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Grade: 09
* 1.Do you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service preparing visual information products that effectively depict the graphic communication desired by the client? Please ensure your response is supported by your resume.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Please choose the following answer that best describes your graphics work with regards to producing print-media of the following types: complex color designs, maps, brochures, diagrams, posters, booklets, magazines, specialty items (i.e. DVD/CD package designs, foldouts, die cuts, certificate holders, certificates, coins, exhibits). Please ensure your response is supported by your resume.
  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 performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 3.Please choose the following software packages you are most familiar working with. Please ensure your response is supported by your resume.
  1. Microsoft Word
  2. Microsoft PowerPoint
  3. Microsoft Excel
  4. Photoshop
  5. Illustrator
  6. INDESIGN
  7. Corel Draw
  8. Common Look
  9. None of the above


* 4.From the list below, please choose the hardware you are most familiar working with. Please ensure your response is supported by your resume.
  1. Postermakers/Large Format Printers
  2. Laminators
  3. Color and Black-and-White digital copier/duplicators
  4. Large format scanners
  5. MAC computers
  6. IBM compatible computers
  7. Photo printers
  8. None of the above


* 5.What is your current level of experience in working as a member of a team of graphic designers in the delivery of a variety of media products on a regular basis? Please ensure your response is supported by your resume.
  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 performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 6.What is your current level of experience in gathering customer requirements, providing clients a timeline for delivery, engaging clients in the proofing process, working on multiple projects simultaneously, and dealing with frequent changes in workload priorities on a regular basis? Please ensure your response is supported by your resume.
  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 performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 7.What is the current level of expertise that you have concerning working with printing professionals in the production of graphics design work that must be sent to a contractor (i.e. remote, non-in-house facility) for quality print work (i.e. 4 color process, tight registration work, high-end cut sheet or web printing). Please ensure your response is supported by your resume.
  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 performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 8.What is your current level of experience in working with procurement-related actions within a governmental agency (e.g. in accordance with the FAR and agency procurement policy concerning graphic products and services being bought in conjunction with providing customer needs)? Please ensure your response is supported by your resume.
  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 performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 9.Please choose the answer below that best describes your current level of expertise in the area of digital still photography (i.e. from concept to completion of delivery of photos, including client interaction, gathering shot list requirements, deadline changes, use of lighting and photography techniques for studio and field photography, OPSEC and FOUO vetting, photo manipulation and enhancement work, archiving, quality control, etc.). Please ensure your response is supported by your resume.
  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 performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 10.From the list below, please choose the response(s) that apply to your work experience as a graphics designer. Please ensure your response is supported by your resume.
  1. Hypertext linking for internet and/or intranet use.
  2. Bookmark/linking in PDF files.
  3. Conducting Press Sheet Inspections in conjunction with printing of designed products.
  4. Book design for multi-signature hardbound books.
  5. Adding "alt-text" information to make documents Section 508 compliant.
  6. FLASH animation for the web.
  7. None of the above.


* 11.Please choose the answer below that best describes your experience in properly handling and producing graphics work of a sensitive nature (i.e. For Official Use Only, Law Enforcement Sensitive, Personally Identifiable Information, Privacy Act Information, and other similar documents). Please ensure your response is supported by your resume.
  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 performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 12.Please choose the answer below that best describes your present level of oral communication in the workplace in a graphics design production environment. Please ensure your response is supported by your resume.
  1. I have extensive positive experience meeting with clients in person or by phone to discuss their graphics requirements, update them on status and timeline of their project, and offer beneficial suggestions.
  2. I have experience in giving oral briefings to supervisors, managers and other agency officials on graphics projects.
  3. I have used verbal skills to influence clients to use more effective means of graphical presentations than their original concept of presentation.
  4. I have experience in making effective oral presentations to a wide variety of audiences.
  5. I have received recognition (including positive appraisal ratings) from my supervision based on excelling in oral communication in connection with graphics work I perform (in dealing with clients, my team members, and my supervision).
  6. I have extensive experience in meeting with clients to successfully discuss and explain guidelines, procedures and laws related to graphics work production.
  7. None of the above.


* 13.Please choose the answer below that best describes your present level of written communication in the workplace in a graphics design production environment. Please ensure your response is supported by your resume.
  1. I routinely provide written communications to clients, co-workers and upper management as part of my daily graphics duties.
  2. I have used written communication skills to get a point across to persuade clients to use more effective means of communicating in graphical presentations being produced.
  3. I have experience in giving effective written communication to supervisors, managers and other agency officials on graphics projects.
  4. I have used written skills to properly influence clients to use a more effective means of graphical presentations than their original concept of presentation.
  5. I have experience in making effective written presentations to a wide variety of audiences.
  6. I have received recognition (including positive appraisal ratings) from my supervision based on excelling in written communication in connection with graphics work I perform (in dealing with clients, my team members, and my supervision).
  7. I have extensive experience in writing clients to successfully discuss and explain guidelines, procedures and laws related to graphics work production.
  8. None of the above


Grade: 11
* 1.Do you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service analyzing, developing, and preparing visual information products that effectively depict the graphic communication desired by client? Please ensure your response is supported by your resume.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Please choose the following answer that best describes your graphics work with regards to producing print-media of the following types: complex color designs, maps, brochures, diagrams, posters, booklets, magazines, specialty items (i.e. DVD/CD package designs, foldouts, die cuts, certificate holders, certificates, coins, exhibits). Please ensure your response is supported by your resume.
  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 performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 3.Please choose the following software packages you are most familiar working with. Please ensure your response is supported by your resume.
  1. Microsoft Word
  2. Microsoft PowerPoint
  3. Microsoft Excel
  4. Photoshop
  5. Illustrator
  6. INDESIGN
  7. Corel Draw
  8. Common Look
  9. None of the above


