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Grade: 08

1 Grade 8: Choose the one statement that best describes your experience as it relates to this position: Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 year of specialized experience at or at least equivalent to the Grade 07 in the Federal service which provided knowledge of basic laws/regulations, law enforcement operations, practices, and techniques and involved responsibility for maintaining order, protecting life and property; such as work on a police force; military police officer; visitor protection/law enforcement in parks, forests, or natural resource/recreational environments; criminal investigative duties; other related work.
  • I do not have at least 1 year of law enforcement-related experience as described above.
2 Do you have experience that provided knowledge of basic laws & regulations, law enforcement operations, & techniques involving responsibility for maintaining order & protecting life & property. Specialized experience may have been gained on a police force; as a military police officer; providing visitor protection & law enforcement in parks, forest, or natural resource or recreational environments; in performing criminal investigative duties; or in other related work disciplines. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Do you have one year of full-time specialized experience at the GS-7 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system? For this position specialized experience is defined as providing law enforcement protection of life and property within the boundaries of the National Zoological Park, facilitating orderly flow of traffic both vehicular and pedestrians, patrolling parking areas and assisting the public with information about the Park and its collections, supervising or leading activities of the police force, inspecting and regulating activities to maintain maximum safety and security of the park, arranging work schedules and duty assignments, investigating complaints, accidents, and incidents occurring within the park; and providing training of personnel in accepted police techniques. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4

