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Grade: 13
* 1.GS-13 - Choose one answer that best describes your experience.
  1. I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 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 statements that describe your your experience managing, directing, or administering an important program and/or significant program segment in an international setting.
  1. I have issued technically authoritative interpretations and decisions regarding laws, regulations and program policies relating to the program.
  2. I have developed and recommended program policies, strategies and goals.
  3. I have set the short-range objectives for the accomplishment of the program work.
  4. I have set long-range plans for the program considering the possible changes in program direction and new and/or emerging laws.
  5. I have developed and approved program procedures and practices.
  6. I have promoted program(s) and provided expert advice to a variety of senior officials.
  7. I have performed reviews of major initiatives and finance functions including headquarters and field operations.
  8. I have reviewed and made recommendations for standard operating procedures.
  9. None of the above.


* 3.Do you have experience analyzing programmatic impact or program administration in International Development?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.Do you have experience performing detailed analyses (e.g., formal study, independent research) of International Development topics?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.Select the statements that describe your experience performing analytical and evaluative activities, studies, or projects in an International setting.
  1. Applies fact-finding and investigative techniques in resolving issues.
  2. Evaluates comments received on proposed regulations and/or policies to determine whether changes are feasible, enforceable and acceptable in view of program goals.
  3. Uses qualitative and quantitative methods, and other statistical approaches and techniques to assess program effectiveness.
  4. Assists in conducting interviews to obtain information on organizational missions, functions, and procedures.
  5. Works with upper management to define, analyze, and resolve problems with regulations and policy.
  6. None of the Above.


* 6.Choose the statements that best describe your experience with preparing written documents.
  1. I have prepared and presented issue papers and/or briefings to program personnel, and/or management officials at all levels within an organization on personnel management issues in a technical advisory capacity.
  2. I have prepared written responses to public inquiries, and prepared Congressional and executive-level correspondence.
  3. I have drafted policy and procedural materials for dissemination to field or operating level components.
  4. I have prepared written material to be distributed on the internet, intranet or by other electronic methods within an organization to describe policies and/or procedures.
  5. I have prepared and presented issue papers and/or briefings to program personnel, and/or management officials at all levels within an organization on workforce management issues in a technical advisory capacity.
  6. I have prepared and presented briefings to diverse audiences.
  7. None of the above


* 7.Which response best describes your highest level of experience editing written documents in a professional setting?
  1. I do not have education, training or experience in this area.
  2. I have education or training in these functions but have not performed them on the job.
  3. I have drafted documents, submitted them to others for review, and made the necessary grammar, formatting, and spelling corrections.
  4. I have reviewed others' documents for spelling and grammar and submitted the document to the originator for correction.
  5. I have reviewed others' documents for clarity, organization, and formatting and submitted the document to the originator for correction.


* 8.Indicate your experience in maintaining and promoting effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, co-workers or contractors.
  1. I have established effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, co-workers or contractors.
  2. I have worked on teams to promote establishing effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, co-workers or contractors.
  3. I have led efforts to promote establishing effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, co-workers or contractors.
  4. I have developed programs to promote establishing effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, co-workers or contractors.
  5. None of the above.


* 9.Do you have experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with others?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 10.Select the statement(s) that describe your experience communicating orally.
  1. I have prepared, formally and informally, recommendations and possible solutions to problems within the organization.
  2. I have greeted visitors in a professional manner.
  3. I have responded to non-controversial requests or inquiries.
  4. I have made presentations to internal and external audiences on programmatic or administrative matters.
  5. None of the above.


* 11.Do you have experience communicating orally with non-technical people on technical issues in a manner in which they can understand?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 12.Select activities from the following list that you have regularly performed and which demonstrate your skill in working with senior managers to implement new initiatives.
  1. Provide frequent briefings to higher-level authority on issues and recommend solutions to problems.
  2. Facilitate group meetings (for example, group feedback sessions, focus groups, and conference sessions).
  3. Develop and present briefings to a variety of audiences.
  4. Work closely with managers to resolve problems, analyze alternatives, or develop improvements.
  5. Explain or justify decisions, conclusions, findings, or recommendations.
  6. I have not performed any of the above tasks.


* 13.Do you have experience in assessing efficiency and effectiveness of an international development program?
  1. Yes
  2. No






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