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Grade: 09
Please answer the following questions.

* 1.Please select the response that best describes your education or experience as it relates to this position.
  1. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS 7 grade level as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I have two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree (i.e., LL.B. or J.D.).
  3. I do not have the education or experience described above.


* 2.Have you ever developed a budget for a project or program?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.Have you analyzed resources and expenditures to ensure efficient and appropriate use of funds?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.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


Grade: 11
Please answer the following questions.

* 1.Please select the response that best describes your education or experience 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.


* 2.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


* 3.Please select the responses that best describe your experience in equipment acquisition and budget formulation for a government agency.
  1. I have made recommendations for the purchase of equipment or budget formulation for a government agency.
  2. I have assisted in identifying specifications and vendors for equipment acquisition for a government agency.
  3. I have written and submitted budget proposals for a government agency.
  4. I have been responsible for all aspects of budget formulation and equipment purchase by a government agency.
  5. None of the above


* 4.Please select the budget execution activities you have performed in support of your organization.
  1. Provided guidance on obligations incurred, expenditures and availability of funds.
  2. Provided guidance on appropriation law and/or budget policy.
  3. Transferred funds between divisions or organizations.
  4. Related expenditures to program accomplishments.
  5. Monitored the execution of a program budget according to allocations and guidelines.
  6. Managed and reported budget execution during fiscal year and closeout.
  7. None of the above


* 5.Please select the response that best describes your experience in developing budgetary policies procedures.
  1. Recommends and develops policies that have an impact on substantive program goals and national priorities.
  2. Identifies and analyzes changes in budgetary and financial policies, regulations, and available funds that affect accomplishing program objectives.
  3. Provides advisory services to executives and managers responsible for formulating the agency's budgetary policies.
  4. Works with senior department executives, OMB, and Congressional staff to justify and defend the agency's financial needs.
  5. None of the 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.I have conducted, analyzed and reviewed research on financial management topics.
  1. True
  2. False


* 3.I have performed the following office budget preparation and execution duties:
  1. Followed an office budget which has been set by others.
  2. Tracked expenditures to monitor office budget compliance.
  3. Reconciled reports of obligations and expenditures with authorizations.
  4. Provided input used by others to construct an office budget.
  5. Independently constructed an office budget which was adopted for use by your employer.
  6. None of the above


* 4.Please select the response that best describes your experience in preparing budgets and/or budget narratives.
  1. I have not prepared any budget information.
  2. I have assisted in or prepared budget information at the office level which covered administrative and/or investigative programs or projects.
  3. I have assisted and/or compiled required information used in budget reports.
  4. I have prepared budgets and requests for a large program or organization.


* 5.Please select the response that best describes your experience in working with a team in conducting a budget assignment.
  1. Assisted in research using your own internal databases and sharing with other members in your team.
  2. Under guidance of a senior level colleague, conducted fact finding for interpretation or projection of the data.
  3. Accessed information/data in response to requests for information.
  4. Contributed portions of work to larger studies.
  5. None of the above


* 6.Please select the types of budget reports you have written:
  1. Summary reports on organizational data, which includes analysis and recommendations.
  2. Budget support, justification, impact, and analysis.
  3. Correspondence that consolidates input from a number of different sources.
  4. Recommendations for solutions relating to budget or financial problems.
  5. Organizational assessment.
  6. Report findings on studies.
  7. None of the above


* 7.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


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






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