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Grade: 12

1 GS-12: 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-11 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
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 Which of the following BEST describes your background regarding policies and procedures governing national and international protocol? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience regarding the policies or procedures that govern national and international protocol.
  • I have education or training regarding policies and procedures governing national and international protocol.
  • I have routinely performed work regarding policies and procedures governing national and international protocol as part of my job with review by supervisor or senior employees.
  • I have routinely and independently performed work regarding policies and procedures governing national and international protocol as part of my job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employees.
  • I am highly skilled in performing work regarding policies and procedures governing national and international protocol, having trained others in this capacity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
4 Do you have experience applying protocol policies and procedures established by the White House? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Which of the following describes your highest level of work experience in planning and coordination? Answer to this question is required
  • I have managed the strategic planning and coordination of discrete projects or activities affecting management and operations
  • I have led the strategic planning and coordination of discrete projects or activities affecting management and operations
  • I have participated in the strategic planning and coordination of discrete projects or activities affecting management and operations
  • Other planning and coordination experience
  • No planning and coordination experience
6 Which of the following duties have you performed in support of official travel? Answer to this question is required
  • Coordinating travelers` requirements and / or special needs
  • Assisting with Passport Applications
  • Preparing Travel Itineraries
  • Making hotel / car rental reservations
  • Sending telegrams to relevant embassies for country clearance
  • Creating travel authorizations / close out of travel authorizations
  • Reconciling travel advances
  • Providing on-site support during official visits
  • Serving on advance teams to secure hotel accommodations
  • Resolving complex or high-profile issues
  • Screening volunteer staff for official travel events
  • None of the above
7 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
8 Please select from the list below situations in which you have applied knowledge of policy, legislation, and practices to assess overall effectiveness in programs: Answer to this question is required
  • To manage programs, including budget and human resources
  • 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
9 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.
10 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
11 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 / Congressional inquiries
  • Speeches
  • Analyses of proposed policy, legislative, or management initiatives
  • Option papers / decision memos
  • Journal Publications
  • Books
  • Academic papers
  • Research papers
  • Presentations
  • Systems documentation
  • Newsletters
  • Financial reports and analysis
  • Training materials
  • None of the above
12 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.
13 Which of the following best describes your experience in planning, coordinating and establishing tracking systems or logs to monitor action items and office deadlines? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet applied this knowledge on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it routinely and have trained others in performance of this task, and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
14 Which of the following choices BEST describes your experience in preparing a variety of correspondence including briefing materials for senior level officials? Answer to this question is required
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have no education, training or experience in performing this task.
15 Please select the response that BEST describes your level of experience in managing the retrieval of retired records in response to internal requests, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) or Privacy Act requests: Answer to this question is required
  • I have trained or assisted others 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 usually without assistance from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this 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 education, training or experience in performing this task.
16 Which of the following have you done as a routine part of your professional work experience? Answer to this question is required
  • Establish priorities among multiple projects.
  • Establish timelines for multiple projects.
  • Close out projects.
  • Start up and manage projects through completion.
  • Establish and monitor project progress.
  • Meet deadlines.
  • Use project management software.
  • Make resource decisions for competing projects.
  • Assign tasks and monitor performance.
  • Anticipate and resolve problems.
  • Facilitate and establish program deadlines and communicate them to the staff.
  • Provide guidance, direction, or instruction to individuals.
  • React effectively to unforeseen events or delays and rearrange priorities and work assignments.
  • None of the above.
17 I have managed office procedures, standards, and protocols in order to ensure an efficient and orderly flow of information within the organization. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: 13

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
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 Which of the following BEST describes your background regarding policies and procedures governing national and international protocol? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience regarding the policies or procedures that govern national and international protocol.
  • I have education or training regarding policies and procedures governing national and international protocol.
  • I have routinely performed work regarding policies and procedures governing national and international protocol as part of my job with review by supervisor or senior employees.
  • I have routinely and independently performed work regarding policies and procedures governing national and international protocol as part of my job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employees.
  • I am highly skilled in performing work regarding policies and procedures governing national and international protocol, having trained others in this capacity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
4 Do you have experience applying protocol policies and procedures established by the White House? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Which of the following describes your highest level of work experience in planning and coordination? Answer to this question is required
  • I have managed the strategic planning and coordination of discrete projects or activities affecting management and operations
  • I have led the strategic planning and coordination of discrete projects or activities affecting management and operations
  • I have participated in the strategic planning and coordination of discrete projects or activities affecting management and operations
  • Other planning and coordination experience
  • No planning and coordination experience
6 Which of the following duties have you performed in support of official travel? Answer to this question is required
  • Coordinating travelers` requirements and / or special needs
  • Assisting with Passport Applications
  • Preparing Travel Itineraries
  • Making hotel / car rental reservations
  • Sending telegrams to relevant embassies for country clearance
  • Creating travel authorizations / close out of travel authorizations
  • Reconciling travel advances
  • Providing on-site support during official visits
  • Serving on advance teams to secure hotel accommodations
  • Resolving complex or high-profile issues
  • Screening volunteer staff for official travel events
  • None of the above
7 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
8 Please select from the list below situations in which you have applied knowledge of policy, legislation, and practices to assess overall effectiveness in programs: Answer to this question is required
  • To manage programs, including budget and human resources
  • 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
9 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.
10 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
11 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 / Congressional inquiries
  • Speeches
  • Analyses of proposed policy, legislative, or management initiatives
  • Option papers / decision memos
  • Journal Publications
  • Books
  • Academic papers
  • Research papers
  • Presentations
  • Systems documentation
  • Newsletters
  • Financial reports and analysis
  • Training materials
  • None of the above
12 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.
13 Which of the following best describes your experience in planning, coordinating and establishing tracking systems or logs to monitor action items and office deadlines? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet applied this knowledge on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it routinely and have trained others in performance of this task, and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
14 Which of the following choices BEST describes your experience in preparing a variety of correspondence including briefing materials for senior level officials? Answer to this question is required
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have no education, training or experience in performing this task.
15 Please select the response that BEST describes your level of experience in managing the retrieval of retired records in response to internal requests, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) or Privacy Act requests: Answer to this question is required
  • I have trained or assisted others 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 usually without assistance from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this 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 education, training or experience in performing this task.
16 Which of the following have you done as a routine part of your professional work experience? Answer to this question is required
  • Establish priorities among multiple projects.
  • Establish timelines for multiple projects.
  • Close out projects.
  • Start up and manage projects through completion.
  • Establish and monitor project progress.
  • Meet deadlines.
  • Use project management software.
  • Make resource decisions for competing projects.
  • Assign tasks and monitor performance.
  • Anticipate and resolve problems.
  • Facilitate and establish program deadlines and communicate them to the staff.
  • Provide guidance, direction, or instruction to individuals.
  • React effectively to unforeseen events or delays and rearrange priorities and work assignments.
  • None of the above.
17 I have managed office procedures, standards, and protocols in order to ensure an efficient and orderly flow of information within the organization. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: All Grades

No questions specified.