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Grade: 11

The following questions will determine if you possess the basic requirements to qualify for this position.
1 Choose the one answer that best describes your experience, education or combination of education and experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position: Answer to this question is required
  • I have a bachelor's or graduate degree from an accredited college or university in international law, international relations, political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social or cultural anthropology, law, statistics, or in the humanities.
  • I have a bachelor's or graduate degree from an accredited college or university that included a combination of courses, with 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 where my coursework was equivalent to a major, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours, (as shown above), PLUS appropriate relevant experience or additional education.
  • I have completed at least 4 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. (NOTE: qualifying work experience may have been gained through residence, study, teaching, business or commercial activities, military service, newspaper work, military or civil government activities, missionary or international relief work, or other experience in foreign countries.)
  • My education and/or experience does not match any of the above choices.
2 GS-11 Choose the one answer that best describes your experience, education or combination of education and experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position: Answer to this question is required
  • In addition to meeting one of the basic entry qualifications requirements listed above, I have 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree. This education demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work of the position to be filled.
  • In addition to meeting one of the basic entry qualifications requirements listed above, I have 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 as described in the vacancy announcement. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-9 level in the Federal service.
  • In addition to meeting one of the basic entry qualifications requirements listed above, I have a combination of graduate level education and specialized experience as described on the vacancy announcement, which is equivalent to the work of the position and is equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal service. This education and experience meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements described above.
Note: If you are qualifying based on education, you WILL BE required to submit transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you WILL lose consideration for this position.
Please note that ALL applicants must submit a resume online and complete the entire application process to be considered for this position. Ensure that your resume, which is the basis for determining if you qualify for this position, thoroughly supports your responses to the below job specific assessment questions and that it contains the names, titles, beginning and ending dates of employment (month/year), and names and phone numbers of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Your resume must contain the information outlined in the Applying for a Federal Job pamphlet (OF-510) http://careers.state.gov/forms/of0510.pdf
3 I understand that the responses provided in this questionnaire must be fully supported by my resume. I further understand that my resume must be detailed and highlight my most relevant and significant work experience (to include starting and ending dates of employment for each position held) and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. My failure to do so will result in me being rated "Ineligible" or "Not Qualified" for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 I understand that to qualify for this position based on education, I must submit a copy of my transcripts to receive consideration. However, if selected for this position, I will be required to provide official documentation prior to being appointed. (Please follow the instructions in the vacancy announcement). Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Which of the following best reflect your ability to analyze statistical information? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience analyzing statistical information.
  • I have formal undergraduate level education/ training analyzing statistical information. However, I have not yet applied this ability in work situations.
  • I have formal graduate level education analyzing statistical information. However, I have not yet applied this ability in work situations.
  • I have formal education / training and work experience in analyzing statistical information.
  • I have analyzed statistical information on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have analyzed statistical information as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • Analyzing statistical information has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed this task routinely and independently.
  • I have trained others in analyzing statistical information and (or) others have consulted me as an expert.
6 Which of the following best describes your knowledge of the roles that visa, passport and/or immigration play in foreign affairs and international relations? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge of the roles that visa, passport and/or immigration play in foreign affairs and international relations.
  • I follow visa, passport and/or immigration issues in magazines and newspapers.
  • I have studied or researched visa, passport and/or immigration law or policy in a formal setting.
  • I have applied my knowledge of visa, passport and/or immigration matters in a foreign policy or international context to effect the policy change or resolve problems.
  • I have given formal classroom or conference presentations on visa, passport and/or immigrations issues or have published on these subjects.
7 Please indicate the highest educational level that you have attained beyond the Bachelor's Degree in any one of the following fields: Statistics, Mathematical Statistics, Survey Methodology, any one of the Social Sciences, Business Administration, or Communication. Answer to this question is required
  • Took some coursework toward a Master's Degree
  • Earned a Master's Degree
  • Completed all coursework and all requirements except the dissertation for a Doctor's Degree
  • Earned a Doctor's Degree
  • I have done none of the above in the specified fields.
8 Which of the following most accurately describes your ability to apply reasoning to analyze and evaluate information`s relevance, significance, and validity in order to draw conclusions and make recommendations? Answer to this question is required
  • I have some education or training in the process of analyzing and interpreting information to draw conclusions or to generate new questions to pursue.
