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Vacancy Questions Preview

Vacancy Questions Preview

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


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.Please describe your level of familiarity with stabilizing economies. Please select all that apply.
  1. I have education and or training in business, security studies or reconstruction and stabilization.
  2. I am knowledgeable of stabilizing economies especially private sector development.
  3. I have worked as a private sector development specialist in stabilizing economies.
  4. I have worked on issues pertaining to reconstruction and stabilization .


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


* 4.Please describe your experience with written/oral communications, strategic management and professional interactions with different public (civilian and military) and private sector entities.
  1. I have occasionally prepared or managed the preparation of briefing papers, reports and oral presentations for senior officials.
  2. I have regularly prepared or managed the preparation of briefing papers, reports and oral presentations for senior public officials and private sector entities.
  3. I have assisted in preparing briefing papers, reports and oral presentations for senior public officials and private sector entities.


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


* 6.Please describe your experience analyzing, drafting, and implementing commercial related laws and regulations.
  1. I have drafted and implemented commercial related laws and regulations.
  2. I have analyzed, drafted or implemented commercial related laws or regulations.
  3. I have advised foreign governments on drafting or implementing commercial related laws and regulations.
  4. I have education and/or training that includes classes on commercial laws and regulations.


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


* 8.Please describe your experience preparing and managing preparation of detailed reports on foreign countries business environment, industry sectors and sector analysis.
  1. I have extensive experience preparing or managing the preparation of foreign country guides and sector reports and analyses.
  2. I have prepared some reports about foreign markets.
  3. I have used reports on foreign markets in an academic or professional setting.


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


* 10.Please describe your level of expertise with commercial skills utilized by government entities to develop the private sector.
  1. I have held a private sector development position with a government entity.
  2. I have worked for an organization that developed commercial development training programs for a government entity.
  3. I have worked in a stabilizing market.
  4. I have education and/or training in business or reconstruction and stabilization.


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


* 12.Please describe your level of expertise with business skills including those unique to the following sectors?mining, agribusiness, construction, rugs and information technology.
  1. I have developed training programs focusing on business skills.
  2. I worked in the private sector or in the public sector in one/some of these sectors.
  3. I have worked for an organization that developed training programs focusing on business skills.
  4. I have developed programs pertaining to one/some of these sectors.
  5. I have education and/or training in business and understand basic business concepts.


* 13.Please identify the position(s) on your resume in which you have performed this task.
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