Seized Property Specialist


Vacancy ID: 785686   Announcement Number: DAL-INV-785686-MP-JLS   USAJOBS Control Number: 331319200

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Title of Job

Seized Property Specialist
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Lowest Grade


07
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Occupational Specialties


001 Seized Property Specialist

Geographic Availability


370870119 Charlotte, NC

Transition Assistance Plan

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

The following questions require a response. If you do not respond, your application will be considered incomplete and you will not receive further consideration.

1. Select the statement that best describes your Federal employment status.

A. I am a current Federal employee with competitive status on a career or career-conditional appointment; or a current Federal employee serving under a VRA appointment.
B. I am a current or former Federal employee eligible for a status appointment under an Interchange Agreement.
C. I am eligible for a VEOA appointment (i.e., a veteran who is a preference eligible or who has been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service.)
D. I am a reinstatement eligible.
E. I am a military spouse eligible under authority E.O. 13473.
F. I am a person with a disability.
G. I am a displaced Federal employee requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP).
H. None of the above.

If you answered “A”, "B", "D", or "G", you must provide your Bureau and dates of service (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY).

If you answered “C” or “E” you must provide dates of military service (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY).

If you chose any other response, indicate “not applicable”.

The following questions will only be used to determine whether or not you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position. You may wish to consult the vacancy announcement for a description of those requirements.

2. Which of the following best describes your education and/or experience?

A. I have at least one year of experience as a Seized Property Specialist, GS-1801-5 (or higher-grade level), with the federal government. (Note: If you select this statement, you meet the qualifications for this position and should proceed to the next question.)
B. I have at least one year of experience serving as a senior technician or a trainee officer, inspector, investigator, or analyst involved in law enforcement work.
C. I have successfully completed one or more years of full-time graduate education or a master`s (or higher) degree in an appropriate discipline from an accredited college or university. If selected, I understand that I may be required to submit proof of my claim.
D. I have a combination of successfully completed graduate education and experience as described in B or C above that totals at least one year. If selected, I understand that I may be required to submit proof of my educational claim.
E. I have successfully completed all of the requirements for a bachelor`s degree from an accredited college or university and claim eligibility for superior academic achievement based on one of the following; a grade point average of a 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, class standing in the upper third of my graduating class or major subdivision, or membership in a national scholastic honor society. If selected, I understand that I may be required to submit proof of my claim.
F. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

If you chose response A, B, or D in the previous question, you must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates this experience.  If you chose any other response, indicate not applicable.

3. Which of the following statements best describes your education and/or experience?

A. I have at least one year of experience as a Seized Property Specialist, GS-1801-7 (or higher grade level), with the federal government. (Note: If you select this statement, you meet the qualifications for this position and should proceed to the next question.)
B. I have successfully completed two years (or more) of full-time graduate education or a master`s (or higher) degree in an appropriate discipline from an accredited college or university. If selected, I understand that I may be required to submit proof of my claim.
C. I have at least one year of experience providing support to a seized property management function by locating physical storage facilities, identifying when special security measures are required, accounting for seized property through an automated system, and preparing reports for court cases.
D. I have a combination of successfully completed graduate education and experience as described in C above that totals at least one year. If selected, I understand that I may be required to submit proof of my educational claim.
E. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

If you chose response A, C, or D in the previous question, you must provide the title and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates this experience.   Also, provide the name and telephone number of a supervisor who can verify your claim. If you chose any other response, indicate not applicable.

4. Which of the following statements best described your education and/or experience?

A. I have at least one year of experience as a Seized Property Specialist, GS-1801-9 (or higher grade level), with the federal government. (Note: If you select this statement, you meet the qualifications for this position and should proceed to the next question.)
B. I have successfully completed three or more years of full-time graduate education or a doctoral or higher degree in an appropriate discipline from an accredited college or university. If selected, I understand that I may be required to submit proof of my claim.
C. I have at least one year of experience providing custody, management and disposition of seized and forfeited property by overseeing their receipt, security, transportation, review of appraised value, determination of liens, quick-sale, storage, inventory, maintenance, modification, refurbishment, upgrade, and final disposition.
D. I have a combination of successfully completed graduate education in an appropriate discipline and experience as described in C above, the total of which equals at least one year. If selected, I understand that I may be required to submit proof of my educational claim.
E. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

If you chose response A, C, or D in the previous question, you must provide the title and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates this experience.   Also, provide the name and telephone number of a supervisor who can verify your claim. If you chose any other response, indicate not applicable.

