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Grade: 14
* 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.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.Do you have experience analyzing data within the Budget Formulation and Execution Manager System or a similar budget formulation and execution system?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Choose the statement that best describes your highest level of experience advising management officials on policy matters related to budgeting.
  1. I have provided policy advice and recommendations to executive level officials on a regular and recurring basis in the area of budgeting.
  2. I have provided policy advice to senior managers resulting from changes in laws, regulations, or Administration policies.
  3. I have made recommendations to lower or middle level managers in the area of budgeting that resulted in operational procedural changes.
  4. None of the above.


* 3.Choose the statements that describe your experience with fund execution and application.
  1. I have analyzed recurring reports to determine proper application of funds for a variety of funding sources.
  2. I have assisted in data collection of application funds.
  3. I have reviewed and coordinated accounting documents to ensure stable budget execution activities are in place.
  4. I have analyzed accounting documents to identify whether stable budget execution activities are in place.
  5. I have analyzed accounting documents to determine whether stable budget execution activities are in place and made authoritative decisions based on analysis.
  6. I have prepared allotments and sub-allotments of funds for distribution.
  7. I have reviewed documents by checking the propriety of obligations and expenditures.
  8. I have reviewed use of funds documents for legal and regulatory aspects.
  9. None of the above


* 4.Choose the statements that apply to your experience with the budget process.
  1. I have advised program officials concerning obligations, expenditures, and availability of funds.
  2. I have performed cost-benefit analysis in support of programmatic or budgetary initiatives.
  3. I have used automated databases to prepare data summaries for inclusion in analytical budget reports, briefings or fact sheets.
  4. I have gathering the data needed and developed unit cost rates for various categories of employees (e.g. auditor, investigator, lawyer).
  5. None of the above.


* 5.Select the phases of a budget process you have managed.
  1. Planning
  2. Programming
  3. Formulating
  4. Presenting
  5. Executing
  6. Evaluating
  7. None of the above


* 6.Which statement best reflects your highest level of experience monitoring and tracking obligations and expenditures for organizational functions?
  1. I do not have training or experience in this area.
  2. I have had education or training in this area 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 independently and without the review of a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised others` performance of this task or have trained others so they can perform this task.


* 7.Do you have experience developing a strategy and background documentation for presenting a major segment of the organization`s budget to stakeholders?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 8.Which statement best reflects your highest level of experience supervising a Budget Staff?
  1. I have not supervised or led a Budget Staff.
  2. I have been a team leader but have not been responsible for supervisory functions.
  3. I have been a budget manager or supervisor and have performed the full basic supervisory functions (e.g., motivating, providing performance feedback).
  4. I have been a budget manager or supervisor and have performed the full scope of supervisory functions (e.g., serving as hiring selection official, handling and EEO issue, terminating an employee).






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