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Grade: 11

1 GS-11: Choose the one answer that best describes your experience, education or combination of education and 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 a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.M. (if related), from an accredited college or university. This education demonstrates my knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work of the position to be filled.
  • 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-09 level in the Federal service.
  • I have a combination of graduate level education and specialized experience that together meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements described 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 I understand that to qualify for this position based on education, I must submit a copy of my transcripts to receive consideration. However, if selected for this position, I will be required to provide official documentation prior to being appointed. (Please follow the instructions in the vacancy announcement). Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: All Grades

1 With which of the following Quality Assurance / Quality Control activities do you have experience and/or training? Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted with developing a quality control program for specific projects.
  • I have served as a quality control officer or representative.
  • I have monitored quality control requirements for specific projects.
  • I have developed a quality control program for a records management and/or archive control system.
  • I have established quality control procedures and data entry conventions and monitored them to determine necessary improvements.
  • I have no experience in applying quality control techniques, but I have related education and/or training.
  • None of the above.
2 Which of the following best reflects your highest level of experience using qualitative or quantitative methods to analyze, assess, and improve program effectiveness? Answer to this question is required
  • I have formal training or education in various qualitative and quantitative analytical methods. However, I have not yet applied this ability in work situations.
  • I have work experience demonstrating the ability to use a range of qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze and evaluate programs. I typically work with a supervisor or someone else to conduct analyses, and develop conclusions or recommendations based on analysis.
  • I have work experience demonstrating the ability to independently conduct program analyses and make recommendations. I have experience applying these analytical skills to a variety of projects and programs and presenting conclusions and recommendations to others.
  • I have work experience demonstrating the ability to conduct complex program and project analysis and developing corresponding recommendations. I routinely apply these highly developed analytical skills to provide direction to others and present these recommendations to senior management leadership.
  • None of the above.
3 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.
4 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.
5 Which of the following best describes your ability to think strategically? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience that employed strategic thinking skills.
  • I have education, training, or experience where strategic thinking was employed.
  • I have training and education that employed strategic thinking but have not used these skills on the job.
  • I have experience, but no training or educational basis for the use of strategic thinking.
6 Please select the response that BEST describes your highest level of qualifications in applying travel laws, regulations, policies, and procedures: Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have gained knowledge of the travel laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures through formal education or training, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have formal education and/or training that is relevant. I have experience in performing this task on the job. I perform this task routinely without supervision.
  • I have education and/or training and experience performing this task on the job . My work is monitored closely by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance.
  • This task is a central or major part of my work. I have performed this task routinely and independently. I have trained others in performance of this task, and/or others have consulted me for assistance.
7 Please select the response that BEST describes your level of experience in evaluating and monitoring travel management program costs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have trained or assisted other workers in the performance of this task due to my expertise in this area.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of my job. I have performed it independently and without assistance from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior coworker to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have education, training, or experience in performing this task, but have not yet applied it on the job.
  • I have no experience, education, or training in performing this task.
8 I have knowledge of and experience in accounting, financial management and/or business operations. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Which of the following BEST describes your experience with contract administration (i.e., developing statement of work (SOW); developing cost comparisons; managing contractor project activities; monitor contract costs, scheduling, and performance)? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with contract administration.
  • I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed contract administration duties on the job.
  • I have performed contract administration duties, including developing a statement of work, developing cost comparisons, managing contractor project activities on the job, with close supervision from my supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am highly skilled at performing contract administration duties, including developing a statement of work, developing cost comparisons, managing contractor project activities 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.
10 Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience with automated financial management systems or software? Answer to this question is required
  • I am a user of a system.
  • As a user I have participated in testing a new automated system or an existing system.
  • I have participated in implementing a new automated system or enhancing an existing system.
  • I led implementation of a new automated system or enhancement of an existing system.
  • None of the Above
11 Which of the following sources have you used to conduct research? Answer to this question is required
  • Internet
  • Electronic databases
  • Periodicals
  • Books
  • Regulatory / statutory materials
  • Interviews
  • Multi-media
  • Original sources
  • Surveys
  • None of the above
12 I am proficient in my ability to use the following computer-based software program or operations: Answer to this question is required
  • Word processing programs
  • Spreadsheets
  • Presentation / graphics
  • Database management
  • Internet browsers
  • E-mail programs
  • Statistical/ quantitative analysis tools
  • Web-based programs
  • Program management tools
  • Desktop publishing
  • None of the above
13 In monitoring the adherence of a foreign grant application, with which of the following regulations and/or policies have you used? Answer to this question is required
  • Statutes
  • Federal Regulations (including OMB Circulars)
  • Comptroller General Decisions
  • Grants Policies
  • Agency Financial Management Policies
  • None of the above
14 Which of the following BEST reflects your experience interpreting and applying federal grant administration regulations and policies in the review of foreign grant applications? 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 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 other have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
15 Which of the following statements reflects your experience in conducting research and performing analytical tasks for a grants management program? Answer to this question is required
  • Analyzed and recommended alternative approaches to existing practices, procedures, reports and/or policies.
  • Researched and analyzed data and information to develop practices, procedures, reports, and/or policies.
  • Evaluated effectiveness of existing practices, procedural reports, and/or policies.
  • Interpreted and applied existing guidelines to problematic issues.
  • Conducted in-depth research to solve organizational problems.
  • Conducted quality assurance reviews and presented findings to management officials.
  • None of the above
16 Which of the following choices BEST reflects your experience in developing, implementing and/or managing domestic grants and cooperative agreements? 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 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 other have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
17 Which of the following BEST reflects your experience interpreting and applying federal grant administration regulations and policies in the review of domestic grant applications? 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 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 other have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
18 Which of the following choices best reflects your highest level of experience working in teams? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience working in teams.
  • I have experience working in teams that required developing cooperation of team members, coordination of activities, and reaching consensus.
  • I have experience working in teams that required agreement on complex issues, building team spirit and cohesiveness, interacting with team members constructively, and solving problems as a group.
  • I have experience working in teams that required analyzing and solving complex problems collectively, inspiring others, building cohesiveness among diverse members, and reaching solutions to controversial issues.
19 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.
20 Which of the following types of documents have you written? Answer to this question is required
  • Budget justifications
  • Correspondence
  • Technical reports
  • Federal Register notices
  • Regulatory / statutory material
  • Policy guidance
  • Congressional testimony
  • Speeches
  • Analyses of proposed policy, legislative, or management initiatives
  • Option papers/ decision memos
  • Publications
  • Books
  • Academic papers
  • None of the above
21 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.
22 Which of the following forms of communication have you used to communicate technical information? Answer to this question is required
  • Formal presentations
  • Informal presentations
  • Information memoranda
  • Policy or other briefing documents
  • Journals
  • News media
  • Instructional aids
  • None of the above
23 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
  • Academia
  • Government organizations
  • Private industry
  • General public
  • Technical experts
  • Professional organizations
  • None of the above