  • I have some work experience assisting others analyzing and interpreting information in order to draw conclusions or to generate new questions to pursue.
  • I work closely with the supervisor and/or a senior employee in analyzing and interpreting information, drawing conclusions and/or generating new questions to pursue.
  • I have demonstrated the ability to independently collect information from a variety of sources, analyze and interpret the information, and draw conclusions to solve problems.
  • I have demonstrated a high level of experience collecting and synthesizing information from a variety of sources involving complex issues, analyzing and interpreting the information, and drawing conclusions to solve problems.
  • None of the above.
9 Which of the following best describes your experience in setting priorities to meet your professional responsibilities? Answer to this question is required
  • I normally work on individual projects or assignments that are generally completed independently and within the assigned deadlines and milestones.
  • I manage multiple tasks / assignments within a common time period. I adjust my use of time to meet changes in priorities and the requirements of new and/or unexpected work. When priorities conflict, I normally resolve the conflicts independently.
  • I manage multiple tasks / assignments within a common time period. I adjust my use of time to meet changes in priorities and the requirements of new and/or unexpected work. In resolving conflicts, I involve the team leader or supervisor.
  • I normally work on individual projects or assignments that are generally completed within the assigned deadlines and milestones. When priorities conflict, I consult with the team leader or supervisor.
  • None of the above
10 Which of the following BEST reflects your highest level of experience using qualitative or quantitative methods to analyze, assess, and improve program effectiveness? Answer to this question is required
  • I have formal training or education in various qualitative and quantitative analytical methods. However, I have not yet applied this ability in work situations.
  • I have work experience demonstrating the ability to use a range of qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze and evaluate programs. I typically work with a supervisor or someone else to conduct analyses, and develop conclusions or recommendations based on analysis.
  • I have work experience demonstrating the ability to independently conduct program qualitative and quantitative analyses and make recommendations to a variety of projects and programs and presenting conclusions and recommendations to others.
  • I have work experience demonstrating the ability to conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses to complex programs and projects in which, developing corresponding recommendations to senior management leadership.
  • None of the above.
11 From the following list, please identify which sources you have used in preparing analyses/assessments. Answer to this question is required
  • Policy documents
  • Diplomatic communications
  • Foreign Government documents
  • U.S. Government documents
  • Academic papers
  • Conferences/symposia
  • Interviews
  • Press/public media
  • Investigative reports
  • Intelligence reports
  • Books and journal articles
  • Unpublished correspondence
  • Internet
  • None of the above
12 From the following list of qualitative and quantitative methods, please identify those that you have routinely and successfully applied at work: Answer to this question is required
  • Survey development
  • Qualitative interviews
  • Statistical analysis
  • ISO 9000/9001
  • Malcolm Baldridge
  • Six sigma
  • Focus groups
  • None of the above
13 From the following list, please indicate the statistical programs / languages in which you are proficient: Answer to this question is required
  • SPSS
  • SAS
  • Stata
  • AMOS
  • LISREL
  • Mplus
  • Latent Gold
  • MLLSA
  • R
  • None of the above
14 I am proficient in my ability to use the following computer-based software program or operations: Answer to this question is required
  • Word processing programs
  • Spreadsheets
  • Presentation/ graphics
  • Database management
  • Internet browsers
  • E-mail programs
  • Statistical/ quantitative analysis tools
  • Web-based programs
  • Program management tools
  • Desktop publishing
  • None of the above
15 Which of the following best describes your background in public opinion survey quantitative data analysis? Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have education, training or experience in public opinion survey quantitative data analysis.
  • I have education or training in public opinion survey quantitative data analysis, but have not yet applied it on the job.
  • I have routinely performed work in public opinion survey quantitative data analysis as a regular part of my job with review by supervisor or senior employees.
  • I have routinely and independently performed work in public opinion survey quantitative data analysis as a regular part of my job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employees.
  • I am highly skilled performing work in public opinion survey quantitative data analysis, having trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
16 From the following list, please indicate the computer-based software programs, processes, and/or applications in which you are proficient. Answer to this question is required
  • Microsoft Office
  • ArcGIS
  • ArcGIS Statistical Package
  • Map Publisher
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • ESRI ArcDesktop
  • OpenStreetMaps
  • Keyhole Markup Language development
  • Google Earth Pro
  • Remote sensing
  • Web 2.0
  • None of the above
17 Which of the following best reflects your level and experience performing program and management analysis? Answer to this question is required
  • I have formal training or education in analytical methods. However, I have not yet applied this ability in work situations.
