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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 experience requirements described under the Qualifications section of the vacancy 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.
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
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

Grade: All Grades

1 Which of the following BEST describes your highest level of education, training or experience in applying project or program management techniques? Answer to this question is required
  • I have education or training applying project or program management techniques, but have NOT yet applied it on the job.
  • I have applied project or program management techniques on the job under close supervision.
  • I have routinely and independently applied project or program management techniques as a regular part of the job without supervision.
  • I am highly skilled at applying project or program management techniques on the job and have trained others to perform these tasks.
  • None of the above.
2 With which of the following program management techniques do you have experience? Answer to this question is required
  • Performance, Evaluation, and Review Techniques (PERT)
  • Management by Objectives (MBO)
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Strategic planning
  • Budgeting
  • Benchmarking
  • Process management
  • Developing milestones
  • Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS)
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • None of the above
3 Which of the following choices best describes your experience organizing and prioritizing projects? Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed priorities, project schedules, and maintained deadlines for team projects.
  • I have gathered requirements for a project, organized them logically, and determined their level of importance to the completion of the project.
  • I have juggled multiple tasks keeping in mind the importance of each task.
  • I have not organized or prioritized projects.
4 Choose the response that BEST descibes your experience managing multiple projects simultaneously: Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have education or training concerning work of this nature, but have not applied it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under the close supervision of a supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or other senior employee.
  • This task has been a major part of my work. I have performed this task, trained others, and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
5 Which of the following BEST reflects your experience in successfully and independently completing assignments in a timely manner and under tight deadlines? Answer to this question is required
  • My work assignments are most generally completed within assigned schedules and deadlines.
  • I have independently managed multiple tasks assignments within a common time period. I am skilled with adjusting my time to meet changes in priorities and meet the requirements of the new or unexpected work.
  • I independently meet deadlines and adjust priorities with management or peers. I have assisted others to determine how best to use their time and how to re-prioritize their work when situations warrant.
  • None of the above.
6 Which of the following Contracting Officer`s Representative (COR) activities have you performed for vehicle related commercial contracts? Answer to this question is required
  • Develop and issue written interpretations of technical requirements of Government specifications.
  • Monitor the contractor`s performance progress.
  • Notify the contractor of deficiencies and direct appropriate action to effect correction.
  • Record and report to the Contracting Officer incidents of faulty or nonconforming work, delays or problems.
  • Assure the contractor performs the technical requirements of the contract in accordance with contract terms, conditions and specifications.
  • None of the above.
7 Which of the following BEST describes your knowledge of contract administration policy and procedures sufficient to monitor contractor performance? 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 performed it on the job.
  • I have routinely performed this task as a regular part of my job, usually under the guidance or review of a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of my job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task independently on the job and other workers frequently consult me for technical expertise, guidance, or training in performing this task.
8 Which of the following BEST describes your experience with contract administration (i.e., developing statement of work (SOW); developing cost comparisons; managing contractor project activities; monitor contract costs, scheduling, and performance)? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with contract administration.
  • I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed contract administration duties on the job.
  • I have performed contract administration duties, including developing a statement of work, developing cost comparisons, managing contractor project activities on the job, with close supervision from my supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am highly skilled at performing contract administration duties, including developing a statement of work, developing cost comparisons, managing contractor project activities 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.
9 Please select the description that BEST describes your experience conducting research and formulating recommendations: Answer to this question is required
  • I have significant experience conducting research, performing analyses, and formulating recommendations on organizational issues that are broad in scope.
  • I have experience conducting research, performing analyses, and formulating recommendations limited to a specific project area or program.
  • I have experience conducting research, performing analyses, and formulating recommendations on focused activities and bounded problem statements.
  • I have experience conducting research, performing analyses, and formulating recommendations on a set of activities that I am solely responsible for producing.
  • I have no experience conducting research, performing analyses, and formulating recommendations.
