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* 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 reflects your highest level of experience with laws and regulations?
  1. I had approval authority on projects or programs where laws and regulations were reviewed before making changes to operating programs.
  2. I participated in working groups as a subject matter expert on issues pertaining to laws and regulations that are relevant to operating programs.
  3. I advised senior management on laws and regulations.
  4. I have experience complying with the laws and regulations independently.
  5. I have experience complying with the laws and regulations under supervision.
  6. None of the above.


* 3.Which of the following describes your highest level of experience in managing change or change initiatives?
  1. I have assisted others in organizational development and or change management initiatives.
  2. I have been a member of a team that used organizational development and or change management principles or techniques to facilitate organizational improvement.
  3. I have independently used organizational development and or change management principles or techniques to facilitate organizational improvement.
  4. I have been a team leader in projects using organizational development and or change management principles or techniques to facilitate organizational improvement.
  5. I have been a team leader in complex, cross functional or organization wide efforts employing organizational development and or change management principles or techniques to facilitate organizational improvement.
  6. None of the above


* 4.Do you have professional experience overseeing modifications to and maintenance of a web-based data collection system?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.Which of the following best reflects your highest level of experience performing quantitative analysis and evaluation?
  1. I have no education, training, or experience in this area.
  2. I have had formal education or training in this area but have not yet applied this ability in work situations.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  5. I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 6.Do you have experience in assessing efficiency and effectiveness of an international development program?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 7.Have you ever identified data required to plan and implement management initiatives in support of an international development program?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 8.Choose the statements that best describe your experience with preparing written documents.
  1. I have prepared and presented issue papers and/or briefings to program personnel, and/or management officials at all levels within an organization on personnel management issues in a technical advisory capacity.
  2. I have prepared written responses to public inquiries, and prepared Congressional and executive-level correspondence.
  3. I have drafted policy and procedural materials for dissemination to field or operating level components.
  4. I have prepared written material to be distributed on the internet, intranet or by other electronic methods within an organization to describe policies and/or procedures.
  5. I have prepared and presented issue papers and/or briefings to program personnel, and/or management officials at all levels within an organization on workforce management issues in a technical advisory capacity.
  6. I have prepared and presented briefings to diverse audiences.
  7. None of the above


* 9.Indicate your highest level of experience reviewing publications, speeches, testimony, etc. for key officials to ensure consistency with established policy.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task a.


* 10.Have you had experience developing policies and standard operating procedures?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 11.Have you ever presented complex findings on management and operational issues related to international development programs to agency-level senior management in written reports?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 12.Have you ever graphically presented complex international development performance data linking them to multiple variables?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 13.Select activities from the following list that you have regularly performed and which demonstrate your skill in presenting information orally to help resolve organizational issues.
  1. Facilitate organizational group sessions (for example, group feedback sessions, focus groups, change management workshops)
  2. Present technical briefings and/or training activities to a variety of audiences.
  3. Facilitate team building and conflict resolution activities.
  4. Explain or justify decisions, conclusions, findings, and/or recommendations.
  5. Present information to supervisors, managers, employees and executives clarifying procedures, decisions, problems, or further action needed.
  6. Conduct meetings to plan, coordinate, consult on work efforts, or resolve issues. This would include making presentations to influence individuals or groups who are resistant to agency positions or who have conflicting agendas.
  7. None of the above


* 14.Choose the statements that describe your communication and briefing skills that you use as a regular part of your job to support organizational goals and leadership.
  1. I regularly communicate organizational strategies, goals, objectives, and priorities in oral presentations.
  2. I explain or justify decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations.
  3. I brief individuals outside the organization on agency goals and objectives.
  4. I defend agency positions with individuals outside of the agency.
  5. I build consensus through collaboration from others to obtain information, achieve results and accomplish goals.
  6. None of the above.


* 15.Indicate your highest level of experience conducting trends analyses on data.
  1. I have applied analytical and evaluation practices, theories, methods, and techniques to provide recommendations on technical issues.
  2. I have tracked and monitored completion of office assignments and prepared reports that evaluate results and documents any trends.
  3. I have obtained accurate and sufficient information on congressional, industry or public inquiries and recommended responses based on evaluation of the information.
  4. I have conducted analysis, reviews and studies of operational and administrative programs and processes in order to provide recommended solutions and improvements for the efficiency of the assigned field offices.
  5. None of the above.


* 16.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, 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


* 17.Which of the following describes your experience acquiring data through records management inventories, questionnaires, reviews or surveys in a professional setting?
  1. I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education and training in performing this task but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task 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 and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task.


* 18.Please indicate your level of experience researching regulations and determining the relationship between guidelines and organizational efficiency, program effectiveness and employee productivity.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had experience researching handbooks, manuals, and other easily accessible guidance to provide general information on the organization's program requirements to co-workers and management.
  3. I have participated in researching Federal rules and regulations in order to provide guidance and respond to inquiries on Federal program requirements.
  4. I have had experience researching Federal regulations, policies and program requirements in order to assist in providing guidance, generate reports, and prepare position papers and other written materials.


* 19.Select the statements that describe your experience performing analytical and evaluative activities, studies, or projects.
  1. Applies fact-finding and investigative techniques in resolving issues.
  2. Evaluates comments received on proposed regulations and/or policies to determine whether changes are feasible, enforceable and acceptable in view of program goals.
  3. Uses qualitative and quantitative methods, and other statistical approaches and techniques to assess program effectiveness.
  4. Assists in conducting interviews to obtain information on organizational missions, functions, and procedures.
  5. Works with upper management to define, analyze, and resolve problems with regulations and policy.
  6. None of the Above.






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