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Grade: 15
1.GS-15 you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the federal service which has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform successfully the duties of the position. Select the choice which best describe your specialized experience.
  1. I have one full year of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-14 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 described in the vacancy announcement.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.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


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


* 3.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


* 4.Please select the response that best describes your experience with workforce planning and analysis.
  1. I have developed formal workforce plans which described the workforce composition, workforce distribution and utilization, current and projected staffing levels, skill-set mix, training and development needs, and workforce diversity, for a large and complex organization.
  2. I have participated in the preparation of formal workforce plans and analyses, which described the workforce composition, workforce distribution and utilization, current and projected staffing levels, skill-set mix, training and development needs, and workforce diversity for a large and complex organization.
  3. None of the above.


* 5.Please provide the organization(s), position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response to the previous question
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 6.I have performed the following functions (Select all that apply).
  1. Directed and evaluated work of multiple supervisors and teams of subordinate employees.
  2. Established short-term and long-term work priorities for multiple supervisors and teams of subordinate employees and identified developmental and training needs for different teams and individuals.
  3. Directed the development of performance standards for multiple supervisors and teams of subordinate employees, and evaluated performance of multiple supervisors and teams of subordinates.
  4. Directed the recruitment and evaluation of prospective supervisors and employees, and served as the selection official for position vacancies.
  5. Served formally as a supervisor or team leader for at least 3 years (or in acting capacity for more than 6 months).
  6. Coached, guided and mentored staff to achieve desired results.
  7. Evaluated the effectiveness of a completed project or program goal.
  8. Followed up with colleagues, team members, and others to ensure timeliness in meeting milestones.
  9. Resolved conflicts, differences or problems among colleagues, team members and others.
  10. Reviewed completed work for technical adequacy and timeliness.
  11. None of the above.


* 7.Please provide the organization(s), position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response to the previous question
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 8.Please select the response that best describes your experience with competency/skills gap analysis and remediation.
  1. I have led the preparation of formal competency/skills gap analyses; the formulation of plans to remedy the competency skills gaps through targeted recruitment and training, and the successful implementation of these plans.
  2. I was a member or a project team responsible for the preparation of formal competency/skills gap analyses; the formulation of plans to remedy the competency skills gaps through targeted recruitment; and training, and participated in the successful implementation of these plans.
  3. None of the above.


* 9.Please provide the organization(s), position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response to the previous question
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 10.Please select the response that best describes your experience applying quantative tools and methodologies to human resource and workforce issues.
  1. I have experience at a managerial level developing and applying quantative tools and methodologies to develop data-driven conclusions and recommendations for senior management on human resource and workforce issues.
  2. I have experience developing and applying quantative tools and methodologies to develop data-driven conclusions and recommendations for senior management on human resource and workforce issues.
  3. I have used quantative tools and methodologies to develop data-driven conclusions and recommendations for senior management on human resource and workforce issues.
  4. None of the above.


* 11.Please provide the organization(s), position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response to the previous question
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 12.From the descriptions below, choose the response that best describes your level of experience in the development, implementation and oversight of program performance and accountability metrics.
  1. I have experience managing the development and implementation of program performance and accountability metrics; periodically publishing/distributing data on performance compared to metrics; and undertaking remedial measures to improve performance compared to metrics.
  2. I have experience leading a team that developed and implemented program performance and accountability metrics; periodically publishing/distributing data on performance compared to metrics; and undertaking remedial measures to improve performance compared to metrics.
  3. I have experience developing and implementing program performance and accountability metrics; periodically publishing/distributing data on performance compared to metrics; and undertaking remedial measures to improve performance compared to metrics.
  4. None of the above.


* 13.Please provide the organization(s), position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response to the previous question
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 14.Please select the response that best describes your experience with preparing written work products.
  1. I led the preparation of formal, lengthy, written work products that have been published by my organization on its website.
  2. I led the preparation of formal written work products that have been distributed to the public.
  3. I led the preparation of formal, lengthy, written work products that have been disseminated within my organization.
  4. I have written numerous SOPs, directives, and white papers that have been used by others in my organization as reference materials.
  5. None of the above.


* 15.Please provide the organization(s), position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response to the previous question
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 16.Please select the response that best describes your experience with oral presentations.
  1. I have been a featured speaker or panelist at major conferences or events on several occasions.
  2. I regularly represent senior management on major policy or administrative decisions.
  3. I regularly present information to senior management on major policy or administrative recommendations.
  4. None of the above.


