Skip to main content

Grade: 15

1 Select the one answer that best describes your educational/experience background to meet the basic qualifications requirements for the Program Management, GS-15, position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-14 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION that provided the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  • I do not meet any of the education and/or experience/education combination options above.
2 Select the answer below that best describes your experience with operating effectively within an organizational structure. This includes your ability to apply policies, procedures, rules and regulations of the unit/organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have thorough and detailed knowledge of policies and procedures of my own work unit and higher organizational entities. I have experience reading and interpreting policies and procedures of my own work unit also those of related organizations; I have worked on cross functional task groups to develop a product or resolve a problem.
  • I have thorough and detailed knowledge of policies and procedures of my own work unit and provide information to coworkers and customers; I have made suggestions for improving operating procedures of my work unit.
  • I have demonstrated a general knowledge of organizational policies and procedures; I have assisted in developing policies and procedures when asked by my supervisor; I have referred to standard operating procedures and/or manuals for specific information about work procedures; I have participated as a team member to solve a particular problem.
  • None of the above.
3 Please indicate the extent of your experience in formulating budget recommendations based on fiscal analysis of program needs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had no experience in performing this function.
  • I have formulated budget recommendations and estimates for small projects or operations.
  • I have reviewed the current fiscal status of my organization or program and developed budget recommendations and fiscal estimates based on my review.
  • I have performed detailed fiscal analyses of an organization(s) and programs and developed budget recommendations to resolve complex issues and problems.
4 Select the following that you have performed while managing or leading an organization: Answer to this question is required
  • I have no management/leadership experience.
  • I have led a team for which I had no direct supervisory authority to successfully complete a project or mission.
  • I have managed or led a diverse workforce.
  • I have managed or led a multi-disciplinary team.
  • I have assessed opportunities or vulnerabilities and developed the skills and abilities of employees to meet them.
  • I have interviewed and selected individuals to effectively meet the business needs of an organization.
  • I have hired or promoted individuals within an organization to meet organizational objectives.
  • I have been responsible for training and developing employees.
  • I have performed succession planning to prepare for long-term continuation of essential programs and functions.
5 Choose the leadership competencies you feel are your strongest. Answer to this question is required
  • Leading people (e.g., conflict management, team building)
  • Leading change (e.g., organizational, long and/or short range plans)
  • Producing results (e.g., accountability, customer service, problem solving)
  • Building coalitions/communication (e.g., oral and written communication, negotiating, partnering)
  • Maintaining business acumen (e.g., financial, human resource, and/or technology management)
  • None of the above
6 Indicate the extent of your experience in improving the efficiency and quality of the work performed. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had no experience in performing this task.
  • I have made specific changes that have improved my efficiency and the quality of my work.
  • I have recommended changes that have been adopted by multiple work units and have improved their efficiency and the quality of their work.
  • I have recommended specific changes that have improved my work unit's efficiency and the quality of its work.
7 Indicate the extent of your experience in developing plans for a program or an organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had no experience in performing this task.
  • Under the close guidance of others, I have developed short-range plans for a program (for example, set timelines, established milestones, identified needed resources).
  • I have independently developed both short- and long-range plans for a program or organization (for example, set timelines, established milestones, identified needed resources).
  • I have overseen the development of plans that were broad in scope or were complex, involving multiple entities.
8 Indicate the extent to which you have identified the impact and implications of alternative decisions on your program or organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had no experience in performing this task.
  • I have participated in brainstorming sessions convened to identify the impact of various proposals on a specific issue.
  • I have developed and presented written analyses of the predicted impact on the organization at the national level of any of multiple alternative proposals, including justification for a recommended course of action.
  • I have led a work-group charged with determining the most viable option for resolving a matter, and made a formal recommendation to superiors
9

Indicate the extent of your experience in developing and interpreting policy on designated programs.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have had no experience in performing this task.
  • I have assisted and provided input to my superiors or subject-matter experts concerning the development of a new policy or the application of a new policy to a specific program.
  • I have drafted and/or studied proposals for the implementation of new policies or provided recommendations for the application of policies to a specific program.
  • I have independently developed and implemented new policies that impacted a specific program or interpreted the program response to far reaching policy directives.
10

Indicate the extent of your experience in planning and preparing schedules. 

