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Grade: 13

1 Do you have at least one year's professional work experience, equivalent to the federal GS-12, developing and managing budgets? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: 14

1 Do you have at least one year's professional work experience, equivalent to the federal GS-13, developing and managing budgets? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: All Grades

1 Do you have at least one year's professional work experience developing and managing federal budgets? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Which of the following tasks describe your experience(s) in performing budgetary analysis? Answer to this question is required
  • Identify problem areas and recommend resolutions
  • Prepare allotments for assigned accounts
  • Maintain records of apportionment and/or obligation balances
  • Prepare justifications for budget submission ensuring budgeted formulation data is accurate
  • Monitor assigned programs continually to anticipate additional budgetary requirements
  • None of the above
3 Have you ever developed and/or managed an annual budget of at least $100 million? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Complete the following sentence accurately: "I have formulated a budget that included a(n) ________ line item." Answer to this question is required
  • maintenance
  • renovation
  • construction
  • trust fund revenue
  • retail operations
  • information technology
  • [none of these]
5 Choose the statement(s) that accurately describe your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have spent at least six months supporting at least a small part of the Congressional Budget process.
  • I have a working knowledge of budgeting for appropriated funds.
  • I have a working knowledge of budgeting for trust funds.
  • None of the above
6 Choose the statement that most accurately describes your experience with researching, compiling, and summarizing data concerning personnel salaries, expenses, or similar object class and line item information. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
7 Choose the statement that most accurately describes your experience researching and applying federal accounting principles. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
8 Choose the statement below that most accurately describes your experience with analyzing compliance with the Anti-Deficiency Act. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
9 Which Oracle enterprise reporting package (ERP) financial systems have you used in the past three years? Answer to this question is required
  • Accounts payable
  • Accounts receivable
  • Federal administrator
  • Fixed assets
  • General ledger
  • Grants
  • iProcurement
  • Oracle Work flow
  • Purchasing
  • Systems administrator
  • XML Publisher
  • None of these
10 Within the past three years have you completed one or more classes presented by, or about, Oracle? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11

Have you used Excel4apps reporting and data-loading software in the past three years?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 Choose those regulations and guidelines you can correctly act upon today, if any without additional training. Answer to this question is required
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS)
  • United States Standard General Ledger
  • General Accountability Office Standards
  • Federal Acquisition Regulations
  • Office of Management and Budget Circular A-11
  • Appropriations Law
  • Federal Financial Management Improvement Act (FFMIA)
  • Federal Managers Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA)
  • None of the above
13 I have experience using an OFFM-compliant ERP financial system. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
14 I have experience working within the US Standard General Ledger framework, including proprietary and budgetary accounts Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
15

I have developed requirements for implementation of enterprise accounting software.

Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
16 Which of the following accurately describe(s) assignments you have completed as an advisor on budgetary matters? Answer to this question is required
  • Appeals on budget decisions/OMB pass-back
  • Budget guidance development
  • Program financial performance reviews
  • Budget planning preparation
  • Budget trend analyses
  • Impact analyses from alternative level of funding
  • Monthly/quarterly financial reports integration
  • Program performance measurement and reporting
  • Performance or participation in budget execution activities
  • Responses to budget inquiries
  • Providing budget advice to program offices
  • Review of budget and program data to determine additional funding needs or need to reprogram funds
  • None of the above
17 Choose the application(s) that you can use proficiently at this time, if any. "Proficient" means that you can use the software daily, to complete a wide variety of tasks, with only occasional consultations of peers, supervisors, or reference manuals. Answer to this question is required
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Project
  • Other applications not listed here
  • None of the above applications
18 Have you ever conducted a formal, written cost/benefit analysis for your employer, considering different courses of action, products or approaches? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
19 Have you used Excel software to manage large data sets, where changes in one cell impact other cell values using complex formulas? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
20 Do you have experience using Excel software to generate reports, tables and charts? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
21 Which of the following accurately describes your presentation/communications experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I effectively communicated technical information to an audience of senior decision makers.
  • I persuaded others to accept findings, recommendations, changes, alternative viewpoints, or to take a particular course of action.
  • I interviewed employees or managers to acquire specific programmatic and/or technical information, in support of a budget submission.
  • I led training sessions with varied audiences with different levels of comprehension.
  • I communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives, or priorities on a regular basis.
  • None of these
22 Indicate which of the following types of written products you have produced as a regular part of a job. Answer to this question is required
  • Issue/position papers or summary reports on organizational data that included analysis and recommendations
  • Responses to Departmental, OMB and Congressional inquiries
  • Policy statements and guidance
  • Organizational assessments
  • Budget support, justification impact and analysis
  • Guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems
  • Recommendations for solutions to policy or reporting problems
  • Analysis that consolidates input from a number of different sources (including contradictory viewpoints)
  • Presentation or briefing materials
  • Briefings and testimony for Congressional hearings
  • None of these
23 Indicate the audiences to which you have successfully presented complex information orally. Be prepared to discuss your answer(s) if invited to interview. Answer to this question is required
  • Antagonistic or hostile individuals
  • Executives
  • Blue collar workers
  • White collar workers
  • Academic professionals
  • Community groups
  • Other kinds of people not listed here
  • None of these audiences