Skip Navigation

Vacancy Questions Preview

Vacancy Questions Preview

Grade: 07
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 5 grade level as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I have completed a bachelor's degree and meet the requirements for Superior Academic Achievement. I meet one of the following: (1) class standing as described in the vacancy announcement, (2) a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, as recorded on an official college transcript, or as computed based on courses completed during the final two years of curriculum, or (3) honor society membership.
  3. I have one full year of graduate level education.
  4. I do not have the education or experience described above.


Grade: 09
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 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: All Grades
* 1.Please indicate the position location(s) you are interested in being considered.
  1. Fairmont, WV
  2. Pocatello, ID


* 2.Please select the response that best describes your experience in reference sources and research techniques.
  1. I do not have experience in this area.
  2. I have written or edited documents by researching factual information from readily identifiable and available sources (e.g., libraries, archives, public source databases, Internet, or subject matter experts).
  3. I have written and/or edited factual materials requiring the collection, analysis, selection and combining of information from a variety of sources to develop coherent written products. My experience reflects the use of a variety of research techniques, approaches and styles (e.g., surveys, conducting interviews, etc.).


* 3.Please select the response that best describes your ability to research, gather, interpret, compare and analyze information in order to identify complex problems, make conclusions, report findings, and recommend detailed actions.
  1. I have no experience in researching, gathering, interpreting, comparing and analyzing information in order to identify complex problems, make conclusions, report findings, and recommend detailed actions.
  2. I have limited experience in conducting research, gathering, interpreting, comparing and analyzing information in order to identify complex problems, make conclusions, report findings, and recommend detailed actions. I received guidance from others with respect to completing work.
  3. I conducted research on a recurring basis from a number of sources. With limited assistance, interpreted, compared and analyzed specific regulations, policies, and procedures in order to identify complex problems, make conclusions, report findings and recommend detailed actions.
  4. I independently research various sources on a regular and recurring basis in order to compile, interpret, compare and analyze specific regulations, policies, and procedures to identify complex problems, make conclusions, report findings and recommend detailed actions to resolve unprecedented situations.


* 4.From the following list of research skills, please identify those you have routinely and successfully applied in an academic or professional setting.
  1. Preparing factual report
  2. Synopsizing research materials
  3. Extracting relevant information from sources
  4. Extracting and compiling numerical or statistical data
  5. Verifying facts and figures
  6. Evaluating the validity of sources
  7. Comparing and contrasting data from multiple sources
  8. Identifying information gaps or anomalies
  9. None of the above


* 5.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


* 6.Please select the response that best describes the extent to which you have prepared correspondence and other documents using proper grammar, spelling, punctuation, and format.
  1. I have completed standard forms and copied information from one source to another.
  2. I have written interoffice correspondence and transmittal letters, and inserted key information into existing form letters.
  3. I have taken meeting notes, prepared minutes, and drafted responses to requests for information.
  4. With direction from my supervisor or others, I have written formal and informal communications, such as letters, electronic communications, policy statement(s), etc.
  5. I have independently written complete documents, such as procedures, policies, and research reports.
  6. None of the above


* 7.Have you collected, analyzed and compiled programmatic and/or administrative data into a wide variety of reports?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 8.From the following list, please select the types of written communications that you have produced in English.
  1. Books
  2. Professional Journal Articles
  3. Undergraduate Research Papers
  4. Emails
  5. Informal letters
  6. Business Correspondence
  7. Training Manuals
  8. Newsletters
  9. High School Essays/Term Papers
  10. Policy Documents
  11. Other
  12. None of the above


* 9.Do you have formal work experience and/or education in extracting the English language from various foreign language sources which may be garbled, indistinct, or ungrammatical with no opportunity to the originator regarding meaning of terms, significance of inflections, etc.?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 10.Do you have experience working with a foreign language program?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 11.From the following list, please check the materials you have translated.
  1. Books
  2. Professional Journal Articles
  3. Research Papers
  4. Technical Documents (e.g., medical, legal)
  5. Informal letters (e.g., newsletters)
  6. Business Correspondence
  7. Audio/Video tapes
  8. Transcripts of conversations/depositions
  9. None of the above


* 12.Please select the response which best describes your ability to communicate orally with various levels of employees and management in order to obtain and provide information.
  1. I have greeted visitors, or relayed messages, or answered and redirected telephone calls.
  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 (e.g. staff meetings, small project work group meetings, meetings with fellow team members).
  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


* 13.Please select the response that best describes your experience establishing and maintaining effective liaison with individuals from different backgrounds and at various levels who are located both inside and outside of your organization/agency.
  1. I have communicated with various individuals located within my organization who are on the same organizational level as myself. I have experience conveying basic information to others as needed.
  2. I have communicated with individuals at the same level as myself who are from different backgrounds and located both within and outside my organization. I have provided and/or exchanged information with others.
  3. With direction from others, I have established and maintained effective and productive liaison with individuals from different backgrounds and at various levels who are located both within and outside my organization. It has been incumbent upon me to initiate this dialogue, identifying and contacting these individuals. I have sought responses to or tactfully explained issues.
  4. I have independently established and maintained effective and productive liaison with individuals from different backgrounds and at various levels who are located both within and outside my organization. It has been incumbent upon me to initiate this dialogue, independently identifying and contacting these individuals. I have sought responses to or tactfully explained complex or contentious issues.
  5. None of the above


* 14.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


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






This is a Federal job application system. Providing false information, creating fake IDs, or failing to answer all questions truthfully and completely may be grounds for not hiring, for disbarment from Federal employment, or for dismissal after the applicant begins work. Falsifying a Federal job application, attempting to violate the privacy of others, or attempting to compromise the operation of this system may be punishable by fine or imprisonment (US Code, Title 18, section 1001).