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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

The following questions will determine if you possess the basic requirements to qualify for this position.

Note: If you are qualifying based on education, you WILL BE required to submit transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you WILL lose consideration for this position.

* 1.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 bachelor's or graduate degree from an accredited college or university in international law, international relations, political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social or cultural anthropology, law, statistics, or in the humanities.
  2. I have a bachelor's or graduate degree from an accredited college or university that included a combination of courses, with at least 24 semester hours in international law and international relations, political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social or cultural anthropology, law, statistics, or in the humanities; OR 12 semester hours in one of the above disciplines AND 12 semester hours in statistics / quantitative methods.
  3. I have a combination of education and experience where my coursework was equivalent to a major, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours, (as shown above), PLUS appropriate relevant experience or additional education.
  4. I have completed at least 4 years of appropriate experience in one or more of the fields listed above in work associated with international organizations, problems, or other aspects of foreign affairs. (NOTE: qualifying work experience may have been gained through residence, study, teaching, business or commercial activities, military service, newspaper work, military or civil government activities, missionary or international relief work, or other experience in foreign countries.)
  5. My education and/or experience does not match any of the above choices.


* 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. My experience does not match the choice 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 highest level of experience supervising employees?
  1. I have experience in all of the following: hiring, awarding, disciplining, conflict resolution, assigning tasks, career development, managing diversity, and performance evaluation.
  2. I have experience in many aspects of supervision, including 7 of the 8 following: hiring, awarding, disciplining, conflict resolution, assigning tasks, career development, managing diversity, and performance evaluation.
  3. I have experience in many aspects of supervision, including 6 of the 8 following: hiring, awarding, disciplining, conflict resolution, assigning tasks, career development, managing diversity, and performance evaluation.
  4. I have been a team leader.
  5. I have had informal or temporary supervisory experience.
  6. None of the above.


* 6.With which of the following elements of supervision do you have experience?
  1. Performance evaluation
  2. Recruitment / hiring
  3. Discipline
  4. Awards
  5. Assigning tasks
  6. Staffing
  7. Conflict resolution
  8. Coaching and or counseling
  9. Labor relations
  10. Career development
  11. Managing diversity
  12. Project management
  13. None of the above


* 7.How many years of supervisory experience do you have?
  1. 5 years or more
  2. 2 to 4 years
  3. 1 year or less
  4. None


* 8.Which of the following choices BEST describes your level and experience working with humanitarian relief programs?
  1. I have no experience working with humanitarian relief programs.
  2. I have less than one year of experience working with humanitarian relief programs.
  3. I have at least one year of experience working with humanitarian relief programs.
  4. I have two or more years of experience working with humanitarian relief programs.


* 9.Which of the following BEST describes your knowledge of the requirements of the Refugee Act and Immigration and Nationality Act, and the implementing regulations of the Department of State (DOS), the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), and the Office of Refugee Resettlement of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)?
  1. I have no education, training or experience in the requirements of the Refugee Act and Immigration and Nationality Act, and the implementing regulations of the Department of State (DOS), the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), and the Office of Refugee Resettlement of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
  2. I have education or training of the requirements of the Refugee Act and Immigration and Nationality Act, and the implementing regulations of the Department of State (DOS), the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), and the Office of Refugee Resettlement of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), but have not yet applied it on the job.
  3. I have routinely implemented policies and/or programs that fall under the requirements of the Refugee Act and Immigration and Nationality Act. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have routinely and independently implemented policies and/or programs that fall under the requirements of the Refugee Act and Immigration and Nationality Act, usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am highly skilled at implementing policies and/or programs that fall under the requirements of the Refugee Act and Immigration and Nationality Act. I have trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.


* 10.Which of the following BEST describes your background in the analysis and evaluation of information related to U.S. refugee policy initiatives and programs derived from a variety of sources?
  1. I have no education, training or experience in the analysis and evaluation of relevant information derived from a variety of sources related to U.S. refugee policy initiatives and programs.
  2. I have education or training in the analysis and evaluation of relevant information derived from a variety of sources related to U.S. refugee policy initiatives and programs, but have not yet applied it on the job.
  3. I have routinely and independently analyzed and evaluated relevant information derived from a variety of sources related to U.S. refugee policy initiatives and programs as a regular part of my job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employees.
  4. I am highly skilled at independently analyzing and evaluating relevant information derived from a variety of sources related to U.S. refugee policy initiatives and programs. I have trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
  5. I have routinely analyzed and evaluated relevant information derived from a variety of sources related to U.S. refugee policy initiatives and programs as a regular part of my job with review by supervisor or senior employees.


