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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 management functions in work unit or team assignments. (Check all that apply)
  1. Setting standards, expectations and deadlines for staff
  2. Establishing work schedules and worksite assignments
  3. Assigning tasks and responsibilities to employees
  4. Reviewing completed work for technical adequacy and timeliness
  5. Following up with employees to assure timeliness in meeting milestones
  6. Reporting progress to senior management
  7. Evaluating the effectiveness of completed assignments or projects
  8. None of the above


* 3.Which statement describes your highest level of responsibility you have held related to the Federal budget process?
  1. I directed an agency-wide budget organization.
  2. I managed a bureau or equivalent budget organization.
  3. I supervised a budget formulation function.
  4. I supervised a budget execution function.
  5. I worked as a budget analyst.
  6. I do not have experience with the Federal budget process.


* 4.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.


* 5.I have performed the following leadership functions:
  1. Setting standards, expectations, and deadlines.
  2. Planning work assignments to be assigned to employees.
  3. Establishing work schedules and worksite assignments.
  4. Assigning tasks and responsibilities to employees.
  5. Reviewing completed work for technical accuracy.
  6. Following up with employees to assure timelines in meeting milestones.
  7. Resolving conflicts, differences, or problems.
  8. Coaching and mentoring employees to achieve desired results.
  9. Reporting progress to senior management.
  10. Implementing work completed.
  11. Evaluating the effectiveness of completed assignments or projects.
  12. None of the above.


* 6.Have you had experience working as a team leader?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 7.Choose all applicable statements that relate to your experience in communicating in writing.
  1. I have prepared written presentations of factual data and information.
  2. I have prepared reports that reflect my analysis and recommendations.
  3. I have prepared written products that are widely distributed within the agency or to limited external audiences.
  4. I have written clear and effective correspondence, reports, and other written materials for a specialized audience.
  5. I have written technical and non-technical reports and presented data and information to a full range of internal and external individuals or groups with varied levels of technical expertise.
  6. None of the above.


* 8.In which of the following events have you communicated verbally or made oral presentations?
  1. Speeches
  2. Conferences
  3. Meetings
  4. One-on-One discussions
  5. Telephone inquiries
  6. Training
  7. Technical assistance
  8. Interviews
  9. Executive Briefings
  10. Technical Briefings
  11. None of the above


* 9.Choose the statement that best describes your ability to analyze and evaluate organizations and management systems, identify problems and develop solutions.
  1. I have experience performing work that required the independent resolution of problems involving complex, diverse or unique issues using little source material and pre-existing precedents.
  2. I have experience performing work that required the resolution of problems involving issues that impacted a limited segment of an organization using a wide range of source material and pre-existing precedents.
  3. I have experience performing work that required resolution of problems involving routine issues of limited impact on an organization using clear-cut guidelines and precedents that determine the most appropriate guideline to use.
  4. None of the above.


* 10.Which statements describe your experience gathering and evaluating information and data?
  1. I have applied analytical and evaluating methods, theories, and techniques to provide recommendations on administrative, management or technical issues (e.g., conducting studies; researching and analyzing official documents; compiling and charting statistical data; gathering, summarizing and analyzing information for incorporation into final reports).
  2. I have obtained accurate and sufficient information on congressional, industry, media, or public inquiries and recommended responses based on evaluation of the information.
  3. I have conducted analysis, reviews, and studies of operational and administrative programs and processes in order to recommend solutions and improvements for the efficiency of the office.
  4. None of the above


* 11.Do you have experience analyzing financial data to identify trends and potential internal control or financial reporting problems?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 12.Which of the following have you done as a routine part of your professional work experience?
  1. Established priorities among multiple projects
  2. Established timelines for multiple projects
  3. Closed out projects
  4. Started up and manage projects through completion
  5. Established and monitor project progress
  6. Met deadlines
  7. Used project management software
  8. Made resource decisions for competing projects
  9. Assigned tasks and monitor performance
  10. Anticipated and resolve problems
  11. None of the above






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