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Grade: 07

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
1 GS-07: 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. Before answering this question, see the qualifications section on this announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed 1 full year of graduate level education at an accredited college or university which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilitities necessary to do the work of the position as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have at least 1 full 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-05 level in the Federal service.
  • I have a combination of graduate education and specialized experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in an accredited college or university and I have a grade-point average of "B" (3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale) for all completed undergraduate courses or those completed in the last two years of undergraduate study.
  • I have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in an accredited college or university and I have a grade-point average of "B+" (3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale) for all courses in my major field of study, or those courses in my major completed in the last two years of my undergraduate study.
  • I have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in an accredited college or university and I ranked in the upper one-third of my class in the college, university, or major subdivision.
  • I have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in an accredited college or university and I am a member of a national honor society (other than freshman honor societies) recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements described above.
2 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
3 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
4 In which of the following events have you made oral presentations? Answer to this question is required
  • Speeches
  • Conferences
  • Meetings
  • Audit entrance / exit conferences
  • Video conference
  • Training sessions
  • Technical assistance
  • None of the above
5 From the list below, identify all of the types of audiences with which you have experience making oral presentations: Answer to this question is required
  • Colleagues
  • Grantees
  • Contractors
  • Senior level officials
  • Program officers
  • Attendees at conferences, workshops, meetings
  • Members of the public
  • Foreign officials
  • Government officials
  • Congressional members or staff
  • None of the above
6 Which of the following choices best describes your experience organizing and prioritizing projects? Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed priorities, project schedules, and maintained deadlines for team projects.
  • I have gathered requirements for a project, organized them logically, and determined their level of importance to the completion of the project.
  • I have juggled multiple tasks keeping in mind the importance of each task.
  • I have not organized or prioritized projects.
7 Do you have experience researching laws and regulations related to accounting / auditing policy? Answer to this question is required
  • I have independently researched laws and regulations for research and/or work projects.
  • I have investigated laws and regulations for research and/or work projects as part of a team.
  • I have investigated laws and regulations for research and/or work projects with close supervision.
  • I have education or training in this area.
  • I have no education or experience in this area.
8 Select from the following list those auditing tasks you have performed. Answer to this question is required
  • I have planned an audit or major segment of an audit.
  • I have coordinated an audit or major segment of an audit.
  • I have conducted an audit or major segment of an audit.
  • I have drafted an audit report or major segment of an audit report.
  • I have presented audit findings, in part or in whole, to supervisors / officials.
  • None of the above
9 Select from the following list the option that best represents your experience with interpreting and applying accounting and/or audit principles to programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have experience in this area.
  • I have done this under supervision.
  • I have done this as a member of a team.
  • I have done this independently.
  • I have supervised others.
10 From the following list, identify those types of written products you have prepared: Answer to this question is required
  • Audit reports
  • Audit proposals
  • Audited Financial Statements
  • Audit responses
  • Performance and Accountability Reports
  • Policy documents
  • Congressional testimony
  • Answers to congressional inquiries
  • Waiver requests
  • Training / instructional aids
  • Procedures and guidelines
  • Official correspondence
  • Journal articles or published manuscripts
  • Research reports
  • Financial System Enhancement Requests
  • Financial Statement footnotes
  • Responses to OIG, GAO reports / inquiries
  • None of the above
11 I have performed the following leadership functions: Answer to this question is required
  • Setting standards, expectations, and deadlines
  • Developing, updating and executing portions of a project plan
  • Planning work assignments to be assigned to employees
  • Assigning tasks and responsibilities to employees
  • Reviewing work for technical adequacy and completeness
  • Ensuring timelines and milestones are met
  • Resolving personnel conflicts, differences or problems that have arisen in the work unit
