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Grade: 13

1 GS13: 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 qualifications section on this announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least two years of specialized experience that have 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 at least one year is equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service.
  • My experience does not match the choice above.
2 I have a J.D. or LL.M. degree. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
3 I am an active member of the bar in good standing in any state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
4 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
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
5 Which of the following choices BEST reflects your highest level of experience articulating matters involving significant controversial issues? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience articulating matters involving significant controversial issues.
  • I have experience articulating matters involving significant controversial issues, the resolution of which required developing cooperation, coordinating activities, and reaching consensus.
  • I have experience articulating matters involving significant controversial issues, the resolution of which required agreement on complex issues, achieving cohesiveness, interacting with individuals constructively, and solving problems.
  • I have experience articulating matters involving significant controversial issues, the resolution of which required analyzing and solving complex problems collectively, defusing conflict, building coalitions and consensus, and reaching solutions to controversial issues.
  • People seek me out for advice on how to articulate matters involving significant controversial issues, the resolution of which required analyzing and solving complex problems collectively, defusing conflict, building coalitions and consensus, and reaching solutions to controversial issues.
6 Please indicate in which areas you possess expert technical, operational, and/or managerial skills and knowledge: Answer to this question is required
  • Ethics
  • Transparency
  • Investigations
  • Inspector General issues
  • Public Outreach
  • None of the above
7 Number of years of experience working with international law, conduct and ethics: Answer to this question is required
  • None
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 to 2 years
  • More than 2 years
8 Which of the following choices BEST reflects your highest level of experience negotiating complex issues? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience negotiating complex issues.
  • I have experience negotiating complex issues, the resolution of which required developing cooperation and coordinating activities.
  • I have experience negotiating complex issues, the resolution of which required agreement on complex issues, achieving cohesiveness, interacting with individuals constructively, and solving problems.
  • I have experience negotiating complex issues, the resolution of which required analyzing and solving complex problems collectively, defusing conflict, building coalitions and consensus, and reaching solutions to controversial issues.
  • People seek me out for advice on how to negotiate complex issues, the resolution of which required analyzing and solving complex problems collectively, defusing conflict, building coalitions and consensus, and reaching solutions to controversial issues.
9 Which of the following choices best reflects your highest level of experience building consensus on issues where there are conflicting positions? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience justifying and/or resolving complex and controversial issues.
  • I have experience justifying and/or resolving complex and controversial issues as part of a team effort.
  • I have experience justifying and/or resolving complex and controversial issues, the resolution of which required developing cooperation, coordinating activities, and reaching consensus.
  • I have experience justifying and/or resolving complex and controversial issues, the resolution of which required agreement on complex issues, achieving cohesiveness, interacting with individuals constructively, and solving problems.
  • I have experience justifying and/or resolving complex and controversial issues, the resolution of which required analyzing and solving complex problems collectively, defusing conflict, building coalitions and consensus, and reaching solutions to controversial issues.
10 Which of the following best reflect your ability to perform quantitative analysis and evaluation? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in this area.
  • I have formal undergraduate level education / training in this area. However, I have not yet performed quantitative analysis and evaluation in a work situation.
  • I have formal graduate level education / training in this area. However, I have not yet performed quantitative analysis and evaluation in work situations.
  • I have formal education/ training and work experience in performing quantitative analysis and evaluation.
  • I have performed quantitative analysis and evaluation on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed quantitative analysis and evaluation as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • Performing quantitative analysis and evaluation has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed this task routinely and independently.
  • I have trained others in performing quantitative analysis and evaluation and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
11 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.
12 Which of the following choices BEST describes your experience synthesizing data and drawing conclusions? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no training, education or experience in synthesizing data and drawing conclusions.
  • I have training or education related to synthesizing information into a written document, but have not yet had the opportunity to perform this task on the job.
  • I have synthesized information into a written document as a member of a collaborative group.
  • I have synthesized information into a written document with supervision.
  • I have synthesized information into a written document independently.
13 Which of the following most accurately describes your ability to apply reasoning to analyze and evaluate information`s relevance, significance, and validity in order to draw conclusions and make recommendations? Answer to this question is required
  • I have some education or training in the process of analyzing and interpreting information to draw conclusions or to generate new questions to pursue.
  • I have some work experience assisting others analyzing and interpreting information in order to draw conclusions or to generate new questions to pursue.
