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Grade: 14

1 [343] Choose the statement that best describes your specialized experience that qualifies you for this GS-14 position. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 as described in the vacancy announcement. This experience is well described in my application.
  • I do not meet the one year specialized experience requirement as described in the vacancy announcement.
2 [55321] Do you have at least one year of equal or equivalent experience applying HR principles, concepts and practices; providing technical guidance and delivery of personnel and human resources services on human resources issues as it relates to recruitment and placement, position classification and organization design OR experience as a team or project lead providing advisory services and oversight to other Human Resources Professionals of HR functions as it relates to experience with quality assurance; i.e. reviewing classification, staffing, and HR processing documents? This experience must be well documented in your resume. Failure to do so may cause your application to be removed from consideration. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 [6398] Select the statement that best describe the extent of your experience in providing advice and guidance to managers and employees on a variety of complex problems as they relate to Human Resources official personnel action/payroll systems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have limited experience providing guidance and assistance to managers and employees in resolving personnel action/payroll issues.
  • I have moderate experience providing guidance and assistance to a variety of customers, including senior managers, employees from other bureaus/offices and from other federal agencies in resolving complex and personnel/payroll human resources issues.
  • I have significant experience providing guidance and assistance to senior officials, managers, and employees from federal, public, and private sectors to influence, recommend, and/or gain acceptance of highly sensitive personnel actions/payroll issues.
  • None of the above.
4 [27732] Choose the answer that best describes your leadership style. Answer to this question is required
  • As a leader, I am the one who sets the goals and priorities for the staff/group and clearly describes each person's role and responsibilities.
  • As a leader, I seek the staff/group's participation in setting the goals and priorities, as well as the staff/group's input into how to best assign work.
  • As a leader, I try to motivate and influence the staff to buy into my goals and priorities, but time constraints get in the way of spending too much time and effort on this.
  • As a leader, I involve my staff/group in setting the goals and priorities as much as possible, but I recognize that there are limits to participative management.
  • I do not have leadership experience.
5 [54756] You supervise a team of eight employees. One of your employees is very difficult to work with. This employee is critical of the work of his peers when it is not completed exactly as he would have done. The employee feels that he is superior to others, and frequently makes disparaging remarks about the way others perform their work. Your office is becoming dysfunctional because others do not want to work with this employee. While this employee's work performance is exceptional, the work of other team members is also good. The most effective response to this situation is: Answer to this question is required
  • Assign work to this employee that is 'out of his comfort zone' to force him to rely on his coworkers as equals
  • Conduct regular team building exercises to promote a feeling of shared responsibility and camaraderie on the team
  • Promote the employee to a higher graded position where he can apply his critical nature improve the performance of a group of subordinates
  • Catch the employee 'in the act' of criticizing a team members and publically advise him that you are the only person authorized to evaluate performance
6 [55113] Select the statement that best describes the position classification duties you have performed. Answer to this question is required
  • I have evaluated drafts of OPM Classification standards and provided feedback to the appropriate officials.
  • I have developed organization charts and reorganization/realignment packages for review by the appropriate organization.
  • I have provided organizational and position information to appeal adjucators and served as an agency liaison on appeals of positions.
  • I have conducted position classification and position management reviews to evaluate classification accuracy and consistency at an organizational level.
  • None of the above.
7 [6572] Select the statement that describes your position classification experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as the supervisor or leader of a team in a Human Resources (HR) office with responsibility for supervising/overseeing a staff that performed the full range of classification services for scientific and technical position.
  • I have served as a senior or lead HR Specialist responsible for providing technical guidance and direction on a wide range of classification services to other human resources specialists and proving expert advice to agency management. The positions for which classification services were provided were of a scientific and technical nature.
  • I have served as a senior or lead HR Specialist responsible for providing technical guidance and direction on a wide range of advanced classification services to other human resources specialists and providing expert advice to agency management.
  • I regularly apply classification standards to a variety of positions and consult with supervisors to correct discrepancies.
  • I have familiarity with the classification program but have no direct experience.
  • None of the above.
8 [58104] This position requires technical experience in applying advanced staffing and placement concepts, policies, procedures, and practices for positions in the competitive and excepted service. Select the statement that represents your level of experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as an HR specialist with responsibility for the staffing and placement program for non-technical positions. My duties included setting policy and procedures, establishing goals and measurements, and providing guidance and assistance on the staffing and placement program.
  • I have served as an expert HR Specialist for the staffing and placement program for non-technical and scientific positions. In this capacity, I have been responsible for providing guidance, consultation, policy development and providing procedural interpretation to HR servicing specialists.
  • I have served as an expert or Team Leader for the staffing and placement program for non-technical, technical, and scientific positions. I have been responsible for providing guidance, consultation, policy development and providing procedural interpretation to HR servicing specialists.
