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


* 2.Please select the responses that describe your experience in planning, design and implementation of new and improved information systems to meet the business requirements of customer organizations.
  1. Performed needs analyses to define opportunities for new or improved business process solutions
  2. Developed overall functional and systems requirements and specifications
  3. Consulted with customers to identify and specify requirements
  4. Conducted business process reengineering
  5. Conducted feasibility studies and trade-off analyses
  6. Prepared business cases for the application of IT solutions
  7. Defined systems scope and objectives
  8. Developed cost estimates for new or modified systems
  9. Ensured the integration of all systems components; e.g., procedures, databases, policies, software and hardware
  10. Planned systems implementation
  11. Applied information security/information assurance policies, principles, and practices to the systems analysis process
  12. None of the above


* 3.Please select the response that best describes your experience providing guidance or direction to other technical personnel in accomplishing an assigned mission.
  1. I have successfully guided/directed projects/initiatives while performing in the capacity of team leader/project coordinator. I was held accountable for work products, including methodologies for acquisition and management of human and technical resources. Projects included complex advanced systems projects. The work required the use of coordinating, coaching, facilitating, consensus-building and planning techniques.
  2. I have some lead experience for projects/initiatives. I was responsible for checking work in progress, or reviewing completed work to see that instructions regarding work priorities, methods, deadlines and quality were met.
  3. I have reported to the supervisor or management on the progress of major projects in progress or represented a team in dealing with the supervisor in order to secure needed information or decisions regarding work problems.
  4. None of the above


* 4.Please select the response that best describes your previous experience serving as an IT advisor to your organization's management.
  1. I have experience providing highly complex technical advice to executive level management with regard to the planning, development, design, procurement, implementation, operation and maintenance of IT systems critical to the organization's information requirements.
  2. I have experience providing technical advice to management officials regarding issues such as results of audit findings, needed enhancements to current systems and baseline configurations.
  3. None of the above


* 5.Please select the response that best describes the functional area in which you have the greatest level of IT experience.
  1. Enterprise Architecture/Enterprise Requirements
  2. IT Strategic Planning/Policy and Planning
  3. Portfolio Management/Investment Management
  4. Project Assurance
  5. Systems Development/Systems Analysis
  6. Application Software
  7. Operating Systems/Network Services
  8. Data Management
  9. Internet
  10. Systems Administration/Customer Support
  11. IT Security


* 6.Please select the response that best describes your ability to provide information or assistance, and resolve problems.
  1. I have worked effectively with different levels of personnel on routine issues. I have also been involved in exchanging ideas with my peer group.
  2. I have worked closely with various levels of personnel to identify and resolve problems. I have exchanged information and ideas, resulting in a specific course of action.
  3. I have served as technical consultant to various levels of personnel and a variety of law enforcement agencies. I maintain liaison with other agencies, provide guidance, and resolve issues.
  4. None of the above


* 7.From the following list, please identify those item(s) you have written:
  1. User documentation and instructions.
  2. Systems Documentation.
  3. Responses to internal and external requests
  4. Policies, guidelines or directives.
  5. Operating procedures.
  6. Marketing materials to introduce new products or services.
  7. Study or research reports.
  8. IT Policy and/or standard
  9. Agency wide policies for the IT program.
  10. System or technical specifications.
  11. Systems architecture or designs.
  12. Statements of work.
  13. Project or organization action plans.
  14. Training/instructional materials.
  15. Grants proposals or applications.
  16. Graduate level thesis (Maters or Ph.D.)
  17. None of the above


* 8.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


* 9.Please select the responses that describe your experience with planning IT projects/initiatives.
  1. Analysis of the effectiveness of existing systems including the feasibility of pursuing alternatives for improvement.
  2. Cost-benefit analyses on which project authorization decisions were based.
  3. Detailed project plans including multiple deliverables, dependencies, timelines and key milestones.
  4. Project proposals including costs, benefits, timetables and implementation strategies.
  5. System specifications and statements of work.
  6. Security, architecture and/or program impact assessments.
  7. Other documentation necessary to satisfy legal, regulatory and policy requirements.
  8. None of the above


* 10.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


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


* 12.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






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