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Grade: 12
Please answer the following questions.

* 1.In addition to meeting the basic requirements for this series, choose the response that best describes your experience/education as it relates to this position.
  1. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS 11 as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I do not have the experience described above.


Grade: 13
Please answer the following questions.

* 1.Please select the response that best describes your experience as it relates to this position.
  1. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS 12 as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I do not have the experience described above.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.Please select the response that best describes how you satisfy the basic requirements set forth in this announcement.
  1. I have a degree in the physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering that included 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by course work in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics.
  2. I have a combination of education and experience through course work equivalent to a major as shown above, including at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  3. I do not have the education or experience described above.


* 2.Are you willing to travel extensively, to foreign countries as necessary, as a regular part of your job?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.Are you a certified Forensic Examiner?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.Have you had education, training, or experience in compiling test data and writing lab reports?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.Upon successful completion of training are you willing to work permanently at the Sample Receipt Facility (SRF) in Edgewood, Maryland?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.Are you willing to work with Chemical Hazards, Chemical Threat Agents and dangerous materials (e.g., body fluids, blood stain material, corrosive acids/bases, and flammables)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 7.From the following list, please identify the type(s) of laboratory which you have gained the most experience.
  1. Academic
  2. Forensic
  3. Government
  4. Industrial
  5. Medical/Clinical
  6. Research
  7. Quality Assurance
  8. None of the above


* 8.Have you ever worked in an accredited forensic laboratory (ASCLD-LAB)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.Please select the responses that describe your experience in the area(s) of chemistry.
  1. Analytical
  2. Inorganic
  3. Organic
  4. Physical
  5. Biochemical
  6. None of the above


* 10.Please select the responses that describe your experience with techniques you have used in performing chemical analysis.
  1. Chromatography (e.g., GC, LC, CE, IC, TLC)
  2. Optical Spectroscopy (e.g., IR, Raman, UV/Vis)
  3. Non-Optical Spectroscopy (e.g., MS, NMR, IMS)
  4. Elemental Analysis (e.g., AA, XRD, XRF, ICP)
  5. Microscopy (e.g., SEM, PLM, TEM)
  6. Sample Preparation (e.g., liquid extraction, SPE, SPME)
  7. Other (e.g., spot test, pH, density)
  8. None of the above


* 11.Are you willing to work with biohazard and dangerous materials (e.g., body fluids, blood stain material, corrosive acids/bases, and flammables)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 12.From the following list, please select the area(s) you have health and safety training.
  1. Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  2. Waste Disposal
  3. Spill Control
  4. Blood Borne Pathogens
  5. Radiation Exposure
  6. Handling Hazardous Materials
  7. None of the above


* 13.Please select the responses that describe your research experience or education in the following areas:
  1. Arson analysis
  2. Biological materials
  3. Drug analysis
  4. Explosives/energetic materials
  5. Fingerprint analysis
  6. Geochemistry
  7. Hazardous materials analysis
  8. Inks/Dyes analysis
  9. Imaging
  10. Materials analysis
  11. Metallurgy
  12. Nuclear chemistry
  13. Paints and/or polymers
  14. Pharmaceutical analysis
  15. Protein/DNA analysis
  16. Stable isotope chemistry
  17. Statistics
  18. Toxicology
  19. None of the above


* 14.Have you ever testified in court (to include depositions, grand jury)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 15.Please select the responses that identify the types of original written products you have prepared.
  1. Undergraduate research papers
  2. Graduate research papers
  3. News & academic articles
  4. Formal briefings
  5. Official correspondence
  6. Intelligence and/or situation reports
  7. Security risk assessments
  8. None of the above


* 16.How did you hear about this position?
  1. Faith Based Initiatives
  2. Television
  3. Radio
  4. Internet
  5. Career Fairs
  6. Bill board
  7. Newspaper
  8. Magazine
  9. FBI Recruiter
  10. Employee Referral
  11. EdVenture Program

        BRANCHED: * 1.Which EdVenture Program?
    1. State University of New York at Albany
    2. Georgia State University
    3. Mercer University
    4. Delaware State University
    5. Fayetteville State University
    6. Chicago State University
    7. College of Charleston
    8. Cleveland State University
    9. University of Texas - El Paso
    10. Hawaii Pacific University
    11. Texas Southern University
    12. Florida A&M University
    13. Mississippi State University
    14. California State University
    15. Arkansas State University
    16. Kentucky State University
    17. University of Miami
    18. Tuskegee University
    19. Saint Peter's College
    20. Virginia Wesleyan College
    21. Concordia University
    22. Virginia Union University
    23. University of Texas - San Antonio
    24. Texas State University - San Marcos
    25. Cal State University - Sacramento
    26. San Diego State University
    27. San Jose State University
    28. University of Texas - Pan American
    29. University of California - Berkley
    30. Alabama A & M - Huntsville
    31. George Washington University
    32. Johns Hopkins
    33. Mississippi State University
    34. Prairie View A&M University
    35. University of Arkansas
    36. University of Southern California
    37. Savannah State
    38. Ohio University
    39. Central State University
    40. Arkansas Baptist College
    41. Wilberforce University
    42. Morehouse College
    43. Xavier University of Louisiana
    44. Alabama State University
    45. University of Albany
    46. University of Illinois, Chicago
    47. Clark Atlanta University
    48. California State University, East Bay
    49. Morgan State University
    50. Jackson State University
    51. Virginia Commonwealth University
    52. California State University, Fullerton
    53. University of Michigan, Dearborn
    54. Naval Postgraduate School
    55. New York University
    56. North Carolina A&T State University
  12. Other

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please specify where you heard about this position.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  13. I am currently an FBI Employee.
  14. District of Columbia Department of Employment Services


* 17.Please provide the city and state where you were born.
Maximum length of 250 characters.






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