  • I work closely with the supervisor and/or a senior employee in analyzing and interpreting information, drawing conclusions and/or generating new questions to pursue.
  • I have demonstrated the ability to independently collect information from a variety of sources, analyze and interpret the information, and draw conclusions to solve problems.
  • I have demonstrated a high level of experience collecting and synthesizing information from a variety of sources involving complex issues, analyzing and interpreting the information, and drawing conclusions to solve problems.
  • None of the above.
14 Which of the following documents have you written? Answer to this question is required
  • Ethics agreements
  • Proposals
  • Financial Statements
  • Policy documents
  • Answers to congressional inquires
  • Waiver request
  • Procedures and guidelines
  • Research reports
  • Responses to Office of the Inspector General (IG)
  • Responses to Government Accountability Office (GAO)
  • None of the above
15 Which of the following BEST describes your ability to understand, interpret, and apply substantive law and the ability to assimilate technical subject matters, define issues, and analyze and evaluate evidence? 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.
16 Which of the following describes your highest level of ability to lead a Special Projects Office? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in leading a Special Projects Office or Team.
  • I have worked with a Special Projects Office as a colleague.
  • I worked in a Special Projects Office.
  • I led a Special Projects Team.
  • I have led a Special Projects Office.
17 Choose the BEST choice that describe your experience with respect to legal document preparation and review: Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience in preparing and reviewing several types of legal documents.
  • I have prepared and reviewed legal documents.
  • I have occasionally prepared and reviewed legal documents under the supervision of an attorney.
  • I have experience in preparing and reviewing documents, but not legal documents.
  • I have no experience in preparing and reviewing legal documents.
  • I have experience in reviewing legal documents, but no experience in preparing legal documents.
18 I have performed the following activities related to the preparation and/or review of legal documents, instruments and exhibits: Answer to this question is required
  • Proofreading for spelling and punctuation.
  • Proofreading for adherence to appropriate legal document format.
  • Editing for content and grammar.
  • Editing for correct legal document style (e.g., local rules, appellate rules).
  • Retrieving, organizing and indexing file materials to be used as exhibits.
  • Checking legal citations for accuracy and applicability.
  • Checking legal citations for adherence to the standards and rules of legal citation & style.
  • Using and applying the Bluebook.
  • None of the above.

Grade: 14

1 GS14: 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 qualifications section on this announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least three years of specialized experience that have 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 at least one year is equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service.
  • My experience does not match the choice above.
2 I have a J.D. or LL.M. degree. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
3 I am an active member of the bar in good standing in any state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
4 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
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
5 Which of the following choices BEST reflects your highest level of experience articulating matters involving significant controversial issues? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience articulating matters involving significant controversial issues.
  • I have experience articulating matters involving significant controversial issues, the resolution of which required developing cooperation, coordinating activities, and reaching consensus.
  • I have experience articulating matters involving significant controversial issues, the resolution of which required agreement on complex issues, achieving cohesiveness, interacting with individuals constructively, and solving problems.
  • I have experience articulating matters involving significant controversial issues, the resolution of which required analyzing and solving complex problems collectively, defusing conflict, building coalitions and consensus, and reaching solutions to controversial issues.
  • People seek me out for advice on how to articulate matters involving significant controversial issues, the resolution of which required analyzing and solving complex problems collectively, defusing conflict, building coalitions and consensus, and reaching solutions to controversial issues.
6 Please indicate in which areas you possess expert technical, operational, and/or managerial skills and knowledge: Answer to this question is required
  • Ethics
  • Transparency
  • Investigations
  • Inspector General issues
  • Public Outreach
  • None of the above
7 Number of years of experience working with international law, conduct and ethics: Answer to this question is required
  • None
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 to 2 years
  • More than 2 years
8 Which of the following choices BEST reflects your highest level of experience negotiating complex issues? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience negotiating complex issues.
  • I have experience negotiating complex issues, the resolution of which required developing cooperation and coordinating activities.
  • I have experience negotiating complex issues, the resolution of which required agreement on complex issues, achieving cohesiveness, interacting with individuals constructively, and solving problems.
  • I have experience negotiating complex issues, the resolution of which required analyzing and solving complex problems collectively, defusing conflict, building coalitions and consensus, and reaching solutions to controversial issues.
  • People seek me out for advice on how to negotiate complex issues, the resolution of which required analyzing and solving complex problems collectively, defusing conflict, building coalitions and consensus, and reaching solutions to controversial issues.
