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Vacancy Questions Preview

Vacancy Questions Preview

Grade: All Grades
* 1.ZP-2: Do you have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower pay band (ZP-1) or GS-05 grade level in the federal service? OR 1 full year of graduate-level education OR superior academic achievement OR a combination of education and experience? See the "Qualifications" section for the definition of specialized experience.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.How proficient are you with Microsoft Excel?
  1. Advanced
  2. Intermediate
  3. Beginner
  4. I have had training but no on the job experience.
  5. I do not have any training or experience.


* 3.Have you worked with spreadsheets, database management, and forms software to maintain statistics and graphs to track expenditures and trends?
  1. I have performed these tasks on the job. My work on these tasks was monitored by a supervisor to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  2. I have performed these tasks as a regular part of a job. I have performed them independently and normally without review by a supervisor.
  3. I am considered fully proficient in performing these tasks. I am normally the person who is consulted by other staff to assist them in doing these tasks because of my expertise.
  4. I have not had experience in performing these tasks.


* 4.Do you have experience reviewing observer data for accuracy and completeness, data entry of observer data, and post entry editing of observer data?
  1. I have been responsible for reviewing observer data for accuracy and completeness.
  2. I have entered observer data via a personal computer.
  3. I have edited observer data post entry.
  4. I have no experience reviewing observer data for accuracy and completeness, data entry of observer data, and post entry editing of observer data.


* 5.What best describes your experience with observer sampling and safety gear?
  1. I am fully proficient in the use and maintenance of observer sampling and safety gear and I have experience training others to use observer sampling and safety gear.
  2. I am fully proficient in the use and maintenance of observer sampling and safety gear, but I have no experience training others to use observer sampling and safety gear.
  3. I am fully proficient in the use of observer sampling and safety gear, but I have no experience maintaining gear or training others to use observer sampling and safety gear.
  4. I have no experience with observer sampling and safety gear.


* 6.What types of purchasing/procurement tasks/functions have you performed?
  1. Purchase needed components.
  2. Submit orders.
  3. Review product lines and interfacing with manufacturers/suppliers.
  4. Develop costs estimate for competitive bidding.
  5. Determine estimates for total project costs.
  6. Develop and maintain monthly and/or quarterly accounting summaries.
  7. Estimate budgets.
  8. None of the above.


* 7.Select the statement that best describes your experience in interpersonal and conflict resolution skills to effectively communicate, coordinate and work with diverse people or groups having opposing viewpoints?
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 8.Do you have knowledge of interviewing techniques and working conditions for the collection of fisheries data from fishermen or fishing vessel operators at the market, dockside or shoreline locations?
  1. I am considered fully proficient in performing this task. I am normally the person who is consulted by other staff to assist them in doing these tasks because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed these tasks as a regular part of a job or research project. I have performed them independently and normally without review of a supervisor or co-worker.
  3. I have performed these tasks on the job or research project. My work was monitored by a supervisor or co-worker to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have no experience performing this task.


* 9.Can you demonstrate the ability to work across a wide range of educational and societal backgrounds?
  1. I have extensive experience working independently performing these duties and providing guidance to less experienced staff.
  2. I have worked independently performing these duties for some time.
  3. I have training and some job experience in these duties under the guidance of a supervisor or higher-level employee.
  4. I have training in this area but no job experience.
  5. No experience.


* 10.Do you have experience performing industry based shipboard sampling operations and procedures for fish, shellfish and protected species?
  1. I undertake shipboard sampling of fish and shellfishes in a fishery context as a regular part of my job, with minimal assistance.
  2. I have supervised others in fishery shipboard operations and procedures for fish, shellfish and protected species.
  3. I have performed this work on the job, however, my work was minimal or I received assistance.
  4. I have supervised or performed this work on the job, but not in a fishery context.
  5. I have no experience performing this task.