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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.Describe your level of academic or work experience with analyzing international trade issues and presenting economic and trade information relating to Russia and the Eurasia region in both oral and written reports.
  1. I have not had any education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this type of work in a professional capacity but not for industry trade policy and analysis.
  4. I have performed this type of work as a regular part of my job, independently and without review by a supervisor or a senior employee.
  5. 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.


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.Describe your experience working with government officials or U.S. company representatives to develop initiatives and policies that promote U.S. exports, anti-corruption practices, and expansion of bilateral trade in the Russia and Eurasia area.
  1. I have not had any education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this type of work in a professional capacity but not for industry trade policy and analysis.
  4. I have performed this type of work as a regular part of my job, independently and without review by a supervisor or a senior employee.
  5. I have performed this type of work as a regular part of my job, independently and without review by a supervisor or a senior employee.


* 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.Describe your level of work experience in advocating U.S government trade policy by collaborating and negotiating with U.S. company representatives, foreign governments, and non-governmental organizations to resolve market access issues, ensure compliance with trade agreements, and develop anti-corruption programs in Russia and the Eurasia area.
  1. I have not had any education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have performed this type of work in a professional capacity but not for industry trade policy and analysis.
  3. I have performed this type of work as a regular part of my job, independently and without review by a supervisor or a senior employee.
  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.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance 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. Delegated Examining Procedures - open to All Qualified U.S. Citizens.
  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.Do you have business proficency of Russian or another Eurasian language?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.Are you available for domestic and international travel?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.Describe your level of work experience with analyzing international trade issues and presenting economic and trade information relating to Russia and the Eurasia region in both oral and written reports.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance 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.Describe your level of work experience with coordinating with government agencies or organizations with international trade-related responsibilities (e.g., USTR, Department of State, WTO) to develop and agree on trade policies, strategies, or programs for Russia and the Eurasia region.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance 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.Describe your level of work experience with U.S. government trade policy interests, foreign governments, and non-governmental organizations to resolve disputes in Russia and the Eurasia region.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


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


* 10.Describe your level of work experience with market access impediments challenging U.S. businesses in Russia and /or other countries of the Eurasia region including corruption and business ethics, and in monitoring the compliance of these countries with their trade agreements and good governance practices.
  1. I have not had any education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have performed this type of work in a professional capacity but not for industry trade policy and analysis.
  3. I have performed this type of work as a regular part of my job, independently and without review by a supervisor or a senior employee.
  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.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance 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.


* 12.Describe your level of work experience with applying knowledge of the economies, trading and investment regimes, and industries of Russia and the Eurasia region to problems and opportunities faced by U.S. business that requires the use of source materials through participation in seminars, roundtables, or other events that may include U.S. and foreign government officials and representatives.
  1. I have not had any education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have performed this type of work in a professional capacity but not for industry trade policy and analysis.
  3. I have performed this type of work as a regular part of my job, independently and without review by a supervisor or a senior employee.
  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.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 13.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

* 14.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