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Grade: 09
Please answer the following questions.

* 1.Please select the response that best describes your education or experience as it relates to this position.
  1. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS 7 grade level as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I have two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree (i.e., LL.B. or J.D.).
  3. I do not have the education or experience described above.


Grade: 11
Please answer the following questions.

* 1.Please select the response that best describes your education or experience as it relates to this position.
  1. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS 9 as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I have three full years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree that has equipped me to perform the duties of this position.
  3. I do not have the education or experience described above.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.Please select the responses that describe your experience with various legal and regulatory guidelines, documents, laws that you read and/or interpret on a regular/recurring basis:
  1. Federal and/or state criminal and civil statutes
  2. Protection orders and/or warrants
  3. Court dockets
  4. Case laws
  5. Precedents
  6. Agency guidelines
  7. Directives/policy statement(s)s
  8. Executive Orders
  9. Other
  10. None of the above


* 2.Please select the responses that describe your legal experience with areas of law.
  1. Administrative Law
  2. Procurement Law
  3. Science & Technology Law
  4. Criminal Investigative Law
  5. Information Law
  6. Legal Instruction
  7. Investigative Law
  8. National Security Law (Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act)
  9. Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Law
  10. Civil Litigation
  11. Employment Law
  12. Legal Forfeiture Law


* 3.Please select the responses that describe your experience with legal research skill(s) you have utilized on a routine/recurring basis.
  1. Shepardized cases
  2. Obtained case citations
  3. Obtained statutory authority
  4. Had administrative hearing authority
  5. Had regulatory authority
  6. Conducted complex legal research in specific areas
  7. None of the above


* 4.Please select the responses that describe your experience with legal and regulatory sources you have used in evaluating routine requests.
  1. Federal statutes or regulations
  2. State statutes or regulations
  3. Executive Orders
  4. Case law and Case precedents
  5. Agency guidelines
  6. None of the above


* 5.Please select the responses that describe your experience in the following.
  1. Handle all aspects of administrative claims and other litigation matters
  2. Analyze factual situations surrounding claims and/or complaints
  3. Determine liability
  4. Determine extent of damages incurred, and possible mitigation of damages
  5. Determine relevant issues of law and policy
  6. Contact claimants to provide guidance or legal alternatives
  7. Maintain and control the files applicable statistical data for the legal program
  8. Review and respond to all incoming correspondence
  9. None of the above


* 6.Please select the response that best describes your legal research skills.
  1. Beginner
  2. Basic
  3. Knowledgeable
  4. Advanced


* 7.Please select the response that best describes your experience reading and interpreting legal information in order to make final determinations.
  1. I have read and interpreted legal information in order to make my own determinations in routine situations.
  2. I have read and interpreted legal information in order to assist others in making a determination in routine situations.
  3. I have read and interpreted routine legal information in order to propose a final determination for myself and/or others in unprecedented situations, which were then disseminated to others.
  4. I have read and interpreted complex legal information in order to propose a final determination for myself and/or others in unprecedented situations, which were then disseminated to others.
  5. None of the above


* 8.Please select the responses that describe your experience with legal responsibilities that you independently carry out.
  1. Handle all aspects of administrative claims and other litigation matters with minimum supervision
  2. Analyze factual situations surrounding claims and/or complaints
  3. Determine liability
  4. Determine extent of damages incurred, and possible mitigation of damages
  5. Contact claimants to gather additional information
  6. Prepare statistical data for the legal program
  7. Review and respond to most incoming correspondence
  8. None of the above


* 9.Please select the response that best describes your experience regarding principles and methods of legal research.
  1. I utilize legal research to identify applicable case law, legal precedents, and court rulings by performing extensive manual and computerized research using a variety of resources.
  2. I utilize legal research performed by others to identify applicable case law, legal precedents, and court rulings.
  3. I perform extensive manual and computer research using a variety of resources, the results of which are applied by others in legal matters.
  4. I have not had experience in this area.


