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REMINDER: In addition to this questionnaire, you must also submit all information/documents applicable to you as described under "Required Documents." Please read the vacancy announcement carefully. If all the required information is not submitted, you will be found ineligible for this position.
1 Are you currently serving or have served in the last five years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    1.1 Please list the title, agency, and dates of this appointment. Please note you will be required to meet OPM Approval of your appointment if selected. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
2 Select the response below that best describes your skill and ability to perform the work of a Journeyman-level Pressman. Answer to this question is required
  • I have independently worked as a Journeyman Pressman, planning, directing and coordinating daily assigned work orders, troubleshooting malfunctions, making all technical adjustments and making repairs as needed on large format (38 inches or greater) high-speed computerized multi-color offset printing press. As a journeyman, I relay pertinent information to supervisors and co-workers for continuity of work processes. I perform recurring tasks that require me to make frequent changes to accommodate changing work requirements and priorities within quality standards. I receive only general instructions on new work and report only unique situations to the supervisor.
  • I am able to perform a full range of Pressman tasks as described in the first choice (#1) above on my own initiative under general supervision subject to occasional inspection. This includes experience planning, directing and coordinating daily assigned work orders, troubleshooting malfunctions, making all technical adjustments and making repairs as needed on large format (38 inches or greater) high-speed computerized offset printing press equipment. As a pressman, I relay pertinent information to supervisors and co-workers for continuity of work processes. All unusual situations are reviewed by a supervisor.
  • I am able to perform simple laborer tasks, and I know fundamental details about Pressman work.
  • I know little or nothing about Pressman work.
3 Please list the high-speed press equipment you have operated and where this information can be found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
4 I have served a 4-year apprenticeship, obtained comparable trade school training or received comparable on-the-job training experience operating large format high-speed computerized offset printing press.. Select the one answer below that best describes your experience level. Answer to this question is required
  • After completing a 4-year apprenticeship, obtained comparable trade school training or received extensive on-the-job training I have at least seven years Journeyman Pressman experience which demonstrates the ability to operate large format high-speed computerized offset printing press.
  • After completing a 4-year apprenticeship, obtained comparable trade school training or received extensive on-the-job training I have at least four years Journeyman Pressman experience which demonstrates the ability to operate large format high-speed computerized offset press.
  • After completing a 4-year apprenticeship, obtained comparable trade school training or received on-the-job training I have at least two years Pressman experience which demonstrates the ability to operate high-speed computerized offset printing press.
  • I do not have any of the above training or experience.
5 From the following list, select all of the computerized equipment software packages you have experience using: Answer to this question is required
  • Press Configuration Control
  • On-line inspection equipment
  • Off-line inspection equipment
  • Microsoft excel or similar software
  • Outlook or similar software
  • None of the above
6 Which of the following best describes your experience in detecting printing errors and defects and taking corrective action to minimize spoilage and meet quality requirements? Answer to this question is required
  • I have independently monitored and inspected the production of printing equipment and taken corrective action to minimize spoilage while sustaining quality requirements. Performed these functions under normal supervision.
  • Under the close supervision of a supervisor, monitored and inspected the production of printing equipment and took corrective action to minimize spoilage while sustaining quality requirements.
  • Received training on how to perform this task but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have no experience with detecting printing errors/defects
7 Please choose the answer that best describes your experience and/or education in determining the correct ink rotation and placement of plates. Answer to this question is required
  • I know little or nothing about this
  • I have studied this, but have not applied my knowledge on the job
  • I have applied my knowledge to do routine jobs, but I have been closely supervised for more difficult jobs
  • I have used my skill and ability on my own under general supervision
  • I am consulted by other Journeymen in different situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs
8 Please choose the answer that best describes your experience and/or education on editing press configuration programs to accommodate specific jobs. Answer to this question is required
  • I know little or nothing about this
  • I have studied this, but I have not applied my knowledge on the job
  • I have applied my knowledge to do routine jobs, but I have been closely supervised for more difficult jobs
  • I have used my skill and ability on my own under general supervision
  • I am consulted by other Journeymen in different situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.
9 Please select the response below that best describes your experience and/or education on making adjustments related to mechanical registration Answer to this question is required
  • I am consulted by other Journeymen in different situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs
  • I have used my skills and ability independently with minimal supervision
  • I have used my skills and ability on my own under general supervision
  • I have studied this, but I have not applied my knowledge on the job
  • None of the above
10 Please select the response below that best describes your experience interpreting instruction. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience as a Journeyman Pressman adjusting to frequent changes in job specifications, customer quality requirement changes, and operational job/equipment instruction changes.
  • I have experience as a Pressman adjusting to changes in job specifications, customer quality requirements changes, and operational job/equipment instruction changes.
  • I have experience interpreting instructions in a team based environment.
  • I have experience following directions as a helper designated position.
  • I have experience following directions as presented.
  • None of the above
11 Select the response that best describes your ability to meet deadlines while ensuring the quality of the product. Answer to this question is required
  • Setting priorities for your own work in order to meet a deadline.
  • Coordinating work with other departments in order to meet a deadline.
  • Establish methods and procedures for completing a job in order to satisfy customer requirements and to meet a deadline date.
  • None of the above
12 From the choices below, select all of the answers that best describe your experience handling materials as a Journeyman Pressman. Answer to this question is required
  • I have used materials that were chosen for me to do the job.
  • I have selected materials required based on job specifications, customer requirements, and established quality requirements.
  • I have been consulted for advice on use of material.
  • None of the above
13 Do you have experience inspecting product per established customer quality requirements and job completeness? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
14 Please specify where this experience is documented in your resume by indicating place of employment, job title and length of time performing the duties. We must be able to verify this experience in your resume in order for you to receive credit. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
15 Select the answer that best describes your experience as a Journeyman Pressman in determining and following quality of any product that is printed. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked as a Journeyman Pressman where I have made decisions about the quality of finished products meeting customer quality standards.
  • I have experience with quality assurance programs.
  • I have little experience examining finished product for quality.
  • I have no experience examining finished product for quality
16 Please select the response that best describes your experience in maintaining presses and loading presses. Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have experience performing this task.
  • I have limited experience in performing this task. I have had exposure to this task but require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
  • I have performed this task independently, without more than normal review by a supervisor. I have assisted others in carrying out this task. I seek guidance in carrying out this task only in unusually complex situations.
  • I independently perform, and am well versed in carrying out this task. I advise and instruct other pressman in carrying out this task on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this task in unusually complex situations.
17 Please select the response that best describes your experience in making adjustments of peripheral devices and attachments. Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have experience performing this task.
  • I have limited experience in performing this task. I have had exposure to this task but require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
  • I have performed this task independently, without more than normal review by a supervisor. I have assisted others in carrying out this task. I seek guidance in carrying out this task only in unusually complex situations.
  • I independently perform, and am well versed in carrying out this task. I advise and instruct other pressmen in carrying out this task on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this task in unusually complex situations.