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Grade: 12

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For the GS-12, specialized experience is one year of experience at the GS-11 level, or equivalent that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes:
- experience providing guidance and procedural assistance to managers, supervisors, and employees to execute a variety of employee relations, performance management practices and procedures; AND
- researching, analyzing, and applying Federal regulations, Bureau and Departmental or equivalent regulations, policies and precedents pertaining to disciplinary and adverse actions, grievances, or employee's rights and responsibilities.
1 Select the choice that best describes your specialized experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have one full year (52 weeks) or more of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-11 level as described above.
  • I do not have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the definition as described above.
2 Please indicate which of the following you perform as a regular part of a job: Answer to this question is required
  • Recognize and use correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Utilize experience in writing instructions, guidance, procedures, justifications, directives and guidelines for implementation of regulatory and procedural material.
  • Prepare written responses to public inquiries, and executive-level correspondence on human resources management issues.
  • Write material which will be distributed on the internet, intranet or within an organization to describe HR procedures.
  • Gather and research data and information to prepare responses to non-routine correspondence.
  • None of the above.

Grade: 13

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For the GS-13, specialized experience is one year of experience at the GS-12 level, or equivalent that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes:
- experience with employee relations and performance management sufficient to monitor and coordinate program processes; AND
- research substantive decisions and interpret personnel policy, case law, and Federal regulations to ensure the appropriateness of penalties and regulatory compliance for adverse/disciplinary actions; AND
- provide consultation and advisory services to managers and employees to respond to a wide range of performance based problems.
1 Select the choice that best describes your specialized experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have one full year (52 weeks) or more of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-12 level as described above.
  • I do not have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the definition as described above.
2 Have you provided training to managers, supervisors and other employees on writing performance commitments and measures? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Choose the following Human Resource specialties you have provided authoritative, (based on experience of the subject matter) technical assistance to managers and employees. Answer to this question is required
  • Performance Management
  • Employee Relations
  • Executive Resources
  • Awards and Employee Recognition
  • Other HR specialty area
  • None of the Above
4  I have performed the following leadership functions in a project or program. Answer to this question is required
  • I have coached and mentored staff to achieve desired results.
  • I have evaluated the effectiveness of a complete project or program goal.
  • I have served as an official team lead.
  • I have implemented work completed.
  • I have planned work assignments to be assigned to team members.
  • I have resolved conflicts, differences or problems among team members.
  • None of the above.
5  I have developed innovative solutions for the following HR functional areas: Answer to this question is required
  • Performance Management
  • Employee Relations related program area (e.g., Drug Free Workplace, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, etc)
  • Executive Resources
  • Employee Relations
  • Other HR functional area
  • None of the above
6 Please indicate which of the following you perform as a regular part of a job: Answer to this question is required
  • Recognize and use correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Prepare and present issue papers, briefings to program personnel, subject-matter groups and/or management officials at all levels within an organization on personnel management issues in a technical advisory capacity.
  • Utilize experience in writing instructions, guidance, procedures, justifications, directives and guidelines for implementation of regulatory and procedural material.
  • Identify and resolve training gaps in HR related program area and/or policy.
  • Identify and resolve process gaps in HR related program area and/or policy.
  • Prepare written responses to public inquiries, Congressional and executive-level correspondence on human resources management issues.
  • Write material which will be distributed on the internet, intranet or within an organization to describe HR procedures.
  • Gather and research data and information to prepare responses to non-routine correspondence.
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

