Skip Navigation

Vacancy Questions Preview

Vacancy Questions Preview

Grade: All Grades
* 1.Select the statement that best describes your experience/education as it relates to this Program Analyst, GS-0343-09 position.
  1. I have one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-07 level in the federal service performing administrative functions such as, making travel arrangements, reviewing and editing correspondence, proposed policy statements, reports and directives.
  2. I possess a master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or LL.B or J.D. My education is directly related to the work of the position to be filled.
  3. I possess an equivalent combination of the specialized experience and the graduate education. Only education beyond the first 18 semester hours will be combined with the specialized experience.
  4. My experience does not match any of the choices above.


* 2.Have you been responsible for establishing standard operating procedures (SOP's) outlining office procedures? Please ensure your response is supported by your resume.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.Select the scheduling functions you have performed as a regular part of your job. Please ensure your response is supported by your resume.
  1. Maintained supervisor's calendars.
  2. Scheduled appointments without prior approval.
  3. Arranged conferences independently.
  4. Coordinated arrangements for meetings.
  5. None of the above.


* 4.Select the area(s) of travel preparation in which you are proficient. Please ensure your response is supported by your resume.
  1. Making domestic travel arrangements (including air and ground transportation, and hotel reservations).
  2. Reviewing all logistics for engagements.
  3. Preparing travel authorizations.
  4. Preparing travel vouchers.
  5. Making international travel arrangements (including air and ground transportation and reservations).
  6. None of the above.


* 5.Have you had to work with short deadlines and competing demands for attention? Please ensure your response is supported by your resume.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.Select the response(s) that reflect the work you have routinely performed. Please ensure your response is supported by your resume.
  1. Reviewed work in progress and also upon completion.
  2. Maintained office filing systems.
  3. Tracked data and sensitive correspondence.
  4. Prepared requisitions for office supplies, maintenance, and equipment.
  5. Independently determined the need for office supplies based on inventories, staff surveys, and requests.
  6. None of the above.


* 7.Select the response(s) that reflect your experience with correspondence procedures. Please ensure your response is supported by your resume.
  1. Reviewed correspondence for clarity, coherence, and spelling.
  2. Prepared responses to routine correspondence.
  3. Completed form letters that required some writing.
  4. Prepared minutes from meetings.
  5. Reviewed existing and proposed directives on behalf of supervisor.
  6. Analyzed and reviewed reports on behalf of the supervisor.
  7. None of the above.


* 8.From the list below select the contacts/officials you interact with in the performance of your duties. Please ensure your response is supported by your resume.
  1. Executive Officials
  2. Managers
  3. Senior Civic Group Officials
  4. Members of Congress
  5. Leaders in State and local governments
  6. News media
  7. Local and national organized groups
  8. None of the above


* 9.Select the response(s) that reflect the written materials you have composed. Please ensure your response is supported by your resume.
  1. Charts and graphs
  2. Letters
  3. Briefings
  4. Fact Sheets
  5. Memorandums
  6. Directories
  7. Reports
  8. Congressional documents
  9. None of the above


* 10.Select the response(s) that describe your experience locating and compiling information for reports/briefings. Please ensure your response is supported by your resume.
  1. Gathered materials to be routed for information or distributed at recurring meetings.
  2. Compiled factual information from sources within assigned work area and present information in a logical fashion.
  3. Collected, compiled, and retrieved information from various sources within an organization and present same in a logical format that allows for ease of interpretation by others.
  4. Collected, compiled, and retrieved information from various sources outside an organization or agency and present same in a logical format that allows for ease of interpretation by others.
  5. Collected, compiled, and retrieved information from intranet or internet sources and present same in a logical format for ease of use by supervisor or members of a team.
  6. None of the above.


* 11.Select the statement that best describes your experience communicating information to senior management officials. Please ensure your response is supported by your resume.
  1. I have assisted in the preparation of policy recommendations, procedures, or analyses, providing data and background information to senior officials as requested.
  2. I have developed comprehensive materials for reports, briefings, and meetings for management officials.
  3. I have communicated program strategies, goals, objectives, and priorities to program personnel within an organization.
  4. I have prepared briefing materials for management officials.
  5. I have made recommendations orally.
  6. None of the above.


* 12.Select the software application(s) that you are proficient in accomplishing routine analyses, reports, and queries. Please ensure your response is supported by your resume.
  1. Microsoft Word
  2. Microsoft Access
  3. Microsoft PowerPoint
  4. Microsoft Excel
  5. Microsoft SharePoint
  6. Project Management
  7. Database Management
  8. Automated systems for travel arrangements
  9. None of the above.


* 13.Select the answers that describe your experience in correspondence matters. Please ensure your response is supported by your resume.
  1. Proofread correspondence for policy content.
  2. Control all correspondence.
  3. Determine appropriate routing including what needs supervisor's personal attention.
  4. Follow up to ensure timely actions.
  5. Review all outgoing correspondence for grammar, punctuation, syntax, and format.
  6. Draft non-technical correspondence.
  7. Coordinate work efforts with senior level staff.
  8. Manage work flow.
  9. None of the above.


* 14.I have thoroughly reviewed the 'How to Apply/Required Documents' & 'Qualifications' sections of this Vacancy Announcement to determine which supplemental documents to submit. This may include: Transcripts to verify undergraduate/graduate education; SF-50 if I am a current/former Federal employee; DD214 if I am a veteran (and SF-15/VA Letter if applicable), etc. I understand that failure to fax or upload required documents by the vacancy announcement's closing date may result in loss of consideration.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 15.I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, ALL of the information provided on this application is true, accurate, and complete, and that this application for employment is made in good faith. I understand that a false statement on any part of this application may be grounds for not hiring me or for firing me after I begin work. I also understand that I may be punished by fine or imprisonment for falsification of my employment application (18 USC 1001). I understand that information I give may be investigated as allowed by law or Executive order. Do you understand and agree to all the above?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 16.How did you learn about this position?
  1. Private information service
  2. Magazine
  3. Newspaper
  4. Radio
  5. TV
  6. Poster
  7. Private Employment Office
  8. State Employment Office (Unemployment Office)
  9. Agency Human Resources Department (Bulletin board or other announcement)
  10. Agency or other Federal government recruitment at school or college
  11. Federal, state or local Job Information Center
  12. Religious organization
  13. College, University or career placement counselor
  14. Friend or relative working for this agency
  15. Friend or relative not working for this agency
  16. USAJOBS
  17. Professional Association
  18. Publication
  19. Career Fair (Please state the name of the Career Fair under Other)
  20. Conference (Please state the name of the Conference under Other)
  21. College Event (Please state the name of the College Event under Other)
  22. Other






This is a Federal job application system. Providing false information, creating fake IDs, or failing to answer all questions truthfully and completely may be grounds for not hiring, for disbarment from Federal employment, or for dismissal after the applicant begins work. Falsifying a Federal job application, attempting to violate the privacy of others, or attempting to compromise the operation of this system may be punishable by fine or imprisonment (US Code, Title 18, section 1001).