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Vacancy Questions Preview

Vacancy Questions Preview

Grade: All Grades
* 1.GS-13: Do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level or the next lowest pay band in the Federal service? (See the “Qualifications” section of this announcement for the definition of specialized experience.)
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Do you have experience with tracking spending plans, reallocating funds, and creating reports to assist managers in understanding financial and personnel processes?
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. 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.Select the statement that best describes your experience developing and managing program budgets and allocations.
  1. In a leadership capacity, I have developed, executed procurements, grants, formulated the annual budget and analyzed and tracked expenditures. I am often consulted for my expertise in this area.
  2. I have independently developed, executed procurements, grants, formulated the annual budget and analyzed and tracked expenditures. I am often consulted for my expertise in this area.
  3. I have performed budget management tasks on an infrequent or intermittent basis or under the supervision or guidance of a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have had education or training in budget management but have not yet performed these tasks on the job.
  5. I have not had education, training or experience in developing or managing budgets and allocations.


* 4.Do you have training and/or experience collecting and analyzing statistical, financial, cost and/or performance data?
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. 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.Do you have training and/or experience conducting cost/benefit analyses?
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. 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 statement that best describes your experience with gathering and analyzing budget data in order to prepare financial and/or budgetary reports.
  1. I am considered an expert in this area. I have experience, as a regular and recurring part of my job, with supervising others or directly gathering and analyzing budget data in order to prepare financial and budgetary reports of a complex nature as well as of a routine nature (i.e. monthly and annual reports). I provide supervision or training to less experienced staff as a regular part of my job, and am frequently consulted by others for assistance or guidance.
  2. I have experience, as a regular and recurring part of my job, with gathering and analyzing budget data in order to prepare financial and/or budgetary reports. I have performed the range of tasks involved in this process independently, and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee. My experience may include analyzing and reconciling financial reports, and preparation of routine and/or complex budgetary and financial reports.
  3. I have some experience with gathering and analyzing budget data in order to prepare financial and/or budgetary reports. I have performed some or all of the tasks involved in this process independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee but on an infrequent or limited basis, and not as a regular and recurring part of my job.
  4. I routinely assist senior employee(s) or a supervisor with some or all of the tasks involved in the process of gathering and analyzing budget data in order to prepare financial and/or budgetary reports. I have performed these tasks as a regular and recurring part of my job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have received training or education in the task areas described above (or have provided some assistance to others on an infrequent and limited basis) but have not yet performed the tasks on the job as described in any of the above responses.
  6. I have not had education, training or experience as described in the above responses.


* 7.Select the statement that best describes your experience with Construction Work in Progress (CWIP) projects.
  1. I am an expert. I have supervised and/or trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of my job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have had education or training in performing this task but I have not yet performed this task on the job.
  5. I have not had eduction, training or experience performing this task.


* 8.Select the response that best describes your experience in tracking and projecting labor lapse rates during an annual budget cycle.
  1. I have supervised and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.


* 9.Do you have experience preparing analyses, reports, proposals and recommendations for administrative needs, both orally and in writing to senior management?
  1. I am highly skilled at performing this task on the job. I have trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me for assistance.
  2. I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of the job, and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have not had education, training, or experience performing this task.