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Grade: 07

1 To meet the Qualifications Requirements for General Inspection, Investigation, and Compliance, GS-07, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-05 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION that provided the specific knowledge's, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  • I have 1 FULL YEAR OF GRADUATE LEVEL EDUCATION that provided the knowledge's, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  • I am eligible for this position based on SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT as demonstrated by my CLASS STANDING. I graduated in the UPPER THIRD of my class or major university subdivision based on completed courses.
  • I am eligible for this position based on SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT demonstrated by my GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA). I have a CUMULATIVE UNDERGRADUATE GPA OF 3.0 OR HIGHER out of a possible 4.0 based on 4 YEARS of education.
  • I am eligible for this position based on SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT as demonstrated by my GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA). I have a GPA OF 3.5 OR HIGHER out of a possible 4.0 in courses completed during the FINAL TWO YEARS of the curriculum.
  • I am eligible for this position based on SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT demonstrated by my ELECTION TO MEMBERSHIP in a national scholastic honor society.
  • I do not meet any of the above.
2 Select the response that best describes your experience interpreting policies and procedures. Answer to this question is required
  • I have interpreted and applied a wide variety of policies and procedures.
  • I have some experience interpreting written policies and procedures.
  • I have formal training and education in interpreting and applying federal or state regulations.
  • None of the above.
3 Choose all tasks that you have performed. (Check all that apply). Answer to this question is required
  • Reviewed, processed, and make recommendations of investigation case reviews.
  • Gathered information or data for the purpose of resolving compliance issues.
  • Researched and analyzed laws, regulations, and/or procedures for the purpose of resolving compliance issues.
  • Applied results of analyses to determine compliance with laws, regulations, and/or procedures.
  • Wrote narrative reports of research, investigative findings, or analysis.
  • Participated in or conducted an audit, investigation, or review related to compliance with laws, regulations, or policies.
  • None of the above.
4 I have experience in writing the following (select all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • Complex narrative reports conveying technical, legal, and/or financial findings.
  • Memoranda, summaries, or abstracts consolidating complex facts in a concise manner.
  • Publications, articles, speeches, or press releases.
  • College level research papers.
  • Graduate level or professional school thesis, practicum, or dissertation (or equivalent).
  • Documents analyzing law, regulation, legislation, or public policy.
  • Correspondence of a complex nature explaining why a practice is not in compliance.
  • Correspondence of a complex business nature.
  • Complex and/or highly technical documents requiring high-level signature or approval.
  • None of the above.
5 Please select the statements that best describe your experience preparing written correspondence and analysis. Check all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience working cooperatively with other staff to prepare written informational materials.
  • I have experience preparing written analyses for management review.
  • I have experience being solely responsible for writing reports and/or finalizing program documents.
  • I have experience providing written responses to inquiries via email or correspondence.
  • I have experience writing program guidance.
  • I have experience in preparing written materials for use in training or briefing sessions.
  • None of the above.
6 From the following choices, select the response that best describes your experience communicating in writing. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience writing materials or reports explaining general concepts or technical information or served as editor of a newsletter, paper, magazine, or journal.
  • I have experience writing routine analytical correspondence, reports, or term papers.
  • I have experience writing about routine or procedural subjects.
  • None of the above.
7 Please select the statements that describe your experience developing and maintaining relationships with customers with diverse needs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience courteously, effectively, and tactfully serving individuals at all levels, including agency managers.
  • I have experience openly exchanging information with others, maintaining confidentiality and privacy of sensitive information.
  • I have experience resolving routine problems or questions.
  • I have experience directing more complex problems, questions, or complaints to the appropriate person.
  • I have experience maintaining professional demeanor in dealings with customers, such as visitors or phone callers.
  • I have experience presenting information in a clear, logical, understandable, and well-organized manner.
  • I have experience handling day-to-day routine matters that do not require prior executive supervisory approval.
  • None of the above.
8 Which answer best describes your job-associated problem-solving experiences? Answer to this question is required
  • I have been expected to solve problems, but not routinely, by analyzing data or information, interpreting facts, and drawing logical conclusions.
