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Grade: 09
Please answer the following questions.

* 1.In addition to meeting the basic requirements for this series, choose the response that best describes your experience/education as it relates to this position.
  1. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS 7 grade level as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I have two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree (i.e., LL.B. or J.D.).
  3. I do not have the education or experience described above.


Grade: 11
Please answer the following questions.

* 1.In addition to meeting the basic requirements for this series, choose the response that best describes your experience/education 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.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.Please select the response that best describes how you satisfy the basic requirements set forth in this announcement.
  1. I have a bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or forensic science related area AND I have completed course work covering the subjects of biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology or other subjects which provide a basic understanding of the foundation of forensic DNA analysis, as well as course work and/or training in statistics and population genetics as it applies to forensic DNA analysis, in accordance with Quality Assurance Standards for Forensic DNA Testing Laboratories.
  2. I have a combination of experience and education which includes course work equivalent to a major in biology, chemistry, or forensic science including courses in biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology AND I have appropriate experience or additional education which demonstrates similarly appropriate skills or abilities needed to perform the duties of this position.
  3. I do not have the education or experience described above.


* 2.From the following list, please identify the type(s) of laboratories in which you have worked.
  1. Medical Laboratory
  2. Research Laboratory
  3. Forensic Laboratory
  4. Database Laboratory
  5. College/University Laboratory
  6. Paternity Testing Laboratory
  7. DNA Database Laboratory
  8. QC Laboratory
  9. Private Biotechnology Laboratory
  10. Pharmaceutical Laboratory
  11. Environmental/Bioanalytical Laboratory
  12. BSL-3 Microbiology Laboratory
  13. Other
  14. None of the above


* 3.Please select the response that best describes your experience paying attention to detail and accurately reporting findings.
  1. I have education/training in analyzing situations/materials in order to depict pertinent information and report details accurately.
  2. I have limited experience analyzing situations/materials in order to depict pertinent information and report details accurately.
  3. On a daily basis, I monitor situations through observation, pay attention to detail, and report findings.
  4. On a regular and recurring basis, I dissect written materials in order to determine the pertinent aspects and accurately report information.
  5. None of the above


* 4.Have you conducted analysis involving biological material?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.From the following list, please select the highest level of experience you have had working in a laboratory.
  1. I have received training in physical evidence/database samples handling procedures.
  2. I have handled physical evidence/database samples in civil/criminal matters.
  3. I have analyzed physical evidence/database samples in civil/criminal matters.
  4. I have analyzed biological specimens/DNA database samples in a research laboratory.
  5. I have analyzed biological specimens/DNA database samples in a hospital or clinical laboratory.
  6. I have analyzed and interpreted DNA data generated from physical evidence/DNA database samples.
  7. I have analyzed and interpreted data generated from DNA analyses.
  8. None of the above


* 6.Please select the response that describes your experience interpreting and implementing quality assurance standards.
  1. I have complied with quality control requirements.
  2. I have revised quality requirements under the direction of my supervisor.
  3. I have implemented quality requirements issued by my organization.
  4. I have developed new quality requirements based on my organization's needs.
  5. I have developed new quality requirements based on national or international standards.
  6. I have developed and implemented a quality assurance program that addresses my organization's policies.
  7. I have developed and implemented quality assurance policies and programs that address national and/or international quality standards.
  8. None of the above


* 7.Please select the response that best describes your experience in preparing reagents.
  1. I have never prepared reagents.
  2. I have prepared reagents under direction of supervisor.
  3. I have independently prepared reagents.
  4. I have independently prepared, documented and conducted quality control checks on laboratory reagents.


* 8.Please select the response that best describes your ability to communicate effectively in writing.
  1. Under the guidance and/or assistance of others, I have produced written communications within a work area requiring some original composition of a routine nature. Written material consisted mostly of communicating basic ideas, procedures or regulations.
  2. Working independently, I have produced written communications within a work area requiring original composition of a routine nature. Written material consists of small or routine reports, responses to inquiries, as well as communicating basic ideas, procedures or regulations.
  3. I have demonstrated experience in writing communications, reports or documents that provide instructions, request information and /or set out factual data. Material was prepared without benefit of a standardized format and was normally disseminated outside the work area assigned.
  4. I have experience in copying information from one document to another, preparing correspondence from model letters and paragraphs, and format letters or other documents.
  5. None of the above


* 9.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


* 10.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


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






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