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Grade: 07

1 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-05 level in the Federal service or comparable pay band system related to the work of this position. This specialized experience is defined as researching information in order to assist with the developing training; maintaining student and training records; and providing input to supervisor on recommending updates to courses that may require modification and assists in developing training
  • I have a 1 full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement in a subject area related to the position.
  • 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.
2 Which of the following best describes your knowledge of CPR and First Aid training courses? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge regarding CPR and First Aid training.
  • I have participated in CPR and First Aid training and completed CPR instructor courses for certification.
  • I have participated in CPR training as a student only.
  • I have participated in First Aid training as a student only.
3 Which of the following best describes your experience working in a training department? Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked in a training department and I am a certified instructor.
  • I have served as an assistant to an instructor in a training department only.
  • I have worked in a training department but have never worked as an instructor.
  • I have no experience working in a training department.
4 Which of the following describes your knowledge and experience in developing training material? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience developing training materials.
  • I have assisted in the preparation of class materials.
  • I have given examinations to students and prepared test.
  • I have completed responses to comments from students.
  • I have developed training materials with supervisory direction.
5 Which of the following best describes your experience as an instructor? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience as an instructor.
  • I have completed courses work for an instructor’s position only.
  • I have worked as an instructor in a security operations environment.
  • I have worked as an assistant to an instructor.
6 Which of the following training courses have you completed? Answer to this question is required
  • Introductory Supervision
  • CPR & First Aid
  • Train the Trainer
  • Firearms
  • Employee Assistance program
  • Physical Search and Screening
  • None of the above
7 Do you have experience conducting proficiency tests for classroom instruction? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 Which of the following best describes your knowledge in scheduling training courses? Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted with the scheduling of courses on an occasional basis.
  • I have scheduled courses for a minimum of six to ten students for one course.
  • I have led the coordination of scheduling for multiple courses working with management.
  • I have no experience scheduling training courses.
9 Which of the following best describes your experience in scheduling training requests for groups? Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted in the scheduling of training requests for groups.
  • I have independently scheduled training for groups of more than 10 students.
  • I have independently scheduled training for groups of 10 students or less.
  • I have no experience scheduling training for groups.
10 Which of the following best describes your experience with software systems for scheduling training courses? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience with software systems used for tracking and scheduling.
  • I have experience using software systems for developing spreadsheets and scheduling training requests.
  • I have experience using software systems for developing spreadsheets, coordinating, and requesting range reports for training.
  • I have used software systems to assist in developing training requests.
11 Which of the following best describes your knowledge of Federal laws and security procedures? Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as a Team Leader providing direction on applying Federal laws and security procedures.
  • I have applied security for private industry only.
  • I have no experience but possess educational knowledge of Federal laws.
  • I have no experience applying Federal laws and ordinances.
12 Do you have experience in developing classroom objectives and sequences for Security Officers? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: 09

1 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-07 level in the Federal service or comparable pay band system related to the work of this position. This specialized experience is defined as preparing lesson plans and testing materials, selects training aids, study materials and other instructional materials; maintaining student and training records; identifying and recommending training modifications relating to scope and content of training material and methods of presentation; and assembling specialized training and job aids.
  • I have a master's or equivalent graduate degree; or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.B. or J.D., if related in a subject area related to the position.
  • 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.
2 Which of the following best describes your knowledge of CPR and First Aid training courses? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge regarding CPR and First Aid training.
  • I have participated in CPR and First Aid training and completed CPR instructor courses for certification.
  • I have participated in CPR training as a student only.
  • I have participated in First Aid training as a student only.
3 Which of the following best describes your experience working in a training department? Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked in a training department and I am a certified instructor.
  • I have served as an assistant to an instructor in a training department only.
  • I have worked in a training department but have never worked as an instructor.
  • I have no experience working in a training department.
4 Which of the following describes your knowledge and experience in developing training material? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience developing training materials.
  • I have assisted in the preparation of class materials.
  • I have given examinations to students and prepared test.
  • I have completed responses to comments from students.
  • I have developed training materials with supervisory direction.
5 Which of the following best describes your experience as an instructor? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience as an instructor.
  • I have completed courses work for an instructor’s position only.
  • I have worked as an instructor in a security operations environment.
  • I have worked as an assistant to an instructor.
6 Which of the following training courses have you completed? Answer to this question is required
  • Introductory Supervision
  • CPR & First Aid
  • Train the Trainer
  • Firearms
  • Employee Assistance program
  • Physical Search and Screening
  • None of the above
7 Do you have experience conducting proficiency tests for classroom instruction? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 Which of the following best describes your knowledge in scheduling training courses? Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted with the scheduling of courses on an occasional basis.
  • I have scheduled courses for a minimum of six to ten students for one course.
  • I have led the coordination of scheduling for multiple courses working with management.
  • I have no experience scheduling training courses.
9 Which of the following best describes your experience in scheduling training requests for groups? Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted in the scheduling of training requests for groups.
  • I have independently scheduled training for groups of more than 10 students.
  • I have independently scheduled training for groups of 10 students or less.
  • I have no experience scheduling training for groups.
10 Which of the following best describes your experience with software systems for scheduling training courses? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience with software systems used for tracking and scheduling.
  • I have experience using software systems for developing spreadsheets and scheduling training requests.
  • I have experience using software systems for developing spreadsheets, coordinating, and requesting range reports for training.
  • I have used software systems to assist in developing training requests.
11 Which of the following best describes your knowledge of Federal laws and security procedures? Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as a Team Leader providing direction on applying Federal laws and security procedures.
  • I have applied security for private industry only.
  • I have no experience but possess educational knowledge of Federal laws.
  • I have no experience applying Federal laws and ordinances.
12 Do you have experience in developing classroom objectives and sequences for Security Officers? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

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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