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Grade: 05

1 GS-5 Choose the answer that best describes your experience: Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-4 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include the following: using word processing software to prepare correspondence, responding to routine non-technical inquiries or other clerical or office support functions.
  • I have successfully completed four full years of education above high school level.
  • I possess a combination of post-high school education and specialized experience.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described.
2 Indicate your experience communicating orally. Answer to this question is required
  • I have given presentations to small groups (20 persons or less).
  • I have given presentation to large groups (over 20 persons).
  • I have been a member of a debate team.
  • I have taught in a classroom setting.
  • None of the above.
3 I have extensively used presentation software (e.g., Microsoft PowerPoint) for each of the following purposes: (Extensive experience means that you have independently performed a duty numerous times without review or assistance.) If you are contacted for an interview for this position, you may be asked to demonstrate evidence of the skills you have selected below. Answer to this question is required
  • Creating a basic slide presentation.
  • Using presentation templates to create slides.
  • Moving slides within presentations.
  • Copying slides from one presentation to another.
  • Making note pages and handouts.
  • Creating transitions in slide shows.
  • Creating animated slides.
  • Adding clip art and pictures to slides.
  • Creating and saving new templates.
  • None of the above.
4 Choose the answer(s) that best describes your skills preparing written communications to internal or external audiences regarding program or business activities. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not performed this job function.
  • I have used existing templates or form letters/emails to respond to internal and external inquiries.
  • I have independently developed short memoranda or letters responding to internal or external customer inquiries.
  • I have developed standard operating procedures on business or program processes for office staff to use.
  • I have prepared instructional or informational materials directed to external customers.
  • I have developed business reports or academic papers on topics that were subject to external (customer, professor, etc.) review and use.

Grade: 06

1 GS-6 Choose the answer that best describes your experience: Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include the following: using word processing software to prepare correspondence, reports and other document; track pending actions to ensure timely completion of work assignments; coordinating and making travel arrangements; responding to routine non-technical inquiries; and coordinating and handling logistical support for meetings.
  • I have completed of one full semester of graduate level (9 semester hours) education.
  • I do not possess the experience described above.
2 Which of the following complex type of travel arrangements that you have made? Answer to this question is required
  • Arrange travel for myself on simple routes, such as back and forth to college.
  • Arrange travel for groups of people on simple routes.
  • Arrange travel for myself on multi-city, multi-mode trips, with-in the US, such as going to several locations using at least two of the following modes of transportation – airline, rail, bus, and/or automobile rental.
  • Arrange travel for myself and others on multi-city, multi-mode trips, with-in the US, such as planning and arranging a multi-location family or business trip.
  • Arrange travel for myself on multi-city, multi-mode trips internationally.
  • Arrange travel for myself and others on multi-city, multi-mode trips, internationally.
  • None of the above.
3 Indicate your experience communicating orally. Answer to this question is required
  • I have given presentations to small groups (20 persons or less).
  • I have given presentation to large groups (over 20 persons).
  • I have been a member of a debate team.
  • I have taught in a classroom setting.
  • None of the above.
4 I have extensively used presentation software (e.g., Microsoft PowerPoint) for each of the following purposes: (Extensive experience means that you have independently performed a duty numerous times without review or assistance.) If you are contacted for an interview for this position, you may be asked to demonstrate evidence of the skills you have selected below. Answer to this question is required
  • Creating a basic slide presentation.
  • Using presentation templates to create slides.
  • Moving slides within presentations.
  • Copying slides from one presentation to another.
  • Making note pages and handouts.
  • Creating transitions in slide shows.
  • Creating animated slides.
  • Adding clip art and pictures to slides.
  • Creating and saving new templates.
  • None of the above.
5 Choose the answer(s) that best describes your skills preparing written communications to internal or external audiences regarding program or business activities. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not performed this job function.
  • I have used existing templates or form letters/emails to respond to internal and external inquiries.
  • I have independently developed short memoranda or letters responding to internal or external customer inquiries.
  • I have developed standard operating procedures on business or program processes for office staff to use.
  • I have prepared instructional or informational materials directed to external customers.
  • I have developed business reports or academic papers on topics that were subject to external (customer, professor, etc.) review and use.

