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Grade: 4

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Grade: All Grades

1 ZS-4: Do you have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the ZS-3/GS-06 level? (See the "Qualifications" section of this announcement for the definition of specialized experience.) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Select the statement that best describes your experience in supporting the staffing function. Answer to this question is required
  • I make job offers and advise the applicant on the submission of the required entry on duty paper work.
  • In addition to the duties stated above, I code a variety of routine personnel actions.
  • I prepare correspondence to customers regarding human resources issues.
  • I have received training in this function, but have not yet applied it on the job.
  • I do not have the training or experience in this function.
3 Identify the types of pay systems in which you are experienced. Answer to this question is required
  • General Schedule
  • Wage Grade
  • Alternative Pay Systems such as CAPs and NSPS
  • Excepted Service
  • Personnel Demonstration Projects
  • Other pay systems such as US Postal Service, TVA
  • None of the above
4 Do you have experience meeting and working with a wide range of employees and managers while providing technical support in human resources? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in meeting, dealing and working with a wide range of employees, managers and administrative points of contact at all levels outside my immediate office.
  • I have experience in meeting, dealing and working with co-workers and supervisors within my immediate office.
  • I have experience in using the telephone to contact others in an office setting.
  • I do not have the experience or training as described above.
5 Do you have experience troubleshooting and developing alternative solutions to a problem? Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered fully proficient in performing these tasks. I am normally the person consulted by others because of my expertise.
  • I have performed these tasks as a regular part of a job. The work was performed independently and without supervision.
  • I have performed these tasks on the job. My work was monitored by a supervisor.
  • I do not have experience performing these tasks.
6 Select the statement that best describes your experience in using automated systems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • 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 Identify automated HR systems in which you are proficient. Answer to this question is required
  • National Business Center automated HR/Payroll system
  • National Finance Center automated HR/Payroll system
  • Other Federal automated HR/Payroll Systems
  • Non-Federal automated HR/Payroll system
  • None of the above.
8 Select the statement that best describes your experience in reviewing personnel documents. Answer to this question is required
  • As a senior HR Assistant, I am responsible for reviewing a variety of Federal personnel forms and documents that have been completed by other technicians for accuracy and completeness in compliance with regulations and policies. I provide training to other assistants in processing and correcting personnel actions.
  • I review personnel forms and documents for accuracy and completeness as requested by my peers. This is not a regular part of my job. I have also helped other assistants when asked.
  • I review personnel forms and documents that are filled out by employees, such as appointment and benefits forms for completion and accuracy.
  • I complete personnel forms and documents that are reviewed by senior staff or my supervisor for completeness and accuracy.
  • I have received training in reviewing personnel documents, but have not yet applied it on the job.
  • I do not have the experience described above.
9 Select the statement that best describes your experience in supporting the staffing function. Answer to this question is required
  • I contact applicants to advise them that they have been tentatively selected for a position; I invite them into E-QIP to initiate the security clearance, and explain the security process and requirements. When the security clearance process is completed, I use a form letter to give a reporting date and include in-processing documents to be completed prior to that date. I maintain the recruitment folders.
  • In addition to the duties stated above, I code a variety of routing personnel actions and give them to the senior specialist for review and approval. I also provide applicants information about recruitments and assist them in the application process.
  • I am assigned tasks that include sending form letters of selection, requesting documents, or establishing recruit folders by a senior specialist or my supervisor. My work is reviewed for completeness and accuracy.
  • I have received training in this function, but have not yet applied it on the job.
  • I do not have the training or experience in this function.
10 Identify the following HR tasks that you perform as a regular part of your work. Answer to this question is required
  • Apply rules and regulations to review, code and process personnel actions.
  • Enter codes and remarks into an automated personnel/payroll system.
  • Identify and resolve personnel/payroll errors
  • Provide employees with advice and counseling on benefits, i.e. health and life insurance, and retirement.
  • Conduct employee orientations
  • Maintain Official Personnel Folders
  • Review employee benefits forms (Health Benefits, Life Insurance, Beneficiary Designation, TSP to ensure they are properly completed
  • Review queries in automated system to correct errors in various personnel data fields
  • None of the above
11 Identify the HR work you have been responsible for on the job. Answer to this question is required
  • Process recurring personnel actions such as awards, appointment, separations, promotions, changes to lower grade, reassignments, transfers or mass change actions
  • Review personnel action requests for accuracy
  • Review personnel action requests for existence and adequacy of supporting documents
  • Review personnel action requests for appropriateness of the regulatory authority
  • Review personnel action requests for proposed action cited in relation to the intended purposes
  • Ensure forms for temporary employees (NTE appointments) are completed and processed in a timely manner
  • Ensure new employee forms are received and processed in a timely manner
  • Follow up on deadlines and associated forms
  • Code personnel data for an automated system
  • Maintain Official Personnel data for an automated system
  • Maintain Official Personnel Files as well as other files
  • None of the above.