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Grade: 14
Please answer the following questions.

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.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.


* 3.Please select the response which identifies your highest level of experience in the area of supervision:
  1. Led a large, complex multi-layered workforce of widely varying occupations and knowledge levels.
  2. I have been a second level supervisor to a multi-layered workforce and have supervised other first level supervisors.
  3. As a senior expert or advisor served as acting supervisor on occasions, and assisted the supervisor in developing and leading others. Led, directed and motivated team members to accomplish specific projects.
  4. I have been a first level supervisor to a large staff, including subordinates, designated team leaders and sub-work groups.
  5. I have been a designated team leader to a fixed staff and assisted the first level supervisor in leading a staff.
  6. I have no experience in developing, leading, directing and motivating a diverse staff.


* 4.Please select the responses that describe your leadership experience.
  1. Coached and mentored staff to achieve desired results.
  2. Evaluated the effectiveness of a completed project or program goal.
  3. Followed-up with team members to ensure timeliness in meeting deadlines or completing projects.
  4. Planned work assignments to be assigned to team members.
  5. Reported progress to senior management.
  6. Resolved conflicts, differences or problems among team members.
  7. Reviewed completed work for technical adequacy and timeliness.
  8. Set goals, deadlines, and expectations.
  9. None of the above


* 5.Please select the responses that describe your experience with space management projects.
  1. Conducted studies involving development of new or existing office space
  2. Prepared technical specifications for acquisition and utilization of space
  3. Developed bid specifications for facilities.
  4. Monitored contractors' work and resolved minor issues
  5. Ensured compliance with fire, life, safety and federal regulations.
  6. Architectural Design
  7. Provided advice on technical aspects of space projects
  8. None of the above


* 6.Please select the response that best describes your experience as a project manger for major facility projects.
  1. I have less than one year of experience.
  2. I have one to two years of experience.
  3. I have three to four years of experience.
  4. I have five or more years of experience.


* 7.Please select the responses that describe your experience in leasing and construction.
  1. New acquisition.
  2. Developing program specification requirements.
  3. Coordinating design and construction build outs.
  4. Renovation of building.
  5. Lease management responsibility.
  6. New acquisitions (200,000 square feet +)
  7. None of the above


* 8.Do you have knowledge of leased space and experience managing large scale facility acquisition and construction projects?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.Please select the responses that describe your experience in the following critical skills.
  1. Project management
  2. Construction management
  3. Real estate project development
  4. Real Estate Contracting Officer
  5. Certified Construction Manager
  6. None of the above


* 10.Do you have knowledge and experience in Federal office space allocation, construction, and management?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 11.Please select the responses that describe your experience in developing facility program objectives, setting performance goals, and assessing progress toward their achievement.
  1. Extensive experience with establishing and accomplishing multi-year, worldwide or nationwide Agency or Bureau level facility programs.
  2. Experience with establishing and accomplishing multi-year regional level facility programs.
  3. Experience with establishing and accomplishing installation multi-year facility programs.
  4. Experience with accomplishing multiple individual facility projects.
  5. Experience with planning facility programs.
  6. None of the above


* 12.Please select the responses that describe task(s) you performed (or provided oversight) to maintain a facility.
  1. Upgraded or replaced utility systems.
  2. Inspected physical structures and infrastructures.
  3. Inspected mechanical and electrical systems.
  4. Oversight of work performed by carpenters, electricians, building engineers, plumbers, custodial workers, private contractors and others.
  5. Developed and implemented a preventative maintenance plan.
  6. Developed and managed a grounds plan.
  7. Developed a space utilization plan.
  8. None of the above


* 13.Please select the response that best describes your skill and ability to identify, analyze, define and develop strategies, modify and adapt solutions to resolve problems in long range planning, acquisition of equipment, development and tracking of expenditures in conjunction with complex, research and development projects.
  1. I have little or no skill in this area.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have skill sufficient to assist others in analyzing, defining, developing strategies, modifying and adapting solutions to resolve problems in long range planning.
  4. I have performed this task on a daily basis sufficient to analyze, define and develop strategies in long range planning.


* 14.Please select the response that best describes your experience in communicating clearly and concisely in writing to present ideas, policy proposals, study results, or management decisions.
  1. I have demonstrated experience in providing advice and guidance to management officials relative to delicate personnel issues, through tactful and persuasive written communication.
  2. I have extensive experience in communicating through written communication, documents concerning complex and unusual issues, and in preparing responses to inquiries from DOJ, OPM, OMB and Congressional committees regarding special studies and reports.
  3. I have experience in developing presentations and correspondence concerning various program issues.
  4. I have experience in developing and preparing written policy papers explaining new procedures and/or implementation processes.
  5. None of the above


* 15.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.


* 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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