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Grade: 05

1 GS-5 - Choose the one answer which best describes your education and experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 year 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 equivalent to at least the GS-04 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have completed 4 years of study in any field above the high school level in accredited college or university.
  • I have a combination of experience (less than 1 year of specialized experience as described above), and post high school education beyond the second year which combined meet the education and experience requirements.
  • I do not meet the education and/or experience as described.
YOUR RESPONSES TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.
2 Select the types of software you have used independently to perform work assignments. Answer to this question is required
  • Spreadsheet software (e.g., Microsoft Excel)
  • Word processing software (e.g., Microsoft Word, WordPerfect)
  • Presentation software (e.g., Microsoft PowerPoint)
  • Database software (e.g., Microsoft Access)
  • Portable Document Format (PDF) software (e.g., Adobe Acrobat)
  • Imaging software
  • Scanning software
  • Email software (e.g., Microsoft Outlook)
  • Project management software (e.g., Microsoft Project)
  • None of the above
3 Which statement best describes your highest level of experience using automated HR information systems to support senior level staff (e.g., track HR actions, generate reports upon request)? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • 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.
4 Select the statement that best illustrates your highest level of experience applying the practices and procedures for personnel transactions and activities. Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed regulatory and procedural review of personnel actions and recommended appropriate disposition of special action cases, or served as a final clerical reviewer prior to action officer signature.
  • I have processed personnel transactions involving complex and unusual procedural or substantive issues.
  • I have experience processed personnel transactions involving common procedural issues.
  • I have processed standard transactions of a repetitive nature that did not have procedural issues.
  • None of the above.
5 Select the activities you have performed related to benefits programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have disseminated information on benefits programs.
  • I have researched and explained employee benefit related issues to employees.
  • I have provided benefits counseling.
  • I have responded to inquiries regarding basic eligibility.
  • None of the above.
6 Which statement best describes your highest level of experience responding to inquiries regarding employee benefits? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • 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.
7 Select the personnel actions you have processed. Answer to this question is required
  • Promotions
  • Reassignments
  • Separation
  • Adverse actions
  • Name changes
  • Leave without pay
  • Return-to-duty actions
  • Appointments (e.g., Career and career-conditional, transfer in, excepted service, temporary, reinstatements)
  • Unique pay actions (e.g., retention allowance, relocation bonus, recruitment bonus, physician special pay, and physician comparability allowance (PCA))
  • Medically related personnel transactions
  • None of the above
8 Select the administrative functions that you have performed independently. Answer to this question is required
  • Reviewed documents for completeness and to ensure that all signatures, dates and attachments were present
  • Prepared certificates of qualified candidates
  • Obtained information missing from forms or files
  • Updated records with new information
  • Located information in official personnel files
  • Typed letters of reprimand and notices of adverse action
  • None of the above
9 I have applied standard format and content rules to maintain federal civilian personnel records. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
10 Do you possess a typing skill of at least 40 words per minute? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Select the response that best describes your highest level of experience communicating orally in a professional setting. Answer to this question is required
  • I led discussions in which the purpose was to influence participants or to gain acceptance of controversial decisions.
  • I conducted formal presentations to convey complex policy, regulations, or procedures.
  • I explained and justified changes in programs or practices.
  • None of the above.
12 Select the statements reflect your experience communicating in writing. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed written explanations for supervisors and potential applicants related to the Federal hiring process.
  • I have prepared written explanations responding to routine HR questions.
  • I have prepared written information describing detailed information related to a difficult to resolve HR issue.
  • I have developed written information for incorporation into a presentation.
  • None of the above.

Grade: 06

1 GS-6 - Choose the one answer which best describes your experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 year 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 equivalent to at least the GS-05 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not meet the education and/or experience as described.
YOUR RESPONSES TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.
2 Select the statement that best illustrates your highest level of experience applying the practices and procedures for personnel transactions and activities. Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed regulatory and procedural review of personnel actions and recommended appropriate disposition of special action cases, or served as a final clerical reviewer prior to action officer signature.
  • I have processed personnel transactions involving complex and unusual procedural or substantive issues.
  • I have experience processed personnel transactions involving common procedural issues.
  • I have processed standard transactions of a repetitive nature that did not have procedural issues.
  • None of the above.
3 Select the activities you have performed related to benefits programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have disseminated information on benefits programs.
  • I have researched and explained employee benefit related issues to employees.
  • I have provided benefits counseling.
  • I have responded to inquiries regarding basic eligibility.
  • None of the above.
4 Which statement best describes your highest level of experience responding to inquiries regarding employee benefits? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • 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.
5 Do you possess a typing skill of at least 40 words per minute? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Select the response that best describes your highest level of experience communicating orally in a professional setting. Answer to this question is required
  • I led discussions in which the purpose was to influence participants or to gain acceptance of controversial decisions.
  • I conducted formal presentations to convey complex policy, regulations, or procedures.
  • I explained and justified changes in programs or practices.
  • None of the above.
7 Select the statements reflect your experience communicating in writing. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed written explanations for supervisors and potential applicants related to the Federal hiring process.
  • I have prepared written explanations responding to routine HR questions.
  • I have prepared written information describing detailed information related to a difficult to resolve HR issue.
  • I have developed written information for incorporation into a presentation.
  • None of the above.
8 Select the types of employees you have advised on the employment benefits available to them. Answer to this question is required
  • Federal employees
  • Non-Federal employees
  • I have not advised employees on benefits available to them.
9 Choose the statement that best describes your highest level of experience providing employees with assistance on benefits issues. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • 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.
10 I have provided counseling to employees, supervisors and/or dependents on regulations, procedures, and eligibility determinations in the following areas: Answer to this question is required
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement benefits
  • Death benefits
  • Early outs/Buy outs
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • None of the above.
11 Which statement best describes your highest level of experience resolving disputes or discrepancies related to creditable service with customers? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • 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.
12 Which activities have you performed related to new employee orientations? Answer to this question is required
  • I assisted new employees with completing Federal appointment paperwork.
  • I have explained an overview of employee benefits to new employees.
  • I assisted new employees with completing private sector employment paperwork.
  • I scheduled speakers to present on different topics for new employee orientation.
  • I explained pay and leave information to new employees.
  • None of the above.