  • I have work experience demonstrating the ability to use different qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze programs and/or management processes. I work with others to develop recommendations or conclusions about specific program and/or management situations and issues.
  • I have work experience demonstrating the ability to use a variety of analytical methods to assess and evaluate programs and/or management practices. I typically work independently to complete this analysis and provide recommendations and/or solutions addressing programmatic and management concerns.
  • I have work experience conducting complex analysis of high visibility programs and/or management practices. I apply these highly developed analytical skills to provide direction to others.
  • None of the above.
18 Which of the following best reflects your training and/or experience in applying program management techniques? Answer to this question is required
  • I have had formal education / training in this area. However, I have not yet applied this skill in work situations.
  • I have had formal education / training in this area and work experience in applying program management techniques.
  • I have had formal education / training in this area and work experience in establishing program goals, analyzing program strengths and weaknesses, and developing clear performance measures and plans.
  • I have had formal education / training in this area and work experience in creating a vision for a program, establishing an agenda for implementing the vision, establishing effective management procedures and constraints identifying challenges to, and opportunities for the program.
  • I have no formal education / training in this area but I have work experience in applying program management techniques.
  • I have no experience, formal training, or education in this area.
19 I have experience in assessing program / project effectiveness by: Answer to this question is required
  • Creating an audit process.
  • Designing a study.
  • Designing a survey / questionnaire.
  • Implementing a survey.
  • Analyzing outcome data related to the program / project.
  • Reporting findings.
  • None of the above.
20 Indicate the types of performance metrics that you have personally developed. Answer to this question is required
  • Customer service
  • Call center
  • Hardware/ network performance
  • Development
  • Contract performance
  • Budget tracking
  • Due diligence compliance
  • Earned value / Return on Investment
  • None of the above

Grade: 12

The following questions will determine if you possess the basic requirements to qualify for this position.
1 Choose the one answer that best describes your experience, education or combination of education and experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position: Answer to this question is required
  • I have a bachelor's or graduate degree from an accredited college or university in international law, international relations, political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social or cultural anthropology, law, statistics, or in the humanities.
  • I have a bachelor's or graduate degree from an accredited college or university that included a combination of courses, with 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 where my coursework was equivalent to a major, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours, (as shown above), PLUS appropriate relevant experience or additional education.
  • I have completed at least 4 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. (NOTE: qualifying work experience may have been gained through residence, study, teaching, business or commercial activities, military service, newspaper work, military or civil government activities, missionary or international relief work, or other experience in foreign countries.)
  • My education and/or experience does not match any of the above choices.
2 GS-12 Choose the one answer that best describes your experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position: Answer to this question is required
  • In addition to meeting one of the basic entry qualifications requirements listed above, I have 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 as described in the vacancy announcement. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service.
  • My experience does not match the choice above.
Note: If you are qualifying based on education, you WILL BE required to submit transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you WILL lose consideration for this position.
Please note that ALL applicants must submit a resume online and complete the entire application process to be considered for this position. Ensure that your resume, which is the basis for determining if you qualify for this position, thoroughly supports your responses to the below job specific assessment questions and that it contains the names, titles, beginning and ending dates of employment (month/year), and names and phone numbers of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Your resume must contain the information outlined in the Applying for a Federal Job pamphlet (OF-510) http://careers.state.gov/forms/of0510.pdf
3 I understand that the responses provided in this questionnaire must be fully supported by my resume. I further understand that my resume must be detailed and highlight my most relevant and significant work experience (to include starting and ending dates of employment for each position held) and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. My failure to do so will result in me being rated "Ineligible" or "Not Qualified" for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 I understand that to qualify for this position based on education, I must submit a copy of my transcripts to receive consideration. However, if selected for this position, I will be required to provide official documentation prior to being appointed. (Please follow the instructions in the vacancy announcement). Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Which of the following best reflect your ability to analyze statistical information? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience analyzing statistical information.
  • I have formal undergraduate level education/ training analyzing statistical information. However, I have not yet applied this ability in work situations.
