CEREMONIES COORDINATOR AND PROTOCOL OFFICER


Vacancy ID: 1938921   Announcement Number: 9L-HAF-1938921-925050-PAW   USAJOBS Control Number: 467377600

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: 1938921


1. Title of Job

CEREMONIES COORDINATOR AND PROTOCOL OFFICER


2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

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4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

If not already selected, please indicate your lowest acceptable pay plan, grade level, or pay band:


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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

The occupational specialty will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one occupational specialty code for this position. The specialty code for this position is:


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21. Geographic Availability

Please select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and willing to accept employment.


110010001 Washington DC, DC

22. Transition Assistance Plan

In this section indicate if you are a surplus or displaced Federal employee requesting special priority consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP).
23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Please accurately identify your level of experience and demonstrated capability when completing this questionnaire as your responses, resume and supporting documents will be reviewed for accuracy. You will be asked at the end of this questionnaire to certify your entire application as true and accurate.

Please answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate response.  If the question does not apply you may skip that question.  NOTE: Applicants are responsible for claiming their appropriate eligibility/eligibilities.  We are not responsible for erroneous eligibilities that you list or those you fail to list. All competitive eligible candidates must complete the entire Assessment Questionnaire as part of the application package. Ensure you thoroughly read the instructions for each section.

1. Air Force Employee- I am a current permanent Career or Career-Conditional Air Force Employee in the competitive service. If you are a current GS employee or have been a (non-temporary) GS employee within the past 52 weeks you must also answer the questions below regarding highest grade held.

A. Yes
B. No

2. Air Force DCIPS Employee - I am a current permanent AF DCIPS Employee in the excepted service with reinstatement rights since: a) I previously held a Career (Tenure 1) competitive service appointment; or; b) I previously held a Career-Conditional (Tenure 2) appointment before being appointed into a DCIPS position. I had no break in service; or I had a break in service of less than 3 years. If you respond to this question and are a current GG employee but held a GS position within the past 52 weeks you must also answer the questions regarding highest permanent GS grade held below.

A. Yes
B. No

3. DoD Transfer (Excluding Air Force) - I am currently employed as a permanent career or career-conditional DoD (Army, Navy, Marines, DLA, DFAS, or DoDEA) employee in the competitive service. (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your most recent career/career conditional SF-50 AND you a copy of an SF-50 that reflects your highest grade held on a permanent basis).

A. Yes
B. No

4. Non-DoD Transfer- I am currently employed as a permanent career or career-conditional Non-DoD (Dept of Labor, VA, etc.,) employee in the competitive service. (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your most recent career/career conditional SF-50 AND a copy of an SF-50 that reflects your highest grade held on a permanent basis).

A. Yes
B. No

5. Reinstatement- I was previously employed as a federal civilian on a permanent competitive appointment and requesting consideration for reinstatement in the competitive service.  (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your most recent competitive career/career conditional separation SF-50 AND a copy of an SF-50 that reflects your highest grade held on a permanent basis).

A. Yes
B. No

6. I am a current permanent federal service employee and I am applying for this position to be considered as a:

A. Promotion Candidate - I am eligible for promotion consideration since I have never held a position at this grade level in the federal government on a permanent basis in the competitive service.

B. Repromotion Candidate - I am eligible for non-competitive repromotion consideration since I've held a higher graded permanent competitive service position in the federal government or a permanent position with the same or higher promotion potential as this position. (NOTE: You must submit a copy of an SF-50 that reflects your highest grade held on a permanent basis).

C. Noncompetitive Reassignment Candidate - I am eligible for non-competitive reassignment consideration since I've held, or currently hold a permanent competitive service position in the federal government with equal or higher promotion potential as this position. (NOTE: You must submit a copy of an SF-50 that reflects your highest grade held on a permanent basis).

D. Noncompetitive Voluntary Change to Lower Grade (CLG) Candidate - I am eligible and requesting consideration for a voluntary CLG since I've held, or currently hold a permanent competitive service position. (NOTE: You must submit a copy of an SF-50 that reflects your current permanent position).

7. If you have held a permanent General Schedule position in the competitive service in the last 52 weeks, please select the highest grade you have held for at least 52 weeks. If you have not held a GS position in the last 52 weeks, please skip this question. If the highest grade you have held for at least 52 weeks is not in the General Schedule, please select the GS grade equivalent to the highest grade you have held. If your highest GS grade or equivalent is above the GS-09, please skip to the next question.

A. I do not know my highest GS grade or equivalent.
B. GS-01 through GS-04
C. GS-05
D. GS-06
E. GS-07
F. GS-08
G. GS-09

8. If you have held a permanent General Schedule position in the competitive service in the last 52 weeks, please select the highest grade you have held for at least 52 weeks. If you have not held a GS position in the last 52 weeks, please skip this question. If the highest grade you have held for at least 52 weeks is not in the General Schedule, please select the GS grade equivalent to the highest grade you have held.

