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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.I have performed the following activities that demonstrate my technical knowledge in the DRG field:
  1. Assessed DRG challenges in a given country, leading to a written set of technical recommendations for addressing identified challenges.
  2. Written a proposal seeking funding to address a DRG issue.
  3. Participated in a technical review of proposals seeking funding to address a DRG problem.
  4. Performed a written study of DRG issues or themes across a number of countries to develop a comparative perspective on the issues or themes.
  5. Served as a technical advisor to a government or non-governmental organization to design a strategy for addressing DRG challenges.


* 3.I have managed, implemented or evaluated an activity that had the following aims:
  1. Increasing public participation in government decisions on an issue or set of issues.
  2. Strengthen the capacity of government institutions or entities.
  3. Improve the transparency and accountability of government institutions or entities.
  4. Improve the credibility of an election or political process.
  5. Protect or promote the human rights of vulnerable individuals or groups.


* 4.Which of the following describes your level of expertise and involvement in training and mentoring others on best practices for addressing DRG problems in developing countries?
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of the job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am highly skilled at performing this task on the job. Others have consulted me as an expert for this kind of assistance.


* 5.Which of the following describes your level of expertise and involvement in developing briefing materials for organizational decision makers on DRG issues?
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of the job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am highly skilled at performing this task on the job. Others have consulted me as an expert for this kind of assistance.


* 6.Which of the following describes your level of expertise and involvement in providing formal information presentations related to DRG issues to audiences outside your organization?
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of the job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am highly skilled at performing this task on the job. Others have consulted me as an expert for this kind of assistance.


* 7.As part of your regular work duties, how frequently did you interact with customers, external offices / organizations, or with other members of the public?
  1. A few times a month.
  2. Several times a week.
  3. At least once or twice a day.
  4. Frequently throughout the day.
  5. I did not interact with customers or the public at work.


* 8.Choose the statement that best describes your experience advising management on constituent group positions and actions, or of the various audiences' potential reactions to organizational policies and programs, and recommending appropriate actions.
  1. I do not have direct experience performing this task.
  2. I have not performed this task as described above; however, experience gained in past/current position(s) reflects my ability to deal with this task.
  3. I have performed this task on an occasional basis.
  4. My experience reflects skill and high proficiency performing this task. I have performed this task on a continual basis in past and/or current position(s).


* 9.Choose the response that best describes your highest level of experience developing, leading, directing, and motivating a diverse staff taking into account individual goals, values and sensitivities.
  1. Provided broad guidance to people to prioritize work and then accomplish it in a timely, satisfactory manner.
  2. Led, supervised and managed professional and administrative staff in the design and delivery of programs and projects.
  3. Led a large, complex, multi-layered workforce of widely varying occupations and knowledge levels.
  4. Led a management evaluation or assessment team to provide assistance on organizational programs.
  5. As a senior staff member, served as acting supervisor on occasion, and assisted the supervisor in developing and leading others. Led, directed and motivated team members to accomplish specific projects.
  6. No experience in developing, leading, directing and motivating a diverse staff.


* 10.Which of the following most accurately describes your ability to set priorities, organize and respond to work requests?
  1. In my past work assignments, I have had oversight over several teams or groups with it being my responsibility to set all project objectives, goals and deadlines. I have developed both short and long range goals with milestones to assess progress. I have experience reporting on progress to higher-level management.
  2. In my past work assignments, I have planned a short-term project that involved setting objectives, goals and deadlines for others. I am proficient at modifying these plans as necessary to ensure deadlines are met. I have experience reporting on progress to my immediate supervisor.
  3. In my past work assignments, I have assessed my own work products and monitored progress against assigned goals. I have scheduled tasks so that needed information was gathered in the proper sequence. I have experience adjusting my own work to ensure that deadlines are met.
  4. I have had education or training that has required me to organize my work and set priorities in order to complete assignments on time, but have not been required to apply this ability in my professional job assignments.
  5. I do not have education or training related to setting priorities.


* 11.Please indicate the statement that best describes your experience planning and organizing work to achieve the goals of a program or organization.
  1. I have planned, developed and implemented programs with organizational scope and impact; managing work teams and/or advisory groups in the overall design of systems and programs.
  2. I have established annual, multi-year, or similar types of long-range work plans for an organizational component; setting goals and objectives; planning for short and long term resource needs.
  3. I have set goals and/or planned work to be accomplished by others; set and adjusted priorities, and prepared schedules for the completion of work.
  4. I have planned and organized my own work assignments against deadlines assigned by my Supervisor; often handling several work assignments at the same time.
  5. I do not have on-the-job experience planning or organizing work to achieve program / organizational goals.


* 12.Which of the following most accurately describes your experience setting priorities, organizing, and responding to work requests?
  1. In my past work assignments, I have had oversight over several teams or groups with it being my responsibility to set all project objectives, goals and deadlines. I have developed both short and long range goals with milestones to assess progress. I have experience reporting on progress to higher-level management.
  2. In my past work assignments, I have planned a short-term project that involved setting objectives, goals and deadlines for others. I am proficient at modifying these plans as necessary to ensure deadlines are met. I have experience reporting on progress to my immediate supervisor.
  3. In my past work assignments, I have assessed my own work products and monitored progress against assigned goals. I have scheduled tasks so that needed information was gathered in the proper sequence. I have experience adjusting my own work to ensure that deadlines are met.
  4. I have had education or training that has required me to organize my work and set priorities in order to complete assignments on time, but have not been required to apply this ability in my professional job assignments.
  5. I do not have education or training related to setting priorities.


* 13.Select which statements best describe your experience in completing reports, evaluations, program analysis, and/or written correspondence.
  1. I have written a variety of technical and complex reports, memos, and policy papers requiring the analysis of interrelated concepts and strategies.
  2. I have prepared written documents that explain policies, procedures, or decisions on specific cases or studies.
  3. I have written clear and concise reports addressed for various target audiences from data collected and carefully analyzed.
  4. I have had formal coursework or training in technical or creative writing.
  5. I have written correspondence for signature of executive level officials, and have provided technical and complex information for writing responses to inquiries.
  6. I have written new or revised government regulations, policies, or procedures and developed modifications to final regulatory policies and procedures.
  7. None of the above.


* 14.Choose the statement that best describes your highest level of experience in conveying complex issues in writing in a succinct, organized, and timely manner.
  1. I have no experience with such work.
  2. I have assisted others in a team in such work.
  3. I have served as a member of a team doing such work.
  4. I have led a team and oversaw and/or implemented recommendations for such work.
  5. None of the above.


* 15.Have you participated in operational or planning meetings to discuss programs or project milestones or activities?
  1. Yes
  2. No






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