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Grade: 07
Please answer the following questions.

* 1.In addition to meeting the occupational requirements for this series, please select the response that best describes your experience and education as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position:
  1. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 grade level (programming language codes; operating IT consoles, monitors; and/or installing, maintaining, configuring, or optimizing operating systems, databases or networks).
  2. I have a Bachelor's degree with superior academic achievement (cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; upper-third of graduating class; and/or honor society membership).
  3. I have one 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 occupational requirements for this series, please select the response that best describes your experience and education as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position:
  1. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level (participated in computer-related forensic examinations; determined hardware, software compatibilities; performed data searches and retrievals; copied evidence; ensured chain-of-custody and storage of evidence; examined and retrieved data from storage devices, protected media).
  2. I have two years of progressively higher level graduate education or Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree.
  3. I do not have the education or 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 response that best describes your experience as it relates to the basic requirements for this position.
  1. I have the basic requirements for this position as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I do not have the basic requirements as described in the vacancy announcement.


* 3.Are you willing to sign a mobility service agreement and relocate to any location based on the needs of the FBI?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.Are you willing to travel nationally or internationally on short notice? (This position requires moderate travel)
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.Are you available for odd-hour and/or weekend duties?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.Are you willing to work in potentially hazardous environments with moderate physical demands (lifting, bending)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 7.Do you posses a valid Driver's License and can you operate a motor vehicle?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 8.From the following list, select the statements that reflect your experience retrieving and/or duplicating data from various media.
  1. Conducting examinations of write-protected media.
  2. Duplicating copies of fixed digital evidence storage devices.
  3. Duplicating copies of removable digital evidence storage devices.
  4. Using automatic disk duplicators.
  5. None of the above


* 9.From the following list, please select the task(s) you have performed in digital forensic examination.
  1. Conducting examinations under the guidance of Federal rules of evidence and agency policies.
  2. Drafting oral and written reports.
  3. Making recommendations for adopting techniques and methods.
  4. Ensuring the orderly flow of paperwork to maintain chain-of-custody of evidence.
  5. Inventorying, processing, and/or storing evidence.
  6. Copying evidence.
  7. None of the above


* 10.From the following list, please select the investigative techniques or support methods you have used for digital forensic examination, evidentiary control, or to fulfill legal requirements.
  1. Providing technical guidance to investigative team regarding data and equipment.
  2. Researching techniques to determine operating methods for a variety of computer systems.
  3. Developing techniques to determine operating methods for a variety of computer systems.
  4. Assessing the need to acquire additional equipment, and preparing justifications).
  5. Providing testimony on how data was obtained.
  6. Conducting examinations under the guidance of rules of evidence, search and seizure legal requirements, and agency policies related to hardware and software.
  7. Making recommendations for adopting computer-oriented techniques/methods.
  8. None of the above


* 11.Please select the responses that describe your experience related to evidence maintenance.
  1. I have handled physical evidence related to criminal matters.
  2. I have inventoried, stored and transferred evidence in criminal matters.
  3. I have inventoried, stored and transferred specimens in civil matters.
  4. I have recorded and maintained chain of custody documents.
  5. None of the above


* 12.Please select the response that best describes your knowledge of computer software, equipment, and operating systems.
  1. I have basic working proficiency or successful completion of education or training in computer applications.
  2. I have provided basic computer support to individuals; prepared back-up disks; developed minor applications; detected basic software/hardware problems; and/or assisted with the installation of computer equipment.
  3. I have installed various packages; loaded operating systems software; maintained or modified networks; relocated equipment; installed or updated software.
  4. I have responded to and resolved problems encountered with computer applications; repaired or replaced various system components to correct hardware/software problems; tested and debugged various aspects of application/operation systems software.
  5. None of the above


* 13.From the following list, please select the statements that reflect your experience with programming and/or algorithmic design.
  1. Identifying possible reasons for damaged media.
  2. Identifying possible recovery methods for damaged media.
  3. Using advanced recovery methods to retrieve information in a usable form.
  4. Using advanced recovery methods to retrieve information from customized programs, deleted files, and unusual operating systems.
  5. Analyzing programs related to data encryption to assist in decryption of files.
  6. Detecting computer viruses or destructive programs.
  7. Developing new techniques and methods to access evidence.
  8. None of the above


* 14.Please indicate your highest level of knowledge of digital evidence collection procedures.
  1. I have no knowledge of digital evidence collection procedures.
  2. I have read books or other materials about digital evidence collection procedures.
  3. I have taken hands-on classes relating to digital evidence collection procedures.
  4. I have secured digital evidence in accordance with national standards for such collections.
  5. None of the above


* 15.Please select the response that best describes your experience and knowledge of storage devices and encrypted files?
  1. I have not retrieved stored information on computer systems, or data from deleted files.
  2. I have retrieved stored information on computer systems, but not data from deleted files.
  3. I have retrieved data from deleted files, but not stored information on computer systems.
  4. I have retrieved data from deleted files and stored information on computer systems.


* 16.Please select the response that best describes your experience communicating in writing.
  1. I have experience in copying information from one document to another and in preparing correspondence from model letters and paragraphs.
  2. I have reviewed outgoing correspondence and verified the accuracy and completeness of information in documents.
  3. I have experience in preparing written documents, such as transmittal memos and e-mails, that cover routine issues. Recipients are usually within my immediate organization.
  4. I have experience in preparing written documents, such as reports and briefing papers, that cover routine issues with some complex elements. Recipients are usually officials within my agency.
  5. I have extensive experience in preparing a wide variety of written documents, including complex studies, policy, guidance, Congressional correspondence, speeches and testimony, that involve issues or programs of a sensitive and controversial nature. Recipients are a wide range of individuals both within and outside of my organization.
  6. I have experience preparing a range of written documents, such as reports, briefing papers, and correspondence, that cover issues involving complex programs and require sensitivity to the views of my audience. Recipients are usually middle or senior level management officials within or outside of my organization.
  7. None of the above


* 17.Please select the response that best describes your experience paying attention to detail and accurately reporting findings.
  1. I have education/training in analyzing situations/materials in order to depict pertinent information and report details accurately.
  2. I have limited experience analyzing situations/materials in order to depict pertinent information and report details accurately.
  3. On a daily basis, I monitor situations through observation, pay attention to detail, and report findings.
  4. On a regular and recurring basis, I dissect written materials in order to determine the pertinent aspects and accurately report information.
  5. None of the above


* 18.Have you ever testified in court (to include depositions, grand jury)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 19.Please select the responses that demonstrate your presentation/communication skills.
  1. Briefing Peers/Coworkers
  2. Briefing Superiors/Supervisors
  3. Communicating with hostile persons
  4. Instructing or Teaching Others
  5. Persuading or Recommending Action to Peers and Supervisors
  6. Participating in Team Exercises
  7. Public Speaking
  8. Communicating with persons in emergency situations
  9. None of the above


* 20.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


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






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