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Grade: 14
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 13 as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I do not have the experience described above.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.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


* 2.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


* 3.Please select the responses that describe your leadership experience.
  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. Planned work assignments to be assigned to team members.
  5. Reported progress to senior management.
  6. Resolved conflicts, differences or problems among team members.
  7. Reviewed completed work for technical adequacy and timeliness.
  8. Set goals, deadlines, and expectations.
  9. None of the above


* 4.Please select the responses that describe your experience in developing, leading, directing and/or motivating a diverse staff.
  1. Provided broad guidance to people to prioritize work and then accomplish it in a timely satisfactory manner.
  2. Led, supervised or managed professional and administrative staff in the design and delivery of programs and projects.
  3. Led, supervised or managed a large, complex, multi layered workforce of widely varying occupations and knowledge levels.
  4. Led, supervised or managed a management evaluation or assistance team to provide assistance on organizational programs.
  5. As a senior staff member, served as acting supervisor on occasion and assisted the supervisor in developing and leading others.
  6. Led, directed and motivated team members to accomplish specific projects.
  7. No experience developing, leading or motivating staff.


* 5.Please select the responses that best describe your knowledge and experience in leading a team through work accomplishments.
  1. Communicated work assignments, problems, program issues to team with appropriate deadlines and time frames for completion.
  2. Coached team members through problem solving methods and techniques, provided advice on work methods/practices/procedures, and assisted team member(s) in identifying viable solutions to problems.
  3. Lead team in accomplishment of work task(s), identifying, distributing and balancing workload.
  4. Monitored and reported on the status and progress of work.
  5. Represent the team in dealings with the supervisor or manager.
  6. None of the above


* 6.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


* 7.Choose the response that best describes your knowledge of regulations, theories, principles, policies, practices, and guidelines governing release of information.
  1. I applied appropriate laws, rules, regulations, guidelines on governing release of information.
  2. I interpreted, adapted and applied guidelines and polices governing release of information.
  3. I have selected the most appropriate guidelines and procedures from a variety of sources.
  4. None of the above


* 8.Please select the response that best describes your experience in simultaneously managing multiple assignments/projects.
  1. I have had limited opportunity in managing more than two assignments simultaneously.
  2. As part of a team or group, I was responsible for completing more than two work assignments simultaneously. My deadlines and specific courses of a action were determined by others. I reported the status of the assignments on a frequent basis, accounting for any obstacles that may delay their completion.
  3. I have occasionally managed multiple assignments which required me to be organized and responsive to unscheduled work assignments. My supervisor was 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 was responsible for prioritizing multiple work assignments. I determined the course of action to take, planned for any obstacles or delays, and addressed other assignments that arose with short deadlines.
  5. None of the above


* 9.Please select the response that best describes your ability to research, gather, interpret, compare and analyze information in order to identify complex problems, make conclusions, report findings, and recommend detailed actions.
  1. I have no experience in researching, gathering, interpreting, comparing and analyzing information in order to identify complex problems, make conclusions, report findings, and recommend detailed actions.
  2. I have limited experience in conducting research, gathering, interpreting, comparing and analyzing information in order to identify complex problems, make conclusions, report findings, and recommend detailed actions. I received guidance from others with respect to completing work.
  3. I conducted research on a recurring basis from a number of sources. With limited assistance, interpreted, compared and analyzed specific regulations, policies, and procedures in order to identify complex problems, make conclusions, report findings and recommend detailed actions.
  4. I independently research various sources on a regular and recurring basis in order to compile, interpret, compare and analyze specific regulations, policies, and procedures to identify complex problems, make conclusions, report findings and recommend detailed actions to resolve unprecedented situations.


* 10.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


* 11.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


* 12.Please select the response below that best describes your experience serving in a liaison capacity.
  1. As a point-of-contact, I have functioned in a liaison capacity between the supervisor and organization staff at all levels. Served as liaison with other government agencies, state and local law enforcement officials, and the intelligence community.
  2. I have served in a liaison capacity with a variety of persons inside and outside the organization for the purpose of receiving or providing information relating to the work or to resolve operating problems in connection with recurring responsibilities.
  3. I have served in a liaison capacity mainly with co-workers to exchange routine information relevant to daily work activities.
  4. None of the above


* 13.Please select the response that best describes your experience communicating orally.
  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 and/or groups. My communication at this level demonstrates expert skill in persuading and negotiating with others to obtain a desired result.
  2. I have regularly conducted discussion or have 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 a desired result (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 projects 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/or employees within the areas serviced. This included acquiring, clarifying, or exchanging facts and information needed to complete assignments.
  5. I have regularly conducted briefings and presentations to both senior management officials as well as a wide variety of audiences that are of diverse backgrounds.
  6. None of the above


* 14.Please select the response that describes your ability to communicate in writing.
  1. I have experience in copying information from one document to another, preparing correspondence from model letters and paragraphs.
  2. I have experience in preparing written documents such as transmittal memos and e-mails which cover routine issues and recipients are usually within my immediate organization/office/agency.
  3. I have experience in preparing written documents such as reports and briefing papers which cover routine issues with some complex elements and recipients are usually management within my organization/agency.
  4. I have experience in preparing written documents such as reports, briefing papers, and correspondence to external entities which cover issues involving complex programs and require sensitivity to the views of my audience. Recipients are usually middle or senior management within or outside of the organization/agency.
  5. I have extensive experience in preparing a wide variety of written documents such as complex studies, policy guidance, congressional correspondence, speeches, and testimony which involve issues or programs of a sensitive and controversial nature, and recipients include a wide range of individuals both within and outside of the organization/agency.
  6. 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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