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Grade: 14
* 1.Please select response that best describes your experience as it relates to the basic requirements for this position.
  1. I have the basic requirements for this position as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I do not have the basic requirements as described in the vacancy announcement.


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


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.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


* 5.Please select the response that best describes your involvement as a leader.
  1. I have participated as a leader within my organization.
  2. I have participated as an agency representative on committees that implemented new projects or shifted objectives on current projects.
  3. As an agency representative, I have led committees that implemented new projects or shifted objectives on current projects.
  4. I have no experience in this area.


* 6.Please select the responses that describe your experience with the guideline(s) you have used to ensure conformance with building codes.
  1. Technical Manuals
  2. Engineering Regulations
  3. Guide specifications
  4. Industry standards
  5. Federal, state, and local codes
  6. None of the above


* 7.Please select the responses that describe your experience in Project management.
  1. I have experience developing, scheduling, coordinating and managing projects and resources.
  2. I have experience monitoring and inspecting costs, work, and contractor performance.
  3. I have experience using appropriate project management principles, methods, or tools.
  4. I have experience achieving goals and objectives while adhering to the constraints of scope, time, and budget,
  5. None of the above


* 8.Please select the responses that describe your experience with commercial or institutional buildings.
  1. Designed and managed projects for larger (>300,000 SF) commercial and institutional buildings.
  2. Designed and managed projects for medium (100,000 - 300,000 SF) commercial and institutional buildings.
  3. Designed and managed projects for smaller (<100,000 SF) commercial and institutional buildings.
  4. Have not designed or managed building projects.


* 9.Please select the response which describes your experience in the area of supervision.
  1. I have been a second level supervisor to a multi-layered workforce of widely varying occupations and knowledge levels and have supervised first level supervisors.
  2. As senior expert or advisor, I have served as acting supervisor on occasion and assisted the supervisor in developing and leading others. Led, directed, and motivated team members to accomplish specific projects.
  3. I have been a first level supervisor to a large staff, including subordinates, designated team leaders and sub-work groups.
  4. I have been first level supervisor to a small staff, including subordinates, designated team leaders and sub-work groups.
  5. I have been a designated team leader to a fixed staff and assisted the first level supervisor in leading a staff.
  6. None of the above


* 10.Please select the response that describes your experience with managing, planning and supervising the work of others to achieve the goals and objectives of an organization.
  1. I have experience in making limited operational decisions for work accomplishment to meet established goals and/or experience in serving as a team leader and/or acting as a first level supervisor; recommending actions on employee performance and other personnel issues.
  2. I have experience in developing and recommending small segments of plans for work accomplishments to meet established goals and/or serving as a first level supervisor; setting priorities and making assignments/monitoring results, evaluating employee performance and resolving personnel issues.
  3. I have experience in planning and organizing work activities of part of an organization and/or leading/working through subordinate level team leaders; evaluating employee performance and resolving some personnel issues and group grievances.
  4. I have no experience in this area.


* 11.Please select which response best describes your experience in other engineering disciplines such as structural, mechanical and electrical engineering related to building design and construction.
  1. More than ten years experience with other engineering disciplines such as structural, mechanical and electrical engineering related to building design and construction.
  2. Five to ten years experience with other engineering disciplines such as structural, mechanical and electrical engineering related to building design and construction.
  3. One to five years experience with other engineering disciplines such as structural, mechanical and electrical engineering related to building design and construction.
  4. Less than one year experience with other engineering disciplines such as structural, mechanical and electrical engineering related to building design and construction.
  5. None of the above


* 12.Do you have experience preparing cost estimates for all required alterations, additions or repairs for either new or existing facility construction?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 13.Please select the response that best describes your experience communicating in writing.
  1. I have experience in copying information from one document to another and in preparing correspondence from model letters and paragraphs.
  2. I have reviewed outgoing correspondence and verified the accuracy and completeness of information in documents.
  3. I have experience in preparing written documents, such as transmittal memos and e-mails, that cover routine issues. Recipients are usually within my immediate organization.
  4. I have experience in preparing written documents, such as reports and briefing papers, that cover routine issues with some complex elements. Recipients are usually officials within my agency.
  5. I have extensive experience in preparing a wide variety of written documents, including complex studies, policy, guidance, Congressional correspondence, speeches and testimony, that involve issues or programs of a sensitive and controversial nature. Recipients are a wide range of individuals both within and outside of my organization.
  6. I have experience preparing a range of written documents, such as reports, briefing papers, and correspondence, that cover issues involving complex programs and require sensitivity to the views of my audience. Recipients are usually middle or senior level management officials within or outside of my organization.
  7. None of the above


* 14.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


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


* 16.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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