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* 1.Knowledge of human resources principles and practices.**

Applied knowledge of human resources principles and practices. This included the areas of: 1) staffing and recruitment, 2) performance management and staff recognition, 3) training and professional development, 4) position management and classification, 5) workplace flexibilities, and 6) management information.
  1. Served as an expert in the development and improvement of complex processes and systems for one of the above listed areas. In addition, applied working knowledge of AT LEAST FOUR of the above areas.
  2. As a primary job responsibility, applied working knowledge of AT LEAST FOUR of the above areas.
  3. As a primary job responsibility, applied working knowledge of AT LEAST THREE of the above areas.
  4. None of the above.


* 2.In the box below, provide a brief description of your specific experience, education, knowledge, and/or training that supports your choice to the previous question. Do not paste your resume here or state SEE RESUME. Failure to provide a brief narrative for any KSA statement will result in disqualification of your application from further consideration.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 3.Ability to analyze problems and make recommendations.**

Performed research and analysis related to programs or processes. This included determining pertinent issues and collecting and analyzing relevant data and information from a variety of sources to develop recommendations for improved program effectiveness and efficiency.
  1. AS A PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITY, independently and routinely analyzed HUMAN RESOURCES programs, processes, or procedures and recommended improvements or solutions. This analysis included the identification of issues/problems/situations, researching potential solutions, and making recommendations based on research.
  2. AS A PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITY, independently and routinely analyzed programs, processes, or procedures and recommended improvements or solutions. This analysis included the identification of issues/problems/situations, researching potential solutions, and making recommendations based on research.
  3. INDEPENDENTLY analyzed programs, processes, or procedures and recommended improvements or solutions. This analysis included the identification of issues/problems/situations, researching potential solutions, and making recommendations based on research.
  4. None of the above.


* 4.In the box below, provide a brief description of your specific experience, education, knowledge, and/or training that supports your choice to the previous question. Do not paste your resume here or state SEE RESUME. Failure to provide a brief narrative for any KSA statement will result in disqualification of your application from further consideration.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 5.Ability to manage projects.**

Achieved desired project outcomes on time and within allocated resources. This included: 1) setting priorities, 2) planning and coordinating work activities so that all project goals were met, 3) managing project requirements and stakeholder expectations, 4) monitoring and evaluating all project activities, 5) anticipating problems in advance, clarifying issues, exploring alternatives, and resolving problems, 6) ensuring collaboration among teams of clients, staff, and vendors, 7) creating and delivering progress reports, 8) preparing formal project evaluations, and 9) presenting project results to senior managers.
  1. Led SEVERAL projects differing in scope related to the implementation and assessment of programs or processes, and in doing so executed ALL of the above tasks.
  2. Led A SINGLE project related to the implementation and assessment of a program or process, and in doing so executed ALL of the above tasks.
  3. Played a key role in managing a component of a project related to the implementation and/or assessment of programs or processes.
  4. None of the above.


* 6.In the box below, provide a brief description of your specific experience, education, knowledge, and/or training that supports your choice to the previous question. Do not paste your resume here or state SEE RESUME. Failure to provide a brief narrative for any KSA statement will result in disqualification of your application from further consideration.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 7.Ability to interact collaboratively with others.

Collaborated with others, including decision-makers and their staffs, supervisors, other managers, specialists, experts, co-workers, and clients in examining management/organizational programs, processes, and activities. This included actively seeking others’ input and contributing own expertise, experiences, and capabilities.
  1. Led a variety of collaborations with managers across the agency/organization in examining management/organizational programs, processes, and activities.
  2. Led a variety of collaborations with managers within own office or unit in examining management/organizational programs, processes, and activities.
  3. Led a variety of collaborations with co-workers within own office or unit in examining management/organizational programs, processes, and activities.
  4. None of the above.


* 8.In the box below, provide a brief description of your specific experience, education, knowledge, and/or training that supports your choice to the previous question. Do not paste your resume here or state SEE RESUME. Failure to provide a brief narrative for any KSA statement will result in disqualification of your application from further consideration.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 9.Ability to communicate in writing.

Wrote or drafted materials such as memoranda, correspondence, ad hoc reports, and management reports for both hardcopy and electronic distribution, conforming to the basic rules of spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  1. Independently wrote reports of a complex or specialized nature (e.g., project proposals; statistical reports; technical reports). This included communicating technical information to non-technical audience.
  2. Independently drafted, reviewed, and edited documents and reports for final distribution, including policy memoranda, procedures, correspondence, and reports and presentations that incorporated graphs, charts, or spreadsheets.
  3. Assisted in drafting, reviewing, and editing documents and reports for final distribution, including management reports, policy memoranda, ad hoc reports, procedures, correspondence, and presentations.
  4. None of the above.


* 10.In the box below, provide a brief description of your specific experience, education, knowledge, and/or training that supports your choice to the previous question. Do not paste your resume here or state SEE RESUME. Failure to provide a brief narrative for any KSA statement will result in disqualification of your application from further consideration.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.