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Grade: 13

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Grade: All Grades

1 To qualify for the GS-13 grade level you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal Service. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service performing work related to the duties of the position described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level.
2 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. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • 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 1000 characters.
  • No
4 Do you have dual citizenship with the United States and another country? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    4.1 Please list the country(ies), other than the United States, with which you possess citizenship. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
5 Please select the response(s) that best describe your experience in organizing and conveying in written format specific criteria, information and data to a variety of individuals and management levels. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed written reports on program/project status.
  • I have analyzed, consolidated, and reviewed complex reports, documents and congressional correspondence to ensue appropriate organizational views and decisions are presented.
  • I have researched and developed recommendations and decisions reflecting sensitive and controversial management information.
  • I have reviewed, edited and identified inadequacies in program documents, reports and briefing materials.
  • None of the above.
6

Select the choice(s) that describe your experience in applying knowledge of the organizational structure, policies, assignments, and missions and functions of a multi-office organization.

Answer to this question is required
  • Identified appropriate offices or staff to initiate action or respond to official requests, congressional inquiries, organizational audits or equivalent documents.
  • Consolidated and reconciled technical organizational comments and concerns into a final management position.
  • Facilitated communications and activities between organizational entities.
  • Represented the office in meetings and work groups with offices both internal and external to the organization.
  • Identified problems, conflicts, inefficiencies in organizational policies, processes and operating procedures.
  • None of the above.
7 Apply objectives and goals of programs in order to analyze long-range and critical issues related to project management effectiveness and direction. 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 the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
8

What best describes your level of experience with internal reviews for process improvements?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed internal reviews to evaluate whether systems and processes are working effectively and have assisted in proposing recommendations to correct internal weaknesses.
  • I have assisted in performing internal reviews to evaluate whether systems and processes are working effectively and have assisted in proposing recommendations to correct internal control weaknesses.
  • I have served on a team tasked to develop an internal review program.
  • I have served on a team responsible for developing an internal review program and proposed recommendations to correct identified weaknesses.
  • None of the above.
9

Please identify which of the following project or program management and control activities you have personally accomplished, overseen or managed. Select All That Apply.

Answer to this question is required
  • Implemented project or program management requirements by leading teams or projects that dealt with time-sensitive or controversial issues and that have political or management interest.
  • Analyzed the effectiveness of project management and control systems and developed improvement strategies; including developing and meeting or exceeding quantified goals for a team or group of employees.
  • Developed big-picture program strategies and planned and managed the implementation of them at a detailed, project level.
  • Developed integrated project and records management schedules and implemented strategies to address complex issues and challenges to ensure due dates were met.
  • None of the above.
10

Knowledge of energy efficiency and renewable energy laws, regulations and policies. [Select all that apply]

Answer to this question is required
  • Energy Policy Act of 1992
  • National Energy Conservation Policy Act
  • Energy Conservation and Production Act
  • Energy Security Act
  • None of the above.
11 From the list below select the type of experience you have had which indicates your ability to identify and analyze problems and develop solutions to those problems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in analyzing documents and determining how they will impact my tasks.
  • I have experience in locating and applying appropriate guidance to accomplish tasks.
  • I have experience in analyzing a problem, evaluating the guidance, and developing a solution.
  • I do not have experience in analyzing a problem and developing a solution, but believe I could do so.
12

Select the answer below that best describes your level of experience analyzing, and evaluating data, information and/or problems and initiating corrective actions.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have frequently been consulted by others for advice or assistance in analyzing and evaluating data, information and/or problems and initiate corrective actions.
  • I have analyzed and evaluated data, information and/or problems and initiated corrective actions.
  • I have had education or training in analyzing and evaluating data, information and/or problems and assisted in initiating corrective actions
  • None of the above.
13 This position is responsible for keeping management apprised of emerging events, developments, or requirements and their impact on organizational programs. In that context, which of the following have you performed? Answer to this question is required
  • Identifying problems.
  • Establishing causes.
  • Recommending programmatic solutions.
  • Identifying budgetary implications to ensure necessary funding is available.
  • Recommending budgetary or financial solutions.
  • Coordinating solutions with other programs or individuals as necessary.
  • Implementing recommendations.
  • None of the above.
14 Select your level of experience in preparing written or verbal assessment reports or presentations, which include analysis of technical issues relating to energy efficiency and renewable energy options and recommendations to advise managers on program operations. Check only one that applies: Answer to this question is required
  • I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance or have trained others in performing this task.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
15 This position is responsible for communicating a variety of issues. In addition, this includes presenting and defending the organization's missions and functions before a variety of individuals. Please select the following types of communication duties you have performed as a regular part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Served as a representative for an organization
  • Briefed management on policy changes
  • Prepared written reports on program/project status
  • Briefed management on organizational issues or similar topics
  • Explained administrative procedures, regulations and processes to a variety of individuals
  • Defended recommendations on controversial issues to management
  • Facilitated communications and activities between organizational entities
  • None of the above
16 This position is responsible for developing and executing a long-term strategy for improving public access and dissemination of data collected during or produced from ongoing R&D activities . In that context, which of the following are you familiar with and knowledgeable about? Answer to this question is required
  • Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018
  • Federal Data Strategy and Action Plan of 2020
  • Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010
  • The Data.gov website
  • None of the above
17

This position is responsible for developing and executing the office's strategy for technology transfer and commercialization and applying that strategy to ongoing R&D activities. In that context, which of the following are you familiar with and knowledgeable about?
MAMC (No Choice Limit)

Answer to this question is required
  • 42 USC 16391: Improved technology transfer of energy technologies
  • Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) authorized in section 1001 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005
  • Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980
  • Technology Transitions Execution Plan and the Report on Technology Transfer and Related Technology Partnering Activities at the National Laboratories and Other Facilities
  • None of the above