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Grade: All Grades
* 1.GS-14 - Choose one answer that best describes your experience.
  1. I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service performing work related to the duties of the position described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I do not meet the requirement as described above.


* 2.Do you have experience applying lean concepts in the management of inventories to ensure an efficient delivery of materials in-line with various lean initiatives?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.Do you have professional experience analyzing management processes and developing recommendations for improvement?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.Have you independently developed program eligibility guidelines and/or policies and procedures relating to the administration of programs (e.g., guidance on management evaluation techniques; field operation manuals)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.Select the lean manufacturing techniques you have implemented to accomplish significant increases in productivity and significant reductions in cost.
  1. 5S
  2. Total Production Maintenance (TPM)
  3. Six Sigma
  4. Kaisen Philosophy
  5. Value Steam Mapping (VSM)
  6. Quick Change Over on Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED)
  7. None of the above


* 6.Select the supervisory duties you have performed on a regular and recurring basis.
  1. Planned work to be accomplished by subordinates by setting and adjusting priorities and preparing schedules for the completion of work.
  2. Assigned work to subordinates based consideration of the difficulty of assignments, and the capabilities of employees.
  3. Developed performance standards and evaluated employees' work.
  4. Instructed employees on both program work and administrative matters.
  5. Interviewed candidates for positions.
  6. Recommended individuals for appointment, promotion, or reassignment.
  7. Worked with employees to identify their developmental and training needs based on organizational goals and budget realities.
  8. Resolved office conflicts through mediation and/or other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
  9. Resolved office conflicts by providing written guidance.
  10. Addressed employee conduct issues by seeking appropriate human resources actions such as verbal admonishments or suspensions.
  11. Coached employees on performance issues.
  12. Developed performance improvement plans.
  13. Oversaw the performance of other staff on a team, even though not as a formal supervisor.
  14. None of the above.


* 7.Select the responses that describe your experience in problem solving to address organizational issues.
  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 analytical techniques to review data and processes.
  4. I have experience in the development of recommendations.
  5. I have not performed any of the above tasks.


* 8.Select the statement that best describes your experience problem solving to improve the organization.
  1. I have led improvement initiatives where I have identified the root cause of a problem, developed/recommended potential alternatives and implemented solutions which resulted in broad improvements for the organization as a whole.
  2. I have independently identified and implemented solutions to critical problems that have resulted in positive improvements within my functional area.
  3. I have assisted with identifying and developing solutions to problems of varying complexity.
  4. None of the above.


* 9.Have you had experience managing business relationships with suppliers to ensure a sufficient supply of raw material and other critical materials are available to meet production requirements?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 10.Select the project management tasks or situations with which you have had professional experience.
  1. Incremental project funding
  2. Monitoring quality and timeliness of delivery
  3. Preparation of rate and cost adjustment
  4. Redirection of effort
  5. Coordination of time extensions
  6. Incorporation of change orders.
  7. Issuance of stop work orders
  8. Monitoring of government property reporting
  9. Approval of progress payments
  10. Contract closeout
  11. None of the above


* 11.Select the project management tasks that you have performed in a professional environment.
  1. Developed inventory tracking reports
  2. Developed and maintained planned production schedules
  3. Developed timelines
  4. Tracked the progress of new packaging development
  5. None of the above


* 12.Select the project phases in which you have experience.
  1. Identifying project goals
  2. Choosing and sequencing specific project milestones
  3. Monitoring project progress
  4. Evaluating the impact of project milestones
  5. Delivering final products
  6. None of the above


* 13.Select the statements that describe your experience in project management.
  1. I have developed and monitored project milestones for procurement and contracting purposes.
  2. I have communicated technical requirements to information systems personnel.
  3. I have used office software for uses such as data storage, retrieval, and manipulation, presentation, publishing, project management, and research and analysis.
  4. I have monitored funding expenditures for accuracy and appropriateness.
  5. I have organized, coordinated, and prioritized a variety of individual and team-based activities.
  6. I have not performed any of the above tasks.


* 14.Which management tasks have you performed?
  1. Setting goals, milestones and expectations
  2. Planning work assignments to be assigned to team members
  3. Assigning tasks and responsibilities to team members
  4. Reviewing completed work for technical accuracy
  5. Following up with team members to assure timeliness in meeting milestones
  6. Advising staff to achieve desired results
  7. Reporting progress to senior management
  8. Delivering products on time
  9. None of the above


* 15.Which of the following project management tasks have you performed in a professional environment?
  1. Established priorities among multiple projects.
  2. Established timelines for multiple projects.
  3. Closed out projects.
  4. Started up and managed projects through completion.
  5. Established and monitored project progress.
  6. Made resource decisions for competing projects.
  7. Assigned tasks and monitored performance.
  8. Anticipated and resolve problems.
  9. None of the above.






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