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Grade: 09
* 1.GS-09. Choose one answer that best describes your education and/or experience as it pertains to the basic requirements for this position.
  1. I possess 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education or master`s or equivalent graduate degree (such as an LL.B or J.D.).
  2. I have one full year (52 weeks) or more of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-07 level as described below.
  3. I possess a combination of graduate level education beyond the first year of progressive graduate study and appropriate experience that together meet the qualification requirements of this position.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


Required specialized experience is defined as experience in working with the specific laws and regulations for electronic and non-electronic records, the Federal Records Act, and other management control requirements in order to formulate and carry out records management responsibilities.

* 2.In reference to the question above, please indicate the time frame and employer(s) or educational experience in your resume that supports your answer (e.g. 12/10/90 - 2/4/93 Department of Energy). Enter NA if not applicable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.I understand submission of supporting documentation, e.g., transcripts, DD 214, SF-50, may be required for this position. I also understand that my application will not be considered if the required supporting documentation is not submitted or is not submitted in accordance with the time frames indicated in the announcement.
  1. True
  2. False


* 2.Select the option that best reflects how you first became aware of this position.
  1. At a college job fair or professional organizational event
  2. Referral from a professional organization
  3. College placement office
  4. Referral from a state or local agency
  5. OPM 's USAJOBS job board
  6. Internet job board (other than USAJOBS)
  7. Magazine or newspaper advertisement
  8. Referral from another Federal agency or Federal employee
  9. Other


* 3.I am eligible for a Recent Graduate appointment because
  1. I have graduated from a post secondary accredited institution within 2 years of the closing date on this announcement.
  2. I have graduated from a post secondary accredited institution within 6 years of the closing date on this announcement due to military service obligations.
  3. None of the above


* 4.Select the statement that best describes your highest level of experience communicating with customers and colleagues.
  1. I have received training for this task either on the job or through formal classes, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  2. I routinely communicate with internal customers and colleagues and follow-up on all inquiries/requests for action.
  3. On my own initiative, I have communicated with both internal and external customers and colleagues in order to provide or gather information.
  4. I routinely communicate with all levels of colleagues and customers, including high-level officials, in order to provide or gather information.
  5. None of the above.


* 5.Please select the response that best describes your highest level of experience collaborating and negotiating with internal and external contacts to resolve issues and implement improved processes that mitigate or eliminate problems.
  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 it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job.  My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job.  I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert in performing this task.  I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.


6.In reference to the question above, please indicate the time frame and employer(s) or educational experience in your resume that supports your answer (e.g. 12/10/90 - 2/4/93 Department of Energy). Enter NA if not applicable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 7.Please select the response that best describes your highest level of experience assessing the compliance of current policies and procedures with statutory regulations and professional records management standards.
  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 it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job.  My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job.  I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert in performing this task.  I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.


8.In reference to the question above, please indicate the time frame and employer(s) or educational experience in your resume that supports your answer (e.g. 12/10/90 - 2/4/93 Department of Energy). Enter NA if not applicable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 9.Please select the response that best describes your highest level of experience advising management on statutory or regulatory requirements which affect current or projected records management operations.
  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 it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job.  My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job.  I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert in performing this task.  I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.


10.In reference to the question above, please indicate the time frame and employer(s) or educational experience in your resume that supports your answer (e.g. 12/10/90 - 2/4/93 Department of Energy). Enter NA if not applicable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 11.Please select the response that best describes your highest level of experience developing new processes or procedures to solve problems with managing records.
  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 it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job.  My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job.  I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert in performing this task.  I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.


12.In reference to the question above, please indicate the time frame and employer(s) or educational experience in your resume that supports your answer (e.g. 12/10/90 - 2/4/93 Department of Energy). Enter NA if not applicable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 13.Please select the response that best describes your highest level of experience identifying Federal records and their required maintenance pursuant to the Federal Records Act.
  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 it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job.  My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job.  I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert in performing this task.  I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.


* 14.In reference to the question above, please indicate the time frame and employer(s) or educational experience in your resume that supports your answer (e.g. 12/10/90 - 2/4/93 Department of Energy). Enter NA if not applicable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 15.Please select the response that best describes your highest level of experience providing analytical advice and assistance to staff regarding records management issues.
  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 it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job.  My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job.  I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert in performing this task.  I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.


* 16.In reference to the question above, please indicate the time frame and employer(s) or educational experience in your resume that supports your answer (e.g. 12/10/90 - 2/4/93 Department of Energy). Enter NA if not applicable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 17.Please select the response that best describes your highest level of experience preparing, monitoring, overseeing progress of, and reporting to management on corrective action plans or similar controls to documents and resolving actionable issues.
  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 it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job.  My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job.  I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert in performing this task.  I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.


