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Grade: 12
Note: All applicants 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.Applicants MUST meet one of the below listed basic qualification requirements to qualify for this position. Carefully read all possible answers before selecting a response. Choose the one answer that BEST describes your education OR combination of education and experience and indicate your response below: (See the Qualifications Section of the vacancy announcement for additional information.)
  1. I have an undergraduate or higher level degree from an accredited college or university that included or was supplemented by major study in education.
  2. I have an undergraduate or higher level degree from an accredited college or university in a subject-matter field appropriate to this position.
  3. I have courses equivalent to a major in education, OR in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position, PLUS appropriate experience OR additional course work that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study described in Choice 1 above.
  4. My education and/or experience does not match any of the basic qualification requirements described above.


* 2.If you selected Choice 2 above, please list the subject matter field that you have an undergraduate or higher level degree from that is relevant to this position. If this does not apply to you, please write N/A in the text box below.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 3.Please provide examples of your qualifying education or combination of education and experience which supports your response. (Do not paste your resume in this space.)
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 4.GS-12: Choose the one answer that best describes your experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position. Before answering this question see the education and/or experience requirements described under the Qualifications section of the vacancy announcement.
  1. In addition to meeting one of the basic entry qualifications requirements listed above, I have at least 1 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-11 level in the Federal service.
  2. I do not meet the experience requirement described above.


* 5.Please provide examples of your qualifying experience which supports your response. (Do not paste your resume in this space.)
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 6.I have completed formal training or course work in:
  1. Second language acquisition
  2. Psychology (e.g., educational, neurocognitive)
  3. Adult learning theory
  4. Foreign language instructional methodology
  5. Linguistics (e.g., socio-, psycho-, applied)
  6. Cultural anthropology or ethnography
  7. Instructional design theory
  8. None of the above


* 7.Which statements describe your knowledge of foreign language pedagogy?
  1. I have published books and/or papers on foreign language pedagogy.
  2. I have made presentations on foreign language pedagogy at conferences and/or meetings.
  3. I have created / developed language training materials in the language.
  4. I have edited and/or reviewed foreign language training materials.
  5. I have read about or taken courses on foreign language pedagogy.
  6. None of the above.


* 8.I have formal training and/or experience in foreign language curriculum development for:
  1. Speaking
  2. Listening comprehension
  3. Reading
  4. Writing
  5. Cultural awareness
  6. Language for specific purposes
  7. None of the above


* 9.From the following list, please identify the response that BEST describes your experience with developing new courses or curricula:
  1. I have designed one or more new foreign language courses in a community language program.
  2. I have created foreign language courses for special purposes.
  3. I have guided others to develop foreign language courses for specific audiences.
  4. I have made extensive revisions in existing courses.
  5. I have updated old courses to incorporate new technology, resources and materials.
  6. None of the above.


* 10.From the following list, please identify which statement BEST describes your experience learning a second language:
  1. I grew up in a bilingual family.
  2. I grew up in a bilingual family and had formal training throughout my schooling.
  3. I studied my second language in school or college.
  4. My graduate work was focused on, and at times, was conducted in, this language.
  5. None of the above.


* 11.I have used one of my non-native languages in the following setting(s) and/or situation(s):
  1. I have used it when speaking with family, friends, and/or neighbors.
  2. I have made informal presentations to groups in the language.
  3. I have made formal presentations in the language in an academic and/or professional setting.
  4. I have appeared in the media using the language.
  5. I have taught using the language.
  6. None of the above.


* 12.I have used Burmese, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, Indonesian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Lao, Malay, Mongolian, Tagalog, Thai, Tibetan, or Vietnamese in the following setting(s) and/or situation(s):
  1. I have used it when speaking with family, friends, and/or neighbors.
  2. I have made informal presentations to groups in the language.
  3. I have made formal presentations in the language in an academic and/or professional setting.
  4. I have appeared in the media using the language.
  5. I have taught using the language.
  6. None of the above.


