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Grade: 04

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1 How did you learn about this position? Answer to this question is required
  • College or University
  • Advertisement in Newspaper or Journal
  • Conference or Meeting
  • Professional Organization
  • Job Fair
  • Word of mouth, e.g., from a friend or family member
  • Studentjobs.gov
  • USAJOBS search
  • NIST website
  • Social Media Site e.g. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter
  • None of the above
2 If you currently or previously held a permanent(Career or Career Conditional) Federal position, what is the highest GS equivalent grade level obtained? Your response MUST be support by a SF-50 submitted with your application. Answer to this question is required
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • I have never been a permanent Federal employee.
3 How would you like to be considered for this vacancy? (Note: you may select more than one option. Please remember to check list of required documents in the vacancy announcement and submit all required supporting documentation with application.) Answer to this question is required
  • Agency Based – Open to all U.S. citizens.
  • Merit Promotion - Open to all current Federal employees serving on a career-conditional or career appointment; Federal employees serving on an excepted service appointment covered by an interchange agreement; former Federal employees eligible for reinstatement; individuals eligible for a special non-competitive appointment authority; and veterans eligible for appointment under VEOA.
  • Special Appointment Authority - Open to individuals eligible under a special non-competitive appointment authority. This includes individuals with disabilities, veterans, and returning Peace Corp volunteers.
  • Career Transition Assistance Plan and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan – Open to displaced Federal employees who have a current RIF notice or certificate of separation from the Federal government.
4 ZA-IV: Do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level (ZA-III at NIST) as described in the vacancy announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Please describe your experience developing grants policies and procedures to meet the goals of the organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
6 Please describe your experience ensuring grants and cooperative agreement programs comply with applicable laws, regulations, and sound financial management practices. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
7 Please describe your experience assessing grants operations to improve the effectiveness of the administration of grants and cooperative agreements. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
8 Please describe your experience monitoring grants systems to ensure all aspects of the grant process are properly implemented. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
9 Please describe your experience advising senior management on grants management operations or policies to keep them informed of potential issues regarding grants programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
10 Please describe your experience making recommendations to senior management and advising on grants management policies and procedures. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
11 Please describe your experience advising subordinate staff on grants policies and procedures to ensure their understanding and compliance. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
12 Are you able to travel either domestically or internationally on short notice to resolve grant issues at a grantee location? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
13 Please indicate which of the following leadership responsibilities you have had experience performing. Check all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have established program direction(s).
  • I have set priorities and made tactical decisions related to program development.
  • I have developed and implemented a strategic plan.
  • I have led multi-disciplinary teams.
  • I have built partnerships within the agency as well as with other stakeholders.
  • I have promoted cooperation, flexibility and teamwork among employees.
  • I have enforced compliance with policies and procedures.
  • I have reviewed, monitored, and evaluated organization performance.
  • I have experience in long range technology forecasting.
  • I have given presentations and written publications about my work.
  • My experience does not match the choices provided.
14 Please indicate which of the following supervisory activities you have performed. Answer to this question is required
  • I have interviewed candidates for positions and I have recommended appointments, promotions, and/or reassignments.
  • I have prepared performance plans and evaluated performance against the plans.
  • I have made decisions regarding the granting of awards for employees.
  • I have made decisions on employees' leave requests.
  • I have effected disciplinary measures for conduct and/or performance.
  • I have heard and resolved employee complaints.
  • I have addressed diversity and equal employment issues as a manager.
  • I have identified development and training needs of employees and provided or arranged for needed development and/or training.
  • I have planned work to be accomplished by subordinates, set and adjusted priorities, assigned and reviewed work, and provided feedback.
  • My experience does not match any of the choices provided.
15 I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in my application (resume, responses to questionnaire, and supporting documentation) is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that responding "No" to this item will result in my not being considered for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes, I certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith, and I understand the information provided above.
  • No, I do not certify/understand the information provided above.