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Grade: 07

1 GS-07: 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. Before answering this question see the education and experience requirements described under the Qualifications section of the vacancy announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed 1 full year of graduate level education at an accredited college or university which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilitities necessary to do the work of the position as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have at least 1 full 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-05 level in the Federal service.
  • I have a combination of graduate education and specialized experience, which is equivalent to the GS-05 level in the Federal Service. This experience and education together meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in an accredited college or university and I have a grade-point average of "B" (3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale) for all completed undergraduate courses or those completed in the last two years of undergraduate study.
  • I have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in an accredited college or university and I have a grade-point average of "B+" (3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale) for all courses in my major field of study, or those courses in my major completed in the last two years of my undergraduate study.
  • I have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in an accredited college or university and I ranked in the upper one-third of my class in the college, university, or major subdivision.
  • I have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in an accredited college or university and I am a member of a national honor society (other than freshman honor societies) recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements described 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
3 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
4 Which of the following best reflects your highest level of experience using qualitative or quantitative methods to analyze, assess, and improve program effectiveness? Answer to this question is required
  • I have formal training or education in various qualitative and quantitative analytical methods. However, I have not yet applied this ability in work situations.
  • I have work experience demonstrating the ability to use a range of qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze and evaluate programs. I typically work with a supervisor or someone else to conduct analyses, and develop conclusions or recommendations based on analysis.
  • I have work experience demonstrating the ability to independently conduct program analyses and make recommendations. I have experience applying these analytical skills to a variety of projects and programs and presenting conclusions and recommendations to others.
  • I have work experience demonstrating the ability to conduct complex program and project analysis and developing corresponding recommendations. I routinely apply these highly developed analytical skills to provide direction to others and present these recommendations to senior management leadership.
  • None of the above.
5 Which of the following choices best describes your highest level of education or experience in interpreting and applying laws, regulations, and procedures? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no formal training, education or experience in interpreting and applying laws, regulations, and procedures.
  • I have formal training or education in interpreting and applying laws, regulations, and procedures. However, I have not yet applied this ability in work situations.
  • I have work experience demonstrating the ability to interpret and apply laws, regulations, and procedures. I typically work with a supervisor or someone else when doing this work.
  • I have work experience demonstrating the ability to independently interpret and apply laws, regulations, and procedures. I have experience applying these skills to a variety of projects and programs and presenting conclusions and recommendations to others.
  • I have work experience demonstrating the ability to independently interpret and apply laws, regulations, and procedures. I routinely apply these highly developed skills to provide direction to others and present these recommendations to senior management leadership.
6 From the following statements, select the one choice that BEST describes the scope of your experience making oral recommendations, presentations and/or briefings: Answer to this question is required
  • I have made oral recommendations, presentations and/or briefings regarding potential changes in policies, practices and/or procedures.
  • I have made oral recommendations, presentations and/or briefings that resulted in a change to organization-level policies, practices and/or procedures.
  • I have made oral recommendations, presentations and/or briefings that resulted in a change to agency-level policies, practices and/or procedures.
  • I have made oral recommendations, presentations and/or briefings that resulted in a change to government-wide or industry-wide policies, practices and/or procedures.
  • None of the above.
7 Select the choice that BEST describes your experience developing policies and procedures. 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 have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor 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 this task.
8 Which of the following best describes your experience in entering and retrieving data from a computer system and/or automated database? 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.
9 I have experience in assessing program / project effectiveness by: Answer to this question is required
  • Creating an audit process.
  • Designing a study.
  • Designing a survey / questionnaire.
  • Implementing a survey.
  • Analyzing outcome data related to the program / project.
  • Reporting findings.
  • None of the above.
10 Which of the following choices best describes your experience organizing and prioritizing projects? Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed priorities, project schedules, and maintained deadlines for team projects.
  • I have gathered requirements for a project, organized them logically, and determined their level of importance to the completion of the project.
  • I have juggled multiple tasks keeping in mind the importance of each task.
  • I have not organized or prioritized projects.
11 Which of the following describes your highest level of experience in arranging meetings or conferences? 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, manager or senior employee.
  • 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.
12 Please select the response that BEST describes your experience with correspondence. Answer to this question is required
  • Type in final from draft, ensuring documents are grammatically correct and correspondence is complete.
  • Draft responses to routine requests for information. Review all outgoing correspondence for clarity, grammar, spelling, and conformance with policy and procedures.
  • Draft responses to routine or administrative inquiries. Review final correspondence prepared by others to ensure conformance with policy and procedures.
  • Write non-routine communications or reports that are disseminated outside assigned work area. Create form letters to handle recurring inquiries on same subject. Edit correspondence prepared for supervisor's signature to clarify language or correct grammatical errors.