A. GS-10
B. GS-11
C. GS-12
D. GS-13
E. GS-14
F. GS-15 or Above

9. I am retired from Federal civilian service and receiving an annuity.

A. Yes
B. No

Please answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate response.  If the question does not apply you may skip that question.  NOTE: Applicants are responsible for claiming their appropriate eligibility/eligibilities.  We are not responsible for erroneous eligibilities that you list or those you fail to list. All competitive eligible candidates must complete the entire Assessment Questionnaire as part of the application package. Ensure you thoroughly read the instructions for each section.

A- Yes
B- No

10. PPP Registered Mil Spouse - I am registered in the DoD Priority Placement Program (PPP) Program S as a Military Spouse of an Active Duty Military Member of the U.S. Armed Forces (including the U.S. Coast Guard and full-time National Guard).

11. 30% Disabled Veteran- I am a disabled veteran rated by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as having a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more; or a disabled veteran who retired from active military service with a disability rating of 30 percent or more; AND my discharge was under conditions other than dishonorable. NOTE: If you respond "yes" to this statement, you must submit a copy of your DD Form 214 documenting final military discharge, release or retirement (your DD Form 214 must reflect the dates of service, character of discharge, and time lost, if any) and an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Dept of Veterans Affairs (VA), or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying that you have a service-connected disability of 30% or more along with your application/resume package.

12.

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)- I am a veteran who served substantially 3 or more years of continuous active duty in the military - OR - I am a preference eligible; AND my discharge was performed under honorable conditions. NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you must submit copies of DD-214s (your DD Form 214 must reflect the dates of service, character of discharge, and time lost, if any), and proof of any preference eligibility along with your application/resume package.

13. Recently Retired Military - I am a current or prior active duty military that is retiring or has been retired from active duty less than 180 days.  Hiring  (appointments or transfers) of retiring (terminal leave) or retired members of the Armed Forces to positions in any DoD Component during the 180 days immediately following retirement may only be made IAW DoDI 1402.01 and may require a waiver for appointment prior to the 180 days from official military retirement.

A. Yes
B. No

Please answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate response.  If the question does not apply you may skip that question.  NOTE: Applicants are responsible for claiming their appropriate eligibility/eligibilities.  We are not responsible for erroneous eligibilities that you list or those you fail to list. All competitive eligible candidates must complete the entire Assessment Questionnaire as part of the application package. Ensure you thoroughly read the instructions for each section.

A- Yes
B- No

14. Individuals with Disabilities - I certify that I have either a severe physical, psychiatric, or intellectual disability. NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you will be required to submit a certification statement from a state Vocational Rehabilitation Service (state or private), Department of Veterans Affairs, a licensed medical professional (e.g., a Physician or other medical professional duly certified by a State, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory, to practice medicine); or any Federal agency, State agency or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits along with your application/resume package. Identification of eligibility for the Schedule A hiring authority is entirely voluntary. Disability documentation will be used solely to determine eligibility for this special hiring authority and will be kept confidential in accordance with the Rehabilitation Act. If you choose to not self-identify under Schedule A for this vacancy you will be found ineligible for consideration; however, you will not be prohibited from applying to any open vacancy announcement using the standard competitive process.

15. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) - I am a current or former federal employee displaced from a position in a Non-DoD federal agency (e.g., IRS, VA, Dept of Labor, etc.) in the same local commuting area of the vacancy. I have a current (or last) performance rating of record of at least fully successful or the equivalent. Applicants eligible under ICTAP are provided priority selection for vacancies within the local commuting area for which they apply and are well qualified. NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this statement, you must submit copies of the appropriate documentation, such as a reduction in force (RIF) separation notice, a SF-50 reflecting your RIF separation, or a notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function to another commuting area. You must also submit documentation to reflect your current (or last) performance rating of record.

This section is used to determine if your current performance rating is acceptable for further consideration.  All applicants must read the following statement and select the most appropriate response.

16. All current federal employees must have a minimum performance rating of acceptable or higher to be considered for placement. Current federal employees who have a current unacceptable performance rating will be excluded from consideration. NOTE: Failure to select one of the below responses will render you ineligible for further consideration.

A. I am a current federal employee and have a current acceptable performance rating or higher.
B. I am a current federal employee and have a current unacceptable performance rating.
C. I am a new current federal employee and have not received a performance rating as of this date.
D. Not applicable, I am not a current federal employee.

All applicants must complete the following section. This section will be used to determine your ability and willingness to accept certain conditions of employment or meet certain requirements of the position. Respond yes or no to the following statement. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO THIS SECTION WILL RESULT IN AN INELIGIBLE RATING.

1. I am able and willing to perform temporary duty at locations other than my permanent duty station which may include travel by military or commercial flights.

A. Yes
B. No

This section will be used to determine your ability and willingness to accept certain conditions of employment or meet certain requirements of the position. Respond yes or no to the following statement. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO THIS SECTION WILL RESULT IN AN INELIGIBILE RATING.

2. I am able and willing to submit to pre-employment drug testing (urinalyses) as a condition of employment.

A. Yes
B. No

This section will be used to determine your ability and willingness to accept certain conditions of employment or meet certain requirements of the position. Respond yes or no to the following statement. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO THIS SECTION WILL RESULT IN AN INELIGIBILE RATING.

