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Grade: 12

1 Choose the one statement that best describes your experience as it relates to this position.
  • I have 1 year of specialized experience at or at least equivalent to the Grade 11 level in the Federal service which is in or directly related to the work of this position that provided the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position. This experience could have been obtained in the public, private, or non-profit sectors.
  • I do NOT have at least 1 full year of specialized experience as described above.
2

Do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service or comparable pay band system related to the work of the position?  For this position specialized experience is defined as providing supervision, management and direction of a staff involved in training and instructing the security staff; serves as a senior specialist, providing advice and guidance on development of training courses and materials.

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Which of the following best describes your experience developing required training materials for subordinates? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience assisting office staff in preparing materials for subordinates.
  • I have worked in conjunction with direction from management as well as independently developed training materials.
  • I have given examinations to students and prepared tests.
  • I have completed responses to comments from students.
  • Ihave no experience developing reuired training materials.
4 Which of the following training courses have you completed? Answer to this question is required
  • Introductory Supervision
  • CPR & First Aid
  • Train the Trainer
  • Firearms
  • Employee Assistance program
  • Physical Search and Screening
  • None of the above
5 Do you have experience managing training requirements for staff? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Which of the following statements describes your work experience managing staff and schedules? Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked with and assisted senior managers to coordinate staffing needs, schedules and records management.
  • I have no experience managing staff and schedulin requests.
  • I have experience in managing staff and utilizing time management tools as a supervisor
  • I have experience working with organizing schedules.
7 Which of the following best describes your experience with PeopleSoft for scheduling and tracking training requirements? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience with PeopleSoft for tracking and scheduling training requirements.
  • I have experience using PeopleSoft to develop spreadsheets for scheduling training requests.
  • I have experience with various tools, such as PeopleSoft, for coordinating and requesting range reports for training.
  • I have assisted in developing training requests using PeopleSoft.
8 Which of the following statements describes your experience conducting audits, various inspections and reviews of daily staff work assignments? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience managing daily work assignments for staff, conducting audits and performing various inspections.
  • I have experience as a team lead conducting audits, inspections and daily reviews of staff work assignments.
  • I have experience as a supervisor reviewing daily work requirements, performing various inspections and conducting audits of records.
  • I have occasionally served in the capacity as an acting supervisor by reviewing daily work requirements, performing various inspections and conducting audits of records..
9 Which of the following best describes your experience conducting unscheduled inspections of equipment for security officers? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience conducting unscheduled inspections of security officer's equipment.
  • I have experience as a supervisor in conducting unscheduled inspections of equipment used by security officers.
  • I have completed training on inspections but have not completed any inspections.
  • I have served as an assistant to management in preparing materials for inspections only.
10 Which of the following describes your experience applying SI policies and procedures in managing employee complaints? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in applying SI policies but have not managed any employee complaints.
  • I have no experience in applying SI policies and procedures in managing employee complaints.
  • I have experience in applying SI policies as well as developing training policies and procedures. I have assisted management in resolving employee complaints and issues.
  • I have training and experience in developing reports documenting issues regarding employee complaints and issues to include developing and applying SI policies and procedures in acceptable office conduct.
11 Which of the following best describes your experience developing performance standards and conducting employee evaluations? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in designing and developing employee performance standards, but no experience conducting employee evaluations.
  • I have experience as a supervisor conducting employee evaluations and developing performance standards.
  • I have no experience developing performance standards and completing employee evaluations.
  • I have assisted in reviewing employee performance standards only.
12 Which of the following best describes your experience conducting training needs assessments? Answer to this question is required
  • I have knowledge of the principles for conducting a training needs assessment that I acquired via training or formal course work.
  • As a senior Specialist, I have experience conducting training needs assessments independently. My experience includes developing the assessment tool, distributing the assessment, and evaluating results.
  • I have experience establishing objectives and priorities for conducting training needs assessments. This experience includes providing administrative and technical supervision to Specialists responsible for implementing annual assessments. My experience also includes reviewing the results of assessments and proactively coordinating with senior leaders to solicit the resources needed to implement training and development activities.
  • I do not have any experience conducting training needs assessments.
13 With which of the following elements of organizational assessments are you proficient? Proficient means that you understand how to carry out the element on a regular basis. (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have participated in organizational assessments using action research.
  • I have helped design studies using diverse qualitative and quantitative methodologies.
  • I have collected both quantitative and qualitative data.
  • I have conducted basic analyses of both quantitative and qualitative data.
  • I have derived data-based conclusions that are relevant to the study goals.
  • I have developed relevant, actionable recommendations.
  • I have written reports that are clear and suitable for target audiences.
  • I have facilitated planning groups whose goal was to develop action items.
  • None of the above.

Grade: 13

1 Choose the one statement that best describes your experience as it relates to this position.
  • I have 1 year of specialized experience at or at least equivalent to the Grade 12 level in the Federal service which is in or directly related to the work of this position that provided the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position. This experience could have been obtained in the public, private, or non-profit sectors.
  • I do NOT have at least 1 full year of specialized experience as described above.
2

Do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service or comparable pay band system related to the work of the position?  For this position specialized experience is defined as providing supervision, management and direction of a staff involved in training and instructing staff; serves as a senior specialist, leading, designing and implementing leadership development programs; and provides advice and guidance on the development of training courses and materials.

