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Grade: 15

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1 GS-15 - Choose one answer that best describes your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service performing work related to the duties of the position described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not meet the requirement as described above.
2 Choose the statements that best describe your experience in managing and monitoring a budget for an International Development organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed and justified a multi-year budget for an organization.
  • I have been responsible for cost analysis and developing an operating budget for an organization with a variety of program elements.
  • I have been responsible for monitoring a budget.
  • I have compiled information for the development of a budget.
  • I have managed the budgetary process, including the development and execution.
  • I have developed and implemented strategies that ensure appropriate funding levels.
  • I have overseen procurement and contracting procedures.
  • I have analyzed expenditure trends.
  • I have conducted a current budget needs assessment.
  • I have created a budget estimate.
  • I have obligated funds.
  • I have tracked expenditures.
  • I have monitored funding expenditures for accuracy and appropriateness.
  • I have reconciled commitments, obligations, and expenditures.
  • I have programmed funds across organization programs.
  • I have explained and defended budget requests before senior agency management officials.
  • None of the above.
3 Please indicate your highest level of experience analyzing and recommending solutions to administrative problems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task 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 as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task.
4 Do you have experience analyzing data within the Budget Formulation and Execution Manager System or a similar budget formulation and execution system? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Which statement best reflects your highest level of experience supervising a Budget Staff? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not supervised or led a Budget Staff.
  • I have been a team leader but have not been responsible for supervisory functions.
  • I have been a budget manager or supervisor and have performed the full basic supervisory functions (e.g., motivating, providing performance feedback).
  • I have been a budget manager or supervisor and have performed the full scope of supervisory functions (e.g., serving as hiring selection official, handling and EEO issue, terminating an employee).
6 Select the choices that describe your experience representing an organization when interacting with others. Answer to this question is required
  • Briefed senior executives and organizational leadership on budget prior to Congressional hearings and met on issues pertaining to OMB with members of Congress or Senior Congressional Staff.
  • Presented at periodic meetings and program reviews, and provided information and recommendations on planned programmatic decisions for more effective utilization of resources to achieve objectives.
  • Explained program or financial data from various sources and to organization leadership and field organizations or the equivalent.
  • Answered questions on organization or agency budgets after others presented information at staff meetings, program reviews and budget presentations.
  • None of the above.
7 Which statement best reflects your highest level of experience writing briefing material or talking points for senior executives in a professional setting? 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.
8 Which of the following best represents your experience with budget related work? Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed and managed a project budget.
  • I have developed and managed a program budget.
  • I have developed and managed a division or business line budget.
  • I have developed and managed an agency or corporation budget.
  • None of the above.
9 Please select the statement(s) that best reflects your experience in communicating with different levels of an organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have actively participated in meetings with upper management and/or high ranking officials.
  • I have served as a liaison between employees and management.
  • I have served as a mediator between management and union officials.
  • I have actively participated in meetings and discussions with employees in blue-collar positions.
  • I have served as a mediator between management and employees.
  • None of the above.
10 Choose all of the following which you done as a routine part of your professional work experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Established priorities and timelines among multiple projects
  • Started up and managed projects through completion
  • Established milestones and monitored project progress
  • Met deadlines
  • Made resource decisions for competing projects
  • Assigned tasks and monitored performance
  • Anticipated and resolved problems
  • Maximized use of limited financial and personnel resources
  • None of the above
11 Choose the statements that apply to your experience with the budget process. Answer to this question is required
  • I have advised program officials concerning obligations, expenditures, and availability of funds.
  • I have performed cost-benefit analysis in support of programmatic or budgetary initiatives.
  • I have used automated databases to prepare data summaries for inclusion in analytical budget reports, briefings or fact sheets.
  • I have gathering the data needed and developed unit cost rates for various categories of employees (e.g. auditor, investigator, lawyer).
  • None of the above.
12 From the following list, select all of the supervisory duties you have performed on a regular and recurring basis. Answer to this question is required
  • I have planned work to be accomplished by subordinates, set and adjusted priorities, and prepared schedules for the completion of work.
  • I have assigned work to subordinates based on priorities, consideration of the difficulty of assignments, and the capabilities of employees.
  • I have been responsible for first line supervision to employees.
  • I have developed performance standards and evaluated employees' work.
  • I have instructed employees on both program work and administrative matters.
  • I have interviewed candidates for positions.
  • I have worked with employees to identify their developmental and training needs based on organizational goals and budget realities.
  • I have addressed employees conduct issues by seeking appropriate human resources actions such as verbal admonishments or suspensions.
  • I have overseen the performance of other staff on a team, even though not as a formal supervisor.
  • I have followed necessary steps when an employee's performance did not improve.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.
13 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)
14 If you selected "Other" above, please specify. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required