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Grade: 09
* 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.)
  2. I possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-7 level . Examples of such experience may include assisting in the preparation/execution of budgets; preparing program/project documents i.e., project descriptions and summaries; coordinating procurement, property, vehicles, and space management functions; advising and assisting supervisors on actions concerning personnel matters.
  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: 11
* 1.GS-11 Choose the one answer that best describes your education and experience.
  1. I possess 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
  2. I possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-9. Examples of experience may include participating in the formulation of annual operating budgets; identifying reconciliation of a wide range of monthly expenditures against allocated funding; utilizing spreadsheets and administrative system reports on obligations and expenditures; interpreting personnel policies for recruitment actions and appointment authorities.
  3. I possess a combination of graduate level education beyond the first 2 years of progressive graduate study and appropriate experience that together meets qualification requirements for this position.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.Please be aware that this vacancy announcement is only open to United States Citizens. Are you a United States Citizen?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Perform administrative studies and management analyses of administrative functions.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 3.Use automated systems to prepare budget reports.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 4.Use automated databases to prepare data summaries for inclusion on reports on budget execution.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 5.Adapt quickly where schedules and mission objectives may change with short notice.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 6.Develop work priorities that require an understanding of program, overall priorities and related efforts of the organization.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 7.Monitor the use and rate of expenditures of budgeted funds.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 8.Prepare a variety of budgetary and financial reports containing special statistical data.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 9.Communicate with a variety of individuals which may involve explanation of performance tracking procedures, regulations and systems.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 10.Manage the full range of accounts, projects and types of fiscal obligations and expenditures for an organization or component.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 11.Analyze financial accounting data and identify problems or potential problems.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 12.Prepare and present information to management.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 13.Collaborates with others or works on teams to accomplish work-related activities.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 14.Purchase or contract for property, services, supplies, equipment, or other items.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 15.Advise in matters of routine travel authorizations and vouchers using current travel software.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 16.Execute small purchasing techniques and basic Federal acquisition.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 17.4 choices-Perform the complex methods of acquisition such as cooperative agreements and provide advice to management and staff personnel on all types of contract types and methods.
  1. I have no experience performing this task.
  2. I have limited experience performing this task.
  3. I regularly perform this task as part of my job.
  4. I am regularly consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 18.From the following choices, please select all that you are proficient in performing:
  1. Make domestic travel reservations and arrangements.
  2. Make foreign travel reservations and arrangements.
  3. Reconcile bankcard accounts regarding travel expenses.
  4. Prepare travel vouchers.
  5. Review travel vouchers for accuracy.
  6. Prepare travel authorizations.
  7. Use an automated system to prepare all travel related documents.
  8. None of the above.


* 19.Input and/or retrieve data in administrative support computer systems (i.e., automated payroll, automated travel management, internet sources).
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 20.Select the response that best reflects your experience working in an office support position that required establishing priorities and meeting time constraints.
  1. I do not have this type of experience.
  2. I have completed training in time management, but have not been employed in a situation that routinely required responding to critical deadlines.
  3. I have experience in an office support position that required adjustiments in administrative workloads and resources to meet occasional shifts in priorities.
  4. I have experience in an office support position in a work environment that was regularly subjected to time sensitive priorities and deadlines.
  5. I have been the primary office contact for collaboration with others and to adjust multiple priorities to generate results under time-critical deadlines.


* 21.Please select the response(s) that best reflects your work experience organizing, monitoring and/or facilitating the workflow of an office. (Select all that apply)
  1. Keep supervisor updated on administrative matters, conferences, briefings, meetings of major importance
  2. Maintain supervisor’s calendar
  3. Schedule appointments
  4. Receive visitors/phone calls and route to appropriate staff member
  5. Makie travel arrangements within the US
  6. Make travel arrangements to/from foreign destinations
  7. Set up meetings
  8. Set up conferences
  9. Establish/maintain office files
  10. Establish office procedures
  11. Keep staff informed of suspense dates
  12. Track expenses for the budget
  13. Coordinatie training and employee development, prepare training forms and/or coordinate with the training office
  14. Serve as timekeeper
  15. None of the above.


* 22.How did you find out about this vacancy announcement?
  1. USGS Online Automated Recruitment System (OARS)
  2. Email notice from OARS or the USGS Email Notifier
  3. Friend or relative
  4. Job Fair
  5. Newspaper or magazine advertisement
  6. OPM USAJOBS website
  7. Placement Office - State, Federal or College
  8. LatPro.com internet job site
  9. GoldSea.com internet job site
  10. The Black EOE Journal
  11. Other commercial internet job site
  12. Other


* 23.I certify, to the best of my knowledge that all the information in my application is true, and that I have truthfully and accurately represented my work experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and education. I understand that providing false or fraudulent information may be grounds for not hiring me or for firing me after I begin work. I also certify that I have read the entire vacancy announcement; that I have reviewed my answers to the eligibility questions for accuracy; and that I understand what supporting documentation, if any, is required for submission and when it’s due.
  1. Yes
  2. No






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