* 18.In reference to the question above, please indicate the time frame and employer(s) or educational experience in your resume that supports your answer (e.g. 12/10/90 - 2/4/93 Department of Energy). Enter NA if not applicable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 19.Please select the response that best describes your highest level of experience applying a wide-range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods to manage, assess and improve programs by planning, scheduling and conducting projects, studies or surveys to evaluate current records management program operations so recommended improvements can be made to the effectiveness and efficiency of operations.
  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 it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job.  My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job.  I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert in performing this task.  I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.


* 20.In reference to the question above, please indicate the time frame and employer(s) or educational experience in your resume that supports your answer (e.g. 12/10/90 - 2/4/93 Department of Energy). Enter NA if not applicable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 21.Please select the response that best describes your highest level of experience increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of records management operations within an organization.
  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 it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job.  My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job.  I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert in performing this task.  I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.


* 22.In reference to the question above, please indicate the time frame and employer(s) or educational experience in your resume that supports your answer (e.g. 12/10/90 - 2/4/93 Department of Energy). Enter NA if not applicable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 23.Please select the response that best describes your highest level of experience developing efficient and effective records management controls based on the types of records, their use, their location, and their classification.
  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 it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job.  My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job.  I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert in performing this task.  I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.


* 24.In reference to the question above, please indicate the time frame and employer(s) or educational experience in your resume that supports your answer (e.g. 12/10/90 - 2/4/93 Department of Energy). Enter NA if not applicable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 25.Please select the response that best describes your highest level of experience planning studies or surveys to evaluate current records management program operations in order to develop new policies or recommendations.
  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 it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job.  My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job.  I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert in performing this task.  I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.


* 26.In reference to the question above, please indicate the time frame and employer(s) or educational experience in your resume that supports your answer (e.g. 12/10/90 - 2/4/93 Department of Energy). Enter NA if not applicable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 27.Please select the response that best describes your highest level of experience developing plans, goals and objectives for records program operations.
  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 it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job.  My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job.  I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert in performing this task.  I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.


* 28.In reference to the question above, please indicate the time frame and employer(s) or educational experience in your resume that supports your answer (e.g. 12/10/90 - 2/4/93 Department of Energy). Enter NA if not applicable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 29.Please select the response that best describes your highest level of experience applying general records schedules or approved agency records schedules.
  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 it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job.  My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job.  I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert in performing this task.  I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.


* 30.In reference to the question above, please indicate the time frame and employer(s) or educational experience in your resume that supports your answer (e.g. 12/10/90 - 2/4/93 Department of Energy). Enter NA if not applicable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 31.Please select the response that best describes your highest level of experience preparing reports and other presentation materials on records management plans and evaluations.
  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 it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job.  My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job.  I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert in performing this task.  I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.


* 32.In reference to the question above, please indicate the time frame and employer(s) or educational experience in your resume that supports your answer (e.g. 12/10/90 - 2/4/93 Department of Energy). Enter NA if not applicable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 33.Have you had experience in performing or managing the following:
  1. Multiple, simultaneous assignments or tasks
  2. Multiple projects with competing and changing deadlines or priorities
  3. Occasionally overlapping projects, assignments or tasks
  4. Multiple projects or assignments with deadlines or priorities set by others
  5. None of the above


* 34.Do you have experience in supervising and/or leading a group in the completion of a project?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 35.If you answered 'Yes' to the above question, please briefly provide additional information as to the nature of your role as a supervisor or leader. (e.g. Did you set expectations for your group or did you assess their performance in the completion of the project?) If you answered 'No' above, please enter 'NA'.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 36.Select all of the activities that describe the written communication skills you have used as a regular part of your job.
  1. I have drafted papers, reports, correspondence and other written materials for review and signature by higher level officials.
  2. I have developed written materials for briefings, meetings, and/or conferences.
  3. I have drafted policy and procedural materials for dissemination.
  4. None of the above.


* 37.In reference to the question above, please indicate the time frame and employer(s) or educational experience in your resume that supports your answer (e.g. 12/10/90 - 2/4/93 Department of Energy). Enter NA if not applicable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 38.Select the statement that best describes your highest level of experience producing and managing correspondence, reports, and written justification as a regular part of your job.
  1. I have not prepared correspondence, reports, and justifications.
  2. I have produced correspondence, reports, and justifications, but had my work reviewed by a supervisor or coworker in related matters.
  3. I have reviewed correspondence, reports and justification prepared by subordinates.
  4. I have been authorized to sign correspondence, reports, and justifications on program matters


* 39.My written communication skills include:
  1. Developing presentations for the purpose of presenting to senior level management
  2. Writing classification advisories to senior level officials
  3. Writing status reports including project status and issues needing management attention
  4. Assisting in developing training material as needed
  5. None of the above


* 40.In reference to the question above, please indicate the time frame and employer(s) or educational experience in your resume that supports your answer (e.g. 12/10/90 - 2/4/93 Department of Energy). Enter NA if not applicable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.






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