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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.Please indicate the statement that best describes your experience planning and organizing work to achieve the goals of a program or organization.
  1. I have planned, developed and implemented programs with organizational scope and impact; managing work teams and/or advisory groups in the overall design of systems and programs.
  2. I have established annual, multi-year, or similar types of long-range work plans for an organizational component; setting goals and objectives; planning for short and long term resource needs.
  3. I have set goals and/or planned work to be accomplished by others; set and adjusted priorities, and prepared schedules for the completion of work.
  4. I have planned and organized my own work assignments against deadlines assigned by my Supervisor; often handling several work assignments at the same time.
  5. I do not have on-the-job experience planning or organizing work to achieve program / organizational goals.


* 3.Which of the following best characterizes the greatest impact a decision you made has had?
  1. I have made decisions that resolved complex issues within my work unit.
  2. I have made decisions that resolved complex issues within my agency company.
  3. I have made decisions that resolved issues across multiple agencies and departments.
  4. None of the above.


* 4.Choose the statement that best describes your highest level of experience identifying the impact and implications of alternative decisions on a program or organization.
  1. I have no experience in performing this task.
  2. I have participated in brainstorming sessions convened to identify the impact of various proposals on a specific issue.
  3. I have developed and presented analyses of the predicted impact on the organization of multiple alternative proposals, including justification for a recommended course of action.
  4. I have led a workgroup charged with determining the most viable option for resolving a matter and made a formal recommendation to superiors.


* 5.Do you have experience identifying, quantifying, and evaluating the mutual effects and interrelationships between needs, goals, accomplishments, and budgetary objectives related to resource acquisition and allocation?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.I have performed the following project management tasks on a regular and recurring basis.
  1. Resource allocation
  2. Budgeting
  3. Scheduling
  4. Risk management
  5. Scope management
  6. None of the above


* 7.Please indicate the segments you have been responsible for when working with complex projects.
  1. Planning
  2. Evaluating
  3. Directing
  4. Tracking
  5. Analyzing
  6. Coordinating
  7. None of the above


* 8.Choose the statement that best describes your experience monitoring or developing performance measurements to evaluate the effectiveness of operations and/or assist in program administration.
  1. I have no experience or training related to this task.
  2. I have made recommendations based on my evaluation of performance measurements used to determine the effectiveness of operations or program administration.
  3. I have developed performance measurements used to evaluate the effectiveness of operations or assist in program administration and have monitored the use of these measurements.
  4. I have supervised the development of performance measurements used to evaluate the effectiveness of operations and program administration as well as the evaluation of operations and program administration.


* 9.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


* 10.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.






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