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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.From the following list, please identify the type(s) of contact(s) that you interact / communicate with on a daily basis.
  1. Senior management officials within your organization
  2. Officials in other agencies or organizations
  3. Professional individuals
  4. Peer groups
  5. Members of the public
  6. None of the above


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.


* 2.Which of the following choices best describes your skill level with verbal briefings for senior officials.
  1. I have had education or training in this area, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  2. I have given verbal briefings on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have routinely and independently given verbal briefings as a regular part of the job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I am highly experienced in giving verbal briefings on the job.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.Select all of the statements that best describe your experience in providing program support, management, and coordination:
  1. Prepare standards and procedures.
  2. Analyze and evaluate data to identify trends, characteristics and deficiencies and make recommendations based on my analysis.
  3. Coordinate and interact with other agencies and interagency workgroups.
  4. Prepare long-range management plans, including evaluate and implement program changes.
  5. Provide advice to managers to resolve recurring or complex issues.
  6. Train others in all aspects of the program.
  7. Analyze and resolve conflicts in program objectives and/or critical work issues in controversial situations requiring complex negotiations.
  8. None of the above.


* 2.I have a working knowledge of administrative procedures and policies that provide support to project management relating to:
  1. Administrative and clerical functions (e.g., filing, scheduling meetings, note-taking).
  2. Monitoring conformance with project milestone schedules.
  3. Scheduling, tracking, and providing status reports on workflows and processes.
  4. Establishing automated filing systems.
  5. None of the above.


* 3.Choose the statement(s) below that describe your experience measuring, monitoring or evaluating an important program and/or significant program segment. (Check all that apply)
  1. I have monitored and evaluated program policies, strategies, and goals.
  2. I have identified performance indicators for the accomplishment of program work.
  3. I have set targets for an activity or program, considering the possible changes in program direction and new and/or possible developments in the law relating to these programs
  4. I have developed and approved guidance, procedures and practices for monitoring and evaluation.
  5. I have presented evidence and recommendations from program evaluations and provided expert advice to a variety of senior officials, to other government agencies, to foreign governmental authorities, and/or to the private sector.
  6. None of the above


* 4.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.


* 5.Which of the following reflects your highest level of experience with laws and regulations relevant to the evaluation of proposed and actual changes to operating programs?
  1. I have had approval authority on projects or programs where laws and regulations were reviewed before making changes to operating programs.
  2. I have led a team responsible for reviewing laws and regulations before making changes to operating programs.
  3. I have participated in working groups as a subject matter expert on issues pertaining to laws and regulations that are relevant to operating programs.
  4. I have advised senior management on laws and regulations.
  5. I have had experience complying with the laws and regulations independently.
  6. I have had experience complying with the laws and regulations under supervision.
  7. I do not have experience evaluating proposed or actual changes to operating programs against laws and regulations.


* 6.Select which statements best describe your experience in completing reports, evaluations, program analysis, and/or written correspondence.
  1. I have written a variety of technical and complex reports, memos, and policy papers requiring the analysis of interrelated concepts and strategies.
  2. I have prepared written documents that explain policies, procedures, or decisions on specific cases or studies.
  3. I have written clear and concise reports addressed for various target audiences from data collected and carefully analyzed.
  4. I have had formal coursework or training in technical or creative writing.
  5. I have written correspondence for signature of executive level officials, and have provided technical and complex information for writing responses to inquiries.
  6. I have written new or revised government regulations, policies, or procedures and developed modifications to final regulatory policies and procedures.
  7. None of the above.






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