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Grade: 12
* 1.To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Psychology, GS-12, select the option that best describes your experience background:
  1. I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-11 level that demonstrated that I have acquired knowledge of the Psychology equivalent to a major in the field.
  2. I do not meet the specialized experience requirement described above.


* 2.To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Psychology, GS-12, select the option that best describes your experience background:
  1. I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-11 level that demonstrated that I have acquired knowledge of the Psychology equivalent to a major in the field.
  2. I have a Ph.D. in Sociology, Psychology, Educational Research, Survey Methodology, or a closely related field.
  3. I do not meet the specialized experience or education requirements described above.


* 3.From the following choices, identify those that reflect your experience in the area of customer service.
  1. I have coordinated/conducted meetings with managers and staff to ensure customers' needs are met.
  2. I have established priorities to meet customer needs.
  3. I have utilized concepts, techniques, and best practices of customer services operations to provide timely, accurate responses to inquiries from customers.
  4. I have determined customer expectations and requirements and used that knowledge to improve work methods, procedures, products and services.
  5. I have ensured that services or products reflect organizational goals and objectives.
  6. I have evaluated and modified services to improve and ensure quality customer service.
  7. I have directly investigated and resolved customer issues.
  8. I have provided customer service that was favorably recognized by a colleague, supervisor, or the customer.
  9. None of the above.


* 4.I have experience identifying issues and problems, setting priorities, developing definitive alternatives, and focusing on possible solutions.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.From the following choices, indicate the response that best describes your experience utilizing your management advisory skills.
  1. I am charged with responsibilities to analyze and interpret complex data and provide advice to senior management in a complex organization with various approval and concurrence levels.
  2. I develop management reports of operational related data for my organization and submit these reports to senior management.
  3. I serve as my organization's subject matter expert on policy, compliance, administrative and technical matters that relate to my functional responsibilities.
  4. I have limited or no experience advising senior management in a Federal or other complex organization.


* 6.Please select those statements that best describe your highest levels of experience in communicating orally for the purpose of giving briefings, speeches, presentations, and training.
  1. I have experience interacting with mangers and other internal and external contacts on administrative requirements management, or systems development methodology activities.
  2. I have experience conducting formal and informal meetings and presentations to decision makers in a variety of settings.
  3. I have experience persuading others to take a particular course of action or to accept findings, recommendations, changes, or alternative viewpoints.
  4. I have experience serving as a consultant in a number of forums, including inter-office task forces and committees.
  5. I have experience interacting with managers and technical staff on research methodology activities.
  6. I have experience serving as senior technical expert and/or consultant for assigned research activities.
  7. I have experience initiating and maintaining contacts with individuals inside and outside the organization.
  8. I have experience interacting with staff within an agency or organization and leading meetings of workgroups.
  9. I have experience participating in special projects and may serve as a project leader.
  10. I have experience coordinating meeting or presentations to internal audiences.
  11. None of the above.


* 7.Please select those statements that best describe your experience and ability in planning and working with groups and taskforces in developing priorities, action items, and follow-through to implement agreed actions.
  1. I have experience providing leadership for team projects and overseeing individual and staff activities.
  2. I have experience dealing with organizational challenges and working cooperatively and collaboratively with internal/external groups.
  3. I have experience leading groups and taskforces on technical projects.
  4. I have experience working with a team of professionals to support research, answer research and technical questions, test methodologies, and develop analytical tools.
  5. I have experience in planning and evaluating activities of a team.
  6. I have experience translating programs, policy issues or other substantive activities into concise, well-balanced management plans for accomplishing projects.
  7. I have experience planning, organizing and coordinating work assignments.
  8. None of the above.


* 8.Please select the statements below that best describe your experience communicating effectively and persuasively in writing.
  1. I have experience providing detailed written information to senior level government officials.
  2. I have experience providing detailed written information to functional and program managers.
  3. I have experience gathering and evaluating complex technical information and preparing written reports and documents with recommendations to management for solving issues or problems.
  4. I have experience providing detailed written information to technical subject matter specialists.
  5. I have experience providing detailed written information to key customers and stakeholders.
  6. I have experience developing presentations that clearly demonstrate problem/issue analysis and recommendations for management's position concerning such issues.
  7. I have written materials which explain complex concepts or in-depth analytical studies.
  8. I have written materials of moderate complexity or scope intended for internal agency/organizational use.
  9. I have written routine correspondence.
  10. None of the above.


