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Vacancy Questions Preview

Vacancy Questions Preview

Grade: 3
* 1.ZS-3: Do you have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the ZS-2/GS-04 OR 4 years of education above high school OR a combination of education and experience (only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours (i.e., beyond the second year) is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement.)? (See the "Qualifications" section of this announcement for the definition of specialized experience.)
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Do you have experience preparing documentation for small purchases, as well as maintaining financial information in a tracking 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 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.


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 updating files and databases for property transactions?
  1. I have performed these tasks as a regular part of my duties.
  2. I have attended a training course/seminar on performing this task.
  3. I have no experience performing this task.


* 3.Do you have experience preparing documentation for small purchases, as well as maintaining financial information in a tracking 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 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.


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.Do you have the ability to communicate clearly and concisely with others in person, by phone and in written format in responding to inquiries concerning administrative issues?
  1. I have performed these tasks as a regular part of a job. I have performed them independently and normally without review by a supervisor.
  2. I have had some experience performing these tasks on the job. My work on these tasks was monitored by a supervisor to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  3. I have not had experience in performing these tasks.


* 3.What is your level of experience with Federal Timekeeping and Travel Authorization/Voucher 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.


* 4.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.


* 5.Identify the computer software that you have used on a regularly recurring basis in the performance of your work. (Check all that apply).
  1. E-mail.
  2. Word processing (ex., WordPerfect, Microsoft, etc.).
  3. Spreadsheets (ex., Excel, Lotus, etc.).
  4. Databases (ex. Access).
  5. Presentations (ex., PowerPoint).
  6. Project Management.
  7. Graphics Software.
  8. Statistical Software .
  9. Desktop Publishing.
  10. None of the above.


* 6.Select the statement that best describes you experience establishing and maintaining working relationships with a variety of diverse teams (i.e., multi-agency, interagency teams comprised of contractors, government employees, and special interest groups), to complete a project or achieve a mission goal.
  1. I have had responsibility for overseeing diverse teams to resolve complex technical issues and to complete a project.
  2. I have served as a lead on a diverse team responsible for overseeing a portion of a project to ensure assignments are completed and milestones are met.
  3. I have been a member of such teams responsible for completing assignments independently to ensure the success of the project.
  4. I have been given assignments to complete by senior staff or supervisor that contribute to the work of an organizationally diverse team. These assignments are subject to review for accuracy and completeness.
  5. I have not had education, training, or experience as described above.


* 7.Select the response that best describes your experience preparing and/or reviewing a variety of forms and documents for accuracy and completeness in compliance with applicable regulations and policies.
  1. I have not been responsible for preparing and/or reviewing forms and documents for completion and accuracy in compliance with regulations and policies.
  2. I have been responsible for preparing and/or reviewing some forms and documents for completion and accuracy in compliance with regulations and policies.
  3. I have been responsible for the regular preparation and/or review of a variety of forms and documents that have been completed by me and other technicians for accuracy and completeness in compliance with regulations and policies.
  4. I have been responsible for the regular preparation and review of a variety of Federal personnel forms and documents that have been completed by me and other technicians for accuracy and completeness in compliance with regulations and policies.


* 8.Select the statement that best describes your experience in creating, organizing, and maintaining accurate filing systems.
  1. I have developed and maintained a filing system. I often assist other administrative staff to set up a filing system, or refine their filing systems. I am sometimes asked to inspect office filing systems to ensure that they comply with filing instructions.
  2. I have assisted in developing a filing system that I was later responsible for maintaining. I have answered questions about filing structures when asked for assistance.
  3. I have no experience at any level developing filing systems, but I do have experience maintaining an existing file system.
  4. I have received training in this function, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  5. I have no experience in the development or maintenance of a filing system.