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Vacancy Details

Grade: 14

1 Do you meet the specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement?
  • Yes
  • No
For the GS-14, you must have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience must demonstrate all of the following:

-Coordinating civil investigations and preparing documents to support administrative actions that are governed by regulations concerning U.S. economic sanctions and embargo programs based on delegated Presidential authority; AND
-Applying administrative laws, including procedures, regulations, guidelines, and precedents related to designation cases and the development of targets for designation; AND
-Analyzing issues, developing findings, and developing conclusions by applying regulatory requirements to facts for the preparation of evidentiary documents; AND
-Conducting evaluations, examinations, or other fact finding studies to obtain or verify information (e.g., research of administrative, program, or legal issues and application to facts).

2 Do you have one full year (52 weeks) or more of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-13 level as described above? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    2.1 Please indicate where in your resume this experience can be located.
    Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No

Grade: 15

GS-15
1 Do you meet the specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement?
  • Yes
  • No
2 Please specify where in your resume this experience is documented to ensure you receive proper credit. Maximum length of 250 characters.
3 Select the choice that best describes your specialized experience.
  • I have one full year (52 weeks) or more of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-14 level as described above.
  • I do not meet specialized experience described above.
For GS-15, you must have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience must demonstrate ALL of the following:

-Coordinating civil investigations and preparing documents to support administrative actions that are governed by regulations concerning U.S. economic sanctions and embargo programs based on delegated Presidential authority. AND
-Applying administrative laws, including procedures, regulations, guidelines, and precedents to designation cases and the development of targets for designation. AND
-Analyzing issues, developing findings, and determining conclusions by applying regulatory requirements to prepare evidentiary documents. AND
-Conducting evaluations, examinations, or other fact finding studies to obtain or verify information (e.g., research of administrative, program, or legal issues and application to facts). AND
-Leading, managing, administrating, and supervising principles, policies, practices and methods; leadership experience that reflects ability to effectively plan, develop, administer, manage section programs, and coordinate a diverse team.
4 Do you have one full year(52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-14 level as described above? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    4.1 Please indicate where in your resume this experience can be located.
    Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
5 Have you coordinated civil investigations and prepared documents to support administrative actions that are governed by regulations concerning U.S. economic sanctions and embargo programs based on delegated Presidential authority. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    5.1 Please indicate where in your resume this experience can be located.
    Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
6 Have you applied administrative laws, including procedures, regulations, guidelines, and precedents to designation cases and the development of targets for designation? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    6.1 Please indicate where in your resume this experience can be located.
    Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
7 Have you analyzed issues, developed findings, and determined conclusions by applying regulatory requirements to prepare evidentiary documents? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    7.1 Please indicate where in your resume this experience can be located.
    Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
8 Have you conducted evaluations, examinations, or other fact finding studies to obtain or verify information (e.g., research of administrative, program, or legal issues and application to facts)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    8.1 Please indicate where in your resume this experience can be located.
    Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
9 Have you lead, managed, administered, and supervised principles, policies, practices and methods? Examples of the types of skills needed are leadership skills that reflect ability to effectively plan, develop, administer, manage section programs, and coordinate a diverse team. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    9.1 Please indicate where in your resume this experience can be located.
    Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
10 Select the statement that best describes your ability to manage a staff or team and other resources within a large, multi-disciplined organization, including the ability to set program goals, prepare budgets, and establish strategies in support of agency missions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive practical experience in the leadership and management of a, multi-disciplined organization, staff or team, and in setting goals, developing strategies and managing resources in support of agency missions.
  • I have limited experience in the management of an organization, staff, or team, accumulated primarily in an acting or detail capacity and with limited responsibility for resource management or staff.
  • I have some experience in leading teams or managing projects in support of specific agency objectives, but without general responsibility for staff or other resources.
  • I have no experience in the management of a large, multi-disciplined organization or in setting goals, developing strategies and managing resources in support of agency missions.
11 From the choices below, select the one that best describes your experience in evaluating whether certain facts and evidence trigger regulations, executive orders, and statutes related to economic sanctions programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have substantial experience evaluating targets to determine if they meet the legal criteria set forth in U.S. regulations, executive orders and statutes to determine an appropriate result and have provided expert level explanation of these results to my supervisors.
  • I have experience evaluating targets to determine if they meet the legal criteria set forth in U.S. regulations, executive orders and statutes to determine an appropriate result with an advanced senior level working knowledge on these issues.
  • I have provided support to team members in their evaluation of targets to determine if they meet the legal criteria set forth in U.S. regulations, executive orders and statutes to determine an appropriate result, and a basic working knowledge on these issues.
  • I have no experience in applying facts to U.S. regulations, executive orders, and statutes.
12 I have evaluated the analytical products and services of others to meet the quality standards of an organization (e.g., management or peer review). This includes making suggestions to improve this material and being able to articulate clearly the problems and concerns about the product as well as suggestions for remedies where appropriate. Answer to this question is required
  • As a major job responsibility, evaluated and critically reviewed diverse analytical products and services on public policy issues related to economic sanctions and embargo programs for the preparation of evidentiary materials that demonstrated compliance with established E.O designation standards and made independent judgments on acceptability of material. Was responsible for suggesting revisions to improve content and organization of this material and for ensuring its consistency with standards. This experience was in an organization devoted to the provision of analytical public policy products and services directed at high-level decision makers.
  • Routinely evaluated and critically reviewed diverse analytical products and services on issues related to economic sanctions and embargo programs for compliance with established E.O designation standards and made independent judgments on acceptability of material. Offered suggestions to improve material. This experience was in an organization devoted to the provision of analytical products and services directed at decision makers.
  • Occasionally evaluated and critically reviewed diverse analytical products and services on issues related to economic sanctions and embargo programs for compliance with established E.O designation standards and made independent judgments on acceptability of material.
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

