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Grade: 12

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For the GS-12, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the service. Specialized experience for this position includes:

• Recommending program or organizational policies and procedures for a community or economic development program at the federal, state, or local government or at a lending institution or a non-profit organization; AND
• Monitoring a community development or economic development program at the federal, state, or local government or at a lending institution or non-profit organization; AND
• Providing technical guidance on special projects, policies, and regulations related to agency programs.
1 Select the choice that best describes your specialized experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have one (1) full year or more of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-11 level as described above.
  • I do not meet the required specialized experience.
2 Please specify where the above experience is documented in your resume. (Indicate place of employment, job title, and length of time performing the duties) Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
3 Select the types of programs with which you have experience implementing at the federal, state, or local level. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Affordable housing
  • Community development
  • Disaster recovery
  • Economic development
  • Homeless or special needs housing
  • Environmental protection
  • None of the above

Grade: 13

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For the GS-13, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the service. Specialized experience for this position includes:

• Administering a community development or economic development program at the federal, state, or local government or at a lending institution or non-profit organization; AND
• Developing program or organizational policies and procedures; AND
• Interpreting, implementing, and providing technical guidance on special projects, policies, and regulations related to agency programs.
1 Select the choice that best describes your specialized experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have one (1) full year or more of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-12 level as described above.
  • I do not meet the required specialized experience.
2 Please specify where the above experience is documented in your resume. (Indicate place of employment, job title, and length of time performing the duties) Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
3 Please select from the following list your experience with Community Development Programs. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Administers the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program
  • Administers the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) supplemental disaster appropriations
  • Administers the Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program
  • Administers the Neighborhood Stabilization Program
  • Administers another economic or community development-related program
  • None of the above.
4 As part of the responsibilities of your current or past position, which of the following reasons do you regularly communicate with others within or outside of your own organization? Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • To obtain program or project-related data.
  • To exchange views on policies, legislation, and research affecting programs.
  • To advise or assist in the planning or coordination of projects to resolve operational problems.
  • To influence management officials to accept and implement findings and recommendations for organizational improvements or ways to improve individual programs.
  • I have not communicated with others for any of the above reasons.

