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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
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 select the response that best describes your experience and/or ability to analyze and interpret information.
  1. I have some education, training, or experience in analyzing and interpreting information.
  2. I have performed basic analytical task(s) in a work situation that required the interpretation of basic instructions, information or data in order to perform routine task(s) or duties.
  3. I have performed analytical task(s) in a work situation requiring the interpretation and application of routine and non-routine information, instructions, guidelines, regulations or data in order to perform task(s) or duties.
  4. I have performed analytical task(s) in job situations that required the interpretation and application of non-routine and complex information, instructions, guidelines, regulations or data in order to perform task(s) or duties. I have demonstrated the ability to evaluate information and situations calling for good judgment and decision making to accomplish goals and objectives.
  5. I have evaluated and analyzed information using all available resources. I have extracted and analyzed precise and exact information and details obtained from observation and research. I have used appropriate analytical procedures and methods. I have a assessed potential consequences of various scenarios and developed alternate solutions for the best course of action.
  6. None of the above


* 3.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


* 4.Please select the responses that best describe your experience orally interacting with a variety of people in various situations to achieve effective solutions and foster cordial relations.
  1. I have served as a spokesperson for an organization.
  2. I have facilitated communications and activities between organizational entities.
  3. I have mediated or facilitated problem resolution.
  4. I have presented, defended, or negotiated program specific mission goals, needs or problems with senior management.
  5. I have independently planned and conducted meetings.
  6. I have served on panels, committees, or task forces on technical or programmatic or professional issues.
  7. I am regularly consulted by peers, other agency representatives, or private industry on technical or programmatic issues.
  8. I have served as an agency representative at functions with interaction with congressional members.
  9. I have experience in fostering and maintaining high level contacts/telephone liaison with Members of Congress and their staff.
  10. I have experience in persuading others to accept findings, recommendations, changes, alternative viewpoints, or to take a particular course of action.
  11. Interviewed employees or managers to acquire specific programmatic and/or technical or complex information.
  12. Effectively communicate organizational strategies, goals, objectives, or priorities on a regular basis.
  13. None of the above


* 5.Please select the responses that best describe your experience in record management duties and responsibilities.
  1. I have experience reviewing and evaluating records including documents created within an office and those received by that office.
  2. I have experience in analyzing and arranging bodies of records which may be somewhat disorganized.
  3. I have experience operating at the entry level on routine office records creation and management issues or problems solving techniques to: analyze, develop alternatives, and effectively make recommendations about specific records management issues, problems, and procedures.
  4. I have experience researching applicable laws, policy, and agency precedent and apply fact-finding techniques to gather clear-cut information and/or evidence specific to the FOIPA court cases the issue of records vs. personal papers.
  5. I have independently observed, monitored or evaluated work processes, activities, or events according to a prescribed plan or agenda to achieve specific objectives.
  6. I have overseeing procedures for scanning complex incoming documents associated with legibility problems.
  7. I have ensured document and records management processes are uniform throughout all entities in the office.
  8. I have implemented the creation of a vital records program for the agency and/or office.
  9. None of the above


* 6.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.


* 7.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


* 8.Do you have experience processing biometric images?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.From the following list, please identify the database system(s) you have utilized.
  1. Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS)
  2. National Crime Information Center (NCIC)/Interstate Identification Index(III)
  3. FBINET
  4. Bureau Personnel Management System (BPMS)
  5. Law Enforcement On-Line (LEO)
  6. National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Index
  7. National Data Exchange (N-DEx)
  8. Department of State (DOS) Consular Consolidated Database
  9. Next Generation Identification (NGI)
  10. None of the Above


* 10.Please select the response that best describes your experience with entering and scanning manual biometric images into the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) and/or facial recognition systems.
  1. I independently enter data and biometric images into the IAFIS and/or other automated system(s). I have trained others in the performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  2. I routinely enter data and biometric images into the IAFIS and/or other automated system(s), consulting my supervisor when unusual situations occur.
  3. With direction, I enter data and biometric images into the IAFIS and/or other automated system(s).
  4. I have been trained to enter data and biometric images into the IAFIS and/or other automated system(s) but have not performed this function in a work environment.
  5. None of the above


* 11.From the following list, please select the areas which you have work experience.
  1. Development of Latent Prints in a Forensic Laboratory
  2. Fingerprint Analysis Comparison Individualization of Friction Ridge Prints
  3. Recording Fingerprints and/or Major Case Prints
  4. Image Processing/Photography of Latent Prints
  5. Facial Analysis, Comparison, and Evaluation of facial images
  6. Recording of facial images
  7. Facial Image processing/photoshop preparation of facial images
  8. None of the above






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