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Vacancy Details

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
2 Do you have experience planning, developing and performing repairs and/or modifications to weapons and other related equipment? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 From the list below select the task(s) you have performed as it relates to firearms, parts and accessories. Answer to this question is required
  • Design/Redesign
  • Engineer/Reverse Engineer
  • Fabrication of prototypes
  • Fabrication of parts
  • Fabrication of mounting systems
  • Fabrication of firearms
  • None of the above
4 From the list below select the equipment with which you have experience testing and/or evaluating. Answer to this question is required
  • Firearms
  • Night Vision equipment
  • Infrared (IR) Devices
  • Visible and IR laser equipment
  • Optical Sighting Systems
  • None of the above
5 From the list below select the skill(s) that describes your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Operation of Manual Machine Lathe
  • Operation of Manual Milling Machine
  • Operation of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machine Lathe
  • Operation of CNC Milling Machine
  • Development of CNC programs
  • None of the above
6 Do you have experience preparing purchase contracts for firearms, ammunition and/or other related equipment? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 From the list below select the statement(s) that describe how you keep apprised of state-of-the-art advancements for small arms, weaponry and ammunition? Answer to this question is required
  • Professional publications
  • Membership in professional organization
  • Novice researcher
  • Casual reader of matters related to the field
  • None of the above
8 From the list below select the statement that best describes your level of experience with firearms repair and maintenance. Answer to this question is required
  • I am an apprentice gunsmith and I am somewhat familiar with the repair and maintenance of firearms.
  • I am a journeyman gunsmith and performed preventative maintenance on firearms.
  • I am a master gunsmith and have prepared preventative maintenance schedules for firearms maintenance.
  • None of the above
9 From the list below select the statement(s) that describe your experience developing and conducting evaluations related to, ammunition, computer software, setup and operation, etc. Answer to this question is required
  • Ballistic testing per industry standards (i.e., Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute)
  • Internal Ballistics
  • External Ballistics
  • Terminal Ballistics to include Ballistic Gelatin and various barriers
  • None of the above
10 From the list below select the statement that best describes your experience ensuring that test and evaluation of bid samples provided by manufacturers are in compliance with ammunition performance. Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted with ensuring that test and evaluation of bid samples provided by manufacturers were in compliance with ammunition performance.
  • I have performed the test and evaluation of bid samples provided by manufacturers to ensure they are in compliance with ammunition performance.
  • I have developed procedures to ensure that test and evaluation of bid samples provided by manufacturers were in compliance with ammunition performance.
  • None of the above
11 From the list below select the statement that best describes your experience developing and/or performing test and evaluation of ammunition, firearms and other related equipment. Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted with developing and performing the test and evaluation of ammunition, firearms and other related equipment.
  • I have performed the test and evaluation of ammunition, firearms and other related equipment.
  • I have developed procedures for the test and evaluation of ammunition, firearms and other related equipment.
  • None of the above
12 From the list below select the device(s) with which you have experience as it relates to testing and evaluating. Answer to this question is required
  • Ammunition
  • Night Vision Systems
  • Laser Aiming and Illuminating Devices
  • Tactical Lights
  • None of the above
13 From the list below select the statement that best describes your experience measuring and evaluating ammunition. Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted in evaluating the results of ammunition tests, which measure the pressure, velocity and accuracy of ammunition.
  • I have conducted evaluations and the results of ammunition tests, which measure the pressure, velocity and accuracy of ammunition.
  • I have developed test protocols and procedures to evaluate the results of ammunition tests, which measure the pressure, velocity and accuracy of ammunition.
  • None of the above.
14 From the list below select the statement(s) that describe your experience in market studies and analysis to gauge weapon, ammunition and related equipment performance trends. Answer to this question is required
  • I keep abreast of state-of-art trends in equipment technology in all facets of small arms and ammunition
  • I have contacts throughout industry
  • I keep abreast on intelligence reports, foreign periodicals, professional and scientific journals and other sources
  • None of the above
15 From the list below select the statement that best describes your experience in discerning an organization’s evaluation of weapons, ammunition and related equipment for operational use. Answer to this question is required
  • I have knowledge of how to select a system
  • I have been part of a selection committee
  • I have chaired a selection committee
  • None of the above

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.
  • Yes
  • No