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Grade: 09
* 1.GS-9 Choose one answer that best describes your education, experience or combination of education and experience.
  1. I possess at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I possess a Master's or equivalent graduate degree OR two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.B. OR J.D., if related.
  3. I possess a combination of graduate level education and experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


* 2.Select the one response that best describes your experience using U.S. Department of Labor regulations and requirements to administer the Worker's Compensation Program (WCP) for your organization.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 3.Select the response that best describes your experience interpreting and applying Federal personnel laws, regulations, policies, and procedures to advise and assist managers and employees on worker's compensation claims and benefits.
  1. I am knowledgeable of Federal laws, regulations, policies, and procedures and have independently advised managers, employees and/or dependents on complex OWCP issues. Complexity is defined by other factors (e.g., performance, conduct, absenteeism, etc.) that impact case adjudication.
  2. I am knowledgeable of Federal laws, regulations, policies, and procedures and have independently advised managers, employees and/or dependents on OWCP issues but receive assistance on more complex issues.
  3. I have some knowledge of Federal laws, regulations, policies, and procedures and have assisted in advising employees on basic OWCP issues.
  4. I have no knowledge of Federal laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.


* 4.Select the response that best describes your familiarity with Federal personnel security forms, records, systems, databases, other information sources, and procedures to obtain and evaluate information in support of personnel security adjudications.
  1. I have extensively utilized Federal personnel security forms, records, systems, databases, other information sources, and procedures to obtain and evaluate information in support of personnel security adjudications, including OPM's Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (e-QIP) and Central Verification System (CVS).
  2. I am familiar with and have utilized Federal personnel security forms, records, systems, databases, other information sources, and procedures to obtain and evaluate information in support of personnel security adjudications, including e-QIP and CVS.
  3. I have primarily relied on other individuals to provide information from Federal personnel security forms, records, systems, databases, other information sources, and procedures to obtain and evaluate information in support of personnel security adjudications.
  4. None of the above.


Grade: All Grades
You are applying under the Delegated Examining announcement. If you want to be considered under the concurrent Merit Promotion announcement, you must submit a separate application under that announcement. For more information, see "Who May Apply" section of the vacancy announcement. Please call the Human Resources Office phone number listed on this announcement for clarification or further information.

* 1.I understand that by completing and submitting this application, I am certifying that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information provided is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. I understand that a false or fraudulent answer to any question may be grounds for not hiring me, or for firing me after I begin work, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment. I also understand that failure to respond to this question will disqualify me from consideration.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.I understand that information I give may be investigated for purposes of determining eligibility. I consent to the release of information about my ability for Federal employment by employers, schools, law enforcement agencies, and other organizations to authorized representatives of the Federal Government. I understand that for financial institutions, medical institutions and other sources, a separate release may be needed, and I may be contacted for such a release at a later date.
  1. Yes
  2. No


Your complete and detailed on-line resume MUST include, at a minimum, the following information for each work experience, including military service (prepare a separate entry for each job): 1) Job Title (including series and grade if Federal job); 2) Hours per week; 3) Salary; 4) Starting and ending dates (month and year); 5) Employer's name and address; 6) Supervisor's name and phone number and whether we may contact your current supervisor; 7) Duties and accomplishments. Also include: 1) High School name, city, state, zip code if known, and date of diploma or GED; 2) College or university names, city, state, and zip code if known, majors and type and year of any degrees received (if no degree, show total credits earned and indicate whether semester or quarter hours); 3) list of job related training courses, skills, certificates and licenses, honors, awards, special accomplishments, membership in professional or honor societies, etc. Please make sure you read the vacancy announcement thoroughly to see if there is any additional supporting documentation required.

Ensure that your resume thoroughly supports your answers to the questions. Your answers will be reviewed. If your answers are not supported by information in your resume, this may prevent you from being found qualified, in which case your application will NOT be referred to the selecting official.

You WILL NOT be considered for this announcement if you fail to submit ALL the applicable required documentation listed under the "How To Apply" tab (i.e. transcripts,DD-214's, SF-15, VA letter, SF-50's, PE Registration, etc.) by the CLOSING DATE of this announcement. Please call the Human Resources Office phone number listed on this announcement for clarification or further information.

* 3.Where did you learn about this vacancy?
  1. Asianlife.com
  2. Diversenote.com
  3. NativeAmericanJobs.com
  4. WorkplaceDiversity.com
  5. Department of Veterans Affairs/Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
  6. Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
  7. National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  8. Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
  9. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)
  10. Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU)
  11. Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  12. Referral from a Professor or Academic Advisor
  13. Referral from a College/University Career Placement Office
  14. Referral from a Professional Organization
  15. Job/Career Fair
  16. Referral from a friend or family member
  17. Reclamation Employee
  18. Reclamation Internet Site
  19. Referral from a State or Local government
  20. Referral from another Federal Agency/employee
  21. OPM USAJOBS Internet Site
  22. Other Internet Site
  23. Other


4.Provide specific information about your response to the previous question (i.e. professor's name and place of employment; college or university name; job/career fair and location held; friend's name; etc.).
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 5.Select any of the following activities you have performed in support of your organization's Worker's Compensation Program (WCP).
  1. I have advised management on WCP procedures and required documents.
  2. I have advised employees on procedures to follow and options to consider when filing claims under the WCP.
  3. I have worked with Department of Labor representatives to answer questions and facilitate claims processing for my serviced employees.
  4. I have provided guidance to management, timekeepers and/or payroll on the proper coding of time and attendance records for employees (claimants) under the WCP.
  5. I have established and maintained WCP files for my organization.
  6. None of the above.


