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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Grade: 14

1 I qualify for the GS-14 level because I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal Service. I have read the vacancy announcement for examples of specialized experience needed to qualify for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Select the statement that best describes your experience in conducting program reviews or assessments. Answer to this question is required
  • I develop a series of annual, multiyear or similar types of long-range work plans and schedules that require me to work with high-level program officials in setting overall goals and objectives for a regional, multi-state or equivalent program.
  • I develop a series of annual, multiyear or similar types of long-range work plans and schedules that require me to work with high-level program officials in setting overall goals and objectives for a statewide or equivalent program.
  • I develop a series of annual, multiyear or similar types of long-range work plans and schedules that require me to work with higher level program officials in setting overall goals and objectives for a field office or equivalent staff.
  • I plan and schedule production-oriented work that requires me to adjust staffing levels or work procedures to accommodate changes, justify the purchase of new equipment, oversee development of technical data and statistics and decide methodologies for achieving work goals and objectives.
  • I am the leader of a team working on a specific project requiring me to assess progress of work assignments for meeting goals and objectives
  • None of the above.
3 Select the statement that best describes the work you manage or direct which involves collecting, analyzing and interpreting information related to cost, performance or organizational management. Answer to this question is required
  • I evaluate my organization to identify process improvements and cost efficiencies.
  • I serve on studies to evaluate State ( or equivalent) programs. I provide statistical or narrative input to reports provided to management.
  • I serve as team leader on studies to evaluate State program areas. I direct work efforts of team members, consolidate input and present results.
  • I serve as a team member on studies to evaluate Bureauwide (or comparable organization) programs that often include issues that are politically sensitive. I participate in preparing the final report.
  • I serve as team leader on studies to evaluate Bureauwide (or comparable organization) programs that often including issues that are politically sensitive. I am responsible for directing the efforts of the team. I finalize the report and present it to management.
  • None of the above.
4 Indicate the statement that best describes your skill in communicating orally. Answer to this question is required
  • I speak in meetings, communicate with interagency groups, work one-on-one with congressional staffers, give Departmental briefings, and give presentations to multi-agency/company leadership.
  • I speak for my organization in meetings, discuss my organization`s issues with congressional staffers, interest groups and speak to small groups of managers and employees in a training or seminar setting or verbally advise groups of supervisors and managers.
  • I speak to small groups of managers and employees in a training setting or advise supervisors and managers one-on-one, about topics that affect management decisions as a regular part of my job.
  • I speak in public and advise supervisors and managers, one-on-one about topics that affect management actions/decisions as a regular part of my job.
  • None of the above.
5 Indicate the statement that best describes your knowledge of the Government Performance Review Act (GPRA). Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience at the headquarters level in working with agency strategic plans, performance and workload measures, including the gathering and reporting of data to the department.
  • I have experience in working with a specific program strategic plans, and performance and workload measures, including the gathering and reporting of data to the headquarters office.
  • I have assisted in the reporting of performance and workload measures at a state/region level.
  • None of the above.
6 Indicate the statement that best describes your knowledge of general management evaluations, program evaluations, and reviews. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in leading a review team in a general management evaluation of an office. Developed performance standards and analyzed data for a review.
  • I have experience in leading a program level review.
  • I have experience as a member of a review team and have written sections of a review report. Gathered and analyzed data for a review team.
  • None of the above.
7 I analyze statistical data and studies associated with: Answer to this question is required
  • Strategic Planning
  • Process improvements
  • Organizational management
  • Customer surveys
  • Maps and other geographical spatial data
  • None of the above.
8 Indicate the statement that best describes your experience interpreting and applying federal regulations, including the Code of Federal Regulations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
9 Select all of the statements that best describe your experience in providing program leadership, management, and coordination: Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience preparing policies, standards and procedures.
  • I have experience coordinating budget development, monitoring and reporting.
  • I have experience analyzing and evaluating data to identify trends, characteristics and deficiencies and making recommendations based on my analysis.
  • I have experience coordinating and interacting with other agencies, State government(s) and numerous local community groups.
  • I have experience preparing long range management plans, including evaluating and implementing program changes.
  • I have experience providing advice to managers to resolve recurring or complex issues.
  • I have experience training others in all aspects of the program.
  • I have experience in analyzing and resolving conflicts in program objectives and/or critical work issues in controversial situations requiring complex negotiations.
  • None of the above.
10 Select all areas in which you have experience: Answer to this question is required
  • Federal Land Policy and Management Act
  • Mineral Leasing Act
  • Taylor Grazing Act
  • Oregon and California Grant Lands Act
  • National Environmental Policy Act
  • National Energy Policy Act
  • None of the above
11 Select the following statement that best describes your ability and experience to communicate effectively in writing. Answer to this question is required
  • I have routinely written persuasive and concise written instructions, reports, memoranda or other correspondence. This correspondence often involved complex, controversial issues with the need to obtain buy-in and support and was accepted without change.
  • I have regularly drafted a variety of correspondence for the review and signature of my supervisor or higher official, with minimal or no substantive required revisions.
  • I have composed general instructions, reports, memoranda and other correspondence according to standardized requirements which were accepted without major changes or modifications.
  • I have written routine correspondence for a supervisor which required extensive subject content revisions.
