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Grade: 11

1 Choose the one answer that best describes your education and/or experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess a Ph.D. equivalent doctoral degree.
  • I possess 3 full years of progressively higher level education leading to such a degree.
  • I possess a LL.M.
  • I possess 1 year specialized experience at or at least equivalent to Grade 9 in the Federal service which is in or directly related to the work of the position that provided the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
  • I possess a combination of graduate level education and appropriate specialized experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described.
2 Choose the one statement that best describes your experience/education as it relates to this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level in the Federal service or comparable pay band system related to the work of this position. This specialized experience is defined as conducting criminal investigations into fraud or other financial or integrity-related offenses, conducting interviews and interrogations, writing investigative reports, collecting evidence admissible in court, drafting and serving arrest and search warrants, and testifying in court or administrative hearings.
  • I have qualifying education as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have a qualifying combination of experience and education as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not have the experience or education described above.
3 Do you possess a valid state driver?s license? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Are you able to qualify semi-annually to carry an OIG-supplied firearm, conduct full law-enforcement activities, and meet the requirements to be sworn in as a Special Deputy U.S. Marshal? Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic abuse or otherwise cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition and is ineligible for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Have you successfully completed the basic law enforcement training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Academy (FLETC) or equivalent training at a state or local enforcement training academy? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Which of the following best describes your involvement in investigating procurement fraud? Answer to this question is required
  • I have investigated allegations involving procurement fraud.
  • I have independently conducted investigations of procurement fraud and presented results to my supervisor.
  • I have independently conducted investigations of procurement fraud and presented and defended the results to top management.
  • I have not done any of the above tasks.
7 Which of the following best describes your involvement in investigating issues involving personnel matters? Answer to this question is required
  • I have reviewed or investigated allegations of non-compliance with legislative or administrative requirements of an organization’s program.
  • I have independently conducted reviews or investigations of non-compliance with legislative or administrative requirements of an organization’s program and presented the results to my supervisor.
  • I have independently conducted reviews or investigations of non-compliance with legislative or administrative requirements of an organization’s program and presented the results to top-level management.
  • I have not done any of the above tasks.
8 Which of the following best describes your involvement in investigating misconduct of employees? Answer to this question is required
  • I have investigated misconduct of employees.
  • I have independently conducted investigations of misconduct of employees and presented results to my supervisor.
  • I have independently conducted investigations of misconduct of employees and presented and defended the results to top-level management.
  • I have not done any of the above tasks.
9 Which of the following describes your experience relating to methods of conducting interviews, interrogations, surveillance, and the preparation and execution of search and arrest warrants? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have independently conducted fraud, financial, and integrity-related investigations.
  • I have independently conducted OIG or internal-affairs type investigations.
  • I have independently conducted investigations of management officials.
  • I have independently conducted and documented interviews of witnesses to acquire evidence.
  • I have independently conducted and documented interrogations of suspects to acquire evidence.
  • I have independently conducted surveillance to acquire evidence.
  • I have not done any of the above tasks.
10 Which of the following best describes your experience with search and arrest warrants, as well as subpoenas? Answer to this question is required
  • I have (with supervision) prepared and executed search and arrest warrants.
  • I have independently prepared and executed search and arrest warrants, as well as subpoenas.
  • I have been the affiant on both search and arrest warrants that I have independently prepared and executed.
  • I have not done any of the above tasks.
11 Which of the following describes your experience in communicating facts, circumstances, and conclusions of investigations, inquiries, and reviews in writing? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have participated in writing investigative reports and other documents.
  • I have independently written investigative reports and other documents.
  • My written products are generally accepted by my supervisor with little or no revision.
  • My written products are persuasive and are generally accepted by management.
  • I have independently written investigative reports which were used by prosecutors as the basis for criminal charges.
  • I have independently written investigative reports which were used by management as the basis for taking administrative action against an employee.
  • I have not done any of the above tasks.
12 Which of the following describes your experience in testifying accurately and convincingly at legal proceedings? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience and understand the requirements for gathering and assembling evidence that is admissible in court proceedings.
  • I have gathered and assembled evidence with supervision.
  • I have gathered and assembled evidence which I have presented to a grand jury.
  • I have independently gathered and assembled evidence which I have presented to a grand jury.
  • I have testified at trial in a case where I was the lead investigator.
  • I have assisted the prosecutor at the counsel’s table as the case agent during trial.
  • I have testified in court as an expert witness.
  • I have not done any of the above tasks.
13 Which of the following describes your experience in utilizing technical investigative techniques and equipment? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have used video and/or audio surveillance equipment.
  • I have assembled and installed video and/or audio surveillance equipment.
  • I have used recordings as evidence in case presentations.
  • I have not done any of the above tasks.
14 Which of the following describes your experience in utilizing computers and other related activities to assist contract fraud and procurement type investigations? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have used computer assisted techniques such as data mining to discover fraudulent activities.
  • I have developed computer assisted investigative techniques.
  • I have used the results of the computer-related activities to initiate fraud investigations.
  • I have not done any of the above tasks.

