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Vacancy Details

Grade: 09

Specialized experience at the GL-9 level is fifty-two (52) weeks of experience, at the GL-7 level or equivalent, that has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Examples of such specialized experience include: conducting investigations involving violations of the laws of the United States; preparing investigative reports by gathering information, performing analyses, summarizing results, identifying problem areas and proposing and implementing solutions; leading a team and ensuring the goals and deadlines for the team are met; interviewing witnesses, obtaining signed statements and participating in surveilling criminal activities; assisting in protective advance security surveys; analyzing  intelligence information or investigating oral and/or written threats against officials; leading meetings or seminars on behalf of a work or academic group, presenting complex material, and responding effectively to questions from audience members or counterparts.
1 GL-9: 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 GL-7 level, as described above and in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have successfully completed a Master's or equivalent graduate degree (such as an LL.B. or J.D.) or at least two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a related field (Transcript required).
  • Within 9 months of this application date, I will successfully complete a Master's or equivalent graduate degree (such as an LL.B. or J.D.) or at least two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a related field. An official transcript will be required upon completion.
  • I possess a combination of specialized experience, as described above and in the vacancy announcement, and related graduate level education, beyond the first full year 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: All Grades

1 Please list the name, title, and office or division of the U.S. Secret Service employee who referred you. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
2 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
3 What is your date of birth? Answer to this question is required
4 What is your place of birth? (Response must include city, state and country) Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
5 Please choose the statement that best represents you. Answer to this question is required
  • Non Veteran with no current/former service in a Federal Law Enforcement position covered by special law enforcement or Firefighter retirement provision, including early or mandatory retirement.
    5.1 Are you 37 years of age or older?
    • Yes
    • No
  • Non Veteran with current/former service in a Federal Law Enforcement position covered by special law enforcement or Firefighter retirement provision, including early or mandatory retirement. Please upload your SF 50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing your tenure code, position occupied and highest grade and step. In addition, the SF-50 must show the retirement code to reflect your service in a Federal Law Enforcement position covered by law enforcement or firefighter retirement provisions, including early or mandatory retirement.
  • Veteran with no current/former service in a Federal Law Enforcement position covered by special law enforcement or Firefighter retirement provision, including early or mandatory retirement.
    5.1 Are you 40 years of age or older?
    • Yes
    • No
  • Veteran with current/former service in a Federal Law Enforcement position covered by special law enforcement or Firefighter retirement provision, including early or mandatory retirement. Please upload your SF 50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing your tenure code, position occupied and highest grade and step. In addition, the SF-50 must show the retirement code to reflect your service in a Federal Law Enforcement position covered by law enforcement or firefighter retirement provisions, including early or mandatory retirement.
6 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
7 Do you possess a valid U.S. state driver's license? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 Are you at least 21 years of age? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
The Special Agent position has a stringent vision requirement as a condition of employment. To meet the requirement, applicants MUST have, at a minimum, 1) an uncorrected visual acuity of no worse than 20/60 binocular (both eyes tested together, 2) a corrected visual acuity of 20/20 binocular (both eyes tested together); and 3) a corrected visual acuity of 20/20 or better in each eye. You must be able to currently meet each of these vision standards. If you receive a conditional offer of employment, you will be required to provide the results of an eye examination, to be completed by your eye doctor, to confirm your responses regarding your vision. False responses or an attempt to conceal actual visual acuity will cause your application to be ineligible for processing.
