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Band: J

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Band: All Grades

Instructions
Please answer all of the questions listed below. Errors or omissions may affect your consideration for employment. Remember that your experience is subject to verification.
Your responses to these statements will be scored and the score you receive will be used as a measure of the degree to which your background matches the qualifications and competencies required for this job.
In responding to these questions, you should carefully consider each of these statements and choose the response that best matches your experience level. Your resume must support your self-ratings.
Please read response options carefully as response options may have changed.
PLEASE NOTE: Your self-ratings will be reviewed. If, after reviewing your resume and any supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your category placement may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.
Certification
1

Do you have at least one year of specialized experience at the SV-I pay band or the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector providing analysis of international and national transportation security standards, programs, and issues AND preparing briefing papers, speeches, issue papers, discussion points, memoranda’s, and other documents for senior leadership that address transportation security initiatives?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Responding to complex issues pertaining to international transportation security program operations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
3

Interpreting new or modified laws, regulations and/or acts governing transportation security in order to understand the implications for organizational policies and/or procedures.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
4

Evaluating security operations to identify and mitigate threats, risks and/or system vulnerabilities in order to design or modify existing procedures.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
5

Applying knowledge of policies, directives and regulations, including new or emerging directives, to analyze or evaluate the effectiveness of transportation security procedures.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
6

Applying policy development knowledge to ensure that policies are consistent with underlying statutory or higher authority directives.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
7

Reviewing policy and/or procedure documents to make recommendations for improvement.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
8

Making recommendations for applying policies and precedents to sensitive or complex cases or problems.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
9

From the following list, indicate all of the types of documents you have written.

Answer to this question is required
  • Academic paper
  • Analysis of proposed policy, legislative, or management initiatives
  • Business plan
  • Directives
  • Incident report
  • Investigative report
  • Legal brief
  • Official correspondence
  • Option paper / decision memo
  • Performance requirements / plan
  • Policy guidance
  • Publication
  • Regulatory / statutory material
  • Research paper
  • Standard operating procedure
  • Strategic plan
  • Technical report
  • None of the above
10

From the following list, select each option that describes the result or impact of your written communications.

Answer to this question is required
  • Served as basis for actions and/or recommendations
  • Used to create or modify local policy and/or procedures
  • Resulted in significant cost savings or efficiencies
  • Used to create or modify organizational policy and/or procedures
  • Used to support change that impacted industry standards
  • Published as a technical or professional report
  • None of the above
11

From the list below, identify all the types of audiences with which you have experience communicating in writing.

Answer to this question is required
  • Colleagues
  • General public
  • Government organizations
  • Managers
  • Private industry
  • Professional organizations
  • Senior agency officials
  • Subordinates
  • Technical experts
  • None of the above
12

Indicate the extent of your experience in supporting and implementing changes in policies, procedures, and organizational structure.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked with my peers to implement changes in policies, procedures, and organizational structure.
  • I have disseminated information about changes in policies, procedures, and organizational structure to peers and/or subordinates and explained the impact of these changes.
  • I have disseminated information about changes in policies, procedures, and organizational structure, explained the impact of these changes to internal and external stakeholders, and ensured that the changes were implemented.
13

Select the choice which best describes your ability to establish and maintain effective working relations.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have had no experience in performing this task.
  • I have provided routine information, resolved simple problems, questions, or complaints, and directed non-routine problems, questions, or complaints to the appropriate person/office.
  • I have maintained relationships with members of the public who have diverse needs, assessed their needs, and provided moderately complex information to them.
  • I have resolved fairly complex or non-routine problems, questions, or complaints.
  • I have developed and maintained relationships with interest groups with diverse needs, anticipated and assessed their needs, and provided complex information to them.
  • I have resolved complex or non-routine problems, questions, or complaints.
14

Coordinating with internal and external stakeholders regarding program requirements and goals.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
15

Collaborating with stakeholders to identify and shape policy provisions and to develop requirements for policy and program implementation.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
16

Assisting leadership and stakeholders with the review and analysis of data to support policy decisions and security policy proposals.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
17 Do you certify that, to the best of your knowledge and belief, ALL of the information you will provide on this application is true, accurate and complete? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No