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Vacancy Details

Grade: 12

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
The following questions will determine if you possess the basic requirements to qualify for this position.
Applicants MUST meet one of the below listed basic qualification requirements to qualify for this position. Carefully read each question and all possible answers before selecting a response. Choose the one answer that best describes your experience, education OR combination of education and experience and indicate your response below: (See the Qualifications Section of the vacancy announcement for additional information.)
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 degree from an accredited college or university in archival science.
  • I have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major that included at least 18 semester hours in archival science, history and/or in political science or government, AND 12 semester hours in one or any combination of the following: archival science, history, American civilization, economics, political science, public administration, or government.
  • I have a combination of education and experience with at least 30 semester hours in related courses (as shown above), PLUS appropriate experience or additional education.
  • My education and / or experience does not match any of the above choices.
2 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
3 GS-12: 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-11 level in the Federal service.
  • My experience does not match the choice above.
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 ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely in writing to many different types of audiences? 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 have not performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am highly skilled at performing this task, having trained others on this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
6 Which of the following BEST describes your experience in providing complex reference services (e.g., using multiple resources to answer client inquiries, responding to unique inquiries that require in-depth knowledge of the records)? 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 have not performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am highly skilled at performing this task, having trained others on this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
7 Which of the following BEST describes your experience maintaining files and records which contain legal documents and records? 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 have not performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am highly skilled at performing this task, having trained others on this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
8 Which of the following BEST describes your experience in communicating difficult or technical records management concepts to a wide range of audiences in a clear, concise manner? 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 have not performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am highly skilled at performing this task, having trained others on this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
9 Which of the following BEST describes your experience in suggesting improvements to processes? Answer to this question is required
  • I have never or rarely had to perform this task.
  • I have identified and shared ways to improve processes and results.
  • I have identified and shared ways to improve processes and results and incorporated those ideas into my own work.
  • I have recommended appropriate ways to apply innovation to improve processes and results within my own team or department.
  • I have recommended appropriate ways to apply innovation to improve processes and results across an entire organization.
10 Do you have experience in creating and maintaining databases in Microsoft Access? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Select the statement that BEST describes your experience in creating and utilizing complex filing systems: 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 have not performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am highly skilled at performing this task, having trained others on this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
12 Which of the following BEST describes your experience reviewing and evaluating legal documents to determine sufficiency for meeting applicable treaty and legal standards? 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.
13 Select the choice that most closely represents your experience in managing and organizing files and records systems. Answer to this question is required
  • I maintained records and files for my assigned organization, including reports and proposals that contain sensitive information
  • I maintained records and files for my assigned organization. Records and files are typically routine memos, administrative documents, and other records which may be subject to certain privacy act requirements
  • I maintained records and files for my assigned organization which typically include routine administrative information. Files and records are not regarded as sensitive and are readily available for distribution to employees or the general public
  • I maintained records and files for my assigned organization which typically include classified information pertaining to national security issues.
  • I maintained records and files at the agency / departmental level which typically include classified information pertaining to national security issues.
  • I maintained public records and files at the agency / departmental level .
  • None of the above
14 Do you have previous experience creating and maintaining records in accordance with established policies and procedures? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
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 experience gathering information to make informed decisions? Answer to this question is required
  • I have never or rarely had to perform this task.
  • I have usually considered information from a single source (e.g., policy, data, a team lead, etc.) to make informed decisions on issues.
  • I have usually considered information from multiple sources to make informed decisions on issues.
  • I have identified, combined, and analyzed information from multiple sources to make informed decisions on issues.
  • I have gathered information from multiple sources, including stakeholders with diverse and conflicting perspectives, to develop, evaluate, and implement plans and strategies that drive organizational success.
17 Which of the following BEST describes your experience identifying problems and recommending solutions? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have identified potential problems and referred them to an appropriate official for resolution.
  • I have identified potential problems and recommended ways to solve them.
  • I have had the freedom to take charge of and effectively resolve problems on my own.
  • I have taken charge of and effectively resolved problems on my own and had the freedom to take steps to prevent problems from reoccurring.
18 From the following list of customer service skills, please identify those that you have routinely used: Answer to this question is required
  • I listen to and question customers to obtain their requirements.
  • I maintain regular contact with customers.
  • I resolve customer complaints and concerns for the best possible outcome.
  • I use creative thinking to suggest effective resolutions to customer's problems.
  • I bring customers together with appropriate resources people to move their project ahead.
  • None of the above.
19 Which of the following have you used in conducting legal research? Answer to this question is required
  • Public Library
  • Territorial Codes (e.g., Guam Code Annotated)
  • Law Library
  • Westlaw
  • Lexis / Nexis
  • Internet Search Engines
  • US Code (USC)
  • Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
  • Federal Register
  • Docushare
  • Hawaii Law
  • Periodicals
  • HO'OHIKI and/or JIMS Court Connect
  • PACER
  • Treaties and International Agreements
  • Official documents of the United Nations (UN)
  • Foreign Legal Codes
  • None of the above
20 Please select the response that BEST describes your experience conducting electronic and paper record searches for documents pursuant to requests filed under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and/or as part of the litigation discovery process: Answer to this question is required
  • I have independently performed this task as a regular part of my job and usually without assistance from a supervisor or senior colleague.
  • I have performed this task on the job under a supervisor or senior colleague.
  • I have education and/or training in performing these types of searches, but I have not performed this task on the job.
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I am experienced at performing this task and lead and/or train others.

Grade: All Grades

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