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Grade: 09
* 1.GS-9 - Choose one answer that best describes your education and experience.
  1. I have successfully completed a master's or equivalent graduate degree or at least two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field related to the work of this position as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service performing work related to the duties of the position described in the vacancy announcement.
  3. I possess a combination of specialized experience and graduate education beyond the first year of graduate study that together meet the requirements for this position.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described.


* 2.I have a working knowledge of administrative procedures and policies that provide support to project management relating to:
  1. Administrative and clerical functions (e.g., filing, scheduling meetings, note-taking).
  2. Monitoring conformance with project milestone schedules.
  3. Scheduling, tracking, and providing status reports on workflows and processes.
  4. Establishing automated filing systems.
  5. None of the above.


* 3.From the list below, select the customer support tasks you have performed.
  1. I have provided technical or complex information in response to customer requests.
  2. I have resolved technical or complex issues to customer satisfaction.
  3. I have used computer software to access databases and provide monthly productions reports to management.
  4. I have used computer software to track customer calls and provide management call statistics
  5. I have assisted customers with questions and concerns related to software applications used.
  6. None of the above


* 4.Choose the statement which best describes your experience using an automated travel system to coordinate and manage employee travel.
  1. I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  2. I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. 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.Choose the statements that describe your experience in managing and monitoring a budget for an organization.
  1. I have developed and justified a multi-year budget for an organization.
  2. I have been responsible for cost analysis and developing an operating budget for an organization with a variety of program elements.
  3. I have been responsible for monitoring a budget.
  4. I have compiled information for the development of a budget.
  5. I have developed requirements for EEO related contracts.
  6. I have overseen procurement and contracting procedures.
  7. I have prepared contracting documents (e.g. Statements of Work, etc) for projects.
  8. I have explained and defended budget requests before senior agency management officials.
  9. None of the above.


* 6.Which of the following best characterizes the greatest impact a decision you made has had?
  1. I have made decisions that resolved complex issues within my work unit.
  2. I have made decisions that resolved complex issues within my agency company.
  3. I have made decisions that resolved issues across multiple agencies and departments.
  4. None of the above.


* 7.Choose the statement(s) that best describe the type of communication services you have provided as a regular part of your job.
  1. I have served as the point of contact with members of the public or outside agencies in order to convey detailed information about policies and regulations and rendered necessary assistance.
  2. I have explained technical or other complex information related to government regulations.
  3. I have promoted, developed and maintained good working relationships with key individuals and/or groups.
  4. I have served as a liaison making contacts with a variety of government, nonprofit and corporate officials for the purpose of conveying information.
  5. I have conducted or facilitated briefings, meetings or conferences with senior agency officials or representatives of other government agencies.
  6. None of the above.


* 8.From the following list, please select all of the functions you have performed.
  1. Business process mapping, modeling, simulation, optimization and scenario creation.
  2. Business change management and communication.
  3. Reporting and measurement of data.
  4. Business and strategic planning.
  5. Business performance metrics.
  6. Strategy and business case development.
  7. Business rule and event discovery.
  8. Functional requirements document.
  9. Requirements traceability matrix.
  10. Test case and test plan development.
  11. User acceptance testing.
  12. User documentation.
  13. Business improvement initiatives.
  14. Baseline management.
  15. Functional process design.
  16. Change management.
  17. None of the above.


* 9.Choose all tasks that you have performed as a regular part of your job.
  1. Analyzing problems related to major programs, researching solutions, and drawing logical conclusions.
  2. Making recommendations on new processes, systems and procedures related to improving a major program.
  3. Researching, analyzing and interpreting new legislation or regulations related to a major program or initiative.
  4. Developing interpretations, legal opinions or administrative rulings involving major program(s).
  5. Drafting white papers, guidelines, action strategies, and/or guidance involving the implementation of a new program or initiative.
  6. Resolving problems at an organizational or staff level but not related to a major program or initiative.
  7. Analyzing problems and making recommendations on new processes, systems and procedures related to improving major program(s) at a department or agency.
  8. Researching, analyzing and interpreting new legislation or regulations related to major program(s) at a department or agency.
  9. Drafting white papers, guidelines, action strategies, legal opinions, interpretations and/or guidance involving the implementation of a new major program or initiative at a department or agency.
  10. None of the above.


