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Grade: All Grades

1 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
2 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
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

Grade: 14

1 To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Economist, GS-14, 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
  • I possess at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not meet the specialized experience requirement as described in the announcement.
2

Select the one answer that best describes your educational/experience background to meet the basic qualification requirements for the Statistician, GS-1530-14, 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
  • I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least a GS-13 as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not meet the specialized experience requirement described above.
3 From the options below, please select the experience statements that best describes your highest level of experience in creating and applying innovative solutions to the work environment, and supporting a work environment that is conducive to others being creative and innovative Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience seeking out others for suggestions, ideas and participation in creating and adapting new work processes, procedures, and/or approaches.
  • I have experience creating opportunities and supporting collaboration to identify problems, analyze the implications, and generate new ideas in the organization to move the program forward in a new direction.
  • I have experience exploring ways to improve work products and services by reviewing and testing new techniques, procedures, systems, and other tools.
  • I have experience developing alternative courses of action and making decisions which are based on logical assumption and which reflect factual information.
  • I have experience perceiving the impact and the implications of decisions on other components of the organization and ensuring that the negative aspects of that impact and those implications are eliminated or reduced.
  • None of the above.
4 Please select the answer options from the following list that describes your highest levels of experience working on a team or as a team leader. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience leading a multi-disciplinary team on complex projects or studies.
  • I have experience as a team leader responsible for planning, organizing, and coordinating work tasks.
  • I have experience as a team leader responsible for setting work priorities and defining critical work paths.
  • I have experience as a team leader responsible for monitoring performance and implementation to meet goals and objectives related to the organization's mission.
  • I have experience as a team member with some responsibility for planning performance and implementation of projects and studies to meet goals and objectives related to the organization's mission.
  • I have experience cultivating an effective team environment through good communication, interpersonal, analytical, and creative problem-solving skills.
  • None of the above.
5 Please select the answer options that describe your highest levels of experience managing and resolving conflicts and disagreements. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience working effectively with others to identify common ground and shared goals, and to develop joint action plans.
  • I have experience identifying and resolving, or initiating action to resolve situations that generate conflict and disagreements in an organization.
  • I have experience effectively resolving complaints, grievances, disagreements and conflicts in a constructive manner.
  • I have experience disengaging a confrontational situation or one that could distract from meeting team or organizational goals.
  • I have experience remaining calm in the face of conflict.
  • I have experience dealing with difficult and confrontational situations.
  • I have experience recognizing the potential for conflict and/or sabotage in the workplace and taking preventive action.
  • None of the above.
6 Which one of the following 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 within budget? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience evaluating the 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 developing and applying controls to ensure that staff performs functions in accordance with standard operating procedures and agency guidelines.
  • None of the above.
7 Please select those statements that best describe your experience in general budget management and control. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience proposing annual funding for staffing and procurement for a program segment.
  • I have experience establishing procedures to review reports to monitor program operations, such as employment ceiling and average grade, to ensure staffing ceiling is not exceeded.
  • I have experience reviewing and approving or rejecting requests for expenditures.
  • I have experience reallocating funds and staff resources, when needed.
  • I have experience identifying funding requirements for staffing and procurement needs for an organization.
  • I have experience reviewing reports to monitor utilization of funds for program operations, and identifying required adjustments.
  • I have experience requesting reallocation of funds and staff resources, when needed.
  • I have experience analyzing expenditures and monitoring funding availability for staffing and procurement.
  • I have experience recommending changes in annual budget projections.
  • I have experience implementing a budget and completing periodic budgetary reports.
  • None of the above.
8 Please select those statements in the following list that best describe your experience influencing and negotiating with other individuals and organizations in furthering organizational goals. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience collaborating with key individuals to implement a new or potentially controversial program or initiative.
  • I have experience negotiating with internal and external groups to facilitate programs or partnerships.
  • I have experience applying negotiation techniques such as win-win negotiations, interest-based bargaining, and alternative dispute resolution.
  • I have experience persuading others and building consensus through verbal give and take.
  • I have experience gaining cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals.
  • I have experience working cooperatively with individuals and groups who are very reluctant about participating in a project or assignment.
