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Grade: 15
* 1.To determine your qualifications for the position of Miscellaneous Administration and Program Series, please select the option that best describes your experience and/or educational background.
  1. I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-14 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION that provided the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  2. My education and/or experience is not described in any of the options above.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.Where did you learn about this Department of Labor job opportunity?
  1. DOL Website
  2. USAJOBS
  3. DOL Employee (former or current)
  4. Employment Office (Federal, State, or Local)
  5. Friend or Relative
  6. Job Fair, Conference or Convention
  7. Public Notice or Service Announcement
  8. Radio/Television Broadcast/Magazine Ads
  9. Government Recruitment at School
  10. Other
  11. Email recruitment communication


* 2.I understand submission of supporting documentation, e.g., transcripts, DD-214, SF-50, Most recent performance appraisal dated within 18 months (or reason explaining why one cannot be provided) may be required for this position. I also understand that my application will not be considered if the required supporting documentation is not submitted or is not submitted in accordance with the time frames indicated in the announcement.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.I understand that the responses I selected in this questionnaire must be fully supported by detailed descriptions of my work experiences in my resume. In the event that my responses are not supported by my resume, the human resources office will amend my responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency demonstrated in my resume.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.How many years of major U.S. Longshore & Harbor Workers Compensation Act experience do you have?
  1. 9 years or more
  2. 8 years
  3. 7 years
  4. Less than 7 years
  5. No experience in this area


* 5.Select all that apply to describe your level of knowledge and experience as a Longshore claims professional.
  1. My experience in handling Longshore claims is as a claims adjuster for an insurance carrier, self-insured employer, or third party claims administrator.
  2. My experience in handling Longshore claims is as a claims supervisor/manager for an insurance carrier, self-insured employer, or third party claims administrator.
  3. My experience in handling Longshore claims is as an attorney personally responsible for litigating Longshore cases before the OWCP and/or OALJ.
  4. None of the above.


* 6.From the following list of analytical functions, select NO MORE THAN FOUR of the responses that represent your strongest capabilities. Please do not select more than four even though you believe you have strengths in each of them. Responses with more than four answers will not be considered.
  1. Use statistical techniques in analyzing data.
  2. Plan the data gathering and analysis function for a project.
  3. Collect, record, assemble and analyze research results.
  4. Utilize analytical software tools to perform a range of data analyses.
  5. Perform literature searches.


* 7.Of the following, please check those software applications you have used on a recurring basis. (Check all that apply).
  1. Microsoft Word
  2. Microsoft Excel
  3. Microsoft Outlook
  4. Microsoft Access
  5. Microsoft PowerPoint
  6. None of the above.


* 8.Select the statement that matches your experience in analyzing and interpreting government regulations and laws.
  1. I have not had education, training, or experience in this area.
  2. I have had education or training related to analyzing and interpreting laws, but have not performed any work of this type in my jobs.
  3. I have performed work related to analyzing and interpreting laws and regulations as a regular part of my job.
  4. As a major part of my job, others have consulted me as being an expert in analyzing and interpreting laws and regulations.


* 9.Select the one answer that best describes your experience working with professional teams.
  1. I have participated as a member of a professional team tasked with the completion of a project or task.
  2. I have been the formal leader of a professional team tasked with the completion of a project or task.
  3. I have participated in more than one professional team only as a member.
  4. I have participated in more than one professional team only as a leader.
  5. I have participated in more than one professional team, as the leader and as a member.
  6. I have not participated in a professional work team.


* 10.Select the statements that describe your supervisory and/or managerial experience in the past three years.
  1. I have supervised and managed team leaders and/or other supervisors with staffs of employees and/or contractors.
  2. I have supervised a staff of non-supervisory employees and/or contractors.
  3. I have served as a team leader over employees and/or contractors.
  4. I have been a program manager but have not directly supervised employees.
  5. None of the above.


