Skip Navigation
Skip to Main Content Skip to Left Navigation Skip to Footer

United States of America

Department of Commerce

Commerce Seal montage illustrating the work Commerce does

Vacancy Questions Preview

Vacancy Questions Preview

Grade: All Grades
* 1.From the following choices, please select the one that reflects your highest level of experience administering time and attendance (T & A).
  1. I have experience manually preparing time and attendance records.
  2. I have experience in using an automated time and attendance system for a group of employees.
  3. I have advised and assisted employees, supervisors, and managers on how to complete T & A's and resolve errors as well as entering T & A data into an automated system.
  4. My experience does not match the choices provided.


* 2.Please select the response(s) that describe your experience in making travel arrangements for senior executives.
  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. Prepared travel vouchers for local travel.
  6. Prepared travel vouchers for domestic travel.
  7. Prepared travel vouchers for international travel.
  8. Reviewed travel vouchers for accuracy.
  9. None of the above.


* 3.I have used the following software applications on a regular and recurring basis.
  1. Microsoft Word
  2. Microsoft Excel
  3. Microsoft Access
  4. Microsoft PowerPoint
  5. Web Development
  6. Oracle
  7. WordPerfect
  8. End Note
  9. Time and Attendance Software
  10. Correspondence and Issues Management System
  11. None of the above


* 4.Do you have experience creating, organizing, and maintaining accurate filing systems?
  1. I have developed and maintained a filing system.
  2. I have assisted in developing a filing system that I was later responsible for maintaining.
  3. I have no experience at any level developing a filing system, but I do have experience maintaining an existing file system.
  4. I have no experience in the development or maintenance of a filing system.


* 5.What is your level of experience with data entry, tracking and reporting of time sensitive data including quality control of inputs into one or more data bases? ��
  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.


* 6.Select the statement that best describes your experience in screening telephone calls and visitors.
  1. I screen calls and visitors referring them to the manager or staff members only those calls or visitors requiring his/her attention. I furnish the manager information readily obtainable to aid in the discussion. I personally handle many requests for information and resolve or assist in resolving a variety of complaints.
  2. I receive calls, greet visitors and direct to the manager or staff members only those contacts needing their attention or action. I take care of routine matters and refer other inquiries to the appropriate personnel. I personally respond to routine and non technical requests for information such as status reports, suspense dates and similar information readily available from the files.
  3. I receive visitors and phone calls; determine the nature of requests and direct callers to appropriate staff, or personally provide the information when routine or procedural matters are involved.
  4. I do not have the experience described above.


* 7.What is your level of experience using an electronic purchase card/bank card system?
  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 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 supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have performed this task at an expert level and am often consulted as an expert.