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Grade: 12
Please answer the following questions.

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


Grade: 13
Please answer the following questions.

* 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 12 as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I do not have the experience described 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.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 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 identify those budget activities you have performed in support of a program or organization.
  1. I have developed spending allocations.
  2. I have monitored spending allocations.
  3. I have related expenditures to program accomplishments.
  4. I have reconciled expenditures with authorized funding commitments.
  5. I have completed end-of-year reports outlining budget expenditures.
  6. I have forecast future spending requirements.
  7. I have justified budget requests to higher level management.
  8. None of the above


* 5.Please select the response that best describes your knowledge of cost and budget forecasts, to determine long-range manpower requirements.
  1. I have developed or justified budget requests.
  2. I have developed and justified budget requests for a large program or organization, which are funded by standard funding means.
  3. I have developed budgets and requests at the office level, which covered salaries, expenses, supplies, and equipment.
  4. None of the above


* 6.Please select the response that best describes your highest level of experience with budget formulation and execution.
  1. I assisted in developing budget figures for the upcoming year.
  2. I developed and justified budget figures to upper management.
  3. I developed, monitored, and tracked a budget.
  4. I developed multi-year budgets.
  5. None of the above


* 7.Please select the financial administrative areas you have a working knowledge of:
  1. Budget formulation
  2. Management of financial practices
  3. Procurement Regulations
  4. Travel Regulations
  5. Commercial expenditures
  6. Covert guidelines
  7. Asset Management
  8. None of the above


* 8.Please select the response that best describes your ability to plan and organize work.
  1. I plan and supervise execution of design and analysis of large complex systems of national and international scope.
  2. I plan, prioritize, and organize my own work and coordinate with others involved in a project assignment to ensure work is completed.
  3. I plan multiple, concurrent projects, set deadlines, identify priorities, and set work goals for projects assignments.
  4. I set goals and/or planned work to be accomplished by others, set and adjusted priorities, and prepared schedules for completion of work.
  5. I assign work to others based on priorities, consideration of the difficulty of the assignments, and the capabilities of employees.
  6. None of the above


* 9.Please select the response that best describes your experience and/or ability to analyze and interpret information.
  1. I have some education, training, or experience in analyzing and interpreting information.
  2. I have performed basic analytical task(s) in a work situation that required the interpretation of basic instructions, information or data in order to perform routine task(s) or duties.
  3. I have performed analytical task(s) in a work situation requiring the interpretation and application of routine and non-routine information, instructions, guidelines, regulations or data in order to perform task(s) or duties.
  4. I have performed analytical task(s) in job situations that required the interpretation and application of non-routine and complex information, instructions, guidelines, regulations or data in order to perform task(s) or duties. I have demonstrated the ability to evaluate information and situations calling for good judgment and decision making to accomplish goals and objectives.
  5. I have evaluated and analyzed information using all available resources. I have extracted and analyzed precise and exact information and details obtained from observation and research. I have used appropriate analytical procedures and methods. I have a assessed potential consequences of various scenarios and developed alternate solutions for the best course of action.
  6. None of the above


* 10.Please select the response that best describes your experience and/or ability to communicate orally with various levels of employees and management in order to obtain and provide information.
  1. I have applied communication skills to conduct work activities with internal and external customers as well as co-workers and superiors. I have responded to inquiries regarding non-technical or routine matters.
  2. I have made informative and persuasive communications in a business setting on specialized but not complex issues.
  3. I have expertise in applying communication skills to complex and non-routine issues. I have made informative and persuasive communications in a business setting, including oral presentations on specialized and complex issues. I have typically maintained effective ongoing contacts and working relationships with personnel at various levels throughout the organization as well as external contacts.
  4. I have discussed and explained technical material that was often controversial or sensitive. I have acted as the main liaison with other departments or organizations.
  5. None of the above


* 11.Please select the response that best describes your ability to communicate effectively in writing.
  1. Under the guidance and/or assistance of others, I have produced written communications within a work area requiring some original composition of a routine nature. Written material consisted mostly of communicating basic ideas, procedures or regulations.
  2. Working independently, I have produced written communications within a work area requiring original composition of a routine nature. Written material consists of small or routine reports, responses to inquiries, as well as communicating basic ideas, procedures or regulations.
  3. I have demonstrated experience in writing communications, reports or documents that provide instructions, request information and /or set out factual data. Material was prepared without benefit of a standardized format and was normally disseminated outside the work area assigned.
  4. I have experience in copying information from one document to another, preparing correspondence from model letters and paragraphs, and format letters or other documents.
  5. None of the above


* 12.Please select the response that best describes your experience as a Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) or as a Contracting Officer.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have supervised or trained others in performance of this task(s) and (or) others have consulted me as a expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 13.Please select the responses that describe your experience with contract management tasks that you have performed.
  1. Written a scope of work
  2. Prepared an independent cost estimate
  3. Prepared a budget plan
  4. Reviewed and evaluated proposed contract work plans
  5. Monitored and evaluated outputs
  6. Approved payments
  7. Resolved issues/conflicts with a contract officer or contractor
  8. Closed out and archived a project
  9. Served as Project Officer or Contracting Officer's Technical Representative
  10. None of the above


* 14.Please select the response that best describes your experience analyzing situations and reaching logical conclusions.
  1. I have recognized problem situations and identified underlying issues. I have developed alternatives and solutions including consequences of various actions.
  2. I have recognized problems that are part of normal position responsibilities and developed alternatives or solutions.
  3. I have researched and retrieved documents and information from various sources based on general instructions.
  4. 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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