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Grade: 13

1 GS-13: Choose the one answer that best describes your experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position. Before answering this question, see the qualifications section on this announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position as described in the vacancy announcement. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service.
  • My experience does not match the choice above.

Grade: All Grades

1 Which of the following choices best reflects your highest level of experience articulating problems and proposals in a concise, accurate, and persuasive manner? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience articulating problems and proposals in a concise, accurate, and persuasive manner.
  • I have experience articulating problems and proposals with executive management.
  • I have experience articulating problems and proposals with senior management.
  • I have experience articulating problems and proposals with mid-level management
  • I have experience articulating problems and proposals with colleagues.
  • I have experience articulating problems and proposals with technical team members.
2 Which of the following have you done as a routine part of your professional work experience? Answer to this question is required
  • Establish priorities among multiple projects
  • Establish timelines for multiple projects
  • Close out projects
  • Start up and manage projects through completion
  • Establish and monitor project progress
  • Meet deadlines
  • Use project management software
  • Make resource decisions for competing projects
  • Assign tasks and monitor performance
  • Anticipate and resolve problems
  • Prepare executive summaries of projects / portfolios / transactions
  • Prepare routine status reports
  • Report existing or anticipate problems
  • Evaluate complex scenarios and recommend solutions
  • None of the above
3 Which of the following best represents your highest level of experience in dealing with people from different cultures / countries? Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed training on working with people from different cultures / countries.
  • I have delivered training on working with people from different cultures / countries.
  • I have received training on working with people from different cultures / countries.
  • I have worked overseas on temporary assignments.
  • I have lived and worked overseas for more than 12 continuous months
  • None of the above.
4 Choose all examples that match your experience in preparing written material. Answer to this question is required
  • I have written analytical / technical reports for internal audiences.
  • I have written analytical / technical reports for external audiences.
  • I have drafted information for inclusion in a project status report.
  • I have written a project status report for presentation to senior management.
  • I have written briefing material on policies and procedures for a broad internal audience
  • I have written briefing material on policies and procedures for a broad external audience.
  • I have written to defend a position and persuade a skeptical audience.
  • I have gathered and drafted information for issue papers and/or briefings to program personnel, subject-matter groups and/or management officials at all levels.
  • I have prepared issue papers and/or materials for briefings to program personnel, subject-matter groups and/or management officials at all levels.
  • I have reviewed and edited reports for accuracy, grammar, adherence to policy, organization of material, clarity of expression, and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  • None of the above.
5 Which of the following documents do you have experience drafting? Answer to this question is required
  • Land purchase agreements
  • Warranty deeds
  • Title deeds
  • Legal descriptions
  • Land surveys
  • Ground leases
  • Easements
  • Contracts
  • Mortgages
  • Title policies
  • Subordination agreements
  • Build to lease, build to suit, or lease construction
  • Office leases with landlord-executed fit-out
  • None of the above
6 From the list below, identify all of the types of audiences with which you have experience communicating orally or making oral presentations: Answer to this question is required
  • Senior corporate or government officials
  • Students
  • Colleagues
  • Academia
  • Government organizations
  • Congress
  • Foreign audiences
  • Audiences requiring an interpreter
  • Private industry
  • General public
  • Professional organizations
  • None of the above
7 Which of the following best describes your experience communicating verbally? Answer to this question is required
  • I have regularly met with colleagues for the purposes of clarifying or exchanging facts and information needed to complete assignments.
  • I have provided briefings to my supervisor and/or senior management.
  • I have conducted training sessions.
  • I have regularly served as a representative in dealing with managers and employees. This included acquiring, clarifying or exchanging facts and information needed to complete assignments.
  • I have regularly justified, persuaded, negotiated, and/or resolved matters involving significant or controversial policy or program issues. This included communicating effectively with a full range of internal and external individuals or groups (representatives from Agency, Department, other Federal Agencies, industry leaders, congressional staffs, and officials of foreign governments).
  • I have regularly conducted discussions and/or participated in workgroups as a program representative in which the purpose was to influence, motivate, and/or persuade persons or groups. This included using communication skills to approach individuals or groups who are skeptical or in disagreement in order to obtain the desired effect, e.g. gaining compliance with an established policy or regulation.
  • I have regularly served as a program representative and participated in discussions in which the purpose was to plan, coordinate, or consult on work efforts or to resolve specific business problems. This included influencing or motivating individuals or groups who are working toward mutual goals and who have basically cooperative attitudes.
