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Vacancy Questions Preview

Vacancy Questions Preview

Grade: All Grades
* 1.BEA AOC6: Please select the best choice that applies to you. You will receive consideration for the eligibility you select below only. If it is determined the choice you select does not apply to you, you will not be considered under this vacancy announcement.
  1. Current permanent competitive service Bureau of Economic Analysis employee.
  2. Status applicants (i.e. current and former government employees in the competitive service).
  3. Surplus and displaced Commerce employee (CTAP). Note: If you select that you wish to be considered as a surplus and displaced Commerce employee (CTAP), you MUST have received your written notice "Certificate of Expected Separation" or your formal "Reduction In Force Separation Notice." Please review the Other Information section for more information on CTAP.
  4. Displaced Federal employee (ICTAP). Note: If you select that you wish to be considered as a displaced Federal employee (ICTAP), you MUST have received your written notice "Certificate of Expected Separation" or your formal "Reduction In Force Separation Notice." Please review the Other Information section for more information on ICTAP.
  5. Individual eligible for competitive appointment under Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service.
  6. Individual eligible for a non-competitive appointment under a special appointing authority. Some examples of Special Appointing Authorities are Veterans’ Recruitment Appointment (VRA) (Note: VRA can only be used for Grades 11 and below), 30% or more disabled veterans, Persons with disabilities, Interchange agreements, Peace Corp volunteers, United States Postal Service employees, or Former overseas employees.

        BRANCHED: * 1.If so, please identify the special appointing authority.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  7. None of the above.


* 2.Do you have 24 semester hours in accounting or do you have a degree in accounting or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 hours in accounting? (The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law.)
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.Do you have at least 1 year of specialized experience which is equivalent to at least next lower band (band III) or grade (GS-12)? (See the "Qualifications" section of this announcement for the definition of specialized experience.)
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.Will you have one year of time-in-grade at the grade 12 level as of the closing date of this announcement?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.In the last 3 years, have you had one or more of the following Awards: On-the-Spot Award, Time Off Award or equivalent? Special Achievement Award, Special Act Award, Cash-in-a-Flash, performance award, or equivalent valued at $999 or less?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.If you answered yes, please give award type(s), amount(s), and year(s) awarded.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 6.Have you had one or more of the following Awards: Special Achievement Award, Special Act Award, performance award or equivalent valued at $1000 or greater (within the last 3 years)? BEA Award of Excellence or equivalent (within the last 3 years)? Department of Commerce Gold, Silver or Bronze Medal or equivalent honorary award (Lifetime)?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.If you answered yes, please give award type(s), amount(s), and year(s) awarded.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 7.Indicate your most recent performance rating (received within the last four years).
  1. My most recent performance rating is at least at the Fully Successful or equivalent level.
  2. My most recent performance rating is below the Fully Successful or equivalent level.
  3. I have not received a performance rating within the last four years.


* 8.Please select any of the following tasks you have completed as part of economic data analyses required by your regular job duties.
  1. Analyzing written reports
  2. Analyzing data tables
  3. Writing accurate reports
  4. Reviewing reports for abnormalities
  5. Reviewing data tables for accuracy
  6. Reviewing charts for accuracy
  7. Collecting data
  8. Manipulating data
  9. Researching economic topics
  10. Drafting documents
  11. Reviewing written documents
  12. Editing written documents
  13. Publishing written documents
  14. None of the above


* 9.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 10.Do you have experience reviewing economic data for the presence of outliers or other unusual characteristics?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 11.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 12.From the following list of activities, please select those you have completed as part of economic data analysis required by your regular job duties (check all that apply).
  1. Evaluating reports
  2. Evaluating data tables
  3. Implementing data collection procedures
  4. Evaluating economic research
  5. Approving documents for release to the public
  6. None of the above


* 13.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 14.Do you have experience in questionnaire design for economic surveys including the design and implementation of electronic versions of surveys?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 15.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 16.Indicate your experience overseeing various components of a large-scale data collection or survey program.
  1. Developed questionnaire content and design
  2. Preparation of other survey materials (letters, instruction sheets, promotional materials)
  3. Mailout activities
  4. Marketing, outreach, publicity
  5. Cost and Progress monitoring systems
  6. None of the above


* 17.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 18.What is your experience preparing presentations of a technical nature to large groups? (Check all that apply)
  1. Prepare presentations in person for management
  2. Prepare written reports
  3. Prepare presentations on technical topics for meetings and/or conferences
  4. Document procedures and/or standards
  5. Conduct meetings
  6. None of the above


* 19.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 20.What is your level of experience contacting company representatives to resolve errors or inconsistencies in financial accounting information?
  1. I have communicated both in writing and in person or over the phone with company representatives.
  2. I have communicated in person or over the phone with company representatives.
  3. I have communicated in writing with company representatives.
  4. No experience.


* 21.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 22.Do you have experience preparing estimates for the U.S. international or national economic accounts?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 23.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 24.Please select the statements below that describe your experience in recruiting and selecting staff as well as managing their individual and group work performance.
  1. Interviewing candidates for positions on my staff
  2. Assisting in the identification of well qualified candidates for positions and recommending their appointment, promotion and/or reassignment
  3. Developing performance standards and evaluating employees' work performance
  4. Hearing and/or resolving complaints from employees
  5. Making decisions about granting awards (including type and amount) to employees
  6. Resolving office conflicts
  7. Pursuing formal disciplinary actions
  8. Serving as the first level supervisor for several employees
  9. Leading employees, though not as a first-level supervisor
  10. None of the above


* 25.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 26.From the following list of leadership and problem solving work behaviors, select those that you have performed on the job (check all that apply).
  1. Successfully lead a team
  2. Develop/coordinate project schedules
  3. Set priorities
  4. Plan work assignments
  5. Establish short and long term priorities
  6. Identify problems
  7. Monitor progress and accomplish objectives
  8. Develop definitive alternatives and reach alternative solutions
  9. None of the above


* 27.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.