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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.Do you have experience with business dynamics concepts, and practices of international trade?
  1. I have experience with these concepts and practices and am normally consulted by others to advise on them.
  2. I have experience obtained through on-the-job experience where I received assistance.
  3. I have experience obtained through education and/or the successful completion of training courses.
  4. I do not have any experience with business dynamics, concepts and practices of international trade.


* 3.Do you have working experience counseling U.S. exporters or promoting U.S. goods or services overseas?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I am normally consulted by others to assist in performing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task independently, and normally without review.
  3. I have performed this task. The work, however, was minimal and/or I received considerable assistance in performing this task.
  4. I have not had experience performing this task.


* 4.Do you have experience researching, assembling and compiling information for various reports and/or briefings?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I am normally consulted by others to assist in performing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task independently and normally without review.
  3. I have performed this task. The work, however, was minimal and/or I received considerable assistance in performing this task.
  4. I have not had experience performing this task.


* 5.Select all of the following that apply to your experience with databases.
  1. I have experience using trade information databases
  2. I have experience using client databases
  3. I have experience maintaining client databases
  4. I have experience maintaining websites
  5. I have experience compiling and delivering trade related data in a clear and concise manner to US companies
  6. None of the above


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 with business dynamics concepts, and practices of international trade?
  1. I have experience with these concepts and practices and am normally consulted by others to advise on them.
  2. I have experience obtained through on-the-job experience where I received assistance.
  3. I have experience obtained through education and/or the successful completion of training courses.
  4. I do not have any experience with business dynamics, concepts and practices of international trade.


* 3.Do you have working experience counseling U.S. exporters or promoting U.S. goods or services overseas?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I am normally consulted by others to assist in performing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task independently, and normally without review.
  3. I have performed this task. The work, however, was minimal and/or I received considerable assistance in performing this task.
  4. I have not had experience performing this task.


* 4.Do you have experience researching, assembling and compiling information for various reports and/or briefings?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I am normally consulted by others to assist in performing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task independently and normally without review.
  3. I have performed this task. The work, however, was minimal and/or I received considerable assistance in performing this task.
  4. I have not had experience performing this task.


* 5.Select all of the following that apply to your experience with databases.
  1. I have experience using trade information databases
  2. I have experience using client databases
  3. I have experience maintaining client databases
  4. I have experience maintaining websites
  5. I have experience compiling and delivering trade related data in a clear and concise manner to US companies
  6. None of the above


Grade: All Grades
* 1.Are you considered knowledgeable about Federal and/or State government export trade programs?
  1. I have knowledge of Federal and/or State government export trade programs. I am normally consulted by others to advise them of these programs.
  2. I have knowledge obtained through on-the-job experience where I received assistance.
  3. I have knowledge obtained through education and/or the successful completion of training courses.
  4. I do not have any knowledge of Federal and state government export trade programs.


* 2.Do you have experience developing and disseminating trade information for U.S. companies or associations?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I am normally consulted by others to assist in performing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task independently and normally without review.
  3. I have performed this task. The work, however, was minimal and/or I received considerable assistance in performing this task.
  4. I have not had experience performing this task.


* 3.Do you have working experience developing promotional partnerships with other government, private or non-profit groups?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I am normally consulted by others to assist in performing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task independently, and normally without review.
  3. I have performed this task. The work, however, was minimal and/or I received considerable assistance in performing this task.
  4. I have not had experience performing this task.


* 4.Do you have experience in conducting international business research and analyzing foreign market data for the benefit of U.S. companies?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I am normally consulted by others to assist in performing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task independently, and normally without review.
  3. I have performed this task. The work, however, was minimal and/or I received considerable assistance in performing this task.
  4. I have not had experience performing this task.


* 5.Do you have experience organizing seminars, meetings, conferences, and other events that involve a broad variety of participants?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I am normally consulted by others to assist in performing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task independently and normally without review.
  3. I have performed this task. The work, however, was minimal and/or I received considerable assistance in performing this task.
  4. I have not had experience performing this task.


* 6.Have you worked effectively on a team to share information. collaborate on joint assignments and participate in project implementation?
  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.