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Vacancy Details

Grade: 14

1 GS-14: 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 in this announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least 1 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-13 level in the Federal service.
  • My experience does not match the choice above.
2 Select the activities you have performed on the job involving U.S. export licensing policies or procedures: Answer to this question is required
  • Examined and reviewed an export request and its support documentation.
  • Developed recommendations for action on an export request.
  • Prepared an export license request and support documentation.
  • Provided authoritative guidance on U.S. law, regulations, policies and procedures as they relate to export licensing.
  • Consulted intra / inter agency to obtain recommendations on an export request and resolved varying recommendations.
  • Drafted or promulgated revised export licensing regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Prepared and delivered training programs on export licensing.
  • None of the above.
3 Select the activities you have performed on the job involving U.S. export compliance policies or procedures: Answer to this question is required
  • Monitored suspected or known violators to an export transaction.
  • Conducted a review and assessment of parties to a proposed transaction to determine their `bona fides`.
  • Conducted a review of a proposed transaction to verify end use.
  • Prepared notifications of adverse compliance decisions on export requests or approvals.
  • Researched and analyzed export requests to identify potential high risk transactions.
  • Applied a `watch list` of suspected parties to an export request.
  • Provided authoritative guidance on U.S. law, regulations, policies and procedures as they relate to export compliance.
  • Consulted intra / inter agency to obtain recommendations on a compliance case and resolved varying recommendations.
  • Drafted or promulgated revised compliance regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Prepared and delivered training programs on export compliance.
  • None of the above
4 Select the items that describe your knowledge or experience with the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR): Answer to this question is required
  • I have knowledge acquired through education, training or self instruction but have not applied it on the job.
  • I have explained or interpreted the AECA and ITAR to governmental entities or industry whose activities are subject to the law and regulations.
  • I have conducted surveys or made onsite visits to assess compliance.
  • I have conducted investigations, gathered information or engaged in research to substantiate alleged or suspected instances or patterns of non-compliance.
  • I have conducted negotiations with persons or organizations whose compliance with the law and regulations was under review.
  • I have analyzed information, documents or reports required of individuals or organizations engaged in regulated activities to assess their compliance.
  • I have drafted reports, documents or other forms of assessment addressing potential or actual violations of the law and regulations.
  • None of the above
5 Select all the choices that describe your experience conducting legal, policy or investigative research and analysis: Answer to this question is required
  • Occasionally (e.g., monthly or less) prepared reports identifying legal, policy or investigative issues for consideration by supervisor.
  • Frequently (e.g., weekly or more) prepared reports identifying legal, policy or investigative issues for supervisor and/or higher level (above immediate supervisor) consideration.
  • Identified any regulatory, policy, and legal issues through research and analysis and independently resolved these issues.
  • Researched and analyzed legal, policy or investigative issues and produced reports or published results.
  • None of the above.
6 From the following list of interpersonal communication skills, identify those that you have routinely and successfully applied: Answer to this question is required
  • Diffused confrontational situations with people who are difficult, hostile, or distressed.
  • Persuaded and/or inspired others to adopt new methods, procedures, or techniques to improve operations.
  • Facilitated the amicable resolution of competing or conflicting interests among parties whose cooperation is needed to meet an objective.
  • Developed effective, productive working relationships with subordinates, colleagues, and supervisors to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Interacted effectively in situations where frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events arise that cause major shifts in priorities, timetables, or work assignments.
  • Worked cooperatively with others as a team to achieve a project or programs` goals.
  • None of the above.
7 Select the interpersonal communication activities you have performed: Answer to this question is required
  • Coordinated findings with other experts.
  • Coordinated with various federal law enforcement agencies.
  • Coordinated work with appropriate U.S. Government or foreign government officials and agencies.
  • Established and maintained good rapport with personnel who provide direct support to a program area of responsibility.
  • Established effective system to monitor and track all out going communication to achieve timely response.
  • Organized or participated in various internal and external conferences and/or seminars.
  • None of the above.
8 Select the activities you have performed on the job involving speaking and presenting information: Answer to this question is required
  • Delivered presentations to groups of 1 to 20 persons.
  • Delivered presentations to groups of 20 to 100 persons.
  • Delivered presentations to groups over 100 persons.
  • Delivered presentations to hostile or adversarial audiences.
  • Briefed senior management.
  • Briefed a Board of Directors or similar governing body.
  • Presented at professional conferences or seminars.
  • Presented at division or office staff meetings or conferences.
  • Presented at inter-agency meetings.
  • Presented at industry or trade group meetings.
  • Served as an expert witness or gave testimony in a legal proceeding.
  • None of the above.
9 Select the U.S. foreign affairs information sources with which you have interacted in dealing with export control issues: Answer to this question is required
  • Department of Defense (DoD)
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of State (DoS)
  • Federal Law Enforcement Community (e.g., ICE, CBP, FBI, AUSA, ATF, OEE)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Department of the Treasury
  • Intelligence Community
  • Foreign government officials and agencies
  • Other
  • None of the above
10 Select the answer that BEST describes your knowledge of, or experience with implementation of export/border control assistance. Answer to this question is required
  • I have knowledge of or experience with implementation of assistance related to all aspects of export / border control systems, including the legal and regulatory framework, the licensing process, enforcement mechanisms, government outreach to industry, and interagency coordination.
  • I have knowledge of or experience with implementation of assistance related to the three main aspects of export / border control systems - the legal and regulatory framework, the licensing process, and enforcement mechanisms.