  • I have formal graduate level education analyzing statistical information. However, I have not yet applied this ability in work situations.
  • I have formal education / training and work experience in analyzing statistical information.
  • I have analyzed statistical information on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have analyzed statistical information as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • Analyzing statistical information has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed this task routinely and independently.
  • I have trained others in analyzing statistical information and (or) others have consulted me as an expert.
6 Which of the following best reflects your experience researching and resolving complex visa and immigration issues? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience researching and resolving complex visa and immigration issues.
  • I have education or training researching and resolving complex visa and immigration issues, but have not yet applied it on the job.
  • I have experience researching and resolving complex visa and immigration issues, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have routinely and independently researched and resolved complex visa and immigration issues as a regular part of the job, usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have trained others in researching and resolving complex visa and immigration issues and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
7 Please indicate the highest educational level that you have attained beyond the Bachelor's Degree in any one of the following fields: Statistics, Mathematical Statistics, Survey Methodology, any one of the Social Sciences, Business Administration, or Communication. Answer to this question is required
  • Took some coursework toward a Master's Degree
  • Earned a Master's Degree
  • Completed all coursework and all requirements except the dissertation for a Doctor's Degree
  • Earned a Doctor's Degree
  • I have done none of the above in the specified fields.
8 Which of the following most accurately describes your ability to apply reasoning to analyze and evaluate information`s relevance, significance, and validity in order to draw conclusions and make recommendations? Answer to this question is required
  • I have some education or training in the process of analyzing and interpreting information to draw conclusions or to generate new questions to pursue.
  • I have some work experience assisting others analyzing and interpreting information in order to draw conclusions or to generate new questions to pursue.
  • I work closely with the supervisor and/or a senior employee in analyzing and interpreting information, drawing conclusions and/or generating new questions to pursue.
  • I have demonstrated the ability to independently collect information from a variety of sources, analyze and interpret the information, and draw conclusions to solve problems.
  • I have demonstrated a high level of experience collecting and synthesizing information from a variety of sources involving complex issues, analyzing and interpreting the information, and drawing conclusions to solve problems.
  • None of the above.
9 Which of the following best describes your experience in setting priorities to meet your professional responsibilities? Answer to this question is required
  • I normally work on individual projects or assignments that are generally completed independently and within the assigned deadlines and milestones.
  • I manage multiple tasks / assignments within a common time period. I am skilled at adjusting my use of time to meet changes in priorities and the requirements of new and/or unexpected work. When priorities conflict, I normally resolve the conflicts independently.
  • I manage multiple tasks / assignments within a common time period. I adjust my use of time to meet changes in priorities and the requirements of new and/or unexpected work. In resolving conflicts, I involve the team leader or supervisor.
  • In addition to managing multiple tasks / assignments within a common time period, I negotiate deadlines, changes, and adjustments in priorities with senior management on my own behalf as well as that of my work group. I assist my team or staff in determining how best to use their time and reprioritize their work as situations warrant.
  • None of the above
10 Which of the following best reflect your ability to perform quantitative analysis and evaluation? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in this area.
  • I have formal undergraduate level education / training in this area. However, I have not yet performed quantitative analysis and evaluation in a work situation.
  • I have formal graduate level education / training in this area. However, I have not yet performed quantitative analysis and evaluation in work situations.
  • I have formal education / training and work experience in performing quantitative analysis and evaluation.
  • I have performed quantitative analysis and evaluation on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed quantitative analysis and evaluation as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • Performing quantitative analysis and evaluation has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed this taks routinely and independently.
  • I have trained others in performing quantitative analysis and evaluation and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
11 From the following list of qualitative and quantitative methods, please identify those that you have successfully used to conduct an analysis: Answer to this question is required
  • Regression analysis
  • Linear modeling
  • Exploratory data analysis
  • Survey research
  • Social sequence analysis
  • Time-series analysis
  • Computational Modeling
  • Predictive analysis
  • Case studies
  • Textual / content analysis
  • Archival research
  • Interview
  • Focus groups
  • None of the above
12 From the following list, please indicate the statistical programs / languages in which you are proficient: Answer to this question is required
  • SPSS
  • SAS
  • Stata
  • AMOS
  • LISREL
  • Mplus
  • Latent Gold
  • MLLSA
  • R
  • None of the above
13 I am proficient in my ability to use the following computer-based software program or operations: Answer to this question is required
  • Word processing programs
  • Spreadsheets
  • Presentation / graphics
  • Database management
  • Internet browsers
  • E-mail programs
  • Statistical/ quantitative analysis tools
  • Web-based programs
  • Program management tools
  • Desktop publishing
  • None of the above
14 Which of the following best describes your background in public opinion survey quantitative data analysis? Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have education, training or experience in public opinion survey quantitative data analysis.
