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* 1.Where did you learn about this Department of the Treasury job opportunity?
  1. FedExperience website
  2. USAJOBS website
  3. Career Connector Notification
  4. Community Organization
  5. Employment Office (Federal/State or Local)
  6. Friend/Relative
  7. Job Fair, Conference, or Convention
  8. Magazine
  9. Newspaper
  10. Public Notice or Service Announcement
  11. Radio/TV
  12. School, College, Counselor
  13. Vacancy Announcement Posting
  14. Professional Organization
  15. Diversity Organization
  16. Other


If your application is incomplete, for example not providing the information or examples as requested or stating please see resume, N/A, etc. OR if a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your description of experience and/or education, your application will be marked ineligible and receive no further consideration for this announcement.

* 2.Are you currently serving or have you 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


* 3.Are you currently serving or have you previously served in a Schedule A Appointment with 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 agency approval of your appointment, if selected.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 4.Do you meet the specialized experience statement as stated in the vacancy announcement?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.Do you have professional experience working with Federal award processes, cooperative agreements and other assistance transactions and administration processes including application review, negotiation, award processing, post-award processing and close-out?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.In the response below, select all that apply to your professional experience developing documents for a federal awards program consistent with OMB circulars on grant making and federal credit subsidy programs as well as federal requirements regarding transparency.
  1. Federal assistance award and grant agreements
  2. Federal assistance award and grant applications
  3. Federal Register notices including solicitations for applications as well as public comments
  4. Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) documents
  5. I do not have any experience with the above.


* 7.In the response below, select all that apply pertaining to your professional risk mitigation experience with the following federal assistance award and grant functions.
  1. Reviewing, analyzing, and resolving issues related to policies, procedures, internal controls, and segregation of duties
  2. Making recommendations to leadership/management addressing identified issues
  3. Responding to internal and external clients regarding funding requirements
  4. Conducting internal and external training and presentations on award programs and pre-award requirements
  5. Conducting reviews and reporting to leadership/management on award disbursements
  6. Responding to audits with the Office of inspector General, financial auditors, and/or other oversight offices
  7. Development corrective action plans to respond to audit findings
  8. I do not have experience as described above.


* 8.Select the one statement that BEST describes your experience in establishing internal processes to ensure that the organization produces high quality products and that the work will be performed in an efficient, effective, timely and high quality manner.
  1. I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  2. I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  4. I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.
  5. I do not have any of the experience above.


* 9.Do you have experience in drafting, reviewing and finalizing program solicitations, announcements, brochures and other agency correspondence and guidance for an agency’s grants program?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 10.Do you have professional experience overseeing the review of grant applications for funding, to include application completeness reviews, compliance to Federal and agency requirements?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 11.Do you have professional experience utilizing grants management systems or software?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 12.In the response below, select all that apply pertaining to management functions that have been a part of your work responsibilities on a regular basis.
  1. Overseeing the administration and management of grant programs
  2. Designing, developing, implementing and interpreting grants/assistance management policies, procedures and practices
  3. Determining awardee eligibility using formulas, methodology, and established eligibility criteria
  4. Providing training, technical assistance, oversight, ethics advice, expertise and consultation to program officials, awardees, review panels, applicants, and recipients
  5. Providing leadership and guidance over subordinate staff and activities
  6. Conducting program evaluation, including monitoring and assessing awardee performance and establishing financial performance measures
  7. Performing final review of completed awards, making appropriate adjustments or disallowances, and processing close-outs
  8. Ensuring compliance with all regulatory and legal requirements
  9. None of the above


* 13.Do you have experience working with community development finance organizations or working in the field of community development finance?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 14.Do you have professional experience implementing processes and meeting project milestones, including coordinating staff assignments, organizing teams, and developing and implementing individual and team work plans?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 15.Do you have experience building and maintaining a work environment that promotes teamwork, acceptance and productivity among a diverse workgroup?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 16.Do you have professional experience reporting to leadership/management, crafting programmatic agendas to meet the organization’s goals, identifying the importance of program issues to leadership/managers, and describing insights or results in a manner that they can be effectively used in other parts of the organization?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 17.In the response below, select all that apply pertaining to your professional experience supervising professional and nonprofessional staff, including bargaining unit employees, in a program office.
  1. Managing staff so the agency’s overall goals and objectives are met
  2. Developing assignments and managing workload to accomplish programmatic priorities
  3. Balancing the unit’s workload while meeting the needs of other units within the agency
  4. Ensuring quality control of all products the staff produces
  5. Providing guidance to staff to collect and analyze programmatic data
  6. Monitoring and evaluating job performance
  7. Preparing employee improvement recommendations
  8. Identifying and providing developmental and training needs
  9. Giving advice, counsel and mentoring to subordinates
  10. Assisting with line work when unit workload demands
  11. Evaluating a unit’s performance and designing strategies for improvements
  12. I do not have any of the experience above.


* 18.Do you have professional experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with professional staff, supervisors, and multiple related work units in order to set priorities and elicit responses on policies and procedures?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 19.Do you have professional experience serving as an advisor to senior agency management on grant management issues?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 20.Do you have experience serving as a Contracting Officer Representative (COR) or managing a federal contract?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 21.In the response below, select all that apply pertaining to your oral communication experience.
  1. I have regularly served as a program representative in dealing with managers and employees within the areas serviced. This included acquiring, clarifying, or exchanging facts, and information needed to complete assignments.
  2. I have regularly justified, persuaded, negotiated, or resolved matters involving significant or controversial policy or program issues. This included communicating effectively and harmoniously with a variety of internal and external individuals or groups (e.g., representatives from the office, department, other Federal agencies, industry leaders or associations).
  3. I have regularly communicated with peers and supervisors in which the purpose was to influence, motivate, or persuade them about a policy or issue of which they are skeptical of or disagree with you.
  4. I have regularly served as a program representative and participated in discussions in which the purpose was to plan, coordinate, or consult on work efforts or to resolve specific business problems. This has included influencing or motivating individuals or groups who are working toward mutual goals and who have basically cooperative attitudes.
  5. I do not have any of the experience above.






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