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Grade: All Grades

1 Where did you learn about this Department of Labor job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • DOL Website
  • USAJOBS
  • DOL Employee (former or current)
  • Employment Office (Federal, State, or Local)
  • Friend or Relative
  • Job Fair, Conference or Convention
  • Public Notice or Service Announcement
  • Radio/Television Broadcast/Magazine Ads
  • Government Recruitment at School
  • Other
  • Email recruitment communication
2 I understand that the responses I selected in this questionnaire must be fully supported by detailed descriptions of my work experiences in my resume. In the event that my responses are not supported by my resume, the human resources office will amend my responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency demonstrated in my resume. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 I understand submission of supporting documentation, e.g., transcripts, DD-214, SF-50, may be required for this position. I also understand that my application will not be considered if the required supporting documentation is not submitted or is not submitted in accordance with the time frames indicated in the announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4
Please indicate your most recent performance appraisal rating from your most recent performance appraisal (within 18 months).
Answer to this question is required
  • Exemplary
  • Highly Effective
  • Effective
  • Minimally Satisfactory
  • Unsatisfactory
  • Pass (for non-DOL agencies)
  • Fail (for non-DOL agencies)
  • Other (for non-DOL agencies)
  • I am not a current Federal civilian employee.
  • None of the above

Grade: 07

1 To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Economist, GS-07, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background. Note: In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly-related education. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a Bachelor's degree with superior academic achievement defined as 1 (or more) of the following: graduating in the upper 1/3 of the class; membership in a national honor society; earning an undergrad GPA of 2.95 (on a 4.0 scale) in the final 2 undergrad years completed; earning an overall undergrad GPA of 2.95; earning an undergrad GPA of 3.45 in the major during the final 2 undergrad years completed; earning an overall undergrad GPA of 3.45 in the major.
  • I have completed one year of graduate education.
  • I possess at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 grade level as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have a combination of post-high school education and appropriate specialized experience.
  • I do not meet any of the education or experience/education combinations listed above.
2 Select the one answer that best describes your educational/experience background to meet the basic qualification requirements for the Statistician, GS-1530-07, position. Note: In addition to meeting the basic entry qualifications requirements, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly-related education. Answer to this question is required
  • I have one year of directly related graduate level education.
  • I have a Bachelor's degree with superior academic achievement defined as 1 or more of the following: graduating in the upper 1/3 of the graduating class in my college, university or major; membership in a national honor society; earning an undergrad GPA of 2.95 (on a 4.0 scale) in the final 2 undergrad years; earning an overall undergrad GPA of 2.95; earning an undergrad GPA of 3.45 in the major during the final 2 undergrad years completed; earning an overall undergrad GPA of 3.45 in the major.
  • I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least a GS-5 level that included a full range of professional statistical work such as sampling, collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and applying statistical techniques such as measurement of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance, and tests of significance.
  • I have a combination of related post-high school education and appropriate specialized experience.
  • I do not meet any of the education or specialized experience listed above.
3 On a daily basis, I provide customer service to: Answer to this question is required
  • General public in a customer-service related environment
  • Coworkers
  • Management
  • External stakeholders
  • Employees serviced by your organization
  • Other organizations or agencies
  • None of the above
4 Choose the response that best fits your experience in conducting basic research to gather facts, drawing logical conclusions and/or making recommendations. Answer to this question is required
  • Conducting basic research (including gathering facts, and making logical conclusions and/or recommendations) is not a part of my regular duties or experience, but is something I have done at times.
  • I have not performed basic research.
  • I have conducted basic research as a regular part of my duties or experience including making logical conclusions and/or recommendations.
  • I have had experience in gathering facts as part of a research effort but not in making logical conclusions and/or recommendations.
5 I have demonstrated the ability to balance assignments and to organize and prioritize work. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
6 Which of the following best describes your experience working with data providers to secure information and provide information and assistance? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience or education on conducting surveys, either by telephone or in person, requiring persuasion of individuals to participate and skill in eliciting information from the participant.
  • I have experience or education conveying information on a variety of technical subjects to individuals and groups or gathering information from willing participants.
