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Grade: 15

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1 GS-15 - 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-14 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 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)
    2.1 If you selected "Other" above, please specify. Maximum length of 250 characters.
3 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
4
 Do you have professional experience in the conceptualization, design,management, analysis and evaluation of international assistance project
activities relevant to political transition and/or post-conflict programs?
Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    4.1 Where is this experience shown on your resume (dates and title of position)? Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
5
Do you have experience managing multiple teams for an international assistance organization?
Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    5.1 State which experience in your resume reflects your level of experience as noted in your response. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
6 Indicate your knowledge of U.S. Personal Service Contracts as a mechanism for providing support for an operational office working in contingency environments overseas. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge of how or why U.S. Personal Service Contracts are used as a mechanism for providing support for an operational office working in contingency environments overseas.
  • I have education, training and/or experience regarding how and why U.S. Personal Service Contracts are used as a mechanism for providing support for an operational office working in contingency environments overseas.
  • I have an in-depth understanding of how and why U.S. Personal Service Contracts are used as a mechanism for providing support for an operational office working in contingency environments overseas, and have drafted scopes of work and managed large teams of U.S. Personal Service Contractors as well as other hiring types necessary in these environments.
7 Indicate your knowledge and use of key technological systems that enable a government office providing operational support during a political transition overseas to effectively manage its programs Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge of which technological systems enable a government office providing operational support during a political transition overseas to effectively manage its programs
  • I have had education and/or training in working with technological systems enable a government office providing operational support during a political transition overseas to effectively manage its programs
  • I have participated in the development of technological systems enable a government office providing operational support during a political transition overseas to effectively manage its programs
  • I have managed and overseen the development of innovative technological systems enable a government office providing operational support during a political transition overseas to effectively manage its programs
8 Indicate how much you know about the Office of Transition Initiatives and its work Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have education and training in working with operational processes that support political transition programming and grants under contract overseas.
  • I have had education and training in working with operational processes that support political transition programming and grants under contract overseas.
  • I have managed a team providing operational or programmatic support for political transition activities overseas.
  • I have managed a team providing operational or programmatic support for political transition activities overseas and have provide expert guidance in the development, planning, and analyzing of the work of a complex operational office working in political contingency environments.
9 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.
10 Select the statement that best describes your highest level of experience planning, scheduling, and coordinating project activities for others. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience planning, scheduling, and coordinating project activities for others.
  • I have experience planning, scheduling, and coordinating portions of others work with close guidance from my supervisor or a senior employee.
  • I have experience planning, scheduling, and coordinating entire projects for others with little guidance.
  • I have experience independently planning, scheduling, and coordinating work activities for others as a project leader.
11 Do you have past work experiences with multi-tasking on a number of high priority projects? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 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.
13 Do you have leadership, managerial and/or supervisory experience? (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have managerial/supervisory experience {an examples of how this experience was gained may have included supervising and/or managing the work of subordinate staff, which provided experience in the substantive nature of agency programs and activities; agency mission and policies, management processes; and analytical and evaluative methods}.
  • I have experience as a second level supervisor to a multi-layered workforce and have supervised other first level supervisors.
  • I have experience as senior expert or advisor served as acting supervisor on occasion, and assisted the supervisor in developing and leading others; led, directed, and motivated team members to accomplish specific projects
  • I have experience as a first level supervisor to a large staff, including subordinates, designated team leaders and sub-work groups.
  • I have been a designated team leader to a fixed staff and assisted the first level supervisor in leading a staff.
  • I do not have any leadership, managerial and/or supervisory experience.
14 Choose from the following list the number of staff for which you have provided direct daily supervision: Answer to this question is required
  • 0
  • 2 or fewer
  • 3-5
  • 6-8
  • 10 or more
15 Will you be available to respond to urgent matters during off duty hours? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
16

Describe how much learning/coaching you feel you need as a supervisor.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience as a supervisor and would seek additional learning/coaching.
  • I am highly skilled as a supervisor and do not require additional learning/coaching.
  • I have very little supervisory experience and require significant learning/coaching.
17 From the list below, select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I will do what is necessary to get the task accomplished.
  • I prefer to have my tasks clearly outlined to avoid mistakes.
  • I am comfortable managing teleworking employees.
  • I prefer taking the lead on assignments.
  • None of the above.
18

Describe how you adapt to major changes in an organization.

Answer to this question is required
  • It doesn’t take me long to adapt to and embrace change.
  • I embrace change quickly.
  • It takes me a while, but I am able to adapt to change.
  • I am generally nervous about change.
19 Which statement(s) describe your oral communications experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I regularly communicate organizational strategies, goals, objectives, and priorities in oral presentations.
  • I explain or justify decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations.
  • I have provided advice to managers on agency operations, policies, and regulatory requirements.
  • I have delivered formal presentations or training sessions concerning audits, evaluations, or other reports.
  • I demonstrate ability to foster cooperation and consensus among groups in fostering agency goals.
  • I demonstrate ability to build consensus through collaboration from others to obtain information, achieve results and accomplish goals.
  • I have participated in meetings to discuss audit plans, present findings, and resolve material audit problems.
  • I have recommended remedial action to correct existing or potential problems.
  • None of the above.
20 Choose the statements that describe your oral communication tasks that you performed on a regular and recurring basis. Answer to this question is required
  • I communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives, and priorities in oral presentations.
  • I explained or justified decisions, conclusions, findings, or recommendations.
  • I briefed individuals outside the organization on agency goals and objectives.
  • I defended agency positions with individuals outside of the agency.
  • I fostered cooperation and consensus among groups by supporting agency goals.
21 Select the responses that describe your experience developing written resources that communicate technical information to a variety of audiences. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed training materials or PowerPoint presentations to communicate technical information.
  • I have composed briefing materials based on research I have independently conducted.
  • I have developed safety bulletins to communicate technical information.
  • I have developed compliance assistance materials.
  • None of the above.
22 Which statements describe your experience with developing written documents? Answer to this question is required
  • I have written reports on research projects that described the project objectives, methodology used, data gathered, and conclusions.
  • I have written routine business related correspondence.
  • None of the above.
23 Select which statements describe your experience in completing reports, evaluations, program analysis, and/or written correspondence. Answer to this question is required
  • I have written a variety of technical and complex reports, memos, and policy papers requiring the analysis of interrelated concepts and strategies.
  • I have prepared written documents that explain policies, procedures, or decisions on specific cases or studies.
  • I have written clear and concise reports addressed for various target audiences from data collected and carefully analyzed.
  • I have had formal coursework or training in technical or creative writing.
  • I have written correspondence for signature of executive level officials, and have provided technical and complex information for writing responses to inquiries.
  • I have written new or revised government regulations, policies, or procedures and developed modifications to final regulatory policies and procedures.
  • None of the above.