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Grade: 09
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 7 grade level as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I have two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree (i.e., LL.B. or J.D.).
  3. I do not have the education or experience described above.


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: All Grades
* 1.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


* 2.Please select the responses that you perform or have performed as a Project Leader.
  1. Setting project goals, milestones, or expectations.
  2. Reviewing completed work for technical adequacy.
  3. Following up with project members to assure timeliness in meeting milestones.
  4. Resolving conflicts, differences, or problems.
  5. Reporting progress to senior management.
  6. None of the above


* 3.Please select the response that best describes your experience with project studies.
  1. I have participated in project studies that had an impact on policy and/or the way functions were carried out.
  2. I have planned, organized and directed team study work that had a significant impact on policy and/or the way functions were carried out.
  3. I have participated in project studies that had an impact on policy and/or the way functions were carried out which resulted in significant changes to the organization.
  4. I do not have experience as described in the choices above.


* 4.Please select the responses that describe your experience in facilities and space management functions.
  1. Carpentry
  2. Electrical
  3. Plumbing
  4. Engineering
  5. Interior Design
  6. Heating
  7. Lighting
  8. Ventilation
  9. None of the above


* 5.Please select the responses that best describe your experience in record management duties and responsibilities.
  1. I have experience reviewing and evaluating records including documents created within an office and those received by that office.
  2. I have experience in analyzing and arranging bodies of records which may be somewhat disorganized.
  3. I have experience operating at the entry level on routine office records creation and management issues or problems solving techniques to: analyze, develop alternatives, and effectively make recommendations about specific records management issues, problems, and procedures.
  4. I have experience researching applicable laws, policy, and agency precedent and apply fact-finding techniques to gather clear-cut information and/or evidence specific to the FOIPA court cases the issue of records vs. personal papers.
  5. I have independently observed, monitored or evaluated work processes, activities, or events according to a prescribed plan or agenda to achieve specific objectives.
  6. I have overseeing procedures for scanning complex incoming documents associated with legibility problems.
  7. I have ensured document and records management processes are uniform throughout all entities in the office.
  8. I have implemented the creation of a vital records program for the agency and/or office.
  9. None of the above


* 6.Please select the response that best describes your experience developing and justifying budget requests.
  1. I do not have experience in justifying budget requests.
  2. I have education and training in these functions but have not performed them on the job.
  3. I have developed budgets and requests at the office level which covered salaries, expenses, supplies, and equipment.
  4. I have developed and justified budgets and requests for a large program or organization which are funded by standard funding means.
  5. I have developed and justified budget requests for large programs or organizations, which are funded by a mixture of sources. For example, fee for service, working capital, etc.


* 7.Please select the response that best describes your ability to research, gather, interpret, compare and analyze information in order to identify complex problems, make conclusions, report findings, and recommend detailed actions.
  1. I have no experience in researching, gathering, interpreting, comparing and analyzing information in order to identify complex problems, make conclusions, report findings, and recommend detailed actions.
  2. I have limited experience in conducting research, gathering, interpreting, comparing and analyzing information in order to identify complex problems, make conclusions, report findings, and recommend detailed actions. I received guidance from others with respect to completing work.
  3. I conducted research on a recurring basis from a number of sources. With limited assistance, interpreted, compared and analyzed specific regulations, policies, and procedures in order to identify complex problems, make conclusions, report findings and recommend detailed actions.
  4. I independently research various sources on a regular and recurring basis in order to compile, interpret, compare and analyze specific regulations, policies, and procedures to identify complex problems, make conclusions, report findings and recommend detailed actions to resolve unprecedented situations.


* 8.From the following list of research skills, please identify those you have routinely and successfully applied in an academic or professional setting.
  1. Preparing factual report
  2. Synopsizing research materials
  3. Extracting relevant information from sources
  4. Extracting and compiling numerical or statistical data
  5. Verifying facts and figures
  6. Evaluating the validity of sources
  7. Comparing and contrasting data from multiple sources
  8. Identifying information gaps or anomalies
  9. None of the above


* 9.Please select all responses that best describe your experience in working with a team in conducting research.
  1. Conducted research using your own internal databases and sharing with other team members.
  2. Under guidance of a senior level colleague, conducted fact finding for interpretation of data.
  3. Accessed information/data in response to requests for information
  4. Provided input to others compiling information.
  5. None of the above


* 10.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


* 11.Please select the response that best describes your experience in reference sources and research techniques.
  1. I do not have experience in this area.
  2. I have written or edited documents by researching factual information from readily identifiable and available sources (e.g., libraries, archives, public source databases, Internet, or subject matter experts).
  3. I have written and/or edited factual materials requiring the collection, analysis, selection and combining of information from a variety of sources to develop coherent written products. My experience reflects the use of a variety of research techniques, approaches and styles (e.g., surveys, conducting interviews, etc.).


* 12.Please select the responses that describe your experience compiling, researching and analyzing information.
  1. Forecasting trends and patterns based on analysis of data.
  2. Researching and analyzing complex problems and making sound decisions based on analysis.
  3. Analyzing and interpreting policies and guidelines governing a program.
  4. None of the above


* 13.Please select the response that describes your ability to communicate in writing.
  1. I have experience in copying information from one document to another, preparing correspondence from model letters and paragraphs.
  2. I have experience in preparing written documents such as transmittal memos and e-mails which cover routine issues and recipients are usually within my immediate organization/office/agency.
  3. I have experience in preparing written documents such as reports and briefing papers which cover routine issues with some complex elements and recipients are usually management within my organization/agency.
  4. I have experience in preparing written documents such as reports, briefing papers, and correspondence to external entities which cover issues involving complex programs and require sensitivity to the views of my audience. Recipients are usually middle or senior management within or outside of the organization/agency.
  5. I have extensive experience in preparing a wide variety of written documents such as complex studies, policy guidance, congressional correspondence, speeches, and testimony which involve issues or programs of a sensitive and controversial nature, and recipients include a wide range of individuals both within and outside of the organization/agency.
  6. None of the above


* 14.Please select the responses that best describe your ability to conduct research, verify/analyze data and compile information, in order to process various orders/reports.
  1. I have analyzed and recommended alternative approaches to existing Records Management practices, procedures, reports, policies and/or directives.
  2. I have analyzed data and information to develop practices, procedures, reports, and policies and/or directives.
  3. I have evaluated the effectiveness of existing practices, procedures, reports, policies and/or directives.
  4. I have interpreted and applied existing guidelines to programmatic issues.
  5. None of the above


* 15.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


* 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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