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Grade: 09
Please answer the following questions.

* 1.Please select the response that describes how you meet the Basic Requirements for the position.
  1. I have a Degree: that included 15 semester hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester hours were in statistics), and 9 additional semester hours in one or more of the following: physical or biological sciences, medicine, education, or engineering; or in the social sciences including demography, history, economics, social welfare, geography, international relations, social or cultural anthropology, health sociology, political science, public administration, psychology, etc. Credit toward meeting statistical course requirements should be given for courses in which 50 percent of the course content appears to be statistical methods, e.g., courses that included studies in research methods in psychology or economics such as tests and measurements or business cycles, or courses in methods of processing mass statistical data such as tabulating methods or electronic data processing.
  2. I have a Combination of education and experience -- courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The experience should have included a full range of professional statistical work such as (a) sampling, (b) collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and (c) applying statistical techniques such as measurement of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance, and tests of significance.
  3. I do not meet any of the requirements described above.


Grade: 11
Please answer the following questions.

* 1.Please select the response that describes how you meet the Basic Requirements for the position.
  1. I have a Degree: that included 15 semester hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester hours were in statistics), and 9 additional semester hours in one or more of the following: physical or biological sciences, medicine, education, or engineering; or in the social sciences including demography, history, economics, social welfare, geography, international relations, social or cultural anthropology, health sociology, political science, public administration, psychology, etc. Credit toward meeting statistical course requirements should be given for courses in which 50 percent of the course content appears to be statistical methods, e.g., courses that included studies in research methods in psychology or economics such as tests and measurements or business cycles, or courses in methods of processing mass statistical data such as tabulating methods or electronic data processing.
  2. I have a Combination of education and experience -- courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The experience should have included a full range of professional statistical work such as (a) sampling, (b) collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and (c) applying statistical techniques such as measurement of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance, and tests of significance.
  3. I do not meet any of the requirements described above.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.Are you a current civilian federal employee, on a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) or a Letter of Requirement (LOR)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


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.

* 2.Do you have experience performing mathematical equations in order to determine units of measurements and advanced shop mathematics?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.Do you have experience in statistical analysis?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.Do you have experience identifying trends, patterns and possible anomalies when reviewing data?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.Please select the response that best describes your experience communicating orally.
  1. I have regularly justified, persuaded, negotiated, or resolved matters involving significant or controversial policy or program issues. This included communicating effectively and harmoniously with a full range of internal and external individuals and/or groups. My communication at this level demonstrates expert skill in persuading and negotiating with others to obtain a desired result.
  2. I have regularly conducted discussion or have participated in work groups as a program representative, in which the purpose was to influence, motivate, or persuade persons or groups. This included using communication skills to approach individuals or groups who are skeptical or in disagreement in order to obtain a desired result (e.g., gaining compliance with an established policy or regulation).
  3. I have regularly served as a program representative and participated in discussions in which the purpose was to plan, coordinate, or consult on projects or to resolve specific business problems. This included influencing or motivating individuals or groups who are working toward mutual goals and who have basically cooperative attitudes.
  4. I have regularly served as a program representative in dealing with managers and/or employees within the areas serviced. This included acquiring, clarifying, or exchanging facts and information needed to complete assignments.
  5. I have regularly conducted briefings and presentations to both senior management officials as well as a wide variety of audiences that are of diverse backgrounds.
  6. None of the above


* 6.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


* 7.Please select the responses that demonstrate your written communication skills.
  1. Research Papers
  2. Formal Briefings
  3. Formal Communications, e.g., official business letters
  4. Detailed Official Business Reports
  5. None of the above


* 8.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


* 9.From the following list, please select the area(s) you have professional experience.
  1. Develop statistical designs for experimental research projects
  2. Analyze data using mathematical/statistical methodologies/software.
  3. Develop mathematical and statistical models for biological, chemical, or physical phenomena.
  4. Use statistical software applications to implement an assessment project.
  5. Use software to acquire, maintain, and manipulate experimental data and to integrate data in scientific databases.
  6. Develop and apply statistical methods for analysis of data for risk assessment.
  7. Select or adapt statistical methods as required for research and development.
  8. I do not have or do not meet any of the choices above


* 10.Please select the responses that describe your experience in the following mathematical subject areas.
  1. Statistics
  2. Numerical Analysis
  3. Spatial Statistics
  4. Differential Equations
  5. Operations Research
  6. None of the above


* 11.Please select the response that best describes your experience in statistical research.
  1. More than ten years experience in statistical research
  2. Five to ten years experience in statistical research
  3. One to five years experience in statistical research


* 12.Please select the responses that describe your experience with techniques you have used to conduct research, analyses, or survey activities.
  1. Statistical inference
  2. Regression analysis
  3. Imputation
  4. Survey sampling
  5. Time series analysis (including forecasting methods)
  6. Cognitive methods in survey or forms design
  7. Internet data collection
  8. Table production software to create data tables
  9. Sample design
  10. Data editing
  11. Quality control and assurance
  12. Spatial analyses
  13. Production of maps using GIS software
  14. Categorical data analysis
  15. None of the above


* 13.Please select the responses that describe your experience in the following mathematical subject area(s).
  1. Information Theory
  2. Graph Theory
  3. Statistics
  4. Cryptology
  5. Logic
  6. Numerical Analysis
  7. Abstract Algebra
  8. Number Theory
  9. Functional Analysis
  10. Ordinary Differential Equations
  11. Partial Differential Equations
  12. Control Theory
  13. Operations Research
  14. Computational Complexity
  15. Cryptanalysis
  16. Signals Analysis
  17. None of the above


* 14.Please select the responses that describe your experience in statistical programs.
  1. JCL
  2. Excel
  3. Free Lance Graphics
  4. SPSS
  5. PowerPoint
  6. ROSCOE
  7. Word Perfect/Tables
  8. Other
  9. None of the above


* 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
  13. I am currently an FBI Employee.
  14. District of Columbia Department of Employment Services






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