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Grade: 11
* 1.Choose one answer that best describes your education and/or experience as it pertains to the basic requirements for this position.
  1. I have one full year (52 weeks) or more of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-9 level as described below.
  2. I possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
  3. I possess 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


Required specialized experience at the GS-9 level is defined as experience conducting audits under Generally Accepted Auditing Standards or Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards.

Grade: 12
* 1.Select the choice that best describes your specialized experience.
  1. I have one full year (52 weeks) or more of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-11 level as described below.
  2. I do not have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the definition as described below.


Required specialized experience at the GS-11 level is defined as experience conducting audits of moderately complex topics under Generally Accepted Auditing Standards or Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards.

Grade: All Grades
* 1.I understand submission of supporting documentation, e.g., transcripts, DD 214, SF-50, 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. True
  2. False


* 2.Select the option that best reflects how you first became aware of this position.
  1. 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. OPM 's USAJOBS job board
  6. Internet job board (other than USAJOBS)
  7. Magazine or newspaper advertisement
  8. Referral from another Federal agency or Federal employee
  9. Other


* 3.Which types of documents have you written?
  1. Formal business correspondence (e.g., memos, letters)
  2. Briefing papers
  3. Audit reports
  4. Audit work papers
  5. Criteria based writing
  6. College term papers
  7. Thesis/Dissertation
  8. Financial statements
  9. Public notices or press releases
  10. Policies
  11. None of the above


* 4.Which statements describe the type of writing experience you have?
  1. Writing to convey explain a complicated issue.
  2. Writing to influence the opinion or action of others.
  3. Writing to recommend a solution to a problem with supporting documentation and evidence.
  4. Writing to summarize the results of research or a project.
  5. Writing to describe audit findings and recommendations.
  6. I do not have experience writing for any of the above purposes.


* 5.Select the statements that describe how you have contributed to the development of written products.
  1. I have provided first drafts.
  2. I have reviewed and commented on other`s drafts for grammar, spelling, and clarity.
  3. I have proofed documents for technical accuracy.
  4. I have been responsible for final products.
  5. I have had signature authority.
  6. None of the above.


* 6.Which statement best describes your experience with generally accepted government auditing standards (GAGAS)?
  1. I have not had education or training in applying these principles, nor have I yet applied them on the job.
  2. I have had education or training in applying these principles, but have not yet applied them on the job.
  3. I have applied these principles on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have applied these principles as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without the review of a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have normally been consulted by others for my expertise and assistance or have trained others in applying these principles.


* 7.Which steps of the audit process have you participated in?
  1. Audit planning
  2. Commencing the audit
  3. Issuing data requests/data collection
  4. Performing field work
  5. Writing work papers
  6. Drawing conclusions
  7. Communicating audit results with the auditee
  8. Reporting on audit results
  9. None of the above


* 8.Which steps of the audit process have you led in a work setting?
  1. Audit planning
  2. Commencing the audit
  3. Issuing data requests/data collection
  4. Performing field work
  5. Writing work papers
  6. Drawing conclusions
  7. Communicating audit results with the auditee
  8. Reporting on audit results
  9. None of the above


* 9.Which certifications do you hold?
  1. Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  2. Certified Internal Auditing (CIA)
  3. Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  4. Certified Energy Auditor (CEA)
  5. Certified Quality Auditor (CQA)
  6. None of the above


* 10.Which responses describe your experience communicating orally?
  1. Answering the telephone or working as a receptionist
  2. Serving as a point of contact for other clerical personnel on procedural matters
  3. Serving as a liaison in which contact is made with a variety of individuals for the purpose of conveying information
  4. Responding to inquiries or requests for information
  5. Explaining non-technical information
  6. Contacting others to obtain information
  7. None of the above


* 11.What is the largest audience to which you have presented orally?
  1. 3 or less
  2. 4-10
  3. 11-25
  4. 26-50
  5. More than 50


* 12.Select the responses that describe your knowledge and experience related to communication skills.
  1. Communicated information to groups or individuals in order to instruct or persuade.
  2. Conducted exit conference upon completion of audits.
  3. Conducted formal training sessions on technical matters.
  4. Represented management in meetings.
  5. Represented management at conferences.
  6. Conducted informal training to others on an individual basis.
  7. Resolved conflicts, complaints, and problems in person or on the telephone.
  8. Completed coursework or formal training in communication.
  9. None of the above.


* 13.Select the response that best describes your level of experience in interpreting and applying energy policies/regulations to complete work assignments.
  1. I have performed this task independently as a regular part of the job.
  2. While I have not interpreted energy policy and/or regulations, I have experience working with policies and/or regulations of a technical nature.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have had education or training in the energy field, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  5. None of the above.


* 14.Select all responses that best describe your knowledge of and/or experience related to Natural Gas.
  1. I have analyzed issues associated with the physical natural gas markets.
  2. I have analyzed issues associated with financial derivatives based on natural gas.
  3. I have researched the interactions between the natural gas and the electricity markets.
  4. I am interested in natural gas markets, but am not familiar with the issues and policies related to the U.S. natural gas markets.


* 15.Select all responses that best describe your knowledge of and/or experience related to Electricity.
  1. I have analyzed issues associated with the physical electricity markets.
  2. I have analyzed issues associated with financial derivatives based on electricity.
  3. I have researched the interactions between the electricity and the natural gas markets.
  4. I am interested in electricity markets, but am not familiar with the issues and policies related to the U.S. electricity markets.


* 16.Select all responses that best describe your knowledge of and/or experience related to the market rules and functioning of the U.S. Electricity markets.
  1. I am familiar with market rules related to one or more of the ISO's/RTO's wholesale electricity markets.
  2. I am familiar with the inter-relationships between different parts of the wholesale electricity markets, such as capacity markets, energy markets, and ancillary services markets.
  3. I have analyzed the finances of participants in electricity markets.
  4. I am familiar with issues related to treatment of demand response and renewable energy.
  5. I am interested in learning about and working on these issues, but have not analyzed these issues.






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