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Grade: All Grades
* 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 GS 13 as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I do not have the experience described above.


* 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.Do you have Project Management certification?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.Please select the responses which describe your experience in managing staff, budget, equipment, training, or travel to accomplish the mission of your work group.
  1. Determining the annual operating budget and assignment of internal staff.
  2. Developing future projections of annual operating budget and assignment of internal staff/work years, based on anticipated program levels.
  3. Determining the annual operational budget and assignment of external (contractor, other agency, consultant) labor costs and/or work years.
  4. Developing future projections of annual operating budget and assignment of external (contractor, other agency, consultant) labor costs and/or work years.
  5. Determining the annual operating budget and assignment of major equipment purchases to support of a work group.
  6. Determining annual training budget, identification of training needs, and monitoring of training accomplished.
  7. None of the above


* 5.Please select the response that best describes your leadership experience.
  1. A program manager exercising full authority to establish a series of annual, multi-year, or similar types of long-range work plans and schedules for the organizational component, including implementing goals and objectives for assigned programs.
  2. A project manager with recurring responsibility for planning, developing, and implementing programs involving organizational scope and impact. This would include developing short- and long-term action plans with milestones, identifying and managing fiscal resources and managing work teams and advisory groups in the design of systems and programs.
  3. A team leader with full responsibility for planning and assigning work to be accomplished; setting and adjusting short term priorities, providing technical review of work, coaching and counseling employees, providing input for performance evaluations and recognition of employees, and managing productivity and quality of work.
  4. None of the above


* 6.Please select the response that best describes your experience with regards to the ability to communicate orally in both formal and informal settings. For example, communicating effectively with Agency executives, senior level management, employee organizations, government officials, and members of congress or their staff.
  1. I have regularly justified, persuaded, negotiated, or resolved matters involving significant or controversial policy or program issues. This included communicating effectively and harmoniously with a full range of internal and external individuals or groups (e.g., representatives from Congress, the Agency, Department, other Federal agencies). Communication at this level demonstrates expert skill in persuading and negotiating with others to obtain a desired result.
  2. I have regularly conducted discussions or participated in work groups as a program representative, in which the purpose was to influence, motivate, or persuade persons or groups. This included using communication skills to approach individuals or groups who are skeptical or in disagreement in order to obtain the desired effect, e.g., gaining compliance with an established policy or regulation.
  3. I have regularly served as a program representative and participated in discussions in which the purpose was to plan, coordinate, or consult on work efforts or to resolve specific business problems. This included influencing or motivating individuals or groups who are working toward mutual goals and who have basically cooperative attitudes.
  4. I have regularly served as a program representative in dealing with managers and employees within the areas serviced. This included acquiring, clarifying, or exchanging facts and information needed to complete assignments.
  5. None of the above apply.


* 7.Please select the responses that identify the types of original written products you have prepared.
  1. College term papers
  2. Thesis
  3. Dissertation
  4. Research grant proposals
  5. Policy documents
  6. Procedures and guidelines
  7. Teaching/instructional aids
  8. Complaint forms
  9. Journal/newspaper articles
  10. Intelligence reports
  11. Form letters
  12. Standardized reports
  13. Position papers
  14. Legal briefs
  15. Investigative reports
  16. Electronic communications
  17. Briefings for Congressional hearings
  18. Budget support, justification, impact and analysis
  19. Briefing Papers
  20. Scholastic publications in peer-reviewed technical journals
  21. None of the above


* 8.Select the response that best describes your ability to provide leadership and guidance as it relates to the IT system life cycle.
  1. Coached and mentored staff to achieve desired results.
  2. Lead planning, evaluating, and problem solving efforts relative to effective project management.
  3. Successfully lead all project level efforts throughout system life cycle and reported progress to senior management.
  4. None of the above


* 9.Please select the responses that describe your experience independently managing a program or program area.
  1. Budget
  2. Financial
  3. Congressional Affairs
  4. Strategic Planning
  5. Internal Controls
  6. Human Resources
  7. Security
  8. Organizational Development
  9. Legal/Civil Rights
  10. Procurement
  11. Space Management
  12. Automation
  13. None of the above


* 10.Please select the response that best describes your experience managing major programs and/or projects.
  1. I have managed minor programs/projects (fewer than five people) for less than one year.
  2. I have managed minor programs/projects (fewer than five people) for more than one year.
  3. I have managed major programs and/or projects (five people or more) for more than one year.
  4. I have managed major programs/projects (five people or more) for more than five years.
  5. I have not managed any programs or projects.


* 11.Please select the response that best describes your experience serving as a technical expert, addressing the most complex advanced systems projects as well as critical problems which confronted an organization in the Information Technology area.
  1. I have experience isolating and defining systems related problems and conditions, formulating projects, establishing specifications and guidelines, creating and implementing advanced systems projects. Work impacted the functions of a wide variety of IT programs throughout the organization and addressed the full range of issues that impact the determination of automation needs including planning system development, design, procurement and implementation.
  2. I have experience providing additional IT functionality and extending system capabilities. Assignments required departure from past approaches and traditional techniques. I had to analyze operating system interfaces, user requirements, computer resource requirements, data conversions and interrelationships as well as interactions with existing IT functions and facilities to insure compatibility and usability and to develop implementation approaches and alternatives.
  3. I have experience that concerned maintenance of services, capabilities, effectiveness and efficiency of IT systems. The work impacted a nominal subset of the overall complement of systems supported and serviced.
  4. None of the above


* 12.Please select the responses that describe your experience in design, documentation, development, modification, testing, installation, implementation, and support of new or existing applications software.
  1. Analyzed and refined systems requirements
  2. Translated systems requirements into applications prototypes
  3. Planned and designed systems architecture
  4. Wrote, debugged, and maintained code
  5. Determined and designed applications architecture
  6. Determined output media/formats
  7. Designed user interfaces
  8. Worked with customers to test applications
  9. Assured software and systems quality and functionality
  10. Integrated hardware and software components
  11. Wrote and maintained program documentation;
  12. Evaluated new applications software technologies
  13. Applied information security/information assurance policies, principles, and practices to the delivery of application software services
  14. None of the above


* 13.Please select the response that best describes your highest level of experience designing, developing and implementing software for stand-alone and server-based applications.
  1. I have limited experience with the design and implementation of software. I have assisted with the development/implementation of individual computer applications, testing portions of applications, and/or diagnosing software problems.
  2. I have provided system design and programming services. I have developed and implemented computer application, performed testing, and diagnosed problems.
  3. I developed and maintained various local application systems. I conducted systems analysis and evaluated design techniques in order to recommend modification or redesign of programs and procedures to more effectively meet customer requirements.
  4. None of the above


* 14.Please select the response that best describes your experience and knowledge of systems and software re-engineering.
  1. I have participated in re-engineering projects of a smaller scale which encompassed partial replacement of the IT infrastructure which impacted one or more smaller aspects of the organization's services.
  2. I have participated in re-engineering projects (e.g., completely redesigning the IT infrastructure) on large-scale, complex IT systems which significantly impacted primary business of the organization.
  3. I have led re-engineering projects of a smaller scale which encompassed partial replacement of the IT infrastructure which impacted one or more smaller aspects of the organization's services.
  4. I have led major re-engineering projects (e.g., completely redesigning the IT infrastructure) on large-scale, complex IT systems which significantly impacted primary business of the organization.
  5. None of the above


* 15.From the following list, select those development methodologies to which you have experience.
  1. Waterfall
  2. Spiral
  3. Incremental
  4. Rapid Application Development (RAD)
  5. Prototyping.
  6. Agile
  7. 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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