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Grade: 07
* 1.GS-07. Choose one answer that best describes your education and/or experience as it pertains to the basic requirements for this position.
  1. I have one full year (52 weeks) or more of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-05 level as described below.
  2. I have a degree in history or related field that included at least 18 semester hours in history.
  3. I have a combination of education and experience with courses equivalent to a major in history, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education that together meet the qualification requirements of this position.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


* 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.


Specialized experience is defined as work or academic experience in conducting research or investigations.

* 3.Has your research been used to prepare any of the following?
  1. memos and letters
  2. scholarly reports
  3. newspaper or other published articles
  4. published scientific journal reports
  5. white papers
  6. instructions/guidance documents for others
  7. miscellaneous documents to support explaining your position to others
  8. historic preservation papers
  9. oral advisory presentations to individuals
  10. oral advisory presentations to groups
  11. none of the above


* 4.Which of the following types of written documents or sections of written documents do you have experience drafting?
  1. term papers
  2. white papers
  3. journal articles
  4. internal memos
  5. external memos
  6. sections of technical reports
  7. summary of internal or external stakeholder meetings
  8. speeches for internal or external audiences
  9. none of the above


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 have one full year (52 weeks) or more of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-07 level as described below.
  2. 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.).
  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.


* 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.


Specialized experience is defined as work or academic experience in conducting research or investigations and experience in writing to interpret or recommend public policies or programs.

* 3.As a graduate student, how many credit hours of American History did you take?
  1. 3 to 5 credit hours
  2. 6 to 8 credit hours
  3. 9 to 11 credit hours
  4. 12 credit hours
  5. more than 12 credit hours
  6. none of the above


* 4.Has your research been used to prepare any of the following?
  1. memos and letters
  2. scholarly reports
  3. master's thesis
  4. doctorate thesis
  5. newspaper or other published articles
  6. published scientific journal reports
  7. white papers
  8. instructions/guidance documents for others
  9. miscellaneous documents to support explaining your position to others
  10. historic preservation papers
  11. oral advisory presentations to individuals
  12. oral advisory presentations to groups
  13. none of the above


* 5.Identify the types of historical evaluations/papers by category that you have conducted.
  1. undergraduate honors paper in American history
  2. seminar paper on American History as a graduate student
  3. master of arts thesis in American History or Ph.D. dissertation in American History
  4. none of the above


* 6.Which of the following types of written documents or sections of written documents do you have experience drafting?
  1. term papers
  2. master's thesis
  3. doctoral dissertation
  4. white papers
  5. journal articles
  6. internal memos
  7. external memos
  8. sections of technical reports
  9. summary of internal or external stakeholder meetings
  10. speeches for internal or external audiences
  11. none of the above


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.What types of historical research have you conducted?
  1. on-line database searches
  2. historical societies
  3. Library of Congress
  4. historical publications
  5. judicial proceeding records
  6. library periodicals and magazines
  7. technical publications
  8. interviews
  9. National Archives
  10. local libraries
  11. none of the above


* 4.As an undergraduate, how many credit hours of American History did you take?
  1. 3 to 5 credit hours
  2. 6 to 8 credit hours
  3. 9 to 11 credit hours
  4. 12 credit hours
  5. more than 12 credit hours
  6. none of the above


* 5.In addition to an undergraduate course in American History Survey, did you take any of the following coursework?
  1. Colonial American history
  2. Nineteenth century America
  3. Twentieth century America
  4. Independent study course focusing on Nineteenth century America
  5. Research project course focusing on Nineteenth century America
  6. Independent study course focusing on Twentieth century America
  7. Research project course focusing on Twentieth century America
  8. none of the above


* 6.What coursework have you taken in archaeology?
  1. Heritage management
  2. American archaeology
  3. Introduction to Archaeology
  4. any other 3 credit undergraduate course in archaeology
  5. any other 6 credit hours in undergraduate archaeology courses
  6. none of the above


* 7.What methods have you used to verify research results?
  1. collaborated documents
  2. interviewed scholars
  3. interviewed historians
  4. interviewed federal/state/local officials
  5. interviewed academia researchers
  6. none of the above


* 8.Which of the following activities have you participated in?
  1. I served as support staff on a team in planning an historical evaluation.
  2. I served as support staff on a team in planning an historical evaluation.
  3. I have planned and conducted an historical evaluation on my own (not part of a team).
  4. I have helped others conduct historical evaluations.
  5. None of the above


* 9.Which of the following software programs you have used?
  1. databases
  2. word processing
  3. spreadsheet analysis
  4. power point presentation software
  5. technical software such as geographical information systems (GIS)
  6. technical software such as mapping software
  7. technical software such as mathematical calculation software
  8. internet based software programs
  9. none of the above


* 10.Which of the following do you have experience with?
  1. macros embedded in the software program (e.g. Excel macros, word processing macros)
  2. external programming languages (e.g., Python, JAVA, C++)
  3. other programming not related to job experience (e.g., software for internet application)
  4. none of the above


* 11.What types of information have you presented to a group of more than 15 people?
  1. technical information
  2. non-technical information
  3. results of assessments and investigations
  4. recommendations
  5. policies or procedures
  6. none of the above


* 12.What types of information have you presented to a group of less than 5 people?
  1. technical information
  2. non-technical information
  3. results of assessments and investigations
  4. recommendations
  5. policies or procedures
  6. none of the above


* 13.Which actions have you performed when completing a written document?
  1. submitted a document that I drafted for review
  2. added additional information to a document that someone else wrote
  3. edited someone else’s written document for clarity, interpretation, and tone
  4. edited someone else’s written document for spelling, grammar, and thought organization
  5. reviewed someone else’s written document for fact and / or data accuracy
  6. none of the above






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