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Grade: 07

1 WG-7: Do you have one year of specialized experience, as defined in the vacancy announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: 08

1 WG-8: Do you have one year of specialized experience, as defined in the vacancy announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: All Grades

1 How did you learn about this Secret Service position? Answer to this question is required
  • Agency Internet Site recruitment
  • Private Employment Web Site
  • Other Internet Site
  • Poster
  • Newspaper
  • Magazine
  • TV/Radio
  • 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
  • Job/Career Fair
    1.1 Please indicate the job/career fair you attended, including the location and date. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Friend or relative working for this agency
  • State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
  • Professional organization or publication
  • Other
  • USAJOBS Website
  • Military Outreach
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 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
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.
5 I am willing to undergo a comprehensive background investigation. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Do you have any relatives who work for the Secret Service? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    6.1 Provide the name, relationship, title, and division or office of your relative who works for the Secret Service. Maximum length of 8000 characters.
  • No
7 Have you previously applied for a position with the Secret Service? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    7.1 Please provide the position title(s) and date(s) of application. Maximum length of 50 characters.
  • No
8 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
9 Do you possess a valid U.S. state driver's license? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    9.1 Please indicate license number, state of license, and expiration date. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
10 Do you possess 2 or more ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certifications or a Master Certification? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 From the list below select any of the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certifications you possess. Answer to this question is required
  • Engine Repair
  • Auto Trans/Transaxle
  • Manual Drive Train & axles
  • Suspension & Steering
  • Brakes
  • Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Engine Performance
  • None of the above
12 Do you have any experience performing maintenance, repair and modifications for protective vehicles, including the armored vehicles? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
13 From the list below select the preventive vehicle maintenance and/or diagnostics you have performed independently as a regular part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Wheel balancing and alignments
  • Oil changes
  • Tire pressure check
  • Brake inspection and repair
  • Computerized engine diagnostics
  • High emissions diagnostics
  • A/C system service
  • Check and replenish fluid levels
  • Replace belts and hoses
  • Replace wipers, lights and accessories
  • Steering and suspension
  • Muffler and exhaust
  • Spark plugs
  • Filter changes
  • Distributor caps and rotors
  • Timing belt
  • Drive belt replacement
  • Water pump replacement
  • None of the above
14 From the list below select the automotive tasks you have performed independently as a regular part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Air conditioning repair and installation
  • Transmission repair and replacement
  • Fuel system repair
  • Electrical system
  • Climate control
  • Head gasket replacement
  • Engine repair and replacement
  • Power steering
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Front and rear assemblies
  • None of the above
15 From the list below select the statement that best describes your experience in performing general tests of electrical circuits (continuity voltage drop, amperage, shorts, etc.). Answer to this question is required
  • I have no training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have limited training and/or experience performing general tests of electrical circuits (continuity voltage drop, amperage, shorts, etc.) under close supervision.
  • I have performed general tests of electrical circuits (continuity voltage drop, amperage, shorts, etc.) with occasional checks by a supervisor or higher-level worker.
  • I have performed general tests of electrical circuits (continuity voltage drop, amperage, shorts, etc.) without supervision using standard procedures.
  • I am considered an expert in this area and can answer questions and check work performed at the next lower level.
16 From the list below select the various automotive equipment you have used to repair mechanical failures. Answer to this question is required
  • General Motors Tech 2
  • Modular Diagnostic Information System (MODIS) Snap on Scanner
  • Front end alignment equipment
  • Air Conditioning testing equipment
  • Emissions Control equipment
  • Amp Volt meter
  • None of the above
17 Indicate your experience troubleshooting engine mechanical status based on drivers’ comments, road tests, engine noises, etc. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had training in and/or observed or assisted a higher level worker with troubleshooting engine mechanical status based on drivers’ comments, road tests, engine noises, etc.
  • I am able to do troubleshooting typical of a higher-level worker, but require supervision and inspection.
  • I am able to independently diagnose and determine remedies for troubles associated with higher level work.
  • I am able to troubleshoot unusually difficult problems and determine remedies when thorough knowledge is required.
18 Indicate the extent of your experience conducting safety inspections of vehicles. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had some training and/or experience assisting a higher level worker or supervisor to conduct safety inspections.
  • I have conducted safety inspections independently with inspection by a higher level worker or supervisor.
  • I have conducted safety inspections without supervision following standard procedures.
  • I am considered an expert in this area and keep current with any changes or modifications to safety requirements for a group of workers.
19 From the list below select the statement that best describes your level of experience, education and/or training in reading and interpreting manufacturer’s technical manuals and instructions repairing of automobiles. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not performed these job functions.
  • I have technical training but have not performed these job functions.
  • I have routinely used manufacturer’s technical manuals to diagnose mechanical failures.
  • I use manufacturer’s technical manuals on a daily basis and I am highly skilled in performing these job functions.
20 From the list below select the statement that best describes your experience interpreting and articulating information from automotive manuals to repair vehicles. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
21 Select the choice that best describes your experience in establishing and adjusting priorities for work. Answer to this question is required
  • I have established priorities for projects involving multiple teams or organizations and I have made adjustments to accommodate changes, problems, or setbacks.
  • I have established priorities for my own work and I have made adjustments to accommodate planned changes or to comply with new procedures.
  • I have established priorities for a team or group project and I have made adjustments to accommodate sudden major changes in project resources or goals or unanticipated changes in the workplace.
  • I have had no experience in performing this task.