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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 Select the statement that best describes your experience conducting systematic and well-organized research into a wide variety of topics. 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 minimal supervision.
  • I have performed this task routinely myself, and others have consulted me for assistance in performing this task.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed this task routinely myself and others have consulted me for assistance in performing this task.
3 Select the statement that best describes your experience summarizing findings and research in written products of various types, including briefing papers, short summaries, and reports: 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 minimal supervision.
  • I have performed this task routinely myself, and others have consulted me for assistance in performing this task.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed this task routinely myself and others have consulted me for assistance in performing this task.
4 Select each task you have performed as a regular part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Conducted systematic meta-analysis across evaluation or other reports to discern trends that were relevant to policy or program decisions.
  • Prepared briefing papers, memos, talking points, or other deliverables presenting trends in evaluation or audit findings to enhance learning from and use of these resources by program staff and management.
  • Worked within an organization to develop methods and procedures to ensure dissemination and take-up of learning from evaluations, audits, or other sources.
  • Analyzed and prepared written deliverables documenting your organization’s adherence to laws, regulations or other requirements
  • None of the above.
5 Please indicate which of the following types of communication and problem-solving function you have performed as a regular part of your job. (Check all that apply). Answer to this question is required
  • Prepares and present information to internal and external audiences.
  • Expresses thoughts or opinions in a logical sequence as a member of a work team.
  • Works closely with individuals and groups to resolve problems, analyze alternatives, negotiate differences, and make improvements.
  • Explains problems tactfully and with clarity.
  • None of the above.
6 Have you had a substantive role in carrying out any of the following activities relating to the oversight and facilitation of evaluations? For purposes of this question, “substantive” means you have carried out this task as a central or major part of your work with minimal supervision. Answer to this question is required
  • Developed research questions for an evaluation.
  • Determined the appropriate evaluation methodology based on research questions.
  • Worked with an evaluator and stakeholders to develop an evaluation terms of reference.
  • Coordinated the dissemination of evaluation reports.
  • Ensured an evaluator has adhered to the agreed-upon Statement of Work/Terms of Reference.
  • None of the above.
7 Please select the one statement that best describes your experience in conducting technical reviews of evaluation reports for quality, accuracy, readability, and completeness and determining appropriate follow-up actions. 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 minimal supervision.
  • I have performed this task routinely myself, and others have consulted me for assistance in performing this task.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed this task routinely myself and others have consulted me for assistance in performing this task.
8 Please select the one statement that best describes your experience directly working with project Implementers to develop monitoring and evaluation plans that serve as a framework for measuring and reporting on project performance and a basis for management decision-making and course corrections. 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 minimal supervision.
  • I have performed this task routinely myself, and others have consulted me for assistance in performing this task.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed this task routinely myself and others have consulted me for assistance in performing this task..
9

From the following options, indicate those technical skills in which you have completed substantive work. For purposes of this question, “substantive” means you have spent a substantial amount of time and produced a deliverable directly related to this item as part of your job. (Check all that apply):

Answer to this question is required
  • Developed or worked with implementing organizations to develop monitoring and evaluation systems to measure project progress towards meeting intended outcomes/objectives.
  • Developed or worked with implementing organizations to develop results framework, theory of change, or logical framework.
  • Developed or worked with implementing organizations to develop objective, outcome, and output-level performance indicators for international technical assistance projects/programs.
  • Used performance data reported by international technical assistance projects to inform management decisions or possible course corrections.
  • Conducted technical review of monitoring and evaluation plans for quality and completeness
  • Overseen the implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems.
  • None of the above.
10 Select the statement that best describes your experience responding to and coordinating requests for grant or program performance data: 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 minimal supervision.
  • I have performed this task routinely myself, and others have consulted me for assistance in performing this task.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed this task routinely myself and others have consulted me for assistance in performing this task.
11 From the following options, indicate those skills in which you have completed substantive work. For purposes of this question, “substantive” means you have provided oversight and produced a written product directly related to this item as part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Developed a Scope or Work or Performance Work Statement for a contract or grant/cooperative agreement.
  • Served as a Contract Officer or Grant Officer’s Representative.
  • Developed an independent government cost estimate for a contract.
  • Reviewed and provided comments on a project budget.
  • Reviewed and provided comments contractor or grantee deliverables.
  • Served on a technical review panel for a contract or cooperative agreement/grant.
  • None of the above.
12

Choose the statement that best describes your experience managing contracts, grants, and/or cooperative agreements.

