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Grade: 07

1 Do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-6 level? (See the 'Qualifications' section for a definition of specialized experience) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
3 Do you have experience reviewing outgoing correspondence, reports, and administrative documents for accuracy in accordance with established policy and procedures? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Indicate your experience reviewing incoming correspondence or other communications. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience determining the level of importance of the correspondence
  • I have experience identifying action items
  • I have experience tracking required responses
  • None of the above
5 Please indicate your experience regarding correspondence. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience drafting non-technical correspondence
  • I have experience ensuring proper format, spelling, and grammar
  • I have taken formal training in correspondence writing
  • None of the above
6 Select the tasks you have performed to organize, control, establish and maintain files. Answer to this question is required
  • Filed documents using a pre-established, standardized system.
  • Archived and disposed of records in accordance with employer's policies and regulations.
  • Logged and established routing and suspense dates for correspondence or documents.
  • Made recommendations for improving existing filing systems.
  • Designed or created new filing system(s).
  • Designed or created a new e-filing system.
  • My experience does not match the choices provided.
7 Which of the following best describes your experience managing the office activity calendar for appointments, vacations, and absences for supervisor, to include arranging, postponing, and canceling appointments and meetings? Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have any experience in this area.
  • I have experience managing the schedules of others.
  • I am experienced and am considered proficient in using an automated program to manage staff schedules.
8 Do you have experience maintaining multiple calendars, including the use and maintenance of an electronic calendar for one or more executive or senior staff? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Indicate your experience performing general office work: Answer to this question is required
  • Answering phone calls
  • Screening phone calls
  • Directing phone calls
  • Responding to routine questions
  • None of the Above
10 Do you have experience coordinating and scheduling meetings with managers and executives for an office staff? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 From the following choices, please select the one that reflects your highest level of experience administering time and attendance (T & A). Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience manually preparing time and attendance records.
  • I have experience in using an automated time and attendance system for a group of employees.
  • I have advised and assisted employees, supervisors, and managers on how to complete T & A's and resolve errors as well as entering T & A data into an automated system.
  • My experience does not match the choices provided.
12 Please select the response(s) that describe your experience in making travel arrangements. Answer to this question is required
  • I prepared travel authorizations (forms and approvals).
  • I arranged travel reservations (flight, hotel, transportation) and itinerary.
  • I prepared travel vouchers for local travel.
  • I prepared travel vouchers.
  • I reviewed travel vouchers for accuracy, completeness and resolved errors in travel vouchers.
  • I do not have any experience in this area.
13 Please indicate which of the following tasks you have performed in arranging conferences and meetings Answer to this question is required
  • Developed conference and/or meeting agenda
  • Reserved facilities and food/beverage services
  • Notified attendees of conference and/or meeting arrangements
  • Developed and assembled materials and handouts
  • Attended and developed minutes from conference and/or meeting
  • Insured staff commitments were delivered
  • None of the above
14 Do you have work experience with any of the following office automation software? Answer to this question is required
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • None of the above
15 Have you completed training courses in office techniques, office management, office technology and/or office procedures? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
16 Indicate your knowledge of administrative rules and regulations in order to authorize the following administrative actions: Answer to this question is required
  • Acquisitions/procurement requests
  • Travel authorizations/certifications
  • Personnel actions
  • Payroll changes
  • Property/inventory requests
  • Training requests
  • Security requests
  • None of the above