Grade: All Grades

1 Are you currently serving or have you served in the last five years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    1.1 Please list the title, agency, and dates of this appointment. Please note you will be required to meet OPM Approval of your appointment, if selected. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
2 As outlined in the vacancy announcement, you must submit a copy of all pages of your most recent completed annual performance appraisal, dated within the last 12 months, that includes the final rating. If you have not submitted an appraisal meeting these specific requirements, you must explain why you are unable to do so. By answering "No" to the following question, you will be given an opportunity to provide an explanation. Have you submitted a copy of all pages of your most recent completed annual performance appraisal, dated within the last 12 months, that includes the final rating? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
    2.1 Please explain why you are unable to provide a copy of all pages of your most recent completed annual performance appraisal, dated within the last 12 months, that includes the final rating. Maximum length of 250 characters.
3 Which stages represent your experience levels of project management as it relates to housing, homeless, economic development, or community development programs? Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Ensured projects met the applicable program regulatory and statutory requirements.
  • Completed project specifications as planned. (e.g., correct number of units as funded).
  • Exceeded project quality expectations.
  • Met project deadlines and time frames.
  • Achieved a track record of more than one program implementation.
  • None of the above.
4 Select the statements that describe your experience monitoring and evaluating community development, affordable housing recipients, sub-recipients, or other program partners. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Participating in monitoring reviews of program recipients, sub-recipients, or other program partners.
  • Drafting analytical reports that clearly and accurately describe monitoring results.
  • Using the performance reporting systems or other information to analyze program performance.
  • None of the above.
5 Which outcomes have you achieved while implementing or overseeing housing, homeless, economic development, or community development program? Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Ensured projects met the applicable program regulatory and statutory requirements.
  • Completed project specifications as planned (e.g., correct number of units as funded).
  • Exceeded project quality expectations.
  • Met project deadlines and timeframes.
  • Ensured amounts drawn remained within funding limits.
  • Achieved a positive track record of more than one program implementation.
  • None of the above.
6 Do you have experience interpreting, implementing or providing technical guidance on the Neighborhood Stabilization Program? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Please specify where the above experience is documented in your resume. (Indicate place of employment, job title, and length of time performing the duties). Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
8 Do you have experience underwriting projects or businesses for CDBG economic development, Section 108, Neighborhood Stabilization or related programs? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Please specify where the above experience is documented in your resume. (Indicate place of employment, job title, and length of time performing the duties). Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
10 Which activities have you performed to identify trends or relationships in data / information at work? Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Tracking information over time.
  • Arranging information in a logical order, pattern or hierarchy.
  • Identifying irrelevant information that obscures data.
  • Identifying abnormalities in numerical data.
  • Discussing results with other teams or functional areas to determine if a trend exists.
  • Comparing current information with aggregate or industry wide data.
  • None of the above.
11 Please select the answer that best describes your experience analyzing, identifying issues, defining problems, and conducting research of principles, policies, and regulations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience researching and analyzing policies and regulations to provide authoritative guidance and evaluations.
  • I have experience conducting research and analyzing principles, program policies, and federal statutes and regulations.
  • I have researched, analyzed, and cited program policies and federal statutes and regulations through a formal written document.
  • I have researched and analyzed regulations and policies.
  • I do not have any experience analyzing, identifying issues, defining problems, and conducting research of principles, policies, and federal statutes and regulations.
12 Select the responses that describe how you have analyzed information to make determinations at work. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have determined which questions are relevant to ask from a checklist.
  • I have determined if submitted forms comply with requirements (e.g., correct form, completed correctly).
  • I have determined if gathered information supports conclusions or responses.
  • I have determined what information is missing.
  • I have performed analysis to determine compliance when multiple options and exceptions exist.
  • None of the above.
13 What statement best describes your highest level of experience making decisions? Answer to this question is required
  • I have made simple or routine decisions.
  • As part of a team, I have analyzed issues/problems and made recommendations to management.
  • I have independently analyzed issues and considered the impact and rules prior to implementing solutions.
  • None of the above
14 Choose the responses that describe your experience gathering and analyzing information relative to Housing and Community Development programs. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have used data maintained in information management systems to determine if gathered information supports conclusions and responses.
  • I have used data to compare current information with aggregate or industry wide data.
  • I have experience using information systems such as Integrated Disbursement and Information System (lDIS), Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting System (DRGR), Line of Credit Control System (LOCCS), or an electronic grants management system.
  • I have experience performing task to identify trends or relationships based on housing data.
  • I have experience critically reviewing information to determine the quality of information and to identify additional information needed.
  • None of the above.
15 Select the statement that describes your experience communicating with others on programmatic and technical matters. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience explaining orally, programs and technical requirements to top level executives and management staff, employees and/or clients, and the general public to address and resolve controversial issues.
  • I have experience making oral presentations to clients, internal staff, citizen groups, and the general public to address and resolve technical/programmatic issues that required tact and diplomacy.
  • I have experience serving as an organizational representative in dealing with employees and clients, and the general public on non-controversial issues.
  • None of the above.
16 Select the audience(s) you have experience explaining community planning and development or similar programmatic issues as part of your job. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Recipients
  • Program participants
  • Co-workers
  • Managers or supervisors
  • External federal agency executives
  • Local level government officials
  • State level government officials
  • Members of Congress or their staff
  • Non-profit organizations
  • None of the above
17 Select the statements that describe your experience communicating in writing. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have drafted program policy interpretations.
  • I have drafted material such as regulations, operating instructions, notices, memos, or other guidance.
  • I have designed and drafted program training materials
  • I have responded to internal and external program audits.
  • I have made edits and reviewed the written products of other staff, as requested.
  • None of the above
18 Which activities have you performed to prepare for oral presentations? Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Researched or investigated topics for discussion.
  • Developed an outline or talking points.
  • Gave mock presentations for practice.
  • Requested feedback on presentation content and/or delivery.
  • Adjusted presentation to audience characteristics (e.g., level of understanding, expectations).
  • None of the above.