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Grade: 09

1 GS-9 - Choose one answer that best describes your education and experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have successfully completed a master's or equivalent graduate degree or at least two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field related to the work of this position as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service performing work related to the duties of the position described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I possess a combination of specialized experience and graduate education beyond the first year of graduate study that together meet the requirements for this position.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described.

Grade: 11

1 GS-11 - Choose one answer that best describes your education and experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or at least three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field related to the work of this position as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service performing work related to the duties of the position described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I possess a combination of specialized experience and graduate education beyond the first two years of graduate study that together meet the requirements for this position.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described.

Grade: All Grades

1 Are you currently certified by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management to conduct delegated examining, by having successfully completed OPM's certification training? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Select the responses that apply to your experience developing criteria and evaluating candidates using an automated system that utilizes questions and responses to evaluate a candidate's experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Working with a subject matter expert, developed a job analysis to identify the major duties, functions, and competencies required for entry into a position/grade.
  • Based on OPM qualification requirements, I have developed questions to determine whether candidates meet the basic requirements for entry into a position/grade.
  • Based on a job analysis, I have developed questions to determine whether candidates have the experience/education identified as needed for entry.
  • Based on a job analysis, I have utilized previously developed questions to determine whether candidates have the experience/education identified as needed for entry.
  • I have determined the appropriate points for the question responses utilized in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have conducted quality reviews on all candidates referred to managers to ensure that they meet the basic appointment and qualification eligibility requirements.
  • I have conducted quality reviews on all candidates referred to managers to ensure that their question responses were supportable by the information supplied in a resume or other solicited information.
  • None of the above
3 Select the choices which describe your responsibilities under Delegated Examining (DEU). Answer to this question is required
  • I am currently certified to conduct competitive Delegated Examining.
  • I have applied DEU procedures to General Schedule positions.
  • I have applied DEU procedures to Wage Grade positions.
  • I have reviewed objections to eligibles and Passover requests.
  • I have issued certificates of eligibles applying veterans' preference rules under DEU.
  • I have audited DEU cases.
  • None of the above
4 Please identify the automated Human Resource (HR) systems in which you are proficient (proficient means you understand and utilize a major part of the system's functionality / capabilities): Answer to this question is required
  • Avue
  • PeopleSoft
  • QuickHire
  • Quick Classification
  • Resumix
  • Office of Personnel Management�s HR Manager
  • Office of Personnel Management�s USAJOBS
  • Office of Personnel Management�s USA Staffing
  • Other commercial-off-the shelf automated HR systems
  • Electronic OPF software (e.g., Integic)
  • None of the above
5 Please indicate which of the following written products you have produced as a regular part of your job in a human resources environment. Answer to this question is required
  • I have written issue papers or position papers, including analyses and recommendations, on significant and complex HR issues.
  • I have written policy guidance on HR issues.
  • I have written the agency's responses or requests to OPM, or other third-parties (for example, testimony or responses to litigation), on complex HR topics.
  • I have written presentation or briefing materials, including "talking points" for senior officials, on complex HR topics.
  • I have written HR policies and agency-wide guidelines on staffing issues.
  • I have reviewed written material, and suggested improvements for technical accuracy, adherence to policy, organization of material, clarity of expression, and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  • My written products have been recognized as high-quality, e.g., through performance appraisal and/or awards.
  • None of the above.
6 Choose the statement that best describes your knowledge of, and experience in ensuring accurate records. Answer to this question is required
  • I have staffed Merit Promotion for a Federal agency for a wide variety of positions to include Schedule A, AD, SES, Civil Service and Schedule D.
  • I have a DE Certification and have staffed DE positions at the grade 15 and below for more than two years.
  • I have served as a Lead HR Specialist responsible for troubleshooting complex staffing and personnel action processing concerns for the resolution of agency settlements.
  • I have served as an agency lead for OPM staffing audits and executed correction actions to fulfill audit findings for a Federal agency.
  • I have led efforts to improve personnel action processing for an HR operation.
  • I have reviewed benefits transactions for appropriate coding and enrollment.
  • I have reviewed and audited personnel actions related to separations and transfers to ensure compliance.
  • None of the above.
7 Select activities from the following list that you have regularly performed and which demonstrate your skill in developing and enhancing working partnerships and help resolve HR issues. Answer to this question is required
  • Provide frequent briefings to higher-level authority on issues and recommend solutions to problems.
  • Facilitate group sessions (for example, group feedback sessions, focus groups, resume workshops).
  • Prepare and present technical briefings and/or training activities in HR topics to a variety of audiences
  • Work closely with managers to resolve problems, analyze alternatives, negotiate differences, or develop improvements
  • Explain or justify decisions, conclusions, findings, or recommendations.
  • Provide information to supervisor, managers, employees and members of the general public involving clarification of procedures, decisions, problems, or further action needed.
  • Conduct meetings to plan, coordinate, consult on work efforts, or resolve HR issues. This would include making presentations to influence individuals or groups who are resistant to agency positions or who have conflicting agendas
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.
8 Choose the statement that best describes your experience researching and providing solutions for a wide variety of workforce, recruitment, staffing, position classification, and position management issues. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency 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/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.
9 Choose the statement that best describes your experience providing technical support to field representatives, employees, supervisors, management officials, other personnel specialist, and the public on staffing or position classification. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency 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/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.
10 Select all statements that best describe your experiences in the area of ensuring customer satisfaction: Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted meetings with managers and staff to assess customer satisfaction and ensure customer needs are met.
  • I have established office priorities to meet customer needs.
  • I have evaluated and modified services and products to improve and ensure quality customer service.
  • I have directly investigated, researched and resolved customer issues.
  • I have established metrics and analysis systems to ensure timely and accurate actions.
  • I have provided customer service that was favorably recognized by a colleague, supervisor or the customers.
  • I have distinguished levels of performance among staff and publicly recognized individual achievement.
  • None of the above.
11 Choose the activities that describe your interpersonal communication skills experience that you have performed as a regular part of a human resources (HR) job. Answer to this question is required
  • I have facilitated controversial/complex HR situations.
  • I have made clear and convincing presentations to individuals and groups on HR program or issues.
  • I have facilitated the resolution of controversial/complex HR problems.
  • I have developed and enhanced alliances with internal and external groups and individuals.
  • I have represented and spoke on behalf of my organizational unit and its work to individuals and groups within and outside the office.
  • I have communicated with managers and other Human Resources professionals to provide guidance and assistance in resolving difficult human resources issues.
  • I have ensured that reports, memoranda, and other documents reflect the position and work of the organization in a clear, convincing, and organized manner.
  • I have communicated with senior executives, managers, and individuals from the Federal, public, and private sectors to influence, recommend, and/or gain acceptance of complex and sensitive HR policies and issues.
  • None of the above.
12 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)
    12.1 If you selected "Other" above, please specify. Maximum length of 250 characters.