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1 Select the option that best reflects how you first became aware of this position. Answer to this question is required
  • At a college job fair or professional organizational event
  • Referral from a professional organization
  • College placement office
  • Referral from a state or local agency
  • USAJobs.gov
  • Internet job search
  • Magazine or newspaper advertisement
  • Referral from another Federal agency or Federal employee
  • FERC careers on social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)
  • Other
2 Based on your selection/selections from above please provide further detailed information (i.e which event(s), name of federal employee(s), name of newspaper, journal, magazine, website). Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
3 Have you visited FERC career social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    3.1 If yes, select the pages visited:
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • LinkedIn
  • No
4 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
  • True
  • False
5 GS-07. Choose one answer that best describes your education and/or experience as it pertains to the basic requirements for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess 1 year of graduate level education.
  • Superior Academic Achievement: I meet one of the following: Upper 3rd of my graduating class based on completed courses; 3.0 or higher out of 4.0 based on 4 years of education, or on courses completed in the final 2 years of curriculum, or a 3.5 or higher based on average of major courses completed, or major courses completed in the final 2 years of curriculum; a member of a national scholastic honor society in accordance with Association of College Honor Societies.
  • I have one full year (52 weeks) or more of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-05 level as described below.
  • I possess a combination of post high school education and experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
Experience providing administrative support including skill in scheduling meetings and appointments, proofreading, knowledge of computer software (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), travel , training, presentation and conference coordination and tracking day-to-day activities to increase the efficiency of the office.  Skill in organizing and prioritizing work assignments.
6 In reference to the question above, please indicate the time frame and employer(s) in your resume that supports your answer(e.g. 12/10/90 - 2/4/93 Department of Energy). Enter NA if not applicable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
7 Select the statement that best describes your highest level of experience and/or training in using word processing software (e.g. Microsoft Word). Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a central or major part of my job. I have performed it routinely and have trained others in performance of this task and/or others have consulted me for assistance due to my expertise in the performance of this task.
8 Select the statement that best describes your highest level of experience and/or training in using spreadsheet software(e.g. Microsoft Excel). Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a central or major part of my job. I have performed it routinely and have trained others in performance of this task and/or others have consulted me for assistance due to my expertise in the performance of this task.
9 Which statements describe the type of writing experience you have? Answer to this question is required
  • Writing to convey explain a complicated issue.
  • Writing to influence the opinion or action of others.
  • Writing to recommend a solution to a problem with supporting documentation and evidence.
  • Writing to summarize the results of research or a project.
  • I do not have experience writing for any of the above purposes.
10 Select the statements that describe how you have contributed to the development of written products. Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided first drafts.
  • I have reviewed and commented on other`s drafts for grammar, spelling, and clarity.
  • I have proofed documents for technical accuracy.
  • I have been responsible for final products.
  • I have had signature authority.
  • None of the above.
11 Select the responses that describe your experience related to oral communication. Answer to this question is required
  • .I have communicated information to groups or individuals in order to instruct, persuade or negotiate.
  • I have conducted formal training sessions on technical matters.
  • I have represented management in meetings and or conferences.
  • I have conducted informal training to others on an individual basis.
  • I have resolved conflicts, complaints, and problems in person or on the phone.
  • I have completed coursework or formal training in communication.
  • None of the above.
12 Select the statements that describe your experience in preparing written material. Answer to this question is required
  • I have written administrative/technical documents for my supervisor's signature on routine interoffice communications.
  • I have written standard operating procedures for the office.
  • I have written responses to inquiries from outside of my organization.
  • I have reviewed and edited administrative/technical documents written by others for accuracy, grammer, punctuation, organization and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  • I have drafted certifications, notices and procedural orders and other technical documents in accordance with requirements.
  • None of the above
13 From the choices below, please select the best one that describes your experience with time, attendance and payroll. Answer to this question is required
  • I have maintained time and attendance records authorized by my supervisor for a small group of employees.
  • I have maintained time and attendance records in an automated system for a large group of employees with regular work schedules.
  • I have been designated super user and final authority for utilizing a payroll system for the purpose of reporting all time and attendance data in an automated system for an organization of employees with multiple work schedules.
  • I have advised and/or assisted employees, supervisors, and managers in resolving errors concerning regular hours, work schedules, premium pay and leave.
  • I have trained others on the use payroll systems and time and attendance processes.
  • I maintained and updated operating system manuals for payroll, time and attendance processes and procedures.
  • None of the above.
14 Select the administrative support activities that you have performed or currently perform as a regular part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Makes travel arrangements for office staff.
  • Prepares training requests for staff members.
  • Arranges for conferences and meetings
  • Maintains appointment calendar for supervisor.
  • Screens callers/visitors to the office.
  • Maintains office files and records for proper retention and disposition.
  • None of the above.
15 Select the administrative travel activities you have performed as a regular part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Arranged transportation and hotel reservations for senior level and division staff.
  • Prepared travel itineraries for senior level and division staff.
  • Prepared travel vouchers and reports.
  • Submitted staff training requests associated with travel.
  • None of the above
16 Which statement most closely reflects the level of supervision you receive when completing work assignments? Answer to this question is required
  • I perform my work independently and train/assist others as a consultant.
  • I perform my work independently but do not serve as a consultant for others.
  • I perform the routine aspects of my work independently, but refer complex issues to my supervisor or a senior employee for review.
  • Most of my work requires close supervision.
  • None of the above.
17 Which statement best describes your experience planning work schedules? Answer to this question is required
  • My supervisor typically plans my work schedule.
  • I set my work schedule with oversight from my supervisor.
  • I set my work schedule independently.
  • None of the above.
18 Which statement best describes your typical experience in meeting multiple deadlines. Answer to this question is required
  • I frequently have to ask for extensions in order to complete multiple deadlines.
  • I usually meet multiple deadlines, but I have had to occasionally ask for a deadline to be extended in order to meet it.
  • I meet all of my deadlines without requesting an extension.
  • I exceed all of my deadlines without requesting an extension.
  • None of the above.
19 Select the response that best reflects your experience working in an office support position that required establishing priorities and meeting time constraints. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served in the primary office support position that routinely collaborated with others and adjusted multi priorities to generate results under time-critical deadlines.
  • I have experience in an office support position that routinely required adjusting administrative workloads and resources to meet shifts in priorities.
  • I have experience generating products or services in a work environment that routinely was subjected to time sensitive priorities and deadlines.
  • I have completed training in time managements, but have not been employed in a situation that routinely required responding to critical deadlines.
  • None of the above.