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* 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.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-14 level as described below.
  2. I do not have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the definition as described below.


Specialized experience is defined as experience in directing, managing, and coordinating teams and projects dealing with highly complex accounting, ratemaking, trading, energy market, and other technical issues impacting the industries the Commission regulates.

* 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.For which audiences have you authored written material?
  1. Government agencies
  2. Internal supervisors / management
  3. Private companies
  4. Lawyers
  5. Industry analysts
  6. Members of the press
  7. Professors / members of the academic community
  8. Peers / coworkers
  9. None of the above


* 6.Select the statements that describe your experience interviewing individuals to gather information.
  1. I have no experience interviewing others.
  2. I have assisted lead interviewers during meetings.
  3. I have independently conducted interviews by reading a structured script.
  4. I have independently conducted unstructured interviews by asking impromptu questions based on the interviewee�s responses.
  5. I have identified/determined the scope of the interview to ensure the appropriateness of the questions I asked.
  6. I have experience eliciting information I need from individuals who are difficult or reticent.
  7. I have trained others on interviewing procedures and techniques.


* 7.Which statement best describes your highest level of experience in a team environment?
  1. I regularly work in team settings and frequently lead teams in work related projects.
  2. I occasionally work in team settings and lead teams in work related projects.
  3. I have led teams in non-work related activities.
  4. I have worked effectively as part of a team in meeting common team goals.
  5. I do not have significant experience working in a team environment.


* 8.Which activities have you performed in a team setting?
  1. Helped others to improve their knowledge or skills
  2. Encouraged and worked to establish mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members
  3. Took initiative to improve a work or group process or procedure
  4. Solicited ideas from team members
  5. None of the above


* 9.Have you completed course work or formal training on leadership or managing others?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 10.In reference to the question above, please provide a brief statement (maximum length of 250 characters) that supports your answer and identify time frame(s) and employer(s) in your resume (e.g. 12/10/90 - 2/4/93 Department of Energy) that indicates where and when you used this skill or knowledge. Enter NA if not applicable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 11.Which management functions have you performed in work units, team assignments, or programs that you have led or were assigned senior responsibility?
  1. Determined customer expectations and planned the scope, content, and schedule
  2. Set goals, milestones, and expectations
  3. Developed, defended, updated, and executed program project budgets
  4. Planned work assignments to be assigned to project team members
  5. Assigned tasks and responsibilities to project team members
  6. Reviewed completed work for technical adequacy and timeliness
  7. Followed up with project team members to assure milestones are met
  8. Provided instruction to staff to achieve desired results
  9. Assessed and implemented training plans for others
  10. None of the above


* 12.Which accounting duties do you have experience performing?
  1. Conducted pre-audit or audit activities
  2. Establishing and maintaining internal control
  3. Financial statement analysis
  4. Financial statement preparation
  5. General ledger account reconciliation
  6. Interpreting formal accounting policies and procedures
  7. Participation in preparation of accountability report
  8. Prepared journal vouchers
  9. Report reconciliation
  10. Writing accounting policy and procedures
  11. None of the above


* 13.Which of the following laws and regulations have you interpreted and applied in a professional setting?
  1. Federal Power Act
  2. Natural Gas Act
  3. Natural Gas Policy Act
  4. Interstate Commerce Act
  5. Federal Energy Regulation Commission rules, regulations, policies
  6. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
  7. None of the above


* 14.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


* 15.Do you have experience developing recommendations from an audit that instructed the auditee to implement corrective actions?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 16.In reference to the question above, please provide a brief statement (maximum length of 250 characters) that supports your answer and identify time frame(s) and employer(s) in your resume (e.g. 12/10/90 - 2/4/93 Department of Energy) that indicates where and when you used this skill or knowledge. Enter NA if not applicable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 17.Have you performed a financial or operational audit of a public utility (i.e., electric, natural gas, or oil) in a work environment?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 18.In reference to the question above, please provide a brief statement (maximum length of 250 characters) that supports your answer and identify time frame(s) and employer(s) in your resume (e.g. 12/10/90 - 2/4/93 Department of Energy) that indicates where and when you used this skill or knowledge. Enter NA if not applicable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.






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