Fiscal Technician (Office Automation), GS-0503-06-Folsom

$38,000 - $50,000 yearly
  • Bureau of Reclamation
  • Folsom, CA, USA
  • Jan 07, 2019
Full time Accounting Admin-Clerical Business Development Entry Level Finance General Business Government

Job Description

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Grade: 06

1 GS-6 Choose one answer that best describes your experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position as defined in the vacancy announcement and described below. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-05 level in the Federal service.
  • My experience does not match the choice above.
Examples of specialized experience is work that included knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, practices, and theories with the ability to apply this knowledge in practical cost accounting work. This may have included experience in maintenance of cost accounting and general ledger accounts that involved analysis of varied transactions and monthly reports of activity, i.e. experience in the booking/accounting, general business, travel and credit fields.

Grade: All Grades

1 Select the response(s) that describe the type of payroll you have experienced as a regular part of your job.
  • Union Labor Contract for Bargaining Board (BB)
  • General Schedule (GS)
  • Private Sector
  • None of the above
2 Select the one response that best describes your experience in applying time keeping rules and regulations to input employees hours of work into an automated time and attendance system.
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
3 Select the one response that best describes your experience in using established pay codes to record employees employment status and hours of work in to an automated time and attendance system.
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
4 Select the one response that best describes your experience in providing advice, to managers and employees on time keeping procedures and authorized pay codes.
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
5 I am proficient in using an automated timekeeping system to perform payroll record keeping.
  • Yes
  • No
6 Select the response that best describes your ability to retain composure under stressful situations when dealing with a variety of people.
  • My previous positions have not required me to deal with a variety of people in stressful situations.
  • I have had limited experience in handling stressful situations which dealt with a variety of people. When such situations have occurred, I received assistance by a senior employee or my supervisor.
  • I have served in a position that required me to remain calm when dealing with people whose viewpoints or objectives differed from mine (or my organization). I was able to respond successfully without intervention or review by my supervisor.
  • I have served in various positions that required me to maintain composure and diplomacy in stressful situations dealing with a variety of people who were disgruntled, expressed opposing viewpoints and objectives, and/or were aggressive or hostile. I have independently and successfully diffused such situations in order to convey information, clarify concerns, and gain agreement or understanding of issues that enabled further discussion or action.
7 Please select the choice(s) below that best reflects your level of experience interacting with individuals within an office setting or as a team member.
  • I have served as a spokesperson for an organizational group or team.
  • I have facilitated communications and activities between office groups or individuals.
  • I have presented, defended, or negotiated needs or problems with office staff or management.
  • I have regularly served as a consultant to peers, office staff, or management on administrative, clerical, or programmatic issues.
  • I have not performed any of the tasks listed above.
8 Select the response(s) that describe your experience with a travel program in which you have provided technical guidance to managers and employees.
  • Prepared Specific Travel Authorizations
  • Prepared Limited Open Travel Authorizations
  • Performed audits of travel vouchers prior to payment
  • Planned itineraries
  • Performed cost comparisons
  • Made travel reservations using an Online Booking Engine (OBE)
  • Researched and applied Federal Travel Regulations (FTR)
  • Counseled new employees on relocation (Permanent Change of Station) entitlements
  • None of the above
9 Select the response that best reflects your experience working in an office support position that required establishing priorities and meeting time constraints.
  • I have served as the primary office support position that routinely collaborated with others and adjusted multiple priorities to generate results under time-critical deadlines.
  • I have experience in an office support position that routinely required adjusting administrative workloads and resources to meet shifts in priorities.
  • I have experience generating products or services in a work environment that routinely was subjected to time sensitive priorities and deadlines.
  • I have completed training in time management, but have not been employed in a situation that routinely required responding to critical deadlines.
  • None of the above.
10 Please select the software application(s) that you are proficient in (proficient means you understand and utilize a major part of the system's functionality/capabilities).
  • Microsoft Word
  • Other word processing software such as WordPerfect, WordPro, etc
  • Microsoft Power Point
  • Other presentation software such as CorelDraw, Freelance Graphic, etc
  • E-mail (i.e. Lotus Notes, GroupWise, Microsoft Outlook, etc.)
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Other data management/spreadsheet software such as Lotus 1-2-3, Lotus Approach, Peachtree, etc.
  • Other Applications including Government systems and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) systems
  • None of the above
11 I have experience utilizing the computer for the following activities.
  • Creating, editing, printing, retrieving and/or manipulating files
  • Editing and reformatting electronic drafts
  • Revising existing databases or spreadsheets
  • Producing documents requiring complex/varied formats such as graphics or tables within text
  • Producing documents that include charts and/or graphs using presentation software
  • None of the above
12 Please select the choice(s) below that demonstrates your ability to communicate orally.
  • Experience as a receptionist or answering the telephone
  • Experience serving as a point of contact for other clerical personnel on procedural matters
  • Experience serving as a liaison in which contact is made with a variety of individuals for the purpose of conveying information
  • Experience responding to inquiries or requests for information
  • Experience explaining non-technical information
  • Experience contacting others to obtain information
  • None of the above
13 I have experience working with an integrated charge card program. (An example of an integrated card program includes, but is not limited to, multiple charges from one card for fleet, procurement, travel, or other major business related expenses.)
  • Yes
  • No
14 Select the response that best describes your highest level of skill and proficiency in editing documents for final production.
  • I have routinely edited content, grammar, style and presentation of multi-formatted documents with technical and visual information to improve the intended audience’s understanding and acceptance of the topics presented.
  • I have routinely edited formal correspondence and official documents to improve content and clarity by changing grammar, style and tone without supervisory guidance.
  • I have occasionally edited program documents to clarify points, eliminate redundancies, and ensure compliance with established formats for final review by my supervisor.
  • I have edited documents for proper grammar and sentence structure.
  • I have completed courses and/or training in editing, but have not been required to perform this function as part of my job.
  • None of the above
15 Have you received an employee performance appraisal rating in the previous 12 months?
  • Yes
  • No
16 Indicate who officially rated your performance (e.g., immediate supervisor, 2nd level supervisor, acting supervisor, etc.). Also, indicate your rating in terms of the performance system (e.g., 3 level rating out of a 5-tier system; 2 level rating out of a 3-tier system; Pass rating out of a Pass/Fail system). Maximum length of 250 characters.
17 In the last three years, have you been recognized for your performance, accomplishments, and/or contributions at work?
  • Yes
  • No
18 Indicate the type of recognition received (e.g., monetary award, time off award, safety award, plaque, etc.), for what purpose, and from whom (e.g., supervisor, co-worker, community or government official). Maximum length of 250 characters.
Gary Munson

Qualifications

VRA- There are three types of veterans' preferences:Disabled, Expeditionary Medal