Grade: 07

1 GS-7 - Choose the one answer which best describes your experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 year 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 equivalent to at least the GS-06 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not meet the education and/or experience as described.
YOUR RESPONSES TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.
2 Select the statement that best illustrates your highest level of experience applying the practices and procedures for personnel transactions and activities. Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed regulatory and procedural review of personnel actions and recommended appropriate disposition of special action cases, or served as a final clerical reviewer prior to action officer signature.
  • I have processed personnel transactions involving complex and unusual procedural or substantive issues.
  • I have experience processed personnel transactions involving common procedural issues.
  • I have processed standard transactions of a repetitive nature that did not have procedural issues.
  • None of the above.
3 Select the activities you have performed related to benefits programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have disseminated information on benefits programs.
  • I have researched and explained employee benefit related issues to employees.
  • I have provided benefits counseling.
  • I have responded to inquiries regarding basic eligibility.
  • None of the above.
4 Which statement best describes your highest level of experience responding to inquiries regarding employee benefits? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • 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.
5 Do you possess a typing skill of at least 40 words per minute? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Select the response that best describes your highest level of experience communicating orally in a professional setting. Answer to this question is required
  • I led discussions in which the purpose was to influence participants or to gain acceptance of controversial decisions.
  • I conducted formal presentations to convey complex policy, regulations, or procedures.
  • I explained and justified changes in programs or practices.
  • None of the above.
7 Select the statements reflect your experience communicating in writing. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed written explanations for supervisors and potential applicants related to the Federal hiring process.
  • I have prepared written explanations responding to routine HR questions.
  • I have prepared written information describing detailed information related to a difficult to resolve HR issue.
  • I have developed written information for incorporation into a presentation.
  • None of the above.
8 Which activities have you performed related to new employee orientations? Answer to this question is required
  • I assisted new employees with completing Federal appointment paperwork.
  • I have explained an overview of employee benefits to new employees.
  • I assisted new employees with completing private sector employment paperwork.
  • I scheduled speakers to present on different topics for new employee orientation.
  • I explained pay and leave information to new employees.
  • None of the above.
9 Select the statement that best describes your highest level of experience administering benefits and retirement programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have interpreted governing policy for complex cases, calculated annuity, and determined retirement coverage.
  • I have applied governing policies for common benefits cases and determined eligibility for certain programs (e.g., Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB)).
  • I have received training or education on administering benefits and retirement programs but I have not yet applied it on the job.
  • None of the above.
10 For which Federal government benefits have you determined eligibility? Answer to this question is required
  • Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement
  • Office of Workers Compensation Programs (OWCP)
  • None of the above
11 I have explained the benefits to which a separating employee is entitled and the decisions they must make when they leave the organization. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
12 Select the types of employees you have advised on the employment benefits available to them. Answer to this question is required
  • Federal employees
  • Non-Federal employees
  • I have not advised employees on benefits available to them.

Grade: All Grades

1 Which of the following responses BEST represents your performance rating? Answer to this question is required
  • I received the highest rating attainable and received a performance award under my organizations performance appraisal system on a performance appraisal received within the past 5 years and it was in a related position.
  • I received the second highest rating attainable and received a performance award under my organizations performance appraisal system within the past 5 years and it was in a related position.
  • I received a performance award under my organizations performance appraisal system on a performance appraisal received within the past 5 years in a related or unrelated position.
  • I do not meet any of the performance rating described above.
2 Which of the following BEST represents your awards history? Awards include sustained superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, meritorious civilian service awards, quality step increases, and other equivalent awards. Letters of commendation and appreciation are NOT creditable. Answer to this question is required
  • I received an award(s), such as those defined above, within the past 5 years for service, accomplishments, or initiatives in a related position.
  • I received an award(s), such as those defined above, more than 5 years ago for service, accomplishments, or initiatives in a related position.
  • I have not received any awards.
3

I am requesting consideration under Executive Order 13473 as a noncompetitive military spouse based on my marriage to an active duty military member and/or disability or death of my military spouse resulting from active duty service.

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    3.1 Date of marriage to military spouse:
  • No
4 The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the HR Office. Are you currently, or have you been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch? If yes, please provide appropriate documentation in your application package to provide proof of your current or most recent political appointment. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No