VP, External Relations and Outreach


Vacancy ID: 809439   Announcement Number: M006-13-COMM-809439   USAJOBS Control Number: 333952500

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Carefully read the following statements and mark only one response that best
describes your Federal Status.

A. I am a current Federal Employee with career or career-conditional status.
B. I am a former Federal employee with career status.
C. I am a former Federal employee with career-conditional status who left
Federal service within the past three years.
D. I am a former Federal employee with a career-conditional status and am
entitled to Veteran's Preference status.
E. I am eligible to apply under the Veterans' Employment Opportunities Act of
1998 (VEOA). (See instructions in the Qualification and Evaluation tab of this
announcement.)
F. I am eligible to apply under a non-competitive special appointing authority
(See instructions in the Qualification and Evaluation tab of this announcement.)
G. None of the above applies to me.

2. Are you willing to work in Washington, DC and accept this position without relocation incentive?

A. Yes
B. No

3. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience and education. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for the VP, External Relations and Outreach, GS-1101-15. Make sure your resume supports the response that you select.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level GS-14 in the Federal service or equivalent. Specialized experience may include: developing and implementing successful marketing strategies; evaluating and analyzing marketing initiatives and strategies, identifying problems and performance gaps, and developing and implementing solutions to issues affecting successful performance.
B. I do not meet any of the requirements listed above.

4. Leadership - Influences, motivates, and challenges others; adapts leadership styles to a variety of situations.
Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to leading others.

A. I lead a division within an organization, where I am responsible for managing day-to-day activities as well as long term plans and operating procedures.
B. I manage a small group or project team, where I am responsible for the completion of final work products.
C. I supervise employees, where I am responsible for their work products and ensure they receive professional development opportunities.
D. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.

5. Leadership - Influences, motivates, and challenges others; adapts leadership styles to a variety of situations.
Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to leading others.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I use multiple approaches to leading others and select the most appropriate one based on the work environment, type of employee, and task at hand.
C. I use different approaches to leading others based on the work environment and current task.
D. I use one approach to leading others that applies across work settings and employee developmental levels.

6. Planning and Evaluating - Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines resource requirements; determines short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinates with other organizations or parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitors progress and evaluates outcomes.
Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to planning.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I create objectives and priorities for my work group to follow.
C. I formulate objectives, set priorities, and implement plans consistent with the long-term interest of my organization.
D. I modify my initial priorities and goals in order to capitalize on opportunities and manage risks that arise.

7. Sales and Marketing - Knowledge of showing and promoting products and services.
Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to marketing.

A. I develop the strategy concerning marketing and outreach initiative at my organization.
B. I implement marketing and outreach initiatives at my organization.
C. I oversee the design and production of marketing materials at my organization.
D. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.

8. Communications and Media - Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to external organizational communications.

A. I provide oversight on the development, design, and production of my organization's branding and messaging materials.
B. I develop my organization's branding and messaging materials to be used externally to reach target audiences.
C. I develop my division's branding and messaging materials to be used internally to reach target audiences.
D. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.

9. Customer Service - Works with clients and customers to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.
Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to customer service.

A. I have provided guidance and support to help others navigate my organization's systems or services.
B. I have provided information concerning my organization's systems or services to customers to support their needs.
C. I have answered questions to help customers understand my organization's systems or services.
D. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.

10. Influencing/Negotiating - Persuades others; develops networks and coalitions; gains cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals; negotiates to find mutually acceptable solutions; builds consensus through give and take.
Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to influencing others.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I adapt my approach or presentation to appeal to the interest of others including a variety of levels of understanding and audiences.
C. I utilize my knowledge of organizational culture, norms, and structure to affect my interactions with others.
D. I use my in-depth understanding of an individual or group to influence an outcome.

11. Interpersonal skills - Shows understanding and courtesy to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult hostile, or distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences.
Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to outreach.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I act as the departmental representative to other groups within my organization affected by policy and strategy.
C. I maintain relationships with external groups (e.g. environmental groups, trade associations) to ensure effective working relationships.
D. I serve as my organization's liaison to external groups (e.g. environmental groups, trade associations) that affect the operations of my organization.

12. Writing - Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material that is appropriate for the intended audience.
Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to writing.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I create written communications including basic reports or informational documents for use within my work group requiring some original composition.
C. I produce written materials within my work group including small or routine reports, responses to inquiries, as well as materials that convey basic ideas, procedures, or regulations.
D. I write materials, reports, or documents that provide instructions, request information, and/or provide factual information for dissemination inside and outside of my organization.

13. External Awareness - Identifies and understands economic, political, and social trends that affect the organization.
Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to understanding the external environment.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I recognize how external policies affect an organization.
C. I identify and kept up-to-date on external policies and trends which affect my organization and shape stakeholders' views about my organization.
D. I analyze external policies and trends to shape near-term and long-term plans to determine how best to achieve organizational goals.

14. Organizational Awareness - Knows the organization's mission and functions, and how its social, political, and technological systems work and operates effectively within them; this includes the programs, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations of the organization.
Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to organizational awareness.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I identify the organization's mission, functions, and systems to ensure that my actions align with the goals of the organization.
C. I identify norms and values of an organization, including unspoken guidelines, to determine how to convey the organization's objective.
D. I determine the priorities, and values of the organization and its stakeholders, in order to ensure that my actions promote the goals of the organization.

15. Strategic Thinking - Formulates effective strategies consistent with the business and competitive strategy of the organization in a global economy. Examines policy issues and strategic planning with a long term perspective. Determines objectives and sets priorities; anticipates potential threats or opportunities.
Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to strategic thinking.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I understand and implement the strategic direction developed by others within my organization.
C. I create and champion long-term goals and strategies to further the direction of my organization.
D. I develop and support broad-scale strategies designed to affect my organization.