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Grade: 15

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Grade: All Grades

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 describe your experience interacting with US government officials. Answer to this question is required
  • I have led briefings.
  • I have served as a representative of my organization when communicating with other agencies.
  • I have responded to congressional requests for information.
  • I have explained information to officials through written correspondence.
  • None of the above.
3 I have performed the following leadership functions: Answer to this question is required
  • Setting standards, expectations, and deadlines.
  • Planning work assignments to be assigned to employees.
  • Establishing work schedules and worksite assignments.
  • Assigning tasks and responsibilities to employees.
  • Reviewing completed work for technical accuracy.
  • Following up with employees to assure timelines in meeting milestones.
  • Resolving conflicts, differences, or problems.
  • Coaching and mentoring employees to achieve desired results.
  • Reporting progress to senior management.
  • Implementing work completed.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of completed assignments or projects.
  • None of the above.
4 In which of the following roles have you directed or led others in the workplace? Answer to this question is required
  • Team leader
  • First line supervisor
  • Middle manager
  • Mentor
  • Upper manager
  • Head of organization
  • None of the above
5 Under which situations have you performed work on a regular and recurring basis? Answer to this question is required
  • Leading a group
  • Being a team member within a group
  • Working on tasks individually
  • None of the above
6 Choose the statements that describe your experience managing, directing, or administrating an important program and/or significant program segment. Answer to this question is required
  • I have issued technically authoritative interpretations and decisions regarding laws, regulations and program policies relating to the program.
  • I have developed and recommended program policies, strategies and goals.
  • I have set the short-range objectives for the accomplishment of the program work.
  • I have set long-range plans for the program considering the possible changes in program direction and new and/or emerging laws.
  • I have developed and approved program procedures and practices.
  • I have promoted program(s) and provided expert advice to a variety of senior officials.
  • I have performed reviews of major initiatives and finance functions including headquarters and field operations.
  • I have reviewed and made recommendations for standard operating procedures.
  • None of the above.
7 Identify the tasks that you have performed at work. Answer to this question is required
  • Managed competing assignments
  • Set milestones and deadlines for assignments
  • Briefed staff and management on status of assignments
  • Provided guidance, direction, or instruction to individuals
  • Reacted effectively to unforeseen events or delays
  • Rearranged priorities and work assignments based on the actions of others
  • None of the above