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Grade: 15

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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
For the GS-15: you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent. For this position specialized experience is defined as:
- Overseeing programs in affordable housing communities that are assisted by public agencies or public/private development entities— such as programs and strategies that address economic self-sufficiency for low income residents, job-driven approaches to increase earnings, the advancement of employment outcomes through work readiness, employer linkages, job placement, educational advancement, technology skills, and financial literacy for residents of public housing; AND
- Advising on an organization's decisions, policy recommendations and positions supporting the organization's mission; AND
- Coordinating economic mobility efforts with public housing authorities (PHAs), assisted housing owners, public/private nonprofit development entities, or government officials; AND
- Analyzing problems, developing strategies, and presenting solutions to senior management or high level officials, orally and in writing.
2 Select all programs and activities relating to the provision of services to low-income communities that you have experience working with. Answer to this question is required
  • Broad range of supportive services to families in low-income communities.
  • Programs that integrate new housing and social services programs in low income communities.
  • Programs targeting supportive services for multifamily rental housing communities, whether private or publicly-assisted.
  • Programs that increase opportunities for individuals and families in low income communities to achieve greater self-sufficiency.
  • Services that support opportunities for employment and/or preparation for employment through education, training, etc.
  • Services that increase access to and utilization of technology, including internet services, in low-income communities.
  • Funding programs for supportive services in low income communities.
  • None of the above.
3 Select the statement that best describes your experience analyzing problems, developing strategies, and presenting solutions to senior management or high level officials, orally and in writing. Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one full year of experience analyzing problems, developing strategies, and presenting solutions to senior management or high level officials, orally and in writing.
    3.1 List the organization(s) where you gained this experience along with the date(s) and the title/position you held. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • I have less than one full year of experience analyzing problems, developing strategies, and presenting solutions to senior management or high level officials, orally and in writing.
  • I have no experience analyzing problems, developing strategies, and presenting solutions to senior management or high level officials, orally and in writing.
4 Select all programmatic documents related to the delivery of services in low-income communities, which you have reviewed for decision making purposes (such as approval or disapproval) or recommending a decision. Answer to this question is required
  • Applications for funding
  • Project management controls
  • Financial statements
  • Contract or grant agreements
  • Project timelines
  • Waiver requests
  • None of the above
5 Select the statement that best describes your highest level of experience analyzing information, to make inferences and draw conclusions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have applied existing rules to novel situations to draw conclusions based on information analysis.
  • I have analyzed information and applied established rules to arrive at answers to problems.
  • I have created rules to guide analysis and decision-making performed by others based on my experience analyzing data to draw conclusions.
  • I have analyzed information to make inferences and draw conclusions when no rules or guidance existed.
  • None of the above
6 Do you have experience independently analyzing policy issues relating to the provision of services to the residents in low-income communities to make recommendations for organizational decisions and policy positions? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    6.1 List the organization(s) where you gained this experience along with the date(s) and the title/position you held. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
7 Select the statement that best describes your experience advising on an organization's decisions, policy recommendations and positions supporting the organization's mission. Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one full year of experience advising on an organization's decisions, policy recommendations and positions supporting the organization's mission
    7.1 List the organization(s) where you gained this experience along with the date(s) and the title/position you held. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • I have less than one full year of experience advising on an organization's decisions, policy recommendations and positions supporting the organization's mission
  • I have no experience advising on an organization's decisions, policy recommendations and positions supporting the organization's mission
8 Which segments of the provision of assistance to low-income communities do you have experience analyzing to resolve problems? Answer to this question is required
  • Policy Planning
  • Design
  • Development
  • Implementation
  • Compliance and monitoring
  • Evaluation
  • None of the above
9 In which areas do you have experience working with housing authorities, assisted property owners or other property owners to solve problems? Answer to this question is required
  • Resident or community relations
  • Financial management
  • Mediation
  • Relocation issues
  • Case management
  • None of the above
10 In the context of the provision of services to the residents of low-income communities, which actions have you performed independently to solve problems in a professional setting? Answer to this question is required
  • Identifying relevant information
  • Evaluating the importance of information
  • Synthesizing data from multiple sources
  • Discerning underlying assumptions
  • Generating solution ideas
  • Weighing alternative options
  • Developing recommendations
  • Validating support for arguments
  • None of the above
11 Select the statement that best describes your experience overseeing employment-related and/or self-sufficiency programs for affordable housing communities that are assisted by public agencies or public/private development entities—such as programs and strategies that address economic self-sufficiency for low income residents, job-driven approaches to increase earnings, the advancement of employment outcomes through work readiness, employer linkages, job placement, educational advancement, technology skills, and financial literacy for residents. Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one full year of experience overseeing such employment-related and/or self-sufficiency programs in affordable housing communities that are assisted by public agencies or public/private development entities.
