Counselor to the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs


Vacancy ID: 824547   Announcement Number: AG-13-PQ824547 (DEU)   USAJOBS Control Number: 335612000

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

By submitting your application to this vacancy, please be aware that you are agreeing to the following statement regarding your application: I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information on and attached to this application is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. I understand that I must not leave any questions "blank", or unanswered. I understand that false or fraudulent information on or attached to this application may be grounds for not hiring me or for firing me after I begin work, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment. I understand that any information I give may be investigated. Please answer the following questions honestly and accurately. All answers must be reflected in your resume.

1. I understand that my resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination as to whether or not I meet the specialized experience requirements for each grade level(s) for which I am applying. My work experience can be assumed to be FULL-TIME, unless I note otherwise. If my work schedule is something OTHER THAN full-time, I have annotated the hours/week worked for that experience. I understand that if the experience used to qualify me is part-time, and does NOT equal 52 weeks, I will be removed from consideration for employment.

A. Yes, I understand this statement and my resume complies with it.

For the following questions, select the answer that best reflects the amount of experience you have with each task:

2. Analyze proposed legislation and evaluate the impact such legislation may have on one's organization.

A. I have less than one year of experience.
B. I have one or more years of experience.
C. I do not have this experience.

3. Prepare, present and defend proposed recommendations, policies or regulations.

A. I have less than one year of experience.
B. I have one or more years of experience.
C. I do not have this experience.

4. Develop and deliver verbal presentations to high level officials on sensitive or controversial topics.

A. I have less than one year of experience.
B. I have one or more years of experience.
C. I do not have this experience.

5. Serve as spokesperson or representative for an organization or senior official.

A. I have less than one year of experience.
B. I have one or more years of experience.
C. I do not have this experience.

Please indicate if you have experience in the following tasks:

6. Relate existing precedent to a specific issue in justifying management's view in legal matters.

A. Yes
B. No

7. Conduct extensive research into cases to preclude or counter arguments during negotiations.

A. Yes
B. No

Please indicate if you have experience in the following tasks:

8. Preparing written documentation to present the results of special studies for senior management's use in decision making.

A. Yes
B. No

9. Interpreting and explaining policies, regulations and laws.

A. Yes
B. No

10. Representing an organization or program on a committee or task force.

A. Yes
B. No

11. Developing, writing and defending policies, procedures, and instructions.

A. Yes
B. No

Please indicate if you have experience in the following tasks:

12. Planning, organizing and directing compilation of an administrative record that may include appropriate supporting documents, historical reports, statistical analyses, etc.

A. Yes
B. No

13. Researching, analyzing and providing resolutions to complex issues.

A. Yes
B. No

14. Conducting in-depth legal research involving analysis of statutes, proposed legislation, case law and governmental and private reports.

A. Yes
B. No

15. Reviewing and coordinating research, and providing objective legal analysis within the context of public policy, federal legislative process, and Executive Branch implementation of the law.

A. Yes
B. No

Please indicate if you have experience in the following tasks:

16. Interpreting new laws and regulations to determine impact on the various Indian Affairs programs.

A. Yes
B. No

17. Providing advice and guidance to staff and other senior level officials on the various Indian Affairs programs.

A. Yes
B. No