  • With guidance from my supervisor, or as part of a team or group, I have frequently analyzed data or information, interpreted facts, drawn logical conclusions and proposed solutions.
  • I have been expected to solve problems as a routine part of my job by independently analyzing data and information, interpreting facts, drawing logical conclusions, and proposing and/or implementing solutions.
  • None of the above.
9 You have been approached with a question that is both unique and complex via a telephone call. The area of question pertains to is inside of your immediate responsibility. How would you deal with this situation? (Check one answer option) Answer to this question is required
  • Immediately refer the question to a supervisor or higher level staff member that has experience dealing with questions of this nature.
  • Answer the question as best you can with the resources available to you.
  • Take a message, ask a co-worker for the answer and promptly return the call.
  • Research the topic, verify the validity of the answer with a supervisor or co-worker and then return the call.
  • Tell the caller that you have never answered a question of this nature and when you find out the correct answer you will get back to them.
  • None of the above.
10 Select the response that best describes your level of experience in analyzing data, interpreting facts, and drawing logical conclusions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience
  • I have assisted others in analyzing data, interpreting facts, and drawing logical conclusions.
  • With supervision or guidance, I have analyzed data, interpreted facts, and drawn logical conclusions.
  • I have independently analyzed data, interpreted facts, and drawn logical conclusions.
11 Please describe your self-management skills. Answer to this question is required
  • Ensures that tasks are completed in a timely manner.
  • Adapts behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.
  • Handles heavy workload while working within tight deadline pressures.
  • Completes complex assignments under tight time constraints requiring accurate, timely, and technically sound products or decisions.
  • Sets priorities from a complex array of job demands.
  • Works independently and take initiative to implement plans and ideas, using judgment in determining when assistance/approval might be needed.
12 Please select those statements below that reflect your highest levels of experience and ability in demonstrating productivity and working independently? Answer to this question is required
  • I complete tasks by established deadlines.
  • I establish my priorities and ensure that tasks are completed in a timely manner.
  • I establish my priorities and complete multiple tasks under tight time constraints.
  • I have performed special assignments with minimal direction and support.
  • I have experience setting realistic, well-defined work goals.
  • I have experience in the application of initiative, effort and commitment toward completing assignments in a timely manner with minimal supervision.
  • I have experience working effectively under pressure where fluctuating deadlines and priorities often occur.
  • I establish my own priorities and complete tasks where there are numerous shifts in priorities and am under tight time constraints.
  • None of the above.
13 Choose all the software applications with which you are proficient. (Proficient means you understand and regularly utilize a major part of the software�s functionality and capabilities.) Answer to this question is required
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Research tools, such as Internet search engines, web-based research sites, etc.
  • None of the above
14 Select the statement that best describes the level of supervision under which you work most effectively. Answer to this question is required
  • I prefer to have a supervisor who clearly sets and assigns my work goals and priorities.
  • I prefer to work collaboratively with a supervisor to develop my work goals and priorities.
  • I prefer to develop my own work goals and priorities and have them approved by a supervisor.
  • I prefer to set goals and priorities for my own work to ensure deadlines are met.
  • None of the above
15 Which of the following best reflects your highest level of experience working cooperatively and collaboratively with others? Answer to this question is required
  • I have partnered with one other person with a shared objective to accomplish work or project team goals.
  • I have participated with my peers as a member of a team, project or work group.
  • I have been designated formally as leader of a team, project or work-group in a work setting.
  • None of the above.
16 I prefer and work best in an environment with: Answer to this question is required
  • No priorities and deadlines.
  • Self-established priorities and deadlines.
  • Externally-driven priorities and deadlines (e.g., priorities and deadlines are set by others).
  • Able to self-establish priorities in order to meet externally driven priorities and deadlines.
17 Select all responses to the following statement that apply to your experience communicating with others orally (check all that apply). Answer to this question is required
  • Conducting and/or facilitating group discussions.
  • Conducting and/or facilitating formal meetings.
  • Interviewing people to elicit facts or obtain information.
  • Consulting or advising on agency mandated compliance issues.
  • Communicating results of evaluations or reviews.
  • Presenting complex, technical information adapted to the audience�s level of expertise.
