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Vacancy Questions Preview

Vacancy Questions Preview

Grade: All Grades
* 1.I have thoroughly reviewed the 'How to Apply/Required Documents' & 'Qualifications' sections of this Vacancy Announcement to determine which supplemental documents to submit. This may include: Transcripts to verify undergraduate/graduate education; SF-50 if I am a current/former Federal employee; DD214 if I am a veteran (and SF-15/VA Letter if applicable), etc. I understand that failure to fax in required documents by the vacancy announcement's closing date may result in loss of consideration.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 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


* 3.Which of the following Knowledge Management Systems have you worked with?
  1. Groupware
  2. Intranets and extranets
  3. Data warehousing, data mining, and online analytical processing (OLAP)
  4. Decision Support Systems
  5. Expert system
  6. Content management systems
  7. Document management systems
  8. Relational and object oriented databases
  9. None of the above


* 4.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.


* 5.Select the statement that describes your experience solving problems.
  1. I have led improvement initiatives where I have identified root causes, developed and recommended alternative solutions, and implemented solutions that have benefited the organization.
  2. I have independently identified and implemented solutions to critical problems that have resulted in improvements for an office.
  3. I have assisted with identifying and developing solutions to problems of varying complexity.
  4. None of the above.


* 6.Select the response that accurately describes your experience fostering communication and partnerships within and outside an organization.
  1. I have fostered open communication and served as a facilitator within my organization.
  2. I have regularly facilitated discussions among different organizations within my agency.
  3. I have played a key role in fostering communication with key stakeholders to share information and knowledge within and outside the organization.
  4. I have collaborated with others within the organization and across boundaries. I have acknowledged the contributions of others and worked effectively with individuals from different cultures.
  5. None of the above.


* 7.Select the tools you have used to communicate with employees, senior level officials, and outside agencies:
  1. Chat rooms and online social networking sites
  2. Conferences, negotiations
  3. Online databases
  4. Email lists, newsletters
  5. Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds
  6. Social media
  7. Blogs and microblogs
  8. Email
  9. Intranet
  10. Extranet
  11. Team meetings
  12. Webinar
  13. Video conferencing
  14. None of the above


* 8.Select the statement which best describes your experience in building multi-sector partnerships for creating and sharing knowledge within an organization.
  1. Led the creation of multiple partnerships involving partners/resources from different sectors which led to the effective and efficient management of an organization’s assets (people, databases, policies, procedures, tools).
  2. Assisted in the creation of partnerships involving partners from different sectors.
  3. None of the above.


* 9.Select the statement that best describes your experience in developing information for and giving presentations in layman’s language to high-level officials or large groups.
  1. I have not had experience performing this task.
  2. I have assisted senior management in developing policies, plans and standards for a knowledge center.
  3. I have communicated complex technical and non-technical information to high level officials and large groups.


* 10.Choose the answer that best describes your experience at effectively communicating complex issues and concepts, both orally and in writing, to diverse audiences in a manner consistent with organizational policies and objectives.
  1. I have communicated formally or informally non-complex / non-technical information to peers and/or superiors.
  2. I have communicated complex technical information on a regular basis to peers, employees and superiors.
  3. None of the above.


* 11.Which of the following best describes your experience in developing a Knowledge Management strategy?
  1. Designed business processes that enhanced and facilitated learning.
  2. Assisted in facilitating knowledge sharing between people in the organization.
  3. Initiated, planned, and developed a Knowledge Management strategy for an organization.
  4. 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.Select the statement that describes your supervisory and managerial experience.
  1. I have served as a team lead in an organization.
  2. I have served as a first-level supervisor in an organization assigning tasks and responsibilities to team members.
  3. I have served as a second-level or higher supervisor/manager with primary responsibility for directing and supervising the work of subordinate employees, reviewing completed work for technical accuracy, setting goals and expectations, advising staff to achieve desired results.
  4. None of the above


* 14.What is your leadership experience?
  1. Served as a team lead.
  2. Served as an acting team lead.
  3. Served as supervisor/manager/director leading and directing a team.
  4. None of the above.


* 15.What is your highest level of experience with respect to team building?
  1. I have assembled and overseen project teams as assigned by upper management. I have cultivated team relationships, provided clear and ongoing direction, and rewarded team accomplishments.
  2. I have assembled and overseen project teams; established project goals and expected results. I have produced results through teams that positively impacted the organization.
  3. I have assembled and overseen project teams; established project goals and expected results. I have cultivated team relationships, provided clear and ongoing direction, and rewarded team accomplishments.
  4. None of the above.


Applicants may check the status of their application by accessing the Department of Commerce (QuickHire), Applicant Site at http://www.usajobs.opm.gov