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Grade: 09
* 1.GS-9: Select the response that best describes your education and/or experience.
  1. I possess at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level, as described above and in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I have successfully completed a Master's or equivalent graduate degree (such as an LL.B. or J.D.) or at least two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a related field (Transcript required).
  3. I possess a combination of specialized experience, as described above and in the vacancy announcement, and related graduate level education, beyond the first full year of graduate level study, that when combined, meet the qualification requirements for this position (Transcript required).
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


Grade: 11
* 1.GS-11: Select the response that best describes your education and/or experience.
  1. I possess at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level, as described above and in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or at least three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M. in a related field (Transcript required).
  3. I possess a combination of specialized experience, as described above and in the vacancy announcement, and related graduate level education, beyond the first two years of graduate level study, that when combined, meet the qualification requirements for this position (Transcript required).
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.How did you learn about this Secret Service position?
  1. Agency Internet Site recruitment
  2. Private Employment Web Site
  3. Other Internet Site
  4. Poster
  5. Newspaper
  6. Magazine
  7. TV/Radio
  8. Student association
  9. Private Employment Office
  10. State Employment Office
  11. Federal, state, or local Job Information Center
  12. Agency Human Resources Department (bulletin board or other announcement)
  13. Agency or other Federal government on campus
  14. Religious organization
  15. School or college counselor or other official
  16. Job Fair

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please indicate the job/career fair you attended, including the location and date.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  17. Friend or relative working for this agency
  18. State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
  19. Professional organization or publication
  20. Other

        BRANCHED: * 1.If you selected "Other" to the above question, please explain.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  21. USAJOBS Website
  22. Military Outreach

        BRANCHED: * 1.Select the military installation where you heard about this position.
    1. Army Fort Carson, CO
    2. Army Fort Rucker, AL
    3. Army Fort Campbell, KY
    4. Army Fort Drum, NY
    5. Army Fort Meade, MD
    6. Army Fort Bragg, NC
    7. Army Fort Hood, TX
    8. Army Fort Belvoir, VA
    9. Marine Corps Base Camp Wilson, CA
    10. Marine Corps Base and Air Station Camp Pendleton, CA
    11. Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, CA
    12. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC
    13. Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA
    14. Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, CA
    15. United States Naval Academy Annapolis, MD
    16. Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, CA
    17. National Naval Medical Center Bethesda, MD
    18. Naval Station Anacostia, Washington, DC
    19. Naval Station Norfolk, VA
    20. Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, DC
    21. Dover Air Force Base, DE


* 2.I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, ALL of my responses to the assessment questions are true, accurate, complete, and that this application for employment with the United States Secret Service is made in good faith. I understand that a false statement on ANY part of this application may be grounds for not hiring me or for firing me after I begin work.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.Select the highest level of education attained by you to date.
  1. Some high school-did not graduate
  2. High school graduate or certificate of equivalency
  3. Terminal occupational program-certificate of completion, diploma or equivalent
  4. Some college-less than one year
  5. One year college
  6. Two years college
  7. Associate degree
  8. Three years college
  9. Four years college
  10. Bachelor's degree
  11. First professional (D.D.S. or D.M.D.), (LL.B. or J.D.), (M.D.), (B.D.), (D.V.M.), (D.S.C. or D.P.), (O.D.), and (D.O.).
  12. Master's Degree
  13. Sixth-year degree (Includes such degrees as Advanced Certificates)
  14. Doctorate degree
  15. Post-Doctorate


* 4.Do you currently have an application pending for any other Secret Service position?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.List the positions for which you currently have an application pending.

       Maximum length of 8000 characters.
  2. No


All applicants must undergo a comprehensive background investigation. The background investigation focuses on your honesty, reliability, police record, financial record, use of alcohol and drugs, mental health, and employment record. The background investigation includes interviews with your past and present employers, neighbors, teachers, and references, as well as checks of law enforcement, credit, educational, medical, and other records.

* 5.I am willing to undergo a comprehensive background investigation.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.Do you have any relatives who work for the Secret Service?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Provide the name, relationship, title, division or office of your relative that works for the Secret Service.

       Maximum length of 8000 characters.
  2. No


* 7.Have you previously applied for a position with the Secret Service?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please provide the position title(s) and date(s) of application.

