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Vacancy Details

Grade: 13

The following questions will determine if you possess the basic requirements to qualify for this position.
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 or graduate degree from an accredited college or university in international law, international relations, political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social or cultural anthropology, law, statistics, or in the humanities.
  • I have a bachelor's or graduate degree from an accredited college or university that included a combination of courses, with at least 24 semester hours in international law and international relations, political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social or cultural anthropology, law, statistics, or in the humanities; OR 12 semester hours in one of the above disciplines AND 12 semester hours in statistics / quantitative methods.
  • I have a combination of education and experience where my coursework was equivalent to a major, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours, (as shown above), PLUS appropriate relevant experience or additional education.
  • I have completed at least 4 years of appropriate experience in one or more of the fields listed above in work associated with international organizations, problems, or other aspects of foreign affairs. (NOTE: qualifying work experience may have been gained through residence, study, teaching, business or commercial activities, military service, newspaper work, military or civil government activities, missionary or international relief work, or other experience in foreign countries.)
  • My education and/or experience does not match any of the above choices.
2 GS-13 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-12 level in the Federal service.
  • My experience does not match the choice above.
Note: If you are qualifying based on education, you WILL BE required to submit transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you WILL lose consideration for this position.
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
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
4 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

Grade: All Grades

1 Select the coordination activities you have performed on a regular or recurring basis: Answer to this question is required
  • Coordinates and promotes inter-organizational cooperative efforts in the management, utilization and operation of information technology and data processing resources.
  • Coordinates information technology problem resolutions.
  • Coordinates the objectives and plans of specialized communications operations and common requirements.
  • Coordinates with technical specialists and managers at lower echelons to resolve disputes on vendor performance.
  • Coordinates with vendor personnel and users to resolve disputes on services and contract provisions.
  • Coordinates the design for large, multi-purpose projects.
  • Coordinates program scheduling activities.
  • Coordinates studies of system operating characteristics.
  • Plans and coordinates actions needed for implementing projects.
  • Coordinates network encryption system acquisitions and domestic deployments.
  • None of the above.
2 Which of the following BEST describes your experience managing website content? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience as the primary manager of an informational website(s), including generating ideas and writing copy for the web, monitoring existing content to keep it updated, and overseeing the overall website design and functionality.
  • I have extensive experience in providing content for a website(s) managed primarily by someone else.
  • I have training but no work experience in providing content for a website(s) managed primarily by someone else.
  • I have no training or professional experience providing content for or managing a website(s).
3 From the following list of interpersonal communication skills, please identify those that you have routinely and successfully applied: Answer to this question is required
  • Facilitate the amicable resolution of competing or conflicting interests among parties whose cooperation is needed to meet an objective.
  • Interact effectively in situations where frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events arise that cause major shifts in priorities, timetables, or work assignments.
  • Provide direction, guidance, or instruction to full time or contract staff of an organization.
  • Provide direction, guidance, or instruction to support staff of an organization.
  • Persuade and/or inspire others to adopt new methods, procedures, or techniques to improve operations.
  • Diffuse confrontational situations with people who are difficult, upset, or distressed.
  • Develop trusting, productive working relationships with subordinates, colleagues, and supervisors to achieve goals and objectives.
  • None of the above.
4 Select the response that BEST describes your knowledge and skill in strategic planning processes and project management: Answer to this question is required
  • I have no formal training or education in strategic planning and project management.
  • I have formal training and/or education in strategic planning and project management, but have not applied this to work situations.
  • I have formal training and/or education in project management and have applied this in past professional environments.
  • I have formal training and/or education in strategic planning processes and have applied this in past professional environments.
  • I have extensive experience in strategic planning processes and have served as a resource for others within my organization.
  • I have extensive experience in strategic planning processes and project management and have served as a resource for others within my organization.
  • I have participated in strategic communication and planning sessions.
5 Which of the following reflects your highest level of experience in planning and coordination? Answer to this question is required
