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Grade: 15

1 GS-15: 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 in this announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least 1 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-14 level in the Federal service.
  • My experience does not match the choice above.
2 I have supervisory experience in the following tasks: Answer to this question is required
  • Interviewing applicants.
  • Overseeing / giving training to new employees.
  • Coaching staff members to successful performance.
  • Monitoring performance and providing feedback to staff members.
  • Addressing performance and/or conduct issues.
  • Writing and conducting performance appraisals.
  • Developing performance measures and standards.
  • Tying a section's work to the organization's strategic goals.
  • Facilitating groups to make decisions and/or resolve problems.
  • Facilitating groups to reach agreement on section goals.
  • Delegating tasks and projects to staff members.
  • Distributing work to ensure balance between staff members.
  • None of the above.
3 From the following list, please identify the types of teams on which you have participated. Answer to this question is required
  • Multi-organizational
  • Cross-functional
  • Multi-agency
  • Within a work group
  • None of the above
4 Which of the following statements BEST describe your experience serving in a liaison capacity? Answer to this question is required
  • I have served in a liaison capacity with a variety of persons inside and outside the organization for the purpose of receiving or providing information relating to the work OR to resolve operating problems in connection with recurring responsibilities.
  • I have served in a liaison capacity mainly with co-workers to exchange routine information relevant to daily work activities.
  • I have served as the initial point-of-contact and have functioned in a liaison capacity between the supervisor and staff at all levels.
  • I have served as a liaison between other government agencies, state and local officials, foreign officials and/or individuals from the private sector.
  • As an initial point-of-contact for internal and external customers, I have functioned in a liaison capacity for an organization.
  • None of the above.
5 Which of the following leadership responsibilities have you performed in a work unit or as part of a team assignment? Answer to this question is required
  • Setting standards, expectations and deadlines.
  • Developing, updating, and executing operating budgets.
  • Planning work assignments and schedules.
  • Assigning tasks and responsibilities to employees.
  • Reviewing completed work for technical adequacy and timeliness.
  • Following up with employees.
  • Allocating resources.
  • Developing workforce plans.
  • Resolving conflicts, differences, or problems.
  • Coaching and mentoring employees to achieve desired results.
  • Reporting progress to senior management.
  • Implementing work completed.
  • Delegating responsibilities.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of completed assignments or projects.
  • None of the above.
6 In which of the following events / activities have you communicated verbally or made oral presentations? Answer to this question is required
  • Speeches
  • Conferences
  • Meetings
  • One-on-One discussions
  • Telephone inquiries
  • Training
  • Technical assistance
  • Interviews
  • Briefings
  • None of the above
7 Please select from the list below situations in which you have interpreted and applied administrative laws, policies, regulations, and precedents: Answer to this question is required
  • Inspection
  • Program reviews / evaluations
  • Audits
  • Qualitative analyses
  • Adjudicating administrative actions or processes
  • Program budget
  • Organization Finances
  • None of the above
8 Which of the following BEST describes your highest level of work experience in monitoring and evaluating foreign assistance programs / projects? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no work experience in monitoring and evaluating foreign assistance programs / projects.
  • I have participated as a team member in monitoring and evaluating foreign assistance programs / projects, but have never designed or developed the scope of work.
  • I have participated as a team member in designing, monitoring and evaluating foreign assistance programs / projects.
  • I have lead a team in designing, monitoring and evaluating foreign assistance programs / projects.
  • I have supervised a unit that was responsible for designing, monitoring and evaluating foreign assistance programs / projects.
  • I have independently designed, monitored and evaluated foreign assistance programs / projects. I have trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
9 From the following list of qualitative and quantitative methods, please identify those that you have routinely and successfully applied at work: Answer to this question is required
  • Survey development
  • Qualitative interviews
  • Statistical analysis
  • ISO 9000/9001
  • Malcolm Baldridge
  • Six sigma
  • Focus groups
  • None of the above
10 Select the response that BEST describes your experience interpreting and analyzing highly complex information to discern patterns, trends, and relationships and to draw conclusions by applying rules that involve many steps: Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task / competency.
  • I have education and training in performing this task / competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task / competence on the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task / competency on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task / competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task / competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task / competency.
11 Which of the following have you done that demonstrate your ability to think strategically? Answer to this question is required
  • Wrote strategic planning documents
  • Analyzed financial statements
  • Analyzed working capital funds
  • Developed balance scorecards
  • Developed tactical plans derived from a strategic plan
  • Project planning
  • Budget planning
  • Performance measurements
  • Workforce planning
  • None of the above
12 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 officials
  • Colleagues
  • Academia
  • Government organizations
  • Private industry
  • General public
  • Technical experts
  • Professional organizations
  • Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
  • Congress
  • Foreign government officials
  • Media
  • None of the above
13 How would you describe the extent of your knowledge and experience devising and implementing systems to monitor and evaluate programs? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience in devising and implementing systems to monitor or evaluate programs.
  • I have education or training in devising and implementing systems to monitor and evaluate programs, but have not yet applied it on the job.
  • I have devised and implemented systems to monitor and evaluate programs as a regular part of a job under supervision by a manager, or senior employee.
  • I have significant skill and experience in devising and implementing systems to monitor and evaluate programs as a regular part of a job with minimal supervision.
  • I am highly skilled and experienced in devising and implementing systems to monitor and evaluate programs, and have trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
14 Choose all examples that match your experience in preparing written material. Answer to this question is required
  • I have written analytical reports for internal audiences.
  • I have written analytical reports for external audiences
  • 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 prepared and presented issue papers and/or 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.
15 Which of the following best reflects how you organize and prioritize your work? Answer to this question is required
  • I plan and organize my work under close supervision.
  • I have assisted others in planning and organizing their work.
  • I have participated on a team that planned and organized work.
  • I have independently planned and organized work.
  • I have led others charged with planning and organizing work.
  • I have no experience planning and organizing work.

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