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Grade: 13

1 GS-13 Choose the answer that describes your education and experience as related to the occupational requirement for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This criminal investigative experience is equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • My experience does not match the choice above.

Grade: All Grades

YOUR RESPONSES TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.
1 Please indicate whether you meet any of the following: Answer to this question is required
  • I am under age 37.
  • After including the amount of Federal civilian time already worked in a rigorous/primary law enforcement position, I will be under age 60 when I attain 20 years of covered federal law enforcement officer experience.
  • I am a veterans' preference applicant over age 37 who is eligible under the Maximum Entry-Age waiver requirement for veterans' preference eligibles.
  • I am over age 37 but under age 40 and will request a waiver from the USCG Commandant.
  • I do not meet any of the choices.
MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:The duties of positions in this series require moderate to arduous physical exertion involving walking and standing, use of firearms, and exposure to inclement weather. Manual dexterity with comparatively free motion of finger, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, and knee joints is required. Arms, hands, legs, and feet must be sufficiently intact and functioning in order that applicants may perform the duties satisfactorily. Sufficiently good vision in each eye, with or without correction, is required to perform the duties satisfactorily. Near vision, corrective lenses permitted, must be sufficient to read printed material the size of typewritten characters. Corrected far vision, no worse than 20/30 binocular. Hearing loss, as measured by an audiometer, must not exceed 25 decibels at 500, 1000, 2000, and 3000 Hz levels. When it is performed speech discrimination should be at 90%, both ears. Since the duties of these positions are exacting and responsible, and involve activities under trying conditions, applicants must possess emotional and mental stability. Any physical condition that would cause the applicant to be a hazard to himself/herself, or others is disqualifying.
2 All applicants tentatively selected for this position will be required to successfully complete a medical evaluation. Are you willing to submit to a medical evaluation? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 All applicants tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis prior to appointment to screen for illegal drug use. Are you willing to submit to urinalysis? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Do you have a valid state drivers license? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Please describe your experience carrying out criminal investigations involving maritime law enforcement (MLE). Answer to this question is required
  • I have served for several months or more in a supervisory/lead capacity, overseeing and assisting in planning and execution of criminal investigation case involving MLE on numerous occasions.
  • I have served as primary case agent for MLE cases on numerous (7-10 MLE cases as primary case agent) occasions.
  • I have served as primary case agent for MLE case on several (3-4 MLE cases as primary case agent) occasions.
  • I have worked with other agents on several occasions or criminal investigation involving MLE cases.
  • I became familiar with MLE based on significant work experience in a maritime environment
  • I studied maritime-related issues as part of a formal curriculum.
  • I have not performed this function.
6 Please describe your experience carrying out criminal investigations involving Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). Answer to this question is required
  • I have served for several months or more in a supervisory/lead capacity, overseeing and assisting in planning and execution of criminal investigation case involving UCMJ on numerous occasions.
  • I have served as primary case agent for UCMJ cases on numerous occasions (7-10 UCMJ cases as primary case agent).
  • I have served as primary case agent for UCMJ cases on several occasions (3-4 UCMJ cases as primary case agent).
  • I have worked with other agents on several occasions on criminal investigations involving UCMJ cases.
  • I became familiar with UCMJ based on significant work experience in a maritime environment.
  • I studied maritime-related issues as part of a formal curriculum.
  • I have not performed this function.
7 Please describe your experience carrying out criminal investigations involving interrelationship and jurisdiction of Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served for several months or more in a supervisory/lead capacity, overseeing and assisting in planning and execution of criminal investigation case involving Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies on numerous occasions.
  • I have served as primary case agent for jurisdiction cases on numerous (7-10 jurisdiction cases as primary case agent) occasions.
  • I have served as primary case agent for jurisdiction cases on several (3-4 jurisdiction cases as primary case agent) occasions.
  • I have worked with other agents on several occasions or criminal investigation involving jurisdiction cases.
  • I became familiar with jurisdiction based on significant work experience in a maritime environment.
  • I studied law enforcement jurismaritime-related issues as part of a formal curriculum.
  • I have not performed this function.
8 Which investigative tasks have you performed? Answer to this question is required
  • Interviewing subjects
  • Preparing search warrants
  • Providing constitutional rights warnings
  • Obtaining formal statements
  • Preparing results of interviews and other formal investigative reports
  • None of the above.
9 Which statement best describes your highest level of experience in information and intelligence collection and exploitation? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have had 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 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.
  • I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
10 Which statement best describes your highest level of experience analyzing information to determine the investigative techniques required to obtain necessary evidence? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have had 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 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.
  • I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
11 In which ways have you assisted with investigations? Answer to this question is required
  • Working closely with other personnel within law enforcement organizations, and professional business community.
  • Maintaining liaison with officials of Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, and other organizations.
  • Interpreting and applying guidelines relating to criminal matters, formal hearings and judicial actions.
  • Conducting investigations with the help of prosecutorial, investigative, and regulatory personnel utilizing the grand jury process and task forces.
  • None of the above
12 Which tasks have you performed while investigating possible violations? Answer to this question is required
  • Interviewed key officials, employees, or members of the community to gather information
  • Determining the pattern of events and processes that proceeded a violation
  • Analyzing the means to achieve the objectives of the violation
  • Determining the responsible party/parties
  • None of the above
13 In which ways have you interacted with others at work? Answer to this question is required
  • Working with others to come to a mutually acceptable decision.
  • Expressing thoughts or opinions in a logical sequence as a team or work group member.
  • Explaining technical issues to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Representing my organization at briefings, meetings or conferences.
  • None of the above.
14 Have you interacted with Federal, State and/or local officials related to matters under investigation? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
15 Which statement best describes your highest level of experience developing sources of information and third-party contacts? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have had 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 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.
  • I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
16 Which response best describes your highest level of experience working with and developing informants? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have had 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 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.
  • I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
17 Which response best describes your highest level of experience planning/coordinating contacts with Federal, State or local officials and other organizations and individuals related to matters under investigation? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have had 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 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.
  • I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
18 Have you written detailed interim/final and special investigative reports on both criminal and civil/administrative cases that were used by prosecution and/or management? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
19 I have written investigative reports containing statements and summaries of fact. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
20 Have you testified in court on matters relating to criminal investigations? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
21 Which of the following responses BEST represents your performance rating? Answer to this question is required
  • I received the highest rating attainable and received a performance award under my organizations performance appraisal system on a performance appraisal received within the past 5 years and it was in a related position.
  • I received the second highest rating attainable and received a performance award under my organizations performance appraisal system within the past 5 years and it was in a related position.
  • I received a performance award under my organizations performance appraisal system on a performance appraisal received within the past 5 years in a related or unrelated position.
  • I do not meet any of the performance rating described above.
22 Which of the following BEST represents your awards history? Awards include sustained superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, meritorious civilian service awards, quality step increases, and other equivalent awards. Letters of commendation and appreciation are NOT creditable. Answer to this question is required
  • I received an award(s), such as those defined above, within the past 5 years for service, accomplishments, or initiatives in a related position.
  • I received an award(s), such as those defined above, more than 5 years ago for service, accomplishments, or initiatives in a related position.
  • I have not received any awards.
23 I am requesting consideration under Executive Order 13473 as a noncompetitive military spouse based on the transfer of my military spouse and I certify that I have not previously used this authority to obtain a position in the commuting area of this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
24 The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the HR Office. Are you currently, or have you been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch? If yes, please provide appropriate documentation in your application package to provide proof of your current or most recent political appointment. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No