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Vacancy Details

Grade: 14

No questions specified.

Grade: All Grades

1 I understand that the responses provided in this questionnaire must be fully supported in my online resume. I further understand that my resume must provide detailed descriptions and/or examples of my knowledge, skill, and abilities as required in the vacancy announcement and that my failure to do so, may result in my being rated "Ineligible" or "Not Qualified" for this position.
  • Yes
  • No
2 Do you have dual citizenship with the United States and another country? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    2.1 Please list the country(ies), other than the United States, with which you possess citizenship. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
3 Are you currently serving or have served in the last five (5) years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    3.1 Please list the title, agency, and dates of this appointment. Please note you will be required to provide proof to meet OPM Approval of your appointment if selected. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
4 Select all responses that describe your working knowledge of the market rules, market operations or regulatory issues for the electricity power or natural gas industry. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a working knowledge of the market rules or the market operations for wholesale electric power markets, natural gas markets, ancillary service markets, capacity markets, demand response or retail electricity markets.
  • I have a working knowledge of the regulatory issues associated with wholesale electric power markets, natural gas market, ancillary service markets, capacity markets, demand response or retail electricity markets.
  • I have a working knowledge of the market rules of one or more ISO or RTO or a similarly complex energy/electricity or natural gas market outside the United States and understand the stakeholder process, market structure, market rules, products or market results for energy, capacity, or financial transmission rights within that market.
  • I have no working knowledge of market rules, market operations or regulatory issues associated with any wholesale electric power markets, natural gas market, ancillary service markets, capacity markets, retail electricity markets or demand response market.
5 Please select all of the following that apply: In which of the following areas have you had experience implementing, analyzing or making policy recommendations related to the electric power or natural gas industry? Answer to this question is required
  • Electric power markets
  • Electric power transmission
  • Electricity capacity markets
  • Electric resource adequacy
  • Rate design
  • Bilateral markets
  • Open access transmission tariffs
  • Transmission planning
  • Cost allocation
  • None of the above.
6

Select the response that best describes your experience researching and interpreting a wide variety of statutes, regulations, and policies to ensure compliance with agency and program goals.

