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Grade: 12
* 1.All candidates must meet the basic requirements. Select the one answer that best describes your educational/experience background to meet the basic qualification requirements for the Nurse position.
  1. I have a degree or diploma from a professional nursing program approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency at the time the program was completed. Plus I have an active, current registration as a professional nurse in a State, District of Columbus, The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or a territory of the United States.
  2. I do not meet the basic requirements


* 2.In addition to meeting the basic requirements for this GS-12 position, select the option that best describes your specialized experience background.
  1. I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-11 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 such as experience that demonstrated case management and/or substantive workers compensation management.
  2. I do not meet the above.


* 3.Select a statement that best describes any experience that provides you with knowledge of the Division of Federal Employees Compensation (DFEC) and the program requirements. The answer you select must be supported by your work experience described in your resume.
  1. I have no experience in this area.
  2. I have had education or training that provided me with a general knowledge of DFEC, but I have not yet performed any work related to this program on the job.
  3. I have performed work that dealt with DFEC program which provided me with some knowledge of the program requirements.
  4. As a regular part of my job, I have performed work that dealt with DFEC program which provided me with an extensive knowledge of the program requirements.
  5. As a major part of my job, I have performed work that provided me with an expert knowledge of DFEC and the program requirements. I have trained others and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in this area.


* 4.I have experience in:
  1. Recruiting and training other nurses.
  2. Providing technical guidance on case management and elated medical issues.
  3. Organizing, coordinating and overseeing the activities of the nurses.
  4. Reviewing case reports submitted by nurses for technical accuracy and recommending actions.
  5. I do not have any experience described above.


* 5.Select the response that best describes your highest level of experience in planning, designing, coordinating and administering an organizational or work unit program.
  1. I establish organization/work unit needs and priorities; I have developed strategies to achieve multiple short- and long-term goals, including directing and monitoring work, and determining and allocating resources. I have monitored and evaluated organization/work unit performance. I have coordinated my work activities with other organizations or parts of the organization.
  2. I establish project requirements and priorities; I have developed strategies, including coordinating work requirements and project resources, to achieve short- or long-term goals. I monitor and evaluate project activities and outcomes. I coordinate my work with employees involved in other projects in the work unit.
  3. I organize work according to established project strategies; I assess my own work products and monitor progress against assigned goals. I coordinate my work with other employees on the project team.
  4. None of the above.


* 6.Choose the response that best describes your highest level of experience developing, leading, directing, and motivating a diverse staff including individual goals, values and sensitivities.
  1. Provided broad guidance to people to prioritize work and then accomplish it in a timely, satisfactory manner.
  2. Led, supervised and managed professional and administrative staff in the design and delivery of programs and projects.
  3. Led a large, complex, multi-layered workforce of widely varying occupations and knowledge levels.
  4. Led a management evaluation or assistance team to provide assistance on organizational programs.
  5. Served as acting supervisor on occasion, and assisted the supervisor in developing and leading others. Led, directed, and motivated team members to accomplish specific projects.
  6. No experience in developing, leading, directing and motivating a diverse staff.


* 7.From the following list of interpersonal communication skills, please identify those that you have routinely and successfully applied at work. (Check all that apply)
  1. Facilitate the resolution of competing or conflicting interests among parties whose cooperation is needed in order to meet a program objective.
  2. Interact effectively in situations where frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events arise that cause major shifts in priorities, timetables, or work assignments.
  3. Provides direction, guidance or instruction to support staff or new professional staff.
  4. Hold others accountable to meet program requirements, policies and/or standards.
  5. Persuades others to adopt new methods, procedures or techniques in order to improve operations.
  6. Diffuse confrontational contacts with people who are difficult, hostile, or distressed.
  7. None of the above


* 8.Select the response that best describes your ability to adjust to program changes, to establish priorities and exercise judgment in resolving work related problems.
  1. Adapts to minor or temporary changes affecting own assignments or work schedule. Adjusts work activities appropriately in situations where a substantial amount of information is provided.
  2. Adapts to significant, expected or temporary changes affecting project work or deadlines. Adjusts quickly in situations where conditions sometimes change or a moderate amount of information is available.
  3. Adapts to continuous, significant, sudden or permanent changes or setbacks affecting numerous programs or priorities. Makes immediate adjustments in situations where conditions change frequently or availability of information is limited, unpredictable or sporadic.
  4. None of the above


* 9.I have proficiency in using the following software applications (select all that apply):
  1. Word processing
  2. Spreadsheets and/or databases
  3. Presentation Software
  4. Reporting tools (for data mining, statistical analysis, etc.)
  5. Research tools (such as Internet search engines)
  6. Project Planning Software
  7. Computer Assisted Drawing (CAD/CAM)
  8. None of the above


* 10.Select the response that best describes your level of experience in analyzing data, interpreting facts, drawing logical conclusions and making recommendations.
  1. I have no experience.
  2. I have assisted others in analyzing data, interpreting facts, drawing logical conclusions and making recommendations.
  3. With supervision or guidance, I have frequently analyzed data, interpreted facts, drawn logical conclusions, and made recommendations.
  4. I have frequently and independently analyzed data, interpreted facts, drawn logical conclusions, and made recommendations.


* 11.Choose the statement(s) that accurately describe your presentation/communications skills. Be prepared to justify your responses during a job interview, if you are invited. The skills must have been acquired over the course of at least two projects (two examples of how you demonstrated the skill, for each skill).
  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 on a regular basis.
  6. None of the above.


* 12.Please select all of the following that apply that reflects your ability to communicate information in writing.
  1. Correspondence within my organization
  2. Correspondence outside of my organization (Congressional responses, etc.)
  3. Operating procedures
  4. Formal instructions or directives
  5. Technical manuals such as internal office manuals
  6. Training materials such as desk guides, reference materials, handouts
  7. None of the above


* 13.Choose the statement(s) that apply to your experience leading employees to accomplish organizational goals.
  1. I have led employees in the achievement of organizational goals and objectives which incorporated vision, strategic planning and elements of quality management into activities.
  2. I have supervised employees in meeting mission needs through operating projects, programs or task groups.
  3. I have achieved organizational objectives through products and service production.
  4. None of the above.


* 14.Choose the answer that best describes how you would balance priorities.
  1. If faced with a decision to pick quality over quantity (deadlines or performance measures), I opt for high-quality work products.
  2. If faced with a decision to meet timeframes or performance measures over a small sacrifice in quality, I opt for meeting the timeframe or performance measure.
  3. If faced with a decision to pick quality or quantity, I ask for higher-level guidance, and adhere to those instructions.


* 15.Do you have a practical knowledge of current medical concepts in diagnoses, treatment and impairment evaluations?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 16.I have extensive experience in nursing which provides me with a practical knowledge of the nursing concepts, principles and practices.
  1. True
  2. False


* 17.I have experience in working with workers' compensation cases which includes identifying medical issues in workers' compensation claims and defining intervention plans which focus on effective medical care and prompt return of disabled workers to employment.
  1. True
  2. False


Grade: All Grades
* 1.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


* 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.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