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Grade: 09

1 [30209] Choose the statement that best describes your education and specialized experience that qualifies you for this GS-09 position. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess one year of specialized experience matching what is described in the vacancy announcement. This matching experience is well described in my resume.
  • I possess two full years of progressively higher-level graduate education or Masters or equivalent graduate degree (such as an LL.B. or J.D.) that has equipped me to perform the duties of this position and have provided transcripts with my application.
  • I possess a combination of graduate level education, beyond the first full year of graduate level education and specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement, that together meet the qualification requirements for this position. Transcripts have been provided and the experience is well documented in my resume.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
2 [61452] Do you have at least one year of equal or equivalent experience working with the EQUP system to process  background checks and resolving any issues that arise with the system? This experience must be well documented in your resume. Failure to do so may cause your application to be removed from consideration. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 [61453] Do you have at least one year of equal or equivalent experience reviewing requests for interim clearances, evaluating prior investigations for new employees, and making determinations regarding investigative standards? This experience must be well documented in your resume. Failure to do so may cause your application to be removed from consideration. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 [61454] Do you have at least one year of equal or equivalent experience making pre-appointment determinations when self-disclosed derogatory information is provided? This experience must be well documented in your resume. Failure to do so may cause your application to be removed from consideration. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 [14310] Do you have knowledge of Federal laws and regulations applicable to the national security and personnel security fields, including executive orders 10450, 12958, 12968, 5 CFR 731, 5 CFR 732, the Privacy Act and the Freedom of Information Act? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 [56157] Do you have experience implementing the personnel security related requirements of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (such as improvement of forms processing, adjudicative timeline, and investigative workload projections)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 [56187] Do you have experience with implementation of the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) requirements (such as adjudicative oversight, card issuance or any other role)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 [24809] Select the function(s) that you have performed as a regular part of your duties in support of the personnel security program. Answer to this question is required
  • I have coordinated drug screening for potential applicants as part of the entrance on duty process.
  • I have maintained a log of all requests for employee's credentials.
  • I have made job offers to a potential new employee.
  • I have processed electronic questionnaires for investigation processing (i.e., eQIP).
  • I have provided training to employees.
  • I have served as principal point of contact on personnel security matters.
  • I have taken courses in personnel security.
  • None of the above.
9 [52189] Select the statement that best describes your education, experience or training in the handling of personnel security application requirements and overseeing employee investigations to determine suitability for employment? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in personnel security requirements or oversight of investigations.
  • I have education or training in personnel security requirements and investigations but have not yet applied this on the job.
  • I have experience with personnel security requirements and oversight of investigations on the job under close supervision.
  • I have experience with personnel security requirements and oversight of investigations as a regular part of the job and usually without supervision.
  • I regularly advise on personnel security requirements and oversight of investigations and have trained others on this topic.
10 [1772] Please select the statement(s) that describe your experience in dealing with working relationships and sensitive issues. Answer to this question is required
  • I have displayed diplomacy and tact in handling sensitive issues.
  • I have negotiated solutions to difficult problems through knowledge of issue and ability to convey my decisions/opinions to other parties.
  • I am aware of political implications of sensitive decision-making in a political arena.
  • I use networking and teamwork to facilitate decision-making.
  • None of the above
11 [10267] Select the types of personnel security written products you have produced as a regular part of a job. Answer to this question is required
  • Statement of Reasons
  • Letters of Intent
  • Adjudication Reports
  • Suitability Determinations
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Written policy
  • None of the above
12 [10263] Choose the statement(s) that describe your written communication skills in dealing with security issues. Answer to this question is required
  • I have written clear and concise reports regarding personnel security clearance or suitability determinations.
  • I have developed written materials on personnel security matters for briefings, meetings, or conferences.
  • I have drafted reports, memoranda and correspondence such as letters of intent or statements of reasons for personnel security determinations.
  • None of the above.
13 [54128] Select the statement(s) that describe your experience communicating effectively in-person. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience contacting others to obtain information.
  • I have experience instructing others on procedural requirements.
  • I have experience explaining technical and non-technical information.
  • I have experience responding to inquiries or requests for information.
  • I have experience serving as a liaison.
  • I have experience explaining interpretive information to others.
  • I have experience preparing data and information for presentation within a formal report.
  • I have clarified/interpreted rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

[16869] Please note that ALL candidates must submit a resume online and complete the entire application (Resume, Core Questions, Vacancy Questions) process.Ensure that your resume thoroughly supports your responses to the job specific questions and that it contains the names, titles, and phone numbers of your most current and previous supervisors so that we may contact them. Please also be sure that your preference regarding contacting your current supervisors is shown in the User Information area. Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete all questions. High self-assessment in the application questions that is not supported by information in your resume may prevent you from being found best qualified, in which case your application will not be referred to the selecting official.
1 [31608] I understand the resume I have submitted for this position will be thoroughly reviewed to determine whether my experience and/or educational background is sufficient to meet basic and/or specialized experience requirements as outlined in this announcement. I also understand that if the information provided in my resume is not sufficient to support my responses to the vacancy announcement questions, it will affect the overall assessment of my application package. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
[31648] When you are finished with the question phase of this announcement, you will be shown a list of documents that may include documents that do not apply to you. Review the list and the required documents section of the vacancy to determine which, IF ANY, are required for your application to be considered a complete application. Please do not submit documents that are not requested.
  • If you are not a veteran, the DD-214 and the SF-15 do not apply to you.
  • If you are not applying to an engineering position, the P.E. license or EIT exam does not apply to you.
  • If you are not requesting consideration under a special appointing authority, the special appointing authority documents do not apply to you.
If any of the requested documentation pertains to you, you have the option to fax using the fax coversheets provided, upload to this system or you may transfer the documentation from your USAJOBS account. Please note documents are NOT automatically transferred from USAJobs. Contact the office no later than the closing date, if you require assistance.
2 [3057] By responding to this question, you acknowledge that you have reviewed the Required Documents section of this announcement to determine which documents, if any, you need to provide in support of this application. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 [31609] I understand that if I do not submit all REQUIRED documents by the closing date, it will affect the overall assessment of my application package. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 [54657] Select your most recent work performance evaluation (includes pass in pass/fail systems). Answer to this question is required
  • My most recent work performance evaluation was satisfactory or better.
  • My most recent work performance evaluation was below satisfactory.
  • I have never received a performance appraisal or review for any position.
5 [35568] Select the response that is the GS equivalent grade level of the highest grade to which you have held on a permanent basis or have competed for promotion potential. Please ensure that you have also provided a supporting SF-50. Without the supporting SF-50, we may not be able to consider your application for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not held a government position.
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6 [59279] In the past three years, have you had one or more of the following Awards: monetary, time-off, or other? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 [59280] If you are a Federal employee, is your most recent performance rating equivalent to a "Pass", "Fully Successful", "Satisfactory" or better? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
  • I am a Federal employee, but have not received a performance rating.
  • Not applicable, I am not a Federal employee.
8 [587] Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade. Please include the date of your last promotion (in mm/dd/yy format). Maximum length of 20 characters. Answer to this question is required
9 [586] How did you initially hear about this position? Answer to this question is required
  • Email notification
  • Agency website
  • USAJobs (OPM) website
  • Newspaper advertisement
  • Magazine advertisement
  • Commercial employment site (i.e. Careerbuilder, Monster)
  • Placement office (Federal, State, College or University)
  • Friend or relative
  • Job Fair
  • Minority professional network
  • Other
    9.1 [5063] Please indicate how you heard about this position. Maximum length of 250 characters.