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Vacancy Questions Preview

Vacancy Questions Preview

Grade: All Grades
You MUST submit a complete resume in order to be considered for this position. Please review the required documents section of the vacancy announcement for further information.

* 1.BEA AOC6: Please select the best choice that applies to you. You will receive consideration for the eligibility you select below only. If it is determined the choice you select does not apply to you, you will not be considered under this vacancy announcement.
  1. Current permanent competitive service Bureau of Economic Analysis employee.
  2. Status applicants (i.e. current and former government employees in the competitive service).
  3. Surplus and displaced Commerce employee (CTAP). Note: If you select that you wish to be considered as a surplus and displaced Commerce employee (CTAP), you MUST have received your written notice "Certificate of Expected Separation" or your formal "Reduction In Force Separation Notice." Please review the Other Information section for more information on CTAP.
  4. Displaced Federal employee (ICTAP). Note: If you select that you wish to be considered as a displaced Federal employee (ICTAP), you MUST have received your written notice "Certificate of Expected Separation" or your formal "Reduction In Force Separation Notice." Please review the Other Information section for more information on ICTAP.
  5. Individual eligible for competitive appointment under Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service.
  6. Individual eligible for a non-competitive appointment under a special appointing authority. Some examples of Special Appointing Authorities are Veterans’ Recruitment Appointment (VRA) (Note: VRA can only be used for Grades 11 and below), 30% or more disabled veterans, Persons with disabilities, Interchange agreements, Peace Corp volunteers, United States Postal Service employees, or Former overseas employees.

        BRANCHED: * 1.If so, please identify the special appointing authority.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  7. None of the above.


* 2.Do you have at least 1 year of specialized experience which is equivalent to at least next lower band (band IV) or grade (GS-14)? (See "Qualifications" for the definition of specialized experience.)
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.Will you have one year of time-in-grade at the grade 14 level as of the closing date of this announcement?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.In the last 3 years, have you had one or more of the following Awards: On-the-Spot Award, Time Off Award or equivalent? Special Achievement Award, Special Act Award, Cash-in-a-Flash, performance award, or equivalent valued at $999 or less?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.If you answered yes, please give award type(s), amount(s), and year(s) awarded.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 5.Have you had one or more of the following Awards: Special Achievement Award, Special Act Award, performance award or equivalent valued at $1000 or greater (within the last 3 years)? BEA Award of Excellence or equivalent (within the last 3 years)? Department of Commerce Gold, Silver or Bronze Medal or equivalent honorary award (Lifetime)?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.If you answered yes, please give award type(s), amount(s), and year(s) awarded.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 6.Indicate your most recent performance rating (received within the last four years).
  1. My most recent performance rating is at least at the Fully Successful or equivalent level.
  2. My most recent performance rating is below the Fully Successful or equivalent level.
  3. I have not received a performance rating within the last four years.


* 7.Please select the best statement that describes your work experience in budget and financial management.
  1. I have provided the full range of financial planning, formulation, and execution at the bureau/agency/departmental/corporate level, including preparing detailed operating plans, drafting budget proposals, and tracking and monitoring expenditures and balances.
  2. I have provided the full range of financial planning, formulation, and execution at a major program level, including preparing detailed operating plans, drafting budget proposals, and tracking and monitoring expenditures and balances.
  3. I have provided the full range of financial planning, formulation, and execution at the program level, including preparing detailed operating plans, drafting budget proposals, and tracking and monitoring expenditures and balances.
  4. None of the above.


* 8.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 9.Please select the best statement that describes your work experience in human capital and workforce development initiatives (check all that apply).
  1. I have planned and managed human capital programs.
  2. I have planned workforce development projects.
  3. I have played a major role in succession planning projects.
  4. I have designed human capital metrics and methods of accountability.
  5. I have implemented learning management systems.
  6. I have designed and delivered training.
  7. I have drafted strategic plans and aligned organizational performance measures to such plans.
  8. None of the above.


* 10.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 11.Please select the best statement that describes your work experience with facilities and space management (check all that apply).
  1. I have designed space for an office environment.
  2. I have experience managing commercial leases and rent payments.
  3. I have coordinated facility issues and projects with building management and/or owner representatives.
  4. I have professional experience overseeing construction projects.
  5. None of the above.


* 12.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 13.Please select the best statement that describes your work experience with COOP/Emergency Preparedness/Security (check all that apply).
  1. I have played a major role authoring COOP plans at the bureau/agency/departmental level.
  2. I have actively participated in COOP exercises such as role plays and simulations at the bureau/agency/departmental level.
  3. I have taken a lead role in emergency preparedness at the bureau/agency/departmental level.
  4. I understand HSPD-12 concept and implementation.
  5. None of the above.


* 14.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 15.Please select the best statement that describes your work experience with federal procurement (check all that apply).
  1. I have interpreted the FAR.
  2. I have managed contracts.
  3. I have identified and drafted requirements.
  4. I have written statements of work.
  5. I have experience with the process of establishing interagency agreements.
  6. I have evaluated contract proposals.
  7. None of the above.


* 16.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 17.Please select the statement that best describes your work experience as an advisor to a senior executive.
  1. I have regularly functioned as a principal advisor to a senior executive.
  2. I have occasionally functioned as a principal advisor to a senior executive.
  3. I have provided advice to a senior executive through my supervisor.
  4. I have participated on a team to advise a senior executive.
  5. None of the above.


* 18.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 19.Do you have experience participating in executive-level strategy sessions to develop and implement initiatives in support of an agency's strategic vision, goals and objectives?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 20.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 21.I have performed the following supervisory functions in work unit or team assignments
  1. Review the work of other team or section members
  2. Plan work for team or section members and identify necessary resources to accomplish their work
  3. Set short-term and long-term work priorities for team or section members
  4. Assign work to subordinates based on priorities, the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees
  5. Develop performance standards and evaluate work performance of subordinates
  6. Provide advice, counsel, or instruction to employees on work and administrative matters
  7. Interview job candidates for position vacancies
  8. Identify developmental and training needs of employees
  9. None of the above


* 22.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 23.Please select the statements below that describe your experience in recruiting and selecting staff as well as managing their individual and group work performance.
  1. Interviewing candidates for positions on my staff
  2. Assisting in the identification of well qualified candidates for positions and recommending their appointment, promotion and/or reassignment
  3. Developing performance standards and evaluating employees' work performance
  4. Hearing and/or resolving complaints from employees
  5. Making decisions about granting awards (including type and amount) to employees
  6. Resolving office conflicts
  7. Pursuing formal disciplinary actions
  8. Serving as the first level supervisor for several employees
  9. Leading employees, though not as a first-level supervisor
  10. None of the above


* 24.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.