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* 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.Choose the statements that describe your experience interacting with US government officials.
  1. I have led briefings.
  2. I have served as a representative of my organization when communicating with other agencies.
  3. I have responded to congressional requests for information.
  4. I have explained information to officials through written correspondence.
  5. None of the above.


* 3.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.


* 4.In which of the following roles have you directed or led others in the workplace?
  1. Team leader
  2. First line supervisor
  3. Middle manager
  4. Mentor
  5. Upper manager
  6. Head of organization
  7. None of the above


* 5.Under which situations have you performed work on a regular and recurring basis?
  1. Leading a group
  2. Being a team member within a group
  3. Working on tasks individually
  4. None of the above


* 6.Choose the statements that describe your experience managing, directing, or administrating an important program and/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 developed and recommended program policies, strategies and goals.
  3. I have set the short-range objectives for the accomplishment of the program work.
  4. I have set long-range plans for the program considering the possible changes in program direction and new and/or emerging laws.
  5. I have developed and approved program procedures and practices.
  6. I have promoted program(s) and provided expert advice to a variety of senior officials.
  7. I have performed reviews of major initiatives and finance functions including headquarters and field operations.
  8. I have reviewed and made recommendations for standard operating procedures.
  9. None of the above.


* 7.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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