9 Which of the following choices best reflects your highest level of experience building consensus on issues where there are conflicting positions? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience justifying and/or resolving complex and controversial issues.
  • I have experience justifying and/or resolving complex and controversial issues as part of a team effort.
  • I have experience justifying and/or resolving complex and controversial issues, the resolution of which required developing cooperation, coordinating activities, and reaching consensus.
  • I have experience justifying and/or resolving complex and controversial issues, the resolution of which required agreement on complex issues, achieving cohesiveness, interacting with individuals constructively, and solving problems.
  • I have experience justifying and/or resolving complex and controversial issues, the resolution of which required analyzing and solving complex problems collectively, defusing conflict, building coalitions and consensus, and reaching solutions to controversial issues.
10 Which of the following best reflect your ability to perform quantitative analysis and evaluation? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in this area.
  • I have formal undergraduate level education / training in this area. However, I have not yet performed quantitative analysis and evaluation in a work situation.
  • I have formal graduate level education / training in this area. However, I have not yet performed quantitative analysis and evaluation in work situations.
  • I have formal education/ training and work experience in performing quantitative analysis and evaluation.
  • I have performed quantitative analysis and evaluation on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed quantitative analysis and evaluation as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • Performing quantitative analysis and evaluation has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed this task routinely and independently.
  • I have trained others in performing quantitative analysis and evaluation and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
11 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.
12 Which of the following choices BEST describes your experience synthesizing data and drawing conclusions? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no training, education or experience in synthesizing data and drawing conclusions.
  • I have training or education related to synthesizing information into a written document, but have not yet had the opportunity to perform this task on the job.
  • I have synthesized information into a written document as a member of a collaborative group.
  • I have synthesized information into a written document with supervision.
  • I have synthesized information into a written document independently.
13 Which of the following most accurately describes your ability to apply reasoning to analyze and evaluate information`s relevance, significance, and validity in order to draw conclusions and make recommendations? Answer to this question is required
  • I have some education or training in the process of analyzing and interpreting information to draw conclusions or to generate new questions to pursue.
  • I have some work experience assisting others analyzing and interpreting information in order to draw conclusions or to generate new questions to pursue.
  • I work closely with the supervisor and/or a senior employee in analyzing and interpreting information, drawing conclusions and/or generating new questions to pursue.
  • I have demonstrated the ability to independently collect information from a variety of sources, analyze and interpret the information, and draw conclusions to solve problems.
  • I have demonstrated a high level of experience collecting and synthesizing information from a variety of sources involving complex issues, analyzing and interpreting the information, and drawing conclusions to solve problems.
  • None of the above.
14 Which of the following documents have you written? Answer to this question is required
  • Ethics agreements
  • Proposals
  • Financial Statements
  • Policy documents
  • Answers to congressional inquires
  • Waiver request
  • Procedures and guidelines
  • Research reports
  • Responses to Office of the Inspector General (IG)
  • Responses to Government Accountability Office (GAO)
  • None of the above
15 Which of the following BEST describes your ability to understand, interpret, and apply substantive law and the ability to assimilate technical subject matters, define issues, and analyze and evaluate evidence? 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.
16 Which of the following describes your highest level of ability to lead a Special Projects Office? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in leading a Special Projects Office or Team.
  • I have worked with a Special Projects Office as a colleague.
  • I worked in a Special Projects Office.
  • I led a Special Projects Team.
  • I have led a Special Projects Office.
17 Choose the BEST choice that describe your experience with respect to legal document preparation and review: Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience in preparing and reviewing several types of legal documents.
  • I have prepared and reviewed legal documents.
  • I have occasionally prepared and reviewed legal documents under the supervision of an attorney.
  • I have experience in preparing and reviewing documents, but not legal documents.
  • I have no experience in preparing and reviewing legal documents.
  • I have experience in reviewing legal documents, but no experience in preparing legal documents.
18 I have performed the following activities related to the preparation and/or review of legal documents, instruments and exhibits: Answer to this question is required
  • Proofreading for spelling and punctuation.
  • Proofreading for adherence to appropriate legal document format.
  • Editing for content and grammar.
  • Editing for correct legal document style (e.g., local rules, appellate rules).
  • Retrieving, organizing and indexing file materials to be used as exhibits.
  • Checking legal citations for accuracy and applicability.
  • Checking legal citations for adherence to the standards and rules of legal citation & style.
  • Using and applying the Bluebook.
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

No questions specified.