9 I understand that the Special Agent position requires a stringent vision requirement as a condition of employment. I confirm that my responses regarding my uncorrected and corrected visual acuity are accurate to the best of my knowledge. I also understand that if I receive a conditional offer of employment, I will be required to provide the result of an eye examination, to be completed by my eye doctor, to confirm responses regarding my visual acuity. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 An applicant must have corrected 20/20 or better vision in each eye at the time of application. This can be achieved in one of three ways: 1. naturally without correction ; 2. with glasses or contacts; or 3. with eye surgery such as Lasik, PRK, ALK, or RK. Do you currently have corrected 20/20 or better vision in each eye? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 An applicant must have corrected 20/20 vision or better when both eyes are tested together (binocular). This can be achieved in one of three ways: 1. naturally without correction ; 2. with glasses or contacts; or 3. with eye surgery such as Lasik, PRK, ALK, or RK. Do you currently have corrected 20/20 or better vision when both of your eyes are tested together? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 An applicant must have uncorrected vision of 20/100 or better when both eyes are tested together (binocular) at the time of application. This can be achieved in one of two ways: 1. naturally without correction; or 2. with eye surgery such as Lasik, PRK, ALK, or RK. An applicant cannot rely on glasses or contacts to meet this requirement. Do you currently have 20/100 uncorrected vision or better when both of your eyes are tested together? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
13 Have you had corrective eye surgery such as Lasik, PRK, ALK, or RK? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    13.1 After having Lasik, PRK, ALK, or RK, an applicant must wait a specific amount of time before applying. The following are the required waiting periods: a) Lasik – an applicant must wait 3 months after surgery before applying; b) PRK – an applicant must wait 6 months after surgery before applying; and c) ALK and RK – an applicant must wait one year after surgery before applying. Based on the above waiting period, has the required amount of time passed since your eye surgery?
    • Yes
    • No
  • No
14 An applicant cannot be colorblind. An applicant must have sufficient color vision to pass the Ishihara Plate Color Vision Test or the Farnsworth D-15 Color Vision Test. Do you have sufficient color vision to meet this requirement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
15 I understand that a false response or an attempt to conceal my actual visual acuity will cause my application to be ineligible for processing. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
The Special Agent position has a stringent hearing requirement as a condition of employment. To meet the requirement, applicants MUST have no hearing loss beyond 25 decibels at the 500, 1000, or 2000Hz ranges in both ears. If you receive a conditional offer of employment, you will be required to undergo a medical examination to verify that the hearing standard is met. A false response or an attempt to conceal a hearing condition will cause your application to be found ineligible for processing.
16 I understand that the Special Agent position has a stringent hearing requirement as a condition of employment. I attest that my response to the hearing question is accurate to the best of my knowledge. I also understand that if I receive a conditional offer of employment, I will be required to undergo a medical examination to verify that I meet the hearing standard. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
17 As measured by an audiometer, an applicant must have no hearing loss beyond 25 decibels at the 500, 1000, or 2000Hz ranges in both ears. Applicants must meet this requirement without the use of a hearing aid. Do you meet this requirement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
18 I understand that a false response or an attempt to conceal a hearing condition will cause my application to be found ineligible for processing. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Special Agent applicants may be required to complete successfully a physical fitness test consisting of four assessments that are intended to evaluate an applicant's strength, agility, endurance, and other physical capabilities as part of the application process. The fitness test requires an applicant to perform push-ups, sit-ups, an agility run and 1.5 mile run, and to exceed the required baseline score across all components.
19 I am willing to participate in a pre-employment physical fitness test. I understand that the pre-employment physical fitness test consists of push-ups, sit-ups, an agility run and 1.5 mile run. To continue in the application process, I will be required to meet successfully the minimum baseline score of the physical fitness test. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Special Agent applicants must undergo a complete medical examination as part of the hiring process. This is required to ensure the applicant is able to meet the stringent medical standards for the position.
20 I understand that there are specific medical requirements for this position and any chronic disease or condition affecting the respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, digestive, nervous, endocrine, lymphatic, nervous, genitourinary, and other systems that would impair full performance of the duties of the position may be disqualifying. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
21 I understand that the duties of this position 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 fingers, wrist, elbows, shoulder, hips and knee joints is required for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
22 I understand that since the duties of this position are exacting and involve the responsibility of the safety of others under trying conditions, applicants must possess emotional and mental stability. Any condition that would hinder full, efficient performance of the duties of this position or that would cause the individual to be a hazard to himself/herself or to others is disqualifying. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
23 I understand that the U.S. Secret Service prohibits Special Agents from having visible body markings (including but not limited to tattoos, body art, and branding) on the head, face, neck, hand and fingers (any area below the wrist). Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
24 I certify that I am willing to undergo a complete medical examination as part of the hiring process. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
25 If I receive a conditional offer of employment, I am willing to provide my medical records for review by the U.S. Secret Service's medical staff. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
The Secret Service follows stringent guidelines relating to illegal drug usage. Please note that if you receive a conditional offer of employment, you will be asked questions about your usage of illegal drugs in general, as part of the polygraph examination.
