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Grade: 13

1 Do you have at least 1 year of full-time specialized experience at or equivalent to next lower Grade in the Federal service which is in or directly related to the work of the position that provided the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
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? For this position specialized experience is defined as providing leadership, direction, planning, management, and administration of complex building/facilities management functions.

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Have you assisted in the building management and/or facilities operations and maintenance functions for a large, complex building? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 In which of the following facilities management areas do you have experience? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • HVAC systems
  • Energy management
  • Plumbing systems
  • Environmental management
  • Safety and security
  • Custodial services
  • Painting
  • Electrical
  • Structural
  • Laborer services
  • Pest control
  • None of the above
5 Which of the following best describes your experience implementing new museum/office organizational policies or programs by identifying potential roadblocks and involving high-level key players in successful implementation? Answer to this question is required
  • I have implemented new museum/office organization policies or programs by identifying potential roadblocks and involving high-level key players in successful implementation on the job under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have implemented new museum/office organization policies or programs by identifying potential roadblocks and involving high-level key players in successful implementation as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have had education or training in implemented new museum/office organization policies or programs by identifying potential roadblocks and involving high-level key players in successful implementation, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have implemented new museum/office organization policies or programs by identifying potential roadblocks and involving high-level key players in successful implementation as a central or major part of my work and/or I have trained others in performance of this task, and/or I am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  • I have not had experience or training in implementing new museum/office organization policies or programs.
6 Which of the following types of programs have you developed, implemented, or managed? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Building management.
  • Safety.
  • Disaster management.
  • Security coordination.
  • Facilities planning.
  • Construction coordination.
  • Space management.
  • None of the above.
7 Do you have experience using automated facility management database systems? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 Which of the following best describes your experience developing and using management systems related to production scheduling, workload analysis, resource planning and staff development? Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed and used management systems related to production scheduling, workload analysis, resource planning and staff development as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have had education or training in developing and using management systems related to production scheduling, workload analysis, resource planning, or staff development, but I have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have developed and used management systems related to production scheduling, workload analysis, resource planning and staff development as a central or major part of my work and/or I have trained others in performance of this task, and/or I am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  • I have not had experience, education or training in developing or using management systems related to production scheduling, workload analysis, resource planning, or staff development.
  • I have developed and used management systems related to production scheduling, workload analysis, resource planning and staff development on the job under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
9 Which of the following best describes your experience organizing, directing, and coordinating the efforts of skilled trades or custodial employees? Answer to this question is required
  • I have organized, directed, and coordinated the efforts of skilled trades or custodial operations on the job under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have had education or training in organizing, directing, and coordinating the efforts of skilled trades or custodial operations but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have organized, directed, and coordinated the efforts of skilled trades or custodial operations as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have not had experience, education or training in organizing, directing, and coordinating the efforts of skilled trades or custodial operations.
  • I have organized, directed, and coordinated the efforts of skilled trades or custodial operations as a central or major part of my work and/or I have trained others in performance of this task, and /or I am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
10 Which of the following best describes your experience developing, administering, and evaluating programs and procedures in the operation and maintenance of buildings, grounds, and utility systems? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education or training in developing, administering, or evaluating programs and procedures in the operation and maintenance of buildings, grounds, and utility systems.
  • I have had education or training in developing, administering or evaluating programs and procedures in the operation and maintenance of buildings, grounds, and utility systems, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have developed, administered, and evaluated programs and procedures in the operation and maintenance of buildings, groups, and utility systems on the job under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have developed, administered and evaluated programs and procedures in the operation and maintenance of buildings, groups, and utility systems as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have developed, administered, and evaluated programs and procedures in the operation and maintenance of buildings, groups, and utility systems as a central or major part of my work and/or I have trained others in performance of this task, and/or I am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
11 Which of the following best describes your experience organizing, directing, and coordinating the efforts of skilled trades or custodial contractors? Answer to this question is required
  • I have organized, directed, and coordinated the efforts of skilled trades or custodial contractors on the job under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have had education or training in organizing, directing, and coordinating the efforts of skilled trades or custodial contractors but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have organized, directed, and coordinated the efforts of skilled trades or custodial contractor as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have not had experience, education or training in organizing, directing, and coordinating the efforts of skilled trades or custodial contractors.
  • I have organized, directed, and coordinated the efforts of skilled trades or custodial contractors as a central or major part of my work and/or I have trained others in performance of this task, and /or I am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
