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Grade: 13

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Grade: All Grades

1 Have you held a political appointment within the previous five-year period? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 How did you hear about USPTO Job possibilities? Answer to this question is required
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Friend
  • Job Fair
  • USPTO Information Session
  • Monster
  • Newspaper
  • OnlineBlog/Bulletin Board
  • Professional Society/Organization
  • University Career Fair
  • University Career Placement Office
  • USAJobs
  • USPTO Employee
  • USPTO Web Page
  • Virtual Job Fair
  • State Bar Association
  • University Alumni
  • @USPTOJobs Twitter
  • USPTO Jobs web pages
  • Other
3 Do you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service applying national security programs, personnel security, and special access programs? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Do you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service developing policies and procedures relative to security programs to ensure regulatory compliance with Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DCSA), Executive Orders of an agency and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) requirements? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Do you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service overseeing the administration of an agency’s security processing, adjudication/suitability of federal and contractor background investigations? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Do you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service advising and providing guidance on personnel security related issues to senior leaders, advisory committee members, labor organizations, contractors and their agencies? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Select the response(s) that identify your regular and recurring experience assisting in the following security areas. (Regular and recurring is defined as applying knowledge in an organizational setting consistently in the related field for a period of at least a year). Answer to this question is required
  • HSPD-12/Personal Identification Verification System
  • NP-2 Portal
  • SF-85, SF85P and SF86 processing
  • Other personnel security databases
  • Clearance Verification System
  • None of the above
8 Select the statement that best describes your experience adjudicating highly sensitive investigative reports and making suitability/security clearance recommendations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted in the adjudication of background investigations relating to security clearances or suitability determinations.
  • I have independently conducted the adjudication of background investigations relating to security clearances or suitability determinations.
  • I have adjudicated pre-appointment national agency checks on applicants for federal or contractor positions.
  • I do not have experience conducting security adjudications.
9 Select the statement that describe your experience conducting the following security operations for an agency's security program. Answer to this question is required
  • I have participated in providing guidance regarding the adjudications relating to suitability or security clearance investigation processes.
  • I have independently overseen the conduct of briefings/debriefings.
  • I have conducted researches on various information sources to develop proposals and revisions of security policies related to the conducting of complex security investigations for an agency's security program.
  • I do not have experience conducting security investigations or adjudications.
10 Select the statement that describes your experience on advising Human Resources staffs and management and supervisory officials on complex, sensitive, and far-reaching personnel security related problems. 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.
11 Select the statement that describes your experience on providing advice on the proper interpretation and application of personnel security policies, practices, procedures, regulations, and adjudicative standards for suitability. 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.
12 Please indicate the statement(s) that describes your experience in developing new and revised policies and initiatives for an agency's security program. Answer to this question is required
  • I have researched informational sources to develop or recommend revisions to security policies, procedures or standards.
  • I have recommended policies for a personnel security program.
  • I have assisted in revising personnel security policy or personnel security standard operating procedures.
  • I have assisted in developing personnel security policies.
  • I do not have experience supporting an agency's personnel security program.
13 Please indicate the statement(s) that describe your experience conducting sensitive and complex security investigations for an agency's security program. Answer to this question is required
  • I have participated in adjudications relating to security clearances or suitability determinations.
  • I have independently conducted confrontational interviews or written inquiries with individuals to obtain information related to criminal activity, social misconduct, financial irresponsibility or other personal issues or volatile activities.
  • I have conducted researches on various information sources to develop proposals and revisions of security policies related to the conducting of complex security adjudications for an agency's security program.
  • I do not have experience conducting security investigations or adjudications.
14 Select the responses that describe your experience pertaining to analyzing current personnel security processes and procedures. Answer to this question is required
  • Conducted research on new and innovative personnel security techniques.
  • Analyzed unique personnel security situations to ensure solutions appropriately balanced organizational goals with requirements.
  • None of the above.
15 Select the statement that describes your coordination with OHR or Procurement Officials on any unfavorable personnel security adjudications to ensure all regulatory requirements are met. 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.
16 Please indicate the statement that describes your experience with background investigation related procedures and policies. Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted in processing background investigations /reinvestigations in an electronic personnel security database.
  • I have processed background investigations/reinvestigations for employees and contractors in an electronic personnel security database.
  • I have processed background investigations/reinvestigations for employees and contractors and I have released background investigations in an electronic personnel security database.
  • I do not have this type of experience.
17 Select the response(s) that describe your experience communicating in writing to a variety of audiences on security related items: Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared security status reports.
  • I have prepared project plans for security projects.
  • I have written letters or memoranda where I translated security information for review by non-technical audiences.
  • I have written emails on technical issues for staff and management at higher grade levels.
  • I have developed written security awareness products.
  • I do not have experience providing written communication on personnel security related projects.
18 Select the responses that describe your experience communicating orally with a wide variety of audiences at various levels. Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have experience communicating orally with a wide variety of audiences on activities related to personnel security services.
  • I have briefed agency officials on personnel security issues where I was required to convince representatives to commit to a particular course or courses of action.
  • I have participated on security committee meetings on security services.
  • I have made conference presentations on security projects or topics.
  • I have presented security briefings on security topics.
  • I have persuaded management officials to take action on adapting new security and safety policies that affect their operation.
  • I have conveyed benefit features of complex security changes in procedures, to various user groups.
19 Select the responses that describe your experience communicating in writing to a variety of audiences on security related items: Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared security status reports.
  • I have written letters or memoranda where I translated technical information for review by non-technical audiences.
  • I have written letters or memoranda to explain personnel security requirements to agency personnel.
  • I have written emails on technical issues for staff and for management at higher levels.
  • I do not have experience providing written communication on security related projects.