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Grade: 07

1 GS-07: 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-06 level in the Federal service.
  • I do not meet the specialized experience requirement as described on this announcement.
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
3 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
4 From the list below, select the one that best describes your experience in working with schedules and deadlines. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing his task.
5 Which of the following best reflects your experience in delivering quality work products that satisfy team and/or organizational priorities and deadlines? Answer to this question is required
  • I normally work on individual projects or assignments that are generally completed independently and within the assigned deadlines and milestones.
  • I work on multiple tasks / assignments within a common time period. I am skilled at adjusting my use of time to meet changes in priorities and meet the requirements of new and/or unexpected work. I resolve conflict with the assistance of supervisor or senior employee.
  • I manage multiple tasks / assignments within a common time period. I am skilled at adjusting my use of time to meet changes in priorities and meet the requirements of new and/or unexpected work. I resolve conflicts independently.
  • In addition to managing multiple tasks / assignments within a common time period, I negotiate deadlines, changes, and adjustments in priorities with senior management on my own behalf as well as that of my work group. 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 From the list below select the answer choices that BEST demonstrates your ability to work independently in meeting deadlines and managing priorities: Answer to this question is required
  • Work independently in establishing priorities.
  • Manage time and resources where numerous shifts in priorities occur.
  • Handle heavy workload while working within tight deadlines.
  • Ensure tasks are completed in timely manner.
  • Adapt behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.
  • Organize work, determine resource requirements, and assess progress.
  • Ensure program commitments are met.
  • Set priorities from a complex array of job demands.
  • Set realistic, well defined work goals for subordinate staff.
  • Set realistic deadlines and monitor due dates for action items received in the organization.
  • None of the above.
7 Do you have experience setting priorities, developing schedules, and achieving objectives with a tight schedule? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 Select the one response below that BEST describes your experience providing automation support (assistance with various computer applications, such as a document tracking archival database, e-mail, word processing) to a group of users . 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 performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • This task has been a major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have supervised or trained others in the performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
9 I have experience working with the following Microsoft Office programs: (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Access
  • Other
10 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.
11 Which of the following BEST describes your experience in entering and retrieving data from a computer system and/or automated database and monitoring due dates? 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, manger or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major party of my work. I perform it routinely and have trained others in the performance of this task and/or others consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
12 Which of the following BEST describes your experience using computers to establish and maintain database files or to develop spreadsheets? 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 others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
13 Which of the following types of documents have you written and/or helped create? Answer to this question is required
  • Correspondence
  • Technical reports or documents
  • Statement of work
  • Program regulations/SOPs
  • Policy guidance
  • Speeches
  • Analyses of proposed policy, legislative, or management initiatives
  • Option papers / decision memos
  • Publications
  • User guides
  • OMB Exhibit 300 Submissions
  • None of the above
14 Which of the following choices best reflects the type of database management functions you have performed? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not managed databases
  • I have managed a single database
  • I have managed multiple databases
  • I have managed multiple disparate databases
  • I have managed multiple disparate databases that were integrated
15 Which of the following best reflect your ability to analyze statistical information? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience analyzing statistical information.
  • I have formal undergraduate level education/ training analyzing statistical information. However, I have not yet applied this ability in work situations.
  • I have formal graduate level education analyzing statistical information. However, I have not yet applied this ability in work situations.
  • I have formal education / training and work experience in analyzing statistical information.
  • I have analyzed statistical information on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have analyzed statistical information as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • Analyzing statistical information has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed this task routinely and independently.
  • I have trained others in analyzing statistical information and (or) others have consulted me as an expert.
16 Please select the best response that describes your education and/or experience writing non-technical correspondence. 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.
17 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.
18 Select the response, which best describes your ability to communicate orally with various levels of employees and management: Answer to this question is required
  • I have questioned, interviewed or conferred with others to obtain or verify information; and explained non-technical procedures to others.
  • I have given short presentations at briefings or meetings (e.g. staff meetings, small project work group meetings, meetings with fellow team members).
  • I have discussed and explained technical material that may have been controversial or sensitive. I have acted as the main liaison with other departments or organizations.
  • I have directed teams of experts in presenting sensitive/complicated information to the most senior levels of government and private organizations.
  • None of the above.
19 Do you have experience communicating findings and concepts to higher level officials and/or other non-technical audiences in writing? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: All Grades

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