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Grade: All Grades

1 Where Did You Hear About Us? Answer to this question is required
  • USAID's Website
  • USAJOBS Website
  • General Job Information Website
  • Agency Employee
  • School Placement Center
  • Job Fair/Recruitment Event
  • Development Executive Group
  • Professional Journal
  • Newspaper Ad
  • Other Print Ad
  • Other (please specify)
    1.1 If you selected "Other" above, please specify. Maximum length of 250 characters.
2 Are you currently, or have you been within the last 5 years, a Presidential appointee (with or without Senate confirmation), Schedule A or Schedule C political appointee, an appointee serving in a political capacity under an agency-specific authority, or a Noncareer SES employee in the Executive Branch? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Choose the statements that describe your experience managing and monitoring a budget for an organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed and justified a multi-year budget within the Federal Government.
  • I have compiled information for the development of a budget.
  • I have developed strategies that ensure appropriate funding levels.
  • I have created a budget estimate.
  • I have monitored obligations for trends in determining budget allocations.
  • I have reprogrammed funds across organization programs.
  • I have explained and defended budget requests before senior agency management officials, including the Office of Management and Budget.
  • None of the above.
4 Which statement best reflects your highest level of experience preparing budget allocations and justifications? Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have training or experience in this area.
  • I have had education or training in this area but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task independently and without the review of a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised others' performance of this task or have trained others so they can perform this task.
5 Which statement best describes your highest level of experience analyzing source documents, program needs, agency objectives, and strategies to determine funding levels? Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have training or experience in this area.
  • I have had education or training in this area but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task independently and without the review of a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised others' performance of this task or have trained others so they can perform this task.
6 Choose the statement that best describes your highest level of experience organizing and planning work. Answer to this question is required
  • I led a team or group and was responsible for setting project objectives, goals, and deadlines for many different tasks. I developed both short and long range goals with milestones to assess progress.
  • I planned a short-term project that involved setting objectives, goals, and deadlines for others. I modified the plan as necessary to ensure deadlines were met.
  • I assessed my own work products and monitored progress against assigned goals. I scheduled tasks so that needed information was gathered in the proper sequence.
  • I have had education or training that has required me to organize my work and set priorities in order to complete assignments on time but have not been required to apply this skill on the job.
  • None of the above.
7 Which statement best describes your highest level of experience with the Office of Management and Budget and OMB Circular A-11? Answer to this question is required
  • I have an understanding of OMB but have not directly worked with or at OMB on the submission of the President’s Budget.
  • I interpret the Circular and make decisions without consultation.
  • I have responded to questions from the OMB on submission of the President’s Budget or have crafted questions for Agencies at OMB.
  • I have directly briefed OMB on submission of the President’s Budget, or have directly worked at OMB on the President’s Budget Request.
  • None of the above
8 Select the statement(s) that describe your experience performing analytical and evaluative activities, studies, or projects. Answer to this question is required
  • Applies fact-finding and investigative techniques in resolving issues.
  • Evaluates comments received on strategies and budget requests to determine whether changes are feasible, enforceable, and acceptable in view of program goals.
  • Uses qualitative and quantitative methods and other statistical approaches and techniques to assess program effectiveness.
  • Works with upper management to define, analyze, and resolve problems with budget justifications and policy.
  • None of the above
9 Select the response(s) that describe your experience developing, managing, and monitoring a budget for developmental programs implemented in foreign countries. Answer to this question is required
  • I compiled budget data from multiple sources into estimates of annual funding summary reports and schedules.
  • I monitored budget data reports to ensure accurate portrayal of funds.
  • I developed and implemented strategies that ensure appropriate funding levels.
  • I made recommendations for improvements in the monitoring, tracking, and reporting of funds and program obligations.
  • I assisted in the compilation of proposed budgets that tie to program needs.
  • I prepared information on proposed budgets that tie to program needs.
  • I independently developed and justified a multi-year budget for an organization.
  • I explained and defended budget requests before senior agency management officials and interagency officials.
  • None of the above
10 Which statement best reflects your highest level of experience writing justifications of agency budget requests? Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have training or experience in this area.
  • I have had education or training in this area but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task independently and without the review of a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised others' performance of this task or have trained others so they can perform this task.
11 Do you have professional experience developing written budget justifications for the White House,  Office of Management and Budget? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 In which situations have you applied interpersonal communication skills? Answer to this question is required
  • To persuade others to accept findings, recommendations, changes, or alternative viewpoints
  • To identify and respond to critical changes relating to deadlines, research scope, or publication requirements with diplomacy and action
  • To interact and work with co-workers, supervisors, high level management, or the media on activities relating to press releases and other publications
  • To guide individuals (subordinates, peers, superiors) or groups toward task accomplishment
  • To collaborate with authors to reach agreement, settlement, consensus, compliance, or a solution to the edited versions of press releases or other written materials
  • None of the above
13

Which response best reflects your highest level of experience working cooperatively and collaboratively with others in a work, academic, or volunteer setting?

Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have prior experience.
  • I have partnered with one person with a shared objective to accomplish work.
  • I have worked on a team with my peers, each of whom had a designated separate role.
  • I have worked on a team with individuals from different organizations, groups, or offices and have guided others to work effectively in a team environment.
  • In a supervisory or leadership capacity, I have created an atmosphere for teamwork, cooperation, and productivity which had positive impact.