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Grade: 15

1 GS-15 - Choose the one answer that best describes your education and experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal government.
  • I do not meet this requirement.
2 All grades -Choose the one answer that best describes you. Answer to this question is required
  • I am under the age of 37 prior to the opening date of this announcement.
  • I am currently in or have previously held a criminal investigator type position.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements described above.
3 Do you have specialized experience at the GS-14 grade level such as the ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and conduct complex investigations, ability to communicate in writing, including preparation of complex investigative reports, and the ability to communicate orally and work effectively with individuals and/or other agencies in order to conduct investigations? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: All Grades

1 Take action to improve the performance of staff members and resolve informal 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.
2 Establish priorities for team members or employees. 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.
3 Reviews, amends and rejects work products 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.
4 Provide guidance and direction to subordinate team leaders or supervisors. 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.
5 Establish annual and/or long-range strategic work plans 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.
6 Select the supervisory tasks you have performed. Answer to this question is required
  • Assigned work to employees
  • Monitored progress of investigations
  • Provided technical assistance to employees
  • Set priorities for employees or team members
  • None of the above
7 Select the types of document(s) you have written as a regular part of your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Investigation plans
  • Memoranda of Interview
  • Investigative findings
  • Supporting documents for affidavits or subpoenas
  • Final investigative reports
  • None of the above
8 Select the investigative task(s) you have performed regularly in support of administrative, criminal or civil investigations. Answer to this question is required
  • Interviewed suspects and witnesses
  • Searched for physical or documentary evidence
  • Collected and preserved physical evidence
  • Examined records
  • None of the above
9 Select the investigative task(s) you have performed independently. Answer to this question is required
  • Identified issues
  • Determined the method of work to resolve outstanding issues
  • Identified specific steps to conduct the investigation
  • Analyzed alternatives
  • Negotiated differences
  • Resolved differences of opinion regarding approaches
  • None of the above
10 Select the task(s) you have performed independently or on a team in developing an investigation. Answer to this question is required
  • Analyzed information to identify possible waste, fraud or abuse
  • Developed leads
  • Conducted investigative interviews
  • Coordinated an investigation with law enforcement personnel from other organizations
  • None of the above
11 Select the type(s) of financial documents you have analyzed to identify regulatory inconsistencies and/or fraud. Answer to this question is required
  • Bank statements
  • Account ledgers
  • Journal entries
  • Financial applications, records or reports
  • Electronic data from financial databases
  • None of the above
12 Select the investigative task(s) you have performed independently in support of criminal and civil investigations. Answer to this question is required
  • Developed information sources/leads
  • Evaluated allegations of criminal or civil wrongdoing
  • Developed investigative work plans
  • Conducted investigative interviews
  • Completed affidavits for arrest or search warrants
  • Issued subpoenas or court orders
  • Participated on an investigative team
  • None of the above
13 Select the task(s) you have performed regularly in support of criminal and civil investigations. Answer to this question is required
  • Participated on a team to conduct an investigation
  • Coordinated an investigation with other law enforcement agencies
  • Worked closely with individuals and groups to gain a consensus
  • Persuaded others to accept your findings, recommendations or alternative viewpoints
  • Presented factual findings to prosecutors or other decision making officials
  • None of the above
14 Select the recurring contact(s) you have experience maintaining in order to negotiate an investigative plan. Answer to this question is required
  • Investigation team members
  • Supervisors
  • Program staff
  • Federal representatives from outside your agency
  • Representatives from other public or private entities
  • None of the above
15 Select the supervisory task(s) you have completed in the management of an investigative group or team. Answer to this question is required
  • Conducted performance evaluations
  • Recruited new employees
  • Engaged in progressive discipline of employees
  • Coordinated training and development activities for staff
  • Developed budget plan for operational expenditures
  • None of the above
16 Select the investigative task(s) you have supervised in support of criminal and/or civil investigations. Answer to this question is required
  • Participated on an investigative team
  • Coordinated an investigation with other law enforcement agencies
  • Served as a lead investigator on complex investigations
  • Determined the scope and direction of an investigation
  • Executed search and arrest warrants
  • Collected and preserved physical evidence
  • Examined records
  • Presented factual findings to prosecutors or other decision making officials
  • None of the above
17 How many times have you testified in a grand jury, trial or administrative proceeding? Answer to this question is required
  • 0-3
  • 4-7
  • 8-11
  • 12 or more
18 Select the number of criminal and/or civil investigation(s) you have supervised during the last two years. Answer to this question is required
  • 0-2
  • 3-5
  • 6-8
  • 9-11
  • 12 or more
19 Select the experience you have obtained conducting complex investigations involving program fraud and corruption. Answer to this question is required
  • Participated as part of an investigative team.
  • Served as the lead investigator responsible for the planning and execution of an investigation.
  • Supervised and conducted oversight of investigators conducting such investigations.
  • None of the above.