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Grade: 04
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 completed two full academic years of post high school study or associate's degree as described in the VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT. Do you meet the education requirements for this position?
  1. Yes
  2. No

NOTE: All applicants 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.Student Trainees must be able to compose non-technical correspondence for various issues and subject content. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have written a portion of a group report; and/or I have maintained track of assignments using a computer based program; and/or I have completed a college level writing course.
  2. I have completed a written assignment/project; and/or I have completed a resume or application; and/or I have completed an evaluation for a specific educational course.
  3. I have scheduled an appointment using email; and/or I have Constructed a letter of appreciation following a job interview.
  4. None of the above.

3.Student Trainees must be able to communicate effectively with others in an office setting. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have participated in a group discussion about an assignment.
  2. I have completed a college level public speaking course.
  3. I have presented an oral book report/presentation as part of a group.
  4. None of the above.

4.Student Trainees must be familiar with computer equipment and computer applications. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have performed basic research using the internet; and/or I have maintained/updated personal computerized documents (checkbook, resume, etc.).
  2. I have used an electronic mail system to generate e-mails; and/or I have prepared pre-formatted forms using a word processing application; and/or I have successfully completed a training course for word processing software.
  3. I have modified existing tables, charts or graphs using computer software; and/or I have created letters or reports using word processing software; and/or I have entered or retrieved information from a database.
  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.

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).