  • I have not regularly written much in the way of formal correspondence or reports
12 Identify the following duties that you have performed or presently perform: Answer to this question is required
  • Draft responses to Congressional inquiries or controlled correspondence(i.e., congressional inquiries)
  • Manage portfolio of issue papers
  • Assign correspondence to staff for response
  • Determine appropriate review level for correspondence
  • Resolves discrepancies and conflicts of opinion
  • Respond expediently to short suspense and deadlines
  • None of the above
13 Indicate the statement that best describes your ability to work in an interagency environment. Answer to this question is required
  • I am responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with management or staff from other federal, state and local governmental agencies and/or partner organizations to develop or communicate interagency programs, policies, guidelines and initiatives.
  • My current or past position has been in an interagency office and/or team with the responsibility to develop or communicate interagency programs, policies, guidelines and initiatives.
  • I work occasionally with management or staff from other federal, state and local governmental agencies and/or partner organizations on specific projects.
  • I have worked for other federal, state or local governmental agencies and/or partner organizations.
  • None of the above.
14 Indicate the statement that best describes your knowledge of OMB Circular A-123 "Management's Responsibility for Internal Control." Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience at the headquarters level developing and implementing an agency's response to and compliance with the requirements of A-123, including reporting to the departmental level.
  • I have experience at the program/state/region level developing and implementing an agency's response to and compliance with the requirements of A-123.
  • I have assisted in the implementation of an agency's response to and compliance with the requirements of A-123.
  • None of the above.
15 Identify the functional areas of Project Management that you have experience in: Answer to this question is required
  • Information Resource Management
  • Application Development
  • Property Management
  • Project Management
  • Environmental Management
  • Budget Management
  • Information Technology Management
  • Resource Data Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Natural Resource Programs
  • Oil and Gas Properties
  • Oil and Gas Management
  • Indian Trust related to Mineral rights
  • Land and Mineral Management Land Records
  • Business, Financial, Asset and Acquistion Management
  • None of the above
16 Which of the following best describes your experience in developing and writing analyses, option papers, decision memoranda, and/or other documents in plain language for senior managers and the public? Answer to this question is required
  • I have little or no experience in this area of activity.
  • I offered comments on analyses, option papers, decision memoranda, or other documents prepared by others.
  • I developed preliminary language or text for analyses, option papers, decision memoranda, and/or other documents for others to incorporate into final versions and transmit to senior officers or other key decision-makers.
  • I wrote analyses, option papers, decision memoranda, and/or other documents in final form for senior officers or other key decision-makers.
  • I led teams or supervised others in writing and issuing analyses, option papers, decision memoranda, and/or other documents in final form for transmittal to senior officers or other key decision-makers.
17 Select the statement that best describes your analytical skills. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience independently carrying out analyses using quantitative and/or qualitative tools and presenting findings both orally and/or through written communications.
  • I have been formally educated in the use of various analytical tools, both quantitative and qualitative, but have limited experience in applying them.
  • I have no experience independently carrying out analyses and I have not been formally educated in the use of various analytical tools.
18 Which of the following best reflects your knowledge of natural resource policy, laws, and regulations? Answer to this question is required
  • I have had formal education/ training in this area but I have not yet applied this ability in work situations.
  • I have formal education/ training in this area but I have had limited work experience analyzing or implementing policy, laws, and regulations at the local, state, or federal level.
  • I have worked at a government agency, non-profit organization, or business and analyzed or implemented policy, laws, and regulation.
  • I have no experience or education/training in this task.
19 Which of the following best reflects your ability to analyze complex issues and identify appropriate solutions? Answer to this question is required
  • I have analyzed complex issues and identified appropriate solutions under close supervision.
  • I have assisted others in the analysis of complex issues and identification of appropriate solutions.
  • I have participated on a team that analyzed complex issues and identified appropriate solutions.
  • I have independently analyzed complex issues and identified appropriate solutions.
  • I have led others charged with analysis of complex issues and identification of appropriate solutions.
  • I have no experience analyzing complex issues and identifying appropriate solutions.
20 Select the statements that best describes at what level you have used your technical expertise as it relates to legislative, budgetary, and high-level organizational policy, procedures, process and techniques evident in successful relationships with entities such as national-level interest groups and professional associations during development of national natural resources high-level policy. Answer to this question is required
  • Experience at headquarters, Bureau or equivalent level developing organization policy in relation to the annual authorizations/appropriations, writing legislative language, testimony, speeches or white papers in response to current administration initiatives, and/or OMB, and congressional requirements or mandates. Working relationships are established with national interest groups and professional associations to implement organizational changes.
  • Establish and maintain working partnerships with national interest groups and professional associations that directly impact the State or Regional policies, budget and operations. Represents the Bureau or organization when participating on gubernatorial task groups; or when dealing with business associations representing local interests; or maintaining a working relationship with congressional staff.
  • Local organizational or field office level experience developing working relationships with local interest groups that promote the organizational policy, and procedures of the organization, while recognizing and considering the concerns and issues of the local group. Establishes a relationship with local governmental dignitaries, or county commissioners.
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

1 I consent to the release of information about my ability and fitness for Federal employment by employers, schools, law enforcement agencies, and other individuals and organizations to investigators, human resource specialists, and other authorized employees or representatives of the Federal Government. I understand that for some other sources of information, a separate specific release may be needed, and I may be contacted for such a release at a later date. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 I have read the "How to Apply" & "Required Documents" sections and understand that failure to submit any required documents may result in my being found not qualified. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No