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Vacancy Details

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 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
3 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
  • I have not performed basic research.
  • Conducting basic research (including gathering facts, and making logical conclusions and/or recommendations) is not a part of my regular duties or experience (work or academic), but is something I have done at times.
  • I have had experience (work or academic) in gathering facts as part of a research effort but not in making logical conclusions and/or recommendations.
  • I have conducted basic research as a regular part of my duties or experience (work or academic) including making logical conclusions and/or recommendations
4 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.
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
  • Workshops, conferences and other professional settings
  • Formal meetings or hearings
  • None of the above.
6 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.
7 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.
8 Faced with multiple or conflicting priorities, select the option that you would most likely use. Answer to this question is required
  • Evaluate all assignments, establish priorities, and make a plan.
  • Address least complex issues first and then move on to the larger problems.
  • Address the most urgent issues (or those with the most immediate impact) first, then address the less pressing issues.
  • Delegate to others or look to see if others can manage the issue(s).
  • Consult with supervisor, project leader, or team leader to determine priorities.
  • None of the above.
9 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.
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 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.
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: All Grades

1 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
2 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
3 I understand submission of supporting documentation, e.g., transcripts, DD-214, SF-50, Most recent performance appraisal dated within 18 months (or reason explaining why one cannot be provided) 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
  • Outstanding
  • Exceeds Fully Successful
  • Fully Successful
  • Minimally Successful
  • Unacceptable
  • 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