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Grade: 12

1 GS-12 - Choose one answer that best describes your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service performing work related to the duties of the position described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not meet the requirement as described above.

Grade: 13

1 GS-13 - Choose one answer that best describes your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service performing work related to the duties of the position described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not meet the requirement as described above.

Grade: All Grades

1 Please select all the offices that you have interfaced with or acted as in a liaison capacity with to ensure the completion of administrative tasks. Answer to this question is required
  • The Office of Human Resources
  • The Office of Security
  • The Travel Office
  • The Budget Office
  • The Chief Information Officer
  • The Office of the General Counsel
  • The Chief Financial Officer
  • None of the above.
2 Choose the statements that describe your administrative experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided advisory services to various levels of agency personnel, including employees and multiple management levels.
  • I have explained procedures, answered inquiries, and resolved complaints.
  • I have performed organizational design studies of complex organizations.
  • I have managed several major projects simultaneously.
  • I have provided on the job training to employees on procedures and regulations.
  • None of the above.
3 I have tracked and monitored completion of office assignments and prepared reports that evaluate results and document any trends. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
4 I have experience determining the physical needs of an office, including property and supply, communications, space, furniture, and equipment. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
5 I have experience ordering and maintaining typical office supplies. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
6 Do you have experience serving as an administrative advisor or liaison on a wide variety of administrative management functions? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Indicate the example that best reflects your highest level of experience in maintaining and promoting effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, co-workers or contractors. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed programs to promote establishing effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, co-workers or contractors.
  • I have led efforts to promote establishing effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, co-workers or contractors.
  • I have worked on teams to promote establishing effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, co-workers or contractors.
  • I have established effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, co-workers or contractors.
  • None of the above.
8 Identify the interpersonal communications skills you applied at work on a regular and recurring basis. Answer to this question is required
  • Facilitate the resolution of competing and conflicting interests among parties whose cooperation is needed in order to meet a program objective.
  • Interact effectively in situations where frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events, arise that cause major shifts in priorities, timetables, or work assignments.
  • Provide direction, guidance or instruction to support staff or new professional staff.
  • Persuade others to adopt new methods, procedures or techniques in order to improve operations.
  • Defend recommendations on controversial issues to senior management.
  • Independently plan, host, and conduct meetings.
  • Diffuse confrontational contacts with people who are difficult, hostile, or distressed.
  • None of the above.
9 Indicate which types of interactions you have experienced in a professional setting. Answer to this question is required
  • Briefed management or customers on policy changes.
  • Defended recommendations on controversial issues.
  • Acted as technical representative.
  • Served on panels, committees, or task forces on technical, programmatic, or professional issues.
  • Regularly consulted by others on technical, programmatic, or professional issues.
  • None of the above.
10 How do you communicate orally to support an organization`s or agency`s goals and leadership? Answer to this question is required
  • I verbally communicate organizational strategies, goals, objectives, and priorities in oral presentations to various levels of stakeholders.
  • I verbally explain or justify decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations to managers and/or employees.
  • I represent my agency in meetings with third party individuals or organizations.
  • I verbally brief managers on agency policy, goals, and objectives.
  • I verbally defend my organization`s position with third parties performing oversight review of programs.
  • None of the above.
11 Indicate your experience gathering and evaluating information and data. Answer to this question is required
  • I have applied fact-finding and investigative techniques in resolving issues.
  • I have evaluated comments received on proposed regulations or policies to determine whether changes are feasible, enforceable and acceptable in view of program goals.
  • I have assisted in conducting interviews to obtain information on organizational missions, functions, and procedures.
  • I have worked with upper management to define, analyze, and resolve problems with regulations and policy.
  • None of the above.
12 Choose the statements that describe your experience using office automation equipment and software packages. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience using a word processing package such as Microsoft Word or Word Perfect to compose, proof, and edit correspondence.
  • I have experience using a spreadsheet program such as Excel.
  • I have experience using a financial database that monitors budget transactions.
  • I have experience using the Intranet or Internet browsers and servers.
  • I have experience using an email application for communication purposes.
  • None of the above.
13 Which types of systems and software have you used for accounting and planning activities? Answer to this question is required
  • Central accounting system
  • Human resources system
  • Acquisition system
  • Receivables system
  • Reimbursement system
  • Inventory system
  • Asset management system
  • Automated budget formulation system
  • Payroll system
  • Financial reporting system
  • None of the above
14 I have experience creating new documents using the following software programs: Answer to this question is required
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Visio
  • None of the above
15 Choose the examples that apply to your written communication experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have reviewed other people`s documents for spelling, grammar, and organization.
  • I have been the primary author or documents and personally edited the documents.
  • I have reviewed other people`s documents for adherence to policy and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  • None of the above.