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Grade: All Grades
* 1.GS-14 - Choose one answer that best describes your experience.
  1. 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.
  2. I do not meet the requirement as described above.


* 2.Choose the statement(s) below that describe your experience managing, directing, or administering an important program and/or significant program segment. (Check all that apply)
  1. I have developed and recommended program policies, strategies, and goals.
  2. I have set short-range objectives for the accomplishment of program work.
  3. I have set long-range plans for a program, considering the possible changes in program direction and new and/or possible developments in the law relating to these programs
  4. I have developed and approved program procedures and practices.
  5. I have worked operationally with U.S. law enforcement, prosecutorial and/or national security elements and/or financial and related sectors.
  6. I have promoted program(s) and provided expert advice to a variety of senior officials, to other government agencies, to foreign governmental authorities, and to the private sector.
  7. None of the above.


* 3.Has your past professional experience required an in-depth knowledge of grants monitoring and compliance and expert understanding of applicable laws, regulations, circulars, etc. under which these programs function?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.This position requires establishing and maintaining effective relationships with agency individuals in the public and private sector. Choose the statement(s) that describe the services you provided as a regular part of your job.
  1. Made recommendations to senior level personnel on the best course of action regarding the review and analysis of documents, including the provision of summaries for such documents
  2. Made recommendations to senior level legal personnel on the best course of action regarding the review and analysis of legal documents, including the provision of summaries for such documents.
  3. Maintained and conducted effective contacts and acted as liaison with customers/clients regarding analyses you performed on substantive issues.
  4. Participated in meetings with senior level personnel and prepared policy analyses, background information, fact sheets and other material concerning substantive technical issues.
  5. Responded verbally to inquiries or requests for information regarding topics for which you provided analyses.
  6. Explained verbally technical information regarding topics for which you provided analyses to a variety of audiences.
  7. None of the above.


* 5.Choose the response that best describes your highest level of experience developing, leading, directing, and motivating a diverse staff taking into account individual goals, values and sensitivities.
  1. Provided broad guidance to people to prioritize work and then accomplish it in a timely, satisfactory manner.
  2. Led, supervised and managed professional and administrative staff in the design and delivery of programs and projects.
  3. Led a large, complex, multi-layered workforce of widely varying occupations and knowledge levels.
  4. Led a management evaluation or assessment team to provide assistance on organizational programs.
  5. As a senior staff member, served as acting supervisor on occasion, and assisted the supervisor in developing and leading others. Led, directed and motivated team members to accomplish specific projects.
  6. No experience in developing, leading, directing and motivating a diverse staff.


* 6.Choose the statement that best describes your highest level of experience working with USAID Missions and providing direct technical advisory support to Missions, including TDY support and remote advisory and backstopping.
  1. I have not worked at a USAID Mission and I have not provided direct technical advisory support to Missions or have done so only on a limited basis.
  2. I have not worked at a USAID Mission; however, I have provided technical advisory support to USAID Missions as an extensive part of my day-to-day job.
  3. I have worked directly at a USAID Mission; however, I have not provided direct technical advisory support to missions or have done so only on a limited basis.
  4. I have worked directly at a USAID Mission and I also have experience providing technical advisory support to USAID Missions as an extensive part of my day-to-day job.


* 7.Choose all tasks that you have performed as a regular part of your job.
  1. Analyzing problems related to major programs, researching solutions, and drawing logical conclusions.
  2. Making recommendations on new processes, systems and procedures related to improving a major program.
  3. Researching, analyzing and interpreting new legislation or regulations related to a major program or initiative.
  4. Developing interpretations, legal opinions or administrative rulings involving major program(s).
  5. Drafting white papers, guidelines, action strategies, and/or guidance involving the implementation of a new program or initiative.
  6. Resolving problems at an organizational or staff level but not related to a major program or initiative.
  7. Analyzing problems and making recommendations on new processes, systems and procedures related to improving major program(s) at a department or agency.
  8. Researching, analyzing and interpreting new legislation or regulations related to major program(s) at a department or agency.
  9. Drafting white papers, guidelines, action strategies, legal opinions, interpretations and/or guidance involving the implementation of a new major program or initiative at a department or agency.
  10. None of the above.


* 8.Which of the following statements best describes your experience with writing budget reports and proposals?
  1. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.






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