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Vacancy Details

Grade: 14

Applicants must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in order to basically qualify for this position.
1 Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in order to basically qualify for this position. Do you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the federal service as stated in the vacancy announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Do you have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent at the GS-13 grade level in the federal service performing complex analysis of cost benefits analysis of projects (e.g. cost allocation methodologies)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    2.1 Please indicate where this information may be found in your resume. Maximum length of 8000 characters.
  • No
3 Do you have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent at the GS-13 grade level in the federal service designing queries for extracting, and collecting data through data mining tools such as Business Objects or equivalent to conduct statistical analysis and to create multi-layered financial reports based on company or agency-wide financial data for executive management? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    3.1 Please indicate where this information may be found in your resume. Maximum length of 8000 characters.
  • No
4 Do you have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent at the GS-13 grade level in the federal service explaining or defending financial projects in writing and making presentations concerning such projects to various audiences? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    4.1 Please indicate where this information may be found in your resume. Maximum length of 8000 characters.
  • No
5 Select the statement that best describes your experience presenting information and providing advice and liaison support for managing an organization's administrative requirements and adapting knowledge and application of the federal rules, regulations, policies and procedures for providing administrative services for an organization. Answer to this question is required
  • have resolved issues with widespread impact on the organization; presented issues to management for signatory authority for accomplishment of responsibilities to support assigned programs; participated in the long-and-short range recruitment programs; and collaborated directly with organization's centralized authority on a wide variety of administrative/management concerns.
  • I have performed a regular and recurring liaison and advisory services for an organization with varied functions and programs, such as providing advice on routine administrative requirements. In collaboration with centralized organization authority, assisted management in planning and coordinating administrative functions and programs to ensure appropriate use of resources
  • I have carried out administrative functions with input from management officials; explained issues and concerns to help resolve administrative procedural concerns; and performed administrative support tasks and relayed data to decision makers for development in organizational plans, policies, and procedures.
  • My level of experience and/or education is less than as described above.
6 Choose the area(s) in which you have substantial experience evaluating policies and programs and ensuring results. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no program evaluation experience.
  • I have some, but no substantial program evaluation experience.
  • Serving as technical specialist on the impact of legislation for specific organizational programs.
  • Planning, scheduling, and implementing the evaluation of key business processes.
  • Establishing and using feedback systems to determine customer requirements and expectations.
  • Establishing program indicators and analyzing data associated with them for oversight and diagnostic purposes.
  • Establishing local program standards that ensure accountability, continuous improvement, and adherence to policies.
  • Evaluating options and alternatives for making decisions and resolving issues where no precedent or guidelines existed.
7 Do you have work experience with Activity Based Costing (ABC) analysts within a government or commercial entity that is fully funded by fees generated from sales of products or services with fee revenues exceeding two billion dollars?� Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    7.1 Please indicate where this information may be found in your resume. Maximum length of 8000 characters.
  • No
8 Please select the response(s) reflecting the leadership experience that you have within a government or commercial entity that is fully funded by fees generated from sales of products or services with fee revenues exceeding two billion dollars. Answer to this question is required
  • Establish ABC project plans and set and achieve milestones for those projects.
  • Evaluate performance of ABC team members
  • Train staff on ABC concepts and theory.
  • Effectively communicate ABC assignments related to projects and initiatives.
  • I do not have this experience.
9 Do you have experience collecting, validating, and analyzing workload, information technology, and other driver data from various business units within an agency? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 Please select the response that best reflects your experience with workload information: Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience developing or supervising development of queries to extract workload data from workload tracking and production systems and incorporating the data into ABC models.
  • I have experience developing or supervising development of queries to extract workload data from workload tracking and production systems.
  • I have experience running existing queries to extract workload data from workload tracking and production systems.
  • None of the above.
11 Do you have experience evaluating the efficiency of internal operations? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 Please indicate your highest level of experience with process improvement techniques to ensure compliance with various policies and regulations: Answer to this question is required
  • I have supported and coordinated the implementation of improvements across an organization.
  • I have supported, coordinated, and facilitated the planning and implementation of improvements across a business unit.
  • I have facilitated and planned improvements across a division.
  • I have participated in all aspects of facilitation of improvements across a business unit.
  • I have supported, coordinated, and facilitated the planning and implementation of improvements across an organization.
  • I do not have this type of experience.
13 Please select the statement(s) that reflects your experience with providing assessment and improvement of program effectiveness Answer to this question is required
  • Analyzed and identified ways to streamline processes, reduce costs and conserve resources
  • Prepared detailed recommendations for systems and process enhancements
  • Conducted analysis and cost estimates
  • Designed measures of effectiveness
  • Prepared complete staff studies and decision papers as needed for program or process improvement solutions
