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* 1.GS-14: Choose the one answer that best describes your experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position. Before answering this question, see the qualifications section on this announcement.
  1. I have 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 as described in the vacancy announcement. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal service.
  2. My experience does not match the choice above.


* 2.What type of experience do you have conducting search warrants?
  1. I have no knowledge or experience conducting search warrants.
  2. I have been trained to conduct search warrants but have not conducted one.
  3. I have conducted search warrants as part of a team.
  4. I have served as case agent conducting search warrants and have written search warrant affidavits.
  5. I have supervised an investigative team that conducts search warrants.
  6. I have supervised the service of multiple, simultaneous search warrant teams.


* 3.Choose the answer that most accurately describes your experience conducting, planning, or supervising criminal investigations.
  1. I have not conducted, planned, or supervised criminal investigations.
  2. I have been trained to conduct investigations but have not yet done this at work.
  3. I have planned and conducted criminal investigations.
  4. I have supervised criminal investigators conducting these investigations.
  5. I have supervised units or teams of criminal investigators conducting investigations on a regional scale.
  6. I have managed a program on a regional or national scale, prioritizing and focusing on criminal investigations.


* 4.Which of the following BEST describes your experience writing affidavits complaints?
  1. I have not written, cleared, or approved affidavits / complaints for criminal investigations.
  2. I have written affidavits / complaints.
  3. I have written and cleared affidavits / complaints.
  4. I have written, cleared, and approved affidavits / complaints at the unit or office level.
  5. I have written, cleared, and approved affidavits / complaints at a regional level.
  6. I have supervised a program of criminal investigations on a nationwide basis in which criminal investigators and supervisors are regularly writing, clearing, and approving affidavits / complaints.


* 5.Select from the list below each of the investigative techniques you have successfully employed in the course of your official duties.
  1. Interviews / interrogations
  2. Mail cover
  3. Technical surveillance
  4. Foot surveillance
  5. Record checks
  6. Checks of computerized databases
  7. Comparison of known photographs of a subject to questioned photographs of a subject
  8. Comparison of known documents to questioned documents
  9. Link analysis program to establish relationships and graphic representations of those relationships
  10. Sworn statements
  11. Properly used Miranda, Garrity, or Kalkines warnings
  12. Arrest warrants
  13. Search warrants
  14. Vehicle surveillance
  15. Confidential informants
  16. Undercover operations
  17. Subpoenas
  18. None of the above


* 6.Choose the BEST answer to describe your experience conducting, planning, or supervising criminal fraud investigations.
  1. I have not conducted, planned, or supervised criminal fraud investigations.
  2. I have been trained to conduct fraud investigations but have not yet conducted one.
  3. I have been assigned and conducted criminal fraud investigations.
  4. I have planned and conducted criminal fraud investigations.
  5. I have conducted, planned, and supervised criminal fraud investigations at a unit or office level.
  6. I have supervised teams or units of criminal investigators planning and conducting criminal fraud investigations on a regional basis.
  7. I have supervised a program or a nationwide scale focused on criminal fraud investigations.


* 7.Which of the following BEST describes your highest level of experience establishing liaison with officials throughout the law enforcement community?
  1. I have no experience establishing liaison with officials throughout the law enforcement community.
  2. I have established liaison with officials throughout the law enforcement community with guidance from a supervisor.
  3. I have some experience independently establishing liaison with officials throughout the law enforcement community.
  4. I have routinely and independently established liaison with officials throughout the law enforcement community as a regular part of my job.
  5. I am highly skilled at establishing liaison with officials throughout the law enforcement community, having trained others in this activity and or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.


* 8.Which of the following BEST reflects your highest level of experience working with others in a work setting?
  1. I have partnered with one other person with a shared objective to accomplish work.
  2. I have worked on a team with my peers who each have been designated a distinctly separate role.
  3. I have worked on a team with individuals from different organizations, groups, or offices and have guided others to work effectively in a team environment.
  4. I have worked with a group (or groups) on many occasions with the objective to achieve goals by sharing or integrating ideas, knowledge, skills, information, support resources, and also sharing responsibility and recognition for the end product or outcomes.
  5. In supervisory or leadership capacity, created atmosphere for teamwork cooperation productivity which had positive impact.
  6. None of the above


* 9.Identify all of the following types of teams on which you have participated:
  1. Multi-organizational
  2. Multi-disciplinary / cross-functional
  3. Multi-agency
  4. Within a work group
  5. None of the above


