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Vacancy Details

Grade: 09

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Grade: All Grades

1 How do you wish to be considered for this vacancy? Answer to this question is required
  • As a recent graduate who has completed, within the previous two years, an associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution such as an accredited technical or vocational school; a 2- or 4-year college or university; a graduate or professional school (e.g., law school, medical school); or a post-secondary home school curriculum. Note: Certificate program is defined as post-secondary education in a qualifying educational institution equal to at least one academic year of full-time study that’s part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational, or business school curriculum.
  • As a Veteran who was unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree due to military service obligation. There is a 2-year period of eligibility to apply that begins from the date of release or discharge from active duty; however, the veteran’s eligibility period cannot extend beyond 6 years from the date of graduation.
  • None of the above.
2 The U.S. Office of Personnel Management's (OPM's) current policy requires the review of all competitive and non-political excepted service appointment actions that involve the appointment or conversion of a current or former political appointee, Schedule C employee, or Noncareer SES member. A former or recent political appointee is someone who held a political appointment within the previous five-year period. Have you held a political appointment within the previous five-year period? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-07, or master's or equivalent graduate degree or two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree (e.g. LL.B or J.D.) if related, or a combination of education and experience? (See the "Qualifications" section of the announcement for the definition of specialized experience.) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 What is your experience utilizing rules and regulations to assist in your review of reports? 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 I have not yet performed it on the job.
  • Have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from senior employee.
5 Select the statement that best reflects your experience in using process improvement tools and
techniques to improve program or project processes. Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience in using process improvement tools and techniques to improve program or project processes.
  • I have some experience in the use of process improvement tools and techniques to program or project processes.
  • I have limited experience or training in the use of process improvement tools and techniques to program or project processes.
  • I have no knowledge or training in the use of process improvement tools and techniques to program or project processes.
6  Do you have experience interpreting regulations and/or policies related to grants 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.
7 Select the answer that most accurately describes your working knowledge of the principles and practices of grants management, applicable regulations and policies. Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have working knowledge of grants management and applicable regulations.
  • I have knowledge of grant management, policies, and regulations, but have not yet applied it on the job.
  • I have working knowledge of grant management, policies, and regulations and have applied them on the job.
8 Describe your experience presenting program or project weaknesses or vulnerabilities to management or senior staff. 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 the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee
9

Choose the statement that best describes your ability to communicate orally in support of program-related activities.


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.
10 Have you conducted process, procedure, and/or program reviews, studies, or audits? Answer to this question is required
  • I have formal training or education conducting process, procedure, and/or program reviews, studies, or audits. However, I have not yet applied this ability in work situations.
  • I have work experience conducting process, procedure, and/or program reviews, studies, or audits. I typically work with a supervisor or team lead completing this task.
  • I have work experience independently conducting process, procedure, and/or program reviews, studies, or audits.
  • None of the above.
11 Which of the following best reflects your highest level of experience using qualitative or quantitative methods to analyze, assess, and ensure compliance with program policies and procedures? Answer to this question is required
  • I have formal training or education in various qualitative and quantitative analytical methods. However, I have not yet applied this ability in work situations.
  • I have work experience using a range of qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze and evaluate programs. I typically work with a supervisor or someone else to conduct analyses, and develop conclusions or recommendations based on analysis.
  • I have work experience to independently conducting program analyses. I have experience applying these analytical skills to a variety of projects and programs.
  • None of the above.
12 Please certify that you have accurately and truthfully represented your level of work experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and/or education when completing this questionnaire as your responses, resume and supporting documents will be reviewed for accuracy and completeness as appropriate. Deliberate attempts to falsify information are grounds for non-selection and for termination. Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position. Answer to this question is required
  • I certify that my answers are accurate and complete.
  • I do not wish to certify. I understand that I will not be considered for this position.
13 I authorize sharing my application with similar vacancies within EDA. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Applicants may check the status of their application by accessing the Department of Commerce (QuickHire), applicant site at http://www.usajobs.gov.
14 I have thoroughly reviewed the 'How to Apply', 'Required Documents', & 'Qualifications' sections of this Vacancy Announcement to determine which supplemental documents to submit. This may include: Transcripts to verify undergraduate/graduate education; SF-50 if I am a current/former Federal employee; DD-214 if I am a veteran (and SF-15/VA Letter if applicable), etc. I understand that failure to supply required documents by the vacancy announcement's closing date may result in loss of consideration. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No