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Grade: 05

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For the GS-05, you must have three (3) years of progressively responsible experience; one (1) year of this experience must have been equivalent to GS-04 that demonstrates the ability to: 1) Analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions, 2) Plan and organize work, and 3) Communicate effectively orally and in writing. Such experience may have been gained in administrative, professional, technical, investigative, or other responsible work.
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You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: Completion of 4 academic years of post-high school leading to a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree.
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You may qualify on a combination of education and experience. To combine education and experience, the total percentage of experience at the required grade level compared to the requirement, as well as the percentage of completed education compared to the requirement must equal at least 100 percent.
 
1 Select the answer that best describes your experience/education as it directly relates to the experience/education statement. Carefully review your application and ensure that your response is supported by your resume.
 
Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least 3 years of progressively responsible experience, 1 year of which was equivalent to at least the GS-04 level in the Federal service.
  • I have a bachelors degree or four full years of progressively higher education. (Attach a copy of transcript or list of college courses designating semester or quarter hours earned to ensure proper credit.)
  • I have a combination of the education and specialized experience described that has equipped me with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the work. Together the percentage of experience and education as they relate to the requirement total at least 100 percent.
  • I am not qualified for the GS-05 level because I do not meet any of the education or general experience statements.

Grade: 07

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Specialized experience: For the GS-7, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-5 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
Using Statistical Analysis System (SAS) software system; AND
Collecting and researching data for studies or evaluations of programs or operations and summarizing your results; AND
Gathering and analyzing data and using them to write conclusions and recommendations.
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One full year of graduate level education in a related field; or Superior Academic Achievement based on a bachelor's degree that is demonstrated through class standing (upper 1/3 of class); or grade point average (2.95/4.0 overall or 3.5/4.0 in major), or election to membership in a qualifying national scholastic honor society.
OR
You may qualify on a combination of education and experience. To combine education and experience, the total percentage of experience at the required grade level compared to the requirement, as well as the percentage of completed education compared to the requirement must equal at least 100 percent.

1

Select the answer that best describes your experience/education as it directly relates to the specialized experience/education statement. Carefully review your application and ensure that your response is supported by your resume.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have one year of GS-5 level specialized experience which has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position.
  • I have one year of graduate level education in a related field. (Attach a copy of transcript or list of college courses designating semester or quarter hours earned to ensure proper credit.)
  • I have superior academic achievement OR election/membership in a qualifying national scholastic honor society. [Attach a copy of transcript or list of college courses designating semester or quarter hours earned to ensure proper credit.]
  • I have a combination of the education and specialized experience described that has equipped me with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the work. Together the percentage of experience and education as they relate to the requirement total at least 100 percent.
  • I am not qualified for the GS-7 level because I do not meet any of the education or specialized experience statements.

Grade: All Grades

Carefully read each question before responding. Some questions will be used to screen out ineligible applicants. Applicant errors in responses will not be corrected. You are responsible for the accuracy of your application. When you receive your application confirmation notice, we suggest that you request that a copy of the questions and your responses be sent to you by return email. Then, if you identify any inaccuracies, you may change your responses before the closing date of this announcement. If you are rated ineligible based on your responses to the questions, you will be notified by email shortly after the announcement closes.
Note: Your resume must thoroughly support your responses to the job-specific questions, or you may not receive credit.
1 I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information on and attached to this application is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. I understand that false or fraudulent information on or attached to this application may be grounds for not hiring me or for firing me after I begin work and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment. I understand that any information I give may be investigated. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
All applicants are REQUIRED to submit all undergraduate and graduate college transcripts, including transcripts from transfer schools no later than the date indicated in the announcement. Transcripts may be unofficial at the time of application, but an official transcript is required if a job offer is extended.
2 I am submitting a copy of my transcript(s) designating semester or quarter hours earned or a course listing for the appropriate job specific question showing the type of information that appears on a transcript such as course title, department, hours earned (semester or quarter), and grade to ensure proper credit. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 I am submitting a copy of my current schedule as proof of enrollment. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 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
    4.1 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
Basic Qualifications: You MUST meet the definition of a STUDENT for the duration of your appointment.
The definition of a student is: an individual accepted for enrollment or enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis (as defined by the institution in which the student is enrolled), including awardees of the Harry S. Truman Foundation Scholarship Program under Public Law 93–842. Students need not be in actual physical attendance, so long as all other requirements are met. An individual who needs to complete less than the equivalent of half an academic/vocational or technical course-load immediately prior to graduating is still considered a student for purposes of this Program.
5 Do you meet the definition of a student? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6