26 I certify that I read and understand the U.S. Secret Service Applicant Drug Policy Statement and meet the guidelines at the time of application. (The link to the policy is located under the Qualifications section of the job opportunity announcement.) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Responses to questions regarding our drug policy will be verified during interviews and are subject to a polygraph examination.
27 Based upon my responses to the above questions concerning the U.S. Secret Service's drug use policy, I meet the guidelines regarding illegal usage of drugs. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Special Agent applicants must undergo preemployment drug screening. The purpose of the drug screening is to detect the current usage of illegal drugs.
28 If I receive a conditional offer of employment, I am willing to undergo a pre-employment drug screening. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
The Special Agent position requires a Top Secret security clearance as a condition of employment. Applicants will undergo an extensive polygraph examination to verify responses provided to the U.S. Secret Service and to gather information relevant to the determination regarding an applicant's eligibility for a Top Secret Security Clearance.
29 If I receive a conditional offer of employment, I am willing to undergo a polygraph examination. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
30 I understand that as part of the polygraph examination, I will be questioned to determine the accuracy of my prior responses to the U.S. Secret Service regarding the usage of illegal drugs. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
31 I understand that as part of the polygraph examination I will be questioned regarding my finances, my criminal record, my past employment, and other information that I have provided to the Secret Service. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
The Special Agent position requires a Top Secret security clearance as a condition of employment. A comprehensive background investigation will be conducted on applicants to determine their eligibility for a Top Secret security clearance. As part of the investigation, applicants will be required to provide extensive information regarding their background and activities. The following questions will help you understand the eligibility requirements for a Top Secret security clearance.
32 If I obtain a conditional offer of employment, I understand that I must undergo a comprehensive background investigation to determine my eligibility for a Top Secret security clearance. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
33 I understand that the comprehensive background investigation will include: 1. Interviews with my past and present employers, neighbors, teachers, relatives, and references. 2. Verification of my past and present employment, residences, and education. 3. Verification of my police record and criminal history. 4. Verification of my citizenship. 5. A review of my finances and credit history. 6. Verification of my income tax payments. 7. A review of my physical and mental health. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
34 I understand that as part of the background investigation, my finances and current credit history will be evaluated, to include whether I have outstanding or overdue accounts. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
35 I understand that the comprehensive background investigation will examine my use of alcohol and illegal drugs. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
36 I understand that if I am granted a Top Secret security clearance, I will be subjected to a background investigation every five years as part of the process used to update my clearance. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Now that you have a clear understanding of the extensive requirements for a Top Secret security clearance with the U.S. Secret Service, you can further assess and determine your potential eligibility for a Top Secret security clearance by answering the questions below. False responses to these questions or an attempt to conceal or misrepresent your background will cause your application to be found ineligible for processing.
