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You must have one year of specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-5 grade level as described in the VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT. Do you meet the experience requirements for this position?
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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.
Facilities Assistants communicate on a regular basis with management, vendors, co-workers and inmates incarcerated in the assigned facility. They must possess communication skills to accomplish assignments such as purchasing equipment and supplies, managing and maintaining work requests, directing and coordinating workflow of the office clerks, and responding to inquiries received from the general public. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
I have communicated new office procedure/information to co-workers; and/or I have presented basic information during staff meeting or institution recall; and/or I have apprised supervisor of status of project.
I have assisted in providing basic office procedure training to other employees; and/or I have completed a basic public speaking course; and/or I have provided work status to supervisor.
I have answered general inquiries received; and/or I have advised/sought guidance from supervisor on issues effecting work; and/or I have directed callers to appropriate party for assistance.
None of the above.
Facilities Assistants communicate with people of various backgrounds by writing effectively, using established rules and guidelines. They correspond with management, staff, vendors, contractors, etc. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
I have completed log books utilized by office; and/or I have completed established form letters; and/or I have requested supplies and building services; and/or I have completed travel voucher forms.
I have summarized data in a report; and/or I have prepared agendas for meetings; I have drafted minutes for staff meetings ensured proper format and grammar for outgoing correspondence; and/or I have composed memos informing staff of office events.
I have written memorandums for supervisor's signature; and/or I have prepared newsletter articles; and/or I have exchanged routine written information with other offices; and/or I have reviewed written work for grammar and format.
None of the above.
Facilities Assistants 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.
I have maintained adequate level of supplies for office by ordering before depleted; and/or I have ordered furniture and coordinated delivery dates, including the return of any damaged products; and/or I have determined where mail should be forwarded when not addressed to a particular individual; and/or I have maintained a file system by filing material/information in a timely manner.
I have provided training to fellow employees and subordinates; and/or I have established deadlines and priorities; and/or I have made changes where necessary for the accomplishment of day-to-day work; and/or I have reviewed work of lower level subordinates and provided instruction in developing their skills; and/or I have evaluated software/hardware and made recommendation for selections.
I have provided assistance to individual staff members/supervisor in completing projects in crisis situations; and/or I have developed procedures and file system(s) for the office.
I have made travel arrangements for staff; maintained supervisor's calendar; and/or I have reserved conference rooms for meetings; and/or I have maintained tracking system of office expenditures/budget; and/or I have, on request from staff, gathered information for special projects; and/or I have processed time and attendance sheets.
None of the above.
Facilities Assistants are required to operate and maintain a computerized program on all cost center/project work. To effectively perform the responsibilities of this position, they must possess the ability to work with data on a computer. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
I have entered and printed information from established files; and/or I have created routine/recurring correspondence; and/or I have created labels for file folders.
I have entered and retrieved information pertaining to stock inventories; and/or I have created charts and graphs; and/or I have updated existing tables using a computer program.
I have installed basic software on a computer; and/or I have merged files; and/or I have created basic charts and graphs; and/or I have created basic tables using a computer program; and/or I have collected required data from the computer according to guidelines or procedures to be forwarded for action.
None of the above.
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