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* 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.Are you currently serving or have served in the last five (5)years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please list the title, agency and dates of this appointment. Please note you will be required to provide proof to meet OPM Approval of your appointment if selected.

       Maximum length of 8000 characters.
  2. No


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


* 4.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


* 5.Please select the response that best describes your training with Lean Six Sigma or equivalent methodologies.
  1. I have a Green Belt (or higher) in Lean Six Sigma.
  2. I have a certification in Business Process Re-Engineering.
  3. I have formally trained individuals and teams (in a classroom setting or otherwise) in Lean Six Sigma or Business Process Re-engineering.
  4. None of the above.


* 6.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.


* 7.Please select the response that best describes your experience re-engineering business processes and functions.
  1. I led a project team responsible for re-engineering standard operating procedures for core business functions (for example, budget/finance, procurement, or human resources) within a large and complex organization. Senior management approved the new SOPs, and I supervised the successful implementation of the new SOPs.
  2. I was a member of a project team responsible for re-engineering standard operating procedures for core business functions (for example, budget/finance, procurement, or human resources) within a large and complex organization. Senior management approved the new SOPs, and I assisted with the successful implementation of the new SOPs.
  3. None of the above.


* 8.Please select the response that best describes your experience with quantitative tools and methodologies.
  1. I have recurring experience at a managerial level developing and applying quantitative tools and methodologies to develop data-driven conclusions and recommendations for senior management.
  2. I have experience developing and applying quantitative tools and methodologies to develop data-driven conclusions and recommendations for senior management on human resource and workforce issues.
  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.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.


* 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.Please select the response that best describes your training in project management and your experience training others in project management.
  1. I have a professional certificate in project management (e.g. PMP) and I have trained individuals and teams in project management.
  2. I have a professional certification in project management (e.g. PMP).
  3. 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.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.


* 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.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.


* 17.Please select the responses that best describe your experience with oral presentations.
  1. I have been a featured speaker or panelist at major conferences or events on several occassions.
  2. I regularly represent senior management at major policy or administrative meetings.
  3. I regularly present information at senior management meetings.
  4. I regularly present information to employees and supervisors on a variety of administrative topics.
  5. None of the above.


* 18.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.