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Grade: 05
To be eligible for this position at this grade level, you must meet the requirements below.

A. One year or twelve (12) months of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-04) in the Federal government. Specialized experience is experience that is in or related to this position and provided you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position. Examples of qualifying experience include experience performing a variety of miscellaneous tasks involving researching and processing financial documents, reviewing information and determining corrective action on accounts, researching for missing/unclear accounting information and reviewing financial documents submitted for completeness. OR

B. A Bachelor’s degree or four (4) years of education above high school in any field of study from an accredited college or university. OR

C. An equivalent amount of combined education and experience. Only education in excess of 60 semester hours, 90 quarter hours or 1440 classroom hours is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement for the GS-5 level. For example, one full year of academic study (30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or 720 formal classroom hours) beyond the second year is equal to 6 months of specialized experience. To be creditable, education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, college or university.

To compute your experience, education, or business school training, or to compute an equivalent amount of combined experience, education and/or training. Click here, to use the Experience Calculator. Use these results to select your response to the following question.

* 1.Which of the following is true about your education and/or experience?
  1. I have at least one (1) year of specialized experience.
  2. I have a Bachelor’s degree or four (4) years of progressive education above high school.
  3. I have a combination or education and specialized experience equivalent to one (1) year of specialized experience, as defined above, using the Experience Calculator.
  4. I do not have the required experience and/or education.


For the next set of questions please select the one that best describes your experience, and/or training for the tasks described.

* 2.Preparing and sending out written correspondence
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it in the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.


* 3.Listening to information provided by individuals and extracting relevant facts necessary to independently solve basic problems.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it in the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.


* 4.Communicating routine information by speaking so that the intended audience comprehends the information.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it in the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.


* 5.Accurately retrieving information by searching databases for records or reports.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it in the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.


* 6.Interviewing individuals with varied backgrounds and varied personalities in order to determine the nature of their concerns or issues.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it in the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.


* 7.Reviewing financial statements in order to verify sources of income or assets.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it in the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.


* 8.Meeting and dealing with a wide range of individuals, including those that are hostile and uncooperative, in stressful situations.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it in the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.


* 9.Soliciting information in person or by phone to gather data and/or necessary facts.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it in the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.


* 10.Accurately preparing, inputting and filing data.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it in the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.


* 11.Explaining technical procedures, regulations, laws or rules to members of the public or internal customers.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it in the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.


* 12.Explaining how to fill out forms and follow instructions.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it in the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.


* 13.Researching and interpreting instructions, guidelines and procedures to determine the appropriate actions.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it in the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.


* 14.Gathering facts through probing and questioning in order to solve problems.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it in the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.


Grade: All Grades
Thank you for your interest in applying for this position.

* 1.Are you available for?
  1. Full Time Days (40 hours per week)
  2. Part Time Days (32 hours or less a week)
  3. Full Time Nights (40 hours per week)
  4. Part Time Nights (32 hours or less a week)
  5. Full Time Weekend Days (at least 8 hours a day)
  6. Part Time Weekend Days (less than 8 hours a day)
  7. Full Time Weekend Nights (at least 8 hours a night)
  8. Part Time Weekend Nights (less than 8 hours a night)
  9. Intermittent Day (On-call basis)
  10. Intermittent Night (On-call basis)


* 2.I can perform the physical requirements as outlined in the vacancy announcement.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.Are you able to work in a position where you may experience prolonged sitting, operation of a word processor and/or a personal computer?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for this position. Please indicate the option which best describes your current status?
  1. I am at least 18 years of age or older.
  2. I am at least 16 years of age or older and have graduated from high school or have a certificate equivalent to graduating from high school.
  3. I am at least 16 years of age or older and have completed a formal vocational training program.
  4. I am at least 16 years of age or older and have a statement from school authorities agreeing with decision to pursue employment rather than continuing my education.
  5. I am at least 16 years of age, and am currently enrolled in a secondary school (a student), and would like to work part-time under a formal student employment program.
  6. None of the above.


* 5.This position requires technology application skills. Indicate your skill in using technology by selecting either 1 or 2 below.
  1. I have experience or training using technology such as a computer terminal using a standard style keyboard with additional function keys and related equipment such as printers or modems.
  2. I do not have the experience or training in the technology listed above.


* 6.Do you have experience using the internet to conduct research and answer questions?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 7.Please check all that apply:
  1. I have experience using Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  2. I have Internet browsing experience.
  3. I used automation to prepare letters, reports or memos.
  4. I use technology in everyday tasks, (bill pay, corresponding with friends etc).
  5. None of the above.






This is a Federal job application system. Providing false information, creating fake IDs, or failing to answer all questions truthfully and completely may be grounds for not hiring, for disbarment from Federal employment, or for dismissal after the applicant begins work. Falsifying a Federal job application, attempting to violate the privacy of others, or attempting to compromise the operation of this system may be punishable by fine or imprisonment (US Code, Title 18, section 1001).