Skip to main content

Vacancy Details

Grade: 09

1 To meet the Qualifications Requirements for General Investigation, 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 LL.B or J.D DEGREE 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 option that best describes your highest level of experience in documenting investigative reports. Answer to this question is required
  • I do not prepare investigative reports.
  • I assist in the preparation of comprehensive investigative reports. I work closely with my supervisor to ensure that my reports itemize undisputed facts, and state facts germane to the complainant’s allegations.
  • I take the lead in the preparation of comprehensive investigative reports. I work closely with my supervisor to ensure that my reports itemize undisputed facts, and state facts germane to the complainant’s allegations.
  • I take the lead in the preparation of comprehensive investigative reports. I work independently to ensure that my reports itemize undisputed facts, and state facts germane to the complainant’s allegations.
  • I consult with staff who prepare comprehensive investigative reports. I review the work of others to ensure that reports contain itemize undisputed facts, and state facts germane to the complainant’s allegations.
3 Select the response(s) that best describes your skill in oral communication. (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted face-to-face interviews to collect investigative information.
  • I have given oral presentations to internal and external audiences regarding complex legal issues or investigative findings.
  • I have justified conclusions, findings, or recommendations to decision makers.
  • I have planned and participated in seminars or workshops that promote compliance with the laws and regulations.
  • None of the above
4 Select the responses that describe your experience with interpersonal skills (e.g. showing understanding, professionalism, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness). Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked as part of a team to accomplish assignments.
  • I have developed rapport and maintained professional relationships with persons of diverse backgrounds and at all levels to accomplish organizational missions.
  • I have experience eliciting information from persons hesitant to provide it.
  • I have experience engaging in open, constructive exchanges, sharing of information, exercising caution, and tact in the resolution of difference of opinion.
  • Persuades others to adopt new methods, procedures, or techniques in order to improve operations.
  • None of the above.
5 Have you ever been in a work situation involving a hostile person or persons in which you negotiated an agreement or resolution to a problem or issue? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Select the response that describes your experiences (as a regular part of your job or in an academic setting) in analyzing data or information, interpreting facts, and drawing logical conclusions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in this area or have not performed this as a regular part of my job or in an academic setting.
  • I have analyzed data or information, interpreted facts, and drawn logical conclusions with supervision, guidance, or as part of a team or group.
  • I have independently analyzed data or information, interpreted facts, and drawn logical conclusions.
7 Select the one response that best describes your highest level of experience with whistleblower protection statutes as it relates to occupational safety and health laws, policies, and regulations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have interpreted and applied a wide variety of complex whistleblower protection statutes in investigation of discrimination allegations.
  • I have interpreted and applied whistleblower protection statutes in investigation of discrimination allegations.
  • I have conducted whistleblower investigations of discrimination allegations.
  • None of the above.
8 Choose all tasks that you have performed. (Select all that apply). Answer to this question is required
  • Gathered information or data for the purpose of investigating whistleblower and/or employment discrimination complaints.
  • Researched and analyzed laws, regulations, and/or procedures for the purpose of investigating whistleblower and/or employment discrimination complaints.
  • Analyzed facts and evidence to determine violations of laws, regulations, and/or procedures.
  • Wrote narrative reports of research, investigative findings, or analysis.
  • Participated in or conducted an investigation, or review related to compliance with laws, regulations, or policies.
  • None of the above.
9 Select the statement that best describes your knowledge of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the laws and regulations this agency enforces. (Your answer must be supported by the information provided in your work experience description.) Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge of this organization and the laws this agency enforces.
  • I have very general, limited knowledge of this organization and what the agency does.
  • I have some knowledge of OSHA and a basic understanding of the laws and regulations this agency enforces based on my experience dealing with the agency.
  • I have extensive knowledge of OSHA, and a basic understanding of the laws and regulations this agency enforces based on my experience working closely with the agency.
10 Select the statement(s) below that best describes your highest level of experience working on multiple assignments, conflicting priorities, and multi-tasking, while maintaining good customer service and meeting various deadlines. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in working under pressure where fluctuating deadlines and priorities often occur, working on multiple projects with little supervision, while maintaining a customer service focus, meeting deadlines and solving program issues concurrently.
  • I have experience in working on assigned multiple projects and multiple teams concurrently with little or no supervision or guidance.
  • I have experience assimilating and applying new job-related information, taking into consideration frequency and complexity of information.
  • I do not have experience working under pressure where fluctuating deadlines and priorities often occur, working on multiple projects with little supervision, while maintaining a customer service focus, met deadlines and solved program issues concurrently.
  • I do not have experience working on multiple projects and teams concurrently with little or nor supervision or guidance.