  • Participating in education or training programs requiring oral presentation.
  • Providing instructions, training, and advice to other professional employees.
  • Presenting new regulations, policies, or programs in a public setting.
  • Testifying in court cases as a witness under oath, subject to examination by attorneys.
  • None of the above.
18 From the answer choices below, please select the one that best reflects your ability to manage and organize information. Answer to this question is required
  • I retrieve or copy information from files and other sources.
  • I gather or create basic information and organize it by following predefined guidelines such as preparing a response to a request for information or entering data into a database system.
  • I gather or create complex information and determine how to organize it which may include preparing an outline or index, or creating tables, graphs, or spreadsheets.
  • I identify information needs as well as gather and organize the information, such as researching a complex question and preparing a written response, or creating a new database for maintaining inventory of equipment.
  • None of the above

Grade: 09

1 To meet the Qualifications Requirements for General Inspection, Investigation, and Compliance, GS-09, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-07 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION that provides the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  • I have a MASTER'S OR EQUIVALENT GRADUATE DEGREE that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  • I have 2 FULL YEARS OF PROGRESSIVELY HIGHER LEVEL GRADUATE EDUCATION that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION
  • I have a Master's Degree or equivalent graduate degree such as a LL.B or J.D that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  • I have a combination of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-07 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION and GRADUATE LEVEL EDUCATION that provided the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  • I do not meet any of the above.
2 Select the one answer that best describes your highest level of experience conducting investigations (i.e. knowledge and application of principles, practices, and techniques for conducting civil, criminal, and administrative investigations and documenting findings and conclusions in an efficient, accurate, and timely manner). Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience conducting criminal, civil, administrative, or regulatory investigations involving labor unions.
  • I have experience conducting criminal, civil, administrative, or regulatory investigations.
  • I have experience conducting portions of criminal, civil, administrative, or regulatory investigations.
  • I have experience assisting/supporting senior investigators in conducting criminal, civil, administrative and/or regulatory investigations.
  • I have experience investigating issues as part of an academic research project.
  • I have no experience performing tasks described above.
3 Indicate the statement that best describes your knowledge and experience relating to the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA) and Section 7120 of the Civil Service Reform Act (CSRA) or similar state and/or Federal statutes. Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive knowledge of the structure and functions of labor organizations.? I have routinely interpreted and applied the provisions of the LMRDA and the CSRA as a regular part of my job.
  • I have state or regional level experience dealing with labor organizations.
  • I have had training or education that focused on the structure and functions of labor organizations.
  • None of the above.
4 Select the one answer choice that best describes your highest level of skill in gathering and analyzing data in support of investigative activities. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience implementing intelligence projects, performing research techniques and conducting analyses to identify or structure patterns of illegal activity to develop findings and make recommendations in support of investigations.
  • I have experience performing research techniques and conducting analyses to assist in developing findings and making recommendations that support investigative activities.
  • I have experience collecting and analyzing data from various sources to accomplish work activities.
  • I have had education or training in gathering data and analyzing information.
  • I do not have experience in this task.
5 Choose all tasks that you have performed. (Check all that apply). Answer to this question is required
  • Reviewed, processed, and make recommendations of investigation case reviews.
  • Gathered information or data for the purpose of resolving compliance issues.
  • Researched and analyzed laws, regulations, and/or procedures for the purpose of resolving compliance issues.
  • Applied results of analyses to determine compliance with laws, regulations, and/or procedures.
  • Wrote narrative reports of research, investigative findings, or analysis.
  • Participated in or conducted an audit, investigation, or review related to compliance with laws, regulations, or policies.
  • None of the above.
6 I have experience in writing the following (select all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • Complex narrative reports conveying technical, legal, and/or financial findings.
  • Memoranda, summaries, or abstracts consolidating complex facts in a concise manner.
  • Publications, articles, speeches, or press releases.
  • College level research papers.
  • Graduate level or professional school thesis, practicum, or dissertation (or equivalent).
  • Documents analyzing law, regulation, legislation, or public policy.
  • Correspondence of a complex nature explaining why a practice is not in compliance.
