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Grade: 09
* 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 8 as described in the vacancy announcement. This experience is well described in my application.
  2. I do not have the experience described above.


Grade: 10
* 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 9 as described in the vacancy announcement. This experience is well described in my application.
  2. I do not meet one year specialized experience requirement as described in the vacancy announcement.


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.Please select the responses that describe that task(s) you have performed in a leadership role.
  1. Coached and mentored staff to achieve desired results.
  2. Evaluated the effectiveness of a completed project or program goal.
  3. Followed-up with team members to ensure timeliness in meeting deadlines or completing projects.
  4. Assigned work to team members.
  5. Reported progress to senior management.
  6. Resolved conflicts, differences, or problems among team members.
  7. Reviewed completed work for technical accuracy and timeliness.
  8. Set goals, deadlines, and expectations.
  9. None of the above


* 3.Please select the responses that describe your ability to develop or build effective teams or working groups.
  1. Led teams/working groups and motivated others toward goal accomplishment.
  2. Participated as a team member with some involvement in motivating others toward goal accomplishment.
  3. Demonstrated the ability to consistently develop and sustain cooperative working relationships with others.
  4. Demonstrated the ability to deal effectively with pressure, while maintaining the team's/working groups focus, intensity, and persistence under adversity.
  5. None of the above


* 4.Please select the responses that describes your experience in motivating others.
  1. Identified individual/team/working group motivational needs.
  2. Enabled others to acquire the tools, training and support they needed to succeed.
  3. Created an environment that encouraged others to meet goals and/or mission requirements.
  4. Helped others to envision the value of their day to day contributions to meeting mission demands.
  5. None of the above


* 5.Please select the response that describes your experience working on inter-divisional teams, working groups, and task forces, and building consensus among the members of the team or group.
  1. I have worked on team projects assigned as part of coursework or academic studies.
  2. I have worked on teams to complete assignments in work positions I have held.
  3. I have worked on a team project that received special recognition, such as academic award, publication in a professional, academic or technical journal, or a presentation before a professional, academic or technical society.
  4. I have served as the team leader for a major research project.
  5. None of the above


* 6.Please select the responses that identify your experience fostering a cooperative working environment in the accomplishment of programs or projects.
  1. Between the agency/organization and external sources
  2. Between various segments within an agency/organization
  3. Between teams or work groups
  4. Between individuals
  5. None of the above


* 7.Please select the response that best describes your experience in creatively solving a problem for which there were no existing methods for solution.
  1. I have been the primary source for creating solutions when there were no existing methods.
  2. As a primary source or member of a team, I have been responsible for creating solutions when there were no existing methods.
  3. As a primary source or member of a team, I have applied known methods to solve problems and occasionally provided insight to improve an existing method.
  4. None of the above


* 8.Please select the response that best describes your experience simultaneously managing multiple projects.
  1. I have had limited opportunity managing more than two projects simultaneously.
  2. As a part of a team or group, I am responsible for completing more than two work assignments simultaneously. My deadlines and specific courses of action are determined by others. I report the status of the projects on a frequent basis, accounting for any obstacles that may delay their completion.
  3. I simultaneously manage multiple projects which require me to be organized and responsible for unscheduled work assignments. My supervisor is consulted on an as needed basis for guidance and/or resolution to unexpected delays or obstacles in completing projects.
  4. On a regular basis, I am responsible for prioritizing multiple work assignments. I determine the course of action to take, plan for any obstacles or delays, and address other projects that arise with short deadlines.
  5. None of the above


* 9.From the following list of problem-solving and decision-making skills, please identify those that you have routinely and successfully applied in a work setting.
  1. Obtained facts, information, or data relevant to a particular problem or issue through observation of events or situation, discussion with others, research, or retrieval from written or electronic sources.
  2. Made decision by considering relevant facts and information, potential risks and benefits, and short and long-term consequences or alternatives.
  3. Anticipated or identified problems and their causes; developed and analyzed potential solutions or improvements using rational and logical processes or innovative and creative approaches.
  4. Considered broad range of internal and external factors when solving problems and making decisions.
  5. Sought input from others.
  6. Drew accurate conclusions from investigative and other quantitative information.
  7. Generated new ideas; recognized the need for new or modified approaches; brought perspective and approaches together in creative ways.
  8. None of the above


* 10.Please select the response that best describes your ability to set priorities, organize and respond to work requests.
  1. I have had education or training that has required me to organize my work and set priorities in order to complete assignments on time, but I have not been required to apply this ability in my professional job assignments.
  2. In my past work assignments, I have assessed my own work products and monitored progress against assigned goals. I have scheduled task(s) so that needed information was gathered in the proper sequence. I have experience in adjusting my work to ensure that some deadlines are met.
  3. In my past work assignments, I have modified my own work goals to conform to new scheduling constraints/priorities. I have coordinated my own work with employees involved in other projects in the assigned work area. I have adjusted my work to ensure most deadlines are met.
  4. In my past work assignments, I have planned a short-term project and identified milestones and time frames to accomplish various task(s). I am proficient at planning for changes in priorities or project goals and modifying my work plan accordingly. I am proficient at adjusting work to insure all deadlines are met.
  5. None of the above


* 11.Please select the responses that best describe your ability to manage and resolve conflicts and disagreements in a positive and constructive manner.
  1. I have mediated conflicts for mutual problem solving
  2. I have helped parties with differing interests and viewpoints to maintain constructive work relationships.
  3. I have initiated and supported programs to manage conflict.
  4. I have worked to identify and mitigate potential conflicts before they become issues.
  5. I generally avoid conflicts
  6. I generally refer conflicts to higher level supervisor.
  7. None of the above


* 12.Please select the responses that demonstrate your presentation/communication skills.
  1. Briefing Peers/Coworkers
  2. Briefing Superiors/Supervisors
  3. Communicating with hostile persons
  4. Instructing or Teaching Others
  5. Persuading or Recommending Action to Peers and Supervisors
  6. Participating in Team Exercises
  7. Public Speaking
  8. Communicating with persons in emergency situations
  9. None of the above


* 13.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


* 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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