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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Program Analyst

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center

Job Announcement Number:SCGV13449551-840732E

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$38,790.00 to $50,431.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, February 14, 2013 to Thursday, February 21, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0343-07

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Orlando, FL United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

This is a CP-11 Comptroller Career Program position located at PEO-STRI, Orlando FL

PEO STRI is seeking candidates to participate in its “Acquisition Academy” which develops qualified candidates in the fields of government contracting, engineering, financial management, and logistics.  The focus of the Acquisition Academy is to teach the fundamentals of core PEO STRI competencies.  This developmental program takes an integrated, strategic approach to providing training that focuses on technical tasks, knowledge, skills, abilities, and personal characteristics required for superior performance in the Finance/Program Analysis competency. This program offers an optimal opportunity to begin a career with the federal government.

Candidates selected for this developmental program will spend approximately 12 weeks in the Acquisition Academy and upon successful completion will join PEO STRI project teams which provide training simulations and services to our Warfighters. 

The Acquisition Academy offers demanding yet rewarding training and a clear progression pattern. The training program is approximately 2 years. Full pay and benefits are provided while in training.

 

PEO STRI is committed to providing a career path that will develop expertise, as well as an exciting professional and personal challenge.

The position(s) covered by this recruitment flyer will transition from General Schedule (GS) to the DoD Civilian Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project (ACQ DEMO) upon reaching the full performance level.

 

This is an Army Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce position. Selectees must meet position requirements for certification at Level 2 in Acquisition Career Field Business, Cost Estimating and Financial Management within 24 months of entrance on duty.

 

The Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) FY2009 provides that the Secretary of Defense can designate acquisition positions within the Department of Defense as shortage positions and recruit and appoint highly qualified persons to those positions. This announcement is open to accept resumes from candidates interested in helping the Department of the Army meet our mission requirements for the acquisition of systems, equipment and facilities.

 

The Full Performance Level: 11

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • This position is open to all U.S. Citizens
  • Prior Federal experience is not required.
  • Temporary duty travel is required 10% of the time.
  • Security clearance and Financial Disclosure Statement is required.
  • Required to sign a formal training agreement and able to start on 7/29/2013

DUTIES:

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Typical duties will include serving as an analyst within a project management organization with responsibility for performing continuing review and analysis of assigned weapon system programs to determine status and progress towards accomplishment of goals and objectives and to identify areas requiring management attention. The performance of these duties will require the ability to research, interpret, and apply applicable regulations, guidelines, directives, principles, and practices.

 

What is the Comptroller Career Program (CP-11)? CP-11 is a comprehensive program for professional and administrative positions in a variety of financial and resource management related functional specialties. It is the framework through which leaders, managers, supervisors, and employees improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and professionalism of the financial management workforce.

Finance/Program Analysis is one of the career fields key to the Army's ability to accomplish its mission. Program Analysts analyze current and projected acquisition programs to evaluate actual or potential effectiveness in achieving objectives and perform financial management duties of assigned programs.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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 Qualifications and requirements for GS-7 include:

 INDIVIDUAL OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PROGRAM ANALYST:

  •  One full year of graduate level education (18 semester hours);

OR

  •  Superior Academic Achievement: Completion of all requirements for a bachelor's degree in any field plus one of the following   Superior Academic Achievement standards:

1.      A grade point average (GPA) of "B" (i.e., a GPA of 2.95 or higher out of a possible 4.0) for all completed undergraduate courses or those completed in the last two years of undergraduate study.

2.      A GPA of "B+" (i.e., 3.45 or higher out of a possible 4.0) for all courses in your major field of study or those courses in your major completed in the last two years of undergraduate study.

3.      Rank in the upper one-third of your baccalaureate graduating class or of a major university subdivision such as a College of Arts and Sciences.

4.      Membership in a national scholastic honor society (other than freshman honor societies) recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies.

OR

·        One (1) Year Specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 grade level.

                    OR

Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of post-high school level education and specialized experience.  Applicants who have the 1 year of appropriate specialized experience are not required to have general experience, education above the high school level, or any additional specialized experience to meet the minimum qualification requirements.


