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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: 12
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 11 as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I do not have the experience described above.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.Are you a current FBI employee?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Choose a method of consideration - Please select one choice from the following:
  1. (MP-only) I am a current FBI employee. Please consider me through the Merit Promotion Hiring Procedures in which I will compete with all current FBI employees.
  2. (NC-only) I am eligible for noncompetitive consideration because I am a current FBI employee and I currently or have previously held the career ladder of the position being advertised.


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.

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


* 4.Select the responses below that best describe your flexibility with regard to shift assignments and modified work weeks:
  1. I am willing to work any shift as assigned, including 4 pm-12 midnight or 12 midnight to 8 am.
  2. I am willing to work only the day shift (for example, 8:15 am to 5:00 pm).
  3. I am willing to work a non-traditional work week (for example, work Sunday through Thursday, with Friday and Saturday off).
  4. I am willing to work only the traditional work week (Monday through Friday).


* 5.Please select the responses that describe your experience performing clerical functions.
  1. Maintaining office files/records for retrieval/reference/storage in compliance with file maintenance and disposition schedules.
  2. Searching files, documents, or other sources for information.
  3. Collecting, assembling, and compiling statistical data into a chart or report.
  4. None of the above


* 6.Do you have experience with logging and tracking information?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 7.Please select the response that best describes your proficiency in the use of spreadsheets and/or databases.
  1. I have little or no proficiency in the use of spreadsheets and/or databases.
  2. I am able to use spreadsheet and/or database software to analyze, track, and collate data.
  3. I am able to use spreadsheets and/or database software to maintain programs for the storage, retrieval, collation, analyst, tracking and monitoring of business and analytical data.


* 8.Please select the response that best describes your experience locating and compiling data from electronic databases or manual records.
  1. I have conducted searches through databases and manual records in order to retrieve information from a limited number of sources. Provided information in requested format.
  2. I have conducted research in multiple electronic databases or manual records in order to locate, retrieve and manipulate data to meet the requirements of a variety of personnel with varying information needs and reporting formats, compiling and summarizing relevant information ensuring accuracy and completeness.
  3. None of the above


* 9.Please select the responses that identify basic research tools you have used to obtain information.
  1. Internet
  2. Printed Material (Newspapers, Magazines, Textbooks, etc.)
  3. Personal Interviews
  4. Databases
  5. None of the above


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


* 11.From the following list, please select the software or computer technologies you used in project management activities.
  1. Email
  2. Project management scheduling software
  3. Word processing programs
  4. Statistical software
  5. Spreadsheet applications
  6. Presentation software
  7. Teleconferencing
  8. None of the above


* 12.Please select the responses that demonstrate your presentation/communication skills.
  1. I communicate with others to receive instruction and/or directions in order to accomplish a task or assignment.
  2. I communicate with others to coordinate work efforts to accomplish a task/project.
  3. I give oral presentations at meetings or conferences.
  4. I make informative and persuasive communications in a business setting, including presentations to decision makers.
  5. None of the above


* 13.Please select the response that best describes your experience and/or ability to communicate orally with various levels of employees and management in order to obtain and provide information.
  1. I have applied communication skills to conduct work activities with internal and external customers as well as co-workers and superiors. I have responded to inquiries regarding non-technical or routine matters.
  2. I have made informative and persuasive communications in a business setting on specialized but not complex issues.
  3. I have expertise in applying communication skills to complex and non-routine issues. I have made informative and persuasive communications in a business setting, including oral presentations on specialized and complex issues. I have typically maintained effective ongoing contacts and working relationships with personnel at various levels throughout the organization as well as external contacts.
  4. I have discussed and explained technical material that was often controversial or sensitive. I have acted as the main liaison with other departments or organizations.
  5. None of the above


* 14.Please select the responses that describe your experience preparing and/or assisting others in developing the following written materials.
  1. Letters
  2. Memoranda
  3. Forms
  4. Reports
  5. Statistical Tables
  6. None of the above


* 15.Please select the responses that describe your experience with compiling and analyzing information.
  1. Collecting information from a variety of sources.
  2. Evaluating the similarities and disparities in data.
  3. Providing information on trends and patterns based on analysis of data.
  4. Developing new ways to gather and evaluate information.
  5. Making sound decisions based on analysis of compiled information.
  6. Analyzing and interpreting policies and guidelines governing a program.
  7. Evaluated the effectiveness of a completed project or program goal.
  8. None of the above


* 16.Please select the responses that describes your experience in the areas of management analysis.
  1. Policy compliance
  2. Procedures
  3. Processes
  4. Organizational structure
  5. Organizational management and reporting relationship
  6. Management practices
  7. Staffing
  8. Equipment
  9. Information Technology or ADP systems
  10. Outsourcing
  11. Productivity
  12. Position Classification
  13. Prepared budget analyses
  14. Prioritization of work
  15. None of the above


* 17.From the following list of problem-solving and decision-making skills, please identify those that you have routinely and successfully applied in a work setting.
  1. Obtained facts, information, or data relevant to a particular problem or issue through observation of events or situation, discussion with others, research, or retrieval from written or electronic sources.
  2. Made decision by considering relevant facts and information, potential risks and benefits, and short and long-term consequences or alternatives.
  3. Anticipated or identified problems and their causes; developed and analyzed potential solutions or improvements using rational and logical processes or innovative and creative approaches.
  4. Considered broad range of internal and external factors when solving problems and making decisions.
  5. Sought input from others.
  6. Drew accurate conclusions from investigative and other quantitative information.
  7. Generated new ideas; recognized the need for new or modified approaches; brought perspective and approaches together in creative ways.
  8. None of the above


* 18.Please select the response that best describes your ability to be thorough when performing work and conscientious about attention to detail.
  1. I have not worked in any positions where accuracy and attention to detail was an essential responsibility of the job.
  2. I have worked in a position that required a very high degree of accuracy for successful performance. For example, I have compiled and reported information or performed data entry where the accuracy of my work affects the ability of other persons in the organization to accomplish their task(s), impacts directly and indirectly on the products or services my organization provides to its customers, and affects the overall mission and success of my organization.
  3. I have been responsible for verifying the accuracy, completeness, and consistency of work done by others and for identifying and reconciling errors and inconsistencies.


* 19.Please select the response which best describes your experience verifying that information has been completed and forwarded to the requestor.
  1. I do not have experience in this area.
  2. I occasionally verify receipt and completion of information with the requestor.
  3. As needed, I verify receipt and completion of information with the requestor.
  4. I routinely verify receipt and completion of information with the requestor.


* 20.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
  13. I am currently an FBI Employee.
  14. District of Columbia Department of Employment Services






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