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Band: G
G Band Qualifications

Instructions

Please answer all of the questions listed below. Errors or omissions may affect your consideration for employment. Remember that your experience is subject to verification.

Your responses to these statements will be scored and the score you receive will be used as a measure of the degree to which your background matches the qualifications and competencies required for this job.

In responding to these questions, you should carefully consider each of these statements and choose the response that best matches your experience level. Your resume must support your self-ratings.

PLEASE NOTE: Your self-ratings will be reviewed. If, after reviewing your resume and any supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your category placement may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.

* 1.Do you have at least three (3) years of progressively responsible general experience, one year of which was equivalent to at least GS-4 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector that demonstrates the ability to: analyze problems, gather pertinent data and recognize solutions; plan and organize work; and communicate effectively orally and in writing; OR the education requirements as outlined in the Announcement?
  1. Yes
  2. No


Module A: Incident Management

* 2.Applying knowledge of automated systems to collect, review and analyze security and coordinate information.
  1. I do not have experience or demonstrated capability in performing this activity, but I am willing to learn.
  2. I have limited experience in performing this activity. I have had exposure to this activity but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a satisfactory level.
  3. I have a fair amount of experience and a fair amount of demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I can perform this activity satisfactorily but could benefit from additional guidance, instruction or experience to perform this activity more effectively.
  4. I have considerable experience and considerable demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I can perform this activity independently and effectively.
  5. I have extensive experience and extensive demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I am considered an expert; I am able to train or assist others; and my work is typically not reviewed by a supervisor. I have received verbal and/or written recognition from others in carrying out this activity.


* 3.Coordinating with relevant crisis incident management groups and managers on on-going multi-modal security events.
  1. I do not have experience or demonstrated capability in performing this activity, but I am willing to learn.
  2. I have limited experience in performing this activity. I have had exposure to this activity but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a satisfactory level.
  3. I have a fair amount of experience and a fair amount of demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I can perform this activity satisfactorily but could benefit from additional guidance, instruction or experience to perform this activity more effectively.
  4. I have considerable experience and considerable demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I can perform this activity independently and effectively.
  5. I have extensive experience and extensive demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I am considered an expert; I am able to train or assist others; and my work is typically not reviewed by a supervisor. I have received verbal and/or written recognition from others in carrying out this activity.


* 4.Facilitating the implementation of conference calls for senior management to ensure decision makers are apprised of relevant security information.
  1. I do not have experience or demonstrated capability in performing this activity, but I am willing to learn.
  2. I have limited experience in performing this activity. I have had exposure to this activity but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a satisfactory level.
  3. I have a fair amount of experience and a fair amount of demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I can perform this activity satisfactorily but could benefit from additional guidance, instruction or experience to perform this activity more effectively.
  4. I have considerable experience and considerable demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I can perform this activity independently and effectively.
  5. I have extensive experience and extensive demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I am considered an expert; I am able to train or assist others; and my work is typically not reviewed by a supervisor. I have received verbal and/or written recognition from others in carrying out this activity.


* 5.Drafting and proofreading incident management notifications sent to others over variety of communications media.
  1. I do not have experience or demonstrated capability in performing this activity, but I am willing to learn.
  2. I have limited experience in performing this activity. I have had exposure to this activity but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a satisfactory level.
  3. I have a fair amount of experience and a fair amount of demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I can perform this activity satisfactorily but could benefit from additional guidance, instruction or experience to perform this activity more effectively.
  4. I have considerable experience and considerable demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I can perform this activity independently and effectively.
  5. I have extensive experience and extensive demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I am considered an expert; I am able to train or assist others; and my work is typically not reviewed by a supervisor. I have received verbal and/or written recognition from others in carrying out this activity.


* 6.Serving as a liaison for watch floor operational support, mission readiness and exigent or emergency operations.
  1. I do not have experience or demonstrated capability in performing this activity, but I am willing to learn.
  2. I have limited experience in performing this activity. I have had exposure to this activity but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a satisfactory level.
  3. I have a fair amount of experience and a fair amount of demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I can perform this activity satisfactorily but could benefit from additional guidance, instruction or experience to perform this activity more effectively.
  4. I have considerable experience and considerable demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I can perform this activity independently and effectively.
  5. I have extensive experience and extensive demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I am considered an expert; I am able to train or assist others; and my work is typically not reviewed by a supervisor. I have received verbal and/or written recognition from others in carrying out this activity.


