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Grade: 09

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-09: Choose the one answer that best describes your experience as it relates to the basic qualifications 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 1 full year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position as described in the vacancy announcement. This experience is in or related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-08 level in the Federal service.
  • I do not meet the specialized experience requirement as described on this announcement.
2 Do you possess a typing skill of at least 40 wpm (based on a 5 minute typing test with fewer than 3 errors)? Note: Individuals may be required to take a typing exam. 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
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

Grade: All Grades

1 Which of the following have you performed in arranging meetings or conferences? Answer to this question is required
  • Make arrangements for meeting facilities, set dates, notify participants and arrange to provide the necessary supplies and equipment.
  • Arrange travel and secure authorization for expense reimbursements for guest attendees, speakers, or consultants.
  • Draft the meeting or conference agenda, draft presentation outlines, assemble supporting materials and prepare formal presentation slides and handouts.
  • Arrange social functions held for conference participants.
  • Attend the meeting or conference, record minutes and action items, publish final minutes, and follow up to assure that commitments made are carried out within agreed upon time frames.
  • None of the above.
2 Please select the response(s) that describe your experience with travel arrangements and authorizations. Answer to this question is required
  • Prepare travel authorizations and vouchers.
  • Made domestic travel reservations / arrangements.
  • Made international travel reservations / arrangements.
  • Made hotel reservations.
  • Made cargo reservations.
  • Resolved errors in travel vouchers submitted using an automated voucher system.
  • Review travel vouchers for accuracy and completeness.
  • None of the above.
3 Which of the following sources have you used to conduct research? Answer to this question is required
  • Internet
  • Electronic databases
  • Periodicals
  • Books
  • Regulatory / statutory materials
  • Interviews
  • Multi-media
  • Original sources
  • Surveys
  • None of the above
4 Select the response which best describes the extent to which you have conducted research to obtain information from libraries, laws, regulations and procedures. 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 research methods, principles and techniques, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have experience conducting research and have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have routinely conducted research as a regular part of a job and perform this task, usually, without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • Conducting research has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed this task routinely and independently. I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me for assistance.
5 Which of the following best describes your experience in searching files, documents or other sources for informational materials to draft responses to inquiries, prepare briefing packages and/or background materials for meetings or conferences? 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.
  • 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.
6 Which of the following indicates your highest level of education or training handling and storing classified and sensitive information? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in the proper handling and storage of classified and sensitive information.
  • I have education or training in the proper handling and storage of classified and sensitive information, but have NOT yet performed it on the job.
  • I have properly handled and stored classified and sensitive information on the job under close supervision
  • I have properly handled and stored classified and sensitive information as a regular part of the job and usually without supervision.
  • I am highly skilled at properly handling and storing classified and sensitive information on the job and have trained others to perform this task.
7 Which of the following best describes your experience working effectively under pressure where fluctuating deadlines and priorities often occur? 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.
  • 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.
8 From the list below, select those products that you have produced using information provided by other staff members. Answer to this question is required
  • Correspondence / Memoranda
  • Office Procedures
  • Statistical Reports
  • Minutes / Summaries of Meetings
  • Forms / Form Letters
  • Charts / Graphs
  • None of the above.
9 Indicate the extent to which you have reviewed correspondence for proper format, conformance with instructions or manuals, grammar, typographical accuracy, attachments, and coordination. 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 knoweledge on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • 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.
10 Select the response which best describes the extent to which you have prepared correspondence and other documents using proper grammar, spelling, punctuation, and format. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have completed standard forms and copied information from one source to another.
  • I have written interoffice memos, transmittal letters, and inserted key information into existing form letters.
  • I have taken meeting notes and prepared minutes, and drafted responses to requests for information.
  • I have written complete documents covering information such as office procedures, policies, or training manuals.
11 Which of the following best describes your experience in greeting and referring or providing assistance to office visitors? 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.
  • 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.
12 Which of the following best describes your experience in receiving telephone calls and determining referral or providing information to caller? 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.
  • 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.
13 Select all software applications which you have used to produce a work product: Answer to this question is required
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Access
  • Desktop Publishing Software
  • Travel management applications / systems (e.g., Travel Manager, FedTrip)
  • Internet Browsers (e.g., Internet Explorer, Firefox)
  • Web-based programs
  • Database Management tools
  • None of the above
14 From the list below, select those tasks you have performed independently to produce products using computer systems and software. Answer to this question is required
  • Correspondence using word processing software.
  • Formal briefings or presentation slides using presentation software.
  • Final reports containing tables, charts and graphics.
  • Spreadsheets
  • Templates or Macro`s using word processing software
  • Web documents in PDF format
  • Publications (e.g. newsletters)
  • None of the above.
15 Select from the list below the types of computer software / programs that you have used to track work for the office: Answer to this question is required
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Access
  • Office Suite
  • Open Office
  • Other
  • I have no experience in performing this task.
16 Which of the following best describes your ability to conduct inquiries or searches to obtain information? 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 with correct procedures.
  • 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.
17 Which of the following best describes your experience in retaining your composure under stressful situations in dealing with a variety of people and attitudes? 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.
  • 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.
18 Which of the following best describes your experience in interacting with the public and other customers while exercising tact and diplomacy? 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.
  • 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.
19 Which of the following best describes your experience in coordinating and prioritizing your supervisor`s appointment calendar? 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.
  • 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.
20 Please indicate the types of activities you have performed in support of senior level meetings: Answer to this question is required
  • Created meeting agendas
  • Prepared briefing books
  • Prepared annotated agendas or similar materials for senior level officials
  • Scheduled complex interagency meetings with a large number of attendees
  • Scheduled intergovernmental meetings
  • Created guest list for large meetings
  • Created guest list for small meetings
  • Reserved rooms and equipment
  • None of the above