Note: Your resume must thoroughly support your responses to the job-specific questions, or you may not receive credit.
1 Where did you learn about this Department of the Treasury job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • FedExperience website
  • USAJOBS website
  • CareerConnector Notification
  • Community Organization
  • Employment Office (Federal/State or Local)
  • Friend/Relative
  • Job Fair, Conference, or Convention
  • Magazine
  • Newspaper
  • Radio/TV
  • School, College, Counselor
  • Vacancy Announcement Posting
  • Professional Organization
  • Diversity Organization
  • Other
2 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
    2.1 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
3 I am providing, for this vacancy, a copy of my completed annual performance appraisal that has been signed and dated within the last 18 months and shows my final rating. I understand that I can either upload or fax this document through the system at the end of this process. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
    3.1 Please clearly explain below why you are unable to provide a performance appraisal (i.e., your current employer does not provide them, you have not received one, etc.) Failure to provide a performance appraisal or an explanation why one is not being provided will result in a determination of an incomplete application and ineligibility for consideration for this vacancy. Maximum length of 250 characters.
4 Are you eligible for an appointment under Schedule A Disability? For information regarding eligibility for this appointing authority, please refer to our applicant guide located: https://arc.publicdebt.treas.gov/vacancies/fsApplicantGuideMeritPromotion.pdf Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Please identify the automated Human Resource (HR) systems in which you are proficient (proficient means you understand and utilize a major part of the systems functionality/capabilities): Answer to this question is required
  • QuickHire/USA Staffing
  • HRConnect
  • E-performance system (i.e., Incompass, HR Connect e-performance, etc)
  • US Access
  • HSPD12 related system
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Automated Performance Management Systems
  • Personnel Processing System (i.e., HR Connect, FPPS, etc.)
  • eOPF
  • Executive Resources Systems (ESCS)
  • Other commercial-off-the shelf automated HR systems
  • None of the above
6 In the text box below, please identify where and when you obtained the experience(s) that supports your response above. DO NOT paste your resume here and DO NOT state "see resume" as your response. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
7 Please indicate which of the following types of written products you have produced as a regular part of a job: Answer to this question is required
  • Laws, Executive Orders, or Government-wide regulations.
  • Agency-specific regulations or policies on human resources subject areas (e.g., performance management, employee relations, or executive resources).
  • Agency-specific regulations or policies not related to human resources.
  • Analytical reports which deal with human resources areas (e.g., performance management, employee relations, or executive resources).
  • Analytical reports which deal with subjects other than human resources.
  • Newsletters and/or program brochures.
  • Standard Operating Procedures for HR related processes.
  • Performance elements and standards.
  • Written documents for use in effecting disciplinary and/or adverse actions.
  • Communication plans.
  • Guidance or FAQ sheets on HR related program information (e.g., performance management, employee relations, or executive resources).
  • Correspondence/reports that consolidate input from a number of different sources (including contradictory viewpoints).
  • Budget support, justification impact, and analysis.
  • Reports, memoranda and correspondence for signature by higher-level officials.
  • Briefing materials on HR related topics for diverse audiences.
  • Training materials.
  • White papers or decision memos to senior leadership outlining options to resolve HR issues.
  • None of the above.
8  Choose the statement(s) that best describe your experience managing projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have been a project leader.
  • I have developed and implemented a project from inception to completion.
  • I have set goals, developed milestones, and project expectations.
  • I have developed action plans to track and measure project progress.
  • I have identified and minimized gaps in current processes related to a project.
  • I have reported project status to senior leaders in high level briefings and in reports.
  • I have evaluated success of a project after completion.
  • I have reviewed completed work for technical adequacy and timeliness.
  • I have achieved measurable results and improved efficiency due to my implemented project.
  • None of the above.
9 Choose the statement that best describes your experience working in a team environment. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked independently and believe my experience maintaining a clear focus on the work at hand permitted me to achieve consistently excellent results.
  • I have worked in small groups having common interests and goals, contributed to the accomplishments of assigned tasks.
  • I have worked in large groups where my facilitation skills contributed directly to successful completion of assigned tasks.
  • I have led small groups where I ensured that everyone in the group was doing his or her fair share of the work, thereby contributing to successful completion of assigned tasks.
  • I have led large groups where my management skills ensured that the work was coordinated sufficiently well to ensure successful and timely completion of assigned tasks.
  • None of the above.
10 Have you researched the US Code, the Code of Federal Regulations, and other applicable resources to advise on and resolve complex HR issues? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    10.1 In the text box below, please identify where and when you obtained the experience(s) that supports your response above. DO NOT paste your resume here and DO NOT state "see resume" as your response. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
11 In which of the following Human Resources specialty areas do you have experience? Answer to this question is required
  • Employee Relations
  • Training and Development
  • Performance Management
  • Workers Compensation
  • Work life balance Programs
  • Pay and Leave
  • Employee Awards and Recognition Programs
  • Classification
  • Staffing and Placement
  • Position Management
  • Executive Resources
  • Employee benefits
  • None of the above.
12 Choose the statement that best describes your experience interpreting and applying federal personnel regulations. Answer to this question is required
  • I interpret federal regulations dealing with personnel and have applied these regulations as part of my job experience.
  • I am familiar with federal regulations dealing with personnel but have not applied these regulations as a regular part of my job experience.
  • I interpret federal regulations dealing with personnel and have applied these regulations as part of my job experience on a regular basis.
  • I interpret federal regulations dealing with personnel as a regular part of my job experience and have assisted/trained others on their interpretation.
  • I have written personnel policies and procedures based on my interpretation of federal personnel regulations.
  • None of the above.
13 Choose all of the statements that describes your experience providing employee relations information to managers and supervisors. Answer to this question is required
  • Develop and present employee relations information for briefings, meetings, conferences, or training seminars (i.e., conduct, discipline, performance management, ethics, leave and grievance procedures).
  • Assist in developing local human resources policy for employee relations.
  • Identify due process rights under applicable laws, policy, and negotiated language to provide appropriate notice to both the manager and the employee about the employee`s right and possible forums for review.
  • Serve as a technical advisor at MSPB or EEOC hearings.
  • Maintain the Agency case file.
  • Prepare Agency case file to be submitted to MSPB.
  • .Advise management on appropriate procedures and practices involved in developing employee performance plans, conducting appraisal interviews, and submitting and justifying employee award nominations.
  • None of the above.
14 Please select the type(s) of employee relations and performance management issue(s) you have experience with: Answer to this question is required
  • Conduct and discipline
  • Adverse actions
  • Appeals
  • Grievances
  • Performance Management
  • Developing performance standards
  • Absence and leave
  • None of the above