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Grade: 15

1 Select the one answer that best describes your experience background that meets the basic qualifications requirements for the Human Resources 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 the specialized experience requirement for the GS-15 position.
2 Select the answer that best describes your level of experience communicating with senior executives and/or other high ranking Government officials on Federal Human Resources policies, practices and procedures. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience in performing this task.
  • I have the requisite knowledge and experience to perform this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a more senior official.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of my job, independently and usually without review by more senior officials.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained and/or supervised others in performance of this task, and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
3 From the following list of interpersonal communication skills, please identify those that you have routinely and successfully applied. (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Facilitate the amicable resolution of competing or conflicting interests among parties whose cooperation is needed to meet an objective.
  • Interact effectively in situations where frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events arise that cause major shifts in priorities, timetables, or work assignments
  • Provide direction, guidance, or instruction to staff.
  • Persuade and/or inspire others to adopt new methods, procedures, or techniques to improve operations.
  • Diffuse confrontational situations with people who are difficult, hostile, or distressed.
  • Develop trusting, productive working relationships with subordinates to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Develop trusting, productive working relationships with supervisors to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Work cooperatively with others as a team to achieve a project or program goals.
  • Identify common interests.
  • None of the above.
4 Choose the answer that best describes your leadership style. Answer to this question is required
  • As a leader, I am the one who sets the goals and priorities for the staff/group and clearly describes each person's role and responsibilities.
  • As a leader, I seek the staff/group's participation in setting the goals and priorities, as well as the staff/group's input into how to best assign work. Once this is done, I ensure each person's role is clear.
  • As a leader, I try to motivate and influence the staff to buy into my goals and priorities, but time constraints will determine how much I can do this.
  • As a leader, I involve my staff/group in setting the goals and priorities as much as possible, but I recognize that there are limits to participative management.
  • I do not have leadership experience.
5 Choose the statement that bests describes your knowledge of, and experience in, interpreting and applying Federal personnel regulations. Answer to this question is required
  • I am familiar with Federal personnel regulations, but have not applied these as a regular part of my job experience.
  • I have interpreted Federal personnel regulations, and have applied these as a regular part of my job experience.
  • I have interpreted and applied Federal personnel regulations as a regular part of my job experience, and I have assisted or trained others in their interpretation and/or application.
  • I have written personnel policies and procedures based on my interpretation of Federal personnel regulations.
  • None of the above.
6 Please identify your level of experience in developing and implementing Human Resources policies/procedures (agency-wide implementation). Answer to this question is required
  • I have not performed this task.
  • I assisted others in performing this task.
  • I performed this task independently with little supervision.
  • I have extensive experience in performing this task and am consulted by others for assistance or have trained others in this task.
  • I have extensive experience in performing this task and have supervised other in the performance of this task.
7 What is the maximum number of Human Resources Specialists you have supervised? Answer to this question is required
  • 1 to 5
  • 6 to 10
  • 11 to 25
  • More than 25
  • None of the above
8 Select the statement that best reflects your experience leading a comprehensive SES human resources program to include requesting allocations, recruiting, Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ) review, OPM SES system certification, Department and OPM interface, performance management, awards and bonuses and Performance Review Board Management. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience or training in leading a comprehensive SES program.
  • I have completed formal training in leading a comprehensive SES program, but have not yet applied it to a job.
  • I have assisted in leading a comprehensive SES program on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct guidelines and procedures.
  • I have led a comprehensive SES program as a regular and recurring part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • I have supervised the administration of a comprehensive SES program as a major part of my job and I have trained others in the performance of this function or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this function.
9 I have been responsible for taking a broad policy, directive or law, and translating it into an agency specific policy or program and directing others in implementing it. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
10 Select the statement that best represents your level of experience in supervising a team providing staffing and position classification support to an organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as a supervisor with responsibility for a staffing and position classification program.
  • I have served as team leader for a staffing and position classification program.
  • I have served as a senior Human Resources Specialist responsible for interpreting a wide range of staffing and position classification relations laws, regulations, policies, and practices to provide advice to managers and to handle actions.
  • I have experience in the area of staffing and position classification, but my expertise is in other areas of HR.
  • None of the above.
11 I have analyzed, researched and applied a wide variety of federal human resource laws, rules, and regulations in the following specialty areas. (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Training and Employee Development
  • Staffing and Classification
  • Compensation and Payroll
  • Recruitment & Placement
  • Employee Benefits
  • Awards
  • Performance Management
  • Retirement
  • Diversity Management
  • Employee Relations
  • Senior Executive Service (Executive Resources)
  • None of the above
12 Have you supervised other supervisors as a regular, on-going duty? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
13 From the following list, select the laws, regulations and guidance that you research, interpret and apply on a regular and recurring basis: (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Code of Federal Regulations (Title 5 CFR)
  • Guide to Processing Personnel Actions
  • Delegated Examining Operations Manual
  • Qualifications Standard for General Schedule Positions
  • Guide to Personnel Data Standards
  • United States Code
  • Veterans Guide
  • Position Classification Standards and Guides
  • Executive Orders
  • Senior Executive Service (SES) Guide
  • None of the above
14 Please indicate which of the following types of written products you have produced as a regular part of your job in a human resources environment. (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Written products to explain complex or controversial agency policies/programs.
  • Guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new human resources initiatives or systems.
  • Human Resources position papers or summary reports on organizational data, which included analysis and recommendations.
  • Responses to Congressional/Administration (OMB, OPM, GAO) inquiries.
  • Written justifications of human resources decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations.
  • Agency-wide human resource program policies, guidelines and reports.
  • Agency comments on proposed legislation or proposed changes to government-wide human resources rules/regulations.
  • None of the above.
15 Do you have experience applying staffing and recruiting laws, regulations and policies in order to advise managers and make sound recommendations regarding staffing and recruitment to include Delegated Examining and Merit Promotion program regulations? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
16 Select all response(s) that demonstrate the types duties or processes you have supervised in the area of recruitment and staffing. (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Development of job analyses, job specific competencies, and rating schedules.
  • Analysis of basic qualifications.
  • Rating and ranking panels to determine the best qualified candidates.
  • Advice and guidance to applicants.
  • Advice and guidance to hiring officials.
  • Vacancy announcement development.
  • Development of automated staffing system questions.
  • Succession planning and position management consultation.
  • Pay setting for new hires and or for promotions.
  • Development of written policies and operating procedures.
  • Developing questions for a structured interview.
  • Developing a comprehensive recruitment strategy for an occupational group or key positions.
  • I have no staffing or recruitment experience.
17 Select the statement(s) that describe your experience designing and implementing Human Resource (HR) initiatives. Answer to this question is required
  • I have participated as a team member in designing and/or implementing a HR initiative.
  • I have briefed HR colleagues on new HR initiatives and recommendations.
  • I have led a HR review team to design a new HR program, product, or service and have been accountable for delivering a product.
  • I have led a HR review team to implement a new HR program, product, or service and have been accountable for meeting initiative goals.
  • I have presented findings and recommendations on a HR initiative to top management officials at an agency level.
  • I have implemented the approved recommendations from a review team.
  • I have not been involved in designing or implementing HR initiatives.
18 Select the automated Human Resources system(s) with which you have demonstrated work experience. (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Hiring Management (HR Connect) Automated Staffing software
  • Other automated staffing Human Resources System (e.g., Monster, USA Staffing, Avue, etc.)
  • Automated personnel & payroll system other than FPPS (e.g., NFC, DFAS)
  • E-verify
  • Electronic Learning Management System (eLMS)
  • Automated time and attendance system (WebTA, etc.)
  • E-Quip
  • None of the above
19 This position requires the skill to communicate in both formal and informal settings, including communicating effectively with the organization's executives and management officials as well as with employees, external organizations and Department level officials. The individual will represent the Division at key meetings of the organization and/or Department level workgroups. Select the response that best represents your interpersonal communication experience. Answer to this question is required
  • As part of my duties and responsibilities, I have routinely justified, persuaded, negotiated, or resolved matters involving significant or controversial staffing and/or classification policy or operating program issues. This included communicating effectively and harmoniously with senior management, employee organizations and/or individuals at all levels in the public Federal and private sectors to convey the relevant policies, regulations and procedures.
  • As part of my duties and responsibilities, I have regularly represented my office's policies and/or procedures and lead discussions and participated in workgroups on staffing and/or classification matters. This included using effective communication skills to again a desired outcome or compliance from individual or groups skeptical or in disagreement with the policy, procedure or regulation.
  • As part of my duties and responsibilities, I have regularly participated in discussions in which the purpose was to plan, coordinate, consult on work efforts or resolve operating or procedural problems in staffing and/or classification programs. This included influencing or motivating individuals for groups who are working toward mutual goals and who have basically cooperative attitudes.
  • As part of my duties and responsibilities, I have regularly provided advice and assistance to those seeking employment related services from my office. Typically, the interaction would include acquiring, clarifying or exchanging facts and information needed to complete assignments.
  • None of the above
20