37 I have been charged with, convicted of, or pleaded guilty to, a felony or misdemeanor crime. Convictions include pleading no contest (nolo contendere), pleading guilty, or being found not guilty by reason of insanity. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
38 I have been convicted in a court of the misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
39 I have been arrested, detained, or held for questioning by law enforcement officials, even if I was not charged with a crime. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
40 I am a citizen of a country other than the United States. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
41 I am legally able to possess a firearm. Answer "True" if you would be legally able to obtain a permit to possess a firearm, even if you do not currently have a permit. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
42 I have filed for bankruptcy. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
43 I have multiple overdue accounts on my credit report. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
44 I have not paid income taxes that I owe to the Government. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
45 I was fired from a past job, or quit after being told that I would be fired, or left by mutual agreement because of a derogatory employment record or misconduct. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
46 I was disciplined multiple times in my current or past jobs for misconduct. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
47 I was dishonorably discharged from the military. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
48 I previously held a Government security clearance, and it was suspended and/or revoked. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
49 I previously applied to a Government job that required a security clearance, and I was denied a security clearance. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
50 I have illegally downloaded copyrighted materials (songs, videos, software, etc.) on multiple occasions in the last 3 years. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
51 I understand that any false responses or attempts to conceal or misrepresent my background will cause my application to be deemed ineligible for further processing. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
52 I understand that if I answered "Yes" to any of the questions relating to my background, absent mitigating circumstances, I am not eligible for employment with the U.S. Secret Service. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
53 Based upon the above questions concerning the background investigation requirement, I am eligible to obtain a Top Secret security clearance as a condition of employment with the U.S. Secret Service. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
54 Provide your Selective Service registration number, date and place (city and state) of registration. Note: If you are a male born prior to December 1st, 1959 OR are a female, type “n/a”. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
55 Are you a former Secret Service employee? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes Please upload a Request for Rehire Letter which provides a detailed explanation regarding why you left the Secret Service and why you would like to return.
  • No
56 Are you a current U.S. Secret Service employee? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    56.1 Where do you currently work? Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
57 Have you previously applied for a position with the Secret Service? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    57.1 Please provide the position title(s) and date(s) of application. Maximum length of 50 characters.
  • No
58 Do you have any relatives who work for the Secret Service? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    58.1 Provide the name, relationship, title, and division or office of your relative who works for the Secret Service. Maximum length of 8000 characters.
  • No
Throughout their careers, Special Agents work long hours, are frequently reassigned to different parts of the country, and must perform their jobs in difficult circumstances. The following questions will give you an idea of the working conditions of a Special Agent:
59 Have you previously taken the Special Agent Entrance Examination (SAEE) with the Secret Service? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
60 I understand that if selected for the position: 1. I will be on call 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week, and I am expected to respond immediately if called. 2. I will be required to work shift work (e.g., night shifts, weekend shifts, early morning shifts). 3. I will be often required to work extended hours, including multiple consecutive shifts and unscheduled overtime. 4. I will be often required to work several days in a row without a day off. 5. I will be often required to work holidays. 6. I will be often required to report to work during bad weather (e.g., snow, ice, other hazardous conditions). 7. I will often have to work outside during bad weather. If selected for the position, I would be willing to meet these requirements. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
61 I understand that if selected for the position, I will be frequently reassigned (sometimes involuntarily) to different field offices throughout the United States. If selected for the position, I would be willing to accept such reassignments. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
62 I understand that if selected for the position, 1. I will often be required to travel with little notice or down time. If selected for the position, 2. I will be required to travel internationally, if needed. 3. I will be required to travel for up to 21 consecutive days, if needed. If selected for the position, I would be willing to travel for up to 21 consecutive days. If selected for the position, I would be willing to travel as indicated above: Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
63 I understand that if selected for the position, I will be required to sign a mobility agreement, in which I agree to accept assignments anywhere within the United States and overseas. If selected for the position, I would be willing to meet this requirement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
64 I understand that if selected for the position, I will be required to: 1. undergo intense physical, classroom, and firearms training for several weeks. 2. maintain firearms skills to the highest degree, 3. be tested quarterly on my firearms abilities. If selected for the position, I would be willing to meet these requirements. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
65 I understand that if selected for the position, I will be required to maintain physical fitness throughout my career. If selected for the position, I would be willing to meet this requirement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
66 I understand that if selected for the position, I will sometimes operate under leave restrictions during busy times, which means that I cannot take any leave or vacation during these times. If selected for the Special Agent position, I would be willing to work under a leave restriction. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
67 I understand that if selected for the position, I must follow the Government’s Code of Ethics, which places restrictions on what I can do both on- and off-duty. If selected for the position, I would be willing to follow the Government’s Code of Ethics. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
68 I understand that the Government Code of Ethics prohibits even the appearance of unethical conduct both on- and off-duty. If selected for the position, I would be willing to avoid even the appearance of unethical conduct both on- and off-duty. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
69 I understand that the Government Code of Ethics prohibits employees from obtaining part-time employment which conflicts with their official duties. If selected for the position, I would be willing to abide by the ethical restrictions on obtaining outside employment. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
The Special Agent position requires a Top Secret security clearance. The following questions will help you understand the eligibility requirements for a Top Secret security clearance.