    11.1 List the organization(s) where you gained this experience along with the date(s) and the title/position you held. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • I have less than one full year of experience overseeing such employment-related and/or self-sufficiency programs in affordable housing communities that are assisted by public agencies or public/private development entities.
  • I have no experience overseeing such employment-related and/or self-sufficiency programs in affordable housing communities that are assisted by public agencies or public/private development entities.
12 Which actions have you taken to resolve issues relating to the provision of services to the residents of low-income communities? Answer to this question is required
  • Developed new program strategies
  • Provided technical advice
  • Identified additional resources
  • Collaborated with industry experts
  • Conducted cost-benefit analyses
  • None of the above
13 In the context of the provision of services to the residents of public, assisted housing or other affordable housing programs, select the documents you have authored in a professional setting. Answer to this question is required
  • Grant applications
  • Statements of work
  • Notice of funding availability (NOFA)
  • Handbooks/Notices
  • Briefing papers
  • Internal operating procedures or guidelines
  • Budget justifications
  • Policies or recommended legislation
  • None of the above
14 Select the audiences for which you have written documents (e.g., letters, guidelines, reports). Answer to this question is required
  • Peers or coworkers
  • Supervisors or managers
  • Senior management or executives
  • State or local elected officials
  • Grantees
  • Residents
  • The general public
  • None of the above
15 Select the statement that best describes your highest level of experience writing professional documents related to services and assistance in low-income communities. Answer to this question is required
  • I have drafted letters, memorandums and reports for my supervisor which required editing for grammar and content
  • I have prepared letters, memorandums and reports for senior management which required very little editing for grammar and content by my supervisor
  • I have independently prepared letters, memorandum, reports and documents for use by senior management that required little or no editing or revision
  • I have independently prepared letters, memorandum, reports and documents for use by an external audience
  • I have independently prepared articles, briefing papers, blogs, reports or opinion pieces that have been professionally published
  • None of the above
16 Choose the statements that describe your experience developing effective working relationships in a professional setting. Answer to this question is required
  • I have engaged others in information sharing to identify potential issues and propose possible solutions
  • I have built constructive relationships with others to encourage continuous communication and feedback
  • I have responded to questions from others promptly
  • I have pursued networking opportunities to develop mutually beneficial professional relationships
  • None of the above
17 Select the statement that best describes your experience coordinating economic mobility efforts with public housing authorities (PHA), assisted housing owners, public/private nonprofit development entities, or government officials. Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one full year of experience coordinating economic mobility efforts with public housing authorities (PHA), assisted housing owners, public/private nonprofit development entities, or government officials.
    17.1 List the organization(s) where you gained this experience along with the date(s) and the title/position you held. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • I have less that one full year of expereience coordinating economic mobility efforts with public housing authorities (PHA), assisted housing owners, public/private nonprofit development entities, or government officials.
  • I have no experience coordinating economic mobility efforts with public housing authorities (PHA), assisted housing owners, public/private nonprofit development entities, or government officials.
18 Select the statements that describe your experience interacting with persons of varied backgrounds, cultures, or opinions to accomplish work activities and goals. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked with people from backgrounds and cultures different from my own
  • I have worked with persons from a similar culture but of a different race, gender, or ethnicity than my own
  • I have worked with persons from a different socio-economic status than myself
  • I have worked with persons whose native language was different from my own
  • I have worked with persons who held different views from my own on important subjects or issues
  • I have worked with persons who held a negative or antagonistic attitude toward me
  • None of the above
19 I have applied the following interpersonal communication skills as a regular part of my daily work. Answer to this question is required
  • Facilitated the resolution of competing or conflicting interests among parties when cooperation was needed in order to meet a program objective
  • Interacted effectively in situations where frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events arose that caused shifts in priorities, timetables, or work assignments.
  • Provided direction, guidance or instruction
  • Persuaded others to adopt new methods, procedures or techniques in order to improve operations
  • Diffused confrontational contact with people who are difficult, hostile or distressed
  • None of the above