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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 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.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.


* 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 with accountable property (check all that apply).
  1. I have served as a property custodian at the bureau/agency/departmental level.
  2. I have participated on a property board of review.
  3. I have managed an inventory program at the bureau/agency/departmental level.
  4. I have developed policies and procedures for monitoring accountable property.
  5. I have experience reconciling and resolving property inventory discrepancies.
  6. I have conducted a property inventory at the bureau/agency/departmental level.
  7. 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 real property and building management (check all that apply).
  1. I have experience conducting building safety inspections.
  2. I have managed a delegated lease through GSA.
  3. I have coordinated office moves for an organization or agency.
  4. I have developed space requirements at the bureau/agency/department level.
  5. I have experience as a facilities manager at the bureau/agency/department level.
  6. 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 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.


* 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.Do you have experience implementing a system or process to measure performance or results in a customer service organization?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 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.The work of this position involves managing multiple assignments, conflicting priorities, and multi-tasking, all the while maintaining good customer service and meeting various deadlines. Check the one answer that best describes your experience and background.
  1. I have demonstrated experience in working effectively under pressure where fluctuating deadlines and priorities often occur, while maintaining a customer service focus, meeting competing deadlines, and solving program issues concurrently.
  2. I have demonstrated experience in working effectively under pressure to complete accurate, timely and technically sound data while providing good customer service, and meeting deadlines.
  3. I have demonstrated experience in accomplishing tasks while maintaining good customer service.
  4. I have demonstrated experience in accomplishing tasks; however customer service has not been a requirement.
  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.Describe your experience collaborating and/or coordinating with external organizations in order to accomplish organizational goals.
  1. As the head of an organizational unit, I have coordinated or collaborated with organization heads outside my agency or company regarding policy issues in order to accomplish organizational goals.
  2. I have been given authority to represent my organizational unit to representatives from outside my agency or company regarding policy issues in order to accomplish organizational goals.
  3. I regularly coordinate or collaborate with business interests outside my agency or company regarding common issues.
  4. I have little experience collaborating or coordinating with interests outside my agency or company.
  5. None of the above


* 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.What is your experience preparing presentations of a technical nature to large groups? (Check all that apply)
  1. Prepare presentations in person for management
  2. Prepare written reports
  3. Prepare presentations on technical topics for meetings and/or conferences
  4. Document procedures and/or standards
  5. Conduct meetings
  6. 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 response(s) below that best describe your writing experiences.
  1. I have written policy and procedural guidelines, brochures and/or news articles.
  2. I have worked as an editor.
  3. I have prepared briefing papers.
  4. I have researched and prepared investigative or management analysis reports.
  5. I have written position descriptions.
  6. I have drafted and edited routine correspondence and business letters.
  7. 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.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


* 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 of Leadership and Problem solving work behaviors, select those that you have performed on the job.
  1. Successfully lead a team
  2. Develop/coordinate project schedules
  3. Set priorities
  4. Plan work assignments
  5. Establish short and long term priorities
  6. Identify problems
  7. Monitor progress and accomplish objectives
  8. Develop definitive alternatives and reach alternative solutions
  9. 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.