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Grade: 04

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Grade: 05

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Grade: All Grades

1 Do you have worldwide availability? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Career Appointments in the Foreign Service are covered by the Foreign Service Act of 1980, as amended, which requires an applicant to be 18 years old at time of application and which directs mandatory retirement at age 65. Given this mandatory retirement age and the fact that five years must be allowed to achieve tenure in the agency, there is an upper age limit of 59 at time of appointment to the Foreign Service.
2 Are you between the ages of 18 - 59? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    2.1 Please provide your date of birth. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
3 Select the highest level of education you have completed in a relevant field of study. Answer to this question is required
  • High school diploma/GED
  • Associate's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctorate Degree (e.g., Ph.D., M.D., J.D.)
  • None of the above
4 Select the statement that best describes your amount of professional work experience relevant to the position in which you are applying. Answer to this question is required
  • I have less than 1 year of relevant experience.
  • I have at least 1 year of relevant experience.
  • I have at least 2 years of relevant experience.
  • I have at least 3 years of relevant experience.
  • I have at least 4 years of relevant experience.
  • I have at least 5 years of relevant experience.
  • I have at least 6 years of relevant experience.
  • I have at least 7 years of relevant experience.
  • I have at least 8 years of relevant experience.
  • I have at least 9 years of relevant experience.
  • I have 10 or more years of relevant experience.
5 Select the statement that best describes your amount of relevant professional overseas experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have less than 1 year of relevant experience.
  • I have at least 1 year of relevant experience.
  • I have at least 2 years of relevant experience.
  • I have at least 3 years of relevant experience.
  • I have at least 4 years of relevant experience.
  • I have at least 5 years of relevant experience.
  • I have 6 or more years of relevant experience.
6 Please select the option that best describes your relevant diverse experience as defined below. Answer to this question is required
  • Less than 1 year
  • At least 1 year
  • 2 or more years
Diverse working experience includes: (A) years working and living in a foreign country, nation, territory, or tribe or (B) working and living in an economically disadvantaged community in the United States. Such diverse work experience would be characterized by situations in which you were exposed to new cultures, learned foreign languages, encountered different behavioral norms and practices, coordinated and engaged with external partners and local counterparts, or conducted public outreach and communications.
7 You must provide the following, in detail, for each work period you have had overseas in a developing country or in a diverse domestic environment: Country, Job Title, Organization/Company, Start Month/Year, and End Month/Year. (For example: "Sudan, Program Manager for Child Survival, World Health Organization, June 2007 to February 2009") Maximum length of 2000 characters. Answer to this question is required
A complete application for this position requires the submission of five (5) professional references. These references MUST include at least 3 supervisors. Please enter the contact information for your five (5) references in the following fields.
8 Enter the name, reference type, email address and phone number for your 1st reference below: Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
9 Enter the name, reference type, email address and phone number for your 2nd reference below: Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
10 Enter the name, reference type, email address and phone number for your 3rd reference below: Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
11 Enter the name, reference type, email address and phone number for your 4th reference below: Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
12 Enter the name, reference type, email address and phone number for your 5th reference below: Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
13 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)
    13.1 If you selected "Other" above, please specify. Maximum length of 250 characters.
14 Select the level of teams in which you have participated to achieve work goals. Answer to this question is required
  • Within department or work unit
  • Organization-wide
  • Multi-organizational
  • Multi-national
  • None of the above
15 Select the statement that best describes your highest level of responsibility with cross-disciplinary teams. Answer to this question is required
  • I�ve led cross-disciplinary teams
  • I�ve participated in cross-disciplinary teams
  • None of the above
16 Identify the activities related to teamwork that you have applied on a regular and recurring basis with positive outcomes. Please select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Worked cooperatively with others as a team to achieve a project or program goals
  • Persuaded or inspired others to adopt new methods, procedures or techniques
  • Facilitated the resolution of competing or conflicting interests among parties or team members whose participation or cooperation was needed to meet group objectives
  • None of the above
17 Which response best reflects your highest level of experience working cooperatively and collaboratively with others in a work, academic or volunteer setting? Answer to this question is required
  • I have primarily worked alone.
  • I have partnered with one person who shared my objective.
  • I have worked on a team with multiple peers, each of whom had a designated role.
  • I have worked on a team with individuals from different organizations, groups or offices and have guided others to work effectively in a team environment.
  • In a supervisory or leadership capacity, I have created an atmosphere for teamwork, cooperation and productivity
18 Identify the professional or technical documents you authored using analytical and evaluative methods. Answer to this question is required
  • Master�s thesis
  • PhD dissertation
  • Research grant proposal
  • Journal or newspaper article
  • Project proposal, design and/or evaluation
  • Teaching aids (curriculum, course or class outlines)
  • None of the above
19 Select the documents you have authored for distribution within your organization. Answer to this question is required