  • I do not have the experience as described above.
14 Please select the response that most closely reflects your experience within a government or commercial entity that is fully funded by fees generated from sales of products or services with fee revenues exceeding one billion dollars. Answer to this question is required
  • I have calculated, or supervised the calculation of the fully burdened ABC expenses related to work performed for each fee on a per unit basis, annually.
  • I have calculated, or supervised the calculation of the fully burdened ABC expenses related to work performed for each fee on an aggregate basis, annually.
    14.1 Please indicate where this information may be found in your resume. Maximum length of 8000 characters.
  • I have calculated, or supervised the calculation of the fully burdened ABC expenses related to work performed for each fee on an aggregate basis, as a one- time- study.
  • None of the above
15 Please select the response(s) that reflect your experience related to fee cost calculations utilizing ABC data: Answer to this question is required
  • Define activities associated with a particular fee.
  • Determine overall expense for performing work for a particular fee.
  • Determine appropriate driver and divide expense by driver to calculate an activity unit rate.
  • Adjust unit rate for frequency of occurrence and level of effort.
  • Add adjusted activity unit rates to reach overall fee cost.
  • None of the above.
16 Select the response that best reflects your education, training and experience leading a team that is applying the principles and procedures of accounting for a fee-collecting organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a certification as either a Certified Government Financial Manager or CPA and have supervisory experience leading a team of Accountants.
  • I have the education or training but not the certification and have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have the education or training but not the certification and have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but do not have a certification and have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I do not have this type of experience.
17 Please select the response(s) that best reflects your work experience applying the principles and procedures of accounting within a Fee Collecting organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have interpreted and applied accounting and audit principles for spending authority related to Fee collections.
  • I have determined whether Fee transactions were properly supported in accordance with regulations.
  • I have prepared working papers and verified reports against Fee accounts and records.
  • I have advised managers on program operations based on Fee and Spending information I have developed using data mining tools, other than Excel, such as Business Objects or equivalent.
  • I have worked closely with team members to acquire Fee and Spending information necessary to complete a financial review.
  • None of the above.
18 Please select the response that reflects the work experience you have with authoritative pronouncements, generally accepted accounting standards, FASAB/ FASB, or guidance for a Fee Collecting organization? Answer to this question is required
  • I have led a team that has worked with authoritative bodies to develop and/or improve accounting guidance.
  • I have led a team that reviews and provides policy and procedural recommendations to Senior Management.
  • I have led a team that has developed and implemented policy and procedural documents within a Fee Collecting organization.
  • None of the above.
19 Please select the response that reflects the work experience you have with financial rules and regulations for a Fee Collecting organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided guidance to team members on the use of financial rules, regulations, and reporting requirements in regard to the fee collecting reporting for my organization.
  • I have ensured compliance with financial legislation, laws or regulations and provided comments and input to regulatory bodies.
  • I have been a member of a working group to develop new guidance for financial regulations.
  • I do not have this type of experience.
20 Please indicate the statement(s) that describes your experience with budget planning activities. Answer to this question is required
  • Provides oversight of required program documents and execution for managed programs.
  • Reviews program status reports to assure financial plans are executed in accordance with baseline program plans.
  • Plans, programs, budgets, and executes funding for all programs.
  • Recommends adjustments to resources, changes to schedules or budgets, or revisions to objectives as required.
  • None of the above.
21 Choose the statement(s) that best describe your communication/briefing skills that you use as a regular part of your job to support organizational goals and leadership. Answer to this question is required
  • I have routinely provided oral explanations of technical information or other complex information such as regulations, policies, or procedures to coworkers, senior management or customers.
  • I have routinely lead or facilitated briefings, meetings, or conferences, or formally present technical or other complex information to others.
  • I have successfully done work that regularly involved responding to inquiries or gathering sensitive information.
  • I have provided oral instructions or on-the-job training to others.
  • I have given advice, counsel, or instruction to individual employees on work and administrative matters, setting priorities, planning work and meeting deadlines.
  • I have no experience in performing this task.
22 Select the statement that best describes your experience presenting information and providing advice and liaison support for managing an organization's administrative requirements and adapting knowledge and application of rules, regulations, policies and procedures for providing administrative services for an organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have resolved issues with widespread impact on the organization; presented issues to management for signatory authority for accomplishment of responsibilities to support assigned programs; participated in the long-and-short range recruitment programs; and collaborated directly with organization's centralized authority on a wide variety of administrative/management concerns.
  • I have performed a regular and recurring liaison and advisory services for an organization with varied functions and programs, such as providing advice on routine administrative requirements. In collaboration with centralized organization authority, assisted management in planning and coordinating administrative functions and programs to ensure appropriate use of resources.
  • I have carried out administrative functions with input from management officials; explained issues and concerns to help resolve administrative procedural concerns; and performed administrative support tasks and relayed data to decision makers for development in organizational plans, policies, and procedures.
  • My level of experience and/or education is less than as described above.

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  • Yes
  • No
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