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Grade: 09

NA
Specialized experience for the GS-09 level is one year of experience at the GS-07 level, or equivalent that has equipped you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes:
- Supporting a community development or economic development program for a federal, state, or local government or non-profit organization; AND
- Assisting with training on community or economic development topics.
OR
Master's or equivalent graduate degree, or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.B. or J.D.; in order to be qualifying, education must be in a related field.
OR
A combination of the following: more than 1 full year of progressively higher level graduate education, if related, and experience, may be used to meet total qualification requirements. Only graduate level education in excess of the first 18 semester hours (27 quarter hours) may be combined to be considered for qualifying education.
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-07 level as described above.
  • I have a Masters or equivalent graduate degree or two (2) full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D..
  • I have a combination of graduate level education and specialized experience that together meet the qualifications requirements for this position.
  • I do not meet the required experience or education as described above.

Grade: 11

NA
Specialized experience for the GS-11 level is one year of experience at the GS-09 level, or equivalent that has equipped you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes:
- Supporting a community development or economic development program for a federal, state, or local government or non-profit organization; AND
- Designing training programs or conducting training on community or economic development topics.
OR
Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or an LL.M.; in order to be qualifying, education must be in a related field.
OR
A combination of the following: more than 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's or equivalent graduate degree, if related, and experience, may be used to meet total qualification requirements. Only graduate level education in excess of the first 36 semester hours (54 quarter hours) may be combined to be considered for qualifying education.
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-09 level as described above.
  • I have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three (3) full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M.
  • I have a combination of graduate level education and specialized experience that together meet the qualifications requirements for this position.
  • I do not meet the required experience or education as described above.
2 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
3 Select the statement that best describes your highest level of experience interpreting and applying policy, guidance, or procedural documents (e.g., operating instructions, regulations, memos) to various situations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have independently reviewed policies, guidance or procedural documents and provided this information to others to assist them in interpreting policy, guidance or procedural documents correctly.
  • I have independently reviewed policy, guidance, or procedural documents and applied them to my situation.
  • I have received assistance interpreting policy, guidance or procedural documents from a senior staff person.
  • I do not have experience interpreting or applying policy, guidance, or procedural documents.
4 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

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 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
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 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.
  • 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 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
7 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.
8 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 exists.
  • None of the above
9 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
10 Select the statement that describes your experience communicating with others or training on programmatic and technical matters. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience providing training or explaining orally, programs and technical requirements to management staff, employees and/or clients, and the general public to address and resolve controversial issues.
  • I have experience training or 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
11 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 governmental officials
  • State level government officials
  • Members of Congress or their staff
  • Non-profit organizations
  • None of the above
12 Select the issues to which you have drafted a written response. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Internal questions (e.g., from peers, managers)
  • Customer inquiries
  • Customer complaints
  • Program compliance issues
  • Waiver requests
  • Congressional request for information
  • None of the above
13 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.
  • I have not communicated with others for any of the above reasons.
14 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