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Grade: 13

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Grade: All Grades

1 I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information on and attached to this application is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. I understand that false or fraudulent information on or attached to this application may be grounds for not hiring me or for firing me after I begin work and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment. I understand that any information I give may be investigated. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Are you currently serving or have served in the last five years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    2.1 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
3 To qualify for this position as a GS-13 you must meet the specialized experience requirements for this position with at least one (1) full year of experience at the GS-12 level, or equivalent. This experience as provided below, should have equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of the position. This specialized experience includes:

- Performing evaluations or studies to assess a program or organization; AND
- Developing performance measures to drive improved organizational performance; AND
- Preparing guides, reports or summaries communicating technical information on programmatic issues, processes, or improvements.

Select the choice that best describes your specialized experience.
Answer to this question is required
  • I have one full year (52 weeks) or more of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope as described above.
  • I do not have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the definition as described above.
4 From the following list, select all evaluative principles and techniques for which you have experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Organizing work, setting priorities, and determining resource requirements
  • Determining short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them
  • Coordinating with other organizations or parts of the organization to accomplish goals
  • Monitoring progress and evaluating outcomes
  • Ensuring programs are aligned with and contribute to an organization's strategic vision and mission
  • Analyzing programs, reaching conclusions, and developing recommendations
  • Developing, scheduling, coordinating, and managing projects and resources
  • Ensuring consistent and uniform processes across a directorate by building uniform processes and procedures
  • None of the above
5 Please list the position(s) and date(s) referenced in your resume wherein you gained this experience. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
6 Select the statement that best describes your experience gathering and evaluating information and data. Answer to this question is required
  • Appling analytical and evaluation methods, theories, and techniques to provide recommendations on technical issues (e.g., conducting studies, researching and analyzing official documents, policies, and regulations, compiling and charting statistical data to summarize and analyze information)
  • Tracking and monitored completion of office assignments and prepared reports that evaluate results and document any trends
  • Conducting analysis, reviews, and studies of operational and administrative programs and processes to provide recommended solutions and improvements for the efficiency of an office or equivalent
  • None of the above
7 Please list the position(s) and date(s) referenced in your resume wherein you gained this experience. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
8 Select the following response(s) that represent your demonstrated experience as it pertains to program analysis. Answer to this question is required
  • Experience in planning, coordinating, or conducting analyses or evaluations of programs, operations, and initiatives
  • Experience in analyzing and evaluating options, and formulating conclusions and recommendations for improving programs and operations
  • Experience in researching, compiling, and analyzing volumes of data from various paper-based and electronic sources to identify trends, gaps in information, or other measures of program efficiency, effectiveness, and economy
  • Experience developing charts, tables, graphs, workflow analysis, dashboards, or other presentations to visually present summaries of the information compiled
  • None of the above
9 I have assisted in establishing, implementing, and monitoring goals or objectives for a Quality Assurance Program. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 Indicate which of the following duties you have performed for a quality assurance program. Answer to this question is required
  • I have used a variety of quantitative and qualitative tools for the purpose of developing or assessing new or revised policies and procedures.
  • I have experience evaluating programs and operations, making recommendations to improve efficiency, and ensuring compliance with policies and procedures.
  • I have experience analyzing critical industry statistical program issues which have national impact.
  • I have performed long-range forecasting for an industry-related statistical program to identify potential problems and assist in formulating planned initiatives and procedures.
  • None of the above
11 Identify all the organizational duties you have performed in support of alcohol and tobacco related industries or programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted in planning, coordinating, and conducting analysis.
  • I have led others in developing and executing analysis.
  • I have conducted interviews to obtain financial and operational information during analysis efforts and gather information required.
  • I have applied data analysis techniques to identify and document anomalies, and areas of potential concern.
  • I have reviewed manuals or procedural documents to ensure they are consistent with laws, rules, and standard operating procedures governing such programs.
  • None of the above
12 Choose the statement(s) that best describe your experience in performing studies and analyses of proposed strategies, policies, programs, and practices as a foundation for developing comprehensive plans. Answer to this question is required
  • I have analyzed the processes, structures, and problems of programs for needed improvements in an existing regulatory program.
  • I have conducted research involving alcohol regulatory programs using laws, regulations, public guidance, and internal directives.
  • I have conducted office reviews and audits in order to identify specific needs and problems.
  • I have been responsible for tracking and monitoring a variety of specific activities relating to an organizations administrative policies and business practices.
