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Grade: 15
* 1.Do you have one year of experience at or equivalent to the GS-14 level that provided substantial experience in security program management and involved conducting and leading personnel security, physical security, and infosecurity activities?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.From the list below, please select the security program areas in which you have expertise. (Check all that Apply)
  1. Personnel Security
  2. Sensitive Compartmented Information
  3. Adjudications
  4. Internal Investigations
  5. Physical Security
  6. Industrial Security
  7. Communications Security
  8. Information Technology Security
  9. Security Education, Training and Awareness
  10. Special Access Programs
  11. Counterintelligence
  12. Counterterrorism
  13. None of the above


* 3.From the list below, please select the regulations, executive orders and other security guidance with which you have expertise concerning their security requirements. (Check all that Apply)
  1. Executive Order 10450
  2. Executive Order 12968
  3. Executive Order 13292
  4. Information Security Oversight Office Directive 1
  5. Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12
  6. None of the above


* 4.Which one of the following best describes your experience evaluating the effectiveness of security processes and recommending improvements?
  1. I have formal education or training performing this task. However, I have not yet applied it in work situations.
  2. I have work experience performing this task. I received close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee in performing this task.
  3. I have work experience performing this task. I typically worked independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. In addition to independently performing this task, I have trained others and/or am regularly consulted by others for assistance.
  5. None of the above.


* 5.With which of the following databases do you have proficiency in due to your use of them in your day-to-day activities? (Check all that Apply)
  1. OPM’s Investigations Processing System (PIPs)
  2. OPM’s Electronic Questionnaires for Investigation Processing (e-Qip)
  3. Clearance Verification System (CVS)
  4. FBI National Crime Information Center (NCIC)
  5. DOD Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS)
  6. None of the above


* 6.Which one of the following best describes your experience making suitability determinations in accordance with suitability factors and adjudicative guidelines?
  1. I have formal education or training concerning this task. However, I have not yet applied it in work situations.
  2. I have work experience performing this task. I received close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee in performing this task.
  3. I have work experience performing this task. I typically worked independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. In addition to independently performing this task, I have trained others and/or am regularly consulted by others for assistance.
  5. None of the above.


* 7.Which one of the following best describes your experience preparing detailed reports of investigation?
  1. I have formal education or training concerning this task. However, I have not yet applied it in work situations.
  2. I have work experience performing this task. I received close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee in performing this task.
  3. I have work experience performing this task. I typically worked independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. In addition to independently performing work requiring this ability, I have trained others and/or am regularly consulted by others for assistance.
  5. None of the above.


* 8.Which one of the following best describes your ability to use computer applications to analyze and ensure that systems, processes and practices that affect security functions are effectively established and implemented?
  1. I have formal education or training that provided this ability. However, I have not yet applied it in work situations.
  2. I have work experience demonstrating this ability. I received close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee in performing this task.
  3. I have work experience demonstrating this ability. I typically worked independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. In addition to independently performing work requiring this ability, I have trained others and/or am regularly consulted by others for assistance.
  5. None of the above.


* 9.Which one of the following best describes your experience coordinating with IT specialists in conducting risk and vulnerability assessments of installed and planned information systems to identify vulnerabilities, risks and protective requirements?
  1. I have formal education or training concerning this task. However, I have not yet applied it in work situations.
  2. I have work experience performing this task. I received close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee in performing this task.
  3. I have work experience performing this task. I typically worked independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. In addition to independently performing this task, I have trained others and/or am regularly consulted by others for assistance.
  5. None of the above.


* 10.Which one of the following best describes your experience overseeing counterintelligence operations to ensure compliance with security policies, programs and operating instructions?
  1. I have formal education or training concerning this task. However, I have not yet applied it in work situations.
  2. I have work experience performing this task. I received close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee in performing this task.
  3. I have work experience performing this task. I typically worked independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. In addition to independently performing this task, I have trained others and/or am regularly consulted by others for assistance.
  5. None of the above.


* 11.Which one of the following best describes your experience conducting security briefings and debriefings?
  1. I have formal education or training concerning this task. However, I have not yet applied it in work situations.
  2. I have work experience performing this task. I received close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee in performing this task.
  3. I have work experience performing this task. I typically worked independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. In addition to independently performing this task, I have trained others and/or am regularly consulted by others for assistance.
  5. None of the above.


* 12.Which one of the following best describes your knowledge of the relationships between security components and programs within your agency and other Federal departments where the security and prevention of loss/threats that could lead to terrorist activities was an integral program component of the organization?
  1. I have formal education or training that provided this knowledge. However, I have not yet applied it in work situations.
  2. I have work experience demonstrating this knowledge. I received close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee in performing this task.
  3. I have work experience demonstrating this knowledge. I typically worked independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. In addition to independently performing work requiring this knowledge, I have trained others and/or am regularly consulted by others for assistance.
  5. None of the above.


* 13.Which one of the following best describes your experience conducting inquiries of security violations in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, executive orders, interagency directives, and agency policies?
  1. I have formal education or training concerning this task. However, I have not yet applied it in work situations.
  2. I have work experience performing this task. I received close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee in performing this task.
  3. I have work experience performing this task. I typically worked independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. In addition to independently performing this task, I have trained others and/or am regularly consulted by others for assistance.
  5. None of the above.


