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Grade: All Grades
* 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.


* 2.Please select the response that best describes your experience with regards to the ability to communicate orally in both formal and informal settings. For example, communicating effectively with Agency executives, senior level management, employee organizations, government officials, and members of congress or their staff.
  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 or groups (e.g., representatives from Congress, the Agency, Department, other Federal agencies). Communication at this level demonstrates expert skill in persuading and negotiating with others to obtain a desired result.
  2. I have regularly conducted discussions or 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 the desired effect, 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 work efforts 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 employees within the areas serviced. This included acquiring, clarifying, or exchanging facts and information needed to complete assignments.
  5. None of the above apply.


* 3.Please select the response that best describes your highest level of experience with IT processes, standards, guidelines, and/or policies.
  1. I have assisted in the development of IT processes, standards, guidelines and/or policies.
  2. I assisted in the development, maintenance, and implementation of IT processes, standards, guidelines and/or policies.
  3. I developed, maintained, and implemented IT processes, standards, guidelines and/or policies for an organizational unit.
  4. I have analyzed existing IT processes, standards, guidelines and/or policies and made recommendations for improvement.
  5. None of the above


* 4.Select the response that best describes your experience providing advice and assistance with respect to any program to either executive management or a supervisor.
  1. I have met with a variety of individuals within and outside of the organization to resolve issues..
  2. I have instructed, advised or participated in meetings with groups of individuals on sensitive issues.
  3. I am recognized as a technical authority in handling complex program policy issues and have played a key role in resolving major precedent-setting issues as they bear on adverse actions and discipline that significantly affected program administration. This work involved advising, counseling or mediating with a wide variety of individuals and top management officials at all levels within and outside of the organization.
  4. None of the above


* 5.Please select the response that best describes your involvement as a leader.
  1. I have participated as a leader within my organization.
  2. I have participated as an agency representative on committees that implemented new projects or shifted objectives on current projects.
  3. As an agency representative, I have led committees that implemented new projects or shifted objectives on current projects.
  4. I have no experience in this area.


* 6.Please select the response that best describes your leadership experience.
  1. A program manager exercising full authority to establish a series of annual, multi-year, or similar types of long-range work plans and schedules for the organizational component, including implementing goals and objectives for assigned programs.
  2. A project manager with recurring responsibility for planning, developing, and implementing programs involving organizational scope and impact. This would include developing short- and long-term action plans with milestones, identifying and managing fiscal resources and managing work teams and advisory groups in the design of systems and programs.
  3. A team leader with full responsibility for planning and assigning work to be accomplished; setting and adjusting short term priorities, providing technical review of work, coaching and counseling employees, providing input for performance evaluations and recognition of employees, and managing productivity and quality of work.
  4. None of the above


* 7.From the following list, please select IT projects/initiatives that you have to personally prepare the following:
  1. Analysis of the effectiveness of existing systems including the feasibility of pursuing alternatives for improvement.
  2. Cost-benefit analyses on which project authorization decisions were based.
  3. Detailed project plans including multiple deliverables, dependencies, timelines and key milestones.
  4. Project proposals including costs, benefits, timetables and implementation strategies.
  5. System specifications and statements of work.
  6. Security, architecture and/or program impact assessments.
  7. Other documentation necessary to satisfy legal, regulatory and policy requirements.
  8. None of the above


* 8.Please select the responses that describe the leadership functions you have performed.
  1. Coached and mentored staff to achieve desired results.
  2. Led a team in the completion of a work project or assignment.
  3. Followed-up with team members to ensure timeliness in meeting milestones.
  4. Planned work assignments to be assigned to team members.
  5. Reported progress to senior management.
  6. Resolved conflicts, differences or problems among team members.
  7. Reviewed completed work for technical adequacy and timeliness.
  8. Set goals, milestones and expectations.
  9. Led reprioritization of work to ensure deadlines were met.
  10. Identified and resolved funding issues that would negatively affect success.
  11. None of the above


* 9.Please select the response that best describes your experience serving as a technical expert, addressing the most complex advanced systems projects as well as critical problems which confronted an organization in the Information Technology area.
  1. I have experience isolating and defining systems related problems and conditions, formulating projects, establishing specifications and guidelines, creating and implementing advanced systems projects. Work impacted the functions of a wide variety of IT programs throughout the organization and addressed the full range of issues that impact the determination of automation needs including planning system development, design, procurement and implementation.
  2. I have experience providing additional IT functionality and extending system capabilities. Assignments required departure from past approaches and traditional techniques. I had to analyze operating system interfaces, user requirements, computer resource requirements, data conversions and interrelationships as well as interactions with existing IT functions and facilities to insure compatibility and usability and to develop implementation approaches and alternatives.
  3. I have experience that concerned maintenance of services, capabilities, effectiveness and efficiency of IT systems. The work impacted a nominal subset of the overall complement of systems supported and serviced.
  4. 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
  12. Other
  13. I am currently an FBI Employee.
  14. District of Columbia Department of Employment Services


* 11.Please specify where you heard about this position.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


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






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