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Grade: 09
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 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
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 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
* 1.Please select the responses that describe your experience performing administrative functions.
  1. Manage supervisor's calendar to include complete control of scheduling, declining and prioritizing commitments, and making arrangements for representation by other officials, if appropriate
  2. Manage incoming and outgoing mail, determining supervisor's desire for action. Ensure appropriate referrals, determine priority, make assignments, compose replies to correspondence, and furnish progress and final reports on disposition.
  3. From brief oral instructions and marginal notes, prepare correspondence instructing or advising organizational officials on established policy.
  4. Prepare complex or technical correspondence on administrative matters/operations.
  5. Deal personally and telephonically with numerous close personal high official contacts of supervisor.
  6. Respond to a wide variety of inquiries from high level officials, such as those from the White House, Members of Congress, State Department, etc.
  7. Use fine discriminating judgment in giving opinions or official information to callers in absence of supervisor.
  8. Maintain high level knowledge of day-to-day changing emphasis on various aspects of administrative and program related operations
  9. Perform research on matters for superior in planning and establishing policy matters.
  10. Secure reference materials and information from many sources, review and analyze material, organize into appropriate format and present to appropriate audience.
  11. Coordinate the receipt and organization of materials from various areas into a cohesive presentation.
  12. Experience in maintaining close liaison with other organizational components in order to ensure uniform understanding of objectives and to foster a healthy working environment.
  13. None of the above


* 2.Do you possess a typing skill of at least 40 wpm?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.Please select the responses that describe your experience organizing and controlling documents or correspondence.
  1. Used a pre-established, standardized documents and records filing system.
  2. Handled records in accordance with employer's policies and regulations.
  3. Logged and established routing and suspense dates for incoming correspondence.
  4. Organized a body of correspondence and/or documents in proper sequence to facilitate review by other parties.
  5. Utilized computer software for document management (storage, retrieval, distribution).
  6. None of the above


* 4.Please select the responses that describe your experience performing clerical functions.
  1. Maintaining office files/records for retrieval/reference/storage in compliance with file maintenance and disposition schedules.
  2. Searching files, documents, or other sources for information.
  3. Collecting, assembling, and compiling statistical data into a chart or report.
  4. None of the above


* 5.Please select the responses that best describe your experience in preparing travel vouchers or arrangements.
  1. Prepare travel authorizations.
  2. Made domestic travel reservations/arrangements and maintain record of itinerary.
  3. Arrange foreign travel reservations/arrangements and maintain record of itinerary.
  4. Make travel and hotel reservations for large meetings/conferences. Prepare travel vouchers.
  5. Review travel vouchers for accuracy and completeness and resolved errors in travel vouchers submitted using automated voucher system.
  6. None of the above


* 6.Please select the response that best describes your ability to sort, prioritize and direct incoming mail.
  1. I sort mail by type of request, identifying special requests which require expedite processing, taking into consideration imminent deadlines, and humanitarian reasons. On my own initiative, I route mail as appropriate.
  2. I sort mail by type of request and route as appropriate. Urgent and/or special requests are identified for priority processing.
  3. I sort mail by type of request and route as directed.
  4. None of the above


* 7.Please select the responses that identify the office equipment you have utilized.
  1. Typewriter
  2. Computer
  3. Fax Machine
  4. Dictaphone/Transcriber
  5. Copier
  6. Calculator
  7. None of the above


* 8.Please select the responses that identify the computer software you have experience using.
  1. Word Processing
  2. Spreadsheets
  3. Databases
  4. Graphics/Presentation Tools
  5. Web Browser (i.e., Internet Explorer, Netscape)
  6. E-mail
  7. None of the above


* 9.Please select the response that best describes your proficiency in the use of spreadsheets and/or databases.
  1. I have little or no proficiency in the use of spreadsheets and/or databases.
  2. I am able to use spreadsheet and/or database software to analyze, track, and collate data.
  3. I am able to use spreadsheets and/or database software to maintain programs for the storage, retrieval, collation, analyst, tracking and monitoring of business and analytical data.


* 10.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


* 11.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


* 12.From the following list of research skills, please identify those you have routinely and successfully applied in an academic or professional setting.
  1. Preparing factual report
  2. Synopsizing research materials
  3. Extracting relevant information from sources
  4. Extracting and compiling numerical or statistical data
  5. Verifying facts and figures
  6. Evaluating the validity of sources
  7. Comparing and contrasting data from multiple sources
  8. Identifying information gaps or anomalies
  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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