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Grade: 11
* 1.GS-11 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 and/or you must meet the required educational requirements for GS-11. Select the choice which best describes your specialized experience or education.
  1. I have one full year of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-09 level as described in the vacancy announcement under specialized experience requirements.
  2. I have 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph. D. degree or equivalent doctoral degree.
  3. I do not meet or exceed the 1 year of specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement and/or I do not meet the education requirements as stated in 2 above.


Grade: 12
* 1.GS-12: This position requires one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level in the Federal government.
  1. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal experience.
  2. I do not have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal government


Grade: 13
* 1.GS-13: This position requires one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal government.
  1. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal government.
  2. I do not have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal government.


Grade: All Grades
PLEASE ENSURE TO DESCRIBE YOUR EXPERIENCE IN YOUR RESUME THAT SUPPORTS YOUR RESPONSES TO THE QUESTIONS BELOW. It is important that your submitted application package clearly shows that you possess the experience and skill level that you claim in this questionnaire. Each of your responses must be clearly supported by your education (if applicable), training, and/or specific work experience you describe in your resume for this position. If not, your rating score will be adjusted or your application will be determined not qualified. The information you provide will be verified. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating your application ineligible and losing consideration or terminating your employment, if hired.

* 1.Select from the following tasks the item(s) that best describe your experience with financial reports.
  1. Extracted funding data from various sources for inclusion in financial reports
  2. Consolidated funding data for inclusion in financial reports
  3. Reviewed funding data contained in financial reports
  4. Verified funding data in financial reports
  5. Modified a funding data to reflect Congressional/OMB budget authorization changes
  6. Prepared a variety of financial reports
  7. None of the above


* 2.Please indicate which of the following you have used on a regular basis to locate, interpret, and apply specific provisions to specific budget/funding issues and problems.
  1. DOE Accounting Handbook
  2. Appropriations law
  3. GAO Accounting and Auditing Regulations
  4. OMB Circulars
  5. Comptroller General Decisions
  6. CFO Act
  7. DOE Order 130.1, Budget Formulation
  8. Government Cost Accounting Standards
  9. Federal Acquisition Regulations
  10. Department of Energy Acquisition Regulations
  11. DOE Order 135.1A, Budget Execution Funds Distribution and Control
  12. DOE O 412.1A, Work Authorization System
  13. Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB) pronouncements
  14. Prompt Payment Act
  15. Federal Managers Financial Integrity Act
  16. Governmental Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) Board promulgations
  17. None of the above


* 3.Which of the following statements apply to your level of experience with extracting and/or consolidating numerical and financial information from a variety of related budget forms and documents.
  1. Performed this task as a regular and recurring duty in my work experience
  2. Occasionally performed this task in my work experience
  3. Have not performed this task in my work experience


* 4.Select the choice that best describes your experience with automated budget systems.
  1. Used an automated budget system.
  2. Used spreadsheet programs such as excel.
  3. Used private industry budget systems to track costs and resolve discrepancies.
  4. Have extensive experience with a Federal budget system including routinely tracking costs in the system and resolving discrepancies.
  5. Have extensive experience with a private company budget system including routinely tracking costs in the system and resolving discrepancies.
  6. Used Federal budget systems to track costs and resolve discrepancies.
  7. None of the above.


5.Select from the following tasks the items(s) that best describe your experience.
  1. Edit internal memos for format or grammatical, spelling, or typographical errors.
  2. Writes a summary of recommendations discussed during a meeting with a customer for documentation purposes.
  3. Compiles and coordinates the presentation materials of a major segment of the budget.
  4. Formats materials to be presented consistent with existing legislative and regulatory guidance, and in a format acceptable to reviewing and approving authorities.
  5. Enters and adjusts data for major programs into a wide variety of reports, forms and schedules.
  6. Write memos/decision documents and resolved edits for senior policy officials.
  7. None of the above.


* 6.Select from the following tasks the item(s) that best describe your experience.
  1. Courteously informs customers of the steps needed to resolve discrepancies or complaints.
  2. Plans project meeting to identify skills needed, determine assignments, and establish priorities.
  3. Builds on the ideas of others to foster cooperation.
  4. Works cooperatively with others on high level projects related to the budget process.
  5. Coordinates assignments for project team members based on their project interests, strengths, and competing workloads.
  6. Consolidates and validates input from subordinate levels for the presentation of the budget.
  7. Gathers, compares, and correlates information about current and future programs and activities with projected costs of operation.
  8. Consolidates data for viable overview of the financial status of programs.
  9. None of the above.


* 7.Select the following individuals that you interact with on a regular and recurring basis.
  1. General Public
  2. Congressional Staff or representatives
  3. Senior managers or officials from outside of own agency or corporation
  4. Senior managers or officials from within my own agency or corporation
  5. Supervisors from within my own agency or corporation
  6. Technical staff from within my own agency or corporation
  7. Support personnel, secretarial, or clerical staff from within my own organization.
  8. Support personnel, secretarial, or clerical staff from outside of my own organization.
  9. Individuals in my immediate office
  10. None of the above.


* 8.Select from the list below those item(s) that you performed as a regular part of your job in the financial assistance area.
  1. Reviewed documents for conformance to guidelines
  2. Served as an advisor to high level managers
  3. Monitored processes
  4. Advised program area points of contact
  5. Developed policies and procedures
  6. Assisted in the development of procedures
  7. None of the above


9.Are you applying for priority consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)? If the answer is yes, please be sure to fax copies of the documentation that supports your eligibility to the fax number listed in this vacancy announcement before 11:59 p.m. on the closing date of the announcement.
  1. Yes
  2. No


10.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. OPM USAJobs Internet Site
  7. Saw it mentioned on 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. Other