1 Where did you learn about this Department of the Treasury job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • FedExperience website
  • USAJOBS website
  • Career Connector Notification
  • Community Organization
  • Employment Office (Federal/State or Local)
  • Friend/Relative
  • Job Fair, Conference, or Convention
  • Magazine
  • Newspaper
  • Public Notice or Service Announcement
  • Radio/TV
  • School, College, Counselor
  • Vacancy Announcement Posting
  • Professional Organization
  • Diversity Organization
  • LinkedIn
  • Other
If your application is incomplete, for example not providing the information or examples as requested or stating please see resume, N/A, etc. OR if a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your description of experience and/or education, your application will be marked ineligible and receive no further consideration for this announcement.
2 Are you currently serving or have you served in the last five years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    2.1 Please list the title, agency, and dates of this appointment. Please note you will be required to meet OPM Approval of your appointment, if selected. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
3 Are you currently serving or have you previously served in a Schedule A Appointment with the Federal Government? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    3.1 Please list the title, agency, and dates of this appointment. Please note you will be required to meet agency approval of your appointment, if selected. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
4 Will you be available to travel to foreign locations, some of which may involve hazardous duty stations? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Choose the statement below that best describes your experience influencing others while building consensus. Answer to this question is required
  • When building support for my ideas, I routinely seek input from my affected employees or team members to give them a sense of ownership in the decision-making process and thereby have them more willing to accept my opinion.
  • When influencing others to adopt my ideas, I encourage candid, professional discussion to flesh out the idea and uncover potential risks or improvements.
  • As a supervisor or team leader my job is to make decisions. Delaying decisions, in order to build consensus, is a sign of weakness.
  • I have no experience in this area.
6 Select all of the statements that best describe your leadership ability to implement change in your office. Answer to this question is required
  • I communicate the vision clearly and link the steps in the process to the overall vision.
  • I create a sense of urgency to help spark the initial motivation to get things moving.
  • I convince people that change is necessary and build coalitions with key individuals.
  • I create and identify short term wins in route to the overall vision to keep the team motivated and focused.
  • I have not implemented any changes.
7 From the following list, select all of the supervisory duties you have performed on a regular and recurring basis. Answer to this question is required
  • Planned work to be accomplished by subordinates, set and adjusted priorities, and prepared schedules for the completion of work.
  • Developed performance standards and evaluated employees' work.
  • Instructed employees on both program work and administrative matters.
  • Resolved office conflicts through mediation or other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
  • Coached employees on performance issues.
  • None of the above.
8 Please select from the list below the reasons for which you conducted assessments, surveys, evaluations and studies of proposed legislation, regulations, policies, or initiatives. Answer to this question is required
  • To manage programs, including budget and human resources.
  • To implement programs.
  • To make recommendations to improve programs/operations.
  • To decide on continuation or termination of programs.
  • To make recommendations to senior agency officials.
  • To negotiate program direction and completion alternatives.
  • To identify problems or vulnerabilities in a program.
  • To develop new policies or procedures for the agency.
  • To formulate policy to support executive direction (e.g. policy manuals, guides, training materials).
  • None of the above
9 From the choices below, select the one that best describes your experience with regard to the development and execution of economic sanctions actions. Answer to this question is required
  • Led research and preparation of the record, using classified information, for more than one successful U.S. or U.N. targeted economic sanctions action.
  • Led research and preparation of the record for more than one successful U.S. or U.N. targeted economic sanctions action.
  • Led research and preparation of the record for at least one successful U.S. or U.N. targeted economic sanctions action.
  • Contributed to research and preparation of the record for at least one successful U.S. or U.N. targeted economic sanctions action.
  • Contributed to research and preparation of the record for a U.S. or U.N. targeted economic sanctions action.
  • I have no experience with the development or execution of U.S. or U.N. economic sanctions actions.
10 From the choices below, select the one that best describes your experience with regard to the implementation and administration of economic sanctions programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have knowledge of U.S. economic sanctions programs as demonstrated by my work experience on these issues.
  • I have no knowledge of U.S. economic sanctions programs.
11 From the choices below, select the one that best describes your experience with regard to national security, foreign policy, or intelligence issues: Answer to this question is required
  • I have knowledge of national security, foreign or intelligence policy as demonstrated by my work experience on these issues.
  • I have no knowledge of U.S. national security, foreign or intelligence policy.
12 From the choices below, please check areas in which you have specific experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Investigations
  • The financing, structure and logistics of terrorist groups
  • Rogue states (i.e., Venezuela, Libya), control structures, commercial networks, commercial fronts and procurement methods.
  • National Security policy and decision making
