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Vacancy Details

Grade: 15

No questions specified.

Grade: All Grades

REMINDER: In addition to this questionnaire, you must also submit all information/documents applicable to you as described under "Required Documents." Please read the vacancy announcement carefully. If all the required information is not submitted, you will be found ineligible for this position.
1 Are you currently serving or have 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
2 Did you submit your most recent performance appraisal? Please note, it must include the final rating and be dated within the last 18 months. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
    2.1 Explain why you are not providing an appraisal. Note that 'N/A' is not an acceptable answer. Maximum length of 250 characters.
3 I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information on and attached to this application is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. I understand that false or fraudulent information on or attached to this application may be grounds for not hiring me or for firing me after I begin work and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment. I understand that any information I give may be investigated. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Specialized experience for the GS-15 is one year of experience at the GS-14 level that is directly related to the position and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience for this position must include:

- Applying a wide range of HR concepts, principles, laws, regulations, and practices; AND
- Supervising and delegating work to subordinates; AND
- Experience providing comprehensive HR services and consultation to management and employees by analyzing, evaluating, and recommending appropriate resolutions to complex interrelated HR problems and issues; AND
- Experience developing, interpreting, and/or advising senior management on HR policies and administration; AND
- Experience providing substantive input to the strategic planning of human capital resources for an organization.
4 Select the choice that best describes your specialized experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have one full year or more of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-14 level as described above.
  • I do not have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the definition as described above.
5 Please specify where this experience is documented in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
6 From the list below, select the items that reflect your experience providing strategic human resources management advice for multiple functional areas: Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience planning, designing, developing and carrying out broad and extensive assignments for a complex program.
  • I have experience analyzing Federal policy and regulations and making recommendations to modify human resources programs.
  • I have experience providing oversight of a restructuring or major transformation of an organizational unit within an Agency.
  • I have experience developing and implementing new human capital initiatives within an Agency.
  • None of the above.
7 Please state the title and dates employed of the position where you acquired the relevant experience. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
8 I have experience writing human resources policies. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Select the statement that best describes your experience developing, implementing and interpreting comprehensive HR policies for an Agency or headquarters organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience providing expert technical advice and recommendations to management and or other key officials on human capital policy initiatives.
  • I have experience as a technical expert formulating policies, plans and procedures in multiple HR functional areas (e.g., identify changes needed to current policies and procedures to improve effectiveness).
  • I have directed and led a project or program that had a significant effect on the human resources programs in a large organizational element comparable to a major Federal agency, department or organization.
  • None of the above.
10 From the list below, choose all of the following that describe your experience serving as a human resources change agent providing strategic guidance to effectively integrate multiple human resources programs (e.g., excepted and competitive programs) into a cohesive program. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience for a program segment resolving human resources issues involving integration across organizational lines within an Agency or headquarters organization.
  • I have experience that involves routinely educating, advising, or participating in meetings with groups or individuals to address HR issues or problems involving reorganizations or consolidations.
  • I have experience that involves routinely working with management officials to resolve complex issues dealing with the impact of changing objectives. This includes overseeing the integration of human resources programs to advance organizational goals.
  • None of the above.
11 Select the tasks that best describe your experience designing and conducting comprehensive HR studies. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in fact finding and investigative analysis on strategic HR issues.
  • I have experience designing and conducting studies that cut across organizational lines.
  • I have experience developing innovative and creative human capital management solutions based on study results.
  • None of the above.
12 Do you have experience leading project evaluation teams? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
13 If “Yes” to the question above, choose all of the following that apply: Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience planning and directing the development and implementation of a complex HR project evaluation.
  • I have experience estimating resource requirements for an evaluation team.
  • I have experience arranging for information, setting priorities and dividing tasks among team members.
  • I have experience evaluating project evaluation recommendations and final reports.
  • None of the above.
14 Select the answer(s) that best describes your expertise in Title 5 labor and employee relations. Select only those areas in which you have substantial experience at the GS-14 level or higher in applying Title 5 HR rules and regulations. Answer to this question is required
  • Labor negotiations.
  • Negotiability appeals.
  • Federal Labor Relations Authority procedures.
  • Arbitration processes.
  • Adverse actions.
  • Merit Systems Protection Board proceedings.
  • None of the above.
15 Select the answer(s) that best describes your expertise in Title 5 staffing. Select only those areas in which you have substantial experience at the GS-14 level or higher in applying Title 5 HR rules and regulations. Answer to this question is required
  • Staffing.
  • Pay.
  • Performance management.
  • Suitability.
  • Security.
  • Leave.
  • Medical qualifications and examinations.
  • Classification and position management.
  • Employee development.
  • Executive resources.
  • None of the above.
16 Do you have substantive experience analyzing competencies, for example, in qualifications issues or competency development? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
17 Select the answer(s) that best describes your expertise in communicating, influencing and advising senior management officials on HR issues. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience representing an agency on complex and controversial matters and communication of complex information such as organizational strategies, goals and objectives.
  • I have experience participating in task forces and working groups to resolve strategic HR issues.
  • I have experience preparing and presenting briefings to senior executives and/or congressional staff in difficult or adversarial situations.
  • None of the above.
18 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, and/or commented on or drafted proposed legislation 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.
  • None of the above.
19 Please state the title and dates employed of the position where you acquired the relevant experience. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
20 My written products have been recognized as high-quality. I have received formal recognition of highly-successful performance for this work through a performance appraisal and/or awards. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
21 From the following list, select all of the supervisory duties you have performed on a regular and recurring 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 been responsible for first line supervision to employees.
  • I have developed performance standards and evaluated employees' work.
  • I have instructed employees on both program work and administrative matters.
  • I have interviewed candidates for positions.
  • I have worked with employees to identify their developmental and training needs based on organizational goals and budget realities.
  • have addressed employees conduct issues by seeking appropriate human resources actions such as verbal admonishments or suspensions.
  • I have overseen the performance of other staff on a team, even though not as a formal supervisor.
  • I have followed necessary steps when an employee's performance did not improve.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.
22 Choose all the statements that describe your experience managing, directing or administrating an important program and/or significant program segment. Check all that apply. 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 not performed any of the above tasks.
23 Do you have experience Providing leadership, mentoring and advice to subordinates? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
24 Choose the response that best describes your highest level of experience developing, leading, directing, OR motivating a diverse staff, taking into account individual goals, values and sensitivities. Answer to this question is required
  • Provided broad guidance to people to prioritize work and then accomplish it in a timely, satisfactory manner.
  • Led a staff in the design and delivery of programs and projects.
  • Led a management evaluation or assessment team to provide assistance on organizational programs.
  • As a senior staff member, served as acting supervisor on occasion, and assisted the supervisor in developing and leading others. Led, directed and motivated team members to accomplish specific projects.
  • I have no experience in developing, leading, directing OR motivating a diverse staff.
25 Choose all the statements that describe your leadership in an organization in the following ways: Answer to this question is required
  • I have identified and implemented ways to eliminate or reduce significant barriers to meeting business objectives, promoting team building, or improvement of business practices.
  • I have provided input on activities as a nonsupervisory senior staff advisor or member of a special project team.
  • I have facilitated or mediated a conflict resolution involving workplace disputes.
  • I have served as workplace mentor, advisor or trainer for new employees.
  • I have served on an agency task force or member of an agency strategic planning team.
  • I have performed none of the above.