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Grade: 12

1 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 11 level in the Federal service which is 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 have at least 1 full year of specialized experience as described above.
2 Do you have one year of full-time specialized experience at the GS-11 level related to the work of this position? This specialized experience is defined as managing the physical security and law enforcement program for Smithsonian facilities/museums, planning security/law enforcement programs and policy, implementing and overseeing organizational performance measurements and program evaluation, and providing quality management through reports and briefings. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Do you have experience in developing emergency preparedness plans for government agencies responsible for the coordination of disaster response? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Which of the following best describes your level of experience in evacuation efforts? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in evacuation plans.
  • I have experience in evacuation plans.
  • I have experience in the development of evacuation plans and/or the implementation of action plans for government agencies.
  • I have experience in the designing and development of evacuation plans and implementing action plans for government agencies. This includes serving as a coordinator and site supervisor for all emergency evacuation drills.
  • I am considered an expert in developing, organizing, and directing emergency planning. This includes serving as a manager in law enforcement, emergency response and preparedness, and evacuation planning for local, state, and federal government agencies.
5 Do you have experience in developing project plans for security technical professionals for the use of security equipment in the protection of government facilities? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Which of the following best describes your level of security operations to include use of security technology? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in managing security operations.
  • I have experience in managing security operations.
  • I have experience in managing security operations and experience in the operation of security technical equipment.
  • I have experience in managing security operations, developing methods to safeguard institutional assets, and maintaining efficient security operations response with minimum experience in security technology.
  • I am considered an expert in managing security operations, developing methods to safeguard institutional assets, and establishing and maintaining efficient security operations to include designing technical security programs for protection of government buildings on a 24-hour basis.
7 Which of the following best describes your level of experience in developing security plans? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in developing security plans to protect equipment and property.
  • I have experience in developing security plans for the protection of equipment and property.
  • I have experience in developing security plans for the protection of equipment, property and exhibits, and the storage of museum collections.
  • I have experience in designing and developing security plans for the protection of high-value equipment, property, exhibit and assets, and the storage of museum collections and specimens.
8 Do you have experience serving as a subject matter expert and principal advisor providing advice in security issues for the protection of museums? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Which of the following best describes your knowledge in developing security theories, techniques, surveys, and inspections? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge of security theories, principles, practices, and techniques.
  • I have knowledge of security theories, principles, practices, and techniques.
  • I have knowledge of security theories, principles, practices, and techniques, as well as experience resolving security problems and conducting physical security surveys.
  • I have knowledge of security theories, principles, practices, and techniques, as well as experience establishing new security protocols, physical security surveys, inspections, and management controls.
10 Which of the following best describes your knowledge in developing technical requirements and protocol for museum security? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in developing technical requirements for museum security.
  • I have experience in developing technical requirements for museum security.
  • I have experience in developing technical requirements for museum security and I also have knowledge of security policy requirements for the assignment of security guards.
  • I have experience in developing technical requirements for museum security and I also have knowledge of security policy requirements for the assignment of security guards, as well as the development of technical reports and security-related materials.

Grade: 13

1 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 12 level in the Federal service which is 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 have at least 1 full year of specialized experience as described above.
2 Do you have one year of full-time specialized experience at the GS-12 level related to the work of this position? This specialized experience is defined as managing the physical security and law enforcement program for Smithsonian facilities/museums, planning security/law enforcement programs and policy, implementing and overseeing organizational performance measurements and program evaluation, providing quality management through reports and briefings, and managing security programs relating to acquisition, installation, inspection and repair of security devices. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Do you have experience in developing emergency preparedness plans for government agencies responsible for the coordination of disaster response? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Which of the following best describes your level of experience in evacuation efforts? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in evacuation plans.
  • I have experience in evacuation plans.
  • I have experience in the development of evacuation plans and/or the implementation of action plans for government agencies.
  • I have experience in the designing and development of evacuation plans and implementing action plans for government agencies. This includes serving as a coordinator and site supervisor for all emergency evacuation drills.
  • I am considered an expert in developing, organizing, and directing emergency planning. This includes serving as a manager in law enforcement, emergency response and preparedness, and evacuation planning for local, state, and federal government agencies.
5 Which of the following demonstrates your experience, education, or training in developing, revising, analyzing, and coordinating policies and guidance for physical security? 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 correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job (independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee).
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, 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 Do you have experience in developing project plans for security technical professionals for the use of security equipment in the protection of government facilities? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Which of the following best describes your level of security operations to include use of security technology? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in managing security operations.
  • I have experience in managing security operations.
  • I have experience in managing security operations and experience in the operation of security technical equipment.
  • I have experience in managing security operations, developing methods to safeguard institutional assets, and maintaining efficient security operations response with minimum experience in security technology.
  • I am considered an expert in managing security operations, developing methods to safeguard institutional assets, and establishing and maintaining efficient security operations to include designing technical security programs for protection of government buildings on a 24-hour basis.
8 Which of the following best describes your level of experience in developing security plans? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in developing security plans to protect equipment and property.
  • I have experience in developing security plans for the protection of equipment and property.
  • I have experience in developing security plans for the protection of equipment, property and exhibits, and the storage of museum collections.
  • I have experience in designing and developing security plans for the protection of high-value equipment, property, exhibit and assets, and the storage of museum collections and specimens.
9 Do you have experience serving as a subject matter expert and principal advisor providing advice in security issues for the protection of museums? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 Which of the following best describes your knowledge in developing security theories, techniques, surveys, and inspections? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge of security theories, principles, practices, and techniques.
  • I have knowledge of security theories, principles, practices, and techniques.
  • I have knowledge of security theories, principles, practices, and techniques, as well as experience resolving security problems and conducting physical security surveys.
  • I have knowledge of security theories, principles, practices, and techniques, as well as experience establishing new security protocols, physical security surveys, inspections, and management controls.
11 Which of the following best describes your knowledge in developing technical requirements and protocol for museum security? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in developing technical requirements for museum security.
  • I have experience in developing technical requirements for museum security.
  • I have experience in developing technical requirements for museum security and I also have knowledge of security policy requirements for the assignment of security guards.
  • I have experience in developing technical requirements for museum security and I also have knowledge of security policy requirements for the assignment of security guards, as well as the development of technical reports and security-related materials.
12 Which of the following demonstrates your experience, education or training in identifying security vulnerabilities and developing alternatives for corrective actions? 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 correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job (independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee).
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
13 Which of the following demonstrates your experience, education or training in conducting research, developing briefing materials, and delivering briefings/presentations to senior management regarding protective force and physical security matters? 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 correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job (independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee).
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

Grade: All Grades

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1 Select the response that best reflects how you learned about this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Individual referral (friend, relative, Smithsonian employee, school counselor, or other)
    1.1 Please indicate the source. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Job fair or informational session
    1.1 Please indicate the source. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Social networking site (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or other)
    1.1 Please indicate the source. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Other online source (USAJobs, Smithsonian website, Internet employment search)
    1.1 Please indicate the source. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Community or professional organization
    1.1 Please indicate the source. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Mass media (magazine, newspaper, radio, television, poster, telephone job hot line)
    1.1 Please indicate the source. Maximum length of 250 characters.
2 Are you a current Smithsonian employee? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No