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Vacancy Questions Preview

Vacancy Questions Preview

Grade: All Grades
* 1.How did you learn about this position?
  1. College or University
  2. Advertisement in Newspaper or Journal
  3. Conference or Meeting
  4. Professional Organization
  5. Job Fair
  6. Word of mouth, e.g., from a friend or family member
  7. Studentjobs.gov
  8. USAJOBS search
  9. NIST website
  10. None of the above


* 2.Did you check the list of required documents for this vacancy announcement?
  1. Yes
  2. No
    Please go to the following website for a list of the required documents for this announcement: http://www.nist.gov/hrmd/staffing/requiredforms.cfm


* 3.I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in my application (resume, responses to questionnaire, and supporting documentation) is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that responding "No" to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.
  1. Yes, I certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith, and I understand the information provided above.
  2. No, I do not certify/understand the information provided above.


* 4.How would you like to be considered for this vacancy? (Note: you may select more than one option. Please remember to check list of required documents in the vacancy announcement and submit all required supporting documentation with application.)
  1. Agency Based – Open to all U.S. citizens.
  2. Merit Promotion - Open to all current Federal employees serving on a career-conditional or career appointment; Federal employees serving on an excepted service appointment covered by an interchange agreement; former Federal employees eligible for reinstatement; individuals eligible for a special non-competitive appointment authority; and veterans eligible for appointment under VEOA.
  3. Special Appointment Authority - Open to individuals eligible under a special non-competitive appointment authority. This includes individuals with disabilities, veterans, and returning Peace Corp volunteers.
  4. Career Transition Assistance Plan and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan – Open to displaced Federal employees who have a current RIF notice or certificate of separation from the Federal government.


* 5.Do you have experience developing and maintaining web sites.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.Do you have experience operating and maintaining a facility badging system?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 7.Can you type at least 40 words per minute?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 8.By selecting the most appropriate response below, please identify your experience managing police records and protected information.
  1. I have experience with managing police records and protected information within a Federal Law Enforcement Agency.
  2. I have experience with managing police records and protected information within a Government Agency.
  3. I have experience with managing police records and protected information within private industry
  4. I have no experience with managing police records and protected information


* 9.Do you have experience disseminating and exchanging information with the public?
  1. I have experience in maintaining logs for release of information.
  2. I have had training, but no experience in the release of protected information.
  3. I have no training or experience with the release of information.


* 10.Do you have experience drafting documents that communicate priorities, requirements and taskings?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 11.Do you have experience coordinating and prioritizing work between your office and other offices?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 12.From the following choices, please select the one that reflects your highest level of experience administering time and attendance.
  1. I have been formally trained and designated timekeeper responsibilities for maintaining and reporting all T & A data for an organization of employees.
  2. I have advised and assisted employees, supervisors, and managers on how to complete T & A's and resolve errors.
  3. I have entered time and attendance data into an automated timekeeping or payroll system.
  4. I have maintained records of attendance, leave, and overtime that were authorized by my supervisor for subordinate staff members.
  5. My experience does not match the choices provided


* 13.Do you have experience using the following software applications, as indicated?
  1. I have created documents in Microsoft Word 2007 or later.
  2. I have edited documents in Microsoft Word 2007 or later using document review features, including Track Changes.
  3. I have created and edited documents in Microsoft Excel 2007 or later.
  4. I have accessed, created, and edited databases in Microsoft Access 2007 or later.
  5. I have created and edited documents in Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 or later.
  6. I have used templates, added graphics, and made slideshows in Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 or later.
  7. I have created folders, scheduled meetings, and managed tasks in Microsoft Outlook 2007 or later.
  8. I have created documents with Adobe Acrobat Professional version 8 or later.
  9. I have edited documents, including adding comments and merging files, with Adobe Acrobat Professional version 8 or later.
  10. Sharepoint
  11. None of the above


* 14.Please select the response(s) that identify your experience using Microsoft Excel or a similar commercial spreadsheet application?
  1. I have used charts and workbooks.
  2. I have performed simple data analyses (sums, products, averages, etc.).
  3. I have entered and manipulated data.
  4. I have had training.
  5. None of the above


* 15.Indicate your experience scheduling events using an electronic calendar system.
  1. I have experience setting, postponing, rescheduling, and canceling meetings.
  2. I have experience maintaining multiple calendars.
  3. I have maintained a supervisor's calendar.
  4. My experience does not match the choices provided.


* 16.Do you have experience screening and directing telephone calls and visitors?
  1. I have experience screening and directing telephone calls and visitors with close supervision.
  2. I have screened and directed telephone calls and visitors without close supervision.
  3. I have not performed these types of tasks, as part of my duties.
  4. I have supervised the performance of these tasks and/or trained others to perform them.


* 17.Please select the response(s) that describe your experience in making travel arrangements.
  1. Prepared domestic travel authorizations (forms and approvals).
  2. Prepared international travel authorizations (forms and approvals).
  3. Arranged domestic travel reservations (flight, hotel, transportation) and itinerary.
  4. Arranged international travel reservations (flight, hotel, transportation) and itinerary.
  5. Arranged passports, visas, invitations, and other documents required for international travel.
  6. Prepared travel vouchers for local travel.
  7. Prepared travel vouchers for domestic travel.
  8. Prepared travel vouchers for international travel.
  9. Reviewed travel vouchers for accuracy, completeness and resolved errors in travel vouchers.
  10. None of the above.


* 18.Do you have experience setting priorities among multiple projects and executing timely decisions in order to meet established deadlines?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 19.Please identify your experience preparing work-orders and/or procurement requisitions for supplies, equipment, property, and/or space?
  1. I have NIST/DOC office experience in all the activities stated above.
  2. I have other than NIST/DOC Federal office experience in all the activities stated above.
  3. I have State, County or City office experience in all the activities stated above.
  4. I have private sector office experience in all the activities stated above.
  5. I have experience with some areas but not all the activities stated above.
  6. I have no experience in any of the activities stated above.


* 20.Which of the following selections best describes your experience with purchasing supplies and/or services for an office?
  1. I have experience purchasing supplies and services directly in a Federal Government environment with a Government purchase card.
  2. I have experience purchasing supplies and services directly in a Federal Government environment.
  3. I have experience in purchasing supplies and services directly, using defined procedures and criteria,outside of the Federal Government environment.
  4. I do not have any experience purchasing supplies or services for an office.