Other Requirements:

·        Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance.

·        Male Applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. 

·        You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship

·        Direct Deposit of Pay is required.

·        One-year probationary period required.

·        Travel may be required to receive training.

·        If selected, official college or university transcript must be submitted.  However, if applying based on education, unofficial transcripts must be submitted at the time of application.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position.  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


BENEFITS:

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Working for The Department of Army offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.   To find out more click here http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp.

 

 



OTHER INFORMATION:

1. If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.

2. If you are a current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former Federal employee who has reinstatement eligibility, you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50 that reflects career or career-conditional tenure, or you will not be considered under the merit promotion process. Also, you should submit your most recent performance appraisal.

3. If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must attach an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.

4. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

5. You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled; certain Vietnam era and disabled veterans; returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any, on your application and follow all other instructions for applying shown in this announcement.

6. All qualification requirements must be met within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, February 21, 2013.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 
 
Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.
 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID  840732.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire ,
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire
http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf, and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • Qualifications
  • Veterans Preference documentation
  • Miscellaneous

Submitting Documents

 

If you upload your documents using Application Manager, DO NOT FAX the same documents. To verify uploaded documents have been processed, please wait one hour to ensure they have cleared the virus scan. You can verify that your uploaded documents are attached to your application by checking the Details tab of your Application Manager account https://applicationmanager.gov for this vacancy announcement. Your documents will display under the Details tab in the Document area.

 

Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. To fax documents, you MUST use the special cover page. Print the pre-populated cover page on the upload documents screen of Application Manager. Or, you may click this link http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf to print a copy of the cover page. When faxing documents, follow the procedures outlined below.  

 

  • Include the 8-character Vacancy Identification Number 840732
  • Provide your Social Security Number and full name in the spaces provided or we will not be able to associate your document(s) with the rest of your application.
  • You may submit multiple documents for the same vacancy announcement using one cover page.
  • Fax your cover page and documents to 1-478-757-3144.

Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed. The following will prevent your documents from being processed: 

 

  • Not using the special cover page mentioned above.
  • Missing, incomplete, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number
  • Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name

Note: If you have documents in your Application Manager account from a previous vacancy announcement they can be opened, copied and saved then reused as an upload file for this vacancy. Uploading your documents will speed the processing of your application for this announcement.

Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted electronically using the document upload process, fax, mail or by hand-deliver. Please be sure to include all of the following information in your resume:

To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications  can be submitted electronically using the document upload process, fax, mail or by hand-deliver. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.

Note: Please be sure to include all of the following information in your resume:

Job Information:
-Vacancy Identification Number, title, grade and location for which you are applying.
Personal Information:
- Full name, mailing address (with zip code) and day/evening telephone numbers (with area code).
- Social Security Number. Giving your Social Security Number is voluntary. However, we cannot process your application without it.
- Country of Citizenship.
- If ever employed by the Federal Government, please show the highest Federal civilian grade held, job series, and dates of employment in grade.
Education:
- High School name, city, state and zip code, date of diploma or GED.
- Colleges and/or Universities attended, city, state and zip code.
- Major field(s) of study.
- Type and year of degree(s) received. If no degree received, show total credit hours received in semester or quarter hours.
Work Experience for each paid or non-paid position held related to the job for which you are applying (do not provide copies of job descriptions):
- Job title.
- Duties and accomplishments.
- Number of hours per week.
- Employer's name and address.
- Supervisor's name and phone number.
- Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year).
- Salary.
- Indicate if your current supervisor may be contacted.
Other Qualifications:
- Job-related training courses (title and year).
- Job-related skills (e.g., other languages, computer software/hardware, tools, machinery, typing speed, etc.)
- Job-related certificates and licenses.
- Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments. (e.g., publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking, performance awards, etc.) Do not send copies of documents unless specifically requested.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Gwen E. Ferguson
Phone: (407)208-3310
Fax: (407)208-3380
Email: GWEN.FERGUSON@US.ARMY.MIL
Agency Information:
DA CHRA ACWA
12350 Research Parkway
Orlando, FL
32826 Fax: (407)208-3380

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a reveiw of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or  interviews are required you will be contacted.