* 11.Which of the following best describes your background in the realm of Foreign policy / international affairs?
  1. I do not have education, training or experience in Foreign policy / International affairs.
  2. I have education or training in Foreign policy/ International affairs, but have not yet applied it on the job.
  3. I have routinely and independently performed work in the realm of Foreign policy / international affairs as a regular part of my job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employees.
  4. I am highly skilled at performing work in the realm of Foreign policy / international affairs, having trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.


* 12.Select the choice that BEST describes your experience in negotiating or promoting U.S. policy positions in the United Nations System or International Organization, including on the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO):
  1. I have no education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet applied this knowledge on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I perform it routinely and have trained others in the performance of this task and/or others consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 13.Please indicate the manner in which you have communicated orally or made oral presentations
  1. Speeches
  2. Conferences
  3. Meetings
  4. One-on-one discussions
  5. Telephone inquiries
  6. Training
  7. Technical assistance
  8. Interviews
  9. Briefings
  10. Negotiations
  11. None of the above


* 14.From the list below, identify all of the types of audiences with which you have experience communicating orally or making oral presentations.
  1. Senior Government officials
  2. Senior corporate officials
  3. Colleagues
  4. Academia
  5. Think Tanks
  6. Government organizations
  7. Private industry
  8. General public
  9. Technical experts
  10. Professional organizations
  11. Non-Governmental Organizations
  12. Congress (members or staff)
  13. International organization (members or staff)
  14. Foreign Government officials
  15. Media
  16. None of the above


* 15.Which of the following choices best describes your highest level of experience in communicating persuasively.
  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. None of the above


* 16.How many years experience do you have writing in a professional capacity?
  1. 5 or more
  2. 3 to 5
  3. Less than 3


* 17.Which of the following choices best reflects your highest level of experience negotiating complex issues?
  1. I have no experience negotiating complex issues.
  2. I have experience negotiating complex issues, the resolution of which required developing cooperation, coordinating activities, and reaching consensus.
  3. I have experience negotiating complex issues, the resolution of which required agreement on complex issues, achieving cohesiveness, interacting with individuals constructively, and solving problems.
  4. I have experience negotiating complex issues, the resolution of which required analyzing and solving complex problems collectively, defusing conflict, building coalitions and consensus, and reaching solutions to controversial issues.


* 18.In which of the following do you have education, training, or experience?
  1. Conflict resolution
  2. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  3. Mediation
  4. Negotiation
  5. Strategic planning
  6. Facilitation
  7. Arbitration
  8. Counseling
  9. None of the above


* 19.Which of the following have you done that demonstrate your ability to think strategically?
  1. Wrote strategic planning documents
  2. Developed balance scorecards
  3. Developed tactical plans derived from a strategic plan
  4. Project planning
  5. Budget planning
  6. Developed performance measurements
  7. Workforce planning
  8. None of the above


* 20.Which of the following best describes your highest level of education or experience in managing financial resources?
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of the job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am highly skilled at performing this task on the job. I have trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.


* 21.Which of the following best describes your experience with financial management?
  1. I have brought in resources to finance the work of an organization or unit.
  2. I have allocated/managed resources throughout an organization.
  3. I have allocated/managed resources throughout a major division.
  4. I have allocated/managed resources throughout a work unit.
  5. I have set and kept to a budget for a discrete program or project.
  6. I have analyzed budgets presented to me for my review.
  7. I have no practical experience with financial management.


* 22.Which of the following choices best describes your highest level of education or experience in interpreting and applying knowledge of policy legislation and practices to assess program impact?
  1. I have 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 it on the job.
  3. I have routinely and independently performed this task on a regular basis as part of the job.
  4. I am highly skilled at performing this task on the job.