  • I have education or training in public opinion survey quantitative data analysis, but have not yet applied it on the job.
  • I have routinely performed work in public opinion survey quantitative data analysis as a regular part of my job with review by supervisor or senior employees.
  • I have routinely and independently performed work in public opinion survey quantitative data analysis as a regular part of my job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employees.
  • I am highly skilled performing work in public opinion survey quantitative data analysis, having trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
15 Which of the following best describes your background in the analysis and evaluation of information derived from a variety of sources? Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have education, training or experience in the analysis and evaluation of information derived from a variety of sources.
  • I have education or training in the analysis and evaluation of information derived from a variety of sources, but have not yet applied it on the job.
  • I have education or training in the analysis and evaluation of information derived from a variety of sources, and have applied it on the job, usually with review by supervisor or senior employees.
  • I have routinely and independently analyzed and evaluated information derived from a variety of sources as a regular part of my job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employees.
  • I am highly skilled at independently analyzing and evaluating information derived from a variety of sources having trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
16 From the following list, please identify which sources you have used in preparing analyses/assessments. Answer to this question is required
  • Policy documents
  • Diplomatic communications
  • Foreign Government documents
  • U.S. Government documents
  • Academic papers
  • Conferences/symposia
  • Interviews
  • Press/public media
  • Investigative reports
  • Intelligence reports
  • Books and journal articles
  • Unpublished correspondence
  • Internet
  • None of the above
17 From the following list of data presentation software tools, please identify those that you have used to interpret data: Answer to this question is required
  • SPSS
  • S-PLUS
  • Stata
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Python
  • D3 (data-driven-documents)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • MATLAB / Mathematica / Maple
  • Data Applied
  • R
  • Tableau
  • e-Spatial
  • ArcGIS
  • Google Charts / Google Maps
  • None of the above
18 From the list below, identify all of the activities with which you have experience: Answer to this question is required
  • Determining the extent to which a program is compliant with policies, regulations and legislation.
  • Formulating program requirements, guidelines and policies and regulations.
  • Interpreting requirements, guidelines and policies and applying to program operations.
  • Writing program regulations.
  • None of the above.
19 Which of the following best reflects your experience in applying program management techniques? Answer to this question is required
  • I have formal education/ training in this area. However, I have not yet applied this skill in work situations.
  • I have formal education/ training in this area and work experience in applying program management techniques.
  • I have formal education/ training in this area and work experience in establishing program goals, analyzing program strengths and weaknesses, and developing clear performance measures and plans.
  • I have formal education/ training in this area and work experience in creating a vision for a program, establishing an agenda for implementing the vision, establishing effective management procedures and constraints identifying challenges to, and opportunities for, the program.
  • I have no formal education/ training in this area but I have work experience in applying program management techniques.
  • I have no experience, formal training, or education in this area.
20 I have experience in assessing program / project effectiveness by: Answer to this question is required
  • Creating an audit process.
  • Designing a study.
  • Designing a survey / questionnaire.
  • Implementing a survey.
  • Analyzing outcome data related to the program / project.
  • Reporting findings.
  • None of the above.
21 Indicate the types of performance metrics that you have personally developed. Answer to this question is required
  • Customer service
  • Call center
  • Hardware / network performance
  • Development
  • Contract performance
  • Budget tracking
  • Due diligence compliance
  • Earned value / Return on Investment
  • Software Asset Management
  • None of the above
22 Which of the following BEST describes your role and experience in managing all stages of performance measurement system development and refinement, and the implementation of new modules and capabilities, including translation and reporting functions? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a superior or senior coworker to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job. I have performed it independently and normally without assistance from a superior or senior coworker.
  • I am highly skilled at performing this task on the job. I have trained others in this capacity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.

Grade: All Grades

No questions specified.