  • I have coordinated with key players from multiple organizations to review work plans, activities, and assignments.
  • I have coordinated with key players from a single organization to review work plans, activities, and assignments.
  • I have coordinated with coworkers to review work plans, activities, and assignments.
  • Other planning and coordination experience.
  • I have no planning and coordination experience.
6 Select the response that BEST describes your ability to build consensus: Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience building collaboration and consensus.
  • I have formal training and/or education in consensus building and have applied this in past professional environments.
  • I have formal training and/or education in consensus building, but have not applied this to work situations.
  • I have experience developing cooperation, coordination of activities, and reaching consensus.
  • I have extensive experience in building collaboration and consensus in a wide variety of situations.
7 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.
8 Which of the following best describes your background in the realm of Foreign policy / international affairs? Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have education, training or experience in Foreign policy / international affairs.
  • I have had education or training in Foreign policy / international affairs, but have not yet applied it on the job.
  • I have routinely and independently performed work in the realm of Foreign policy / international affairs as a regular 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.
9 Which of the following best reflects your level and experience performing program and management analysis? Answer to this question is required
  • I have formal training or education in analytical methods. However, I have not yet applied this ability in work situations.
  • I have work experience demonstrating the ability to use different qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze programs and/or management processes. I work with others to develop recommendations or conclusions about specific program and/or management situations and issues.
  • I have work experience demonstrating the ability to use a variety of analytical methods to assess and evaluate programs and/or management practices. I typically work independently to complete this analysis and provide recommendations and/or solutions addressing programmatic and management concerns.
  • I have work experience conducting complex analysis of high visibility programs and/or management practices. I apply these highly developed analytical skills to provide direction to others.
  • None of the above.
10 Which of the following type of settings and/or events have you communicated or made oral presentations? Answer to this question is required
  • Speeches
  • Conferences
  • Meetings
  • Training sessions
  • Formal classroom settings
  • Conference calls
  • Video conferences
  • None of the above
11 Select all the oral communication activities you have performed on a regular or recurring basis: Answer to this question is required
  • Met with government or business officials, client or customers to discuss policy or strategy.
  • Interviewed government or business officials, client or customers.
  • Represented a work group or organization at meetings.
  • Responded to telephone requests from colleagues, managers, or clients both inside and outside of the organization.
  • Served as primary liaison with other organizations or other agencies.
  • Responded to public inquires.
  • None of the above.
12 Which of the following choices best describes your highest level of experience working in teams? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience working in teams
  • I have experience leading teams that required developing cooperation of team members, coordination of activities, and reaching consensus
  • I have experience leading 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 leading teams that required analyzing and solving complex problems collectively, inspiring others, building cohesiveness among diverse members, and reaching solutions to controversial issues.
13 I have performed multi-tasking by employing the following behaviors: Answer to this question is required
  • Managing competing assignments
  • Setting milestones and deadlines for assignments
  • Planning work assignments for self and staff
  • Briefing staff and management on status of assignments
  • Implementing completed work
  • Evaluating completed work
  • None of the above
14 Which of the following BEST describes your experience in Interagency coordination within the United States government? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience or education in interagency coordination.
  • I have education in interagency coordination, but have not performed it on the job.
  • I have performed tasks in interagency coordination under the close supervision of a supervisor or more senior official.
  • I have routinely and independently performed tasks in program management, usually without review by supervisor or senior official.
  • I am highly skilled in performing tasks involving interagency coordination. I have trained or overseen others in this activity or been consulted as an expert for assistance.
15 Which of the following best describes your depth of experience establishing liaison with officials throughout the foreign policy community? Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have the education or training in performing this task, but have yet to perform it on the job.
  • I have routinely performed this task as a regular part of my job, and usually under the guidance or review by supervisor or senior employees.
  • I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of my job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employees.
  • I am highly skilled at performing this task, having trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.