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Grade: 07

1 GL-7: Select the response that best describes your education and/or experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GL-5, as described above and in the vacancy announcement.
  • I possess a Bachelor's degree in a related field and I meet at least one of the requirements of Superior Academic Achievement, as described above (Transcript required).
  • I possess one full year of graduate level education in a related field (Transcript required).
  • I possess a combination of specialized experience, as described above and in the vacancy announcement, and related graduate level education, that when combined, meet the qualification requirements for this position (Transcript required).
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.

Grade: 09

1 GL-9: Select the response that best describes your education and/or experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GL-7 level, as described above and in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have successfully completed a Master's or equivalent graduate degree (such as an LL.B. or J.D.) or at least two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a related field (Transcript required).
  • I possess a combination of specialized experience, as described above and in the vacancy announcement, and related graduate level education, beyond the first full year of graduate level study, that when combined, meet the qualification requirements for this position (Transcript required).
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.

Grade: All Grades

1 How did you learn about this Secret Service position? Answer to this question is required
  • Career Fair
  • Social Media (e.g., LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter)
    1.1 What source of social media did you use?
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • LinkedIn
    • Other
  • Conference
  • Retirement Association
  • Agency internet site recruitment
  • Private employment web site
  • Other internet site
    1.1

    Please specify the internet site used.  

    Maximum length of 50 characters.
  • Poster
  • Newspaper
  • Magazine
  • Radio
  • TV
  • Student association
  • Private employment office
  • State employment office
  • Federal, state, or local job information center
  • Agency Human Resources Department (bulletin board or other announcement)
  • Agency or other Federal government on campus
  • Religious organization
  • School or college counselor or other official
  • Friend or relative working for this agency
  • State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
  • Professional organization or publication
  • USAJOBS Website
  • Military Outreach
  • Other
    1.1

    Please state how you learned of this position.

