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Grade: 09

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Grade: All Grades

1 How do you wish to be considered for this position? You may select more than one ONLY if you are eligible for more than one. (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • ANY U.S. CITIZEN - I am a U.S. citizen with no prior Federal status OR I have Federal status as defined below but would like to be considered under competitive examining procedures (NOTE: Federal status applicants selected under competitive examining procedures will be required to serve a new probationary period).
  • SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITY - I am eligible and applying for a special appointing authority. I listed my special appointing authority previously under the Personal Information questions.
2 Has your work schedule been full-time, i.e., 35-40 hours per week, for every position listed on your resume? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Please self-certify your most recent performance appraisal level from a formal annual appraisal or by indicating your current performance is at least fully successful. Select one of the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Fully Successful (Pass) or better on my most recent annual performance appraisal.
  • Less than Fully Successful (Fail) on my most recent annual performance appraisal.
  • My current performance is at least Fully Successful (Pass) or better. I did not receive a formal performance appraisal.
  • My current performance is less than Fully Successful (Fail). I did not receive a formal performance appraisal.
  • I am not a current Federal employee.
4 Are you a current or former Executive Branch political appointee who served on a political Schedule A or Schedule C appointment within the past 5 years? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 I understand that any correspondence necessary will be conducted via e-mail and sent to the e-mail address I provided in this application process. I must keep this e-mail address current. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6

The Selective Placement Factor for this position requires you to work on sensitive cases involving death or serious injuries to consumers. Do you meet this requirement?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 GS-9 Choose the answer that best describes your education or experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal Government. Examples of specialized experience include: knowledge of manufacturing and marketing practices for consumer products and textiles, ability to understand scientific and technical principles, knowledge of broad product safety principles and regulations relevant to the investigation of possible violative products, ability to explain issues orally and in writing, and ability to determine and separate textiles by type and determine the flammability of each.
  • I possess 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education or master's or equivalent graduate degree (such as an LL.B. or J.D.) that has equipped me to perform the duties of this position.
  • I possess a combination of graduate level education beyond the first year of progressive graduate study and appropriate experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements described above.
8 If you qualified based on specialized experience, identify the specific position (agency/company name, position title, and dates) from your resume in which you gained your qualifying specialized experience. (The description in the duties section of your resume for this entry MUST fully address the required specialized experience in order to receive credit. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.) Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
9 Please select the response below that indicates your level of proficiency in conducting investigations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have participated as a team member conducting routine import, product safety, fire, criminal, or death investigations.
  • I have independently planned and conducted routine import, product safety, fire, criminal, or death investigations.
  • I have directed routine import, product safety, fire, criminal, or death investigations.
  • I have independently planned and conducted complex import, product safety, fire, criminal, or death investigations.
  • I have taken courses on conducting import, product safety, fire, criminal, or death investigations.
  • I have no experience or education in conducting investigations.
10 Select the choice below that best describes your level of experience researching, analyzing and evaluating information and data. Answer to this question is required
  • I have frequently been consulted by others for expertise, advice and assistance researching, analyzing or evaluating information and data.
  • I have independently researched, analyzed, and evaluated data as a regular part of my job.
  • I have assisted in conducting research and analysis.
  • I have had education or training in the performance of this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in the performance of this task.
11 Evaluate your ability to give oral presentations to convey information and technical details. Answer to this question is required
  • I have given oral presentations in a professional work environment using various communication tools such as slide presentations, briefing charts, and /or graphics to a variety of groups on a variety of topics. This includes work in graduate school in a university.
  • I have given oral presentations in a professional work environment or graduate school using various communication tools such as slide presentations, briefing charts, and /or graphics to small groups that are familiar with the topic.
  • I have given oral presentations in a professional work environment to small groups that are familiar with the topic.
  • I have given oral presentations as part of my course work in an undergraduate educational setting.
  • I have not given oral presentations in an educational or professional work environment.
12 Select the one choice below that best describes your ability to prepare written investigative reports. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in preparing findings for use in written investigative reports.
  • I have prepared written investigative reports for my work or graduate level academic papers.
  • I have prepared written reports on the job that were not based on investigations I conducted.
  • I have taken college-level courses in writing and English composition.
  • I have no experience in preparing written reports.
13 From the descriptions below, choose the response that best demonstrates your ability or experience working towards a commonality through negotiations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked in groups and teams; conducted briefings and other meetings; gained cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals; through negotiation methods.
  • I have independently applied appropriate negotiation approaches and techniques to find mutually beneficial solutions.
  • I have persuaded others to consider alternative points of view.
  • None of the above.
14 Evaluate your experience speaking with attorneys, heads of companies, high level management and those in positions to make decisions involving money. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.
15 From the descriptions below, choose the response that best demonstrates your ability to build communication and coalitions through influence and negotiations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked in groups and teams; conducted briefings and other meetings; gained cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals; facilitated win-win situations.
  • I have applied appropriate negotiation approaches and techniques to find mutually beneficial solutions to program problems and/or conflicts.
  • I have convinced others to consider different points of view.
  • None of the above.
16 I am proficient in my knowledge and use of the following types of computer applications. Answer to this question is required
  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Database Management
  • Internet Search Engines
  • E-mail
  • Data Mining Tools (SAS)
  • Presentation Management (PowerPoint)
  • Other
17 Did you accomplish your input with: Answer to this question is required
  • No Difficulty
  • Some Difficulty
  • Unable to Complete
18 Were the instructions for CPSC Career Connection easy to understand and follow? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
19 Did you get into CPSC Career Connection with: Answer to this question is required
  • No Difficulty
  • Some Difficulty
  • Great Difficulty