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Vacancy Questions Preview

Vacancy Questions Preview

Grade: 4
* 1.ZS-4: Do you have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the ZS-3/GS-06 level? (See the "Qualifications" section of this announcement for the definition of specialized experience.)
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Do you have experience in managing the calendar of senior level management, including setting, postponing , rescheduling and canceling appointments?
  1. I have extensive experience in this task and routinely work independently and/or provide guidance and direction to others in carrying out this work.
  2. I have considerable experience conducting these tasks with guidance and oversight for a supervisor.
  3. I have assisted more senior workers in conducting these tasks and have only limited experience in these areas.
  4. I have no relevant experience in this area.


* 3.Do you have experience maintaining multiple calendars, including the use and maintenance of electronic calendars for one or more executive or senior staff simultaneouly?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.Select the statement that best describes your experience in determining and coordinating a variety of logistical needs for meetings, workshops and conferences.
  1. I am responsible for determining and coordinating a variety of logistical needs for meetings, workshops and conferences. This was a regular and recurring part of my job.
  2. I assist others in coordinating a variety of logistical needs for meetings, workshops and conferences as a regular part of my job.
  3. I do not have the experience described above.


* 5.Do you have experience reviewing outgoing correspondence, reports and administrative documents for accuracy in accordance with established agency policy and procedures?
  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.


* 6.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.


Grade: 5
* 1.ZS-5: Do you have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the ZS-4/GS-08 level? (See the "Qualifications" section of this announcement for the definition of specialized experience.)
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Do you have experience in developing and implementing standard operating procedures concerning administrative policies and procedures?
  1. I have no experience with this task.
  2. I have experience assisting with the development of standard operating procedures concerning administrative policies and procedures, or have recommended improvements in existing procedures.
  3. I have had a lead role in developing standard operating procedures concerning administrative policies and procedures, and have recommended improvements in existing procedures.


* 3.Do you have experience in managing the calendar of senior level management, including setting, postponing , rescheduling and canceling appointments?
  1. I have extensive experience in this task and routinely work independently and/or provide guidance and direction to others in carrying out this work.
  2. I have considerable experience conducting these tasks with guidance and oversight for a supervisor.
  3. I have assisted more senior workers in conducting these tasks and have only limited experience in these areas.
  4. I have no relevant experience in this area.


* 4.Do you have experience maintaining multiple calendars, including the use and maintenance of electronic calendars for one or more executive or senior staff simultaneouly?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.Do you have experience reviewing outgoing correspondence, reports and administrative documents for accuracy in accordance with established agency policy and procedures?
  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.


* 6.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.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.Do you self-certify or have you provided a certificate of proficiency (via upload or fax), from a school or other organization authorized to issue such certificates by the Office of Personnel Management local office, that you meet the proficiency requirement of being able to type 40 wpm (based on a 5 minute sample with three or fewer errors)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.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


* 3.Select the statement that best describes your experience maintaining a correspondence control system, which assured that deadlines were met.
  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.


* 4.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.


* 5.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.


* 6.Do you have experience ordering and maintaining office supplies?
  1. Yes
  2. No