  • Communicate in writing to all levels of an organization on non-routine matters. Ensure final correspondence has all necessary clearances, is signed, all attachments and enclosures are included and package is forwarded. Instruct subordinate offices on correspondence policy and procedures.
  • Review correspondence ensuring documents are grammatically correct, complete, and conforms with standards and procedures.
  • None of the above.
13 Which of the following choices BEST describes your experience coordinating resources to achieve work objectives? Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed and managed project requirements, priorities, schedules, and established deadlines.
  • I have managed and prioritized project requirements to adhere to existing deadlines.
  • I have managed multiple tasks to adhere to existing deadlines.
  • I have assisted others who were responsible for managing multiple tasks to adhere to existing deadlines.
  • None of the above.
14 Which of the following choices best describes your experience managing resources? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience managing resources
  • I have managed resources at the office level
  • I have managed resources at the division level
  • I have managed resources at the enterprise level
15 From the list below, select the budget preparation and execution tasks you have performed. Answer to this question is required
  • Followed an office budget which has been set by others.
  • Tracked expenditures to monitor office budget compliance.
  • Reconciled reports of obligations and expenditures with authorizations.
  • Provided input used by others to construct an office budget.
  • Independently constructed an office budget, which was adopted for use by your employer.
  • Constructed a program budget, which was adopted for use by Program Manager.
  • None of the above.
16 Identify the word processing, spreadsheet and other office automation software tools in which you are proficient: Answer to this question is required
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Power Point
  • Other
  • None of the above
17 Please choose those answers that best describe your experience working on a team. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience as a team member with some responsibility for planning performance and implementation of projects and studies to meet goals and objectives related to the organization?s mission.
  • I have experience working on a team that independently handled problems involving accounting requirements where there are no existing guidelines.
  • I have experience working on a team and handling problems involving accounting requirements where there are established guidelines.
  • I have completed course work or formal training on team leadership or teamwork.
  • None of the above
18 Which of the following BEST describes your highest level of experience successfully meeting deadlines for multiple, simultaneous projects? Answer to this question is required
  • I have routinely and independently done this as a regular part of the job.
  • I have done this on the job with close supervision and/or review.
  • I have worked with team members to successfully meet project deadlines on multiple, simultaneous projects.
  • I have completed education or training related to techniques for meeting deadlines for multiple simultaneous tasks, but I have not yet applied this knowledge in a work environment.
  • None of the above.

Grade: 09

1 GS-09: 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. Before answering this question see the education and experience requirements described under the Qualifications section of the vacancy announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a master's or equivalent graduate degree, or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.B or J.D. from an accredited college or university. This education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work of the position to be filled.
  • I have at least 1 one full 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-07 level in the Federal service.
  • I have a combination of graduate level education and specialized experience, which is equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal Service. This experience and education together meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements described 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
3 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
4 Which of the following best reflects your highest level of experience using qualitative or quantitative methods to analyze, assess, and improve program effectiveness? Answer to this question is required
  • I have formal training or education in various qualitative and quantitative analytical methods. However, I have not yet applied this ability in work situations.
  • I have work experience demonstrating the ability to use a range of qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze and evaluate programs. I typically work with a supervisor or someone else to conduct analyses, and develop conclusions or recommendations based on analysis.
  • I have work experience demonstrating the ability to independently conduct program analyses and make recommendations. I have experience applying these analytical skills to a variety of projects and programs and presenting conclusions and recommendations to others.
  • I have work experience demonstrating the ability to conduct complex program and project analysis and developing corresponding recommendations. I routinely apply these highly developed analytical skills to provide direction to others and present these recommendations to senior management leadership.
  • None of the above.
5 Which of the following choices best describes your highest level of education or experience in interpreting and applying laws, regulations, and procedures? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no formal training, education or experience in interpreting and applying laws, regulations, and procedures.
  • I have formal training or education in interpreting and applying laws, regulations, and procedures. However, I have not yet applied this ability in work situations.
  • I have work experience demonstrating the ability to interpret and apply laws, regulations, and procedures. I typically work with a supervisor or someone else when doing this work.
  • I have work experience demonstrating the ability to independently interpret and apply laws, regulations, and procedures. I have experience applying these skills to a variety of projects and programs and presenting conclusions and recommendations to others.
  • I have work experience demonstrating the ability to independently interpret and apply laws, regulations, and procedures. I routinely apply these highly developed skills to provide direction to others and present these recommendations to senior management leadership.
6 From the following statements, select the one choice that BEST describes the scope of your experience making oral recommendations, presentations and/or briefings: Answer to this question is required
  • I have made oral recommendations, presentations and/or briefings regarding potential changes in policies, practices and/or procedures.