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 This position requires knowledge and experience in the area of project management. Select from the following list the areas where you have knowledge and experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Mission Need Procedures
  • Capital Asset Plans
  • Project Reviews and Validations
  • Project Management Practices
  • Value Engineering/Management
  • Cost Estimating Practices
  • Risk Management Plans
  • Critical Decision Process
  • None of the Above
8 Please check each of the following that you have performed in providing advice, guidance and other support on program and project management systems and business processes. Answer to this question is required
  • Developed guidance and determinations on issues associated with the implementation of program and project requirements.
  • Developed programmatic guidance to management on policy recommendations that should be implemented, including identification of gaps in existing or proposed processes and guidelines.
  • Participated in the collection and analysis of technical and management data associated with knowledge management, analyzed data trends to establish performance baselines and indented key focus points for areas being reviewed.
  • Identified systemic issues associated with management system data and business processes across a complex multi-disciplinary organization to be addressed by senior managers.
  • Provided recommendations to management on key knowledge management issues and information systems.
  • Reviewed the business processes and systems across multiple functional areas for program and project organization to identify potential efficiency improvements and process/system integration opportunities.
  • None of the above.
9 Please check each of the following that you have performed in providing advice, guidance and other support on program and project management systems and business processes. Answer to this question is required
  • Developed programmatic guidance and determinations on issues associated with the implementation of program and project requirements.
  • Developed guidance to management on policy recommendations that should be implemented, including identification of gaps in existing or proposed processes and guidelines.
  • Participated in the collection and analysis of technical and management data associated with knowledge management, analyzed data trends to establish performance baselines and indented key focus points for areas being reviewed.
  • Identified systemic issues associated with management system data and business processes across a complex multi-disciplinary organization to be addressed by senior managers.
  • Provided recommendations to management on key knowledge management issues and information systems.
  • Reviewed the business processes and systems across multiple functional areas for program and project organization to identify potential efficiency improvements and process/system integration opportunities.
  • None of the above.
10 From the following list, please select all statements that represent the type of leadership you have routinely provided in a work situation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have set goals, milestones and expectations.
  • I have planned work assignments and assigned the work to team members.
  • I have followed-up with team members to assure timeliness in meeting milestones.
  • I have reviewed completed work for technical adequacy and timeliness.
  • I have evaluated the effectiveness of a complete project or program goal.
  • I have reported team/project progress to senior management.
  • I have coached and mentored staff to achieve desired results.
  • I have resolved conflicts, differences or problems among team members.
  • None of the above.
11 Select the statements that reflect the management functions you have regularly performed. Answer to this question is required
  • Approve multi-year and long-range work plans and subsequently manage the overall work.
  • Approve the allocation and distribution of funds in the organization's budget.
  • Manage organizational changes that impact the structure and content of the program or organization segments.
  • Manage the development of policy changes in response to changes in levels of funding or other legislated/program changes.
  • Oversee the overall planning, direction, and timely execution of a program and/or project.
  • Oversee the revision of long-range plans, goals and objectives for the work directed.
  • Formulate multi-year work plans in cooperation with other Federal and non-Federal, cost-sharing partners.
  • Negotiate the role of the organization in complex, multi-partner activities to account for budgetary, staffing and other resource limitations.
  • None of the above.
12 This position requires strong leadership skills.   Please select all statements that demonstrate your leadership experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have demonstrated leadership skills.
  • I have analyzed complex business and contracting issues, identified problems, evaluated alternatives, and made recommendations that led to resolution of complex programmatic issues.
  • I have developed and/or used management tools to establish and track performance of work priorities for subordinate staff.
  • I have proven successes that demonstrate my effectiveness in leading employees.
  • My experience includes the ability to motivate a team of professionals to establish and meet deadlines.
  • None of the above.
13 Please choose those responses that best describe your experience leading an interdisciplinary team and facilitating coordination Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience leading an interdisciplinary team for high profile technical projects.
  • I have experience as a supervisor or team leader responsible for facilitating and coordinating complex work tasks.
  • I have experience facilitating coordination with high profile customers or stakeholders.
  • I have experience facilitating coordination across multiple elements of a functional organization.
  • None of the above.
14

From the descriptions below, select the responses that best describe your experience in evaluating and creating strategic plans at multiple programmatic levels and working on teams/task forces to develop strategic or execution plans. (Select all that apply). 

 

