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Grade: 11

1 [30210] Choose the statement that best describes your education and/or specialized experience that qualifies you for this GS-11 position. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess one year of specialized experience matching what is described in the vacancy announcement. This matching experience is well described in my resume.
  • I possess three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree that has equipped me to perform the duties of this position. Transcripts have been provided with my application.
  • I possess a combination of graduate level education, beyond the second full year of graduate level education and specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement, that together meet the qualification requirements for this position. Transcripts have been provided with my application and the matching experience is well described in my resume.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
2 [54149] Select the statement that best describes your experience using automated computer-based programs to track data, analyze data, interpret data, and make recommendations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in the use of automated computer-based programs (Adobe Connect, Microsoft SharePoint etc.) to track data, analyze data, interpret data, and make recommendations.
  • I have had experience, education, or training in the use of automated computer-based programs (Adobe Connect, Microsoft SharePoint etc.) to track data, analyze data, interpret data, and make recommendations but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have experience maintaining an automated computer-based programs (Adobe Connect, Microsoft SharePoint etc.) to track data, analyze data, interpret data, and make recommendations on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have experience maintaining an automated computer-based programs (Adobe Connect, Microsoft SharePoint etc.) to track data, analyze data, interpret data, and make recommendations as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised the maintenance of automated computer-based programs (Adobe Connect, Microsoft SharePoint etc.) to track data, analyze data, interpret data, and make recommendations and/or I have trained others in this task and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
3 [50932] Choose the statement below that best describes your experience in following guidelines, procedures and/or directives to provide administrative support to an office. Answer to this question is required
  • I have limited experience following guidelines, procedures and/or directives to provide administrative support to an office.
  • I have demonstrated experience following basic procedures for performing administrative duties that do not allow for interpretation. If an unusual or new situation arises, I ask another employee for guidance in finding the answer.
  • I have demonstrated experience following general guidelines and procedures for performing administrative duties that involve some interpretation and allow for specifics to be designed depending on needs of the office. If a new or unusual situation arises, I research policies and procedures in order to find answers and only ask other employees for guidance if the answer cannot be found.
  • I have demonstrated experience following guidelines and procedures for performing administrative duties that involve interpretation and allow for specifics to be designed depending on needs of the office. If a new or unusual situation arises, I independently research policies and procedures in order to find answers and interpretation is accepted by senior employees, supervisor, or manager.
  • I have demonstrated experience following guidelines and procedures for performing administrative duties that involve interpretation and allow for specifics to be designed depending on needs of the office. If a new or unusual situation arises, I independently research policies and procedures in order to find answers and interpretation is accepted by senior employees, supervisor, or manager. I have also trained others OR others have consulted me in the performance of administrative guidelines, procedures, and/or directives.
  • None of the above.
4 [4048] Select the response that best describes your experience analyzing and evaluating methods and techniques related to the efficiency and effectiveness of program administrative functions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have little experience analyzing and evaluating methods and techniques related to the efficiency and effectiveness of program administrative functions
  • I have experience analyzing and evaluating methods and techniques related to the efficiency and effectiveness of program administrative functions as a regular part of a job with limited supervision from a supervisor, senior employee, or senior consultant.
  • I have experience analyzing and evaluating methods and techniques related to the efficiency and effectiveness of program administrative functions as a regular part of a job without assistance or review by a supervisor, senior employee or senior consultant.
  • Others regularly consult me for my expertise and assistance in analyzing and evaluating methods and techniques related to the efficiency and effectiveness of program administrative functions. I have trained or instructed others on this task or function.
  • None of the above
5 [36689] Select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience communicating information to employees, customers, managers, and senior officials. Answer to this question is required
  • I have communicated effectively with co-workers within a team environment.
  • I have coordinated work within the office with clerical, administrative and other personnel.
  • I have responded to routine inquiries and directed more technical inquiries to appropriate parties.
  • I have made contacts with other offices within and outside the agency to obtain or provide information.
  • I have received telephone calls, greeted visitors and determined where callers/visitors/inquiries should be directed.
  • I have exercised tact in responding to telephone calls, screening calls, and referring calls to appropriate staff members.
  • I have compiled comprehensive materials for use in reports, briefings, and meetings for senior officials.
  • I have assisted in the preparation of briefing materials and supporting documentation for use by senior officials at meetings.
  • On my own initiative, I have followed up with staff in order to gain the information necessary for meetings.
  • I have attended conferences/meetings and was responsible for summarizing discussions and following up and distributing synopsis.
