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Specialized experience includes providing advice to managers/officials on funding policies and procedures; analyzing and interpreting financial data and trends; and using system processes and procedures that ensure financial management integrity.

* 1.Will you have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level within 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please give the dates/resume reference when you gained this experience.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 2.For the following task, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training: I have prepared detailed budget estimates, justification and execution plans using broad budgetary guidance.
  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.


* 3.For the following task, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training: I have assessed the impact of changes in programs and regulations on staff years, salaries, travel, benefits, overtime, and related expenses of an organization’s budget.
  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.


* 4.For the following task, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training: I have interpreted budgetary policy and guidelines in order to provide advice regarding implementing new procedures and the legal use of appropriated funds.
  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.


* 5.For the following task, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training: I have applied the principles and methods of budget execution to determine whether obligations, expenditures and requested allotments are within funding limitations in the approved budget.
  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.


* 6.For the following task, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training: I have monitored and analyzed the expenditure of funds through the review of organizational accounting reports and automated financial systems.
  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.


* 7.For the following task, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training: I have used spreadsheets and other software to display summaries, graphics, and tabulations of budgetary data.
  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.


* 8.For the following task, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training: I have used a variety of software applications and programs associated with financial management on a continuing basis to prepare complex financial reports and to analyze financial status, trends, and expenditures.
  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.


* 9.For the following task, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training: I have prepared written recommendations supported by numerical, narrative, and/or statistical data from various sources following general guidelines.
  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.


* 10.For the following task, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training: I have experience in communicating effectively with management and organizations within the agency/organization.
  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.


* 11.For the following task, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training: I have orally advised staff on financial management/budgetary practices or appropriation law issues.
  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.


* 12.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


* 13.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.


* 14.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.


* 15.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






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