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Grade: 12

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 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-11 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
3 Which activities have you performed that required planning, coordinating, and/or setting priorities? Answer to this question is required
  • Determining resource requirements
  • Setting agendas
  • Developing contingency plans due to policy changes
  • Planning and booking domestic travel
  • Planning and booking international travel
  • Scheduling meetings with foreign officials
  • None of the above
4 Which of the following BEST describes your experience managing International Visitor, International Educational, or other professional exchange programs, activities, and resources? 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.
5 Select the response that BEST describes your knowledge of current foreign affairs issues, especially as they relate to America`s foreign policy agenda. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education and/or training in this area, but am currently working or have worked in a foreign affairs environment where I have acquired a general knowledge of U.S. society, foreign relations, and world events. I have applied this knowledge in carrying out specific work assignments.
  • I have education and/or training at or above the undergraduate level that demonstrates my knowledge of U.S. society, foreign relations, and world events, but I have not yet applied this knowledge on the job.
  • I have education and/or training at or above the undergraduate level that demonstrates my knowledge of U.S. society, foreign relations, and world events. I have applied this knowledge on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have education and/or training at or above the undergraduate level that demonstrates my knowledge of U.S. society, foreign relations, and world events. I have routinely and independently applied this knowledge 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.
6 Select the problem solving or troubleshooting activities you have performed: Answer to this question is required
  • Identified problems, irregularities or areas of needed improvement and reported to designated authorities.
  • Identified problems, irregularities or areas of needed improvement and independently intervened to resolve or develop a solution.
  • Identified problems, irregularities or areas of needed improvement and engaged others to reach consensus and develop a solution.
  • Identified problems, irregularities or areas of needed improvement and applied standard guidelines or operating procedures, made adjustments, and successfully implemented to reach goals and objectives.
  • None of the above.
7 Which of the following BEST characterizes your experience evaluating grant and project proposals? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience related to the evaluation of grant and project proposals.
  • I have education or training, but no professional experience related to the evaluation of grant and project proposals.
  • I have performed tasks related to the evaluation of grant and project proposals under close supervision from a supervisor or more senior colleague.
  • I have routinely and independently performed tasks related to the evaluation of grant and project proposals, usually without review from by supervisor or senior official.
  • I am highly skilled at evaluating grant and project proposals, having trained or overseen others or been consulted as an expert.
8 I have grant programs experience in the following areas: Answer to this question is required
  • Grant development
  • Grant administration
  • Grant evaluation
  • None of the above
9 Which of the following best reflects your highest level of training and/or experience in managing projects/ programs? Answer to this question is required
  • I have formal education / training in this area. However, I have not yet managed projects/ programs in work situations.
  • I have formal education / training in this area and work experience in managing projects/ programs.
  • 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 establishing program goals, analyzing program strengths and weaknesses, and developing clear performance measures and plans.
  • I have no formal education/ training in this area but I have 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 experience, formal training, or education managing projects/ programs.
10 Which of the following choices BEST describes your experience developing social media tools and products in a professional context? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience developing social media tools and products in a professional context.
  • I have completed formal education or training in, developing social media tools and products, but have not yet applied it on the job.
  • I have routinely performed this task as a regular part of my job, usually under the guidance or review of a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have routinely and independently developed social media tools and products as a regular part of my job, and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employees.
  • I am highly skilled at independently developing social media tools and products in a professional context, having trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
11 From the list below, identify all of the types of audiences with which you have experience communicating orally or making oral presentations: Answer to this question is required
  • Senior officials
  • Colleagues
  • Government organizations
  • General public
  • Private industry
  • Academia
  • Professional organizations
  • Technical experts
  • Inter-agency Meetings
  • None of the above
12 Which of the following sports organizations do you have a working relationship with? Answer to this question is required
  • National Basketball Association (NBA)
  • Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA)
  • Major League Baseball (MLB)
  • Major League Soccer (MLS)
  • US Soccer
  • USA Track & Field (USATF)
  • USA Volleyball
  • USA Swimming
  • United States Olympic Committee (USOC)
  • USA Wrestling
  • None of the above
13 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.
14 Which of the following choices BEST describes the level of your experience leading external outreach programs? Answer to this question is required
  • Work(ed) as member of a team planning and executing outreach strategies for a unit or organization.
  • Developed outreach materials and identified targeted audiences for presentation to stakeholders.
  • Initiated, designed, implemented and/or supervised the development of outreach strategies for a multi-million dollar program at the national and/or international level.
  • Led an external affairs unit or organization.
  • Led an outreach unit or organization.
  • Served as an external affairs officer supervising the preparation of material / information and presenting to stakeholders.
  • Served as an outreach officer supervising the preparation of material / information and presenting to stakeholders.
  • None of the above.
15 Which of the following best describes your background preparing and presenting the results of analyses? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have the education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have education in performing this task, and have performed it on the job, under the supervision of a supervisor or senior employees.
  • 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.
16 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.
17 Which of the following choices BEST describes your highest level of experience communicating persuasively? Answer to this question is required
  • I have persuaded team members or subordinates to work toward an objective or goal.
  • I have persuaded a senior official to take action or make a decision of considerable importance to the organization`s mission.
  • I have made formal presentations to officials inside or outside my employing organization for purposes of persuading them to take action, reverse procedures, or expend resources.
  • I have resolved major conflicts and disagreements in an interest-based manner, demonstrating a faculty for compromise without sacrificing goals.
  • None of the above.

