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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: 11
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 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 responses that identify the computer software you have experience using.
  1. Word Processing
  2. Spreadsheets
  3. Databases
  4. Graphics/Presentation Tools
  5. Web Browser (i.e., Internet Explorer, Netscape)
  6. E-mail
  7. None of the above


* 2.Please select the responses that best describe your experience in performing administrative task(s) in support of the adjudication process.
  1. Obtained, compiled, and summarized narrative information data for use by others within the office.
  2. Summarized data and composed necessary correspondence to appropriate field offices) for initiation of investigation, outlining background of individual case.
  3. Extracted information and security data from investigative reports for use by co-workers.
  4. Summarized information from regulations for use by higher-level co-workers in a variety of duties, such as gathering data for use in reports according to instructions provided by the supervisor or high-level co-workers.
  5. Gained basic knowledge of adjudicating through on-the job and classroom training.
  6. None of the above


* 3.Please select the responses that best describe your experience in reviewing data to determine completeness and to address security issues.
  1. Reviewed request for personnel security clearances to assure that all required information was provided and requested missing information from the originators.
  2. Reviewed reports of personnel investigations to identify the presence or absence of derogatory information and, with more experienced specialist, reviewed the impact of various kinds of derogatory information on the granting, denying or revoking of security clearances.
  3. Reviewed request for personnel security clearance and used knowledge of policies and procedures to address any security issues.
  4. None of the above


* 4.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


* 5.Please select the response that describes your experience analyzing and interpreting information or data.
  1. I have performed analytical task(s) that required the interpretation of basic instructions, information, or data in order to perform routine task(s) or duties.
  2. I have performed analytical task(s) requiring the interpretation and application of routine and non-routine information, instructions, guidelines, regulations, or data in order to perform task(s) or duties.
  3. I have performed analytical task(s) requiring the interpretation and application of routine and non-routine information, instructions, guidelines, regulations, or data in order to perform task(s) or duties. I have evaluated information or assessed a situation calling for good judgment and recommended the best course of action.
  4. I have no education or training in analyzing information.


* 6.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


* 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.Please select the response that best describes your experience and/or ability to communicate orally with various levels of employees and management in order to obtain and provide information.
  1. I have applied communication skills to conduct work activities with internal and external customers as well as co-workers and superiors. I have responded to inquiries regarding non-technical or routine matters.
  2. I have expertise in applying communication skills to complex and non-routine issues. I have made informative and persuasive communications in a business setting, including oral presentations on specialized and complex issues. I have typically maintained effective ongoing contacts and working relationships with personnel at various levels throughout the organization as well as external contact.
  3. 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.
  4. None of the above


* 9.Please select the response that best describes your ability to recognize and extract relevant information from various databases, reports, and files to apply new research avenues and methodologies.
  1. I have collected information from a variety of sources and evaluated the information's relevance, significance, etc.
  2. I have work experience in independently anticipating and identifying information needs, comparing/contrasting information from different sources, using secondary/indirect sources and recognizing gaps in information. I am proficient at researching information to close significant gaps, making suggestions to fill those gaps, and in projecting data for estimates of future situations.
  3. I have extensive work experience and a high level of proficiency in anticipating and identifying information needs, comparing/contrasting information from several different sources, and in routinely using secondary/indirect sources to recognize and fill gaps in information. I have mastery level proficiency in analyzing data and projecting estimates of future situations.
  4. None of the above


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


* 11.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






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