1. Select the answer below that describes your education as it relates to the basic qualification requirements for this position. If you select A or B, please submit a copy of your transcripts for verification.
Your response to the question below will be used in the evaluation of your qualifications for the Supervisory Agricultural Economist position. Your resume and application materials must support the level of experience you claim in this questionnaire. If, after a complete review of your application package, a determination is made that you have overstated your qualifications, you may be rated ineligible for this position.
2. Choose one answer that best describes your education, experience, or combination of education and experience for the GS-15 level.
For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.
3. Plan, coordinate, and direct research projects on complex and critical areas of agricultural economics including current global and international trade issues.
4. Evaluate research work and provide technical guidance to a complex economic program of research, analysis, and outlook.
5. Select appropriate research methodologies to evaluate global markets and international trade.
6. Analyze the consequences of public policies related to global markets and international trade.
7. Assess the economic forces influencing U.S. and world agricultural markets.
8. Research and evaluate global food demand, food and agriculture trade, and global agricultural and trade policy issues of the nations or blocs of nations that are major participants in global agricultural trade.
9. Develop and design new economic research methods to provide solutions to problems related to global markets and international trade.
10. Provide advice and guidance regarding the formulation of U.S. policies that may impact agricultural commodity markets.
11. Prepare agricultural outlook articles, bulletins, electronic data products, and briefing.
12. Draft situation and outlook reports on complex and critical areas of agricultural economic analysis.
13. Select appropriate method(s) for disseminating economic research results, including working papers, publications, professional journals, and magazines.
14. Oversee the preparation of position papers for high level meetings.
15. Develop peer-reviewed publications on current global or international trade issues for agricultural commodities or products.
16. Write speeches to communicate economic concepts and research results to colleagues and academic audiences.
17. Prepare manuscripts and presentations on global international trade issues.
18. Prepare and make formal presentations or briefings to research colleagues at professional forums.
19. Represent an agency, department, or business at various high level meetings to communicate economic concepts and research results.
20. Manage resources required to understand and complete a complex economic program of research, analysis, and outlook.
21. Develop and monitor contracts to assure money, personnel and materials are properly allocated.
22. Direct the work of professional and support personnel, including developing and managing annual individual work plans for professional staff.
23. Serve as a supervisor responsible for managing a budget.
24. Manage databases for multiple research projects.
As previously explained, your responses in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy.
25. If you fail to respond to this item, you will be disqualified from consideration for this position.
I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled; I may be denied an appointment; or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that responding "No" to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.