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Grade: 14

No questions specified.

Grade: All Grades

1 Which of the following defines your eligibility for this announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • I am a current Bureau of the Fiscal Service employee on a career or career-conditional (permanent) appointment in the competitive service.
  • I am a current Bureau of the Fiscal Service employee on a Veteran's Recruitment Appointment.
  • I am a current Bureau of the Fiscal Service employee on an appointment through the program for the employment of individuals with disabilities.
  • I am currently a Treasury Career Transition Assistance program eligible. I will provide the information required as described in the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.
  • I do not fit any of the categories above and am therefore not eligible to apply to this announcement.
2 Where did you learn about this Department of the Treasury job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • USAJOBS
  • Career Connector Notification
  • Professional, Community, Diversity or Other Organization
    2.1 Please provide the specific name of the Professional, Community, Diversity or Other Organization that you learned about this Fiscal Service opportunity? Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Employment Office (Federal/State or Local)
  • Friend/Relative
  • Job Fair, Conference, or Convention
    2.1 Please provide the specific name of the Job Fair, Conference or Convention that you learned about this Fiscal Service opportunity? Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Newspaper, TV or Radio
  • School, College, or University
    2.1 Please provide the specific name of the School, College or University that you learned about this Fiscal Service opportunity? Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Disability Employment Program Manager
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Services
  • Special Placement Program Coordinator
  • Military Program
  • Other
    2.1 Please provide the specific referral source of where you learned about this Fiscal Service opportunity? Maximum length of 250 characters.
3 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
    3.1 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
4 What type of performance appraisal system are you currently under? Answer to this question is required
  • 5 level system (e.g. Outstanding, Highly Successful/Exceeds, Fully Successful, Minimal, Unacceptable)
    4.1

    In the past 18 months, what level did you receive in your final performance appraisal? Please also describe the levels if they do not match the examples given in the previous question.

     

    Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • 4 level system (e.g. Outstanding, Highly Successful/Exceeds, Fully Successful/Meets, Unacceptable)
    4.1

    In the past 18 months, what level did you receive in your final performance appraisal? Please also describe the levels if they do not match the examples given in the previous question.

     

    Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • 3 level system (e.g. Exceeds, Fully Successful/Meets, Unacceptable)
    4.1

    In the past 18 months, what level did you receive in your final performance appraisal? Please also describe the levels if they do not match the examples given in the previous question.

     

    Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • 2 level system (e.g. Pass, Unacceptable)
    4.1

    In the past 18 months, what level did you receive in your final performance appraisal? Please also describe the levels if they do not match the examples given in the previous question.

     

    Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Other
    4.1

    In the past 18 months, what level did you receive in your final performance appraisal? Please also describe your unique performance system as it relates to the level you received.

    Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • None as my past performance has not been evaluated in the past 18 months, or I am not assigned to any performance appraisal system currently.
5

Have you received an award (e.g. time off, spot cash, special act, etc.) in the past 18 months?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 REMINDER for ALL APPLICANTS - if you are a CURRENT or FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEE you MUST submit a copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2." Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade. Did you submit a copy of the SF-50? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
  • Not applicable - I am not a CURRENT or FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEE.
For the GS-14, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility at the GS-13 level in the Federal service or equivalent, which have equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience for this position includes experience leading a team responsible for conducting customer outreach and stakeholder communication related to program vision and mission.

