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* 1.Are you currently serving, or have you served in the last five years, in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 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.
  2. No


Specialized experience is fifty-two (52) weeks of experience at the GS-04 level which includes applying a standardized body of rules, procedures, and operations sufficient to perform a full range of support assignments.

* 2.GS-05: Choose the one answer that best describes your education and experience as described in the vacancy announcement.
  1. I have one year of specialized experience which includes applying a standardized body of rules, procedures, and operations sufficient to perform a full range of support assignments. This experience is equivalent to the GS-04 level.
  2. I have successfully completed 4 full years of education above the high school level (in any field) in an accredited business, secretarial, or technical school, junior college, college, or university.
  3. I have a combination of education and experience as described that together qualify me for this position.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


* 3.Do you possess a typing skill of at least 40 wpm?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.From the list below, select all software applications which you have used to produce a work product.
  1. Word Processing (e.g., Microsoft Word, Word Perfect).
  2. Spreadsheets (e.g., Microsoft Excel, Lotus 123).
  3. Databases (e.g. Microsoft Access).
  4. Microsoft PowerPoint.
  5. Other financial software such as Peachtree, Quicken, Oracle, Peoplesoft, etc.
  6. Email Applications.
  7. None of the above.


* 5.From the list below, select those tasks you have performed independently to produce products using computer systems and software.
  1. Correspondence using word processing software.
  2. Preparing formal briefings or presentation slides using presentation software.
  3. Preparing final reports containing tables, charts, and graphics.
  4. Utilizing spreadsheets in daily work assignments to track data.
  5. Viewing or entering information in an automated database.
  6. Compiling and summarizing information from an automated database.
  7. None of the above.


* 6.Please select the best response that describes your overall skill level using computer applications.
  1. Basic- You are comfortable using computer systems after receiving adequate training. You use a computer on a daily basis to perform routine tasks.
  2. Intermediate- You use a computer on a daily basis and can independently perform intermediate or advanced computer functions.
  3. Advanced- You serve as an expert on a computer application, helping and advising others on difficult system tasks.
  4. None of the above.


* 7.Which of the following services have you performed over the phone with a customer as part of your job duties?
  1. Answered basic customer inquiries.
  2. Gathered accurate and complete information.
  3. Provided "how to" instructions.
  4. Guided a customer through policies and procedures.
  5. Researched issues and provided follow up resolution.
  6. Troubleshooting customer system problems.
  7. Successfully handled irate callers with little supervision.
  8. None of the above.


* 8.Select the choice which best describes your ability to communicate orally with various levels of employees and management in order to obtain and provide information.
  1. I have greeted visitors, or relayed messages, or answered and redirected telephone calls.
  2. I have questioned, interviewed, or conferred with others to obtain or verify information; and explained non-technical procedures to others.
  3. I have given short presentations at briefings or meetings (e.g. staff meetings, small project work group meetings, meetings with fellow team members).
  4. I have discussed and explained technical material that was often controversial or sensitive. I have acted as the main liaison with other departments or organizations.
  5. None of the above.


* 9.From the list below, select all those tasks you have performed to establish and maintain files and filing systems.
  1. Maintained existing files or filing systems in a business setting, including updating and organizing, as a regular part of my job.
  2. Archived and disposed of records in accordance with employer's policies and regulations.
  3. Made recommendations for improving existing filing systems.
  4. Utilized computer software for document management (storage, retrieval, distribution).
  5. None of the above.


* 10.From the list below, select the one that best describes your experience working with varied work assignments.
  1. Performed routine clerical work which required accuracy.
  2. Performed work in more than one subject matter at a time and was required to reprioritize accordingly.
  3. Independently determined priority of work assignments in numerous subject matters with fluctuating workload requirements.
  4. I do not have any experience as described in the choices above.


* 11.From the list below, select the one that best describes your experience in working with schedules and deadlines.
  1. Followed a schedule of work activities provided by my supervisor.
  2. Independently scheduled my work to meet required deadlines.
  3. Scheduled my work activities and that of subordinate secretarial or clerical staff to meet required deadlines.
  4. Established deadlines and scheduled my work and that of subordinate secretarial or clerical staff to meet those deadlines.
  5. None of the above.


* 12.From the list below, select the one that best describes your experience reviewing reports, recognizing errors, and reconciling problems.
  1. I was responsible for reviewing documents that required attention to detail.
  2. I was responsible for accomplishing work that required that I review reports or documents and compare that information with another report or document. I was required to recognize errors but not independently resolve problems that arose.
  3. I was responsible for accomplishing work that required that I review reports or documents and compare that information with another report or document. I was required to independently recognize errors or problems and know what action to take to resolve the problem.
  4. I do not have any experience as described in the choices above.






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