  • Memoranda
  • Meeting minutes
  • Briefing papers
  • Newsletters
  • None of the above
20 In which types of publications has your written work been printed? Answer to this question is required
  • Academic or professional journal
  • Textbook
  • Newsletter
  • Newspaper or magazine
  • None of the above
21 For which audiences have you authored documents. Answer to this question is required
  • Supervisor(s)
  • Co-workers
  • Middle and upper management
  • International organizations
  • Foreign government offices
  • General public
  • � None of the above
22 Select the statements that describe your work-related writing experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Drafting summaries of longer reports
  • Analyzing and synthesizing information
  • Drafting correspondence for superiors
  • Authoring decision memoranda
  • Revising and editing work of others
  • Writing persuasively to present or defend a position
  • Writing a project description or proposal
  • Drafting a contract or grant scope of work
  • None of the above
23 Have you completed formal training in public speaking. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
24 To which audiences have you orally presented information in a formal, structured setting. Answer to this question is required
  • Colleagues
  • Students
  • Academia
  • Professional organizations
  • US Government officials
  • Foreign government officials
  • Members of international organizations
  • Foreign community leaders and associations
  • Military officials
  • Non-governmental organizations and staff
  • None of the above
25 To which audiences have you orally presented information in an informal and unstructured setting. Answer to this question is required
  • Farmers/villagers
  • Youth groups
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Foreign government officials
  • Members of non-governmental organizations
  • Gender-specific groups
  • None of the above
26 Select the responses that describe your experience in oral presentations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have presented briefings to explain existing policies, practices or procedures or to explain minor changes
  • I have conducted briefings to present new material or explain new practices or procedures
  • I have conducted presentations to advocate for changes in policies, procedures and practices
  • None of the above
27 What is the largest audience to which you have made oral presentations? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience presenting to groups
  • 2-9 individuals
  • 10-25 individuals
  • More than 25 individuals
28 Which statements describe your experience communicating orally with others? Answer to this question is required
  • Providing formal instruction to others orally
  • Serving as a liaison with a variety of individuals for the purpose of conveying information
  • Responding to inquiries or requests for information
  • Meeting with community groups to hear and discuss issues
  • Using an interpreter when speaking to others who don�t understand English
  • None of the above
29 Which audiences have you briefed on project/program status or results? Answer to this question is required
  • Subordinates within my agency or organization
  • Middle or upper management within my agency or organization
  • Management from external agencies or organizations
  • Foreign audiences, government/public sector
  • Foreign audiences, private/non-governmental
  • None of the above
30 In which statement best describes your highest level of experience implementing agricultural development programs/projects? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no training or experience related to agricultural development programs/projects.
  • I have had education or training related to agricultural development programs/projects, but has not applied this knowledge in a professional setting.
  • I have worked as part of a team to implement or evaluate agricultural development programs/projects.
  • I have led the implementation of agricultural programs/projects.
31 In which statement best describes your highest level of experience in evaluating and deriving lessons learned from agricultural programs and projects? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in evaluating and assessing the impact of agricultural development programs and projects.
  • I have participated in teams evaluating agricultural development programs and projects
  • I have led teams evaluating agricultural development programs and projects
  • I have instructed others in the analysis of findings and derivation of lessons learned related to the evaluation of agricultural development programs and projects.
32 In which areas related to Agriculture and Food Security do you have professional work experience designing or implementing programs for developing areas? Answer to this question is required
  • Livestock/range management
  • Field crop production (agronomy, soils management)
  • Horticulture (production, plant protection)
  • Agricultural research (either public or private, all fields)
  • Rural community development
  • Agribusiness
  • Other
  • None of the above
33 Select the responses that match your experience interacting with persons of varied backgrounds, cultures or languages to accomplish work goals and objectives. Answer to this question is required
  • I have studied abroad for at least one school term at the college or university level
  • I have lived for an extended period (more than 3 months) as a college student or adult in a community where I was an alien (different nationality, language, culture, religion or any combination of these)
  • I have worked effectively for two months or longer alongside people from diverse backgrounds and cultures in a professional context
  • I have worked effectively for two months or longer alongside people from diverse backgrounds and cultures in a volunteer context
  • I have worked successfully for two months or longer with colleagues or representatives of partner institutions who did not have strong English language skills
  • None of the above
34 Select the statements that describe the nature of the interaction you have had with representatives from foreign governments. Answer to this question is required
  • Military support
  • Technical professional support
  • Humanitarian assistance
  • Volunteer service
  • None of the above
35 Select the statements that describe the nature of the interaction you have had with representatives of foreign private sector or non-governmental organizations. Answer to this question is required
  • Commercial transaction
  • Humanitarian assistance
  • Technical or professional support
  • Volunteer assistance
  • None of the above