  • I have experience identifying and working with key individuals who may be affected by the work unit's policies, procedures and activities.
  • I have experience seeking opportunities to influence the direction of assigned program area(s) in constructive, positive ways.
  • None of the above.
9 Please select the answer options that best describes your highest level of experience in utilizing your interpersonal skills. Answer to this question is required
  • Dealt with individuals who were difficult, hostile or distressed.
  • Succeeded in interacting and working with multiple levels of co-workers, supervisors and high level management.
  • Identified and responded to critical events with diplomacy and action.
  • Stayed with a position or plan of action until the desired objective was achieved or it was no longer reasonably attainable.
  • Persuaded other to accept findings, recommendations, changed or alternative viewpoints.
  • Guided individuals (subordinates, peers, superiors) or groups toward task accomplishment.
  • Maintained effectiveness in varying environments and with varying tasks, responsibilities, or people.
  • Negotiated with other to reach agreement, settlement, consensus, compliance, or a solution.
  • None of the above
10 Please select those experience statements that describe your highest levels of experience involving effective relationships with senior executives in industry, government entities, the media, BLS staff, and the user public. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in public outreach efforts, conducting formal and informal meetings and/or presentations in a variety of settings.
  • I have experience persuading subordinates and others to take a particular course of action or accept findings, recommendations, changes, or alternative view points.
  • I have experience serving as an authoritative source of information on specific economic topics in a number of forums including government agencies and the economic community.
  • I have experience maintaining on-going contacts with subordinate staff and contacts inside and outside the agency for economic information updates.
  • I have experience coordinating and collaborating with other groups, organizations, or agencies.
  • None of the above.
11 Select those experience statements that describe your experience in decision-making and problem solving. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience assessing difficult, multi-faceted problems to determine key issues, to develop possible courses of action, and to recommend appropriate solutions.
  • I have experience analyzing data, statistics, and trends to identify problems and systemic barriers to accurate data reporting and formulating solutions to address them.
  • I have experience identifying and solving individual work problems on my own initiative.
  • I have experience assessing difficult, multi-faceted problems and implementing appropriate solutions.
  • I have experience recognizing moderately complex organizational problems and implementing appropriate solutions for them.
  • I have experience recognizing and making superiors aware of individual problems.
  • I have experience recognizing and assessing moderately complex organizational problems to determine key issues, develop possible courses of action, and recommend appropriate solutions.
  • I have experience recognizing moderately complex organizational issues and making superiors aware of these problems.
  • I have experience assessing individual work problems and offering recommendations for solution.
  • I have experience making decisions which are based on logical assumptions, reflect factual information and provide alternative courses of action.
  • None of the above.
12 Select all of the responses in the list below that describe your self management experience over the past two years. (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Anticipated the need for a program or project and made recommendations to management on its development and implementation
  • Led a project or group with little or no supervision or guidance
  • Took initiative to identify and improve a major work process or procedure
  • Encouraged or sought the involvement or participation of others in a group or activity
  • Led a project team or work group to ensure achievement of goals
  • Volunteered for a special project
  • None of the above
13 Select the statements below that best describe your highest levels of 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 sound data while providing good customer service, and meeting deadlines.
  • I have experience managing time and resources where numerous shifts in priorities occur to develop a product or meet program objectives.
  • 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 stability of performance under pressure and/or opposition.
  • None of the above.
14 Please select those statements in the following list that identify your areas of experience in economic data management and analysis.? Answer to this question is required
  • Sampling data
  • Collecting data
  • Computing and analyzing data
  • Estimation procedures
  • Missing data methodology/Imputation
  • Variance estimation/calculation.
  • Using standard data compilation techniques, and standard procedures to compile and organize economic data.
  • Preparing economic data for input into web sites and/or hard copy reports.
  • Preparing charts, graphs, bullets and brief narratives for presentations of economic data.
  • None of the above.
15 From the answer options that follow, please select those statements that describe your experience in the oversight and improvement of economic and statistical studies. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience, in a supervisory capacity, in the improvement of economic processes or methodology and the identification of trends and issues affecting these processes.
  • I have experience in conducting research to improve data collection, data processing or survey methodology, and to identify trends and issues in these processes.
  • I have experience devising new methodologies and documenting results in written reports or operating procedures.
  • I have experience in investigating data collection, data processing or methodological errors.
  • I have experience modifying existing methodologies and documenting results in written reports or operating procedures.
  • I have experience in identifying problems in data collection, data processing, or methodology.
  • I have experience assisting in conducting analytical research to improve the quality or consistency of economic data.
  • I have experience analyzing prescribed methodologies and recommending changes where needed.
  • None of the above.