       Maximum length of 50 characters.
  2. No


* 8.Basic Requirement: Select from the response that best describes your education and/or experience.
  1. I have a degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks.
  2. I have related IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed:
  3. 1. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
  4. 2. Customer Service - Works with clients and customers to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.
  5. 3.Oral Communication- Expresses information to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information; makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
  6. 4.Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
  7. None of the above


* 9.From the list below select the system(s) with which you have experience designing.
  1. Centralized Relational Database Management Systems
  2. Distributed Relational Database Management Systems
  3. Batch or Near Real Time Integration Systems
  4. None of the above


* 10.From the list below select the system(s) with which you have experience implementing.
  1. Highly Available Relational Database Management Systems
  2. Disaster Recovery systems
  3. Batch or Near Real Time Integration Systems
  4. None of the above


* 11.From the list below select the statement that describes your experience in regards to a Relational Database Management Systems.
  1. I have experience calculating system capacities for a Relational Database Management Systems.
  2. I have experience monitoring Relational Database Management Systems.
  3. I have experience recognizing the signs of an unhealthy Relational Database Management Systems.
  4. I have experience troubleshooting the causes of unhealthy Relational Database Management Systems.
  5. None of the above


* 12.Do you have experience recommending integration concepts to accommodate application requirements?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 13.From the list below select the statement that best describes your experience with Database Management Systems.
  1. I am familiar with Database Management Systems.
  2. I have experience implementing one or more Database Management System.
  3. I have experience maintaining one or more Database Management System.
  4. I have experience troubleshooting one or more Database Management System.
  5. None of the above


* 14.From the list below select the statement that best describes your experience with Data Integration Systems (such as Extract Transform Load and Service Oriented Architecture).
  1. I am familiar with Database Management Systems.
  2. I have experience implementing one or more Database Management System.
  3. I have experience maintaining one or more Database Management System.
  4. I have experience troubleshooting one or more Database Management System.
  5. None of the above


* 15.From list below select the statements that describe your experience with team members in order to solve Relational Database Management Systems and Integration Systems problems.
  1. Obtain, clarify, or give facts or information regardless of the nature of those facts.
  2. Plan, coordinate, or advise on work efforts or to resolve operating problems by influencing or persuading individuals or groups.
  3. Influence, persuade, interrogate, or direct people or groups.
  4. Justify, defend, negotiate, or settle matters involving significant or controversial issues and/or programs.
  5. None of the above.


* 16.From list below select the statements that describe your experience with team members in order to assist with the design and implementation of data storage and data integration solutions.
  1. Establish and maintain good working relationships with individuals within the group.
  2. Initiate and maintain good working relationships with individuals outside my immediate office.
  3. Motivate group members to achieve project goals and objectives.
  4. Share with others in the group, including my supervisors, new developments that may affect my work or the work of others.
  5. Mediate between group members to resolve team issues, problems, and/or conflicts.
  6. None of the above.


* 17.From the list below select the products have you created and/or written as the primary author.
  1. Undergraduate papers
  2. Graduate papers
  3. Graduate thesis
  4. Formal presentations
  5. Technical reports
  6. Project plans
  7. Spreadsheets
  8. Analytical assessments
  9. Policy guidance, manuals, and/or study guides
  10. Training materials
  11. Professional journal article, book chapter, and/or other peer reviewed publication
  12. None of the above


* 18.From the list below select the statement that best describes your experience preparing letters and/or memoranda to convey confidential information to private organizations and/or government agencies.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely.


* 19.From the list below select the statements describe your level of verbal communication in order to advise technical support staff and/or application project leaders on methods to correct data architecture related errors.
  1. Obtain, clarify, or give facts or information regardless of the nature of those facts.
  2. Plan, coordinate, or advise on work efforts or to resolve operating problems by influencing or persuading individuals or groups.
  3. Influence, persuade, interrogate, or direct people or groups.
  4. Justify, defend, negotiate, or settle matters involving significant or controversial issues and/or programs.
  5. None of the above


* 20.From the list below select the statements that describe your experience presenting information related to data architecture.
  1. Communicating information to internal and/or external audiences.
  2. Persuading others to accept findings, recommendations, changes, alternative viewpoints, or to take a particular course of action.
  3. Conducting training sessions with diverse audiences and/or audiences with different levels of knowledge.
  4. Communicating organizational strategies, goals, objectives or priorities on a regular basis.
  5. None of the above


* 21.From the list below select the types of communication you have used on a regular and recurring basis in a work environment.
  1. Present material to small groups.
  2. Present material to large groups of twenty or more.
  3. Deliver formal classroom instruction covering technical subject matter.
  4. Provide training related to Information Technology.
  5. Represent my employer as leader and/or speaker at formal conferences.
  6. Represent my employer as a lead negotiator with contractors, vendors and/or external service providers.
  7. None of the above






This is a Federal job application system. Providing false information, creating fake IDs, or failing to answer all questions truthfully and completely may be grounds for not hiring, for disbarment from Federal employment, or for dismissal after the applicant begins work. Falsifying a Federal job application, attempting to violate the privacy of others, or attempting to compromise the operation of this system may be punishable by fine or imprisonment (US Code, Title 18, section 1001).