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Grade: 11

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Specialized experience for the GS-11: You must have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience includes ALL of the following:

-Planning and developing in support of administrative or operational aspects of a program; AND
-Providing recommendations for improvement; AND
-Drafting communications, including reports and briefings, for management; AND

OR You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related.

OR You may qualify by a combination of successfully completed graduate level education and specialized experience. Only graduate level education in excess of the first 2 years may be combined with experience. Only graduate level education in excess of the first 36 semester hours (54 quarter hours) may be combined to be considered for qualifying education.
1 Select the answer that best describes your experience as it directly relates to the specialized experience statement. Answer to this question is required
  • I fully meet all aspects of the GS-11 level of specialized experience as defined above.
  • I have completed requirements for a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three (3) full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related. Education demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.
  • I am qualified at the GS-11 level because I have a combination of the above-defined education and experience.
  • I do not meet or exceed the 1 year of specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement or I do not meet the education requirements under any of the above choices.
2 My problem-solving experience required that I: Answer to this question is required
  • Present my findings and defend my solutions in writing
  • Present my findings and defend my solutions orally
  • Discuss my findings with others prior to reaching a conclusion
  • Refer to written or oral guidance in finding a solution
  • Generally recommend several alternate solutions
  • List proposed solutions in order of preference
  • Point out a preferred solution while providing pros and cons
  • None of the above

Grade: 12

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Specialized experience for the GS-12: You must have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience includes ALL of the following:

-Performing administrative duties such as planning, development, evaluation and decision-making to support program initiatives; AND
-Reviewing and analyzing reports, memoranda, and other substantive documents submitted to management; AND
-Planning and coordinating meetings for supervisors.
1 Do you meet the GS-12 specialized experience statement located in the vacancy announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Select the statement that best describes your leadership and analytical skills and how you have utilized the skills in your employment. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed policies, regulations, procedures and plans for implementation by senior officials in meeting the organization’s goals and objectives.
  • I have prepared and presented analytical information to senior management officials within the organization.
  • I have developed comprehensive materials for reports, briefings, or meetings of senior management officials.
  • I have explained or justified decisions, conclusions, findings and recommendations to management officials within the organization.
  • None of the above

