Staff Assistant


Vacancy ID: 835591   Announcement Number: VA-EA-835591-DEU   USAJOBS Control Number: 337437000

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Please choose the response that best describes your level of experience as it relates to the work of a Staff Assistant, GS-09.

A. One year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-07 level, or equivalent pay band in other pay systems in the Federal government.   This experience may also have been obtained in the private sector, but must demonstrate that it is comparable to the GS grade indicated. Specialized experience may have been demonstrated by performing duties such as: assisting in the evaluation of changes in Federal legislation and/or polices for impact on administrative functions within an organization; conducing fact/data gathering and compiling information from many sources for preparation of various reports and documents; serving as a liaison, constantly interacting with employees, supervisors, and managers throughout an organization; assisting in composing correspondence, technical reports, and/or research.
B. My experience is not reflected in the above statement.

2. Please choose the response that best describes your level of experience as it relates to the work of a Staff Assistant, GS-11.

A. One year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-09 level, or equivalent pay band in other pay systems in the Federal government.   This experience may also have been obtained in the private sector, but must demonstrate that it is comparable to the GS grade indicated. Specialized experience may have been demonstrated by performing duties such as: evaluating changes in Federal legislation and/or polices for impact on administrative functions within an organization; conducing fact/data gathering and leading the compilation of information from many sources for preparation of various reports and documents; serving as a liaison, constantly interacting with employees, supervisors, and managers throughout an organization; composing correspondence, technical reports, and/or research.
B. My experience is not reflected in the above statement.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

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 am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

3. Analyzes administrative practices to recommend changes in program operations.

4. Evaluates changes in Federal legislation and/or polices for impact on administrative functions within an organization.

5. Conducts substantive review of all correspondence for rational, validity, and consistency in accordance with established policies.

6. Plans and organizes work to ensure efficient operation of the organization's communication and inquiries function.

7. Reads and analyzes incoming memos, submissions, and reports to determine their significance and plan their distribution.

8. Conducts fact/data gathering and compiles information from many sources for preparation of various reports and documents.

9. Serves as a liaison, constantly interacting with employees, supervisors, and managers throughout the Department both inside and outside the organization.

10. Notifies individuals or offices orally of decisions, problems, or further actions needed.

11. Presents information orally about work of the organization to others (for example, describes the organization's programs and services to individuals or groups in the community or to higher management).

12. Solicits comments from appropriate organizational elements and prepares findings to brief managers.

13. Composes correspondence or other written work (for example, management or technical reports, research or memoranda).

14. Notifies individuals or offices in writing of decisions, problems, or further actions needed.

15. I certify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration. (Note: Failure to certify will render you ineligible for consideration.)

A. Yes
B. No