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Grade: 13

The following questions will determine if you possess the basic requirements to qualify for this position.
Note: If you are qualifying based on education, you WILL BE required to submit transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you WILL lose consideration for this position.
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 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: Answer to this question is required
  • I have a bachelor's or graduate degree from an accredited college or university in international law, international relations, political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social or cultural anthropology, law, statistics, or in the humanities.
  • I have a bachelor's or graduate degree from an accredited college or university that included a combination of courses, with at least 24 semester hours in international law and international relations, political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social or cultural anthropology, law, statistics, or in the humanities; OR 12 semester hours in one of the above disciplines AND 12 semester hours in statistics / quantitative methods.
  • I have a combination of education and experience where my coursework was equivalent to a major, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours, (as shown above), PLUS appropriate relevant experience or additional education.
  • I have completed at least 4 years of appropriate experience in one or more of the fields listed above in work associated with international organizations, problems, or other aspects of foreign affairs. (NOTE: qualifying work experience may have been gained through residence, study, teaching, business or commercial activities, military service, newspaper work, military or civil government activities, missionary or international relief work, or other experience in foreign countries.)
  • My education and/or experience does not match any of the above choices.
2 GS-13 Choose the one answer that best describes your experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position: Answer to this question is required
  • In addition to meeting one of the basic entry qualifications requirements listed above, 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.
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
4 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
5 Which of the following BEST describes your experience working with international organizations on global health security issues (e.g., World Health Organization, World Organization for Animal Health, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization)? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience, training or education related to working with international organizations on global health security issues.
  • I have education or training, but no professional experience related to working with international organizations on global health security issues.
  • I have performed tasks related to working with international organizations on global health security issues, under the close supervision from a supervisor or more senior colleague.
  • I have routinely and independently performed tasks related to working with international organizations on global health security issues, usually without review from a supervisor or senior official.
  • I am highly skilled at performing tasks related to working with international organizations on global health security issues, having trained or overseen others or been consulted as an expert for assistance.
6 Which of the following BEST describes your experience overseeing implementation of projects that strengthen foreign countries� ability to meet requirements of the World Health Organization (WHO) International Health Regulations (IHRs)? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience, training or education related to the WHO or IHRs.
  • I have education, training or experience related to the WHO, but not IHR implementation.
  • I have education, training or experience related to working on projects that strengthen foreign countries� ability to meet requirements of the WHO IHR.
  • I have routinely and independently performed tasks related to foreign WHO IHR implementation, usually without review from supervisor or senior official.
  • I am highly skilled at overseeing implementation of projects that strengthen foreign countries� ability to meet requirements of the WHO IHRs. I have trained or overseen others or been consulted as an expert for assistance.
7 I have knowledge of international health, social welfare, and family related programs of United States government agencies and/or international organizations. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 From the following list of topics, please identify those areas relative to US foreign policy in which you have experience: Answer to this question is required
  • Human Rights
  • Area Studies
  • International Law
  • Educational and/or cultural exchange
  • Political-Military Affairs
  • International Organizations
  • Global Issues
  • Sustainable development goals
  • Oceans
  • International Network
  • Global Partnerships
  • International crime and drugs
  • Civilian Policing and Rule of Law
  • Anticorruption
  • Social Service
  • Health Education
  • None of the above
9 Which of the following BEST describes your depth of knowledge and understanding of international health issues? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, familiarity or experience with international health issues.
  • I have education or training related to international health issues, but have not applied it on the job.
  • I have knowledge of, and work experience related to, international health issues. I apply this knowledge and experience as a regular part of the job under the supervision of a manager or senior employee.
  • I have significant knowledge of, and work experience related to international health issues and have routinely done this work with minimal supervision.
  • I am highly knowledgeable about, and experienced in, international health issues. I have trained or overseen others in this activity or been consulted as an expert for assistance.
10 Which of the following BEST describes your experience in health security? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience or education in performing health security tasks.
  • I have education in health security, but have not performed it on the job.
  • I have performed tasks in health security under the close supervision of a supervisor or more senior colleague.
  • I have routinely and independently performed tasks in health security, usually without review from a supervisor or senior offical.
  • I am highly skilled in performing tasks involving health security. I have trained or overseen others in this activity or been consulted as an expert for assistance.
11 Which of the following BEST reflects your ability to represent your agency in interagency policy coordination? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education training or experience in this area.
  • I have participated as a member of an agency working group representing my agency by performing staff work or preparing analyses to support positions taken by my agency in interagency intelligence policy coordination.
  • I have work experience representing my bureau in interagency working groups or sub-committees preparing intelligence policy options or recommendations.
  • I have represented my agency as an alternate or an observing member of a national level interagency intelligence policy committee.
  • I have experience in representing my agency as the principal member of one or more national level interagency policy committees.