  • I have experience providing information of a routine nature.
  • None of the above.
7 In an academic or work environment, I have made oral presentations to: Answer to this question is required
  • Small groups (fewer than 20) in a classroom or work setting
  • Large groups (20 or more) in a classroom or work setting
  • General public
  • Workshops, conferences and other professional settings
  • Formal meetings or hearings
  • None of the above.
8 Please select the experience statement in the following list that best describes your experience and ability in planning work assignments, establishing short and long term priorities, and accomplishing objectives. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience creating and maintaining assignments or project plans, monitoring progress of assignment or project, informing work or project sponsors, and adjusting priorities as needed.
  • I have experience leading portions of assignments or a project to conduct research to develop solutions to new work objectives.
  • I have experience participating in the planning process on assignments or a project designed to provide solutions to a new work objective.
  • I have experience providing input to assignment or project plans.
  • None of the above.
9 Which of the following best describes your experience displaying a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing a work or school assignments in a timely manner as well as displaying your motivation to achieve? Answer to this question is required
  • Performs work or academic assignments that require independent management, planning and organization of assignment/project to meet multiple overlapping deadlines; manages deadlines for a project or team.
  • Performs work or academic assignments that require some organization and planning to meet some overlapping deadlines.
  • Performs work with some routine overlapping deadlines.
  • None of the above.
10 In situations in which you have been faced with multiple or conflicting priorities, select the three options that you would be most likely to use to manage them. (Select three) Answer to this question is required
  • Make a plan.
  • Consult with others involved in the task(s).
  • Address least complex issues first, then move on the larger problems.
  • Address the most urgent (or those with the most immediate impact) first, then address the less pressing issues.
  • Delegate to others or look to see if other can manage the issue(s).
  • Consult with supervisor or project leader to determine priorities.
  • None of the above.
11 In situations in which you have been faced with multiple or conflicting priorities, select the three options that you would be most likely to use to manage them. (Select three) Answer to this question is required
  • Make a plan.
  • Consult with others involved in the task(s).
  • Address least complex issues first, then move on the larger problems.
  • Address the most urgent (or those with the most immediate impact) first, then address the less pressing issues.
  • Delegate to others or look to see if other can manage the issue(s).
  • Consult with supervisor or project leader to determine priorities.
  • Develop options for addressing multiple issues.
12 Select the environment in which you feel you work most effectively. Answer to this question is required
  • Routine, specific duties with occasionally changing tasks.
  • Routine, specific duties with constantly changing tasks.
  • Few routine or specific duties, with frequently changing tasks.
  • No routine duties, with an unstructured, creative environment.
  • None of the above.
13 Which of the following statements best describes your highest skill level, experience, or academic involvement in using a personal computer? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have limited experience using a personal computer.
  • I have received some training on using a PC/software and occasionally use a PC.
  • I have used a personal computer for school assignments but never on the job.
  • I have used a personal computer routinely at home.
  • I have used a personal computer routinely on the job.
  • I have set up a computer and/or have loaded software on a personal computer.
  • I am highly skilled at using the PC for complex tasks and perform these tasks frequently either at home or in the workplace.
  • None of the above.
14 From the following choices, select the response that best describes your experience communicating information in a clear, succinct, and organized manner and producing written information which is appropriate for the intended audience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience writing materials or reports explaining general concepts or technical information or served as editor of a college newsletter, paper, or journal.
  • I have experience writing correspondence or reports of a routine nature which presented facts, analysis of facts and conclusions, i.e., term papers, report for use by component of an organization defining or explaining a concept or principle.
  • I have experience writing material on a routine or procedural subject.
  • None of the above.
15 Select the response that best describes your knowledge of principles, procedures, tools, and activities of economic data management and analysis in conducting systemic and objective inquiries, including the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience collecting data for economic surveys requiring application of economic principles, theories, or concepts of average scope and complexity.
  • I have experience performing such duties as reviewing or analyzing economic findings for completeness, reasonableness, technical accuracy, and consistency to ensure the quality of reports and studies.
  • I have experience using economic theories and concepts to solve routine problems.
  • None of the above

