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Grade: 13
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 GS 12 as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I do not have the experience described above.


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 GS 13 as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I do not have the experience described above.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.Have you supervised personnel?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Please select the responses that describe the management functions you have regularly performed.
  1. Approve multi-year long-range work plans developed by the supervisors or managers of subordinate organizational units and subsequently manage the overall work.
  2. Approve the allocation and distribution of funds in the organization's budget.
  3. Manage organizational changes that impact the structure and content of the program or organization segments.
  4. Manage the development of policy changes in response to changes in levels of funding or other legislated/program changes.
  5. Oversee the planning, direction, and timely execution of a program, several program segments, or comparable staff functions.
  6. None of the above


* 3.Please select the responses that describe your experience with procurement/contract service(s) you have provided.
  1. Coordinates specifications for use in solicitations for goods or services.
  2. Administers reimbursable work agreements.
  3. Oversees internal design/construction.
  4. Made recommendations of vendors qualification.
  5. Assured office conformance with governing procurement rules and regulations.
  6. Monitored performance and compliance with terms and conditions of contracts and/or purchase orders.
  7. Ensured safety concerns and addressed and successfully incorporated.
  8. None of the above


* 4.Please select the responses that you perform or have performed as a supervisor.
  1. Approving leave requests.
  2. Assigning work.
  3. Disciplining employees.
  4. Evaluating employee performance.
  5. Evaluating training needs.
  6. Providing on-the-job training
  7. Recruiting, interviewing and/or selecting.
  8. Rewarding employees.
  9. None of the above


* 5.Please select the responses that describes your experience in the areas of management analysis.
  1. Policy compliance
  2. Procedures
  3. Processes
  4. Organizational structure
  5. Organizational management and reporting relationship
  6. Management practices
  7. Staffing
  8. Equipment
  9. Information Technology or ADP systems
  10. Outsourcing
  11. Productivity
  12. Position Classification
  13. Prepared budget analyses
  14. Prioritization of work
  15. None of the above


* 6.Please select the responses that identify the types of original written products you have prepared.
  1. College term papers
  2. Thesis
  3. Dissertation
  4. Research grant proposals
  5. Policy documents
  6. Procedures and guidelines
  7. Teaching/instructional aids
  8. Complaint forms
  9. Journal/newspaper articles
  10. Intelligence reports
  11. Form letters
  12. Standardized reports
  13. Position papers
  14. Legal briefs
  15. Investigative reports
  16. Electronic communications
  17. Briefings for Congressional hearings
  18. Budget support, justification, impact and analysis
  19. Briefing Papers
  20. Scholastic publications in peer-reviewed technical journals
  21. None of the above


* 7.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


* 8.Please select the responses that describe your experience in resource management including staff, budget, equipment, space, training, travel, or other parameters, to accomplish the mission of your work group.
  1. Determining the annual operating budget and assignment of internal (staff) labor costs and/or work years.
  2. Developing future projections of annual operating budget and assignment of internal (staff) labor costs and/or work years, based on anticipated program levels.
  3. Determining the annual operational budget and assignment of external (contractor, other agency, consultant) labor costs and/or work years.
  4. Developing future projections of annual operating budget and assignment of external (contractor, other agency, consultant) labor costs and/or work years.
  5. Determining the annual operating budget and assignment of major equipment purchases for support of a work group.
  6. Determining workspace needs, furniture, workspace organization and layout, storage, support space, conference space, etc., for a work group.
  7. Determining annual staff training budget, identification of training needs, acquisition of training courses, monitoring of training accomplished, etc.
  8. Determining annual travel needs, travel budget, support and administration of travel activities for a work group.
  9. None of the above


* 9.Please select the response which best describes your experience in dealing with employee performance and conduct issues, and employee grievances and complaints.
  1. Heard and resolved complaints from employees; referred group grievances and more serious unresolved complaints to a higher level manager.
  2. Heard and resolved grievances or serious employee complaints.
  3. Counseled employees on behavior, and effected minor disciplinary measures such as warning and reprimands, recommending other action in more serious cases.
  4. Proposed and/or approved serious disciplinary actions (e.g., suspensions).
  5. Developed performance standards to track and evaluate the progress and quality of the work of employees demonstrating performance problems.
  6. Initiated and effected performance-based corrective actions.
  7. I have not dealt directly with employee performance and conduct issues, or grievances and complaints.


* 10.Please select the response which identifies your highest level of experience in the area of supervision:
  1. Led a large, complex multi-layered workforce of widely varying occupations and knowledge levels.
  2. I have been a second level supervisor to a multi-layered workforce and have supervised other first level supervisors.
  3. As a senior expert or advisor served as acting supervisor on occasions, and assisted the supervisor in developing and leading others. Led, directed and motivated team members to accomplish specific projects.
  4. I have been a first level supervisor to a large staff, including subordinates, designated team leaders and sub-work groups.
  5. I have been a designated team leader to a fixed staff and assisted the first level supervisor in leading a staff.
  6. I have no experience in developing, leading, directing and motivating a diverse staff.


* 11.Please select the human resource management services in which you have experience.
  1. Hiring, staffing and recruiting
  2. Background processing
  3. Employee benefits (insurance, leave, retirement)
  4. Worker's compensation
  5. Employee development
  6. Employee relations (performance management, awards, conduct/discipline)
  7. Position classification/management
  8. Preliminary background processing
  9. Applicant testing/selection systems
  10. Validation of testing instruments
  11. Recruitment metrics
  12. Recruitment plans
  13. Intern programs
  14. Advertising/marketing
  15. Diversity recruiting
  16. Recruitment of persons with disabilities
  17. Organizational Assessment
  18. Workforce Planning
  19. Job Competencies and Competency Models
  20. Human Capital Management Principles
  21. None of the above


* 12.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


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






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