  • I have some knowledge of or experience with at least one aspect of the implementation of export control assistance.
  • I have no knowledge of or experience with implementation of export control assistance.
11 Select the tasks you have performed in inspecting, investigating, negotiating or analyzing information to ensure its compliance or enforce laws or regulations: Answer to this question is required
  • Conducted inter-agency review of reported violations, policy exceptions, debarment decisions or other legal, regulatory or administrative actions.
  • Coordinated review of records to determine compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Inquired into the details of a transaction in order to establish facts and confirm authenticity.
  • Conducted onsite inspections, surveys or visits to assess compliance with laws, regulations or executive orders.
  • Conducted investigations to substantiate alleged or suspected instances or patterns of non-compliance.
  • Conducted negotiations with persons or organizations whose activities have not been in compliance.
  • Analyzed reports required of individuals or organizations engaged in regulated activities to assess their compliance.
  • Reviewed and identified documents and other open source information sources to identify knowledge or information gaps to determine whether a violation has occurred.
  • Made referrals of cases for administrative or legal proceedings.
  • None of the above.
12 Select the planning and monitoring tasks you have performed in a compliance or enforcement setting: Answer to this question is required
  • Maintained a `watch list` with regular updates, changes or additional information on individuals or companies suspected or confirmed to have violated the laws and regulations.
  • Monitored specified individuals and companies, continually assessing the status of compliance, evaluated developments affected by compliance activities and recommended appropriate action.
  • Developed case specific questions in preparation for an investigation.
  • Developed and maintained a system for monitoring to ensure compliance with pertinent laws and regulations.
  • Developed and implemented compliance or investigative strategies, plans, and/or procedures.
  • Developed or created new tools or processes to improve a monitoring system.
  • None of the above.
13 Select the types of tasks, tools, or techniques you have used in a compliance investigation setting: Answer to this question is required
  • Conducted analysis and exercised judgment that involved matching situations found to well established precedents or clear cut guidelines.
  • Conducted analysis and exercised judgment beyond matching situations found to well established precedents or clear cut guidelines.
  • Collected compliance information through observation, interview, and/or examination of records.
  • Collected compliance information through the use of statistical sampling methods.
  • Rendered judgments based on the interpretation and application of pertinent laws and regulations to situations found during the course of an investigation.
  • Rendered judgments based on the interpretation and application of pertinent laws and regulations to complex situations that required follow up or further investigation.
  • None of the above.
14 Select the response that most accurately reflects your highest level of experience negotiating complex issues: Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience negotiating complex issues.
  • I have dealt with issues where no agreement could be reached and ensured problem resolution through other administrative actions.
  • I have negotiated complex issues, the resolution of which required developing cooperation, coordinating activities, and reaching consensus.
  • I have negotiated complex issues, the resolution of which required agreement, achieving cohesiveness, interacting with individuals constructively, and resolving problems.
  • I have negotiated complex issues, the resolution of which required analyzing and solving complex problems collectively, diffusing conflict, building coalitions and consensus, and reaching solution on controversial issues.
15 Which of the following choices BEST describes your highest level of experience communicating persuasively? Answer to this question is required
  • Persuaded team members or subordinates to work toward and objective or goal.
  • Persuaded a senior official to take action or make a decision of considerable importance to the organization`s mission.
  • Delivered formal presentations to officials inside or outside my employing organization for purposes of persuading them to take action, reverse procedures, and/or expend resources.
  • Resolved major conflicts and disagreements in an interest based manner, demonstrating a faculty for compromise without sacrificing goals.
  • None of the above.
16 Select the tasks you have performed in reporting, documenting or interpreting information to promote or ensure compliance, or to enforce laws or regulations: Answer to this question is required
  • Compiled reports and summary conclusions after record review and analysis.
  • Prepared decision memoranda, official letters or other documentation (e.g., citing violation, determining facts, providing results of inter-agency review and final recommendation) for approval by senior level officials.
  • Produced comprehensive reports of findings and provided authenticated documents or exhibits that support investigation activities in court cases.
  • Explained or interpreted the legal, regulatory or compliance program to those whose activities are subject to it and/or to the general public.
  • Provided guidance on laws and regulations, exceptions, and potential compliance problems.
  • Promoted a compliance program to those whose activities are subject to it.
  • Drafted citations for violations of statutes, regulations or administrative procedures.
  • None of the above.
17 Select the actions you have taken on the job in instructing, consulting with and/or advising others: Answer to this question is required
  • Instructed industry or other entities subject to federal laws or regulations on how to prepare certain documents (e.g., how to write an effective disclosure from a defense company):
  • Educated foreign embassies or other international entities on pertinent programs and policies (e.g., end use monitoring programs).
  • Provided expert guidance on policies, practices, procedures, and/or interpretation of U. S. laws and regulations to affected parties on compliance matters.
  • Provided information and interpretive guidance on intelligence trends indicating suspicious or potential diversion or misuse of U.S. technology.
  • Delivered formal lecture or instruction on export control compliance in a classroom or conference setting.
  • None of the above.
18 Identify the types of general written products you have prepared: Answer to this question is required
  • Graduate or doctoral papers and theses.
  • Formal business correspondence.
  • Assist in preparation, editing and/or publication of reports.
  • Administrative actions or directives.
  • Organizational policies, procedures, and/or guidelines.
  • Teaching instructional aids.
  • Journal, newspaper, and/or other articles.
  • Regional Instructions.
  • National Instructions.
  • Form letters.
  • Regulations and statutes.
  • Briefing papers for senior management.
  • Power Point presentations.
  • External publications (e.g., brochures, press releases, cables).
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

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