Please select the response that best describes your experience with Personnel Security.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have managed personnel security programs to include Sensitive Compartmentalized Information (SCI) billet management.
  • I have managed personnel security programs as it related to collateral clearance management.
  • I have coordinated/managed the execution of personnel security functions related to personnel clearances.
  • I have supported personnel security efforts through the execution/management of a security function other than personnel security.
  • None of the above.
21 From the following list, select the highest level which describes your frequent and recurring experience with the security/background clearance and reinvestigation processes. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience assisting with the completion of assigned portions of the security/background clearance and reinvestigation processes
  • I have experience completing the full range of the security/background clearance and reinvestigation process cycle.
  • I have independently completed the full range of the security/background clearance and reinvestigation process cycle.
  • None of the above.
22 Select the choice below that describes your experience developing an organization's security and/or identity management program including, but not limited to: security planning, risk analysis, contingency planning, and security awareness and training. Answer to this question is required
  • I have more than three years experience developing an organization's security program
  • I have one to three years experience developing an organization's security program.
  • I have less than one year's experience developing an organization's security program.
  • I have no experience developing an organization's security program.

Grade: All Grades

1 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
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 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
4 Are you eligible for a military spouse noncompetitive appointment?  If yes, select one of the choices below to determine your eligibility. Answer to this question is required
  • Military Spouse - married to active duty service member.
  • Military Spouse - married to a retired or released service member who is 100% disabled due to a service-connected injury.
  • Military Spouse - married to a service member killed while on active duty.
  • None of the above.
5
Please indicate your most recent performance appraisal rating from your most recent performance appraisal (within 18 months).
Answer to this question is required
  • Outstanding
  • Exceeds Fully Successful
  • Fully Successful
  • Minimally Successful
  • Unacceptable
  • 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