* 9.Do you have experience writing clear and concise research study results for technical publications, technical reports or presentations?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 10.Please choose the response below that best describe your research experience. Be prepared to discuss this experience in further detail if requested.
  1. I have lead the development and implementation of research projects that assess existing research and address gaps in knowledge.
  2. I have participated in the development and implementation of research projects that assess existing research and address gaps in knowledge.
  3. I have analyzed existing research related to a wide range of social issues. This experience was closely supervised.
  4. I have completed formal education or training in assessing existing research, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  5. I have not had experience, education or training in this area.


* 11.Select the responses that describe your applied knowledge of social science theories and concepts to the identification of sources of survey measurement errors.
  1. Evaluates quality of data collected
  2. Provides advice about the appropriate application of conventional social science/statistical theories and concepts
  3. Modifies current survey methodologies
  4. Develops improved data collection procedures
  5. Identifies sources of measurement errors
  6. Modifies current data collection procedures
  7. Provides recommendations on changes to survey instruments via the application of social science and statistical methodology, principles, practices and/or theories
  8. Identifies and corrects survey measurement errors
  9. Develops improved survey methodologies
  10. None of the above


* 12.Select the responses that describe your applied skills in developing and evaluating survey questions and questionnaires.
  1. I have developed and written survey questions.
  2. I have reviewed and made recommendations on questionnaire structure and question (item) flow.
  3. I have designed the layout of survey instruments.
  4. I have identified and communicated problems on survey question wording.
  5. I have designed or participated in a usability test of a web-based survey or electronic data collection instrument.
  6. I have designed or participated in cognitive interviewing study to evaluate survey questions.
  7. I have conducted a focus group.
  8. I have conducted qualitative analysis of data.
  9. I have evaluated data collection procedures and made recommendations for improvement.
  10. I have evaluated interviewer training materials and procedures and made recommendations for improvement.
  11. None of the above.


* 13.Select the response(s) below that best describe your experience in the analysis and evaluation of surveys and surveyd data.
  1. I have used basic and advanced statistical methods, such as univariate and multivariate statistics of variances, regression analysis and factor analysis?
  2. I have used statistical processing software such as SAS or SPSS.
  3. None of the above


Grade: 13
* 1.To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Psychology, GS-13, select the option that best describes your experience background:
  1. I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-12 level that demonstrated that I have acquired knowledge of the Psychology equivalent to a major in the field.
  2. I do not meet the specialized experience requirement described above.


* 2.From the following choices, identify those that reflect your experience in the area of customer service.
  1. I have coordinated/conducted meetings with managers and staff to ensure customers' needs are met.
  2. I have established priorities to meet customer needs.
  3. I have utilized concepts, techniques, and best practices of customer services operations to provide timely, accurate responses to inquiries from customers.
  4. I have determined customer expectations and requirements and used that knowledge to improve work methods, procedures, products and services.
  5. I have ensured that services or products reflect organizational goals and objectives.
  6. I have evaluated and modified services to improve and ensure quality customer service.
  7. I have directly investigated and resolved customer issues.
  8. I have provided customer service that was favorably recognized by a colleague, supervisor, or the customer.
  9. None of the above.


* 3.I have experience identifying issues and problems, setting priorities, developing definitive alternatives, and focusing on possible solutions.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.From the following choices, indicate the response that best describes your experience utilizing your management advisory skills.
  1. I am charged with responsibilities to analyze and interpret complex data and provide advice to senior management in a complex organization with various approval and concurrence levels.
  2. I develop management reports of operational related data for my organization and submit these reports to senior management.
  3. I serve as my organization's subject matter expert on policy, compliance, administrative and technical matters that relate to my functional responsibilities.
  4. I have limited or no experience advising senior management in a Federal or other complex organization.


