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Grade: 11
Please answer the following questions.

* 1.Please select the response that best describes your education, experience or combination of experience and education.
  1. I have a degree in behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
  2. I have a combination of education and experience that has provided me with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.
  3. I have four years of appropriate experience that demonstrates I have acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


* 2.Please select the response that best describes your education or 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.
  2. I have three full years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree that has equipped me to perform the duties of this position. Areas of study are listed in the vacancy announcement.
  3. I do not have the education or experience described above.


Grade: 12
Please answer the following questions.

* 1.Please select the response that best describes your education, experience or combination of experience and education.
  1. I have a degree in behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
  2. I have a combination of education and experience that has provided me with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.
  3. I have four years of appropriate experience that demonstrates I have acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


* 2.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: 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.Do you possess a bachelor's degree (or higher) in behavioral or social science, or a discipline related to the victim assistance field, including but not limited to Criminal Justice, Social Work, Counseling, Human Services, or Psychology?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.Please select the response that best describes the number of years you have provided direct, in person victim assistance to crime victims.
  1. More than 10 years
  2. 5-10 years
  3. 3-5 years
  4. Less than 3 years
  5. None of the above


* 4.Do you have an extensive knowledge of the theories, practices, procedures, and methodology of a field of study directly related to the provision of crisis intervention and counseling, e.g., crime-psychology, social work, sociology, a related field in the social sciences, or extensive and comparable professional experience?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.I have provided direct services to victims of violent crime.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.Please select all that apply describing your experience in providing direct, in-person victim assistance to victims of violent crime.
  1. Provide death notification.
  2. Locate emergency housing, food and clothing for victims.
  3. Responding to crime scene when requested by Law Enforcement.
  4. Accompany law enforcement personnel to provide support to victim during interview.
  5. Facilitate the return of property/personal effects to victims/next of kin.
  6. Accompany sexual or physical abuse victim to forensic interivew.
  7. Assess the needs of and provide crisis intervention services and/or appropriate resources/referrals to victims.
  8. Develop and maintain community, state, and/or federal resources, readily available for use as needed by agency personnel.
  9. Keep victims informed of their rights, available services, and case status.
  10. None of the above


* 7.Please indicate which of the following best describes your highest level of work experience with analyzing and interpreting information that pertains to the provisions of victim assistance, including the interpretation and understanding of victims rights under Federal Legislation and Attorney General Guidelines.
  1. I have performed basic analytical task(s) that required the interpretation of basic instructions, information, or data in order to perform routine task(s) or duties.
  2. I have performed analytical task(s) requiring the interpretation and application of routine and non-routine information, instructions, guidelines, regulations, or data in order to perform task(s) or duties.
  3. I have performed analytical task(s) 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 evaluated information or assessed a situation calling for good judgment and recommended the best course of action.
  4. None of the above


* 8.Please select the types of crime victims you have provided direct, in-person victim assistance.
  1. Child abuse
  2. Domestic violence
  3. Financial/ Fraud
  4. Homicide
  5. Sexual assault
  6. Internet crime
  7. Adult kidnapping
  8. Child Kidnapping
  9. Trafficking of persons
  10. Bank robbery
  11. Mass Casualty/ Disaster/ Terrorism
  12. None of the above


* 9.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


* 10.Please select the responses that best describes your ability to recognize and respond appropriately to the communication styles, capabilities of people in different situations; exhibit tact, patience and sensitivity; and treat others w/ respect.
  1. Maintains constructive relationships with staff, peers, and managers.
  2. Demonstrates the ability to listen attentively to others.
  3. Encourages the self-confidence and self-esteem of others.
  4. Uses tact, patience and sensitivity when dealing w/ anger and other emotional behavior in the workplace.
  5. None of the above


* 11.Please select the response that best describes your ability to work in a fast paced environment, with constantly changing priorities and the need for flexibility and teamwork.
  1. I have training/education that included teamwork but have not been required to apply this skill on my job assignments. I have limited experience having to adapt to changing priorities or working in a fast-paced environment.
  2. In my past work assignments, I have had to work as part of a team and have had experience adjusting to changing priorities.
  3. In my past work assignments, I had to quickly adapt to changing priorities and had to be sufficiently flexible to adjust to new assignments and duties with minimum stress.
  4. In my past work assignments, I served as an integral part of a team in a fast-paced environment, and was readily and easily able to adapt to changing priorities and duties.
  5. None of the above


* 12.Please select the response that best describes your ability to retain composure under stress when dealing with people in work related situations.
  1. I have had some experience in handling stressful situations which dealt with people at work.
  2. I have had limited experience in handling stressful situations which dealt with people. When I did, my supervisor or senior employee was there to assist me in these situations.
  3. I have served in positions where I had to maintain composure in stressful situations dealing with people. I was usually able to do this without the review or intervention of my supervisor.
  4. I have served in positions where I have routinely maintained composure in stressful situations dealing with people. I also have assisted others in resolving stressful work related situations.
  5. None of the above


* 13.Do you have experience handling confidential files and/or documents of crime victims?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 14.I have provided direct, in-person assistance to victims of violent crime while working in at least one of the following types of agencies: *Prosecutor's office/legal aid clinic
*Law enforcement agency
*Non-profit victim assistance program
*Child protection/welfare program
*Medical social work program
*BIA/Tribal Council Victim Assistance Program
*Military family advocacy program
*Child advocacy center or program

  1. Yes
  2. No


* 15.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


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


* 17.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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