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Grade: 14

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 GS-14 - 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-13 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.
4 Do you have experience establishing policies, strategies, and outreach efforts to promote an organization’s communications program as it relates to major initiatives and priorities, and building relationships and partnerships for international service programs and initiatives? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    4.1 Describe where in your resume you have relevant experience and explain how you gained your work experience. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
5 Choose the one answer that BEST describes your knowledge of, and work experience with, international development and/or foreign assistance issues: Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with international development and/or foreign assistance issues.
  • I have education, or training on international development and/or foreign assistance issues, but have not yet applied it on the job.
  • I have routinely and independently performed work on international development and/or foreign assistance issues as a regular part of my job, usually with review by a supervisor.
  • I have routinely and independently performed work on international development and/or foreign assistance issues as a regular part of my job, usually without review by a supervisor.
  • I am highly skilled at performing independent work on international development and/or foreign assistance issues, having trained others in this activity, and/or others have consulted me as an expert.
6 Please describe your experience with designing and implementing communications strategies and campaigns to increase awareness and responsiveness to challenges or competitions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with designing and implementing communications strategies and campaigns.
  • I have some education, training or experience with designing and implementing communications strategies and campaigns, but have not yet applied it on the job.
  • I have routinely and independently performed work in designing and implementing communications strategies and campaigns, usually with review by a supervisor.
  • I have routinely and independently performed work in designing and implementing communications strategies and campaigns as a regular part of my job, usually without review by my supervisor.
  • I am highly skilled at performing independent work in designing and implementing communications strategies and campaigns, having trained others in this activity, and/or others have consulted me as an expert.
7 Choose the statement that best describes your highest level of experience developing press releases, fact sheets, and other materials for use by print and broadcast media. 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.
8 Please describe your experience coordinating with internal stakeholders to develop a communications product. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience coordinating communications with internal stakeholders.
  • I have worked with internal stakeholders to develop a basic communications product.
  • I have worked extensively with internal stakeholders to develop a complex communications product which was widely adopted.
  • I am considered an expert in creating partnerships with stakeholders and am routinely sought after to provide guidance to others.
9 Select the statements that describe your experience leading or participating as a team member on specific projects. Answer to this question is required
  • Communicate the organization's strategic plan, mission, vision, and values to work team members and integrate them into the team's strategies, goals, objectives, work plans products, and services.
  • Communicate the assignment, project, problem to be solved, actions to be taken, milestones, program issues, and timeframes for completion to all team members.
  • Coach the team and provide advice on appropriate work methods, practices and procedures, and identifying the parameters of a viable solution.
  • Lead the team in identifying, distributing, balancing and adjusting workload and tasks as needed in accordance with established workflow, skill level and/or occupational specialization, and priorities.
  • Participate in various team projects to analyze specific issues and to develop an approach to resolve specific agency problems or projects.
  • Monitor and report on status and progress of work, checking on work in progress and reviewing completed work to see that the team meets the instruction on work priorities, methods, deadlines and quality.
  • Coach, facilitate and/or negotiate in coordinating team initiatives and to build consensus.
  • Amend or reject work that did not meet established standards.
  • None of the above.
10 Which of the following have you done as a routine part of your professional work experience? Answer to this question is required
  • Established priorities and timelines among multiple projects
  • Initiated and managed projects through completion
  • Used project management software
  • Made resource decisions for competing projects
  • Assigned tasks and monitored performance
  • Anticipated and resolved problems
  • None of the above
11 Choose the statements that describe your experience managing, directing, or administrating an important program and/or significant program segment. Answer to this question is required
  • I have issued technically authoritative interpretations and decisions regarding laws, regulations and program policies relating to the program.
  • I have developed and recommended program policies, strategies and goals.
  • I have set the short-range objectives for the accomplishment of the program work.
  • I have set long-range plans for the program considering the possible changes in program direction and new and/or emerging laws.
  • I have developed and approved program procedures and practices.
  • I have promoted program(s) and provided expert advice to a variety of senior officials.
  • I have performed reviews of major initiatives and finance functions including headquarters and field operations.
  • I have reviewed and made recommendations for standard operating procedures.
  • None of the above.
12 Select the response that best describes you highest level of experience managing multiple projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have set priorities and made adjustments to meet delivery schedules and deadlines on single (and sequential) projects under my control.
  • I have set priorities and made adjustments to meet delivery schedules and deadlines on multiple (and simultaneous) projects under my control.
  • I have set priorities and made adjustments for other employees (e.g., on teams I have led, units I have formally managed, etc.) to meet delivery schedules and deadlines on multiple (and simultaneous) projects under my responsibility.
  • None of the above
13 Manage communications related to breaking news. 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.
14 Which statement best reflects your highest level of experience building consensus among diverse individuals who hold conflicting opinions? Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have training or experience in this area.
  • I have had education or training in this area but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task independently and without the review of a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised others` performance of this task or have trained others so they can perform this task.
15 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.
16 Which statement best describes your experience negotiating and obtaining agreement from management and stakeholders within your organization? 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.
17 Which of the following types of documents have you written? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Talking points
  • Congressional inquiry responses
  • Correspondence
  • Data models
  • Requirements Analyses
  • Statistical reports on database/network/application performance
  • Reports on application test designs, implementations, and results.
  • Network diagrams
  • Service Level Agreements
  • Standard operating procedures
  • Directives
  • Federal Register notices
  • Regulatory/ statutory material
  • Policy guidance
  • Congressional testimony
  • Analyses of proposed policy, legislative, or management initiatives
  • Option papers/ decision memos
  • Publications
  • Books
  • Academic papers
  • Newspaper or magazine articles
  • Research papers
  • Strategic plans
  • Budget or financial plans
  • Application, network, and database performance measures
  • None of the above
18 Choose the statements that describe how you have applied oral communication skills in a professional setting on a regular and recurring basis. Answer to this question is required
  • I have clarified/interpreted information (e.g., rules, procedures) to internal audiences.
  • I have clarified/interpreted information about my organization (e.g., rules, procedures) to external audiences.
  • I have briefed managers/executives outside of my organization on relevant issues.
  • I have initiated discussions with individuals to acquire specific programmatic and or technical information.
  • I have instructed an audience with mixed levels of comprehension in a training environment.
  • I have functioned as a spokesperson for an organization.
  • I have facilitated communication and activities between organizational entities.
  • None of the above.
19 Indicate which interpersonal communication duties you have performed as a regular part of a job. Answer to this question is required
  • Briefed management/customers on policy changes.
  • Defended recommendations on controversial issues.
  • Facilitated coordination of efforts between organizational entities.
  • Acted as technical representative.
  • Served on panels, committees, or task forces on technical, programmatic, and/or professional issues.
  • Regularly consulted by others on technical, programmatic, and/or professional issues.
  • None of the above.