Instructions for completing the OPM 1203-FX:

If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

Social Security Number

Enter your Social Security Number in the space indicated. Providing your Social Security Number is voluntary, however we can not process your application without it.


Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: 840732


1. Title of Job

Program Analyst


2. Biographic Data

All biographic information is required, except for your telephone number and the contact time.


3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

8. Other Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

9. Languages

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level you will accept.


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11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

12. Special Knowledge

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

These dates are required if you have claimed Veterans' Preference unless you have claimed derived Preference (i.e., widows, spouse, etc.)
Please use this format: (mm/dd/yyyy)


16. Availability Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

17. Service Computation Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

18. Other Date Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

19. Job Preference

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

20. Occupational Specialties

Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Program Analyst

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


122360095 Orlando, FL

22. Transition Assistance Plan

In this section indicate if you are a surplus or displaced Federal employee requesting special priority consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP).

Note: To receive consideration for CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit the necessary supporting documentation. Refer to the vacancy announcement for additional information and instructions.


23. Job Related Experience

Please insert the total number of years and months of your job related experience.


24. Personal Background Information

The United States District Court for the District of Columbia, in a decree approved in a lawsuit entitled Luevano v. Springer, Civil Action no. 79-0271, has ordered that Federal Government agencies provide data on the race and national origin of applicants for certain Federal occupations. The position for which you are applying is in one of those occupations.

The collection of this information is authorized for use by the Office of Personnel Management only for the purposes of complying with the requirements of the
Luevano v. Springer Decree. The data you supply will be used for statistical analysis pursuant to the requirements of the lawsuit, and will not be shared with employing agencies.

You are requested to complete the following: however, submission of this information is voluntary. Your failure to do so will have no effect on the processing of your application for Federal employment.

The first six categories below provide descriptions of race and national origins. Select the category with which you identify yourself. If you are of mixed race and/or national origin, select the category with which you most closely identify yourself. Please select only one category.

PRIMARY GEOGRAPHIC ZONE

Select the Zone (items 7 through 15) which includes your first choice for location of employment. This designation is for statistical use only and will not affect your actual consideration for employment. Your geographic area of consideration will be determined by your entries in items 7 through 15. Please select only one.


01 American Indian or Alaskan Native - A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North America, and who maintains cultural identification through community recognition or tribal affiliation.
02 Asian or Pacific Islander - A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, or the Pacific Islands. For example, this area includes China, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippine Islands, and Samoa.
03 Black, not of Hispanic origin - A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. This does not include persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish cultures or origins.
04 Hispanic - A person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish cultures or origins. This does not include persons of Portuguese culture or origin.
05 White, not of Hispanic origin - A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, North America, or the Middle East. This does not include persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish cultures or origins.
06 A person not included in another category.
07 ATLANTA ZONE includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia
08 CHICAGO ZONE includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wisconsin
09 DALLAS ZONE includes Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming
10 PHILADELPHIA ZONE includes Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont
11 SAN FRANCISCO ZONE includes California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington
12 ALASKA ZONE includes the State of Alaska
13 CARIBBEAN ZONE includes Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
14 HAWAII ZONE includes the State of Hawaii and Pacific overseas area
15 WASHINGTON, DC ZONE - Washington, DC metro area (Charles, Montgomery, and Prince George Counties in MD, Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William, King George, Stafford, and Loudoun Counties and Falls Church, Alexandria, and Fairfax cities in VA) and Atlantic overseas area (African, European, Middle Eastern, Central and South American countries)

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

OCCUPATIONAL QUESTIONS - Mark only 1 response for each question.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND WORK EXPERIENCE

This section asks you to describe your educational background, your work, and other experiences in specific factors which relate to job performance. ALL QUESTIONS MUST BE ANSWERED. Record your answers in Section 25.

1. Please answer "A" for this question.

A. This is the correct answer.

2. From the descriptions below, select the letter that describes education or experience you have that demonstrates your ability to perform GS-7, Program Analyst work. If your highest level of education is not described below, choose the letter than describes experience or lower level education that you do have. Mark only 1 response.

