Skip Navigation

Vacancy Questions Preview

Vacancy Questions Preview

Grade: All Grades
* 1.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.
  3. I do not have the education or experience described above.


* 2.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


* 3.Please select the responses that describe your experience in providing work direction to employees performing trade and/or labor related duties.
  1. Assigned work to individuals and provided technical direction and/or help in accomplishing difficult work steps and processes.
  2. Observed work in progress to anticipate and resolve problems, reassign personnel within group supervised and coordinate work among workers and other supervisors to maintain work progress to meet schedules.
  3. Inspected completed work for quality and work order requirements.
  4. Reported possible or actual work delays to supervisor.
  5. None of the above


* 4.Please select the responses that describe your experience related to contracting and procurement.
  1. Contract development
  2. Contract negotiation
  3. Contract performance
  4. Cost-benefit analyses
  5. Earned Value Management (EVM)
  6. None of the above


* 5.Please select the responses that describe your experience in resource management including staff, budget, equipment, space, training, travel, or other parameters, to accomplish the mission of your work group.
  1. Determining the annual operating budget and assignment of internal (staff) labor costs and/or work years.
  2. Developing future projections of annual operating budget and assignment of internal (staff) labor costs and/or work years, based on anticipated program levels.
  3. Determining the annual operational budget and assignment of external (contractor, other agency, consultant) labor costs and/or work years.
  4. Developing future projections of annual operating budget and assignment of external (contractor, other agency, consultant) labor costs and/or work years.
  5. Determining the annual operating budget and assignment of major equipment purchases for support of a work group.
  6. Determining workspace needs, furniture, workspace organization and layout, storage, support space, conference space, etc., for a work group.
  7. Determining annual staff training budget, identification of training needs, acquisition of training courses, monitoring of training accomplished, etc.
  8. Determining annual travel needs, travel budget, support and administration of travel activities for a work group.
  9. None of the above


* 6.Are you willing to work in potentially hazardous environments with moderate physical demands (lifting, bending)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 7.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


* 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 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


* 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 responses that demonstrate your written communication skills.
  1. Research Papers
  2. Formal Briefings
  3. Formal Communications, e.g., official business letters
  4. Detailed Official Business Reports
  5. None of the above


* 12.Please select the responses that identify the personal computer and word processor software you have experience utilizing.
  1. Microsoft Word
  2. Microsoft Excel
  3. Corel WordPerfect
  4. Microsoft Access
  5. E-mail
  6. Microsoft PowerPoint
  7. 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






This is a Federal job application system. Providing false information, creating fake IDs, or failing to answer all questions truthfully and completely may be grounds for not hiring, for disbarment from Federal employment, or for dismissal after the applicant begins work. Falsifying a Federal job application, attempting to violate the privacy of others, or attempting to compromise the operation of this system may be punishable by fine or imprisonment (US Code, Title 18, section 1001).