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Grade: 07
Please answer the following questions.

* 1.In addition to meeting the basic requirements for this series, choose the response that best describes your experience/education 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.In addition to meeting the basic requirements for this series, choose the response that best describes your experience/education 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
* 1.Select the response that best describes how you meet the basic qualifications requirements for this position.
  1. I have a degree from an accredited college or university in accounting OR a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, OR public administration that included OR was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting (May include up to 6 hours of credit in business law).
  2. I have a combination of education & experience- 4 years experience in accounting/auditing OR combination of accounting/auditing experience, college level education, training AND I have one of the following: 1) 24 semester hours in appropriate accounting or auditing courses (the 24 hour requirement may include 6 hours of business law); 2) certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, from a written exam.
  3. I do not meet any of the requirements described above.


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


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.

* 3.Are you a current civilian federal employee, on a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) or a Letter of Requirement (LOR)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.Please select the responses that best describes your experience in developing, documenting, and defending audit findings.
  1. Adjustments or corrections to financial transactions.
  2. Improvements in internal or management control systems/processes.
  3. Increased efficiency or effectiveness of federal programs, practices, or operations.
  4. Adoption of automated control in finance or accounting systems.
  5. Adoption of manual control techniques in processing transactions.
  6. Formal investigations of wrong doing by individuals and firms.
  7. Formal sanctions against individuals and/or firms.
  8. None of the above


* 5.Have you developed data gathering instruments for use in conducting auditing projects?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.Please select the responses that describe your experience in planning and executing work.
  1. Identified actions to be taken for accomplishing assigned work, and broke the assigned actions into work components.
  2. Accomplished work planned by the supervisor, and met critical deadlines.
  3. Independently identified objectives based on program priorities, identified schedules, milestones, and resources required to accomplish the work.
  4. Experience, education, or training less than the levels described above.
  5. None of the above


* 7.From the following list, please identify those program(s) you have hands-on work experience for performing the financial aspects in order to ensure office compliance.
  1. Government Purchase Card Program (GPCP)
  2. Financial Management System (FMS)
  3. Technical Management Database (TMD)
  4. Financial Reporting Application (FRA)
  5. Travel Fleet Credit Card (TFCC)
  6. Third Party Draft (TPD)
  7. Field Office Self Inspections
  8. None of the above


* 8.From the following list, please select the type(s) of audit reports you have written.
  1. Unqualified
  2. Qualified
  3. Adverse
  4. None of the above


* 9.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


* 10.Please select the response that best describes your ability to resolve errors and discrepancies by researching printouts, computer listings, rejected documents and records.
  1. Examines vouchers, source documents, listings, bills, accounts receivable or payable and recommends corrective action.
  2. Reconciles travel ledgers with quarterly travel reports.
  3. Reviews and verifies all travel vouchers for accuracy, securing additional information to correct claims and ensuring all supporting documents are attached.
  4. Identifies accounting errors and reconciles accounts on budget documents and ensures all supporting documents are attached.
  5. Develops control logs for initiation of follow-up actions to ensure accuracy.
  6. None of the above


* 11.Have you, in an audit capacity, had to determine another entity's degree of compliance with applicable rules, regulations and instructions pertaining to evidence collection, storage, handling and record-keeping procedures?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 12.Please select the accounting-related duties you have performed:
  1. Prepared reports and statement(s) and interpreted accounting data.
  2. Evaluated source documents, identified discrepancies and their sources and recommended corrective action.
  3. Supported processing of a variety of accounting transactions and compilation and analysis of financial reports.
  4. Prepared accounting entries for input into an accounting system.
  5. None of the above


* 13.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


* 14.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


* 15.Please select the responses that best describe your experience in leading an audit, program assessment or evaluation project.
  1. Designed a project plan including project goals, objectives, and milestones.
  2. Anticipated project barriers before the commencement of the project and developed plans for overcoming them.
  3. Obtained support and cooperation from management and from other organizations (e.g., financial support, IT support, contracting support, assistance from other experts, etc.).
  4. Adapted project objectives to control project scope.
  5. Met project timelines to keep the project on schedule.
  6. Overcame or resolved unanticipated project barriers without causing delays in the completion of the project .
  7. Successfully completed a project within an established timeframe or schedule.
  8. None of the above


* 16.Please select the responses that best describe your expertise in financial reviews in one or more of the following areas:
  1. Validated, monitored, controlled and maintained accounting transactions and records.
  2. Worked closely with team members to acquire information necessary to complete a financial review.
  3. Examined documents to determine if transactions were properly supported in accordance with pertinent laws, policies, procedures and practices.
  4. Interpreted and applied accounting and audit principles to programs.
  5. Prepared working papers and verified reports against source accounts and records.
  6. None of the above


* 17.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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