* 11.Select the statements (choose all that apply) that accurately describe actions you have taken in the past three years regarding performance management. Your resume must reflect this experience, and you should be prepared to explain your answer further, upon request.
  1. I have established performance standards and evaluated employee against those standards.
  2. I have addressed employee performance problems by issuing disciplinary memoranda, reprimands, suspensions, performance improvement plans, and/or removal actions.
  3. To reward employees, I have successfully established and used a new performance award or bonus program for my office, organization or staff.
  4. To reward employees, I have successfully established and used a new non-monetary recognition program (such as employee of the month, certificates, recognition brown-bag lunches, etc.) for my office, organization, or staff.
  5. I have worked with labor management and union officials to effectively resolve employee problems.
  6. I have participated in training on competencies and/or development of competency models for occupations under my direction or in my office.
  7. None of the above.


* 12.Select the statement that best describes your experience in working with high level officials. You should be prepared to explain your answer further, upon request.
  1. Within the last year, I have worked closely with leaders and high-level representatives, both within and outside of my organization.
  2. Within the last year, I have worked closely with leaders and high-level respresentatives within my organization only.
  3. None of the above.


* 13.I have at least five years of current, hands-on experience using an automated claims management system to process or manage workers compensation claims, including data entry, diary and call-up, and computing compensation payments due.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 14.Describe your experience in developing, motivating, and evaluating subordinate supervisors and staff (select all that apply):
  1. Establish performance plans for supervisors and staff, and evaluate performance.
  2. Identify and distribute work assignments, monitor progress, and evaluate performance.
  3. Communicate overall goals and objectives.
  4. Provide technical advice and assistance to staff members.
  5. Provide feedback on progress.
  6. Identify developmental and training needs.
  7. Counsel and/or discipline employees regarding performance and/or conduct issues.
  8. Resolve conflicts, differences, or problems among staff/team members.
  9. Participate as a manager in addressing formal employee grievances.
  10. Recognize and reward employees for their contributions.
  11. Interview candidates for positions and recommend/select for appointment or promotion.
  12. None of the above.


* 15.How many years of managerial experience do you have in the business or fiduciary side of the insurance industry, (including but not limited to risk management, underwriting, brokerage, financial management and/or audit functions)?
  1. 6 or more years.
  2. 5 or fewer years.
  3. 3 or fewer years.
  4. 1 year or less.
  5. No managerial experience in the business or fiduciary side of the insurance industry.


* 16.Select the statement that best describes your experience managing a multi-million dollar public or private sector insurance or benefit program.
  1. I have more than 5 years of experience.
  2. I have than 5 years of experience.
  3. I have no such experience.


* 17.Choose the statements that describe your experience in managing and monitoring the financial system for an organization. Check all that apply.
  1. I have knowledge of the budget and accounting processes in order to manage the income expenditures, prepare various budget and expense reports and requests, and implement cost containing measures as appropriate.
  2. � I have been responsible for cost analysis and developing an operating budget for a social insurance benefit system.
  3. I have analyzed expenditure trends and have created budget estimates.
  4. I have monitored and obligated funding expenditures for accuracy and appropriateness.
  5. I have explained and defended financial and accounting processes before senior officials and auditors.
  6. None of the above.


* 18.I have at least five years of current, hands-on experience using an automated insurance claims management and payment system to process or manage workers compensation claims, including data entry, benefit payments, and statistical report functions.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 19.From the following, please select the types of written products you have produced as a regular part of your job.
  1. Issue/position papers, summary reports and briefing materials on organizational data that included analysis and recommendations.
  2. Responses to inquiries from government oversight groups and the media.
  3. Policy statements and guidance.
  4. Budget support justification impact and analysis.
  5. Guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems.
  6. Analysis that consolidates input from a number of different sources (including contradictory viewpoints).


* 20.From the following, please select which best describes your presentation/communications skills. Be prepared to justify your responses during a job interview, if you are invited.
  1. Effectively communicated technical information to internal and external audiences.
  2. Persuaded others to accept findings, recommendations, changes, alternative viewpoints, or to take a particular course of action.
  3. Interviewed employees or managers to acquire specific programmatic and/or technical information.
  4. Conducted training sessions with varied audiences with different levels of comprehension.
  5. Effectively communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives, or priorities to internal and external audiences on a regular basis.
  6. None of the above.