  • I have been responsible for handling sensitive or confidential information and/or documents in an appropriate manner.
  • None of the above
6 [57555] This position involves coordination and interaction with a broad range of individuals and organizations. Choose the statement that best describes your coordination with Federal, State, local and national organizations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had no experience coordinating or interacting with individuals or organizations outside my organization.
  • I have had experience coordinating or interacting with individuals or organizations outside my organization, generally with close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee
  • I have had experience coordinating or interacting with individuals or organizations outside my organization and consider myself competent to coordinate with outside individuals and organizations
  • I have had experience coordinating or interacting with individuals or organizations outside my organization and consider it among my strengths
  • I have had experience coordinating or interacting with individuals or organizations outside my organization and am sought after to assist in coordinating and interacting with others
7 [2006] Please select the responses that indicate your areas of strength in creating innovative solutions that have improved practices or programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I am receptive to new ideas and adapt to new situations.
  • I take calculated risks.
  • I make suggestions that are controversial.
  • I seek out opportunities to improve, streamline, reinvent work processes.
  • I help others overcome resistance to change.
  • I think expansively by combining ideas in unique ways or making connections between disparate ideas.
  • I explore numerous potential solutions and evaluate each before accepting any.
  • I target important areas for innovation and develop solutions that address meaningful work issues.
  • I create work environments that encourage creative thinking and innovation.
  • I sponsor the development of new products, services, methods, or procedures.
  • None of the above.
8 [54892] Choose the statement that best describes your experience managing multiple tasks. Answer to this question is required
  • I independently set goals, and balance multiple tasks which have varied deadlines and different levels of effort and coordination. I work without close supervision, and am accountable for completing set goals.
  • I independently balance multiple tasks which have varied deadlines and different levels of effort and coordination.
  • I balance multiple tasks with varied deadlines and different levels of effort and coordination. My tasks are generally discussed with my supervisor.
  • I balance regular, routine responsibilities, but require discussion with my supervisor regarding out of the ordinary situations.
  • I balance competing tasks that require me to deal with frequent changes.
  • None of the above
9 [1401] Select the statement that best describes your planning and coordinating of briefings, meetings, or conferences. Answer to this question is required
  • I have independently planned and coordinated high-level multi-agency conferences/meetings/workshops to include national level (or equivalent echelons in private industry). This included advising attendees on meeting agenda; travel requirements; identifying security issues and arranging for authorized access/entry; making arrangements or conference/meeting rooms and insuring for availability of required equipment.
  • I have independently arranged meetings for my assigned office/organization. This typically involves arranging for a conference room/office, and informing attendees of time and location. Attendees are typically from within the local organization but may occasionally include other offices or external parties. If travel is involved, it is typically arranged for by the attendee`s organization/office.
  • I have assisted in the planning and coordinating of high level meetings within my organization (typically with heads of offices or organizations but not characterized as headquarter or national level office). This included making travel arrangements, insuring proper meeting rooms were reserved, and insuring for proper levels of access.
  • I have arranged meetings for my organization based on specific instructions from my supervisor or other higher-level employee. Arrangements were typically limited to reserving an office or conference room and informing attendees of time and location. Attendees were typically from within the same office/organization.
  • I do not have any experience as described in the choices above.
10 [52962] Select the software application(s) you are proficient with in accomplishing day-to-day office functions (proficient means you understand and utilize a major part of the software`s functionality/capabilities). Answer to this question is required
  • Microsoft Word
  • Word Perfect
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Email (Exchange, Outlook, etc.)
  • Netscape/Internet Explorer
  • SharePoint
  • None of the above
11 [3820] Select the travel service(s) and/or function(s) you have provided. Answer to this question is required
  • Prepared and/or reviewed domestic travel orders and vouchers and recommended approval/disapproval.
  • Prepared and/or reviewed foreign travel orders and vouchers and recommended approval/disapproval.
  • Prepared and/or reviewed local travel vouchers and recommended approval/disapproval.
  • Prepared and/or reviewed sponsored travel orders and recommended approval/disapproval.
  • Applied Federal travel regulations.
  • Applied established travel guidelines or policies.
  • Verified and approved expenditures on travel and relocation activities.
  • Prepared travel orders electronically (via the internet).
  • None of the above.
12 [8808] Select the statement(s) that describe your experience working with and providing advice on travel regulations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as a coordinator for all travel and travel regulated procedures and practices.
  • I have proposed policies and changes to policies for a travel program.
  • I have implemented all travel regulations for a department, division, or institution.
  • I have reviewed travel orders/documents and applicable regulations to determine entitlements and method(s) of travel.
