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Grade: 09

1 Please select the statement that best describes how you meet the GS-09 minimum qualification requirement Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-07 grade level) as defined in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have a Master's or equivalent degree or equivalent graduate degree and I am submitting my transcripts to verify this information.
  • I have two full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Master's degree; I am submitting my transcripts to verify this information.
  • I have a combination of graduate education and specialized experience that totals 100% of the requirement for the GS-9 level.
  • My experience and/or education do not meet any of the above statements.
2 Do you have at least one year of experience monitoring, maintaining or updating financial data and records in an automated system? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Do you have at least one year of experience utilizing a computer system or an application to create, edit, or adjust financial data? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Do you have at least one year of experience assisting in the preparation of monthly reports? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Do you have at least one year of experience reviewing financial data to be used in reconciling customer/vendor accounts and/or account receivables or account payables? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 I have at least one year of experience at the next lower grade level updating, revising, sorting, calculating, and manipulating data in spreadsheets Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Select the response below that best describes your experience in reviewing and evaluating financial systems for effectiveness of internal controls and integrity of the organization's financial information. Answer to this question is required
  • I have supervised/led others in the performance of this task, and have been held responsible for results.
  • I have performed this task as a central part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have provided on the job training to others in the performance of this task. I am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have not performed this task.
8 Process accounting transactions in an automated financial accounting system for a Federal, national or large organization responsible for regional offices, local offices, and/or other geographic territorial offices. Answer to this question is required
  • I have supervised/led others in the performance of this task, and have been held responsible for results.
  • I have performed this task as a central part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have provided on the job training to others in the performance of this task. I am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have not performed this task.
9 Select the response below that best describes your experience in reviewing and evaluating financial systems for effectiveness of internal controls and integrity of the organization's financial information. Answer to this question is required
  • I have supervised/led others in the performance of this task, and have been held responsible for results.
  • I have performed this task as a central part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have provided on the job training to others in the performance of this task. I am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have not performed this task.
10 Select the response below that best describes your experience in reviewing data in reports and financial statements and identifying abnormal trends and control weaknesses. Answer to this question is required
  • I have supervised/led others in the performance of this task, and have been held responsible for results.
  • I have performed this task as a central part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have provided on the job training to others in the performance of this task. I am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have not performed this task
11 Utilize financial information systems to analyze financial data and develop corrective actions for any discrepancies identified. Answer to this question is required
  • I have supervised/led others in the performance of this task, and have been held responsible for results.
  • I have performed this task as a central part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have provided on the job training to others in the performance of this task. I am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have not performed this task.
12 Analyze electronic payments and collections reports for completeness and accuracy and make any necessary adjustments or corrections. Answer to this question is required
  • I have supervised/led others in the performance of this task, and have been held responsible for results.
  • I have performed this task as a central part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have provided on the job training to others in the performance of this task. I am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have not performed this task
13 Select the response below that best describes your experience in analyzing processing flows, integration of external system interfaces, and internal subsystem modules.
Choices Answer to this question is required
  • I have supervised/led others in the performance of this task, and have been held responsible for results.
  • I have performed this task as a central part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have provided on the job training to others in the performance of this task. I am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have not performed this task
14 Review and reconcile internal reports produced by the financial system for accuracy and completeness. Answer to this question is required
  • I have supervised/led others in the performance of this task, and have been held responsible for results.
  • I have performed this task as a central part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have provided on the job training to others in the performance of this task. I am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have not performed this task.
15 Select the response below that best describes your experience in recommending adaption of established procedures to eliminate problems or improve the operations under study. Answer to this question is required
  • I have supervised/led others in the performance of this task, and have been held responsible for results.
  • I have performed this task as a central part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have provided on the job training to others in the performance of this task. I am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have not performed this task.

Grade: 11

1 Please select the statement that best describes how you meet the GS-11 minimum qualification requirement. Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-09 grade level) as defined in the vacancy announcement.
  • I am using my Ph.D. or equivalent graduate degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate or LL.M., if related to qualify.
  • I am using a combination of specialized experience and education that totals 100% of the experience requirement to qualify.
  • My experience does not meet any of the criteria above.
