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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.
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 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 Select from the following list those customers / audiences / entities with whom you have provided information or service to in positions involving the development and implementation of processes and procedures: Answer to this question is required
  • My organizational unit
  • My business line
  • My company or agency
  • Government-wide or industry-wide
  • External clients
  • General public
  • None of the above
2 Which of the following BEST represents your level of experience in policy functions? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in policy functions.
  • I have education or training in policy functions, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed policy functions on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have routinely and independently performed policy functions as a regular part of the job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employees.
  • I am highly skilled at performing policy functions on the job. I have trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
3 Which of the following analysis tasks have you performed? Answer to this question is required
  • Development and/or analysis of surveys
  • Performance measures
  • Cost analysis / rate analysis
  • Market research
  • Technical review
  • Logistics trend analysis
  • Business process analysis
  • Inventory analysis
  • Data analysis and validation
  • None of the above
4 Which of the following statements BEST describe your experience serving in a liaison capacity? Answer to this question is required
  • I have served in a liaison capacity with a variety of persons inside and outside the organization for the purpose of receiving or providing information relating to the work OR to resolve operating problems in connection with recurring responsibilities.
  • I have served in a liaison capacity mainly with co-workers to exchange routine information relevant to daily work activities.
  • I have served as the initial point-of-contact and have functioned in a liaison capacity between the supervisor and staff at all levels.
  • I have served as a liaison between other government agencies, state and local officials, foreign officials and/or individuals from the private sector.
  • As an initial point-of-contact for internal and external customers, I have functioned in a liaison capacity for an organization.
  • None of the above.
5 Which of the following qualitative / quantitative analysis functions have you performed at work? Answer to this question is required
  • Gathered statistical data
  • Worked with spreadsheets
  • Performed qualitative analyses
  • Performed quantitative analyses
  • Designed / developed qualitative and/or quantitative analysis plans
  • Designed / developed graphs and charts
  • Produced supply chain queries and reports
  • None of the above
6 Which of the following types of documents have you written? Answer to this question is required
  • Academic papers in fulfillment of course requirements
  • After Action Report
  • Analyses of proposed policy, legislative, or management initiatives
  • Assessments
  • Books
  • Budget justifications
  • Conference papers and proceedings
  • Congressional testimony
  • Correspondence
  • Dissertation
  • Federal register notes
  • Journal articles
  • Master`s Thesis
  • Memoranda
  • Newsletter
  • Newspaper articles
  • Policy guidance
  • Peer reviewed publications
  • Regulatory / statutory material
  • Reporting cables
  • Speeches
  • Talking points
  • Technical reports
  • Weekly report
  • None of the above
7 Which of the following choices BEST describes your experience with written communication at work? Answer to this question is required
  • Short informal emails to customers, supervisors, peers and subordinates.
  • Formal informational announcements via email.
  • Letters or reports to internal or external personnel outlining organizational policies and procedures.
  • Detailed reports with technical data, analyses and recommendations to senior managers.
  • Form letters to customers, supervisor, peers, and/or subordinates.
  • None of the above.
8 Under what situations have you revised your writing or had your writing revised? Answer to this question is required
  • Self-revision after proofreading.
  • Revision at the recommendation of peers.
  • Revision at the recommendation of supervisors.
  • Revision to correct factual inaccuracies.
  • Revision to change the emphasis as directed by others.
  • Revision to correct grammatical errors.
  • Revision based on new information / developments.
  • Revision based on audience feedback.
  • Revision to target a specific audience.
  • None of the above.
9 Please choose the statement that BEST describes your experience preparing written documents: Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared written documents that require significant revision to conform to agency policy and procedures prior to distribution.
  • I have prepared written documents that require moderate revision to conform to agency policy and procedures prior to distribution.
  • I have consistently generated effective, detailed, well-written documents that require slight revision to conform to agency policy and procedures prior to distribution.
  • I have consistently generated effective, detailed, well-written documents that require no editing.
  • None of the above.
10 Please select the tasks you have performed in preparing information for reports. Answer to this question is required
  • Extracted data from various sources for inclusion in reports
  • Organized / consolidated data for inclusion in reports
  • Review / proofread data contained in reports to ensure accuracy
  • Verified data in reports
  • Prepared a variety of reports of a routine / general nature
  • None of the above.
11 From the following list, please identify which sources you have used in preparing analyses/assessments. Answer to this question is required
  • Policy documents
  • Diplomatic communications
  • Foreign Government documents
  • U.S. Government documents
  • Academic papers
  • Conferences/symposia
  • Interviews
  • Press/public media
  • Investigative reports
  • Intelligence reports
  • Books and journal articles
  • Unpublished correspondence
  • Internet
  • None of the above
12 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.
13 Which of the following BEST represents your highest level of experience preparing decision memoranda, official letters or other documentation (e.g., determining facts, providing results of inter-agency review and final recommendation) for approval by senior level officials? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with preparing decision memoranda, official letters or other documentation (e.g., determining facts, providing results of inter-agency review and final recommendation) for approval by senior level officials.
  • I have assisted in preparing decision memoranda, official letters or other documentation (e.g., determining facts, providing results of inter-agency review and final recommendation) for approval by senior level officials.
  • I have prepared decision memoranda, official letters or other documentation (e.g., determining facts, providing results of inter-agency review and final recommendation) for approval by senior level officials under close supervision.
  • I have independently prepared decision memoranda, official letters or other documentation (e.g., determining facts, providing results of inter-agency review and final recommendation) for approval by senior level officials.
  • I am considered an expert in preparing decision memoranda, official letters or other documentation (e.g., determining facts, providing results of inter-agency review and final recommendation) for approval by senior level officials. I have trained others in this activity and/or been consulted as an expert for assistance.
14 Which of the following choices BEST describe your experience applying administrative concepts, principles and practices? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in reviewing and analyzing a variety of office procedures and recommending changes.
  • I have limited experience applying administrative concepts, principles, and practices in the resolution of issues.
  • I have independently conducted studies on operational issues and problems and identified issues for concern and recommended specific remedies.
  • As a member of a team or working group, I have applied administrative concepts, principles, and practices in evaluating specific problems areas that impact the efficiency of my organization.
  • I have experience as a lead administrative support person applying the full range of administrative concepts and principles including recommending and establishing procedures for the support staff of an organization.
  • I have served on an agency / Department level team or working group that required me to apply administrative concepts, principles, and practices in evaluating and recommending remedies on a specific issue.
  • None of the above.
15 Which of the following choices best describes your highest level of education or experience in interpreting and applying laws, regulations, and procedures? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no formal training, education or experience in interpreting laws, regulations, and procedures.
  • I have formal training or education in interpreting laws, regulations, and procedures. However, I have not yet applied this ability in work situations.
  • I have work experience demonstrating the ability to interpret laws, regulations, and procedures. I typically work with a supervisor or someone else when doing this work.
  • I have work experience demonstrating the ability to independently interpret laws, regulations, and procedures. I have experience applying these skills to a variety of projects and programs and presenting conclusions and recommendations to others.
  • I have work experience demonstrating the ability to independently interpret laws, regulations, and procedures. I routinely apply these highly developed skills to provide direction to others and present these recommendations to senior management leadership.