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Grade: 12

REMINDER! Your answers will be verified against information provided in your on-line resume. Be sure your resume clearly supports your responses to all the questions by addressing experience and education relevant to this position. If you exaggerate or falsify your experience and/or education, you may be removed from consideration. You should make a fair and accurate assessment of your qualifications.
For this position at the GS-12 level: Applicants must possess at least one year of professional experience and at least one year must be equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal Service.
For this position, specialized experience includes the following:

1-Analyzing data using probability statistics and trend analysis;
2-Writing statistical computer programs, design and perform computer simulations;
3-Developing mathematical algorithms;
4-Applying code writing and programming languages (e.g., Python and SQL (Structured Query Language) basic and advance prediction of models and fluency withy scripting language (e.g., Python).
1 GS-12 You must have one year of specialized experience in or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Choose the response that best describes your highest level of experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least 1 year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service performing the above tasks on a regular and recurring basis.
  • I do not meet the above requirements.

Grade: 13

REMINDER! Your answers will be verified against information provided in your on-line resume. Be sure your resume clearly supports your responses to all the questions by addressing experience and education relevant to this position. If you exaggerate or falsify your experience and/or education, you may be removed from consideration. You should make a fair and accurate assessment of your qualifications.
For this position at the GS-13 level: Applicants must possess at least one year of professional experience and at least one year must be equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal Service.
For this position, specialized experience includes the following:

1- Developing applications using Structured Query Language (SQL), Python, and other computer programming languages, and using these languages to build visualizations, reports or models that support analytic methods and requirements;
2- Applying code writing skills, programming and scripting languages (e.g., like Python, R, SQL, and Ruby) to mine enterprise systems, design data models, and develop analyses;
3- Working closely with an investigative team to develop analytic requirements as part of a larger investigative strategy. This includes working with team members and managers to understand relevant investigative risks (e.g., chain of custody issues; data preservation; documentation of methods for repeatability to analysis; data security), proposing risk-mitigation solutions to managers and investigators, and working to implement approved solutions;
4- Working with managers and team members to ensure that the team’s time and resources are allocated properly considering office-wide priorities among teams and projects/cases.
1 GS-13 You must have one year of specialized experience in or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Choose the response that best describes your highest level of experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least 1 year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service performing the above tasks on a regular and recurring basis.
  • I do not meet the above requirements.
2 Do you have knowledge of SQL and PL\SQL (Procedural Language/Structural Query Language) for complex data manipulation concepts and techniques, and knowing the capabilities and limitations of those tools within a PostgreSQL environment? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Do you have experience preparing background papers, confidential reports, models, and/or briefing materials conveying data analysis results and methods? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 From the descriptions below, choose the response that BEST describes your experience summarizing and presenting facts and analysis to attorneys, investigators, or other law enforcement personnel. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task
  • I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist or train them in doing this task because of my expertise

Grade: All Grades

1 Choose a method of consideration- Please select one choice from the following: Answer to this question is required
  • (MP-only) I am a Federal employee in the career competitive service with permanent or conditional tenure or a prior Federal employee with reinstatement rights, as indicated on my Standard Form 50 (Notice of Personnel Action). Please consider me through the merit promotion process in which I will compete with all status applicants.
  • (DEU-only) I am not a Federal employee. Please consider me only through the Delegated Examining process in which I will compete with all non-status applicants. NOTE: This process only allows consideration of the top ranked candidates, and veteran's preference rules apply. If selected through this process, you may have to serve another probationary period and your tenure group may be affected.
  • (MP and DEU) I am a Federal employee in the career competitive service with permanent or conditional tenure or a prior Federal employee with reinstatement rights, as indicated on my Standard Form 50 (Notice of Personnel Action). I would also like to be considered through the Delegated Examining process as described above in which I will compete with all non-status applicants. Please consider me via both of the methods described.
  • (NC-only) I am a Federal employee in the career competitive service with permanent or conditional tenure or a prior Federal employee with reinstatement rights, as indicated on my Standard Form 50 (Notice of Personnel Action). I am eligible for noncompetitive consideration because I am currently holding or have held a permanent grade that is equal to or above the full performance level/promotion potential of the position being advertised.
  • (NC and DEU) I am a Federal employee in the career competitive service with permanent or conditional tenure or a prior Federal employee with reinstatement rights, that is eligible for noncompetitive consideration as described above. I would also like to be considered through the Delegated Examining process as described above in which I will compete with all non-status applicants. Please consider me via both of the methods described.
2 Are you a current employee of the Federal Communications Commission? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 1- From the descriptions below, choose the response that BEST describes your experience using SQL to conduct database queries. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge of SQL
  • I have no applicable experience using SQL to perform back-end database queries
  • I have some experience using SQL under the tutelage of others
  • I independently utilize SQL regularly to conduct systems analysis and executive back-end database queries.
  • I am viewed as a subject matter expert in SQL and often provide guidance to others on how to use it to execute back-end database queries.
4 From the descriptions below, choose the response that BEST describes your experience constructing, managing, and manipulating large databases using SQL. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist or train them in doing this task because of my expertise.
5 From the descriptions below, choose the response that BEST describes your experience programming in SQL using structured and modular techniques and methods. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist or train them in doing this task because of my expertise.
6 From the descriptions below, choose the response that BEST describes your experience conducting quality control and quality assurance (QA/QC) of data processing and data ingestion routines. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge of conducting QA/QC of data processing and data ingestion routines.
  • I have knowledge of, but limited application experience in conducting QA/QC of data processing/ingestion routines.
  • I have some applicable experience conducting QA/QC of data processing/ingestion routines working under the guidance of others.
  • I have significant independent experience conducting QA/QC of data processing/ingestion routines.
  • I have led teams and provided guidance to analysts responsible for conducting QA/QC of data processing/ingestion routines.
7 Do you have experience with XML (Extensible Markup Language) and JSON (JavaScript Object Notification) as used in system to system communications? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 Do you have experience developing and/or managing on relational database systems (RDSs) on Amazon Web Services (AWS)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Select the choices that describe work activities you have performed in project management [check all that apply]: Answer to this question is required
  • Managed a project (or significant portion) from its inception through completion.
  • Conducted requirements analysis (i.e., defined project objectives, scope and deliverables; set goals, standards and methods to monitor progress; etc.).
  • Developed action plans and milestones.
  • Administered team work load (or significant portion) including resource management, team leadership, and communication with team members, managers, customers and stakeholders.
  • Implemented project plans including quality assurance processes, project documentation, and post-project reviews and/or evaluations.
  • Responded to evaluation and feedback concerning recommended changes or improvements.
  • None of the above.
10 Do you have experience working with large data sets, both structured and semi-structured? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Do you have experience in data extraction, transformation, and loading? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 Do you have experience in data mining content from web pages? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
13 Do you have experience programming in statistical software and using analytical tools such as R, Python, MATLAB, Tableau, SAS, or Hadoop? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
14 Do you have experience identifying salient points from output from various analytical tools, interpreting results, and applying findings to business processes? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
15 Do you have experience producing reports, tables, graphs, or dashboards to convey findings? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
16 Do you have experience performing confidential and sensitive research assignments? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
17 Do you have experience reviewing and processing large data sets to identify statistical anomalies in data and interpret how those anomalies affect analytic results? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
18 From the descriptions below, choose the response that BEST describes your experience identifying and resolving issues and inconsistencies across datasets. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task
  • I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist or train them in doing this task because of my expertise