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Grade: 13

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1 GS-13 - Choose one answer that best describes your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service performing work related to the duties of the position described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not meet the requirement as described above.
2 Do you have experience in the conceptualization, design, documentation, and management of policy that focuses on USAID’s interagency cooperation efforts and USAID's agency initiatives? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Indicate where this information can be verified on your resume (i.e., during which employment opportunity / time period did you gain this experience). DO NOT paste your resume here. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
4 Choose the statement that best describes your experience researching analyzing and interpreting policies, procedures, laws, statues and other regulations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.
5 Please select one response that best describes your experience serving as internal consultant to management on specific quality improvement and organizational development projects such as aligning organizational processes and reinforcing new practices Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
  • I have limited experience in performing this work behavior. I have had exposure to this work behavior but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
  • I have experience performing this work behavior across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
  • I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusually complex situations.
  • I am considered an expert in carrying out this work behavior. I advise and instruct others in carrying out this work behavior on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.
6 Which of the statements below best describe your experience with partnering to build strategic relationships and achieve common goals? Answer to this question is required
  • I have forged alliances across complex organizations and built strategic relationships among disparate stakeholder groups to define and achieve common goals. (most experience).
  • I have forged alliances with different stakeholders group to implement strategic goals.
  • I have facilitated networks of varied stakeholder groups to contribute to implementing strategic goals.
  • I have participated in networks of varied stakeholder groups that where facilitated by others.
  • I have no experience participating in or building partnerships or networks across varied stakeholder groups.
7 Select the interpersonal relationship activities you have performed in a professional setting. Answer to this question is required
  • Facilitate the resolution of competing or conflicting interests among co-workers whose cooperation is essential to the success of a project.
  • Negotiate with and influence others in order to gain their commitment to pursue new initiatives or technologies.
  • Interact and perform effectively in situations where frequent changes, delays or unexpected events arise that cause major shifts in priorities, timetables or work assignments.
  • Provide direction, guidance or instruction to members of inter-disciplinary teams charged with carrying out a technical project.
  • Use consensus-building techniques to persuade representatives of outside groups that hold opposing views or positions, to reach agreement on important issues.
  • Effectively persuade employees to adopt new methods, procedures or techniques in order to accomplish their work.
  • None of the above
8 Select the response that best describes your highest level of experience developing and monitoring federal contracts and task orders and evaluating contractor performance. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience independently developing federal contracts and task orders, as well as monitoring and evaluating contractor performance.
  • I have developed contracts or monitored performance, usually without review by my supervisor or senior level management.
  • I have administered elements of federal contracts or task orders with close supervision from my supervisor or senior management.
  • I have training or experience in this area, but have not applied it on the job.
  • I do not have experience developing and monitoring federal contracts and task orders or monitoring contractor performance.
9 Select the response that best describes your highest level of experience performing acquisition duties. Answer to this question is required
  • I regularly identify requirements, develop scopes of work, develop task orders, and perform the full scope of COR duties. I also monitor tasks to ensure they are accomplished within established timelines and budget.
  • I wrote task orders, progress reports, and perform related COR duties.
  • I assisted in writing task orders and provided progress reports to the COR.
  • I have received COR training, but have not performed these duties.
  • I have no training or experience related to performing COR duties.
10 Which tasks have you performed related to managing contractors in a professional setting? Answer to this question is required
  • I have defined contractor requirements within a project plan.
  • I have evaluated project plan changes proposed by contractors to determine project impact.
  • I have partnered with a contractor to achieve the project requirements when contractor work did not meet requirements without modifying the contract.
  • I have renegotiated contract specifications to better achieve project goals.
  • I have inspected the work performed by contractors throughout the project.
  • None of the above
11 Please indicate the statement that BEST describes your experience planning and organizing work to achieve the goals of a program or organization. Answer to this question is required. Answer to this question is required
  • I have managed teams or working groups that planned, developed, and implemented long-term strategic objectives and programs with broad scope and impact.
  • I have established annual, multi-year, or similar types of long-range strategic plans for components of a broader strategic plan; setting goals and objectives; planning for short and long-term resource needs.
  • I have set goals and/or planned work to be accomplished by others; set and adjusted priorities, and prepared schedules for the completion of work.
  • I have planned and organized my own work assignments against deadlines assigned by my Supervisor; often handling several work assignments at the same time.
  • I do not have experience planning or organizing work to achieve program or organizational goals.
12 Do you have past work experiences with multi-tasking on a number of high priority projects? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
13 I have notified others (orally) of decisions, problems, or further actions needed that related to internal control matters that had agency-wide or organization-wide impact. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
14 Select the response that describes your highest level of oral communication as it related to contracting/procurement. Answer to this question is required
  • I have communicated with individuals from inside and outside the organization for the purpose of obtaining information regarding availability of commodities, prices/quotes, delivery status, discounts offered and shipping methods.
  • I have served as the initial point of contact in a procurement office to explain procedures and provide general information to a variety of individuals.
  • I have greeted visitors to the office, answered the telephone and routed difficult matters to the proper person for consideration.
  • None of the above.
15 Describe your experience with writing activities related to the contracts process. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience communicating in writing with contractors and offerors (including large and small business, non-profit organizations, and universities) regarding a wide range of pre and post award issues.
  • I have experience communicating in writing with contractors and program personnel on serious, complex performance problems, or on issues related to the need for expedited or increased action from the project officer or other program personnel.
  • I have experience thoroughly documenting a file to clearly evidence all pre and post award contract actions taken.
  • I have experience writing legal documents, contracts, cooperative agreements or similar commitment documents.
  • None of the above
16 Choose the types of written products you have produced as a regular part of a job Answer to this question is required
  • Issue/position papers or summary reports on organizational data that included analysis and recommendations.
  • Policy statements and guidance.
  • Communication plans.
  • Guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems.
  • Recommendations for solutions to policy or reporting problems.
  • Correspondence that consolidates input from a number of different sources (including contradictory viewpoints).
  • Presentation or briefing materials.
  • Briefings and testimony for Congressional hearings.
  • Budget support, justification impact, and analysis.
  • Audit reports.
  • None of the above.
17 Where Did You Hear About Us? Answer to this question is required
  • USAID's Website
  • USAJOBS Website
  • General Job Information Website
  • Agency Employee
  • School Placement Center
  • Job Fair/Recruitment Event
  • Development Executive Group
  • Professional Journal
  • Newspaper Ad
  • Other Print Ad
  • Other (please specify)
    17.1 If you selected "Other" above, please specify. Maximum length of 250 characters.