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Grade: 07
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 6 level. Specialized experience is performing routine administrative/clerical duties, and resolving basic customer service.
  2. I do not have the experience described above.

Grade: 08
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 7 as described in the vacancy announcement. This experience is well described in my application.
  2. I do not have the experience described above.

* 2.Please select the response that best describes your experience analyzing situations and reaching logical conclusions.
  1. I have recognized problem situations and identified underlying issues. I have developed alternatives and solutions including consequences of various actions.
  2. I have recognized problems that are part of normal position responsibilities and developed alternatives or solutions.
  3. I have researched and retrieved documents and information from various sources based on general instructions.
  4. None of the above

* 3.Do you have experience conducting research and analyzing data in order to gather/compile information and draw conclusions?
  1. Yes
  2. No

* 4.From the following list of research skills, please identify those you have routinely and successfully applied in an academic or professional setting.
  1. Preparing factual report
  2. Synopsizing research materials
  3. Extracting relevant information from sources
  4. Extracting and compiling numerical or statistical data
  5. Verifying facts and figures
  6. Evaluating the validity of sources
  7. Comparing and contrasting data from multiple sources
  8. Identifying information gaps or anomalies
  9. None of the above

Grade: All Grades
Please read the definitions for Performance Improvement Plan and Letter of Requirement before addressing the question below. A Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) is a 90-day written developmental plan for an employee whose performance on one or more critical elements is rated "Unacceptable". A Letter of Requirement (LOR) is issued when a supervisor identifies leave abuse and/or when frequent absences negatively impact operations of an office.

* 1.Are you a current civilian federal employee, on a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) or a Letter of Requirement (LOR)?
  1. Yes
  2. No

* 2.Are you willing to travel as requested to attend training seminars, provide on-site assistance and attend pre-trial conference and testify in court with little or no notice?
  1. Yes
  2. No

* 3.Have you attended training on electronic surveillance operations?
  1. Yes
  2. No

* 4.Do you have experience interpreting and applying workplace policy?
  1. Yes
  2. No

* 5.Do you have experience in electronic surveillance policies, regulations, guidelines, and operational requirements of the FBI and/or the law enforcement community.
  1. Yes
  2. No

* 6.Please select the responses that describe your experience related to evidence maintenance.
  1. I have handled physical evidence related to criminal matters.
  2. I have inventoried, stored and transferred evidence in criminal matters.
  3. I have inventoried, stored and transferred specimens in civil matters.
  4. I have recorded and maintained chain of custody documents.
  5. None of the above

* 7.Have you worked in an atmosphere that required you to undertake various computer processing functions and/or technical responsibilities?
  1. Yes
  2. No

* 8.From the following list, please select the software application(s) you have used to produce a work product.
  1. WordPerfect
  2. Microsoft Word
  3. Microsoft Excel
  4. Microsoft PowerPoint
  5. Microsoft Access
  6. Lotus 1-2-3
  7. None of the above

* 9.Please select the response that best describes your organizational skills/experience.
  1. I have organizational skills that have been tested in an environment where records, information, files, etc. had to be meticulously managed as errors could affect the outcome of investigations, or the social, physical or economic well being of people.
  2. I have organizational skills that were relied upon to ensure the accuracy, reliability or acceptability of further processes or services.
  3. I have organizational skills that mainly impacted the timely provision of specific services to others.
  4. None of the above

* 10.Please select the responses that describe the individuals you have interacted with on a regular and recurring basis.
  1. Vendors or Contractors from Outside my own agency.
  2. Program Managers or officials from Outside my own office.
  3. Supervisors from Within my own agency
  4. Supervisors from Within my own office.
  5. Personnel and staff Within my own agency or organization.
  6. Personnel and staff Outside my own agency or organization.
  7. None of the above

* 11.Please select the responses that demonstrate your presentation/communication skills.
  1. Effectively communicated technical information to others.
  2. Persuaded others to accept findings, recommendations, changes, alternative viewpoints, or to take a particular course of action.
  3. Interviewed employees or managers to acquire specific operational and/or technical information.
  4. Conducted presentations and/or training sessions with varied audiences with different levels of comprehension.
  5. Effectively communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives, or priorities on a regular basis.
  6. Served as a spokesperson for an organization.
  7. Facilitated communications and activities between organizational entities.
  8. Mediated or facilitated problem resolution.
  9. Regularly consulted by peers, other agency representatives, or private industry on administrative issues.
  10. Served as an agency representative at functions with interaction with high level officials.
  11. Experience in fostering and maintaining high level contacts/telephone liaison with outside officials and their staff.
  12. None of the above

* 12.Please select the response that best describes your experience with photographic equipment.
  1. I have used cameras, camcorders, and other photographic equipment in primarily a casual/recreational manner.
  2. I have had formal training in, or, I have used cameras, camcorders, and other photographic equipment as a hobby.
  3. I have used cameras, camcorders, and other photographic equipment as part of an official work assignment(s).
  4. I have used cameras, camcorders, and other photographic equipment in surveillance work.
  5. None of the above.

* 13.From the following list, please select the equipment(s) you have used routinely and independently on the job.
  1. Electronic tracking devices
  2. Video recording equipment
  3. Microwave transmitting equipment
  4. FM communication radios
  5. Thermographicsensory equipment
  6. Photographic equipment
  7. Computer software and hardware
  8. CCTV monitors
  9. Special optical/audio equipment
  10. None of the above

* 14.Please select the responses that describe your experience in using technologies related to conducting lawful and covert audio surveillance.
  1. Audio encoding and processing
  2. Radio frequency design (100 KHz-18GHz)
  3. Antenna design and matching
  4. Commercial electronics manufacture and practice
  5. Communications systems design and performance (i.e., transmitters, receivers, demodulators, decoders, propagation, link analysis)
  6. Data networking
  7. Implementation of an interface to public access networks (telephone and Internet)
  8. Digital signal processing
  9. Elementary software architectures and programming
  10. Electronic circuit design
  11. None of the above

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

* 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

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