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Grade: All Grades
* 1.Knowledge of human resources principles and practices.**

Applied knowledge of human resources principles and practices. This included the areas of: 1) staffing and recruitment, 2) performance management and staff recognition, 3) training and professional development, 4) position management and classification, 5) workplace flexibilities, and 6) management information.
  1. As a job responsibility, applied working knowledge of AT LEAST FOUR of the above areas.
  2. As a job responsibility, applied working knowledge of AT LEAST THREE of the above areas.
  3. As a job responsibility, applied working knowledge of AT LEAST TWO of the above areas.
  4. None of the above.


* 2.In the box below, provide a brief description of your specific experience, education, knowledge, and/or training that supports your choice to the previous question. Do not paste your resume here or state SEE RESUME. Failure to provide a brief narrative for any KSA statement will result in disqualification of your application from further consideration.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 3.Ability to apply administrative processes and techniques.**

Provided administrative support to senior management in such activities as: 1) responding to queries and/or analyzing and integrating information from agency/office managers to develop reports or recommendations, 2) identifying appropriate qualitative and quantitative sources and performing research to compile information, 3) maintaining online content to promote information access and availability, 4) tracking department-wide processes (for example, budget, training, performance evaluation) for conformance to project specifications or agency/office standards, 5) coordinating resource requirements and scheduling meetings and/or large events, and 6) developing and implementing processes for organizing, storing and retrieving official, confidential, and/or sensitive files and records.
  1. As part of regular work duties, performed AT LEAST FIVE of the activities above, including 1) through 3).
  2. As part of regular work duties, performed AT LEAST FOUR of the activities above, including 1) through 3).
  3. As part of regular work duties, performed AT LEAST 1) through 3) of the activities above.
  4. None of the above.


* 4.In the box below, provide a brief description of your specific experience, education, knowledge, and/or training that supports your choice to the previous question. Do not paste your resume here or state SEE RESUME. Failure to provide a brief narrative for any KSA statement will result in disqualification of your application from further consideration.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 5.Ability to apply analytical techniques to data.**

Analyzed administrative data using a variety of standard software (e.g., MS Access, MS Excel, SAS Enterprise Guide) and summarized findings for internal and external reporting purposes. This included conducting queries and filtering data as well as conducting basic descriptive analyses.
  1. Analyzed management information (MIS) data using SAS Enterprise Guide. This included interpreting the data, presenting findings to senior management, and making recommendations based on the data.
  2. Analyzed administrative data using SAS Enterprise Guide or relational database software (e.g., MS Access). This included interpreting the data and presenting findings to management officials.
  3. Analyzed administrative data using standard spreadsheet software (e.g., MS Excel). Helped to interpret the data.
  4. None of the above.


* 6.In the box below, provide a brief description of your specific experience, education, knowledge, and/or training that supports your choice to the previous question. Do not paste your resume here or state SEE RESUME. Failure to provide a brief narrative for any KSA statement will result in disqualification of your application from further consideration.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 7.Ability to analyze problems and make recommendations.

Anticipated, defined, assessed, and recommended solutions related to administrative programs, processes, and activities by analyzing and evaluating alternative solutions and their implications and making recommendations for improvement.
  1. As a primary job responsibility, independently ANTICIPATED, DEFINED, ASSESSED, and RECOMMENDED solutions to problems with major impact on the productivity, performance, or efficiency of the DEPARTMENT/OFFICE. Implemented processes or procedures to prevent these problems from recurring.
  2. Regularly ASSESSED and RECOMMENDED solutions to problems with major impact on the productivity, performance, or efficiency of the DEPARTMENT/OFFICE. These problems were COMPLEX and anticipated and identified by management.
  3. Regularly ASSESSED and RECOMMENDED solutions to problems with major impact on the productivity, performance, or efficiency of the WORK GROUP. These problems were anticipated and identified by management.
  4. None of the above.


* 8.In the box below, provide a brief description of your specific experience, education, knowledge, and/or training that supports your choice to the previous question. Do not paste your resume here or state SEE RESUME. Failure to provide a brief narrative for any KSA statement will result in disqualification of your application from further consideration.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 9.Ability to serve as a liaison in support of administrative programs.

Served as a liaison in support of long- and short-range administrative planning activities. This included alerting supervisors and other management officials to forthcoming deadlines and advising supervisors and staff of rules and regulation changes.
  1. ROUTINELY served as a liaison with managers, staff, and others to meet LONG- AND SHORT-RANGE administrative planning activities. This included participating on steering committees/project teams to develop and implement programs AND serving as a contact person concerning administrative issues.
  2. OCCASIONALLY served as a liaison with managers, staff, and others to meet LONG- AND SHORT-RANGE administrative planning activities. This included serving as a contact person concerning administrative issues.
  3. OCCASIONALLY served as a liaison with managers, staff, and others to meet SHORT-RANGE administrative planning activities. This included serving as a contact person concerning administrative issues.
  4. None of the above.


* 10.In the box below, provide a brief description of your specific experience, education, knowledge, and/or training that supports your choice to the previous question. Do not paste your resume here or state SEE RESUME. Failure to provide a brief narrative for any KSA statement will result in disqualification of your application from further consideration.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.