5. There is a time-in-grade (TIG) requirement for promotion into this position. Have you completed one year in a position at or above the GS-5 grade level?

A. Yes, I have completed one year in a position at or above the GS-5 grade level.
B. No. I have not completed one year in a position at or above the GS-5 grade level.
C. Not Applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I currently occupy (or have previously occupied) a position at or above the GS-7 grade level.
D. Not Applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I am a VEOA applicant, military spouse under authority E.O. 13473, or a person with a disability.

Please give the title(s), series, and grade(s) of the position(s) that support(s) your claim. Also give the beginning and ending dates (month/day/year) during which you occupied the position(s) listed.

6. There is a time-in-grade (TIG) requirement for promotion into this position. Have you completed one year in a position at or above the GS-7 grade level?

A. Yes, I have completed one year in a position at or above the GS-7 grade level.
B. No. I have not completed one year in a position at or above the GS-7 grade level.
C. Not Applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I currently occupy (or have previously occupied) a position at or above the GS-9 grade level.
D. Not Applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I am a VEOA applicant, military spouse under authority E.O. 13473, or a person with a disability.

Please give the title(s), series, and grade(s) of the position(s) that support(s) your claim. Also give the beginning and ending dates (month/day/year) during which you occupied the position(s) listed.

7. There is a time-in-grade (TIG) requirement for promotion into this position. Have you completed one year in a position at or above the GS-9 grade level?

A. Yes, I have completed one year in a position at or above the GS-9 grade level.
B. No. I have not completed one year in a position at or above the GS-9 grade level.
C. Not Applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I currently occupy (or have previously occupied) a position at or above the GS-11 grade level.
D. Not Applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I am a VEOA applicant, military spouse under authority E.O. 13473, or a person with a disability.

Please give the title(s), series, and grade(s) of the position(s) that support(s) your claim. Also give the beginning and ending dates (month/day/year) during which you occupied the position(s) listed.

8. Do you have a current valid State driver's license?

A. Yes
B. No

9. Will you be able to obtain a valid license within the next three months (before entering this job)?

A. Yes
B. No
C. N/A, I currently have a valid State driver's license.

10. Conviction of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, as outlined in the vacancy announcement, is disqualifying. A misdemeanor crime of domestic violence is any offense involving the use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed by a current or former domestic partner, parent, or guardian of the victim. Have you ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence?

A. Yes
B. No

11. Have you had a felony conviction?

A. Yes
B. No

Applicants who have permanently held a position with promotion potential equivalent to GS-11 or higher in the competitive service can be referred for selection without competition under our agency merit promotion procedures.  Details and temporary promotions do not count.  Your responses to the following questions will be used to determine whether or not you can be categorized as a non-competitive eligible.  If you are referred non-competitively based on your responses and that information is later found to be incorrect, you will lose further consideration under this announcement.  Therefore, if you are uncertain about the promotion potential of positions held, respond with a “No.”   

12.

Have you ever held (or do you currently hold) a competitive service position on a permanent basis in the federal government with promotion potential equivalent to GS-11 or higher?

A. Yes
B. No

If you chose response A in the previous question, provide the position’s title, pay plan, series and grade level (or pay band).  Also include the promotion potential and the dates (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) you held this position.

Examples: (1) Legal Assistant, GS-0986-8 with promotion potential to GS-9 held from 10/12/2004 to 6/05/2005.  (2) Management Analyst, GS-0343-7 with promotion potential to GS-12 held from 10/12/2004 to 6/05/2005.

The following questions will be used to rate applicants who meet the minimum eligibility and qualification requirements.

13. Indicate the extent to which you have knowledge of the laws, regulations, policies, standards, and procedures that pertain to seized property management.

