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Grade: 07
* 1.GS-7 Choose one answer that best describes your education, experience or combination of education and experience.
  1. I possess at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-5 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I possess at least one full year of graduate level education that has equipped me to perform the duties of this position.
  3. Superior Academic Achievement- I meet 1 of the following: In the upper one-third of my graduating class; OR a GPA of 3.0 or higher out of 4.0, as recorded on official transcript, or based on courses completed during final 2 years of curriculum; OR a GPA of 3.5 or higher out of 4.0, based on average of required courses completed in major or required courses in major completed during the final 2 years of curriculum.
  4. I possess a combination of post high school education and experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
  5. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


* 2.Select the one response that best describes your highest level of experience or training in administering the acreage limitation provisions of Federal reclamation law.
  1. I have experience in the administration of the acreage limitation provisions of Federal reclamation law.
  2. I have knowledge of the acreage limitation provisions of Federal reclamation law.
  3. I have had training in the administration of the acreage limitation provisions of Federal reclamation law.
  4. I have experience in administering a Federal regulatory program
  5. I have experience in developing the policies, directives, and guidance required to administer a Federal regulatory program.
  6. None of the above.


* 3.Select the software application(s) that you are proficient in (proficient means you understand and utilize a major part of the systems functionality/capabilities).
  1. Microsoft Word
  2. Other word processing software such as WordPerfect, WordPro, etc.
  3. Microsoft Access
  4. Microsoft Excel
  5. Other data management/spreadsheet software such as Lotus 1-2-3, Lotus Approach, Peachtree, etc.
  6. Microsoft PowerPoint
  7. Other presentation software such as CorelDraw, Freelance Graphics, etc.
  8. Electronic mail and messaging (i.e., GroupWise, Lotus Notes, Microsoft Outlook, etc.)
  9. Other Applications including Government Systems (i.e. time and attendance, accounting, scientific, security, supply, etc.) and Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) systems.
  10. None of the above.


* 4.Are you proficient in the use of Access databases?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.Select all of the following responses that apply:
  1. I am proficient in the use of Word.
  2. I am often consulted by others in the use of Word.
  3. I am proficient in the use of Excel.
  4. I am often consulted by others in the use of Excel.
  5. I am proficient in the use of Access.
  6. I am often consulted by others in the use of Access.
  7. None of the above.


* 6.I have work experience in resolving conflict among individuals.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 7.I have experience working under stressful situations
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 8.Are you a self-starter?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.I have used my interpersonal communication skills in the following area(s):
  1. Dealt with individuals who were difficult, hostile or distressed.
  2. Succeeded in working with co-workers, supervisors and high level management.
  3. Identified and responded to critical events with diplomacy and action.
  4. Negotiated with others to reach agreement, settlement, consensus, compliance or a solution.
  5. None of the above.


* 10.Select one statement that best describes the working environment in which you feel the most comfortable and perform at your best.
  1. I work alone. I believe my ability to maintain a clear focus on the work at hand permit me to achieve consistently excellent results
  2. I work in small, close-knit groups having common interests and goals, and contribute to the accomplishment of assigned tasks.
  3. I work in large, complex groups where my facilitation skills contribute directly to the successful completion of assigned tasks.
  4. None of the above


* 11.Please select the following statement(s) that characterize(s) the interpersonal communications skills you routinely and independently apply at work.
  1. Provide direction, guidance or instruction to support staff, co-workers and/or contract staff.
  2. Interact effectively in situations where frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events arise that cause major shifts in priorities, timetables, or work assignments.
  3. Facilitate the resolution of competing or conflicting interests among parties whose cooperation is needed in order to meet a program objective.
  4. Persuade others to adopt new methods, procedures or techniques in order to improve operations or to meet new standards.
  5. Diffuse confrontational contacts with people who are difficult, hostile or distressed.
  6. Administer consequences and hold others accountable to meet program requirements, policies and/or standards.
  7. None of the above.