  • U.S. foreign or national security policy in South America
  • U.S. foreign or national security policy in Africa
  • Corrupt actors and their commercial and logistical networks
  • Atrocities and Human Rights violations
  • Forensic accounting
  • International banking and finance
  • Law
  • The United Nations Security Council
  • Relevant sanctions laws and Executive Orders
  • None of the above
13 Which of the following best reflects your ability to analyze issues and identify appropriate or innovative solutions? Answer to this question is required
  • I have analyzed issues and identified appropriate solutions under close supervision.
  • I have assisted others in the analysis of issues and identification of appropriate solutions.
  • I have participated on a team that analyzed issues and identified appropriate solutions.
  • I have independently analyzed issues and identified appropriate solutions.
  • I have led others charged with the analysis of issues and identification of appropriate solutions.
  • I have no work experience analyzing issues and identifying appropriate solutions.
14 Select the response that best describes your level of experience in the technical analysis of information to solve problems, make recommendations, associate findings with courses of action, etc. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge of or experience in this activity.
  • I have performed this activity in routine work situations (i.e., situations calling for a straightforward application of standard operating procedures.)
  • I have performed this activity in situations (i.e., requiring greater use of judgment, and or the integration or modification of existing procedures.)
  • I have performed this activity in work situations requiring activities such as one or more of the following: the evaluation of events, objects, conditions or processes, the formulation of judgments of the value or worth of events, objects, conditions or processes, the development of recommendations for improvement, and or the development of new policies, guidelines, principles or procedures.
  • I have supervised, monitored and or trained others in this activity.
15 Choose all examples that match your experience in preparing written material. Answer to this question is required
  • I have written analytical products for internal audiences.
  • I have written analytical products for external audiences
  • I have written briefing material on policies and procedures for a broad internal audience
  • I have written briefing material on policies and procedures for a broad external audience
  • I have written to defend a position and persuade a skeptical audience.
  • I have prepared and presented issue papers or briefings to program personnel, subject-matter groups or management officials at all levels.
  • I have reviewed and edited products for accuracy, grammar, adherence to policy, organization of material, clarity of expression, and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  • None of the above.
16 I have written a variety of clear, cogent, accurate, and well organized products on issues related to economic sanctions and embargo programs in order to convey the results of research and analysis representing varying points of view. Examples include: decision memos, research analyses, briefing papers, analyses of options, evaluation of legislative proposals, and articles covering a public policy issue for a major national or trade publication. Answer to this question is required
  • As a principal job responsibility, wrote a variety of authoritative analytical products assessing and controversial public policy issues of national or international significance to advise senior decision-makers in the public or private sector with varying levels of experience. These products were related to national security, sanctions, and international regulatory matters and included the full range of products described above.
  • Routinely wrote a variety of analytical products assessing controversial public policy issues of national or international significance for publication or dissemination to decision-makers in the public or private sector with varying levels of experience. These products were related to national security, sanctions, and international regulatory matters and included most of the products described above.
  • Frequently wrote a variety of analytical products assessing controversial public policy issues related to national security, sanctions, and international regulatory matters for publication or dissemination to a variety of audiences with varying levels of experience. These products included at least three of the examples described above.
  • None of the above.
17 Choose the statement below that best describes your experience building coalitions and partnerships. Answer to this question is required
  • I routinely engage and recruit the support of external agencies to address common goals as a force multiplier to overcome resource deficiencies.
  • I engage with other US government enforcement agencies within my area of responsibility for the purpose of de-conflicting investigations and professional liaison.
  • I have worked with personnel from my Public Information and Legislative Affairs offices to convey accomplishments and information regarding US sanctions.
  • I have no experience in this area.
18 From the choices below, select the one that best describes your experience in conducting research and developing assessments in the areas of national security, foreign policy, intelligence, or economic sanctions. Answer to this question is required
  • Conducted research and prepared written analyses in one or more of these areas using open sources and databases.
  • Conducted research and prepared written analyses in one or more of these areas using classified information.
  • Completed a major policy or factual assessment in one or more of these areas using classified information and briefed senior officials on the results of the assessment.
  • Participated as an agency representative and subject matter expert in an inter-agency working group that established new policy in one of these areas.
  • Led a team conducting a major investigation, assessment, or initiative on an issue in one of these areas which resulted in substantial changes in policy.
  • No experience in conducting research and developing assessments in the areas of U.S. national security, foreign policy, intelligence, or economic sanctions.