* 10.Please select the response that best describes your ability to research, gather, interpret, compare and analyze information in order to identify complex problems, make conclusions, report findings, and recommend detailed actions.
  1. I have no experience in researching, gathering, interpreting, comparing and analyzing information in order to identify complex problems, make conclusions, report findings, and recommend detailed actions.
  2. I have limited experience in conducting research, gathering, interpreting, comparing and analyzing information in order to identify complex problems, make conclusions, report findings, and recommend detailed actions. I received guidance from others with respect to completing work.
  3. I conducted research on a recurring basis from a number of sources. With limited assistance, interpreted, compared and analyzed specific regulations, policies, and procedures in order to identify complex problems, make conclusions, report findings and recommend detailed actions.
  4. I independently research various sources on a regular and recurring basis in order to compile, interpret, compare and analyze specific regulations, policies, and procedures to identify complex problems, make conclusions, report findings and recommend detailed actions to resolve unprecedented situations.


* 11.Please select the responses that identify the types of original written products you have prepared.
  1. College term papers
  2. Thesis
  3. Dissertation
  4. Research grant proposals
  5. Policy documents
  6. Procedures and guidelines
  7. Teaching/instructional aids
  8. Complaint forms
  9. Journal/newspaper articles
  10. Intelligence reports
  11. Form letters
  12. Standardized reports
  13. Position papers
  14. Legal briefs
  15. Investigative reports
  16. Electronic communications
  17. Briefings for Congressional hearings
  18. Budget support, justification, impact and analysis
  19. Briefing Papers
  20. Scholastic publications in peer-reviewed technical journals
  21. None of the above


* 12.Please select the response that best describes your ability to communicate effectively in writing.
  1. Under the guidance and/or assistance of others, I have produced written communications within a work area requiring some original composition of a routine nature. Written material consisted mostly of communicating basic ideas, procedures or regulations.
  2. Working independently, I have produced written communications within a work area requiring original composition of a routine nature. Written material consists of small or routine reports, responses to inquiries, as well as communicating basic ideas, procedures or regulations.
  3. I have demonstrated experience in writing communications, reports or documents that provide instructions, request information and /or set out factual data. Material was prepared without benefit of a standardized format and was normally disseminated outside the work area assigned.
  4. I have experience in copying information from one document to another, preparing correspondence from model letters and paragraphs, and format letters or other documents.
  5. None of the above


* 13.Do you have experience in utilizing computerized legal research systems (e.g., Westlaw, Lexis, etc.)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 14.Please select the response that best describes your experience utilizing criminal law and procedures.
  1. I have no education, training or experience performing this task.
  2. I have education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. In addition to independently performing this task as a regular part of my job, I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance of this task and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 15.Please select the responses that describe your experience with discovery and litigation.
  1. Duplicating and/or typing discovery responses
  2. Assisting in the preparation of discovery responses (including redacting), to include depositions.
  3. Attending depositions and discovery hearings
  4. Active participant in deposition and discovery proceedings
  5. None of the above


* 16.Please select the responses that describe your experience in all legal topic(s) you have interpreted for your office or an outside party
  1. Employment/unemployment matters
  2. Title III affidavits
  3. Fugitive matters
  4. Violent Crimes Major Offenders program
  5. Undercover proposals/operations
  6. Deputization
  7. ELSUR reviews
  8. Identity theft
  9. White collar crimes
  10. None of the above


* 17.Please select the responses that identify the types of original written products you have prepared.
  1. Newsletters
  2. Magazine Articles
  3. Correspondence with the General Public
  4. Correspondence with High Ranking Officials
  5. Congressional Correspondence
  6. Standard Operating Procedure Manuals
  7. Functional Procedure Notes
  8. College Thesis
  9. None of the above


* 18.Do you have experience preparing documents for court purposes?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 19.Do you have experience in utilizing criminal, civil and administrative law and procedures?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 20.Do you have experience working in a law firm, insurance adjuster's office, prosecutor's office, another law enforcement agency's legal office, or corporate law department?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 21.Please select the responses that describe your communication skills.
  1. Developed and executed a comprehensive communications strategy for conveying information about program activities to various audiences.
  2. Proposed congressional and public affairs strategies to promote the goals of a program.
  3. Communicated sensitive or controversial information to decision makers.
  4. Communicated critical policy and program management decisions.
  5. Answered inquiries from high level officials pertaining to a program.
  6. Maintained effective relationships with government and private sector officials to promote the program goals and priorities of the office.
  7. Delivered a speech or briefing before Congress, congressional committees or staff members.
  8. Explained, defended, negotiated, and coordinated complex program policies and activities.
  9. None of the above


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


* 23.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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