* 12.Select the statement below that best describes your verbal communication skills.
  1. I have no experience speaking in front of groups or giving formal presentations.
  2. I have prepared presentations and spoken in front of small groups (less than 15).
  3. I have prepared and presented verbal presentations to a variety of groups, large and small.
  4. I have prepared and given verbal presentations to a variety of groups on controversial subjects and before hostile audiences.
  5. In addition to any answers above, I have been used as an expert witness in legal proceedings.


* 13.Please select the one response that best describes your ability to retain composure under stressful situations when dealing with a variety of people.
  1. My previous positions have not required me to deal with a variety of people in stressful situations.
  2. I have had limited experience in handling stressful situations which dealt with a variety of people. When such situations have occurred, I received assistance by a senior employee or my supervisor.
  3. I have served in a position that required me to remain calm when dealing with people whose viewpoints or objectives differed from mine (or my organization). I was able to respond successfully without intervention or review by my supervisor.
  4. I have served in various positions that required me to maintain composure and diplomacy in stressful situations dealing with a variety of people who were disgruntled, expressed opposing viewpoints and objectives, and/or were aggressive or hostile. I have independently and successfully diffused such situations in order to convey information, clarify concerns, and gain agreement or understanding of issues that enabled further discussion or action.


* 14.Please select the one response that best describes your highest level of experience in preparing written documents in a work situation.
  1. I have education or training in written communications, but limited experience.
  2. I have written business letters to other organizations or customers to inform them of routine program activities or transmit documents.
  3. I have written business letters to other organizations or customers to communicate information of a complex or controversial nature.
  4. I have written technical reports or manuals to provide instructions for proper operation or maintenance of equipment.
  5. I have written technical reports based upon research, analysis, and data collection that summarize findings and make recommendations to inform or guide others in my organization.
  6. I have prepared written documents that summarize review comments on draft policy, technical papers, or complex reports.
  7. I have written briefing papers that clearly and concisely summarize important points and contain recommendations for consideration by managers in my organization.
  8. I have written documents that serve as policy or formal guidelines for my organization.
  9. None of the above


* 15.Select the one response that best describes your experience utilizing the correct grammar, spelling, punctuation and required formats in writing and editing information.
  1. I have composed/prepared formal or official documents in final format for non-routine reports and correspondence in addition to routine daily reports, i.e. created new brochures or guides, created curriculum-based educational activities, prepared NEPA assessments or other program planning documents.
  2. I have composed/prepared formal or official documents for daily reports, facility reports, detailed incident reports and other routine correspondence.
  3. I have prepared daily reports and other documents as directed using report templates, databases or examples of previous documents.
  4. I have received instruction and/or training in these functions, but have not performed them on the job.
  5. None of the above


* 16.Select the one response that best describes your highest level of experience in enforcing the acreage limitation provisions of Federal reclamation law.
  1. I have experience in enforcing the acreage limitation provisions of Federal reclamation law.
  2. I have experience in enforcing a Federal regulatory program.
  3. I have experience in enforcing a regulatory program.
  4. I have experience in developing the policies, directives, and guidance required to enforce a Federal regulatory program.
  5. None of the above.


Grade: 09
* 1.GS-9 Choose one answer that best describes your education, experience or combination of education and experience.
  1. I possess at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I possess a Master's or equivalent related graduate degree OR two full years of progressively higher level related graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.B. OR J.D., if related.
  3. I possess a combination of related graduate level education and experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


* 2.Select the one response that best describes your highest level of experience or training in administering the acreage limitation provisions of Federal reclamation law.
  1. I have experience in the administration of the acreage limitation provisions of Federal reclamation law.
  2. I have knowledge of the acreage limitation provisions of Federal reclamation law.
  3. I have had training in the administration of the acreage limitation provisions of Federal reclamation law.
  4. I have experience in administering a Federal regulatory program
  5. I have experience in developing the policies, directives, and guidance required to administer a Federal regulatory program.
  6. None of the above.