* 13.Select the response that BEST describes your reading proficiency in Burmese, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, Indonesian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Lao, Malay, Mongolian, Tagalog, Thai, Tibetan, or Vietnamese:
  1. No practical ability to read the language.
  2. Elementary proficiency - sufficient comprehension to read very simple, connected written material in a form equivalent to usual printing or typescript.
  3. Limited working proficiency - sufficient comprehension to read simple, authentic written material in a form equivalent to usual printing or typescript on subjects within familiar contexts.
  4. General professional proficiency - able to read at a normal speed and with almost complete comprehension of a variety of authentic prose material on unfamiliar subjects.
  5. Advanced professional proficiency - able to read fluently and accurately all styles and forms of the language pertinent to professional needs.
  6. Functionally native proficiency - reading proficiency is functionally equivalent to that of the well-educated native reader.


* 14.In which of the following areas do you have experience teaching a foreign (non-English) language?
  1. Speaking
  2. Reading
  3. Listening comprehension
  4. Writing
  5. Cultural awareness
  6. Grammar and language structure
  7. Language for specific purposes
  8. Public speaking
  9. None of the above


* 15.Which of the following BEST describes the group of language students you have primarily taught?
  1. Undergraduate students
  2. Graduate students
  3. Primary and secondary school students
  4. Professionals
  5. None of the above


* 16.From the following list, please identify the response which BEST reflects the type of teacher training you conducted:
  1. I have designed and led language teaching courses.
  2. I have prepared and delivered conference presentations on conducting language teacher training.
  3. I have mentored foreign language classroom teachers.
  4. I have designed and led language teaching workshops.
  5. None of the above.


* 17.From the following list, please indicate the response which BEST reflects your experience counseling or advising language learners:
  1. I have counseled individual students about learning styles and strategies.
  2. I have experience counseling students on personal language learning goals and practices.
  3. I have taught a course or workshop on learning styles and strategies.
  4. I have very limited experience counseling or advising language learners.
  5. None of the above.


* 18.From the following list, please indicate your experience observing and giving feedback about foreign language classes:
  1. I participated in peer observation.
  2. I observed classes on a regular basis and provided reports to my supervisor.
  3. I observed classes on a regular basis and followed up by providing assessment / evaluation to the teacher.
  4. I observed classes on a regular basis and followed up by developing an ongoing teacher training plan.
  5. None of the above.


* 19.Do you have formal preparation in the training of language teachers?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 20.In which of the following learning environments have you trained language teachers?
  1. Classroom
  2. Language lab
  3. Online or distance learning
  4. Study abroad program
  5. Intensive program
  6. None of the above


* 21.Which of the following BEST reflects your experience with foreign language proficiency testing?
  1. I have delivered training to candidates for certification in oral proficiency assessment.
  2. I have assisted others in giving oral proficiency assessments.
  3. I have given oral proficiency assessments.
  4. I know and understand level descriptions for speaking and reading.
  5. I am familiar with foreign language oral proficiency testing.
  6. I have no familiarity with foreign language oral proficiency testing.


* 22.From the following list, please identify ALL that you routinely perform:
  1. Facilitate and establish program deadlines and communicate to the staff needed information.
  2. Provide guidance, direction, or instruction to individuals.
  3. Interact effectively to unforeseen events or delays and rearrange priorities and work assignments.
  4. I have less than 6 months of experience providing guidance, direction, or instruction to individuals.
  5. None of the above.


* 23.From the list below, select ALL of the activities in which you have been engaged:
  1. I have led a team consisting of at least four co-workers from my unit to respond to projects that lasted less than 6 months.
  2. I have led a team consisting of at least four co-workers from my unit to respond to projects that lasted longer than 6 months.
  3. I have led a multidisciplinary team consisting of workers from my unit and external units to address an ongoing project that lasted less than 6 months.
  4. I have led a multidisciplinary team consisting of workers from my unit and external units to address an ongoing project that lasted longer than 6 months.
  5. I have never led a team.


* 24.Which of the following BEST reflects your experience in developing course evaluation and data analysis to determine effectiveness of training programs?
  1. I supervise a staff of individuals and direct their daily work involving the development of course evaluation and data analyses.
  2. I am considered an expert resource for my office on development of course evaluation and data analyses.
  3. I normally work with educators that require my knowledge of course evaluation and data analysis in my area.
  4. I have limited experience in development of course evaluation and data analysis.
  5. I have no experience in development of course evaluation and data analysis.