A. I have a bachelor's degree and superior academic achievement.
B. I have one full year of graduate level education, or possess a master's or higher degree, e.g., LL.B., J.D., LL.M., Ph.D, in a field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.
C. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service which included work that involves: (1) Experience with office automation systems and processes in support of an organization. (2) Knowledge of general program management policies, concepts, practices and principles.
D. I have less than the full amount of graduate education described in "B" and less than the amount of experience described in "C," but I have a combination of the type of education described in "B" and the type of experience described in "C."
E. My education and/or experience is not reflected in any of the above statements.

3. Please respond "A" for this question.

A. This is the correct response.

4. Please respond "A" for this question.

A. This is the correct response.

5. Please respond "A" for this question.

A. This is the correct response.

The following questions ask you to describe your educational background, your work, and other experiences in specific areas which relate to successful job performance.

You are to choose one answer to each question from among the alternatives presented. Then, record your answers in Section 25 on OPM Form 1203-FX beginning at Item 6. Do not mark more than one answer for each question. Multiple answers will not be counted. Do not omit answers unless instructed to do so. Other omissions may decrease your score.

6. During high school (grades 9 - 12), I made the semester honor roll:

A. never
B. once or twice
C. three or four times
D. five or six times
E. seven or eight times

7. The high school grade I most often received was:

A. A
B. B
C. C
D. D or lower
E. I do not remember

IF YOU DID NOT ATTEND COLLEGE, PLEASE SKIP TO ITEM 9.

8. The college grade I most often received was:

A. A
B. B
C. C
D. D or lower
E. I do not remember

9. In the past three years the number of different paying jobs I have held for more than two weeks is:

A. 7 or more
B. 5 - 6
C. 3 - 4
D. 1 - 2
E. none

10. I have been employed in work similar to that of the job covered by this examination:

A. never employed in a similar job
B. less than 1 year
C. 1 - 2 years
D. 3 - 4 years
E. over 5 years

11. In the past three years, my primary work experience has been in:

A. professional or administrative occupations
B. clerical or sales occupations
C. service occupations
D. trades or labor occupations
E. not employed in the past three years

12. On my present or most recent job, my supervisor rated me as:

A. outstanding
B. above average
C. average
D. below average
E. not employed or received no rating

13. In the past three years the number of jobs I have been fired from is:

A. 5 or more
B. 3 to 4
C. 2
D. 1
E. none

14. The number of civic or social organizations (which have regular meetings and a defined membership) that I belong to is:

A. none
B. 1
C. 2 or 3
D. 4 to 6
E. 7 or more

15. In organizations to which I belong, my participation is best described as:

A. do not belong to any organizations
B. not very active
C. a regular member but not an office holder
D. have held at least one important office
E. have held several important offices

16. My previous supervisors (or teachers if not previously employed) would most likely describe my basic math skills as:

A. superior
B. above average
C. average
D. below average
E. do not know

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

The questions in this part relate to fundamental competencies, such as problem solving, that are required for the job for which you are applying.

Please answer each question "A" for YES or "B" for NO.

Keep in mind the following:

1)

1)      Some questions refer to “work” experience.  Unless otherwise stated, this includes experience you have gained through:

 

·      School,

·      Volunteer work,

·      Military service,

·      Paid employment,

·      Hobbies, or

·      Professional, charitable, religious, community, social, or other organizations.

2) Some questions include examples to help show the broad range of accomplishments and experience applicants might have. Read the entire question using the examples as a guide, but do not base your answers solely on the examples.

3) Some questions ask you if you received a grade of B or above in your schoolwork. On an A, B, C, D, F scale, a grade of B or above is considered an above average grade. If you were graded on a different scale, use the equivalent of a B or above on the type of scale on which you were graded.

Answer all questions to the best of your ability. Your responses are subject to verification through background checks, job interviews, and any other information obtained during the application process. Untruthful responses or any attempt to conceal information can result in your removal from a Federal job and in you being barred from seeking Federal employment in the future.

A- Yes
B- No

17. Have you identified and solved a problem with a procedure, product, or service that benefited the organization (for example, saved the organization time or money, increased sales, reduced errors, etc.)?

