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Grade: 13
Please answer the following questions.

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.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 and/or auditing OR 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- at least four years experience in accounting/auditing, or an equivalent combination of accounting/auditing experience, college level education & training that provided professional accounting knowledge AND I have 24 semester hours in appropriate accounting or auditing courses ( the 24 hours may include 6 hours of business law).
  3. I have a combination of education & experience - at least four years experience in accounting/auditing, or an equivalent combination of accounting/auditing experience, college level education, & training that provided professional accounting knowledge AND I have a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through a written exam.
  4. I have a combination of education & experience - at least four years experience in accounting/auditing, or an equivalent combination of accounting/auditing experience, college level education, & training AND I have completed the requirements for a degree that included substantial coursework in accounting (e.g., 15 semester hours in accounting) and I have successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting or auditing.
  5. I do not meet any of the requirements described above.


* 3.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.


* 4.Have you developed and implemented controls on accounting policies and procedures that affect the method of handling accounting transactions?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.Please select the accounting functions you have experience in:
  1. Fund accounting
  2. Comprehensive debt management
  3. Disbursements
  4. Preparation and management of financial reports.
  5. Audit support
  6. None of the above


* 6.Please select the financial management functions you perform on a regular and recurring basis:
  1. I have planned, coordinated, and conducted financial reviews of local, state, Federal government entities or corporations.
  2. I have consolidated findings of financial reviews, made recommendations to correct deficiencies, presented recommendations to senior staff, and monitored the implementations of corrective actions steps to improve deficiencies.
  3. I have provided guidance regarding financial management systems, current accounting/financial management techniques, and cost allocations methods.
  4. I have applied accounting/financial management techniques and methods to resolve financial problems.
  5. None of the above


* 7.Please select the response that best describes your level of experience concerning the federal budget process.
  1. Experience with the Federal budget process at the Congressional, agency or bureau headquarters level.
  2. Experience with budget for a regional Federal organization, below the agency or bureau level.
  3. Experience with budgeting at the local or installation level of a Federal agency.
  4. Other
  5. None of the above


* 8.Do you have experience analyzing financial and program data to identify trends, problems, and decision points?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.Do you have experience preparing budget analyses/justification; reviewing budget estimates for adherence to budget instructions and consistency with previous estimates; consolidating/reviewing/analyzing budget requests; and preparing analyses and tables for use by higher level officials for budget formulation/funds management?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 10.Have you performed financial analysis that involves problems that are new, unusual, or unprecedented and that required the development of new methods and/or procedures to resolve the problem?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 11.Do you have previous experience enhancing, implementing and/or maintaining automated financial management systems?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 12.Please select the responses that describe your communication skills.
  1. Developed and executed a comprehensive communications strategy for conveying information about program activities to various audiences.
  2. Proposed congressional and public affairs strategies to promote the goals of a program.
  3. Communicated sensitive or controversial information to decision makers.
  4. Communicated critical policy and program management decisions.
  5. Answered inquiries from high level officials pertaining to a program.
  6. Maintained effective relationships with government and private sector officials to promote the program goals and priorities of the office.
  7. Delivered a speech or briefing before Congress, congressional committees or staff members.
  8. Explained, defended, negotiated, and coordinated complex program policies and activities.
  9. None of the above


* 13.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


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






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