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Grade: 14
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.Have you at any time received a grant or scholarship under the David L. Boren National Security Education Act of 1991 or otherwise participated in the National Security Education Program (NSEP)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 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 13 as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I do not have the experience described above.


* 4.Please select the responses that describe your experience with analytical activities.
  1. I have analyzed work products to assess acceptability.
  2. I have analyzed audit results to assess programmatic compliance.
  3. I have investigated and analyzed adverse quality trends and initiated a corrective action.
  4. I have investigated and analyzed programmatic factors to determine the root cause of a condition adverse to quality.
  5. None of the above


* 5.Please select the responses that describe your experience in using quality assurance standards.
  1. ISO 9000
  2. ISO 9001
  3. ISO 14001
  4. ISO 17025
  5. NQA-1
  6. FQS-1
  7. ASCLD/LAB
  8. Other
  9. None of the above


* 6.Please select the responses that describe your experience in software and hardware quality assurance functions.
  1. Software and Hardware Testing
  2. Requirements Traceability
  3. Review and Verification of Various System Related Documents
  4. Computer Programming
  5. System Administration
  6. Systems Analysis
  7. None of the above


* 7.Please select the response that best describes your experience with quality assurance appraisal, i.e., assessment, audit, process review.
  1. I have been the subject of an appraisal.
  2. I have served as a subject-matter-expert on an appraisal team.
  3. I have been a quality assurance expert on an appraisal team.
  4. I have been an appraisal team leader.
  5. I have administered a comprehensive appraisal program.
  6. None of the above


* 8.Have you planned, conducted, and reported laboratory quality assurance audits?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.From the following list, please select the quality assurance (QA) activities that you have performed.
  1. Developed and implemented QA plans
  2. Assured quality of products via inspection, audit, or testing.
  3. Performed internal and/or assessments of operational processes
  4. Performed process improvement
  5. None of the above


* 10.From the following list, please select the quality assurance (QA) activities that you have led.
  1. Developing and implementing quality management systems.
  2. Assuring quality of products via inspection, audit, or testing.
  3. Performing internal and/or assessments of operational processes
  4. Facilitating and coordinating process improvement efforts.
  5. Developing Enterprise Quality Assurance Policies.
  6. None of the above


* 11.Please select the responses that describe your experience in writing different documents.
  1. User documentation and instructions.
  2. Systems Documentation.
  3. Policies, guidelines or directives.
  4. Operating procedures.
  5. Technical proposals.
  6. Study or research reports.
  7. System or technical specifications.
  8. Systems architecture or designs.
  9. Statements of work.
  10. Requirement documents
  11. test plans
  12. Procedural documentation
  13. Project or organization action plans.
  14. FISMA Reports
  15. Status Reports
  16. Budget Justifications
  17. Responses to internal and external requests
  18. Briefings to senior-level executives


* 12.Please select the response that best describes your writing experience and skill level in conveying regulatory or complex information to a variety of audiences.
  1. I have experience in developing and writing policies or associated interpretive material and developing decision or option papers at the organizational level. I have demonstrated a complete knowledge of available resources and research methods to develop authoritative information on the programs, policies, and functions of the organization. Examples: Complex contracts, agency directives, narrative analyses of proposed rules/regulations/policies/practices, and/or decision papers.
  2. Experience in analyzing, developing and presenting information to maximize understanding and minimize controversy for a variety of audiences who use the information in different ways. Examples: Procedural clarifications, instructions, marketing program materials, information or advisory guidance.
  3. Experience in collecting, analyzing, and preparing written products for which there are prototypes or previously established methods and formats. Examples: Basic contracts, reports, case summaries, employee notices.
  4. None of above of apply.


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


* 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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