  • Coaching and mentoring individuals / team members to achieve desired results
  • Reporting progress to senior management
  • Implemented steps to maintain and improve morale
  • None of the above
12 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.
13 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 analyses and make recommendations. I have experience applying these analytical skills to a variety of projects and programs and presenting conclusions and recommendations to others.
  • I have work experience demonstrating the ability to conduct complex program and project analysis and developing corresponding recommendations. I routinely apply these highly developed analytical skills to provide direction to others and present these recommendations to senior management leadership.
  • None of the above.
14 Please select from the list below situations in which you have applied knowledge of policy, legislation, and practices to assess the overall effectiveness in programs: Answer to this question is required
  • To manage programs, including budget and human resources.
  • To implement programs.
  • To make recommendations to improve programs / operations.
  • To decide on continuation or termination of programs.
  • To make recommendations to senior agency officials.
  • To negotiate program direction and completion alternatives.
  • To identify problems or vulnerabilities in a program.
  • To develop new policies or procedures for the agency.
  • To formulate policy to support executive direction (e.g. policy manuals, guides, training materials).
  • None of the above.
15 From the following list of interpersonal communication skills, please identify those that you have routinely and successfully applied? Answer to this question is required
  • Facilitate the amicable resolution of competing or conflicting interests among parties whose cooperation is needed to meet an objective.
  • Interact effectively in situations where frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events arise that cause major shifts in priorities, timetables, or work assignments.
  • Provide direction, guidance, or instruction to staff.
  • Persuade and/or inspire others to adopt new methods, procedures, or techniques to improve operations.
  • Diffuse confrontational situations with people who are difficult, hostile, or distressed.
  • Develop trusting, productive working relationships with subordinates, colleagues, and supervisors to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Work cooperatively with others as a team to achieve a project or program goal.
  • None of the above.
16 Select one description that best represents your highest level of experience in interacting with various groups and individuals: Answer to this question is required
  • Experience that involves routinely working with external management officials to resolve unique or complex issues in a way that reflects a partnership or shared problem solving, such as sharing options and initiating ongoing contacts with managers to foster strong working relationships.
  • Experience that involves routinely working with internal managers to resolve issues and problems that arise on a daily basis. This involves briefing managers on new or revised regulations and discussing policy alternatives.
  • Experience that involves routinely educating, advising, or participating in meetings with groups or individuals when contacted to address issues or problems. This includes developing rapport and establishing credibility to resolve issues that are mutually satisfactory to programs and all parties.
  • Experience that involves explaining agency policy and regulations and providing background of the rationale for such policies, and using negotiating techniques to ensure full compliance.
  • None of the above.
17 Which of the following choices BEST describes your experience in overseeing, reviewing and evaluating policies and/or operations in order to ensure compliance with an organizations mission, strategic plans, goals and objectives? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience 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 or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of my job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • This task has been a major part of my work. I am highly skilled at performing this task and I have supervised or trained others in performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
18 Select the tasks you have performed in inspecting, investigating, negotiating or analyzing information to ensure its compliance or enforce laws or regulations: Answer to this question is required
  • Conducted inter-agency review of reported violations, policy exceptions, debarment decisions or other legal, regulatory or administrative actions.
  • Coordinated review of records to determine compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Inquired into the details of a transaction in order to establish facts and confirm authenticity.
  • Conducted onsite inspections, surveys or visits to assess compliance with laws, regulations or executive orders.
  • Conducted investigations to substantiate alleged or suspected instances or patterns of non-compliance.
  • Conducted negotiations with persons or organizations whose activities have not been in compliance.
  • Analyzed reports required of individuals or organizations engaged in regulated activities to assess their compliance.
  • Reviewed and identified documents and other open source information sources to identify knowledge or information gaps to determine whether a violation has occurred.
  • Made referrals of cases for administrative or legal proceedings.
  • None of the above.

