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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.AOC6 Select which area of consideration applies to you:
  1. Current permanent competitive service Department of Commerce employee.
  2. Status applicants (i.e. current and former government employees).
  3. Surplus and displaced Commerce employee (CTAP).
  4. Displaced Federal employee (ICTAP).
  5. 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 non-competitive appointment under a special appointing authority.
  7. None of the above.


* 3.Do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 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


* 4.Select your experience providing leadership, advice and guidance for natural resource or environmental related training programs. (Choose all that apply.)
  1. Responsible for curriculum design.
  2. Developed instructional systems.
  3. Wrote training policy.
  4. Selected vendor to develop training materials.
  5. None of the above.


* 5.Do you have experience with adult learning theories and practices, including distance learning?
  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.What duties have you performed in a training capacity?
  1. I have developed a training curriculum or plan.
  2. I have developed screening and eligibility criteria for a training program.
  3. I have developed training exercises and material to be used to deliver training.
  4. I have served as a primary instructor for a training program.
  5. I have developed and implemented an evaluation tool to assess learning from a training program.
  6. I have less experience than what is described above.


* 7.Do you have experience in identifying external training vendors and providers?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 8.Do you have experience in developing a memorandum of agreement or other process to obtain the services of an external vendor or service provider?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.Indicate your project management experience.
  1. Managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  2. Setting priorities.
  3. Developing project schedules.
  4. Negotiating acceptable time frames with others.
  5. Achieving objectives within schedule despite tight time constraints.
  6. None of the above.


* 10.Do you have experience assessing and evaluating a project for impact and return on investment (ROI)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 11.Choose your experience formulating a systematic, multi-year strategy for addressing core workforce development needs based on commercial diplomacy and understanding of the export-related business needs and challenges of small and medium sized companies.
  1. Needs assessment methodologies
  2. Adult learning principles
  3. Instructional systems design models
  4. Evaluation strategies used in the design, development, delivery and evaluation of training
  5. None of the above


* 12.Select your level of experience formulating and executing contracts and agreements to obtain support from vendors and subject matter experts in support of a program.
  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.


* 13.What is your experience proposing training programs for an organization?
  1. I have identified employee developmental needs and proposed training topics to maintain and improve employee job performance.
  2. I have experience applying instructional technology and human performance technology (HPT) concepts to problems to produce innovative tools, processes, and procedures that meet the needs of the organization.
  3. I have identified prerequisite skills and knowledge, required tools, references, etc. for training programs or instructional systems.
  4. I have managed the entire training development life cycle using the ADDIE method.
  5. I have experience developing testing and evaluation procedures for training programs.
  6. I am experienced in guiding an organization undergoing multiple organizational changes to focus training resources to better manage and develop its talent.
  7. I have training in the principles and methods for curriculum and training design, though I have not yet used these skills in the workplace.
  8. I have less experience than what is described above.


* 14.Select your experience with non-traditional training methods in order to optimize training delivery.
  1. Design, development and delivery of advanced training technology applications
  2. Utilizing interactive multimedia
  3. Distance learning
  4. Alternative delivery methods
  5. None of the above


* 15.Define your level of experience serving as a course manager and main liaison with training program instructors and training specialists to identify need for courses, and to obtain information for projects and activities.
  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.


* 16.What is your level of experience with creating and directing programs to orchestrate worldwide interchange of experience and techniques that will enhance export promotional programs and events (e.g., Centralized TDY Program)?
  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.


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