Grade: 07

1 GS-7 Choose the answer that best describes your education or experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: collecting data and evaluating information, reviewing budget data to monitor expenditures, and assisting with database queries.
  • I possess at least one full year of graduate level education.
  • Superior Academic Achievement - I meet 1 of the following: In the upper one-third of my graduating class; OR a GPA of 3.0 or higher out of 4.0 as recorded on my official transcript, or based on courses completed during my final 2 years.
  • I possess a combination of post high school education and experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
  • I do not possess the experience described above.
2 Indicate your experience communicating orally. Answer to this question is required
  • I have given presentations to small groups (20 persons or less).
  • I have given presentation to large groups (over 20 persons).
  • I have been a member of a debate team.
  • I have taught in a classroom setting.
  • None of the above.
3 I have extensively used presentation software (e.g., Microsoft PowerPoint) for each of the following purposes: (Extensive experience means that you have independently performed a duty numerous times without review or assistance.) If you are contacted for an interview for this position, you may be asked to demonstrate evidence of the skills you have selected below. Answer to this question is required
  • Creating a basic slide presentation.
  • Using presentation templates to create slides.
  • Moving slides within presentations.
  • Copying slides from one presentation to another.
  • Making note pages and handouts.
  • Creating transitions in slide shows.
  • Creating animated slides.
  • Adding clip art and pictures to slides.
  • Creating and saving new templates.
  • None of the above.
4 Choose the answer(s) that best describes your skills preparing written communications to internal or external audiences regarding program or business activities. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not performed this job function.
  • I have used existing templates or form letters/emails to respond to internal and external inquiries.
  • I have independently developed short memoranda or letters responding to internal or external customer inquiries.
  • I have developed standard operating procedures on business or program processes for office staff to use.
  • I have prepared instructional or informational materials directed to external customers.
  • I have developed business reports or academic papers on topics that were subject to external (customer, professor, etc.) review and use.
5 Participates on teams contributing appropriate skills and knowledge to achieve organizational outcomes. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had the opportunity to work in a team environment.
  • I have participated on small teams (e.g., within a business unit or related to a specific academic course) to contribute my skills and knowledge.
  • I have led internal organizational teams (e.g., within a business unit or related to a specific academic course) where I contributed my skills and knowledge and assured active participation by all team members.
  • I have participated on cross-organizational/cross-discipline teams to contribute my skills and knowledge.
6 Select the responses that describe your skills using computer software and office automation tools. Answer to this question is required
  • I have entered information into an already existing spreadsheet program, such as Excel.
  • I have developed a new spreadsheet from scratch and without assistance.
  • I have printed PowerPoint presentations prepared by others.
  • I have made adjustments to PowerPoint slides prepared by others.
  • I have developed PowerPoint slides from scratch.
  • I have added graphics or pictures to PowerPoint slides.
  • I have prepared labels and envelopes in a word processing program, such as Microsoft Word.
  • I have typed letters, documents, and reports in a word processing program, such as Microsoft Word.
  • I have created tables in a word processing program, such as Microsoft Word.
  • I have entered data into a database program, such as Access.
  • I have searched fields in a database program, such as Access.
  • I have used an electronic mail program, such as Outlook, to send and reply to messages.
  • I have trained on computer software such as Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint or other specialized computer systems but have not yet used it on the job.
  • I do not have any experience using computer software and office automation tools, but am willing to learn it.

Grade: All Grades

1 From the closing date of this vacancy announcement, I will have at least one year remaining in my required coursework for completion of my degree. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
    1.1 Although I am obtaining my degree/certificate within one year from the closing date of the announcement, I am enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a subsequent degree/certificate program immediately following the completion of my current degree/certificate.
    • Yes
    • No
2 Are you a current Pathways student at NSF? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No