Answer to this question is required
  • Analyzed already developed strategic plans at the initiative, program, office or sub-agency level
  • Created strategic plans at the initiative or program level
  • Participated in the creation of strategic plans at the office or sub-agency level
  • Participated in task forces or teams to develop strategic plans or implementation plans
  • Led a team or task force to develop strategic or implementation plans
  • Implemented strategic plans at initiative, program, office, or sub-agency level
15 Compiles, organizes, and analyzes economic or statistical data, identifying significant variables and underlying relationships in the electric power industry. Check one response. 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 assignments in which I compiled, organized, and analyzed economic or other statistical data pertaining to electric power industry.
  • I have planned, organized and led projects to compile, organize and analyze economic or other statistical data pertaining to energy, identifying significant variables and underlying relationships in the data in the electric power industry.
  • I have planned, organized and led projects to compile, organize and analyze economic, statistical or cost data pertaining to energy, identifying significant variables and underlying relationships in the data, and in addition, I am considered an expert in the planning, leadership and organization of projects pertaining to the electric power industry.
16 Ability to prepare information, develop presentations and positions papers. Check all of the statements that apply to your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Write clearly, logically, and persuasively for varied audiences.
  • Develop highly polished presentations and briefing papers for management or outside audiences.
  • Draft and review correspondence to the public.
  • Research and prepare statements outlining the Program’s views for distribution outside the organization.
  • Obtain consensus and manage group dynamics with a variety of stakeholders with a variety of viewpoints.
  • Obtain information from outside the organization for management’s use in decision making or policy development.
  • Research and gather information from a variety of sources to recommend changes to other actions and prepare briefing papers for management's use.
  • None of the above.
17 This position requires strong written communication skills. Please select all that you have successfully performed as a regular part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Writing corrective action plans
  • Writing position papers, negotiation memoranda, or memoranda for the record with analyses and recommendations
  • Responding to Departmental inquiries
  • Responding to Congressional inquiries
  • Developing correspondence consolidating input from a number of different sources(including contradictory viewpoints)
  • Developing presentation or briefing materials
  • Developing policy statements and guidance
  • Developing organizational assessments
  • Developing guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems
  • Developing recommendations for solution to policy, accounting, or reporting problems
  • Developing responses to DOE, OIG, or GAO reviews/audits
  • None of the above.
18 Please indicate your experience in attending meetings and conferences as a representative of an agency (or equivalent) to the private sector, internal agency offices, headquarters, and/or other external agencies from the choices below. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as the facilitator and/or a keynote speaker on agency or equivalent topics.
  • I have represented the agency or equivalent as a spokesperson or served as a panel member at conferences and seminars.
  • I have serve as a representative of the agency or equivalent at conferences and seminars.
  • None of the above.
19 Negotiate with public power customers, private sector organizations, and other federal agencies, based on knowledge of electric service policy. 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

From the following list of interpersonal communication skills please select the statements that represent your strongest skills.

Answer to this question is required
  • Explain technical issues to a variety of individuals from within and outside of your agency or organization.
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with representatives of other organizations.
  • Provide advice, guidance or direction to staff on regulations and procedures.
  • Clarify requirements, exchange routine information and obtain missing information.
  • Negotiate issues among parties with differing interests to gain agreement on changes affecting the program or work product.
  • Resolve conflicts by persuading others to accept new conditions, procedures or techniques.
  • Interact in situations where shifts in priorities, work assignments, or deadlines occur frequently due to delays or unexpected events.
  • Bring opposing groups or individuals together in order to reconcile differences and accomplish goals that affect a wide range of activities across multiple organizations or agencies.
  • Defend proposals or recommendations by persuading others of the benefits and priority needs that will be met.
  • Collaborate with key individuals (e.g., higher-level managers, union officials, leadership of partner organizations) to implement a new controversial program or initiative.
  • Chair intra- or inter-office committees to build consensus.
  • None of the above.
21 Choose the response that best describes your experience in preparing and conducting briefings for senior leadership to explain initiatives and recommend action plans in order to continue to be a highly performing organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not performed this function
  • I have assisted a senior level staff member in preparing and conducting briefings for senior leadership, to explain initiatives and recommend action plans in order to continue to be a highly performing organization.
  • I have independently prepared and conducted briefings for senior leadership to explain initiatives and recommend action plans in order to continue to be a highly performing organization.
  • I am highly skilled in preparing and conducting briefings for senior leadership to explain initiatives and recommend action plans in order to continue to be a highly performing organization.
  • Others regularly consult me for my expertise and assistance in performing this task or I have trained or instructed others so they can perform this task.
22

Select the response that best describes your experience leading activities in conducting policy analyses, assessments, strategic planning, Federal and State agency coordination and providing management and technical support for generation, power and transmission industry issues and environmental issues.  Please indicate experience on your resume.

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.
23 GS-14 - Choose one answer that best describes your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • 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.
  • I do not meet the requirement as described above.
24 Please check the statements that apply to you, relating to your eligibility for non-competitive consideration for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I am currently at the grade level of this position or higher.
  • I have previously held the grade level of this position or higher.
  • The full performance level of my current position is the same grade level of this position.
  • None of the above apply to me.