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Grade: 05
* 1.GS-5 Choose the answer that best describes your experience:
  1. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-4 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include the following: using word processing software to prepare correspondence, responding to routine non-technical inquiries or other clerical or office support functions.
  2. I have successfully completed four full years of education above high school level.
  3. I possess a combination of post-high school education and specialized experience.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described.


* 2.Indicate your experience communicating orally.
  1. I have given presentations to small groups (20 persons or less).
  2. I have given presentation to large groups (over 20 persons).
  3. I have been a member of a debate team.
  4. I have taught in a classroom setting.
  5. None of the above.


* 3.Choose the answer(s) that best describes your skills preparing written communications to internal or external audiences regarding program or business activities.
  1. I have not performed this job function.
  2. I have used existing templates or form letters/emails to respond to internal and external inquiries.
  3. I have independently developed short memoranda or letters responding to internal or external customer inquiries.
  4. I have developed standard operating procedures on business or program processes for office staff to use.
  5. I have prepared instructional or informational materials directed to external customers.
  6. I have developed business reports or academic papers on topics that were subject to external (customer, professor, etc.) review and use.


* 4.I have extensively used spreadsheet software (e.g., Microsoft Excel) for each of the following purposes: (Extensive experience means that you have independently performed a duty numerous times without review or assistance.) If you are contacted for an interview for this position, you may be asked to demonstrate evidence of the skills you have selected below.
  1. Creating new spreadsheets.
  2. Creating workbook templates.
  3. Creating links between workbooks.
  4. Entering and editing the same data into multiple worksheets.
  5. Using filters within worksheets.
  6. Creating and editing formulas in worksheets.
  7. Creating pivot chart reports.
  8. Consolidating data from multiple worksheets.
  9. Converting files to and from different spreadsheet software packages.
  10. Using functions and formulas to perform calculations.
  11. None of the above.


Grade: 06
* 1.GS-6 Choose the answer that best describes your experience:
  1. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include the following: using word processing software to prepare correspondence, reports and other document; track pending actions to ensure timely completion of work assignments; coordinating and making travel arrangements; responding to routine non-technical inquiries; and coordinating and handling logistical support for meetings.
  2. I do not possess the experience described above.


* 2.Indicate your experience communicating orally.
  1. I have given presentations to small groups (20 persons or less).
  2. I have given presentation to large groups (over 20 persons).
  3. I have been a member of a debate team.
  4. I have taught in a classroom setting.
  5. None of the above.


* 3.Choose the answer(s) that best describes your skills preparing written communications to internal or external audiences regarding program or business activities.
  1. I have not performed this job function.
  2. I have used existing templates or form letters/emails to respond to internal and external inquiries.
  3. I have independently developed short memoranda or letters responding to internal or external customer inquiries.
  4. I have developed standard operating procedures on business or program processes for office staff to use.
  5. I have prepared instructional or informational materials directed to external customers.
  6. I have developed business reports or academic papers on topics that were subject to external (customer, professor, etc.) review and use.


* 4.I have extensively used spreadsheet software (e.g., Microsoft Excel) for each of the following purposes: (Extensive experience means that you have independently performed a duty numerous times without review or assistance.) If you are contacted for an interview for this position, you may be asked to demonstrate evidence of the skills you have selected below.
  1. Creating new spreadsheets.
  2. Creating workbook templates.
  3. Creating links between workbooks.
  4. Entering and editing the same data into multiple worksheets.
  5. Using filters within worksheets.
  6. Creating and editing formulas in worksheets.
  7. Creating pivot chart reports.
  8. Consolidating data from multiple worksheets.
  9. Converting files to and from different spreadsheet software packages.
  10. Using functions and formulas to perform calculations.
  11. None of the above.


Grade: 07
* 1.GS-7 Choose the answer that best describes your experience:
  1. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include the following: interpreting and applying regulations, policies and procedures to perform a variety of administrative support duties; developing and maintaining spreadsheets and other financial records; developing work tracking systems to ensure timely completion of work assignments;coordinating and making travel arrangements;composing/typing reports in final.
  2. I do not possess the experience described above.


* 2.Indicate your experience communicating orally.
  1. I have given presentations to small groups (20 persons or less).
  2. I have given presentation to large groups (over 20 persons).
  3. I have been a member of a debate team.
  4. I have taught in a classroom setting.
  5. None of the above.


* 3.Choose the answer(s) that best describes your skills preparing written communications to internal or external audiences regarding program or business activities.
  1. I have not performed this job function.
  2. I have used existing templates or form letters/emails to respond to internal and external inquiries.
  3. I have independently developed short memoranda or letters responding to internal or external customer inquiries.
  4. I have developed standard operating procedures on business or program processes for office staff to use.
  5. I have prepared instructional or informational materials directed to external customers.
  6. I have developed business reports or academic papers on topics that were subject to external (customer, professor, etc.) review and use.


* 4.I have extensively used spreadsheet software (e.g., Microsoft Excel) for each of the following purposes: (Extensive experience means that you have independently performed a duty numerous times without review or assistance.) If you are contacted for an interview for this position, you may be asked to demonstrate evidence of the skills you have selected below.
  1. Creating new spreadsheets.
  2. Creating workbook templates.
  3. Creating links between workbooks.
  4. Entering and editing the same data into multiple worksheets.
  5. Using filters within worksheets.
  6. Creating and editing formulas in worksheets.
  7. Creating pivot chart reports.
  8. Consolidating data from multiple worksheets.
  9. Converting files to and from different spreadsheet software packages.
  10. Using functions and formulas to perform calculations.
  11. None of the above.






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