18. Have you successfully done work that regularly required you to determine resource requirements or monitor the use of resources (for example, staff, space, equipment, supplies, materials, etc.)?

19. Have you received formal recognition for work related to financial management (for example, received an award, letter of commendation, early promotion, etc.)?

20. Have you participated in training classes, workshops, or seminars outside of school that helped you improve your financial management skills?

21. Have you successfully done work where you played a key role in keeping morale up, fostering team spirit or cooperation, or making a group more productive (for example, worked as a coach, supervisor, campaign manager, etc.)?

22. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved negotiating with customers or clients to modify products or to resolve problems or disputes?

23. Have you successfully done work that required extensive on-the-job training?

24. Have you worked on several major assignments or projects at the same time with minimal supervision and completed the work on time or ahead of schedule?

25. Since high school, have you received a grade of B or above in oral communication classes (for example, speech, public speaking, theater, etc.) or participated in activities that improved your oral communication skills (for example, training classes, workshops, seminars, debate team, speech club, etc.)?

26. Have you effectively served on a problem-solving, planning, or goal-setting committee or team?

27. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved forecasting costs or revenues for the short term (weekly, monthly, or quarterly)?

28. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved answering questions, gathering nonsensitive information, or providing assistance to others, either in person or by telephone?

29. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved informally providing oral explanations of technical information or other complex information, such as regulations, policies, or procedures?

30. Have you successfully audited financial records, or monitored a budget to ensure expenditures were within budget, or that funds were disbursed, properly accounted for, or used according to regulations or policies?

31. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved composing letters or writing reports containing several short paragraphs, such as investigation reports, accident reports, performance evaluations, etc.?

32. Have you received formal recognition (for example, received an award, letter of commendation, etc.) or been given certain assignments because of your ability to work well in a group?

33. Have you successfully planned an event such as a conference, fund-raiser, etc.?

34. Have you successfully written reports that presented facts, findings, logical conclusions, and persuasive arguments (for example, wrote a thesis, briefing papers, policy papers, complex research papers, etc.)?

35. Have you broken a sales record or a similar record, regularly exceeded quotas or similar productivity standards, or received formal recognition for doing work that surpassed what was expected (for example, received a certificate of appreciation, bonus, etc.)?

36. Have you participated in training classes, workshops, or seminars outside of school that helped you improve your teamwork skills?

37. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved interacting with people, other than your co-workers, from a foreign country or from different ethnic or cultural backgrounds?

38. Have you successfully negotiated with another person sharing the same resources (for example, negotiated for employees, space, equipment, etc.)?

39. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved persuading customers or clients to purchase a product or service?

40. Do you regularly monitor your progress toward achieving your career goals (for example, by initiating discussions about your career goals with your supervisor, employee counselor, mentor, etc.)?

41. Have you successfully dealt with a disruption to regular operations in a way that allowed for completion of the work or continuation of a noncritical service?

42. Have you devised a strategy to overcome a major setback that successfully enabled you to complete a project on time or within budget?

43. Have you used study or review techniques that helped you learn material more effectively?

44. Have you successfully completed a large-scale project (lasting several months or longer) on or ahead of schedule with minimal supervision?

45. Have you successfully negotiated contracts, leases, or prices for services, supplies, equipment, property, etc.?

46. Have you often been asked to proofread or edit the writing of others for content, punctuation, spelling, and grammar?

47. Have you successfully learned a hobby or leisure activity requiring extensive study or use of complex directions (for example, constructing stereo or computer systems, making stained glass objects, etc.)?

48. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved discussing sensitive information with others, or interviewing or surveying people, either in person or by telephone, to gather information they were reluctant to give?

49. Have you learned a hobby or leisure activity well enough that others have paid you to do it?

50. Have you successfully prepared a program or project budget?

51. Have you successfully done work that involved writing technical or legal reports, or translating technical or other complex material into language that was more easily understood?

52. Have you successfully planned activities for nonwork groups (for example, athletic teams, professional associations, religious groups, etc.)?

53. Have you participated in post-high school activities that helped you improve your negotiation or persuasion skills (for example, college debate team, training classes, workshops, seminars, etc.)?

