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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 III) or grade (GS-12)? (See the "Qualifications" section of this announcement for the definition of specialized experience.)
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.Will you have one year of time-in-grade at the grade 12 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.Choose the statement that best describes your highest level of experience managing/leading complex Web-based projects:
  1. I have no experience managing/leading complex Web-based projects.
  2. I have experience assisting others managing/leading complex Web-based projects.
  3. I have experience managing/leading complex Web-based projects under close supervision.
  4. I have experience managing/leading multiple complex Web-based projects under limited supervision.
  5. I have experience managing/leading multiple complex Web-based projects and considered an expert.


* 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.From the list of groups, select those in which you have experience working with as content providers and developed strong permanent working relationships. (Check all that apply).
  1. Human Resources Specialists
  2. Public Relations Specialists
  3. IT Specialists
  4. Compliance Specialists
  5. Economists
  6. Accountants
  7. Statisticians
  8. High-level Executives
  9. Business Analysts
  10. Content Editors
  11. Web Design Specialists
  12. Web Information Architecture/Usability Specialists
  13. 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.Choose the statement that best describes your highest level of experience and expertise in the technical aspects of complex Web site implementations:
  1. I am not experienced nor do I have expertise in the technical aspects of Web site implementations.
  2. I am not an IT expert, but I am technically proficient such that I can manage Web-based projects.
  3. I have strong IT skills and Web site content development skills possessing an understanding how the two disciplines inter-operate.
  4. I have managed multiple projects that have called for a strong skill set in both IT and Web site content development possessing an understanding of how the two disciplines interact.


* 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.Choose the statement that best describes your experience in leading interdisciplinary teams that include Economists, Statisticians and Accountants:
  1. I do not have experience in leading interdisciplinary teams that include Economists, Statisticians and/or Accountants, on Web projects.
  2. I have some experience in leading interdisciplinary teams that include Economists, Statisticians and/or Accountants on Web projects.
  3. I have led multiple interdisciplinary teams that include Economists, Statisticians and/or Accountants on various complex Web projects.
  4. I have led multiple interdisciplinary teams that include Economists, Statisticians and/or Accountants on various complex Web projects that involves inputs from other disciplines such as communications, editorial or compliance.


* 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 indicate the types of experience you have applying project management techniques to web site projects. Select all that apply.
  1. Managing multiple projects simultaneously
  2. Gathering stakeholder requirements
  3. Negotiating and preparing schedules with stakeholders
  4. Determining technical implementation requirements
  5. Assessing risk
  6. Meeting fixed deadlines
  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.Choose the statement that best describes your level of experience working with Economists, Statisticians and/or Accountants:
  1. I have no experience working with Economists, Statisticians and/or Accountants.
  2. I have some experience in leading interdisciplinary teams, including Economists, Statisticians and/or Accountants, on Web projects.
  3. I have led multiple interdisciplinary teams, including Economists, Statisticians and/or Accountants, on various complex Web projects, but I am not comfortable with the subject matter.
  4. I have led multiple interdisciplinary teams, including Economists, Statisticians and Accountants, on various complex Web projects and am comfortable enough with the economic subject matter such that I can make substantive suggestions and comments.


* 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.Choose the statement that best describes your level of experience implementing content management systems for Websites:
  1. I have no experienced with CMS for Websites.
  2. I am not a CMS expert but I am technically proficient such that I can manage a CMS implementation.
  3. I have experience in implementing a CMS for Websites.
  4. I have managed multiple CMS implementations for Websites, from initial development work to final installation and implementation.


* 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.Choose the statement that best describes your level of expertise evaluating content management systems (CMS) in light of the specific needs of your customers:
  1. I have no experience with CMS for Web sites.
  2. I am not a CMS expert but I am technically proficient such that I can evaluate CMS in light of my customers? needs and budgets.
  3. I have experience in researching and evaluating CMS for Web sites in light of customers’ specific needs and budgets.
  4. I have evaluated CMS for multiple implementations, including researching and evaluating specific systems for customers based on their needs and budgets.


* 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.From the following list, indicate the content management scenarios in which you have experience: (Check all that apply)
  1. Developing and maintaining home-grown systems that call for manual updates
  2. Creating and maintaining database-driven Web site that calls for content to be uploaded to databases
  3. Installing low-budget or free CMS for customers
  4. Installing and maintaining low-budget or free CMS for customers and helping customers transition legacy content to the new system
  5. Installing expensive, multi-million CMS for customers
  6. 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.


* 25.Choose the statement that best describes your level of experience in developing long-term operational plans for Web-based projects for an economics statistics bureau:
  1. I have no experience developing long-term operational plans for Web sites.
  2. I have some experience and expertise in developing long-term operational plans for Web sites.
  3. I have developed and maintained multiple long-term operational plans for Web sites.
  4. I have developed and maintained a long-term operational plan for a Web site that focuses on economic and/or statistical issues.
  5. I have developed and maintained multiple long-term operational plans for Web sites and Web projects that focus on economic and/or statistical issues in close consultations with economic subject matter experts.


* 26.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.


* 27.From the following list, select those that you have experience and expertise with in terms of long-term Web-site and Web project planning: (Check all that apply)
  1. Economic statistics
  2. Interactive statistical data systems
  3. Systems that combine statistics from separate bureaus
  4. Robust “content” engines aimed answering specific technical questions
  5. Social media of all types
  6. Back-end IT systems
  7. HTML5/Dynamic content
  8. Content management strategies
  9. Web development software and systems
  10. Mobile applications
  11. None of the above


* 28.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.


* 29.Choose the statement that best describes your level of experience communicating long-term plans to secure support from internal constituents:
  1. I have no experience in communicating long-term plans to secure support from internal constituents.
  2. I have some experience in communicating long-term plans to secure support from internal constituents.
  3. I have regularly communicated long-term plans to secure support from internal constituents as part of my job and understand how vital it is to maintain open communications for the well-being of the project.
  4. I assist others in communicating long-term plans to secure support from internal constituents.


* 30.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.


* 31.Please select the following statements that best describe your organizational approach to non-supervisory leadership:(Check all that apply)
  1. Perform a variety of tasks, setting good example for others.
  2. Ensure team members are technically competent by providing guidance.
  3. Build relationships and consensus, creating clear expectations toward a common goal
  4. Appeal to the supervisors of all team members to ensure adequate support.
  5. None of the above.


* 32.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.


* 33.Do you have experience as non-supervisory team leader?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 34.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.