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Grade: 07
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 grade level as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I do not have the experience described above.


Grade: 08
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 grade level 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 responses that describe your experience in using equipment for surveillance photography (fixed and moving) and concealment purposes.
  1. Image Intensifier
  2. Large Objective Lens (i.e., 300, 400, 600 mm F2.8)
  3. 2X, 3X, etc. Extenders
  4. Cable Releases or Electronic Releases
  5. Remote Tripping Device (including hardware and software applications)
  6. Infra-red Flash and Infra-red Film
  7. Remote cameras
  8. Radio or infrared transmitters
  9. Specialty Vehicles
  10. None of the above


* 3.Have you served on an Evidence Response Team?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.Please select the responses that describe your experience related to physical evidence.
  1. I have handled physical evidence.
  2. I have analyzed physical evidence.
  3. I have received training in evidence handling procedures.
  4. I have determined the evidentiary value of physical evidence.
  5. None of the above


* 5.Please select the response that best describes your ability to work in a fast-paced environment, with constantly changing priorities and the need for flexibility and teamwork.
  1. I have had training that included teamwork, but have not been required to apply this skill in my job assignments. I have had limited experience having to adapt to changing priorities or working in a fast-paced environment.
  2. In my past work assignments, I served as an integral part of a team in a fast-paced environment and was readily and easily able to adapt to changing priorities and duties.
  3. In my past work assignments, I had to quickly adapt to changing priorities and had to be sufficiently flexible to adjust to new assignments and duties with minimal stress.
  4. None of the above


* 6.Please select the response that best describes your organizational skills/experience.
  1. I have organizational skills that have been tested in an environment where records, information, files, etc. had to be meticulously managed as errors could affect the outcome of investigations, or the social, physical or economic well being of people.
  2. I have organizational skills that were relied upon to ensure the accuracy, reliability or acceptability of further processes or services.
  3. I have organizational skills that mainly impacted the timely provision of specific services to others.
  4. None of the above


* 7.Are you willing to work outside in all types of weather conditions?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 8.Do you have experience working in high-pressure situations and under strict time constraints?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.From ther following list, please select the equipment(s) you have used for forensic photography.
  1. Medium and Large Format Cameras
  2. Alternate Light Source
  3. Macro/Micro Lenses
  4. Enhancement Filters
  5. Copy Camera Systems
  6. Multiple Flash/Lighting Systems
  7. High Resolution Digital Capture Devices (i.e., scanning or medium format backs)
  8. Computer Imaging Systems
  9. None of the above


* 10.Please select the response that best describes your experience and knowledge in inventory procedures for photographic equipment.
  1. I have used Excel (spreadsheet) to keep track of some inventory items.
  2. I have inventoried and kept track of over 100 items.
  3. I have assisted in inventory audits and have entered inventory items into an Excel spreadsheet.
  4. I have kept various inventory databases and performed regular audits.
  5. None of the above


* 11.Please select the responses that describe your Photographer experience.
  1. Performing a variety of investigative and noninvestigative photographic assignments.
  2. Selecting the appropriate cameras and equipment for each assignment.
  3. Photographing and marking items of evidence.
  4. Processing film through developing stopping, fixing, washing and drying stages.
  5. Conducting tests on new types of film, paper, and/or photographic chemicals.
  6. Developing various sizes and types of black and white negative film.
  7. None of the above


* 12.Please select the responses that describe your experience in obtaining photographic coverage of subject matters.
  1. Conducting onsite photographic surveys.
  2. Improvising methods, techniques, and equipment to meet photographic requirements.
  3. Deviating from standard methods and techniques in all types of environmental conditions.
  4. Using a variety of techniques when photographing physical evidence, crime scenes, hand or footprints, tire treads, etc, to distinguish detail.
  5. Referring to agency policies and procedures related to criminal and investigative photography.
  6. I have experience in None of the above


* 13.Please select the responses that describe your experience with photography assignments.
  1. Aerial
  2. Crime scene/Evidentiary
  3. Documentary
  4. Investigative
  5. Studio
  6. Internal (Creds, PR)
  7. Sports/Action
  8. Mug Shots
  9. Surveillance
  10. Macro/Close-up
  11. Low light/Night
  12. Forensic
  13. None of the above


* 14.Please select the responses that best describes your ability to analyze and interpret information.
  1. I have education or training in analyzing information.
  2. I have performed basic analytical task(s) that required the interpretation of basic instructions, information or data in order to perform routine task(s) or duties.
  3. I have performed basic analytical task(s) that required the interpretation and application of routine and non-routine information, instructions, guidelines, regulations, or data to perform task(s) or duties.
  4. I have performed analytical task(s) that required the interpretation and application of non-routine and complex information, instructions, guidelines, regulations or data to perform task(s) or duties. This analysis has required good judgment and development of recommendations as to the best course of action.
  5. None of the above


* 15.Please select the responses that demonstrate your presentation/communication skills.
  1. I communicate with others to receive instruction and/or directions in order to accomplish a task or assignment.
  2. I communicate with others to coordinate work efforts to accomplish a task/project.
  3. I give oral presentations at meetings or conferences.
  4. I make informative and persuasive communications in a business setting, including presentations to decision makers.
  5. None of the above


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


* 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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