    Maximum length of 50 characters.
2 Select the highest level of education attained by you to date. Answer to this question is required
  • Some high school-did not graduate
  • High school graduate or certificate of equivalency
  • Terminal occupational program-certificate of completion, diploma or equivalent
  • Some college-less than one year
  • One year college
  • Two years college
  • Associate degree
  • Three years college
  • Four years college
  • Bachelor's degree
  • First professional (D.D.S. or D.M.D.), (LL.B. or J.D.), (M.D.), (B.D.), (D.V.M.), (D.S.C. or D.P.), (O.D.), and (D.O.).
  • Master's Degree
  • Sixth-year degree (Includes such degrees as Advanced Certificates)
  • Doctorate degree
  • Post-Doctorate
3 Do you currently have an application pending for any other Secret Service position? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    3.1 List the positions for which you currently have an application pending. Maximum length of 8000 characters.
  • No
4 Do you have any relatives who work for the Secret Service? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    4.1 Provide the name, relationship, title, and division or office of your relative who works for the Secret Service. Maximum length of 8000 characters.
  • No
5 Have you previously applied for a position with the Secret Service? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    5.1 Please provide the position title(s) and date(s) of application. Maximum length of 50 characters.
  • No
6 If you are eligible for a non-competitive appointment under a Miscellaneous Appointing Authority, please select all that you are interested in being consider under?
  • Peace Corps
  • Americorps
  • Military Spouses
  • Vista
  • Former Overseas Employees
  • None of the above
All applicants must undergo a comprehensive background investigation. The background investigation focuses on your honesty, reliability, police record, financial record, use of alcohol and drugs, mental health, and employment record. The background investigation includes interviews with your past and present employers, neighbors, teachers, and references, as well as checks of law enforcement, credit, educational, medical, and other records.
7 I am willing to undergo a comprehensive background investigation. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 Are you at least 21 years of age? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Please choose the statement that best represents you. Answer to this question is required
  • Non Veteran with no current/former service in a Federal Law Enforcement position covered by special law enforcement or Firefighter retirement provision, including early or mandatory retirement.
    9.1 Are you 37 years of age or older?
    • Yes
    • No
  • Non Veteran with current/former service in a Federal Law Enforcement position covered by special law enforcement or Firefighter retirement provision, including early or mandatory retirement. Please upload your SF 50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing your tenure code, position occupied and highest grade and step. In addition, the SF-50 must show the retirement code to reflect your service in a Federal Law Enforcement position covered by law enforcement or firefighter retirement provisions, including early or mandatory retirement.
  • Veteran with no current/former service in a Federal Law Enforcement position covered by special law enforcement or Firefighter retirement provision, including early or mandatory retirement.
  • Veteran with current/former service in a Federal Law Enforcement position covered by special law enforcement or Firefighter retirement provision, including early or mandatory retirement. Please upload your SF 50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing your tenure code, position occupied and highest grade and step. In addition, the SF-50 must show the retirement code to reflect your service in a Federal Law Enforcement position covered by law enforcement or firefighter retirement provisions, including early or mandatory retirement.
10 Are you a veteran eligible for sole survivor preference (SSP)? To qualify for SSP, you must have been discharged or released from active duty (on or after August 29, 2008) based on a sole survivorship discharge. If so, please provide documentation to support your claim. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 What is your date of birth? Answer to this question is required
12 What is your place of birth? (Response must include city, state and country) Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
All applicants must complete the following section. This section will be used to determine your ability and willingness to accept certain conditions of employment or meet certain requirements of the position. Please respond 'Yes' or 'No' to the following statements. Failure to respond to this section will result in an ineligible rating.
13 I understand that if selected for the position, I will be required to: 1. undergo intense physical, classroom, and firearms training for several weeks. 2. maintain firearms skills to the highest degree, 3. be tested quarterly on my firearms abilities. If selected for the position, I would be willing to meet these requirements. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
14 The duties of this position require the incumbent to possess or obtain by entry on duty date a valid U.S. state motor vehicle operator’s license and maintain a valid license while in this position.  Do you currently possess or are you willing and able to obtain and maintain a valid license to comply with the requirement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
15 I understand that if selected for the position, I will be required to maintain physical fitness throughout my career. If selected for the position, I would be willing to meet this requirement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
16 I understand that if selected for the position, I would be required to complete intensive training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (12 Weeks) and a Mixed Basic Training Course (9 Weeks). I would be willing to meet this requirement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
17 Throughout their careers, Investigative Protection Officers work long hours and must perform their jobs in difficult circumstances. The following questions will give you an idea of the working conditions of an Investigative Protection Officer: Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
18 I understand that if selected for the position, I will sometimes operate under leave restrictions during busy times, which means that I cannot take any leave or vacation during these times. If selected for the Investigative Protection Officer position, I would be willing to work under a leave restriction. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
19 I understand that if selected for the position, I will be required to work shift work (e.g., night shifts, weekend shifts, early morning shifts). If selected for the position, I would be willing to meet this requirement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
20 I understand that if selected for the position, I will be often required to work several days in a row without a day off. If selected for the position, I would be willing to meet this requirement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
21 I understand that if selected for the position, I will be often required to work holidays. If selected for the position, I would be willing to meet this requirement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
22 I understand that if selected for the position, I will be often required to report to work during bad weather (e.g., snow, ice, other hazardous conditions). If selected for the position, I would be willing to meet this requirement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
