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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Grade: 07

1 I qualify for the GS-7 level because: Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-6 in the Federal service. I have read the vacancy announcement for examples of specialized experience needed to qualify for this position.
  • I have one full year (18 semester hours) of graduate level education directly related to the work of this position. I have read the vacancy announcement for examples of specialized experience and education needed to qualify for this position. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
  • I have an equivalent combination of specialized experience and education as described in the vacancy announcement. I have read the vacancy announcement for examples of specialized experience and education needed to qualify for this position. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
  • I do not meet any of the above responses.
2 Select the statement that describes your experience conducting quality checks or following up with customers or clients to ensure satisfaction with a product or service. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
3 Identify your proficiency in applying HR procedures and processing personnel and other actions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task; or I have supervised performance of this task or am normally an individual who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my experience.
4 Indicate your level of proficiency in applying regulations, policies and procedures. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in performing these tasks.
  • I have had education or training in performing these tasks, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed these tasks as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • These tasks have been a central or major part of my work. I have performed them myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of these tasks, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing these tasks.
5 Select the one statement that best describes your experience in handling and maintaining confidential and sensitive data. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
6 Select the statement that best describes your experience in organizing and prioritizing work: Answer to this question is required
  • I prioritize my work and coordinate with others on requirements and deadlines in more than 4 office functions (such as researching data, document preparation, reports, customer service, special projects) to assure that work deadlines are met and work is completed satisfactorily.
  • I prioritize my work and coordinate with others on requirements and deadlines in 3 to 4 office functions (such as researching data, document preparation, reports, customer service, special projects) to assure that work deadlines are met and work is completed satisfactorily.
  • I prioritize my work and coordinate with others on requirements and deadlines in 1 to 2 office functions (such as researching data, document preparation, reports, customer service, special projects) to assure that work deadlines are met and work is completed satisfactorily.
  • I have limited experience in prioritizing and coordinating my work to meet office requirements and deadlines.
  • I have no experience in organizing and prioritizing work.

Grade: 08

1 I qualify for the GS-8 level because: Answer to this question is required
  • I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-7 in the Federal service. I have read the vacancy announcement for examples of specialized experience to qualify for this positions.
  • I have completed 1 1/2 years (27 semester hours) of GRADUATE level college education directly related to this position in a field that has equipped me with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position. I have read the vacancy announcement for examples of qualifying education to qualify for this position. I will provide a copy of my college transcripts.
  • I have an equivalent combination of experience and education as described in the vacancy announcement. For example, I have 6 months of specialized experience (50% of the required specialized experience) and I have 14 semester hours of graduate study (50% of the graduate study). I will provide a copy of my college transcripts.
  • I do not meet any of the above responses.
2 Select the statement that describes your experience conducting quality checks or following up with customers or clients to ensure satisfaction with a product or service. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
3 Identify your proficiency in applying HR procedures and processing personnel and other actions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task; or I have supervised performance of this task or am normally an individual who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my experience.
4 Indicate your level of proficiency in applying regulations, policies and procedures. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in performing these tasks.
  • I have had education or training in performing these tasks, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed these tasks as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • These tasks have been a central or major part of my work. I have performed them myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of these tasks, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing these tasks.
5 Select the one statement that best describes your experience in handling and maintaining confidential and sensitive data. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
6 Select the statement that best describes your experience in organizing and prioritizing work: Answer to this question is required
  • I prioritize my work and coordinate with others on requirements and deadlines in more than 4 office functions (such as researching data, document preparation, reports, customer service, special projects) to assure that work deadlines are met and work is completed satisfactorily.
  • I prioritize my work and coordinate with others on requirements and deadlines in 3 to 4 office functions (such as researching data, document preparation, reports, customer service, special projects) to assure that work deadlines are met and work is completed satisfactorily.
  • I prioritize my work and coordinate with others on requirements and deadlines in 1 to 2 office functions (such as researching data, document preparation, reports, customer service, special projects) to assure that work deadlines are met and work is completed satisfactorily.
  • I have limited experience in prioritizing and coordinating my work to meet office requirements and deadlines.
  • I have no experience in organizing and prioritizing work.

Grade: All Grades

1 Please select each of the following that describes your experience performing payroll related assignments. Answer to this question is required
  • I input a range of standard payroll information or adjustments.
  • I identify payroll errors and implement corrective measures.
  • I generate a variety of standard reports from an automated payroll system.
  • I respond to recurring payroll questions from organizational personnel and clients.
  • I have not performed these job functions.
  • None of the above.
2 Select all of the statements that best describe your experience in providing leadership in implementing new administrative processes or programs: Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in regularly assuming the lead role for coordinating special projects, assignments or events crossing into two or more administrative program areas (e.g., personnel, budget, purchasing, public contact).
  • I have some experience in leading or coordinating a few assignments in one or two administrative program areas (e.g., personnel, budget, purchasing, public contact).
  • I have experience providing advice to managerial and program staff to resolve recurring or complex administrative issues, questions or concerns.
  • I have recent experience in some other leadership role, either on or off the job (e.g., officer of an association, coach of a team, chair of a committee or organization).
  • None of the above.
3 Identify the following office management tasks that you have performed on the job: Answer to this question is required
  • Prepare reports to determine and evaluate results, trends and developments for administrative processes.
  • Procure a variety of office supplies and equipment such as desks, chairs, fax and copy machines.
  • Prioritize and coordinate administrative assignments within a clerical staff.
  • Resolve clerical and administrative problems such as conflicting priorities and duplication of office procedures.
  • Write instructions to implement changes in areas of office administration.
  • Assist in conducting special management studies such as workload/workflow analysis, determining overhead expenses, reviewing organizational structure, proposing efficiency of operations, etc.
  • None of the above.
4 Select all of the statements that best describe your ability to work independently on administrative assignments: Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience as the principal operative in all aspects of administrative programs within an independent office, and I am regularly sought out for my expertise in all of those program areas.
  • I have experience as the principal operative in an administrative program area, and I am regularly sought out for my expertise in that program area.
  • I have experience analyzing and evaluating administrative data and proceeding to identify trends, characteristics and deficiencies and make recommendations based on my analysis, without further approval.
  • I have experience analyzing and evaluating administrative data according to established criteria and identifying trends and deficiencies for approval by my supervisor.
  • None of the above.
5 Select the clerical tasks that you have performed on the job: Answer to this question is required
  • Keep a calendar to inform others of deadlines and important dates.
  • Update manuals on policies, directives and memoranda.
  • Locate and/or compile data or information from files for reports.
  • Use computer software for word processing and data base manipulation.
  • None of the above.
6 Select all of the statements that best describe your experience providing administrative support for an office or organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience preparing, verifying, modifying, and closing out procurement actions such as requisitions, contract orders, and records/reports.
  • I have experience updating and maintaining the currency of various documents or related information through automated procedures.
  • I have experience finalizing correspondence in proper format.
  • I have experience sorting, compiling, and distributing documents.
  • I have no experience in the above.