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Which of the following best describes your experience developing required training materials for subordinates? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience assisting office staff in preparing materials for subordinates.
  • I have worked in conjunction with direction from management as well as independently developed training materials.
  • I have given examinations to students and prepared tests.
  • I have completed responses to comments from students.
  • Ihave no experience developing reuired training materials.
4 Which of the following training courses have you completed? Answer to this question is required
  • Introductory Supervision
  • CPR & First Aid
  • Train the Trainer
  • Firearms
  • Employee Assistance program
  • Physical Search and Screening
  • None of the above
5 Do you have experience managing training requirements for staff? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Which of the following statements describes your work experience managing staff and schedules? Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked with and assisted senior managers to coordinate staffing needs, schedules and records management.
  • I have no experience managing staff and schedulin requests.
  • I have experience in managing staff and utilizing time management tools as a supervisor
  • I have experience working with organizing schedules.
7 Which of the following best describes your experience with PeopleSoft for scheduling and tracking training requirements? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience with PeopleSoft for tracking and scheduling training requirements.
  • I have experience using PeopleSoft to develop spreadsheets for scheduling training requests.
  • I have experience with various tools, such as PeopleSoft, for coordinating and requesting range reports for training.
  • I have assisted in developing training requests using PeopleSoft.
8 Which of the following statements describes your experience conducting audits, various inspections and reviews of daily staff work assignments? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience managing daily work assignments for staff, conducting audits and performing various inspections.
  • I have experience as a team lead conducting audits, inspections and daily reviews of staff work assignments.
  • I have experience as a supervisor reviewing daily work requirements, performing various inspections and conducting audits of records.
  • I have occasionally served in the capacity as an acting supervisor by reviewing daily work requirements, performing various inspections and conducting audits of records..
9 Which of the following best describes your experience conducting unscheduled inspections of equipment for security officers? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience conducting unscheduled inspections of security officer's equipment.
  • I have experience as a supervisor in conducting unscheduled inspections of equipment used by security officers.
  • I have completed training on inspections but have not completed any inspections.
  • I have served as an assistant to management in preparing materials for inspections only.
10 Which of the following describes your experience applying SI policies and procedures in managing employee complaints? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in applying SI policies but have not managed any employee complaints.
  • I have no experience in applying SI policies and procedures in managing employee complaints.
  • I have experience in applying SI policies as well as developing training policies and procedures. I have assisted management in resolving employee complaints and issues.
  • I have training and experience in developing reports documenting issues regarding employee complaints and issues to include developing and applying SI policies and procedures in acceptable office conduct.
11 Which of the following best describes your supervisory experience applying guidelines, policies and procedures? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience as a supervisor applying guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • I have experience as a Team Leader and have managed staff projects.
  • I have supervisory experience in the use of policies to include performance reviews, one-on one counseling and disciplinary actions.
  • I have experience as a supervisor applying guidelines, policies and procedures. I am considered a subject matter expert in government policies and operating guidelines.
12 Which of the following best describes your experience developing performance standards and conducting employee evaluations? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in designing and developing employee performance standards, but no experience conducting employee evaluations.
  • I have experience as a supervisor conducting employee evaluations and developing performance standards.
  • I have no experience developing performance standards and completing employee evaluations.
  • I have assisted in reviewing employee performance standards only.
13 Which of the following best describes your experience providing overall administrative management for an organization including developing and improving administrative process? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have identified and tracked hours worked by employees.
  • I have had experience enduring effective use of office staff.
  • I have had experience evaluating and monitoring administrative activities and making substantive recommendations for program improvements.
  • I have had experience coordinating the establishment of goals, objectives, and long-range plans for administrative support.
  • None of the above.
14 Which of the following best describes your experience conducting training needs assessments? Answer to this question is required
  • I have knowledge of the principles for conducting a training needs assessment that I acquired via training or formal course work.
  • As a senior Specialist, I have experience conducting training needs assessments independently. My experience includes developing the assessment tool, distributing the assessment, and evaluating results.
  • I have experience establishing objectives and priorities for conducting training needs assessments. This experience includes providing administrative and technical supervision to Specialists responsible for implementing annual assessments. My experience also includes reviewing the results of assessments and proactively coordinating with senior leaders to solicit the resources needed to implement training and development activities.
  • I do not have any experience conducting training needs assessments.
15 With which of the following elements of organizational assessments are you proficient? Proficient means that you understand how to carry out the element on a regular basis. (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have participated in organizational assessments using action research.
  • I have helped design studies using diverse qualitative and quantitative methodologies.
  • I have collected both quantitative and qualitative data.
  • I have conducted basic analyses of both quantitative and qualitative data.
  • I have derived data-based conclusions that are relevant to the study goals.
  • I have developed relevant, actionable recommendations.
  • I have written reports that are clear and suitable for target audiences.
  • I have facilitated planning groups whose goal was to develop action items.
  • None of the above.

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