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Band: D
D 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 six months of progressively responsible general experience in the following: compiling and tracking data; providing basic computer assistance; scheduling meetings; typing correspondences; providing standard information on administrative policies; and maintaining records; OR do you meet the education requirements as set forth in the Announcement?
  1. Yes
  2. No


Module A: Security Programs

* 2.Applying knowledge of personnel security rules, procedures and 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.


* 3.Applying knowledge of laws, regulations and legal authorities associated with personnel security.
  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.Preparing and processing standard security forms for routine actions.
  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.Maintaining security files in accordance with 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.


* 6.Providing security information to others.
  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.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: Self Management

* 8.Managing a high volume of work by balancing competing deadlines and priorities effectively.
  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.


* 9.Providing consistent, high-quality information and work products.
  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.Complying with established control systems and rules.
  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.Setting goals and establishing priorities.
  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.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

* 13.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: E
E 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 one year of specialized experience at the SV-D Pay Band or GS-6 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector preparing and processing basic security forms for routine actions following established procedures and formats; utilizing standard computer applications (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint); utilizing basic office equipment (i.e. copy machine, fax, phone); maintaining files or records in accordance with standard operating procedures; and providing basic factual information to others?
  1. Yes
  2. No


Module A: Security Programs

* 2.Applying knowledge of security rules, procedures and operations to perform the initiation, review and processing of personnel security documentation.
  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.Applying knowledge of laws, regulations and legal authorities associated with personnel security.
  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.Maintaining records about clearance levels required by various local projects, programs, or organizations (e.g., individual employee clearance, limitations on the number of personnel spaces [billets, positions] authorized for specific programs and the clearances required).
  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.Identifying information requiring protection and designating the level of protection required.
  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.Reviewing clearance request forms and reports of background investigations to detect errors or omissions in the 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.


* 7.Performing prescreening and follow-up duties prior to submitting clearance requests to other organizations for adjudication.
  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.Presorting cases for clearance adjudication according to the clearance levels involved and whether there is potentially derogatory information in the case records.
  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.


* 9.Following-up with requesting or investigating offices to fill gaps in needed information (e.g., clarification of criminal charges which do not show final disposition).
  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.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: Self Management

* 11.Managing a high volume of work by balancing competing deadlines and priorities effectively.
  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.Providing consistent, high-quality information and work products.
  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.Complying with established control systems and rules.
  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.


* 14.Setting goals and establishing priorities.
  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.


15.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

* 16.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
* 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.)


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.





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).

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