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Grade: All Grades
* 1.GS-15 - Choose one answer that best describes your experience.
  1. I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 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.Select the entities with whom you have successfully provided information or service to when you were responsible for the development and implementation of processes and procedures.
  1. My organizational unit
  2. My business line
  3. My company or agency
  4. Government wide or industry wide
  5. The general public
  6. None of the above


* 3.Which statement best describes your highest level of experience identifying customer needs and providing customer service while adhering to quality standards?
  1. I have no education, training, or experience in performing these tasks.
  2. I have education or training but no experience in performing these tasks.
  3. I have performed these tasks in straightforward and defined situations involving the application of clear and specific guidelines.
  4. I have performed these tasks in complex or ill defined situations or in situations requiring analysis and interpretation of general guidelines and applying them to new situations.
  5. I have performed these tasks in situations that were complex or that involved difficult interpersonal relations requiring conflict resolution, persuasion, or convincing others in order to achieve my goals.


* 4.Choose the statements that describe your experience 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 managed the budgetary process, including development and execution.
  6. I have overseen procurement and contracting procedures.
  7. I have analyzed expenditure trends.
  8. I have conducted a current budget needs assessment.
  9. I have created a budget estimate.
  10. I have obligated funds.
  11. I have tracked expenditures.
  12. I have monitored funding expenditures for accuracy and appropriateness.
  13. I have reconciled commitments, obligations, and expenditures.
  14. I have programmed funds across organization programs.
  15. I have explained and defended budget requests.
  16. None of the above.


* 5.With which audiences have you routinely communicated information orally or formally briefed?
  1. Briefed mid management within my agency or organization.
  2. Briefed organization or agency senior executives within my agency or organization.
  3. Briefed mid management from external agencies or organizations.
  4. Briefed organization or agency senior executives from external agencies or organizations.
  5. Briefed Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Congress or other regulatory oversight entities.
  6. None of the above


* 6.Which project management tasks have you performed as a routine part of your professional work experience?
  1. Established priorities among multiple projects.
  2. Established timelines for multiple projects.
  3. Started up and managed projects through completion.
  4. Established and monitored project progress.
  5. Met deadlines.
  6. Anticipated and resolved problems.
  7. None of the above.


* 7.Choose the statements that describe communications you have written.
  1. Policy statements and guidance.
  2. Communication plans.
  3. Organizational assessments.
  4. Budget support, justification impact, and analysis.
  5. Guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems.
  6. Recommendations for solutions to policy or reporting problems.
  7. Correspondence that consolidates input from a number of different sources (including contradictory viewpoints).
  8. Presentation or briefing materials.
  9. Briefings and testimony for Congressional hearings.
  10. None of the above.






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