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Vacancy Details

Grade: 09

1 Choose the one statement that best describes your education, experience or combination of education and experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position (Be prepared to submit a transcript on request for proof of education): Answer to this question is required
  • I have successfully completed the requirements for a master's or equivalent degree in or directly related to the duties of this position.
  • I have successfully completed two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's or equivalent graduate degree in or directly related to the duties of the position.
  • I have an LL.B. or J.D., in or related to the position.
  • I have 1 year of specialized experience at or at least equivalent to Grade 7 level in the Federal service which is in or directly related to the work of this position that provided the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position. This experience could have been obtained in the public, private, or non-profit sectors.
  • I have a combination of graduate level education beyond the first year of progressive graduate study and appropriate experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
  • I do NOT meet the requirements as described.
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-7 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 administrative/clerical support of office operations such as tracking and maintaining reports and records, correspondence and communications/social media, scheduling, tracking financial transactions, purchasing goods and services, and providing editorial assistance in preparing documents for publication.
  • I have qualifying education as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have a qualifying combination.
  • None of the above.
3 Which of the following best describes your experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive knowledge of general office and administrative practices and procedures.
  • I have moderate knowledge of general office and administrative practices and procedures.
  • I have minimal knowledge of general office and administrative practices and procedures.
  • I have no knowledge of general office and administrative practices and procedures.
4 Which of the following types of publishing-related documents/reports have you compiled and/or maintained? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Production status reports.
  • Submission tracking reports.
  • Project production budgets.
  • CIP applications and copyright registrations.
  • Book inventory tracking reports.
  • None of the above.
5 Which of the following computer software applications have you used regularly to execute work? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Adobe Acrobat.
  • Adobe Bridge.
  • Adobe Illustrator.
  • Adobe InDesign.
  • Adobe Photoshop.
  • Adobe Reader.
  • MS Access.
  • MS Excel.
  • MS Word.
  • I do not have experience with any of these applications.
6 Which of the following describes your experience organizing and scheduling meetings, maintaining calendars, preparing meeting notes, and following up on action items? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience producing notes from meetings.
  • I have experience organizing and scheduling meetings.
  • I have experience organizing and scheduling meetings, and preparing meeting notes.
  • I have experience organizing and scheduling meetings, preparing meeting notes, and following up on action items.
  • I have not performed any of the above.
7 Which best describes your experience with social media content writing? Answer to this question is required
  • I use a content calendar to write and edit social media content postings at my organization.
  • I incorporate social media best practices and updates in my content.
  • I write and research content for social media with the guidance of a supervisor.
  • I am not involved in my organization’s social media activities.
  • I have assisted with writing content for an organization’s social media platform.
8 Which of the following best describes your experience using social media to engage the public and market programs for an organization? (choose one). Answer to this question is required
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  • 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 on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
9

Do you have experience using automated financial and travel systems?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 Which of the following best describes your experience in organizing project tasks? Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience in independently coordinating, structuring, sequencing, and prioritizing project tasks.
  • I have experience coordinating, structuring, sequencing, and prioritizing project tasks (under supervision).
  • I have experience implementing project tasks organized by others.
  • I do not have any experience working on the above tasks.
11 Do you have experience editing documents for correctness of grammar, spelling, style and clarity? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 Which statement best describes your highest level of experience reviewing/editing correspondence? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had training or experience reviewing/editing correspondence.
  • I have completed education or training on reviewing/editing correspondence but have not yet applied it in a professional setting.
  • I have reviewed correspondence for proper spelling and typographical accuracy.
  • I have reviewed correspondence for format in conformance with instructions or guidelines.
  • I have reviewed correspondence for proper and accurate content.

Grade: All Grades

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1 Select the response that best reflects how you learned about this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Individual referral (friend, relative, Smithsonian employee, school counselor, or other)
    1.1 Please indicate the source. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Job fair or informational session
    1.1 Please indicate the source. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Social networking site (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or other)
    1.1 Please indicate the source. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Other online source (USAJobs, Smithsonian website, Internet employment search)
    1.1 Please indicate the source. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Community or professional organization
    1.1 Please indicate the source. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Mass media (magazine, newspaper, radio, television, poster, telephone job hot line)
    1.1 Please indicate the source. Maximum length of 250 characters.