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Grade: 13

No questions specified.

Grade: All Grades

1 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)
    1.1 If you selected "Other" above, please specify. Maximum length of 250 characters.
2 Are you currently, or have you been within the last 5 years, a Presidential appointee (with or without Senate confirmation), Schedule A or Schedule C political appointee, an appointee serving in a political capacity under an agency-specific authority, or a Noncareer SES employee in the Executive Branch? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Which digital communications tasks and skills have you performed on a regular and recurring basis? Answer to this question is required
  • Led or participated in a Website redesign.
  • Defined the target audiences of a Website.
  • Planned Website structure.
  • Created Web pages.
  • None of the above.
4 Select the statements which describe your experience contributing to a communications plan. Answer to this question is required
  • I gathered information on special initiatives, new program strategies, and best practices.
  • I developed and executed a comprehensive strategy for conveying information about program activities to various audiences.
  • I developed creative methods to convey information about the organization`s programs and initiatives to the public.
  • I managed the development and implementation of a broad strategy for targeted communications that have both national and international implications.
  • None of the above.
5 Have you planned and carried out public affairs activities related to electronic media (TV, radio, web) and marketing? Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently, and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task or have trained others to perform this task. I am consulted by others to provide assistance in performing this task.
6 Choose the answer that best describes your experience developing multi-channel (print, broadcast, audio-visual, web/social media, events, etc.) communications strategies and campaigns that increase public understanding of, and engagement with, an organization's mission and actions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
7 Which statement best reflects your highest level of experience applying project management techniques? Answer to this question is required
  • None of the above.
  • I have formal education or training in this area. However, I have not yet applied this skill in work situations.
  • I have experience applying project management techniques to meet personal project goals and deadlines.
  • I have experience establishing project goals, analyzing project strengths and weaknesses, and developing clear performance measures and plans.
  • I have experience creating a vision for a project, establishing an agenda for implementing the vision, establishing effective management procedures, and identifying challenges and opportunities for the project.
8 Choose the statement that best represents your highest level of responsibility managing project resources. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not been responsible for the management of project resources.
  • I have been responsible for the management of internal personnel assigned to the project (i.e., my program or project staff).
  • I have been responsible for the management of internal personnel assigned to the project and the project budget.
  • I have been responsible for the management of internal personnel assigned to the project, the project budget, and contractors assigned to the project.
9 Which of the following project management tools/techniques do you prefer to use? Answer to this question is required
  • Delegate, manage, and monitor task completion
  • Hands-on management of project tasks
  • Project management software to track progress
  • Solicit periodic feedback from stakeholders
  • Negotiate project funding and timelines
  • None of the above.
10 Indicate the type of experience you have with project management. Answer to this question is required
  • I have led individual projects that did not require me to work with other individuals.
  • I have served as a project lead on working groups or teams within my immediate organizational unit.
  • I have served as a project manager on a highly focused project that required working with representatives from different units outside my organizational unit.
  • I have served as a project manager on a large, complex (multi-disciplinary) project that required working with many representatives from different organizations outside of my host organization.
  • I have served as the leader on a large, complex (multi-faceted) project that required working with many representatives from different units outside my organizational unit.
  • None of the above
11 Which leadership functions have you performed? Answer to this question is required
  • Setting standards, expectations, and deadlines.
  • Planning work assignments to be assigned to employees.
  • Establishing work schedules and worksite assignments.
  • Reviewing completed work for technical accuracy.
  • Following up with employees to assure timeliness in meeting milestones.
  • Resolving conflicts, differences, or problems.
  • Reporting progress to senior management.
  • Implementing work completed.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of completed assignments or projects.
  • None of the above.
12 Describe which statement below best reflects your leadership ability in a team environment: Answer to this question is required
  • Participated in multi-cultural teams to accomplish projects or in on-going day-to-day program activities, but do not have team leadership experience.
  • Led day-to-day program activities or project teams. Goals and objectives were clearly defined.