* 25.From the following list of interpersonal communication skills, please identify those that you have routinely and successfully applied:
  1. Facilitate the amicable resolution of competing or conflicting interests among parties whose cooperation is needed to meet an objective.
  2. Interact effectively in situations where frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events arise that cause major shifts in priorities, timetables, or work assignments.
  3. Provide direction, guidance, or instruction to staff.
  4. Persuade and/or inspire others to adopt new methods, procedures, or techniques to improve operations.
  5. Diffuse confrontational situations with people who are difficult, hostile, or distressed.
  6. Develop trusting, productive working relationships with subordinates, colleagues, and supervisors to achieve goals and objectives.
  7. None of the above.


* 26.Please indicate from the choices below the people or groups with whom you have communicated extensively in spoken English:
  1. I have used it when speaking with family, friends and/or neighbors.
  2. I have made presentations to community organizations in the language.
  3. I have made presentations in the language in academic and/or professional settings.
  4. I have appeared in the media using the language.
  5. I have used it in classroom teaching.
  6. I have used it for business meetings.
  7. None of the above.


* 27.Which of the following types of documents have you written in English?
  1. Peer reviewed papers (e.g., journal articles, book chapters)
  2. Research or project proposals
  3. Formal memoranda
  4. Budget justifications
  5. Performance appraisals
  6. Award nominations
  7. None of the above.


* 28.Which of the following BEST describes your experience applying adult education concepts, principles and methods in support of Information Technology (IT) training and implementations?
  1. I have no education, training or experience in applying adult education concepts, principles and methods in support of Information Technology training and implementation.
  2. I have routinely and independently applied adult education concepts, principles and methods in support of Information Technology training and implementation as a regular part of my job, without review by a supervisor or senior employees.
  3. I am highly skilled at applying applied adult education concepts, principles and methods in support of Information Technology training and implementation and have trained others and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
  4. I am knowledgeable of adult education as a result of my work experience, education, training and/or personal study, but have not applied this knowledge in an Information Technology training and implementation situation.
  5. I have education or training in adult education concepts, principles and methods, but have not yet performed this task in a job setting.


* 29.Which of the following BEST reflects your knowledge and experience in delivering work products that demonstrate your knowledge of course design and development?
  1. I have no 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 performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 30.Which of the following BEST reflects your experience developing lesson plans, course syllabus / curriculum and course outlines?
  1. I supervise a staff of individuals and direct their daily work involving the development of lesson plans, course curriculum / syllabus and course outlines.
  2. I am considered an expert resource for my office on developing lesson plans, course curriculum / syllabus and course outlines.
  3. I normally work with educators that require me to be knowledgeable of the lesson plans and syllabus / course curriculums in my area.
  4. I have sufficient knowledge in lesson plans, course curriculum / syllabus and outline development.
  5. I have limited experience in preparing lesson plans, course curriculum / syllabus and outline development.


* 31.Which of the following choices BEST describes the extent to which you have trained others on software applications and/or hardware?
  1. I have no experience training others on software applications and/or hardware.
  2. I have experience conducting one-on-one training on software applications and/or hardware.
  3. I have assisted with training for a group of users on software applications and/or hardware.
  4. I have experience conducting training for a group of users on software applications and/or hardware.
  5. I have coordinated the training for a group of users on software applications and/or hardware.