Examples of such experience could include:
- Experience collaborating internally and externally to provide leadership and direction, set priorities, meet goals and facilitate operational improvements; OR
- Experience coordinating and executing workshops, forums, demonstrations, and business requirements gathering sessions with customers; OR
- Experience communicating with internal and external customers at all levels to meet organizational goals and resolve issues; OR
- Experience managing projects and teams while developing action plans, monitoring progress and communicating results
7 For the GS-14 select the answer that best describes your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least 1 full year of specialized experience as described in the previous question.
  • I do not meet the specialized experience as described in the previous question.
8 Make sure your experience is clearly documented in your resume. Please give the dates or resume reference when you gained this experience to ensure you receive proper credit. Maximum length of 120 characters. Answer to this question is required
9 Select all the following statements that describe the management duties you have performed on a regular 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 worked with employees to identify their developmental and training needs based on organizational goals and budget realities.
  • I have coached and counseled employees regarding their performance.
  • I have interviewed candidates for positions.
  • I have been responsible for first-line supervision to employees.
  • I have addressed employees conduct issues by seeking appropriate human resources actions such as verbal admonishments, suspensions and leave restrictions.
  • I have initiated awards as a means of employee recognition.
  • I have overseen the performance of other staff on a team, even though not as a formal supervisor.
  • I have developed performance standards and evaluated employees' work.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.
10 From the following list, select the types of management decisions you have made. Answer to this question is required
  • Hiring
  • Personnel Termination
  • Reorganization
  • Policy
  • Budget formulation
  • Project scope
  • Program initiation and/or termination
  • None of the above.
11 Please describe your experience planning, organizing, coordinating, developing and leading the work of others including working effectively as a team member. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in coordinating and/or integrating the work of a wide variety of participants when there are significant challenges in the program area or subject matter and coordinated projects or programs where there is involvement of various organizations.
  • I am recognized as a subject matter expert in a program area by peers, operations managers, and/or policy makers, and have experience in meeting and dealing with program and/or policy analysts, specialist, and/or program officials within the directorate and have experience summarizing, interpreting, and relating information on difficult or misunderstood policy questions.
  • I have experience in meeting and coordinating with officials or representatives of groups or professional organizations; contacts are not established on a routine basis.
  • I have no experience in meeting and coordinating with officials or representatives of groups or establishing contacts.
12 What is the highest level of visibility one of your decisions has had? Answer to this question is required
  • My team
  • My organizational unit or section
  • My branch or office
  • My agency or company
  • None of the above.
13 Choose the statement that best describes your experience building support for ideas and initiatives with key stakeholders inside and outside the organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience performing this task.
  • I have had limited experience building support for ideas and initiatives with key stakeholders inside and outside the organization gained by seeking support for ideas or initiatives under close guidance.
  • I have sought support for ideas and initiatives from key internal and external stakeholders with the result that these ideas/initiatives have been included in major recommendations made by others.
  • I have analyzed the pros and cons of key ideas/initiatives and clearly elucidated these options for key internal and external stakeholders with the result that the ideas/initiatives were successfully implemented.
14 From the following list, select the choice that best describes your communication skills. Answer to this question is required
  • I have regularly served as a subject matter expert in dealing with managers and executives.
  • I have participated in discussions with managers and executives in which the purpose was to plan, coordinate, or consult on work efforts or to resolve specific business problems. This included influencing or motivating individuals or groups who are working toward mutual goals and who have cooperative attitudes.
  • I have conducted discussions as a program representative, in which the purpose was to influence, motivate, or persuade persons or groups. This included using communication skills to approach individuals or groups who are skeptical or in disagreement in order to obtain the desired effect, e.g. gaining compliance with an established policy or regulation.
  • I have justified, persuaded, negotiated, or resolved matters involving significant or controversial policy or program issues. This included communicating effectively with a full range of individuals or groups.
  • None of the above.
15 From the following list, select one choice that best describes scope of your experience making recommendations, presentations or briefings. Answer to this question is required
  • I have made recommendations, presentations or briefings regarding potential changes in policies, practices and or procedures.
  • I have made recommendations, presentations or briefings that resulted in a change in organization level policies, practices and or procedures.
  • I have made recommendations, presentations or briefings that resulted in a change in agency level policies, practices and or procedures.
  • I have made recommendations, presentations or briefings that resulted in a change in government wide or industry wide policies, practices and or procedures.
  • None of the above.
16 Please specify where this experience is documented in your resume by indicating place of employment, job title and length of time performing the duties. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
17 I have experience briefing or presenting information to the following audiences: Answer to this question is required
  • Senior agency officials
  • Supervisors
  • Subordinates
  • Government organizations
  • General public
  • Technical experts
  • Industry trade groups
  • None of the above.
18 Which of the following activities have you performed in a management capacity? Answer to this question is required
  • Represented my agency or company at various functions.
  • Established or maintained a professional relationship with agencies, financial institutions and the public.
  • Conducted research on new services or visited agencies or financial institutions to assess the existing products and services and how they might be improved.
  • Solicited feedback to evaluate and improve a program, service or process.
  • None of the above.
19 Please choose the statement that best describes your experience communicating in writing. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed and compiled written documents for a wide variety of audiences that require moderate editing prior to distribution.
  • I have consistently generated effective, detailed, well written documents that require little editing prior to distribution.
