NIH Student Trainee (Administrative Support) -GRU- Pathways


Vacancy ID: 1929417   Announcement Number: HHS-NIH-ST-17-1929417   USAJOBS Control Number: 466485200

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Thank you for your interest in the NIH Student Trainee (Administrative Support), (GS-399-1/2/3/4/5/6/7) position at our Agency.
We will evaluate your resume and your responses to this Assessment Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this position. Your responses are subject to verification. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit this questionnaire.

1. Choose the one answer that best describes how you meet the basic qualification requirements for an (Administrative Support) (GS-399-1) as described in the Qualifications Section of the Vacancy Announcement.

A. I qualify for this position at the GS-1 level because I am enrolled in a high school diploma or GED program.
B. I qualify for this position because I have general experience performing simple, repetitive tasks which include: filing paperwork, using computer software, answering phone calls, and directing correspondence to the appropriate individual.
C. My experience does not match the choices above.

2. Choose the one answer that best describes how you meet the basic qualification requirements for an (Administrative Support) (GS-399-2) as described in the Qualifications Section of the Vacancy Announcement.

A. I qualify for this position at the GS-2 level because I have completed a high school diploma or equivalent program.
B. I qualify for this position at the GS-2 level because I have three (3) months of general work experience equivalent to a GS-1 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: performing clerical tasks related to filing paperwork, using computer software, answering phone calls, and directing correspondence to the appropriate individual.
C. My experience and/or education do not match the choices above.

3. Choose the one answer that best describes how you meet the basic qualification requirements for an (Administrative Support) (GS-399-3) as described in the Qualifications Section of the Vacancy Announcement.

A. I qualify for this position at the GS-3 level because I have completed one (1) academic year of post-high school study.
B. I qualify for this position at the GS-3 level because I have six (6) months of general work experience equivalent to a GS-2 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: performing clerical tasks related to processing paperwork, preparing correspondence, receiving visitors and telephone calls and referring them to the appropriate staff members.
C. My experience and/or education do not match the choices above.

4. Choose the one answer that best describes how you meet the basic qualification requirements for a (Administrative Support) (GS-399-4) as described in the Qualifications Section of the Vacancy Announcement.

A. I qualify for this position at the GS-4 level because I have completed (2) academic years of post-high school study.
B. I qualify for this position at the GS-4 level because I have one (1) year of general work experience equivalent to a GS-3 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: performing clerical tasks related to creating filing systems, using computer software, and organizing and maintaining manual and reference guides.
C. My experience and/or education do not match the choices above.

5. Choose the one answer that best describes how you meet the basic qualification requirements for an (Administrative Support) (GS-399-5) as described in the Qualifications Section of the Vacancy Announcement.

A. I qualify for this position at the GS-5 level because I have completed a bachelor's degree or have completed four (4) years of education above high school.
B. I qualify for this position at the GS-5 level because I have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: performing clerical tasks related to processing paperwork related to administrative duties, utilizing automated systems and software applications, inputting information into databases, assisting with providing logistical support for program staff, preparing travel documents, providing general office support to staff.
C. My experience and/or education do not match the choices above.

6. Choose the one answer that best describes how you meet the basic qualification requirements for a (Administrative Support) (GS-399-6) as described in the Qualifications Section of the Vacancy Announcement.

A. I qualify for this position at the GS-6 level because I have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: receiving visitors/phone calls, directing caller to appropriate staff; maintaining files; maintaining policies/procedures/docs for ready reference; maintaining office supplies; arranging equipment repair, and/or office moves; performing travel-related duties; utilizing automated systems and software applications, inputting information into databases, assisting with providing logistical support for program staff, etc.
B. My experience does not match the choice above.

7. Choose the one answer that best describes how you meet the basic qualification requirements for a (Administrative Support) (GS-399-7) as described in the Qualifications Section of the Vacancy Announcement.