* 3.Select the software application(s) that you are proficient in (proficient means you understand and utilize a major part of the systems functionality/capabilities).
  1. Microsoft Word
  2. Other word processing software such as WordPerfect, WordPro, etc.
  3. Microsoft Access
  4. Microsoft Excel
  5. Other data management/spreadsheet software such as Lotus 1-2-3, Lotus Approach, Peachtree, etc.
  6. Microsoft PowerPoint
  7. Other presentation software such as CorelDraw, Freelance Graphics, etc.
  8. Electronic mail and messaging (i.e., GroupWise, Lotus Notes, Microsoft Outlook, etc.)
  9. Other Applications including Government Systems (i.e. time and attendance, accounting, scientific, security, supply, etc.) and Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) systems.
  10. None of the above.


* 4.Are you proficient in the use of Access databases?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.Select all of the following responses that apply:
  1. I am proficient in the use of Word.
  2. I am often consulted by others in the use of Word.
  3. I am proficient in the use of Excel.
  4. I am often consulted by others in the use of Excel.
  5. I am proficient in the use of Access.
  6. I am often consulted by others in the use of Access.
  7. None of the above.


* 6.I have work experience in resolving conflict among individuals.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 7.I have experience working under stressful situations
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 8.Are you a self-starter?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.I have used my interpersonal communication skills in the following area(s):
  1. Dealt with individuals who were difficult, hostile or distressed.
  2. Succeeded in working with co-workers, supervisors and high level management.
  3. Identified and responded to critical events with diplomacy and action.
  4. Negotiated with others to reach agreement, settlement, consensus, compliance or a solution.
  5. None of the above.


* 10.Select one statement that best describes the working environment in which you feel the most comfortable and perform at your best.
  1. I work alone. I believe my ability to maintain a clear focus on the work at hand permit me to achieve consistently excellent results
  2. I work in small, close-knit groups having common interests and goals, and contribute to the accomplishment of assigned tasks.
  3. I work in large, complex groups where my facilitation skills contribute directly to the successful completion of assigned tasks.
  4. None of the above


* 11.Please select the following statement(s) that characterize(s) the interpersonal communications skills you routinely and independently apply at work.
  1. Provide direction, guidance or instruction to support staff, co-workers and/or contract staff.
  2. Interact effectively in situations where frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events arise that cause major shifts in priorities, timetables, or work assignments.
  3. Facilitate the resolution of competing or conflicting interests among parties whose cooperation is needed in order to meet a program objective.
  4. Persuade others to adopt new methods, procedures or techniques in order to improve operations or to meet new standards.
  5. Diffuse confrontational contacts with people who are difficult, hostile or distressed.
  6. Administer consequences and hold others accountable to meet program requirements, policies and/or standards.
  7. None of the above.


* 12.Select the statement below that best describes your verbal communication skills.
  1. I have no experience speaking in front of groups or giving formal presentations.
  2. I have prepared presentations and spoken in front of small groups (less than 15).
  3. I have prepared and presented verbal presentations to a variety of groups, large and small.
  4. I have prepared and given verbal presentations to a variety of groups on controversial subjects and before hostile audiences.
  5. In addition to any answers above, I have been used as an expert witness in legal proceedings.


* 13.Please select the one response that best describes your ability to retain composure under stressful situations when dealing with a variety of people.
  1. My previous positions have not required me to deal with a variety of people in stressful situations.
  2. I have had limited experience in handling stressful situations which dealt with a variety of people. When such situations have occurred, I received assistance by a senior employee or my supervisor.
  3. I have served in a position that required me to remain calm when dealing with people whose viewpoints or objectives differed from mine (or my organization). I was able to respond successfully without intervention or review by my supervisor.
  4. I have served in various positions that required me to maintain composure and diplomacy in stressful situations dealing with a variety of people who were disgruntled, expressed opposing viewpoints and objectives, and/or were aggressive or hostile. I have independently and successfully diffused such situations in order to convey information, clarify concerns, and gain agreement or understanding of issues that enabled further discussion or action.