70 I understand that refusal to participate in any aspect of the application process may result in my disqualification for employment. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
71 Indicate the extent to which you have written technical or non-technical documents to communicate information to others within and outside a professional or academic setting. Answer to this question is required
  • I have written basic correspondence, letters, or memos on non-technical issues.
  • I have written non-technical reports and have drafted responses to requests for information; or I have written brief, informative reports; or I have written routine reports.
  • I have written portions of reports, briefings, information papers, or technical documents with the assistance of others.
  • I have written comprehensive technical reports/documents that incorporated specialized terminology; or I have written conference materials.
  • I have had no experience performing this task.
72 Select the option that best describes your ability to gather information by listening and engaging in follow-up questioning for use in reports and presentations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have gathered information by listening and engaging in follow-up questioning, and have used the information in communication with others in a work setting (e.g., in a report or presentation to peers or co-workers).
  • I have gathered information by listening and used it for personal knowledege, but I have not used it in communication with others (e.g., in a report or presentation).
  • I have gathered information by listening and engaging in follow-up questions, and have used the information to brief managers, supervisors, or other officials in a work setting.
  • I have had no experience performing this task.
73 Indicate the extent to which you have dealt effectively with a wide variety of individuals (e.g., different social classes, diverse cultures, different organizational roles). Answer to this question is required
  • I have had limited experience in performing this task.
  • I have interacted with a wide variety of individuals (e.g., different social classes, diverse cultures, different organizational roles) as part of my regular job or school duties.
  • I have worked with a wide variety of individuals (e.g., different social classes, diverse cultures, different organizational roles) on tasks/projects which required the development and maintenance of positive relationships.
  • I have led teams or groups with a wide variety of individuals (e.g., different social classes, diverse cultures, different organizational roles) in developing, implementing, or evaluating projects or programs.
  • I have had no experience performing this task.
74 Select the choice that best describes your experience in collaborating with internal and external groups. Answer to this question is required
  • I have conferred and negotiated with internal or external groups to facilitate program/project implementation or to find mutually acceptable solutions when opposing viewpoints are present.
  • I have conferred with others on an individual basis to resolve work or school-related problems, or I have held discussions aimed at creating a consensus.
  • I have successfully conducted negotiations of sensitive subjects with both internal and external groups who have stated opposing viewpoints.
  • I have had no experience in performing this task.
75 Indicate the extent to which you have gathered and analyzed information. Answer to this question is required
  • I have gathered information, performed analyses, summarized results, identified problem areas, and proposed/ implemented solutions.
  • I have gathered information, performed analyses, summarized results, and identified problem areas.
  • I have gathered information, analyzed it, and summarized the results of my findings.
  • I have gathered information in preparation for analysis by others.
  • I have had no experience in performing this task.
76 To what extent do you have experience developing solutions to problems in school or work settings? Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted in reviewing/identifying solutions to problems using existing information/data.
  • I have independently solved problems, developed solutions, or made decisions regarding school or work-related issues.
  • I have developed original and innovative solutions to problems by exploring and implementing alternatives.
  • I have had no experience in performing this task.
77 Indicate the extent to which you have used training, feedback, or other developmental opportunities to acquire and apply new knowledge and skills to enhance your work or school performance. Answer to this question is required
  • In addition to receiving concrete feedback and seeking additional developmental opportunities, I have also independently identified areas in need of improvement.
  • I have received concrete feedback from training courses or supervisors and have applied this developmental information to enhance my work or school performance.
  • I have had no experience in performing this task.