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.
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 Which activities have you performed that required planning, coordinating, and/or setting priorities? Answer to this question is required
  • Determining resource requirements
  • Setting agendas
  • Developing contingency plans due to policy changes
  • Planning and booking domestic travel
  • Planning and booking international travel
  • Scheduling meetings with foreign officials
  • None of the above
4 Which of the following BEST describes your experience managing International Visitor, International Educational, or other professional exchange programs, activities, and resources? 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.
5 Select the response that BEST describes your knowledge of current foreign affairs issues, especially as they relate to America`s foreign policy agenda. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education and/or training in this area, but am currently working or have worked in a foreign affairs environment where I have acquired a general knowledge of U.S. society, foreign relations, and world events. I have applied this knowledge in carrying out specific work assignments.
  • I have education and/or training at or above the undergraduate level that demonstrates my knowledge of U.S. society, foreign relations, and world events, but I have not yet applied this knowledge on the job.
  • I have education and/or training at or above the undergraduate level that demonstrates my knowledge of U.S. society, foreign relations, and world events. I have applied this knowledge on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have education and/or training at or above the undergraduate level that demonstrates my knowledge of U.S. society, foreign relations, and world events. I have routinely and independently applied this knowledge 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.
6 Select the problem solving or troubleshooting activities you have performed: Answer to this question is required
  • Identified problems, irregularities or areas of needed improvement and reported to designated authorities.
  • Identified problems, irregularities or areas of needed improvement and independently intervened to resolve or develop a solution.
  • Identified problems, irregularities or areas of needed improvement and engaged others to reach consensus and develop a solution.
  • Identified problems, irregularities or areas of needed improvement and applied standard guidelines or operating procedures, made adjustments, and successfully implemented to reach goals and objectives.
  • None of the above.
7 Select the description that BEST represents your highest level of experience interacting with various groups and individuals. Answer to this question is required
  • Experience explaining agency policy and regulations and providing background of the rationale for such policies, and using negotiating techniques to ensure full compliance.
  • Experience working with external management officials to resolve unique or complex issues in a way that reflects a partnership, such as sharing options and initiating ongoing contacts with managers to foster strong working relationships.
  • Experience 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 educating, advising, or participating in meeting discussions to address issues or problems. This includes developing rapport and establishing credibility to resolve issues that are mutually satisfactory for all parties.
  • Experience educating, advising, or participating in public forums.
  • None of the above.
8 Which of the following BEST characterizes your experience evaluating grant and project proposals? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience related to the evaluation of grant and project proposals.
  • I have education or training, but no professional experience related to the evaluation of grant and project proposals.
  • I have performed tasks related to the evaluation of grant and project proposals under close supervision from a supervisor or more senior colleague.
  • I have routinely and independently performed tasks related to the evaluation of grant and project proposals, usually without review from by supervisor or senior official.
  • I am highly skilled at evaluating grant and project proposals, having trained or overseen others or been consulted as an expert.
9 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 or world or national events.
  • None of the above
10 I have grant programs experience in the following areas: Answer to this question is required
  • Grant development
  • Grant administration
  • Grant evaluation
  • None of the above
11 Which of the following best reflects your highest level of training and/or experience in managing projects/ programs? Answer to this question is required
  • I have formal education / training in this area. However, I have not yet managed projects/ programs in work situations.
  • I have formal education / training in this area and work experience in managing projects/ programs.
  • 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 establishing program goals, analyzing program strengths and weaknesses, and developing clear performance measures and plans.
  • I have no formal education/ training in this area but I have 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 experience, formal training, or education managing projects/ programs.
12 Which of the following choices BEST describes your experience developing social media tools and products in a professional context? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience developing social media tools and products in a professional context.
  • I have completed formal education or training in, developing social media tools and products, but have not yet applied it on the job.
  • I have routinely performed this task as a regular part of my job, usually under the guidance or review of a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have routinely and independently developed social media tools and products as a regular part of my job, and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employees.
  • I am highly skilled at independently developing social media tools and products in a professional context, having trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
13 From the list below, identify all of the types of audiences with which you have experience communicating orally or making oral presentations: Answer to this question is required
  • Senior officials
  • Colleagues
  • Government organizations
  • General public
  • Private industry
  • Academia
  • Professional organizations
  • Technical experts
  • Inter-agency Meetings
  • None of the above
14 Which of the following sports organizations do you have a working relationship with? Answer to this question is required
  • National Basketball Association (NBA)
  • Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA)
  • Major League Baseball (MLB)
  • Major League Soccer (MLS)
  • US Soccer
  • USA Track & Field (USATF)
  • USA Volleyball
  • USA Swimming
  • United States Olympic Committee (USOC)
  • USA Wrestling
  • None of the above
15 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.
16 Which of the following choices BEST describes the level of your experience leading external outreach programs? Answer to this question is required
  • Work(ed) as member of a team planning and executing outreach strategies for a unit or organization.
  • Developed outreach materials and identified targeted audiences for presentation to stakeholders.
  • Initiated, designed, implemented and/or supervised the development of outreach strategies for a multi-million dollar program at the national and/or international level.
  • Led an external affairs unit or organization.
  • Led an outreach unit or organization.
  • Served as an external affairs officer supervising the preparation of material / information and presenting to stakeholders.
  • Served as an outreach officer supervising the preparation of material / information and presenting to stakeholders.
  • None of the above.
17 Which of the following best describes your background preparing and presenting the results of analyses? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have the education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have education in performing this task, and have performed it on the job, under the supervision of a supervisor or senior employees.
  • 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.
18 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.
19 Which of the following choices BEST describes your highest level of experience communicating persuasively? Answer to this question is required
  • I have persuaded team members or subordinates to work toward an objective or goal.
  • I have persuaded a senior official to take action or make a decision of considerable importance to the organization`s mission.
  • I have made formal presentations to officials inside or outside my employing organization for purposes of persuading them to take action, reverse procedures, or expend resources.
  • I have resolved major conflicts and disagreements in an interest-based manner, demonstrating a faculty for compromise without sacrificing goals.
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

No questions specified.