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 routinely myself and others have consulted me for assistance in performing this task.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work.
  • I have performed this task routinely myself and others have consulted me 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 policy or technical issues with U.S. Government agencies, international organizations, foreign governments, or NGOs 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.
14 From the following options, indicate those tasks that you have have performed on a regular and recurrent basis in your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Facilitated communications and activities between organizational entities.
  • Mediated or facilitated problem resolution.
  • Independently planned, hosted, and conducted meetings.
  • Served as an active participant on committees or task forces on technical and programmatic issues.
  • None of the above.

Grade: 13

1 Select the one answer that best describes your educational/experience background to meet the basic qualifications requirements for the International Relations , GS-13, 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-12 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements.
2 Select the statement that best describes your experience conducting systematic and well-organized research into a wide variety of topics. 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 minimal supervision.
  • I have performed this task routinely myself, and others have consulted me for assistance in performing this task.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed this task routinely myself and others have consulted me for assistance in performing this task.
3 Select the statement that best describes your experience summarizing findings and research in written products of various types, including briefing papers, short summaries, and reports: 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 minimal supervision.
  • I have performed this task routinely myself, and others have consulted me for assistance in performing this task.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed this task routinely myself and others have consulted me for assistance in performing this task.
4 Select each task you have performed as a regular part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Conducted systematic meta-analysis across evaluation or other reports to discern trends that were relevant to policy or program decisions.
  • Prepared briefing papers, memos, talking points, or other deliverables presenting trends in evaluation or audit findings to enhance learning from and use of these resources by program staff and management.
  • Worked within an organization to develop methods and procedures to ensure dissemination and take-up of learning from evaluations, audits, or other sources.
  • Analyzed and prepared written deliverables documenting your organization’s adherence to laws, regulations or other requirements
  • None of the above.
5 Please indicate which of the following types of communication and problem-solving function you have performed as a regular part of your job. (Check all that apply). Answer to this question is required
  • Prepares and present information to internal and external audiences.
  • Expresses thoughts or opinions in a logical sequence as a member of a work team.
  • Works closely with individuals and groups to resolve problems, analyze alternatives, negotiate differences, and make improvements.
  • Explains problems tactfully and with clarity.
  • None of the above.
6 Have you had a substantive role in carrying out any of the following activities relating to the oversight and facilitation of evaluations? For purposes of this question, “substantive” means you have carried out this task as a central or major part of your work with minimal supervision. Answer to this question is required
  • Developed research questions for an evaluation.
  • Determined the appropriate evaluation methodology based on research questions.
  • Worked with an evaluator and stakeholders to develop an evaluation terms of reference.
  • Coordinated the dissemination of evaluation reports.
  • Ensured an evaluator has adhered to the agreed-upon Statement of Work/Terms of Reference.
  • None of the above.
7 Please select the one statement that best describes your experience in conducting technical reviews of evaluation reports for quality, accuracy, readability, and completeness and determining appropriate follow-up actions. 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 minimal supervision.
  • I have performed this task routinely myself, and others have consulted me for assistance in performing this task.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed this task routinely myself and others have consulted me for assistance in performing this task.
8 Please select the one statement that best describes your experience directly working with project Implementers to develop monitoring and evaluation plans that serve as a framework for measuring and reporting on project performance and a basis for management decision-making and course corrections. 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 minimal supervision.
  • I have performed this task routinely myself, and others have consulted me for assistance in performing this task.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed this task routinely myself and others have consulted me for assistance in performing this task..
9

