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Grade: 15

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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 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
3 I understand submission of supporting documentation, e.g., transcripts, DD-214, SF-50, 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
4
Please indicate your most recent performance appraisal rating from your most recent performance appraisal (within 18 months).
Answer to this question is required
  • Outstanding
  • Exceeds Fully Sucessful
  • Fully Successful
  • Minimally Successful
  • Unacceptable
  • 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
5 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
6 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.
7 Select the one answer that best describes your educational/experience background to meet the basic qualifications requirements for the International Relations , GS-15, 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-14 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements.
8 Select the answer below that best describes your experience with operating effectively within an organizational structure. This includes your ability to apply policies, procedures, rules and regulations of the unit/organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have thorough and detailed knowledge of policies and procedures of my own work unit and higher organizational entities. I have experience reading and interpreting policies and procedures of my own work unit and also those of related organizations; I have worked on cross functional task groups to develop a product or resolve a problem.
  • I have thorough and detailed knowledge of policies and procedures of my own work unit. I have experience explaining policies and procedures of my work unit to co-workers and customers; I have made suggestions for improving operating procedures of my work unit.
  • I have demonstrated a general knowledge of organizational policies and procedures; I have assisted in developing policies and procedures when asked by my supervisor; I have referred to standard operation procedures and/or manuals for specific information about work procedures; I have participated as a team member to solve a particular problem.
  • None of the above.
9 Indicate all the types of international initiatives you have implemented, managed, or evaluated as a regular part of your job. The projects must have been implemented outside of the U.S. and designed to assist other governments, workers, employers, or other parties on the following issues. Answer to this question is required
  • Improving workers rights with respect to forced labor, freedom of association or collective bargaining, employment discrimination, or child labor.
  • Improving workers rights with respect to occupational safety and health or mine safety and health, minimum wages, or hours of work.
  • Building the capacity of labor ministries (e.g., labor inspectorates, labor law administration, labor law or regulatory implementation).
  • Labor relations, industrial relations, or arbitration, mediation, conciliation, alternative dispute resolution related to labor.
  • Improving the application, protection, or enforcement of rights other than labor rights (e.g, human rights or civil rights).
  • None of the above.
10 Please choose the statement that best describes your experience developing remediation plans and/or recommendations for countries or firms to come into compliance with the labor obligations of U.S. free trade agreements or trade preference programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • 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 as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
11 From the following options, please select those statements that best describe your experience influencing and negotiating with other individuals and organizations in furthering organizational goals. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience collaborating with key individuals to implement a new program or initiative.
  • I have experience negotiating with internal and external groups to facilitate programs or partnerships.
  • I have experience persuading others and building consensus through verbal give and take.
  • I have experience gaining cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals.
  • I have experience working cooperatively with individuals and groups who are very reluctant about participating in a project or assignment.
  • I have experience seeking opportunities to influence the direction of assigned program area(s) in constructive, positive ways.
  • None of the above.
12 Choose the statement that best describes your experience developing and meeting with contacts, including high level contacts, to develop information concerning labor situations in other countries, or seeking to influence decision-makers in those countries concerning compliance with and enforcement of international labor standards. 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 but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job for less than one year.
  • I have performed this task on the job for 1-2 years.
  • I have performed this task on the job for 3-4 years.
  • I have performed this task on the job for 5 years or more.
13 Select each task you have performed as a regular part of a job. Answer to this question is required
  • Worked for or with U.S. government agencies (e.g., Labor, State, the U.S. Trade Representative, and the U.S. Agency for International Development) on international labor issues.
  • Worked for or with nongovernmental organizations (e.g., U.S. or foreign trade unions) on labor issues.
  • Worked for or with the International Labor Organization (ILO) or other international organizations (e.g., UN, World Bank) on international labor issues.
  • Worked for or with foreign governments on labor issues in particular countries.
  • Worked for or with a member of the U.S. Congress or a Congressional committee on labor issues.
  • None of the above.
14 Indicate those written products for which you have been responsible as a regular part of a job. To accurately choose each product, you must have completed - start to finish - at least one of them over the course of a year. Answer to this question is required
  • Issue/position papers or reports relating to international labor (e.g., worker rights, labor relations, labor administration, labor inspection), including analysis and recommendations.
  • Policy statements or policy guidance.
  • Guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing initiatives, processes, or systems.
  • Written materials that consolidate input from a number of different sources (including contradictory viewpoints).
  • Talking points or speeches.
  • Correspondence with external constituents.
  • Budget justifications.
  • Briefing papers or explanation memos that communicate key information or help another make decisions.
  • Public affairs/outreach materials (e.g., press releases, website pieces, informational handouts).
  • None of the above
15 Indicate those tasks you have experience with as a team leader, supervisor, or manager for an organizational unit (i.e., team, division, office and not an individual project). Answer to this question is required
  • Creating an organizational budget.
  • Managing an organizational budget, monitoring expenditures against planned budget.
  • Creating a strategic or operational plan.
  • Monitoring an organizational unit’s achievement against a strategic or operational plan and reporting on results.
  • Accounting for the performance of an organizational unit to a higher level manager.
  • Coordinating initiatives, activities, policies, or processes across with other organizational units or outside organizations.
  • Representing your organization to external stakeholders.
  • Preparing a strategy or materials for public outreach or the media.
  • None of the above.