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Grade: 12

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-12: 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 qualifications section on this 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-11 level in the Federal service.
  • My experience does not match the choice 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 Which of the following BEST describes your background in developing and implementing program management standards? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience in developing and implementing program management standards.
  • I have education or training in developing and implementing program management standards, but have not yet applied it on the job.
  • I have routinely developed and implemented program management standards. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have routinely and independently developed and implemented program management standards, usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am highly skilled at developing and implementing program management standards. I have trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
4 Which of the following BEST describes your experience working on Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) issues? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience in performing this work.
  • I have education or training in performing this work, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this work on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have routinely and independently performed this work as a regular part of the job, and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am highly skilled at performing this work on the job. I have trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
5 Which of the following BEST describes your experience implementing Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) sponsor regulations? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience in performing this work.
  • I have education or training in performing this work, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this work on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have routinely and independently performed this work as a regular part of the job, and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am highly skilled at performing this work on the job. I have trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
6 Which of the following BEST describes your knowledge of the Exchange Visitor Program (EVP)? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or knowledge of the Exchange Visitor Program (EVP).
  • I have some basic understanding of the Exchange Visitor Program (EVP).
  • I have limited knowledge of the Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) gained from working with it.
  • I have extensive knowledge of the Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) gained from working with it.
  • I have managed Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) activities and am a recognized expert on the EVP within my organization.
7 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.
8 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.
9 Please select from the list below situations in which you have applied knowledge of policy, legislation, and practices to assess 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
10 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
11 At what level have you organized planned and coordinated activities? Answer to this question is required
  • Across organizations
  • Organization-wide
  • Major division
  • Work unit
  • None of the above
12 Which of the following best reflects your ability to analyze complex issues and identify appropriate solutions? Answer to this question is required
  • I have analyzed complex issues and identified appropriate solutions under close supervision.
  • I have assisted others in the analysis of complex issues and identification of appropriate solutions.
  • I have participated on a team that analyzed complex issues and identified appropriate solutions.
  • I have independently analyzed complex issues and identified appropriate solutions.
  • I have led others charged with analysis of complex issues and identification of appropriate solutions.
  • I have no experience analyzing complex issues and identifying appropriate solutions.
13 Which of the following choices best describes your highest level of education or experience in interpreting and applying knowledge of policy legislation and practices to assess program impact? Answer to this question is required
  • I have 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 routinely and independently performed this task on a regular basis as part of the job.
  • I am highly skilled at performing this task on the job.
14 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 and presented 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, 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.
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 Which of the following best describes your ability to develop long-range strategies? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in developing long-range strategies.
  • I have education and/or training in developing long-range strategies, but NO experience applying this knowledge in the work environment.
  • I have education, training, and/or experience in developing long-range strategies and have applied this knowledge on the job with supervision.
  • I have experience, training and education in developing long-range strategies and have independently applied these skills on the job.
  • I am considered an expert in developing long-range strategies, and have independently applied and instructed or trained others in this aspect of the job.
17 I have communicated technical information to the following audiences: Answer to this question is required
  • Senior officials
  • Colleagues
  • Academia
  • Government organizations
  • Private industry
  • General public
  • Technical experts
  • Professional organizations
  • None of the above
18 Which of the following statements BEST describe your experience serving in a liaison capacity? Answer to this question is required
  • I have served in a liaison capacity with a variety of persons inside and outside the organization for the purpose of receiving or providing information relating to the work OR to resolve operating problems in connection with recurring responsibilities.
  • I have served in a liaison capacity mainly with co-workers to exchange routine information relevant to daily work activities.
  • I have served as the initial point-of-contact and have functioned in a liaison capacity between the supervisor and staff at all levels.
  • I have served as a liaison between other government agencies, state and local officials, foreign officials and/or individuals from the private sector.
  • As an initial point-of-contact for internal and external customers, I have functioned in a liaison capacity for an organization.
  • None of the above.
19 Which of the following BEST describes your experience establishing liaison with officials throughout the international exchange community? 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 I have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of the job, and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am highly skilled at performing this task on the job. I have trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
20 Select the response(s) that reflect your experience working with persons representing diverse backgrounds and interests as a team member to accomplish work-related issues: Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience collaborating with others to accomplish work-related activities.
  • I have successfully worked with a variety of individuals, including customers, contractors, employees, and supervisors.
  • I have interacted with groups and/or individuals of all levels, both within and outside the organization to accomplish goals.
  • I have extensive training, education, and experience in team building skills, and successful application of the skills learned.
  • I have experience in leadership within a social organization, civil group, or club where the goals are internal to the organization.
  • I have experience as a member of a team that addresses projects that encompass the development of procedures and practices.
  • I have experience in various team settings and situations where the activities of several people with diverse backgrounds are involved, preparation time is limited and the outcome is successful.
  • I have experience as a member of a team charged with developing systems that encompass various processes, authorities, and responsibilities, or focuses on research and problem solving where the problems are of moderate complexity.
  • None of the above.

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