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Grade: 11
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 9 as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I have three full years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree that has equipped me to perform the duties of this position.
  3. I do not have the education or experience described above.


Grade: 12
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 11 as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I do not have the 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.Do you have knowledge of inventory or audit standards and practices?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.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


* 6.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


* 7.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


* 8.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


* 9.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


* 10.Do you have experience in interpreting, analyzing, and applying legislative, policy, and regulatory requirements to provide technical guidance on financial issues?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 11.Please select the response that best describes your experience in performing analytical task(s).
  1. Analyzed data/information to develop practices, procedures, legislation, policies and or directives which included recommendations for alternative approaches.
  2. Analyzed data/information and recommended alternative approaches to existing practices, procedures, reports, policies and/or directives.
  3. Analyzed data/information to develop practices, procedures, reports, and policies and/or directives.
  4. Evaluated effectiveness of existing practices, procedures, policies and/or directives.
  5. Interpreted and applied existing guidelines to programmatic issues.
  6. None of the above


* 12.Please indicate which of the following describes your experience in presenting information to various audiences.
  1. I have not given presentations in a professional work environment.
  2. I have experience communicating with staff and high-level officials, including leading briefings/meetings and making presentations on controversial or complex issues.
  3. I have experience communicating with staff and high level officials through briefings/meetings on routine or operational issues.
  4. I have experience communicating with staff through attendance at briefings/meetings on routine or operational issues.


* 13.Please select the response that best describes your experience interacting verbally with a variety of people to achieve effective solutions and foster cordial working relations.
  1. I have served as a spokesperson for an organization.
  2. I have mediated or facilitated problem resolution.
  3. I have experience in conducting and facilitating training courses.
  4. I have presented, defended, or negotiated program-specific goals, needs, or problems with senior management.
  5. I have independently planned and conducted meetings.
  6. I have served on panels, committees, or task forces on technical, programmatic, or professional issues.
  7. I am regularly consulted by peers, other agency representatives, or private industry on technical or programmatic issues.
  8. I have conducted liaison activities throughout an agency to advance employee relations and performance management.
  9. I have experience in persuading others to accept findings, recommendations, changes, alternative viewpoints, or to take a particular course of action.
  10. I have interviewed employees or managers to acquire specific programmatic and/or technical or complex information.
  11. I have effectively communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives, or priorities on a regular basis.
  12. None of the above


* 14.Please select the response that best describes your experience with financial reviews.
  1. Computed annual allotment limitations and re-allotments to states and territories within statutory and regulatory time frames.
  2. Conducted financial and trend analysis and maintained financial control and oversight of grant program.
  3. Made recommendations on quarterly appointment requests and analyzed and developed actual expenditure data tables and annual or quarterly data tables.
  4. Reviewed and monitored financial expenditure reports and recommendations regarding the approval or disallowance of expenditure.
  5. None of the above


* 15.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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