Vacancy ID: 848454   Announcement Number: CIS-PJN-848454-HCT   USAJOBS Control Number: 338511100

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Your responses to the on-line questionnaire must be supported by your resume.  Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating.


1. There is a residency requirement for all applicants not currently employed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. This residency requirement states that candidates must have, for three of the last five years immediately prior to applying for this position(s); (1) resided in the United States; OR (2) worked for the United States Government as an employee overseas in a Federal or Military capacity; OR (3) been a dependent of a U.S. Federal or Military employee serving overseas. Do you meet these requirements?

A. Yes
B. No
C. The residency requirement does not apply to me because I am currently a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services employee.
D. No, however I do fall under the EXCEPTION of state-side coverage.  I understand that I must submit complete state-side coverage information required to make a suitability/security determination at a later time if deemed necessary.

The following question will only be used to determine whether or not you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position. You may wish to consult the vacancy announcement for a description of these requirements.

2. Which of the following statements best describes your experience?

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level serving as a program manager/policy expert in Labor and Employee Relations (LER) responsible for overseeing a staff of LER specialists; developing LER policies, standard operating procedures, and guidance; identifying and proposing alternate LER solutions as they relate to negotiations and arbitration; evaluating and making recommendations concerning overall plans and proposals for complex agency projects; and advising senior management on complex issues.
B. My experience does not meet the experience described above.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

For each item, select the ONE response that most accurately describes your current level of experience and capability using the scale below.

A- I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
B- I have limited experience in performing this work behavior. I have had exposure to this work behavior but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
C- I have experience performing this work behavior across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
D- I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted other in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusually complex situations.
E- I am considered an expert in carrying out this work behavior. I advise and instruct others in carrying out this work behavior on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or supervisors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.


Serve as senior expert on employment and labor laws and regulations providing oversight, advice, guidance, and training to ER specialists.


Research case law, regulations and precedents related to a range of employee relations program areas in response to complex, unique situations.


Plan, direct, and evaluate a labor and employee relations program.


Interpret and apply federal personnel laws, regulations, policies and procedures, and advise management of their application.


Provide advice and assistance to supervisors and managers on the supportability of particular actions for misconduct, framing charges and outlining specifications.


Provide guidance and consultation to supervisors and managers relative to an organization's negotiated agreement(s) and labor relations issues in general.


Develop and provide training on variety of employee relations topics for managers and professional development of internal ER staff.


Represent Labor Employee Relations Division in meetings with external organizations.


Lead projects related to employee or labor relations to determine compliance with policy, practices and regulations and identify weaknesses.


Advise and coach supervisors and managers on managing employee performance, developing performance standards/work plans, and developing performance improvement plans.


Provide recommendations and suggestions to modify program operations to improve effectiveness and efficiency.


Establish priorities and hold staff accountable for work products.


Review and approve for final release performance, disciplinary and adverse actions ensuring they are properly developed, well-written, and supported to meet technical, legal sufficiency, and merit standards.


Collaborate in drafting new regulations or procedures to serve as operational program guidance.


Write decision summaries for a variety of administrative cases.


Write complex disciplinary/adverse actions, Congressional responses, or information for third party proceedings.


Write performance based action documents ensuring they are properly developed, well-written, and supported to meet technical and legal sufficiency.

20. As previously explained, your ratings in this Occupational Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency.

Please take this opportunity to review your ratings to ensure their accuracy. By agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you: 1) understand this warning, 2) have reviewed your responses to this questionnaire for accuracy, and 3) verify that your responses accurately describe your current level of experience and capability.

Failure to agree to this statement will disqualify you from further consideration for the position.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that I may be removed from consideration.
B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.