23 I understand that if selected for the position, I will often have to work outside during bad weather. If selected for the position, I would be willing to meet this requirement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
24 I understand that if selected for the position, I will be required to travel internationally, if needed. If selected for the position, I would be willing to travel internationally. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
25 I understand that if selected for the position, I will be required to maintain firearms skills to the highest degree, and will be tested quarterly on my firearms abilities. If selected for the position, I would be willing to meet this requirement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
26 I understand that if selected for the position, I must follow the Government’s Code of Ethics, which places restrictions on what I can do both on- and off-duty. If selected for the position, I would be willing to follow the Government’s Code of Ethics. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
27 I understand that the Government Code of Ethics prohibits even the appearance of unethical conduct both on- and off-duty. If selected for the position, I would be willing to avoid even the appearance of unethical conduct both on- and off-duty. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
28 I understand that the Government Code of Ethics prohibits employees from obtaining part-time employment which conflicts with their official duties. If selected for the position, I would be willing to abide by the ethical restrictions on obtaining outside employment. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
29 If I receive a conditional offer of employment, I am willing to undergo a polygraph examination. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
30 I understand that I will be required to undergo a pre-employment polygraph, which will cover the information that I provide to the Secret Service, including, but not limited to, my illegal drug usage, my finances, my criminal record, and my past employment. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
31 I understand that as part of the polygraph examination I will be questioned regarding my finances, my criminal record, my past employment, and other information that I have provided to the Secret Service. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
32 An applicant must currently have corrected distant vision of 20/20 (Snellen) in each eye (monocular). Near Vision must be at least 20/40 corrected (Jaeger type 2 at 14 inches). Do you currently possess this distant or near visual acuity when both of your eyes are tested together? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
33 I understand that there are specific medical requirements for this position and any chronic disease or condition affecting the respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, digestive, nervous, endocrine, lymphatic, nervous, genitourinary, and other systems that would impair full performance of the duties of the position may be disqualifying. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
34 I understand that the duties of this position require moderate to arduous physical exertion involving walking and standing, use of firearms, and exposure to inclement weather. Manual dexterity with comparatively free motion of fingers, wrist, elbows, shoulder, hips and knee joints is required for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
35 I understand that since the duties of this position are exacting and involve the responsibility of the safety of others under trying conditions, applicants must possess emotional and mental stability. Any condition that would hinder full, efficient performance of the duties of this position or that would cause the individual to be a hazard to himself/herself or to others is disqualifying. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
36 I certify that I am willing to undergo a complete medical examination as part of the hiring process. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
37 If I receive a conditional offer of employment, I am willing to provide my medical records for review by the U.S. Secret Service's medical staff. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Responses to questions regarding our drug policy will be verified during interviews and are subject to a polygraph examination.
38 If I receive a conditional offer of employment, I am willing to undergo a pre-employment drug screening. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
39 If I obtain a conditional offer of employment, I understand that I must undergo a comprehensive background investigation to determine my eligibility for a Top Secret security clearance. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
40 I understand that the comprehensive background investigation will include: 1. Interviews with my past and present employers, neighbors, teachers, relatives, and references. 2. Verification of my past and present employment, residences, and education. 3. Verification of my police record and criminal history. 4. Verification of my citizenship. 5. A review of my finances and credit history. 6. Verification of my income tax payments. 7. A review of my physical and mental health. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
41 I understand that as part of the background investigation, my finances and current credit history will be evaluated, to include whether I have outstanding or overdue accounts. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
42 I understand that the comprehensive background investigation will examine my use of alcohol and illegal drugs. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
43 I understand that if I am granted a Top Secret security clearance, I will be subjected to a background investigation every five years as part of the process used to update my clearance. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Now that you have a clear understanding of the extensive requirements for a Top Secret security clearance with the U.S. Secret Service, you can further assess and determine your potential eligibility for a Top Secret security clearance by answering the questions below. False responses to these questions or an attempt to conceal or misrepresent your background will cause your application to be found ineligible for processing.
44 I have been charged with, convicted of, or pleaded guilty to, a felony or misdemeanor crime. Convictions include pleading no contest (nolo contendere), pleading guilty, or being found not guilty by reason of insanity. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
45 I have been convicted in a court of the misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
46 I have been arrested, detained, or held for questioning by law enforcement officials, even if I was not charged with a crime. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
47 I am a citizen of a country other than the United States. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
48 I am legally able to possess a firearm. Answer "True" if you would be legally able to obtain a permit to possess a firearm, even if you do not currently have a permit. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
49 I have filed for bankruptcy. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
50 I have multiple overdue accounts on my credit report. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
51 I have not paid income taxes that I owe to the Government. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
52 I was fired from a past job, or quit after being told that I would be fired, or left by mutual agreement because of a derogatory employment record or misconduct. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
53 I was disciplined multiple times in my current or past jobs for misconduct. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
54 I was dishonorably discharged from the military. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