* 5.Please select those statements that best describe your highest levels of experience in communicating orally for the purpose of giving briefings, speeches, presentations, and training.
  1. I have experience interacting with mangers and other internal and external contacts on administrative requirements management, or systems development methodology activities.
  2. I have experience conducting formal and informal meetings and presentations to decision makers in a variety of settings.
  3. I have experience persuading others to take a particular course of action or to accept findings, recommendations, changes, or alternative viewpoints.
  4. I have experience serving as a consultant in a number of forums, including inter-office task forces and committees.
  5. I have experience interacting with managers and technical staff on research methodology activities.
  6. I have experience serving as senior technical expert and/or consultant for assigned research activities.
  7. I have experience initiating and maintaining contacts with individuals inside and outside the organization.
  8. I have experience interacting with staff within an agency or organization and leading meetings of workgroups.
  9. I have experience participating in special projects and may serve as a project leader.
  10. I have experience coordinating meeting or presentations to internal audiences.
  11. None of the above.


* 6.Please select those statements that best describe your experience and ability in planning and working with groups and taskforces in developing priorities, action items, and follow-through to implement agreed actions.
  1. I have experience providing leadership for team projects and overseeing individual and staff activities.
  2. I have experience dealing with organizational challenges and working cooperatively and collaboratively with internal/external groups.
  3. I have experience leading groups and taskforces on technical projects.
  4. I have experience working with a team of professionals to support research, answer research and technical questions, test methodologies, and develop analytical tools.
  5. I have experience in planning and evaluating activities of a team.
  6. I have experience translating programs, policy issues or other substantive activities into concise, well-balanced management plans for accomplishing projects.
  7. I have experience planning, organizing and coordinating work assignments.
  8. None of the above.


* 7.Please select the statements below that best describe your experience communicating effectively and persuasively in writing.
  1. I have experience providing detailed written information to senior level government officials.
  2. I have experience providing detailed written information to functional and program managers.
  3. I have experience gathering and evaluating complex technical information and preparing written reports and documents with recommendations to management for solving issues or problems.
  4. I have experience providing detailed written information to technical subject matter specialists.
  5. I have experience providing detailed written information to key customers and stakeholders.
  6. I have experience developing presentations that clearly demonstrate problem/issue analysis and recommendations for management's position concerning such issues.
  7. I have written materials which explain complex concepts or in-depth analytical studies.
  8. I have written materials of moderate complexity or scope intended for internal agency/organizational use.
  9. I have written routine correspondence.
  10. None of the above.


* 8.Do you have experience writing clear and concise research study results for technical publications, technical reports or presentations?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.Please choose the response below that best describe your research experience. Be prepared to discuss this experience in further detail if requested.
  1. I have lead the development and implementation of research projects that assess existing research and address gaps in knowledge.
  2. I have participated in the development and implementation of research projects that assess existing research and address gaps in knowledge.
  3. I have analyzed existing research related to a wide range of social issues. This experience was closely supervised.
  4. I have completed formal education or training in assessing existing research, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  5. I have not had experience, education or training in this area.


* 10.Select the responses that describe your applied knowledge of social science theories and concepts to the identification of sources of survey measurement errors.
  1. Evaluates quality of data collected
  2. Provides advice about the appropriate application of conventional social science/statistical theories and concepts
  3. Modifies current survey methodologies
  4. Develops improved data collection procedures
  5. Identifies sources of measurement errors
  6. Modifies current data collection procedures
  7. Provides recommendations on changes to survey instruments via the application of social science and statistical methodology, principles, practices and/or theories
  8. Identifies and corrects survey measurement errors
  9. Develops improved survey methodologies
  10. None of the above


* 11.Select the responses that describe your applied skills in developing and evaluating survey questions and questionnaires.
  1. I have developed and written survey questions.
  2. I have reviewed and made recommendations on questionnaire structure and question (item) flow.
  3. I have designed the layout of survey instruments.
  4. I have identified and communicated problems on survey question wording.
  5. I have designed or participated in a usability test of a web-based survey or electronic data collection instrument.
  6. I have designed or participated in cognitive interviewing study to evaluate survey questions.
  7. I have conducted a focus group.
  8. I have conducted qualitative analysis of data.
  9. I have evaluated data collection procedures and made recommendations for improvement.
  10. I have evaluated interviewer training materials and procedures and made recommendations for improvement.
  11. None of the above.


* 12.Select the response(s) below that best describe your experience in the analysis and evaluation of surveys and surveyd data.
  1. I have used basic and advanced statistical methods, such as univariate and multivariate statistics of variances, regression analysis and factor analysis?
  2. I have used statistical processing software such as SAS or SPSS.
  3. None of the above


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.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


* 3.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