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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.Have you explained agency rules and regulations to employees to help them understand their rights and obligations (grievances, filing formal complaints, etc)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.Please select the response that best describes your experience in applying EEO statutes, regulations, policies and procedures needed to accomplish the mission of the EEO program.
  1. I have an extensive level of the knowledge of federal EEO statutes such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; the Equal Pay Act; 29 C.F.R. Section 1614 and the Management Directives 110 and 715.
  2. I have some knowledge of federal EEO statutes such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; the Equal Pay Act; 29 C.F.R. Section 1614 and the Management Directives 110 and 715.
  3. I have limited knowledge of federal EEO statutes such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; the Equal Pay Act; 29 C.F.R. Section 1614 and the Management Directives 110 and 715.
  4. I do not have the knowledge as described.


* 5.Please select the response that best describes your knowledge of regulations, policies, principles, theories, methods, and processes to address employee grievance and complaint issues.
  1. I have not had experience, education or training in this area.
  2. I have applied knowledge of employee relations and/or EEO affairs to address employee complaints and/or grievances under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have independently applied my knowledge of employee relations and EEO affairs, addressing employee complaints and grievances, usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. Applying my knowledge of employee relations/EEO affairs has been a major part of my work. I address unusually difficult and sensitive issues in this area, examining programs for any indication of impropriety or violations and recommend/make appropriate adjustments.
  5. I serve as a technical authority in employee relations/EEO affairs. I address unusually difficult and sensitive issues in this area, examine programs for any indication of impropriety or violations and make appropriate adjustments. I have supervised or trained others in this area and/or others have consulted me as an expert in this area.


* 6.Do you have any experience wherein it was critical for you to pay attention to detail and follow step-by-step procedures in order to identify/correct deficiencies and/or examine exceptions to the norm?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 7.Please select the response that describes your experience working with clients/customers to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, or resolve their issues/concerns.
  1. I routinely work with others to seek information, provide routine guidance to clients/customers, and use established policy to make recommendation to resolve issues/concerns.
  2. I seek information, provide guidance to clients/customers, and make recommendations to establish policy to resolve issues/concerns.
  3. I identify issues/concerns, establish policy to resolve issues/concerns, and exchange information/ideas, resulting in a specific course of action. I use initiative, persuasion and knowledge of subject area to gain support for proposed action.
  4. I do not have the experience described above.


* 8.Do you have experience resolving conflicts, grievances, or disagreements in a constructive manner to minimize negative personal impact?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.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


* 10.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.


* 11.Please select the response that describes your experience with managing, planning and supervising the work of others to achieve the goals and objectives of an organization.
  1. I have experience in making limited operational decisions for work accomplishment to meet established goals and/or experience in serving as a team leader and/or acting as a first level supervisor; recommending actions on employee performance and other personnel issues.
  2. I have experience in developing and recommending small segments of plans for work accomplishments to meet established goals and/or serving as a first level supervisor; setting priorities and making assignments/monitoring results, evaluating employee performance and resolving personnel issues.
  3. I have experience in planning and organizing work activities of part of an organization and/or leading/working through subordinate level team leaders; evaluating employee performance and resolving some personnel issues and group grievances.
  4. I have no experience in this area.


* 12.Have you supervised personnel?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 13.Please indicate which of the following describes your experience in presenting information to various audiences.
  1. I have not given presentations in a professional work environment.
  2. I have experience communicating with staff and high-level officials, including leading briefings/meetings and making presentations on controversial or complex issues.
  3. I have experience communicating with staff and high level officials through briefings/meetings on routine or operational issues.
  4. I have experience communicating with staff through attendance at briefings/meetings on routine or operational issues.


* 14.Please select the responses that demonstrate your presentation/communication skills.
  1. Briefing Peers/Coworkers
  2. Briefing Superiors/Supervisors
  3. Communicating with hostile persons
  4. Instructing or Teaching Others
  5. Persuading or Recommending Action to Peers and Supervisors
  6. Participating in Team Exercises
  7. Public Speaking
  8. Communicating with persons in emergency situations
  9. None of the above


* 15.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


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


* 17.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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