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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
Applicants must possess specialized experience that equips them with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully in this position. Specialized Experience for this position includes: •Serving as an impartial, neutral and confidential channel with responsibility for informal conflict avoidance and resolutions; AND •Having appropriate leadership and management skills needed to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.
2 Do you meet all requirements of the specialized experience? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 I am a member of the Armed Forces, serving on active duty in the in the rank of Sergeant Major, Master Chief Petty Officer, or Chief Master Sergeant; OR I am a retired member of the Armed Forces in the in the rank of Sergeant Major, Master Chief Petty Officer, or Chief Master Sergeant (E-9) *You must attach a copy of your DD-214 to receive proper consideration. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Please list your rank in the Armed Forces. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
5 Choose all the statements that best describe your communication/briefing skills that you use as a regular part of your job to support agency goals and the agency leadership. Answer to this question is required
  • I have regularly communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives, and priorities in oral presentations.
  • I have led multi-directorate task forces, projects or studies.
  • I have developed and maintained positive working relationships with executives of other external organizations that may oppose or do not usually support my organization's goals.
  • I have explained or justified decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations.
  • I have briefed managers outside the organization on agency goals and objectives.
  • I have defended agency position with third parties performing oversight review of programs.
  • I have demonstrated the ability to foster cooperation and consensus among groups in fostering agency goals.
  • I have demonstrated the ability to build consensus through collaboration from others to obtain information, achieve results and accomplish goals.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.
6 Choose all the statements that best describe your experience in building a coalition and sustaining effective communication with community leaders; state, local, Federal, and other governmental organizations; public interest groups, and the public at large. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as an agency/office representative in dealing with managers and employees within the areas serviced. This included acquiring, clarifying or exchanging facts and information needed to complete assignments.
  • I have justified, persuaded, negotiated, or resolved matters involving significant or controversial policy or program issues. This included communicating effectively and harmoniously with a full range of internal and external individuals or groups (representatives from Agency, Department, other Federal Agencies, industry leaders, congressional staffs, and officials of foreign governments).
  • I have conducted discussions or participated in workgroups, in which the purpose was to influence, motivate, or persuade persons or groups. This included using communication skills to approach individuals or groups who are skeptical or in disagreement in order to obtain the desired effect, e.g. gaining compliance with an established policy or regulation.
  • I have participated in discussions in which the purpose was to plan, coordinate, or consult on work efforts or to resolve specific business problems. This included influencing or motivating individuals or groups who are working toward mutual goals and who have basically cooperative attitudes.
  • I have performed as a group facilitator in order to lead various groups of individuals, industry organizations and leaders to accomplish my organization’s goals and mission.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.
7 Do you have experience working in a liaison capacity between managers and staff? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 Choose all 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 option papers or summary reports that include analysis and recommendations.
  • I have produced written products which are given wide distribution within the agency or to limited scientific or subject-matter interest groups.
  • 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 present data and information to audiences.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.
9 Select one choice that describes your experience in oral communication. Answer to this question is required
  • I have regularly served as a program representative in dealing with managers and employees within the areas serviced. This included acquiring, clarifying or exchanging facts and information needed to complete assignments.
  • I have regularly justified, persuaded, negotiated, or resolved matters involving significant or controversial policy or program issues. This included communicating effectively and harmoniously with a full range of internal and external individuals or groups (representatives from Agency, Department, other Federal Agencies, industry leaders, congressional staffs, and officials of foreign governments).
  • I have regularly conducted discussions or participated in workgroups as a program representative, in which the purpose was to influence, motivate, or persuade persons or groups. This included using communication skills to approach individuals or groups who are skeptical or in disagreement in order to obtain the desired effect, e.g. gaining compliance with an established policy or regulation.
  • I have regularly served as a program representative and participated in discussions in which the purpose was to plan, coordinate, or consult on work efforts or to resolve specific business problems. This included influencing or motivating individuals or groups who are working toward mutual goals and who have basically cooperative attitudes.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.
10 Choose the statement(s) that best describes your skill in communicating interpersonally information related to rules, regulations, instructions, etc., including making presentations to diverse groups including high-ranking management officials in Federal, and/or private sector organizations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have orally justified controversial decisions, conclusions, findings, or recommendations.
  • I have delivered formal presentations or training sessions concerning rules, regulations, instructions, etc.
  • I have participated in confidential discussions with employees or management and kept private, the information discussed in those meetings and used this information in conflict avoidance or resolution.
  • I have persuaded program managers and other decision-making officials, with differing goals and interests, to follow recommended courses of action.
  • I have participated in meetings to discuss rules, regulations, instructions, etc.
  • I have provided advice to managers on revised rules, regulations, instructions, etc.
  • I have recommended remedial action to correct existing or potential problems.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.
