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Grade: 07
* 1.GS-7 Choose the answer that best describes your experience and/or education:
  1. I meet the requirements for superior academic achievement as described above.
  2. I possess one full year of graduate-level education.
  3. I do not meet any of the basic requirements listed above.


Superior academic achievement is based on any one of the following: 1. Class standing: applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision (e.g., School of Business Administration), based on completed courses. 2. Grade-point average (GPA): applicants must have either A. Grade-point average of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 as recorded on their official transcript or as computed based on 4 years of education or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or B. GPA of 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on the average of the rquired courses completed in the major field or the required courses in major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum. 3. Class standing: applicants must be elected to membership in one of the national scholastic honor societies.

Grade: All Grades
* 1.Choose the analytical and evaluative method and technique(s) you have used to analyze program issues and/or problems concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations:
  1. Information collection
  2. Information analysis
  3. Writing
  4. Editing
  5. Data mining
  6. Spreadsheets
  7. Abstracting
  8. Information dissemination
  9. None of the above.


* 2.Regarding your ability to communicate in writing, please identify each task that you have performed on a regular basis:
  1. Provided information to other specialists for their use in preparation of responses and reports.
  2. Prepared memos and letters in response to a variety of non-scientific issues.
  3. Prepared narrative responses and reports to present analysis and evaluations of program data.
  4. Prepared statistical reports on program activities.
  5. Prepared press releases, summaries, and publications about program activities.
  6. None of the above.


* 3.Analyze data using qualitative or quantitative methods to assess program activities and accomplishments.
  1. I have cross-tabulated data on program activities or accomplishments to display information in a table or matrix.
  2. I have calculated percentages, means, modes or standard deviations to analyze program activities or accomplishments.
  3. I have coded and categorized remarks from focus groups, meetings, or interviews on program activities or accomplishments.
  4. I have analyzed survey results on program activities or accomplishments.
  5. I have created reports that compare data sets relating to program activities or accomplishments.
  6. I have conducted regression or correlation analysis of variables related to program activities or accomplishments.
  7. I have written reports describing program activities or accomplishments.
  8. I have analyzed data using qualitative or quantitative methods not listed here to assess program activities or accomplishments.
  9. I have not analyzed data using these kinds of methods to assess program activities or accomplishments.


* 4.Manage information using automated systems and computer software to build program support and evaluate program activities.
  1. I have created databases that support or evaluate program activities.
  2. I have generated numerous reports from databases used to support or evaluate program activities.
  3. I have created queries within databases that support or evaluate program activities.
  4. I have created spreadsheets that support or evaluate program activities.
  5. I have used statistical software such as SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) or SAS (Statistical Analytical Software) to evaluate program activities.
  6. I used word processing software to prepare documents that build program support or evaluate program activities.
  7. I have produced charts or graphs that were used to build program support or evaluate program activities.
  8. I have assembled data from specialized management information systems and supplemented it with other data to build program support or evaluate program activities.
  9. I have used automated systems or computer software to support other kinds of program or administrative activities.
  10. I have not used automated systems or computer software to build program support or evaluate program activities.


* 5.Analyze data using qualitative or quantitative methods to assess program activities and accomplishments.
  1. I have cross-tabulated data on program activities or accomplishments to display information in a table or matrix.
  2. I have calculated percentages, means, modes or standard deviations to analyze program activities or accomplishments.
  3. I have coded and categorized remarks from focus groups, meetings, or interviews on program activities or accomplishments.
  4. I have analyzed program results on program activities or accomplishments.
  5. I have created reports that compare data sets relating to program activities or accomplishments.
  6. I have written reports describing program activities or accomplishments.
  7. I have not analyzed data using these kinds of methods to assess program activities or accomplishments.


* 6.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.


* 7.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.


* 8.Participates on teams contributing appropriate skills and knowledge to achieve organizational outcomes.
  1. I have not had the opportunity to work in a team environment.
  2. I have participated on small teams (e.g., within a business unit or related to a specific academic course) to contribute my skills and knowledge.
  3. I have led internal organizational teams (e.g., within a business unit or related to a specific academic course) where I contributed my skills and knowledge and assured active participation by all team members.
  4. I have participated on cross-organizational/cross-discipline teams to contribute my skills and knowledge.


* 9.Select the responses that describe your skills using computer software and office automation tools.
  1. I have entered information into an already existing spreadsheet program, such as Excel.
  2. I have developed a new spreadsheet from scratch and without assistance.
  3. I have printed PowerPoint presentations prepared by others.
  4. I have made adjustments to PowerPoint slides prepared by others.
  5. I have developed PowerPoint slides from scratch.
  6. I have added graphics or pictures to PowerPoint slides.
  7. I have prepared labels and envelopes in a word processing program, such as Microsoft Word.
  8. I have typed letters, documents, and reports in a word processing program, such as Microsoft Word.
  9. I have created tables in a word processing program, such as Microsoft Word.
  10. I have entered data into a database program, such as Access.
  11. I have searched fields in a database program, such as Access.
  12. I have used an electronic mail program, such as Outlook, to send and reply to messages.
  13. I have trained on computer software such as Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint or other specialized computer systems but have not yet used it on the job.
  14. I do not have any experience using computer software and office automation tools, but am willing to learn it.






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