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Grade: 06
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 Choose one answer that best describes your experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position:
  1. I have at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the 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-05 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. My experience does not match the choice above.


Grade: 07
* 1.GS-7 Choose one answer that best describes your experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position:
  1. I have at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the 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. My experience does not match the choice above.


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.

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.Do you have working experience requiring the use of exceptional tact, diplomacy, and sensitivity related to the obligations of a public servant?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Please select the answer that best describes your experience in planning and establishing priorities, handling a heavy workload and meeting 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.


* 3.Select the statement that best describes your experience utilizing the Merchant Mariner Licensing and Documentation (MMLD) computer system entering data, tracking information, and/or drafting credentials:
  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.From the list below, identify the software applications you are proficient using:
  1. E-mail (Microsoft Outlook)
  2. Microsoft Word
  3. Merchant Mariner Licensing and Documentation System (MMLD)
  4. Adobe Acrobat
  5. Microsoft Excel


* 5.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience evaluating specialized experience and other unique situations presented by applicants?
  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 following best describes your highest level of experience assisting applicants by telephone, email, or mail?
  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.I have experience accomplishing the following while performing duties as an examiner of legal instruments:
  1. Accepted monies related to duplicate documents, copy fees for legal documents, and similar fees, ensuring the proper handling of these funds.
  2. Prepared reports, memoranda and correspondence.
  3. Determined the eligibility for various grades of licenses and documents.
  4. Evaluated applications and supporting papers against regulatory standards.
  5. Ensured the accuracy of service figures submitted by applicants.
  6. Drafted replies to inquiries regarding program activities.
  7. None of the above.


* 8.Do you possess detailed knowledge of applicable statues, Federal Regulations, and Coast Guard Policy governing the issuance of merchant marine credentials?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.Do you have the ability to effectively communicate, in English, both orally and in writing, in order to interact with other employees and/or advise examinees?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 10.Do you possess knowledge of maritime industry procedures and practices, including duties of licensed and unlicensed personnel aboard vessels as necessary to complete assignments?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 11.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience responding to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and Privacy Act requirements as they relate to merchant mariner records?
  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 best describes your highest level of experience ensuring completeness and conformance to policies and regulations when reviewing merchant marine credential applications:
  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.






This is a Federal job application system. Providing false information, creating fake IDs, or failing to answer all questions truthfully and completely may be grounds for not hiring, for disbarment from Federal employment, or for dismissal after the applicant begins work. Falsifying a Federal job application, attempting to violate the privacy of others, or attempting to compromise the operation of this system may be punishable by fine or imprisonment (US Code, Title 18, section 1001).