Human Resources Assistant, GS-0203-05/06

$36,000 - $53,000 yearly
  • Bureau of Reclamation
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Apr 23, 2019
Full time Admin-Clerical Business Development General Business Government Human Resources Staffing-Recuiter

Job Description

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Grade: 05

1 GS-5 - Choose one answer that best describes your experience, education or combination of education and 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 this 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 four full years of education above the high school level.
  • I have a combination of post-high school education and specialized experience, as described in the vacancy announcement, that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements described above.
2 Select the response that best describes your experience collaborating and coordinating with other individuals, through written and oral communication, to determine a course of action and deliver a quality response or product. Answer to this question is required
  • 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 Please select the response that best describes your knowledge, experience, education or training in creating and editing documents using word processing software. Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed formal 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 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 the 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 the performance of this task, and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  • None of the above.
4 Select the response that best describes your experience reviewing and analyzing forms, applications, documents, or other information for completeness and accuracy. Answer to this question is required
  • I perform this task occasionally under close supervision.
  • I perform this task regularly under general supervision.
  • I perform this task independently.
  • I am called upon to review the work of others on this task.
  • None of the above.
5 Select the response that best describes your experience working with worksheets, forms or records that require attention to detail in accurately transferring and recording numeric, alphanumeric and written data from such documents into databases or electronic forms. Answer to this question is required
  • 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.
6 I am experienced and skilled in the following to utilize computer technology and automated systems to support program administration and operations including 1) word-processing (e.g., Microsoft Office Word), 2) spreadsheets (e.g. Microsoft Office Excel), 3) relational data bases (e.g., SharePoint), 4) electronic mail (e.g. Microsoft Outlook), 5) electronic calendar (e.g. Microsoft Outlook, 5) presentation software (e.g., PowerPoint, ), 6) Web-based software (e.g., Internet Explorer), and 7 Scanning of original documents into PDF format. Answer to this question is required
  • Routinely used ALL of the software packages listed above. Identified needed standard software packages and utilized the software to improve administrative work processes.
  • Experience using SOME of the software packages listed above to support the administrative work of an organization.
  • Routinely used MOST of the software packages listed above to support the administrative work of an organization.
  • None of the above.
7 Select the response that best describes your experience performing a variety of computations, applying applicable regulatory requirements, to determine dates and eligibility for benefits or services. Answer to this question is required
  • 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.
8 Select the response that best describes your experience maintaining an electronic calendar/tickler system to track action items and initiate follow-up to ensure compliance with established deadlines. Answer to this question is required
  • 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.
9 Select the response that best describes your experience maintaining both physical and electronic files and records to ensure the integrity and security of sensitive information. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have completed training in maintaining and securing records containing sensitive information but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have filed sensitive information under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have been responsible for maintaining and securing records containing sensitive information as a regular part of my 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, I have trained others in performance of this task and oversee the integrity of the records program.
10 Select the response that best describes your experience providing assistance and guidance, verbally and in writing, to management officials and employees relative to administrative procedures and regulatory requirements. Answer to this question is required
  • 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.
11 Select the response that best reflects your experience researching and analyzing administrative problems in the work place, determining causative factors, and recommending solutions. Answer to this question is required
  • 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.

