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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.
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 Please select the answer below that best describes your experience with interpreting complex legislation and regulatory policy guidance (e.g., Prompt Pay, FAR, OMB) to determine the impact on an organization`s operations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have reviewed complex legislation and regulatory guidance to determine the impact on an organization`s operations.
  • I have reviewed complex legislation and regulatory guidance to determine the impact on an organization`s operations and provided advice on their impacts to management.
  • I have reviewed proposed and enacted legislation to determine the impact on an organization`s operations, provided advice on their impacts to management, and been assigned responsibility for developing policy to implement.
  • I do not have experience at performing this task.
2 Please select the response that best describes your ability to develop and apply financial management techniques. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience, education, or training developing and applying financial management techniques.
  • I have completed formal education or training in financial management techniques, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have developed and applied financial management techniques on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have developed and applied financial management techniques as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • Developing and applying financial management techniques has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed this task routinely and independently.
  • I have trained others in developing and applying financial management techniques and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
3 Do you have experience interpreting laws and regulations for work projects? Answer to this question is required
  • I have independently interpreted laws and regulations for work projects.
  • I have interpreted laws and regulations for research and/or work projects as part of a team.
  • I have interpreted laws and regulations for research and/or work projects with close supervision.
  • I have education or training in this area.
  • I have no education or experience in this area.
4 Please select the response that best describes your level of experience in applying financial management theories and principles. Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have experience, education, or training applying financial management theories and principles.
  • I have completed formal education or training in financial management theories and principles, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have applied financial management theories and principles on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have applied financial management theories and principles as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • Applying financial management theories and principles has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed this task routinely and independently.
  • I have trained others in applying financial management theories and principles and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
5 In which of the following events have you communicated orally or made oral presentations? Answer to this question is required
  • Speeches
  • Conferences
  • Meetings
  • Work groups
  • One-on-one discussions
  • Telephone inquiries
  • Training
  • Technical assistance
  • Interviews
  • Briefings
  • Testimony
  • None of the above
6 Do you have experience preparing budget or financial execution documents? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Please identify the following with which you have knowledge or experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Appropriations Law
  • Prompt Payment Act
  • Debt Collection Act (DCIA)
  • Foreign Affairs Manual
  • OMB Circulars
  • Federal Travel Regulations
  • Generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • Internal controls
  • Financial oversight / compliance
  • Due diligence reviews
  • None of the above
8 Which of the following best describes your experience with budget management? Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared a budget for a discrete program or project.
  • I have adhered to a budget for a discrete program or project.
  • I have prepared a budget for an office.
  • I have adhered to a budget for an office.
  • I have prepared a budget for a division.
  • I have adhered to a budget for a division.
  • I have no practical experience with budget management.
9 Please indicate which of the following types of activities/ tasks you have performed as part of your work experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Supported the development of a budget for an organization or business unit
  • Coordinated the activities of an organization in developing a budget
  • Developed and presented budget requests with supporting justifications
  • Engaged in the Strategic / Tactical Planning process
  • Consolidated budgets for multiple operating units / organizations
  • Developed collateral material in support and justification of a budget
  • Recommended the allocation of resources
  • Applied financial analysis techniques to determine effect of strategic/tactical decisions
  • Used financial software and systems for developing budgets/forecasting
  • Performed budgeting at the local, state, and/or Federal level
  • Managed the budgeting process of a large complex organization
  • Presented and justified the request for budgeted resources for an organization
10 Which of the following BEST describes your highest level of work experience in planning and managing project / program budgets? Answer to this question is required
  • I have formal training or education in financial management techniques. However, I have not yet applied this knowledge in work situations.
  • I have assisted others with planning and/or managing project / program budgets.
  • I have experience independently resolving routine budgeting issues. I rely on superiors before providing guidance on complex budget issues.
  • I have experience independently resolving complex budget issues. I provided direction to senior managers on budget planning and/or management budgeting issues.
  • None of the above.
11 From the list below, indicate the statutes, regulations, administrative laws, policies, initiatives, or precedents you provide advisory services in an official capacity. Answer to this question is required
  • Department of State Authorization Act
  • Equivalent authorization acts for other Federal Departments or agencies
  • The Capital Assets Planning Program. (Exhibit 300s)
  • Chief Financial Officers (CFO) Act; Government Management and Reform Act (GMRA)
  • Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA)
  • FISMA
  • President`s Management Agenda
  • Budget and Performance Integration
  • President`s Management Agenda: Improved Financial Performance
  • Government Lines of Business
  • Smith-Mundt Act
  • Clinger-Cohen Act
  • Prompt Pay Act
  • Program specific legislation, such as the Patriot Act
  • Federal Enterprise Architecture
  • Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) / Foreign Affairs Handbook (FAH)
  • Other agency regulations equivalent to the FAM
  • Annual appropriation / authorization / supplemental acts
  • Decisions of Administrative Law Judges
  • ICASS policies and procedures
  • A-76 and competitive sourcing
  • A-11
  • Comptroller General Rulings / GAO Principles of Appropriation Law
  • Joint Financial Management Improvement Program (JFMIP)
  • Federal Financial Managers Improvement Act (FFMIA)
  • Federal Managers Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA)
  • Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART)
  • OMB Circular A-123 / Sarbanes-Oxler Act
  • A-133
  • None of the above
12 Select the response that BEST describes your experience interpreting and analyzing highly complex information to discern patterns, trends, and relationships and to draw conclusions by applying rules that involve many steps: Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task / competency.
  • I have education and training in performing this task / competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task / competence on the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task / competency on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task / competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task / competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task / competency.
13 Which of the following financial management techniques have you applied? Answer to this question is required
  • Internal control procedures
  • Standard operating procedures
  • Application and compliance with policies and guidance
  • Disclosure reporting
  • Executive summary
  • Reconciliations
  • Audits
  • Manual disbursing
  • Asset management inventories
  • Respond to audit findings
  • Design, develop, and prepare financial reports
  • None of the above
14 From the list below, select all of the tasks that you have performed to organize and control documents or correspondence: Answer to this question is required
  • Used a pre-established, standardized document and records filing system.
  • Handled records in accordance with employer`s policies and regulations.
  • Logged and established routing and suspense dates for incoming correspondence.
  • Organized a body of correspondence and/or documents in proper sequence to facilitate review by other parties.
  • Utilized computer software for document management (e.g., storage, retrieval, distribution).
15 Which of the following choices best reflects your highest level of experience working in teams? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience working in teams.
  • I have experience working in teams that required developing cooperation of team members, coordination of activities, and reaching consensus.
  • I have experience working in teams that required agreement on complex issues, building team spirit and cohesiveness, interacting with team members constructively, and solving problems as a group.
  • I have experience working in teams that required analyzing and solving complex problems collectively, inspiring others, building cohesiveness among diverse members, and reaching solutions to controversial issues.