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Grade: 15

No questions specified.

Grade: All Grades

1 GS-15: Do you have at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-14) in the federal service? See the "Qualifications" section of the announcement for the definition of specialized experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 How do you wish to be considered for this position? PLEASE CAREFULLY REVIEW THE OPTIONS BELOW and choose only those for which you are fully eligible. You are required to provide sufficient documentation to validate your eligibility for your selection. YOU WILL BE ONLY CONSIDERED FOR THE OPTIONS you select and for which you have submitted the required documentation. Answer to this question is required
  • DOC MERIT PROMOTION -- Current permanent competitive service Department of Commerce employee. (You must provide an SF-50 as defined under the Required Documents section of this vacancy announcement).
  • MERIT PROMOTION -- Status applicants (i.e. current and former government employees in the competitive service who have completed 3 years of substantially continuous creditable competitive service or who are currently serving in a career conditional status or who have separated from a career conditional appointment within the past 3 years). (You must provide a SF-50 as defined under the Required Documents section of this vacancy announcement. The SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, must show your current -- or most recent that validates this eligibility -- grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2").
  • REASSIGNMENT/REPROMOTION -- applicant as defined above and is currently or has previously occupied a permanent position at the same or higher permanent grade level at the same or higher full performance (target grade) level of this Job Opportunity Announcement. Submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current -- or most recent copy that validates this eligibility -- grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2").
  • VEOA -- Individuals eligible for competitive appointment under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 or more years of continuous active service. (You must provide a DD-214 and additional documentation if applicable as defined under the Required Documents section of this vacancy announcement).
  • SPECIAL HIRING AUTHORITY -- Individuals eligible for a non-competitive appointment under a special appointing authority. Some examples of Special Appointing Authorities are Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA) (Note: VRA can only be used for Grades 11 and below), 30% or more disabled veterans (must submit DD-214, VA Letter, and SF-15), military spouse (must submit valid marriage certificate or other documentation verifying marriage and must submit the military orders assigning the member and his/her spouse to a certain post. Persons with disabilities (must submit letter from health professional), Interchange agreements (must submit SF-50), Peace Corp volunteers (must submit Letter of Non-Competitive Eligibility for Peace Corps), United States Postal Service employees (must submit SF-50), or certain former overseas employees such as Career Foreign Service Officers (must submit SF-50).
  • CTAP -- Surplus and displaced Commerce employee (CTAP). Note: If you select that you wish to be considered as a surplus and displaced Commerce employee (CTAP), you MUST have received your written notice "Certificate of Expected Separation" or similar notice. Please review the Other Information section for more information on CTAP. (You must provide the appropriate supporting documents as defined under the Required Documents section of this vacancy announcement).
  • ICTAP -- Displaced Federal employee (ICTAP). Note: If you select that you wish to be considered as a displaced Federal employee (ICTAP), you MUST have received your formal "Reduction in Force Separation Notice" or similar certification. Please review the Other Information section for more information on ICTAP. (You must provide the appropriate supporting documents as defined under the Required Documents section of this vacancy announcement).
  • None of the above.
3 If you checked response 5. SPECIAL HIRING AUTHORITY, please list the authority. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
4 The U.S. Office of Personnel Management's (OPM's) current policy requires the review of all competitive and non-political excepted service appointment actions that involve the appointment or conversion of a current or former political appointee, Schedule C employee, or Noncareer SES member. A former or recent political appointee is someone who held a political appointment within the previous five-year period. Have you held a political appointment within the previous five-year period? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 In the last 3 years, have you had one or more of the following Awards: On-the-Spot Award, Time Off Award or equivalent? Special Achievement Award, Special Act Award, Cash-in-a-Flash, performance award, or equivalent valued at $999 or less? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 If you answered yes, please give award type(s), amount(s), and year(s) awarded. (Maximum length of 250 characters.) Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
7 Have you had one or more of the following Awards: Special Achievement Award, Special Act Award, performance award or equivalent valued at $1000 or greater (within the last 3 years)? Director's Award for Innovation, Quality Step Increase, Equal Employment Opportunity Award, or equivalent (within the last 3 years)? Department of Commerce Gold, Silver or Bronze Medal or equivalent honorary award (Lifetime)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 If you answered yes, please give award type(s), amount(s), and year(s) awarded. (Maximum length of 250 characters.) Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
9 Indicate your most recent performance rating (received within the last four years). Answer to this question is required. Answer to this question is required
  • My most recent performance rating is at least at the Fully Successful or equivalent level.
  • My most recent performance rating is at below at the Fully Successful or equivalent level.
  • I have not received a performance rating within the last four years.
10 If you selected "I have not received a performance rating within the last four years" please provide an explanation. (Maximum length of 250 characters.) Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
