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Vacancy Questions Preview

Vacancy Questions Preview

Grade: All Grades
* 1.ZT-2: Do you have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower band/grade level (ZT-1/GS-04) in the Federal Service or a 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.I am aware and understand that this position REQUIRES a MIXED TOUR schedule as a condition of employment. A MIXED TOUR is defined as a combination of full-time, part-time or intermittent (as needed) employment.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.Do you have experience applying inspection criteria (e.g., U.S. Grade Standards, Federal Specifications, Buyer Specifications) to fishery products?
  1. I have training and hands-on experience using one or more of the above inspection criteria.
  2. I have training in one or more of the above inspection criteria but have no hands-on experience.
  3. I do not have experience applying inspection criteria (e.g., U.S. Grade Standards, Federal Specifications, Buyer Specifications) to fishery products.


* 4.What best describes your knowledge of general health and sanitation practices?
  1. I have regulated the sanitation practices in food processing facilities.
  2. I have experience working with sanitation related issues in a food processing facility or food storage warehouse.
  3. I have extensive training or education in the area of health and sanitation practices.
  4. I have a basic understanding of health and sanitation practices.
  5. I do not have knowledge of general health and sanitation practices.


* 5.What best describes your knowledge of labeling requirements for food?
  1. I am an expert in labeling requirements for food.
  2. I have work experience in the application of labeling requirements for food.
  3. I have extensive training, but no hands on experience, in labeling requirements for food.
  4. I have a basic understanding, but no hands on experience, in labeling requirements for food products.
  5. I do not have knowledge of labeling requirements for food.


* 6.What best describes your knowledge of laws and regulations regarding commercially processed seafood products?
  1. I am an expert in laws and regulations associated with different types of commercially processed seafood products.
  2. I have worked to ensure compliance with laws and regulations associated with different types of commercially processed seafood products.
  3. I have extensive training, but no hands on experience, with laws and regulations associated with different types of commercially processed seafood products.
  4. I have a basic understanding, but no hands on experience, with laws and regulations associated with different types of commercially processed seafood products.
  5. I do not have knowledge of laws and regulations regarding commercially processed seafood products.


* 7.What best describes your knowledge pertaining to safety hazards associated with commercially processed seafood products?
  1. I am an expert in the identification of safety hazards associated with different types of commercially processed seafood products.
  2. I have work experience in the identification of safety hazards associated with different types of commercially processed seafood products.
  3. I have extensive training, but no hands on experience, in identification of safety hazards associated with different types of commercially processed seafood products.
  4. I have a basic understanding, but no hands on experience, in identification of safety hazards associated with different types of commercially processed seafood products.
  5. I do not have knowledge pertaining to safety hazards associated with commercially processed seafood products.


* 8.What best describes your knowledge of statistical theory and sampling applications for seafood products?
  1. I am an expert in the selection and use of sampling plans.
  2. I have used sampling plans.
  3. I have extensive training, but no hands on-experience, in statistical theory and sampling applications.
  4. I have a basic understanding, but no hands on-experience, in statistical theory and sampling applications.
  5. I do not have statistical theory and sampling applications for seafood products.


* 9.What best describes your knowledge pertaining to economic factors (e.g., species substitution, net weight) associated with commercially processed seafood products?
  1. I am an expert in the identification of economic factors associated with different types of commercially processed seafood products.
  2. I have work experience in the identification of economic factors associated with different types of commercially processed seafood products.
  3. I have extensive training, but no hands on experience, in identification of economic factors associated with different types of commercially processed seafood products.
  4. I have a basic understanding, but no hands on experience, in identification of economic factors associated with different types of commercially processed seafood products.
  5. I do not have knowledge pertaining to economic factors (e.g., species substitution, net weight) associated with commercially processed seafood products.


* 10.What best describes your experience using computer applications (e.g., email, spreadsheets, word processing, and/or databases)?
  1. I am proficent at using all four (4) of the applications listed above.
  2. I am proficent at using three (3) of the applications listed above.
  3. I am proficent at using two (2) of the applications listed above.
  4. I am proficent at using one (1) of the applications listed above.
  5. I do not have any experience using any of the computer applications listed above.


* 11.What best describes your knowledge of reporting formats and requirements?
  1. I have issued written reports (e.g., audit reports, certificates) pertaining to food products and/or facilities.
  2. I have contributed information that has been included in written reports (e.g., audit reports, certificates) pertaining to food products and/or facilities.
  3. I have training or education on reporting formats and requirements (e.g., technical writing).
  4. I do not have knowledge of reporting formats and requirements.


* 12.What best describes your public speaking experience?
  1. I have made formal presentations to groups.
  2. I have made informal presentations to groups.
  3. I do not have public speaking experience.