  • I have reviewed proposed guidance and provided comments to supervisors.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.
13 Select the following function(s) have you performed to help coordinate operations throughout an organization. Answer to this question is required
  • Set standards, expectations, and deadlines
  • Planned work assignments and schedules
  • Assigned tasks and responsibilities to employees inside a program or on my team
  • Reviewed completed work for technical adequacy and timeliness
  • Provide instruction and advice for complying with agency requirements
  • Resolved conflicts, differences, or problems
  • Coached and mentored employees or team members to achieve desired results
  • Reported progress to senior management
  • Presented briefings about significant aspects of assigned program areas to senior management
  • Implemented processes to ensure work is completed as assigned
  • Evaluated the effectiveness of completed assignments or projects
  • None of the above
14 Identify the statement(s) that best describe your experience interpreting laws, regulations, or public guidance to provide technical advice to supervisors, peers, and other personnel. Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed studies of laws, regulations and public guidance and provided technical interpretations that are supported to supervisors, peers, and other personnel.
  • I have reviewed rulings, letters, memoranda, guidance, and forms associated with a program area and provided instruction to others to ensure consistency with policy and regulatory decisions.
  • I have conducted long-range or large scale regulatory or public guidance studies to determine, based on industry trends, if regulations or guidance need to be updated.
  • I have reviewed, evaluated, and recommended improvements to programs.
  • I have devised, developed, and implemented changes and improvements to programs.
  • I have assisted with the implementation of programs and project objectives and guided other employees through the execution process.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.
15 Choose the types of written products you have produced. Answer to this question is required
  • Policies and guidance
  • Standard operating procedures
  • Correspondence and memorandum
  • Statistical releases
  • Electronic presentations
  • Work checklists
  • Briefing materials
  • Training materials
  • Proposals of regulatory or legislative changes
  • Manuals on quality assurance
  • Quality procedure documents
  • Risk reports
  • None of the above
16 Indicate the statement(s) that best describe your experience communicating with individuals and groups to support agency goals and agency leadership. Answer to this question is required
  • I communicate organizational strategies, goals, objectives, and priorities in oral presentations.
  • I explain or justify decisions, conclusions, findings, or recommendations.
  • I brief individuals outside the organization on agency goals and objectives.
  • I defend agency positions with individuals outside of the agency.
  • I encourage cooperation and consensus among groups in fostering agency goals.
  • I have experience building consensus through collaboration from others to obtain information, achieve results and accomplish goals.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.
17 Choose the one answer that best describes your highest level of experience in communicating information orally. Answer to this question is required
  • I have justified, persuaded, negotiated, or resolved matters involving policy or program issues. This included communicating with all internal and external individuals or groups involved to persuade and/or negotiate in obtaining a desired result.
  • I have conducted discussions or have participated in work groups 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 to obtain a desired result (e.g., gaining compliance with an established policy or regulation).
  • I have served as a program representative and participated in discussions in which the purpose was to plan, coordinate, or consult on projects or to resolve specific business problems. This included influencing or motivating individuals or groups who are working toward mutual goals and who have cooperative attitudes.
  • I have served as a program representative in dealing with managers and/or employees within the areas serviced. This included acquiring, clarifying, or exchanging facts and information needed to complete assignments.
  • I have conducted briefings and presentations to both senior management officials as well as other audiences inside my organization.
  • None of the above
18 I have professional experience coordinating with individuals from different offices or functions to operate as a strategic working group. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
19 Choose the function(s) you have performed while evaluating the effectiveness of a program or agency's activities. Answer to this question is required
  • Setting short-range objectives for the accomplishment of work
  • Leading the developing of performance objectives
  • Setting program priorities consistent with an agency's values, mission, and vision
  • Assessing customer needs
  • Identifying and integrating key issues affecting the direction of an agency
  • Setting long-range plans for an organization considering possible changes in program direction and national goals
  • Leading the development of annual work plans
  • Adjusting strategic policies and plans in respect to change, both internally and externally
  • None of the above
20 Choose the one answer that best describes your experience tracking and following-up on a task to ensure that appropriate actions have been taken after they were assigned. Answer to this question is required
  • I follow-up on tasks to verify progress or completion of items of high interest to senior management establishing suspense dates for completion of others work.
  • I follow-up on tasks when issues or problems arise.
  • I monitor and follow-up on time-sensitive tasks and follow-up on tasks as issues arise.
  • I follow-up when instructed to by management.
  • None of the above
21 Indicate the one response that best describes your experience planning, organizing, coordinating, developing, and leading the work of others while working effectively as a team member. Answer to this question is required
  • I coordinate project challenges or milestones in a program area or project, and oversee involvement with other organizations or work-groups.
  • I serve as a technical authority in a program area for peers, operations managers, or policy makers, and meet with program or policy analysts, specialists, or officials within the directorate. I also and have experience summarizing, interpreting, and relating information on difficult or misunderstood policy questions.
  • I coordinate with officials, representatives of groups, or professional organizations.
  • None of the above