* 32.Which of the following type of settings / events have you communicated or made oral presentations?
  1. Speeches
  2. Conferences
  3. Meetings
  4. Training Sessions
  5. Formal Classroom setting
  6. Conference call
  7. Video conference
  8. None of the above


* 33.From the list below, identify all of the types of audiences with which you have experience communicating or making oral presentations:
  1. Colleagues
  2. Subordinates
  3. Senior level officials
  4. Supervisor
  5. Team leaders
  6. Program Officers
  7. Medical and allied health professionals
  8. Attendees at conferences, workshops, and/or meetings
  9. Members of the public
  10. Government officials
  11. Congressional members or staff
  12. None of the above


* 34.From the following list, identify the type(s) of written products you have prepared:
  1. Course design and development
  2. Training manuals
  3. Course curriculum
  4. Lesson plans
  5. Training Plans
  6. Course outlines
  7. Course evaluations
  8. Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  9. Flowcharts
  10. Standardized reports
  11. Technical reports or documents
  12. Statement of Work (SOW)
  13. Program regulations
  14. Policy Guidance
  15. Service Level Agreement (SLA)
  16. User Guides
  17. OMB Exhibit 300 Submissions
  18. Budget justifications
  19. Correspondence
  20. Analyses of proposed policy, legislative, or management initiatives
  21. None of the above


* 35.Which of the following choices BEST describe your highest level of experience working in teams?
  1. I have no experience working in teams.
  2. I have experience leading teams that required developing cooperation of team members, coordination of activities, and reaching consensus.
  3. I have experience leading teams that required agreement on complex issues, building team spirit and cohesiveness, interacting with team members constructively, and solving problems as a group.
  4. I have experience leading teams that required analyzing and solving complex problems collectively, inspiring others, building cohesiveness among diverse members, and reaching solutions to controversial issues.
  5. I have limited experience working in a team environment.


Grade: 13
Note: All applicants 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.Applicants MUST meet one of the below listed basic qualification requirements to qualify for this position. Carefully read all possible answers before selecting a response. Choose the one answer that BEST describes your education OR combination of education and experience and indicate your response below: (See the Qualifications Section of the vacancy announcement for additional information.)
  1. I have an undergraduate or higher level degree from an accredited college or university that included or was supplemented by major study in education.
  2. I have an undergraduate or higher level degree from an accredited college or university in a subject-matter field appropriate to this position.
  3. I have courses equivalent to a major in education, OR in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position, PLUS appropriate experience OR additional course work that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study described in Choice 1 above.
  4. My education and/or experience does not match any of the basic qualification requirements described above.


* 2.If you selected Choice 2 above, please list the subject matter field that you have an undergraduate or higher level degree from that is relevant to this position. If this does not apply to you, please write N/A in the text box below.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 3.Please provide examples of your qualifying education or combination of education and experience which supports your response. (Do not paste your resume in this space.)
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 4.GS-13: Choose the one answer that best describes your experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position. Before answering this question see the education and/or experience requirements described under the Qualifications section of the vacancy announcement.
  1. In addition to meeting one of the basic entry qualifications requirements listed above, I have at least 1 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-12 level in the Federal service.
  2. I do not meet the experience requirement described above.


* 5.Please provide examples of your qualifying experience which supports your response. (Do not paste your resume in this space.)
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 6.I have completed formal training or course work in:
  1. Second language acquisition
  2. Psychology (e.g., educational, neurocognitive)
  3. Adult learning theory
  4. Foreign language instructional methodology
  5. Linguistics (e.g., socio-, psycho-, applied)
  6. Cultural anthropology or ethnography
  7. Instructional design theory
  8. None of the above


* 7.From the following list, please identify the response that BEST describes your experience with developing new courses or curricula:
  1. I have designed one or more new foreign language courses in a community language program.
  2. I have created foreign language courses for special purposes.
  3. I have guided others to develop foreign language courses for specific audiences.
  4. I have made extensive revisions in existing courses.
  5. I have updated old courses to incorporate new technology, resources and materials.
  6. None of the above.


* 8.From the following list, please identify which statement BEST describes your experience learning a second language:
  1. I grew up in a bilingual family.
  2. I grew up in a bilingual family and had formal training throughout my schooling.
  3. I studied my second language in school or college.
  4. My graduate work was focused on, and at times, was conducted in, this language.
  5. None of the above.


* 9.I have used one of my non-native languages in the following setting(s) and/or situation(s):
  1. I have used it when speaking with family, friends, and/or neighbors.
  2. I have made informal presentations to groups in the language.
  3. I have made formal presentations in the language in an academic and/or professional setting.
  4. I have appeared in the media using the language.
  5. I have taught using the language.
  6. None of the above.