  • I have requested and obtained missing information/documentation from originators of travel documents.
  • I have made travel arrangements, including airline and hotel reservations.
  • I have prepared travel authorizations and vouchers.
  • None of the above.
13 [2988] Select the statement(s) that describe your experience in the use of the Government purchase card. Answer to this question is required
  • I have been a purchase cardholder with single purchase authority above the micro-purchase threshold.
  • I have been a purchase cardholder with single purchase authority up to the micro-purchase threshold.
  • I have never held a Government purchase card.
14 [6619] Select the statement that best describes your experience in written communication. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in preparing written documents, such as transmittal memos and e-mail, which cover routine issues, and recipients are usually within my immediate organization.
  • I have experience in preparing written documents, such as reports and briefing papers which cover routine issues with some complex elements, and recipients are usually officials within my agency.
  • I have experience preparing written documents, such as reports, briefing papers, and correspondence to external entities which cover issues involving programs and require sensitivity to the views of my audience. Recipients are usually middle or senior management within or outside of the organization.
  • I have experience preparing a wide variety of technical and non-technical written documents in various styles and formats such as studies, policy guidance, congressional, speeches and testimony which involve issues or programs of a sensitive and controversial nature, and recipients are a wide range of individuals both within and outside of the organization.
  • None of the above.
15 [9263] Select the statement that best reflects your experience in monitoring, controlling, reconciling and reporting on the use of organizational/program funds made available for expenditure. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, experience, or training in monitoring, controlling, and reporting on the use of funds.
  • I have completed formal education or training in managing funds, but have not yet performed it on a job
  • I have monitored, controlled and reported on the use of funds under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct guidelines and procedures
  • I have monitored, controlled, and reported on the use of funds as a regular and recurring part of a job, independently with only minimal review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • I have independently monitored, controlled, and reported on the use of funds as a major part of my job and I have trained others in managing funds OR others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in the management of funds.

Grade: All Grades

[16869] Please note that ALL candidates must submit a resume online and complete the entire application (Resume, Core Questions, Vacancy Questions) process.Ensure that your resume thoroughly supports your responses to the job specific questions and that it contains the names, titles, and phone numbers of your most current and previous supervisors so that we may contact them. Please also be sure that your preference regarding contacting your current supervisors is shown in the User Information area. Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete all questions. High self-assessment in the application questions that is not supported by information in your resume may prevent you from being found best qualified, in which case your application will not be referred to the selecting official.
1 [31608] I understand the resume I have submitted for this position will be thoroughly reviewed to determine whether my experience and/or educational background is sufficient to meet basic and/or specialized experience requirements as outlined in this announcement. I also understand that if the information provided in my resume is not sufficient to support my responses to the vacancy announcement questions, it will affect the overall assessment of my application package. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
[31648] When you are finished with the question phase of this announcement, you will be shown a list of documents that may include documents that do not apply to you. Review the list and the required documents section of the vacancy to determine which, IF ANY, are required for your application to be considered a complete application. Please do not submit documents that are not requested.
  • If you are not a veteran, the DD-214 and the SF-15 do not apply to you.
  • If you are not applying to an engineering position, the P.E. license or EIT exam does not apply to you.
  • If you are not requesting consideration under a special appointing authority, the special appointing authority documents do not apply to you.
If any of the requested documentation pertains to you, you have the option to fax using the fax coversheets provided, upload to this system or you may transfer the documentation from your USAJOBS account. Please note documents are NOT automatically transferred from USAJobs. Contact the office no later than the closing date, if you require assistance.
2 [3057] By responding to this question, you acknowledge that you have reviewed the Required Documents section of this announcement to determine which documents, if any, you need to provide in support of this application. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 [31609] I understand that if I do not submit all REQUIRED documents by the closing date, it will affect the overall assessment of my application package. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 [54657] Select your most recent work performance evaluation (includes pass in pass/fail systems). Answer to this question is required
  • My most recent work performance evaluation was satisfactory or better.
  • My most recent work performance evaluation was below satisfactory.
  • I have never received a performance appraisal or review for any position.
5 [586] How did you initially hear about this position? Answer to this question is required
  • Email notification
  • Agency website
  • USAJobs (OPM) website
  • Newspaper advertisement
  • Magazine advertisement
  • Commercial employment site (i.e. Careerbuilder, Monster)
  • Placement office (Federal, State, College or University)
  • Friend or relative
  • Job Fair
  • Minority professional network
  • Other
    5.1 [5063] Please indicate how you heard about this position. Maximum length of 250 characters.