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Grade: 13

1 GS-13: 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-12 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

Grade: All Grades

1 Which of the following BEST represents your level of experience in inventory property management? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in inventory / property management.
  • I have education or training in inventory / property management, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed inventory / property management functions on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have routinely and independently performed inventory / property management functions as a regular part of the job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employees.
  • I am highly skilled at performing inventory / property management on the job. I have trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
2 I am proficient in my knowledge of the following concepts as each applies to security issues. Answer to this question is required
  • Risk Management
  • Personnel Security
  • Compartmentalization
  • Defense in depth
  • Surveillance Detection
  • Counter-Surveillance
  • Counter-Terrorism
  • Counter-intelligence
  • Information Assurance
  • International Cooperative Administrative Support Services (ICASS)
  • Construction Security
  • Technical Security
  • Physical Security
  • Force Protection
  • Countermeasures
  • Information Technologies
  • None of the above
3 Which of the following BEST describes your experience with analyzing statements of work and specifications to ensure their adequacy and / or to recommend revisions? 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 senior employee.
  • I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of the job, and usually without review by 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.
4 Which of the following BEST reflects how you organize and prioritize your work? Answer to this question is required
  • I plan and organize my work under close supervision.
  • I have assisted others in planning and organizing their work.
  • I have participated on a team that planned and organized work.
  • I have independently planned and organized work.
  • I have led others charged with planning and organizing work.
  • I have no experience planning and organizing work.
5 Which of the following have you performed as a routine part of your professional work experience? Answer to this question is required
  • Established priorities among multiple projects.
  • Established timelines for multiple projects.
  • Closed out projects.
  • Started up and managed projects through completion.
  • Established and monitored project progress.
  • Met deadlines.
  • Used project management software.
  • Made resource decisions for competing projects.
  • Assigned tasks and monitor performance.
  • Anticipated and resolved problems.
  • Developed a budget for project / program.
  • None of the above.
6 Which of the following BEST reflects your ability to analyze and prioritize competing and/or complex issues and identify appropriate solutions? Answer to this question is required
  • I have analyzed complex issues, identified risk, determined priorities, 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.
7 In which of the following supply management areas do you have experience developing, evaluating, and maintaining property management programs, systems, and policies worldwide: Answer to this question is required
  • Receipt
  • Storage
  • Accountability
  • Uutilization and disposal
  • Property inventory
  • Distribution facilities
  • Storage management
  • Packaging management
  • Acquisition of property
  • Warehouse
  • None of the above
8 Which of the following BEST describes your highest level of work experience in planning and managing project / program budgets? Answer to this question is required
  • I have formal training or education in financial management techniques. However, I have not yet applied this knowledge in work situations.
  • I have assisted others with planning and/or managing project / program budgets.
  • I have experience independently resolving routine budgeting issues. I rely on superiors before providing guidance on complex budget issues.
  • I have experience independently resolving complex budget issues. I provided direction to senior managers on budget planning and/or management budgeting issues.
  • None of the above.
9 Which statement BEST describes your highest level of experience evaluating and reviewing forced entry / ballistic resistant systems and methods? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience performing this activity.
  • I have completed education or training on this topic, but have not yet performed this activity on the job.
  • I have assisted others in performing this activity.
  • I have routinely and independently performed this activity.
  • I have performed final technical reviews for forced entry / ballistic resistant systems and others have consulted me for assistance on a regular basis.
10 Which statement BEST describes your highest level of experience installing forced entry / ballistic resistant doors and windows? Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed multiple product installations and final technical reviews for forced entry / ballistic resistant systems. I have also trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance on a regular basis.
  • I have routinely and independently performed this activity.
  • � I have assisted others in performing this activity.�
  • I have completed education or training on this topic, but have not yet performed this activity on the job.
  • I have no education, training, or experience performing this activity.�
11 Which of the following best describes your experience communicating verbally? Answer to this question is required
  • I have regularly served as a representative in dealing with managers and employees. This included acquiring, clarifying or exchanging facts and information needed to complete assignments.
  • I have regularly justified, persuaded, negotiated, and/or resolved matters involving significant or controversial policy or program issues. This included communicating effectively with a full range of internal and external individuals or groups (e.g., representatives from the Department, other Federal Agencies, industry leaders, congressional staffs, and officials of foreign governments).
  • I have regularly conducted discussions and/or participated in workgroups as a program representative in which the purpose was to influence, motivate, and/or persuade persons or groups. This included using communication skills to approach individuals or groups who are skeptical or in disagreement in order to obtain the desired effect, (e.g. gaining compliance with an established policy or regulation).
  • I have regularly served as a program representative and participated in discussions in which the purpose was to plan, coordinate, or consult on work efforts or to resolve specific business problems. This included influencing or motivating individuals or groups who are working toward mutual goals and who have basically cooperative attitudes.
  • None of the above.
12 Which of the following types of construction do you have training, education or experience? Answer to this question is required
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Government / military
  • None of the above
13 Which of the following choices BEST describes your highest level of training, education or experience in applying construction techniques? Answer to this question is required
  • I have education or training in construction techniques, but have not applied it on the job.
  • I have applied construction techniques on the job with close supervision.
  • I have independently applied construction techniques as a regular part of my job.
  • I am highly skilled in applying construction techniques on the job.
  • None of the above.
14 With which of the following types of construction do you have experience? Answer to this question is required
  • Electrical / Electronic
  • Networking or telecommunications
  • Mechanical
  • Civil / Structural
  • Architectural
  • Cost Estimating
  • Management
  • None of the above
15 Which statement BEST describes your highest level of experience inspecting forced entry / ballistic resistant doors and windows? Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed multiple product inspections and final technical reviews for forced entry / ballistic resistant systems. I have also trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance on a regular basis.
  • I have routinely and independently performed this activity.
  • I have assisted others in performing this activity.
  • I have completed education or training on this topic, but have not yet performed this activity on the job.
  • I have no education, training, or experience performing this activity.
16 Which of the following choices BEST reflects your highest level of experience solving problems? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience solving problems that required developing cooperation, coordination of activities, and reaching consensus.
  • I have experience solving problems that required agreement on complex issues, achieving cohesiveness, and interacting with individuals constructively.
  • I have experience solving problems that required analyzing and solving complex problems collectively, inspiring others, building cohesiveness among diverse individuals, and reaching solutions to controversial issues.
  • I have experience and/or training in problem solving, but have not yet applied this knowledge in a work environment.
  • None of the above.
17 Which of the following choices best describe your highest level of education or experience in national or international security programs? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience pertaining to national and/or international security programs.
  • I have education or training pertaining to national and/or international security programs, but have NOT yet applied it on the job.
  • I have applied my knowledge of national and/or international security programs on the job under close supervision.
  • I have applied my knowledge of national and/or international security programs as a regular part of the job without supervision.
  • I am highly knowledgeable about national and/or international security programs and have trained others in this topic area.
18 Which of the following BEST describes your highest level of education or experience in applying physical security concepts to security issues? Answer to this question is required
  • I have education or training applying physical security concepts to security issues, but have NOT yet applied it on the job.
  • I have applied physical security concepts to security issues on the job under close supervision.
  • I have routinely and independently applied physical security concepts as a regular part of the job without supervision.
  • I am highly skilled at applying physical security concepts on the job and have trained others to perform these tasks.
  • None of the above.