  • Led project oriented teams with multiple goals and objectives. Promoted an environment in which team members received fair and equitable treatment. Resolved team concerns; provided training opportunities for all team members; and/or recognized the contributions of individual team members and the teams' overall achievements to motivate and achieve results.
  • Experience, education, or training less than the levels described above.
  • None of the above
13 I have performed the following management functions in a work unit or team environment, functioning as both an integral member of a team as well as a team leader. Answer to this question is required
  • Setting standards, expectations, and deadlines for staff.
  • Establishing work schedules and worksite assignments.
  • Assigning tasks and responsibilities to employees.
  • Reviewing completed work for technical adequacy and timeliness.
  • Following up with employees to assure timeliness in meeting milestones.
  • Reporting progress to senior management.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of completed assignments or projects.
  • None of the above.
14 Select the statement that best describes your highest level of experience managing others. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience providing leadership for team projects and overseeing individual and staff activities and job performance.
  • I have experience in monitoring team progress and evaluating activities of a team.
  • I have experience planning, organizing, and coordinating work assignments for others.
  • None of the above
15 Please describe your decision-making approach. Check all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I identify the different options I could take in a decision.
  • I establish and use decision criteria to compare and select between those options.
  • I collect facts and data, including consulting other people with relevant expertise and experience, to inform decisions.
  • I assess the potential implications of the different options.
  • I am willing to make decisions in the face of some uncertainty.
  • I seek the input of supervisor in determining whether a certain important decision is one I should make
  • None of the above.
16 Select the response that best describes your highest level of interpersonal skills. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in leading and motivating team members from various backgrounds in a professional and courteous manner and resolving significant conflicts among the team as well as conflicts with external audiences.
  • I have experience promoting open, candid, constructive, and regular exchanges with people from various backgrounds and sharing information among team members.
  • I have experience in interacting with team members from various backgrounds in a professional and courteous manner regardless of their backgrounds.
  • None of the above.
17 Identify the interpersonal communications skills you apply at work on a regular and recurring basis. Answer to this question is required
  • Facilitate the resolution of competing and conflicting interests among parties whose cooperation is needed in order to meet a program objective.
  • Interact 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 support staff
  • Persuade others to adopt new methods, procedures or techniques in order to improve operations.
  • Defend recommendations on controversial issues to senior management.
  • Independently plan, host, and conduct meetings.
  • Diffuse confrontational contacts with people who are difficult, hostile, or distressed.
  • None of the above.
18 Select the response that describes your highest level of experience developing the visual style to meet a client’s or an organization’s promotional needs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have archived past creative projects using Adobe to rename, organize, and manage photos.
  • I have determined the size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, and selected style and size of type.
  • I have determined the size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, and selected style and size of type.
  • I have reviewed and approved designs, artwork, photography, and graphics developed by other staff members.
  • None of the above.
19 Select the response(s) that you have performed as part of a visual designer. Answer to this question is required
  • Design layout of art or product exhibits, displays, or promotional materials.
  • Determine technical requirements of productions or projects.
  • Manage operations of artistic or entertainment departments or organizations.
  • Present work to clients for approval.
  • Review art or design materials.
  • Confer with clients to determine needs.
  • Negotiate for services.
  • Select staff, team members, or performers.
  • Train others on and oversee work processes.
  • Manage all aspects of corporate-level design projects, including visuals, layout and branding.
  • None of the above.
20 Select the response(s) that describe your experience in design concepts: Answer to this question is required
  • I have basic understanding of design concepts and tools. (I am not fully proficient in how to directly apply tem but can provide direction to others with these skills.)
  • I am capable of implementing design tasks on both a Mac and PC.
  • I am well organized and keep track of design files for quick reference and to avoid version control issues.
  • I am skilled at gaining expertise in and adhering to branding tools and style guides, and can develop updates or recommendations to improve the application of these tools for others if needed.
  • I am proficient in seeking information about and learning how to apply new tools to keep up with industry standards and trends, including web-based applications like Canva.
  • I have knowledge of design tools and software including Adobe In-Design, Photoshop, and Illustrator and am concerned an expert capable of training others in the use of these tools.