  • I have made oral recommendations, presentations and/or briefings that resulted in a change to organization-level policies, practices and/or procedures.
  • I have made oral recommendations, presentations and/or briefings that resulted in a change to agency-level policies, practices and/or procedures.
  • I have made oral recommendations, presentations and/or briefings that resulted in a change to government-wide or industry-wide policies, practices and/or procedures.
  • None of the above.
7 Select the choice that BEST describes your experience developing policies and procedures. 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 have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor 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 this task.
8 Which of the following best describes your experience in entering and retrieving data from a computer system and/or automated database? 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.
9 I have experience in assessing program / project effectiveness by: Answer to this question is required
  • Creating an audit process.
  • Designing a study.
  • Designing a survey / questionnaire.
  • Implementing a survey.
  • Analyzing outcome data related to the program / project.
  • Reporting findings.
  • None of the above.
10 Which of the following choices best describes your experience organizing and prioritizing projects? Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed priorities, project schedules, and maintained deadlines for team projects.
  • I have gathered requirements for a project, organized them logically, and determined their level of importance to the completion of the project.
  • I have juggled multiple tasks keeping in mind the importance of each task.
  • I have not organized or prioritized projects.
11 Select the choice that BEST represents your abilities to administer technical matters during the development and planning phase of a project: Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed tasks related to developing a project under close supervision.
  • I have performed tasks related to developing a project under limited supervision.
  • I have performed tasks related to developing a project independently.
  • I have guided or provided advisory services to others on technical matters during the development and planning phase of a project.
  • None of the above.
12 Which of the following describes your highest level of experience in arranging meetings or conferences? 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, manager or senior employee.
  • 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.
13 Please select the response that BEST describes your experience with correspondence. Answer to this question is required
  • Type in final from draft, ensuring documents are grammatically correct and correspondence is complete.
  • Draft responses to routine requests for information. Review all outgoing correspondence for clarity, grammar, spelling, and conformance with policy and procedures.
  • Draft responses to routine or administrative inquiries. Review final correspondence prepared by others to ensure conformance with policy and procedures.
  • Write non-routine communications or reports that are disseminated outside assigned work area. Create form letters to handle recurring inquiries on same subject. Edit correspondence prepared for supervisor's signature to clarify language or correct grammatical errors.
  • Communicate in writing to all levels of an organization on non-routine matters. Ensure final correspondence has all necessary clearances, is signed, all attachments and enclosures are included and package is forwarded. Instruct subordinate offices on correspondence policy and procedures.
  • Review correspondence ensuring documents are grammatically correct, complete, and conforms with standards and procedures.
  • None of the above.
14 Which of the following choices BEST describes your experience coordinating resources to achieve work objectives? Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed and managed project requirements, priorities, schedules, and established deadlines.
  • I have managed and prioritized project requirements to adhere to existing deadlines.
  • I have managed multiple tasks to adhere to existing deadlines.
  • I have assisted others who were responsible for managing multiple tasks to adhere to existing deadlines.
  • None of the above.
15 Which of the following choices best describes your experience managing resources? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience managing resources
  • I have managed resources at the office level
  • I have managed resources at the division level
  • I have managed resources at the enterprise level
16 From the list below, select the budget preparation and execution tasks you have performed. Answer to this question is required
  • Followed an office budget which has been set by others.
  • Tracked expenditures to monitor office budget compliance.
  • Reconciled reports of obligations and expenditures with authorizations.
  • Provided input used by others to construct an office budget.
  • Independently constructed an office budget, which was adopted for use by your employer.
  • Constructed a program budget, which was adopted for use by Program Manager.
  • None of the above.
17 Identify the word processing, spreadsheet and other office automation software tools in which you are proficient: Answer to this question is required
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Power Point
  • Other
  • None of the above
18 Please choose those answers that best describe your experience working on a team. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience as a team member with some responsibility for planning performance and implementation of projects and studies to meet goals and objectives related to the organization?s mission.
  • I have experience working on a team that independently handled problems involving accounting requirements where there are no existing guidelines.
  • I have experience working on a team and handling problems involving accounting requirements where there are established guidelines.
  • I have completed course work or formal training on team leadership or teamwork.
  • None of the above
19 Which of the following BEST describes your highest level of experience successfully meeting deadlines for multiple, simultaneous projects? Answer to this question is required
  • I have routinely and independently done this as a regular part of the job.
  • I have done this on the job with close supervision and/or review.
  • I have worked with team members to successfully meet project deadlines on multiple, simultaneous projects.
  • I have completed education or training related to techniques for meeting deadlines for multiple simultaneous tasks, but I have not yet applied this knowledge in a work environment.
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

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