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Grade: 13

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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
Specialized experience for the GS-13 is one year of experience at the GS-12 level, or equivalent that has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes:

- Making determinations and recommendations involving a wide range of policies, procedures, and strategies; AND
- Performing research and analysis to evaluate qualifications and operations of grants or cooperative agreement awardees or contractors; AND
- Implementing policies, procedures, instructions or management information systems; AND
- Analyzing program data and information systems and making recommendations for improvement.
2 Do you have one year of experience at the GS-12 level, or equivalent, making determinations and recommendations involving a wide range of policies, procedures, and strategies? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Please specify where the above experience is documented in your resume. (Indicate place of employment, job title, and length of time performing the duties). Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
4 Do you have one year of experience at the GS-12 level, or equivalent, performing research and analysis to evaluate qualifications and operations of grants or cooperative agreement awardees or contractors? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Please specify where the above experience is documented in your resume. (Indicate place of employment, job title, and length of time performing the duties). Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
6 Do you have one year of experience at the GS-12 level, or equivalent, implementing policies, procedures, instructions or management information systems? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Please specify where the above experience is documented in your resume. (Indicate place of employment, job title, and length of time performing the duties). Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
8 Do you have one year of experience at the GS-12 level, or equivalent, analyzing program data and information systems and making recommendations for improvement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Please specify where the above experience is documented in your resume. (Indicate place of employment, job title, and length of time performing the duties). Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
10 Choose the statement that best describes your experience with Federal laws and regulations or HUD requirements governing grants or cooperative agreements or contracts. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience with Federal laws and regulations or HUD requirements governing grants or cooperative agreements or contracts
  • I have knowledge of Federal laws and regulations or HUD requirements governing grants or cooperative agreements or contracts through formal training, but I have not performed related tasks on the job
  • I have experience with Federal laws and regulations or HUD requirements governing grants or cooperative agreements or contracts and I have worked on one or two cooperative agreements, grants or contracts inside or outside of government
  • I have experience with Federal laws and regulations or HUD requirements governing grants or cooperative agreements or contracts and I have managed a portfolio of three or more cooperative agreements or contracts inside or outside of government
  • I have experience with Federal laws and regulations and HUD requirements and I have managed a portfolio of more than three grants or cooperative agreements or contracts inside or outside of government. Others have consulted me for assistance in performing this task
11 Select all of the statements that describe your participation in awarding, implementing, managing or monitoring grants or cooperative agreements. Answer to this question is required
  • I have drafted language for a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).
  • I have developed review or rating criteria for applications submitted under a NOFA.
  • I have reviewed and scored / rated competitive applications.
  • I have reviewed and approved proposed work plans (activity plans).
  • I have reviewed and approved requests for payment, including supporting documentation.
  • I have monitored cooperative agreements.
  • I have generated or analyzed data reports to oversee a portfolio of awardees.
  • None of the above
12 Choose the statement that best describes your experience assessing a system or organization's policies and procedures and implementing changes to strengthen or improve performance and accountability. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as a member of a team that made recommendations to strengthen or improve performance and accountability of a system or an organization’s policies.
  • I have served as a member of a team that assessed a system or an organization’s policies and procedures and strengthened or improved performance by implementing needed changes.
  • I have independently assessed a system or an organization’s policies and procedures and implemented changes to strengthen or improve performance and accountability.
  • I have overseen a group tasked with assessing a system or an organization's policies and procedures and implementing changes to strengthen or improve performance and accountability. This required planning work to be accomplished by subordinates, setting and adjusting short-term priorities and preparing schedules for completion of work.
  • None of the above
13 I have analyzed problems to develop procedures for a program or organization. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
14 Please specify where the above experience is documented in your resume. (Indicate place of employment, job title, and length of time performing the duties). Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
15 I have led a project or team in the analysis and resolution of organizational problems. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
16 Please specify where the above experience is documented in your resume. (Indicate place of employment, job title, and length of time performing the duties). Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
17 Select all the following in which you have experience with analyzing data from one or more data systems, including developing standard and ad hoc reports, to measure performance and identify outcomes and outputs of technical assistance programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have analyzed data from one or more data systems.
  • I have developed standard or ad hoc reports for one or more data systems.
  • I have presented analysis to management.
  • I have recommended changes in data systems to improve measures of performance and operations.
  • I have trained others in analyzing data and developing ad hoc reports for one or more data systems.
  • None of the above
18 Select all of the following in which you have experience with assessing and planning, developing or implementing management information systems used to administer and manage programs? Answer to this question is required
  • I have analyzed management information requirements to develop program or administrative reporting systems, including the systems specifications, data gathering and analytical techniques, and systems evaluation methodology
  • I have presented analysis and made recommendations to management on development or enhancement of management information systems to improve program operations or administration
  • I have coordinated with technical IT experts to create or adapt management information systems, including data specifications, data gathering and analytical technique
  • None of the above
19 Which statement best describes your highest level of experience making decisions? Answer to this question is required
  • I have made simple decisions and referred difficult issues to a more senior employee or manager.
  • As part of a team, I resolved difficult issues or unprecedented problem situations.
  • I independently analyzed difficult issues and considered the impact, rules, regulations and management preferences before implementing solutions.
  • None of the above
20 Choose the statement that best describes your highest level of experience analyzing and evaluating information to identify problems and develop solutions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience performing work that required resolution of problems involving issues of limited impact on an organization using clear-cut guidelines and existing precedents that determine the most appropriate guideline to use
  • I have experience performing work that required the resolution of problems involving issues that affected a limited segment of an organization using a wide range of source material and preexisting precedents
  • I have experience performing work that required the independent resolution of problems involving complex, diverse, or unique issues using few preexisting precedents
  • None of the above
21 Select the statements that describe your experience writing documents (e.g., reports, letters) in a professional environment. Answer to this question is required
  • I have tailored the language and tone of my writing to a technical audience.
  • I have tailored the language and tone of my writing to a non-technical audience.
  • I have synthesized multiple ideas into a cohesive and concise document.
  • I have coordinated with multiple programs or customers to tailor a written product to a diverse audience.
  • I have followed standardized procedures to structure my writing.
  • I have received recognition from management or customers on the quality of my writing.
  • None of the above
22 Select the statements that describe all of the issues for 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
  • Program compliance issues
  • New program policy
  • New or revised operational procedures
  • Congressional requests for information
  • None of the above
23 I have experience communicating with senior level managers and executives, awardees, employees, and the public in person and over the telephone, utilizing a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
24 Please specify where the above experience is documented in your resume. (Indicate place of employment, job title, and length of time performing the duties). Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
25 Select the resonses that describe your experience communicating with others orally. Answer to this question is required
  • I have led discussions of controversial information at conferences.
  • I have presented technical information in formal training classes.
  • I have provided information orally as a representative of management in meetings or conferences.
  • I have provided guidance or informal training on technical matters to others on an individual basis when requested.
  • I have resolved conflicts, complaints and problems in person or on the telephone.
  • None of the above
26 Select the responses that describe your experience orally communicating technical information with others. 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