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Grade: All Grades
* 1.Choose the one answer that best describes your education and experience as described in the vacancy announcement.
  1. I have one year of general 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-03 level.
  2. I have successfully completed 2 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.


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


* 3.From the list below, select all software applications which you have used to produce a work product. Select all that apply.
  1. Word Processing (e.g., Microsoft Word).
  2. Spreadsheets (e.g., Microsoft Excel, Lotus 123).
  3. Databases (e.g., Microsoft Access).
  4. Adobe Acrobat pro X
  5. Email Applications.
  6. Capture Software (Kodak digital scanners)
  7. None of the above.


* 4.From the list below, select those tasks you have performed independently to produce products using computers systems and software.
  1. Correspondence using word processing software.
  2. Accessing applications to digitally scan images.
  3. Utilizing spreadsheets in daily work assignments to track data.
  4. Viewing or entering information in an automated database.
  5. Compiling and summarizing information from an automated database.
  6. None of the above.


* 5.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.


* 6.From the list below, select the one that best describes your experience with data entry.
  1. I was responsible for entering information from a source document to a data entry program.
  2. I was responsible for reviewing source documents for accuracy. After review, I was responsible for entering the information to a data entry program.
  3. I was responsible for entering information from a source document to a data entry program. I was required to recognize errors but not independently resolve problems that arose.
  4. I was responsible for entering information from a source document to a data entry program. I was required to independently recognize errors or problems and know what action to take to resolve the problem.
  5. None of the above.


* 7.Which of the following best describes the extent of your oral and written interpersonal communication skills?
  1. I have communicated with managers, other staff members, and customers to provide guidance and assistance in resolving with difficult issues.
  2. I have communicated with managers and other staff members to provide guidance and assistance in resolving routine issues.
  3. I have communicated with staff members and customers to provide guidance and assistance in resolving routine issues.
  4. I have communicated with other staff members to provide guidance and assistance in resolving routine cases.
  5. None of the above.


* 8.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.


* 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. Utilized computer software for document management (storage, retrieval, distribution).
  4. None of the above.


* 10.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 and deadlines provided by my supervisor.
  2. Independently scheduled my work to meet required deadlines set by my supervisor.
  3. Independently scheduled and prioritized my work and that of other team members to meet required deadlines.
  4. None of the above.


* 11.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 documents and compare that information with information on systems. 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 documents and compare that information with information on systems. 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.


* 12.From the list below, select all that apply.
  1. I am able to sit for long periods of time.
  2. I am able to bend and stoop.
  3. I am able to lift up to 25-40 lbs.
  4. None of the above.






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