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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
Specialized experience is one year of experience at the GS-14 level, or equivalent that has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes: managing and directing others responsible for coordinating operations and meeting organizational objectives related to the Public Housing and Section 8 or like affordable housing programs; responsible for activities related to policy development, audit oversight, resource planning and management, hiring and recruiting, performance planning, employee development and correspondence; and building collaborative partnerships with employees, senior leadership, and other internal and external stakeholders.
2 Select the answer that best describes your experience as it directly relates to the specialized experience statement. Carefully review your application and ensure that your response is supported by your resume. Answer to this question is required
  • I have one full year or more of specialized experience equivalent to the definition as described above.
  • I do not have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the definition as described above.
3 This experience must be clearly documented in your resume. Indicate where we can find it to ensure you receive proper credit. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
4 In the response below, select all that apply pertaining to your professional experience supervising professional and nonprofessional staff, including union employees, or serving as a team lead or subject matter expert in an office. Answer to this question is required
  • Managing staff so the overall goals and objectives are met.
  • Knowledge of the key public housing, Section 8 and other affordable housing programs.
  • Knowledge of the key Office of Public Housing key functional areas and office operations.
  • Developing assignments and managing workload to accomplish programmatic priorities.
  • Balancing the unit’s or team workload while meeting the needs of other units within the agency.
  • Ensuring quality control of products produced by the staff.
  • Providing guidance to staff to collect and analyze programmatic data.
  • Monitoring and evaluating job performance.
  • Preparing employee improvement recommendations.
  • Identifying and providing developmental and training needs.
  • Giving advice, counsel and mentoring to subordinates/co-workers.
  • Assisting with line work when unit workload demands.
  • Evaluating a unit’s performance and designing strategies for improvements.
  • I do not have any of the experience above.
5 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 timelines.
  • I have monitored employee work products for adherence to quality standards.
  • I have monitored employee morale.
  • I have ensured that employees are treated fairly.
  • None of the above.
6 Which responses describe your experience addressing employee performance problems as a manager, supervisor or union representative? Answer to this question is required
  • I have counseled employees with low quality work in a way that resulted in the elimination of the problem.
  • I have counseled employees on their interactions with others (e.g., problem attitudes) in a way that resulted in the elimination of the problem.
  • I have counseled employees on personal problems affecting their work.
  • I have conducted formal performance management meetings or discussions with employees and union representatives.
  • I have demoted or fired employees due to performance issues.
  • None of the above.
7 Select the responses that describe the type of leadership activities you have implemented to motivate employees in the workplace. Answer to this question is required
  • Employee involvement programs
  • Employee recognition programs
  • Team building activities
  • Mentoring initiatives
  • Employee retreats
  • Diversity or inclusion programs
  • Employee development processes
  • None of the above
8 Which responses describe your experience persuading stakeholders through oral communication. Answer to this question is required
  • I have acquired or exchanged technical and non- technical information to clarify points with others.
  • I have resolved issues or operating problems by influencing or persuading people who were working toward mutual goals and had generally cooperative attitudes.
  • I have influenced and persuaded employees and managers who were resistant based on organizational conflict, competing objectives, or resource problems to accept and implement findings and recommendations.
  • I have defended, negotiated, or settled matters involving significant or controversial issues of considerable consequence or importance, (e.g., recommendations dealing with substantial expenditures).
  • None of the above.
9 Which types of presentations have you developed and delivered as a professional? Answer to this question is required
  • Briefings (e.g., key points, short summary of issues)
  • Testimony (e.g., court, congressional)
  • Educational/Informational presentations
  • Technical presentations
  • Community outreach workshops
  • Webinars
  • Media briefings
  • None of the above
10 To which audiences have you orally presented information? Answer to this question is required
  • Politicians
  • Executive staff
  • Technical experts
  • Private interest groups
  • Media representations
  • General public
  • Union officials
  • None of the above
11 Have you written documents in which you conveyed information on substandard program performance and used your influence to effect change? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 Please give the dates/resume references when you gained this experience. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
13 Select the experience you have in preparing written presentations for public forums. (Choose all that apply). Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared written presentations on controversial issues for presentation at large public meetings.
  • I have developed and delivered industry type training.
  • I have developed presentations, using Powerpoint and various graphics and pictures to enhance the information.
  • I have experience preparing written presentations for participation as a panelist chairing panels or serving as a primary presenter at public forums.
  • I have used automated techniques to provide training/briefing information.
  • None of the above.
14 Have you had experience in establishing internal processes to ensure that the organization produces high quality products and that the work will be performed in an efficient, effective, timely and high quality manner? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
15 List the organization at which you worked and the title you held when you gained this experience. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
16 Indicate those tasks you have experience with as a team leader, supervisor, or manager for an organizational unit (i.e., team, division, office and not an individual project). Answer to this question is required
  • Coordinating processes.
  • Creating a strategic or operational plan.
  • Monitoring an organizational unit’s achievement against a strategic or operational plan and reporting on results.
  • Accounting for the performance of an organizational unit to a higher level manager.
  • Coordinating initiatives, activities, policies, or processes across other organizational units or outside organizations.
  • Representing your organization to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Preparing a strategy or materials for public outreach or the media.
  • Planning meetings, conferences and events.
  • I do not have any of these types of experiences.
17 Which response best describes your highest level of experience planning the work of employees? Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed work plans for multiple employees (10 or more) in a work unit.
  • I have developed work plans for a few (less than 10) employees on a project.
  • I have served as a team lead for a small group.
  • I have adapted pre-existing work plans to the situation.
  • I have applied pre-existing work plans.
  • I do not have experience planning the work of employees.
18 Which of the following operational duties have you performed directly, supervised, managed, or conducted oversight. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Developed a staffing plan
  • Recruitment and hiring activities
  • Employee development
  • Developing and monitoring a travel budget
  • Employee performance planning
  • Developing and conducting training
  • I have no experience with the areas listed above
19 Which of the following duties have you performed directly, supervised, managed or conducted oversight. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Developing, reviewing and issuing correspondence.
  • Managing an audit process including developing responses to findings and coordinating close-out activities.
  • Developing and implementing programmatic policies and procedures.
  • Developing and implementing operational policies and procedures.
  • Forming partnerships.
  • Collaborating with external partners to achieve a goal or objective.
  • Planned meetings, conferences or media events.
  • I have no experience with the areas listed above.
20 Select the following areas in which you have exercised leadership responsibilities or used your influence in dealing with high ranking officials of other units/organizations or agencies. Answer to this question is required
  • Defending controversial actions or decisions.
  • Negotiating issues among individuals with divergent viewpoints.
  • Advising management officials of high rank of highly visible public housing and Housing Choice Voucher problems and issues.
  • Securing commitments from public housing authority leadership or elected officials to improve management of public housing and Housing Choice Voucher programs and to obtain cooperation in addressing priorities.
  • None of the above.
21 Select the experience you have interpreting and communicating policies, procedures, regulations, program research and policy analysis with internal and external stakeholders in writing. (Check all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience interpreting, and effectively communicating policies, procedures, and regulations related to HUD's Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher programs.
  • I have experience preparing written reports and presentations, with collateral materials to support the understanding of policies, procedures and regulations (i.e. graphs, charts and reports that are clear concise and effective) related to HUD’s Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Programs.
  • I have experience developing complex analytical documents evaluating programs or policies.
  • I have experience developing policy guidance notices, handbooks, and procedures.
  • I have experience evaluating, approving or rejecting written work products of others.
  • I have developed briefing papers or talking points for senior managers.
  • None of the above.