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Grade: 15

1

GS-15 - 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-14 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • My experience does not match the choice above
2 Which statement best describes your highest level of experience establishing guidelines and performance expectations for staff members? 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.
3 Which statement best describes your highest level of experience providing Labor/Employee Relations advisory services to managers when negotiating contracts and other bargaining initiatives? 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 Which of the following describes your level of experience providing employee relation advisory services to management in formulating disciplinary actions or constructive disciplinary tools available to them? 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 Which statement best describes your highest level of experience delivering briefings to senior managers to encourage understanding and acceptance of findings and recommendations? 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 Which statement best describes your highest level of experience resolving disagreements with collective bargaining unit (union) officials? 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 From the following list, which written communication activities have you performed as a regular part of your job? (Check all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Prepare written analysis to defend or describe HR procedures and policies.
  • Produce visual illustrations, such as graphs and charts, to summarize program analysis studies.
  • Develop analysis and alternative courses of action for HR programs based on statistical reports, surveys, research of regulations and agency policies.
  • Develop a variety of management communications outlining new HR initiatives or reinforcing key HR concepts.
  • Develop best practices for organizational operation improvements.
  • Draft summaries of analytical review for management consideration and review.
  • Draft recommendations for policy and guidance updates based on analytical program reviews.
  • None of the above.
8 Which statement best describes your highest level of experience reviewing negotiated agreements and providing advice to management? 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.
9

Which statement best describes your highest level of experience in managing a performance management program and providing advice to management? Answer to this question is required.

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.
10 Which statement best describes your highest level of experience in managing an awards/recognition program and providing advice to management? Answer to this question is required. 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 in managing and innovating agency-wide programs and providing advice to management? Answer to this question is required. 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 Have you been a second-level supervisor (i.e., supervised first-level supervisors)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
13

Which of the following statements best describes your experience as a supervisor (how many people have you supervised at one time).

 

 

 

 

Answer to this question is required
  • Less than 10.
  • 10 to 30
  • 30 to 75
  • More than 75
  • I have never served as a supervisor.
14 What is your highest level of experience administering a human resources program by formulating significant decisions based on a broad knowledge of the program and by sharing common goals and objectives. 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.
15 Select the statement that best describes your experience supervising and managing a staff, analyzing and resolving personnel issues, and carrying out functional assignments through employees supervised. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience performing this task.
  • I have served as a senior or technical specialist but do not have experience carrying out technical assignments through co-workers.
  • I have served as a senior or technical specialist working with lower-graded employees carrying out the functions of the office. I have observed performance and provided feedback to my supervisor on employee assignments.
  • I have directed and planned work assignments, developed performance plans, evaluated individuals on attainment of performance standards and objectives, and counseled employees on methods to improve their job performance.
  • I have directed and planned work assignments, developed performance plans, evaluated individuals on attainment of performance standards and objectives, counseled employees on methods to improve their job performance, and where necessary, taken appropriate administrative or disciplinary action to correct unacceptable deficiencies in performance or workplace behavior.
16 Which statements describe your experience managing an employee relations program? Answer to this question is required
  • I plan and administer an employee relations program that is responsive to management/employee needs.
  • I recommend or establish policies, operating policy, and resulting standard operating procedures for employee relations program areas.
  • I develop policy changes, directives, and actions needed to meet the needs of the agency/organization.
  • I suggest operating policy changes or exceptions granted and the suggestions have potential for major consequences.
  • I conduct or participate in long-term planning for the successful operation of the employee relations program.
  • I do not have experience in these areas.

Grade: All Grades

1 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
2 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.
3 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.
4

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
    4.1 Date of marriage to military spouse:
  • No