A. I have no knowledge in this area.
B. I have basic knowledge in this area.
C. I have extensive knowledge in this area.

14. Indicate the extent to which you have experience securing seized property.

A. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have assisted others in securing seized property, but have never independently performed this task.
C. I have accepted seized property and secured it in proper and authorized locations.

15. Do you have experience taking inventory of seized property?

A. Yes
B. No

16. Indicate the extent to which you have experience processing seized property by opening, verifying, and repackaging the property.

A. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have assisted others in processing seized property, but have never independently performed this task.
C. I have independently processed seized property.

17. Indicate the extent to which you have experience dealing with court officials (e.g., attorneys, prosecutors, judges, etc.).

A. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have met with attorneys/prosecutors to review case facts or to prepare for trials or hearings.
C. I have testified under oath as a witness on cases in court or administrative hearings.
D. I have testified under oath as a government witness on seized property cases and have explained seized property laws (e.g., the chain of custody surrounding seized merchandise) during trials or hearings.

18. Do you have experience establishing and maintaining a relationship with individuals from within your organization for the purposes of obtaining or exchanging sensitive or non-sensitive information?

A. Yes
B. No

19. Indicate the extent to which you have communicated orally.

A. I have answered questions and provided routine facts in a work environment.
B. I have questioned, interviewed, or conferred with others (e.g., general public, peers, supervisors, contractors, importers, etc.) to obtain or verify information; or explained non-technical policies/procedures to others.
C. I have answered questions from others or provided advice about seized property matters that were often complex or controversial.

20. Have you used spreadsheet software (e.g., Microsoft Excel) to access, create, edit, print, send, retrieve, or manipulate data, files, or other information?

A. Yes
B. No

21. Have you used customized database software (e.g., SEACATS, etc.) to access, create, edit, print, send, retrieve, or manipulate data, files, or other information?

A. Yes
B. No

22. Indicate the extent to which you have established and maintained files and filing systems.

A. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have received training in maintaining files or filing systems but have not performed the task on the job.
C. I have maintained existing files or filing systems (including updating, organizing, or closing files) as a regular part of my job.
D. I have reviewed various pieces of correspondence and other office information and designed special filing systems to organize the information efficiently for use by others.

The following questions will be used to rate applicants who meet the minimum eligibility and qualification requirements.

23. Indicate the extent to which you have knowledge of the laws, regulations, policies, standards, and procedures that pertain to forfeitures.

A. I have no knowledge in this area.
B. I have basic knowledge in this area.
C. I have extensive knowledge in this area.

24. Do you have experience taking inventory of seized property?

A. Yes
B. No

25. Indicate the extent to which you have experience processing seized property by opening, verifying, and repackaging the property.

A. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have assisted others in processing seized property, but have never independently performed this task.
C. I have independently processed seized property.

26. Do you have experience providing formal evaluations of the performance of others?

A. Yes
B. No

27. Indicate the extent to which you have experience dealing with court officials (e.g., attorneys, prosecutors, judges, etc.).

A. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have met with attorneys/prosecutors to review case facts or to prepare for trials or hearings.
C. I have testified under oath as a witness on cases in court or administrative hearings.
D. I have testified under oath as a government witness on seized property cases and have explained seized property laws (e.g., the chain of custody surrounding seized merchandise) during trials or hearings.

28. Do you have experience establishing and maintaining a relationship with individuals from within your organization for the purposes of obtaining or exchanging sensitive or non-sensitive information?

A. Yes
B. No

29. Do you have experience analyzing and evaluating factors (e.g., unusual circumstances, variations in approach, incomplete or conflicting data/information, etc.) to ensure compliance with federal laws, rules, and regulations?

A. Yes
B. No

30. Indicate the extent to which you have communicated orally.

A. I have answered questions and provided routine facts in a work environment.
B. I have questioned, interviewed, or conferred with others (e.g., general public, peers, supervisors, contractors, importers, etc.) to obtain or verify information; or explained non-technical policies/procedures to others.
C. I have answered questions from others or provided advice about seized property matters that were often complex or controversial.

31. Have you used customized database software (e.g., SEACATS, etc.) to access, create, edit, print, send, retrieve, or manipulate data, files, or other information?

A. Yes
B. No

32. Have you collected, compiled, coordinated, and submitted information for the preparation of reports?

A. Yes
B. No