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1 Where did you learn about this Architect of the Capitol job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • Architect of the Capitol (AOC) Website
  • USAJOBS Website
  • Washington Post Ad
  • AOC Employee (former or current)
  • Friend or Relative
  • Job Fair, Conference or Convention
  • Job Bulletin Board
  • Public Notice or Service Announcement
  • Radio/Television Broadcast/Magazine Ads
  • Employment Office (Federal, State, or Local)
  • Government Recruitment at School
  • Email recruitment communication
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • LinkedIn
  • Glassdoor
  • Indeed
  • Other
    1.1 Please indicate where you heard about this AOC job opportunity. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • None of the above
2 Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in order to minimally qualify for this position. Do you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal Service as defined in the statement below? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Specialized experience for this position includes: (1) Planning, organizing or overseeing projects; (2) Formulating and updating policies and procedures for an organization; (3) Providing technical project oversight that crosses agency or organizational lines; and (4) Providing program management for an organization.
3 Do you have experience analyzing survey data to identify trends? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Which tasks have you performed to analyze data? Answer to this question is required
  • Performed content analysis
  • Performed quantitative analysis (e.g. percentages and means)
  • Interpreted progress towards goals
  • Created graphs/tables/informatics
  • Developed spreadsheets
  • Identified missing information
  • None of the above
5 For what purposes have you performed analyses? Answer to this question is required
  • To develop program recommendations.
  • To ensure efficient use of office resources.
  • To modify program goals.
  • To measure program performance.
  • To investigate business processes.
  • To develop program reporting systems.
  • To perform cost benefit analysis.
  • None of the above
6 Which types of problems have you identified in your work? Answer to this question is required
  • Discrepancies in data
  • Misreporting data (e.g., oversimplification, incomplete)
  • Miscommunications of critical information
  • Barriers to productivity
  • Illegal or unethical behavior
  • None of the above
7 Which documents you have written? Answer to this question is required
  • Program Evaluation Reports
  • Presentations
  • Statements of work
  • Standard operation procedures
  • Summaries
  • None of the above
8 Have you held a position (e.g., Contracting Officer Technical Representative) with approval authority for contract deliverables? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Which project challenges/issues have you faced and overcome? (Select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Managing multiple, simultaneous projects with overlapping deadlines.
  • Changes in the availability of equipment and/or technology needed for the project.
  • New/revised policies that were implemented in the middle of a project.
  • Unexpected technology difficulties (e.g., the system did not function as planned).
  • Budget shortfalls (e.g., funding was cut part way through the project).
  • Performance problems (i.e., with contractors, internal staff).
  • Time line requirements changed unexpectedly.
  • None of the above
10 Which project/program management activities have you performed? Answer to this question is required
  • Developed statements of work (SOW)
  • Developed project timelines and milestones
  • Created project plans
  • Monitored and evaluated contractor work
  • Identified needed resources
  • Prioritized program activities and goals
  • Monitored expenditures
  • Monitored project progress and performance
  • Verified quality of project deliverables
  • None of the above
11 Select the software that you have used for project management. Answer to this question is required
  • Microsoft Project
  • Primavera
  • OneDesk
  • None of the above
12 Which response best describes your highest level of experience persuading others to adopt a policy or course of action? Answer to this question is required
  • I have participated in discussions to persuade others to adopt a controversial policy, regulation, or course of action.
  • I have participated in discussions to persuade others to adopt a non-controversial policy, regulation, or course of action.
  • I have completed education or training related to persuasive communication techniques, but have not applied this knowledge in my work.
  • I have led discussions and successfully persuaded others to adopt a non-controversial policy, regulation, or course of action.
  • I have led discussions and successfully persuaded others to adopt with a controversial policy, regulation, or course of action.
  • None of the above.
13 Which oral communication tasks have you performed at work? Answer to this question is required
  • Explained technical issues to a variety of individuals from within and outside the agency or organization.
  • Established working relationships with representatives of other organizations.
  • Provided advice, guidance, or direction to staff on regulations and procedures.
  • Clarified regulatory or policy requirements.
  • Identified and obtained missing information.
  • Negotiated issues among parties with differing interests to gain agreement.
  • None of the above.
14 Which statement best describes your highest level of experience manipulating data with an automated database systems (e.g., MS Access, Oracle)? Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have training, education, or experience with automated database systems.
  • I completed training or education related to database systems, but have not used this knowledge in my work.
  • I accessed or reviewed records in database systems.
  • I entered and/or edited records in database systems.
  • I extracted data from database systems by running an existing query.
  • I wrote new queries in database systems.
  • I developed new systems and/or improved the functioning of database systems (e.g., poor table design, incorrectly keyed).
15 Which response best describes your highest level of experience analyzing software solutions? Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have training, education, or experience analyzing software solutions.
  • I completed training or education on analyzing software solutions but have not applied this technique on-the-job.
  • I worked with others to analyze and recommend software solutions.
  • I independently analyzed and recommended software solutions.
16 Select the software that you have used for business analysis. Answer to this question is required
  • Crystal Reports
  • Oracle
  • Microsoft Access
  • None of the above
17 Do you have your Project Management Professional (PMP) certification? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    17.1 Please list the organization providing the certification(s) and date(s) completed. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
18 Select the writing activities you have performed in a professional setting. Answer to this question is required
  • I have written summaries or oral discussions (e.g., meeting minutes, e-mail for documentation purposes)
  • I have written reports for completed projects
  • I have completed a class or training on technical writing techniques
  • I provided guidance to others on how to improve the quality of their written products
  • None of the above
19 What is the most complex issue for which you have independently written a response? Answer to this question is required
  • A clarification of a policy or procedure
  • An explanation of a policy or procedure
  • An explanation of the unique exceptions to a policy or procedure
  • A justification of how you arrived at your final decision related to a highly controversial issue
  • None of the above