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Grade: 14

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1 GS-14 - Choose one answer that best describes your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service performing work related to the duties of the position described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not meet the requirement as described above.
2 I have performed the following management functions in work unit or team assignments. (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Setting standards, expectations and deadlines for staff
  • Establishing work schedules and worksite assignments
  • Assigning tasks and responsibilities to employees
  • Reviewing completed work for technical adequacy and timeliness
  • Following up with employees to assure timeliness in meeting milestones
  • Reporting progress to senior management
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of completed assignments or projects
  • None of the above
3 Which statement describes your highest level of responsibility you have held related to the Federal budget process? Answer to this question is required
  • I directed an agency-wide budget organization.
  • I managed a bureau or equivalent budget organization.
  • I supervised a budget formulation function.
  • I supervised a budget execution function.
  • I worked as a budget analyst.
  • I do not have experience with the Federal budget process.
4 Choose the statement that best describes your experience researching analyzing and interpreting policies, procedures, laws, statues and other regulations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.
5 I have performed the following leadership functions: Answer to this question is required
  • Setting standards, expectations, and deadlines.
  • Planning work assignments to be assigned to employees.
  • Establishing work schedules and worksite assignments.
  • Assigning tasks and responsibilities to employees.
  • Reviewing completed work for technical accuracy.
  • Following up with employees to assure timelines in meeting milestones.
  • Resolving conflicts, differences, or problems.
  • Coaching and mentoring employees to achieve desired results.
  • Reporting progress to senior management.
  • Implementing work completed.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of completed assignments or projects.
  • None of the above.
6 Have you had experience working as a team leader? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Choose all applicable statements that relate to your experience in communicating in writing. Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared written presentations of factual data and information.
  • I have prepared reports that reflect my analysis and recommendations.
  • I have prepared written products that are widely distributed within the agency or to limited external audiences.
  • I have written clear and effective correspondence, reports, and other written materials for a specialized audience.
  • I have written technical and non-technical reports and presented data and information to a full range of internal and external individuals or groups with varied levels of technical expertise.
  • None of the above.
8 In which of the following events have you communicated verbally or made oral presentations? Answer to this question is required
  • Speeches
  • Conferences
  • Meetings
  • One-on-One discussions
  • Telephone inquiries
  • Training
  • Technical assistance
  • Interviews
  • Executive Briefings
  • Technical Briefings
  • None of the above
9 Choose the statement that best describes your ability to analyze and evaluate organizations and management systems, identify problems and develop solutions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience performing work that required the independent resolution of problems involving complex, diverse or unique issues using little source material and pre-existing precedents.
  • I have experience performing work that required the resolution of problems involving issues that impacted a limited segment of an organization using a wide range of source material and pre-existing precedents.
  • I have experience performing work that required resolution of problems involving routine issues of limited impact on an organization using clear-cut guidelines and precedents that determine the most appropriate guideline to use.
  • None of the above.
10 Which statements describe your experience gathering and evaluating information and data? Answer to this question is required
  • I have applied analytical and evaluating methods, theories, and techniques to provide recommendations on administrative, management or technical issues (e.g., conducting studies; researching and analyzing official documents; compiling and charting statistical data; gathering, summarizing and analyzing information for incorporation into final reports).
  • I have obtained accurate and sufficient information on congressional, industry, media, or public inquiries and recommended responses based on evaluation of the information.
  • I have conducted analysis, reviews, and studies of operational and administrative programs and processes in order to recommend solutions and improvements for the efficiency of the office.
  • None of the above
11 Do you have experience analyzing financial data to identify trends and potential internal control or financial reporting problems? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 Which of the following have you done as a routine part of your professional work experience? Answer to this question is required
  • Established priorities among multiple projects
  • Established timelines for multiple projects
  • Closed out projects
  • Started up and manage projects through completion
  • Established and monitor project progress
  • Met deadlines
  • Used project management software
  • Made resource decisions for competing projects
  • Assigned tasks and monitor performance
  • Anticipated and resolve problems
  • None of the above