* 23.Please select from the list below situations in which you have applied knowledge of policy, legislation, and practices to assess overall effectiveness in programs:
  1. To manage programs, including budget and human resources
  2. To implement programs
  3. To make recommendations to improve programs / operations
  4. To decide on continuation or termination of programs
  5. To make recommendations to senior agency officials
  6. To negotiate program direction and completion alternatives
  7. To identify problems or vulnerabilities in a program
  8. To develop new policies or procedures for the agency
  9. To formulate policy to support executive direction (e.g. policy manuals, guides, training materials)
  10. None of the above


* 24.Which of the following best describes your background in the analysis and evaluation of information derived from a variety of sources?
  1. I do not have education, training or experience in the analysis and evaluation of information derived from a variety of sources.
  2. I have education or training in the analysis and evaluation of information derived from a variety of sources, but have not yet applied it on the job.
  3. I have routinely and independently analyzed and evaluated information derived from a variety of sources as a regular part of my job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employees.
  4. I am highly skilled at independently analyzing and evaluating information derived from a variety of sources having trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
  5. I have routinely analyzed and evaluated information derived from a variety of sources as a regular part of my job with review by supervisor or senior employees.


* 25.From the following list, please identify which sources you have used in preparing analyses/assessments.
  1. Policy documents
  2. Diplomatic communications
  3. Foreign Government documents
  4. U.S. Government documents
  5. Academic papers
  6. Conferences/symposia
  7. Interviews
  8. Press/public media
  9. Investigative reports
  10. Intelligence reports
  11. Books and journal articles
  12. Unpublished correspondence
  13. Internet
  14. None of the above


* 26.Which of the following best describes your depth of experience establishing liaison with officials throughout the foreign policy community?
  1. I do not have education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have the education or training in performing this task, but have yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of my job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employees.
  4. I am highly skilled at performing this task, having trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.


* 27.With which of the following officials/ organizations have you established liaison?
  1. Senior Government officials
  2. Senior corporate officials
  3. Colleagues
  4. Academia
  5. Think Tanks
  6. Government organizations
  7. Private industry
  8. Technical experts
  9. Professional organizations
  10. Non-Governmental Organizations
  11. Congress (members or staff)
  12. International organization (members or staff)
  13. Media representatives
  14. Foreign Government officials
  15. General Public
  16. None of the above


* 28.Which of the following describes your highest level of work experience in planning and coordination?
  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. Other planning and coordination experience
  5. No planning and coordination experience


* 29.How many years of experience do you have planning, initiating, organizing, and coordinating activities within and outside the government?
  1. 5 years or more
  2. 2 to 4 years
  3. 1 year or less
  4. None


Grade: 15
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

The following questions will determine if you possess the basic requirements to qualify for this position.

Note: If you are qualifying based on education, you WILL BE required to submit transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you WILL lose consideration for this position.

* 1.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 bachelor's or graduate degree from an accredited college or university in international law, international relations, political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social or cultural anthropology, law, statistics, or in the humanities.
  2. I have a bachelor's or graduate degree from an accredited college or university that included a combination of courses, with at least 24 semester hours in international law and international relations, political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social or cultural anthropology, law, statistics, or in the humanities; OR 12 semester hours in one of the above disciplines AND 12 semester hours in statistics / quantitative methods.
  3. I have a combination of education and experience where my coursework was equivalent to a major, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours, (as shown above), PLUS appropriate relevant experience or additional education.
  4. I have completed at least 4 years of appropriate experience in one or more of the fields listed above in work associated with international organizations, problems, or other aspects of foreign affairs. (NOTE: qualifying work experience may have been gained through residence, study, teaching, business or commercial activities, military service, newspaper work, military or civil government activities, missionary or international relief work, or other experience in foreign countries.)
  5. My education and/or experience does not match any of the above choices.


* 2.GS-15 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-14 level in the Federal service.
  2. My experience does not match the choice 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 realm of Foreign policy / international affairs?
  1. I do not have education, training or experience in Foreign policy / International affairs.
  2. I have education or training in Foreign policy/ International affairs, but have not yet applied it on the job.
  3. I have routinely and independently performed work in the realm of Foreign policy / international affairs as a regular part of my job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employees.
  4. I am highly skilled at performing work in the realm of Foreign policy / international affairs, having trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.


* 6.Select the choice that BEST describes your experience in negotiating or promoting U.S. policy positions in the United Nations System or International Organization, including on the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO):
  1. I have no education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet applied this knowledge on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I perform it routinely and have trained others in the performance of this task and/or others consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 7.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience supervising employees?
  1. I have experience in all of the following: hiring, awarding, disciplining, conflict resolution, assigning tasks, career development, managing diversity, and performance evaluation.
  2. I have experience in many aspects of supervision, including 7 of the 8 following: hiring, awarding, disciplining, conflict resolution, assigning tasks, career development, managing diversity, and performance evaluation.
  3. I have experience in many aspects of supervision, including 6 of the 8 following: hiring, awarding, disciplining, conflict resolution, assigning tasks, career development, managing diversity, and performance evaluation.
  4. I have been a team leader.
  5. I have had informal or temporary supervisory experience.
  6. None of the above.


