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Vacancy Details

Grade: 14

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-14 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-13 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
5 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 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 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.
6 I have international experience in the following areas: Answer to this question is required
  • Human rights
  • Humanitarian assistance and refugees
  • Women-related issues
  • Social development
  • None of the above
7 Which of the following BEST describes your depth of experience working and coordinating foreign assistance strategies and programs / projects with officials throughout the foreign affairs community? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience working and coordinating foreign assistance strategies and programs / projects with officials throughout the foreign affairs community.
  • I have experience working with foreign assistance programs / projects, but no experience working and coordinating foreign assistance strategies with officials throughout the foreign affairs community.
  • I have experience working and coordinating foreign assistance strategies and programs / projects, but have not worked with officials throughout the foreign affairs community.
  • I have experience working and coordinating foreign assistance strategies and programs / projects with officials throughout the foreign affairs community.
  • I am highly experienced in working and coordinating foreign assistance strategies and programs / projects with officials throughout the foreign affairs community. I have trained others in this capacity and/or other have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
8 Which of the following BEST describes your highest level of work experience in monitoring and evaluating multilateral development assistance programs / projects? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no work experience in monitoring and evaluating multilateral development assistance programs / projects.
  • I have participated as a team member in monitoring and evaluating multilateral development assistance programs / projects.
  • I have lead a team in monitoring and evaluating multilateral development assistance programs / projects.
  • I have supervised a unit that was responsible for monitoring and evaluating multilateral development assistance programs / projects.
  • I have independently monitored and evaluated multilateral development assistance programs / projects. I have trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
9 Which of the following statements describes your highest level of work experience at preparing written briefing materials for senior officials on policy and multilateral issues? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience, education, or training in preparing written briefing materials for senior officials on policy and multilateral issues.
  • I have completed formal education or training that would facilitate me in performing this task, but I have not yet applied this knowledge in a work environment.
  • I have routinely and independently written briefing materials for senior officials on policy and multilateral issues, under the supervision of a more senior officer.
  • I have routinely and independently written briefing materials for senior officials on policy and multilateral issues, with no supervision necessary and with very few edits from others more senior to me.
  • I am highly skilled at writing briefing materials for senior officials on policy and multilateral issues, and training and supervising others who are tasked with this work.
10 Which of the following BEST describes your experience gathering and assembling facts, and drawing conclusions for senior leadership? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience, education, or training in gathering and assembling facts, or drawing conclusions for senior leadership.
  • I have completed formal education or training in gathering and assembling facts, and drawing conclusions for senior leadership. However, I have no experience applying this in work situations.
  • I have gathered and assembled facts, and drawn conclusions for senior leadership on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have gathered and assembled facts, and drawn conclusions for senior leadership as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor.
  • I am considered an expert in gathering and assembling facts, and drawing conclusions for senior leadership. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in performing this task because of my expertise.
11 Which of the following best describes your background in the analysis and evaluation of information derived from a variety of sources? Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have education, training or experience in the analysis and evaluation of information derived from a variety of sources.
  • I have education or training in the analysis and evaluation of information derived from a variety of sources, but have not yet applied it on the job.
  • I have routinely and independently analyzed and evaluated information derived from a variety of sources as a regular part of my job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employees.
  • I am highly skilled at independently analyzing and evaluating information derived from a variety of sources having trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
  • I have routinely analyzed and evaluated information derived from a variety of sources as a regular part of my job with review by supervisor or senior employees.
12 From the following list, please identify which sources you have used in preparing analyses/assessments. Answer to this question is required
  • Policy documents
  • Diplomatic communications
  • Foreign Government documents
  • U.S. Government documents
  • Academic papers
  • Conferences/symposia
  • Interviews
  • Press/public media
  • Investigative reports
  • Intelligence reports
  • Books and journal articles
  • Unpublished correspondence
  • Internet
  • None of the above
13 Which of the following choices BEST describes your highest level of experience in communicating persuasively on foreign policy matters? 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 and/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 compromise without sacrificing goals.
  • None of the above.
14 Please identify, from the following list, those sectors of the Foreign Affairs community in which you have established and maintained professional liaison: Answer to this question is required
  • Private Industry
  • U.S. Department of State (DOS)
  • National Security Agency (NSA)
  • Department of Defense (DOD)
  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  • Homeland Security (HS)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)
  • International Organizations (IO)
  • United Nations (UN)
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
  • The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
  • Non-governmental organizations dealing with energy issues
  • Non-governmental organizations dealing with economic / commercial issues
  • Think Tanks
  • None of the above
15 Which of the following best describes your ability to negotiate effectively with management to accept and implement recommendations? Answer to this question is required
  • I have formal training or education in negotiation techniques. However, I have not yet applied this ability to work situations.
  • I have formal training or education in negotiation techniques and I have experience in negotiating.
  • I have no formal training or education in negotiation techniques. However, I have experience in negotiating.
  • I have no experience, formal training, or education in negotiation.
16 From the following list, please indicate to whom you have provided advice, guidance, or consultation on national security issues based on the results of foreign policy analyses: Answer to this question is required
  • Members of Congress
  • Congressional Staff
  • Senior Executive Branch officials
  • Peers
  • International organization (members or staff)
  • Non-governmental organization or academic institution
  • General public
  • None of the above
17 Select the answer that BEST describes your knowledge of the theories and techniques, and reporting of strategic information that is quantitative in nature. Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience in applying theories and techniques, and reporting strategic information that is quantitative in nature.
  • I have some experience in applying theories and techniques, and reporting strategic information that is quantitative in nature.
  • I have limited experience in applying theories and techniques, and reporting strategic information that is quantitative in nature.
  • I have education or training in applying theories and techniques, and reporting strategic information, but have not yet performed them on the job.
  • I have no experience in applying theories and techniques, and reporting strategic information that is quantitative in nature.
18 In which of the following events have you communicated orally or made oral presentations? Answer to this question is required
  • Speeches
  • Conferences
  • Meetings
  • One-on-one discussions
  • Telephone inquiries
  • Training
  • Technical assistance
  • Interviews
  • Briefings
  • None of the above
19 Which of the following BEST describes your background in the realm of U.S. laws, regulations, policies, and procedures related to treaties and international agreements? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience in U.S. laws, regulations, policies, and procedures related to treaties and international agreements.
  • I have education or training in U.S. laws, regulations, policies, and procedures related to treaties and international agreements, but have not applied it on the job.
  • I have routinely and independently performed work in the realm of U.S. laws, regulations, policies, and procedures related to treaties and international agreements 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 U.S. laws, regulations, policies, and procedures related to treaties and international agreements 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 U.S. laws, regulations, policies, and procedures related to treaties and international agreements, having trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
20 Which of the following best describes your background preparing and presenting the results of analyses? Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have the education, training or experienced in performing this task.
  • I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have education or training in performing this task, and have performed it on the job, under the supervision of a 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.

Grade: All Grades

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