* 14.Please select the one response that best describes your highest level of experience in preparing written documents in a work situation.
  1. I have education or training in written communications, but limited experience.
  2. I have written business letters to other organizations or customers to inform them of routine program activities or transmit documents.
  3. I have written business letters to other organizations or customers to communicate information of a complex or controversial nature.
  4. I have written technical reports or manuals to provide instructions for proper operation or maintenance of equipment.
  5. I have written technical reports based upon research, analysis, and data collection that summarize findings and make recommendations to inform or guide others in my organization.
  6. I have prepared written documents that summarize review comments on draft policy, technical papers, or complex reports.
  7. I have written briefing papers that clearly and concisely summarize important points and contain recommendations for consideration by managers in my organization.
  8. I have written documents that serve as policy or formal guidelines for my organization.
  9. None of the above


* 15.Select the one response that best describes your experience utilizing the correct grammar, spelling, punctuation and required formats in writing and editing information.
  1. I have composed/prepared formal or official documents in final format for non-routine reports and correspondence in addition to routine daily reports, i.e. created new brochures or guides, created curriculum-based educational activities, prepared NEPA assessments or other program planning documents.
  2. I have composed/prepared formal or official documents for daily reports, facility reports, detailed incident reports and other routine correspondence.
  3. I have prepared daily reports and other documents as directed using report templates, databases or examples of previous documents.
  4. I have received instruction and/or training in these functions, but have not performed them on the job.
  5. None of the above


* 16.Select the one response that best describes your highest level of experience in enforcing the acreage limitation provisions of Federal reclamation law.
  1. I have experience in enforcing the acreage limitation provisions of Federal reclamation law.
  2. I have experience in enforcing a Federal regulatory program.
  3. I have experience in enforcing a regulatory program.
  4. I have experience in developing the policies, directives, and guidance required to enforce a Federal regulatory program.
  5. None of the above.


Grade: 11
* 1.GS-11 Choose one answer that best describes your education, experience or combination of education and experience.
  1. I possess at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I possess a PH.D. or equivalent related doctoral degree OR three full years of progressively higher level related graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.M. if related.
  3. I possess a combination of graduate level education and experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


* 2.Select the one response that best describes your highest level of experience or training in administering the acreage limitation provisions of Federal reclamation law.
  1. I have experience in the administration of the acreage limitation provisions of Federal reclamation law.
  2. I have knowledge of the acreage limitation provisions of Federal reclamation law.
  3. I have had training in the administration of the acreage limitation provisions of Federal reclamation law.
  4. I have experience in administering a Federal regulatory program
  5. I have experience in developing the policies, directives, and guidance required to administer a Federal regulatory program.
  6. None of the above.


* 3.Select the software application(s) that you are proficient in (proficient means you understand and utilize a major part of the systems functionality/capabilities).
  1. Microsoft Word
  2. Other word processing software such as WordPerfect, WordPro, etc.
  3. Microsoft Access
  4. Microsoft Excel
  5. Other data management/spreadsheet software such as Lotus 1-2-3, Lotus Approach, Peachtree, etc.
  6. Microsoft PowerPoint
  7. Other presentation software such as CorelDraw, Freelance Graphics, etc.
  8. Electronic mail and messaging (i.e., GroupWise, Lotus Notes, Microsoft Outlook, etc.)
  9. Other Applications including Government Systems (i.e. time and attendance, accounting, scientific, security, supply, etc.) and Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) systems.
  10. None of the above.


* 4.Are you proficient in the use of Access databases?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.Select all of the following responses that apply:
  1. I am proficient in the use of Word.
  2. I am often consulted by others in the use of Word.
  3. I am proficient in the use of Excel.
  4. I am often consulted by others in the use of Excel.
  5. I am proficient in the use of Access.
  6. I am often consulted by others in the use of Access.
  7. None of the above.


