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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 14 as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I do not have the experience described above.


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.

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


* 3.Please select the responses that describe your ability to formulate long-range plans to achieve the strategic aims of the organization; analyze policy issues and proposals with a long-term perspective; determine business objectives and set priorities; and anticipate potential threats or opportunities.
  1. Formulates long-term plans consistent with the mission, vision and strategic aims of the organization.
  2. Establishes clear goals and priorities.
  3. Adjusts policies and plans in anticipation of internal and external change
  4. Assesses potential risks and opportunities, prepares contingency plans.
  5. None of the above


* 4.Please select the responses that describe your experience in developing, leading, directing and/or motivating a diverse staff.
  1. Provided broad guidance to people to prioritize work and then accomplish it in a timely satisfactory manner.
  2. Led, supervised or managed professional and administrative staff in the design and delivery of programs and projects.
  3. Led, supervised or managed a large, complex, multi layered workforce of widely varying occupations and knowledge levels.
  4. Led, supervised or managed a management evaluation or assistance team to provide assistance on organizational programs.
  5. As a senior staff member, served as acting supervisor on occasion and assisted the supervisor in developing and leading others.
  6. Led, directed and motivated team members to accomplish specific projects.
  7. No experience developing, leading or motivating staff.


* 5.Please select the response that best describes your highest level of experience adapting regulations and policies.
  1. I have adapted and interpreted guides concerning procedural problems which arose. I frequently had to determine which of several alternative guidelines to use.
  2. I have interpreted and applied regulatory and procedural requirements to process difficult and complicated transactions.
  3. I have used significant judgment and interpretation to apply the guides to specific cases and adapt or improve procedures to accommodate unusual or one-of-a-kind situations.
  4. None of the above


* 6.Please select the responses that describe the analytical techniques you have mastered.
  1. Determining and communicating trends and patterns
  2. Filling gaps in information and project events
  3. Developing alternative analyses
  4. Applying statistical and modeling techniques to complex issues
  5. Identifying anomalies
  6. Ascribing meaning to events or information from disparate sources
  7. Developing defensible judgments and conclusions based on accepted research and analytical methodologies
  8. Accurately describing events


* 7.Please select the response that best describes your experience in performing analytical task(s).
  1. Analyzed data/information to develop practices, procedures, legislation, policies and or directives which included recommendations for alternative approaches.
  2. Analyzed data/information and recommended alternative approaches to existing practices, procedures, reports, policies and/or directives.
  3. Analyzed data/information to develop practices, procedures, reports, and policies and/or directives.
  4. Evaluated effectiveness of existing practices, procedures, policies and/or directives.
  5. Interpreted and applied existing guidelines to programmatic issues.
  6. None of the above


* 8.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


* 9.Do you have any experience or knowledge in managing/performing organizational principles, strategic planning, projecting budgetary and personnel requirements and taking appropriate actions and making recommendations?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 10.Please select the response that best describes your experience in simultaneously managing multiple assignments/projects.
  1. I have had limited opportunity in managing more than two assignments simultaneously.
  2. As part of a team or group, I was responsible for completing more than two work assignments simultaneously. My deadlines and specific courses of a action were determined by others. I reported the status of the assignments on a frequent basis, accounting for any obstacles that may delay their completion.
  3. I have occasionally managed multiple assignments which required me to be organized and responsive to unscheduled work assignments. My supervisor was consulted on an as needed basis for guidance and/or resolution to unexpected delays or obstacles in completing projects.
  4. On a regular basis, I was responsible for prioritizing multiple work assignments. I determined the course of action to take, planned for any obstacles or delays, and addressed other assignments that arose with short deadlines.
  5. None of the above


* 11.From the following list, please identify those research task(s) which you have routinely applied.
  1. Developing new sources of information
  2. Extracting relevant information from voluminous material
  3. Verifying facts and figures
  4. Comparing and contrasting data from multiple sources
  5. Evaluating the validity of source material
  6. Locating data from published sources
  7. Locating information on the Internet
  8. Conducting surveys
  9. Interviewing subject matter experts
  10. None of the above


* 12.From the list of interpersonal communications skills, identify those that reflect your strongest capabilities.
  1. Administer consequences, hold others accountable and enforce program policies and standards in the workplace.
  2. Coordinate efforts to adjust work activities in situations where frequent changes, delays or unexpected events arise that cause major shifts in priorities, timetables or work assignments.
  3. Facilitate the resolution of competing or conflicting interests among co-workers whose cooperation is essential to the success of a project.
  4. Negotiate with and influence others in order to gain their commitment to pursue new or existing initiatives or technologies.
  5. Persuade others to adopt new or existing methods, procedures or techniques in order to accomplish their work.
  6. Provide direction, guidance or instruction to members of inter-disciplinary teams charged with carrying out a technical project.
  7. Use a consensus-building technique to persuade representatives of groups that hold opposing views or positions, to reach agreement on important issues.
  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






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