* 7.Gathering open source information (e.g., from social media monitoring and mining, internet research and database queries) on people, places and conveyances involved in multi-modal security incidents.
  1. I do not have experience or demonstrated capability in performing this activity, but I am willing to learn.
  2. I have limited experience in performing this activity. I have had exposure to this activity but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a satisfactory level.
  3. I have a fair amount of experience and a fair amount of demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I can perform this activity satisfactorily but could benefit from additional guidance, instruction or experience to perform this activity more effectively.
  4. I have considerable experience and considerable demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I can perform this activity independently and effectively.
  5. I have extensive experience and extensive demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I am considered an expert; I am able to train or assist others; and my work is typically not reviewed by a supervisor. I have received verbal and/or written recognition from others in carrying out this activity.


8.Please indicate where in your resume (e.g., position title, work experience, education, etc.) your ratings for this module can be verified. The information you provide in the text box below will only be used to help reviewers find verifying information in your resume. The information you provide in the text box will not be evaluated or rated.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


Module B: Security Directives and Regulations

* 9.Applying knowledge of security policies and procedures to gather information related to reported security events.
  1. I do not have experience or demonstrated capability in performing this activity, but I am willing to learn.
  2. I have limited experience in performing this activity. I have had exposure to this activity but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a satisfactory level.
  3. I have a fair amount of experience and a fair amount of demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I can perform this activity satisfactorily but could benefit from additional guidance, instruction or experience to perform this activity more effectively.
  4. I have considerable experience and considerable demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I can perform this activity independently and effectively.
  5. I have extensive experience and extensive demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I am considered an expert; I am able to train or assist others; and my work is typically not reviewed by a supervisor. I have received verbal and/or written recognition from others in carrying out this activity.


* 10.Applying knowledge of transportation security laws, rules, regulations and policies.
  1. I do not have experience or demonstrated capability in performing this activity, but I am willing to learn.
  2. I have limited experience in performing this activity. I have had exposure to this activity but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a satisfactory level.
  3. I have a fair amount of experience and a fair amount of demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I can perform this activity satisfactorily but could benefit from additional guidance, instruction or experience to perform this activity more effectively.
  4. I have considerable experience and considerable demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I can perform this activity independently and effectively.
  5. I have extensive experience and extensive demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I am considered an expert; I am able to train or assist others; and my work is typically not reviewed by a supervisor. I have received verbal and/or written recognition from others in carrying out this activity.


* 11.Applying knowledge of watch floor operational policy, procedures, directives and standard operating procedures.
  1. I do not have experience or demonstrated capability in performing this activity, but I am willing to learn.
  2. I have limited experience in performing this activity. I have had exposure to this activity but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a satisfactory level.
  3. I have a fair amount of experience and a fair amount of demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I can perform this activity satisfactorily but could benefit from additional guidance, instruction or experience to perform this activity more effectively.
  4. I have considerable experience and considerable demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I can perform this activity independently and effectively.
  5. I have extensive experience and extensive demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I am considered an expert; I am able to train or assist others; and my work is typically not reviewed by a supervisor. I have received verbal and/or written recognition from others in carrying out this activity.


* 12.Applying knowledge of quick reference checklists and event specific checklists to ensure compliance with applicable authorities and mission objectives.
  1. I do not have experience or demonstrated capability in performing this activity, but I am willing to learn.
  2. I have limited experience in performing this activity. I have had exposure to this activity but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a satisfactory level.
  3. I have a fair amount of experience and a fair amount of demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I can perform this activity satisfactorily but could benefit from additional guidance, instruction or experience to perform this activity more effectively.
  4. I have considerable experience and considerable demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I can perform this activity independently and effectively.
  5. I have extensive experience and extensive demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I am considered an expert; I am able to train or assist others; and my work is typically not reviewed by a supervisor. I have received verbal and/or written recognition from others in carrying out this activity.


13.Please indicate where in your resume (e.g., position title, work experience, education, etc.) your ratings for this module can be verified. The information you provide in the text box below will only be used to help reviewers find verifying information in your resume. The information you provide in the text box will not be evaluated or rated.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


Certification

* 14.Do you certify that, to the best of your knowledge and belief, ALL of the information provided on this application is true, accurate and complete?
  1. Yes
  2. No


Band: H
Band H Qualifications

Instructions

Please answer all of the questions listed below. Errors or omissions may affect your consideration for employment. Remember that your experience is subject to verification.

