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Grade: 07

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For the GS-7: Specialized experience is one full year at the GS-5 level, or equivalent, that has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position. Specialized experience includes:
Researching laws, regulations, guidelines, and approved procedures to provide findings; AND
Verbal communications that include interviews, briefings and presentations; AND
Applying investigative techniques to conduct and assist in investigations.

OR

Education: One full year of graduate level education in a related field; or Superior Academic Achievement based on a bachelor's degree that is demonstrated through class standing (upper 1/3 of class); or grade point average (2.95/4.0 overall or 3.5/4.0 in major), or election to membership in a qualifying national scholastic honor society. (Attach copy of transcript or list of college courses designating semester or quarter hours earned to ensure proper credit.

OR

A combination of education and experience. Combining education and experience may be computed by first determining the total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; then determining your education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; and then adding the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for that grade level.
1 Select the choice that best describes your specialized experience as described above. Answer to this question is required
  • I have one full year (52 weeks) or more of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-05 level as described above.
  • I have one full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement. (Attach a copy of transcript or list of college courses designating semester or quarter hours earned to ensure proper credit.)
  • I have a combination of education and experience to qualify for this position.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as stated above.
2 Please state the dates and location for this experience/education. Please be sure that your resume clearly describes this experience/education. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required

Grade: 09

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For the GS-9: Specialized experience is one full year at the GS-07 level, or equivalent, that has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position. Specialized experience includes:
Researching laws, regulations, guidelines, and approved procedures to provide findings; AND
Analysis of technical documents from different/multiple sources and summarizing review in a written product; AND
Verbal communications that include interviews, briefings and presentations; AND
Writing reports or use of products that present facts, findings, logical conclusions, and persuasive arguments; AND
Applying investigative techniques to conduct and assist in investigations.

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Education: Master's degree or equivalent or two years progressively higher education leading to such a degree, or an LL.B. or J.D. if related. (Attach copy of transcript or list of college courses designating semester or quarter hours earned to ensure proper credit.

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You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. This is creditable providing the combination consists of 100% of the requirement. Only graduate level education in excess of the first 18 semester hours (27 quarter hours) may be combined to be considered for qualifying education.
1 Select the choice that best describes your specialized experience as described above. Answer to this question is required
  • I have one full year (52 weeks) or more of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-07 level as described above.
  • I possess a master's degree or equivalent or two years progressively higher education leading to such a degree, or an LL.B. or J.D. if related. (Attach a copy of transcript or list of college courses designating semester or quarter hours earned to ensure proper credit.)
  • I have a combination of education and experience to qualify for this position.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as stated above.
2 Please state the dates and location for this experience/education. Please be sure that your resume clearly describes this experience/education. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
3 Select the one answer the best describes your experience self-initiating and monitoring work priorities. Answer to this question is required
  • I need specific guidance to initiate work and identify priorities.
  • I need minimal guidance to initiate work and identify priorities.
  • I can initiate work and identify priorities without any guidance.

