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Grade: 14
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

* 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.
  1. I have a undergraduate or higher level degree from an accredited college or university in geography.
  2. I have an undergraduate or higher level degree in a related physical or social science such as geology, meteorology, economics, statistics, sociology, anthropology, political science, history, cartography, computer science, urban studies, or planning that INCLUDED at least 24 semester hours in geography or related fields.
  3. I have a combination of education and experience in courses equivalent to a major in geography, or a related field that INCLUDED at least 24 semester hours in geography or related fields, as shown in Choice 1 above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  4. My education and/or experience does not match any of the basic qualification requirements described above.


* 2.GS-14: Choose the one answer that best describes your experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position.
  1. In addition to meeting one of the basic entry qualifications requirements listed above, I have at least one 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-13 level in the Federal service.
  2. I do not meet the experience requirement described above.


* 3.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).
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.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.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.Which of the following best describes your background in the analysis and evaluation of geospatial information derived from a variety of open sources and classified materials?
  1. I have no education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have education and/or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of my job, and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am highly skilled at performing this task, having trained others in this capacity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.


* 6.How many years experience do you have writing in a professional capacity?
  1. 5 or more years
  2. 3 to 5 years
  3. Less than 3 years
  4. None


* 7.Has anything you have written been published in a peer-reviewed publication?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 8.Which of the following BEST describes your highest level of work experience in planning and coordination of activities related to complex humanitarian issues?
  1. I have managed the strategic planning and coordination of discrete projects or activities affecting management and operations.
  2. I have led the strategic planning and coordination of discrete projects or activities affecting management and operations.
  3. I have participated in the strategic planning and coordination of discrete projects or activities affecting management and operations.
  4. I have other planning and coordination experience.
  5. I have no planning and coordination experience.


* 9.Which of the following BEST describes your background preparing and presenting the results of geospatial analyses in a Web 2.0 environment?
  1. I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have education and/or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of my job with routine, periodic review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have routinely performed this task as a regular part of my job and usually with a high degree of independence.
  6. I am highly skilled at performing this task, having trained others in this capacity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.


* 10.Which of the following BEST describes your highest level of experience in communicating persuasively on subject matter relevant to complex humanitarian issues?
  1. I have persuaded team members or subordinates to work toward an objective or goal.
  2. I have persuaded senior officials to take action or make a decision of considerable import to the organization's mission.
  3. I have made formal presentations to officials inside or outside my employing organization for purposes of persuading them to take action.
  4. I have made presentations to officials inside or outside my employing organization for various other purposes.
  5. None of the above.


* 11.Have you completed a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation employing advanced statistical and/or analytical techniques to complex humanitarian issues?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 12.Which of the following BEST describes your background in the realm of geography and humanitarian knowledge management in a Web 2.0 environment?
  1. I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have education and/or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of my job with routine, periodic review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have routinely performed this task as a regular part of my job and usually with a high degree of independence.
  6. I am highly skilled at performing this task, having trained others in this capacity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.


* 13.From the following list, please identify those areas of humanitarian knowledge management in which you have experience:
  1. Data capture, organization
  2. Data standardization
  3. Data distillation, presentation
  4. Retrievable database development
  5. Collaborative data network development, virtual collaboration
  6. Data visualization, knowledge maps
  7. Information gap identification
  8. Metadata for humanitarian data
  9. None of the above


* 14.From the following list, please indicate the computer-based software programs, processes, and/or applications in which you are proficient:
  1. Microsoft Office
  2. ArcGIS Spatial Analyst
  3. ArcGIS Statistical Packages
  4. Map Publisher
  5. Metacarta
  6. Adobe Acrobat
  7. SPSS
  8. Statistical Modeling
  9. Adobe Illustrator
  10. Remote sensing
  11. Web 2.0
  12. None of the above


* 15.Which of the following BEST describes your depth of experience establishing liaison with officials throughout the foreign affairs, national security, intelligence, and/or national and international non-governmental communities?
  1. I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have education and/or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of my job with routine, periodic review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have routinely performed this task as a regular part of my job and usually with a high degree of independence.
  6. I am highly skilled at performing this task, having trained others in this capacity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.


* 16.Which of the following BEST describes your highest level of work experience providing advice, guidance, and consultation based on results of geographic analyses applied to complex humanitarian issues?
  1. I have 5 or more years of experience that demonstrates the ability to provide advice, guidance and consultation based on the results of analyses applied to complex humanitarian issues. I am consulted regularly by the senior and executive levels for additional analyses.
  2. I have 3 to 5 years of work experience that demonstrates the ability to provide advice, guidance, and consultation based on results of analyses applied to complex humanitarian issues. I have been consulted for additional analyses and may or may not have provided direction to subordinates.
  3. I have 1 to 3 years of experience that demonstrates the ability to provide advice based on results of analyses applied to complex humanitarian issues. I rely on superiors for general direction concerning detailed analyses and/or assessments.
  4. I have had formal training or education in this area, however, I have not yet applied this ability in work situations.
  5. None of the above.


* 17.From the following list, please identify those areas relative to geography and applied to complex humanitarian issues in which you have experience:
  1. Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons
  2. Human Rights
  3. Area Studies
  4. International Law
  5. Rule of Law
  6. Health and Infectious Diseases
  7. Intelligence
  8. Natural Disaster Relief
  9. Global Climate Change


* 18.From the following list please indicate the types of documents you have written:
  1. Technical reports
  2. Policy guidance
  3. Speeches
  4. Intelligence assessments
  5. Internal memorandum
  6. Publications
  7. Books
  8. Academic papers
  9. Journal articles
  10. Dissertation
  11. Thesis
  12. None of the above


* 19.Which of the following BEST describes your background in promoting compatibility and complementarity of geographic information technologies and related tools between different organizations and/or U.S. Government agencies?
  1. I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have education and/or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of my job, usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am highly skilled at performing this task, having trained others in this capacity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.


* 20.Which of the following BEST describes your background in developing new methodologies for geospatial data management and information sharing on aspects of human and political geography?
  1. I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have education and/or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of my job, usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am highly skilled at performing this task, having trained others in this capacity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.


* 21.Which of the following BEST describes your experience preparing grant proposals and budget plans for projects linking web-based analytic tools with Geographic Information Systems technology to promote humanitarian information sharing?
  1. I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have education and/or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of my job, usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am highly skilled at performing this task, having trained others in this capacity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.


* 22.Which of the following BEST describes your background leading a team of professionals in developing new technologies for humanitarian information sharing, including determining short-, mid-, and long-term goals, necessary tasks, division of labor, and deadlines?
  1. I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have education and/or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of my job, usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am highly skilled at performing this task, having trained others in this capacity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.