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Grade: 13

1 GS-13: Choose the one answer that BEST describes your experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position. Before answering this question, see the qualifications section in this announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least 1 year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position as described in the vacancy announcement. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service.
  • My experience does not match the choice above.

Grade: All Grades

1 Which of the following BEST describes your experience in advising, administering, supervising, or performing the collection, analysis, program management, evaluation, interpretation and dissemination of intel information on political, economic, social, cultural, physical, geographic, scientific or military conditions, trends and forces in foreign / domestic areas that directly / indirectly affect national security? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have education or training in performing this task, but I 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 routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of my job, and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am highly skilled at performing this task on the job. I have trained others in this activity and others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
2 From the choices below, select all those that apply to you regarding your skills in accessing, evaluating, identifying and/or corroborating data: Answer to this question is required
  • I have substantial knowledge and skills in accessing data from a wide variety of sources.
  • I have skill in evaluating sources and data for relevance and value.
  • I have skill in identifying intelligence gaps and sources to fill these gaps.
  • I have skill in corroborating source information.
  • None of the above.
3 Choose the answer that most accurately describes your experience conducting, planning, or supervising criminal investigations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not conducted, planned, or supervised criminal investigations.
  • I have been trained to conduct investigations but have not yet done this at work.
  • I have planned and conducted criminal investigations.
  • I have supervised criminal investigators conducting these investigations.
  • I have supervised units or teams of criminal investigators conducting investigations on a regional scale.
  • I have managed a program on a regional or national scale, prioritizing and focusing on criminal investigations.
4 Choose the BEST answer to describe your experience conducting, planning, or supervising criminal investigations of a threat or an assault against protected individuals, VIPs, and or facilities. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not conducted, planned, or supervised criminal investigations of this kind.
  • I have been trained to conduct, plan, or supervise criminal investigations of this kind but have not yet conducted one.
  • I have been assigned and conducted criminal investigations of this kind.
  • I have planned and conducted criminal investigations of this kind.
  • I have conducted, planned, and supervised criminal investigations of this kind at a unit or office level.
  • I have supervised teams or units of criminal investigators planning and conducting investigations of this kind on a regional basis.
  • I have supervised a program on a nationwide scale focused on these kinds of criminal investigations.
5 Select the response that most accurately describes your level of knowledge in basic fact finding and investigative techniques: Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge of or experience in this subject area.
  • I have gathered evidence, researched topics, or conducted interviews and organized findings according to specific guidelines, procedures or protocols.
  • I have gathered evidence, researched topics, or conducted interviews and organized findings according to specific guidelines, procedures or protocols. In addition, I have analyzed, probed for deeper insight or used this evidence in problem solving efforts.
  • I have gathered evidence, researched topics, or conducted interviews and organized findings according to general guidelines, procedures or protocols. In addition, I have analyzed, probed for deeper insight or used this evidence to solve problems or to develop new techniques, methods or procedures.
  • I have gathered evidence, researched topics, or conducted interviews and organized findings in complex situations requiring deviation from standard protocols, and that required the development of alternative approaches. In addition, I have independently evaluated programs, policies or procedures and made recommendations for improvement.
6 Which of the following BEST describes your knowledge of the Executive Orders (E.O.), rules, regulations, and policies governing intelligence? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of my job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • This task has been a major part of my work. I am highly skilled at performing this task and I have supervised or trained others in performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
7 Which of the following BEST describes your ability to plan, coordinate, organize and direct the assessment efforts of internal intelligence policy / oversight requirements for a large organization and understanding its relationship with the intelligence community? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of my job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • This task has been a major part of my work. I am highly skilled at performing this task and I have supervised or trained others in performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
8 From the following list, please indicate the activities to which you have applied all-source intelligence analysis. Answer to this question is required
  • Implementing Intelligence Community (IC) Directives (ICDs) regarding analytical products
  • Exchanging analytic information, ideas, and opinions through classification-appropriate social media tools (e.g., Diplopedia, Intellipedia, Corridor, A-Space, Twitter)
  • Service as primary drafter / creator on all-source intelligence assessments and other analytic products
  • Collaborating with colleagues in the State Department on analytic products
  • Collaborating with colleagues in the State Department on briefings
  • Collaborating with colleagues from IC agencies on analytic products
  • Collaborating with colleagues from IC agencies on analytic briefings
  • Publishing of your analytic product(s) by an agency in the US Intelligence Community (IC), such as the Director of National Intelligence's National Intelligence Council (NIC) or the President's daily Briefing Book (PDB)
  • None of the above
9 Choose all examples that match your experience preparing written material. Answer to this question is required
  • I have written analytical reports for internal audiences.
  • I have written analytical reports for external audiences.
  • I have written briefing material on policies and procedures for a broad internal audience.