Grade: 11

1 To meet the Qualifications Requirements for General Investigation, GS-11, 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-09 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 PH.D. OR EQUIVALENT DOCTORAL DEGREE that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  • I have 3 FULL YEARS OF PROGRESSIVELY HIGHER LEVEL GRADUATE EDUCATION LEADING TO A DOCTORAL DEGREE that provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  • I have an LL.M. DEGREE that provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  • I have a combination of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE and graduate level education equivalent to the GS-09 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION 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 option that best describes your highest level of experience in documenting investigative reports. Answer to this question is required
  • I do not prepare investigative reports.
  • I assist in the preparation of comprehensive investigative reports. I work closely with my supervisor to ensure that my reports itemize undisputed facts, and state facts germane to the complainant’s allegations.
  • I take the lead in the preparation of comprehensive investigative reports. I work closely with my supervisor to ensure that my reports itemize undisputed facts, and state facts germane to the complainant’s allegations.
  • I take the lead in the preparation of comprehensive investigative reports. I work independently to ensure that my reports itemize undisputed facts, and state facts germane to the complainant’s allegations.
  • I consult with staff who prepare comprehensive investigative reports. I review the work of others to ensure that reports contain itemize undisputed facts, and state facts germane to the complainant’s allegations.
3 I have worked in an environment or occupation in which composing complex written correspondence or documents was a primary part of my regular duties. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Select the response(s) that best describes your skill in oral communication. (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted face-to-face interviews to collect investigative information.
  • I have given oral presentations to internal and external audiences regarding complex legal issues or investigative findings.
  • I have justified conclusions, findings, or recommendations to decision makers.
  • I have planned and participated in seminars or workshops that promote compliance with the laws and regulations.
  • None of the above
5 Select the responses that describe your experience with interpersonal skills (e.g. showing understanding, professionalism, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness). Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked as part of a team to accomplish assignments.
  • I have developed rapport and maintained professional relationships with persons of diverse backgrounds and at all levels to accomplish organizational missions.
  • I have experience eliciting information from persons hesitant to provide it.
  • I have experience engaging in open, constructive exchanges, sharing of information, exercising caution, and tact in the resolution of difference of opinion.
  • Persuades others to adopt new methods, procedures, or techniques in order to improve operations.
  • None of the above.
6 Have you ever been in a work situation involving a hostile person or persons in which you negotiated an agreement or resolution to a problem or issue? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 From the following list of interpersonal communication skills, please identify those that you have routinely and successfully applied at work. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Facilitate the resolution of competing or conflicting interests among parties whose cooperation is needed in order to meet a program objective.
  • Interact effectively in situations where frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events arise that cause major shifts in priorities, timetables, or work assignments.
  • Persuade others to adopt new methods, procedures, or techniques in order to improve operations.
  • I have been successful in influencing others who are hostile to my recommendations regarding investigation activities.
  • Diffuse confrontational contacts with people who are difficult, hostile, or distressed.
  • None of the above.
8 Select the response that describes your experiences (as a regular part of your job or in an academic setting) in analyzing data or information, interpreting facts, and drawing logical conclusions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in this area or have not performed this as a regular part of my job or in an academic setting.
  • I have analyzed data or information, interpreted facts, and drawn logical conclusions with supervision, guidance, or as part of a team or group.
  • I have independently analyzed data or information, interpreted facts, and drawn logical conclusions.
9 Select the one answer choice that best describes your experience demonstrating a comprehensive knowledge of federal whistleblower protection or anti-retaliation statutes and the regulations, policies, precedents, and legal decisions relating to them. Answer to this question is required
  • I have interpreted and applied a wide variety of complex whistleblower protection statutes in investigation of discrimination complaints.
  • I have interpreted and applied whistleblower protection statutes in investigation of discrimination complaints.
  • I have conducted whistleblower investigations of discrimination allegations
  • None of the above
10 Select the answer that best describes your level of experience in researching and applying federally mandated policies, laws, regulations and procedures pertaining to whistleblower complaints. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
11 Select the answer that best describes your level of experience in planning and conducting complex investigations including analysis of data, evidence and the testimony of witnesses. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
12 Select the statement(s) below that best describes your highest level of experience working on multiple assignments, conflicting priorities, and multi-tasking, while maintaining good customer service and meeting various deadlines. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in working under pressure where fluctuating deadlines and priorities often occur, working on multiple projects with little supervision, while maintaining a customer service focus, meeting deadlines and solving program issues concurrently.
  • I have experience in working on assigned multiple projects and multiple teams concurrently with little or no supervision or guidance.
  • I have experience assimilating and applying new job-related information, taking into consideration frequency and complexity of information.
  • I do not have experience working under pressure where fluctuating deadlines and priorities often occur, working on multiple projects with little supervision, while maintaining a customer service focus, met deadlines and solved program issues concurrently.
  • I do not have experience working on multiple projects and teams concurrently with little or nor supervision or guidance.

Grade: All Grades

1 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
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 that job titles alone are not sufficient to determine whether or not I meet the minimum qualification requirements. I understand that if I am qualifying based on experience, my resume must include specific duties that I have performed related to the specialized experience requirements contained in the "Qualifications Required" section of this announcement. Candidates are encouraged to read the entire vacancy announcement in order to ensure compliance with all requirements. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 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
5 The incumbent of the position must have a driver's license and be able to drive a car on local streets as well as highways in urban and suburban/rural areas. Select one of the following options: Answer to this question is required
  • I have a valid driver's license AND I drive a car/small truck as described above on a regular basis.
  • I have a valid driver's license but I do not drive a motor vehicle as described above.
  • I do not have a driver's license.
6 Do you speak, read and write Spanish fluently?  Fluency means translating technical business documents from Spanish to English and vice versa; conducting interviews in both Spanish and English; having mastery level skill in vocabulary, grammar, syntax, idioms, colloquialisms, culturally-based expressions and technical terminology. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No