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Vacancy Details

Grade: 15

No questions specified.

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 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-15, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Supervising the application of rules, regulations, and procedures related to the following areas of human resources servicing:

• Recruitment and Staffing;
• Position Management;
• Classification;
• Pay Administration;
• Leave Administration;
• Benefits AND
• Personnel and Payroll processing.
3 Select the answer that best describes your experience as it relates to the Specialized Experience statement listed above. Answer to this question is required
  • I have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the definition described above.
  • I do not have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the definition as described above.
4 Please select from below the answer(s) that reflects Human Resources/Human Capital functional area(s) for which you have provided Human Resources operational services or technical advice on issues related to program responsibilities, policy implications, or operational procedures. Answer to this question is required
  • Recruitment and Staffing
  • Position Management and Classification
  • Pay Administration
  • Leave Administration
  • Benefits
  • Payroll and Personnel Processing
  • None of the above
5 Select the statement that best describes your experience evaluating technical Human Resources/Human Capital information and program areas sufficient to advise others on how this information relates to or supports human capital programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have analyzed Human Resources data extracts and reports from automated Human Resources Systems and databases in order to show correlation between program areas
  • I have assisted in Human Resources data extracts and reports used to show correlation between program areas.
  • I do not have experience evaluating Human Resources/Human Capital information in order to show correlation between program areas
  • I have analyzed Human Resources data and developed oral and written communications that include thorough and comprehensive descriptions to show correlation between program areas
6 Select the statement that best describes your experience conducting research on Human Resources/Human Capital topics. Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted research and analysis of current Human Resources/Human Capital management laws, regulations and best practices in order to develop methods and procedures for implementation to improve and enhance Human Resources/Human Capital programs
  • I have interpreted Human Resources/Human Capital laws, regulations, policies, standards, or procedures and recommend procedures for implementing policies to ensure compliance
  • I have developed Human Resources/Human Capital procedures/policy to bring new or revised regulations, directives, or procedures into compliance with legal or precedent guidelines
  • I have interpreted Human Resources/Human Capital laws, regulations, and policies to determine their impact on an organization
  • None of the above
7 Select from below the answer(s) that reflect your experience with the development, implementation and/or analysis of government-wide, Department, or organizational surveys. Answer to this question is required
  • I have analyzed and developed reports based on data analysis of departmental or government-wide surveys
  • I have developed survey tools
  • I have implemented pre-established survey tools
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task
  • I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job
8 Select the response(s) that describes your experience planning and executing highly complex, multi-phased and sensitive Human Resources/Human Capital studies, projects and other work as assigned. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as team lead responsible for determining resources (e.g., people, time, space, financial, etc.)
  • I have developed evaluation metrics.
  • I have collected information and data on Human Resources/Human Capital programs, which was used to evaluate compliance and assess performance and goal achievement based on objectives and work measurement criteria.
  • I have conducted interviews to gather information used to analyze and identify potential solutions to organizational problems.
  • I have analyzed written and statistical data. Analyses were used to explain, or justify findings, recommendations, and required corrective measures.
  • I have served as a team lead responsible for developing comprehensive for reports, briefings, etc. or leading meetings with senior management officials.
  • None of the above.
9 Select the technique(s) that you have used to support project management efforts: Answer to this question is required
  • Team collaboration/brainstorming sessions
  • Data analysis
  • Researching alternative solutions
  • Process mapping
  • Root cause analysis
  • None of the above
10 Select the responses that describe your experience supervising employees. Answer to this question is required
  • I have assigned work to employees.
  • I have monitored employee work products for adherence to time lines.
  • I have monitored employee work products for adherence to quality standards and defined metrics.
  • I have monitored employee morale.
  • I have ensured that employees are treated fairly.
  • None of the above.
11 Select the statements that best describe your experience managing the team's workload and work product. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Balanced and adjusted workload and tasks based on priorities
  • Communicated assignments to employees, including desired end-product and timeframes for completion
  • Monitored the progress of employees’ work
  • Reported progress of team’s work to superiors
  • Reviewed completed work and ensuring it met your instructions on prioritization, timeliness, and quality
  • Improved or rejected work that did not meet standards
  • Improved processes to increase team efficiency
  • Developed and nurtured inter-office relationships to gain cooperation for successfully managing a project or program
  • None of the above
12 Select the statement that best describes your experience in providing effective management advisory services to senior stakeholders. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not yet had experience providing management advisory services to senior stakeholders.
  • I have served as a recognized senior advisor by other senior Human Resources staff and program managers.
  • I have advised on and/or resolve moderately complex, non-controversial, well-precedented factual, procedural, and/or recurring issues for which there are one or more readily apparent solutions.
  • I have advised on a wide range of Human Resource Management concepts, principles, laws, regulations, and practices sufficient to provide management with flexible alternatives for problem resolution.
  • I have applied negotiation procedures and techniques, advocacy, mediation, interest-based bargaining, and other non-adversarial problem solving approaches sufficient to resolve problems and advise management.
13 Select the response(s) that describes your experience communicating innovative Human Resources solutions to complex problems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed new insights into situations and applied innovative solutions to Human Resources issues/problems and designed new methods or procedures
  • I have utilized management skills to anticipate and keep abreast of new and changing initiatives to serve as a consultant and advisor to top management
  • I have applied knowledge of an organization's culture, mission and functions to provide effective Human Resources/Human Capital services
  • I have served on work groups, committees, or task forces as a representative for the organization on technical or professional issues
  • I have modified products or services provided based on suggestions or feedback from customer
  • I have worked within organizational components and at top levels of responsibility on Human Resources topics or issues
  • I have provided advice on complex, sensitive, and/or controversial issues requiring negotiation skills
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks
14 Select the response(s) that describes your experience designing action plans to overcome internal barriers to compliance, effectiveness, efficiency productivity. Answer to this question is required
  • Monitored program implementation.
  • Recommended new procedures related to improving production or program efficiency.
  • Drafted guidelines, action strategies, and/or guidance involving implementation of program initiatives.
  • Participated in meetings with staff at different levels to plan production goals and resolve operational issues.
  • Lead integrated project teams supporting the identification and resolution of complex Human Resources/Human Capital issues.
  • Assured operational compliance with regulations and policies.
  • Ensured that accurate and timely information was communicated to senior managers on status of initiatives.
  • None of the above
15 In which of the following events have you communicated verbally or made oral presentations: Answer to this question is required
  • Meetings
  • One-on-One discussions
  • Telephone inquiries
  • Training
  • Technical assistance
  • Executive Briefings
  • Technical Briefings
  • None of the above
16 Choose the statements that apply to your experience in interacting with a variety of people in various situations to achieve effective solutions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have facilitated communications and activities between organizational entities
  • I have worked as a member of a team for problem resolution
  • I have presented or defended program specific mission goals, needs, or problems with senior management and/or contract representatives
  • I have independently planned and conducted meetings
  • I am regularly consulted by peers, other agency representatives, or private industry on technical, programmatic, or professional issues
  • None of the above