Grade: 09

1 GS-09: 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. Before answering this question, see the qualifications section on this announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a master's or equivalent graduate degree, or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.B or J.D. (if related), from an accredited college or university. This education demonstrates my knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work of the position to be filled.
  • I have at least 1 one full 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-07 level in the Federal service.
  • I have a combination of specialized experience and graduate level education that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements described above.
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
2 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
3 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
4 In which of the following events have you made oral presentations? Answer to this question is required
  • Speeches
  • Conferences
  • Meetings
  • Audit entrance / exit conferences
  • Video conference
  • Training sessions
  • Technical assistance
  • None of the above
5 From the list below, identify all of the types of audiences with which you have experience making oral presentations: Answer to this question is required
  • Colleagues
  • Grantees
  • Contractors
  • Senior level officials
  • Program officers
  • Attendees at conferences, workshops, meetings
  • Members of the public
  • Foreign officials
  • Government officials
  • Congressional members or staff
  • None of the above
6 Which of the following choices best describes your experience organizing and prioritizing projects? Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed priorities, project schedules, and maintained deadlines for team projects.
  • I have gathered requirements for a project, organized them logically, and determined their level of importance to the completion of the project.
  • I have juggled multiple tasks keeping in mind the importance of each task.
  • I have not organized or prioritized projects.
7 Do you have experience researching laws and regulations related to accounting / auditing policy? Answer to this question is required
  • I have independently researched laws and regulations for research and/or work projects.
  • I have investigated laws and regulations for research and/or work projects as part of a team.
  • I have investigated laws and regulations for research and/or work projects with close supervision.
  • I have education or training in this area.
  • I have no education or experience in this area.
8 Select from the following list those auditing tasks you have performed. Answer to this question is required
  • I have planned an audit or major segment of an audit.
  • I have coordinated an audit or major segment of an audit.
  • I have conducted an audit or major segment of an audit.
  • I have drafted an audit report or major segment of an audit report.
  • I have presented audit findings, in part or in whole, to supervisors / officials.
  • None of the above
9 Select from the following list the option that best represents your experience with interpreting and applying accounting and/or audit principles to programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have experience in this area.
  • I have done this under supervision.
  • I have done this as a member of a team.
  • I have done this independently.
  • I have supervised others.
10 From the following list, identify those types of written products you have prepared: Answer to this question is required
  • Audit reports
  • Audit proposals
  • Audited Financial Statements
  • Audit responses
  • Performance and Accountability Reports
  • Policy documents
  • Congressional testimony
  • Answers to congressional inquiries
  • Waiver requests
  • Training / instructional aids
  • Procedures and guidelines
  • Official correspondence
  • Journal articles or published manuscripts
  • Research reports
  • Financial System Enhancement Requests
  • Financial Statement footnotes
  • Responses to OIG, GAO reports / inquiries
  • None of the above
11 I have performed the following leadership functions: Answer to this question is required
  • Setting standards, expectations, and deadlines
  • Developing, updating and executing portions of a project plan
  • Planning work assignments to be assigned to employees
  • Assigning tasks and responsibilities to employees
  • Reviewing work for technical adequacy and completeness
  • Ensuring timelines and milestones are met
  • Resolving personnel conflicts, differences or problems that have arisen in the work unit
  • Coaching and mentoring individuals / team members to achieve desired results
  • Reporting progress to senior management
  • Implemented steps to maintain and improve morale
  • None of the above
12 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.
13 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 analyses and make recommendations. I have experience applying these analytical skills to a variety of projects and programs and presenting conclusions and recommendations to others.
  • I have work experience demonstrating the ability to conduct complex program and project analysis and developing corresponding recommendations. I routinely apply these highly developed analytical skills to provide direction to others and present these recommendations to senior management leadership.
  • None of the above.
14 Please select from the list below situations in which you have applied knowledge of policy, legislation, and practices to assess the overall effectiveness in programs: Answer to this question is required
  • To manage programs, including budget and human resources.
  • To implement programs.
  • To make recommendations to improve programs / operations.
  • To decide on continuation or termination of programs.
  • To make recommendations to senior agency officials.
  • To negotiate program direction and completion alternatives.
  • To identify problems or vulnerabilities in a program.
  • To develop new policies or procedures for the agency.
  • To formulate policy to support executive direction (e.g. policy manuals, guides, training materials).
  • None of the above.
15 From the following list of interpersonal communication skills, please identify those that you have routinely and successfully applied? Answer to this question is required
  • Facilitate the amicable resolution of competing or conflicting interests among parties whose cooperation is needed to meet an objective.
  • Interact effectively in situations where frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events arise that cause major shifts in priorities, timetables, or work assignments.
  • Provide direction, guidance, or instruction to staff.
  • Persuade and/or inspire others to adopt new methods, procedures, or techniques to improve operations.
  • Diffuse confrontational situations with people who are difficult, hostile, or distressed.
  • Develop trusting, productive working relationships with subordinates, colleagues, and supervisors to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Work cooperatively with others as a team to achieve a project or program goal.
  • None of the above.
16 Select one description that best represents your highest level of experience in interacting with various groups and individuals: Answer to this question is required
  • Experience that involves routinely working with external management officials to resolve unique or complex issues in a way that reflects a partnership or shared problem solving, such as sharing options and initiating ongoing contacts with managers to foster strong working relationships.
  • Experience that involves routinely working with internal managers to resolve issues and problems that arise on a daily basis. This involves briefing managers on new or revised regulations and discussing policy alternatives.
  • Experience that involves routinely educating, advising, or participating in meetings with groups or individuals when contacted to address issues or problems. This includes developing rapport and establishing credibility to resolve issues that are mutually satisfactory to programs and all parties.
  • Experience that involves explaining agency policy and regulations and providing background of the rationale for such policies, and using negotiating techniques to ensure full compliance.
  • None of the above.
17 Which of the following choices BEST describes your experience in overseeing, reviewing and evaluating policies and/or operations in order to ensure compliance with an organizations mission, strategic plans, goals and objectives? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience 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 or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of my job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • This task has been a major part of my work. I am highly skilled at performing this task and I have supervised or trained others in performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
18 Select the tasks you have performed in inspecting, investigating, negotiating or analyzing information to ensure its compliance or enforce laws or regulations: Answer to this question is required
  • Conducted inter-agency review of reported violations, policy exceptions, debarment decisions or other legal, regulatory or administrative actions.
  • Coordinated review of records to determine compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Inquired into the details of a transaction in order to establish facts and confirm authenticity.
  • Conducted onsite inspections, surveys or visits to assess compliance with laws, regulations or executive orders.
  • Conducted investigations to substantiate alleged or suspected instances or patterns of non-compliance.
  • Conducted negotiations with persons or organizations whose activities have not been in compliance.
  • Analyzed reports required of individuals or organizations engaged in regulated activities to assess their compliance.
  • Reviewed and identified documents and other open source information sources to identify knowledge or information gaps to determine whether a violation has occurred.
  • Made referrals of cases for administrative or legal proceedings.
  • None of the above.
19 Evaluate your knowledge of auditing and evaluation standards, procedures, and practices for conducting audits and evaluations involving a variety of programs, functions, and systems. 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, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior auditor.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior auditor.

Grade: All Grades

No questions specified.