Enter your Social Security Number in the space indicated. Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name. As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks and others who may know you. Providing your Social Security Number is voluntary, however we can not process your application without it.
Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 15.
If you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959, have you registered with the Selective Service System?
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1. From the descriptions below, select one response that best describes how your background meets the specialized experience requirements for the Government Information Specialist GS 306-15 position. Read all responses before making your selection. MARK ONLY ONE RESPONSE. If you select more than one response, or leave this question blank you will be rated ineligible. If you do not meet these minimum qualifications, you will be considered not qualified and will not receive consideration for this position.A. I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience includes advising officials on significant public affairs aspects as they relate to policy and programs governing the disclosure of confidentiality of information; effectively develop and formulate responses to complex inquiries; interpretation of court decisions that involve the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); negotiating mutually satisfactory responses to requesters to increase their cooperation and understanding of FOIA policy; performs research analysis and evaluation of data submitted for inclusion or exclusion in response to highly complex, sensitive, and controversial requests for information; reviews completed requests for information are appropriate to be release or withheld, and composes response letters; analyzes arguments presented in administrative appeals and consults with others as needed; and justifies withholding and cites appropriate exemptions in regarding denials.
Knowledge of administrative and program management principles.
For the questions below, please select from A through E to indicate the skill level that you possess for each task listed. The questions were developed based on the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies needed to perform the work of this position.
Describe your experience that supports your answers to the questions below, in your resume or application materials. It is important that your application package submitted, including a resume or application form, clearly shows how you possess the experience and skills levels you claim in this questionnaire. Each of your responses must be clearly supported by your education, training, and/or specific work experience you describe in your application packet submitted for this position (application form or resume, transcripts, list and description of training completed and/or other items you submit). If not, your score will be lowered or you will be found not qualified. The information you provide will be verified. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating you ineligible, not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.
2. Address and solve unusual and precedent-setting problems associated with the information disclosure program.
3. Develop cost effective and fiscally responsible methods to solve problems.
4. Initiates decision-making processes and documents.
5. Participates in strategic planning of information disclosure.
Knowledge of Federal regulations for information disclosure programs
6. Plan, direct, and evaluate an information disclosure program.
7. Provide direction, coordination, and clearance of all disclosable requests.
8. Determine scientific information that meets the legal definition of trade secrets and DA requirements.
Ability to supervise administrative and professional staff.
9. Plan and assign work.
10. Review and evaluate work and performance of employees.
11. Finds and implements ways to eliminate or reduce significant bottlenecks and barriers to work processes in the team and promotes team building.
12. Determines the allocation and administration of the information disclosure responsibilities of a team.