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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.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.Choose the documents you have written.
  1. Briefings
  2. Correspondence
  3. Articles
  4. Summary reports
  5. Meeting minutes or agendas
  6. Policies and procedures
  7. Reference instructions or standard operating procedures
  8. None of the above


Grade: 13
* 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.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.


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


* 2.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.


* 3.Describe your experience in performing budget work in one or more phases of the budget process:
  1. I have developed budget estimates and justifications.
  2. I have coordinated budget formulation, execution, and administration.
  3. I have reviewed and analyzed budget requirements and submissions from subordinate organizations and advised the supervisor of budget status.
  4. I have identified potential problem areas and made recommendations for reprogramming of funds.
  5. I have received budget requests from branch level management for review and submission to division level management.
  6. I have gathered information as requested by the supervisor to assist in the preparation and analysis of budget needs.
  7. None of the above.


* 4.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.


* 5.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






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