* 8.With which of the following elements of supervision do you have experience?
  1. Performance evaluation
  2. Recruitment / hiring
  3. Discipline
  4. Awards
  5. Assigning tasks
  6. Staffing
  7. Conflict resolution
  8. Coaching and or counseling
  9. Labor relations
  10. Career development
  11. Managing diversity
  12. Project management
  13. None of the above


* 9.How many years of supervisory experience do you have?
  1. 5 years or more
  2. 2 to 4 years
  3. 1 year or less
  4. None


* 10.Which of the following choices BEST describes your level and experience working with humanitarian relief programs?
  1. I have no experience working with humanitarian relief programs.
  2. I have less than one year of experience working with humanitarian relief programs.
  3. I have at least one year of experience working with humanitarian relief programs.
  4. I have two or more years of experience working with humanitarian relief programs.


* 11.Which of the following BEST describes your knowledge of the requirements of the Refugee Act and Immigration and Nationality Act, and the implementing regulations of the Department of State (DOS), the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), and the Office of Refugee Resettlement of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)?
  1. I have no education, training or experience in the requirements of the Refugee Act and Immigration and Nationality Act, and the implementing regulations of the Department of State (DOS), the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), and the Office of Refugee Resettlement of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
  2. I have education or training of the requirements of the Refugee Act and Immigration and Nationality Act, and the implementing regulations of the Department of State (DOS), the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), and the Office of Refugee Resettlement of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), but have not yet applied it on the job.
  3. I have routinely implemented policies and/or programs that fall under the requirements of the Refugee Act and Immigration and Nationality Act. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have routinely and independently implemented policies and/or programs that fall under the requirements of the Refugee Act and Immigration and Nationality Act, usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am highly skilled at implementing policies and/or programs that fall under the requirements of the Refugee Act and Immigration and Nationality Act. I have trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.


* 12.Which of the following BEST describes your background in the analysis and evaluation of information related to U.S. refugee policy initiatives and programs derived from a variety of sources?
  1. I have no education, training or experience in the analysis and evaluation of relevant information derived from a variety of sources related to U.S. refugee policy initiatives and programs.
  2. I have education or training in the analysis and evaluation of relevant information derived from a variety of sources related to U.S. refugee policy initiatives and programs, but have not yet applied it on the job.
  3. I have routinely and independently analyzed and evaluated relevant information derived from a variety of sources related to U.S. refugee policy initiatives and programs as a regular part of my job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employees.
  4. I am highly skilled at independently analyzing and evaluating relevant information derived from a variety of sources related to U.S. refugee policy initiatives and programs. I have trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
  5. I have routinely analyzed and evaluated relevant information derived from a variety of sources related to U.S. refugee policy initiatives and programs as a regular part of my job with review by supervisor or senior employees.


* 13.Please indicate the manner in which you have communicated orally or made oral presentations
  1. Speeches
  2. Conferences
  3. Meetings
  4. One-on-one discussions
  5. Telephone inquiries
  6. Training
  7. Technical assistance
  8. Interviews
  9. Briefings
  10. Negotiations
  11. None of the above


* 14.From the list below, identify all of the types of audiences with which you have experience communicating orally or making oral presentations.
  1. Senior Government officials
  2. Senior corporate officials
  3. Colleagues
  4. Academia
  5. Think Tanks
  6. Government organizations
  7. Private industry
  8. General public
  9. Technical experts
  10. Professional organizations
  11. Non-Governmental Organizations
  12. Congress (members or staff)
  13. International organization (members or staff)
  14. Foreign Government officials
  15. Media
  16. None of the above


* 15.Which of the following choices best describes your highest level of experience in communicating persuasively.
  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. None of the above


* 16.How many years experience do you have writing in a professional capacity?
  1. 5 or more
  2. 3 to 5
  3. Less than 3


* 17.Which of the following choices best reflects your highest level of experience negotiating complex issues?
  1. I have no experience negotiating complex issues.
  2. I have experience negotiating complex issues, the resolution of which required developing cooperation, coordinating activities, and reaching consensus.
  3. I have experience negotiating complex issues, the resolution of which required agreement on complex issues, achieving cohesiveness, interacting with individuals constructively, and solving problems.
  4. I have experience negotiating complex issues, the resolution of which required analyzing and solving complex problems collectively, defusing conflict, building coalitions and consensus, and reaching solutions to controversial issues.


