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* 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.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


Specialized experience is fifty-two (52) weeks of experience at the GS-11 level or equivalent in other public sectors, that is directly related to the position as listed and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes performing financial management analysis, and ensuring that organizational funds are managed in accordance with the requirements of Federal laws, circulars, and regulations.

* 3.Do you have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.In order to receive proper credit for this experience please provide the resume reference(s) and dates when you obtained the experience to meet Specialized Experience.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 5.I have used Federal policies and procedures to perform financial management processes.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have used some Federal policies with my duties. My work is closely monitored by either a supervisor or by a senior employee in order to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  3. On a regular basis I have use the Federal policies and procedures to perform various tasks. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  5. I have led or overseen the performance of this task by lower level employees, and/or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to guide them in performing this task because of my expertise.


* 6.I have identified policy issues or problem areas and presented such information to upper management along with recommendations for corrective measures.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I perform this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have led or overseen the performance of this task by lower level employees, and/or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to guide them in performing this task because of my expertise.
  5. On occasion I perform this task as a part of my job. My work on this task is closely monitored by either a supervisor or by a senior employee in order to ensure compliance with proper procedures.(


* 7.Please provide the resume reference(s) and dates when you obtained the experience
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 8.Please identify the following with which you have knowledge or experience.
  1. Appropriations Law
  2. Prompt Payment Act
  3. OMB Circulars
  4. Federal Travel Regulations
  5. Generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  6. Internal controls
  7. Financial oversight / compliance
  8. None of the above.


* 9.Have you analyzed and processed financial and program data to ensure accuracy and compliance to organizational policies, procedures and guidelines?
  1. Occasionally have performed this task. My work on this task was closely monitored by either a supervisor or by a senior employee in order to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  2. I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. On a regular basis I have perform this task. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  5. I have led or overseen the performance of this task by lower level employees, and/or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to guide them in performing this task because of my expertise.


* 10.Have you monitored, reviewed and analyzed finance and/or program information and made the decisions as to what needs to be accomplished?
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have led or overseen the performance of this task by lower level employees, and/or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to guide them in performing this task because of my expertise.
  4. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was closely monitored by either a supervisor or by a senior employee in order to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  5. 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.


* 11.Do you have at least one year of experience performing financial management analysis, and ensuring that organizational funds are managed in accordance with the requirements of Federal laws, circulars, and regulations?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 12.I have compiled and analyzed program and financial data to determine trends, identify and resolve problems and presented final reports to management.
  1. I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  2. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was closely monitored by either a supervisor or by a senior employee in order to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  3. I have worked closely with management to compile and analyze various items on the program as regular part of my job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have led or overseen the performance of this task by lower level employees, and/or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to guide them in performing this task because of my expertise.
  5. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.


* 13.I have identified issues when analyzing information and developed, presented and implemented solutions encountered with the use of financial and program information.
  1. I have led or overseen the performance of this task by lower level employees, and/or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to guide them in performing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. 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.
  4. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  5. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was closely monitored by either a supervisor or by a senior employee in order to ensure compliance with proper procedures.


* 14.I am familiar with and follow policy as set forth in OMB Circulars and Department level Regulations relating to financial management and have recommended improvements in financial management policies and procedures within organizational perimeters.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. 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.
  3. I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  4. I have performed this task on the job. My work in this task was closely monitored by either a supervisor or by a senior employee in order to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  5. I have led or overseen the performance of this task by lower level employees, and/or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to guide them in performing this task because of my expertise.


* 15.I have validated the accuracy of reported financial information and identified errors or inconsistencies by presenting analyses results to management or state agencies.
  1. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was closely monitored by either a supervisor or by a senior employee in order to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  2. I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have led or overseen the performance of this task by lower level employees, and/or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to guide them in performing this task because of my expertise.
  4. 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.
  5. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.


* 16.Which of the following best reflects your highest level of experience drawing conclusions based on an analysis of information?
  1. I have led or overseen the performance of this task by lower level employees, and/or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to guide them in performing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. 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.
  4. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  5. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was closely monitored by either a supervisor or by a senior employee in order to ensure compliance with proper procedures.


* 17.Have you orally explained technical or professional issues to senior staff?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 18.Have you communicated orally to maintain good working relationships in order to accomplish special goals and objectives?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 19.I have provided technical assistance and policy clarifications on financial management requirements to Regional Program and Financial Management staff.
  1. On a regular basis I have perform this task as a part of my job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  2. My work on this task was closely monitored by either a supervisor or by a senior employee in order to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  3. I have led or overseen the performance of this task by lower level employees, and/or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to guide them in performing this task because of my expertise.
  4. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  5. I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.


* 20.Have you drafted briefings or papers to present financial management ideas and concepts in a clear, precise manner?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 21.I have worked with others to identify possible program or financial improvements and persuaded others to adopt new methods, procedures or techniques in order to improve operations.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have led or overseen the performance of this task by lower level employees, and/or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to guide them in performing this task because of my expertise.
  4. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was closely monitored by either a supervisor or by a senior employee in order to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  5. 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.


* 22.I have prepared and/or coordinated with others on written reports, instructions, and correspondence writing for accuracy, technical competency and adherence to GAO principles, standards, and requirements for accounting reports.
  1. I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  2. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was closely monitored by either a supervisor or by a senior employee in order to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  3. 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.
  4. I have led or overseen the performance of this task by lower level employees, and/or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to guide them in performing this task because of my expertise.
  5. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.


* 23.I have developed and maintained sophisticated spreadsheet or database systems to track and monitor audit findings and recommendations of grantees by function or program.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. My work on this type of work is closely monitored by either a supervisor or by a senior employee in order to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  3. I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  4. As a regular part of my job I have perform this task. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have led or overseen the performance of this task by lower level employees, and/or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to guide them in performing this task because of my expertise.


* 24.Select the response(s) that describe your ability to effectively communicate orally in a variety of settings with professional staff, internal and external customers, consultants and the public on technical and non-technical Financial Management and program issues.
  1. I have experience meeting and dealing with a wide variety of disciplines such as Federal agencies, private organizations, special interest groups and the general public.
  2. I have regularly briefed managers or senior administrators regarding various financial assistance issues.
  3. I have evaluated, developed, monitored, and/or conducted training on the award and administration of financial assistance for internal and/or external audiences.
  4. I have participated in meetings to discuss strategies, requirements, project needs, schedules, budgets, and other criteria required to accomplish design requirements or study tasks, and/or for developing understanding and consensus.
  5. I have experience meeting and dealing with customers and/or other organizations through formal presentations, technical briefings and public forums.
  6. I have facilitated technical discussions on controversial issues to reach consensus.
  7. I have experience meeting with internal and/or external customers to discuss program needs and issues as a member of a presentation group or formal work team.
  8. I have experience in oral communication primarily through involvement in community and/or public service organizations, committee memberships, and/or other organizational membership or involvement.
  9. My communication skills have been developed primarily through training or course work in areas such as public speaking and/or membership on professional or technical committees or organizations.
  10. None of the above.


* 25.Select the response(s) that identify the software applications with which you have significant experience. (Significant means that you understand and use a major part of the system?s functionality/capabilities).
  1. E-mail (e.g., Outlook)
  2. Graphics or presentation software (e.g.PowerPoint, PaintShop, Photoshop, Visio)
  3. Operating Systems (e.g., Windows, NT)
  4. Spreadsheets (e.g., Excel, Lotus, QuatroPro)
  5. Word-processing software (e.g., Word or Word Perfect)
  6. Database Management
  7. Internet browsers
  8. Statistical/quantitative analysis tools
  9. None of the above.


* 26.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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