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Grade: 14

No questions specified.

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
2 My most recent performance evaluation was satisfactory or better (includes pass in pass/fail systems). Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Please list all awards that you have received relevant to the duties of this position. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
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.
4 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
    4.1 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 for the GS-14 is defined as one year of experience at the GS-13 level, or equivalent that is directly related to the position and which has equipped the candidate with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience for this position includes all of following:
- Preparing statistical and narrative reports using budget, financial, or programmatic data; AND
- Working closely with program and accounting staff to estimate funding requirements; AND
- Implementation of budget formulation and execution activities for various programs (e.g. direct loan or loan guarantee programs, etc.); AND
- Assisting in the development of appropriation language to support budgetary requirements; AND
- Providing direction, guidance, and recommendations to teams and staff in analyzing, planning, and developing solutions for IT/Cybersecurity policies and programs.

5 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.
    5.1 Please specify where the above experience is documented in your resume. (Indicate place of employment, job title, and length of time performing the duties) Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • I do not have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the definition as described above.
6 Select the response(s) that reflect the phases of a budget process to which you have been assigned regular and recurring duties. Answer to this question is required
  • Strategic Planning
  • Formulation and Justification
  • Executing
  • Evaluating
  • None of the above
7 Which of the following best describes your proficiency in the use of spreadsheet or database software? Answer to this question is required
  • I can use spreadsheet or data base software to analyze routine program or budgetary trends.
  • I can use spreadsheet or data base software to forecast long-range budgetary or program trends.
  • I can use spreadsheet or data base software to track and monitor program delivery and effectiveness.
  • I do not have any experience as described in the choices above.
8 Which of the following reflects your highest level of knowledge and experience, specifically pertaining to IT/Cybersecurity: 1. risk identification and assessment; 2. project management; 3. budget preparation and tracking; and 4. policy development and promulgation? Answer to this question is required
  • I have led a team responsible for developing and/or providing cybersecurity risk identification and assessment, project management, budget preparation and tracking, and policy development and promulgation.
  • I have participated on a team responsible for developing and/or providing cybersecurity risk identification and assessment, project management, budget preparation and tracking, and/or policy development and promulgation.
  • I have advised senior management on issues pertaining to developing and/or providing cybersecurity risk identification and assessment, project management, budget preparation and tracking, and/or policy development and promulgation.
  • I have had experience independently providing expertise for developing and/or providing cybersecurity risk identification and assessment, project management, budget preparation and tracking, and/or policy development and promulgation.
  • I have had experience providing cybersecurity risk identification and assessment, project management, budget preparation and tracking, and/or policy development and promulgation under supervision.
  • None of the above.
9 Choose the statement(s) that describes your experience in performing studies and analyses of proposed regulatory strategies, policies, programs, and practices as a foundation for developing comprehensive plans. Answer to this question is required
  • I have analyzed the feasibility of establishing a new IT solution within an office.
  • I have analyzed the processes, structures, problems, etc. of a program for needed improvements in an existing IT program.
  • I have regularly conducted research involving a variety of IT programs using laws, regulations, and directives.
  • I have conducted office reviews and IT audits to identify specific needs and problems.
  • I have been responsible for tracking and monitoring a variety of specific activities relating to an organization's IT administrative policies and business practices.
  • I have experience conducting IT surveys and/or organizational studies.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.
10 Select the functions that you have work experience with. Answer to this question is required
  • IT Communication for a non-technical audience.
  • IT Contract oversight.
  • Accountable for IT organization property.
  • Oversee administrative budgets for an office.
  • Writing statement of work or performance work statements for contracts.
  • Writing IT policies and procedures.
  • None of the above.
11 Which of the following IT/Cybersecurity budget activities have you performed? Answer to this question is required
  • Prepare and manage or track budget
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly financial IT/cybersecurity reports
  • Monitor and track obligations and expenditures for assigned IT/cybersecurity programs and projects
  • Respond to IT/cybersecurity budget inquiries
  • Resolve IT/cybersecurity financial issues
  • IT Budget execution
  • Develop budgetary requirements for IT projects
  • Create alternative budget scenarios
  • Assess the impact of alternative budget scenarios on programs/staffing
  • Ensure all year-end close out activities are complete, and all purchases were obligated appropriately
  • Provide guidance on an organization's budget formulation and execution requirements and procedures
  • Provide financial and accounting advice to management related to budget formulation and execution
  • Develop materials, talking points and briefings for senior officials relating to IT budgets
  • None of the above
12 Choose the statement(s) that describe your experience performing budgetary and/or financial analysis. Check all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have identified problem areas and recommended resolutions.
  • I have maintained records of operating budgets or obligation balances.
  • I have prepared annual Operating Plans for assigned accounts.
  • I have prepared justifications for budget submission and ensured budgeted formulation data is accurate.
  • I have monitored assigned programs to anticipate additional budgetary requirements.
  • I have estimated budgetary impacts of proposed legislative or administrative policy changes for credit programs.
  • I have provided advisory services to executives and managers responsible for formulating the organization's budgetary policies.
  • None of the above.
13 Have you applied analytical skills to assist in the review, evaluation and manipulation of financial or programmatic information in support of budget process? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    13.1 Please specify where the above experience is documented in your resume. (Indicate place of employment, job title, and length of time performing the duties) Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