From the following options, indicate those technical skills in which you have completed substantive work. For purposes of this question, “substantive” means you have spent a substantial amount of time and produced a deliverable directly related to this item as part of your job. (Check all that apply):

Answer to this question is required
  • Developed or worked with implementing organizations to develop monitoring and evaluation systems to measure project progress towards meeting intended outcomes/objectives.
  • Developed or worked with implementing organizations to develop results framework, theory of change, or logical framework.
  • Developed or worked with implementing organizations to develop objective, outcome, and output-level performance indicators for international technical assistance projects/programs.
  • Used performance data reported by international technical assistance projects to inform management decisions or possible course corrections.
  • Conducted technical review of monitoring and evaluation plans for quality and completeness
  • Overseen the implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems.
  • None of the above.
10 Select the statement that best describes your experience responding to and coordinating requests for grant or program performance data: 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 minimal supervision.
  • I have performed this task routinely myself, and others have consulted me for assistance in performing this task.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed this task routinely myself and others have consulted me for assistance in performing this task.
11 From the following options, indicate those skills in which you have completed substantive work. For purposes of this question, “substantive” means you have provided oversight and produced a written product directly related to this item as part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Developed a Scope or Work or Performance Work Statement for a contract or grant/cooperative agreement.
  • Served as a Contract Officer or Grant Officer’s Representative.
  • Developed an independent government cost estimate for a contract.
  • Reviewed and provided comments on a project budget.
  • Reviewed and provided comments contractor or grantee deliverables.
  • Served on a technical review panel for a contract or cooperative agreement/grant.
  • None of the above.
12

Choose the statement that best describes your experience managing contracts, grants, and/or cooperative agreements.

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 routinely myself and others have consulted me for assistance in performing this task.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work.
  • I have performed this task routinely myself and others have consulted me 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 policy or technical issues with U.S. Government agencies, international organizations, foreign governments, or NGOs 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.
14 From the following options, indicate those tasks that you have have performed on a regular and recurrent basis in your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Facilitated communications and activities between organizational entities.
  • Mediated or facilitated problem resolution.
  • Independently planned, hosted, and conducted meetings.
  • Served as an active participant on committees or task forces on technical and programmatic issues.
  • None of the above.

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
4 I understand that job titles alone are not sufficient to determine whether or not I meet the minimum qualification requirements. I understand that if I am qualifying based on experience, my resume must include specific duties that I have performed related to the specialized experience requirements contained in the "Qualifications Required" section of this announcement. Candidates are encouraged to read the entire vacancy announcement in order to ensure compliance with all requirements. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 All candidates must meet the basic requirements. Select the one answer that best describes your educational and/or experience background to meet the basic qualifications requirements for the International Relations, 0131 series. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a degree: major or equivalent, or a combination of courses totaling at least 24 semester hours in international law and international relations, political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social or cultural anthropology, law, statistics, or in the humanities; or 12 semester hours in one of the above disciplines and 12 semester hours in statistics/quantitative methods.
  • I have a combination of education and experience. Courses equivalent to a major, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours, in one or more of the social sciences, or in the humanities, as shown in 1 above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  • I have four years of appropriate experience in one or more of the fields listed above in work associated with international organizations, problems, or other aspects of foreign affairs.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements above.
6 Do you have a foreign language skill? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Are you fluent in Spanish? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8
Please indicate your most recent performance appraisal rating from your most recent performance appraisal (within 18 months).
Answer to this question is required
  • Exemplary
  • Highly Effective
  • Effective
  • Minimally Satisfactory
  • Unsatisfactory
  • Pass (for non-DOL agencies)
  • Fail (for non-DOL agencies)
  • Other (for non-DOL agencies)
  • I am not a current Federal civilian employee.
  • None of the above
9 Are you eligible for a military spouse noncompetitive appointment?  If yes, select one of the choices below to determine your eligibility. Answer to this question is required
  • Military Spouse - married to active duty service member.
  • Military Spouse - married to a retired or released service member who is 100% disabled due to a service-connected injury.
  • Military Spouse - married to a service member killed while on active duty.
  • None of the above.