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Grade: 14

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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
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.
For the GS-14, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the service. Specialized experience for this position includes: - Providing administrative and operational oversight of a housing and community development program that benefits Native American families; AND - Providing technical assistance to officials on a variety of tribal and Native American program related matters; AND - Analyzing policies and procedures and making recommendations.
3 Do you have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-13 level providing administrative and operational oversight of a housing and community development program that benefits Native American families? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    3.1 Please provide the dates/resume reference when you gained this experience so it may be found to ensure you receive proper credit. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
4 Do you have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-13 level providing technical assistance to officials on a variety of tribal and Native American program related matters? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    4.1 Please provide the dates/resume reference when you gained this experience so it may be found to ensure you receive proper credit Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
5 Do you have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-13 level analyzing policies and procedures and making recommendations? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    5.1 Please provide the dates/resume reference when you gained this experience so it may be found to ensure you receive proper credit. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
6 Select the responses that describe your experience leading and/or supervising employees. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Planned work to be accomplished by subordinates, set and adjusted priorities, and prepared schedules for the completion of work.
  • Assigned work to subordinates based on priorities, consideration of the difficulty of assignments, and the capabilities of employees.
  • Responsible for first line supervision to employees.
  • Developed performance standards and evaluated employees' work.
  • Instructed employees on both program work and administrative matters.
  • Interviewed candidates for positions.
  • Recommended individuals for appointment, promotion, or reassignment.
  • Worked with employees to identify their developmental and training needs based on organizational goals and budget realities.
  • Resolved office conflicts through mediation and/or other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
  • Resolved office conflicts by providing written guidance.
  • Addressed employee conduct issues by seeking appropriate human resources actions such as verbal admonishments, reprimands, or suspensions.
  • Coached employees on performance issues.
  • Followed necessary steps when an employee’s performance did not improve.
  • Developed performance improvement plans.
  • None of the above.
7 Select the response(s) that identifies your experience working with a budget for an organization. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have forecasted money, materials and staffing needs.
  • I have prepared cost estimates for projects or activities.
  • I have monitored and tracked obligations and expenditures to ensure funds are properly allocated, obligated, and spent in conformance with program objectives.
  • I have performed final review and approval of budget data for a program.
  • I have interpreted and applied available guidelines in order to complete budget assignments.
  • None of the above.
8 Do you have experience with resource allocation? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    8.1 Please provide the dates/resume reference when you gained this experience so it may be found to ensure you receive proper credit. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
9 Select the activities that reflect your experience managing or overseeing housing, community development, or other grant and loan programs. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Interpreting and effectively communicating program policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Marketing and training on the availability of grant and loan programs.
  • Managing the evaluation and award of grant and loan applications.
  • Responding to complaints and defending the results of the application review process
  • Monitoring or reviewing the performance of grant or loan awards.
  • Communicating the results of a grant/loan monitoring or performance review.
  • Negotiating corrective actions related to grant/loan performance problems.
  • None of the above
10 Select the programs with which you have experience. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program
  • Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Program
  • Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program
  • Tribal Housing Activities Loan Guarantee Program (Title VI
  • Other Tribal grant or loan programs
  • None of the above
11 From the following, please select your experience working with the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA) and implementing its regulations. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed and/or reviewed the housing plan
  • I have conducted formal training on NAHASDA
  • I have implemented its regulations and policies
  • I have provided technical assistance on NAHASDA
  • I have not worked with NAHASDA
12 Select the responses that describe your experience conveying technical information to others. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted training sessions with audiences that varied by understanding of the subject.
  • I have interviewed employees or managers to acquire specific programmatic or technical information.
  • I have communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives or priorities.
  • I have persuaded others to accept findings or to take a particular course of action.
  • None of the above.
13 Which responses describe your experience persuading stakeholders through oral communication? Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have acquired or exchanged technical and non- technical information to clarify points with others.
  • I have resolved issues or operating problems by influencing or persuading people who were working toward mutual goals and had generally cooperative attitudes.
  • I have influenced and persuaded employees and managers who were resistant based on organizational conflict, competing objectives, or resource problems to accept and implement findings and recommendations.
  • I have defended, negotiated, or settled matters involving significant or controversial issues of considerable consequence or importance, (e.g., recommendations dealing with substantial expenditures).
  • None of the above.
14 Which of the following documents have you independently written? Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Adverse actions
  • Employee performance improvement documentation
  • Union notifications
  • Departmental policies
  • Program handbooks
  • Strategic plans
  • Workforce plans
  • Emergency preparedness plan
  • Risk management plan
  • Corrective action plan
  • Program budgets
  • Process improvement recommendations
  • Policy letters
  • Position papers
  • None of the above