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Grade: 15

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1 GS-15 Choose the answer that best describes your experience: Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include the following: designing and conducting management studies; preparing long-range and short-range planning guidance in accordance with broad agency program policies and objectives; directing complex studies requiring the application of advanced analytical and statistical methods and techniques.
  • I do not possess the experience described above.
2 Indicate the type of experience you have with project management. (Be prepared to provide specific examples of your experience in any of these areas if you are called for an interview.) Answer to this question is required
  • I have led individual projects that did not require me to work with other individuals.
  • I have served as a project lead on working groups or teams within my immediate organizational unit.
  • I have served as a project manager on a highly focused project that required working with representatives from different units outside my organizational unit.
  • I have served as a project manager on a large, complex (multi-faceted) project that required working with many representatives from different units outside my organizational unit.
  • I have served as the leader on a large, complex (multi-faceted) project that required working with many representatives from different units outside my organizational unit.
3 From the following select the statement(s) that best describe your experience interacting with managers and executives. (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience interacting with high level managers and agency executives to define the overall goals and objectives of agency wide projects or programs.
  • I have taken the lead in briefing and interacting with high level managers and agency executives in my organization.
  • I am independently responsible for performing liaison activities with agency executive and high level managers.
  • I have participated as a member of a team responsible for defining agency goals and objectives.
  • I have prepared and provided senior executives with critical information, that they use in their discussions and presentations.
  • I do not have this type of experience.
4 From the following list, select the written products you have regularly produced as a part of your job. (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Issue/position papers, including analyses and recommendations, on significant organizational human resource issues.
  • Staffing plans identifying and preparing for short and long term recruiting needs.
  • Internally utilized standard operating procedures (SOPs) and plain language SOP summaries.
  • Policy guidance on position management, staffing and classification, recruitment, compensation, organization restructuring and other HR topics.
  • Responses to regulatory, oversight or Congressional inquiries.
  • None of the above.
5 From the following select the communication tasks that you have performed. (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Explained non-technical matters to customers or internal audiences.
  • Provided oral presentations to a variety of audiences, including senior executives.
  • Verbally defended a stance you took on a complex or sensitive issue.
  • Provided a written report outlining findings or recommendations based on research.
  • Represented your organization to an outside group.
  • Orally justified your findings or recommendations to a senior management official.
  • None of the above.
6 Select all of the following that best describe your experience in analyzing program or administrative processes using qualitative techniques to recommend solutions for managing a program. (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted literature searches to find and recommend solutions for managing a program.
  • I have developed and implemented standard operating procedures that improved the management of a program.
  • I have determined the impact of a process change on a program and advised management officials of the options and alternatives to dealing with the process change.
  • I designed a process change and presented it to management officials, which were adopted, and then led the implementation of the changes.
  • I have calculated the operational risks of a new process and presented it to management officials.
  • I have analyzed program or administrative processes using qualitative techniques but have not yet used that analysis to make any recommendations.
  • I have analyzed program or administrative processes using qualitative techniques not listed here and recommended new solutions for managing a program.
  • None of the above.