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Grade: 11

1 GS-11: Select the response that best describes your education and/or experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level, as described above and in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or at least three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M. in a related field (Transcript required).
  • I possess a combination of specialized experience, as described above and in the vacancy announcement, and related graduate level education, beyond the first two years of graduate level study, that when combined, meet the qualification requirements for this position (Transcript required).
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.

Grade: 12

1 GS-12: Do you have one year of specialized experience, as defined in the vacancy announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: All Grades

1 How did you learn about this Secret Service position? Answer to this question is required
  • Agency Internet Site recruitment
  • Private Employment Web Site
  • Other Internet Site
  • Poster
  • Newspaper
  • Magazine
  • TV/Radio
  • Student association
  • Private Employment Office
  • State Employment Office
  • Federal, state, or local Job Information Center
  • Agency Human Resources Department (bulletin board or other announcement)
  • Agency or other Federal government on campus
  • Religious organization
  • School or college counselor or other official
  • Job/Career Fair
    1.1 Please indicate the job/career fair you attended, including the location and date. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Friend or relative working for this agency
  • State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
  • Professional organization or publication
  • Other
  • USAJOBS Website
  • Military Outreach
2 I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, ALL of my responses to the assessment questions are true, accurate, complete, and that this application for employment with the United States Secret Service is made in good faith. I understand that a false statement on ANY part of this application may be grounds for not hiring me or for firing me after I begin work. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Select the highest level of education attained by you to date. Answer to this question is required
  • Some high school-did not graduate
  • High school graduate or certificate of equivalency
  • Terminal occupational program-certificate of completion, diploma or equivalent
  • Some college-less than one year
  • One year college
  • Two years college
  • Associate degree
  • Three years college
  • Four years college
  • Bachelor's degree
  • First professional (D.D.S. or D.M.D.), (LL.B. or J.D.), (M.D.), (B.D.), (D.V.M.), (D.S.C. or D.P.), (O.D.), and (D.O.).
  • Master's Degree
  • Sixth-year degree (Includes such degrees as Advanced Certificates)
  • Doctorate degree
  • Post-Doctorate
4 Do you currently have an application pending for any other Secret Service position? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    4.1 List the positions for which you currently have an application pending. Maximum length of 8000 characters.
  • No
All applicants must undergo a comprehensive background investigation. The background investigation focuses on your honesty, reliability, police record, financial record, use of alcohol and drugs, mental health, and employment record. The background investigation includes interviews with your past and present employers, neighbors, teachers, and references, as well as checks of law enforcement, credit, educational, medical, and other records.
5 I am willing to undergo a comprehensive background investigation. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Do you have any relatives who work for the Secret Service? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    6.1 Provide the name, relationship, title, and division or office of your relative who works for the Secret Service. Maximum length of 8000 characters.
  • No
7 Have you previously applied for a position with the Secret Service? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    7.1 Please provide the position title(s) and date(s) of application. Maximum length of 50 characters.
  • No
8 Are you a veteran eligible for sole survivor preference (SSP)? To qualify for SSP, you must have been discharged or released from active duty (on or after August 29, 2008) based on a sole survivorship discharge. If so, please provide documentation to support your claim. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Do you have experience applying Treasury Forfeiture Fund, Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture Fund, or similar directives to agency or court ordered procedures? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 From the list below select the types of forfeiture with which you have experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Administrative Forfeiture
  • Civil Judicial Forfeiture
  • Criminal Forfeiture
  • Abandonment
  • None of the Above
11 From the list below indicate which types of property you have experience with as it pertains to the Treasury Asset Forfeiture Fund, Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture Fund, or similar. Answer to this question is required
  • Cash
  • Bank Accounts
  • Monetary Instruments
  • Gift Cards
  • Vehicles/Boats/Planes
  • Computer Equipment
  • Electronic Equipment
  • Real Property
  • None of the above
12 From the list below select the statements that demonstrate your experience conducting analyses of facts and circumstances. Answer to this question is required
  • Collecting information from a variety of sources.
  • Evaluating the similarities and disparities in data.
  • Providing information to consumers on trends, patterns, or anomalies.
  • Determining the authenticity, validity and veracity of sources.
  • Developing new ways to gather and evaluate information.
  • Making sound decisions based on available information.
  • Developing/evaluating alternative solutions to determine the potential consequences and best course of action.
  • None of the above
13 From the list below select the statement that represents your experience utilizing the Federal Forfeiture Statutes as they pertain to non-drug related offenses. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience applying and training others to apply the Federal Forfeiture Statutes to non-drug forfeitures.
