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* 1.From the list below select the statement that describes your experience.
  1. I have held a position as a law enforcement officer/agent with arrest authority in the prevention, detection, apprehension, detention and /or investigation of felony and/or misdemeanor violations of Federal, state, local, tribal, or military criminal laws.
  2. I have held a position in the 1801 occupational series.
  3. None of the above.


* 2.Select the statement that best describes your experience in the area of network/computer forensics.
  1. I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service that demonstrates experience in one or more of the following criteria: the prevention and investigation of unlawful access to US Government networked computer systems; tracking of online hackers; and/or, experience in computer network administration with an emphasis on operating systems including Windows Server, Unix, Linux, Novell, and Mac OSX Server.
  2. I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service researching, developing, modifying, and instructing law enforcement training curriculum in the computer/network forensics topical area.
  3. My background does not match any of the statements above.


* 3.Which of the following best describes your level of experience in the acquisition of images from electronic media to include hard drives, flash drives, CDs, etc.?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have completed training and assisted others on the job in performing this task.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have performed this task routinely and I have trained others in performance of this task.


* 4.Have you provided instruction within a classroom setting for digital acquisition?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.Which of the following best describes your level of experience of file structure to include both File Allocation Table (FAT 32) and the New Technology Filing System (NTFS)?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have completed training and assisted others on the job in performing this task.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have performed this task routinely and I have trained others in performance of this task.


* 6.Which of the following best describes your level of experience in the use and application of various forensic hardware to include adaptors, cards, write blockers, hard drives, jumpers, etc.?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have completed training and assisted others on the job in performing this task.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have performed this task routinely and I have trained others in performance of this task.


* 7.Have you utilized leading industry forensic software to include both Encase and Access Data’s FTK?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 8.Which of the following best describes your level of experience conducting investigations requiring the confiscation and imaging of computers?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have completed training and assisted others on the job in performing this task.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have performed this task routinely and I have trained others in performance of this task.


* 9.Which of the following best describes your level of experience writing or updating lesson plans?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have completed training and assisted others on the job in performing this task.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have performed this task routinely and I have trained others in performance of this task.


* 10.Have you evaluated student performance?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 11.Which of the following best describes your level of experience conducting research on Computer Forensics training courses? The courses taught in this program include Computer Power on Self Test (POST) and Boot Process, Command Prompt Operations, Forensic Hardware, Data Acquisition, Consent Search Techniques, Cellular and Hand Held Acquisitions, and use of common computer forensic software such as EnCase from Guidance Software or Forensic Tool Kit (FTK) from Access Data.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have completed training and assisted others on the job in performing this task.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have performed this task routinely and I have trained others in performance of this task.


* 12.Have you participated in the planning, analysis, and decision making processes for the delivery and development of Computer Forensics training courses?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 13.Which of the following best describes your level of experience coordinating activities with other members of instructor teams?
  1. I have no experience coordinating activities with other members of instructor teams.
  2. I have limited experience coordinating activities with other member of instructor teams.
  3. I routinely coordinate activities with other member of instructor teams.


* 14.Which of the following best describes your level of experience participating in committees comprised of internal and external representatives concerned with training policies and academic requirements?
  1. I have no experience participating in committees comprised of internal and external representatives concerned with training policies and academic requirements.
  2. I have limited experience participating in committees comprised of internal and external representatives concerned with training policies and academic requirements.
  3. I routinely participate in committees comprised of internal and external representatives concerned with training policies and academic requirements.


* 15.I have held a position as a sworn law enforcement officer/agent (with full arrest authority) in the prevention, detection, apprehension, and investigation of felony and/or misdemeanor violations of Federal, state, local, tribal, or military criminal laws.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 16.Please select the response that describes your years of experience as a sworn law enforcement officer/agent (with full arrest authority) in the prevention, detection, apprehension, and investigation of felony and/or misdemeanor violations of Federal, state, local, tribal, or military criminal laws.
  1. None
  2. Less than one year
  3. 1 – 5 years
  4. 5 – 10 years
  5. 10 or more years


* 17.Select the rating level you received for your last performance appraisal. Please provide a copy of your performance appraisal.
  1. Outstanding
  2. Exceeds Fully Successful
  3. Fully Successful/Pass
  4. Minimally Satisfactory
  5. Unacceptable/Fail
  6. None of the above


* 18.Select the types of awards you have received within the last three years.
  1. Quality Step Increase
  2. Special Act or Time-Off-Award
  3. Performance Award
  4. Honorary Award
  5. Letter of Commendation
  6. None of the above


* 19.I have thoroughly reviewed the 'How to Apply/Required Documents' & 'Qualifications' sections of this Vacancy Announcement to determine which supplemental documents to submit. This may include: Transcripts to verify undergraduate/graduate education; SF-50 if I am a current/former Federal employee; DD214 if I am a veteran (and SF-15/VA Letter if applicable), etc. I understand that failure to fax or upload required documents by the vacancy announcement's closing date may result in loss of consideration.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 20.I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, ALL of the information provided on this application is true, accurate, and complete, and that this application for employment is made in good faith. I understand that a false statement on any part of this application may be grounds for not hiring me or for firing me after I begin work. I also understand that I may be punished by fine or imprisonment for falsification of my employment application (18 USC 1001). I understand that information I give may be investigated as allowed by law or Executive order. Do you understand and agree to all the above?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 21.Have you successfully completed training that is related to the position you are applying for? If your answer is yes, please provide a list any education and/or training related to this position (do not provide copies of certificates).
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 22.How did you learn about this position?
  1. Private information service
  2. Magazine
  3. Newspaper
  4. Radio
  5. TV
  6. Poster
  7. Private Employment Office
  8. State Employment Office (Unemployment Office)
  9. Agency Human Resources Department (Bulletin board or other announcement)
  10. Agency or other Federal government recruitment at school or college
  11. Federal, state or local Job Information Center
  12. Religious organization
  13. College, University or career placement counselor
  14. Friend or relative working for this agency
  15. Friend or relative not working for this agency
  16. USAJOBS
  17. Professional Association
  18. Publication
  19. Career Fair (Please state the name of the Career Fair under Other)
  20. Conference (Please state the name of the Conference under Other)
  21. College Event (Please state the name of the College Event under Other)
  22. Other






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).