12 From the choices below, please choose the statement that BEST describes your experience communicating orally in both formal and informal settings: Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have education and/or training on influencing, motivating, or persuading persons or groups. This included using communication skills to approach individuals or groups who are at the same working level or above.
  • I have conducted discussions, with close supervision, in which the purpose was to influence, motivate, or persuade persons or groups. This included using communication skills to approach individuals or groups who are at the same working level or above.
  • I have regularly conducted discussions or participated in work groups as a program representative, in which the purpose was to influence, motivate, or persuade persons or groups. This included using communication skills to approach individuals or groups who are at the same working level or above.
  • I have regularly justified, persuaded, negotiated, or resolved matters involving significant or controversial policy or program issues. This included communicating effectively and harmoniously with a full range of internal and external individuals or groups (e.g., representatives from private industry, the Agency, Department, other Federal agencies).
13 Please identify the areas relative to US foreign policy and/or national security in which you have experience: Answer to this question is required
  • Arms Control
  • Proliferation Finance
  • Area Studies
  • International Law
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and Missile Procurement Networks
  • Trade, Transportation, Aviation
  • Nonproliferation
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and missile-related Interdictions
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and missile programs in Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, and/or India
  • Political-Military Affairs
  • International Organizations
  • Environmental, Science and Technology
  • Energy
  • Homeland Security
  • Clearing intelligence for use with foreign governments
  • Nonproliferation-related sanctions
  • Economics and/or International Development
  • Compliance with nonproliferation-related UN Security Council Resolutions, and nonproliferation regimes
  • International crime and drugs
  • Counter-terrorism
  • Counter-proliferation
  • None of the above
14 Select the choice that BEST represents your highest level of experience in managing and interacting with various groups and individuals: Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience that involves routinely working with both external and internal 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.
  • I have 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.
  • I have 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.
  • I have 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.
15 Which of the following BEST describes your background in the realm of foreign policy / international affairs? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience in foreign policy / international affairs.
  • I have education or training in foreign policy / international affairs, but have not applied it on the job.
  • I have routinely and independently performed work in the realm of foreign policy / international affairs as a regualar part of my job, and usually with review by supervisor or senior employees.
  • I have routinely and independently performed work in the realm of foreign policy / international affairs as a regular part of my job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employees.
  • I am highly skilled at performing work in the realm of foreign policy / international affairs, 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 background in the analysis and evaluation of information derived from a variety of sources? Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have education, training or experience in the analysis and evaluation of information derived from a variety of sources.
  • I have education or training in the analysis and evaluation of information derived from a variety of sources, but have not yet applied it on the job.
  • I have education or training in the analysis and evaluation of information derived from a variety of sources, and have applied it on the job, usually with review by supervisor or senior employees.
  • I have routinely and independently analyzed and evaluated information derived from a variety of sources as a regular part of my job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employees.
  • I am highly skilled at independently analyzing and evaluating information derived from a variety of sources having 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 in communicating persuasively on foreign policy matters? Answer to this question is required
  • I have persuaded team members or subordinates to work toward an objective or goal.
  • I have persuaded senior officials to take action or make a decision of considerable importance to the organization`s mission.
  • I have made formal presentations to officials inside and/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.
18 Which of the following BEST describes your experience writing in a professional capacity? 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 Please indicate the manner in which you have communicated orally or made oral presentations: Answer to this question is required
  • Speeches
  • Conferences
  • Meetings
  • One-on-one discussions
  • Telephone inquiries
  • Training
  • Technical assistance
  • Interviews
  • Briefings
  • Negotiations
  • None of the above
20 At what level have you organized planned and coordinated activities? Answer to this question is required
  • Across organizations
  • Organization-wide
  • Major division
  • Work unit
  • None of the above
21 Which of the following choices best describes your highest level of experience in 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 senior officials to take action or make a decision of considerable import 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
  • None of the above
22 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 Government officials
  • Senior corporate officials
  • Colleagues
  • Academia
  • Think Tanks
  • Government organizations
  • Private industry
  • General public
  • Technical experts
  • Professional organizations
  • Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Congress (members or staff)
  • International organization (members or staff)
  • Foreign Government officials
  • Media
  • None of the above
23 Which of the following best describes your experience in setting priorities to meet your professional responsibilities? Answer to this question is required
  • I normally work on individual projects or assignments that are generally completed independently and within the assigned deadlines and milestones.
  • I manage multiple tasks / assignments within a common time period. I am skilled at adjusting my use of time to meet changes in priorities and the requirements of new and/or unexpected work. When priorities conflict, I normally resolve the conflicts independently.
  • I manage multiple tasks / assignments within a common time period. I adjust my use of time to meet changes in priorities and the requirements of new and/or unexpected work. In resolving conflicts, I involve the team leader or supervisor.
  • In addition to managing multiple tasks / assignments within a common time period, I negotiate deadlines, changes, and adjustments in priorities with senior management on my own behalf as well as that of my work group. I assist my team or staff in determining how best to use their time and reprioritize their work as situations warrant.
  • None of the above

Grade: All Grades

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