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Bitterroot Range, Montana
BLM
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
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Vacancy Questions Preview

Vacancy Questions Preview

Grade: 07
* 1.I qualify for the GS-7 level because:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. 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.
  1. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  1. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing these tasks.
  2. I have had education or training in performing these tasks, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. 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:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. I have limited experience in prioritizing and coordinating my work to meet office requirements and deadlines.
  5. I have no experience in organizing and prioritizing work.


Grade: 08
* 1.I qualify for the GS-8 level because:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. 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.
  1. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  1. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing these tasks.
  2. I have had education or training in performing these tasks, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. 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:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. I have limited experience in prioritizing and coordinating my work to meet office requirements and deadlines.
  5. 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.
  1. I input a range of standard payroll information or adjustments.
  2. I identify payroll errors and implement corrective measures.
  3. I generate a variety of standard reports from an automated payroll system.
  4. I respond to recurring payroll questions from organizational personnel and clients.
  5. I have not performed these job functions.
  6. 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:
  1. 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).
  2. 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).
  3. I have experience providing advice to managerial and program staff to resolve recurring or complex administrative issues, questions or concerns.
  4. 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).
  5. None of the above.


* 3.Identify the following office management tasks that you have performed on the job:
  1. Prepare reports to determine and evaluate results, trends and developments for administrative processes.
  2. Procure a variety of office supplies and equipment such as desks, chairs, fax and copy machines.
  3. Prioritize and coordinate administrative assignments within a clerical staff.
  4. Resolve clerical and administrative problems such as conflicting priorities and duplication of office procedures.
  5. Write instructions to implement changes in areas of office administration.
  6. Assist in conducting special management studies such as workload/workflow analysis, determining overhead expenses, reviewing organizational structure, proposing efficiency of operations, etc.
  7. None of the above.


* 4.Select all of the statements that best describe your ability to work independently on administrative assignments:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. I have experience analyzing and evaluating administrative data according to established criteria and identifying trends and deficiencies for approval by my supervisor.
  5. None of the above.


* 5.Select the clerical tasks that you have performed on the job:
  1. Keep a calendar to inform others of deadlines and important dates.
  2. Update manuals on policies, directives and memoranda.
  3. Locate and/or compile data or information from files for reports.
  4. Use computer software for word processing and data base manipulation.
  5. None of the above.


* 6.Select all of the statements that best describe your experience providing administrative support for an office or organization.
  1. I have experience preparing, verifying, modifying, and closing out procurement actions such as requisitions, contract orders, and records/reports.
  2. I have experience updating and maintaining the currency of various documents or related information through automated procedures.
  3. I have experience finalizing correspondence in proper format.
  4. I have experience sorting, compiling, and distributing documents.
  5. I have no experience in the above.