  • Correspondence of a complex business nature.
  • Complex and/or highly technical documents requiring high-level signature or approval.
  • None of the above.
7 Please select the statements that best describe your experience preparing written correspondence and analysis. Check all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience working cooperatively with other staff to prepare written informational materials.
  • I have experience preparing written analyses for management review.
  • I have experience being solely responsible for writing reports and/or finalizing program documents.
  • I have experience providing written responses to inquiries via email or correspondence.
  • I have experience writing program guidance.
  • I have experience in preparing written materials for use in training or briefing sessions.
  • None of the above.
8 From the following choices, select the response that best describes your experience communicating in writing. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience writing materials or reports explaining general concepts or technical information or served as editor of a newsletter, paper, magazine, or journal.
  • I have experience writing routine analytical correspondence, reports, or term papers.
  • I have experience writing about routine or procedural subjects.
  • None of the above.
9 Please select the statements that describe your experience developing and maintaining relationships with customers with diverse needs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience courteously, effectively, and tactfully serving individuals at all levels, including agency managers.
  • I have experience openly exchanging information with others, maintaining confidentiality and privacy of sensitive information.
  • I have experience resolving routine problems or questions.
  • I have experience directing more complex problems, questions, or complaints to the appropriate person.
  • I have experience maintaining professional demeanor in dealings with customers, such as visitors or phone callers.
  • I have experience presenting information in a clear, logical, understandable, and well-organized manner.
  • I have experience handling day-to-day routine matters that do not require prior executive supervisory approval.
  • None of the above.
10 Which answer best describes your job-associated problem-solving experiences? Answer to this question is required
  • I have been expected to solve problems, but not routinely, by analyzing data or information, interpreting facts, and drawing logical conclusions.
  • With guidance from my supervisor, or as part of a team or group, I have frequently analyzed data or information, interpreted facts, drawn logical conclusions and proposed solutions.
  • I have been expected to solve problems as a routine part of my job by independently analyzing data and information, interpreting facts, drawing logical conclusions, and proposing and/or implementing solutions.
  • None of the above.
11 You have been approached with a question that is both unique and complex via a telephone call. The area of question pertains to is inside of your immediate responsibility. How would you deal with this situation? (Check one answer option) Answer to this question is required
  • Immediately refer the question to a supervisor or higher level staff member that has experience dealing with questions of this nature.
  • Answer the question as best you can with the resources available to you.
  • Take a message, ask a co-worker for the answer and promptly return the call.
  • Research the topic, verify the validity of the answer with a supervisor or co-worker and then return the call.
  • Tell the caller that you have never answered a question of this nature and when you find out the correct answer you will get back to them.
  • None of the above.
12 Select the response that best describes your level of experience in analyzing data, interpreting facts, and drawing logical conclusions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience
  • I have assisted others in analyzing data, interpreting facts, and drawing logical conclusions.
  • With supervision or guidance, I have analyzed data, interpreted facts, and drawn logical conclusions.
  • I have independently analyzed data, interpreted facts, and drawn logical conclusions.
13 Please describe your self-management skills. Answer to this question is required
  • Ensures that tasks are completed in a timely manner.
  • Adapts behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.
  • Handles heavy workload while working within tight deadline pressures.
  • Completes complex assignments under tight time constraints requiring accurate, timely, and technically sound products or decisions.
  • Sets priorities from a complex array of job demands.
  • Works independently and take initiative to implement plans and ideas, using judgment in determining when assistance/approval might be needed.
14 Please select those statements below that reflect your highest levels of experience and ability in demonstrating productivity and working independently? Answer to this question is required
  • I complete tasks by established deadlines.
  • I establish my priorities and ensure that tasks are completed in a timely manner.
  • I establish my priorities and complete multiple tasks under tight time constraints.
  • I have performed special assignments with minimal direction and support.
  • I have experience setting realistic, well-defined work goals.
  • I have experience in the application of initiative, effort and commitment toward completing assignments in a timely manner with minimal supervision.
  • I have experience working effectively under pressure where fluctuating deadlines and priorities often occur.
  • I establish my own priorities and complete tasks where there are numerous shifts in priorities and am under tight time constraints.
