International Military Student Support Coordinator


Vacancy ID: 786798   Announcement Number: NE20301-09-786798LV487926   USAJOBS Control Number: 331183400

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Please accurately identify your level of experience and demonstrated capability when completing this questionnaire as your responses, resume and supporting documents will be reviewed for accuracy. You will be asked at the end of this questionnaire to certify your entire application as true and accurate.

The following section is used to determine your eligibility for appointment and referral consideration. Please indicate those eligibilities for which you are eligible and would like to be considered. You will only be considered under eligibilities that you select and provide requested supporting information either below or within your resume. If you do not meet at least one of the eligibilities below, you are not eligible to be considered for this position. For additional information, definitions and supporting documentation requirements see the list of appointing eligibilities listed at http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/ApplicantChecklist_Merit.pdf. Please note that documentation (e.g., SF-50’s or DD-214s) will be requested if you are selected to verify your eligibility.

1. Current Department of the Navy Civilian Employee located in UIC 00124 - I am currently employed in the Department of the Navy (Navy or Marine Corps) as a permanent career or career-conditional (Tenure 1 or 2 in box 24 of SF-50) employee in the competitive service (will show a 1 in box 34 of SF-50) in UIC listing 00124 (will show 00124 in box 41 of SF-50) or I am currently on a permanent Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA) (SF-50 will show a 2 in box 34) and in UIC listing 00124 (will show 00124 in box 41 of SF-50).  Note: Your resume MUST include your position title, pay plan, series, grade level, agency worked for and dates of employment for all applicable federal work experiences.

A. Yes
B. Not applicable, or I do not wish to be considered under this eligibility.

2. PPP Military Spouse - I am registered in the DoD Priority Placement Program (PPP) Military Spouse Preference Program (Program S) for the series, grade and location covered by this announcement.

A. Yes
B. Not applicable

1. Your ratings in this Occupational Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Deliberate attempts to falsify or inflate your responses may be grounds for not referring you. Please respond to each question accurately and ensure your answers are supported by your resume. Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position.

A. Yes, I verify that I will respond with answers to this questionnaire that are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation does not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.
B. No. I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.


2. Select the one statement that best describes the education and/or experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform the work of an International Military Student Support Coordinator at the GS-09 grade level or equivalent pay band in the Federal service.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience applying analytical ability, judgment, discretion, and knowledge of a substantial body of administrative or program principles, concepts, policies, or objectives, equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal Service performing duties such as the following: Providing information and guidance to international student sponsors relative to religious, cultural, and social customs of the different countries; communicating the details of course, dates, and travel arrangements with international students and their local points of contact; meeting incoming international students and their families at the airport to ensure safe transportation to the Naval Station Newport; and applying knowledge of the Naval War College's academic programs, personnel policies and procedures to ensure a positive educational experience for international military students and their families.
B. I have a master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B or J.D if related. My education demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.
C. I have some specialized experience as described in A, but less than one year; and I have more than one year but less than two years of education as described in B.
D. My education or experience is not reflected in the above statements.


If you answered A to the specialized experience statement above please indicate where in your resume you possess experience applying analytical ability, judgement, discretion, and knowledge of a substantial body of administrative or program principles, concepts, policies or objectives.

For each of the items below, select the one statement that most accurately describes your training and experience using the scale provided.

A- I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- 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.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist or train them in doing this task because of my expertise.

3. Develop and conduct student orientation program for all incoming students and their families that includes an introduction to the United States, Newport, and the Naval War College

4. Manage the International Student sponsor program for students and their families by recruiting volunteer military and civilian sponsors within and outside the Naval War College

5. Train sponsors on their duties and responsibilities to ensure the program requirements are met

6. Ensure student eligibility for academic programs

7. Advise students and their families on a wide array of personal, medical, financial, protocol, and cultural matters

8. Resolve problems encountered as a result of lack of understanding of cultures or language

9. Coordinating functions by applying international rules, procedures, and forms prescribing traditional and formal diplomatic customs, courtesies, and etiquette

10. Develop an arrival and transportation plan to ensure incoming students and their families are met at the airport and safely transported to the Naval Station Newport

If you rated yourself an E to the question above, please list the specific job where you gained that experience.

11. Coordinate with local medical facilities to review and approve medical insurance policies for family members

12. Assist international military students with selection of valid health coverage based on Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) policy

13. Develop and execute a departure plan at the end of the academic year for the international military student and his/her family by coordinating travel arrangements

14. Communicate with local staff and international points of contact to ensure the requirements of the Invitational Travel Order are understood by invited students

15. Brief international officers and dependents on the use and availability of civilian and military medical facilities

16. Communicate with local healthcare administrators to identify and resolve problems such as the payment of medical bills

17. Brief students on American culture such as Rhode Island driving requirements, medical facilities, housing, banking services, local religious support programs, schools, and shopping facilities