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* 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.Select the statements that describe your supervisory and/or management experience in the past three years. Your answer must be demonstrated by the experience indicated in your resume.
  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.


5.Choose all of the following supervisory duties you have performed by checking the appropriate boxes. Your answers must be clearly demonstrated by the experience indicated in your resume.
  1. Planned work to be accomplished by subordinates, set and adjusted priorities, and prepared schedules for completion of work.
  2. Assigned work to subordinates based on priorities, consideration of the difficulty of assignments, and the capabilities of employees.
  3. Developed performance standards, evaluated work performance and gave performance appraisals to subordinates
  4. Recognized and rewarded employees for their contributions.
  5. Counseled and/or disciplined employees regarding performance and/or conduct issues.
  6. Identify developmental and training needs of employees based on organizational goals and budget realities and using merit principles to take actions to satisfy needs.
  7. Interviewed candidates for positions in the unit, and recommended/selected for appointment, promotion, or reassignment.
  8. I have not performed any of the previously listed duties.


6.Which of the following best describes your experience with budget formulation and developing strategic plans, policies, and procedures for an organization responsible for administering a national program?
  1. I have no experience in such work.
  2. I have completed formal training or courses covering the topics.
  3. Working under close supervision, I have had experience developing strategic plans, identifying policy issues and providing alternatives and recommendations to higher management.
  4. Working independently, I have had experience developing strategic plans, identifying policy issues, and making recommendations to top management.
  5. Working independently, I was the leader of a group responsible for the development of strategic plans and issues; for making recommendations or defining alternatives; and for developing analyses and evaluations used by the agency or company.


7.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, attorneys, information technology staff, and other internal and external contacts on economic, management requirements, 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 view points.
  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 systems development methodology activities.
  6. I have experience serving as senior technical expert and/or consultant for assigned systems development 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 leads meetings of workgroups.
  9. I have experience participating in special projects and may serve as a project leader.
  10. I have experience coordinating meetings or presentations with internal audiences
  11. None of the above.


8.From the following choices, you have had experience in managing or reviewing systems for compliance with regulations and statutes governing: Your answer must be demonstrated by the experience described in your resume.
  1. Discretionary Workforce Development Programs
  2. Registered Apprenticeship
  3. Workforce Investment Act Programs
  4. Wagner Peyser Act
  5. National Emergency Grants
  6. TRADE Act Programs
  7. None of the above


9.I have worked closely with leaders and high-level representatives both within and outside my organization. These representatives include: Check all that apply) Your answer must be supported by the experience demonstrated in your resume
  1. Governors, mayors, and other elected officials
  2. Department Directors, Commissioners, and Administrators
  3. High level state officials and grantees
  4. Professional representatives of organizations (attorneys, auditors, union representatives, etc.)
  5. Congressional members and staff
  6. National and corporate level staff
  7. Immediate managers or supervisors
  8. Counterparts located in other geographical locations
  9. The general public
  10. None of the Above


10.Select the item(s) that best reflect the types of writing in which you have the most experience.
  1. Prepared talking papers or summary reports on organizational data that included analysis and recommendations
  2. Responded to top management inquiries
  3. Drafted position or policy statements and guidance
  4. Organizational assessments
  5. Guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems
  6. Recommendations for solutions to policy or reporting problems
  7. Correspondence that consolidates input from a number of different sources, including contradictory viewpoints
  8. Presentation or briefing materials
  9. None of the above


11.Choose all of the following supervisory duties you have performed for at least one year by checking the appropriate boxes. Your answers must be clearly demonstrated by the experience indicated in your resume.
  1. Planned work to be accomplished by subordinates, set and adjusted priorities, and prepared schedules for completion of work.
  2. Assigned work to subordinates based on priorities, consideration of the difficulty of assignments, and the capabilities of employees.
  3. Developed performance standards, evaluated work performance and gave performance appraisals to subordinates
  4. Recognized and rewarded employees for their contributions.
  5. Counseled and/or disciplined employees regarding performance and/or conduct issues.
  6. Identify developmental and training needs of employees based on organizational goals and budget realities and using merit principles to take actions to satisfy needs.
  7. Interviewed candidates for positions in the unit, and recommended/selected for appointment, promotion, or reassignment.
  8. I have not performed any of the previously listed duties.


12.I was the supervisor of record for Federally-funded employment and training program staff for at least one year, during which time (check all that apply and provide examples of those in your resume):
  1. My staff and I developed and updated Standard Operating Procedures for all key unit/office processes.
  2. I held myself and others accountable for rules and responsibilities.
  3. I could be relied upon to ensure that projects within my purview were accomplished in a timely manner and within budget and that operations plan commitments were met or exceeded.
  4. I monitored and evaluated program performance plans.
  5. I supervised staff who developed performance reports, and data collection and reporting.
  6. I supervised staff who analyzed performance data, made recommendations for program/process improvements.
  7. My staff used performance data to develop and disseminate program guidance designed to improve program performance.
  8. I supervised staff development responses to OIG and GAO audits and worked cooperative to resolve valid findings.
  9. Did none of the above.