10 Select the statement that BEST describes your experience developing briefings for senior management officials including analyses, conclusions, and recommendations: 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 from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have trained others in the performance of this task and / or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
11 What is your highest level of experience related to risk management? Answer to this question is required
  • I have education or training related to security risk management, but have not yet performed this type of work on the job.
  • I provided assistance to the risk management team in proactively carrying out a risk analysis.
  • I have been an individual contributor / member on a team performing impromptu, high-threat risk assessment activities.
  • I have led and/or supervised a thorough risk management analysis.
  • None of the above.
12 I have extensive knowledge of and demonstrated experience in the following areas of program management standards and practices: Answer to this question is required
  • Program scheduling
  • Risk management
  • Quality management
  • Reporting
  • None of the above
13 Which of the following statements BEST describes your education, training or experience with information security practices, procedures, and systems? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in information security practices, procedures, and systems.
  • I have education or training in information security practices, procedures, and/or systems, but have NOT yet applied this knowledge on the job.
  • I have applied knowledge of information security practices, procedures, and/or systems on the job under close supervision.
  • I have applied knowledge of information security practices, procedures, and/or systems as a regular part of the job and usually without supervision.
  • I am highly knowledgeable about information security practices, procedures, and systems and have trained others on this topic.
14 From the list below please indicate all that you have experience with related to the information technology life cycle: Answer to this question is required
  • Systems development life cycle
  • Information technology system operation
  • Software design and programming
  • Building, installing, configuring, and/or repairing hardware
  • Section 508 Accessibility requirements
  • Information Assurance operations
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Configuration Management
  • Usability Testing
  • Quality Assurance Testing
  • None of the above
15 Select the customer service-related task(s) that you have performed to meet customer needs: Answer to this question is required
  • I have coordinated or conducted meetings with managers and staff.
  • I have established or revised work priorities.
  • I have evaluated and modified services provided.
  • I have directly investigated and resolved customer issues.
  • I have followed up on resolution of customer issues and notified customers of the status of their inquiries or issues.
  • I have developed or conducted customer surveys.
  • I have provided customer service that was favorably recognized by a colleague, supervisor, or the customer.
  • None of the above.
16 Which of the following BEST describes your level of experience providing customer service? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no training or experience in performing customer service.
  • I have training, but no experience in performing customer service.
  • I have identified customer needs and preferences, provided customer service, and adhered to quality standards, following specific instructions.
  • I have identified customer needs and preferences, provided customer service, adhered to quality standards in complex or ill-defined situations, or in situations requiring analysis and interpretation of general guidelines and applying them to new situations.
  • I have identified customer needs and preferences, provided customer service, and adhered to quality standards in situations that were complex or that involved difficult interpersonal relations requiring conflict resolution, persuasion or convincing others to achieve my goals.
17 Which of the following choices BEST describe your experience applying administrative concepts, principles and practices? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in reviewing and analyzing a variety of office procedures and recommending changes.
  • I have limited experience applying administrative concepts, principles, and practices in the resolution of issues.
  • I have independently conducted studies on operational issues and problems and identified issues for concern and recommended specific remedies.
  • As a member of a team or working group, I have applied administrative concepts, principles, and practices in evaluating specific problems areas that impact the efficiency of my organization.
  • I have experience as a lead administrative support person applying the full range of administrative concepts and principles including recommending and establishing procedures for the support staff of an organization.
  • I have served on an agency / Department level team or working group that required me to apply administrative concepts, principles, and practices in evaluating and recommending remedies on a specific issue.
  • None of the above.
18 From the following list check the tasks that you currently perform and/or have performed in the past on a daily basis: Answer to this question is required
  • I analyze policies, procedures and regulations for a broad range of administrative areas.
  • I formulate solutions and make recommendations to improve the efficiency of operations for a broad range of administrative support areas.
  • I assess existing support services programs to determine whether they support the work of an organization.
  • I analyze new support services programs to determine how they can best be implemented to support the work of an organization.
  • None of the above