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1 ZA-3: In addition to meeting the Individual Occupational Requirements, do you have at least 1 year specialized experience equivalent to the ZA-2 (GS-9) level or 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 What type of experience do you have in the area of counseling and discipline? Answer to this question is required
  • I have formally counseled employees regarding behavior or performance issues, and have issued formal performance improvement plans, and/or have presented formal disciplinary letters.
  • I have formally counseled employees regarding behavior or performance issues. I also have prepared formal performance improvement plans and/or have presented formal disciplinary letters.
  • I have contributed to the development of performance improvement plans or formal disciplinary letters.
  • I have informally counseled employees regarding performance and/or behavior.
  • I do not have any experience in the area of counseling and discipline.
3 What types of supervisory/leadership functions have you performed? Answer to this question is required
  • Leads task forces/project teams.
  • Provides functional/technical expertise and guidance in all assignments in work unit.
  • Evaluates performance of work unit to determine that it meets performance measures.
  • Plans work for team or unit members.
  • Sets short-term and long-term work priorities for team or section members.
  • Develops performance standards and evaluates work performance of subordinates.
  • Identifies developmental and training needs of employees.
  • Provides or coordinates formal or informal instruction on processes and procedures.
  • Serves as mentor to new or junior employees, providing guidance and orientation.
  • None of the above.
4 Do you have experience resolving disputes and handling confrontational situations? Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered the expert in performing this task. I am the person who is consulted by others to assist them in performing this task and/or I have supervised/lead others in performing this task.
  • I have performed this task daily as a regular part of my job independently and normally without review by a senior employee or supervisor.
  • I have performed this task on the job while monitored by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance.
  • I have education or training in performing this task but have yet to perform it on the job.
5 Which of the following best describes your supervisory experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed the full range of supervisory duties as the supervisor/manager of an operational unit or organization to include: recruiting new employees, assessment and coordination of employee's training needs, scheduling of staff, leave administration, awards, compliance with EEO; conflict resolution, disciplinary actions and performance appraisals.
  • I have some supervisory experience. Limited in duration or by scope of supervisory duties. I have performed at least two of the following: recruiting new employees, assessment and coordination of employee's training needs, scheduling of staff, leave administration, awards, compliance with EEO; conflict resolution, disciplinary actions and performance appraisals.
  • I do not have supervisory experience, but I have served as a team lead (or equivalent) in an on going capacity for my team, program or organization. In this capacity I have provided leadership and guidance, review, or training to other team members.
  • I do not have supervisory experience, but I have served as a work group leader, committee leader or team leader for a specific time-limited project or assignment.
  • I do not have experience in this area as described above.
6 What is your level of experience with an automated accounting system? 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 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 perform this task at expert level and am often consulted as an expert performing this task.
7 Do you have experience advising or instructing others on travel procedures? Answer to this question is required
  • I have advised and instructed higher level management and/or supervisors on travel procedures.
  • I have instructed employees on a one-on-one basis on travel procedures.
  • I have no experience advising or instructing others on travel procedures.
8 Do you have direct experience with the statutory laws, rules, regulations and procedures regarding travel? Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered an expert in performing this area. I have supervised performance of work in this area and am normally the person consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this work because of my expertise.
  • I have performed this work as a regular part of my job. I have performed it independently and often without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this work on the job. My work was monitor closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with prior procedures.
  • I have some education, experience, or training performing work in this area.
  • I have no had experience or education or training performing this work
9 Select the response below that best describes your experience related to understanding and communicating complex issues and concepts in order to solve problems. 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 Do you have experience troubleshooting and developing alternative solutions to a problem? Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered fully proficient in performing these tasks. I am normally the person consulted by others because of my expertise.
  • I have performed these tasks as a regular part of a job. The work was performed independently and without supervision.
  • I have performed these tasks on the job. My work was monitored by a supervisor.
  • I do not have experience performing these tasks.