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Grade: 09
* 1.GS-9 - Choose one answer that best describes your education and experience.
  1. I have successfully completed a master's or equivalent graduate degree or at least two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field related to the work of this position as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service performing work related to the duties of the position described in the vacancy announcement.
  3. I possess a combination of specialized experience and graduate education beyond the first year of graduate study that together meet the requirements for this position.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described.


* 2.Please select all the offices that you have interfaced with or acted as in a liaison capacity with to ensure the completion of administrative tasks.
  1. The Office of Human Resources
  2. The Office of Security
  3. The Travel Office
  4. The Budget Office
  5. The Chief Information Officer
  6. The Office of the General Counsel
  7. The Chief Financial Officer
  8. None of the above.


* 3.Please indicate where in your resume this information can be verified (e.g., at which organization were you employed, what was your job title).
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 4.I have tracked and monitored completion of office assignments and prepared reports that evaluate results and document any trends.
  1. True
  2. False


* 5.I have experience determining the physical needs of an office, including property and supply, communications, space, furniture, and equipment.
  1. True
  2. False


* 6.I have experience ordering and maintaining typical office supplies.
  1. True
  2. False


* 7.Indicate the example that best reflects your highest level of experience in maintaining and promoting effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, co-workers or contractors.
  1. I have developed programs to promote establishing effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, co-workers or contractors.
  2. I have led efforts to promote establishing effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, co-workers or contractors.
  3. I have worked on teams to promote establishing effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, co-workers or contractors.
  4. I have established effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, co-workers or contractors.
  5. None of the above.


* 8.Select the choices that describe your professional interpersonal interactions.
  1. I have served as a program representative in dealing with managers and employees within the areas serviced. This included acquiring, clarifying or exchanging facts and information needed to complete assignments.
  2. I have justified, persuaded, negotiated, or resolved matters involving significant or controversial policy or program issues. This included interacting professionally with a full range of internal and external individuals or groups.
  3. I have participated in work groups as a program representative and motivated or persuaded group members. This included motivating people who were skeptical or in disagreement in order to obtain the desired effect.
  4. I have served as a program representative and participated in discussions to plan, coordinate, or consult on work efforts or to resolve specific business problems. This included influencing or motivating individuals or groups who are working toward mutual goals and who have relatively cooperative attitudes.
  5. None of the above.


* 9.Do you have experience in establishing working relationships with third-party service providers or vendors?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 10.During which methods of interaction have you expressed thoughts orally?
  1. Conferences
  2. Meetings
  3. One-on-One discussions
  4. Telephone inquiries
  5. Training
  6. Debates
  7. Negotiations
  8. Conflict resolution
  9. Interviews
  10. None of the above


* 11.Identify the tasks that you have performed at work.
  1. Managed competing assignments
  2. Set milestones and deadlines for assignments
  3. Briefed staff and management on status of assignments
  4. Provided guidance, direction, or instruction to individuals
  5. Reacted effectively to unforeseen events or delays
  6. Rearranged priorities and work assignments based on the actions of others
  7. None of the above


* 12.Do you have experience gathering and analyzing facts and making recommendations based on the information?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 13.Indicate your experience gathering and evaluating information and data.
  1. I have applied fact-finding and investigative techniques in resolving issues.
  2. I have evaluated comments received on proposed regulations or policies to determine whether changes are feasible, enforceable and acceptable in view of program goals.
  3. I have assisted in conducting interviews to obtain information on organizational missions, functions, and procedures.
  4. I have worked with upper management to define, analyze, and resolve problems with regulations and policy.
  5. None of the above.


* 14.I have experience creating new documents using the following software programs:
  1. Microsoft Excel
  2. Microsoft Word
  3. Microsoft PowerPoint
  4. Microsoft Visio
  5. None of the above






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