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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.To meet the qualifications requirements for Housing Management Assistant GS-07, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  1. I have at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-06 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I do not meet the experience requirements described above.


NOTE: If you have competitive status, you are eligible to apply under the merit promotion announcement (same announcement number but ends in M1 i.e., 06-XXXX-XXX-M1) as well as this announcement. Competitive status applicants are those that meet any of the following criteria: A current permanent Federal employee in a competitive position or a former employee with reinstatement eligibility; a current Federal employee in an excepted service position covered by an interchange agreement; a person eligible for veterans' preference or person separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous military service; or a person with non-competitive appointment eligibility. If you meet any of these conditions you are strongly advised to apply under the announcement number ending in M1 instead of or in addition to this announcement.

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 following best describes your experience in processing applications for leased housing regarding the availability, type, size, and location of leased housing?
  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 following best describes your knowledge of methods and procedures for supporting a housing program.
  1. I have provided support in housing program areas such as operations and maintenance, procurement of services, occupancy changes and inspections, housing surveys, control of furnishings and equipment, master planning, and/or management-tenant relations.
  2. I have processed nonstandard housing support transactions, such as reviewing inspection reports for technical violations, and citing and tracking the tenant?s responses to ensure timely and appropriate enforcement actions were taken.
  3. I have performed specialized administrative duties in support of housing policy development and/or technical activities of the housing program staff, such as conducting initial and final lease inspections and composed written reports of onsite findings.
  4. I have followed established procedures and guidelines in performing the full range of clerical and administrative support activities required to support housing program areas, such as examining and processing a variety of documents for completeness, discrepancies, and special requirements.
  5. I have experience, education, or training less than the levels described above.
  6. None of the above.


* 4.I have performed the following assignments related to housing occupancy.
  1. Advise occupants of their responsibilities and liability for damages while occupying leased housing.
  2. Schedule and coordinate maintenance and repair with property owners or managers.
  3. Conduct follow up inspections.
  4. Identify potential leased housing units for accompanied and unaccompanied personnel.
  5. Work with rental property managers, landlords and the Area Housing Officer (AHO) in bringing on active leases.
  6. Assist with leased housing utility audits.
  7. Assist with damage claims.
  8. Assist with leased housing renewals and terminations.
  9. Perform condition inspections (e.g., check-ins, check-outs, annual, pre-termination, termination, health and safety).
  10. None of the above.


* 5.I have previous experience responding to building management trouble calls, and following up to assure corrective action has been taken:
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.Which of the following statements best reflects your role in identifying and resolving problems?
  1. Identify problems and unusual situations and refer them to the appropriate person for resolution
  2. Research and resolve most problems independently
  3. Resolve most problems and use judgment on when to refer complex issues to my supervisor
  4. Serve as a central point of contact to provide authoritative explanations on issues
  5. None of the above


* 7.Which of the following best describes your experience in coordinating with facilities engineering for the maintenance and repair of housing assets:
  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.Which of the following best describes your experience in conducting assignment, termination, maintenance, safety and cleanliness inspections of government quarters and grounds:
  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.


* 9.Which of the following best describes your experience in processing applications for housing:
  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.From the following choices, identify those that reflect your experience in the area of customer service:
  1. Coordinated/conducted meetings with managers and staff to ensure customers' needs are met.
  2. Established priorities to meet customer needs.
  3. Evaluated and modified services to improve and ensure quality customer service.
  4. Directly investigated and resolved customer issues.
  5. Provided customer service that was favorably recognized by a colleague, supervisor, or the customer.
  6. None of the above.


* 11.Select the statement which best describes your experience interacting with groups and individuals of all levels, both within and outside the organization.
  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.


* 12.From the list below, select the software applications you are proficient using:
  1. E-mail (Microsoft Outlook)
  2. Microsoft Word
  3. Microsoft Excel
  4. Microsoft PowerPoint
  5. Microsoft Project
  6. Access
  7. Internet
  8. T-PAX (Coast Guard Travel/Orders Software)
  9. Direct Access (Coast Guard Personnel System Software)
  10. None of the above






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