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Grade: All Grades
* 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 13 as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I do not have the experience described above.


* 2.Please select the responses which describe your experience orally interacting with a variety of people in various situations to achieve effective solutions and foster productive relationships.
  1. I have served as a spokesperson/representative for the program/organization.
  2. I have facilitated communication between organizational entities.
  3. I have mediated or facilitated problem resolution.
  4. I have presented program specific mission goals, needs or problems to management officials.
  5. I have independently planned and conducted meetings.
  6. I have served on panels, committees, or task forces on technical, programmatic or professional issues.
  7. I have effectively communicated program strategies, goals, objectives or priorities on a regular basis.
  8. None of the above


* 3.Please select the response that best describes your experience with regards to the ability to communicate orally in both formal and informal settings. For example, communicating effectively with Agency executives, senior level management, employee organizations, government officials, and members of congress or their staff.
  1. I have regularly justified, persuaded, negotiated, or resolved matters involving significant or controversial policy or program issues. This included communicating effectively and harmoniously with a full range of internal and external individuals or groups (e.g., representatives from Congress, the Agency, Department, other Federal agencies). Communication at this level demonstrates expert skill in persuading and negotiating with others to obtain a desired result.
  2. I have regularly conducted discussions or participated in work groups as a program representative, in which the purpose was to influence, motivate, or persuade persons or groups. This included using communication skills to approach individuals or groups who are skeptical or in disagreement in order to obtain the desired effect, e.g., gaining compliance with an established policy or regulation.
  3. I have regularly served as a program representative and participated in discussions in which the purpose was to plan, coordinate, or consult on work efforts or to resolve specific business problems. This included influencing or motivating individuals or groups who are working toward mutual goals and who have basically cooperative attitudes.
  4. I have regularly served as a program representative in dealing with managers and employees within the areas serviced. This included acquiring, clarifying, or exchanging facts and information needed to complete assignments.
  5. None of the above apply.


* 4.Please select the response that best describes your experience providing guidance or direction to other technical personnel in accomplishing an assigned mission.
  1. I have successfully guided/directed projects/initiatives while performing in the capacity of team leader/project coordinator. I was held accountable for work products, including methodologies for acquisition and management of human and technical resources. Projects included complex advanced systems projects. The work required the use of coordinating, coaching, facilitating, consensus-building and planning techniques.
  2. I have some lead experience for projects/initiatives. I was responsible for checking work in progress, or reviewing completed work to see that instructions regarding work priorities, methods, deadlines and quality were met.
  3. I have reported to the supervisor or management on the progress of major projects in progress or represented a team in dealing with the supervisor in order to secure needed information or decisions regarding work problems.
  4. None of the above


* 5.Please select the responses that describe your experience in writing different documents.
  1. User documentation for newly developed software.
  2. User instructions and guidance material covering other technical subjects.
  3. Course materials for use in classroom instruction.
  4. Marketing materials to introduce new products or services.
  5. Responses to internal and external requests
  6. Technical specifications for procuring hardware, software or services.
  7. Local policies for the IT program.
  8. IT Policy and/or standard
  9. Agency wide policies for the IT program.
  10. None of the above


* 6.Please select the responses that describe your experience in project management functions.
  1. Identified customers information system requirements
  2. Analyzed information systems requirements or environment
  3. Designed or conducted analytical studies, cost-benefit analyses, or other research
  4. Evaluated, monitored or ensured compliance with laws, regulations, policies, standards or procedures
  5. Purchases or contracted for IT services, equipment, products, supplies, property or other items
  6. Integrated information systems subsystems
  7. Developed information systems testing strategies, plans or scenarios
  8. Identified standards or requirements for infrastructure configuration or change management
  9. Participated in change controls, such as reviewing configuration change requests
  10. Developed or implemented information systems security plans and procedures
  11. Ensured appropriate product-related training and documentation were developed and made available to customers
  12. None of the above


* 7.Please select the response below that best describes your experience serving in a liaison capacity.
  1. As a point-of-contact, I have functioned in a liaison capacity between the supervisor and organization staff at all levels. Served as liaison with other government agencies, state and local law enforcement officials, and the intelligence community.
  2. I have served in a liaison capacity with a variety of persons inside and outside the organization for the purpose of receiving or providing information relating to the work or to resolve operating problems in connection with recurring responsibilities.
  3. I have served in a liaison capacity mainly with co-workers to exchange routine information relevant to daily work activities.
  4. None of the above


* 8.Please select the response that best describes your highest level of experience with IT processes, standards, guidelines, and/or policies.
  1. I have assisted in the development of IT processes, standards, guidelines and/or policies.
  2. I assisted in the development, maintenance, and implementation of IT processes, standards, guidelines and/or policies.
  3. I developed, maintained, and implemented IT processes, standards, guidelines and/or policies for an organizational unit.
  4. I have analyzed existing IT processes, standards, guidelines and/or policies and made recommendations for improvement.
  5. None of the above


* 9.Select the response that best describes your experience providing advice and assistance with respect to any program to either executive management or a supervisor.
  1. I have met with a variety of individuals within and outside of the organization to resolve issues..
  2. I have instructed, advised or participated in meetings with groups of individuals on sensitive issues.
  3. I am recognized as a technical authority in handling complex program policy issues and have played a key role in resolving major precedent-setting issues as they bear on adverse actions and discipline that significantly affected program administration. This work involved advising, counseling or mediating with a wide variety of individuals and top management officials at all levels within and outside of the organization.
  4. None of the above


* 10.Please select the response that best describes your involvement as a leader.
  1. I have participated as a leader within my organization.
  2. I have participated as an agency representative on committees that implemented new projects or shifted objectives on current projects.
  3. As an agency representative, I have led committees that implemented new projects or shifted objectives on current projects.
  4. I have no experience in this area.


* 11.Please select the response that best describes your leadership experience.
  1. A program manager exercising full authority to establish a series of annual, multi-year, or similar types of long-range work plans and schedules for the organizational component, including implementing goals and objectives for assigned programs.
  2. A project manager with recurring responsibility for planning, developing, and implementing programs involving organizational scope and impact. This would include developing short- and long-term action plans with milestones, identifying and managing fiscal resources and managing work teams and advisory groups in the design of systems and programs.
  3. A team leader with full responsibility for planning and assigning work to be accomplished; setting and adjusting short term priorities, providing technical review of work, coaching and counseling employees, providing input for performance evaluations and recognition of employees, and managing productivity and quality of work.
  4. None of the above


* 12.From the following list, please select IT projects/initiatives that you have to personally prepare the following:
  1. Analysis of the effectiveness of existing systems including the feasibility of pursuing alternatives for improvement.
  2. Cost-benefit analyses on which project authorization decisions were based.
  3. Detailed project plans including multiple deliverables, dependencies, timelines and key milestones.
  4. Project proposals including costs, benefits, timetables and implementation strategies.
  5. System specifications and statements of work.
  6. Security, architecture and/or program impact assessments.
  7. Other documentation necessary to satisfy legal, regulatory and policy requirements.
  8. None of the above


* 13.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


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






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