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Grade: 09
* 1.GS-09 You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade in the federal service which has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and/or you must meet the required educational requirements for GS-09. Select the choice which best describes your specialized experience or education.
  1. I do not meet or exceed the 1 year of specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I possess a combination of post high school education and experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position
  3. I have earned a Master's (or equivalent graduate degree) or I have completed 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Master's or equivalent degree.
  4. GS-09 I have one full year of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-07 level as described in the vacancy announcement under specialized experience requirements.


* 2.Please select the statement below that fully meets your experience.
  1. In my position as an HR Assistant, I performed a full range of services related to HR issues such as processing actions, providing benefits support, inputting vacancy announcements into USAJobs or another staffing system, and providing regulatory information and assistance to customers.
  2. In my position as an HR Assistant, I performed a full range of services related to HR issues as described in the above statement. In addition to those duties described above, under the direction of an HR Specialist, my additional experience included developing vacancy announcements, including developing KSA's and rating criteria, and reviewing applications for minimum qualifications.
  3. My experience as an HR Assistant fully meets statement the duties described in the first statement, and although I do not have the additional experience described in the second statement, I am excited about the opportunity and confident that I can learn this skill quickly.
  4. None of the above


* 3.Select the Human Resource areas in which you have operational experience:
  1. Staffing
  2. Pay setting
  3. Recruitment
  4. Delegated Examining
  5. Labor Relations
  6. Processing of personnel actions
  7. Classification
  8. None of the above


* 4.Select the automation programs in which you have operational experience:
  1. People Soft
  2. Other Human Resources On-line Data-bases
  3. QuickHire/Hiring Mangement
  4. Other on-line hiring system
  5. Excel
  6. Powerpoint
  7. Tracking Systems
  8. None of the above


* 5.Select those areas of communication with which you have experience.
  1. Writing responses to customer inquiries.
  2. Presenting oral briefings for peers or customers.
  3. Participating in special team meetings on sensitive human resources issues.
  4. Delivering formal or informal training sessions.
  5. Advising management on HR policies and programs.
  6. None of the above.


* 6.From the following list, select the laws, regulations and guidance that you research, interpret and apply on a daily basis:
  1. Code of Federal Regulations (Title 5 CFR)
  2. Guide to Processing Personnel Actions
  3. Delegated Examining Units Manual
  4. Qualifications Standard for General Schedule Positions
  5. Guide to Personnel Data Standards
  6. United States Code (Title 5)
  7. Veterans Guide
  8. Position Classification Standards and Guides
  9. Executive Orders
  10. Collective Bargaining Agreement
  11. Pay Setting Policies
  12. Guide to the Senior Executive Service
  13. None of the above


* 7.Which of the following staffing activities do you perform on a regular and recurring basis?
  1. Develop vacancy announcements
  2. Assist managers in writing crediting plans
  3. Perform full job analysis
  4. Determine KSAs
  5. Develop questions for use in an automated assessment questionnaire
  6. Review applications for minimum qualifications
  7. Issue merit promotion certificates
  8. Issue Delegated Examining certificates
  9. Determine pay using the GS scale
  10. Process Personnel Actions
  11. None of the above


* 8.Which of the following classification activities do you perform on a regular and recurring basis?
  1. Classify positions up to the GS-11 grade level
  2. Classify positions up to the GS-13 grade level
  3. Assist higher level specialists in performing desk audits
  4. Independently plan for and perform desk audits
  5. Advise and assist managers in writing position descriptions
  6. Maintain position description books
  7. Write evaluations using an FES format
  8. Write evaluations using a narrative format
  9. None of the above


Grade: 11
* 1.GS-11 Select the one response below that best describes your experience.
  1. I do not meet the requirements as described.
  2. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-9.


* 2.Which of the following staffing activities do you independently perform on a regular and recurring basis?
  1. Develop vacancy announcements
  2. Identify quality ranking factors
  3. Assist managers in writing crediting plans
  4. Perform a full job analysis
  5. Determine KSAs
  6. Develop questions for use in an automated assessment questionnaire
  7. Determine recruitment strategies
  8. Review applications for minimum qualifications
  9. Lead rating panels
  10. Issue merit promotion certificates
  11. Issue Delegated Examining certificates
  12. Determine pay using the GS scale
  13. Determine pay in pay-banding
  14. Process Personnel Actions
  15. Advise and consult with selecting officials
  16. None of the above