* 6.Have you developed and/or conducted training for management and employees on a Workers' Compensation Program (WCP)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 7.Select any of the following Workers' Compensation Program (WCP) forms you have regularly reviewed and processed for your serviced employees.
  1. Notice of Traumatic On-the-Job Injury (e.g., CA-1).
  2. Authorization for Treatment (e.g., CA-16)
  3. Initial and/or Recurrence WCP forms for Notice of Occupational Disease (e.g., CA-2).
  4. Evidence Required in Support of a Claim for Occupational Disease (e.g., CA-35)
  5. Claim for Compensation for Family Members of Injured Employees (e.g., CA-5).
  6. Claims for Compensation (e.g., CA-7).
  7. Time Analysis form (e.g., CA-7a).
  8. Leave Buy-Back worksheet (CA-7b).
  9. Duty Status Report (e.g., CA-17)
  10. Travel Reimbursement (e.g., OWCP-957)
  11. Other WCP forms not listed above.
  12. None of the above.


* 8.Select the response(s) that best describe(s) your experience gathering data and monitoring the status of injured employees.
  1. Set-up appropriate working case files.
  2. Ensure hard copy, or on-line, OWCP claim forms are complete and accurate.
  3. Submit medical records and other requested documentation to OWCP.
  4. Facilitate payment of outstanding bills between employee and medical provider.
  5. Monitor employee recovery status to facilitate return to work.
  6. Discuss light duty position options with management/supervisors to aid in employee's return to work.
  7. Monitor agency injury charge report for accuracy.
  8. None of the above.


* 9.Select the following function(s) you have performed as a regular part of your duties.
  1. I routinely use e-QIP.
  2. I have adjudicated personnel security investigations.
  3. I have made suitability determinations for National Agency Check and Inquiries positions.
  4. I have made suitability determinations for public trust positions.
  5. I have developed new agency procedures.
  6. I routinely provide advice and assistance to employees, supervisors, and managers regarding personnel security investigations.
  7. I conduct additional investigative work when required.
  8. None of the above.


* 10.Do you have experience collecting information from a variety of sources and evaluating the similarities and disparities in the data?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 11.Do you have experience with the Department of Labor Safety Management Information System (SMIS)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 12.Select the software application(s) that you utilize proficiently (proficiently means you understand and utilize a majority of the systems functionality/capabilities).
  1. Microsoft Word
  2. Microsoft PowerPoint
  3. Microsoft Access
  4. Microsoft Excel
  5. Adobe Acrobat Pro
  6. Other applications including Government systems and commercial off-the-shelf systems
  7. None of the above


* 13.Select the response(s) that reflect the tasks you have performed independently using an automated database, computer systems, or software.
  1. Used presentation software to prepare formal briefings or presentation slides.
  2. Queried databases for information
  3. Prepared final reports containing tables, charts, and graphics.
  4. Compiled and summarized information from an automated database.
  5. Provided access, set passwords, and deleted users in an automated database.
  6. None of the above.


* 14.I have experience with the Federal Personnel/Payroll System (FPPS) in processing a variety of personnel actions.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 15.Select the software application(s) and program(s) you have used and are proficient with (proficient means you understand and utilize a major part of the systems functionality/capabilities).
  1. Electronic Questionnaire Information Processing (e-Quip) System
  2. Personnel Investigation Processing System (PIPS)
  3. Personal Identification Verification (PIV) Program
  4. DOI Access
  5. USAccess
  6. Light Activation Station
  7. None of the above


* 16.Select the response that best describes your experience maintaining both physical and electronic files and records to ensure the integrity and security of sensitive information.
  1. I have not had training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have completed training in maintaining and securing records containing sensitive information but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have filed sensitive information under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have been responsible for maintaining and securing records containing sensitive information as a regular part of my job independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, I have trained others in performance of this task and oversee the integrity of the records program.


* 17.Select one statement that best describes the working environment in which you feel the most comfortable and perform at your best.
  1. I work alone. I believe my ability to maintain a clear focus on the work at hand permit me to achieve consistently excellent results.
  2. I work in small, close-knit groups having common interests and goals, and contribute to the accomplishment of assigned tasks.
  3. I work in large, complex groups where my facilitation skills contribute directly to the successful completion of assigned tasks.
  4. None of the above.


* 18.Select one statement that best describes your ability to retain composure under stressful situations when dealing with a variety of people.
  1. My experience has not required me to deal with a variety of people in stressful situations.
  2. I have limited experience in handling stressful situations that deal with a variety of people. When I have, my supervisor or a senior level person was there to assist me in these situations.
  3. I served in positions where I maintained composure in stressful situations dealing with a variety of people. Most of the time, I was able to do this without the review or intervention of my supervisor or a senior level person.
  4. I served in positions where I maintained composure in stressful situations dealing with a variety of people. I was able to do this without the review or intervention of my supervisor or senior level person.






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