* 10.I have used Burmese, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, Indonesian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Lao, Malay, Mongolian, Tagalog, Thai, Tibetan, or Vietnamese in the following setting(s) and/or situation(s):
  1. I have used it when speaking with family, friends, and/or neighbors.
  2. I have made informal presentations to groups in the language.
  3. I have made formal presentations in the language in an academic and/or professional setting.
  4. I have appeared in the media using the language.
  5. I have taught using the language.
  6. None of the above.


* 11.Select the response that BEST describes your reading proficiency in Burmese, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, Indonesian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Lao, Malay, Mongolian, Tagalog, Thai, Tibetan, or Vietnamese:
  1. No practical ability to read the language.
  2. Elementary proficiency - sufficient comprehension to read very simple, connected written material in a form equivalent to usual printing or typescript.
  3. Limited working proficiency - sufficient comprehension to read simple, authentic written material in a form equivalent to usual printing or typescript on subjects within familiar contexts.
  4. General professional proficiency - able to read at a normal speed and with almost complete comprehension of a variety of authentic prose material on unfamiliar subjects.
  5. Advanced professional proficiency - able to read fluently and accurately all styles and forms of the language pertinent to professional needs.
  6. Functionally native proficiency - reading proficiency is functionally equivalent to that of the well-educated native reader.


* 12.In which of the following areas do you have experience teaching a foreign (non-English) language?
  1. Speaking
  2. Reading
  3. Listening comprehension
  4. Writing
  5. Cultural awareness
  6. Grammar and language structure
  7. Language for specific purposes
  8. Public speaking
  9. None of the above


* 13.From the following list, please identify the response which BEST reflects the type of teacher training you conducted:
  1. I have designed and led language teaching courses.
  2. I have prepared and delivered conference presentations on conducting language teacher training.
  3. I have mentored foreign language classroom teachers.
  4. I have designed and led language teaching workshops.
  5. None of the above.


* 14.From the following list, please indicate the response which BEST reflects your experience counseling or advising language learners:
  1. I have counseled individual students about learning styles and strategies.
  2. I have experience counseling students on personal language learning goals and practices.
  3. I have taught a course or workshop on learning styles and strategies.
  4. I have very limited experience counseling or advising language learners.
  5. None of the above.


* 15.From the following list, please indicate your experience observing and giving feedback about foreign language classes:
  1. I participated in peer observation.
  2. I observed classes on a regular basis and provided reports to my supervisor.
  3. I observed classes on a regular basis and followed up by providing assessment / evaluation to the teacher.
  4. I observed classes on a regular basis and followed up by developing an ongoing teacher training plan.
  5. None of the above.


* 16.Do you have formal preparation in the training of language teachers?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 17.Which of the following BEST reflects your experience with foreign language proficiency testing?
  1. I have delivered training to candidates for certification in oral proficiency assessment.
  2. I have assisted others in giving oral proficiency assessments.
  3. I have given oral proficiency assessments.
  4. I know and understand level descriptions for speaking and reading.
  5. I am familiar with foreign language oral proficiency testing.
  6. I have no familiarity with foreign language oral proficiency testing.


* 18.With which of the following elements of supervision do you have experience?
  1. Performance evaluation
  2. Recruitment / hiring
  3. Disciplinary action
  4. Awards
  5. Conflict resolution
  6. Coaching and/or counseling
  7. Labor relations
  8. Managing diversity
  9. Employee development
  10. None of the above


* 19.Which of the following BEST describes your experience in the area of supervising employees?
  1. I have experience in ALL of the following topics: hiring, awarding, disciplining, conflict resolution, scheduling resources, employee development, and performance evaluation.
  2. I have experience in many aspects of supervision, including 6 of the 7 following topics: hiring, awarding, disciplining, conflict resolution, scheduling resources, employee development, performance evaluation.
  3. I have experience in many aspects of supervision, including 4 of the 7 following topics: hiring, awarding, disciplining, conflict resolution, scheduling resources, employee development, performance evaluation.
  4. I have been a team leader.
  5. I have limited supervisory experience.
  6. None of the above.