11 Which of the following describes your experience with trade and investment policies? Check all that apply.
Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience monitoring, analyzing, or forecasting international trade and/or foreign investment into the United States issues, data, and/or policies that affect the economy.
  • I have experience monitoring, analyzing, or forecasting international trade and/or foreign investment into the United States issues, data, and/or policies that affect U.S. companies.
  • I do not have experience monitoring, analyzing, or forecasting international trade or investment issues, data, and/or policies that affect the economy and/or U.S. companies.
12 Which of the following describes your experience working on customer needs? Check all that apply.
Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience monitoring customer needs.
  • I have experience analyzing customer needs.
  • I have experience forecasting customer needs.
  • I do not have experience monitoring, analyzing, or forecasting customer needs.
13 Which of the following best describes your planning experience? Check all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked on operational planning for an organization in a leadership role.
  • I have worked on strategic planning for an organization in a leadership role.
  • I have not worked on operational or strategic planning for an organization in a leadership role.
14 What is your experience with leading a project in which you used quantitative and qualitative research tools and methodologies? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience analyzing quantitative and qualitative research tools to guide managers in developing policies and programs.
  • I have experience advising others on quantitative and qualitative tools for use by managers to develop policies and programs.
  • I have experience leading projects using quantitative and qualitative research tools such as statistical analysis, cost benefit analysis and other methods to guide managers with developing policies and programs.
  • None of the above.
15 Which of the following best describes your professional experience managing staff and resources to accomplish short- and long-term organizational goals? Answer to this question is required
  • I have more than 3 years of professional experience, at the GS-14 level or equivalent, managing staff and resources.
  • I have more than 1 year of professional experience, at the GS-14 level or equivalent, managing staff and resources.
  • I have less that 1 year of professional experience, at the GS-14 level or equivalent, managing staff and resources.
  • I have no professional experience, at the GS-14 level or equivalent, managing staff and resources.
16 Do you have strong written and verbal communications skills, including the demonstrated experience/ability to generate formal written reports documenting analysis of policy and technical issues and orally provide clear and straightforward directions, guidance, and constructive criticism to others? Select all that apply Answer to this question is required
  • I have demonstrated experience/ability in generating formal written reports documenting analysis of policy and technical issues.
  • I have demonstrated experience/ability in reviewing the written work of others and providing constructive criticism that is clear and concise.
  • I have demonstrated experience/ability in orally communicating directions and guidance to others
  • I have demonstrated experience/ability in orally providing feedback concerning the work of others in a manner that is both critical and constructive.
17 Identify those functions you have performed while serving in a team leader supervisory/managerial role. (Check all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Set goals and/or planned work to be accomplished by team members or subordinates, set and adjusted priorities, and prepared schedules for completion of work.
  • Evaluated work performance of subordinates.
  • Interviewed candidates for positions in the unit, and recommended/selected for appointment, promotion, or reassignment.
  • Identified developmental and training needs of team members/employees based on organizational goals and budget realities and took actions to satisfy needs.
  • I have not performed any of the previously listed duties.
18 Which of the following best describes your experience in dealing with employee performance and conduct issues, and employee grievances and complaints? (Check all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Addressed grievances or serious employee complaints.
  • Counseled employees on behavior, and effected minor disciplinary measures such as warning and reprimands, recommending other action in more serious cases.
  • Proposed and/or approved serious disciplinary actions (e.g., suspensions).
  • Developed performance standards to track and evaluate the progress and quality of the work of employees demonstrating performance problems.
  • Initiated and effected performance-based corrective actions.
  • I have not dealt directly with employee performance and conduct issues, or grievances and complaints.
19 I authorize the sharing of my application for other similar positions within International Trade Adminitsration. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
20 I have thoroughly reviewed the 'How to Apply/Required Documents' & 'Qualifications' sections of this Vacancy Announcement to determine which supplemental documents to submit. This may include: Transcripts to verify undergraduate/graduate education; SF-50 if I am a current/former Federal employee; DD214 if I am a veteran (and SF-15/VA Letter if applicable), etc. I understand that failure to fax in required documents by the vacancy announcement's closing date may result in loss of consideration. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Applicants may check the status of their application by accessing the Department of Commerce (QuickHire), Applicant Site at http://www.usajobs.opm.gov
21 Please certify that you have accurately and truthfully represented your level of work experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and/or education when completing this questionnaire as your responses, resume and supporting documents will be reviewed for accuracy and completeness as appropriate. Deliberate attempts to falsify information are grounds for non-selection and for termination. Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position. Answer to this question is required
  • I certify that my answers are accurate and complete.
  • I do not wish to certify. I understand that I will not be considered for the position.