Grade: 12

1 Choose the one answer that best describes your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess 1-year specialized experience at or at least equivalent to the next lower grade level.
  • I do not meet the requirement as described.
2 Do you have one year of full-time specialized experience at the GS-11 level that is close or similar to the work of this job? The specialized experience is defined as performing investigations of criminal violations, analyzing or evaluating raw investigative data, preparing comprehensive written investigative reports, and investigating complex claims involving suspected crimes Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Have you successfully completed the basic law enforcement training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Academy (FLETC) or equivalent training at a state or local enforcement training academy? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Do you possess a valid state driver?s license? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Are you able to qualify semi-annually to carry an OIG-supplied firearm, conduct full law-enforcement activities, and meet the requirements to be sworn in as a Special Deputy U.S. Marshal? Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic abuse or otherwise cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition and is ineligible for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Which of the following best describes your involvement in investigating procurement fraud? Answer to this question is required
  • I have investigated allegations involving procurement fraud.
  • I have independently conducted investigations of procurement fraud and presented results to my supervisor.
  • I have independently conducted investigations of procurement fraud and presented and defended the results to top management.
  • I have not done any of the above tasks.
7 Which of the following best describes your involvement in investigating issues involving personnel matters? Answer to this question is required
  • I have reviewed or investigated allegations of non-compliance with legislative or administrative requirements of an organization’s program.
  • I have independently conducted reviews or investigations of non-compliance with legislative or administrative requirements of an organization’s program and presented the results to my supervisor.
  • I have independently conducted reviews or investigations of non-compliance with legislative or administrative requirements of an organization’s program and presented the results to top-level management.
  • I have not done any of the above tasks.
8 Which of the following best describes your involvement in investigating misconduct of employees? Answer to this question is required
  • I have investigated misconduct of employees.
  • I have independently conducted investigations of misconduct of employees and presented results to my supervisor.
  • I have independently conducted investigations of misconduct of employees and presented and defended the results to top-level management.
  • I have not done any of the above tasks.
9 Which of the following describes your experience relating to methods of conducting interviews, interrogations, surveillance, and the preparation and execution of search and arrest warrants? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have independently conducted fraud, financial, and integrity-related investigations.
  • I have independently conducted OIG or internal-affairs type investigations.
  • I have independently conducted investigations of management officials.
  • I have independently conducted and documented interviews of witnesses to acquire evidence.
  • I have independently conducted and documented interrogations of suspects to acquire evidence.
  • I have independently conducted surveillance to acquire evidence.
  • I have not done any of the above tasks.
10 Which of the following best describes your experience with search and arrest warrants, as well as subpoenas? Answer to this question is required
  • I have (with supervision) prepared and executed search and arrest warrants.
  • I have independently prepared and executed search and arrest warrants, as well as subpoenas.
  • I have been the affiant on both search and arrest warrants that I have independently prepared and executed.
  • I have not done any of the above tasks.
11 Which of the following best describes your experience 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.
  • Investigating, apprehending and/or detaining persons has been 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.
12 Which of the following best describes your experience interviewing victims, suspects, and witnesses to obtain facts and evidence related to criminal investigations? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience and understand the requirements for gathering and assembling evidence that is admissible in court proceedings.
  • I have completed education or training in interviewing victims, suspects and witnesses, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have interviewed victims, suspects and witnesses on the job under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have interviewed victims, suspects and witnesses as a regular part of my job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • Interviewing victims, suspects and witnesses has been 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.
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in interviewing victims, suspects and witnesses.
13 Which of the following best describes your experience interviewing victims, suspects, and witnesses to obtain facts and evidence related to criminal investigations? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in interviewing victims, suspects and witnesses.
  • I have completed education or training in interviewing victims, suspects and witnesses, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have interviewed victims, suspects and witnesses as a regular part of my job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have interviewed victims, suspects and witnesses on the job under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • Interviewing victims, suspects and witnesses has been 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.
14 Which of the following describes your experience in communicating facts, circumstances, and conclusions of investigations, inquiries, and reviews in writing? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have participated in writing investigative reports and other documents.
  • I have independently written investigative reports and other documents.
  • My written products are generally accepted by my supervisor with little or no revision.
  • My written products are persuasive and are generally accepted by management.
  • I have independently written investigative reports which were used by prosecutors as the basis for criminal charges.
  • I have independently written investigative reports which were used by management as the basis for taking administrative action against an employee.
  • I have not done any of the above tasks.
15 Which of the following describes your experience in testifying accurately and convincingly at legal proceedings? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience and understand the requirements for gathering and assembling evidence that is admissible in court proceedings.
  • I have gathered and assembled evidence with supervision.
  • I have gathered and assembled evidence which I have presented to a grand jury.
  • I have independently gathered and assembled evidence which I have presented to a grand jury.
  • I have testified at trial in a case where I was the lead investigator.
  • I have assisted the prosecutor at the counsel’s table as the case agent during trial.
  • I have testified in court as an expert witness.
  • I have not done any of the above tasks.
16 Which of the following describes your experience in utilizing technical investigative techniques and equipment? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have used video and/or audio surveillance equipment.
  • I have assembled and installed video and/or audio surveillance equipment.
  • I have used recordings as evidence in case presentations.
  • I have not done any of the above tasks.
17 Which of the following describes your experience in utilizing computers and other related activities to assist contract fraud and procurement type investigations? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have used computer assisted techniques such as data mining to discover fraudulent activities.
  • I have developed computer assisted investigative techniques.
  • I have used the results of the computer-related activities to initiate fraud investigations.
  • I have not done any of the above tasks.

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)
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  • Job fair or informational session
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  • Social networking site (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or other)
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  • Other online source (USAJobs, Smithsonian website, Internet employment search)
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  • Community or professional organization
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  • Mass media (magazine, newspaper, radio, television, poster, telephone job hot line)
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