Consumer Safety Technician (OA), GS-303-8

Vacancy ID: 816508   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-CDER-DE-13-816508   USAJOBS Control Number: 334703700

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Do you have a typing speed of at least 40 words per minute (based on a 5 minute sample with three or fewer errors)?

A. Yes
B. No

2. Do have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal service, that included performing a variety of clerical and administrative support functions for an organization; reviewing scientific or medical data and forms to identify errors or discrepancies; and utilizing a word processor and other related software to generate forms and type correspondence?

A. Yes
B. No

For each task in the following groups, choose the statement from the list A through E following each task that best describes your experience and/or training.

A- I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

3. Prepare travel forms, authorizations, and vouchers for managerial or staff members within an office.

4. Answer telephone calls and direct to appropriate staff when necessary.

5. Coordinate meetings and appointments for staff members and managerial staff.

6. Develop methods and procedure for office automation tasks.

7. Adapt to agency policies and procedures to ensure that program requirements are in compliance and being met.

8. Research and solve problems within existing methods or procedures.

9. Review medical or scientific data to ensure proper authorization, pertinent pre-clinical data, and/or manufacturing and control information are included.

10. Analyze medical or scientific data from existing documents, reports, and memoranda.

11. Extract information or data from various sources to complete summary reports.

12. Enter and retrieve information from a variety of systems to prepare reports.

13. Use software programs such as word processing to create documents and memos.

14. Use software programs such as spreadsheets in order to maintain and pull data for report.

15. Use databases in order to input, track and maintain a variety of data.

16. Respond to and interact with customers to provide information and answer inquiries.

17. Act as liaison or representative for a variety of work related matters or programs.

18. Provide guidance on administrative matters to other staff members.

19. Provide, clarify or exchange information with staff members to support mission objectives.