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Grade: 13

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-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 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-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
3 Please select the response that best describes your level of experience in applying financial management theories and principles. Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have experience, education, or training applying financial management theories and principles.
  • I have completed formal education or training in financial management theories and principles, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have applied financial management theories and principles on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have applied financial management theories and principles as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • Applying financial management theories and principles has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed this task routinely and independently.
  • I have trained others in applying financial management theories and principles and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
4 Please select from the list below situations in which you have interpreted complex legislation and regulatory policy guidance. Answer to this question is required
  • To manage programs
  • 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
5 Do you have experience researching laws and regulations related to accounting / auditing policy? Answer to this question is required
  • I have independently researched laws and regulations for research and/or work projects.
  • I have investigated laws and regulations for research and/or work projects as part of a team.
  • I have investigated laws and regulations for research and/or work projects with close supervision.
  • I have education or training in this area.
  • I have no education or experience in this area.
6 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.
7 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.
8 Which of the following financial management techniques have you applied? Answer to this question is required
  • Internal control procedures
  • Standard operating procedures
  • Application and compliance with policies and guidance
  • Disclosure reporting
  • Executive summary
  • Reconciliations
  • Audits
  • Manual disbursing
  • Asset management inventories
  • Respond to audit findings
  • Design, develop, and prepare financial reports
  • None of the above
9 Please indicate which of the following activities / tasks you have performed as part of your work experience: Answer to this question is required
  • Identifying and resolving complex funding inquiries from automated financial or budgetary systems.
  • Resolving conflicts between program goals, objectives, resource requirements, budgetary policies, objectives, and constraints.
  • Analyzing accounting data from internal and/or external sources to confirm the propriety of charges.
  • Developing indicators to measure program performance.
  • Preparing or recommending annual financial plans to allot funds in support of program objectives.
  • Participating in the negotiation of reimbursement agreements with other public and/or private agencies.
  • Developing recommendations for budgetary adjustments (e.g., reprogramming) to support unanticipated changes in program operations and/or funding.
  • None of the above.
10 Please select from the list below situations in which you have interpreted complex legislation and regulatory policy guidance. Answer to this question is required
  • To manage programs
  • 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
11 I have used software to perform the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Perform financial system queries
  • Develop databases to compile and analyze financial data
  • Create spreadsheets to compile and analyze financial data
  • Prepare training or presentation materials using presentation software
  • Link multiple spreadsheets in order to retrieve, analyze, and interpret financial data
  • Automate existing manual processes
  • None of the above
12 Please select the response that best describes your highest level of knowledge of computer systems and software that enhances financial management and planning. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience, education, or training with computer systems and software that enhances financial management and planning.
  • I have completed formal education or training in computer systems and software that enhances financial management and planning, but have not yet applied it on the job.
  • I have used computer systems and software that enhances financial management and planning on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have used computer systems and software that enhances financial management and planning as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • Using computer systems and software that enhances financial management and planning has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed this task routinely and independently.
  • I have trained others in using computer systems and software that enhances financial management and planning and (or) others have consulted me as an expert.
13 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
14 Select from the following list the accounting activities you have performed. Answer to this question is required
  • Daily reconciliations
  • Weekly reconciliations
  • Monthly closings
  • Quarterly closings
  • Year end closings
  • None of the above
15 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
  • Inter-agency meetings
  • Civic Organizations
  • None of the above
16 Please select the response that best describes your ability to develop and apply financial management techniques. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience, education, or training developing and applying financial management techniques.
  • I have completed formal education or training in financial management techniques, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have developed and applied financial management techniques on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have developed and applied financial management techniques as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • Developing and applying financial management techniques has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed this task routinely and independently.
  • I have trained others in developing and applying financial management techniques and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
17 In which of the following events have you communicated orally or made oral presentations? Answer to this question is required
  • Speeches
  • Conferences
  • Meetings
  • Work groups
  • One-on-one discussions
  • Telephone inquiries
  • Training
  • Technical assistance
  • Interviews
  • Briefings
  • Testimony
  • None of the above
18 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.
  • Identify common interests.
  • None of the above.
19 I have conducted financial analysis of: Answer to this question is required
  • Transactions
  • Systems
  • Balance Sheets
  • Proprietary accounts
  • Budgetary accounts
  • Statement of Net Cost
  • Statement of Budgetary Resources
  • Statement of changes in net position
  • Statement of Financing
  • Other
  • None of the above

Grade: All Grades

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