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Vacancy Details

Grade: 07

1 GS-7 Choose the one answer that best describes your experience, education or combination of education and experience as it relates to the basic qualification requirements for this position. Before answering these questions see the education and experience requirements described under the Qualifications section of the vacancy announcement: Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed 1 full year of graduate level education in an accredited college or university in the field of law or other fields related to the position.
  • I have at least 1 full year of specialized experience as described in the Qualifications Section of the vacancy announcement that is equivalent to at least the GS-05 level in the Federal service which demonstrates a knowledge of the immigration and/or nationality laws of the United States.
  • I have a combination of graduate education and specialized experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in an accredited college or university and I have a grade-point average of "B" (3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale) for all completed undergraduate courses or those completed in the last two years of undergraduate study.
  • I have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in an accredited college or university and I have a grade-point average of "B+" (3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale) for all courses in my major field of study, or those courses in my major completed in the last two years of my undergraduate study.
  • I have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in an accredited college or university and I ranked in the upper one-third of my class in the college, university, or major subdivision.
  • I have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in an accredited college or university and I am a member of a national honor society (other than freshman honor societies) recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements described above.
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 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

Grade: All Grades

1 Do you have experience with developing, examining, investigating, adjudicating, or authorizing claims (e.g., insurance claims)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Which of the following best describes your highest level of coursework and/or training related to the examination and adjudication of citizenship determination? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not taken any college courses and/or had training in citizenship law.
  • I have at least one college-level course or basic training on citizenship law.
  • I majored in an area related to citizenship law in college.
  • I have taken graduate-level courses or had extensive training in citizenship law.
3 Which of the following best represents your level of experience in dealing with people from different cultures / countries? Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed training on how to deal with people from different cultures / countries.
  • I have delivered training on how to deal with people from different cultures / countries.
  • I have received training on deal with people from different cultures / countries.
  • I have lived overseas.
  • I have worked in the immigration services field.
  • None of the above.
4 Do you have experience explaining rules and regulations to members of the public and/or other non-technical audiences orally? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 I have reviewed the following types of materials to identify omissions, errors, etc.: Answer to this question is required
  • Job applications
  • Order forms
  • Claim forms
  • Work orders
  • Legal documents
  • Forms for public records
  • Local, state, and/or Federal forms
  • None of the above
6 Which of the following best describes your education or experience with reviewing the accuracy and veracity of documents? Answer to this question is required
  • I am experienced in performing these tasks and provide guidance and supervision to others in these areas.
  • I have performed these task on the job independently and without the review of a supervisor.
  • I have performed these task on the job under the direction of a supervisor or other employee.
  • I have training or education directly related to these tasks, but I have not performed them on the job.
  • I have no experience in performing these tasks.
7 Which of the following best represents your level of experience with independently applying rules and regulations? Answer to this question is required
  • I am experienced in performing these tasks and provide guidance and supervision to others in these areas.
  • I have performed these task on the job independently and without the review of a supervisor.
  • I have performed these task on the job under the direction of a supervisor or other employee.
  • I have training or education directly related to these tasks, but I have not performed them on the job.
  • I have no experience in performing these tasks.
8 In which of the following events have you made oral presentations? Answer to this question is required
  • Speeches
  • Conferences
  • Meetings
  • Video conference
  • Training sessions
  • Technical assistance
  • None of the above
9 Do you have experience developing plans for and implementing research and analysis projects? Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered an expert.
  • I have performed these tasks independently.
  • I have performed these tasks but my work was monitored.
  • I have no experience.
10 Which of the following best reflects your experience conducting program research to solve problems and aid in decision-making? Answer to this question is required
  • I have formal education/ training in this area. However, I have not yet applied this ability in work situations.
  • I have both formal education/ training in this area and work experience in this area.
  • I have formal education/training and extensive on the job experience in this area.
  • None of the above.
11 Which of the following best describes your level of experience in assessing complex issues and using that information to develop solutions? Answer to this question is required
  • Independently.
  • As part of a team.
  • Under supervision.
  • I have no experience in this area.
12 Which of the following choices best describes your highest level of education or experience with applying the nationality laws of the United States? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience performing this task.
  • I have education or training in this area, but have not yet applied 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 have trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
13 Select from the following list all instances that indicate your experience conducting research in the nationality laws of the United States. Answer to this question is required
  • Published in peer review journal.
  • Created working papers or research reports.
  • Completed a dissertation.
  • Completed a master's thesis.
  • Presented paper(s) at professional conferences.
  • Written policy position papers/briefs.
  • Adjudication / casework.
  • Performed this type of work in an internship/co-op.
  • Written college-level papers related to laws or regulations.
  • Created summary interpretations of laws or regulations.
  • None of the above
14 Which of the following best represents your level of experience with independently applying rules and regulations? Answer to this question is required
  • I have independently applied rules and regulations on a daily basis.
  • I have applied rules and regulations with limited supervision
  • I have applied rules and regulations with considerable supervision
  • I have education or training in regulatory material, but I have not applied regulatory material in the workplace.
  • I have no education or experience related to rules and regulations
15 Select the party or parties to whom you have provided advice on governing laws and regulations: Answer to this question is required
  • Internal customer
  • External customers
  • Management
  • Peers
  • Subordinates
  • None of the above
16 Which of the following best describes your experience in integrating information from a variety of sources in order to make decisions? Answer to this question is required
  • I am experienced in performing these tasks and provide guidance and supervision to others in these areas.
  • I have performed these task on the job independently and without the review of a supervisor.
  • I have performed these task on the job under the direction of a supervisor or other employee.
  • I have training or education directly related to these tasks, but I have not performed them on the job.
  • I have no experience in performing these tasks.
17 Select from the following list those instances in which you have used information from a variety of sources to solve a problem. Answer to this question is required
  • Led a task force.
  • Presented facts or findings to department officials
  • Conducted a system / program analysis.
  • Developed recommendations for system changes.
  • Used statistical methods to analyze an issue.
  • Resolved discrepancies in a system / program.
  • Analyzed the effectiveness of a system / program.
  • Developed solutions to meet customer needs.
  • Developed internal control programs / methods.
  • None of the above
18 This position requires aiding a variety of people with new or difficult concepts. Choose the statements that describe services you have provided as a regular part of your job: Answer to this question is required
  • Served as a spokesperson for an organization.
  • Facilitated communications and activities between organizational entities.
  • Worked in a customer service environment
  • Mediated or facilitated problem resolution.
  • Prepared written reports on program/project status.
  • None of the above
19 Which of the following describes your ability to mediate differing viewpoints to achieve a workable solution? Answer to this question is required
  • I have trained people in the mediation of a variety of differing viewpoints to achieve a workable solution.
  • I have successfully led the meditation of a variety of differing viewpoints to achieve a workable solution.
  • I have assisted in the mediation of a variety of differing viewpoints to achieve a workable solution.
  • I have participated in situations where others mediated a variety of differing viewpoints to achieve a workable solution.
  • I have education or training in mediation problem solving, but have not yet applied this skill in the work environment.
  • None of the above.