  • None of the above.
8 Which of the following types of teams have you planned, organized, and/or managed? Answer to this question is required
  • Multi-organizational
  • Multi-disciplinary / cross functional
  • Multi-agency
  • Within a work group
  • Professional Experts
  • Contractors or service providers
  • None of the above
9 Which of the following project management tools / techniques do you prefer to use? Answer to this question is required
  • Delegate, manage, and monitor task completion
  • Hands-on management of project tasks
  • Project management software to track progress
  • Solicit periodic feedback from stakeholders
  • Negotiate project funding and timelines
  • None of the above.
10 With which of the following foreign personnel or organizations have you worked closely to understand business practices and to resolve property issues? Answer to this question is required
  • Government officials
  • Real Estate colleagues
  • Government organizations
  • Private organizations
  • Technical experts
  • Professional organizations
  • None of the above
11 Choose the statements that describe activities you have performed when working with other cultures to resolve property issues. Answer to this question is required
  • Served as a spokesperson for an organization.
  • Facilitated communications and activities between organizational entities.
  • Provided guidance to peers, subordinates, and others.
  • Mediated or facilitated problem resolution.
  • Prepared written reports on program / project status.
  • Communicated through an interpreter.
  • Conducted research.
  • Conducted negotiations.
  • None of the above
12 Which of the following best illustrates the jurisdictional diversity of your experience with real estate laws and regulations? Answer to this question is required
  • Single U.S. state
  • Multiple U.S. states
  • The U.S. and one foreign country
  • The U.S. and multiple foreign countries
  • None of the above
13 Which of the following documents have you reviewed as part of your professional work experience? Answer to this question is required
  • Land purchase agreements
  • Title deeds
  • Legal descriptions
  • Land surveys
  • Ground leases
  • Easements
  • Contracts
  • Title policies
  • Subordination agreements
  • None of the above
14 Which of the following best represents your level of experience developing and recommending policy? Answer to this question is required
  • I have produced a technical or policy report that relayed the implications of findings to a larger context.
  • I have analyzed a variety of estimates, trends and/or results to explain a specific issue.
  • I have produced empirical studies and/or estimates and results.
  • I have collected and organized relevant data to address a specific issue.
  • None of the above.
15 With which of the following real estate principles and methodologies do you have experience? Answer to this question is required
  • Conducting residential market research
  • Conducting non-residential market research
  • Preparing project pro-formas
  • Conducting real estate appraisals
  • Conducting present-value calculations
  • Calculating internal rates of return
  • Conducting building inspections
  • Qualifying service providers
  • Conducting end-user site searches
  • Evaluating alternative property scenarios and making recommendations
  • Drafting and negotiating commercial leases
  • Drafting and negotiating purchase agreements
  • Drafting and negotiating sale agreements
  • Providing real estate brokerage services
  • Providing corporate real estate services
  • Managing and negotiating leases with tenant improvements
  • Conducting mixed-use or complex feasibility studies
  • Developing long-range strategic plans
  • None of the above
16 From the list below select all of the real estate-related activities that you have personally conducted or managed for properties outside the United States and its territories: Answer to this question is required
  • Purchase houses
  • Sell houses
  • Lease houses
  • Develop houses
  • Purchase apartment buildings
  • Sell apartment buildings
  • Lease apartment buildings
  • Develop apartment buildings
  • Purchase land
  • Sell land
  • Lease land
  • Develop land
  • Purchase office buildings
  • Sell office buildings
  • Lease office buildings
  • Develop office buildings
  • Lease office space
  • Purchase mixed-use properties
  • Sell mixed-use properties
  • Lease mixed-use properties
  • Develop mixed-use properties
  • Purchase warehouses
  • Sell warehouses
  • Lease warehouses
  • Develop warehouses
  • Property exchanges
  • None of the above
17 Which of the following types of real estate agreements have you negotiated and managed through to completion? Answer to this question is required
  • Residential sales contract
  • Office property purchase contract
  • Office lease
  • Office lease with landlord executed tenant improvements
  • Warehouse lease
  • Residential lease
  • Residential property exchange agreement
  • Nonresidential / commercial property exchange agreement
  • License agreement
  • Right-of-way agreement
  • Easement agreement
  • Build-to-suit agreement
  • Lease / Purchase agreement
  • Acquisition or disposal involving both monetary and property exchange
  • Tenant improvement (fit-out) agreement
  • None of the above
18 Which of the following choices best reflects your highest level of experience conceptualizing innovative solutions? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience conceptualizing innovative solutions.
  • I have experience conceptualizing innovative solutions that required developing cooperation, coordination of activities, and reaching consensus.
  • I have experience conceptualizing innovative solutions that required agreement on complex issues, achieving cohesiveness, and interacting with individuals constructively.
  • I have experience conceptualizing innovative solutions that required analyzing and solving complex problems collectively, inspiring others, building cohesiveness among diverse individuals, and reaching solutions to controversial issues.
  • I have experience and/or training in conceptualizing innovative solutions, but have not yet applied this knowledge in a work environment.