Answer to this question is required
  • I have had no experience in performing this task.
  • I have had limited experience in planning or preparing schedules either for a small team or for brief periods of time.
  • I have planned and scheduled the day-to-day work of my immediate work unit on a continuous basis.
  • I have performed mid- to long-range (that is, quarterly or annual) planning and scheduling of work for my immediate work unit when there were complicating factors (for example, conflicting priorities, work involving multiple disciplines).
  • I have directed and overseen the planning and scheduling of work for a multi-unit organization. I have established criteria and priorities and reviewed, amended, and consolidated the plans developed by subordinates.
11 Please select the answer option that best describes your experience holding self and others accountable for rules and responsibilities and ensuring projects within areas of specific responsibility are completed in a timely manner and are of high quality. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience evaluating accomplishment of organizational and staff goals and objectives relative to performance metrics and measures.
  • I have experience monitoring and evaluating work plans to focus on desired results.
  • I have experience holding staff accountable for adherence to rules and responsibilities and accomplishment of organizational and staff goals and objectives.
  • I have experience applying the practices and methods of accountability in a program.
  • None of the above.
12

Indicate the extent of your experience in reporting to higher level officials on program status and/or technical problems requiring resolution.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have had no experience in performing this task.
  • I have reported primarily to my immediate supervisor, either formally or informally, on program status and/or technical problems requiring resolution.
  • I have given formal written reports and oral briefings to higher level officials both within and outside my organization regarding program status and/or technical problems requiring resolution.
  • I have given formal briefings to higher level officials in the organization regarding program status and/or technical problems requiring resolution.
13 Indicate the extent of your experience in translating goals into action plans. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had no experience in performing this task.
  • I have participated in a local process/project to develop action items for an action plan that supported established goals for a specific program area.
  • I have led a local process/project to develop action items for an action plan that supported established goals for a specific program area.
  • I have led a process/project for the conversion of agency goals to an action plan for a primary organizational unit or equivalent.
  • I have overseen the process/project for the conversion of agency goals to action plans. I have monitored these action plans, made appropriate adjustments, and measured goal accomplishment.
14

Indicate the extent of your experience in monitoring or developing performancemeasurements to evaluate the effectiveness of operations and/or assist in program administration.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have had no experience or training in performing this task.
  • I have made recommendations based on my evaluation of performance measurements used to determine the effectiveness of operations and/or program administration.
  • I have developed performance measurements used to evaluate the effectiveness of operations and/or assist in program administration, and have monitored the use of these measurements.
  • I have supervised the development of performance measurements used to evaluate the effectiveness of operations and program administration, as well as the evaluation of operations and program administration.
15 Select the choice which best describes your ability to establish and maintain effective working relations outside of the organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had no experience in performing this task.
  • I have provided routine information, resolved simple problems, questions, or complaints, and directed non-routine problems, questions, or complaints to the appropriate person/office.
  • I have maintained relationships with members of the public who have diverse needs, assessed their needs, and provided moderately complex information to them. I have resolved fairly complex or non-routine problems, questions, or complaints.
  • I have developed and maintained relationships with interest groups with diverse needs, anticipated and assessed their needs, and provided complex information to them. I have resolved complex or non-routine problems, questions, or complaints.
16

Indicate the extent of your experience in building support for ideas and initiatives with key stakeholders inside and outside the organization.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have had limited experience in building support for ideas and initiatives with key stakeholders inside and outside the organization gained by seeking support for ideas or initiatives under close guidance.
  • I have sought support for ideas and initiatives from key internal and external stakeholders with the result that these ideas/initiatives have been included in major recommendations made by others.
  • I have analyzed the pros and cons of key ideas/initiatives and clearly elucidated these options for key internal and external stakeholders with the result that the ideas/initiatives were successfully implemented.
  • I have no experience.

Grade: All Grades

1 I understand that the responses I selected in this questionnaire must be fully supported by detailed descriptions of my work experiences in my resume. In the event that my responses are not supported by my resume, the human resources office will amend my responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency demonstrated in my resume. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Where did you learn about this Department of Labor job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • DOL Website
  • USAJOBS
  • DOL Employee (former or current)
  • Employment Office (Federal, State, or Local)
  • Friend or Relative
  • Job Fair, Conference or Convention
  • Public Notice or Service Announcement
  • Radio/Television Broadcast/Magazine Ads
  • Government Recruitment at School
  • Other
  • Email recruitment communication
3 I understand submission of supporting documentation, e.g., transcripts, DD-214, SF-50, may be required for this position. I also understand that my application will not be considered if the required supporting documentation is not submitted or is not submitted in accordance with the time frames indicated in the announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4
Please indicate your most recent performance appraisal rating from your most recent performance appraisal (within 18 months).
Answer to this question is required
  • Exemplary
  • Highly Effective
  • Effective
  • Minimally Satisfactory
  • Unsatisfactory
  • Pass (for non-DOL agencies)
  • Fail (for non-DOL agencies)
  • Other (for non-DOL agencies)
  • I am not a current Federal civilian employee.
  • None of the above