Grade: 06

1 GS-6 - Choose one answer that best describes your experience, education or combination of education and 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 this 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 any of the requirements described above.
2 Select the response(s) that demonstrate(s) the type of human resources management duties you have performed in the area of staffing and recruitment. Answer to this question is required
  • Attended a Basic Staffing and Placement Course
  • Developed vacancy announcements
  • Developed job analyses
  • Developed KSAs or Competencies and crediting plans
  • Conducted rating and ranking panels
  • Provided advice and guidance to applicants on applying for federal jobs
  • Attended career fairs as a representative of my organization
  • Performed basic qualifications analysis
  • Set pay
  • Determined employee benefits
  • Processed personnel actions
  • Reviewed and approved personnel actions.
  • Used the Guide to Processing Personnel actions and Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations to code personnel actions
  • Resolved pay issues
  • Maintained case files in accordance with regulatory guidelines
  • Reviewed applications to determine basic eligibility (timeliness, citizenship, eligibility)
  • None of the above
3 Select the response(s) that describe the types of recruitment and placement laws and appointing authorities you have utilized for Federal civilian positions. (Each response selected must be reflected in your resume.) Answer to this question is required
  • Merit Promotion
  • Delegated Examining
  • Excepted Service
  • Priority Placement Programs (CTAP/ICTAP/RPL)
  • Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA)
  • People with Disabilities
  • Upward Mobility
  • Veteran’s Recruitment Appointment (VRA)
  • Surplus Employee Placement Program
  • Other
  • None of the above
4 Select the response(s) that describe your experience working with employee position descriptions. Answer to this question is required
  • Completed an Optional Form 8 (OF-8) position description cover sheet.
  • Completed other types of position description cover sheets.
  • Located and retrieved position descriptions for supervisor.
  • Made pen and ink changes to position descriptions.
  • Edited content of position descriptions drafted by others.
  • Composed position descriptions independently.
  • None of the above.
5 I have explained to applicants the procedures for filing applications, status of applications, status of vacancy announcements, qualification requirements, referral procedures, veterans’ preference, and area of consideration.
  • Yes
  • No
6 Select the automated Human Resources systems you have used and are proficient with (proficient means you understand and utilize a major part of the systems functionality/capabilities).
  • Monster Government Solutions
  • QuickClass
  • Federal Personnel and Payroll System (FPPS)
  • Avue
  • CoreDoc
  • Resumix
  • Modern
  • PeopleSoft
  • Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM's) HR Manager
  • OPM's USAJOBS
  • OPM’s USA Staffing
  • Cyberfeds
  • Hyperion/Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE)
  • Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF)
  • Other Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) for Government automated Human Resources systems
  • None of the above
7 Select the responses that describe your experience performing recruitment and placement tasks:
  • Review selections for compliance with hiring authority
  • Notify applicants of status of selection
  • Coordinate effective dates with selectees and releasing offices
  • Obtain preliminary employee data from releasing offices
  • Prepare confirmation letters
  • Determine in-processing documents for hiring authority
  • Arrange for pre-employment physicals
  • Arrange for drug testing
  • Arrange for relocation services
  • Arrange for access badges
  • Determine nature of action for personnel actions
  • Determine legal authority for personnel actions
  • Determine remarks for personnel actions
  • Determine pay for personnel actions
  • Determine benefits based on hiring authority
  • Update human resources talent acquisition systems
  • None of the above
8 Select the response that best describes your experience working with worksheets, forms or records that require attention to detail in accurately transferring and recording numeric, alphanumeric and written data from such documents into databases or electronic forms.
  • 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.
9 Select the response that best describes your experience processing a variety of personnel actions, using an automated personnel system, and identifying, researching and correcting system rejects.
  • 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.
10 I have experience using the Guide to Personnel Record-Keeping (GPRK) to appropriately file documents in Official Personnel Folders (OPF), Employee Medical Folders (EMF) and Employee Performance Folders (EPF).
  • Yes
  • No
11 Select the responses that describe your experience determining requirements for the following:
  • Within grade increases
  • Probationary periods
  • Career tenure
  • Service computation dates
  • Health benefit elections
  • Life insurance elections
  • Thrift Savings Program elections
  • Designations of beneficiaries
  • Leave accruals
  • None of the above
12 Select the response that best describes your experience determining applicable employee benefits, based on hiring authority and type of appointment, to provide advice on eligibility and life event changes.
  • 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.
13 Select the response that best describes your experience researching and interpreting regulations and guidelines, using hardcopy and online resources , to provide advice and assistance on administrative or human resources matters.
  • 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.

Grade: All Grades

1 Have you received an employee performance appraisal rating in the previous 12 months? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    1.1 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.
     
  • No
2 In the last three years, have you been recognized for your performance, accomplishments, and/or contributions at work? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    2.1 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.
     
  • No

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gary Munson

jmanderson@usbr.gov

https://jobs.monstergovt.com/bor/vacancy/previewVacancyQuestions.hms?orgId=2&jnum=75861

 

Qualifications

Veteran Preference, 30 % Disabled or Armed Forces Service Medal or campaign badge for service in a campaign or expedition.