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Grade: All Grades
* 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.GS-11 - Choose one answer that best describes your education and experience.
  1. I have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or at least three 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-9 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 two years of graduate study that together meet the requirements for this position.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described.


* 3.I have experience applying administrative procedures and policies that provide support to project management relating to:
  1. Administrative and clerical functions (e.g., filing, scheduling meetings, note-taking).
  2. Monitoring conformance with project milestone schedules.
  3. Scheduling, tracking, and providing status reports on workflows and processes.
  4. Establishing automated filing systems.
  5. None of the above.


* 4.From the following choices, identify those that reflect your experience in the area of customer service.
  1. Coordinated / conducted meetings with managers and staff to ensure customers needs are met.
  2. Established priorities to meet customer needs.
  3. Evaluated and modified the services to improve and ensure quality customer service.
  4. Directly investigated and resolved customer issues.
  5. Provided customer service that was favorably recognized by a colleague, supervisor, or customer.
  6. None of the above.


* 5.Choose all the examples that apply to your experience developing effective internal and external working relationships.
  1. Demonstrated ability to build constructive relationships with customers, peers, supervisors, managers, and subordinates.
  2. Took calculated risks to improve performance, develop innovations, or achieve challenging goals.
  3. Acted decisively and appropriately during crisis.
  4. Took action to evaluate and improve practices and avoid future problems.
  5. None of the above.


* 6.Choose the statement that best describes your experience researching analyzing and interpreting policies, procedures, laws, statues and other regulations.
  1. I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  2. I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.


* 7.Please select the choices below that demonstrates your ability to communicate orally.
  1. Experience serving as a point of contact on procedural matters.
  2. Experience serving as a liaison in which contact is made with a variety of individuals for the purpose of conveying information.
  3. Experience responding to inquiries or requests for information.
  4. Experience explaining non-technical information.
  5. Experience contacting others to obtain information.
  6. None of the above.


* 8.Choose the types of written products you have drafted as a regular part of a job.
  1. Issue/position papers or summary reports on organizational data that included analysis and recommendations.
  2. Policy statements and guidance.
  3. Communication plans.
  4. Guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems.
  5. Recommendations for solutions to policy or reporting problems.
  6. Correspondence that consolidates input from a number of different sources (including contradictory viewpoints).
  7. Presentation or briefing materials.
  8. Organizational assessments.
  9. Strategic plans.
  10. None of the above


* 9.Choose all applicable statements that relate to your experience in communicating in writing.
  1. I have prepared written presentations of factual data and information.
  2. I have prepared reports that reflect my analysis and recommendations.
  3. I have prepared written products that are widely distributed within the agency or to limited external audiences.
  4. I have written clear and effective correspondence, reports, and other written materials for a specialized audience.
  5. I have written technical and non-technical reports and presented data and information to a full range of internal and external individuals or groups with varied levels of technical expertise.
  6. None of the above.


* 10.Have you had experience developing policies and standard operating procedures?
  1. Yes
  2. No






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