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Grade: 06

1 Do you have the ability to do the work of a Materials Examiner and Identifier without more than normal supervision? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Which of the following statement best describes your highest level of experience in maintaining equipment, supplies and documentation associated with vehicle operation and cargo movement? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have experience independently reading and interpreting road maps and written instructions as a regular part of my work assignments.
  • I have performed this task on the job to deliver supplies, equipment, unit collections, and/or furniture within a designated area/route.
  • I have the ability to read and interpret road maps.
3 Which of the following statements best describes your experience in following security and inventory control procedures? Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed these tasks as a regular part of my job. My work on these tasks is monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have had education or training in performing these tasks, but these are not a regular part of my job.
  • I have had education or training in performing these tasks, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing these tasks.
4 Which of the following responses have you scheduled or coordinated? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Fragile materials
  • Heavy materials
  • Long distance hauling
  • Multiple stop, multiple vehicle trips
  • Large and multiple boxed collections
  • None of the above
5 Which of the following describes your experience in handling fragile collection materials, documenting conditions, and moving materials and collection items to designate temporary or permanent locations? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in handling, documenting, and/or moving rare library books and materials.
  • I have experience in handling, documenting, and/or moving collection ephemera.
  • I have experience in handling, documenting, and/or moving photographs.
  • I have experience in handling, documenting, re-housing, preparing for cataloging, and/or moving audiovisual materials.
  • I have experience in handling, documenting, and/or moving archival collections (including documents, scrapbooks, manuscripts, and rare books)
  • I have not performed any of the tasks above.
6 Which of the following describes your experience in receiving instructions? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I read and understand simple and specific driving instructions for tasks not previously performed.
  • I carry out instructions upon notice until satisfactory completion.
  • I carry out a single instruction after it is carefully explained.
  • I frequently receive instructions which require safely transporting cargo or materials to various destinations in urban areas and highways.
  • I have not done any of the above tasks.
7 Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience with processing or inventorying books? Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted in a physical inventory by matching bibliographic records with items.
  • I have independently matched records to items and have identified inconsistencies in the records.
  • I have independently matched records to items, identified inconsistencies, and resolved those inconsistencies.
  • I have no experience with book processing.
8 Do you have experience in handling, as well as packing and shipping techniques to allow for the movement of valuable and fragile materials, both within and outside of the Institution, to national and international destinations? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Which of the following reflects your experience in reading and interpreting instructions? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I read and interpret instructions, specifications, and directions.
  • I carry out instructions which involve decisions based on pre-established guidelines.
  • I carry out instructions to perform simple tasks that require several steps.
  • I ask clarifying questions when instructions or directions are unclear.
  • I can follow written directions given by a supervisor or management on work procedures or processes.
  • I can complete and understand routine paperwork in order to carry through work assignments such as completing or verifying standard or inventory forms legibly.
  • I have not done any of the above tasks.
10 Which of the following best describes your experience shipping, receiving, or inventorying library material? Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared items and related paperwork for shipping, checked that all items were accounted for before and after transfer under close supervision, and followed the guidelines set by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have prepared items and related paperwork for shipping, and ensured that all items were accounted for before and after transfer.
  • I have independently prepared items and related paperwork for shipping, and ensured that all items were accounted for before and after transfer and were received on or ahead of schedule.
  • None of the above.
11 Which of the following best describes your experience arranging packing, shipping, insurance and customs regulations and procedures, which apply to the domestic and international movement of library and archives collections? Answer to this question is required
  • I have arranged packing, shipping and insurance coverage for collections of books, rare materials, other archival materials traveling to domestic and international venues.
  • I have assisted arranged packing, shipping and insurance coverage for library and archival collections to domestic or international venues
  • I have arranged packing, shipping and insurance for library materials.
  • None of the above.
12 Which of the following best describes your training and/or experience working within the shipping/receiving functions? Answer to this question is required
  • I work independently to perform the following duties: inspect shipments, schedule and track jobs, make shipments and deliveries, load and unload trucks, transport cargo.
  • I perform the following duties under supervision: inspect shipments, schedule and track jobs, make shipments and deliveries, load and unload trucks, transport cargo (under close supervision).
  • I have transported cargo and loaded and unloaded cargo.
  • I have inspected shipments for damages, hazards, and accuracy.
  • Although I have no experience, I have training in inspecting shipments, scheduling and tracking jobs, making shipments and deliveries, loading and unloading trucks, transporting cargo.
  • I have not inspected shipments, scheduled and tracked jobs, made shipments and deliveries, loaded and unloaded trucks, transported cargo, and controlled loading dock traffic.
13 Indicate the extent of your experience in Warehouse operations involving the receipt, storage, shipping, and delivery of excess supplies, and personal property. Answer to this question is required
  • I have more than two years of experience receiving, staging and picking up/delivering property in an agency with multiple locations and have been responsible for leading at least one of these functions.
  • I have performed some of these tasks as a regular part of my job. My work on these tasks is monitored closely by a supervisor to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have worked in a warehouse environment where I performed at least two of these tasks.
  • I have had training in performing these tasks, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing these tasks.

