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Grade: 12
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Specialized experience is fifty-two (52) weeks of experience at the GS-11 level or equivalent in either public or private sectors, that is directly related to the position as listed in this announcement and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is defined as analyzing and interpreting policies, procedures, and data to develop recommendations for management; managing multiple projects across organizational lines; and working on process improvement teams.

* 1.Select the choice that best describes your specialized experience.
  1. I have one full year (52 weeks) or more of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-11 level as described above.

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please describe where in your resume this experience is documented. Please list the organization(s) and the dates that you obtained this experience.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. I do not have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the definition as described above.


* 2.Select the statement(s), which best describe your working experience.
  1. Applies fact-finding and investigative techniques.
  2. Uses qualitative methods, and/or quantitative approaches.
  3. Develop standard operating procedures for functions within an organization.
  4. Define, analyze, and resolve problems with business processes and policies.
  5. None of the above.


* 3.Please check all that you have working experience.
  1. As part of a team assisted with performing analytical and evaluative studies to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of business processes, current operations and policies.
  2. Recommending improvements to office policies and procedures.
  3. Manage multiple projects across organizational lines.
  4. As part of a team analyzed, evaluated, and provided advice on improving the efficiency, effectiveness and productivity of work methods, policies, procedures.
  5. None of the above.


Grade: 13
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Specialized experience is fifty-two (52) weeks of experience at the GS-12 level or equivalent in either public or private sectors, that is directly related to the position as listed in this announcement and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is defined as having experience in research and analysis techniques, project management, problem solving, process improvement techniques, analyzing organizational processes to identify program deficiencies and develop solutions, along with document processes such as: ability to write SOP's and create process flowcharts, as well as track performance metrics.

* 1.Select the choice that best describes your specialized experience.
  1. I have one full year (52 weeks) or more of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-12 level as described above.

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please describe where in your resume this experience is documented. Please list the organization(s) and the dates that you obtained this experience.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. I do not have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the definition as described above.


* 2.Select the statement(s), which best describe your experience in documenting and mapping business processes and performing analytical and evaluative activities, studies or projects.
  1. Applies fact-finding and investigative techniques to develop business requirements and project plans.
  2. Uses qualitative methods, and/or quantitative approaches and techniques to develop and assess the effectiveness of processes.
  3. Developed standard operating procedures for functions within an organization, and business cases to determine the feasibility and return on investment of programs.
  4. Collaborated with key stakeholders to define, analyze, and resolve problems with business processes and policies.
  5. None of the above.


* 3.Please check all that you have working experience.
  1. Performing analytical and evaluative studies to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of business processes, current operations and policies.
  2. Conducting management studies, and recommending improvements to office policies.
  3. Identifying critical or continuing program needs (e.g., conducting studies, analyzing findings and making substantive recommendations on operating programs.
  4. Analyzes, evaluates, and provides advice on improving the efficiency, effectiveness and productivity of work methods, policies, procedures, operations, systems, resource utilization and management controls.
  5. None of the above.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.Reminder: In addition to this questionnaire, you must also submit all information/documents applicable to you as described in the vacancy announcement under "Required Documents." Please read the vacancy announcement carefully. Also please follow the online instructions carefully for submitting documents and check your account to confirm the documents are received in the online hiring system prior to the closing date. If all the required information is not submitted, you will be found ineligible for this position.
  1. OK


* 2.I am providing, for this vacancy, a copy of my annual performance appraisal that has been signed and dated within the last 18 months and shows my final rating. I understand that I can either upload or fax this document through the system at the end of this process.
  1. Yes
  2. No

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please clearly explain below why you are unable to provide a performance appraisal (i.e., your current employer does not provide them, you have not received one, etc.) Failure to provide a performance appraisal or an explanation why one is not being provided will result in a determination of an incomplete application and ineligibility for consideration for this vacancy.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 3.Are you currently serving or have served in the last five years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please list the title, agency, and dates of this appointment. Please note you will be required to meet OPM Approval of your appointment if selected.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 4.From the following list, please select all of the functions you have performed.
  1. Performed and executed process improvement projects
  2. Developed and maintained standard operating procedures
  3. Developed tracked and analyzed project plans and programs
  4. Prepared complex business cases
  5. Analyze and advise management on complex program activities
  6. Apply a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods to evaluate processes and systems
  7. Utilize system software to track performance metrics and create reports, charts to provide recommendations to management
  8. None of the above


* 5.Choose the statement(s) that describe your experience in conducting complex analyses and making decisions to promote program effectiveness.
  1. I have experience in the identification of issues.
  2. I have experience in the development of methods and approaches for gathering data.
  3. I have experience in the analytical techniques to review data and processes.
  4. I have experience in the development of recommendations.
  5. I have experience in the implementation and follow through of recommendations.
  6. I have not performed any of the above tasks.


