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Applicants must have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at the next lower band level (Band I), or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as executing accepted professional norms, rules and customs of protocol in domestic or international organizations. Do you meet this experience?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2

The Protocol Officer position works independently on assignments across different SPEL portfolios and either directly plans (for higher-visibility events) or advises SPEL staff (for lower-visibility events) on matters of protocol. Which of the following best matches your experiences?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have demonstrated self-initiative overseeing programmatic assignments or tasks independently and providing advisory assistance based on protocol expertise.
  • I have some experience working independently on assignments or tasks, but have not managed or overseen entire events.
  • I do not have experience working independently.
3

This position represents SPEL and GAO before external entities and supports relationships with key partners. Which of the following best matches your experiences?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience communicating and collaborating effectively within my agency and with external entities and have represented my office at external meetings or events.
  • I have experience collaborating and facilitating knowledge sharing between my agency and external entities, but have not represented my office at external meetings or events.
  • I have some experience conducting outreach with external entities.
  • I do not have this experience.
4 The incumbent must manage multiple project deliverables with competing deadlines. Which of the following best matches your experiences? Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience multi-tasking or organizing concurrent projects and events, establishing schedules and deadlines, and tracking progress or outcome.
  • I have some event or project management experience that involves coordinating programs and events.
  • I have demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • I do not have this experience.
5 Strong oral and written communication skills are necessary for this position. The incumbent of this position must communicate effectively with senior officials, both within and outside the agency/organization. Please select the one answer. Answer to this question is required
  • Extensive experience in communicating clearly and effectively, including preparing materials, briefing senior officials, and working with others to obtain, clarify, and/or give information.
  • Demonstrated skill communicating issues and concepts accurately and logically in written products and participating in meetings.
  • Demonstrated skill preparing materials, but minimal experience briefing or providing oral presentations.
  • I do not have this experience.
6 Please select the one answer that describes your project or event-planning experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have project or event-planning experience that involves developing clear goals, prioritizing activities, establishing timelines and milestones, and anticipating risks and contingencies,
  • I have some project or event-planning experience that involves organizing tasks and timelines.
  • I have no project or event-planning experience.
7 This position requires assistance with ad hoc special projects across various SPEL teams, and at times the incumbent will be required to maintain information databases, take meeting notes, or complete other tasks. Please select the answer that best describes your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have demonstrated organizational skills and welcome the opportunity to contribute to new projects across the office.
  • I have some experience working across different teams.
  • I have assisted others in completing various work products.
  • I do not have this experience.
8

In the space below, describe the experience you have gained through academic, professional, and volunteer work that demonstrates protocol, project or event-planning, interpersonal, and communication skills and is related to work the Protocol Officer would be performing at GAO as described in the “Major Duties” section of this vacancy announcement. Your response must be supported by information contained in your resume.

Maximum length of 1000 characters. Answer to this question is required
9 I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information in and attached to this application is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. I understand that false or fradulent information on or attached to this application may be grounds for not hiring me or firing me after I begin work, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment. I understand that any information I give may be investigated. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No