78 Select the choice which best describes your experience in establishing and adjusting priorities for work. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had no experience in performing this task.
  • I have established priorities for a team or group project and I have made adjustments to accommodate unexpected changes in project resources or goals or unanticipated changes in the workplace.
  • I have established priorities for my own work and I have made adjustments to accommodate planned changes or to comply with new procedures.
  • I have established priorities for projects involving multiple teams or organizations and I have made adjustments to accommodate sudden major changes, problems, or setbacks.
79 Indicate the extent to which you take action on tasks or assignments. Answer to this question is required
  • I have independently sought out new tasks and assignments and completed them with no prompting from others.
  • I have started and completed new tasks or assignments with limited prompting or direction by others.
  • I have completed tasks or assignments only when prompted to or given direction by others.
80 Indicate the extent of your experience in ensuring that work goals and deadlines are met. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had experience with taking responsibility for my own actions and those of my team members to ensure the goals and deadlines for the team were met.
  • I have had experience with taking responsibility for my own actions to meet my deadlines.
  • I have had experience with taking responsibility for my own actions and those of my team members and the department or division to ensure that goals and deadlines for the team and department were met.
  • I have had no experience in performing this task.
81 Indicate the extent to which you have communicated orally with various individuals in order to provide information. Answer to this question is required
  • I have communicated orally with supervisors, managers, or others in a professional or academic environment to notify them of decisions, problems, or further actions needed.
  • I have communicated orally with others in order to obtain or verify information or to provide routine information.
  • I have led briefings or taught courses on complex material targeted to specific audiences.
  • I have given short oral presentations at departmental/organizational briefings and meetings to convey information on program activities.
82 Indicate the extent of your experience in drawing the correct inferences from available data when making decisions. Answer to this question is required
  • I make independent decisions without supervision based on the correct interpretation of available information.
  • I make independent decisions with limited supervisory involvement based on the correct interpretation of available information.
  • I generally, under close supervision, draw the correct inferences from available information.
  • I have had no experience in performing this task.
83 Indicate the extent of your experience in representing a work or academic group at internal and external meetings, conferences, and seminars. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had no experience in performing this task.
  • I have frequently attended meetings on behalf of a work or academic group to take notes on topics of importance.
  • I have presented specific, pre-determined information at meetings, conferences, or seminars as a representative of a work or academic group.
  • I have led meetings or seminars on behalf of a work or academic group, presented complex material, and responded effectively to questions from audience members.
84 Indicate the extent to which you have experience with identifying and responding to unethical conduct. Answer to this question is required
  • I have identified situations in which others have behaved in an unethical manner (e.g., lying, stealing, breaking rules, etc.), confronted them about it, and notified my supervisor or the authorities about the situation.
  • I have identified situations in which others have behaved in an unethical manner (e.g., lying, stealing, breaking rules, etc.) and have confronted them about it.
  • I have identified situations in which others have behaved in an unethical manner (e.g., lying, stealing, breaking rules, etc.), but have not confronted them about it.
  • I have had no experience in performing this task.
85 Indicate the extent of your experience in defusing potentially volatile/difficult situations and providing people with opportunities to voice their concerns. Answer to this question is required
  • I have received training in defusing potentially volatile/difficult situations, but I have not applied this training.
  • I have had extensive experience in defusing potentially volatile/difficult situations, and encouraging and providing people, whether cooperative or uncooperative, with opportunities to voice their concerns.
  • I have had experience in defusing potentially volatile/difficult situations and listening and responding to people who are cooperative or uncooperative.
  • I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
86 Have you worked effectively in stressful work situations (e.g., time-sensitive projects, short deadlines, competing priorities, dealing with uncooperative or confrontational people)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
87 Indicate the extent to which you have experience planning, organizing, and coordinating assignments. Answer to this question is required
  • I have planned, organized, and coordinated my own assignments using specific instructions provided to me by others.
  • I have planned, organized, and coordinated assignments for myself that involved developing new routines and instructions.
  • I have planned, organized, and coordinated work assignments for myself and others on my team or work unit.
