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Grade: 05
Carefully read each question and all possible answers before selecting a response. Some questions will be used to screen out ineligible applicants. Applicant errors in responses will not be corrected. You are responsible for the accuracy of your application. Your application must describe your work and experience, in your own words. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information submitted is insufficient, you may lose consideration for the position.

* 1.You must have one year of specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-4 grade level, or meet the education requirements as described in the VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT. Do you meet the experience and/or education requirements for this position?
  1. Yes
  2. No


NOTE: If you are using education to qualify, you must provide transcripts to receive consideration. Transcripts MUST be received in the announcing office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS

LISTED BELOW ARE GROUPED STATEMENTS RELATING TO THE ASSESSMENTS/COMPETENCIES NECESSARY FOR THE POSITION. Read each question carefully and select the answer choice that best describes your experience.

2.Food Service Administrative Assistants perform clerical services for the Food Service Department and work with Central Office, Regional Office and institution department staff. They must prepare and submit monthly reports and write memorandums to management and summarize data. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have taken minutes at a staff meeting; and/or I have filled out travel vouchers; and/or I have written inter-office memoranda; and/or I have completed order forms for supplies.
  2. I have summarized data in a report; and/or I have written memoranda to management; and/or I have written general replies to inquiries.
  3. I have written incident reports; and/or I have typed correspondence from rough draft; and/or I have typed letters from voice recordings.
  4. None of the above.


3.Food Service Administrative Assistants must maintain data on work schedules, menus, and stock inventories. They must keep the Food Service Administrator and Assistant Administrator informed of changes. Menu information and schedules change continuously and must be updated accordingly. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have maintained adequate inventory levels for Food Service requirements; and/or I have maintained office supplies; and/or I have filed correspondence; and/or I have distributed mail to appropriate staff.
  2. I have completed and provided statistical information to supervisors and staff members; and/or I have completed the weekly report for the supervisor; and/or I have maintained accurate records; and/or I have maintained the supervisor's calendar.
  3. I have responded to issues related to the office; and/or I have established and maintained a tracking system of office expenditures/budget; and/or I have provided information needed for the supervisor's meeting.
  4. None of the above.


4.Food Service Administrative Assistants must plan and organize work, efficiently utilizing time and resources. They must complete assigned tasks according to priorities established by the supervisor. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have received guidance on updating a database; and/or I have organized a database in accordance with the supervisor's instructions; and/or I have assisted in planning a recruitment trip.
  2. I have reviewed the accuracy of receivers against purchase requests and purchase orders; and/or I have maintained a tracking system of office expenditures; and/or I have established a filing system.
  3. I have researched an employee's time and attendance inquiry; and/or I have generated the food stores' inventory list; and/or I have prepared monthly, quarterly and annual reports for submission.
  4. None of the above.


5.Food Service Administrative Assistants must be proficient in food service computer systems, food processing, financial management programs and other approved software systems. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have used function keys; and/or I have typed documents on WordPerfect; and/or I have used an electronic mail system.
  2. I have entered and retrieved information pertaining to stock inventories; and/or I have installed software on a computer; and/or I have merged files; and/or I have created charts and graphs; and/or I have created tables using a computer program.
  3. I have entered and printed information from established files; and/or I have created general correspondence; and/or I have created labels for file folders.
  4. None of the above.


Grade: All Grades
1.How did you hear about this employment opportunity with the Bureau of Prisons (BOP)?
  1. Private information service
  2. Magazine
  3. Newspaper
  4. Radio
  5. Television
  6. Poster/Flyer
  7. Private employment office
  8. State Employment/Unemployment Office or Career Service Center
  9. State or local Job Information Center
  10. BOP Employee Services Department (bulletin board or other form announcement)
  11. School or college counselor or other official
  12. Agency or other Federal government recruitment at school or college
  13. Recruitment event (other than school or college)
  14. Friend or relative working for the BOP
  15. Friend or relative not working for the BOP
  16. Religious organization
  17. USAJOBS, the official job site of the US Federal Government
  18. BOP Website
  19. Internet job site
  20. Contacted the BOP on my own
  21. Military publication
  22. Military Separation Center
  23. Professional Organization
  24. Federal Job Publication (i.e., Federal Jobs Digest, etc)
  25. Discover Corrections
  26. Washington DC Diversity
  27. Other


Thank you for applying for a position with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. We appreciate you taking the time to complete this survey.





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