* 6.Please describe where in your resume this experience is documented. Please list the organization(s) and the dates that you obtained this experience.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 7.Which of the following have you done as a routine part of your professional work experience.
  1. Established priorities among multiple projects
  2. Established timelines for multiple projects
  3. Executed and managed projects through completion
  4. Established and monitored project progress
  5. Met deadlines
  6. Tracked and monitored trends
  7. Anticipated and resolved problems
  8. None of the above


* 8.Choose the one statement that best describes your experience in project management.
  1. I have developed, executed and monitored process improvement project initiatives.
  2. I have communicated operational requirements to subject matter experts.
  3. I have organized, coordinated, and prioritized a variety of individual and team-based activities and customer operations projects.
  4. I have produced major reports, conducted studies and analyses to assess and propose improvements to national managements systems.
  5. I have not performed any of the above tasks.


* 9.Please describe where in your resume this experience is documented. Please list the organization(s) and the dates that you obtained this experience.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 10.Choose all examples that match your presentation/communications skills.
  1. I have effectively communicated technical information to internal or external audiences.
  2. I have persuaded others to accept findings, recommendations, changes, alternative viewpoints, or to take a particular course of action.
  3. I have interviewed employees or managers to acquire specific programmatic and/or technical information.
  4. I have conducted training sessions with varied audiences with different levels of comprehension.
  5. I have effectively communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives, or priorities on a regular basis.
  6. None of the above.


* 11.Choose the statement that best describes your experience with preparing written documents.
  1. I have prepared and presented business cases and analysis to management officials and program personnel at all levels within an organization on potential business opportunities in an advisory capacity.
  2. I have prepared standard operating procedures for office personnel.
  3. I have prepared written material to be distributed to management officials and program personnel by other electronic methods within an organization to describe policies and/or procedures.
  4. I have prepared and presented process improvement and project plans to key stakeholders, and/or management officials at all levels within an organization in a technical advisory capacity.
  5. I have prepared and presented briefings to diverse audiences.
  6. I have not performed any of the above tasks.


* 12.Please select one of the following statements that describe your ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing in order to; convey ideas and concepts explain rationale; persuade and negotiate outcomes; and provide recommendations with management officials at all levels.
  1. I have provided input on a variety of reports, analyses, position papers, directives, policy statements.
  2. I have prepared a variety of memoranda and documents to organization personnel on an array of difficult, complex, and/or sensitive matters.
  3. I have provided broad guidance to people to prioritize work and the accomplishments in a timely satisfactory manner.
  4. My writing is clear, concise and has very few errors.
  5. I have not performed any of the above tasks.


* 13.Please describe where in your resume this experience is documented. Please list the organization(s) and the dates that you obtained this experience.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 14.Choose the statement that best describes your level of experience developing and implementing policies related to Human Resource Management.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. Manage human resources matters to meet staff and organizational needs. Maintain a current knowledge and understanding of Agency policy in Human Resources areas and prepares internal guidance on complex or controversial issues.
  4. Interact regularly with agency executives, managers and employees to respond to personnel issues, to gather data or discuss analytical/research findings.
  5. I have developed or implemented Human Resource procedures and/or served as a contact for these functions as a central or major part of my work.


* 15.Choose the statement that best describes your knowledge of and experience in interpreting Personnel Regulations.
  1. I have interpreted human-resources regulations as an occasional part of my job experience.
  2. I have often interpreted human-resources regulations and have applied these regulations as a regular part of my job experience.
  3. I have knowledge and/or training with human-resources regulations but have not applied these regulations as a regular part of my job experience.
  4. I do not have experience with human-resources regulations.


* 16.Choose the statement (s) from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training.
  1. Locates and applies precedent decisions and legal opinions.
  2. Served as a local interpreter of labor relations law, regulations and collective bargaining agreements.
  3. Developed and recommended policy and plan actions concerning employee-management communications.
  4. None of the above.


* 17.Select all of the following Human Resources specialty areas you have working experience.
  1. Staffing
  2. Labor Relations
  3. Recruitment
  4. Position Management
  5. Resolving Conflicts between employees
  6. Employee Relations
  7. Performance Management
  8. Employee Development
  9. Employee discipline
  10. Providing HR Training
  11. None of the above.


* 18.How did you learn about this position?
  1. Agency Internet Site recruitment.
  2. Private Employment Web Site.
  3. Other Internet Site.
  4. Poster.
  5. Newspaper.
  6. Magazine.
  7. TV/Radio.
  8. Student association.
  9. Private Employment Office.
  10. State Employment Office.
  11. Federal, state, or local Job Information Center.
  12. Agency Human Resources Department (bulletin board or other announcement).
  13. Agency or other Federal government on campus.
  14. Religious organization.
  15. School or college counselor or other official.
  16. Job Fair.
  17. Friend or relative working for this agency.
  18. State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency.
  19. Professional organization or publication.
  20. Other.






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