* 10.Check the following option that most accurately describes your supervisory criminal investigation experience.
  1. I have supervisory training, but no experience as a supervisory criminal investigator.
  2. I have served as an investigative team leader (or equivalent), but not as a supervisory criminal investigator of record.
  3. I have served as a first level supervisory criminal investigator of record (Assistant Special Agent in Charge or equivalent).
  4. I have served as a second line supervisory criminal investigator or higher (Special Agent in Charge or equivalent).
  5. None of the above


* 11.I have performed the following personnel management functions:
  1. Setting standards, expectations, and deadlines
  2. Planning work assignments to be assigned to employees
  3. Establishing work schedules and worksite assignments
  4. Assigning tasks and responsibilities to employees
  5. Reviewing completed work for technical accuracy
  6. Following up with employees to assure timeliness in meeting milestones
  7. Resolving conflicts, differences, or problems
  8. Coaching and mentoring employees to achieve desired results
  9. Reporting progress to senior management
  10. Implementing work completed
  11. Evaluating the effectiveness of completed assignments or projects
  12. Performing annual performance evaluations
  13. None of the above


* 12.Which of the following describes your highest level of experience instructing others how to do something?
  1. I have not instructed others.
  2. I have instructed others in my own organization in small groups (10 or less).
  3. I have instructed others in my own organization in larger groups (more than 10 people).
  4. I have instructed others outside my organization in small groups (10 or less).
  5. I have instructed others outside my organization in larger groups (more than 10).
  6. I have supervised personnel in the planning and conducting of instruction in a professional setting.


* 13.Which of the following best describes your experience in the area of supervising employees?
  1. I have experience in all of the following topics: hiring, awarding, disciplining, conflict resolution, scheduling resources, employee development, performance evaluation.
  2. I have experience in many aspects of supervision, including 6 of the 7 following topics: hiring, awarding, disciplining, conflict resolution, scheduling resources, employee development, performance evaluation.
  3. I have experience in many aspects of supervision, including 4 of the 7 following topics: hiring, awarding, disciplining, conflict resolution, scheduling resources, employee development, performance evaluation.
  4. I have been a team leader.
  5. I have limited supervisory experience.
  6. None of the above.


* 14.With which of the following elements of supervision do you have experience?
  1. Performance evaluation
  2. Recruitment / hiring
  3. Disciplinary action
  4. Awards
  5. Time and attendance
  6. Scheduling resources
  7. Staffing
  8. Conflict resolution
  9. Coaching and or counseling
  10. Labor relations
  11. Managing diversity
  12. Employee development
  13. None of the above


* 15.I have given oral testimony in a criminal, civil or administrative proceeding in the course of my law enforcement career.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 16.I have conducted briefings or made presentations before groups of people.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 17.From the following list of oral communication situations, please identify those that you have routinely and successfully applied at work.
  1. Conducted interviews (including subject interviews).
  2. Testified in judicial and/or administrative proceedings.
  3. Provided oral case briefings to senior management.
  4. Conducted fraud awareness or other outreach briefings to agency employees or the general public.
  5. Presented cases to prosecutive entities.
  6. None of the above.


* 18.From the list of investigative writings below, select those that you have personally drafted.
  1. Interview write up
  2. Prosecutorial summary
  3. Report of Investigation
  4. Memo of conversation / Note to file / spot report
  5. Affidavit in support of criminal complaint
  6. Affidavit in support of a search warrant
  7. Article for trade publication
  8. Tactical plan
  9. Investigative plan
  10. None of the above


* 19.Choose all examples that match your experience preparing written material.
  1. I have written analytical reports for internal audiences.
  2. I have written analytical reports for external audiences.
  3. I have written briefing material on policies and procedures for a broad internal audience.
  4. I have written briefing material on policies and procedures for a broad external audience.
  5. I have prepared issue papers and/or briefings for presentation to program personnel, subject matter groups and or management officials at all levels.
  6. I have reviewed and edited reports for accuracy, grammar, adherence to policy, organization of material, clarity of expression, and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  7. None of the above.


* 20.I have been the principal drafter of the following:
  1. Memorandum of conversation / Note to file / spot report
  2. ROI (Report of Investigation)
  3. Affidavit in support of criminal / civil complaint
  4. Affidavit in support of a search warrant
  5. Article for internal publication in newsletter or house organ
  6. Article for trade publication
  7. Academic paper
  8. Graduate thesis
  9. None of the above