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Grade: 15
* 1.Do you have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service, serving as an analytical and program advisor to an executive/CEO level manager AND as liaison to subordinate professional staff and external organizations? Experience must include exercising independent judgment, discretion and leadership in order to interpret and convey guidance/direction on sensitive, controversial and confidential program issues.
  1. Yes
  2. No


Grade: All Grades
* 1.Which of the following business process, data, and business system management duties have you performed?
  1. Business Process Improvement
  2. Requirements Development
  3. Change Management
  4. IT Project Management
  5. System testing and user acceptance
  6. None of the above.


* 2.I have performed the following leadership functions in a project or program:
  1. Served formally as a supervisor or team leader for at least 3 years (or in an acting capacity for more than 6 months)
  2. Coached, guided, and mentored staff to achieve desired results.
  3. Evaluated the effectiveness of a completed project or program goal
  4. Followed up with colleagues, team members, and others to ensure timeliness in meeting milestones
  5. Implemented work to be completed
  6. Planned work assignments to be assigned to colleagues, team members, and others
  7. Reported progress to senior management
  8. Resolved conflicts, differences, or problems among colleagues, team members, and others
  9. Reviewed completed work for technical adequacy and timeliness
  10. Fostered commitment, team spirit, pride and trust in others
  11. None of the above


* 3.Please check each of the following that you have performed in providing advice, guidance and other support on information management systems in support of management and staff.
  1. Provided technical expertise and guidance and made authoritative determinations on issues associated with implementation of IT requirements for the organization
  2. Provided authoritative technical guidance to top management on policy recommendations that should be implemented, including identification of major gaps in existing or proposed policies and guidance
  3. Represented the organization as a technical expert on agency and interagency committees focused on addressing technical issues and agency-wide policies, articulating the organization?s IT needs and activities in agency-wide policymaking decisions and justified, and defended the organization?s stance
  4. Participated in the collection and analysis of technical and management data associated with IT topical areas, analyzing trends in data to establish performance baselines and identify focus areas for areas being reviewed
  5. Identified systemic issues associated with this data across the complex that needed to be addressed by senior managers
  6. Provided recommendations to top management on focus topics for IT issues
  7. None of the above.


* 4.Which of the following duties have you performed as a regular and recurring part of a job? Check all that apply:
  1. I have advised and assisted office programs officials in the development, implementation, and evaluation of program plans, strategies, regulations, guidelines and procedures.
  2. I have planned, organized and conducted special studies that are broad in scope.
  3. I have led internal control reviews of performance and operational activities at the organizational level.
  4. I have reviewed resources and budgetary issues to ensure strategic alignment with an agency's overall mission.
  5. I have prepared and presented budget information for senior management officials, such as Senior Executive Service or Executive Level employees.
  6. I have identified compliance and/or systematic weakness in reports/reviews and coordinated, developed and implemented corrective actions.
  7. None of the above.


* 5.Do you have any experience in designing or providing functional and technical requirements for mission-critical or major business systems (Knowledge Management Systems) that house decision support data for the organization heads?
  1. Yes
  2. No