Please select all responses that describe your experience in reading and understanding technical materials regarding quantitative data analysis activities. The experience can be in an academic or work environment.

Answer to this question is required
  • Use programming language manuals to understand code in an unfamiliar programming language.
  • Compile and analyze factual information from sources within assigned work area. Present information in a logical fashion.
  • Understand requirements documents sufficiently to review data and information as possible sources for resolution of customer needs.
  • Use already created code to retrieve data for review by customer.
  • None of the above
7

I have regularly performed the following IT functions. The experience can be in an academic or work environment.:

Answer to this question is required
  • Use Microsoft Lync, Communicator, or similar product for communication with coworkers, customers, and others.
  • Format text, delimited, and tabbed data into Excel spreadsheets utilizing text, numeric, and date functionality as well as creating descriptive column headings and correct column widths.
  • Create a SAS dataset for operational use.
  • Combine (MERGE or SET) SAS datasets.
  • None of the above.
8

I have performed the following work assignments. The experience can be in an academic or work environment.

Answer to this question is required
  • Research and summarize information from a variety of sources to prepare papers, reports or other similar documents.
  • Search files, documents, or other sources for informational materials to prepare responses to inquiries, briefing packages or for background information.
  • Collect, prepare and format data from personal research.
  • None of the above.
9

Do you have experience writing SAS programs without the assistance of a graphical interface (i.e. only using a text editor)? The experience can be in an academic or work environment.

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10

Do you have experience understanding code written in a programming language that is foreign to you, assuming you have access to relevant documents? The experience can be in an academic or work environment.

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11

From the list below, select those tasks you have performed to produce products using computer systems and software. The experience can be in an academic or work environment.
 

Answer to this question is required
  • Write clean Structured Query Language (SQL) programs
  • Write clean C++ programs
  • Write clean SAS programs
  • Write clean programs using other statistical software (R, STATA, etc.)
  • Use Linux systems and man pages to automate tasks
  • None of the above
12

Please select the software application(s) that you have experience using. The experience can be in an academic or work environment.


 

Answer to this question is required
  • SAS
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Power Point
  • Microsoft Outlook email
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Other word processing software
  • Other data management / spreadsheet software
  • None of the above
13

Which of the following best describes your experience working with management and customers to define and develop the strategy and methodology to provide the potential output to meet a customer's stated requirement?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked with management and customers to develop various viable methods to provide desired results.
  • I have been part of team lead tasked with developing methods to meet a customer's needs.
  • I have been a member of a data analytics team.
  • None of the above.
14

Please select all responses that describe your written communication skills. The experience can be in an academic or work environment.
 
 
 

Answer to this question is required
  • I have documented program code so that others understand and can use with minor modifications
  • I have worked with customers to resolve their problems or satisfy their expectations
  • I have written IT procedures or instructions that others have followed successfully (For example, instruction manuals, how-to guides, training materials, etc.)
  • I have used pseudo code to explain the logic of program code so that customers and coworkers understand the approach taken
  • None of the above
15

Select your responses that describe your oral communication skills. The experience can be in an academic or work environment.
 
 
 

Answer to this question is required
  • I have given oral presentations in a classroom setting
  • I have taken courses in public speaking
  • I have conducted interviews to collect information
  • None of the above
16 Would you like the opportunity to be considered for similar positions that require the same knowledge, skills and abilities? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No