Your responses to these statements will be scored and the score you receive will be used as a measure of the degree to which your background matches the qualifications and competencies required for this job.

In responding to these questions, you should carefully consider each of these statements and choose the response that best matches your experience level. Your resume must support your self-ratings.

PLEASE NOTE: Your self-ratings will be reviewed. If, after reviewing your resume and any supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your category placement may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.

* 1.Do you have at least one year of specialized experience at the SV-G Pay Band or GS-9 in Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector facilitating the implementation and execution of conference calls; drafting, proofing and executing notifications over a variety of communications media; gathering open source information to include social media monitoring and mining, internet research and database queries; and using computer software applications (i.e.: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


Module A: Incident Management

* 2.Applying knowledge of automated systems to collect, review and analyze security and coordinate information.
  1. I have had no education, training or experience in performing this task/competency.
  2. I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.


* 3.Coordinating with relevant crisis incident management groups and managers on on-going multi-modal security events.
  1. I have had no education, training or experience in performing this task/competency.
  2. I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.


* 4.Facilitating the implementation of conference calls for senior management to ensure decision makers are apprised of relevant security information.
  1. I have had no education, training or experience in performing this task/competency.
  2. I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.


* 5.Drafting and proofreading incident management notifications sent to others over variety of communications media.
  1. I have had no education, training or experience in performing this task/competency.
  2. I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.


* 6.Serving as a liaison for watch floor operational support, mission readiness and exigent or emergency operations.
  1. I have had no education, training or experience in performing this task/competency.
  2. I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.


* 7.Gathering open source information (e.g., from social media monitoring and mining, internet research and database queries) on people, places and conveyances involved in multi-modal security incidents.
  1. I have had no education, training or experience in performing this task/competency.
  2. I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.


8.Please indicate where in your resume (e.g., position title, work experience, education, etc.) your ratings for this module can be verified. The information you provide in the text box below will only be used to help reviewers find verifying information in your resume. The information you provide in the text box will not be evaluated or rated.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


Module B: Security Directives and Regulations

* 9.Applying knowledge of security policies and procedures to gather information related to reported security events.
  1. I have had no education, training or experience in performing this task/competency.
  2. I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.


* 10.Applying knowledge of transportation security laws, rules, regulations and policies.
  1. I have had no education, training or experience in performing this task/competency.
  2. I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.


* 11.Applying knowledge of watch floor operational policy, procedures, directives and standard operating procedures.
  1. I have had no education, training or experience in performing this task/competency.
  2. I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.


* 12.Applying knowledge of quick reference checklists and event specific checklists to ensure compliance with applicable authorities and mission objectives.
  1. I have had no education, training or experience in performing this task/competency.
  2. I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.


13.Please indicate where in your resume (e.g., position title, work experience, education, etc.) your ratings for this module can be verified. The information you provide in the text box below will only be used to help reviewers find verifying information in your resume. The information you provide in the text box will not be evaluated or rated.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


Certification

* 14.Do you certify that, to the best of your knowledge and belief, ALL of the information provided on this application is true, accurate and complete?
  1. Yes
  2. No


Band: All Grades
Attention: If you are applying to this position at more than one band level, you must completely respond to the questions associated with each band level. This means that you may be answering questions more than once.

* 1.All U.S. Citizens: How would you like to be considered for this position? You may select one or more of the following recruitment sources that apply to you and for which you want to be considered. (NOTE: Please double check your selection(s) and ensure you have attached the appropriate documents to verify your eligibility. Your application will be reviewed under only the choice(s) that you make below. If you are found not eligible for a recruitment source you selected, or if you failed to submit the appropriate documentation to verify your eligibility for that recruitment source, then you will be removed from further consideration under that recruitment source).
  1. External Consideration – All U.S. Citizens may apply. Under the external recruitment source, applicants are ranked using TSA’s Category Grouping procedures and Veterans’ Preference is afforded to eligible applicants. You will be given a new appointment if selected under this recruitment source, even if you are a current Federal employee.)
  2. Internal – Only current TSA permanent or competitive temporary employees are eligible under this recruitment source. (Veterans’ Preference does not apply and you are not required to submit an SF-50.)
  3. Status Eligibles – Only applicants who are reinstatement eligible or who are eligible to transfer from another Federal agency are eligible under this recruitment source. (Veterans’ Preference does not apply. If you are selecting this recruitment source, please remember to submit your most current SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action that reflects you current or former permanent status as a Federal employee.)






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