  • I have experience applying the Federal Forfeiture Statutes to non-drug forfeitures.
  • I have an understanding of the Federal Forfeiture Statutes, but I have not applied them to non-drug forfeitures.
  • I have no experience or knowledge of the Federal Forfeiture Statutes as they pertain to non-drug forfeitures.
14 Do you have experience using procedures and practices regarding the documentation of evidence for collection and preservation purposes? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
15 From the list below select the statements that demonstrate your experience with maintaining custody of seized property as well as the disposition of forfeited property. Answer to this question is required
  • Receiving seized property.
  • Delivering seized items for appraisal.
  • Delivering seized property for disposal.
  • Accounting for seized property.
  • Conducting inventories of seized property.
  • Storing seized property.
  • Providing quality assurance for items in storage.
  • Assisting with maintenance of financial records for seized property.
  • Assisting with preparation for auctions and sales of seized property.
  • None of the Above
16 Do you have experience utilizing equitable and reverse sharing rules and regulations as they pertain to seized forfeited property? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
17 Do you have experience reviewing and interpreting property contracts as they pertain to seized/forfeited property? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
18 From the list below select the documents that you have experience analyzing with regard to asset forfeiture. Answer to this question is required
  • Criminal Indictment
  • Bill of Information
  • Civil Judicial Complaint
  • Plea Agreement
  • Consent Order
  • Preliminary Order/Final Order of Forfeiture
  • Judgment and Conviction Order
  • Restitution/Restoration Order
  • Petition for Remission/Mitigation
  • Declaration of Administrative Forfeiture
  • None of the Above
19 From the list below select the types of forfeiture you have experience in processing from seizure of property through the forfeiture process and the ultimate disposition. Answer to this question is required
  • Administrative
  • Civil Judicial
  • Criminal
  • None of the Above
20 Do you have experience loading and manipulating information into a seized/forfeited asset management software program? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
21 From the list below select which software or databases you have experience using. Answer to this question is required
  • Asset Tracking System (ATS)
  • Consolidated Asset Tracking System (CATS)
  • Fastrak
  • Other Asset Forfeiture Tracking System
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Field Investigative Reporting Systems (FIRS)
  • Check scanning programs
  • Microsoft Word
  • None of the Above
22 Do you have experience developing databases, spreadsheets, and/or other electronic reports? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
23 Indicate the extent to which you have gathered and analyzed facts, determined the accuracy of the data, defined the problem, and identified solutions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have gathered data/information in preparation for analysis by others.
  • I have gathered data/information, analyzed it, and summarized the results of my findings.
  • I have gathered data/information, performed analyses, summarized results, and identified problem areas.
  • I have gathered statistical data and narrative information, performed analyses, summarized results, identified problem areas, and proposed/implemented solutions.
  • None of the above.
24 From the list below select the statements that demonstrate your experience making presentations. Answer to this question is required
  • Presenting information to others to share information.
  • Presenting information to others to share, gather and exchange information.
  • Presenting at seminars, state/regional conferences or symposiums.
  • Presenting information in a training format.
  • Providing expert testimony.
  • Presenting information to negotiate changes and compliance, to explain policies, standards, and procedures.
  • Presenting information to provide leadership and/or guidance in my field, to make program decisions and policy interpretations, to resolve significant and controversial issues, to negotiate compliance and agreements, and to persuade others to accept new approaches, concepts, and programs.
  • None of the above
25 From the list below select all of the statements that demonstrate your writing experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Write technical information for internal and external audiences.
  • Prepare interoffice memoranda.
  • Prepare letters for external organizations on behalf of the Department/Agency.
  • Summarize statements of witnesses and complainants.
  • Develop policies and procedures for Department/Agency manuals.
  • Review reports for technical accuracy, adherence to policy and organization of material, clarity and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  • None of the above
26 From the list below select the statements that demonstrate the communication skills you have used as a regular part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Answering external inquiries regarding the process and status of seizure/forfeitures.
  • Answering external inquiries regarding the procurement of federal budget and subsequent obligation of these funds into National Finance Center software.
  • Interviewing law enforcement officers, heads of bureaus or attorneys to gain investigative or budget information.
  • Presenting budget (seized/forfeited and/or appropriated) findings to Treasury officials.
  • None of the above
27 From the list below select the statements that demonstrate your experience with notices and advertisements. Answer to this question is required
  • Preparing notices and advertisements in draft form for review by a supervisor
  • Reviewing notices and advertisements for accuracy and completeness that have been submitted from various sources
  • Maintaining filing and updating databases when notices and advertisements have been posted
  • 4. Providing administrative information and assistance concerning submitted notices received from state or local law enforcement, and other federal law enforcement agencies
  • None of the above