3. I am able and willing to submit to random drug testing (urinalyses) on a recurring basis. This position has been identified as a Test Designated Position (TDP) and I am able and willing to refrain from the use of illegal drugs and if requested, to submit to urinalyses testing. Further, I am able and willing to sign a statement acknowledging the position occupied is identified as a TDP, which I am subject to random drug testing as a condition of employment.

A. Yes
B. No

This section will be used to determine your ability and willingness to accept certain conditions of employment or meet certain requirements of the position. Respond yes or no to the following statement. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO THIS SECTION WILL RESULT IN AN INELIGIBILE RATING.

4. I am able and willing to submit to an extensive background investigation to verify my suitability for employment.

A. Yes
B. No

5. From the statements below, select the one response that best describes your experience as it pertains to performing qualifying duties as a CEREMONIES COORDINATOR AND PROTOCOL OFFICER, GS-0301 13.

A. I have one year of specialized experience to at least the GS-12 grade level in Federal Service (or equivalent in other pay systems) that equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Examples of specialized experience includes having knowledge of protocol procedures required at joint-service military and political events here high level government officials frequently attend. requirements for Presidential events, to include: Official Head-of-State Visits, Presidential Medal) of Freedom, Presidential Citizens Medal. Presidential Arts and Humanities Medals, Presidential Science and Technology Medals, Presidential Scholars, Presidential Inaugural events, Presidential State Funerals, Medal of Honor ceremonies, Ambassador Credentials and Official Working events with foreign Heads of State, major speeches, Bill Signings, receptions and other events; Must have knowledge of a wide range of administrative concepts, principles and practices; Knowledge to determine proper type and level of military support for high-visibility events, to design scenario and outlines of the event, and to provide briefings to civilian and military personnel involved in those events. (NOTE: YOUR RESUME MUST SUPPORT THIS STATEMENT IF CHOSEN.)
B. I do not have the specialized experience a described in "A" above.

6. From the statements below, select the one response that best describes your experience as it pertains to performing qualifying duties as a CEREMONIES COORDINATOR AND PROTOCOL OFFICER, GS-0301 14.

A. I have one year of specialized experience to at least the GS-13 grade level in Federal Service (or equivalent in other pay systems) that equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Example of specialized experience includes having knowledge of joint-service military requirements for Presidential events, to include: Official Head-of-State Visits, Presidential Medal) of Freedom, Presidential Citizens Medal. Presidential Arts and Humanities Medals, Presidential Science and Technology Medals, Presidential Scholars, Presidential Inaugural events, Presidential State Funerals, Medal of Honor ceremonies, Ambassador Credentials and Official Working events with foreign Heads of State, major speeches, Bill Signings, receptions and other events; knowledge of a wide range of administrative, concepts, principles, and practices; Knowledge to determine proper type and level of military support for White House events, to design scenario and now of the event, and to provide briefings to civilian and military personnel involved in those events. (NOTE: YOUR RESUME MUST SUPPORT THIS STATEMENT IF CHOSEN.)
B. I do not have the specialized experience a described in "A" above.

All competitive eligible candidates must complete the following section which identifies your related experience/training. Failure to respond to the assessment questionnaire will result in an ineligible rating. For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item. Non-competitive eligible candidates do not need to complete the entire assessment questionnaire; you may proceed to the last section and complete the certification of application statement.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

7. Serve as the primary liaison in support of social, official and executive-level ceremonies and special events with White House offices and organizations.

8. Serve as continuity for new Administration Officials involved with White House ceremonies and special events.

9. Prepare event briefing papers for the President (includes purpose, background, and sequence).

10. Provide research for Speechwriters.

11. Develop and maintain policy associated with providing support for ceremonies and special events at the White House.

12. Ensure that all personnel utilized at White House events are properly cleared for Presidential support (jury and coordinate with Secret Service for their proper access and entry into the White House).

13. Coordinate all arrangements for preparation, delivery, and placement of Presidential wreaths in accordance with approved list of the President.

14. Serve as a White House Representative at meetings with outside agencies and as a representative on Presidential Advance Teams at event sites away from the White House.

15. Advise and counsel employees regarding policies, procedures and directives of management and explain performance expectations to employees and provide regular feedback on strengths and weaknesses.

16. Select or recommend selection of candidates for vacancies, promotions, details, and reassignments in consideration of skills and qualification, mission requirements, and EEO and diversity objectives.

17. Resolve complaints and refer serious unresolved complaints to higher-level management and initiate action to correct performance or conduct problems and prepare documentation to support action taken.

18. Plan, direct, and assign work to subordinates based on priorities and deadlines, giving consideration to the difficulty and requirements of the assignment and the capabilities of employees.

As previously explained, your ratings in this Occupational Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the resume and documents you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency during the probationary period, or other disciplinary action, including termination. Please take this opportunity to review your ratings to ensure their accuracy. By agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you: Understand this warning; have reviewed your responses to this questionnaire for accuracy; and verified that your responses accurately describe your current level of experience and capability.

19. Failure to agree or respond to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position. Select the most appropriate response below.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my response to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.
B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.