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Grade: 09
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-9 Choose the one answer that best describes your education and experience.
  1. I possess 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education or master`s or equivalent graduate degree (such as an LL.B. or J.D.) that has equiped me to perform the duties of this position.
  2. I possess 1 year of specialized experience in, or related to, the position being filled. This experience is equivalent to GS-7 level, and equips me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. I
  3. I possess a combination of graduate level education beyond the first year of progressive graduate study and appropriate experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


Grade: All Grades
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.

* 1.Which of the following statements best describes your experience maintaining files and tracking important deadlines:
  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.


* 2.Choose the best answer describing your experience creating spreadsheets to track data.
  1. Creating spreadsheets involving legal-related functions has been a central and routine part of my duties AND I have trained or advised others on performing this kind of duties.
  2. I have extensive experience in creating and using spreadsheets used to manage legal-related data .
  3. I have created and used spreadsheets on a routine basis.
  4. I have experience with spreadsheets, including entering data, manipulating data, and writing formulas.
  5. I occasionally use spreadsheets OR have received training in how to do so.
  6. I have no experience with spreadsheets.


* 3.Choose the statement that best describes your ability to handle a busy stressful situation where you must adjust priorities, sort through conflicting viewpoints, perform multiple tasks, and still meet deadlines.
  1. I have expertly and calmly worked through stressful situations where I adjusted priorities, sorted through conflicting viewpoints, performed multiple tasks, and was able to meet deadlines without difficulty.
  2. I am moderately successful in adjusting to stressful situations where I must adjust priorities, sort through conflicting viewpoints, performed multiple tasks, and still meet deadlines most of the time.
  3. I have limited experience in working under busy stressful conditions. I can perform with the assistance of another staffer.
  4. I may have difficulty working in a busy stressful environment but can provide some support.
  5. None of the above.


* 4.From the list below, identify the functions you have routinely performed using automated information systems.
  1. Establish and maintain databases
  2. Input and retrieve data
  3. Prepare charts, graphs and/or spreadsheets
  4. Prepare correspondence
  5. Prepare reports
  6. Prepare slides for presentations
  7. Receive and respond to e-mails
  8. Schedule and coordinate appointments and/or meetings using electronic calendars
  9. Track the status of actions and requests
  10. None of the above


* 5.Which of the following statements best reflects your role in scheduling and coordinating appointments.
  1. I have been responsible for scheduling and coordinating appointments for a single supervisor/staff member or manager/staff member.
  2. I have been responsible for scheduling and coordinating appointments for two or more supervisors/staff members and/or managers/staff members.
  3. I have been responsible for scheduling and coordinating multiple appointments for a variety of departments and/or manager s/staff members or supervisors/staff members.
  4. I have no experience in this area.


* 6.Which of the following best describes your experience monitoring, tracking, and verifying obligations and expenditures for organizational functions?
  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 following best describe your experience communicating effectively in order to prepare inter-office legal information, memoranda, briefing materials, and/or correspondence?
  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 statements best describes your experience receiving visitors and callers, and incoming legal correspondence and determining which matters should be referred to the appropriate resources and/or 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.


* 9.From the list below, identify the types of legal documents you have drafted.
  1. Summaries of the law, regulations, judicial decisions, and other facts relevant to a particular topic, legal issue or pending matter.
  2. Informative explanatory material prepared for agency management officials on the application of the law to agency regulations, processes, and policies.
  3. Pleadings, motions, or memoranda.
  4. Memos explaining a particular legal issue.
  5. None of the above.


* 10.Which of the following budget functions have you performed?
  1. Manage and report budget execution during year end closeout
  2. Monitor the execution of a program budget according to allocations and guidelines
  3. Notify supervisor of budget balances and funds available
  4. Provide guidance on obligations incurred, expenditures and availability of funds
  5. Reconcile expenditure records or reports with authorized fund commitments
  6. Record budget expenditures, ensuring that they are entered into the appropriate categories
  7. Relate expenditures to program accomplishments
  8. Transfer funds between organizations and/or object classes or line items of the budget
  9. None of the above


* 11.Which of the following statements best describes your experience obtaining and monitoring the use of services, supplies, and office equipment (e.g. publications, stationary supplies, equipment maintenance, etc.)?
  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.Which of the following kinds of legal research have you performed?
  1. Researching a legislative history.
  2. Identifying appropriate statutes, regulations, case law, and other materials that are relevant to the disposition of a particular case or legal issue.
  3. Researching judicial decisions on a particular law.
  4. Researching a specific case or matter as designated by an attorney.
  5. Conducting basic factual research.
  6. None of the above.






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