Grade: 09

1 To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Economist, GS-09, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background. Note: In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly-related education. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a directly related Master's or equivalent graduate degree.
  • I have 2 years of directly related progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Master's degree.
  • I possess at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have a combination of related education and specialized experience.
  • I do not meet any of the education or experience /education combination options above.
2 Select the one answer that best describes your educational/experience background to meet the basic qualification requirements for the Statistician, GS-1530-09, position. Note: In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly-related education. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a related Master's or equivalent graduate degree.
  • I have 2 years of related progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree.
  • I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least a GS-7 level that included a full range of professional statistical work such as sampling, collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and applying statistical techniques such as measurement of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance, and tests of significance.
  • I have a combination of related post-high school education and appropriate specialized experience.
  • I do not meet any of the education or specialized experience listed above.
3 Which of the following best describes your experience working with data providers to secure information and to provide information and assistance? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience conducting complex surveys, either by telephone or in person, requiring persuasion of individuals to participate and skill in eliciting information from the participant.
  • I have experience conveying information on a variety of technical subjects to individuals and groups or gathered information from willing participants.
  • I have experience providing information of a non-routine nature or explaining office practices to coworkers.
  • None of the above.
4 I have experience working with data providers to build trust and to secure information using knowledge of interviewing and negotiating techniques and skill in addressing a data providers concerns, in order to maximize the level of participation from survey respondents. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
5 In an academic or work environment, I had made oral presentations to: Answer to this question is required
  • Small groups (fewer than 20) in a classroom or work setting.
  • Large groups (20 or more) in a classroom or work setting.
  • General public in a customer-service related environment.
  • Workshops, conferences, or other professional settings.
  • None of the above.
6 Select the response which best describes your experience verbally providing information and assistance to the public. Answer to this question is required
  • I have supervised others whose job it is to verbally provide information or assistance to the public.
  • With assistance, support, or a script (e.g., prepared responses to frequently asked questions), I have provided information and assistance to the public verbally.
  • As part of my regular duties, I have independently provided verbal information and assistance to the public.
  • As part of my academic activities or as a part of volunteer activities, I have provided verbal information and assistance to the public.
  • Providing verbal information and assistance to the public has not been part of my regular duties, but is something I have done at times.
  • I have little or no experience providing verbal information or assistance to the public.
7 Please select the statement in the following list that best describe your experience and ability in planning work assignments, establishing short and long term priorities, and accomplishing objectives. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience creating and maintaining project plans, monitoring progress of project, informing project sponsors, and adjusting priorities as needed.
  • I have experience leading portions of a project to conduct research to develop solutions to new assignments.
  • I have experience participating in the planning process on a project designed to provide solutions to a new assignment.
  • I have experience providing input to project plans.
  • None of the above.
8 Which of the following best describes your experience displaying a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner and your motivation to achieve? Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed work that requires independent management, planning and organization of the work to meet multiple overlapping deadlines and have managed deadlines for a project or team.
  • I have performed work that requires some organization and planning to meet some overlapping deadlines.
  • I have performed work with some routine overlapping deadlines.
  • None of the above.
9 Which of the following statements best describes your highest level skill, experience or academic involvement in technology application (i.e., using machines, tools, and technical equipment effectively; using computers and computer applications to obtain analyze, and communicate information in the appropriate format)? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience or education using a variety of databases, word processing, and internet applications and/or using technical equipment for tasks.
  • I have experience or education using a limited number of databases, word processing, the internet, and software applications in completion of work/assignments.
  • I have experience or education using word processing or spreadsheet applications, but do not have experience using a variety of databases, internet and software applications.
  • None of the above.
10 From the following choices, select the response that best describes your experience communicating information in a clear, succinct, and organized manner and producing written information which is appropriate for the intended audience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience writing materials or reports explaining general economic concepts or technical information or served as editor of a college newsletter, paper, or journal.
  • I have experience writing correspondence or reports of a routine nature which presented facts, analysis of facts and conclusions, i.e., term papers for economic courses, report for use by component of an organization defining or explaining a concept or principle.
  • I have experience writing material on a routine or procedural subject.
  • None of the above.
11 Select the response that best describes your knowledge of principles, procedures, tools, and activities of economic data management and analysis in conducting systemic and objective inquiries, including the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience collecting data for economic surveys requiring application of economic principles, theories, or concepts of average scope and complexity.
  • I have experience performing such duties as reviewing or analyzing economic findings for completeness, reasonableness, technical accuracy, and consistency to ensure the quality of reports and studies.
  • I have experience using economic theories and concepts to solve routine problems.
  • None of the above

