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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.
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
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 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.
4 From the following choices below, please select the audience(s) that you have experience working with: Answer to this question is required
  • Colleagues
  • Academia
  • Government Accountability Office (GAO)
  • Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
  • U.S. Delegations
  • General public
  • High ranking senior leaders
  • Management officials
  • Industry professionals
  • Members of Congress
  • White House staff
  • Media
  • Congressional?staff members
  • None of the above
5 Experience working with foreign governments and non-governmental organizations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience working with governments and non-governmental organizations.
  • I have managed projects requiring coordination with the U.S. government and non-governmental organizations.
  • I have worked on U.S. and foreign governmental and non-governmental committees and work groups.
  • I have lead and coordinated programs with U.S. and foreign governmental and non-governmental organizations.
  • None of the above
6 Which of the following best describes your depth of experience establishing liaison with officials throughout the foreign affairs community? Answer to this question is required
  • I have the education or training in performing this task, but have yet to perform it on the job.
  • I have routinely performed this task as a regular part of my job, and usually under the guidance or review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of my job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employees.
  • I am highly skilled at performing this task, having trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
  • I do not have education, training, or experience in performing this task.
7 Which of the following choices BEST describes your experience as a liaison with management and other team leaders in order to obtain resources, identify concerns, and/or secure needed information to the perform agency's mission? 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 supervisor or manager.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or manager.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it routinely, and I have trained others in the performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
8 Which of the following choices BEST describes your level of experience in drafting correspondence to consular officials abroad, members of Congress, representatives of other federal, state, and local government agencies, AND foreign embassy officials? 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 supervisor or manager.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or manager.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it routinely, and I have trained others in the performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
9 Select the statement that BEST describes your experience developing briefings for senior management officials including analyses, conclusions, and recommendations: 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 employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have trained others in performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
10 Which of the following choices BEST describes your experience providing technical advice and guidance to managers, co-workers, headquarters staff and decision-makers on undefined issues and elements for programs critical to the agency`s mission? 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.
11 Select the response that best describes your experience planning and managing large events: 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.
12 Which of the following types of activities have you planned? Answer to this question is required
  • Conferences
  • Speaking tours
  • Public relations campaign
  • Briefings
  • Ceremony
  • Product launch
  • Exhibits
  • None of the above
13 Select one response that most closely represents your leadership/management/experience: Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided leadership for small groups of military or civilian government employees.
  • I have provided leadership for large and diverse working teams of military or civilian government employees.
  • I have provided leadership for multiple teams of military or civilian government employees working on a variety of projects.
  • I have directed major task force operations addressing emergency or critical issues.
  • None of the above.
14 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
15 Which of the following best describes your experience in the area of supervising employees? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in all of the following topics: hiring, awarding, disciplining, conflict resolution, scheduling resources, employee development, performance evaluation.
  • I have experience in many aspects of supervision, including 6 of the 7 following topics: hiring, awarding, disciplining, conflict resolution, scheduling resources, employee development, performance evaluation.
  • I have experience in many aspects of supervision, including 4 of the 7 following topics: hiring, awarding, disciplining, conflict resolution, scheduling resources, employee development, performance evaluation.
  • I have been a team leader.
  • I have limited supervisory experience.
  • None of the above.
16 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.
17 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
18 Which of the following choices BEST describes your experience coordinating the aligning of an organization`s primary mission with its planning, evaluation, budget and financial management and external affairs activities and priorities? 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.
19 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 apply.
20 Which of the following organization(s) do you have senior-level experience coordinating or working with? Answer to this question is required
  • Department of State (DOS)
  • Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • United Nations (UN)
  • European Union (EU)
  • Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
  • None of the above
21 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.
22 Select the response which best describes your experience coordinating across agencies of the U.S. Government and other nations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have participated in programs requiring routine coordination across agencies of the U.S. Government and other nations.
  • I have managed programs requiring coordination across agencies of the U.S. Government and other nations.
  • I have directed programs of national importance requiring coordination across agencies of the U.S. Government and other nations.
  • None of the above

Grade: All Grades

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