* 10.Please select all responses that describe your experience in locating and compiling information for reports/briefings
  1. Gathers materials to be routed for information or to be distributed at recurring meetings.
  2. Compiles factual information from sources within assigned work area.
  3. Check indices of central systems for very specific information. Present information in logical fashion.
  4. Collects, compiles, and retrieves information from various sources within an organization.
  5. Compiles relevant information and presents it in a logical format that allows for ease of interpretation by others.
  6. None of the above.


* 11.What is the largest size annual budget for which you have had responsibility in a professional setting?
  1. I have not been responsible for an annual budget.
  2. Less than $100,000
  3. from $100,000 to $500,000
  4. from $500,001 to less than $1 million
  5. from $1 million to less than $5 million
  6. from $5 million to less than $50 million
  7. $50 million or larger


* 12.From the following list of interpersonal communication tasks, identify those you performed in a professional setting.
  1. Facilitated the resolution of competing or conflicting interests among co-workers whose cooperation was essential to the success of a project.
  2. Negotiated with and influenced others with varying technical and business backgrounds to gain their commitment to pursue new initiatives or technologies.
  3. Interacted with others in situations where frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events happened that cause major shifts in priorities, timetables or work assignments.
  4. Provided direction, guidance or instruction to members of inter-disciplinary teams charged with carrying out a technical project.
  5. Used consensus-building techniques to persuade representatives of outside groups that held opposing views or positions, to reach agreement on important issues.
  6. Persuaded employees to adopt new methods, procedures, or techniques in order to accomplish their work.
  7. None of the above.


* 13.Choose the statement that best describes your experience monitoring or developing performance measurements to evaluate the effectiveness of operations and/or assist in program administration.
  1. I have no experience or training related to this task.
  2. I have made recommendations based on my evaluation of performance measurements used to determine the effectiveness of operations or program administration.
  3. I have developed performance measurements used to evaluate the effectiveness of operations or assist in program administration and have monitored the use of these measurements.
  4. I have supervised the development of performance measurements used to evaluate the effectiveness of operations and program administration as well as the evaluation of operations and program administration.


* 14.Choose the statement that best describes your highest level of experience responding to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles related to a work-related project.
  1. I have no experience in this area.
  2. I have adapted to minor or temporary changes affecting my own project assignments or work schedule by rescheduling work or refocusing my efforts.
  3. I have rearranged some project priorities and rescheduled a significant amount of work to accommodate changes in resources or goals.
  4. I have rearranged virtually all project priorities and schedules to accommodate sudden major changes, problems, or setbacks.


* 15.Choose all the examples that apply to your experience developing effective internal and external working relationships.
  1. Demonstrated ability to build constructive relationships with customers, peers, supervisors, managers, and subordinates.
  2. Took leadership role to improve performance, develop innovations, or achieve challenging goals.
  3. Acted decisively and appropriately to resolve project or system issues.
  4. Took action to evaluate and improve practices and avoid future problems.
  5. None of the above.


* 16.Choose the statement that best describes your experience researching analyzing and interpreting policies, procedures, laws, statues and other regulations.
  1. I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  2. I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. 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.


* 17.Choose the type(s) of written products you have produced as a regular part of a job.
  1. Issue/position papers or summary reports on organizational data that included analysis and recommendations.
  2. Policy statements and guidance.
  3. Communication plans.
  4. Guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems.
  5. Recommendations for solutions to policy or reporting problems.
  6. Correspondence that consolidates input from a number of different sources (including contradictory viewpoints).
  7. Presentation or briefing materials.
  8. Briefings and testimony for Congressional hearings.
  9. Budget support, justification impact, and analysis.
  10. Organizational assessments.
  11. Strategic plans.
  12. None of the above.


* 18.Choose the responses that best fit your experience with contractor past performance systems.
  1. I have no knowledge or experience using contractor past performance systems.
  2. I have knowledge of, but no experience using contractor past performance systems.
  3. I have registered contracts or granted access to contracts in contractor past performance systems.
  4. I have run reports from contractor past performance systems.
  5. I have used contractor past performance systems in the source selection process.
  6. I have entered evaluation narrative or ratings into the contractor past performance systems.
  7. I have provided guidance or assistance to other in using contractor past performance systems.


* 19.Choose the responses that best fit your knowledge of past performance policy and guidance.
  1. I have no knowledge.
  2. I have limited knowledge or training in past performance policy and guidance.
  3. I have implemented past performance policy at my agency.
  4. I have made recommendations to my office/agency about our use of past performance policy and guidance.
  5. I have worked with other federal agencies on past performance policy and guidance updates.


