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Grade: 14

No questions specified.

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
4 I understand that job titles alone are not sufficient to determine whether or not I meet the minimum qualification requirements. I understand that if I am qualifying based on experience, my resume must include specific duties that I have performed related to the specialized experience requirements contained in the "Qualifications Required" section of this announcement. Candidates are encouraged to read the entire vacancy announcement in order to ensure compliance with all requirements. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Select the one answer that best describes your background that meets the minimum qualifications requirements for the GS-14 position in Workers Compensation Claims Examining, as described in the vacancy announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE, equivalent to the GS-13 level, in or related to the work of THIS POSITION that has provided the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION, as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not meet the specialized experience requirement for this GS-14 position as described in the vacancy announcement.
6 Choose all of the following supervisory duties you have performed by checking the appropriate boxes. Answer to this question is required
  • Planned work to be accomplished by subordinates, set and adjusted priorities, and prepared schedules for completion of work.
  • Assigned work to subordinates based on priorities, consideration of the difficulty of assignments, and the capabilities of employees.
  • Developed performance standards, evaluated work performance and gave performance appraisals to subordinates
  • Recognized and rewarded employees for their contributions.
  • Counseled and/or disciplined employees regarding performance and/or conduct issues.
  • Identify developmental and training needs of employees based on organizational goals and budget realities and using merit principles to take actions to satisfy needs.
  • Interviewed candidates for positions in the unit, and recommended/selected for appointment, promotion, or reassignment.
  • I have not performed any of the previously listed duties.
7 In situations in which you have been faced with multiple or conflicting priorities, select the options that you would be most likely to use to manage them. Answer to this question is required
  • Analyze the situation and make a plan to address the issue(s).
  • Consult with others involved in the task(s).
  • Address least complex issues first, then move on to the larger problems.
  • Address the most urgent (or those with the most immediate impact) first, then address the less pressing issues.
  • Delegate to others or look to see if others can manage the issue(s).
  • Consult with supervisor or project leader to determine priorities.
  • Develop options for addressing multiple issues.
  • None of the above.
8 Select the response that best describes your writing activity. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in writing reports, memoranda, and/or correspondence that required the analysis of facts, the setting forth of conclusions, and the making of recommendations.
  • I have experience in writing original reports, articles, press releases, etc., which clearly state facts, information, and conclusions.
  • I have experience writing responses to complaints or inquiries.
  • Other
9 I have demonstrated leadership abilities to mentor, motivate, and develop staff members to enhance their abilities in the adjudication of claims. Select response(s) which best describes your leadership abilities. Answer to this question is required
  • I have willingly assited co-workers' and provided answers to questions regarding the adjudication of claims.
  • I have conducted formal training to co-workers'
  • I have assisted management in problem solving and research to identify issues that need addressed to enhance performance of the office.
  • I have performed quality review to identify training needs to management.
10 Select the answer(s) that describes your experience identifying and analyzing program problems, making decisions, and providing solutions. Answer to this question is required
  • Identified and analyzed problems; distinguished between relevant and irrelevant information to make a rational decision.
  • Identify thru research of program policies, regulations, procedures, BLWEB/black lung library, a recommended solution to an issue prior to discussion or approval from supervisor.
  • Explained or justified findings, decisions, and conclusions to management and/or co-workers'
11 Choose the response(s) that most accurately describes your demonstrated ability and level of experience to work with management to achieve office and program goals. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed and conducted formal training internally and externally
  • I have performed back up supervisory duties.
  • I have routinely provide guidance on adjudication questions from co-workers'
  • I have conducted quality review of adjudicated claims.
  • I have worked with management to achieve office and program goals
12 Choose the statement that best describes your experience with helping an agency achieve regulatory compliance. Your resume must reflect this experience, and you should be prepared to explain your answer further, upon request. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing 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 supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  • None of the above.
13 From the following, please select any of the OWCP Act(s) that you have experience using as part of your previous or current duties/responsibilities. (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Energy Employees' Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) of 2000.
  • Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969, as amended.
  • Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA), as amended.
  • Longshoremen and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, as extended.
  • I do not possess experience in any of the above listed Acts.
14 Check all the responses that best describe your writing activities to date: Answer to this question is required
  • Composed documents and correspondence of a business nature.
  • Written recommendations or decisions regarding entitlement to benefits.
  • Newspaper, magazine, book publications.
  • Technical manuals or other instructional materials.
  • College level research papers, thesis, dissertation
  • Other
15 Select the response which best describes your experience verbally providing information and assistance to the public. Answer to this question is required
  • I have supervised others whose job it is to verbally provide information or assistance to the public.
  • With assistance, support, or a script (prepared responses to frequently asked questions), I provided information and assistance to the public.
  • Providing verbal information and assistance to the public is not a part of my regular duties, but is something I have done at times.
  • I have little or no experience providing verbal information or assistance to the public.
16 Select the one answer that best describes your level of experience in handling workers compensation claims. Answer to this question is required
  • In my current job, I make the initial determination whether to accept, delay or deny claims and notify the claimants accordingly.
  • In my current job, I prepare written recommendations to my supervisor for acceptance or denial of claims and for settlements.
  • In my currecnt job, I have independent authority to approve high value claims for acceptance, denial, or settlement.
  • I do not independently handle workers compensation claims in my current job.
17 Select one of the choices below which demonstrates your experience in working with Black Lung regulations and policies. 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 this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
18 Choose the statement(s) that apply to your experience leading employees to accomplish organizational goals. Answer to this question is required
  • I have led employees in the achievement of organizational goals and objectives which incorporated vision, strategic planning and elements of quality management into activities.
  • I have supervised employees in meeting mission needs through operating projects, programs or task groups.
  • I have achieved organizational objectives through products and service production.
  • None of the above.
19 Choose the response that best describes your highest level of experience developing, leading, directing, and motivating a diverse staff including individual goals, values and sensitivities. Answer to this question is required
  • Provided broad guidance to people to prioritize work and then accomplish it in a timely, satisfactory manner.
  • Led, supervised and managed professional and administrative staff in the design and delivery of programs and projects.
  • Led a large, complex, multi-layered workforce of widely varying occupations and knowledge levels.
  • Led a management evaluation or assistance team to provide assistance on organizational programs.
  • Served as acting supervisor on occasion, and assisted the supervisor in developing and leading others. Led, directed, and motivated team members to accomplish specific projects.
  • No experience in developing, leading, directing and motivating a diverse staff.
20 Select a statement that best describes any experience which provides you with a knowledge of different workers' compensation programs especially Federal Black Lung Program/Black Lung Benefits Act. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in this area.
  • I have had education or training on different workers' compensation programs including Federal Black Lung Program/Black Lung Benefits Act, but have not yet performed any work related to workers' compensation on the job.
  • I have performed work related to different workers' compensation programs including Federal Black Lung Program/Black Lung Benefits Act on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • As a regular part of my job, I have performed work that provides me with a knowledge of different workers' compensation programs including Federal Black Lung Program/Black Lung Benefits Act. I performed this work independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • As a major part of my job, I have performed work that provides me with an expert knowledge of different workers' compensation programs including Federal Black Lung Program/Black Lung Benefits Act. I have trained others in performance of this work and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in this area.