  • I have written briefing material on policies and procedures for a broad external audience.
  • I have prepared issue papers and/or briefings for presentation to program personnel, subject matter groups and or management officials at all levels.
  • I have reviewed and edited reports for accuracy, grammar, adherence to policy, organization of material, clarity of expression, and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  • None of the above.
10 From the list below, identify all of the types of audiences with which you have experience communicating orally or making oral presentations. Answer to this question is required
  • Senior agency officials
  • Managers
  • Colleagues
  • Subordinates
  • Government organizations
  • Private industry
  • General public
  • Technical experts
  • Professional organizations
  • Civic groups
  • Universities
  • None of the above
11 Select the types of investigative or compliance work products you have prepared: Answer to this question is required
  • Background files on pertinent intelligence information, analytical techniques and procedures for assessing intelligence information.
  • Papers and documents relating to the interpretation of laws and regulations.
  • Guidelines to increase the effectiveness of laws and regulations.
  • Publications of notices in the Federal Register.
  • Documents outlining opinions and findings and making substantive policy and/or operational recommendations to senior level officials.
  • Diplomatic cables or other official `demarche` instruction.
  • Letter for higher level signature that responds to all elements of a compliance case, including requirements for corrective action.
  • Report of findings.
  • Briefing materials on compliance and/or investigative issues.
  • Tips or `how to` modules on the laws, regulations, office functions, policies and/or procedures.
  • Audit or visit reports.
  • None of the above.
12 From the following choices, identify the types of oral communications in which you have experience: Answer to this question is required
  • Briefing papers
  • Briefing superiors / supervisors
  • Briefing decision-makers
  • Communicating with hostile persons or groups
  • Persuading or recommending action
  • Instructing, teaching
  • Participating in team exercises
  • Briefing large groups (more than 30 participants)
  • Explaining abstract concepts
  • Providing guidance to subordinates
  • Briefing small groups (less than 15 participants)
  • None of the above
13 Select one description that best represents your highest level of experience in interacting with various groups and individuals. Answer to this question is required
  • Experience that involves routinely working with external management officials to resolve unique or complex issues in a way that reflects a partnership or shared problem solving, such as sharing options and initiating ongoing contacts with managers to foster strong working relationships.
  • Experience that involves routinely working with internal managers to resolve issues and problems that arise on a daily basis. This involves briefing managers on new or revised regulations and discussing policy alternatives.
  • Experience that involves routinely educating, advising, or participating in meetings with groups or individuals when contacted to address issues or problems. This includes developing rapport and establishing credibility to resolve issues that are mutually satisfactory to programs and all parties.
  • Experience that involves explaining agency policy and regulations and providing background of the rationale for such policies, and using negotiating techniques to ensure full compliance.
  • None of the above apply.
14 With which of the following officials / organizations have you established liaison? Answer to this question is required
  • Senior government officials
  • Senior corporate officials
  • Colleagues
  • Academia
  • Government organizations
  • Private organizations
  • Technical experts
  • Professional organizations
  • Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Congress (members or staff)
  • International organization (members or staff)
  • Media representatives
  • Foreign government officials
  • None of the above
15 From the following list, please indicate the area(s) relative to all-source intelligence analysis in which you have experience: Answer to this question is required
  • Implementation of improvements to analytical tradecraft.
  • Production of analytical assessments.
  • Distribution of analytical products.
  • Compliance with standards established for analytical production within the Intelligence Community (IC) and the Director of National Intelligence (DNI).
  • Management of databases used for analytical products within the Intelligence Community (IC).
  • Implementation of Intelligence Community (IC) Directives regarding analytical products.
  • None of the above.
16 Which of the following BEST describes your experience using information management tools, such as databases, websites, and search engines, to conduct research on foreign policy topics? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in the use of information management tools, such as databases, websites, and search engines, to conduct research on foreign policy topics.
  • I have education or training in the use of information management tools, such as databases, websites, and search engines, to conduct research on foreign policy topics, but have not yet applied it on the job.
  • I have routinely used information management tools, such as databases, websites, and search engines, to conduct research on foreign policy topics as part of my job, usually with review by supervisor or senior employees.
  • I have routinely and independently used information management tools, such as databases, websites, and search engines, to conduct research on foreign policy topics as part of my job, usually without review by supervisor or senior employees.
  • I am highly skilled in the use of information management tools, such as databases, websites, and search engines, to conduct research on foreign policy topics, having trained others in this capacity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
17 Which of the following best describes your background in the analysis and evaluation of information derived from a variety of sources? Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have education, training or experience in the analysis and evaluation of information derived from a variety of sources.
  • I have education or training in the analysis and evaluation of information derived from a variety of sources, but have not yet applied it on the job.
  • I have education or training in the analysis and evaluation of information derived from a variety of sources, and have applied it on the job, usually with review by supervisor or senior employees.
  • I have routinely and independently analyzed and evaluated information derived from a variety of sources as a regular part of my job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employees.
  • I am highly skilled at independently analyzing and evaluating information derived from a variety of sources having trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.