Grade: 11
* 1.GS-11 - Choose one answer that best describes your education and experience.
  1. I have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or at least three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field related to the work of this position as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service performing work related to the duties of the position described in the vacancy announcement.
  3. I possess a combination of specialized experience and graduate education beyond the first two years of graduate study that together meet the requirements for this position.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described.


* 2.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.


* 3.Choose the statement that best represents your highest level of experience in budget development and maintenance at work.
  1. I have not been responsible for developing or maintaining a budget.
  2. I have been responsible for analyzing historical data and using that analysis to develop, maintain, and track an office-wide or branch-wide budget.
  3. I have been responsible for developing, maintaining, and tracking an office-wide or branch-wide budget.
  4. I have been responsible for developing an office-wide or branch-wide budget.
  5. I have been responsible for maintaining and/or tracking an office-wide or branch-wide budget.


* 4.Choose the statements that describe your experience in managing and monitoring a budget for an organization.
  1. I have developed and justified a multi-year budget for an organization.
  2. I have been responsible for cost analysis and developing an operating budget for an organization with a variety of program elements.
  3. I have been responsible for monitoring a budget.
  4. I have compiled information for the development of a budget.
  5. I have developed requirements for EEO related contracts.
  6. I have overseen procurement and contracting procedures.
  7. I have prepared contracting documents (e.g. Statements of Work, etc) for projects.
  8. I have explained and defended budget requests before senior agency management officials.
  9. None of the above.


* 5.Which of the following best characterizes the greatest impact a decision you made has had?
  1. I have made decisions that resolved complex issues within my work unit.
  2. I have made decisions that resolved complex issues within my agency company.
  3. I have made decisions that resolved issues across multiple agencies and departments.
  4. None of the above.


* 6.Choose the statement(s) that best describe the type of communication services you have provided as a regular part of your job.
  1. I have served as the point of contact with members of the public or outside agencies in order to convey detailed information about policies and regulations and rendered necessary assistance.
  2. I have explained technical or other complex information related to government regulations.
  3. I have promoted, developed and maintained good working relationships with key individuals and/or groups.
  4. I have served as a liaison making contacts with a variety of government, nonprofit and corporate officials for the purpose of conveying information.
  5. I have conducted or facilitated briefings, meetings or conferences with senior agency officials or representatives of other government agencies.
  6. None of the above.


* 7.From the following list, please select all of the functions you have performed.
  1. Business process mapping, modeling, simulation, optimization and scenario creation.
  2. Business change management and communication.
  3. Reporting and measurement of data.
  4. Business and strategic planning.
  5. Business performance metrics.
  6. Strategy and business case development.
  7. Business rule and event discovery.
  8. Functional requirements document.
  9. Requirements traceability matrix.
  10. Test case and test plan development.
  11. User acceptance testing.
  12. User documentation.
  13. Business improvement initiatives.
  14. Baseline management.
  15. Functional process design.
  16. Change management.
  17. None of the above.


* 8.Choose all tasks that you have performed as a regular part of your job.
  1. Analyzing problems related to major programs, researching solutions, and drawing logical conclusions.
  2. Making recommendations on new processes, systems and procedures related to improving a major program.
  3. Researching, analyzing and interpreting new legislation or regulations related to a major program or initiative.
  4. Developing interpretations, legal opinions or administrative rulings involving major program(s).
  5. Drafting white papers, guidelines, action strategies, and/or guidance involving the implementation of a new program or initiative.
  6. Resolving problems at an organizational or staff level but not related to a major program or initiative.
  7. Analyzing problems and making recommendations on new processes, systems and procedures related to improving major program(s) at a department or agency.
  8. Researching, analyzing and interpreting new legislation or regulations related to major program(s) at a department or agency.
  9. Drafting white papers, guidelines, action strategies, legal opinions, interpretations and/or guidance involving the implementation of a new major program or initiative at a department or agency.
  10. None of the above.


* 9.Please select all responses that describe your experience in locating and compiling information for reports/briefings
  1. Gathers materials to be routed for information or to be distributed at recurring meetings.
  2. Compiles factual information from sources within assigned work area.
  3. Check indices of central systems for very specific information. Present information in logical fashion.
  4. Collects, compiles, and retrieves information from various sources within an organization.
  5. Compiles relevant information and presents it in a logical format that allows for ease of interpretation by others.
  6. None of the above.


