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Grade: 15

1 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.
2 Choose the statement that best describes your experience in strategic and performance planning---specifically the development, review, and analysis of goals, strategies, measures, and targets for enforcement, entitlement, grant, and/or administrative programs. 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 this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major art of my work.
  • I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
3 Select the responses that accurately describe actions you have taken to develop formal program evaluation and recommendations for managers, directors, and senior officials. Answer to this question is required
  • Developed formative metrics to measure operational performance
  • Developed summative metrics to measure programmatic outcomes
  • Developed formal evaluation programs or policies
  • Developed recommendations based on analysis of evaluation and performance data
  • None of the above
4 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.
5 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
6 Choose the statement that best describes your experience performing program data analysis. Answer to this question is required
  • I have led teams analyzing program data result and recommended changes to improve operation effectiveness of the program that were approved by senior management.
  • I have participated as a member of a team that analyzed program data results and recommended changes to improve operational effectiveness of the program that were approved by senior management.
  • I have experience analyzing data and documenting the results of the analysis for supervisory or management approval.
  • None of the above.
7 I have performed the following technical leadership functions on audits and/or program evaluations that I have led as a regular, recurring part of my job for a period of one year or longer. Answer to this question is required
  • Established milestones, and resource requirements consistent with the project objectives, scope, and methodology.
  • Leading teams of technical experts in drawing appropriate conclusions and developing recommendations for program improvements.
  • Reviewed completed work for technical adequacy and conformance with professional standards.
  • Followed up with project team members or individuals being reviewed to ensure milestones were timely met.
  • Planning, scheduling, and completing compliance, and/or program results reviews.
  • Coached and mentored project team members to achieve desired results.
  • Kept key stakeholders regularly apprised of progress and results, anticipating issues likely to surface during an audit conducted by an external body (OIG, GAO) and coordinating the agency’s preparation and response.
  • Led status briefings which included program recommendations or potential audit resolutions to executive-level management.
  • Drafted or reviewed final product/written audit or evaluation reports.
  • Summarized the results of ongoing/completed work for the purposes of communicating in a format other than a traditional written report.
  • Monitoring corrective actions to determine whether the agency has complied with Agreements reached with an external body (OIG, GAO).
  • 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 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.
6
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
7 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.