* 18.In which of the following do you have education, training, or experience?
  1. Conflict resolution
  2. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  3. Mediation
  4. Negotiation
  5. Strategic planning
  6. Facilitation
  7. Arbitration
  8. Counseling
  9. None of the above


* 19.Which of the following have you done that demonstrate your ability to think strategically?
  1. Wrote strategic planning documents
  2. Developed balance scorecards
  3. Developed tactical plans derived from a strategic plan
  4. Project planning
  5. Budget planning
  6. Developed performance measurements
  7. Workforce planning
  8. None of the above


* 20.Does setting priorities for other people figure prominently into you current job?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 21.Which of the following best describes your experience in setting priorities to meet your professional responsibilities?
  1. I normally work on individual projects or assignments that are generally completed independently and within the assigned deadlines and milestones.
  2. I manage multiple tasks / assignments within a common time period. I am skilled at adjusting my use of time to meet changes in priorities and the requirements of new and/or unexpected work. When priorities conflict, I normally resolve the conflicts independently.
  3. I manage multiple tasks / assignments within a common time period. I adjust my use of time to meet changes in priorities and the requirements of new and/or unexpected work. In resolving conflicts, I involve the team leader or supervisor.
  4. In addition to managing multiple tasks / assignments within a common time period, I negotiate deadlines, changes, and adjustments in priorities with senior management on my own behalf as well as that of my work group. I assist my team or staff in determining how best to use their time and reprioritize their work as situations warrant.
  5. None of the above


* 22.Which of the following best describes your highest level of education or experience in managing financial resources?
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of the job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am highly skilled at performing this task on the job. I have trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.


* 23.Which of the following best describes your experience with financial management?
  1. I have brought in resources to finance the work of an organization or unit.
  2. I have allocated/managed resources throughout an organization.
  3. I have allocated/managed resources throughout a major division.
  4. I have allocated/managed resources throughout a work unit.
  5. I have set and kept to a budget for a discrete program or project.
  6. I have analyzed budgets presented to me for my review.
  7. I have no practical experience with financial management.


* 24.Which of the following choices best describes your highest level of education or experience in interpreting and applying knowledge of policy legislation and practices to assess program impact?
  1. I have 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 it on the job.
  3. I have routinely and independently performed this task on a regular basis as part of the job.
  4. I am highly skilled at performing this task on the job.


* 25.Please select from the list below situations in which you have applied knowledge of policy, legislation, and practices to assess overall effectiveness in programs:
  1. To manage programs, including budget and human resources
  2. To implement programs
  3. To make recommendations to improve programs / operations
  4. To decide on continuation or termination of programs
  5. To make recommendations to senior agency officials
  6. To negotiate program direction and completion alternatives
  7. To identify problems or vulnerabilities in a program
  8. To develop new policies or procedures for the agency
  9. To formulate policy to support executive direction (e.g. policy manuals, guides, training materials)
  10. None of the above


* 26.From the following list, please identify which sources you have used in preparing analyses/assessments.
  1. Policy documents
  2. Diplomatic communications
  3. Foreign Government documents
  4. U.S. Government documents
  5. Academic papers
  6. Conferences/symposia
  7. Interviews
  8. Press/public media
  9. Investigative reports
  10. Intelligence reports
  11. Books and journal articles
  12. Unpublished correspondence
  13. Internet
  14. None of the above


* 27.With which of the following officials/ organizations have you established liaison?
  1. Senior Government officials
  2. Senior corporate officials
  3. Colleagues
  4. Academia
  5. Think Tanks
  6. Government organizations
  7. Private industry
  8. Technical experts
  9. Professional organizations
  10. Non-Governmental Organizations
  11. Congress (members or staff)
  12. International organization (members or staff)
  13. Media representatives
  14. Foreign Government officials
  15. General Public
  16. None of the above


* 28.Which of the following describes your highest level of work experience in planning and coordination?
  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. Other planning and coordination experience
  5. No planning and coordination experience


* 29.How many years of experience do you have planning, initiating, organizing, and coordinating activities within and outside the government?
  1. 5 years or more
  2. 2 to 4 years
  3. 1 year or less
  4. None


* 30.At what level have you organized planned and coordinated activities?
  1. Across organizations
  2. Organization-wide
  3. Major division
  4. Work unit
  5. None of the above