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Vacancy Questions Preview

Vacancy Questions Preview

Grade: 09
* 1.Do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level or the next lowest pay band in the Federal service? (See the "Qualifications" section of this announcement for the definition of specialized experience.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Have you written or contributed to papers, reports, studies or speeches on trade policy issues for use by senior officials either in an academic or professional capacity?
  1. I have not had any education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this type of work as a regular part of my job/academic setting.
  4. I have frequently performed this type of work as a regular part of my job/academic setting and am normally consulted as an expert in performing this task.


* 3.Please identify the position on your resume, in which you have performed the task(s).
Maximum length of 250 characters.


Grade: 11
* 1.Do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level or the next lowest pay band in the Federal service? (See the "Qualifications" section of this announcement for the definition of specialized experience.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Do you have experience and are you effective in working on projects (preferably energy related) requiring independent initiative or leadership?
  1. I have not had any education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this type of work as a regular part of my job/academic setting.
  4. I have frequently performed this type of work as a regular part of my job/academic setting and am normally consulted as an expert in performing this task.


* 3.Please identify the position on your resume, in which you have performed the task(s).
Maximum length of 250 characters.


Grade: 12
* 1.Do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level or the next lowest pay band in the Federal service? (See the "Qualifications" section of this announcement for the definition of specialized experience.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Do you have work experience conducting analyses that requires knowledge of fossil energy/trade policy principles encompassed in major bilateral, regional, and/or international fora?
  1. I have not had any education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this type of work as a regular part of my job/academic setting.
  4. I have frequently performed this type of work as a regular part of my job/academic setting and am normally consulted as an expert in performing this task.


* 3.Please identify the position on your resume, in which you have performed the task(s).
Maximum length of 250 characters.


Grade: 13
* 1.Do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level or the next lowest pay band in the Federal service? (See the "Qualifications" section of this announcement for the definition of specialized experience.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Do you have work experience whereby you led or contributed to U.S. government efforts to develop commercial strategies concerning the fossil energy sector, particularly related to industry competitiveness. This involves: demonstrating significant initiative in identifying export opportunities and challenges in the fossil energy sector, conducting analyses and developing commercial strategies; developing and implementing programs to advance the interests of the fossil energy industry; leveraging existing commercial programs to support fossil energy trade priorities; and representing commercial interests before government and industry fora.
  1. I have not had any education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this type of work as a regular part of my job/academic setting.
  4. I have frequently performed this type of work as a regular part of my job setting, and have trained/mentored others in this task, and am consulted as an expert in performing this task.


* 3.Please identify the position on your resume, in which you have performed the task(s).
Maximum length of 250 characters.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.How do you wish to be considered?
  1. Agency Merit Assignment Procedures - open to current federal employees in a competitive position, or in an excepted service position covered by an interchange agreement; former federal employees eligible for reinstatement; and VEOA eligibles.
  2. Career Transition Assistance Plan and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan - open to displaced federal employees who have received a RIF notice or certificate of separation from the federal service.


* 2.Which of the following answers best describe your experience collecting, analyzing and presenting trade policy facts and trade data as they relate to the fossil energy sector, both orally and in writing?
  1. I have not had any education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job or in an academic setting.
  4. I have performed this type of work as a regular part of my job and have trained others in this task and/or am normally consulted as an expert in performing this task.


* 3.Please identify the position on your resume, in which you have performed the task(s).
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 4.Which of the following responses best describes your experience in monitoring and analyzing issues relating to international trade and the fossil energy sector (oil, gas and coal)?
  1. I have not had any education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job or in an academic setting.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of my job and have trained others in this task and/or am normally consulted as an expert in performing this task.


* 5.Please identify the position on your resume, in which you have performed the task(s).
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 6.Which of the following answers best describe your experience establishing and maintaining effective relationships with key industry, government and other officials on issues that relate to the fossil energy sector?
  1. I have not had any education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job or in an academic setting.
  4. I have performed this type of work as a regular part of my job and have trained others in this task and/or am normally consulted as an expert in performing this task.


* 7.Please identify the position on your resume, in which you have performed the task(s).
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 8.Which of the following best describes the extent to which you have been involved in a team-building effort and your role in motivating and leading team members to work effectively on high-profile projects and working as an effective team member in sharing information and helping others, as needed?
  1. I have not had any education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have demonstrated this type of team building/leadership role in a professional capacity, but not for the fossil energy sector.
  3. I have demonstrated this type of team building/leadership role in a professional or academic capacity.
  4. I have demonstrated this type of team building/leadership role in a professional capacity and/or am normally consulted as an expert in team-building.


* 9.Please identify the position on your resume, in which you have performed the task(s).
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 10.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in setting priorities, developing project schedules, meeting milestones and achieving objectives?
  1. I have not had any education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this type of work as a regular part of my job/academic setting.
  4. I have frequently performed this type of work as a regular part of my job/academic setting and am normally consulted as an expert in performing this task.


* 11.Please identify the position on your resume, in which you have performed the task(s).
Maximum length of 250 characters.


Applicants may check the status of their application by accessing the Department of Commerce (QuickHire), Applicant Site at http://www.usajobs.opm.gov

* 12.I have thoroughly reviewed the 'How to Apply/Required Documents' & 'Qualifications' sections of this Vacancy Announcement to determine which supplemental documents to submit. This may include: Transcripts to verify undergraduate/graduate education; SF-50 if I am a current/former Federal employee; DD214 if I am a veteran (and SF-15/VA Letter if applicable), etc. I understand that failure to fax in required documents by the vacancy announcement's closing date may result in loss of consideration.
  1. Yes
  2. No