11 Choose the statement that best describes the extent of your experience in interpersonal communication skills that you have performed as a regular part of a job. Answer to this question is required
  • I have communicated with managers and other professionals to provide guidance and assistance in resolving difficult EEO issues.
  • I have communicated with a variety of customers, including senior managers, employees from other bureaus/offices and from other federal agencies in resolving complex and far reaching EEO issues.
  • I have communicated with senior executives, political officials, managers, and individuals from federal, public, and private sectors to influence, recommend, and/or gain acceptance of highly sensitive policies and issues.
  • None of the above.
12 Indicate your experience in maintaining and promoting effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, co-workers or contractors. Answer to this question is required
  • I have established effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, co-workers or contractors.
  • I have led efforts to promote establishing effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, coworkers or contractors.
  • I have worked on teams to promote establishing effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, co-workers or contractors.
  • I have developed programs to promote establishing effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, co-workers or contractors.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.
13 I have working knowledge of the laws, regulations, policies and other directives that govern the activities of Federal agencies and employees related to: Answer to this question is required
  • Ethics
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Political Activity
  • Suitability
  • Personnel Law
  • Employment
  • Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Labor Relations
  • Employee Relations
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.
14 Choose the statement(s) that describe your experience managing, directing, or administering an important program and/or significant program segment. Answer to this question is required
  • I have issued technically authoritative interpretations and decisions regarding laws, regulations, and program policies relating to the program.
  • I have set the short-range objectives for the accomplishment of the program work.
  • I have set long-range plans for the program considering the possible changes in program direction and new and/or emerging laws.
  • I have developed and approved program procedures and practices.
  • I have promoted program(s) and provided expert advice to a variety of senior officials.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.
15 Choose the statement(s) that shows your experience with policy documents: Answer to this question is required
  • Resident Advisory Committee
  • Resident Fund policy
  • None of the above
16 Choose the statement(s) that best describe your experience providing advice to residents: Answer to this question is required
  • I have helped Residents work through financial issues.
  • I have helped Residents work with management on behavioral issues.
  • I have provided advice to Residents on marriage issues and separation from their spouse.
  • I have advised Residents on funeral home selection and burial location.
  • None of the above
17 Choose the statement(s) that describe the types of unresolved issues you have resolved for residents? Answer to this question is required
  • I have helped Residents resolve billing issues with their fees.
  • I have helped Residents resolve Medicare payment issues.
  • I have helped Residents resolve disputes and work together to build stronger relationships.
  • I have helped Residents resolve issues with their room.
  • I have helped Residents resolve local transportation issues.
  • None of the above
18 Choose the statement that best describes your experience working in a team environment. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked alone and believe my ability to maintain a clear focus on the work at hand permitted me to achieve consistently excellent results.
  • I have worked in small, close-knit groups having common interests and goals, contributed to the accomplishment of assigned tasks.
  • I have worked in large, complex groups where my facilitation skills contributed directly to successful completion of assigned tasks.
  • I have led small, close-knit groups where I ensured that everyone in the group was doing his or her fair share of the work, thereby contributing to successful completion of assigned tasks.
  • I have led large, complex groups where my management/leadership skills ensured that the work was coordinated sufficiently well to ensure successful and timely completion of the assigned tasks.
  • None of the above.
19 Choose all of the statements that best describes the technical knowledge you have provided to managers and supervisors. Answer to this question is required
  • Develop and present information for briefings, meetings, conferences, or training seminars
  • Assist in developing internal dispute resolution policy and procedures
  • Create internal dispute resolution policy and procedures
  • Compose detailed written documents
  • Write clearly, logically, concisely, and persuasively for varied audiences
  • Draft policy and procedural material for dissemination to field or operating level components
  • Draft reports, memoranda and correspondence for signature by higher-level official
  • Communicate organizational strategies, objectives or priorities on a regular basis in writing
  • Explain or justify decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations
  • Compose complex correspondence or other written work such as manuals, management reports, or articles
  • Review and edits reports for accuracy, adherence to policy, organization of material, clarity or expression, and appropriateness for intended audiences
  • None of the above
20 Choose statement(s) that describe your program management experience in achieving organizational mission. Answer to this question is required
  • I have advised, consulted with, and/or negotiated with customers in the delivery of projects or programs.
  • I have set goals and objectives for accomplishments of programs or projects.
  • I have planned the resources, delivery schedules, and milestones.
  • I have monitored and tracked program and organizational accomplishment.
  • I have established and tracked program delivery performance measures.
  • I have established and monitored program delivery productivity.
  • I have established and monitored program delivery cost controls.
  • I have developed annual work plans, objectives, priorities, workloads or resources, and schedules for accomplishment of work plans.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.