release and redacting the documents as necessary, and preparing responses to the requester or to appropriate agency FOIA official(s).
  2. I have occasionally handled FOIA requests, including researching the requested information and recommending release or withholding all or a portion of the documents.
  3. I have supplied information requested under the FOIA to appropriate agency personnel for further evaluation.
  4. I have performed work with requests for information under the FOIA, such as logging, assigning, and tracking requests, and redacting documents under the direction of others.
  5. I have no experience with handling FOIA requests.


* 4.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in planning and participating in contingency incident using the Incident Command System(ICS):
  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 statements best describes your experience reviewing operations plans which support a regional area response to all contingencies, and incorporating lessons learned into exercise design and execution:
  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 highest level of experience communicating verbally in situations requiring ability to explain technical matters in understandable terms?
  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.Choose the statement that best describes your ability to handle a busy stressful situation where you must adjust priorities, sort through conflicting viewpoints, perform multiple tasks, and still meet deadlines.
  1. I have expertly and calmly worked through stressful situations where I adjusted priorities, sorted through conflicting viewpoints, performed multiple tasks, and was able to meet deadlines without difficulty.
  2. I am moderately successful in adjusting to stressful situations where I must adjust priorities, sort through conflicting viewpoints, performed multiple tasks, and still meet deadlines most of the time.
  3. I have limited experience in working under busy stressful conditions. I can perform with the assistance of another staffer.
  4. I may have difficulty working in a busy stressful environment but can provide some support.
  5. None of the above.






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