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YOUR RESPONSE TO THE FOLLOWING BASIC QUALIFICATION QUESTION(S) MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

* 1.GS-6 Which of the following statements best describes your experience?
  1. I possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level in the Federal service performing a variety of clerical and administrative duties. Examples of GS-5 level work may include: typing correspondence using word processing software, preparing a variety of manual and automated reports, reviewing correspondence for grammatical accuracy; or arranging travel for staff and preparing travel orders.
  2. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


YOUR RESPONSES TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

* 2.Which of the statements below best describes your experience creating, copying and/or editing letters, memoranda, correspondence and other documents?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 3.Which of the statements below best describes your experience editing written documents for format consistency, grammatical errors and proper use of terminology or symbols?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 4.Which of the following statements best describes your experience scanning, copying and/or editing correspondence, engineering drawings and other documents:
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 5.Which of the statements below best describes your experience handling routine or recurring inquiries, and directing others to appropriate personnel?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 6.Which of the statements below best describes your experience utilizing automation programs to create, edit, print, retrieve or manipulate files?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 7.Which of the statements below best describes your experience utilizing advanced and varied office automation software functions to edit and reformat electronic drafts, and to update or revise existing database or spreadsheets?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 8.From the list below, select the software applications you are proficient using:
  1. E-mail
  2. Microsoft Word
  3. Excel
  4. PowerPoint
  5. Internet
  6. None of the above.


* 9.Which of the statements below best describes your experience establishing and maintaining filing systems?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 10.Which of the statements below best describes your experience working effectively under pressure where fluctuating deadlines and priorities often occur?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 11.Indicate the extent to which you have reviewed correspondence for proper format, conformance with instructions or manuals, grammar, typographical accuracy, attachments, and coordination.
  1. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have only reviewed correspondence for proper spelling and typographical accuracy.
  3. I have reviewed correspondence for proper format, conformance with instructions or manuals, grammar, typographical accuracy, attachments, and coordination.
  4. I have reviewed correspondence for proper content, as well as for proper format, conformance with instructions or manuals, grammar, typographical accuracy, attachments, and coordination.


* 12.Have you read and routed correspondence, ensuring that references and pertinent materials were attached?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 13.I have experience performing administrative duties in the following areas:
  1. Making travel arrangements
  2. Purchasing supplies and services for an office
  3. Preparing timecards
  4. Using a government purchase card
  5. Records Management
  6. Tracking systems
  7. Requisitioning office supplies, maintenance and equipment
  8. None of the above


* 14.Which of the following statements best describes your experience maintaining time keeping records for staff?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 15.Which of the following statements best describes your experience preparing and reviewing travel vouchers for accuracy?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 16.Indicate the extent to which you have provided administrative or technical office support, including using computer-based systems for travel planning, authorization and reimbursement.
  1. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have scheduled appointments or travel for my supervisor or maintained my supervisor's calendar.
  3. I have made travel arrangements and scheduled meetings or conferences for office staff, supervisor(s), or small work groups.
  4. I have coordinated travel arrangements and meetings or conferences (e.g., arranged for conference space, audiovisual needs, shipping of conference materials, and arranging conference registration) for large work groups, supervisors, or upper level management.
  5. I have planned, prioritized, and coordinated travel arrangements, meetings, or conferences (e.g., arranged for conference space, audiovisual needs, and arranged for conference registration, etc.) for events involving joint activities across several major offices within my organization.


* 17.Do you possess a typing skill of at least 40 words per minute?
  1. Yes
  2. No






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