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Frequently Asked Questions Assessment Policy

Can minimum qualifications be assessed within an occupational questionnaire?

Yes.  Some tips for assessing minimum qualifications within the occupational questionnaire include:

Using Yes/No or multiple choice questions
Using clear, unambiguous language any candidate can understand
Include response options for both qualified and unqualified applicants
Describe experience requirements at each grade level, ensuring distinctions between/among grade levels are very clear
Describe education requirements, including references as appropriate

If you have additional questions regarding minimum qualifications, please contact us at Assessment_Information@opm.gov.


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