2 Do you have at least one year of experience monitoring, maintaining or updating financial data and records in an automated system? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Do you have at least one year of experience utilizing a computer system or an application to create, edit, or adjust financial data? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Do you have at least one year of experience reviewing financial data to be used in reconciling customer/vendor accounts and/or account receivables or account payables? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 I have at least one year of experience at the next lower grade level updating, revising, sorting, calculating, and manipulating data in spreadsheets Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Do you have at least one year of experience independently coordinating preparation of monthly reports? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Do you have at least one year of experience with communicating and presenting information to team members and a wide variety of customers or stakeholders regarding accounting/financial issues? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 Do you have at least one year of experience leading and guiding a team of accountants and/or financial specialists in performing financial management related assignments? Answer to this question is required. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Select the response below that best describes your experience in reviewing and evaluating financial systems for effectiveness of internal controls and integrity of the organization's financial information. Answer to this question is required
  • I have supervised/led others in the performance of this task, and have been held responsible for results.
  • I have performed this task as a central part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have provided on the job training to others in the performance of this task. I am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have not performed this task.
10 Process accounting transactions in an automated financial accounting system for a Federal, national or large organization responsible for regional offices, local offices, and/or other geographic territorial offices. Answer to this question is required
  • I have supervised/led others in the performance of this task, and have been held responsible for results.
  • I have performed this task as a central part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have provided on the job training to others in the performance of this task. I am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have not performed this task.
11 Select the response below that best describes your experience in reviewing and evaluating financial systems for effectiveness of internal controls and integrity of the organization's financial information. Answer to this question is required
  • I have supervised/led others in the performance of this task, and have been held responsible for results.
  • I have performed this task as a central part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have provided on the job training to others in the performance of this task. I am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have not performed this task.
12 Select the response below that best describes your experience in reviewing data in reports and financial statements and identifying abnormal trends and control weaknesses. Answer to this question is required
  • I have supervised/led others in the performance of this task, and have been held responsible for results.
  • I have performed this task as a central part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have provided on the job training to others in the performance of this task. I am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have not performed this task
13 Utilize financial information systems to analyze financial data and develop corrective actions for any discrepancies identified. Answer to this question is required
  • I have supervised/led others in the performance of this task, and have been held responsible for results.
  • I have performed this task as a central part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have provided on the job training to others in the performance of this task. I am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have not performed this task.
14 Analyze electronic payments and collections reports for completeness and accuracy and make any necessary adjustments or corrections. Answer to this question is required
  • I have supervised/led others in the performance of this task, and have been held responsible for results.
  • I have performed this task as a central part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have provided on the job training to others in the performance of this task. I am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have not performed this task
15 Select the response below that best describes your experience in analyzing processing flows, integration of external system interfaces, and internal subsystem modules.
Choices Answer to this question is required
  • I have supervised/led others in the performance of this task, and have been held responsible for results.
  • I have performed this task as a central part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have provided on the job training to others in the performance of this task. I am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have not performed this task
16 Review and reconcile internal reports produced by the financial system for accuracy and completeness. Answer to this question is required
  • I have supervised/led others in the performance of this task, and have been held responsible for results.
  • I have performed this task as a central part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have provided on the job training to others in the performance of this task. I am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have not performed this task.
17 Select the response below that best describes your experience in recommending adaption of established procedures to eliminate problems or improve the operations under study. Answer to this question is required
  • I have supervised/led others in the performance of this task, and have been held responsible for results.
  • I have performed this task as a central part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have provided on the job training to others in the performance of this task. I am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have not performed this task.

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 Please choose the answers that best describe your experience working on a team or as a team leader. Please select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Experience leading a multi-disciplinary team on projects or studies
  • Experience as a team leader responsible for planning, organizing, and coordinating work tasks.
  • Experience as a team leader responsible for setting work priorities and defining critical work paths.
  • Experience as a team leader responsible for monitoring performance and implementation to meet goals and objectives related to the organization's mission.
  • Experience as a team member with some responsibility for planning performance and implementation of projects and studies to meet goals and objectives related to the organization's mission.
  • Experience working on a team that independently handled problems involving accounting requirements where there are no existing guidelines.
  • Experience working on a team and handling problems involving accounting requirements where there are established guidelines.
  • Completed course work or formal training on team leadership or teamwork.
  • None of the above.
4 Which of the following best reflects your experience independently making decisions concerning work priorities and/or operational needs? Answer to this question is required
  • I normally work sequentially on individual projects or assignments that are of high priority to the organization. My work assignments are generally completed within assigned deadlines and milestones. When additional time is needed, I am normally able to obtain it from senior management.
  • I manage multiple tasks / assignments within a common time period. I am skilled at adjusting my use of time to meet changes in priorities and meet the requirements of new and / or unexpected work. When priorities conflict, I am normally capable of resolving the conflicts independently or by involving senior management.
  • In addition to managing multiple tasks / assignments within a common time period, I negotiate deadlines, changes, and adjustments in priorities with senior management on my own behalf as well as that of my work group. I have assisted others to determine how best to use their time and how to re-prioritize their work when situations warrant.