* 6.I have work experience in resolving conflict among individuals.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 7.I have experience working under stressful situations
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 8.Are you a self-starter?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.I have used my interpersonal communication skills in the following area(s):
  1. Dealt with individuals who were difficult, hostile or distressed.
  2. Succeeded in working with co-workers, supervisors and high level management.
  3. Identified and responded to critical events with diplomacy and action.
  4. Negotiated with others to reach agreement, settlement, consensus, compliance or a solution.
  5. None of the above.


* 10.Select one statement that best describes the working environment in which you feel the most comfortable and perform at your best.
  1. I work alone. I believe my ability to maintain a clear focus on the work at hand permit me to achieve consistently excellent results
  2. I work in small, close-knit groups having common interests and goals, and contribute to the accomplishment of assigned tasks.
  3. I work in large, complex groups where my facilitation skills contribute directly to the successful completion of assigned tasks.
  4. None of the above


* 11.Please select the following statement(s) that characterize(s) the interpersonal communications skills you routinely and independently apply at work.
  1. Provide direction, guidance or instruction to support staff, co-workers and/or contract staff.
  2. Interact effectively in situations where frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events arise that cause major shifts in priorities, timetables, or work assignments.
  3. Facilitate the resolution of competing or conflicting interests among parties whose cooperation is needed in order to meet a program objective.
  4. Persuade others to adopt new methods, procedures or techniques in order to improve operations or to meet new standards.
  5. Diffuse confrontational contacts with people who are difficult, hostile or distressed.
  6. Administer consequences and hold others accountable to meet program requirements, policies and/or standards.
  7. None of the above.


* 12.Select the statement below that best describes your verbal communication skills.
  1. I have no experience speaking in front of groups or giving formal presentations.
  2. I have prepared presentations and spoken in front of small groups (less than 15).
  3. I have prepared and presented verbal presentations to a variety of groups, large and small.
  4. I have prepared and given verbal presentations to a variety of groups on controversial subjects and before hostile audiences.
  5. In addition to any answers above, I have been used as an expert witness in legal proceedings.


* 13.Please select the one response that best describes your ability to retain composure under stressful situations when dealing with a variety of people.
  1. My previous positions have not required me to deal with a variety of people in stressful situations.
  2. I have had limited experience in handling stressful situations which dealt with a variety of people. When such situations have occurred, I received assistance by a senior employee or my supervisor.
  3. I have served in a position that required me to remain calm when dealing with people whose viewpoints or objectives differed from mine (or my organization). I was able to respond successfully without intervention or review by my supervisor.
  4. I have served in various positions that required me to maintain composure and diplomacy in stressful situations dealing with a variety of people who were disgruntled, expressed opposing viewpoints and objectives, and/or were aggressive or hostile. I have independently and successfully diffused such situations in order to convey information, clarify concerns, and gain agreement or understanding of issues that enabled further discussion or action.


* 14.Please select the one response that best describes your highest level of experience in preparing written documents in a work situation.
  1. I have education or training in written communications, but limited experience.
  2. I have written business letters to other organizations or customers to inform them of routine program activities or transmit documents.
  3. I have written business letters to other organizations or customers to communicate information of a complex or controversial nature.
  4. I have written technical reports or manuals to provide instructions for proper operation or maintenance of equipment.
  5. I have written technical reports based upon research, analysis, and data collection that summarize findings and make recommendations to inform or guide others in my organization.
  6. I have prepared written documents that summarize review comments on draft policy, technical papers, or complex reports.
  7. I have written briefing papers that clearly and concisely summarize important points and contain recommendations for consideration by managers in my organization.
  8. I have written documents that serve as policy or formal guidelines for my organization.
  9. None of the above