A. I qualify for this position at the GS-7 level because I have completed one (1) full academic year of graduate level education.
B. I qualify for this position at the GS-07 level because I meet one of the requirements for superior academic achievement based on a) graduating within the upper third of the graduating class in a college, university, or major subdivision such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses; b) having a grade point average of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 as recorded on your official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; c) being elected for membership in a national scholastic honor society.
C. I qualify for this position at the GS-7 level because I have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-6 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: performing administrative support functions re: HR, security, travel, training, files management, budget, supplies and inventory, property accountability, or space management; developing/implementing office procedures; maintaining employee records, performance appraisals, job descriptions, etc.
D. My experience and/or education do not match the choices above.

Thank you for your interest in the NIH Student Trainee Pathways Program. This section will determine if you meet the Program Eligibility Requirements. Please submit a copy of your unofficial transcripts or acceptance of new enrollment to verify your eligibility. Failure to answer the following questions and provide adequate documentation WILL eliminate you from consideration.

1. Choose the one answer that best describes how you meet the Eligibility Requirements for this program. Your responses are subject to verification. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit this questionnaire.

A. I am a current student who is enrolled in an accredited high school, college (including 4-year college/university, community college, or junior college); professional, technical, vocational, or trade school; advanced degree program; or other qualifying accredited education institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate AND am attending on at least a half-time basis.
B. I am graduating in May/June 2017 AND have been accepted for Fall 2017 enrollment, at least on a half-time basis, in an associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate program from a qualifying accredited educational institution (for example; I am a graduating high school senior and have been accepted for enrollment in a bachelor's degree for Fall 2017 semester).
C. I am graduating in May/June 2017 and I will not be continuing my education.
D. None of the previous responses applies to me.

2. Choose the one answer that best describes how you meet the Minimum Age Eligibility Requirements for this program. Your responses are subject to verification. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit this questionnaire.
Are you least 16 years old?

A. Yes
B. No

3. Choose the one answer that best describes how you meet the Grade Point Average Program Eligibility Requirements for this program. Your responses are subject to verification. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit this questionnaire.

A. I currently have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) at or above 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. (We DO NOT round up).
B. I am graduating in May/June 2017 AND have recently been accepted for new enrollment, at least on a half-time basis, in a an associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate program from a qualifying accredited educational institution and therefore do not have cumulative grade point average calculated yet (for example; I am a graduating high school senior and have been accepted for enrollment in a bachelor's degree for Fall 2017 semester therefore I do not have a GPA).
C. None of the previous responses applies to me.

4. Choose the one answer that best describes how you meet the Citizenship Program Eligibility Requirements for this program. Your responses are subject to verification. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit this questionnaire. NOTE: Noncitizens may be hired under the Pathways Programs provided they meet applicable immigration requirements. You must be a U.S. Citizen prior to conversion to a competitive service appointment at the time of program completion.

A. I am a United States Citizen.
B. I am not a United States Citizen, but am a national or legal permanent resident, or citizen of a defense treaty allied country, AND meet applicable immigration requirements to work in the United States. For more information on defense treaty allied countries, please visit The Department of State's page.
C. None of the previous responses applies to me.

For the following questions, please provide a brief response to the information requested below.

Please indicate the degrees(s) or certificate(s) you are currently enrolled in or have been accepted to, the field(s) of study, and the level of degree or certification (e.g. high school, associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree certificate).

Please indicate the name of the school you are currently enrolled in or have been accepted to, and the city and state in which the school is located.

Please indicate your expected degree or certificate completion date.

Please indicate your work schedule availability (i.e. full-time, part-time, or both).

Provide your top three areas of interest from the following: Human Resources Assistant, Computer Assistant, Program Specialist, Program Support Assistant, Administrative Technician,  Administrative Assistant,  Management Analyst, Program Analyst, Management/Program Analyst, Budget Analyst, Auditor, Financial Assistant, Accountant, Technical Writer/Editor, Contract Specialist, Purchasing Agent, Grants Management Specialist, and/or IT Specialist. For a description of the positions listed above, please visit: http;//www.jobs.nih.gov/globalrecruitment/.

1. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that responding "No" to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.

A. Yes, I certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith, and I understand the information provided above.
B. No, I do not certify/understand the information provided above.