54. Have you successfully done work that constantly required you to work under difficult time constraints?

55. Have you successfully done work in a setting where the fast pace required employees to assist each other to ensure that quality service or products were provided (for example, worked on an assembly line, in a fast-food restaurant, etc.)?

56. Have you successfully completed a complex research project that included collecting and analyzing information, and reporting conclusions or recommendations?

57. Have you successfully resolved disagreements among a group of peers in a goal-oriented setting (for example, sports team, work group, theater group, cheerleading squad, etc.)?

58. Have you participated in training classes, workshops, or seminars outside of school that helped you improve your self-management skills (for example, time management, goal setting, career development, etc.)?

59. Have you successfully done work that required you to live with others 24 hours a day while working with them toward a common goal (for example, completed a tour of duty on a submarine, worked on a wilderness trail-building team or scientific expedition, etc.)?

60. Have you received favorable feedback for oral presentations you have given to management or other officials, or to the public (for example, for speaking at religious services, performing in theatrical productions, etc.)?

61. Have you successfully persuaded management, other members of your group, customers, or clients to accept a proposal?

62. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved interacting with customers, clients, co-workers, or supervisors who were especially difficult to get along with?

63. Have you successfully prepared a budget for an office, department, or organization?

64. Have you successfully done work that only occasionally required you to present information at briefings, meetings, conferences, or hearings?

65. Have you successfully done work that regularly required you to modify plans to accommodate unexpected assignments or to respond to changing workloads, priorities, or deadlines?

66. Have you successfully done work that involved forecasting costs or revenues for the long term (annually or longer)?

67. Have you made presentations where you successfully persuaded someone to do something (for example, support a project, accept your recommendations, purchase a product or service, etc.)?

68. Have you successfully done work that regularly required you to lead or facilitate briefings, meetings, or conferences, or formally present technical or other complex information to others?

69. Have you taught yourself skills that improved your performance in school or at work (for example, taught yourself typing, computer skills, a foreign language, etc.)?

70. Have you designed or developed something, on your own initiative, to help you or other employees better complete assignments (for example, designed a training manual)?

71. Have you successfully completed a long-term project outside of work where you were solely responsible for doing the work (for example, completed a thesis, wrote a book that was published, prepared a horse for competition that won a ribbon, restored an antique car, etc.)?

72. In high school, did you have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, belong to an honor society, or graduate with honors?

73. Have you successfully completed a highly structured, formal training program, not including an apprenticeship for a trade or craft, that required you to learn a complex body of information (for example, training for jobs in insurance, law enforcement, real estate, etc.)?

74. Have you successfully done work that frequently required you to present nontechnical information at briefings, meetings, conferences, or hearings?

75. Have you written procedures or instructions that others have followed successfully (for example, instruction manuals, survey instructions, training materials, etc.)?

76. Have you received favorable feedback about your interpersonal skills when serving as a leader, instructor, or supervisor for academic, religious, community, sports, leisure, or work activities?

77. Have you developed a formal mechanism to learn more about a problem (for example, developed a survey, conducted interviews or focus groups, etc.)?

78. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved interacting or coordinating with people outside of your immediate work group (for example, people from other offices, departments, organizations, etc.)?

79. Have you received formal recognition for your written work (for example, received an award, letter of commendation, excellent performance appraisal rating, etc.)?

80. Have you done work that involved writing brochures, press releases, or speeches?

81. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved verifying the accuracy of information or the relevance of information to a problem or a situation (for example, investigative work)?

82. Have you learned a hobby or leisure activity well enough that you have been asked to do it for others on a voluntary basis?

83. Have you successfully planned or monitored a large-scale project or program that involved several steps that were carried out over an extended period of time?

84. Have you received formal recognition for solving a work-related problem (for example, received an award, a letter of commendation, etc.)?

85. Have you worked on a team that produced measurable improvements (for example, an increase in production, quality, customer satisfaction, or a decrease in costs, number of injuries, complaints, etc.)?

86. Have you received formal recognition for your ability to work well with others (for example, received a letter of recommendation or appreciation, an excellent performance appraisal rating, etc.)?


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