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Grade: 07

1 Choose one answer that best describes your experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position: Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and is at or at least equivalent to the Grade 6 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • My experience does not match the choice above.
2

Choose the one statement that best describes your experience/education as it relates to this position.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-6 level in the Federal service or comparable pay band system related to the work of this position. For this position specialized experience is defined as reviewing, verifying and validating bank deposits including credit card transactions.
  • I have qualifying education as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have a qualifying combination of experience and education as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not have the experience or education described above.
3 Which of the following describes the kinds of automated systems and processes you have regularly used? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Automated data systems for tracking and monitoring activities.
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Access
  • Cash Receipts software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint or Publisher
  • Microsoft Word
  • Other desktop publishing software packages to prepare documents and reports..
  • Oracle/PeopleSoft
  • I have created database tables, queries and/or reports.
  • I have not used the above software programs but have used other software programs.
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4 Which of the following tasks have you performed when balancing an organization’s accounts? (Choose all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have received, reviewed, and processed accounting transactions.
  • I have received, reviewed, and processed requests for the establishment of additional accounting records.
  • I have reviewed complex documents to verify accounting data and mathematical accuracy.
  • I have prepared and processed statistical reports.
  • I have not done any of the above tasks.
5 Have you analyzed transaction documents for adequacy and accuracy of data? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Have you ever been required to input, monitor, and maintain data in several computerized systems? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Which of the following best reflects your ability to analyze data or material workflow processes and identify appropriate solutions? Answer to this question is required
  • I have analyzed workflow processes and identified appropriate solutions under close supervision.
  • I have assisted others in the analysis of workflow processes and identification of appropriate solutions.
  • I have participated on a team that analyzed workflow processes and identified appropriate solutions.
  • I have independently analyzed workflow processes and identified appropriate solutions.
  • I have led others charged with analysis of workflow processes and identification of appropriate solutions.
  • None of the above
8 Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience preparing financial tracking documents? Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared cash transmittal documents (such as bank deposit slips or cash receipt vouchers) to include entering account numbers or codes.
  • I have prepared electronic funds transfers or wire payment instructions to include entering account numbers or codes.
  • I have prepared inter-agency or intra-organization fund transfer documents to include entering account numbers or codes.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.
9 Which of the following describes your experience with financial management techniques? (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have work experience evaluating internal controls.
  • I have work experience evaluating compliance with established policies.
  • I have work experience preparing or reviewing financial documents such as invoices, bank statements and payment vouchers.
  • I have experience or training in accounting, auditing, finance, business, or a related field.
  • I have not done any of the above tasks.
10 Do you have experience using current banking practices to deal with a large number of processes, systems, accounts, and fiscal operations? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Which of the following best represents, from your previous employment,how frequently you assisted in performing electronic cash transfers. Answer to this question is required
  • Daily
  • Monthly
  • Quarterly
  • Annualy
  • None of the above.
12 Which of the following types of financial laws and regulations have you used within a work environment? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Treasury Regulations
  • Office of Management and Budget Business Rules for Intra-Governmental transactions.
  • Office of Management and Budget Circulars and Bulletins, especially OMB 01-02 "Audit Requirements for Federal Financial Statements" and OMB 01-09 "Form and Content of Agency Financial Statements"
  • General Accounting Office guidance, e.g., Governmental Auditing Standards (Yellow Book), Internal Control Standards
  • Federal Appropriation Law, Comptroller General Decisions
  • Government Standard General Ledger
  • Financial management legislation, including the CFO Act of 1990, the Federal Managers Financial Integrity Act, the Federal Financial Management Improvement Act
  • OMB Circulars, e.g., A-123, "Management Accountability and Control" and A-127, "Policies and Standards for Financial Management Systems"
  • Financial Accounting Standards Board policies and procedures
  • Other financial laws and regulations
  • None of the above
13 Which of the following federal government business applications(s) have you used in the past? Answer to this question is required
  • SPS (Secured Payment System)
  • ITS (International Treasury Services)
  • OTC.net (Over the Counter Channel) Deposits
  • CIR (Collection Information Repository)
  • None of the above
14 Select from the following list those instances in which you have used information to solve a problem. Answer to this question is required
  • Led a task force
  • Presented facts or findings to department officials
  • Conducted a system/program analysis
  • Developed recommendations for system changes
  • Used statistical methods to analyze an issue
  • Resolved discrepancies in a system/program
  • Analyzed the effectiveness of a system/program
  • Developed solutions to meet customer needs
  • Developed internal control programs/methods
  • None of the above
15 Which of the following duties/tasks best describe your experience working with interagency reimbursable agreements (IAA)? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • IAA Execution
  • Invoicing or billing
  • IPAC collection/disbursement
  • None of the above
16 Which of the following statements best describes your experience with using PeopleSoft or a similar automated financial accounting system? Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered an expert using PeopleSoft . I use it regularly as part of my job.
  • I use PeopleSoft or a similar automated financial accounting systems as a regular part of my job.
  • I have occasionally used PeopleSoft or other automated financial accounting systems but it is not required in my job..
  • I have no experience using PeopleSoft or any other type of automated financial accounting system.

Grade: All Grades

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  • Job fair or informational session
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