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Grade: All Grades

1 From the following list, please select the statements that best describe your experience in project planning and accomplishing objectives. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in developing project plans, with complex structured tasks for my own work.
  • I have experience defining project scope and using project planning software to develop project plans with complex structured tasks, for a team of three or fewer members.
  • I have experience defining project scope and using project planning software to develop project plans with complex structured tasks for a team larger than three members.
  • I have experience providing input to project plans with complex structured tasks.
  • I have experience monitoring the progress of the project, informing project sponsors, and adjusting priorities and resources as needed.
  • I have experience evaluating the project upon completion, analyzing the results, and reporting on whether the project met its goals and objectives.
  • None of the above.
2 Select the statement that describes your highest level of experience in planning and evaluating. Answer to this question is required
  • I have been a key participant developing and implementing strategic processes and systems.
  • I have participated in strategic planning efforts by providing input related to my office or organization.
  • I have led a team in implementing a program or process in line with the organization's strategic plan and goals.
  • I have not had direct experience in strategic planning but am knowledgeable about the steps and importance to an agency and department.
  • None of the above.
3 Which of the following best describes your highest level of skill and experience in working with staff at all levels to develop new systems or procedures for economic data gathering or reporting? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience as the technical expert providing guidance and resolving issues or answering questions from junior and senior level staff.
  • I have experience as a team or task force member developing sections of new systems or procedures.
  • In consultation with others, I have resolved or discussed routine system development or procedural issues brought to the team by the project lead.
  • None of the above.
4 I have experience developing alternative courses of action and making decisions which are based on logical assumptions and which reflect factual information. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Select the response that best describes your experience in analyzing, prioritizing, and organizing information from a variety of sources and providing feedback to senior management. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience independently analyzing, prioritizing, and organizing, and providing feedback to senior management on information from a variety of sources including statements of policy, program strategies and goals, and reports and memoranda.
  • I have some experience reviewing information from sources identified by management and providing feedback to the supervisor.
  • I have reviewed information under the direct supervision of the supervisor or manager, who developed the feedback.
  • I have not had experience analyzing, prioritizing, and organizing information.
6 I have developed a new analytical procedure or applied a standard statistical technique in an innovative manner. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 From the following answer options, select the one response that best describes your experience in analyzing, prioritizing, and organizing information from a variety of sources and providing feedback to management. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience independently analyzing and organizing information and data from a variety of sources including workload charts, production reports, quality assurance data, response data, and other memoranda, and providing recommendations for organization-wide solutions to my supervisor.
  • I have experience analyzing information and data to identify problems and barriers to data collection or production, and to formulate personal solutions to address them.
  • I have experience identifying issues in data collection or production, defining possible alternatives for study, and focusing on possible solutions.
  • I have some experience reviewing information from sources identified by my supervisor and providing feedback on the information.
  • I have not had experience analyzing, prioritizing, and organizing information.
8 Select the statements below that best describe your experience managing multiple assignments, conflicting priorities, and multi-tasking, while maintaining good customer service and meeting various deadlines. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in working under pressure where fluctuating deadlines and priorities often occur, while maintaining a customer service focus, meeting deadlines and solving program issues concurrently.
  • I have experience in working under pressure to complete accurate, timely, and technically accurate results while providing good customer service, and meeting deadlines.
  • I have experience managing time and resources where shifts in priorities occur to complete a product or meet program objectives on a recurring basis.
  • I have experience in accomplishing tasks while maintaining good customer service.
  • I have experience assimilating and applying new job related information, taking into consideration frequency and complexity of information.
  • I have experience maintaining an acceptable level of performance when working under pressure and/or opposition.
  • None of the above.
9 I have experience utilizing appropriate information technology tools and practices to analyze and recommend improvement to enhance existing economic information management and reporting systems. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
10 From the answer list that follows, please select those statements that describe your knowledge and experience in the oversight and improvement of economic and statistical studies. (Select all that apply). Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in conducting research to improve data collection, data processing or survey methodology, and identifying trends and issues in these processes.
  • I have experience devising new methodological techniques and documenting results in written reports or operating procedures.
  • I have experience modifying existing methodological techniques and documenting results in written reports or operating procedures.
  • I have experience in identifying and investigating problems in data collection, data processing or methodological errors.
  • I have experience assisting in conducting analytical research to improve the quality or consistency of economic data.
  • I have experience analyzing prescribed methodological techniques and recommending changes where needed.
  • None of the above.
11 Please select those statements that best describe your highest levels of experience and ability in planning and working with groups and taskforces in developing priorities, action items, and follow-through to implement agreed actions. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience acting in a manner that clearly demonstrates consideration for the feelings and needs of others.
  • I have experience implementing economic recommendations derived from taskforces and workgroups.
  • I have experience participating in executive taskforce groups.
  • I have experience organizing internal and external taskforce groups.
  • I have experience facilitating interactions among workgroups completing projects.
  • I have experience managing team projects while appropriately addressing competing priorities.
  • I have experience leading internal taskforces.
  • I have experience interacting with staff within the office and leading meetings of workgroups.
  • I have experience participating in a team or workgroup.
  • I have experience organizing an internal taskforce group.
  • I have experience conveying information effectively to others in a team and/or workgroup environment.
  • None of the above.
12 Which of the following best describes your highest level of skill and experience in planning and coordinating the production activities in a time critical production environment? Answer to this question is required
  • I have planned and participated in the full-range of production activities ensuring that deadlines are always met.
  • I have participated in a section of the production activities ensuring that deadlines are consistently met.
  • I have participated in a specific task in a production environment ensuring that deadlines for the completion of work are consistently met.
  • None of the above.

Grade: 13

1 To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Economist, GS-13, select the option that best describes your experience background. Note: In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly-related education. Answer to this question is required
  • As described in the announcement, I have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent in scope and responsibility to at least the next lower grade level (GS-12) in the Federal Service.
  • I do not meet the specialized experience requirement as described above.
2 Select the one answer that best describes your educational/experience background to meet the basic qualification requirements for the Statistician, GS-1530-13, position. Note: In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly-related education. Answer to this question is required
  • As described in the announcement, I have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent in scope and responsibility to at least the next lower grade level (GS-12) in the Federal Service.
  • I do not meet the specialized experience requirement described above.