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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: 13
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 12 as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I do not have the experience described above.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.Please select the response that best describes your ability to analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data and recognize solutions.
  1. I have had some education or training in the process of analyzing problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data and recognize solutions.
  2. I have had some work experience assisting others analyzing problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data and recognize solutions.
  3. I have demonstrated the ability to independently analyze problems to identify significant factor, gather pertinent data from a variety of sources, and draw conclusions to solve problems.
  4. I have experience identifying significant factors, gathering pertinent data and synthesizing information from a variety of sources involving difficult issues, analyzing and interpreting the information, and drawing conclusions to solve problems.
  5. None of the above


* 2.Please select the response that best describes your experience operating independently and reaching logical conclusions with minimal assistance, including experience independently gathering data, preparing reports and making recommendations.
  1. I have previous experience operating independently, with responsibility for making sound, viable recommendations which were justified in reports that I prepared and required the development and evaluation of information from various sources.
  2. I have previous experience making straight-forward recommendations that were supported by the compilation and summarization of information and data in a set format from a limited number of sources.
  3. None of the above


* 3.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


* 4.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.


* 5.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.


* 6.Please select the responses that best describe your knowledge and experience in leading a team through work accomplishments.
  1. Communicated work assignments, problems, program issues to team with appropriate deadlines and time frames for completion.
  2. Coached team members through problem solving methods and techniques, provided advice on work methods/practices/procedures, and assisted team member(s) in identifying viable solutions to problems.
  3. Lead team in accomplishment of work task(s), identifying, distributing and balancing workload.
  4. Monitored and reported on the status and progress of work.
  5. Represent the team in dealings with the supervisor or manager.
  6. None of the above


* 7.Please select the responses that describe your leadership experience.
  1. Responsible for providing input on employee performance.
  2. Established time lines and tracked progress for same.
  3. Received formal leadership and/or supervisory training.
  4. Planned work to be accomplished by others.
  5. Set and adjusted short term priorities as needed.
  6. Established parameters for the work to be accomplished.
  7. Responsible for employees work schedules and resources.
  8. Assigned work/task(s) to others based on priorities, taking into consideration employee's skills and abilities.
  9. Based on my job expertise, provided direction to others.
  10. None of the above


* 8.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


* 9.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


* 10.Do you have experience in developing and writing operating standards and guidelines?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 11.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


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


* 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. John 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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