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Grade: 09
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-7 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.Medical Recruiters interact with people at many levels both internal and external to the organization. Contacts are for the purpose of providing medical recruitment or job vacancy information to applicants, developing new resources for recruitment, providing information on career opportunities in group or individual settings, and ensuring community contacts or resources are aware of job opportunities. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have provided staff training on a variety of human resource issues; and/or I have advised management in personnel areas such as insurance, benefits, leave, and staffing procedures; and/or I have at a major recruitment event, made a presentation, effectively articulating the mission of the Bureau as well as pay incentives/bonuses etc., for qualified applicants/individuals; and/or I have taught a new instructor skills training course to internal and/or external managers.
  2. I have attended a nationwide medical recruitment event and provided information on job opportunities; and/or I have counseled new employees on career development advice; and/or I have served as a liaison for the Workforce Diversity Program; and/or I have presented case facts to a supervisor; and/or I have provided callers with specific information regarding EEO or Affirmation Action procedures.
  3. I have presented information as a special emphasis program manager; and/or I have advised staff members of Affirmative Action Committee procedures and processes; and/or I have presented departmental overviews at a new employee orientation; and/or I have answered questions regarding recruitment posed by institution executive staff.
  4. I have at a recruitment fair booth, presented recruitment information to various individuals and/or groups at a local college/university recruitment fair; and/or I have responded to and provided guidance to staff regarding recruitment policy questions; and/or I have conducted interviews to obtain information; and/or I have advised staff of new developments relating to operations of Human Resources; and/or I have performed duties as an alternate special emphasis program manager.
  5. None of the above.


3.Medical Recruiters communicate in writing with people, both internal and external to the BOP. They prepare justifications for above the minimum rate requests, student loan repayment or other recruitment/retention incentives. They survey resources and present their findings in written form as a basis for updated special salary rate request. They prepare presentations for advertisements or recruitment events. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have prepared special salary rate request data and recommendations; and/or I have prepared crediting plans; and/or I have prepared a disciplinary letter using facts and reports supplied by others; and/or I have prepared a statement of work outlining training services to be provided by vendors.
  2. I have prepared annual reports for executive staff/upper level management showing the completion of required training (annual training, ethics, computer security, etc.); and/or I have written recruitment literature; and/or I have prepared Congressional correspondence.
  3. I have written position descriptions; and/or I have prepared justifications for above the minimum and/or recruitment bonus requests; and/or I have prepared memorandums or letters for Executive Staff signature; and/or I have prepared e-mail messages to provide personnel/training information and to solicit information from others.
  4. I have prepared memorandums outlining complaint procedures; and/or I have prepared correspondence requesting relevant case documents; and/or I have prepared responses to inmate complaints.
  5. I have prepared responses to standard or recurring personnel/training issues; and/or I have prepared a draft newsletter article; and/or I have composed memorandum for supervisor's signature; and/or I have prepared meeting summary from meeting minutes; and/or I have prepared training agenda to relay course information to instructors and participants; and/or I have created e-mail to explain new policy to employees.
  6. None of the above.


4.Medical Recruiters must be able to interpret and apply a wide variety of OPM and agency regulations, pay and benefits information, and other instructional/regulatory materials. Recruiters should be knowledgeable of both civil service and Public Health Service (PHS) application guidelines and procedures in order to communicate hiring information to candidates. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have provided basic information to management on special hiring programs, or training requirements; and/or I have ensured that all pre-employment forms were properly completed and filed prior to entering on-duty date; and/or I have answered questions regarding OPM and/or agency personnel/training regulations; and/or I have contacted applicant references for background information; and/or I have determined applicant qualifications for a position.
  2. I have assisted applicants with on-line application procedures; and/or I have provided information to management on a performance program, or training requirements; and/or I have explained employee benefits to potential or new employees; and/or I have provided technical assistance to a personnel assistant; and/or I have answered technical questions regarding OPM and/or agency personnel and/or training regulations.
  3. I have assisted Associate Warden (Medical) and/or other executive staff and managers in developing long-range staffing plans, specifically for medical positions; and/or I have developed unique recruitment sources and methods; and/or I have worked with financial managers and others regarding recruitment budget; and/or I have interpreted and applied a variety of federal personnel/training policy, regulations, program statements, or other instructional/regulatory materials.
  4. None of the above.


5.Medical Recruiters review and analyze management practices, policies, organizational structure and employment trends, in order to advise local Exec Staff of changes to, or deletion of, previous recruitment methodologies, attendance at recruitment events, advertisements in journals/newspapers, etc., or use of pay incentives. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have analyzed case issues and provided written guidance; and/or I have developed and/or evaluated evidence for use for investigative cases; and/or I have performed legal research on non-routine issues; and/or I have analyzed affirmative action plans and reports to determine employment barriers; and/or I have surveyed staff or applicants on employment or retention issues and provided summarized results of findings to management officials; and/or I have clarified factual and legal issues.
  2. I have with direction, located relevant reference and supporting documentation; and/or I have gathered basic information and summarized it into a report; and/or I have drafted routine reports, based on information from standard NFC-related data.
  3. I have organized medical department's recruitment program and assisted in the preparation of various recruitment activities; and/or I have calculated and developed analyses assuring correct information with regard to vacancies, salaries, and premium pay; and/or I have participated on an affirmative action or employee services program reviews.
  4. None of the above.


6.Medical Recruiters must be knowledgeable in a variety of areas and pay systems. They advise candidates on qualification questions, application procedures, pay or benefits information, and recruitment/retention incentives. They must be knowledgeable as to application procedures, time frames, and general benefits information for PHS and Civil Service applicants. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have performed duties that assisted the special emphasis program manager with various activities; and/or I have participated in an effective recruitment training course; and/or I have assisted recruiters at recruitment job fairs; and/or I have provided callers with information regarding basic application procedures, referring more specific questions to co-workers/superiors as necessary; and/or I have conducted research using basic reference materials.
  2. As an expert in various medical pay incentives including bonuses and retention allowances; I have analyzed special salary rate requests and drafted documentation for DOJ/OPM review in support of same; and/or I have recruited/acted within guidelines of Affirmative Action and/or EEO laws, rules, and regulations.
  3. I have explained pay incentives to highly qualified applicants and answered questions; and/or I have performed duties as a special emphasis program manager; and/or I have provided information to employees regarding benefits packages; and/or I have worked as a career or employment counselor; and/or I have prepared complaint acceptance letters.
  4. I have advised management and applicants on appropriate use of and prepared paperwork for recruitment bonus pay, retention allowance requests, etc., through appropriate regional, central office employees for approval; and/or I have set up and maintained a direct hire system under OPM delegated examining principles; and/or I have provided applicants with pertinent data regarding hiring procedures, including applicant qualifications as it relates to licensure or certification.
  5. I have scheduled and performed personal interviews with applicants in order to explain the Bureau systems and other aspects of employment; and/or I have composed job advertisements or announcements.
  6. 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


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