Do you possess an active police commission from a state, local, or municipal police academy equivalent to the basic police training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Which of the following best demonstrates your experience, education or training instructing, assigning and directing police officers? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training performing this task but have not performed this task as a regular part of my job.
  • I have experience instructing, assigning and directing police officers, under close supervision.
  • I have experience instructing, assigning and directing police officers, without supervision.
  • I have trained others to perform this task and/or provide advice and guidance to management on performing this task as regular part of my job.
6 Which of the following statements indicate the size and/or type of the full-time complement of police officers in a police patrol program that you supervised? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • 1 to 20 patrol officers.
  • 21 to 50 police officers.
  • 51 to 100 police officers.
  • 100 or more police officers.
  • 1 to 5 patrol supervisors.
  • 5 to 10 patrol supervisors.
  • 10 or more patrol supervisors.
  • Specialized police canine unit.
  • Specialized traffic enforcement/accident investigation unit.
  • Bicycle patrol officers.
  • Specialized Community Oriented Policing Unit.
  • None of the above.
7 Which of the following describe your experience conducting a myriad of law enforcement operations, practices and techniques in order to maintain order and protect life and property? (Select all that apply). Answer to this question is required
  • As a law enforcement official of a federal, state, county, or local police department, I have been formally trained in traffic direction and have directed traffic.
  • As a law enforcement official of a federal, state, county, or local police department, I have responded to emergency calls.
  • As a law enforcement official of a federal, state, county, or local police department, I have conducted routine traffic stops.
  • As a law enforcement official of a federal, state, county, or local police department, I have conducted felony traffic stops.
  • As a law enforcement official of a federal, state, county, or local police department, I have fingerprinted arrestees.
  • As a law enforcement official of a federal, state, county, or local police department, I have photographed crime scenes.
  • As a law enforcement official of a federal, state, county, or local police department, I have fingerprinted at crime scenes.
  • As a law enforcement official of a federal, state, county, or local police department, I have conducted searches of people incidental to arrests.
  • As a law enforcement official of a federal, state, county, or local police department, I have conducted searches of crime scenes.
  • As a law enforcement official of a federal, state, county, or local police department, I have arrested individuals.
  • As a law enforcement official of a federal, state, county, or local police department, I have instructed others in arrest procedures.
  • As a law enforcement official of a federal, state, county, or local police department, I have collected, packaged and preserved evidence in accordance with chain of custody procedures.
  • As a law enforcement official of a federal, state, county, or local police department, I have investigated incidents.
  • As a law enforcement official of a federal, state, county, or local police department, I have identified security or crime hazards and took appropriate action.
  • None of the above.
8 Which of the following describes your experience as a law enforcement officer with diverse populations? Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed conversational courses in a language other than English.
  • I have participated as a leader in community programs such as Boys and Girls Club and Law Enforcement Explorer Scout Program.
  • I have served as an interpreter for a language other than English.
  • I have served in a diverse community of cultures, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • None of the above.
9 Which of the following describes your experience interpreting state and federal laws and regulations in order to identify violations? Answer to this question is required
  • As a law enforcement official of a federal, state, county, or local police department, I have read and applied departmental policies, procedures and regulations regarding state or federal laws.
  • As a law enforcement official of a federal, state, county, or local police department, I have read and applied traffic and criminal laws.
  • As a law enforcement official of a federal, state, county, or local police department I have made arrests for violations of state or federal laws that led to successful prosecution.
  • I have completed college-level criminal law classes, which required interpretation of state or federal laws.
  • As a law enforcement official of a federal, state, county, or local police department, I have led or instructed others in making arrests for violations of state or federal laws.
  • None of the above.
10 Which of the following describes your experience as a Police Officer for a Federal, state, or local government agency interpreting laws in order to identify violations? (Select all that apply). Answer to this question is required
  • I have made arrests for violations of state or Federal laws that led to successful prosecution.
  • I have read and applied departmental policies regarding state or Federal laws.
  • I have read and applied traffic and criminal laws.
  • None of the above.
11 Do you have one year of full-time experience at the GS-07 level that is close or similar to the work of this job? The experience includes activities such as overseeing a staff of police officers to provide protection of staff and visitors, arranging work schedules and assigning tours of duty for police staff, providing law enforcement within an established jurisdiction, and evaluating police personnel to ensure duties are carried out properly. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 Which of the following best demonstrates your experience, education or training setting schedules to determine assignments for a police force? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training performing this task but have not performed this task as a regular part of my job.
  • I have setting schedules to determine assignments for a police force, under close supervision.
  • I have experience setting schedules to determine assignments for a police force, without supervision.
  • I have trained others to perform this task and/or provide advice and guidance to management on performing this task as regular part of my job.
13 Which of the following best describes your experience in managing subordinate police personnel? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training 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, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with established procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently, and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this and/or I have trained others so they could perform this task. I am consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
14 Which of the following best reflects your experience in investigating, apprehending, or detaining persons suspected or convicted of offenses against applicable criminal laws of the U.S. or any of the states thereof? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience investigating, apprehending or detaining persons.
  • I have completed education or training in investigating, apprehending and/or detaining persons, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have investigated, apprehended and/or detained persons on the job under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have investigated, apprehended and/or detained persons as a regular part of my job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have investigated, apprehended, and/or detaineding persons as a central or major part of my work; I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in the performance of this task.
15 Which of the following best reflects your highest level of experience conducting physical searches of persons, containers, cases, bags, or vehicles for the purpose of ensuring the safety of a facility and the persons within it, or for the purpose of identifying evidence of a crime? Answer to this question is required
  • I have never performed this function.
  • I have received training in this task but have never performed it.
  • I have performed this task under close supervision.
  • I have independently conducted searches to identify the presence of dangerous or illegal items.
  • I have trained others in search procedures, including the use of X-ray equipment, magnetometers, and other security equipment and was responsible for evaluating other security personnel.
16 Which of the following best demonstrates your experience, education or training initiating and conducting investigations of criminal acts involving felonies and misdemeanors under Federal, State, local and/or departmental statutes? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training performing this task but have not performed this task as a regular part of my job.
  • I have experience initiating and conducting investigations of criminal acts involving felonies and misdemeanors under Federal, State, local and/or departmental statutes as a regular part of my job, under close supervision.
  • I have experience initiating and conducting investigations of criminal acts involving felonies and misdemeanors under Federal, State, local and/or departmental statutes as a regular part of my job, without supervision.
  • I have trained others to perform this task and/or provide advice and guidance to management on performing this task as regular part of my job.
17 Which of the following best identifies your experience conducting searches of crime scenes utilizing forensic tools? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in conducting searches of crime scenes.
  • I have completed education or training in conducting searches of crime scenes, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • Conducting searches of crime scenes has been a central or major part of my work; I have performed this myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task.
  • I have conducted searches of crime scenes as a regular part of my job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have conducted searches of crime scenes on the job under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
18 Are you a current Smithsonian employee? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

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2 Do you currently possess a valid driver's license for the state in which you live? (Please provide a copy of your license with your application.) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No