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Grade: 11

1 Select the one answer that best describes your educational/experience background to meet the basic qualifications requirements for the International Relations , GS-11, position. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-9 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
  • I have a combination of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-09 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION and GRADUATE LEVEL EDUCATION that provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  • I do not meet any of the education and/or experience /education combination options above.
2 Do you have a foreign language skill? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Do you have the ability to speak and read Russian, French and/or Spanish in all styles and forms of the language pertinent to the duties of the position? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4

From the following options, pick the statement that describes your experience with substantive research related to child labor and/or forced labor. For purposes of this question, “substantive” means you have carried out research and produced a written product directly related to this item as part of your job.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently with some supervision.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed this task routinely myself with minimal supervision.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed this task routinely myself and others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
5 Choose the statement(s), if any, that describe your experience with talking points for presentations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared talking points that have later been presented to others.
  • I have helped someone else to prepare talking points by completing research or editing their draft talking points.
  • I have delivered presentations, based on talking points prepared by others.
  • My experience with talking points is not described here.
  • I have prepared talking points and delivered them in a presentation.
6

Select each task you have performed as a regular part of a job. 

Answer to this question is required
  • Conducted comprehensive desk research, drawing on multiple sources including reports from international and domestic organizations, academic databases, media, civil society groups, and foreign governments, on international policy issues.
  • Wrote reports on international policy issues that were published for public consumption.
  • Prepared briefing papers, memos, talking points, letters, and other documents on international policy issues, including Congressionally-mandated reports, for senior officials and others as directed.
7

Please select the one statement that best describes your experience researching and summarizing the laws of countries in Asia.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently with some supervision.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed this task routinely myself with minimal supervision.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed this task routinely myself and others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
8 From the following options, indicate those in which you have experience. For the purpose of this question, "experience" means you have taken classes at the graduate level or carried out research directly related to this item. Answer to this question is required
  • C138 – Minimum Age Convention
  • C182 – Convention Concerning the Prohibition and Immediate Action for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labor
  • C029 – Forced Labor Convention
  • C105 – Abolition of Forced Labor Convention
  • Social, political and economic factors contributing to child labor and forced labor
  • UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Trafficking in persons, in general
  • Executive Order 13126 – Prohibition of Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor
  • Trade and Development Act of 2000
  • Trafficking Victims Protection Act (2000, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2013)
  • None of the above
9 Choose the statement that most accurately describes your experience with the history, culture and politics of foreign country or region of the world. Answer to this question is required
  • I have little to no experience working with the history, culture or politics of foreign country or region of the world.
  • I have worked on-location in foreign country or region of the world on issues related to at least one of the following subjects/issues: capacity building for government or civil society, education, child labor, forced labor, human trafficking, poverty alleviation, employment generation, livelihood promotion, micro-finance, migration, and/or labor law.
  • I have worked on-location in a country in foreign country or region of the world on subjects/issues unrelated to capacity building for government or civil society, education, child labor, forced labor, human trafficking, poverty alleviation, employment generation, livelihood promotion, micro-finance, migration and/or labor law.
  • I have taken two or more college-level courses on the topics of capacity building for government or civil society, education, child labor, forced labor, human trafficking, poverty alleviation, employment generation, livelihood promotion, micro-finance, migration, and/or labor law.
  • I have taken two or more college-level courses in the history, culture or politics of foreign country or region of the world.
  • I have worked in the United States on issues related to Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, or Europe on at least one of the following subjects: capacity building for government or civil society, education, child labor, forced labor, human trafficking, poverty alleviation, employment generation, livelihood promotion, micro-finance, migration and/or labor law.
  • I have worked in the United States on subjects/issues regarding Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, or Europe but unrelated to capacity building for government or civil society, education, child labor, forced labor, human trafficking, poverty alleviation, employment generation, livelihood promotion, micro-finance, migration and/or labor law.
10

