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


Grade: 13
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: 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 working with a Windows distributed network.
  1. I have performed basic installation, configuration and maintenance of servers and work stations.
  2. I have supported most components of an installed network including operating system upgrades, troubleshooting server performance, PC performance, communications, organization and system security administration.
  3. I have managed the following processes: design, acquisition, installation, configuration, operations, maintenance and security of the system.
  4. I have managed units with Active Directory and have supported network services such as Global Catalogue, Dynamic DNS, DHCP and WINS.
  5. None of the above


* 3.Please select the response that best describes your knowledge regarding IT systems security principles, concepts and methods to particularly prevent, detect and track intrusions and attacks against network systems and ensure their soundness.
  1. I have performed IT security related duties that required knowledge of systems security certification and accreditation requirements and processes; Federal information systems security protocols; integrated information systems security with other security disciplines; I have lead the implementation of a security controls designed to anticipate, assess and minimize system vulnerabilities.
  2. I have planned and conducted security accreditation reviews for installed IT systems; recommended new or revised measures and countermeasures based on the results of accreditation reviews; identified and specified information systems security requirements associated with migrations to new IT environments.
  3. I have knowledge of the risk factors impacting IT security, such as computer viruses, hackers, denial of service. I have implemented correction or preventive actions, such as installing security packets and running antivirus utilities.
  4. None of the above


* 4.Please select the response that best describes your experience in planning, designing and implementing information systems security.
  1. Cross-domain: federating multiple communities of interest both internal and external to your sponsoring agency/organization.
  2. Enterprise-wide: integrating multiple systems, infrastructures and user domains internal to your sponsoring agency/organization.
  3. System-or infrastructure-specific.
  4. Application-or devise-specific.
  5. No experience planning, designing and implementing information systems security.


* 5.From the following list, please select the information security technologies and techniques you have experience in working.
  1. Network bases intrusion detection systems and analysis
  2. Host based intrusion detection systems and analysis
  3. Vulnerability scanners and vulnerability analysis
  4. Incident response
  5. Threat analysis and tracking
  6. Security information management systems
  7. Network intrusion prevention systems
  8. Host intrusion prevention systems
  9. Operating system security
  10. Patch management systems and techniques
  11. None of the above


* 6.Please select the response that best describes your experience analyzing alternative approaches to major aspects of system design.
  1. I have applied business processes, engineering concepts and methods sufficient to lead or conduct studies designed to identify potential improvements in the way IT is applied to key business functions.
  2. I have developed requirements and specifications for systems that meet business requirements; advised on the merits of proposed system development projects and applied structured systems analysis approach to the design and development of the new or enhanced applications.
  3. None of the above


* 7.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 made informative and persuasive communications in a business setting on specialized but not complex issues.
  3. 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 contacts.
  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


* 8.Please select the responses that identify the subject you have given presentations or briefings on.
  1. Budget
  2. Administrative Procedures
  3. Security
  4. Project Status, Findings to Date, Problems, and Recommendations
  5. Recommendations for Problem Solutions
  6. Organizational Strategies, Goals, Objectives, or Priorities
  7. Policy Issues
  8. Potential Impacts of Changing Regulations or Policies for the Organization
  9. Financial and Resource Management Issues
  10. Restructuring/Reorganization
  11. Legal/Civil Rights Issues
  12. None of the above


* 9.Please select the response that best describes your ability to analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data and recognize solutions.
  1. I have had some education or training in the process of analyzing problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data and recognize solutions.
  2. I have had some work experience assisting others analyzing problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data and recognize solutions.
  3. I have demonstrated the ability to independently analyze problems to identify significant factor, gather pertinent data from a variety of sources, and draw conclusions to solve problems.
  4. I have experience identifying significant factors, gathering pertinent data and synthesizing information from a variety of sources involving difficult issues, analyzing and interpreting the information, and drawing conclusions to solve problems.
  5. None of the above


* 10.From the following list of problem-solving and decision-making skills, please identify those that you have routinely and successfully applied in a work setting.
  1. Obtained facts, information, or data relevant to a particular problem or issue through observation of events or situation, discussion with others, research, or retrieval from written or electronic sources.
  2. Made decision by considering relevant facts and information, potential risks and benefits, and short and long-term consequences or alternatives.
  3. Anticipated or identified problems and their causes; developed and analyzed potential solutions or improvements using rational and logical processes or innovative and creative approaches.
  4. Considered broad range of internal and external factors when solving problems and making decisions.
  5. Sought input from others.
  6. Drew accurate conclusions from investigative and other quantitative information.
  7. Generated new ideas; recognized the need for new or modified approaches; brought perspective and approaches together in creative ways.
  8. None of the above


* 11.From the following list, please select all area(s) you have a working knowledge:
  1. Unix
  2. Linux
  3. LVM
  4. SAN Storage
  5. VM
  6. MYSQL
  7. Palantir
  8. RAID
  9. PERL/PYTHON
  10. Malware & Technical Forensic Analytics
  11. 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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