12 Which of the following best describe your experience in both leading and participating in work teams? Answer to this question is required
  • I have led large work team or group in managing projects or initiatives characterized by more than one controversial issue, high visibility, and a broad scope (i.e., agency-wide) of application.
  • I have led a work team dealing with significant issues and visibility and some controversy.
  • I have participated on a work team or group on high profile or controversial projects.
  • I have participated on a work team or group on a project of similar interest.
  • None of the above
13 Which of the following statements best describe your experience advising management on complex issues? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted complex studies relating to management analysis, organizational dynamics, and administrative program management.
  • I have conducted studies of organizational elements and worked to identify problems and approve resource use, administrative support, and managerial effectiveness.
  • I have determined resource requirements (for example, staffing, funding, equipment) based on program or project objectives.
  • I have participated in management studies/surveys for purposes of streamlining processes and improving program operation.
  • I have evaluated effectiveness of existing practices, procedures, reports, policies, and directives.
  • I have translated analytical findings into practical recommendations.
  • I have used sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives and to make recommendations.
  • I have provided advice and possible solutions for dealing with administrative problems in the most effective manner to maintain employee morale, achieve the best utilization of facilities and equipment, and to reduce costs.
  • I have advised management on organizational structures and work methods and procedures.
  • I have applied analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues or studies concerning the efficiency, effectiveness and improvement of program operations.
  • I have served as the organization’s objective arms to help identify and resolve administrative and management problems.
  • I have provided advice on potential congressional reactions to proposed budgets, and determine positive course of action in response to congressional action.
  • None of the above
14 Which of the following best describes your experience communicating orally to people with varying technical and business backgrounds in order to convey information clearly and concisely for the purpose of effectively negotiating agreements, settlements, solutions or consensus and/or defending complex concepts, objectives, and plans? Answer to this question is required
  • I have had education or training in communicating orally to convey information clearly and concisely to negotiate agreement, settlement, solution or consensus, and defend concepts, objectives, and plans, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have communicated orally to convey information clearly and concisely to negotiate agreement, settlement, solution or consensus, and defend concepts, objectives, and plans, as a central or major part of my work and/or I have trained others in performance of this task, and/or I am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  • I have communicated orally to convey information clearly and concisely to negotiate agreement, settlement, solution or consensus, and defend concepts, objectives, and plans, on the job under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have not had experience, education or training in communicating orally to convey information clearly and concisely to negotiate agreement, settlement, solution or consensus, and defend concepts, objectives, and plans.
  • I have communicated orally to convey information clearly and concisely to negotiate agreement, settlement, solution or consensus, and defend concepts, objectives, and plans, as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
15 Which of the following statements best describe your ability to communicate orally? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • On behalf of my supervisor/manager, I have orally presented ideas and decisions to office staff so as to provide directions.
  • I have contacted other agency personnel in order to resolve, obtain, and provide information.
  • I have conducted briefings to upper management under challenging circumstances. (Communication involved answering difficult questions, debating an issue, and providing a point of view. Communication was clear and concise.)
  • I have prepared and exchanged information to management that was fairly demanding. (Communication involved interaction with the audience. Audience was responsive to information presented.)
  • I have prepared and exchanged information to management that was fairly demanding. (Communication involved interaction with the audience that was not responsive to information presented.)
  • I have prepared and exchanged information that was routine in nature. (Communication involved little or no interaction with the audience.)
  • I have communicated with a variety of individuals which may involve explanation of involved procedures.
  • I have communicated administrative information to internal audiences.
  • I have not done any of the above tasks.
16 Which of the following best describes your experience communicating in writing to people/staff with varying technical and business backgrounds in order to convey information clearly and concisely to effectively negotiate agreement, settlement, solution or consensus, and defend complex concepts, objectives, and plans? Answer to this question is required
  • I have communicated in writing to convey information clearly and concisely to negotiate agreement, settlement, solution or consensus, and defend concepts, objectives, and plans, on the job under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have not had experience, education or training in communicate in writing to convey information clearly and concisely to negotiate agreement, settlement, solution or consensus, and defend concepts, objectives, and plans.
  • I have communicated in writing to convey information clearly and concisely to negotiate agreement, settlement, solution or consensus, and defend concepts, objectives, and plans, as a central or major part of my work and/or I have trained others in performance of this task, and/or I am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in communicate in writing to convey information clearly and concisely to negotiate agreement, settlement, solution or consensus, and defend concepts, objectives, and plans, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have communicated in writing to convey information clearly and concisely to negotiate agreement, settlement, solution or consensus, and defend concepts, objectives, and plans, as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
17 Which of the following statements best describes your ability to present ideas clearly and concisely in writing? Answer to this question is required
  • I have presented ideas clearly and concisely in writing on the job under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have not had experience, education or training in written communication.
  • I have presented ideas clearly and concisely in writing as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have completed formal education or training in written communication, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have presented ideas clearly and concisely in writing as a central or major part of my work and/or I have trained others in performance of this task, and/or I am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

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