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Specialized experience is one year of experience at the GS-11 level, or equivalent, that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, including: • Experience utilizing personnel security concepts, principles, and practices in order to independently conduct, analyze and resolve difficult and complex employment suitability investigations; • Experience performing a variety of investigative and operational assignments to assess the validity of conflicting information and testimony, and; • Experience preparing investigation reports and summaries utilizing accepted writing standards which convey investigative results in a clear, concise, and professional manner.

* 1.Do you have one year of experience at the GS-11 level or equivalent, listed above?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please specify in your resume where you attained this experience.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 2.Select all the activities you have performed relating to conducting complex personnel security investigations:
  1. Conducted thorough interviews of the subject for a personnel security investigation
  2. Prepared for the investigation through a review and brief of the case papers
  3. Determined the appropriate investigation coverage depending upon the type of case
  4. Selected he best witnesses based on the investigation progress and issues present
  5. Interviewed executive level management and government officials
  6. Analyzed case facts to determine the next step of an investigation
  7. Evaluated witness testimony and other evidence for contradictions and consistency
  8. Conducted follow up interviews to address incomplete or discrepant information
  9. Trained new investigators in investigation procedures and regulations
  10. Conducted investigation with multiple and serious issues
  11. I do not have any of this experience.


* 3.Please specify in your resume where you attained this experience.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 4.Select all the policy and procedural guidelines related to personnel security that have you experience working within:
  1. Office of Personnel Management Investigator Handbook
  2. Office of Personnel Management Suitability Processing Handbook
  3. Office of the Director of National Intelligence issuances
  4. Code of Federal Regulations 731-732
  5. Executive Orders pertaining to national security guidelines
  6. Agency specific personnel security guidelines
  7. I do not have any of this experience.


* 5.Please specify in your resume where you attained this experience.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 6.What type of computer systems have you used in association with conducting personnel security investigations?
  1. Civil Court automated record systems
  2. Office of Personnel Management Personnel Investigations Processing System (PIPS)
  3. Clearance Verification System (CVS)
  4. Office of Personnel Management Secure Portal
  5. US Courts Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER)
  6. Electronic Questionnaire for Investigation Program (e-QIP)
  7. State and/or Federal criminal history databases
  8. Credit bureau agency database
  9. None of these


* 7.Please specify in your resume where you attained this experience.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 8.As an investigator, do you have experience representing an agency or company where high standards of ethical conduct were a significant consideration when conducting an investigation?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please specify in your resume where you attained this experience.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 9.Select all the activities you have performed relating to conducting complex administrative investigations:
  1. Conducted interviews and interrogations of individuals suspected of administrative violations
  2. Analyzed case facts to determine the appropriate direction of the investigation
  3. Worked within bargaining unit employees protections and restrictions
  4. Evaluated witness testimony and other evidence for contradictions or consistency
  5. Conducted follow up interviews to address incomplete or discrepant information
  6. Identified and collecting relevant evidentiary items to support witness testimony
  7. Collaborated investigative responsibilities with outside law enforcement agencies
  8. I do not have any of this experience.


* 10.Please specify in your resume where you attained this experience.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 11.Which response best describes your ability to apply and execute plans, policies, standards, and procedures affecting the conduct of personnel and administrative investigations?
  1. I have helped to plan projects and tracked the progress of tasks assigned to different members of a group.
  2. I have been responsible for a group's successful accomplishment of an investigation, including ensuring the timeliness and completion.
  3. I have been responsible for independently performing this task with successful accomplishment of a task including ensuring the timeliness and completion.
  4. I have no experience in performing this task.


* 12.Please specify in your resume where you attained this experience.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 13.Select all of the written products below that you have experience writing:
  1. Reports of Investigation
  2. Administrative reports to management
  3. Policy and procedures
  4. Project/Program planning proposals
  5. Training presentations and other training material
  6. Briefing papers for senior officials
  7. Press releases or public bulletins
  8. Responses to outside agency or interagency inquiries
  9. I do not have any of this experience.


* 14.Please specify in your resume where you attained this experience.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 15.Select all of the verbal communication activities that you have routinely performed in your employment:
  1. Interviewing witnesses
  2. Interrogating or interviewing subjects of investigations
  3. Presenting investigative status and other investigative matters to senior agency officials
  4. Providing advice, guidance or direction to investigators of lower grades on regulations or procedures
  5. Testify in court and/or administrative hearings
  6. Providing oral training presentations
  7. I do not have any of this experience.


* 16.Please specify in your resume where you attained this experience.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 17.I have utilized my interpersonal communication skills in one or more of the following areas:
  1. Followed-up with contacts when timely response has not been received
  2. Successfully led a team of investigators on numerous occasions
  3. Exhibited the ability to make decisions and negotiate with others
  4. Expressed thoughts or opinions in a logical sequence as a team or work group member
  5. Communicated technical issues to a wide variety of audiences
  6. Conducted briefings
  7. Participated in and represented the organization at briefings, meetings, or conferences
  8. None of the above


* 18.Please specify in your resume where you attained this experience.
Maximum length of 250 characters.






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