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Grade: 05
Carefully read each question and all possible answers before selecting a response. Some questions will be used to screen out ineligible applicants. Applicant errors in responses will not be corrected. You are responsible for the accuracy of your application. Your application must describe your work and experience, in your own words. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information submitted is insufficient, you may lose consideration for the position.

* 1.You must have three years of general experience, one of which was equivalent to the GS-04 grade level, or meet the education requirements as described in the VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT. Do you meet the experience and/or education requirements for this position?
  1. Yes
  2. No

NOTE: If you are using education to qualify, you must provide transcripts to receive consideration. Transcripts MUST be received in the announcing office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.


LISTED BELOW ARE GROUPED STATEMENTS RELATING TO THE ASSESSMENTS/COMPETENCIES NECESSARY FOR THE POSITION. Read each question carefully and select the answer choice that best describes your experience.

2.Sports Specialists must deal effectively with individuals of differing backgrounds; race, religions, sexes, cultures and behavioral patterns. They typically interact with inmates, co-workers, institution officials, contractors, manufacturers, entertainers, guests, community officials and civic organizations to assist in the recreation/wellness/leisure program for incarcerated individuals. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have explained rules of the recreation department/gym/club to new participants; and/or I have successfully completed a public speaking course; and/or I have discussed inappropriate behavior in the recreation yard with an inmate.
  2. I have assisted in coaching a sporting team; and/or I have participated in group counseling sessions which encouraged increased participation; and/or I have participated in facilitating a training session on recreation/leisure program procedures.
  3. I have assisted supervisor with ordering supplies and maintaining equipment inventory; and/or I have volunteered to assist in coordinating a play-off tournament; and/or I have provided safety talks to inmate work detail.
  4. None of the above.

3.Sports Specialists must be able to communicate in writing in a clear and concise manner. In addition, they must be cognizant of their intended audience and tailor their written communication accordingly. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have prepared internal memorandums; and/or I have maintained written activity logs to document participation and daily program hours; and/or I have provided program participation information to a supervisor for report reference; and/or I have documented game results, score keeping, etc.
  2. I have completed standardized letters; and/or I have prepared an Incident Report; and/or I have prepared routine, recurring responses to inquiries.
  3. I have completed a supply requisition form; and/or I have completed an inmate property form; and/or I have taken notes from a meeting and types minutes for supervisory approval.
  4. None of the above.

4.Sports Specialists are responsible for developing recreation programs, planning hours of operation, activity schedules and coordinating number of participants, volunteers, officials, etc., in order to effectively develop program rules and program expectations. They must possess a thorough knowledge of the rules, regulations and governing policies or recreation, sports management, wellness and leisure programs. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have maintained a segment of daily operations at a recreational facility; and/or I have assisted in umpiring/officiating team sporting events; and/or I have coordinated a sports activity at a youth summer camp or comparable environment.
  2. I have assisted in the coordination of a basketball tournament according to league standards; and/or I have officiated a little league team sporting event; and/or I have utilized established playing schedules, team sign-ups, rules and regulations for an intramural sporting event; and/or I have maintained outdoor playing areas to comply with league requirements.
  3. I have assisted in scheduling routine activities in an assisted living facility; and/or I have assisted supervisor in coordinating inventory of recreational/sporting equipment and supplies; and/or I have assisted in the coordination of a sports award ceremony.
  4. None of the above.

5.Sports Specialists must understand current philosophy and guidelines regarding recreation, wellness and leisure activities. They must possess the ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously with other assignments, along with planning and organization skills. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have scheduled and coordinated hours of operation for one type of recreation program in a gymnasium; and/or I have assisted in the operation of unrelated wellness/fitness/leisure programs; and/or I have utilized an existing database to complete assignments.
  2. I have assisted in supervising any type of recreational activities; and/or I have utilized manual tracking methods to complete assignments; and/or I have successfully completed a college level time management course.
  3. I have assisted in the supervision of large groups of participants; and/or I have conducted inventories of equipment and supplies.
  4. I have supervised a recreational activity (open gym, playground, etc.); and/or I have met internal deadlines; and/or I have supervised small groups of participants independently.
  5. None of the above.

Grade: All Grades
1.How did you hear about this employment opportunity with the Bureau of Prisons (BOP)?
  1. Private information service
  2. Magazine
  3. Newspaper
  4. Radio
  5. Television
  6. Poster/Flyer
  7. Private employment office
  8. State Employment/Unemployment Office or Career Service Center
  9. State or local Job Information Center
  10. BOP Employee Services Department (bulletin board or other form announcement)
  11. School or college counselor or other official
  12. Agency or other Federal government recruitment at school or college
  13. Recruitment event (other than school or college)
  14. Friend or relative working for the BOP
  15. Friend or relative not working for the BOP
  16. Religious organization
  17. USAJOBS, the official job site of the US Federal Government
  18. BOP Website
  19. Internet job site
  20. Contacted the BOP on my own
  21. Military publication
  22. Military Separation Center
  23. Professional Organization
  24. Federal Job Publication (i.e., Federal Jobs Digest, etc)
  25. Discover Corrections
  26. Washington DC Diversity
  27. Other

Thank you for applying for a position with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. We appreciate you taking the time to complete this survey.

This is a Federal job application system. Providing false information, creating fake IDs, or failing to answer all questions truthfully and completely may be grounds for not hiring, for disbarment from Federal employment, or for dismissal after the applicant begins work. Falsifying a Federal job application, attempting to violate the privacy of others, or attempting to compromise the operation of this system may be punishable by fine or imprisonment (US Code, Title 18, section 1001).