* 17.Please provide the organization(s), position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response to the previous question
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 18.Please select the statement that best describes your experience with developing, assessing and monitoring workforce planning analyses, projects and studies conducted in implementing a proactive diversity and organizational development program designed to evaluate workforce data related to workforce quality, diversity, competencies, effectiveness and productivity.
  1. I have led the development, assessment and monitoring of a workforce plan for a major organization that implemented a proactive diversity and organizational development program designed to evaluate workforce data related to quality, diversity, competencies, effectiveness and productivity.
  2. I have participated in the development, assessment and monitoring of a workforce plan for a major organization that implemented a proactive diversity and organizational development program designed to evaluate workforce data related to quality, diversity, competencies, effectiveness and productivity.
  3. None of the above


* 19.Please provide the organization(s), position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response to the previous question
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 20.This position requires the ability to develop and apply quantitative tools and methodologies to create and evaluate programs, including formulating recommendations for changes to programs or enabling a program to better meet agency mission or needs. Select the response that best describes your experience.
  1. Regularly develop and apply quantitative tools and methodologies to create and evaluate programs, including formulating recommendations for changes to programs, processes, organizational structures for a major organization.
  2. Regularly apply quantitative tools and methodologies to create and evaluate programs, including formulating recommendations for changes to programs, processes, organizational structures for a major organization.
  3. None of the above


* 21.Please provide the organization(s), position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response to the previous question
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 22.Check all statement(s) that accurately describe your project management experience.
  1. I have successfully supervised the creation of project charters, the creation and continuous updating of project plans (with concrete milestones and deliverables) in Microsoft Project or equivalent software, and the tracking and reporting of progress against project plans.
  2. I have successfully identified key project risks and variables, established controls, and developed and implemented risk containment strategies to maximize the potential for positive outcomes.
  3. None of the above.


* 23.Please provide the organization(s), position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response to the previous question
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 24.Please select the response that best describes your experience providing recruitment and compensation services.
  1. I have experience at a managerial level advising senior management of a large and complex organization on executive and employee recruitment, retention, and compensation.
  2. I have experience advising senior management of a large and complex organization on executive and employee recruitment, retention, and compensation.
  3. None of the above.


* 25.Please provide the organization(s), position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response to the previous question.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 26.Please select the response that best describes your experience providing position management and organizational design services.
  1. I have experience at a managerial level advising senior management of a large and complex organization on position management, position classification, organizational design, alternative work schedules, telework, student loan payments, and rotations/details.
  2. I have experience advising senior management of a large and complex organization on position management, position classification, organizational design, alternative work schedules, telework, student loan payments, and rotations/details.
  3. None of the above.


* 27.Please provide the organization(s), position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response to the previous question.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 28.Please provide the organization(s), position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response to the previous question.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 29.Please select the response that best describes your experience increasing workforce diversity in a large and complex organization.
  1. I have led the preparation of formal, written recommendations to senior management in a large and complex organization on cost-effective methodologies for increasing the diversity of an organization's workforce (e.g., increased recruitment of veterans, women, and minorities). Senior management accepted these recommendations, and I led the successful implementation of these measures, which resulted in demonstrable increases in workforce diversity.
  2. I have participated in the preparation of formal, written recommendations to senior management in a large and complex organization on cost-effective methodologies for increasing the diversity of an organization?s workforce (e.g., increased recruitment of veterans, women, and minorities). Senior management accepted these recommendations, and I assisted with the successful implementation of these measures, which resulted in demonstrable increases in workforce diversity.
  3. None of the above.


* 30.Where did you hear about this job vacancy?
  1. DOE's presence at a college job fair or professional organizational event
  2. Referral from a professional organization
  3. College placement office
  4. Referral from a state or local agency
  5. Referral from a friend or relative
  6. USAJobs
  7. Saw it mentioned at another DOE Website
  8. Magazine or newspaper advertisement
  9. Internet search engine
  10. Referral from another Federal agency or Federal employee
  11. Internet job board
  12. Personal contact
  13. Professional trade or industry website
  14. Private Employment Office
  15. Professional Conference
  16. Professional Association/Society
  17. Other