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Grade: 14
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 grade level as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I do not have the experience described above.


* 2.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


* 3.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


* 4.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


* 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.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


* 7.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


* 8.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


* 9.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


* 10.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


* 11.Please select the response that best describes your experience in communicating clearly and concisely in writing to present ideas, policy proposals, study results, or management decisions.
  1. I have demonstrated experience in providing advice and guidance to management officials relative to delicate personnel issues, through tactful and persuasive written communication.
  2. I have extensive experience in communicating through written communication, documents concerning complex and unusual issues, and in preparing responses to inquiries from DOJ, OPM, OMB and Congressional committees regarding special studies and reports.
  3. I have experience in developing presentations and correspondence concerning various program issues.
  4. I have experience in developing and preparing written policy papers explaining new procedures and/or implementation processes.
  5. None of the above


* 12.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


* 13.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


* 14.Do you possess experience in quantitative analysis in program management or experience in developing new methods of quantitative analysis to improve program management?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 15.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


* 16.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


* 17.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


* 18.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.


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


* 3.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
  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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