Grade: 11

1 To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Economist, GS-11, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background. Note: In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly-related education. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a directly related Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
  • I have 3 years of directly related progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree.
  • I possess at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have a combination of related education and specialized experience.
  • I do not meet any of the education or experience /education combination options above.
2 Select the one answer that best describes your educational/experience background to meet the basic qualifications requirements for the Statistician, GS-1530-11, position. Note: In addition to meeting the basic entry qualifications requirements, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly-related education. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a directly related Ph.D. degree OR equivalent doctoral degree.
  • I have 3 years of related progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree.
  • I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least a GS-9 level that included a full range of statistical work such as sampling, collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and applying statistical techniques such as measurement of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance, and tests of significance.
  • I have a combination of related post-high school education and appropriate specialized experience.
  • I do not meet any of the education and/or specialized experience above.
3 Which of the following best describes your experience working with data providers to secure information, providing information and assistance, and resolving problems? Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted complex surveys, either by telephone or in person, requiring persuasion of individuals to participate and skill in eliciting information from willing and reluctant participants.
  • I have conveyed information on a variety of technical subjects to individuals and groups or gathered information from willing and reluctant participants.
  • I have provided information of a non-routine nature or explained survey procedures and methodology to data providers.
  • None of the above.
4 I have experience working with data providers to build trust and to secure information using a thorough knowledge of interviewing and negotiating techniques and well-developed skills in addressing a data provider's concerns, in order to maximize the level of participation from survey respondents. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
5 In an academic or work environment, I have made oral presentations to: Answer to this question is required
  • Small groups (fewer than 20) in a classroom or work setting.
  • Large groups (20 or more) in a classroom or work setting.
  • General public in a customer-service related environment.
  • Workshops, conferences, or other professional settings.
  • None of the above.
6 Please select those statements in the following list that best describe your experience and ability in planning work assignments, establishing short and long-term priorities, and accomplishing objectives. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience conducting test projects, pilot surveys, and other experimental programs to evaluate the feasibility of new or revised concepts in survey design, methodologies, and procedures.
  • I have experience balancing collection priorities with other non-collection activities such as mentoring, performing quality assurance, and conducting training.
  • I have experience coordinating data collection through dealings with multiple senior officials involving multiple functional areas.
  • I have experience establishing the most cost effective data collection method for both the enterprise and BLS by evaluating record-keeping systems, hardware, and software capabilities.
  • I have experience tailoring data collection reporting procedures that achieves compatibility with BLS systems and minimizes burden.
  • I have experience ensuring accurate and timely survey results by evaluating responses for external and internal consistency and comparability?with previously provided information.
  • I have experience developing data collection strategies for complex data collection assignments covering a wide?geographic area with overlapping deadlines to ensure the most efficient and least burdensome method of participation.
  • None of the above.
7 Which of the following best describes your experience displaying a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner and your motivation to achieve? Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed work that requires independent management, planning and organization of the work to meet multiple overlapping deadlines and have managed deadlines for a project or team.
  • I have performed work that requires some organization and planning to meet some overlapping deadlines.
  • I have performed work with some routine overlapping deadlines.
  • None of the above.
8 From the following choices, select the response that best describes your experience using computer and computer applications to analyze and communicate information in the appropriate format applying the appropriate technology and tools to tasks. Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided software support to co-workers, e.g., troubleshooting and providing general technical instruction on various software applications.
  • I have used complex features of a variety of software packages such as WordPerfect, MSWord, Excel, PowerPoint, Windows 95/98/XP, E-mail, and Internet.
  • I have used computers consistently to accomplish work
  • None of the above.
9 From the following choices, select the response that best describes your experience communicating information in a clear, succinct, and organized manner and producing written information which is appropriate for the intended audience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience writing materials or reports explaining moderately complex economic concepts or technical information or serving as editor of a college newsletter, paper, or journal.
  • I have experience writing correspondence or reports of a detailed nature which presented facts, analysis of facts and conclusions, i.e., term papers for economic courses, report for use by component of an organization defining or explaining a concept or principle.
  • I have experience writing material on a limited or procedural subject.
  • None of the above.
10 Select the response that best describes your knowledge of principles, procedures, tools, and activities of economic data management and analysis in conducting systemic and objective inquiries, including the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience collecting data for economic surveys requiring application of economic principles, theories, or concepts of above average scope and complexity.
  • I have experience performing such duties as reviewing, evaluating, or analyzing economic findings for completeness, technical accuracy, and consistency to ensure the quality and comparability of reports and studies.
  • I have experience using economic theories and concepts to solve non-routine and anticipated problems.
  • None of the above.