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Grade: 07

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.



* 1.You must have experience of sufficient scope and quality to do the work of the position. Your application must show that you have sufficient training and experience to perform the duties of the position as described in the VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT. Do you meet the requirements for this position?
  1. Yes
  2. No


NOTE: Your resume must clearly document in detail how you possess the qualifications to successfully perform the duties of this position at the journeyman level. Failure to specifically identify skills equivalent to a journeyman may result in your being found ineligible. This information along with your responses to the assessment questions will be used to determine your qualifications for the position.

ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS

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.Fabric Worker Supervisors must have the ability to lead other workers or supervise subordinates, to deal objectively and harmoniously with them, and to render sound decisions. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have experience as a foreman supervising small groups of workers; and/or I have provided training for new workers; and/or I have experience in supervising small groups of inmates in a correctional setting; and/or I have experience in organizing work assignments and estimating time and material needs; and/or I have experience in evaluating performance and providing training to new workers.
  2. I have experience as a foreman supervising journeyman workers in the line of work; and/or I have been responsible for estimating material, equipment and manpower needs; and/or I have scheduled workflow and work assignments and trained helpers, apprentices or intermediate workers.
  3. I have experience in leading workers as a regular assignment; and/or I have organized material, tools and equipment common to the trade; and/or I have helped train new workers; and/or I have supervised inmates in a correctional setting; and/or I have interpreted oral and written instructions for workers.
  4. I have experience as a supervisor of an inmate crew in the line of work, in a correctional setting; and/or I have been responsible for estimating material, equipment and manpower needs; and/or I have assigned work according to individual abilities and scheduled workflow in keeping with security needs; and/or I have provided formal or informal training to members of the crew.
  5. None of the above.


* 3.Fabric Worker Supervisors must consider the aptitude for work with prisoners in the accomplishment of trades and labor functions in a correctional setting. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I am willing to work with prisoners in confined areas; and/or I have the capacity for using good judgment such as determining the necessary action in unusual circumstances that might arise in a correctional institution.
  2. I have experience in community crime or delinquency prevention programs; and/or I have done recreation work in a police boys club; and/or I have experience in giving vocational training in a correctional or rehabilitative organization; and/or I have a strong interest in corrections as evidenced by training or education in correctional work, criminology, sociology, penology, and/or law.
  3. I have experience as a foreman or correctional officer supervising an inmate crew on a daily basis in a correctional institution; and/or I have demonstrated the ability to stimulate the interest of inmates who are reluctant to learn trade work; and/or I have demonstrated the ability to observe the principles and practices of prison security (i.e. safeguard shop tools and materials and report attitudes and actions indicative of potential security problems).
  4. None of the above.


4.Fabric Worker Supervisors must have knowledge in the fabric and/or clothing manufacturing field at a journeyman level. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have manufactured garments to MIL SPECS and can interpret patterns and markers; and/or I have made patterns; and/or I have calculated pattern measurements; and/or I have laid out patterns where a number of pieces must be matched.
  2. I have determined yardage requirements; and/or I have matched pattern and weave; and/or I have made alterations.
  3. I have performed the manufacturing processes from the beginning of assembly to completion of the product; and/or I have matched colors and fabric; and/or I have cut and measured materials to specific lengths and width; and/or I have laid out simple patterns.
  4. None of the above.


5.Fabric Worker Supervisors must be knowledgeable of new and up-to-date practices in the manufacturing field, and the ability to use trade theory in doing more demanding or precise tasks. They must have experience in inventing new ways to do tasks that can not be done by established procedures. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have prepared clothing for alteration; and/or I have finished coat linings; and/or I have followed fitter's pins or instructions.
  2. I have diagnosed difficult production problems; and/or I have completed a manufacturing apprenticeship or have equivalent combination of experience and completion of some course in clothing trade theory; and/or I have fitted garments on wearers.
  3. I have made modifications to equipment to accomplish an unusual demand or increase in productivity; and/or I have made extensive repairs or alterations; and/or I have repaired safety and survival equipment.
  4. None of the above.


6.Fabric Worker Supervisors must have the ability to respond to instructions and specifications such as manuals, sketches and work orders. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have selected methods to complete alterations and repairs; and/or I have instructed others on how to complete complex tasks; and/or I have made clothing according to customer specifications.
  2. I have used technical manuals for repairs; and/or I have followed accepted methods and procedures to complete work; and/or I have followed instructions to complete complex alterations.
  3. I have performed work based on oral and written instructions from supervisor; and/or I have made alterations with supervision; and/or I have followed supervisors instructions on new procedures.
  4. None of the above.


7.Fabric Worker Supervisors must have the ability to lay out work from sketches, drawings, or specifications, using measuring tools common to the trade. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have used common tools and equipment.
  2. I have made measurements using common measuring devices and lay out work; and/or I have done simple calculations to determine yardage; and/or I have marked parts for assembly.
  3. I have made close tolerance measurements; and/or I have laid out work and materials; and/or I have performed checks, and made necessary adjustments.
  4. None of the above.


8.Fabric Worker Supervisors must have the ability to use and maintain tools, instruments and related equipment of the fabric and clothing trades. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have used irons, brushes and ripped aids to prepare fabrics; and/or I have used hem markers and patterns; and/or I have operated heavy duty sewing equipment machines.
  2. I have used rulers and yardsticks; and/or I have used needles and ripped aids; and/or I have used fitter's pins.
  3. I have used curved rulers and protractors; and/or I have been responsible for selecting proper tools and materials to complete jobs; and/or I have taught others to use heavy duty sewing machines.
  4. None of the above.


9.Fabric Worker Supervisors must have knowledge of all the materials used in the variety of trades included in this job. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have chosen proper material or made substitutions with assistance; and/or I have sewed fabrics such as cotton, rayon, and polyester; and/or I have made repairs to sheets, blankets, towels, hospital gowns, etc.
  2. I have knowledge of fabric weight, elasticity and durability; and/or I have experience with matching seams and patterns; and/or I have experience with removing spots and stains.
  3. I have interpreted specifications and distinguished gradations; and/or I have defined specific technical properties of materials needed; and/or I have made acceptable fabric substitutions; and/or I have used materials such as leather, vinyl, and fiberglass.
  4. 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.





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