Please select the one statement that best describes your experience developing policy or program recommendations.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently with some supervision.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed this task routinely myself with minimal supervision.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed this task routinely myself and others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
11 Indicate those policy products for which you have been responsible as a regular part of a job. Answer to this question is required
  • Organizational assessments and/or Issue/position papers or summary reports on organizational data that included analysis and recommendations.
  • Policy statements, legal briefs, and guidance to internal stakeholders.
  • Budget support, justification impact and analysis.
  • Guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new or revised initiatives or systems.
  • Recommendations for solutions to policy or reporting problems.
  • Briefings, talking points or reports on policy matters for White House officials.
  • Briefings, testimony, or reports on policy matters for Congress.
  • Briefings and talking points for senior governmental officials, such as the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Deputy UnderSecretary, Ambassador, or Deputy Chief of Mission on policy matters.
  • Responses to foreign government, corporate, trade union or civil society inquiries on policy matters.
  • None of the above
12

Please select the one statement that best describes your experience in negotiating U.S. government policy positions on international policy issues.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently with some supervision.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed this task routinely myself with minimal supervision.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed this task routinely myself and others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
13 Choose the one statement that best describes your experience in representing an organization at meetings, briefings, or events on international policy issues in a diplomatic and tactful manner. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not represented my organization at any meetings, briefings, or events regarding these matters.
  • I have prepared others to represent my organization at such meetings, briefings, or events, but have not represented my organization myself.
  • I have attended and participated fully in such meetings, but did not have a lead representative or presenter role.
  • I have served as the lead representative of my organization in discussions on such issues in forums such as meetings of various government agencies, and meetings with international or multilateral organizations.

Grade: 12

1 Select the one answer that best describes your educational/experience background to meet the basic qualifications requirements for the International Relations , GS-12, position. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements.
2 Do you have a foreign language skill? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Do you have the ability to speak and read Russian, French and/or Spanish in all styles and forms of the language pertinent to the duties of the position? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4

From the following options, pick the statement that describes your experience with substantive research related to child labor and/or forced labor. For purposes of this question, “substantive” means you have carried out research and produced a written product directly related to this item as part of your job.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently with some supervision.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed this task routinely myself with minimal supervision.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed this task routinely myself and others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
5 Choose the statement(s), if any, that describe your experience with talking points for presentations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared talking points that have later been presented to others.
  • I have helped someone else to prepare talking points by completing research or editing their draft talking points.
  • I have delivered presentations, based on talking points prepared by others.
  • My experience with talking points is not described here.
  • I have prepared talking points and delivered them in a presentation.
6

Select each task you have performed as a regular part of a job. 

Answer to this question is required
  • Conducted comprehensive desk research, drawing on multiple sources including reports from international and domestic organizations, academic databases, media, civil society groups, and foreign governments, on international policy issues.
  • Wrote reports on international policy issues that were published for public consumption.
  • Prepared briefing papers, memos, talking points, letters, and other documents on international policy issues, including Congressionally-mandated reports, for senior officials and others as directed.
7