55 I previously held a Government security clearance, and it was suspended and/or revoked. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
56 I previously applied to a Government job that required a security clearance, and I was denied a security clearance. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
57 I have illegally downloaded copyrighted materials (songs, videos, software, etc.) on multiple occasions in the last 3 years. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
58 I understand that any false responses or attempts to conceal or misrepresent my background will cause my application to be deemed ineligible for further processing. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
59 I understand that if I answered "Yes" to any of the questions relating to my background, absent mitigating circumstances, I am not eligible for employment with the U.S. Secret Service. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
60 Based upon the above questions concerning the background investigation requirement, I am eligible to obtain a Top Secret security clearance as a condition of employment with the U.S. Secret Service. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
61 Do you possess a state or Pro Board Certification as a Hazardous Materials Technician that meets National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) 472? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
62 From the list below select the responses that describe your professional experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Fire Pre-incident Planning (NFPA 1620)
  • Fire Life Safety compliance inspection (NFPA 101)
  • Fire Marshal or Fire Prevention Officer
  • Fire prevention plans examiner (NFPA 10, 13, 14, 72, 101)
  • Hazardous materials compliance inspection (NFPA 400)
  • Member of a Hazardous Materials Response Team
  • Fire suppression systems compliance inspection/certification (NFPA 10, 13, 14, 72)
  • Developing hazardous material response planning procedures or guidelines (NFPA 471, 472, 473, 475, 1072).
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)
  • None of the above
63 Do you possess a state or Pro Board Certification as a Firefighter II or Firefighter III (National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
64 From the list below select the state or Pro Board Certifications you have obtained as a Rescue Technician or other related areas. Answer to this question is required
  • Rope Rescue/High Angle
  • Confined Space
  • Collapse Rescue
  • Swift Water Rescue
  • Trench Rescue
  • None of the above
65 From the list below please select the training/certifications you have obtained. Answer to this question is required
  • Field Management of Chemical and Biological Casualties
  • US Army Chemical School Graduate
  • Chemistry for Emergency Response
  • WMD Radiological/Nuclear Course for Hazardous Materials Technicians (Department of Energy)
  • Hazardous Materials Incident Management System
  • Hazardous Materials Specializations (State or Pro Board)
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS)\Incident Command System (ICS)
  • Fire Inspection
  • Fire Investigation
  • Fire Officer (State or Pro Board)
  • Fire Prevention
  • None of the above
66 From the list below select the statement(s) that describe your experience in emergency management or response planning. Answer to this question is required
  • Established countermeasures to potential threats and associated risks
  • Prioritized emergency preparedness initiatives
  • Aligned regulations with corresponding response plans
  • Updated response plan with available technology
  • Standardized response methods
  • Worked on a committee to improve asset utilization
  • Participated in training and response drills
  • Used detailed response checklists for various emergency scenarios
  • Worked with either Federal, state, local, or Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
  • Worked with a Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) or an emergency management agency
  • None of the above
67 Please select the statement(s) below that describe your experience participating in criminal investigations. Answer to this question is required
  • Assisted in interrogations
  • Coordinated and implemented investigative surveillance efforts to assist with investigations
  • Participated in undercover work
  • Provided training to other investigators
  • Utilized technical equipment to perform surveillance
  • Investigated and analyzed information collected through a variety of methods
  • Provided information to investigators or other law enforcement partners
  • Researched and interpreted laws, regulations, policies, rules and procedures to carry out investigative activities
  • Collected information from databases to support investigations
  • Assisted in participating in criminal investigations by using a variety of investigative techniques and methods to address and respond to threats
  • None of the above
68 From the list below select the statement(s) that represent your experience in providing technical input and guidance concerning covert or overt audio, wireless, and video technologies in support of investigations or executive protection missions. Answer to this question is required
  • Provided technical specifications to IT Specialists or Contractors designing the system architecture and connectivity for voice, wireless or video systems
  • Provided technical input regarding the installation of voice, wireless or video systems
  • Provided technical input regarding equipment selection and integration of voice, wireless or video systems
  • Provided technical input regarding the maintenance of voice, wireless or video systems
  • None of the above
69 From the list below select the response that best describes your depth of knowledge regarding the installation and use of video and audio equipment in support of criminal investigations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have successfully completed education/training in covert video and/or audio equipment
  • I have installed, maintained, used, and provided troubleshooting of covert video and/or audio equipment in support of a criminal investigation
  • I have provided covert video or audio technical solutions in support of a criminal investigations and testified in court regarding this work
  • None of the above
70 I understand that refusal to participate in any aspect of the application process may result in my disqualification for employment. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
71 Where do you currently work? Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
72 Provide your Selective Service registration number, date and place (city and state) of registration. Note: If you are a male born prior to December 1st, 1959 OR are a female, type “n/a”. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
73 Are you a former Secret Service employee? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Please upload a Request for Rehire Letter which provides a detailed explanation regarding why you left the Secret Service and why you would like to return.
74 Are you a current U.S. Secret Service employee? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
IMPORTANT NOTE: All information you provide may be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application forms, by checking any references you provide, and through other means, such as the interview process and the comprehensive background check. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you, or for terminating your employment after you begin work.
75 I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, ALL of my responses to the assessment questions are true, accurate, complete, and that this application for employment with the United States Secret Service 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. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No