* 14.Which of the following describes your experience in physical security operations? (Check all that Apply)
  1. Access controls (including badging, lock (physical and electronic) systems, and access to SCIF areas
  2. Counter-surveillance techniques designed to identify potential threats against key facilities
  3. Communication Security (COMSEC) including inventory, encryption methods and maintenance, COMSEC briefings
  4. Protection of personnel, classified information and operations from internal and external threats
  5. None of the above


* 15.Which one of the following best describes your experience determining the security necessary for each building tenant, including the specific types of devices, systems, or services that would most effectively mitigate security risks?
  1. I have formal education or training concerning this task. However, I have not yet applied it in work situations.
  2. I have work experience performing this task. I received close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee in performing this task.
  3. I have work experience performing this task. I typically worked independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. In addition to independently performing this task, I have trained others and/or am regularly consulted by others for assistance.
  5. None of the above.


* 16.Which one of the following best describes your experience consulting with the engineering staff, construction and design personnel and comparable security personnel to devise protection systems which provide maximum security with the least interference in the organization's mission?
  1. I have formal education or training concerning this task. However, I have not yet applied it in work situations.
  2. I have work experience performing this task. I received close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee in performing this task.
  3. I have work experience performing this task. I typically worked independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. In addition to independently performing this task, I have trained others and/or am regularly consulted by others for assistance.
  5. None of the above.


* 17.Which one of the following best describes your ability to present sensitive or complex regulatory information to top management?
  1. I have formal education or training that provided this ability. However, I have not yet applied it in work situations.
  2. I have work experience demonstrating this ability. I received close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee in performing this task.
  3. I have work experience demonstrating this ability. I typically worked independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. In addition to independently performing work requiring this ability, I have trained others and/or am regularly consulted by others for assistance.
  5. None of the above.


* 18.Which one of the following best describes your ability to discuss sensitive issues with representatives of other agencies?
  1. I have formal education or training that provided this ability. However, I have not yet applied it in work situations.
  2. I have work experience demonstrating this ability. I received close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee in performing this task.
  3. I have work experience demonstrating this ability. I typically worked independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. In addition to independently performing work requiring this ability, I have trained others and/or am regularly consulted by others for assistance.
  5. None of the above.


* 19.Which of the following describe(s) your experience in promoting a shared vision of the mission, strategic goals, and core values that all employees strive for as a team to achieve? (Check all that Apply)
  1. I have looked beyond current reality to prepare an organization for future alternatives by providing training, coaching, or by implementing new programs.
  2. I have linked individual performance with an organization’s goals, as documented in its strategic plan.
  3. I have fostered creativity in others, by example and through the use of creative thinking strategies and tools.
  4. I have created and conveyed new ideas to a group(s)
  5. None of the above.


* 20.Which of the following describe(s) your experience leading an organization and motivating a staff from a diverse background towards a common goal? (Check all that Apply)
  1. I have ensured that staff members understand how their function relates to the overall mission and goals of the organization.
  2. I have led a large, complex, and multi-layered workforce of widely varying knowledge levels by fostering a culture in which individuals effectively interact.
  3. I have created a climate of collaboration rather than competition.
  4. I have acknowledged that sacrifices may need to be made in some areas in order to improve overall performance.
  5. None of the above.


* 21.Which one of the following best describes your experience facilitating teamwork with a staff from varied backgrounds, ensuring sensitivity to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences?
  1. I have work experience demonstrating this ability. I receive close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee when the need to adapt work methods arises.
  2. I have work experience demonstrating this ability. I typically work independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee when the need to adapt work methods arises.
  3. In addition to independently performing work requiring this ability, I have trained others and/or am regularly consulted by others for assistance.
  4. None of the above.


* 22.Which of the following describe(s) your experience leading program management activities within an organization to complete assignments through others within scheduled timeframes? (Check all that Apply)
  1. I have handled multiple projects and duties simultaneously, delegated assignments, prioritized tasks and monitored results to meet established deadlines.
  2. I have responded to decreases in staffing and/or increases in workload by reallocating work assignments.
  3. I have responded to changing priorities and resources with optimism, encouraging team members to respond positively and proactively.
  4. I have stayed abreast of, and educated team members about, changing conditions in management programs and goals.
  5. None of the above.


* 23.Which one of the following best describes your experience in developing performance standards and measuring program progress in meeting standards?
  1. I have no related experience.
  2. I have performed this task as a team leader.
  3. I have performed this task as an "acting" supervisor.
  4. I have performed this task as a supervisor or manager.


* 24.Which one of the following best describes your experience planning for and anticipating staff workload changes by adjusting priorities and functions?
  1. I have no related experience.
  2. I have performed this task as a team leader.
  3. I have performed this task as an "acting" supervisor.
  4. I have performed this task as a supervisor or manager.


* 25.Which one of the following best describes your experience in identifying developmental and training needs for employees?
  1. I have no related experience.
  2. I have performed this task as a team leader.
  3. I have performed this task as an "acting" supervisor.
  4. I have performed this task as a supervisor or manager.


* 26.Which one of the following best describes your experience in hearing and resolving complaints from employees?
  1. I have no related experience.
  2. I have performed this task as a team leader.
  3. I have performed this task as an "acting" supervisor.
  4. I have performed this task as a supervisor or manager.


* 27.Which of the following statements describe(s) your ability to deal with conflicting demands and handling multiple projects simultaneously under extremely tight deadlines? (Check all That Apply)
  1. I have set priorities among tasks according to established deadlines.
  2. I have modified plans to accommodate unexpected changes in workload, priorities or deadlines.
  3. I have adapted work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.
  4. I have changed routine tasks to comply with recently introduced policies and procedures.
  5. None of the above.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.Have you received a performance rating of record within the last 3 years that included elements related to the duties of this position?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please select the rating you received for your most recent performance rating.
    1. Outstanding or Equivalent
    2. Greater than Fully Successful or Exceeded
    3. Fully Successful or Equivalent
    4. Less than Fully Successful or Minimally Satisfactory
  2. No


* 2.Have you received a Performance/Incentive/Time Off award within the last 3 years?
  1. Yes
  2. No






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