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Grade: 13

1 Choose one answer that best describes your experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position: Answer to this question is required
  • I possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
YOUR RESPONSES TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.
2 From the following list, identify the human resources support services you have provided for Senior Executive Service (SES) positions. (Check all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Classified SES position descriptions.
  • Provided guidance on recruitment and staffing options for SES positions.
  • Conducted rating and ranking panels for SES positions.
  • Advised on Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) narrative development for submission to SES Qualifications Review Boards.
  • Advised on SES performance management.
  • Advised on SES awards.
  • Advised on SES compensation, including pay setting and pay for performance regulations.
  • Advised a SES Performance Review Board.
  • None of the above.
3 Select the statement that best describes your experience in recruiting and staffing SES and SL/ST positions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training 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 supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by 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.
4 Select the statement that best describes your experience advising on SES performance management and advising performance review boards. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training 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 supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by 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.
5

Select the response that best describes your highest level of experience interpreting and advising on personnel laws, regulations, and policies involving the Senior Executive Service.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training 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 supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by 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.
6

Select the response that best describes your experience in classifying SES positions.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training 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 supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by 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 Select the description below that best describes your highest level of experience communicating in written form. Answer to this question is required
  • I composed HR program policies, reports, or agency-wide guidelines for HRs information systems.
  • I composed written products to explain complex, controversial agency/organization policies or programs.
  • I developed technical evaluations, reviews, reports, or instructional material.
  • None of the above.
8 Select the response that best describes your highest level of experience in developing personnel policies, procedures, or operating methods. Answer to this question is required
  • I developed agency- or organization-wide personnel policy to improve personnel practices.
  • I served on special work groups, task forces, or expert boards to research personnel policies.
  • I provided recommendations to others for improvements to existing personnel policy.
  • None of the above.
9 Select the statements that describe your program management experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I analyzed and monitored program compliance in the staffing, classification, and/or compensation areas.
  • I implemented new program areas for HR programs which involved developing SOPs and preparing position papers supporting the new programs.
  • I trained other HR specialists in new HR program changes.
  • I analyzed and evaluated statistical and narrative information to identify problems, recommend solutions, and prepare responses.
  • I planned, prepared and analyzed reports regarding HR programs.
  • I developed written recommendations for HR program improvements.
  • None of the above.
10 Which statement best describes your highest level of experience providing advice and guidance to employees on a variety of HR topics? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training 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 supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by 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.
11 Which statement best describes your highest level of experience researching and interpreting a wide variety of workforce, recruitment, staffing, position classification, and position management data? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training 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 supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by 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.
12 Select the statements that describe your Human Resources (HR) program management experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I analyzed and monitored program compliance in the staffing, classification, and/or compensation areas.
  • I implemented new program areas for HR programs which involved developing SOPs and preparing position papers supporting the new programs.
  • I trained other HR specialists in new HR program changes.
  • I analyzed and evaluated statistical and narrative information to identify problems, recommend solutions, and prepare responses
  • I planned, prepared and analyzed reports regarding HR programs.
  • I developed written recommendations for HR program improvements.
  • I persuaded others to reach consensus, adopt recommended solutions, or accept work products.
  • I have been recognized by others for my work in improving HR programs.
  • None of the above.

Grade: 14

1 GS-14 - Choose one answer that best describes your education, experience or combination of education and experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position: Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement
  • My experience does not match the choice above.
YOUR RESPONSES TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.
2 From the following list, identify the human resources support services you have provided for Senior Executive Service (SES) positions. (Check all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Classified SES position descriptions.
  • Provided guidance on recruitment and staffing options for SES positions.
  • Conducted rating and ranking panels for SES positions.
  • Advised on Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) narrative development for submission to SES Qualifications Review Boards.
  • Advised on SES performance management.
  • Advised on SES awards.
  • Advised on SES compensation, including pay setting and pay for performance regulations.
  • Advised a SES Performance Review Board.
  • None of the above.
3 Select the statement that best describes your experience in recruiting and staffing SES and SL/ST positions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training 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 supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by 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.
4 Select the statement that best describes your experience advising on SES performance management and advising performance review boards. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training 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 supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by 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.
5

Select the response that best describes your highest level of experience interpreting and advising on personnel laws, regulations, and policies involving the Senior Executive Service.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training 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 supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by 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.
6

Select the response that best describes your experience in classifying SES positions.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training 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 supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by 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 Select the description below that best describes your highest level of experience communicating in written form. Answer to this question is required
  • I composed HR program policies, reports, or agency-wide guidelines for HRs information systems.
  • I composed written products to explain complex, controversial agency/organization policies or programs.
  • I developed technical evaluations, reviews, reports, or instructional material.
  • None of the above.
8 Select the response that best describes your highest level of experience in developing personnel policies, procedures, or operating methods. Answer to this question is required
  • I developed agency- or organization-wide personnel policy to improve personnel practices.
  • I served on special work groups, task forces, or expert boards to research personnel policies.
  • I provided recommendations to others for improvements to existing personnel policy.
  • None of the above.
9 Select the statements that describe your program management experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I analyzed and monitored program compliance in the staffing, classification, and/or compensation areas.
  • I implemented new program areas for HR programs which involved developing SOPs and preparing position papers supporting the new programs.
  • I trained other HR specialists in new HR program changes.
  • I analyzed and evaluated statistical and narrative information to identify problems, recommend solutions, and prepare responses.
  • I planned, prepared and analyzed reports regarding HR programs.
  • I developed written recommendations for HR program improvements.
  • None of the above.
10 Which statement best describes your highest level of experience providing advice and guidance to employees on a variety of HR topics? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training 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 supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by 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.
11 Which statement best describes your highest level of experience researching and interpreting a wide variety of workforce, recruitment, staffing, position classification, and position management data? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training 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 supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by 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.
12 Which oral communication activities have you performed as a regular part of your job? Answer to this question is required
  • Served as a spokesperson for an organization.
  • Facilitated communications and activities between organizational entities.
  • Negotiated policy or procedural changes.
  • Mediated or facilitated problem resolution.
  • Presented, defended, and/or negotiated specific project goals and needs with management and HR peers.
  • Briefed management on organizational issues or similar topics.
  • Independently led meetings among varying HR disciplines to resolve a program deficiency or improve program processes.
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

1 Which of the following responses BEST represents your performance rating? Answer to this question is required
  • I received the highest rating attainable and received a performance award under my organizations performance appraisal system on a performance appraisal received within the past 5 years and it was in a related position.
  • I received the second highest rating attainable and received a performance award under my organizations performance appraisal system within the past 5 years and it was in a related position.
  • I received a performance award under my organizations performance appraisal system on a performance appraisal received within the past 5 years in a related or unrelated position.
  • I do not meet any of the performance rating described above.
2 Which of the following BEST represents your awards history? Awards include sustained superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, meritorious civilian service awards, quality step increases, and other equivalent awards. Letters of commendation and appreciation are NOT creditable. Answer to this question is required
  • I received an award(s), such as those defined above, within the past 5 years for service, accomplishments, or initiatives in a related position.
  • I received an award(s), such as those defined above, more than 5 years ago for service, accomplishments, or initiatives in a related position.
  • I have not received any awards.
3

I am requesting consideration under Executive Order 13473 as a noncompetitive military spouse based on my marriage to an active duty military member and/or disability or death of my military spouse resulting from active duty service.

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    3.1 Date of marriage to military spouse:
  • No
4 The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the HR Office. Are you currently, or have you been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch? If yes, please provide appropriate documentation in your application package to provide proof of your current or most recent political appointment. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No