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Grade: All Grades
1.GS-13 - Choose one answer that best describes your experience.
  1. I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 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.Please select all the offices that you have interfaced with or acted as in a liaison capacity with to ensure the completion of administrative tasks.
  1. The Office of Human Resources
  2. The Office of Security
  3. The Travel Office
  4. The Budget Office
  5. The Chief Information Officer
  6. The Office of the General Counsel
  7. The Chief Financial Officer
  8. None of the above.


* 3.Do you have experience serving as an administrative advisor or liaison on a wide variety of administrative management functions?
  1. Yes
  2. No


4.Choose the statements that describe your administrative experience.
  1. I have prepared and submitted accurate, timely reports on budget, property, and procurement programs.
  2. I have analyzed and interpreted administrative polices.
  3. I have issued new guidelines.
  4. I have prepared work plans for myself and others.
  5. I have prepared annual budget projections.
  6. None of the above.


* 5.How do you communicate orally to support an organization`s or agency`s goals and leadership?
  1. I verbally communicate organizational strategies, goals, objectives, and priorities in oral presentations to various levels of stakeholders.
  2. I verbally explain or justify decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations to managers and/or employees.
  3. I represent my agency in meetings with third party individuals or organizations.
  4. I verbally brief managers on agency policy, goals, and objectives.
  5. I verbally defend my organization`s position with third parties performing oversight review of programs.
  6. None of the above.


* 6.During which methods of interaction have you expressed thoughts orally?
  1. Conferences
  2. Meetings
  3. One-on-One discussions
  4. Telephone inquiries
  5. Training
  6. Debates
  7. Negotiations
  8. Conflict resolution
  9. Interviews
  10. None of the above


* 7.Identify the tasks that you have performed at work.
  1. Managed competing assignments
  2. Set milestones and deadlines for assignments
  3. Briefed staff and management on status of assignments
  4. Provided guidance, direction, or instruction to individuals
  5. Reacted effectively to unforeseen events or delays
  6. Rearranged priorities and work assignments based on the actions of others
  7. None of the above


* 8.Do you have experience gathering and analyzing facts and making recommendations based on the information?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.Indicate your experience gathering and evaluating information and data.
  1. I have applied fact-finding and investigative techniques in resolving issues.
  2. I have evaluated comments received on proposed regulations or policies to determine whether changes are feasible, enforceable and acceptable in view of program goals.
  3. I have assisted in conducting interviews to obtain information on organizational missions, functions, and procedures.
  4. I have worked with upper management to define, analyze, and resolve problems with regulations and policy.
  5. None of the above.


* 10.Choose the examples that apply to your written communication experience.
  1. I have reviewed other people`s documents for spelling, grammar, and organization.
  2. I have been the primary author or documents and personally edited the documents.
  3. I have reviewed other people`s documents for adherence to policy and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  4. None of the above.


* 11.Describe your skill in developing and administering policies.
  1. I have written and implemented a comprehensive education and communications program that distributes internal policies and procedures throughout a geographically-dispersed organization.
  2. I have written and implemented management policies, procedures, standards and practices in accordance with Federal statutes.
  3. I have drafted necessary policy changes and modified processes in response to changing Federal policies and management assessments.
  4. I have collected, researched, analyzed, and prepared written policy for which no prototype or previously established method or format exists.
  5. None of the above.


12.Indicate the example that best reflects your highest level of experience in maintaining and promoting effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, co-workers or contractors.
  1. I have developed programs to promote establishing effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, co-workers or contractors.
  2. I have led efforts to promote establishing effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, co-workers or contractors.
  3. I have worked on teams to promote establishing effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, co-workers or contractors.
  4. I have established effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, co-workers or contractors.
  5. None of the above.


13.Do you have experience facilitating the coordination of efforts between organizational entities?
  1. Yes
  2. No






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