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Vacancy Details

Band: F

F Band Qualifications
1

Do you have three (3) years of progressively responsible general experience, with at least one year at SV-E Pay Band or GS-4 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector analyzing problems, gathering pertinent data, and recognizing solutions; planning and organizing work; and communicating effectively orally and in writing; OR a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; OR a combination of education and experience as outlined in the vacancy announcement?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Using standard word processing software (e.g., Microsoft Word) software to draft, review, and revise correspondence, reports, or other documents. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
3 Using spreadsheet (e.g., Microsoft Excel) software to enter data, track information and generate reports. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had no education, training or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.
4 Using standard presentation software (e.g., Microsoft PowerPoint) to draft presentations or other documents. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had no education, training or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.
5 Using software applications and databases (e.g., Microsoft Access) to gather and/or analyze data. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had no education, training or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.
6 Tracking and following up on cases, actions, and office projects to ensure timely completion. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have education or training in this task/competency, but have limited on-the-job experience.
  • I routinely perform this task/competency as part of my job with regular assistance from others.
  • I routinely perform this task/competency as part of my job without assistance from others.
7 Managing weekly activity reports. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
8 Setting goals and establishing priorities. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have some experience performing this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
  • I have supervised or overseen others who perform this task/competency.

Band: G

G Band Qualifications
1

Do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the SV-F Pay Band or GS-9 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector using the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) electronic questionnaire for investigative processing (eQIP), the OPM secure web portal and the OPM Personnel Investigations Processing System (PIPS); adjudicating various levels of background investigations and rendering suitability/fitness and clearance eligibility decisions; AND writing letters of interrogatories, case summaries, eligibility notifications, and notices of adverse actions OR a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited college or university in a related field; OR three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; OR LL.M, if related; OR a combination of graduate education (beyond the second year) and experience that equals at least 100 percent of the total requirement?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Band G Qualifications
2 Applying knowledge of policies, legislation, statutes, and other regulatory directives related to personnel security and suitability/fitness determinations (e.g., Executive Orders 10450, 12968, and 13488, and 5CFR731 and 732). Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
3 Applying knowledge of suitability/fitness and security clearance due process. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
4 Reviewing personnel investigation reports to identify and assess the impact of derogatory information. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have education or training in this task/competency, but have limited on-the-job experience.
  • I routinely perform this task/competency as part of my job with regular assistance from others.
  • I routinely perform this task/competency as part of my job without assistance from others.
5 Researching governing rules, regulations, or policies that address specific issues to obtain additional requested information. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have education or training in this task/competency, but have limited on-the-job experience.
  • I routinely perform this task/competency as part of my job with regular assistance from others.
  • I routinely perform this task/competency as part of my job without assistance from others.
6 Providing recommendations to senior specialist and/or leadership on a course of action to respond and/or resolve a specific personnel security question. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have education or training in this task/competency, but have limited on-the-job experience.
  • I routinely perform this task/competency as part of my job with regular assistance from others.
  • I routinely perform this task/competency as part of my job without assistance from others.
7 Communicating with staff to provide case information or to resolve issues related to personnel security requirements or procedures. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have education or training in this task/competency, but have limited on-the-job experience.
  • I routinely perform this task/competency as part of my job with regular assistance from others.
  • I routinely perform this task/competency as part of my job without assistance from others.
8 Completing due process cases. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have education or training in this task/competency, but have limited on-the-job experience.
  • I routinely perform this task/competency as part of my job with regular assistance from others.
  • I routinely perform this task/competency as part of my job without assistance from others.
9 Using job specific software systems and databases to track and/or analyze personnel security related information. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have education or training in this task/competency, but have limited on-the-job experience.
  • I routinely perform this task/competency as part of my job with regular assistance from others.
  • I routinely perform this task/competency as part of my job without assistance from others.
10 Preparing a variety of written correspondence related to personnel security (e.g., letters of interrogatories, case summaries, eligibility notifications, and notices of adverse action). Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have education or training in this task/competency, but have limited on-the-job experience.
  • I routinely perform this task/competency as part of my job with regular assistance from others.
  • I routinely perform this task/competency as part of my job without assistance from others.

Band: All Grades

Instructions
Please answer all of the questions listed below. Errors or omissions may affect your consideration for employment. Remember that your experience is subject to verification.
Your responses to these statements will be scored and the score you receive will be used as a measure of the degree to which your background matches the qualifications and competencies required for this job.
In responding to these questions, you should carefully consider each of these statements and choose the response that best matches your experience level. Your resume must support your self-ratings.
Please read response options carefully as response options may have changed.
PLEASE NOTE: Your self-ratings will be reviewed. If, after reviewing your resume and any supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your category placement may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.
Certification
1 Do you certify that, to the best of your knowledge and belief, ALL of the information you will provide on this application is true, accurate and complete? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No