* 20.From the following list, please identify ALL that you routinely perform:
  1. Facilitate and establish program deadlines and communicate to the staff needed information.
  2. Provide guidance, direction, or instruction to individuals.
  3. Interact effectively to unforeseen events or delays and rearrange priorities and work assignments.
  4. I have less than 6 months of experience providing guidance, direction, or instruction to individuals.
  5. None of the above.


* 21.From the list below, select ALL of the activities in which you have been engaged:
  1. I have led a team consisting of at least four co-workers from my unit to respond to projects that lasted less than 6 months.
  2. I have led a team consisting of at least four co-workers from my unit to respond to projects that lasted longer than 6 months.
  3. I have led a multidisciplinary team consisting of workers from my unit and external units to address an ongoing project that lasted less than 6 months.
  4. I have led a multidisciplinary team consisting of workers from my unit and external units to address an ongoing project that lasted longer than 6 months.
  5. I have never led a team.


* 22.Which of the following BEST reflects your experience in developing course evaluation and data analysis to determine effectiveness of training programs?
  1. I supervise a staff of individuals and direct their daily work involving the development of course evaluation and data analyses.
  2. I am considered an expert resource for my office on development of course evaluation and data analyses.
  3. I normally work with educators that require my knowledge of course evaluation and data analysis in my area.
  4. I have limited experience in development of course evaluation and data analysis.
  5. I have no experience in development of course evaluation and data analysis.


* 23.From the following list of interpersonal communication skills, please identify those that you have routinely and successfully applied:
  1. Facilitate the amicable resolution of competing or conflicting interests among parties whose cooperation is needed to meet an objective.
  2. Interact effectively in situations where frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events arise that cause major shifts in priorities, timetables, or work assignments.
  3. Provide direction, guidance, or instruction to staff.
  4. Persuade and/or inspire others to adopt new methods, procedures, or techniques to improve operations.
  5. Diffuse confrontational situations with people who are difficult, hostile, or distressed.
  6. Develop trusting, productive working relationships with subordinates, colleagues, and supervisors to achieve goals and objectives.
  7. None of the above.


* 24.Please indicate from the choices below the people or groups with whom you have communicated extensively in spoken English:
  1. I have used it when speaking with family, friends and/or neighbors.
  2. I have made presentations to community organizations in the language.
  3. I have made presentations in the language in academic and/or professional settings.
  4. I have appeared in the media using the language.
  5. I have used it in classroom teaching.
  6. I have used it for business meetings.
  7. None of the above.


* 25.Which of the following types of documents have you written in English?
  1. Peer reviewed papers (e.g., journal articles, book chapters)
  2. Research or project proposals
  3. Formal memoranda
  4. Budget justifications
  5. Performance appraisals
  6. Award nominations
  7. None of the above.


* 26.Which of the following BEST describes your experience applying adult education concepts, principles and methods in support of Information Technology (IT) training and implementations?
  1. I have no education, training or experience in applying adult education concepts, principles and methods in support of Information Technology training and implementation.
  2. I have routinely and independently applied adult education concepts, principles and methods in support of Information Technology training and implementation as a regular part of my job, without review by a supervisor or senior employees.
  3. I am highly skilled at applying applied adult education concepts, principles and methods in support of Information Technology training and implementation and have trained others and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
  4. I am knowledgeable of adult education as a result of my work experience, education, training and/or personal study, but have not applied this knowledge in an Information Technology training and implementation situation.
  5. I have education or training in adult education concepts, principles and methods, but have not yet performed this task in a job setting.


* 27.Which of the following BEST reflects your knowledge and experience in delivering work products that demonstrate your knowledge of course design and development?
  1. I have no 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 performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 28.Which of the following BEST reflects your experience developing lesson plans, course syllabus / curriculum and course outlines?
  1. I supervise a staff of individuals and direct their daily work involving the development of lesson plans, course curriculum / syllabus and course outlines.
  2. I am considered an expert resource for my office on developing lesson plans, course curriculum / syllabus and course outlines.
  3. I normally work with educators that require me to be knowledgeable of the lesson plans and syllabus / course curriculums in my area.
  4. I have sufficient knowledge in lesson plans, course curriculum / syllabus and outline development.
  5. I have limited experience in preparing lesson plans, course curriculum / syllabus and outline development.