Grade: All Grades

1 Where did you learn about this Department of the Treasury job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • FedExperience website
  • USAJOBS website
  • Career Connector Notification
  • Community Organization
  • Employment Office (Federal/State or Local)
  • Friend/Relative
  • Job Fair, Conference, or Convention
  • Magazine
  • Newspaper
  • Public Notice or Service Announcement
  • Radio/TV
  • School, College, Counselor
  • Vacancy Announcement Posting
  • Professional Organization
  • Diversity Organization
  • LinkedIn
  • Other
If your application is incomplete, for example not providing the information or examples as requested or stating please see resume, N/A, etc. OR if a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your description of experience and/or education, your application will be marked ineligible and receive no further consideration for this announcement.
2 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
    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 Are you currently serving or have you previously served in a Schedule A Appointment with 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 agency approval of your appointment, if selected. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
4 Select the answer that best describes your experience as it directly relates to the specialized experience statement. Answer to this question is required
  • MS Word
  • MS Excel
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • MS Powerpoint
  • None of the above
5 Do you have demonstrated working experience in making travel reservations and arrangements? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Please select the types of administrative procedures that you have implemented: Answer to this question is required
  • Personnel
  • Property
  • Travel
  • Time and attendance
  • Facilities
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Security
  • None of the above
7 From the following choices, please select those that you have performed as a routine part of your professional work experience: Answer to this question is required
  • Established priorities and deadlines for multiple projects
  • Established and monitor project progress through completion
  • Met deadlines
  • Anticipated and resolved problems
  • None of the above
8 Which of the following statements best reflects your most extensive level of work experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I independently handle multiple actions in any given day and coordinate the work with other offices as required. This is typically characterized by: answering phone calls and referring callers to appropriate subject matter personnel; follow-up on pending or required actions; categorizing incoming e-mail inquiries; and, performing independent research projects.
  • I independently handle routine activities in my assigned organization. This is characterized by answering phones, referring calls, and assisting or informing other employees about office procedures and requirements.
  • I typically provide support to my supervisor on routine matters and day-to-day activities. This is characterized by answering phones, referring calls, maintaining supervisor’s calendar, and directing visitors or other employees to appropriate person or office for assistance.
  • I do not have any experience as described in the choices above.
9 Please select the response that best describes your highest level of experience related to office automation tasks. Answer to this question is required
  • I have saved and retrieved electronic files or documents; inserted and deleted text in letters and memoranda; entered data into established spreadsheets or databases; printed documents; and sent and received electronic mail.
  • I create a wide range of documents, often requiring complex formats, using the advanced functions of one software type; e.g., edit and reformat lengthy drafts; generate tables of contents, lists of exhibits, indexes; revise complex databases or spreadsheets.
  • I use a wide range of the functions of multiple software types (word processing, spreadsheets, databases) to meet the needs of the office.
  • I select the most appropriate software based on the nature of the work and my knowledge of the features of the full range of software types; create documents using multiple software types (e.g., reports containing graphics, charts or tables); develop new databases or spreadsheets to meet office needs.
  • I analyze office procedures to determine how automation can improve work processes; develop improved methods and procedures; provide written and/or oral guidance on new procedures; and instruct other employees on use of hardware and/or software.
  • None of the above
10 From the list below, select those tasks you have performed independently to produce products using computer systems and software on a regular basis: Answer to this question is required
  • Correspondence using word processing software.
  • Web documents in PDF format.
  • Prepare brochures, reports, or publications using desktop publishing software.
  • Prepare formal briefing or presentation slides using presentation software.
  • Prepare final reports containing tables, charts and graphics
  • Locate information in databases or spreadsheets.
  • Develop templates or macros using word processing software.
  • Create PDF's from other word processing documents.
  • None of the above
11 From the following choices, please select those that you have routinely and effectively performed at work: Answer to this question is required
  • Arrange meetings, conferences and workshops
  • Maintain office filing systems
  • Track date sensitive correspondence, or other information requiring public response using an automated or manual tracking system
  • Manage and maintain inventory of office supplies and equipment
  • Analyze office space utilization needs
  • None of the above
12 From the following choices, please select the responses that best describe your file management experience: Answer to this question is required
  • File materials
  • Update records and manuals
  • Maintain and establish files
  • Purge old files and records
  • None of the above
13 I have regularly performed the following work assignments Answer to this question is required
  • Use the Internet to research and gather information.
  • Research and summarize information from a variety of sources to prepare one of-a-kind documents.
  • Use the Internet to research and gather mission information or make travel reservations, etc.
  • Input and retrieve data in a computer system.
  • Search files, documents, or other sources for informational materials to prepare responses to inquiries, briefing packages or background for meetings or conferences.
  • Collect, prepare and format data from personal research.
  • None of the above
14 Please select those that demonstrate your oral communication skills Answer to this question is required
  • Experience serving as a point of contact for on procedural matters.
  • Experience serving as a liaison in which contact is made with a variety of individuals for the purpose of conveying information.
  • Experience responding to inquiries or requests for information.
  • Experience explaining non-technical information.
  • Experience contacting others to obtain information.
  • None of the above
15 From the following choices, please select those that identify the areas that reflect your experience with correspondence procedures: Answer to this question is required
  • Reviews correspondence for clarity, coherence and spelling and returns to the originator for correcting spelling or formatting procedures.
  • Prepares responses to routine requests.
  • Completes form letter requiring some writing.
  • Writing/editing of routine correspondence.
  • None of the above
16 From the following list, please identify the type(s) of contact(s) that you interact/communicate with on a daily basis. Answer to this question is required
  • Senior management officials within your organization
  • Officials in other agencies or organizations
  • Professional individuals
  • Peer groups
  • Members of the public
  • Foreign government counterparts
  • Oversight agencies
  • None of the above
17 From the following choices, identify those areas that reflect your experience preparing written correspondence. Answer to this question is required
  • Reviews correspondence for clarity, coherence and spelling and returns to the originator for correcting spelling or formatting procedures.
  • Prepares responses to routine requests.
  • Completes form letter requiring some writing.
  • Writing/editing of routine correspondence.
  • None of the above
18 Regarding your knowledge of preparing and coordinating a variety of written materials necessary for the ongoing operation of an office, select all of the following of which you have demonstrated work experience: Answer to this question is required
  • I prepared correspondence and reports addressing clerical and administrative issues.
  • I have written non-technical documents summarizing data or information.
  • I prepared administrative reports and correspondence on my own initiative, based on knowledge of the supervisor’s views and other requirements.
  • I have gathered and collated program operations data into analytical and interpretive reports.
  • I have summarized program compliance with established policies.
  • I have written analytical reports, including those requiring contact with high-level officials to develop information and assemble data to respond to controversial or sensitive correspondence.
  • I analyzed operational program information and materials explaining regulatory requirements or program deficiencies.
  • None of the above
19 Choose the statement(s) that describe your experience in communicating information to senior management officials: Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted in the preparation of policy recommendations, procedures or analyses, providing data and background information to senior officials as requested.
  • I have developed comprehensive materials for reports, briefings, and meetings for management officials.
  • Prepares financial plan involving expenditures, and makes recommendations.
  • I have communicated program strategies, goals, objectives and priorities to program personnel within an organization.
  • I have prepared briefing materials for management officials.
  • I have made recommendations orally.
  • None of the above
20 Select the statements that best describe your experience working in a professional, fast-paced environment with constantly changing deadlines/priorities with minimal guidance: Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience working with others to achieve goals.
  • I have demonstrated experience working in interdisciplinary teams analyzing problems and developing solutions when issues arise.
  • I have demonstrated experience handling multiple project assignments and escalating issues as necessary to management.
  • I have experience managing and delegating workload with team members.
  • I work under the general supervision of a higher-level employee who provides detailed instructions as to objectives, priorities, and deadlines.
  • I independently perform work under the general supervision of a higher-level employee where the completion of projects are often under pressure of tight timeframes and changing conditions.
  • None of the above