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Grade: 13

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Note: Your resume must thoroughly support your responses to the job-specific questions, or you may not receive credit.
1 I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information on and attached to this application is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. I understand that false or fraudulent information on or attached to this application may be grounds for not hiring me or for firing me after I begin work and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment. I understand that any information I give may be investigated. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Do you have a performance appraisal rating on your job performance? If yes, you must submit the performance appraisal per the instructions on how to apply for this position. If no, please explain why. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
    2.1 If no, please explain why. Maximum length of 250 characters.
3 Are you currently serving or have served in the last five years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    3.1 Please list the title, agency, and dates of this appointment. Please note you will be required to meet OPM Approval of your appointment if selected. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
For the GS-13, specialized experience is one year of experience at the GS-12 level or equivalent in public or private sectors, that is directly related to the position and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience for this position includes: - Assisting with gathering data on allegations or investigations using law enforcement and intelligence databases; AND - Researching, analyzing, and evaluating information, databases, financial records, bank statements and evidence; AND - Assisting with developing, writing, and editing investigative reports and related correspondence.
4 Select the answer that best describes your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one full year of specialized experience at the GS-12 level or equivalent as described above.
  • I do not have at least one full year of specialized experience as described above.
5 Which one of the following choices describes your experience in data mining and other data analysis techniques? Answer to this question is required
  • Collecting, sorting, and evaluating data for independent solutions to problems.
  • Collecting, sorting, and reporting data as assigned.
  • Collecting and sorting data as assigned.
  • Collecting data as assigned.
  • None of the above.
6 Which of the following function(s) have you have performed as a regular part of your duties? Answer to this question is required
  • I have led and overseen a data mining project.
  • I have assisted in leading and overseeing a data mining project.
  • I have applied a wide range of research methodologies to obtain data.
  • I have used multiple research tools for data collection.
  • I have developed investigative initiatives based on data mining results.
  • I have routinely provided advice and assistance.
  • I have conducted additional investigative work when required
  • None of the above.
7 Which of the following best describes your experience with Federal laws, regulations, principles and practices pertaining to criminal investigations? Answer to this question is required
  • I have a working knowledge of Federal laws, regulations, principles, and practices used to identify appropriate data mining strategies for investigative efforts.
  • I have an in-depth knowledge of Federal laws, regulations, principles, and practices and have independently carried out data mining and other research methodologies to identify associated trends and information that were used to further investigative efforts.
  • None of the above.
8 Select the statement(s) that describe your experience with accessing, collecting, examining, and analyzing data, evidence, and other information. Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience in accessing, collecting, examining, and analyzing data, evidence and other information from a variety of sources.
  • I have general experience in accessing, collecting, examining, and analyzing data, evidence and other information.
  • I have experience with accessing and collecting data, evidence and other information, but am not primarily involved or assigned a role in the analyzing process.
  • None of the above.
9 Which of the following best describes your experience in summarizing information to develop detailed comprehensive reports and to determine supplemental leads for further research and analysis? Answer to this question is required
  • I have independently summarized information to create detailed comprehensive reports and to determine supplemental leads for further research and analysis.
  • I have summarized information and provided it to another employee for use in a comprehensive report or to determine supplemental leads for further research and analysis.
  • None of the above.
10 Select the choice(s) that describe your experience identifying and analyzing problems, making logical decisions and providing solutions. Answer to this question is required
  • Identified and analyzed problems distinguished between relevant and irrelevant information to make rational decisions.
  • Used qualitative data and analytical tools in problem solving.
  • Developed policies, regulations, procedures and plans for meeting goals and objectives.
  • Independently interpreted and applied statutes and regulations to resolve problems and issues.
  • Prepared and presented analytical information. Analyses were used to explain or justify decisions, conclusions, findings and recommendations.
  • Developed comprehensive material for reports, briefings or meetings.
  • None of the above.
11 Indicate your experience(s) gathering and evaluating information and data. Answer to this question is required
  • I have applied analytical and evaluating methods, theories, and techniques to provide recommendations on technical issues (e.g., researching and analyzing documents, compiling and charting statistical data, gathering, summarizing and analyzing information for incorporation into final reports, carrying out specified portions or segments of specific projects).
  • I have tracked and monitored completion of assignments and prepared reports that evaluate results and document any trends.
  • I have conducted analysis, reviews, and studies of complex problems and processes in order to assess risk factors and identify high risk areas to provide recommended solutions and improvements.
  • None of the above.
12 Choose which of the following best describes your experience and skill in conducting independent research, reconstructing complicated events, establishing criminal associations, detecting trends, and developing case specific subject profiles. Answer to this question is required
  • I have independently conducted independent research, reconstructed complicated events, established criminal associations, identified trends, and developed specific subject profiles.
  • I have assisted in research, reconstructing complicated events, establishing criminal associations, detecting trends, and developing specific subject profiles.
  • I have reviewed data related to complex events, criminal associations, and trends.
  • None of the above
13 Which of the following databases do you have experience in using? Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted research using the National Crime Information Center (NCIC).
  • I have conducted research using the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (Fin CEN).
  • I have conducted research using the Systems for Award Management (SAM).
  • I have conducted research using the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS).
  • I have conducted research using CLEAR for Government Fraud.
  • I have conducted research using state and local law enforcement records.
  • None of the above.
14 Select all of the responses that reflect your experience using interpersonal skills to develop information and establish effective working relationships. Answer to this question is required
  • I have represented my organization at briefings, meetings or conferences with other units to share information.
  • I have represented my organization at briefings, meetings, conferences or work groups with other organizations to coordinate policies and programs and/or develop analytical research solutions associated with investigative efforts.
  • I have interviewed witnesses as part of independent research to obtain information or data, gaining the confidence of those interviewed.
  • I have collaborated with staff and/or representatives of external organizations to obtain information, to build consensus on approaches, and to achieve mutual goals.
  • I have collaborated with organizational peers to share ideas, coordinate related work projects and/or identify ways to improve systems and processes.
  • I have delivered specific technical information on procedures and methods at internal or external meetings, workshops or briefings
  • None of the above.
15 Choose the statement(s) that describe your experience interacting with a variety of individuals in various situations to achieve program goals. Answer to this question is required
  • I have routinely provided advice and assistance to individuals within my department.
  • I worked with all levels of management and employees in order to facilitate problem resolution.
  • I have served on panels or committees.
  • I have communicated with high level managers/staff under stressful situations.
  • None of the above.