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Grade: 14

1 GS-14: Choose the one answer that best describes your experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position. Before answering this question see the experience requirements described under the Qualifications section of the vacancy announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • 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-13 level in the Federal service.
  • My experience does not match the choice 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

Grade: All Grades

1 Which of the following choices best represents your experience with applying program management principles, methods, and practices? Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed and adhered to a project plan
  • I have managed a multidisciplinary team
  • I have received an award / recognition for program performance
  • I have developed and adhered to a program budget
  • I have delivered a significant program management result
  • None of the above
2 Choose all examples that match your experience preparing written material. Answer to this question is required
  • I have written analytical reports for internal audiences.
  • I have written analytical reports for external audiences.
  • I have written briefing material on policies and procedures for a broad internal audience.
  • I have written briefing material on policies and procedures for a broad external audience.
  • I have prepared issue papers and/or briefings for presentation to program personnel, subject matter groups and or management officials at all levels.
  • I have reviewed and edited reports for accuracy, grammar, adherence to policy, organization of material, clarity of expression, and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  • None of the above.
3 Which of the following statements BEST describes your experience vetting projects and individual recipients of foreign assistance funds? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in vetting projects and individual recipients of foreign assistance funds.
  • I have education or training in vetting projects and individual recipients of foreign assistance funds.
  • I have experience vetting projects and individual recipients of foreign assistance funds in my current or past jobs, with close supervision from supervisors or a senior employee.
  • I have routinely and independently performed the task of vetting projects and individual recipients of foreign assistance funds as a regular part of my job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am highly skilled at performing the task of vetting projects and individual recipients of foreign assistance funds. I have trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
4 Which of following choices BEST describes your background in the realm of US foreign assistance? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience in the realm of foreign assistance.
  • I have education or training in foreign assistance, but have not applied it on the job.
  • I have routinely and independently performed work in the realm of foreign assistance as a regular part of my job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employees.
  • I am highly skilled at performing work in the realm of foreign assistance, having trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior coworker.
5 Experience working with senior government officials? Answer to this question is required
  • I have never performed this task.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • This task is central or a 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.
6 Have you been trained as a Contracting Officer`s Representative (COR)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Have you performed the duties of a Contracting Officer`s Representative (COR)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 Choose all examples that match your experience in preparing written material. Answer to this question is required
  • I have written technical information for internal & external audiences.
  • I have developed material for communicating information on policies and procedures to a broad base of constituents.
  • I have developed materials for communicating information on strategic plans to a broad base of constituents.
  • I have developed materials for communicating information on technical programs to a broad base of constituents.
  • I have prepared issue papers and/or briefings to program personnel, subject-matter groups and/or management officials at all levels within an organization on subject matter issues in a technical advisory capacity.
  • I have reviewed reports for technical accuracy, adherence to policy, adherence to requirements, organization of material, clarity of expression, and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  • I have prepared scientific manuscripts for publication in scientific journals and technical publications.
  • I have published articles and reports in professional, scientific or industrial journals and newsletters, including national or international publications.
  • None of the above.
9 Which of the following best reflects your multi-tasking experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I normally work on projects or assignments that are of high priority. My work assignments are generally completed on time.
  • I am proficient at managing multiple tasks within a defined time frame. I am skilled at adjusting the use of my time, meeting changes in priorities, and meet requirements of new and/or unexpected work. When priorities conflict I am capable of resolving the conflict independently.
  • I am proficient at negotiating schedules, deadlines, changes, and adjustments in priorities with management. I direct staff in determining best use of their time and how to prioritize their work and deadlines when the situation warrants.
  • None of the above
10 Do you have experience managing foreign outreach public diplomacy speaker programs? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 With which of the following officials/ organizations have you established liaison? Answer to this question is required
  • Senior Government officials
  • Senior corporate officials
  • Colleagues
  • Academia
  • Think Tanks
  • Government organizations
  • Private industry
  • Technical experts
  • Professional organizations
  • Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Congress (members or staff)
  • International organization (members or staff)
  • Media representatives
  • Foreign Government officials
  • General Public
  • None of the above
12 What functions have you performed in connection with world or national events? Answer to this question is required
  • Spokesperson to media on world or national events.
  • Written or edited information materials on world or national events.
  • Organized briefings, lectures, or seminars for the public or specialized audiences on world or national events.
  • Briefed organization leadership on world or national events.
  • None of the above
13 Which of the following BEST reflects your highest level of experience drawing conclusions based on an analysis of information? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience identifying the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • I have participated on a team that was responsible for identifying the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • I have identified the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems under close supervision.
  • I have independently identified the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • I have led others charged with identifying the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
14 Please select the response that best describes your experience with developing reports. Answer to this question is required
  • I have reviewed, classified, categorized, and prioritized data and determined appropriate actions.
  • I have conducted extensive research and prepared technical briefings.
  • I have conducted extensive data analysis, prepared comprehensive reports, and from this established recommendations for consideration.
  • None of the above
15 Do you have experience in managing the logistics and affairs of a large complex organization? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
16 What is the largest project budget for which you have had responsibility? Answer to this question is required
  • $51 million and larger
  • $11 to $50 million
  • $1 to $10 million
  • $100,000 to $999,999
  • Up to $99,999
  • I have not had experience managing budgets
17 Experience supervising a staff, working with diverse groups, developing roles and responsibilities, and ensuring qualified staff for critical functions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed this task with supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • This task is central or a 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.
  • None of the above
18 Level of experience in initiating, coordinating and supervising complex long-term projects: 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.
  • 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 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.