Grade: 07

1 Do you have the ability to do the work of a Materials Examiner and Identifier without more than normal supervision? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Which of the following statement best describes your highest level of experience in maintaining equipment, supplies and documentation associated with vehicle operation and cargo movement? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have experience independently reading and interpreting road maps and written instructions as a regular part of my work assignments.
  • I have performed this task on the job to deliver supplies, equipment, unit collections, and/or furniture within a designated area/route.
  • I have the ability to read and interpret road maps.
3 Which of the following statements best describes your experience in following security and inventory control procedures? Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed these tasks as a regular part of my job. My work on these tasks is monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have had education or training in performing these tasks, but these are not a regular part of my job.
  • I have had education or training in performing these tasks, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing these tasks.
4 Which of the following responses have you scheduled or coordinated? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Fragile materials
  • Heavy materials
  • Long distance hauling
  • Multiple stop, multiple vehicle trips
  • Large and multiple boxed collections
  • None of the above
5 Which of the following describes your experience in handling fragile collection materials, documenting conditions, and moving materials and collection items to designate temporary or permanent locations? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in handling, documenting, and/or moving rare library books and materials.
  • I have experience in handling, documenting, and/or moving collection ephemera.
  • I have experience in handling, documenting, and/or moving photographs.
  • I have experience in handling, documenting, re-housing, preparing for cataloging, and/or moving audiovisual materials.
  • I have experience in handling, documenting, and/or moving archival collections (including documents, scrapbooks, manuscripts, and rare books)
  • I have not performed any of the tasks above.
6 Which of the following describes your experience in receiving instructions? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I read and understand simple and specific driving instructions for tasks not previously performed.
  • I carry out instructions upon notice until satisfactory completion.
  • I carry out a single instruction after it is carefully explained.
  • I frequently receive instructions which require safely transporting cargo or materials to various destinations in urban areas and highways.
  • I have not done any of the above tasks.
7 Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience with processing or inventorying books? Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted in a physical inventory by matching bibliographic records with items.
  • I have independently matched records to items and have identified inconsistencies in the records.
  • I have independently matched records to items, identified inconsistencies, and resolved those inconsistencies.
  • I have no experience with book processing.
8 Do you have experience in handling, as well as packing and shipping techniques to allow for the movement of valuable and fragile materials, both within and outside of the Institution, to national and international destinations? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Which of the following reflects your experience in reading and interpreting instructions? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I read and interpret instructions, specifications, and directions.
  • I carry out instructions which involve decisions based on pre-established guidelines.
  • I carry out instructions to perform simple tasks that require several steps.
  • I ask clarifying questions when instructions or directions are unclear.
  • I can follow written directions given by a supervisor or management on work procedures or processes.
  • I can complete and understand routine paperwork in order to carry through work assignments such as completing or verifying standard or inventory forms legibly.
  • I have not done any of the above tasks.
10 Which of the following best describes your experience shipping, receiving, or inventorying library material? Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared items and related paperwork for shipping, checked that all items were accounted for before and after transfer under close supervision, and followed the guidelines set by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have prepared items and related paperwork for shipping, and ensured that all items were accounted for before and after transfer.
  • I have independently prepared items and related paperwork for shipping, and ensured that all items were accounted for before and after transfer and were received on or ahead of schedule.
  • None of the above.
11 Which of the following best describes your experience arranging packing, shipping, insurance and customs regulations and procedures, which apply to the domestic and international movement of library and archives collections? Answer to this question is required
  • I have arranged packing, shipping and insurance coverage for collections of books, rare materials, other archival materials traveling to domestic and international venues.
  • I have assisted arranged packing, shipping and insurance coverage for library and archival collections to domestic or international venues
  • I have arranged packing, shipping and insurance for library materials.
  • None of the above.
12 Which of the following best describes your training and/or experience working within the shipping/receiving functions? Answer to this question is required
  • I work independently to perform the following duties: inspect shipments, schedule and track jobs, make shipments and deliveries, load and unload trucks, transport cargo.
  • I perform the following duties under supervision: inspect shipments, schedule and track jobs, make shipments and deliveries, load and unload trucks, transport cargo (under close supervision).
  • I have transported cargo and loaded and unloaded cargo.
  • I have inspected shipments for damages, hazards, and accuracy.
  • Although I have no experience, I have training in inspecting shipments, scheduling and tracking jobs, making shipments and deliveries, loading and unloading trucks, transporting cargo.
  • I have not inspected shipments, scheduled and tracked jobs, made shipments and deliveries, loaded and unloaded trucks, transported cargo, and controlled loading dock traffic.
13 Indicate the extent of your experience in Warehouse operations involving the receipt, storage, shipping, and delivery of excess supplies, and personal property. Answer to this question is required
  • I have more than two years of experience receiving, staging and picking up/delivering property in an agency with multiple locations and have been responsible for leading at least one of these functions.
  • I have performed some of these tasks as a regular part of my job. My work on these tasks is monitored closely by a supervisor to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have worked in a warehouse environment where I performed at least two of these tasks.
  • I have had training in performing these tasks, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing these tasks.

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.
2 Are you a current Smithsonian employee? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No