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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.


* 2.Please select response that best describes your experience as it relates to the basic requirements for this position.
  1. I have the basic requirements for this position as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I do not have the basic requirements as described in the vacancy announcement.


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.


* 2.Please select response that best describes your experience as it relates to the basic requirements for this position.
  1. I have the basic requirements for this position as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I do not have the basic requirements as described in the vacancy announcement.


* 3.From the following list, please select the tasks that you have performed on a routine or recurring basis.
  1. Acquiring computer-related evidence, seizing physical hardware, and/or copying evidence at the site.
  2. Conducting forensic examinations and analyses of computer evidence.
  3. Seizing physical hardware.
  4. Copying evidence at a search site
  5. Ensuring computer evidence is not altered or destroyed in custody.
  6. Determining manufacturer of programs or equipment.
  7. Establishing hardware and software interfaces, and determining compatibilities.
  8. Adapting or modifying commercial programs and equipment.
  9. None of the above


* 4.From the following list, please select the statements that reflect your experience with programming and/or algorithmic design.
  1. Identifying possible reasons for damaged media.
  2. Identifying possible recovery methods for damaged media.
  3. Using advanced recovery methods to retrieve information in a usable form.
  4. Using advanced recovery methods to retrieve information from customized programs, deleted files, and unusual operating systems.
  5. Analyzing programs related to data encryption to assist in decryption of files.
  6. Detecting computer viruses or destructive programs.
  7. Developing new techniques and methods to access evidence.
  8. None of the above


* 5.From the following list, please select the investigative techniques or support methods you have used for digital forensic examination, evidentiary control, or to fulfill legal requirements.
  1. Providing technical guidance to investigative team regarding data and equipment.
  2. Researching techniques to determine operating methods for a variety of computer systems.
  3. Developing techniques to determine operating methods for a variety of computer systems.
  4. Assessing the need to acquire additional equipment, and preparing justifications).
  5. Providing testimony on how data was obtained.
  6. Conducting examinations under the guidance of rules of evidence, search and seizure legal requirements, and agency policies related to hardware and software.
  7. Making recommendations for adopting computer-oriented techniques/methods.
  8. None of the above


* 6.From the following list, please identify those item(s) you have written:
  1. User documentation and instructions.
  2. Systems Documentation.
  3. Responses to internal and external requests
  4. Policies, guidelines or directives.
  5. Operating procedures.
  6. Marketing materials to introduce new products or services.
  7. Study or research reports.
  8. IT Policy and/or standard
  9. Agency wide policies for the IT program.
  10. System or technical specifications.
  11. Systems architecture or designs.
  12. Statements of work.
  13. Project or organization action plans.
  14. Training/instructional materials.
  15. Grants proposals or applications.
  16. Graduate level thesis (Maters or Ph.D.)
  17. None of the above


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 knowledge of/experience in conducting digital forensic examinations of computer evidence?
  1. I have basic working knowledge or have assisted a senior colleague in forensic examinations.
  2. I have provided basic support to individuals; prepared evidence; developed minor processes or techniques; detected obvious computer, data, or evidentiary problems; and/or assisted with the execution of a complex examination or analysis.
  3. I have conducted forensic examinations; retrieved hidden, deleted, or encrypted information; and copied evidence.
  4. I have provided technical guidance to investigative team regarding data and equipment; made recommendations on examination techniques; and ensured the safety of computer evidence in custody.
  5. None of the above


* 3.Please select the response that best describes your knowledge of applicable laws and regulations pertinent to computer evidence collection.
  1. I have no knowledge of applicable laws and regulations.
  2. I have read books or other materials concerning the laws and regulations pertaining to the examination of digital evidence.
  3. I have taken hands-on training concerning the laws and regulations pertaining to the examination of digital evidence.
  4. I have applied knowledge of these laws and regulations while collecting digital evidence.


* 4.Do you have experience in information technology forensic concepts and principles in an emerging IT area relating to digital data processing, computer intrusions and/or malicious software analysis?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.Are you willing to work in potentially hazardous environments with moderate physical demands (lifting, bending)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.Are you willing to travel nationally or internationally on short notice? (This position requires moderate travel)
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 7.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


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


* 9.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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