Grade: All Grades

Carefully read each question before responding. Some questions will be used to screen out ineligible applicants. Applicant errors in responses will not be corrected. You are responsible for the accuracy of your application. When you receive your application confirmation notice, we suggest that you request that a copy of the questions and your responses be sent to you by return email. Then, if you identify any inaccuracies, you may change your responses before the closing date of this announcement. If you are rated ineligible based on your responses to the questions, you will be notified by email shortly after the announcement closes.
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
4 Will you have reached your 37th birthday by the closing date of this announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • I will NOT have reached my 37th birthday by the close date of this announcement.
  • I am not subject to the age restriction because I am serving or have previously served in a Federal civilian (not military) law enforcement officer (FLEO) position. You must submit an SF 50 (or equivalent documentation) showing service in a covered civilian law enforcement.
  • I will be 37 or older by the close date of this announcement. I am not a preference eligible veteran and have not previously served in a Federal civilian (not military) law enforcement (FLEO) position.
  • I am a preference eligible veteran and am not subject to the requirements above. You must submit appropriate veterans documentation to establish that you are eligible for veteran's preference in order to waive the age requirements for this position.
5 Would you like the opportunity to be considered for similar positions that require the same knowledge, skills and abilities? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Medical Requirements: The selectee must pass a pre-appointment physical examination and meet the physical requirements for this position as required by this agency. 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 finger, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, and knee joints is required. Arms, hands, legs, and feet must be sufficiently intact and functioning in order that applicants may perform the duties satisfactorily. Sufficiently good vision and hearing are required to perform the duties satisfactorily. Because the duties of this position are exacting, responsible, and sometimes performed under trying conditions, the selectee must possess emotional and mental stability. Any physical condition that would cause the selectee to be a hazard to himself/herself, or others is disqualifying.
6 Do you meet the physical requirements as described above? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes, I possess the medical requirements listed above.
  • I do not possess the medical requirements listed above.
7 Select the one answer that best describes your knowledge and understanding of conducting criminal investigations or analyzing information. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience participating in criminal investigations.
  • I have experience participating in civil investigations.
  • I have experience initiating and completing a work/school related project that requires research, analysis, review, critical thinking and the ability to write reports or products that presented facts and findings in a logical, concise and objective manner.
  • I do not possess the experience described above.
8 Select the response that reflects your experience gathering and analyzing facts. Answer to this question is required
  • I have gathered data/information in preparation for analysis by others.
  • I have gathered data/information, analyzed it, and summarized the results of my findings.
  • I have gathered data/information, performed analyses, summarized results, and identified problem areas.
  • I have gathered statistical data and narrative information, performed analyses, summarized results, identified problem areas, and proposed/implemented solutions.
  • None of the above.
9 Please select the option that best describes your primary work experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Detective.
  • Police Officer
  • Background investigator.
  • Federal criminal investigator.
  • I have work experience that involves inquiry, research, analysis and critical thinking.
  • None of the above
10 Select the types of computer software programs and/or applications with which you have experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Word processing programs.
  • Spreadsheets.
  • Presentations / graphics.
  • Database management programs
  • Statistical quantitative analysis tools (e.g. SAS, SPSS).
  • None of the above.
11 Which of the following computer resources do you have experience using? Answer to this question is required
  • General internet search engines (i.e. Google, Yahoo, etc.).
  • Internet subscriber search engines (i.e. Accurint, Choicepoint, Dun & Bradstreet, etc.).
  • Law enforcement databases (i.e. NCIC, TECS, etc.).
  • Internal agency databases and search engines.
  • Academic or local government databases and search engines.
  • None of the above.
12 Select all of the verbal communication activities that you have experience performing. Answer to this question is required
  • Briefed senior employees/officials on work product findings in an organized, concise and objective manner.
  • Briefed management/customers on policy changes.
  • Presented technical issue to a team or large group.
  • Defended recommendations on controversial issues.
  • Facilitated coordination of efforts between organizational entities.
  • Acted as technical representative.
  • Regularly consulted by others on technical, programmatic, and/or professional issues.
  • Presenting investigative findings to Assistant U.S. Attorneys.
  • Providing operational briefings to other members of a task force or raid team.
  • Testifying in court and/or administrative hearings.
  • None of the above.
13 Please select the option that best describes your primary work experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Collecting facts and documenting in report.
  • Searching databases, but not documenting findings.
  • Conducting routine inquiries and reporting results to superiors.
  • Conducting an analysis drawn from several different sources, without complete information, and analyzing and documenting findings in a report.
  • Working within a certain set of specifications or policies to problem solve and generate recommendations.
  • None of the above.
14 Select all of the written products below that you have experience writing. Answer to this question is required
  • Memorialized work activity in a report or memorandum.
  • Reports of Investigation or Research.
  • Administrative reports to management.
  • Comprehensive reports requiring research, analysis and detailed explanations of findings
  • None of the above.