  • None of the above
5 In situations in which you have been faced with multiple or conflicting priorities, select three options that you would be most likely to use to manage them. Answer to this question is required
  • Consult with others involved in the task(s).
  • Address least complex issues first; then move on to the larger problems.
  • Address the most urgent (or those with the most immediate impact) first, then address the less pressing issues.
  • Delegate to others or look to see if others can manage the issue(s).
  • Consult with supervisor or project leader to determine priorities.
  • Develop creative options and strategies for addressing multiple issues.
  • None of the above
6 Using the list below, select the function(s) you have planned and conducted financial management studies that involve the analysis of interrelated administrative processes. Answer to this question is required
  • Budgetary
  • Financial
  • Procurement
  • Property management
  • None of the above
7 From the list below, please select the answer(s) that best describes your ability to plan, organize, coordinate, and carry out studies and successfully negotiate with managers on recommendations and issues. Answer to this question is required
  • Led a team of financial specialists to conduct studies, analyze and evaluate financial data.
  • Planned, organized, and coordinated studies for a team.
  • Negotiated with managers to accept and implement recommendations.
  • Served as a member of a team of analysts who planned and conducted studies.
  • Developed recommendations based on studies and submitted to leader to be used with senior management.
  • Served as a member of a team that conducted small portions of studies that was given to higher grade analyst to compile and develop recommendations.
  • None of the above.
8 Please indicate which of the following types of written products you have produced as a regular part of a job. Answer to this question is required
  • Responses to Departmental, OMB and Congressional inquiries.
  • Policy statements and guidance.
  • Guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems.
  • Recommendations for solutions to audit or investigate findings.
  • Analysis that consolidates input from a number of different sources (including contradictory viewpoints).
  • Presentation or briefing materials
  • None of the above.
9 Select one description that best represents your highest level of experience in interacting with various groups and individuals. Answer to this question is required
  • Experience that involves routinely working with external management officials to resolve unique or complex issues in a way that reflects a partnership or shared problem solving, such as sharing options and initiating ongoing contacts with managers to foster strong working relationships.
  • Experience that involves routinely working with internal managers to resolve issues and problems that arise on a daily basis. This involves briefing managers on new or revised regulations and discussing policy alternatives.
  • Experience that involves routinely educating, advising, or participating in meetings with groups or individuals when contacted to address issues or problems. This includes developing rapport and establishing credibility to resolve issues that are mutually satisfactory to programs and all parties.
  • Experience that involves explaining agency policy and regulations and providing background of the rationale for such policies, and using negotiating techniques to ensure full compliance.
  • None of the above applies.
10 Using the list below, please select those statements which describe your experience(s) and skill in delivering oral communications. Answer to this question is required
  • I have justified, persuaded, or resolved matters involving significant policy or operating program issues. This included communicating with several supervisors, and administrative staff to convey policies, regulations, and procedures.
  • I have conducted discussions or participated in discussions in which I influenced, motivated, or persuaded persons or groups. This includes approaching individuals or groups who are skeptical or in disagreement.
  • I have participated in discussions in which the purpose was to plan and consult on work efforts or to resolve operating problems or policy issues.
  • I have dealt with managers and employees within my organization, acquiring, clarifying or exchanging facts and information needed to complete assignments.
  • I have delivered a speech, presentation, or lecture, to a large forum of people.
  • I have education or training in the field of communications, public relations, and/or media related arena
  • None of the above.
11 Select the answers that best describe the types of financial laws, regulations, guidance, and standards you use (or have used) within a work environment. Answer to this question is required
  • Treasury Regulations
  • Office of Management and Budget Business Rules for Intra-Governmental transactions
  • Office of Management and Budget Circulars and Bulletins, especially OMB 01-02 "Audit Requirements for Federal Financial Statements" and A-136 Financial Reporting Requirements
  • Federal Travel Regulations
  • General Accounting Office guidance, e.g., Governmental Auditing Standards (Yellow Book), Internal Control Standards, Federal Appropriation Law, Comptroller General Decisions
  • Government Standard General Ledger
  • Prompt Payment Act
  • Financial management legislation, including the CFO Act of 1990, the Federal Managers Financial Integrity Act, the Federal Financial Management Improvement Act
  • OMB Circulars, e.g., A-123 "Management Accountability and Control" and A-127 "Policies and Standards for Financial Management Systems"
  • Comptroller General Decisions
  • National Park Service Director's Orders and Procedural Manuals
  • Voucher examining, auditing, and processing procedures
  • None of the above