* 10.What is the largest size annual budget for which you have had responsibility in a professional setting?
  1. I have not been responsible for an annual budget.
  2. Less than $100,000
  3. from $100,000 to $500,000
  4. from $500,001 to less than $1 million
  5. from $1 million to less than $5 million
  6. from $5 million to less than $50 million
  7. $50 million or larger


* 11.From the following list of interpersonal communication tasks, identify those you performed in a professional setting.
  1. Facilitated the resolution of competing or conflicting interests among co-workers whose cooperation was essential to the success of a project.
  2. Negotiated with and influenced others with varying technical and business backgrounds to gain their commitment to pursue new initiatives or technologies.
  3. Interacted with others in situations where frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events happened that cause major shifts in priorities, timetables or work assignments.
  4. Provided direction, guidance or instruction to members of inter-disciplinary teams charged with carrying out a technical project.
  5. Used consensus-building techniques to persuade representatives of outside groups that held opposing views or positions, to reach agreement on important issues.
  6. Persuaded employees to adopt new methods, procedures, or techniques in order to accomplish their work.
  7. None of the above.


* 12.Choose the statement that best describes your experience monitoring or developing performance measurements to evaluate the effectiveness of operations and/or assist in program administration.
  1. I have no experience or training related to this task.
  2. I have made recommendations based on my evaluation of performance measurements used to determine the effectiveness of operations or program administration.
  3. I have developed performance measurements used to evaluate the effectiveness of operations or assist in program administration and have monitored the use of these measurements.
  4. I have supervised the development of performance measurements used to evaluate the effectiveness of operations and program administration as well as the evaluation of operations and program administration.


* 13.Choose the statement that best describes your highest level of experience responding to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles related to a work-related project.
  1. I have no experience in this area.
  2. I have adapted to minor or temporary changes affecting my own project assignments or work schedule by rescheduling work or refocusing my efforts.
  3. I have rearranged some project priorities and rescheduled a significant amount of work to accommodate changes in resources or goals.
  4. I have rearranged virtually all project priorities and schedules to accommodate sudden major changes, problems, or setbacks.


* 14.Choose all the examples that apply to your experience developing effective internal and external working relationships.
  1. Demonstrated ability to build constructive relationships with customers, peers, supervisors, managers, and subordinates.
  2. Took leadership role to improve performance, develop innovations, or achieve challenging goals.
  3. Acted decisively and appropriately to resolve project or system issues.
  4. Took action to evaluate and improve practices and avoid future problems.
  5. None of the above.


* 15.Choose the statement that best describes your experience researching analyzing and interpreting policies, procedures, laws, statues and other regulations.
  1. I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  2. I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. 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.


* 16.Choose the type(s) of written products you have produced as a regular part of a job.
  1. Issue/position papers or summary reports on organizational data that included analysis and recommendations.
  2. Policy statements and guidance.
  3. Communication plans.
  4. Guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems.
  5. Recommendations for solutions to policy or reporting problems.
  6. Correspondence that consolidates input from a number of different sources (including contradictory viewpoints).
  7. Presentation or briefing materials.
  8. Briefings and testimony for Congressional hearings.
  9. Budget support, justification impact, and analysis.
  10. Organizational assessments.
  11. Strategic plans.
  12. None of the above.


* 17.Choose the responses that best fit your experience with contractor past performance systems.
  1. I have no knowledge or experience using contractor past performance systems.
  2. I have knowledge of, but no experience using contractor past performance systems.
  3. I have registered contracts or granted access to contracts in contractor past performance systems.
  4. I have run reports from contractor past performance systems.
  5. I have used contractor past performance systems in the source selection process.
  6. I have entered evaluation narrative or ratings into the contractor past performance systems.
  7. I have provided guidance or assistance to other in using contractor past performance systems.


* 18.Choose the responses that best fit your knowledge of past performance policy and guidance.
  1. I have no knowledge.
  2. I have limited knowledge or training in past performance policy and guidance.
  3. I have implemented past performance policy at my agency.
  4. I have made recommendations to my office/agency about our use of past performance policy and guidance.
  5. I have worked with other federal agencies on past performance policy and guidance updates.