* 3.Select which areas of communication you have experience.
  1. Writing operational memorandum or instructions
  2. Writing responses to customer inquiries
  3. Writing justifications of decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations
  4. Presenting oral briefings for peers or customers
  5. Participating in special team meetings on sensitive human resources issues
  6. Delivering formal or informal training sessions
  7. Advising management on complex or controversial HR policies and programs
  8. None of the above


* 4.Which of the following classification activities do you independently perform on a regular and recurring basis?
  1. Classify positions up to the GS-13 grade level
  2. Classify positions at the GS-14/15 grade level
  3. Assist higher level specialists in performing desk audits
  4. Independently plan for and perform desk audits
  5. Write position descriptions
  6. Advise and assist managers in writing position descriptions
  7. Maintain position description books
  8. Write evaluations using an FES format
  9. Write evaluations using a narrative format
  10. None of the above


* 5.Select the Human Resource areas in which you have operational experience:
  1. Staffing
  2. Pay setting
  3. Recruitment
  4. Delegated Examining
  5. Labor Relations
  6. Processing of personnel actions
  7. Classification
  8. None of the above


* 6.Select the automation programs in which you have operational experience:
  1. People Soft
  2. Other Human Resources On-line Data-bases
  3. QuickHire/Hiring Mangement
  4. Other on-line hiring system
  5. Excel
  6. Powerpoint
  7. Tracking Systems
  8. None of the above


* 7.From the following list, select the laws, regulations and guidance that you research, interpret and apply on a daily basis:
  1. Code of Federal Regulations (Title 5 CFR)
  2. Guide to Processing Personnel Actions
  3. Delegated Examining Units Manual
  4. Qualifications Standard for General Schedule Positions
  5. Guide to Personnel Data Standards
  6. United States Code (Title 5)
  7. Veterans Guide
  8. Position Classification Standards and Guides
  9. Executive Orders
  10. Collective Bargaining Agreement
  11. Pay Setting Policies
  12. Guide to the Senior Executive Service
  13. None of the above


* 8.Of the following tasks regarding your oral communication skills, which have you performed on a regular, recurring basis? Please make sure the experience you claim is clearly reflected in your resume or you may not receive credit for your answer.
  1. Give presentations, speeches, or other public speaking tasks for the purpose of providing information and orally justify decisions related to nuclear waste management issues, policies, programs etc.
  2. Remain courteous when discussing information or eliciting highly sensitive or controversial information from people who may disagree with your program.
  3. Persuade others to accept recommendations, cooperate, or change
  4. Identify and emphasize common goals to promote cooperation among group members from diverse backgrounds and organizations
  5. Solicit input from others to consider different perspectives, including actively listening to others and clarifying communications
  6. Facilitate and ensure collaboration, coordination and communication between your organization and Federal agencies, and foreign government representatives to effectively resolve highly controversial or critical issues
  7. None of the above.


* 9.Select the choice(s) below that demonstrates your ability to communicate orally?
  1. Experience serving as a point of contact for personnel on procedural and technical matters.
  2. Experience serving as a liaison in which contact is made with a variety of individuals for the purpose of conveying information.
  3. Experience briefing senior management and HR specialist on major policies, practices, procedures and strategies.
  4. Experience responding orally to inquire or requests for information.
  5. Experience representing the agency at interagency briefings and conferences.
  6. Experience explaining non technical information orally.
  7. None of the above


* 10.Please select the choice(s) below that demonstrates your ability to communicate orally.
  1. Served as a point of contact for personnel on procedural, technical or operational issues.
  2. Served as a liaison in which contact was made with a variety of individuals for the purpose of conveying information.
  3. Negotiated policy changes.
  4. Briefed senior management and HR specialists on major policies, practices, procedures and strategies.
  5. Coordinated efforts between organizational entities.
  6. Responded orally to inquiries or requests for information.
  7. Represented the organization at interagency briefings and conferences.
  8. Gave oral presentations at conferences and training programs.
  9. None of the above.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.I understand that the responses provided in this questionnaire must be fully supported in my online resume. I further understand that my resume must provide detailed descriptions and/or examples of my knowledge, skill, and abilities as required in the vacancy announcement and that my failure to do so, may result in my being rated "Ineligible" or "Not Qualified" for this position.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.This position requires a security clearance. Are you able to obtain or maintain a security clearance?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.Do you have dual citizenship with the United States and another country?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please list the country(ies), other than the United States, with which you possess citizenship.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No