Please select the one statement that best describes your experience researching and summarizing the laws of countries in Asia.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently with some supervision.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed this task routinely myself with minimal supervision.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed this task routinely myself and others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
8 From the following options, indicate those in which you have experience. For the purpose of this question, "experience" means you have taken classes at the graduate level or carried out research directly related to this item. Answer to this question is required
  • C138 – Minimum Age Convention
  • C182 – Convention Concerning the Prohibition and Immediate Action for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labor
  • C029 – Forced Labor Convention
  • C105 – Abolition of Forced Labor Convention
  • Social, political and economic factors contributing to child labor and forced labor
  • UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Trafficking in persons, in general
  • Executive Order 13126 – Prohibition of Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor
  • Trade and Development Act of 2000
  • Trafficking Victims Protection Act (2000, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2013)
  • None of the above
9 Choose the statement that most accurately describes your experience with the history, culture and politics of foreign country or region of the world. Answer to this question is required
  • I have little to no experience working with the history, culture or politics of foreign country or region of the world.
  • I have worked on-location in foreign country or region of the world on issues related to at least one of the following subjects/issues: capacity building for government or civil society, education, child labor, forced labor, human trafficking, poverty alleviation, employment generation, livelihood promotion, micro-finance, migration, and/or labor law.
  • I have worked on-location in a country in foreign country or region of the world on subjects/issues unrelated to capacity building for government or civil society, education, child labor, forced labor, human trafficking, poverty alleviation, employment generation, livelihood promotion, micro-finance, migration and/or labor law.
  • I have taken two or more college-level courses on the topics of capacity building for government or civil society, education, child labor, forced labor, human trafficking, poverty alleviation, employment generation, livelihood promotion, micro-finance, migration, and/or labor law.
  • I have taken two or more college-level courses in the history, culture or politics of foreign country or region of the world.
  • I have worked in the United States on issues related to Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, or Europe on at least one of the following subjects: capacity building for government or civil society, education, child labor, forced labor, human trafficking, poverty alleviation, employment generation, livelihood promotion, micro-finance, migration and/or labor law.
  • I have worked in the United States on subjects/issues regarding Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, or Europe but unrelated to capacity building for government or civil society, education, child labor, forced labor, human trafficking, poverty alleviation, employment generation, livelihood promotion, micro-finance, migration and/or labor law.
10

Please select the one statement that best describes your experience developing policy or program recommendations.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently with some supervision.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed this task routinely myself with minimal supervision.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed this task routinely myself and others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
11 Indicate those policy products for which you have been responsible as a regular part of a job. Answer to this question is required
  • Organizational assessments and/or Issue/position papers or summary reports on organizational data that included analysis and recommendations.
  • Policy statements, legal briefs, and guidance to internal stakeholders.
  • Budget support, justification impact and analysis.
  • Guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new or revised initiatives or systems.
  • Recommendations for solutions to policy or reporting problems.
  • Briefings, talking points or reports on policy matters for White House officials.
  • Briefings, testimony, or reports on policy matters for Congress.
  • Briefings and talking points for senior governmental officials, such as the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Deputy UnderSecretary, Ambassador, or Deputy Chief of Mission on policy matters.
  • Responses to foreign government, corporate, trade union or civil society inquiries on policy matters.
  • None of the above
12

Please select the one statement that best describes your experience in negotiating U.S. government policy positions on international policy issues.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently with some supervision.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed this task routinely myself with minimal supervision.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed this task routinely myself and others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
13 Choose the one statement that best describes your experience in representing an organization at meetings, briefings, or events on international policy issues in a diplomatic and tactful manner. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not represented my organization at any meetings, briefings, or events regarding these matters.
  • I have prepared others to represent my organization at such meetings, briefings, or events, but have not represented my organization myself.
  • I have attended and participated fully in such meetings, but did not have a lead representative or presenter role.
  • I have served as the lead representative of my organization in discussions on such issues in forums such as meetings of various government agencies, and meetings with international or multilateral organizations.

Grade: All Grades

1 Where did you learn about this Department of Labor job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • DOL Website
  • USAJOBS
  • DOL Employee (former or current)
  • Employment Office (Federal, State, or Local)
  • Friend or Relative
  • Job Fair, Conference or Convention
  • Public Notice or Service Announcement
  • Radio/Television Broadcast/Magazine Ads
  • Government Recruitment at School
  • Other
  • Email recruitment communication
2 I understand submission of supporting documentation, e.g., transcripts, DD-214, SF-50, Most recent performance appraisal dated within 18 months (or reason explaining why one cannot be provided) 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. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 I understand that the responses I selected in this questionnaire must be fully supported by detailed descriptions of my work experiences in my resume. In the event that my responses are not supported by my resume, the human resources office will amend my responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency demonstrated in my resume. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No