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* 1.GS-15 - Choose one answer that best describes your experience.
  1. I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service performing work related to the duties of the position described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I do not meet the requirement as described above.


* 2.Describe your knowledge of and experience in managing international humanitarian assistance and disaster response programs across multiple regions and countries concurrently, including all related resources such as staff, budget, and other assets, within a highly complex organization.
  1. I do not have education, training, or experience in managing international humanitarian assistance and disaster response programs.
  2. I have education and training in managing international humanitarian assistance and disaster response programs, but I have not yet applied it on the job.
  3. I have routinely and independently performed work in the realm of international humanitarian assistance and disaster response, usually under the review of a supervisor or senior employee. I have not been responsible for managing such programs independently.
  4. I have routinely managed components of a broader international humanitarian assistance and disaster response program, such as projects in a country or a region, usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have comprehensive experience in managing international humanitarian assistance and disaster response programs across multiple regions and countries concurrently, including management of all related resources within a highly complex organization.


* 3.Please indicate the statement that best describes your highest level of experience serving as an expert advisor and technical authority on complex and precedent-setting international humanitarian assistance policy, procurement, budget, and program issues, for cross regional and agency-wide application.
  1. I do not have education, training, or experience in international humanitarian assistance policy, procurement, budget or program issues.
  2. I have education and training in some of the following areas of international humanitarian assistance policy, procurement, budget or program issues, but I have not yet applied it on the job.
  3. I have routinely performed work in some of the following areas in the realm of international humanitarian assistance, policy, procurement, budget and program issues for country or regional level application, usually under the review of a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have routinely and independently performed work in most of the following areas in the realm of international humanitarian assistance, policy, procurement, budget and program issues for cross regional application.
  5. As a member of senior management, I have served as an expert advisor and technical authority on complex and precedent-setting in all of the following areas of international humanitarian assistance including policy, procurement, budget and program issues for cross regional and agency-wide application.


* 4.From the following list, select all of the supervisory duties you have performed on a regular and recurring basis.
  1. I have planned work to be accomplished by subordinates, set and adjusted priorities, and prepared schedules for the completion of work.
  2. I have assigned work to subordinates based on priorities, consideration of the difficulty of assignments, and the capabilities of employees.
  3. I have been responsible for first line supervision to employees.
  4. I have developed performance standards and evaluated employees' work.
  5. I have instructed employees on both program work and administrative matters.
  6. I have worked with employees to identify their developmental and training needs based on organizational goals and budget realities.
  7. I have addressed employees conduct issues by seeking appropriate human resources actions such as verbal admonishments or suspensions.
  8. I have overseen the performance of other staff on a team, even though not as a formal supervisor.
  9. None of the above.


* 5.I have given verbal briefings to senior Congressional Staff.
  1. True
  2. False


* 6.I have worked in highly politically charged environments.
  1. True
  2. False


* 7.Choose the statement that best describes your highest level of experience in identifying and resolving unique or complex challenges through an inter-agency process in the U.S. government.
  1. I have no experience with such work.
  2. I have assisted others in a team in resolution of such challenges.
  3. I have served as a member of a team to resolve such challenges.
  4. I have led a team and oversaw and/or implemented recommendations for such challenges.


* 8.I have directly supervised 3 or more employees for more than one year.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.I have written annual performance evaluations for 3 or more employees.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 10.I have performed the following management functions in work unit or team assignments. (Check all that apply)
  1. Setting standards, expectations and deadlines for staff
  2. Establishing work schedules and worksite assignments
  3. Assigning tasks and responsibilities to employees
  4. Reviewing completed work for technical adequacy and timeliness
  5. Following up with employees to assure timeliness in meeting milestones
  6. Reporting progress to senior management
  7. Evaluating the effectiveness of completed assignments or projects
  8. None of the above


* 11.From the following list, identify all of the types of audiences with which you have experience communicating orally or making oral presentations.
  1. Senior officials
  2. Colleagues
  3. Government organizations
  4. General public
  5. Private industry
  6. Academia
  7. Professional organizations
  8. Technical experts
  9. Inter-agency Meetings
  10. None of the above


* 12.Please indicate the statement that best describes your experience planning and organizing work to achieve the goals of a program or organization.
  1. I have planned, developed and implemented programs with organizational scope and impact; managing work teams and/or advisory groups in the overall design of systems and programs.
  2. I have established annual, multi-year, or similar types of long-range work plans for an organizational component; setting goals and objectives; planning for short and long term resource needs.
  3. I have set goals and/or planned work to be accomplished by others; set and adjusted priorities, and prepared schedules for the completion of work.
  4. I have planned and organized my own work assignments against deadlines assigned by my Supervisor; often handling several work assignments at the same time.
  5. I do not have on-the-job experience planning or organizing work to achieve program / organizational goals.


* 13.Choose the statement that best describes your highest level of experience in identifying and resolving unique or complex emergency management problems or situations.
  1. I have assisted others in a team resolution of emergency management problems or situations.
  2. I have led a team/task force to resolve a complex emergency management program problem or situation.
  3. I have led, and received approval for, the implementation of task force/review team recommendations to resolve a complex emergency management program problem or situation.
  4. I have led a team, oversaw/implemented recommendations, and evaluated results from an emergency management program.
  5. None of the above.


* 14.Please indicate the statement that best describes your highest level of experience in developing, planning, and analyzing strategies to solve organizational and business process problems to enhance the provision of international humanitarian assistance within a highly complex organization.
  1. I do not have education, training, or experience in developing, planning, and analyzing strategies to solve organizational and business process problems to enhance the provision of international humanitarian assistance.
  2. I have had education and training in developing, planning, and analyzing strategies to solve organizational and business process problems to enhance the provision of international humanitarian assistance, but have not yet applied it on the job.
  3. I have routinely performed work in supporting the development, planning and analyzing of strategies to solve organizational or business process problems to enhance the provision of international humanitarian assistance, usually with review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have routinely participated in the development, planning and analyzing of strategies to solve organizational or business process problems to enhance the provision of international humanitarian assistance within a highly complex organization.
  5. I have led and provided expert guidance in the development, planning, and analyzing of strategies to solve organizational and business process problems to enhance the provision of international humanitarian assistance within a highly complex organization.


* 15.Choose the statement that best describes your experience serving as a liaison between multiple organizations to identify an office's needs from a marketing perspective.
  1. I have been a member of a team responsible for conducting needs assessments and identifying impacts.
  2. I have independently conducted client needs assessments and identified impacts related to my findings.
  3. I have worked as a liaison with management and program officials within my organization.
  4. I do not have experience serving as a liaison.


16.Choose the one answer that BEST describes your knowledge of, and work experience with, international development and/or foreign assistance issues:
  1. I have no education, training or experience with international development and/or foreign assistance issues.
  2. I have education, or training on international development and/or foreign assistance issues, but have not yet applied it on the job.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.






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