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Grade: 14

1 Do you have at least one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-13 grade level) as defined in the vacancy announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-13 grade level) as defined in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have less than one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-13 grade level) as defined in the vacancy announcement
  • I do not have experience performing the duties described in the vacancy announcement
2 Do you have experience equivalent to the next lower grade level applying budget and financial management and administration practices, procedures, statutes, regulations, precedents, policies and/or guidelines to oversee the overall planning, direction, formulation and execution of an office or program’s budget? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Do you have experience equivalent to the next lower grade level identifying and describing the full range of implications of enacted budgetary legislation, policies and higher-level decisions on program activities? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Do you have experience equivalent to the next lower grade level identifying budgetary issues that face a program office and clearly presenting issues and options to the head of the office for action/decision?  Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Do you have experience equivalent to the next lower grade level processing purchase requisitions; tracking obligations for funding; coordinating with contracting officers; managing credit card purchases; and providing periodic briefing for program management regarding budget performance? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Do you have experience equivalent to the next lower grade level writing recommendations and briefing documents to inform policy makers on the status of the current and future budgets and presenting this information orally? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: All Grades

1 What attracted you to this position? Answer to this question is required
  • Service as a Civil Servant
  • Government Benefits
  • Salary
  • Work Schedule Flexibility
  • Downturn in Non-Federal Job Market
  • Job Stability
  • Office Location
  • Other
    1.1 Please explain? Maximum length of 50 characters.
2 It is your responsibility to ensure that your resume and correct documents are uploaded and received. Please, verify during the application process on the "application review page" that you have uploaded the appropriate documentation as stated in the required documents section of the vacancy announcement. No documentation will be accepted after the closing date of the announcement. I understand that it is my responsibility that I must submit a resume and all required supporting documentation prior to the closing date of the announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Do you have experience with budget formulation for a government office or program? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Do you have experience with budget execution for a government office or program? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Experience anticipating budget problems or issues and develop new or innovative solutions to those problems. 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.
6 Experience relating program commitments, work processes, and accomplishments to budgetary obligations and expenditures, reprogramming actions, and adjustments in budget plans. 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.
7 Writing budget/financial analyses or recommendations for managers, directors, or other superiors. 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.
8 Select the answers that best describe your knowledge and experience analyzing and interpreting financial data. Answer to this question is required
  • Documenting and explaining comparative analysis of general ledger balances.
  • Determining appropriate reports to analyze and resolve account discrepancies.
  • Working with proprietary and budgetary accounts in local, State, and Federal Government.
  • Performing analysis to determine abnormal trends.
  • Working with subsidiary systems (i.e., procurement, travel, labor, bankcard, accounts receivable, and accounts payable) that interface with the automated financial system.
  • Working with subsidiary systems (i.e., procurement, travel, labor, bankcard, accounts receivable, and accounts payable) that interface with a financial system other than FBMS.
  • Reviewing, analyzing, maintaining, and reconciling subsidiary and general ledgers.
  • Reviewing, analyzing, and maintaining deposits and funds administration.
  • Processing refunds and disbursements.
  • Performing analysis and special reviews to ensure integrity of accounting systems.
  • Reconciling property
  • Reconciling payroll interfaces.
  • Reconciling labor cost reports.
  • Reconciling employee activity reports.
  • Taking corrective action to reconcile accounting errors.
  • Working in an automated accounting system performing financial management activities.
  • Received training in professional accounting principles, theories, concepts, and techniques.
  • Received training in analyzing and interpreting financial data.
  • None of the above.
9 Applying the analytical and management principles of activity-based costing. 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.
10 Maintaining internal controls to ensure compliance with funds control regulations and policies and prevention of Anti-Deficiency Act violations. 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.
11 Do you have experience with reconciling/tracking Undelivered Orders (UDOs)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 Do you have experience interpreting budget legislation and policy guidance as it would affect office or program operations? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
13 Do you have experience with federal procurement actions for scientific services through competitive contracts? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
14 Do you have experience with federal procurement actions for scientific services through Interagency-Agreements with other federal agencies? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
15 Do you have experience with federal procurement actions for scientific services through Cooperative Agreements with state or other non-federal institutions? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
16 Serves as a procurement official for an organization, procuring goods and services and certifies funds for: (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Procurement requests.
  • Travel requests and/or Vouchers.
  • Requisitions.
  • Training orders.
  • Other goods and/or services not listed here.
  • None of the above.
17 Coordinate, prepare, edit, and review internal/external reporting documents during all stages of fiscal year planning, formulation, and execution. 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.
18 Prepared briefing papers and presentation materials to internal and external agencies/departments/entities to provide project status, progress, or provide guidance and recommendations to executive and senior management and other stakeholders on critical budget issues. 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.
19 Experience participating in verbal discussions, such as conferences or meetings, to justify, defend, negotiate, and/or settle matters that involve significant or controversial budget/financial issues. 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.
20 Experience serving as the organizations spokesperson to top management officials concerning program and financial management or budget administration matters. 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.
21 Which of the following do you have experience in. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Plan/assign work and evaluate accomplishments.
  • Develop performance standards and evaluate subordinate performance.
  • Counsel employees on work/administrative matters.
  • Effecting disciplinary actions.
  • Make and approve selections for non-supervisory positions.
  • Identify training needs and developmental opportunities.
  • Hear and resolve staff complaints.
  • Recommend awards or bonuses.
  • Approve expenses comparable to within-grade increases, extensive overtime, and employee travel
  • Approve leave requests.
  • Find/implement ways to promote production, team building, and improve business practices.
  • None of the above.