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Grade: 09

1 Please select the response that best describes your education and/or experience in relation to the Basic Qualification Requirements for this position. Refer to the "Qualifications and Evaluations" section of the job announcement for a detailed description of the basic qualification requirements. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess a bachelor's degree in archival science or bachelor's degree with a major that includes 18 semester hours in archival science, history and/or in political science or government, and 12 semester hours in one or any combination of the following: archival science, history, American civilization, economics, political science, public administration, or government.
  • I possess a combination of education and experience which includes: 1.) at least 30 semester hours that included archival science, history, American civilization, economics, political science, public administration, or government AND 2.) appropriate experience in archival science, or in a directly related field of work such as history that involved the collection, appraisal, analysis, or synthesis of information having historical or archival values. The following are illustrative of kinds of experience that may be accepted as meeting the professional experience requirements: (1) experience as an archivist in Federal, state, religious institution, business, or other archives, or in manuscript depositories, and (2) experience of an archival nature that involved research in archival science, or in a directly related field such as history, government, economics, political science, international relations, or international law.
  • None of the above
2 Carefully read the following descriptions of experience and/or education. Select the response that best describes your qualifications for the position. Please make sure your resume supports the response you select. Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-07 in the Federal service assisting in managing an archive of historical photographic records to include accessioning, arrangement, description, appraisal, disposition, preservation, and research.
  • I have a Masters or equivalent graduate degree OR two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in the following major fields of study: archival science, history, American civilization, economics, political science, public administration, or government.
  • I possess a combination of post baccalaureate education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
  • I do not possess the education or experience described above.
3 Choose the answer that best describes your experience performing a variety of archival activities. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • 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.
4 Choose the answer that best describes your experience and/or education with implementing records schedules and/or records management best practices. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • 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.
5 Choose all responses that describe your current administrative experience with digital asset management systems. Answer to this question is required
  • Add or update descriptive metadata
  • Review uploads/ingests for quality control
  • Coordinate uploads/ingest with power users
  • Educate/train power and general users on system applications
  • Generate system reports from various dashboards
  • None of the above
6 Choose all digitization activities you have performed: Answer to this question is required
  • Reviewing and preparing documents for digitization
  • Providing quality control on digitization products
  • Creating metadata for digitized objects including technical and descriptive metadata using either local customs and/or accepted schemas
  • Coordinating digitization projects
  • None of the above
7 Select the answer that best describes your experience and/or education implementing digital strategies and preservation polices. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • 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.
8 Choose the answer that best describes your experience handling research and reference information requests relevant to an archive or library. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • 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.

Grade: All Grades

1 Which archival appraisal disciplines have you been independently responsible for? Answer to this question is required
  • History
  • Archeology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Historic and Cultural Landscapes
  • Legislation
  • Administration
  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • None of the above
2 Have you been independently responsible for managing best practices for the preservation and management of physical and electronic records? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Please select the response that best describes your highest level of experience providing professional reference and research services to professional staff, researchers and the public. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training performing these tasks.
  • I have completed formal education or training, but have not yet performed these tasks on the job.
  • I have performed these tasks on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • I have performed these tasks as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • I am regarded as an expert in performing these tasks, and/or have trained others on how to perform the tasks.
4 Check all the responses that describe your current writing activities. Answer to this question is required
  • Creating new policies and/or Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Updating existing policies and/or Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Composing complex administrative documents or correspondence such as Agency cooperative or recognition programs.
  • Writing reports or findings regarding analysis reports, interrogatories, or memoranda regarding significant issues, etc.
  • Developing technical guidance or other instructional materials.
  • Reviewing written work of others for grammar and accuracy.
  • Composing daily activity reports regarding complex issues.
  • None of the above
5 Which of the following challenges have you successfully met in working with others? (select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have solved system related problems by bringing parties together to resolve conflicts or disputes.
  • I have led the development of alternative or new solutions in collaboration with others.
  • I have influenced others in the workplace to cause them to take an action they would not have otherwise.
  • I have worked cooperatively with others to achieve a goal.
  • None of the above
6 Which of the following answers best describes your experience in identifying problems and recommending solutions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have identified potential problems and referred them to an appropriate official for resolution.
  • I have identified potential problems and recommended ways to solve them.
  • I have taken charge of and effectively resolved problems on my own and had the freedom to take steps to prevent problems from recurring.
  • None of the above
7 Which oral communication tasks have you performed at work? Answer to this question is required
  • Explained technical issues to a variety of individuals from within and outside the agency or organization.
  • Established working relationships with representatives of other organizations.
  • Provided advice, guidance, or direction to staff on regulations and procedures.
  • Clarified regulatory or policy requirements.
  • Identified and obtained missing information.
  • Negotiated issues among parties with differing interests to gain agreement.
  • None of the above.
8 Where did you learn about this Architect of the Capitol job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • Architect of the Capitol (AOC) Website
  • USAJOBS Website
  • Washington Post Ad
  • AOC Employee (former or current)
  • Friend or Relative
  • Job Fair, Conference or Convention
  • Job Bulletin Board
  • Public Notice or Service Announcement
  • Radio/Television Broadcast/Magazine Ads
  • Employment Office (Federal, State, or Local)
  • Government Recruitment at School
  • Email recruitment communication
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • LinkedIn
  • Glassdoor
  • Indeed
  • Other
    8.1 Please indicate where you heard about this AOC job opportunity. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • None of the above