Grade: 12
* 1.GS-12 - Choose one answer that best describes your experience.
  1. I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 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.Choose the statement that best represents your highest level of experience in budget development and maintenance at work.
  1. I have not been responsible for developing or maintaining a budget.
  2. I have been responsible for analyzing historical data and using that analysis to develop, maintain, and track an office-wide or branch-wide budget.
  3. I have been responsible for developing, maintaining, and tracking an office-wide or branch-wide budget.
  4. I have been responsible for developing an office-wide or branch-wide budget.
  5. I have been responsible for maintaining and/or tracking an office-wide or branch-wide budget.


* 3.Choose the statements that describe your experience managing, directing, or administering a program or significant program segment.
  1. I have issued technically authoritative interpretations and decisions regarding laws, regulations, and program policies relating to the program.
  2. I have set short-range objectives for the accomplishment of the program work.
  3. I have set long-range plans for a program considering the possible changes in program direction and new or emerging laws.
  4. I have developed and approved program procedures and practices.
  5. None of the above.


* 4.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience providing technical assistance and advisory services to others in a professional setting?
  1. I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education and training in performing this task but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task.
  6. I have prepared and managed an annual procurement plan that identifies all procurement actions, funding required, documents needed and expected completion dates.
  7. I have assisted technical staff prepare high quality documents needed to carry out a wide range of program activities, including: action memos, Activity Approval Documents, grant agreements, and modifications to contracts and grants.


* 5.Choose the statements that describe your experience in managing and monitoring a budget for an organization.
  1. I have developed and justified a multi-year budget for an organization.
  2. I have been responsible for cost analysis and developing an operating budget for an organization with a variety of program elements.
  3. I have been responsible for monitoring a budget.
  4. I have compiled information for the development of a budget.
  5. I have developed requirements for EEO related contracts.
  6. I have overseen procurement and contracting procedures.
  7. I have prepared contracting documents (e.g. Statements of Work, etc) for projects.
  8. I have explained and defended budget requests before senior agency management officials.
  9. None of the above.


* 6.Which of the following best characterizes the greatest impact a decision you made has had?
  1. I have made decisions that resolved complex issues within my work unit.
  2. I have made decisions that resolved complex issues within my agency company.
  3. I have made decisions that resolved issues across multiple agencies and departments.
  4. None of the above.


* 7.Choose the statement(s) that best describe the type of communication services you have provided as a regular part of your job.
  1. I have served as the point of contact with members of the public or outside agencies in order to convey detailed information about policies and regulations and rendered necessary assistance.
  2. I have explained technical or other complex information related to government regulations.
  3. I have promoted, developed and maintained good working relationships with key individuals and/or groups.
  4. I have served as a liaison making contacts with a variety of government, nonprofit and corporate officials for the purpose of conveying information.
  5. I have conducted or facilitated briefings, meetings or conferences with senior agency officials or representatives of other government agencies.
  6. None of the above.


* 8.From the following list, please select all of the functions you have performed.
  1. Business process mapping, modeling, simulation, optimization and scenario creation.
  2. Business change management and communication.
  3. Reporting and measurement of data.
  4. Business and strategic planning.
  5. Business performance metrics.
  6. Strategy and business case development.
  7. Business rule and event discovery.
  8. Functional requirements document.
  9. Requirements traceability matrix.
  10. Test case and test plan development.
  11. User acceptance testing.
  12. User documentation.
  13. Business improvement initiatives.
  14. Baseline management.
  15. Functional process design.
  16. Change management.
  17. None of the above.


* 9.Choose all tasks that you have performed as a regular part of your job.
  1. Analyzing problems related to major programs, researching solutions, and drawing logical conclusions.
  2. Making recommendations on new processes, systems and procedures related to improving a major program.
  3. Researching, analyzing and interpreting new legislation or regulations related to a major program or initiative.
  4. Developing interpretations, legal opinions or administrative rulings involving major program(s).
  5. Drafting white papers, guidelines, action strategies, and/or guidance involving the implementation of a new program or initiative.
  6. Resolving problems at an organizational or staff level but not related to a major program or initiative.
  7. Analyzing problems and making recommendations on new processes, systems and procedures related to improving major program(s) at a department or agency.
  8. Researching, analyzing and interpreting new legislation or regulations related to major program(s) at a department or agency.
  9. Drafting white papers, guidelines, action strategies, legal opinions, interpretations and/or guidance involving the implementation of a new major program or initiative at a department or agency.
  10. None of the above.


