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Grade: 15

1 GS-15 Choose the answer that best describes your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in Federal service performing a full range of strategic planning functions for an organization. Examples of specialized experience include: serving as an advisor regarding human capital issues; overseeing the development & implementation of administrative procedures & business policies; independently developing & formulating operational & program budgets; performing staffing planning and analysis; researching, initiating, coordinating and managing contracts; analyzing & developing solutions to organizational issues; and supervising & managing staff.
  • I do not possess the experience described above.
2 Evaluate your experience in human capital, budgetary, technology, and/or programmatic strategic planning. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had experience in human capital strategic planning.
  • I have had experience in budgetary strategic planning.
  • I have had experience in technology strategic planning.
  • I have had experience in programmatic strategic planning.
  • I have not had experience in strategic planning.
  • None of the above.
3 Select the human capital areas where you have had personal and direct experience providing advice or guidance to customers such as senior management officials, administrative managers, supervisors, employees, or union officials. Answer to this question is required
  • Recruitment
  • Executive Recruitment
  • Labor Relations
  • Performance Management
  • Workforce Planning/Analysis
  • Human Resources Policy Development
  • Human Capital Strategic Planning
  • None of the above
4 Select the statement that most closely matches your experience in providing guidance to management as it relates to developing long-range plans for organizational staffing and FTE allocation. Answer to this question is required
  • Prepared staffing analyses using workload data and current technology assessments to determine present and future personnel requirements to develop long-range plans for FTE allocation.
  • Provided assistance to management in collecting data on workload and current technology assessments to use in developing long-range staffing plans.
  • Provided assistance to management in organizing available data for developing long-range staffing plans.
  • None of the above.
5 Do you have experience developing budgets linked to organizational mission, program goals, and performance goals? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Do you have experience analyzing and executing budgets linked to organizational mission, program goals, and performance goals? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 I have experience performing the following duties as related to an organizational budget: Answer to this question is required
  • Forecasting the budgetary needs of an office.
  • Developing an office budget.
  • Monitoring and managing an office budget.
  • Certifying and obligating funds.
  • Tracking expenditures.
  • Authorizing travel.
  • Managing small contracts.
  • Analyzing and resolving complex and unusual budgetary operational issues.
  • Authorizing the purchase of new supplies and equipment.
  • I do not have this type of experience.
8 Select the response that best describes your highest level of experience allocating resources within the organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have experience allocating resources within the organization.
  • I have allocated resources to the appropriate areas upon request from my supervisor.
  • I have independently responded to requests from employees in need of additional resources and assigned them accordingly.
  • I have requested information from employees regarding current resources and the need for resources in the future. I then allocated resources based on relative need.
  • I have independently executed queries to monitor the progress of projects and anticipated any financial or resource issues.
9 Select the contract management tasks that you have performed. Answer to this question is required
  • Written a scope of work.
  • Prepared an independent cost estimate.
  • Prepared a budget plan.
  • Reviewed and evaluated proposed contract work plans.
  • Monitored and evaluated outputs.
  • Approved payments.
  • Resolved issues/conflicts with a contract officer or contractor.
  • Issued technical direction.
  • Served as a Contracting Officer's Representative.
  • None of the above.
10 Select the project management tasks that you have performed. Answer to this question is required. Answer to this question is required
  • Created or drafted project management plan. .
  • Maintained or updated project management plan.
  • Used automated project management tools to manage a project.
  • Developed a project plan that includes tasks, schedules, interdependencies, and deliverables.
  • Monitored and evaluated project progress and status.
  • Reviewed project artifacts for compliance with system life cycle policies and procedures.
  • Performed project quality assurance.
  • Performed project risk management.
  • Performed project change management.
  • None of the above.
11 Indicate your experience in oral communication. Answer to this question is required
  • I have communicated project requirements to team members.
  • I have provided authoritative advice to customers.
  • I have communicated technical information to non-technical individuals.
  • I have communicated specifications to contractors.
  • I have recommended technical approaches to management.
  • I do not have this type of experience.
12 Choose all examples that match your communication skills. Answer to this question is required
  • Influence or motivate individuals or groups to consensus when there is wide disagreement on a proposed action.
  • Respond in either writing or orally to impromptu questions from managers, superiors, program staff, or others regarding budget policy, law, or regulation (agency or federal level).
  • Effectively communicate information on basic research in science and technology to a lay audience.
  • Interview staff to acquire specific programmatic and/or technical information.
  • Persuade others to accept findings, recommendations, changes, alternative viewpoints, or to take a particular course of action.
  • None of the above.
13 Evaluate your experience as an oral communicator to represent your organization and/or to persuade your senior managers to act on your recommendations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have presented information orally to my supervisor.
  • I have given presentations to small groups within my organization.
  • I have given presentations to large groups (20 or more) within or outside my organization.
  • I have explained and defended higher-level management policies to my organization.
  • I have represented my organization on corporate or agency-wide teams.
  • I have represented my organization in briefings to higher-level management within the corporation/agency.
  • I have represented my organization in briefings outside the corporation/agency.
  • None of the above.
14 In a supervisory position, I have made timely decisions on complex issues when consequences of the decisions were significant. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
15 As a leader of a team, first line supervisor or higher, I have effectively performed the following duties. 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
  • Set work priorities and adjusted workflow among staff to accomplish work objectives.
  • Evaluated and reengineered human resource processes to streamline and improve service.
  • Prepared meaningful, measurable performance objectives and performance standards for staff.
  • Took disciplinary or performance-based action against employees concerning performance or conduct concerns.
  • Determined office and individual training needs and determined means to address those needs.
  • Reviewed the work of others for technical accuracy and resolved any problems that were noted.
  • Coached and counseled employees on performance and conduct concerns.
  • Made selections for key subordinate positions.
  • None of the above.
16 Do you have experience researching, analyzing, and developing solutions for office management problems such as work flow or assignment dilemmas, employee relations issues, or failures of organizational structure? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
17

Choose the statement that best describes your highest level of experience evaluating the work performance of junior employees.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task 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 trained others to perform this task; and I am consulted by others to provide assistance in performing this task.
  • I have supervised the performance of this task, have trained others to perform this task, and am regularly consulted by others to provide assistance in performing this task.
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.

Grade: All Grades

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