  • I have planned, organized, and coordinated complex work assignments for myself, for others on my team or my work unit, and for others outside my team or my work unit.
  • I have had no experience in performing this task.
88 Indicate the extent to which you have read, interpreted, and acted upon written information while on the job or at school. Answer to this question is required
  • I have read difficult materials, such as technical reports, legal briefs, or new laws/regulations, in order to apply them to specific situations (for example, to plan and implement special projects or studies).
  • I have read materials, such as manuals, handbooks, directives, or non-technical reports, in order to complete parts of larger projects (for example, read reports to provide summaries to others).
  • I have read routine materials/correspondence and applied this information to routine tasks.
89 Select the option that best describes your experience in reviewing work for errors or inconsistencies. Answer to this question is required
  • I have reviewed my work for inconsistencies or errors and have taken corrective action.
  • I have reviewed the work of others for inconsistencies or errors and provided recommendations for corrective action.
  • I have had no experience with this task.
90 From the list below, select the location that is closest to where you currently reside. Answer to this question is required
  • Albany, GA
  • Albany, NY
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Anchorage, AK
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Atlantic City, NJ
  • Austin, TX
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Billings, MT
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Boise, ID
  • Boston, MA
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Burlington, VT
  • Charleston, SC
  • Charleston, WV
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Chattanooga, TN
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Columbia, SC
  • Columbus, OH
  • Dallas, TX
  • Dayton, OH
  • Denver, CO
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Detroit, MI
  • El Paso, TX
  • Frankfurt, Germany
  • Fresno, CA
  • Ft. Myers, FL
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Greensboro, NC
  • Greenville, SC
  • Harrisburg, PA
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Houston, TX
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Jackson, MS
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Lexington, KY
  • Little Rock, AR
  • Long Island, NY
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Louisville, KY
  • Lubbock, TX
  • Madison, WI
  • Manchester, NH
  • McAllen, TX
  • Memphis, TN
  • Miami, FL
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Mobile, AL
  • Montgomery, AL
  • Nashville, TN
  • New Haven, CT
  • New Orleans, LA
  • New York, NY
  • Newark, NJ
  • Norfolk, VA
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Omaha, NE
  • Orlando, FL
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Portland, ME
  • Portland, OR
  • Providence, RI
  • Queens, NY
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Reno, NV
  • Richmond, VA
  • Riverside, CA
  • Roanoke, VA
  • Rochester, NY
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Saginaw, MI
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • San Antonio, TX
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • San Jose, CA
  • San Juan, PR
  • Santa Ana, CA
  • Savannah, GA
  • Scranton, PA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Sioux Falls, SD
  • Spokane, WA
  • Springfield, IL
  • Springfield, MO
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Syracuse, NY
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Tampa, FL
  • Toledo, OH
  • Trenton, NJ
  • Tucson, AZ
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Tyler, TX
  • Ventura, CA
  • Waco, TX
  • Washington, DC
  • West Palm Beach, FL
  • White Plains, NY
  • Wichita, KS
  • Wilmington, DE
  • Wilmington, NC
91 How did you learn about this Secret Service position? Answer to this question is required
  • Career Fair
  • Social Media (e.g., LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter)
    91.1 What source of social media did you use?
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • LinkedIn
    • Other
  • Conference
  • Retirement Association
  • Agency internet site recruitment
  • Private employment web site
  • Other internet site
    91.1

    Please specify the internet site used.  

    Maximum length of 50 characters.
  • Poster
  • Newspaper
  • Magazine
  • Radio
  • TV
  • 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
  • Friend or relative working for this agency
  • State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
  • Professional organization or publication
  • USAJOBS Website
  • Military Outreach
  • Other
    91.1

    Please state how you learned of this position.

    Maximum length of 50 characters.
92 I certify that all statements made by me on this online application are true, complete, and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief, and are made in good faith. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
IMPORTANT NOTE: All information you provide may be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application forms, by checking any references you provide, and through other means, such as the interview process and the comprehensive background check. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you, or for terminating your employment after you begin work.