* 29.Which of the following BEST reflects your knowledge and experience in designing and developing user guides and training manuals?
  1. I have formal education / training in this task, but I have not yet applied this in a work situation.
  2. I have limited work experience developing user guides and training manuals.
  3. I have worked as a team member in designing and developing user guides and training manuals.
  4. I have led teams in designing and developing user guides and training manuals.
  5. I have directed the work of others in designing and developing user guides and training manuals.


* 30.Which of the following choices BEST describes the extent to which you have trained others on software applications and/or hardware?
  1. I have no experience training others on software applications and/or hardware.
  2. I have experience conducting one-on-one training on software applications and/or hardware.
  3. I have assisted with training for a group of users on software applications and/or hardware.
  4. I have experience conducting training for a group of users on software applications and/or hardware.
  5. I have coordinated the training for a group of users on software applications and/or hardware.


* 31.Which of the following type of settings / events have you communicated or made oral presentations?
  1. Speeches
  2. Conferences
  3. Meetings
  4. Training Sessions
  5. Formal Classroom setting
  6. Conference call
  7. Video conference
  8. None of the above


* 32.From the list below, identify all of the types of audiences with which you have experience communicating or making oral presentations:
  1. Colleagues
  2. Subordinates
  3. Senior level officials
  4. Supervisor
  5. Team leaders
  6. Program Officers
  7. Medical and allied health professionals
  8. Attendees at conferences, workshops, and/or meetings
  9. Members of the public
  10. Government officials
  11. Congressional members or staff
  12. None of the above


* 33.From the following list, identify the type(s) of written products you have prepared:
  1. Course design and development
  2. Training manuals
  3. Course curriculum
  4. Lesson plans
  5. Training Plans
  6. Course outlines
  7. Course evaluations
  8. Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  9. Flowcharts
  10. Standardized reports
  11. Technical reports or documents
  12. Statement of Work (SOW)
  13. Program regulations
  14. Policy Guidance
  15. Service Level Agreement (SLA)
  16. User Guides
  17. OMB Exhibit 300 Submissions
  18. Budget justifications
  19. Correspondence
  20. Analyses of proposed policy, legislative, or management initiatives
  21. None of the above


* 34.Which of the following choices BEST describe your highest level of experience working in teams?
  1. I have no experience working in teams.
  2. I have experience leading teams that required developing cooperation of team members, coordination of activities, and reaching consensus.
  3. I have experience leading teams that required agreement on complex issues, building team spirit and cohesiveness, interacting with team members constructively, and solving problems as a group.
  4. I have experience leading teams that required analyzing and solving complex problems collectively, inspiring others, building cohesiveness among diverse members, and reaching solutions to controversial issues.
  5. I have limited experience working in a team environment.


* 35.Which of the following BEST reflects your knowledge and experience in developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)?
  1. I have formal education / training in this task, but I have not yet applied this in work situations.
  2. I have limited work experience developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  3. I have worked as a team member in designing and developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  4. I have led teams in designing and developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).


* 36.Which of the following BEST reflects your experience serving as a Contracting Officer Representative (COR) for contracts?
  1. I have no COR experience or training.
  2. I have received COR training and certification.
  3. I have been responsible for writing sole source justifications.
  4. I have been responsible for reviewing proposals open for bid.
  5. I have been responsible for reviewing deliverables to ensure contractual compliance.
  6. I have been responsible for resolving contractual discrepancies with the vendor.
  7. I have been responsible for certifying and approving invoices.
  8. I have developed performance based statements of work (SOWs).
  9. I have developed contractor performance plans.
  10. I have managed award fee boards.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.Please select the choice that best describes the source by which you were first informed about this job posting.
  1. Department of State`s career / Iraq Transition Assistance Office website
  2. USAjobs.com
  3. Internet search
  4. Personal contact
  5. University / college career services offices or alumni organizations
  6. Professional trade or industry websites
  7. Publications or magazines
  8. Other