* 15.Select the one response that best describes your experience utilizing the correct grammar, spelling, punctuation and required formats in writing and editing information.
  1. I have composed/prepared formal or official documents in final format for non-routine reports and correspondence in addition to routine daily reports, i.e. created new brochures or guides, created curriculum-based educational activities, prepared NEPA assessments or other program planning documents.
  2. I have composed/prepared formal or official documents for daily reports, facility reports, detailed incident reports and other routine correspondence.
  3. I have prepared daily reports and other documents as directed using report templates, databases or examples of previous documents.
  4. I have received instruction and/or training in these functions, but have not performed them on the job.
  5. None of the above


* 16.Select the one response that best describes your highest level of experience in enforcing the acreage limitation provisions of Federal reclamation law.
  1. I have experience in enforcing the acreage limitation provisions of Federal reclamation law.
  2. I have experience in enforcing a Federal regulatory program.
  3. I have experience in enforcing a regulatory program.
  4. I have experience in developing the policies, directives, and guidance required to enforce a Federal regulatory program.
  5. None of the above.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.Do you understand that you must submit a COMPLETE and DETAILED on-line resume for this announcement and that failure to submit a complete and detailed on-line resume will result in you not being considered for this position? The on-line resume is completed during the registration process and is separate from your answers to vacancy announcement-specific questions.
  1. Yes
  2. No


Your complete and detailed on-line resume MUST include, at a minimum, the following information for each work experience, including military service (prepare a separate entry for each job): 1) Job Title (including series and grade if Federal job); 2) Hours per week; 3) Salary; 4) Starting and ending dates (month and year); 5) Employer's name and address; 6) Supervisor's name and phone number and whether we may contact your current supervisor; 7) Duties and accomplishments. Also include: 1) High School name, city, state, zip code if known, and date of diploma or GED; 2) College or university names, city, state, and zip code if known, majors and type and year of any degrees received (if no degree, show total credits earned and indicate whether semester or quarter hours); 3) list of job related training courses, skills, certificates and licenses, honors, awards, special accomplishments, membership in professional or honor societies, etc. Please make sure you read the vacancy announcement thoroughly to see if there is any additional supporting documentation required.

I will provide a copy of my college transcripts or equivalent document by the closing date of this announcement to validate my successful completion of the education requirements as described in the vacancy announcement.

You WILL NOT be considered for this announcement if you fail to submit ALL the applicable required documentation listed under the "How To Apply" tab (i.e. transcripts,DD-214's, SF-15, VA letter, SF-50's, PE Registration, etc.) by the CLOSING DATE of this announcement. Please call the Human Resources Office phone number listed on this announcement for clarification or further information.

You are applying under the Delegated Examining announcement. If you want to be considered under the concurrent Merit Promotion announcement, you must submit a separate application under that announcement. For more information, see "Who May Apply" section of the vacancy announcement. Please call the Human Resources Office phone number listed on this announcement for clarification or further information.

* 2.VETERANS: Do you know that if you are eligible for consideration as a 30% or more Disabled Veteran or under Veterans Employment Opportunity Act-VEOA (5 or 10-point preference eligible OR veteran with 3 or more years of active duty and honorable discharge), you can also be considered under the concurrent merit promotion announcement stated in JOB SUMMARY section of announcement by submitting a separate application and all required documentation under the concurrent merit promotion announcement.
  1. Yes
  2. Not Applicable


* 3.Where did you learn about this vacancy?
  1. Asianlife.com
  2. Diversenote.com
  3. NativeAmericanJobs.com
  4. WorkplaceDiversity.com
  5. Department of Veterans Affairs/Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
  6. Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
  7. National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  8. Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
  9. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)
  10. Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU)
  11. Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  12. Referral from a Professor or Academic Advisor
  13. Referral from a College/University Career Placement Office
  14. Referral from a Professional Organization
  15. Job/Career Fair
  16. Referral from a friend or family member
  17. Reclamation Employee
  18. Reclamation Internet Site
  19. Referral from a State or Local government
  20. Referral from another Federal Agency/employee
  21. OPM USAJOBS Internet Site
  22. Other Internet Site
  23. Other


* 4.If you selected OTHER as your response to the question above, please elaborate on your answer.
Maximum length of 250 characters.






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).