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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.


* 2.Please select the response that best describes your experience in Industrial Security.
  1. I have expert knowledge and experience in planning, designing, and implementing an Industrial Security program, including evaluations and studies related to complex acquisitions.
  2. I am skilled in designing and implementing an Industrial Security program and have knowledge of related security programs.
  3. I have assisted in the implementation and design of an Industrial Security program.
  4. None of the above


* 3.Please select the response that best describes your experience with information security.
  1. I have properly handled classified information.
  2. I have been an Assistant Security Manager.
  3. I have been a Security Manager/Officer.
  4. I have been a Top Secret Control Officer.
  5. 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.From the following list, please select the responses that best describe your experience performing administrative task(s) in support of Physical Security programs.
  1. Obtained, compiled, and summarized narrative information/data for use by others within the office.
  2. Extracted gathered data necessary for performing oversight of physical security projects and assignments.
  3. Reviewed, analyzed, and prepared routine incoming/outgoing communications which set forth physical security policy/guideline requirements.
  4. Summarized information from regulations for use by higher-level co-workers in a variety of duties, such as gathering data for use in reports according to instructions provided by the supervisor or high-level co-workers.
  5. Gained basic knowledge of Physical Security principles, practices, and processes through on-the job and classroom training.
  6. None of the above


* 3.From the following list, please select the responses that best describe your experience in determining the suitability and security eligibility for individuals for entry and retention in sensitive and nonsensitive positions.
  1. Developed and implemented policies and procedures for the personnel security program within the organization.
  2. Reviewed requests for security clearances and special accesses and applied organizational regulations regarding the type of personal security check required (i.e., national agency check, special background investigation, etc.).
  3. Interviewed nominees or applicants, affording rights to due process through hearing when necessary.
  4. Requested an investigation from the appropriate organization.
  5. None of the above


* 4.From the following list, please select the responses that best describe your experience in utilizing a high degree of judgment and expertise in the review and resolution of cases that involve conflicting, volatile and controversial issues.
  1. Analyzed conflicting testimony or sources and degrees of significant information in clearance adjudication cases.
  2. Adjudicated complex personnel security clearances and/or developed guidelines for applying general criteria covering derogatory information that required extensive personal judgment to resolve.
  3. Reviewed and critically scrutinized incoming material outlining possible serious and/or very sensitive security concerns relating to the most complex security assessment issues for the purpose of determining merit for granting, continuing, and/or revoking security clearances and access authorizations.
  4. None of the above


* 5.Please select responses that best describe your experience in analyzing and reviewing data to determine suitability for a security clearance.
  1. Received and reviewed various files and related material to determine and extract all possible identifying information, matching records and areas of possible investigative worth which could have a bearing on the individual's reliability, trustworthiness, and loyalty.
  2. Examined material to discern any deliberate misrepresentations of facts, criminal or immoral conduct, mentally disabling illness, sympathetic association with hostile intelligence individuals/organizations, or facts which furnish reason to believe that the subject may be a possible security risk.
  3. Received, reviewed, and analyzed results of further investigation conducted, along with results of interviews and polygraph examinations executed, ensuring that all issues have been resolved, that gaps in information have been adequately covered, and that areas of have been sufficiently addressed in order to efficiently and effectively determine the individual's reliability, trustworthiness, conduct, and character.
  4. None of the above


* 6.Please select the responses that best describe your experience with identifying and resolving security adjudication-related problems.
  1. Analyzed applicable guidelines, established written instructions and/or policies in order to solve adjudication . Work was reviewed by the supervisor or high-level co-worker.
  2. Evaluated and interpreted policies and guidelines for procedural correctness. Supervisor reviewed work to ensure adherence to agency policy.
  3. Interpreted and applied newly changed guidelines in order to complete the assignment. Supervisor provided guidance where guidelines and standard procedures were lacking.
  4. None of the above


* 7.Please select the responses that best describe your experience in reviewing data to determine completeness and to address security issues.
  1. Reviewed request for personnel security clearances to assure that all required information was provided and requested missing information from the originators.
  2. Reviewed reports of personnel investigations to identify the presence or absence of derogatory information and, with more experienced specialist, reviewed the impact of various kinds of derogatory information on the granting, denying or revoking of security clearances.
  3. Reviewed request for personnel security clearance and used knowledge of policies and procedures to address any security issues.
  4. None of the above


* 8.From the following list, please select the responses that describe your experience in applying various policies, standards and criteria, or legal and administrative precedents in reviewing security clearance eligibility.
  1. Utilized consideration, judgment and initiative in interpreting, adapting, and applying guidelines and in analyzing and developing directives to apply to unusual and unprecedented situations.
  2. Recognized the need for and participated in modifying regulatory and/or procedural instructions to improve effectiveness and efficiency of security controls.
  3. Used guidelines to determine the appropriate adjudication of each case, e.g., granting, denial or revocation of security clearance.
  4. None of the above


* 9.Please select the responses that best describe your experience in providing support to the security adjudication processes.
  1. Initiated appropriate Bureau indices checks, arrest record checks, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) information checks, ELSUR checks, and the like, in attempting to obtain pertinent identifying information relative to subject involved in each individual case.
  2. Received and reviewed incoming material such as applications, Changes in Marital Status forms, Personnel Status Forms, and the like, for the purpose of discerning merit for granting, continuing, and/or revoking security clearance and access authorizations.
  3. Assisted supervisor and/or coworkers with a segment of typical security adjudication.
  4. None of the above