  • None of the above.
15 Choose all the software applications with which you are proficient. (Proficient means you understand and regularly utilize a major part of the software�s functionality and capabilities.) Answer to this question is required
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Research tools, such as Internet search engines, web-based research sites, etc.
  • None of the above
16 Select the statement that best describes the level of supervision under which you work most effectively. Answer to this question is required
  • I prefer to have a supervisor who clearly sets and assigns my work goals and priorities.
  • I prefer to work collaboratively with a supervisor to develop my work goals and priorities.
  • I prefer to develop my own work goals and priorities and have them approved by a supervisor.
  • I prefer to set goals and priorities for my own work to ensure deadlines are met.
  • None of the above
17 Which of the following best reflects your highest level of experience working cooperatively and collaboratively with others? Answer to this question is required
  • I have partnered with one other person with a shared objective to accomplish work or project team goals.
  • I have participated with my peers as a member of a team, project or work group.
  • I have been designated formally as leader of a team, project or work-group in a work setting.
  • None of the above.
18 I prefer and work best in an environment with: Answer to this question is required
  • No priorities and deadlines.
  • Self-established priorities and deadlines.
  • Externally-driven priorities and deadlines (e.g., priorities and deadlines are set by others).
  • Able to self-establish priorities in order to meet externally driven priorities and deadlines.
19 Select all responses to the following statement that apply to your experience communicating with others orally (check all that apply). Answer to this question is required
  • Conducting and/or facilitating group discussions.
  • Conducting and/or facilitating formal meetings.
  • Interviewing people to elicit facts or obtain information.
  • Consulting or advising on agency mandated compliance issues.
  • Communicating results of evaluations or reviews.
  • Presenting complex, technical information adapted to the audience�s level of expertise.
  • Participating in education or training programs requiring oral presentation.
  • Providing instructions, training, and advice to other professional employees.
  • Presenting new regulations, policies, or programs in a public setting.
  • Testifying in court cases as a witness under oath, subject to examination by attorneys.
  • None of the above.
20 From the answer choices below, please select the one that best reflects your ability to manage and organize information. Answer to this question is required
  • I retrieve or copy information from files and other sources.
  • I gather or create basic information and organize it by following predefined guidelines such as preparing a response to a request for information or entering data into a database system.
  • I gather or create complex information and determine how to organize it which may include preparing an outline or index, or creating tables, graphs, or spreadsheets.
  • I identify information needs as well as gather and organize the information, such as researching a complex question and preparing a written response, or creating a new database for maintaining inventory of equipment.
  • None of the above

Grade: All Grades

1 Select the response below that most accurately describes your eligibility for a Recent Graduate appointment, as described in the job opportunity announcement. NOTE: You must provide documentation (e.g., an unofficial academic transcript or other documentation showing the date you completed the requirements for a diploma, degree, or certificate; veterans' documents) supporting your answer - see "Required Documents" section of the announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • I completed the requirements for an associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational, or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution within the previous 2 years, or I will complete such requirements within the future time frame stated in the announcement.
  • I am a veteran who was precluded from applying for a recent graduate position during the two-year eligibility period due to a military service obligation, and not more than six years have transpired since I completed the requirements for completion of a diploma, degree, or certificate program.
  • None of the above.
2 I understand that the responses I selected in this questionnaire must be fully supported by detailed descriptions of my work experiences in my resume. In the event that my responses are not supported by my resume, the human resources office will amend my responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency demonstrated in my resume. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 I understand submission of supporting documentation, e.g., transcripts, DD-214, SF-50, may be required for this position. I also understand that my application will not be considered if the required supporting documentation is not submitted or is not submitted in accordance with the time frames indicated in the announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Where did you learn about this Department of Labor job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • DOL Website
  • USAJOBS
  • DOL Employee (former or current)
  • Employment Office (Federal, State, or Local)
  • Friend or Relative
  • Job Fair, Conference or Convention
  • Public Notice or Service Announcement
  • Radio/Television Broadcast/Magazine Ads
  • Government Recruitment at School
  • Other
  • Email recruitment communication