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Vacancy Details

Grade: 15

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
1 GS-15: 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-14 level in the Federal service.
  • My experience does not match the choice above.
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 Choose the statement that BEST describes your knowledge of, and experience in, interpreting and applying federal personnel regulations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have written personnel policies and procedures based on my interpretation of federal personnel laws and regulations.
  • I interpret federal regulations dealing with personnel as a regular part of my job experience and have assisted / trained others on their interpretation.
  • I interpret federal regulations dealing with personnel and have applied these regulations as part of my job experience.
  • am familiar with federal regulations dealing with personnel but have not applied these regulations as a regular part of my job experience.
  • None of the above.
4 Choose the statement that BEST describes your experience keeping abreast of new laws, regulations, and policies: Answer to this question is required
  • I have formal training or education in this area. However, I have not applied this ability in work situations.
  • I have basic level work experience identifying and solving routine problems using standard procedures. I typically refer complex issues to a superior.
  • I have intermediate level work experience in applying standard procedures in problem solving and determining a course of action, and I have had occasional reponsibility for the resolution of unusual problems or unprecedented situations. I typically consult with others when appropriate.
  • I have advanced level work experience in employing a rational approach to solving problems or selecting a course of action; routinely, independently analyzing problems or situations, considering the impact, rules, regulations and unknown management preferences before providing solutions. I typically am confident that the solutions I recommend are the best possible choices.
  • None of the above.
5 Which of the following types of programs have you evaluated? Answer to this question is required
  • Mentoring programs
  • Career Development programs
  • Staffing or Recruitment programs
  • Public outreach
  • Work and Family programs (e.g., telework, leave benefits, recruitment, retention, relocation, student loan)
  • Classification
  • Employee Relations
  • Training Programs
  • Employee Benefits Programs
  • Awards Programs
  • Performance Appraisal Program
  • None of the above
6 Please select the types of HR developmental programs you have experience administering. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience administering leadership development programs.
  • I have experience administering career development programs.
  • I have experience administering technical training programs.
  • I have experience in marketing and promoting HR development programs.
  • I have experience administering programs that require coordinating volunteers and participants (e.g., mentoring, job exchange).
  • None of the above
7 From the descriptions below, choose the response that BEST describes your ability to conduct reviews and evaluate the effectiveness of and to develop human resource employment programs in the Federal Government environment: Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted employment program reviews and evaluated the effectiveness of current policies and practices to develop and recommend improvements.
  • I have served as a project manager or team leader conducting employment program and policy reviews to evaluate the effectiveness of current policies, procedures and practices and developed and recommended innovative programs to improve or enhance current human resources services and ensure that services meet managements business objectives and goals.
  • I have consulted with employees and supervisors to gather information/job facts regarding polices and procedures.
  • I have participated in employment program reviews and provided recommendations on methods of improving agency performance.
  • None of the above.
8 Which of the following best describes your ability to manage teams? Answer to this question is required
  • I have formal training or education in managing teams. However, I have not yet applied this ability to work situations.
  • I have formal training or education in managing teams. I have applied this ability to work situations.
  • I have not had formal training or education in managing teams, However, I have had experience applying this ability to work situations.
  • I have no experience, formal training, or education in this area.
  • I have supervised teams. I have applied this ability to work situations.
  • I have served as a project/team leader. I have applied this ability to work situations.
9 Which of the following best describes your ability to manage subordinates? Answer to this question is required
  • I have formal training or education in managing subordinates. However, I have not yet applied this ability to work situations.
  • I have formal training or education in managing subordinates. I have applied this ability to work situations.
  • I have not had formal training or education in managing subordinates. However, I have had experience applying this ability to work situations.
  • I have no experience, formal training, or education in this area.
  • I have supervised subordinates. I have applied this ability to work situations.
  • I have served as a project / team leader. I have applied this ability to work situations.
10 From the list below, identify the types of audiences with which you have experience communicating orally or making presentations. Answer to this question is required
  • Senior officials
  • Colleagues
  • Academia
  • Government organizations
  • Private industry
  • General public
  • Technical experts
  • Professional organizations
  • Inter-agency groups
  • Civic Organizations
  • None of the above
11 Which of the following choices best describes your highest level of experience in communicating persuasively? Answer to this question is required
  • I have persuaded team members or subordinates to work toward an objective or goal.
  • I have persuaded senior officials to take action or make a decision of considerable importance to the organization's mission.
  • I have made formal presentations to officials inside or outside my employing organization for purposes of persuading them to take action, reverse procedures, or expend resources.
  • I have resolved major conflicts and disagreements in an interest based manner, demonstrating a faculty for comprise without sacrificing goals.
  • None of the above
12 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 staff.
  • Persuade and/or inspire others to adopt new methods, procedures, or techniques to improve operations.
  • Diffuse confrontational situations with people who are difficult, hostile, or distressed.
  • Develop trusting, productive working relationships with subordinates, colleagues, and supervisors to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Work cooperatively with others as a team to achieve a project or program goal.
  • Identify common interests
  • None of the Above
13 Select the areas in which you have communication experience: Answer to this question is required
  • Writing operational memorandum or instructions.
  • Writing responses to customer inquiries.
  • Writing justifications of decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations.
  • Presenting oral briefings for peers or customers.
  • Participating in special team meetings on sensitive human resources issues.
  • Delivering formal or informal training sessions.
  • Advising management on complex or controversial HR policies and programs.
  • None of the above.
14 Represented and clearly articulated your organization`s established policies, and keeping managers apprised of progress and potential problems. 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 supervisior 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.
15 Select the effective working relationships you have experience in establishing and maintaining to develop recruitment programs for an organization: Answer to this question is required
  • Agency Officials
  • Representatives from Other Agencies
  • Professional Associations
  • Private Sector
  • Community Associations
  • None of the Above
16 I independently provide a full range of recruitment and placement services in which I apply the following procedures: Answer to this question is required
  • Federal Merit Promotion procedures
  • Delegated Examining procedures
  • Excepted Service hiring authorities including special appointing authorities such as Schedule A, B, and C.
  • Priority Placement Programs
  • Veterans Preference regulations, and veterans employment programs.
  • Presidential Management Fellow Program, summer hires and a variety of student programs.
  • None of the above
17 Choose the response that BEST describes your experience supporting agency affirmative action / Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Program and its diversity goals: 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 supervisior 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.
18 Which of the following activities have you performed in conducting diversity recruitment? Answer to this question is required
  • I worked with managers to ensure that recruitment plans incorporate the proper representation of diverse workforce members.
  • I worked with various professional and other organizations to notify their members of vacancies.
  • I created and implemented plans to market the organization and its vacancies to specific ethnic populations, using various formats and media.
  • I conducted surveys and studies to determine the most successful method to use in marketing the organization and its vacancies to targeted populations.
  • I notified Historically Black Universities and Colleges (HBCU) and Historically Asian Colleges and Universities (HACU) of job vacancies so they could inform their students of them.
  • None of the above.
19 Select the organization(s) for which you have represented an agency regarding controversies or adversarial processes involving employee relations: Answer to this question is required
  • Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
  • Office of Workers' Compensation
  • Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA)
  • Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB)
  • State Unemployment Compensation
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • Federal or District Courts working with Department of Justice (DoJ)
  • Other Federal Government Agency
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

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