* 10.From the following list, please select the responses that best describes your experience with analyzing and reviewing data to determine any concerns regarding security clearances.
  1. Received and reviewed files and related materials to determine and extract all possible identifying information, matching records and areas of possible investigative worth which could have bearing on individual's reliability, trustworthiness, and loyalty.
  2. Examined material to discern any deliberate misrepresentation of facts, any criminal or immoral conduct, any mentally disabling illness, any sympathetic association with hostile intelligence individuals/organizations, or any facts which furnish reason to believe that the subject may be a possible security risk.
  3. Received, reviewed, and analyzed results of further investigations conducted, along with results of interviews executed, ensuring that all issues have been resolved, that gaps in information have been adequately covered, and that areas of have been sufficiently addressed in order to efficiently and effectively determine individual's reliability, trustworthiness, conduct and character.
  4. None of the above


* 11.From the following list, please select the statement(s) that describe your experience in analyzing and researching physical security issues/problems.
  1. Independently identified and properly gathered accurate and comprehensive information needed to solve basic and more complex issues and problems.
  2. Independently reviewed and analyzed straightforward and more complex information, drawing reasonable conclusions about its accuracy, finds, or importance.
  3. Accurately complied and reviewed basic and more complex information in order to code, process, categorize, or classify the information.
  4. Made solid decisions by consolidating information and considering options and likely outcomes.
  5. Independently made appropriate decisions in challenging, ambiguous, or emergency situations.
  6. Contributed to group problem-solving efforts by providing ideas or solutions.
  7. None of the above


* 12.From the following list, please select the physical security operations you have experience in:
  1. Access controls (including of badging, lock (physical and electronic) systems, and access to SCIF areas
  2. Counter-surveillance techniques designed to identify potential threats against key facilities
  3. Communication Security (COMSEC) including inventory, encryption methods and maintenance, COMSEC briefings
  4. Protection of personnel, classified information and operations from internal and external threats
  5. None of the above


* 13.Please select the responses that describe your experience in communicating orally.
  1. I have researched issues and explained resolution to customer.
  2. I have interviewed, or conferred with others to obtain or verify information; and explained non-technical procedures to others.
  3. I have given short presentations at briefings or meetings.
  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. I have established priorities to meet organizational needs.
  6. I have developed/conducted customer surveys
  7. None of the above


* 14.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


* 15.Please select the response that best describes your experience in writing security policies:
  1. I have drafted security policy documents, guidance, or plans that have agency wide impact on issues such as policy implications of new business strategies.
  2. I have drafted security policy documents, guidance, or plans that have agency wide impact on issues such as implementation of emerging technologies.
  3. I have drafted security policy documents, guidance, or plans that have agency wide impact on issues such as the feasibility of proposed new systems.
  4. I have drafted security policy documents, guidance, or plans that have agency wide impact on issues such as the implications of security threats.
  5. I have not drafted any security policy documents, guidance, or plans that have agency wide impact.


* 16.Which of the following describes your experience, education, or training in directing or managing the physical protection of sensitive or classified information, personnel, facilities, installations, or other sensitive materials, resources, or processes focusing on operational security (OPSEC)?
  1. I have developed and implemented security policy and design, and sometimes installed or oversaw the installation of protection systems and devices to ensure that sensitive information, equipment, and other material was not compromised, sabotaged, stolen, misused, or subjected to terrorist, malicious mischief, or other acts of willful interference.
  2. I have inspected facilities where sensitive and classified material was located and determined levels of control for the material within the facility (i.e., who is to use it, and how it should be protected).
  3. I have conducted surveys and analyses to identify the criticality and vulnerability of facilities or sites and threats against them. I have evaluated threats to identify and recommend alternative countermeasures.
  4. None of the above


* 17.Please select the responses that best describe your knowledge of the following regulations and guidelines to interpret, develop, and implement national level guidance to security standards.
  1. Executive Orders
  2. Security Laws
  3. Security regulations
  4. Security procedures
  5. Other
  6. None of the above


* 18.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


* 19.Please select the programs for which you have in-depth proficiency and demonstrated knowledge.
  1. Personnel Security
  2. Physical Security
  3. Information Technology Security
  4. Industrial Security
  5. Information Security
  6. I do not have the required proficiencies.


* 20.Please select the responses that best describe where you gained experience adjudicating security clearances.
  1. Educational environment
  2. Corporate environment
  3. Large profit/non-profit environment
  4. Local level
  5. State level
  6. Federal level
  7. Military
  8. Intelligence Community
  9. None of the above


* 21.From the following list, identify the types of principles, guidelines and policies regarding physical security you have applied.
  1. Department of Justice
  2. Intelligence Community (i.e., DCID)
  3. Department of State
  4. Executive Orders
  5. None of the above


* 22.From the following list, please select the statement(s) that describe your experience providing authoritative information and assistance to an organization's officials.
  1. Advised on personnel security policies and related matters and on the impact of personnel security requirements on organizational missions.
  2. Formulated and recommended personnel security investigative requirements.
  3. Advised on procedures for adverse security determinations and employee rights.
  4. Represented the organization in personnel security matters.
  5. Assisted in arranging and conducting hearings or appeals.
  6. None of the above


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


* 24.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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