  • I have generated effective, detailed, well written documents that require no editing, and are of a quality suitable for review by senior executives.
  • None of the above
20 Please indicate which of the following types of written products you have produced, or been a primary contributor to, that was presented to senior management without major technical revision(s). Answer to this question is required
  • Responses to Departmental, OMB and Congressional inquiries
  • Policy statements and guidance
  • Recommendations for solutions to policy or reporting problems
  • Budget justifications, financial forecasts and impact analyses
  • Guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems
  • Analysis that consolidates input from a number of different sources (including contradictory viewpoints)
  • Presentations or briefing materials
  • Briefings and testimony for Congressional hearings
  • None of the above
21 Please select all of the following with which you have established and maintained effective working relationships. Answer to this question is required
  • Federal government officials/organizations
  • Trade organizations
  • Businesses (Private Sector for profit) and/or non-profit organizations
  • National organizations
  • State and local government officials/organizations
  • Community group representatives
  • Media outlets
  • None of the above
22 Which of the following customer service activities have you performed in an official capacity? Answer to this question is required
  • Represented my agency or company at various business-related functions.
  • Established and or maintained a professional relationship with agencies, financial institutions and the public.
  • Conducted research on new services and/or visited agencies and/or financial institutions to assess the existing products and services and how they might be improved.
  • Solicited feedback to evaluate and improve a Fiscal Service/organization program, service or process.
  • None of the above
23 Make sure experience is clearly documented in your resume. Please specify where this experience is documented in your resume. (by indicating place of employment, job title and length of time performing the duties). Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
24 Which of the following best describes your level of experience or performance in providing customer service in a federal agency environment? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience in performing this task function.
  • I have training, but no experience in performing this task function.
  • I have identified customer needs and preferences, provided customer service, and adhered to quality standards in straightforward and defined situations involving the application of clear and specific guidelines.
  • I have identified customer needs and preferences, provided customer service, adhered to quality standards in complex or ill-defined situations, or in situations requiring analysis and interpretation of general guidelines and applying them to new situations.
  • I have identified customer needs and preferences, provided customer service, adhered to quality standards in situations that were complex, and or that involved difficult interpersonal relations requiring conflict resolution, persuasion or convincing others to achieve my goals.
25 Choose the statement that best describes your experience building support for ideas with key stakeholders inside and outside the organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience performing this task.
  • I have experience building support for ideas and initiatives with key stakeholders inside and outside the organization gained by seeking support for ideas or initiatives under close guidance.
  • I have sought support for ideas and initiatives from key internal and external stakeholders with the result that these ideas/initiatives have been included in major recommendations made by others.
  • I have analyzed the pros and cons of key ideas/initiatives and clearly explained these options for key internal and external stakeholders with the result that the ideas/initiatives were successfully implemented.
26 Which of the following describes your level of experience in persuading or influencing others to adopt your recommendations or point of view? Answer to this question is required
  • I have successfully presented the results of analyses in a clear and persuasive manner to peers or co-workers within my immediate organization.
  • I have successfully presented the results of analyses in a clear and persuasive manner to higher level officials within my organization.
  • I have successfully presented the results of analyses, including complex or highly technical information, in a clear and persuasive manner to higher level officials across bureau departmental lines or equivalent.
  • I have successfully presented the results of analyses, including complex or highly technical information, in a clear and persuasive manner to higher level officials in other public and or private organizations.
  • None of the above.
27 Which of the following describes your experience with Federal laws, statues, policies and regulations? Answer to this question is required
  • I have little experience but must receive advice and decisions from subject matter experts.
  • I have a experience but must consult with subject matter experts for their interpretation of a given law, statute, policy or regulation before making a decision.
  • I interpret laws, statutes, policies or regulations, and may consult with others before making a decision.
  • I interpret laws, statutes, policies or regulations, and provide advice within my organization.
  • I interpret laws, statutes, policies or regulations, and provide advice to senior executives.
  • I interpret laws, statutes, policies or regulations, and may be relied upon to inform the general public.
  • None of the above
28 Select those work items that describe work activities you have performed in project management. Answer to this question is required
  • I have managed a project or significant portion of from its inception through completion.
  • I have conducted requirements analysis i.e., defined project objectives, scope and deliverables; set goals; standards and methods to monitor progress; etc.
  • I have developed action plans and milestones.
  • I have administered a project or significant portion including resource management, team leadership, and communication with team members, managers, customers, and stakeholders.
  • I have implemented project plans including quality assurance processes, project documentation, and post project reviews and/ or evaluations.
  • I have responded to evaluation and feedback concerning recommended changes or improvements.
  • None of the above.
29 Please select the answer that best reflects your skill in communicating technical and non-technical information. Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have experience presenting technical and non-technical information to end users.
  • I have presented technical and non-technical information to end users.
  • I have made oral presentations of technical and non-technical information to supervisors, co-workers and others.
  • I have been acknowledged for my experience orally communicating technical and non-technical information to a variety of persons inside and outside my organization.
30 Select the response(s) that describe(s) your experience with business analysis principles and practices. Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted business needs assessments to initiate projects and determine needed outcomes.
  • I have determined what a system, process, or service must do in order to fulfill business requirements.
  • I have identified quality of service requirements such as performance, security, and usability.
  • I have developed project implementation requirements to enable the transition from the current state of business to a future desired state of business.
  • None of the above.