Vacancy Details

Grade: 09

1 Basic Requirements: 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 an undergraduate or higher level degree from an accredited college or university in economics, that INCLUDED at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.
  • I have a combination of education and experience where my coursework was equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in Choice 1 Above, PLUS appropriate relevant experience or additional education.
  • My education and/or experience does not match any of the basic qualification requirements described above.
2 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. Answer to this question is required
  • In addition to meeting one of the basic entry qualifications requirements listed above, I have 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to master`s degree or master`s or equivalent graduate degree from an accredited college or university. This education demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work of the position to be filled.
  • In addition to meeting one of the basic entry qualifications requirements listed above, 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-07 level in the Federal service.
  • In addition to meeting one of the basic entry qualifications requirements listed above, I have a combination of graduate level education AND specialized experience as described on the vacancy announcement, which is equivalent to the work of the position and is equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal service. This education and experience meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
  • I do not meet any of the qualification requirements described above.
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
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

Grade: All Grades

1 I have experience in performing in-depth economic analyses of macro-economic and micro-economic problems involving national stabilization and reconstruction programs. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Choose the one answer that BEST describes your experience with economic and development issues in the international context. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in economics and development issues in the international context.
  • I have education, training, or experience in economics and development issues in the international context, but have not performed this task on the job.
  • I have routinely and independently coordinated development of U.S. positions on economics and development issues in the international context, usually with review by a supervisor or senior employees.
  • I am highly skilled at coordination and development of U.S. positions on economics and development issues in the international context. I have trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
3 Which of the following best describes your highest level of work experience managing financial resources? Answer to this question is required
  • I have formal training or education in financial management techniques. However I have not yet applied this ability in work situations.
  • I have one or more years of full time experience in the budgeting and/or planning process.
  • I have work experience that demonstrates the ability to handle complex budgeting / planning issues. I rely on superiors before providing guidance on program or policy decisions.
  • I have advanced level work experience that demonstrates the ability to handle complex financial issues. I typically apply highly developed analytical skills in order to provide direction to senior managers on planning / budgeting / financial issues.
  • None of the above.
4 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 perform work in the realm of Foreign policy / international affairs as a regular part of my job with 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.
  • 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.
5 Which of the following BEST describes your background in the analysis and evaluation of economic data from a variety of sources? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience in the analysis and evaluation of economic data from a variety of sources.
  • I have education or training in the analysis and evaluation of economic data from a variety of sources, but have not yet applied it on the job.
  • I have education or training in the analysis and evaluation of economic data from a variety of sources, and have applied it on the job, usually with review by supervisor or senior employees.
  • I have routinely and independently analyzed and evaluated economic data 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 economic data from a variety of sources having trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
6 Please indicate which of the follow types of activities / tasks you have performed as part of your work experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Economic research in regard to Central Europe and Turkey
  • Evaluation and interpretation of economic information
  • Trade Policy
  • Foreign Policy
  • Economics and/or International Development
  • International Organizations
  • Intelligence
  • None of the above
7 Which of the following BEST describes your experience using computers to establish and maintain database files or to develop spreadsheets? 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 I have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of the job, and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am highly skilled at performing this task on the job. I have trained others in this activity and others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
8 Which of the following choices best reflects the type of database management functions you have performed? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not managed databases
  • I have managed a single database
  • I have managed multiple databases
  • I have managed multiple disparate databases
  • I have managed multiple disparate databases that were integrated
9 Which of the following BEST describes your highest level of work experience in interagency work planning and coordination on economic issues? Answer to this question is required
  • I have minimal experience with participation in planning / coordination conducted and/or directed by senior officials.
  • I have experience with specific sub-responsibilities for planning / coordination, under close supervision.
  • I independently plan / coordinate with other agencies and/or foreign governments on subsidiary issues.
  • I have no interagency planning or coordination experience.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have routinely performed it myself and have advised others in performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance performing this task.
10 Do you have experience in proofreading and editing for spelling and grammatical errors of correspondence, reports, memos, briefing materials and talking points? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Please indicate which of the following types of research you have performed as part of your work experience: Answer to this question is required
  • Economic research in regard to China
  • Economic research in regard to central Europe and Turkey
  • Evaluation and interpretation of economic information
  • None of the above
12 Which of the following best describes your experience using evaluation data to write briefing materials and talking points for senior management? 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. My work on this task was closely monitored by a superior or senior co-worker to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job. I have performed it independently and normally without assistance of a superior or senior co-worker.
  • I am highly skilled at performing this task on the job. I have trained others in this capacity and others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.