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Grade: 07
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 5 grade level as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I have completed a bachelor's degree and meet the requirements for Superior Academic Achievement. I meet one of the following: (1) class standing as described in the vacancy announcement, (2) a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, as recorded on an official college transcript, or as computed based on courses completed during the final two years of curriculum, or (3) honor society membership.
  3. I have one full year of graduate level education.
  4. I do not have the education or experience described above.


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.


* 2.I have performed the following office budget preparation and execution duties:
  1. Followed an office budget which has been set by others.
  2. Tracked expenditures to monitor office budget compliance.
  3. Reconciled reports of obligations and expenditures with authorizations.
  4. Provided input used by others to construct an office budget.
  5. Independently constructed an office budget which was adopted for use by your employer.
  6. None of the above


* 3.From the following list, please select the function(s) you have routinely performed using automated information systems.
  1. Established and maintained databases.
  2. Input and retrieved data.
  3. Prepared charts, graphs and/or spreadsheets.
  4. Prepared correspondence.
  5. Prepared reports.
  6. Prepared slides for presentations.
  7. Tracked the status of actions and reports.
  8. None of the above


* 4.Please select the responses that identify the applications you have used to produce a work product on a regular basis.
  1. Automated Case Support (ACS)
  2. Electronic Communications
  3. WordPerfect
  4. Microsoft Word
  5. Microsoft Excel
  6. Microsoft PowerPoint
  7. Microsoft Access
  8. Internet
  9. Other
  10. None of the above


* 5.Please select the response that best describes your level of computer proficiency.
  1. Highly experienced in computer usage including a wide variety of software tools and web applications.
  2. Some proficiency in computer usage and/or software tools
  3. Limited proficiency in computer usage and/or software tools
  4. No experience in this area


Grade: All Grades
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 maintaining database systems.
  1. I have performed routine database management duties, such as storing and retrieving data.
  2. I have performed complex database management task(s), such as entering and searching data.
  3. I have maintained a database involving maintenance of quality control and data verification techniques.
  4. I have developed a database system.
  5. None of the above


* 3.Do you have experience in conveying pertinent detailed information in order to provide instruction and direction to others in a variety of scenarios?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.Please select the responses that describe the training assistance that you have provided.
  1. I have organized and/or assembled materials.
  2. I have researched for information.
  3. I have prepared materials.
  4. I have provided training on routine matters.
  5. I have performed related duties not listed.
  6. None of the above


* 5.Please select the responses that demonstrate your presentation/communication skills.
  1. Effectively communicated technical information to others.
  2. Persuaded others to accept findings, recommendations, changes, alternative viewpoints, or to take a particular course of action.
  3. Interviewed employees or managers to acquire specific operational and/or technical information.
  4. Conducted presentations and/or training sessions with varied audiences with different levels of comprehension.
  5. Effectively communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives, or priorities on a regular basis.
  6. Served as a spokesperson for an organization.
  7. Facilitated communications and activities between organizational entities.
  8. Mediated or facilitated problem resolution.
  9. Regularly consulted by peers, other agency representatives, or private industry on administrative issues.
  10. Served as an agency representative at functions with interaction with high level officials.
  11. Experience in fostering and maintaining high level contacts/telephone liaison with outside officials and their staff.
  12. None of the above


* 6.Please select the response that best describes your ability to research a problem or issue and formulate a solution.
  1. I would research all possibilities, arrive at the best conclusion, and initiate the solution.
  2. I would consult with experts in the field, weigh the options and consequences of all possibilities, and initiate the solution.
  3. I would consult with experts in the field, weigh the options and consequences of all possibilities, and arrive at a group consensus prior to initiating the solution supported by the group.
  4. None of the above


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


* 8.Please select the response that best describes your experience establishing and maintaining effective liaison with individuals from different backgrounds and at various levels who are located both inside and outside of your organization/agency.
  1. I have communicated with various individuals located within my organization who are on the same organizational level as myself. I have experience conveying basic information to others as needed.
  2. I have communicated with individuals at the same level as myself who are from different backgrounds and located both within and outside my organization. I have provided and/or exchanged information with others.
  3. With direction from others, I have established and maintained effective and productive liaison with individuals from different backgrounds and at various levels who are located both within and outside my organization. It has been incumbent upon me to initiate this dialogue, identifying and contacting these individuals. I have sought responses to or tactfully explained issues.
  4. I have independently established and maintained effective and productive liaison with individuals from different backgrounds and at various levels who are located both within and outside my organization. It has been incumbent upon me to initiate this dialogue, independently identifying and contacting these individuals. I have sought responses to or tactfully explained complex or contentious issues.
  5. None of the above


* 9.From the following list of liaison contacts, select those that you have initiated and maintained contact with in a past or present job.
  1. Senior level internal staff
  2. Senior level external staff
  3. Federal agencies
  4. State governments
  5. Local governments
  6. Congressional Staffers
  7. Special interest groups
  8. General public
  9. None of the above


* 10.Please select the responses that best describe your experience writing materials and correspondence.
  1. I have experience in drafting guidance for higher level review.
  2. I have experience in drafting decision or option papers.
  3. I have experience in drafting portions of research reports.
  4. I have experience in assisting others in the development of statement(s) of Work (SOWs) and/or contracts.
  5. I have experience in writing communications to various audiences (e.g., to announce job postings and/or the results of selection boards, or to advertise developmental programs).
  6. I have experience in writing materials to market programs.
  7. I have experience in writing letters and other communications directed to individuals.
  8. I have experience in writing college term papers and/or thesis and/or dissertation.
  9. None of the above


* 11.Please select the responses that describe your experience in coordinating training program/office functions.
  1. Prepared complex or technical correspondence on administrative matters/operations.
  2. Maintained high level knowledge of day-to-day changing emphasis on various aspects of administrative and program related operations.
  3. Secured reference materials and information from many sources, review and analyzed material, organized into appropriate format and presented to appropriate audience.
  4. Coordinated the receipt and organization of materials from various areas into a cohesive presentation.
  5. Developed and distributed surveys to potential students to obtain data.
  6. Identified future training needs/programs.
  7. Anticipated needs of clients in order to provide customer service and avoid any possible problems.
  8. Assessed effectiveness of current training programs.
  9. None of the above


* 12.Please select the response that best describes your ability to recognize and extract relevant information from various databases, reports, and files to apply new research avenues and methodologies.
  1. I have collected information from a variety of sources and evaluated the information's relevance, significance, etc.
  2. I have work experience in independently anticipating and identifying information needs, comparing/contrasting information from different sources, using secondary/indirect sources and recognizing gaps in information. I am proficient at researching information to close significant gaps, making suggestions to fill those gaps, and in projecting data for estimates of future situations.
  3. I have extensive work experience and a high level of proficiency in anticipating and identifying information needs, comparing/contrasting information from several different sources, and in routinely using secondary/indirect sources to recognize and fill gaps in information. I have mastery level proficiency in analyzing data and projecting estimates of future situations.
  4. None of the above


* 13.Do you read, write or speak Spanish?
  1. Yes
  2. No


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


* 15.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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