14 Please select the choices below that describe your experience coordinating the preparation of major segments of an organization's budget. Answer to this question is required
  • I have analyzed, advised, and recommended solutions to budget formulation, justification, and presentation problems.
  • I have analyzed and edited budget estimates and requests submitted by managers of assigned programs for accuracy of technical treatment and format, adequacy of supporting narrative, statistical and graphic presentation, and conformance with budgetary policy and guidelines.
  • I have recommended and justified necessary changes to proposed program budgets.
  • I have reviewed, analyzed, and interpreted legislative appropriations language, congressional, presidential, or executive directives pertaining to an organization's budgetary requirements.
  • None of the above.
15 Choose the statement that best describes your experience performing budget work in one or more of the phases of the budget process. Answer to this question is required
  • I have assessed the impact of changes in programs and regulations on program budget requirements.
  • I have provided analytical services to support the formulation, justification, presentation, and enactment stages of the budget process for a substantial segment of the organization's budget.
  • I have analyzed a wide range of past and present program statistics and financial data.
  • None of the above.
16 Please select the choices below that best describe your experience demonstrating skill in oral and written communications and experience representing an organization concerning and providing reports for budget formulation and execution. Answer to this question is required
  • I have briefed senior executives or upper management on the budget prior to formulation and execution.
  • I have presented information and recommendations to Managers on programmatic or operational changes that will more effectively utilize of funding resources to achieve objectives.
  • I have prepared and/or assisted in the preparation of a variety of program/financial reports using data from various sources and disseminated information to organization employees.
  • I have maintained contacts with office staff in assigned offices and with other headquarters components.
  • I have attended staff-level meetings on aspects of budget formulation and execution.
  • None of the above.
17 Please select the choices below that describe your experience formulating, justifying, and presenting an organization's budget. Answer to this question is required
  • I have reviewed, analyzed, consolidated, and revised budget estimates and justification statements submitted by subordinate organizational segments and field components.
  • I have advised program officials and budget staff at lower echelons on the necessity for and type of budgetary action to be implemented to meet the organizational needs.
  • I have prepared and recommended approval for funding amounts on apportionment or funding allotments, and other similar funding requests.
  • None of the above.
18 Select all the written products below that you have experience writing. Answer to this question is required
  • Writing clear and concise narrative explanations of financial or other statistical data.
  • Writing internal and/or external reports explaining program design and/or policies.
  • Reviewing draft written products of subordinates and recommending improvements.
  • Preparing narrative for reports to Congress or other governmental publications.
  • None of the above.
19 Choose the statement that best describes the extent of your ability to verbally communicate effectively with officials to gain their acceptance of critical budget or programmatic findings and recommendations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have basic skills in oral briefings of a routine nature.
  • I have produced briefings for lower levels of management.
  • I have given briefings and oral presentations to senior level management on budget findings which are critical to the operation of an organization.
  • I have given briefings, and oral presentations to senior level management, to negotiate and discuss critical budget findings and recommendations in a variety of situations.
  • I have not had training or experience performing this task.
20 Have you orally advised staff, both internal and external as well as other interested parties on budget and financial management practices or appropriation law issues? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    20.1 Please specify where the above experience is documented in your resume. (Indicate place of employment, job title, and length of time performing the duties) Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
21 Using the list below, please select those statements which accurately describe communications that you have developed. Answer to this question is required
  • Congressional Briefs, Legislative Proposals, or other Executive level correspondence of a highly sensitive nature.
  • Technical and Complex Reports, providing analysis of interrelated concepts and strategies.
  • Briefs for senior level officials, providing strategies, policies, procedures, or major decisions on specific cases, studies, or high-level initiatives.
  • Articles, publications, speeches, or resource manuals intended for a broad audience (multiple organizations, public, etc.).
  • Visualization (charts, dashboards, scorecards) to concisely capture the elements from a complex data set that are of most pertinent interest to a management or executive audience.
  • None of the above.
22 With which of the following elements of leadership do you have experience? Answer to this question is required
  • Establishing performance standards.
  • Team building.
  • Time and attendance.
  • Conflict resolution.
  • Motivation.
  • Employee development/training.
  • Mentoring.
  • Determining prioritization of work efforts/project work.
  • Applying policy consistently across multiple geographic locations.
  • None of the above.
23 Select the response(s) that describe(s) your ability to manage multiple projects and to meet strict schedule and budget deadlines. Answer to this question is required
  • I have established priorities among multiple concurrent projects, to complete the projects and deliverables on time and within budget constraints.
  • I have established and tracked timelines for multiple projects.
  • I have successfully managed concurrent multiple projects from inception to completion.
  • None of the above.
24 I have participated in the planning of IT/cybersecurity projects or initiatives that have required me to independently prepare the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Analyses of the effectiveness of existing IT/cybersecurity systems including the feasibility of pursuing alternatives for improvement.
  • Cost-benefit analyses on which IT/cybersecurity project authorization decisions were based.
  • Detailed IT project plans including multiple deliverables, dependencies, timelines, and key milestones.
  • IT/cybersecurity project proposals including costs, benefits, timetables, and implementation strategies.
  • IT/cybersecurity system specifications and statements of work.
  • Other documentation necessary to satisfy legal, regulatory, and policy requirements for IT/cybersecurity projects.
  • None of the above.
25 Please specify where the above experience is documented in your resume. (Indicate place of employment, job title, and length of time performing the duties) Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required