  • I have served as a senior or lead HR specialist responsible for interpreting or applying a wide range of staffing and placement concepts, policies, procedures and practices for positions in the competitive and excepted service.
  • I have familiarity with staffing and placement programs but no direct experience.
  • None of the above.
9 [33268] Choose the statement that best describes your demonstrated work experience in identifying and developing business opportunities in planning, policy analysis, or research to support clients' long term strategic plans. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in planning, policy analysis, or research to support clients' long-term strategic plans, but I have not been directly responsible for identifying or developing business opportunities.
  • I have identified and developed business opportunities for an organization that provides technical services in planning, policy analysis, or research.
  • In addition to having identified and developed business opportunities, I have captured new work for an organization that provides technical services in planning, policy analysis, or research.
  • I have had responsibility for managing a team involving planning, policy analysis, or related research in support of clients' long-term strategic plans, which included identifying and developing business opportunities.
  • None of the above.
10 [945] Choose the statement(s) that best describe your experience in conducting position classification audits. Answer to this question is required
  • Resolve discrepancies between approved position descriptions and job audit information regarding the major duties performed by an employee.
  • Independently compose desk audit findings in correspondence and evaluations.
  • Conduct consistency reviews.
  • Consult with supervisors to correct discrepancies in position descriptions and organizational relationships.
  • Consult with employees and supervisors to gather information / job facts regarding the position and the organization.
  • None of the above.
11 [9093] This position requires the skill to communicate in both formal and informal settings, including communicating effectively with the organization's executives and management officials as well as with employees, external organizations and Department level officials. The individual will represent the Division at key meetings of the organization and/or Department level workgroups. Select the response that best represents your interpersonal communication experience. Answer to this question is required
  • As part of my duties and responsibilities, I have routinely justified, persuaded, negotiated, or resolved matters involving significant or controversial staffing and/or classification policy or operating program issues. This included communicating effectively and harmoniously with senior management, employee organizations and/or individuals at all levels in the public Federal and private sectors to convey the relevant policies, regulations and procedures.
  • As part of my duties and responsibilities, I have regularly represented my office's policies and/or procedures and lead discussions and participated in workgroups on staffing and/or classification matters. This included using effective communication skills to again a desired outcome or compliance from individual or groups skeptical or in disagreement with the policy, procedure or regulation.
  • As part of my duties and responsibilities, I have regularly participated in discussions in which the purpose was to plan, coordinate, consult on work efforts or resolve operating or procedural problems in staffing and/or classification programs. This included influencing or motivating individuals for groups who are working toward mutual goals and who have basically cooperative attitudes.
  • As part of my duties and responsibilities, I have regularly provided advice and assistance to those seeking employment related services from my office. Typically, the interaction would include acquiring, clarifying or exchanging facts and information needed to complete assignments.
  • None of the above.
12 [9585] Select the statement that best reflects your highest level of experience working cooperatively and collaboratively with others. Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have prior experience of this nature.
  • I have partnered with one other person with a shared objective to accomplish work.
  • I have worked on a team with my peers, each designated with a distinctly separate role.
  • I have worked on a team with individuals from different divisions, organizations, or offices and have guided others to work effectively in a team environment.
  • I have worked with a group on many occasions with the objective to achieve goals by sharing or integrating ideas, knowledge, skills, information, support resources, responsibility, and recognition.
  • I have led a group with the objective to achieve goals by sharing or integrating ideas, knowledge, skills, information, support resources, responsibility, and recognition.
13 [60638] Select the statement that best describes your experience communicating with clients in order to create and maintain effective working relationships as a regular and recurring part of a job. This experience must be well documented in your resume. Failure to do so may cause your application to be removed from consideration. Answer to this question is required
  • I schedule regular meetings with customers to provide updates on deliverables and inquiries.
  • I respond to customer complaints and inquires within established timelines.
  • Through formal and informal conversations, I maintain awareness of the priorities, goals, and objectives of client organizations, and use this information to anticipate and respond to their needs.
  • None of the above.

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 [35568] Select the response that is the GS equivalent grade level of the highest grade to which you have held on a permanent basis or have competed for promotion potential. Please ensure that you have also provided a supporting SF-50. Without the supporting SF-50, we may not be able to consider your application for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not held a government position.
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6 [59279] In the past three years, have you had one or more of the following Awards: monetary, time-off, or other? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 [59280] If you are a Federal employee, is your most recent performance rating equivalent to a "Pass", "Fully Successful", "Satisfactory" or better? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
  • I am a Federal employee, but have not received a performance rating.
  • Not applicable, I am not a Federal employee.
8 [587] Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade. Please include the date of your last promotion (in mm/dd/yy format). Maximum length of 20 characters. Answer to this question is required
9 [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
    9.1 [5063] Please indicate how you heard about this position. Maximum length of 250 characters.