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* 1.Ability to Develop and Implement Strategic and Program Performance Plans.**

Provided leadership, guidance, and consultation on the development of a program performance planning process that implemented the strategic vision and mission for an organization. This included: 1) developing program performance objectives/targets that support the organization’s mission and goals; 2) prioritizing goals to highlight and better ensure the achievement of core performance objectives/targets in support of the mission; 3) evaluating program performance objectives across the organization and advising senior management on issues for improvement or further program evaluation; 4) evaluating organizational progress against objectives/targets to identify cross functional opportunities to achieve economy and effectiveness; and 5) conducting quarterly reviews and preparing annual assessments of accomplishments and outcomes/results.
  1. Performed ALL of the above planning activities for a section or work unit in the private or public sector.
  2. Performed ALL of the above planning activities for a division, bureau or organization as a primary work responsibility within a Federal department or agency OR for a major Federal program/project.
  3. Performed planning activities 2) through 5) above in an organization.
  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 Manage Programs and Projects.**

Led or played a key role in managing complex or multiple projects related to the oversight, review and monitoring of organizational performance by performing the following: 1) identified root causes of under performance and taking actions to optimize efficiency, 2) conducted risk assessments of operational alternatives to inform decision making, 3) implemented and managed strategic and/or performance planning, 4) facilitated discussions to identify a range of possible solutions and anticipated outcomes, 5) designed and implemented a program performance planning process or framework to achieve results, and 6) implemented best practices and standards across program functions to improve overall organizational performance.
  1. Led or played a key role in SEVERAL projects relative to management/organizational programs, processes, and activities and in doing so completed 4 or 5 of the above.
  2. Led or played a key role in A SINGLE project relative to management/organizational programs, processes, and activities and in doing so completed AT LEAST 3 of the above.
  3. Led SEVERAL projects differing in scope relative to management/organizational programs, processes, and activities and in doing so completed ALL of the above.
  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 Communicate in Writing.**

Communicated in writing by producing complex and specialized project plans related to the work of the position and the supervisory responsibilities. Communicated information in written form such as 1) policies and procedures, 2) planning documents, 3) performance management documents, 4) program proposals, 5) analysis/reports, and 6) project plans.
  1. As a principal author or collaborator, independently wrote THREE of the above documents. These documents were used to communicate, change, justify, defend, negotiate, or settle matters involving significant or controversial organization-wide issues.
  2. As a principal author, independently wrote ALL of the above documents. These documents were used to communicate, change, justify, defend, negotiate, or settle matters involving significant organization-wide issues.
  3. As a principal author, independently wrote FOUR or FIVE of the above documents. These documents were used to communicate, change, justify, defend, negotiate, or settle matters involving significant or controversial organization-wide issues.
  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 Supervise, Motivate and Lead a Diverse Workforce.

Led, supervised and managed a diverse workforce and, in so doing, performed the following activities: 1) developed guidelines and performance expectation for staff, which are clearly communicated through a formal employee appraisal program, 2) gave informal feedback and coaching in evaluating employee performance, 3) resolved informal complaints and grievances, 4) advanced the goals of equal employment opportunity (EEO) by supporting diversity objectives, 5) identified developmental/training needs, and 6) created and fostered a culture of excellence, innovation, and collaboration.
  1. Exercised supervisory personnel management responsibilities including FOUR or FIVE of the above.
  2. Exercised supervisory personnel management responsibilities including ALL of the above.
  3. Exercised supervisory or team lead responsibilities including AT LEAST THREE of the above.
  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 Interact Collaboratively with Others.

Worked well with others as a leader, including senior leadership and subject matter experts. This includes 1) showing understanding, mutual trust, and respect for others, 2) actively seeking others’ input and contributing own expertise, experiences, and capabilities, 3) relating well to people from varied and diverse cultural, racial, ethnic, gender, age, educational and professional backgrounds, and 4) dealing effectively with individuals holding divergent and/or opposing views.
  1. LED at least one significant collaborative effort to address issues related to strategic and program performance planning systems, processes, or procedures. These efforts involved collaboration with and achieving consensus among others holding divergent and/or opposing views and goals.
  2. LED agency-wide or organization-wide collaborative efforts to address issues related to strategic and program performance planning systems, processes, or procedures. These efforts involved collaboration with and achieving consensus among others holding divergent and/or opposing views and goals.
  3. LED at a division or departmental level collaborative efforts to address issues related to strategic and program performance planning systems, processes, or procedures. These efforts involved collaboration with and achieving consensus among others holding divergent and/or opposing views and goals.
  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.