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Grade: 14

1 Select the one answer that best describes your educational/experience background to meet the basic qualifications requirements for the International Relations , GS-14, 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-13 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements.
2 Please choose the statement that best describes your experience assessing compliance of countries' labor laws with the standards set out by the International Labor Organization (ILO) with respect to freedom of association, the right to collective bargaining, forced or compulsory labor, child labor, and/or employment discrimination. 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 do not have education, training, or on the job experience related to this task.
3 Please choose the statement that best describes your experience monitoring and/or assessing countries' enforcement of labor laws and/or firms' compliance with labor laws related to freedom of association, the right to collective bargaining, forced or compulsory labor, child labor, employment discrimination, and/or acceptable conditions of work related to minimum wages, hours of work, and occupational safety and health. 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.
4 Please choose the statement that best describes your experience preparing, reviewing, and/or assessing, and monitoring US and countries' programs designed to achieve compliance with international labor standards related to freedom of association, the right to collective bargaining, forced or compulsory child labor, employment discrimination, and or acceptable conditions of work related to minimum wages, hours of work, and occupational safety and health. 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 routinely and independently with minimal supervision.
  • I have performed this task independently with minimal supervision 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.
5 Indicate those written products for which you have been responsible as a regular part of a job. (Select all that apply.) 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.
  • Reporting on labor conditions in a specific, country, including developments related to enforcement of and compliance with international labor standards.
  • 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 with the research, analysis, developing information from contacts, in order to draft and present policy papers on labor situations in specific countries. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part 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.
7 Please choose the statement that best describes your experience developing and implementing 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 routinely and independently with minimal supervision.
  • I have performed this task independently with minimal supervision 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.
8 Do you have experience meeting with high level contacts to develop information concerning labor situations in other countries, or influencing decision-makers in those countries concerning compliance and enforcement of international labor standards? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 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.
10 Choose the statement(s), if any, that describe your experience with extensive reports or briefings. Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared reports or briefings, and later presented them to others.
  • I have helped someone else to prepare reports or briefings for presentation by completing portions of research or editing their draft reports.
  • I have delivered presentations based on reports or briefings prepared by myself or others.
  • My experience with reports or briefings is not described here.

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 Please choose the statement that best describes your experience assessing compliance of countries' labor laws with the standards set out by the International Labor Organization (ILO) with respect to freedom of association, the right to collective bargaining, forced or compulsory labor, child labor, and/or employment discrimination. 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 do not have education, training, or on the job experience related to this task.
3 Please choose the statement that best describes your experience monitoring and/or assessing countries' enforcement of labor laws and/or firms' compliance with labor laws related to freedom of association, the right to collective bargaining, forced or compulsory labor, child labor, employment discrimination, and/or acceptable conditions of work related to minimum wages, hours of work, and occupational safety and health. 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.
4 Please choose the statement that best describes your experience preparing, reviewing, and/or assessing, and monitoring US and countries' programs designed to achieve compliance with international labor standards related to freedom of association, the right to collective bargaining, forced or compulsory child labor, employment discrimination, and or acceptable conditions of work related to minimum wages, hours of work, and occupational safety and health. 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 routinely and independently with minimal supervision.
  • I have performed this task independently with minimal supervision 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.
5 Indicate those written products for which you have been responsible as a regular part of a job. (Select all that apply.) 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.
  • Reporting on labor conditions in a specific, country, including developments related to enforcement of and compliance with international labor standards.
  • 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 with the research, analysis, developing information from contacts, in order to draft and present policy papers on labor situations in specific countries. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part 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.
7 Please choose the statement that best describes your experience developing and implementing 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 routinely and independently with minimal supervision.
  • I have performed this task independently with minimal supervision 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.
8 Do you have experience meeting with high level contacts to develop information concerning labor situations in other countries, or influencing decision-makers in those countries concerning compliance and enforcement of international labor standards? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 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.
10 Choose the statement(s), if any, that describe your experience with extensive reports or briefings. Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared reports or briefings, and later presented them to others.
  • I have helped someone else to prepare reports or briefings for presentation by completing portions of research or editing their draft reports.
  • I have delivered presentations based on reports or briefings prepared by myself or others.
  • My experience with reports or briefings is not described here.

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 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.