* 10.Please select all responses that describe your experience in locating and compiling information for reports/briefings
  1. Gathers materials to be routed for information or to be distributed at recurring meetings.
  2. Compiles factual information from sources within assigned work area.
  3. Check indices of central systems for very specific information. Present information in logical fashion.
  4. Collects, compiles, and retrieves information from various sources within an organization.
  5. Compiles relevant information and presents it in a logical format that allows for ease of interpretation by others.
  6. None of the above.


* 11.What is the largest size annual budget for which you have had responsibility in a professional setting?
  1. I have not been responsible for an annual budget.
  2. Less than $100,000
  3. from $100,000 to $500,000
  4. from $500,001 to less than $1 million
  5. from $1 million to less than $5 million
  6. from $5 million to less than $50 million
  7. $50 million or larger


* 12.From the following list of interpersonal communication tasks, identify those you performed in a professional setting.
  1. Facilitated the resolution of competing or conflicting interests among co-workers whose cooperation was essential to the success of a project.
  2. Negotiated with and influenced others with varying technical and business backgrounds to gain their commitment to pursue new initiatives or technologies.
  3. Interacted with others in situations where frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events happened that cause major shifts in priorities, timetables or work assignments.
  4. Provided direction, guidance or instruction to members of inter-disciplinary teams charged with carrying out a technical project.
  5. Used consensus-building techniques to persuade representatives of outside groups that held opposing views or positions, to reach agreement on important issues.
  6. Persuaded employees to adopt new methods, procedures, or techniques in order to accomplish their work.
  7. None of the above.


* 13.Choose the statement that best describes your experience monitoring or developing performance measurements to evaluate the effectiveness of operations and/or assist in program administration.
  1. I have no experience or training related to this task.
  2. I have made recommendations based on my evaluation of performance measurements used to determine the effectiveness of operations or program administration.
  3. I have developed performance measurements used to evaluate the effectiveness of operations or assist in program administration and have monitored the use of these measurements.
  4. I have supervised the development of performance measurements used to evaluate the effectiveness of operations and program administration as well as the evaluation of operations and program administration.


* 14.Choose the statement that best describes your highest level of experience responding to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles related to a work-related project.
  1. I have no experience in this area.
  2. I have adapted to minor or temporary changes affecting my own project assignments or work schedule by rescheduling work or refocusing my efforts.
  3. I have rearranged some project priorities and rescheduled a significant amount of work to accommodate changes in resources or goals.
  4. I have rearranged virtually all project priorities and schedules to accommodate sudden major changes, problems, or setbacks.


* 15.Choose all the examples that apply to your experience developing effective internal and external working relationships.
  1. Demonstrated ability to build constructive relationships with customers, peers, supervisors, managers, and subordinates.
  2. Took leadership role to improve performance, develop innovations, or achieve challenging goals.
  3. Acted decisively and appropriately to resolve project or system issues.
  4. Took action to evaluate and improve practices and avoid future problems.
  5. None of the above.


* 16.Choose the statement that best describes your experience researching analyzing and interpreting policies, procedures, laws, statues and other regulations.
  1. I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  2. I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. 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.


* 17.Choose the type(s) of written products you have produced as a regular part of a job.
  1. Issue/position papers or summary reports on organizational data that included analysis and recommendations.
  2. Policy statements and guidance.
  3. Communication plans.
  4. Guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems.
  5. Recommendations for solutions to policy or reporting problems.
  6. Correspondence that consolidates input from a number of different sources (including contradictory viewpoints).
  7. Presentation or briefing materials.
  8. Briefings and testimony for Congressional hearings.
  9. Budget support, justification impact, and analysis.
  10. Organizational assessments.
  11. Strategic plans.
  12. None of the above.


* 18.Choose the responses that best fit your experience with contractor past performance systems.
  1. I have no knowledge or experience using contractor past performance systems.
  2. I have knowledge of, but no experience using contractor past performance systems.
  3. I have registered contracts or granted access to contracts in contractor past performance systems.
  4. I have run reports from contractor past performance systems.
  5. I have used contractor past performance systems in the source selection process.
  6. I have entered evaluation narrative or ratings into the contractor past performance systems.
  7. I have provided guidance or assistance to other in using contractor past performance systems.


* 19.Choose the responses that best fit your knowledge of past performance policy and guidance.
  1. I have no knowledge.
  2. I have limited knowledge or training in past performance policy and guidance.
  3. I have implemented past performance policy at my agency.
  4. I have made recommendations to my office/agency about our use of past performance policy and guidance.
  5. I have worked with other federal agencies on past performance policy and guidance updates.






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