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1 ZA-3: Do you have at least one year of specialized experience which is equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level or the next lower pay band (ZA-2) in the Federal service? (See the "Qualifications" section of this announcement for the definition of specialized experience.) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Do you have experience developing reports, briefing or formally presenting recommendations and technical or other complex information to both senior managers and customers? Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience developing reports and briefing senior managers and customers on technical and other complex information.
  • I have limited experience developing reports and briefing senior managers and customers on technical and other complex information.
  • I have no experience developing reports and briefing senior managers and customers on technical and other complex information.
3 Identify the following tasks that you perform as a regular part of your job that are indicative of responsiveness to user needs. Answer to this question is required
  • Identify and assess customer needs and requirements.
  • Develop policies and procedures to enhance organizational efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Refine requirements (e.g. statements of work, statements of objectives, performance work statements) by collaborating with customers.
  • Analyze and provide business solutions to customers about acquisition process to facilitate innovation and smart business deals.
  • Develop performance based contracts with performance and contract metrics linked to strategic plan.
  • None of the above.
4 I have performed the following program analysis and evaluation functions: Answer to this question is required
  • Extracted relevant pieces of information from documents and other sources
  • Used data analysis software packages and interpreted data
  • Used a variety of methods to collect information
  • Analyzed information to uncover patterns or trends
  • Presented statistical data in easily understandable terms
  • Analyzed information to determine validity of program data
  • Evaluated program performance data and recommended changes to improve operations
  • Provided written or oral recommendations to higher level officials to improve program operations
  • None of the above
5 Do you have experience preparing analyses, reports, proposals and recommendations for administrative needs, both orally and in writing to senior management? 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 Do you have experience with the following list of interpersonal communication skills? Choices: Answer to this question is required
  • Facilitate the resolution of competing or conflicting interests among co-workers whose cooperation is essential to the success of a project.
  • Negotiate with and influence others in order to gain their commitment to pursue new initiatives or technologies.
  • Interact and perform effectively in situations where frequent changes, delays or unexpected events arise that cause major shifts in priorities, timetables or work assignments.
  • Provide direction, guidance or instruction to members of interdisciplinary teams charged with carrying out a technical project.
  • Administer consequences, hold others accountable and enforce program policies and standards in the workplace.
  • Use consensus building techniques to persuade representatives of outside groups that hold opposing views or positions to reach agreement on important issues.
  • Effectively persuade employees to adopt new methods, procedures or techniques in order to accomplish their work.
  • None of the above
7 Do you have experience working on a grant program processing actions, collecting and summarizing information, and carrying out other routine administrative assignments? 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 Do you have experience in using Grants Management Database systems? Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task and am often consulted by others.
  • I have performed this task independently and normally without review by my supervisor or a senior employee.
  • My work on this task has been closely monitored by a supervisor.
  • I have had some education or training performing this task.
  • I have not had education, training, or experience performing this task.
9 Do you have experience in awarding, administering, and managing a variety of grants and financial assistance 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.