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Grade: 13
* 1.GS-13: To meet the Qualifications Requirements for Intelligence Operations Specialist, GS-13, select the option that best describes your experience background:
  1. I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-12 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  2. I do not meet the specialized experience requirement described above.


* 2.I have experience in the following:
  1. Planning analytic efforts directly related to national/operational/tactical level foreign intelligence analysis programs
  2. Developing or implementing programmatic guidance and national level intelligence program directives
  3. Managing foreign intelligence projects/programs at the national/operational/tactical level
  4. I do not have any of the above experiences


* 3.Have you drafted or contributed as part of a team intelligence products addressing issues of foreign intelligence concern?
  1. Yes
  2. No


Grade: 14
* 1.GS-14: To meet the Qualifications Requirements for Intelligence Operations Specialist, GS-14, select the option that best describes your experience background:
  1. I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-13 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  2. I do not meet the specialized experience requirement described above.


* 2.I have experience in the following:
  1. Planning analytic efforts directly related to national/operational/tactical level foreign intelligence analysis programs
  2. Developing or implementing programmatic guidance and national level intelligence program directives
  3. Managing foreign intelligence projects/programs at the national/operational/tactical level
  4. I do not have any of the above experiences


* 3.Have you drafted or contributed as part of a team intelligence products addressing issues of foreign intelligence concern?
  1. Yes
  2. No


Grade: All Grades
* 1.Have you led complex assignments focused on foreign intelligence analysis and production?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Select the intelligence related activities in which you have experience.
  1. Briefing any organizational/military specific intelligence policy or directives
  2. Programmatic understanding of Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) Intelligence Community Directives, the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act (IRTPA) of 2004
  3. Ensuring programmatic compliance with Executive Order 12333
  4. Ensuring programmatic compliance with Executive Order 12968
  5. Ensuring programmatic compliance with Executive Order 13526
  6. Ensuring programmatic compliance with Executive Order 13587
  7. I do not have any of the above experiences


* 3.Do you have experience working within an organization to develop strategies to successfully accomplish goals and objectives?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.Have you served on a workgroup, committee, council, or ad hoc body that was formed to address a difficult problem set for you organization and offered a range of acceptable solutions?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.Prepare correspondence with persuasive arguments for obtaining support of a position.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 6.Of the following, which have you completed?
  1. A formal military intelligence analyst training program
  2. A formal intelligence community intelligence analyst training/development program
  3. A government sponsored intelligence analyst certification course
  4. Intelligence educational programs from an accredited academic institution
  5. I do not have any of the above experiences


* 7.Indicate which of the following audiences/experiences you have had for making oral presentations:
  1. Team members and/or other peers
  2. Supervisors and/or managers in your organization
  3. High level officials in government or private organizations
  4. Audiences outside your organization, including conferences, public meetings, focus groups, etc.
  5. Leading discussion for audiences outside your organization, including conferences, public meetings, focus groups, etc.
  6. I do not meet any of the choices above.


* 8.Have you ever worked on an intelligence center watch floor performing data capture, analysis, and briefing?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.Select the responses that describe groups that you have worked directly with or for.
  1. A component of the Intelligence Community (Title 50)
  2. An intelligence office or Federal Intelligence Coordinating Office (FICO) at a non-Title 50 Department/Agency
  3. A military intelligence unit
  4. An intelligence unit with a federal/state/local/tribal law enforcement agency
  5. None of the above


* 10.A comprehensive background investigation is required to obtain a top secret clearance for this position. Are you willing to undergo a comprehensive background investigation which includes, but is not limited to, contact with all references, employers, co-workers, personal associates, and a review of your driving record, credit history, criminal history, and military service?
  1. Yes, I am willing to undergo a comprehensive background investigation.
  2. No, I am not willing to undergo a comprehensive background investigation.


* 11.Where did you learn about this EPA Position?
  1. Job Fair/Career Conference
  2. Referral from a Professional Organization
  3. Referral from a College/University Career Placement Office
  4. Referral from a Professor or Academic Advisor
  5. Referral from a current EPA employee
  6. Referral from a friend or family member
  7. EPA Internet Site
  8. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) USA Jobs Internet Site
  9. Referral from a State or Local government
  10. Referral from another Federal Agency/Employee
  11. Twitter
  12. Facebook
  13. USA Jobs iPhone/iPad Application
  14. Other (w/Branch)

        BRANCHED: * 1.If you answered Other please tell us how you learned about this position.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 12.Please look at the qualification requirements (both experience and/or education) that are stated in this vacancy announcement. Does your resume clearly contain this information in order to determine you are qualified for the position?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 13.For each position listed on your resume, did you include the position title, company, salary, weekly hours worked, and your actual beginning and ending dates of employment?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 14.Have you reviewed the vacancy announcement "How to Apply" and required documents section to determine what supplemental material that you must provide?
  1. Yes
  2. No






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