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* 1.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


* 2.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.


* 3.Have you received an employee performance appraisal rating in the previous 12 months?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.Indicate who officially rated your performance (e.g., immediate supervisor, 2nd level supervisor, acting supervisor, etc.). Also, indicate your rating in terms of the performance system (e.g., 3 level rating out of a 5-tier system; 2 level rating out of a 3-tier system; Pass rating out of a Pass/Fail system).
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 5.Indicate the type of recognition received (e.g., monetary award, time off award, safety award, plaque, etc.), for what purpose, and from whom (e.g., supervisor, co-worker, community or government official).
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 6.Select all that apply for this vacancy.
  1. I have included a resume with my user profile in USAJOBS that will be used to support my answers to job specific questions. To be considered for the position your application must include a resume. Failure to submit a resume will result in an 'Ineligible' rating.
  2. I am a veteran or other category of preference eligible. I will submit a DD-214, SF-15, and other documentation that verifies my eligibility for veterans or derived preference (e.g., VRA, VEOA, widow etc.). Failure to submit the required documents will remove my consideration as a preference eligible.
  3. I am currently, or have been, a Federal employee with competitive status. I will submit a copy of my most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action that verifies my competitive status. Failure to submit a SF-50 will result in loss of consideration as a current or previous Federal employee and may result in an 'Ineligible' rating.
  4. I am CTAP/ICTAP eligible. I will submit a copy of my most recent performance appraisal, proof of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, and my most recent SF-50. Failure to submit the required documents will remove me from consideration as a CTAP/ICTAP eligible.
  5. I am a returned volunteer from the Peace Corps or VISTA. I will submit proof of that service. Failure to submit the required documentation will remove me from consideration as a Peace Corps or VISTA return volunteer and may result in an 'Ineligible' rating.
  6. I am an overseas returnee with verification of service. Failure to submit the required documentation will remove me from consideration as an overseas returnee.
  7. I am an individual with a physical or mental impairment that limits one or major life activities AND have been certified by the State Department of Vocational Services rendering me eligible for the Federal Employment Program for Persons with Disabilities. I will submit copies of my Vocational Rehabilitation documents to verify my eligibility for this program. Failure to submit the required documentation will remove me from consideration as a disabled individual.
  8. I meet the educational requirements of this position as described in the vacancy announcement. I am submitting a copy of my transcripts, which include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred, to verify my educational accomplishments. I understand that if I do not supply a copy of my transcripts, I will be found 'Not Qualified' for this position.
  9. I am applying for an Engineering (0800 series) position and am a Registered Professional Engineer. I will submit a copy of my Professional Engineer (PE) Registration. I understand that if I fail to supply my PE registration, I will not be given credit as a Registered Professional Engineer and may be found 'Not Qualified' for this position.
  10. I am a Certified Public Accountant. I will submit a copy of my CPA certification. I understand that if I do not provide a copy of my CPA, I will not be given credit as a CPA.
  11. I am applying for a Contract Specialist (1102 series) position and meet the Department of Interior mandatory training requirements for Contract Specialist. I am submitting copies of the training certifications. I understand that if I do not supply these copies, I will not be given credit for the training and will be found 'Not Qualified' for this position.


It is your responsibility to ensure the accuracy and completeness of your application. An incomplete application or one that is not completed in accordance with instructions found in this announcement will subject you to being found ineligible. By selecting the applicable documents from the list below, I acknowledge my responsibility to submit/provide this information to the Human Resources office by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

* 7.GS-5 Choose one answer that best describes your experience, education or combination of education and experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position
  1. I have 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-04 level in the Federal service as described below
  2. I have completed four full years of education above high school level
  3. I have a combination of post-high school education and specialized experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements described above


* 8.Do you possess a typing speed of at least 40 wpm?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.Identify the office functions you performed in your work experience.
  1. Make travel arrangements
  2. Review and enter time card information for payroll purposes
  3. Maintain office files
  4. Route and distribute incoming mail
  5. Process out-going mail
  6. Monitor training program (complete forms, issue evaluations)
  7. Greet visitors
  8. Review correspondence prepared by others
  9. Type documents from rough draft into final product
  10. Process travel vouchers to reimburse travel expenses
  11. Edit documents for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence structure
  12. File documents and regulatory guidance
  13. Refer customers to the correct employee for assistance
  14. None of the above


* 10.Select the types of correspondence you have prepared.
  1. General Administration
  2. Congressional
  3. Technical
  4. Legal
  5. Personal
  6. None of the above


* 11.Select one statement that best describes the experience you have utilizing the correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, syntax, and required formats.
  1. Prepare (type), review, and edit office correspondence in accordance with correspondence manuals and etiquette, with minimal to no review for clarity, coherence, style, format, and other standard correspondence requirements
  2. Prepare (type), review, and edit office correspondence in accordance with correspondence manuals and etiquette, subject to review for clarity coherence, style, format, and other standard correspondence requirements
  3. Prepare (type), review, and edit office correspondence, as directed and for review, using form letters or examples of previous correspondence
  4. Received instruction and/or training in preparing (typing), reviewing, and editing correspondence, but have not performed them on the job
  5. None of the above


* 12.Select from the list below, the types of interactions you have experienced as a regular part of a job.
  1. Greet office visitors and direct them to the appropriate office or individual staff member
  2. Explain administrative procedures to staff members
  3. Answer office telephone and provide information to callers or refer the caller to the appropriate office or individual staff member
  4. Interact with staff members and the public in a courteous and professional manner
  5. None of the above


* 13.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.


* 14.Select the software application(s) that you utilize proficiently (proficiently means you understand and utilize a majority of the system’s functionality/capabilities).
  1. Microsoft Word
  2. WordPerfect
  3. Microsoft Power Point
  4. CorelDraw
  5. E-mail (i.e. Lotus Notes, GroupWise, Microsoft Outlook, etc.)
  6. Microsoft Access
  7. Microsoft Excel
  8. Lotus 1-2-3
  9. Other Applications including Government systems and commercial off-the-shelf systems
  10. None of the above


* 15.Select the office equipment you have routinely used.
  1. Fax machine
  2. Photocopy machine
  3. Calculator
  4. Typewriter
  5. Postage meter
  6. Scanner
  7. Personal computer
  8. None of the above


* 16.Select the answer that best describes your experience in organizing and prioritizing work.
  1. I prioritize my work and coordinate with others on requirements and deadlines in 5 or more major office functions ( such as time sheets, correspondence preparation, travel arrangements, requisitions, 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 major office functions ( such as time sheets, correspondence preparation, travel arrangements, requisitions, 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 major office functions ( such as time sheets, correspondence preparation, travel arrangements, requisitions, 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. None of the above.


* 17.Select the statements that best describe your experience coordinating with others to accomplish work-related activities or project assignments. (Please ensure that your resume contains sufficient data to validate your selection).
  1. Arrange conferences, which include participants from outside the immediate organization
  2. Arrange local meetings
  3. Prepare materials, ensuring that they are ready prior and during meeting
  4. Perform routine tasks to assist co-workers
  5. Coordinate and research data files
  6. Coordinate with others to explain ideas or discuss information of limited difficulty or complexity
  7. None of the above


* 18.Please select the response(s) that best reflects your work experience organizing, monitoring and/or facilitating the workflow of an office.
  1. Scheduling appointments
  2. Ordering supplies
  3. Maintaining office files
  4. Following office procedures
  5. Routing mail
  6. Keeping staff informed of suspense dates
  7. None of the above






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