Grade: 08

1 Do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level? (See the 'Qualifications' section for a definition of specialized experience) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
3 Do you have experience reviewing outgoing correspondence, reports, and administrative documents for accuracy in accordance with established policy and procedures? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Indicate your experience reviewing incoming correspondence or other communications. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience determining the level of importance of the correspondence
  • I have experience identifying action items
  • I have experience tracking required responses
  • None of the above
5 Please indicate your experience regarding correspondence. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience drafting non-technical correspondence
  • I have experience ensuring proper format, spelling, and grammar
  • I have taken formal training in correspondence writing
  • None of the above
6 Select the tasks you have performed to organize, control, establish and maintain files. Answer to this question is required
  • Filed documents using a pre-established, standardized system.
  • Archived and disposed of records in accordance with employer's policies and regulations.
  • Logged and established routing and suspense dates for correspondence or documents.
  • Made recommendations for improving existing filing systems.
  • Designed or created new filing system(s).
  • Designed or created a new e-filing system.
  • My experience does not match the choices provided.
7 Which of the following best describes your experience managing the office activity calendar for appointments, vacations, and absences for supervisor, to include arranging, postponing, and canceling appointments and meetings? Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have any experience in this area.
  • I have experience managing the schedules of others.
  • I am experienced and am considered proficient in using an automated program to manage staff schedules.
8 Do you have experience maintaining multiple calendars, including the use and maintenance of an electronic calendar for one or more executive or senior staff? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Indicate your experience performing general office work: Answer to this question is required
  • Answering phone calls
  • Screening phone calls
  • Directing phone calls
  • Responding to routine questions
  • None of the Above
10 Do you have experience coordinating and scheduling meetings with managers and executives for an office staff? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 From the following choices, please select the one that reflects your highest level of experience administering time and attendance (T & A). Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience manually preparing time and attendance records.
  • I have experience in using an automated time and attendance system for a group of employees.
  • I have advised and assisted employees, supervisors, and managers on how to complete T & A's and resolve errors as well as entering T & A data into an automated system.
  • My experience does not match the choices provided.
12 Please select the response(s) that describe your experience in making travel arrangements. Answer to this question is required
  • I prepared travel authorizations (forms and approvals).
  • I arranged travel reservations (flight, hotel, transportation) and itinerary.
  • I prepared travel vouchers for local travel.
  • I prepared travel vouchers.
  • I reviewed travel vouchers for accuracy, completeness and resolved errors in travel vouchers.
  • I do not have any experience in this area.
13 Please indicate which of the following tasks you have performed in arranging conferences and meetings Answer to this question is required
  • Developed conference and/or meeting agenda
  • Reserved facilities and food/beverage services
  • Notified attendees of conference and/or meeting arrangements
  • Developed and assembled materials and handouts
  • Attended and developed minutes from conference and/or meeting
  • Insured staff commitments were delivered
  • None of the above
14 Do you have work experience with any of the following office automation software? Answer to this question is required
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • None of the above
15 Have you completed training courses in office techniques, office management, office technology and/or office procedures? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
16 Indicate your knowledge of administrative rules and regulations in order to authorize the following administrative actions: Answer to this question is required
  • Acquisitions/procurement requests
  • Travel authorizations/certifications
  • Personnel actions
  • Payroll changes
  • Property/inventory requests
  • Training requests
  • Security requests
  • None of the above

Grade: All Grades

You MUST submit a complete resume in order to be considered for this position. Please review the required documents section of the vacancy announcement for further information.
I certify that I have read the "Who May Be Considered" AND the "Job Summary" sections of this vacancy announcement and I understand that if I am a previous or current Federal competitive employee (includes most Census employees) looking for a transfer, promotion, reassignment, or reinstatement, this vacancy may not afford me the best advantage. I understand my option to consult with the HR office listed on the vacancy if I have any questions.
1 How did you learn about this position? Answer to this question is required
  • Career Fair
  • Census Bureau Employee
  • College Information Session/Classroom Presentation
  • Friend/Colleague
  • Individuals with Disabilities Recruitment Event
  • Internship
  • Job Search Website
    1.1 From which kind of print advertisement did you learn about this position?
    • Brochure
    • Magazine
    • Newspaper
    • Other
    1.2 From which social network did you learn about this position?
    • Black Planet
    • Facebook
    • Hootsuite
    • LinkedIn
    • Pinterest
    • Twitter
    • YouTube
    • Other
    1.3 From which job search website did you learn about this position?
    • CareerBuilder.com
    • Glassdoor.com
    • Monster.com
    • TweetMyJobs.com
    • USAJOBS.gov
    • US.jobs
    • Other
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  • Professional Conference/Organization
    1.1 From which professional conference/organization did you learn about this position?
    • American Economic Association
    • American Statistical Association
    • League of United Latin American Citizens
    • National Association for Business Economics
    • National Society of Black Engineers
    • Other
  • Professional Magazine/Trade Journal
  • Radio/TV Announcement
  • Recruiter/Headhunter/Search Firm
  • Social Network
  • Special Emphasis/Affinity Group
  • Veterans Recruitment Event
  • Other
2 Have you held a political appointment within the previous five-year period? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 I authorize the sharing of my application for other similar positions within United States Census Bureau. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No