* 4.From the list below, please choose the hardware you are most familiar working with. Please ensure your response is supported by your resume.
  1. Postermakers/Large Format Printers
  2. Laminators
  3. Color and Black-and-White digital copier/duplicators
  4. Large format scanners
  5. MAC computers
  6. IBM compatible computers
  7. Photo printers
  8. None of the above


* 5.What is your current level of experience in working as a member of a team of graphic designers in the delivery of a variety of media products on a regular basis? Please ensure your response is supported by your resume.
  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 performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 6.What is your current level of experience in gathering customer requirements, providing clients a timeline for delivery, engaging clients in the proofing process, working on multiple projects simultaneously, and dealing with frequent changes in workload priorities on a regular basis? Please ensure your response is supported by your resume.
  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 performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 7.What is the current level of expertise that you have concerning working with printing professionals in the production of graphics design work that must be sent to a contractor (i.e. remote, non-in-house facility) for quality print work (i.e. 4 color process, tight registration work, high-end cut sheet or web printing). Please ensure your response is supported by your resume.
  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 performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 8.What is your current level of experience in working with procurement-related actions within a governmental agency (e.g. in accordance with the FAR and agency procurement policy concerning graphic products and services being bought in conjunction with providing customer needs)? Please ensure your response is supported by your resume.
  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 performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 9.Please choose the answer below that best describes your current level of expertise in the area of custom exhibit design and production work (i.e. from concept to installation, including client interaction, multiple revisions, deadline changes, use of style guides and color palettes, PMS designations, etc.). Please ensure your response is supported by your resume.
  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 performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 10.From the list below, please choose the response(s) that apply to your work experience as a graphics designer. Please ensure your response is supported by your resume.
  1. Hypertext linking for internet and/or intranet use.
  2. Bookmark/linking in PDF files.
  3. Conducting Press Sheet Inspections in conjunction with printing of designed products.
  4. Book design for multi-signature hardbound books.
  5. Adding "alt-text" information to make documents Section 508 compliant.
  6. FLASH animation for the web.
  7. None of the above.


* 11.Please choose the answer below that best describes your experience in properly handling and producing graphics work of a sensitive nature (i.e. For Official Use Only, Law Enforcement Sensitive, Personally Identifiable Information, Privacy Act Information, and other similar documents). Please ensure your response is supported by your resume.
  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 performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 12.Please choose the answer below that best describes your present level of oral communication in the workplace in a graphics design production environment. Please ensure your response is supported by your resume.
  1. I have extensive positive experience meeting with clients in person or by phone to discuss their graphics requirements, update them on status and timeline of their project, and offer beneficial suggestions.
  2. I have experience in giving oral briefings to supervisors, managers and other agency officials on graphics projects.
  3. I have used verbal skills to influence clients to use more effective means of graphical presentations than their original concept of presentation.
  4. I have experience in making effective oral presentations to a wide variety of audiences.
  5. I have received recognition (including positive appraisal ratings) from my supervision based on excelling in oral communication in connection with graphics work I perform (in dealing with clients, my team members, and my supervision).
  6. I have extensive experience in meeting with clients to successfully discuss and explain guidelines, procedures and laws related to graphics work production.
  7. None of the above.


* 13.Please choose the answer below that best describes your present level of written communication in the workplace in a graphics design production environment. Please ensure your response is supported by your resume.
  1. I routinely provide written communications to clients, co-workers and upper management as part of my daily graphics duties.
  2. I have used written communication skills to get a point across to persuade clients to use more effective means of communicating in graphical presentations being produced.
  3. I have experience in giving effective written communication to supervisors, managers and other agency officials on graphics projects.
  4. I have used written skills to properly influence clients to use a more effective means of graphical presentations than their original concept of presentation.
  5. I have experience in making effective written presentations to a wide variety of audiences.
  6. I have received recognition (including positive appraisal ratings) from my supervision based on excelling in written communication in connection with graphics work I perform (in dealing with clients, my team members, and my supervision).
  7. I have extensive experience in writing clients to successfully discuss and explain guidelines, procedures and laws related to graphics work production.
  8. None of the above


* 14.Please choose the answer below that best describes your current level of expertise in the area of digital still photography (i.e. from concept to completion of delivery of photos, including client interaction, gathering shot list requirements, deadline changes, use of lighting and photography techniques for studio and field photography, OPSEC and FOUO vetting, photo manipulation and enhancement work, archiving, quality control, etc.). Please ensure your response is supported by your resume.
  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 performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 15.Have you independently planned and produced graphics and photography production projects following established procedures and guidelines? Please ensure your response is supported by your resume.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 16.Have you utilized layout and design concepts, processes, and techniques, as well as traditional and computer materials and equipment to create visual art and information products. Please ensure your response is supported by your resume.
  1. Yes
  2. No


Grade: All Grades
* 1.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


* 2.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


* 3.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


* 4.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


* 5.How did you learn about this Federal Law Enforcement Training Center job opportunity announcement?
  1. Federal Law Enforcement Training Center intranet bulletin.
  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. Private information service
  23. 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).