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Grade: 15
* 1.GS-15 You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade in the Federal service which has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Select the choice which best describes your specialized experience.
  1. I have one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the next lower level as described in the vacancy announcement under the specialized experience requirements.
  2. I do not meet or exceed the 1 year of specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.Please select the duties that you have performed on a regular and recurring basis related to your advisory experience
  1. I have provided management advisory services at high levels within my organization.
  2. I have independently carried out complex studies, research and project analysis.
  3. I have analyzed significant issues and problems and developed expert level recommendations and solutions.
  4. I have counseled and assisted employees in preparing training plans.
  5. I have identified employee training needs for accomplishing current assignments and for progressing to more complex work.
  6. I have provided information and guidance to managers and employees on training opportunities.
  7. I have not performed any of the duties listed above but I am willing to learn.


* 2.Concerning your leadership experience, select those duties that your have experience performing on a regular, recurring basis.
  1. I have facilitated collaboration, coordination, and communication between staff members and others.
  2. I have coached staff members in problem solving methods.
  3. I have identified and balanced workload and tasks among employees in accordance with established skill levels.
  4. I have trained and mentored employees.
  5. I have led and motivated others to accomplish mission goals.
  6. I have devised and implemented organizational plans and procedures.
  7. I have provided advice on work methods, practices, and procedures.
  8. I have established performance standards and counseled employees on performance plans.
  9. I have taken necessary action in cases of poor performance or misconduct.
  10. None of the above.


* 3.I have performed the following leadership functions successfully in projects that I have led or was assigned:
  1. Setting project goals, deadlines, and expectations.
  2. Planning work assignments to be assigned to project/team members.
  3. Assigned tasks and responsibilities to project/team members.
  4. Reviewing completed work for technical adequacy and timeliness.
  5. Following up with project/team members to assure timeliness in meeting deadlines.
  6. Resolving conflicts, differences or problems among project/team members.
  7. Coaching and mentoring staff to achieve desired results.
  8. Reporting progress to senior management.
  9. Evaluating the effectiveness of completed projects.
  10. None of the above.


* 4.Identify the human resource functional areas in which you consider yourself to be a subject matter expert.
  1. Executive Resources
  2. Employee Relations
  3. Labor Relations
  4. Equal Employment Opportunity/Diversity
  5. Workforce Planning
  6. Strategic Planning
  7. Organizational Development
  8. Change Mangement
  9. Training and Employee Development
  10. Compensation
  11. Benefits
  12. Information Systems
  13. Staffing and Recruitment
  14. Position Management
  15. Position Classification
  16. None of the above


* 5.Please select the statements below that best describe your workforce planning experience.
  1. I have identified, planned, and collaborated in defining workforce, management and administrative requirements for the organization.
  2. I have kept abreast of key changes in the human resources field, related Congressional activity and the likely impact on program priorities.
  3. I have planned and implemented new or major human resource initiatives for the entire organization or Agency.
  4. I have written procedural guidance, prepared correspondence and prepared report findings on administrative or human resources related studies.
  5. I have experience in, interpreting and applying federal personnel regulations associated with workforce planning.
  6. I have utilized knowledge of organizational culture, mission and functions to provide a broad range of effective human resource services.
  7. I do not have the experience listed above.


* 6.Select the response(s) that reflect your experience as it pertains to the strategic management of an organization.
  1. Formulated long range plans to achieve strategic aims
  2. Analyzed policy issues and proposals
  3. Determined business objectives
  4. Set business priorities
  5. Anticipated potential threats and opportunities
  6. None of the above


* 7.Identify the human resource functional areas in which you have experience supervising or managing.
  1. Executive Resources
  2. Employee Relations
  3. Equal Employment Opportunity/Diversity
  4. Workforce Planning
  5. Strategic Planning
  6. Organizational Development
  7. Change Management
  8. Training and Employee Development
  9. Compensation
  10. Benefits
  11. Information Systems
  12. Staffing and Recruitment
  13. Position Management
  14. Position Classification
  15. None of the above


* 8.Please select the choice(s) below that demonstrates your ability to communicate orally.
  1. Served as a point of contact for personnel on procedural, technical or operational issues.
  2. Served as a liaison in which contact was made with a variety of individuals for the purpose of conveying information.
  3. Negotiated policy changes.
  4. Briefed senior management and HR specialists on major policies, practices, procedures and strategies.
  5. Coordinated efforts between organizational entities.
  6. Responded orally to inquiries or requests for information.
  7. Represented the organization at interagency briefings and conferences.
  8. Gave oral presentations at conferences and training programs.
  9. None of the above.


* 9.This position is responsible for producing a variety of written products. Please indicate which of the following types of written products you have produced as a regular part of a job.
  1. Summary reports on contractor performance which included analysis and recommendations
  2. Position papers on controversial issues
  3. Policy statements and guidance
  4. Budget impact and analysis
  5. Report observations and recommendations on management studies
  6. Guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems
  7. Recommendations for solutions to policy problems
  8. None of the above


* 10.I understand that the responses provided in this questionnaire must be fully supported in my online resume. I further understand that my resume must provide detailed descriptions and/or examples of my knowledge, skill, and abilities as required in the vacancy announcement and that my failure to do so, may result in my being rated "Ineligible" or "Not Qualified" for this position.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 11.This position requires a security clearance. Are you able to obtain or maintain a security clearance?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 12.Do you have dual citizenship with the United States and another country?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please list the country(ies), other than the United States, with which you possess citizenship.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No