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Vacancy Questions Preview

Vacancy Questions Preview

Grade: All Grades
* 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.Select the statement that best describes your experience working with customers to assess needs, provide assistance, resolve problems and satisfy expectations and committed to providing quality products and services.
  1. I develop and maintain relationships with customers with diverse needs, providing technical and/or complex information about products and services.
  2. I maintain relationships with customers with diverse needs while providing moderately technical and/or complex information about products and services.
  3. I have had brief contact with customers with limited needs providing routine information about products and services.
  4. None of the above


* 3.Select the statement that best describes your experience in applying personnel rules, regulations, procedures and policies in processing personnel/payroll actions.
  1. I have experience processing personnel actions in a Federal Human Resources office where I acquired a working knowledge of Federal personnel regulations, policies and procedures INCLUDING the Federal Guide to Processing Personnel Actions.
  2. I have experience in a Federal Human Resources office where I acquired a working knowledge of Federal personnel regulations, policies and procedures BUT NOT the Federal Guide to Processing Personnel Actions.
  3. I have experience in a Federal government office setting other than HR where I have acquired a working knowledge of Federal personnel laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
  4. I have completed formal training in personnel laws, regulations, policies and procedures, but have not yet applied this training to HR work on the job.
  5. I do not have experience in performing this task, but I am willing to learn.


* 4.Identify the following staffing activities that you have independently performed on a regular and recurring basis:
  1. I have provided advice and assistance to customers on staffing and recruitment policies and procedures.
  2. I have assisted managers in writing job analysis and crediting plans.
  3. I have assisted managers to determine recruitment strategies.
  4. I have developed vacancy announcements.
  5. I have reviewed applications for minimum qualifications.
  6. None of the above


* 5.Select the statement that best describes your experience in applying personnel rules, regulations, procedures and policies in processing personnel/payroll actions.
  1. I have experience processing personnel actions in a Human Resources office where I acquired a working knowledge of Federal/State and/or Private Sector personnel regulations, policies and procedures.
  2. I have completed formal training in personnel laws, regulations, policies and procedures, but have not yet applied this training to HR work on the job.
  3. I do not have experience in performing this task.


* 6.Identify the types of positions and authorities for which you have filled vacancies:
  1. General Schedule
  2. Wage Grade/Board
  3. Excepted Service
  4. Competitive Service
  5. Pay banding
  6. Other pay systems
  7. None of the above


* 7.Choose the statement that best describes your experience with conducting and documenting a job analysis:
  1. 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.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  5. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.


* 8.Select the statement that best describes your experience with administrative laws, policies, and regulations associated with the Federal human resources management process.
  1. I research and apply administrative laws, policies and regulations associated with the Federal human resources management through use of the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 5 of the United States Code, and agency directives in the regular performance of my job.
  2. I use administrative laws, policies and regulations associated with the Federal human resources management by applying these laws and regulations in the regular performance of my duties.
  3. I have limited experience in application of administrative laws, policies and regulations associated with the Federal human resources management.
  4. I have received training in this function, but have not yet applied it on the job.
  5. I do not have the experience described above.


* 9.Identify the electronic human resources system(s) with which you are proficient (proficient means you understand and have used a major part of the system's functionality or capabilities):
  1. Hiring Management (Enterprise)
  2. Resumix
  3. USAJOBS
  4. USA Staffing
  5. NFC
  6. Other personnel/payroll systems
  7. I am not proficient in any personnel/payroll systems.


* 10.Do you have experience working and collaborating with others in a work unit or team project?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 11.I am certified by the Office of Personnel Management to perform Delegated Examining staffing activities.
  1. Yes
  2. No