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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.


2.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.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.Knowledge of energy efficiency and renewable energy laws, regulations and policies. (Check all that apply)
  1. Energy Policy Act of 1992
  2. National Energy Conservation Policy Act
  3. Energy Conservation and Production Act
  4. Title IV, Part B of the Energy Conservation and Production Act
  5. Energy Security Act
  6. Davis-Bacon Act of 1931
  7. DOE Program Rule 10 CFR 440
  8. DOE Financial Assistant Regulations
  9. None of the above


* 6.Do you have knowledge and/or experience in Federal, state or local government or private entity grant programs?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 7.Where does this experience appear in your resume?
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 8.Do you have experience overseeing the strategic planning and execution of complex programs using efficient and effective data-driven business practices, and do you have demonstrated successful experience supervising staff or teams in meeting or exceeding established targets? Choose one.
  1. Yes, I have extensive experience.
  2. Yes, I have some experience.
  3. Yes, I have limited experience.
  4. No, I have no experience.


* 9.Do you have experience exercising technical and administrative supervision over a staff or team responsible for program planning, execution, monitoring and evaluation for a multimillion or multibillion dollar program(s), ensuring proper alignment of staff's activities with an organization's strategic plan including the development of quantitative goals and qualitative objectives, and being held accountable for the success of the operations?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 10.Where does this experience appear in your resume?
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 11.Please identify which of the following project or program management and control activities you have personally accomplished, overseen or managed.
  1. Implemented project or program management requirements by leading teams or projects that deal with time-sensitive or controversial issues and that have political or management interest.
  2. Analyzed the effectiveness of project management and control systems and developed improvement strategies; including developing and meeting or exceed quantified goals for a team or group of employees.
  3. Develop big-picture strategies and plans and manage the implementation of them at a detailed level.
  4. Developed integrated project schedules and implemented strategies to address complex issues and challenges and to ensure due dates are met.
  5. Developed cost and schedule modeling tools for program planning and analysis
  6. None of the above


* 12.Analyze complex issues, identify problems, evaluate alternatives and make recommendations that lead to the resolution of complex technical, legal or organizational issues.
  1. I do not have training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have analyzed complex issues and identified problems that assisted in the resolution of complex technical issues.
  3. I have analyzed complex issues, identified problems, and evaluated alternatives that lead to the resolution of complex technical issues.
  4. I have analyzed complex issues, identified problems, evaluated alternatives and made recommendations that lead to the resolution of complex technical issues. Other individuals in my field consult me for my expertise on this subject matter.


* 13.Do you have skill developing and implementing multi-year operating program plans including strategic and budget preparation, financial and market analyses?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 14.Where does this experience appear in your resume?
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 15.This position is responsible for communicating a variety of issues. This includes presenting and defending the organization's mission, budget and functions before a variety of individuals. Please select the following types of communication duties you have performed as a regular part of your job.
  1. Served as a representative for an organization
  2. Briefed management on policy changes, organizational issues and/or strategic plans
  3. Prepared written reports on program/project status
  4. Explained administrative procedures, regulations and processes to a variety of individuals
  5. Defended recommendations on controversial issues to management
  6. Facilitated communications and activities between organizational entities
  7. Reviewed reports for accuracy, adherence to policy, organization of material, clarity of expression and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  8. Drafting procedural material for dissemination to field or operating-level elements; successfully implementing procedures.
  9. Communicating organizational strategies, goals, objectives, or priorities in writing.
  10. None of the above


* 16.Do you have experience conceptualizing an organization or program's substantive mission, vision, and objectives and articulating a tactical strategic plan to acheive them?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 17.Where does this experience appear in your resume?
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 18.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