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1 GS-15 - Choose the answer that best describes your education and experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal government.
  • I do not meet the above requirement.
2 Do you have the knowledge and experience to interpret and provide guidance on Human Resource policies and procedures? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Do you have experience developing and recommending long-range plans for management systems that are in alignment with the strategic objectives of the organization? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 I have direct work experience leading and developing the following types of work activities: Answer to this question is required
  • Work plans, including setting goals and objectives, establishing the sequence and timing of key events and milestones, and evaluating the value of accomplishments.
  • Strategic planning efforts
  • Priority development, especially priorities consistent with the department or agency level strategic plans and goals
  • None of the above
5 Select the following planning functions you have performed as a regular part of your job within the last 5 years? (Check all that may apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Analyzed new or proposed legislation or regulations (e.g., Government Performance Results Act Modernization Act of 2010 (GPRAMA), OMB directives, GAO program studies, etc.).
  • Established annual or long-range strategic work plans.
  • Determined the impact of new policies and initiatives on program operations.
  • Streamlined or revised policies and procedures to enhance program operations.
  • Collaborated with colleagues to develop agency level processes, policies or programmatic priorities.
  • Determined a methodology or process to perform work, identified specific steps, prepared a schedule, developed an overall project plan and made contributions to implementing the final result.
  • None of the above.
6 Which of the following elements in assessing the effectiveness of management processes have you performed as a regular part of your job? Answer to this question is required
  • Identifying critical processes for analysis
  • Identifying team members with suitable skills to conduct analysis
  • Developing a relationship and process map
  • Identifying disconnects between inputs and desired outcomes
  • Establishing measures leading to desired outcomes
  • Planning change, making recommendations to senior staff, and presenting a plan using available resources leading to desired outcomes
  • None of the above
7 Which of the following Microsoft programs do you use as part of your job (select all that apply)? Answer to this question is required
  • Word
  • Excel
  • Power Point
  • Access
  • Outlook
  • Project
8 Select all that reflects your experience in organizational assessments? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Provided leadership in the evaluation, assessment, development and improvement of policies, programs, guidance and management systems.
  • Applied wide range of qualitative and quantitative techniques related to performance management.
  • Advised senior management on policy and procedures and strategies for performance.
  • Developed options on significant issues for presentation and recommended performance-based actions.
  • Implemented requirements outlined in the GPRA Modernization Act and other Executive Branch mandates (e.g., OMB Circulars A-11 Part 6, and A-136, Financial Reporting Requirements).
  • None of the above.
9 I have direct work experience with the following processes. (Select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Developing program performance measures.
  • Analyzing program performance information.
  • Monitoring implementation performance measures and use of performance data.
  • Negotiating performance protocols.
10 From the following list, select those that represent your experience in identifying and resolving issues. Answer to this question is required
  • Work closely with individuals and groups to identify issues, analyze alternatives, and negotiate differences.
  • Facilitate the resolution of conflicting interests among parties whose cooperation is needed in order to meet objectives.
  • Prepare analytical documents such as decision memos that identify policy or process issues and offer multiple options for resolution.
  • Frequently review and recommend improvements in program policies, procedures, legislation, or other complex documents.
  • Serve on teams that are assigned the task of brainstorming alternative solutions to identified issues and evaluating the effectiveness of those alternatives.
  • None of the above
11 Do you have experience and proficiency in the implementation and administration of human resources information systems? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 I have performed the following personnel actions as a supervisor and/or manager: Answer to this question is required
  • Hired new employees using a selection process
  • Encouraged training and professional development of employees
  • Provided feedback to staff on completion of assignments
  • Established performance appraisals for employees
  • Rated employees on performance
  • Encouraged and recognized employee achievement
  • Taken action to improve performance of employees
  • Counseled employees to improve performance or address behavioral issues
  • Taken disciplinary or adverse actions, when appropriate
  • None of the above
13 Which of the following tasks have you performed as a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR)? Choose all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Writing a Performance Work Statement.
  • Developing an Independent Government Cost Estimate.
  • Developing a Source Selection Plan.
  • Participating in a selection panel.
  • Serving as the primary liaison among the Contracting Officer, program office, and the contractor.
  • Monitoring and coordinating feedback on deliverables and reports.
  • Developing contract modifications.
  • None of the above.
14 Do you have experience interacting with high-ranking officials for the purpose of gathering information to facilitate studies being conducted or exchange information and discussing issues and available options. Please check all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Supervisors
  • Managers
  • Consultants
  • Contractors
  • Congressional Staff
  • Political Appointees
  • Senior Executive Service
  • None of the Above
15 Do you have experience in any of the following areas? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Designing, analyzing, or using performance data (e.g., cost, financial, etc.) to improve the effectiveness of a process.
  • Producing analytical or comparative reports that were used by management to make decisions.
  • Developing agency monitoring systems or methods, or guidance or strategies to track strategic and other priority goals and cross agency priority goals.
  • Developing, evaluating, tracking and reporting agency priority goals, as required by GPRAMA.
  • None of the above.
16 From the list below, please select your experience(s) in relation to developing new insights into situations, applying innovative solutions to program and designing new methods or procedures. (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked on cross-cutting workgroups and committees.
  • I have developed innovative solutions to data issues.
  • I have determined changes in procedures that would increase the efficiency and effectiveness of data operations.
  • I have communicated complex technical requirements to non-technical personnel.
  • I have designed, planned and implemented longitudinal data collections and analyses.
  • None of the above.