Intelligence Research Specialist


Vacancy ID: 786607   Announcement Number: F-NC-13-786607-DEU-SG   USAJOBS Control Number: 333241400

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1. Title of Job

Intelligence Research Specialist
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09

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001 Intelligence Research Specialist (Biographical Data)

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510100013 Arlington, VA
510425059 Chantilly, VA
511587059 Merrifield, VA

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Please select the ONE response that BEST describes the education and/or experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform as an Intelligence Research Specialist, at the GS-09 level.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 Federal grade level performing such duties as data processing, data tracking and file management; locating, compiling, and developing information to fill intelligence gaps; and performing preliminary research, analysis and evaluation of raw data.
B. I have a Master's or equivalent graduate or 2 full years graduate level education leading to such a degree or an LL.B or J.D.
C. I have a combination of both, experience and education.
D. My experience is not reflected in the above statements.

The questions on this test are designed to measure your ability to successfully perform the work of an Intelligence Research Specialist (IRS) at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Please note that you may be asked to provide evidence or to provide documentation to support your responses.

Please select the one most appropriate response to the following questions. Do not omit questions or give more than one answer per question. Some of the questions ask you to describe your experiences in school and work. Other questions ask you to describe yourself as others see you. Please note that on these questions a response of "I do not know" means that you would expect the other person not to know or to have no basis for making a judgment if asked to describe you. In the following questions, the term peer refers to co-workers, classmates, or other close associates.

Record your response by selecting the option which corresponds to the alternative you chose.

The contents of the assessment should not be discussed or shared with any other individuals. Failure to adhere to these guidelines will result in your dismissal from the assessment process and you will not be allowed to continue further in the selection process.

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2. The grades I generally received in high school were.

A. Mostly A's.
B. Mostly B's.
C. Mostly C's.
D. Mostly D's.
E. I do not remember.

3. The number of civic or social organizations (which have regular meetings and a defined membership) that I belong to is.

A. None.
B. 1.
C. 2 or 3.
D. 4 to 6.
E. 7 or more.

4. Of the following, which did you consider most important when completing school assignments?

A. Meeting my teachers' expected standards.
B. Keeping my teachers happy.
C. Keeping my teachers from being dissatisfied.
D. Striving continuously to improve my school work.
E. I do not remember.

5. Which of the following communication situations would your peers say you would handle best?

A. Writing a lengthy report.
B. Giving a lecture or speech to a large group.
C. Mixing and conversing with a room full of strangers.
D. Discussing a topic with another individual.
E. I don't know.

6. The high school math grade that I most often received was:

A. A
B. B.
C. C.
D. D.
E. I don't remember or I didn't take math.

7. In life and work, people who know me would say that I realize that "to the winners go the spoils".

A. Strongly disagree.
B. Disagree a little.
C. Neither agree nor disagree.
D. Agree a little.
E. Strongly agree.

8. People who know me say that I tend to look for new experiences, like bungee jumping or sky diving.

A. Strongly disagree.
B. Disagree a little.
C. Neither agree nor disagree.
D. Agree a little.
E. Strongly agree.

9. Sometimes one has to take some chances in order to make real gains.

A. Strongly disagree.
B. Disagree a little.
C. Neither agree nor disagree.
D. Agree a little.
E. Strongly agree.

10. On the average about how many times did you attend social events in high school (i.e., parties, dances, organized social gatherings)?

A. Not at all.
B. Once per month.
C. Twice per month.
D. Three times per month.
E. Four or more times per month.

11. My peers would probably describe me as being:

A. Much more confident than most.
B. Somewhat more confident than most.
C. About as confident as anyone else.
D. Somewhat less confident than most.
E. Much less confident than most.

12. Most people don't put neatness at the top of their list of important issues in their lives.

A. Strongly disagree.
B. Disagree a little.
C. Neither agree nor disagree.
D. Agree a little.
E. Strongly agree.


13. People who strive for perfection are unrealistic.

A. Strongly disagree.
B. Disagree a little.
C. Neither agree nor disagree.
D. Agree a little.
E. Strongly agree.

14. I take risks:

A. Much more often than most.
B. Somewhat more often than most.
C. About the same as most.
D. Somewhat less often than most.
E. Much less often than most.

15. The closer a deadline gets, the more motivated I become to finish a project.

A. Strongly disagree.
B. Disagree a little.
C. Neither agree nor disagree.
D. Agree a little.
E. Strongly agree.

16. If you are hired as an Intelligence Research Specialist, how long do you think you will keep this job?

A. One year or less.
B. Two years.
C. Three to five years.
D. Six to ten years.
E. Eleven or more years.

17. People come to me for help or advice:

A. Much more often than to others.
B. Somewhat more often than to others.
C. About the same as to others.
D. Somewhat less often than to others.
E. Much less often than to others.

18. Others would most often describe me as:

A. Responsible.
B. Creative.
C. Logical.
D. Versatile.
E. A team player.

19. In my opinion, the best performance appraisal would be one based on:

A. How hard I work.
B. My contribution to the organization's mission.
C. The skills I have.
D. The quality of my work.
E. The quantity of my work.

20. Sometimes I enjoy breaking rules.

A. Strongly disagree.
B. Disagree a little.
C. Neither agree nor disagree.
D. Agree a little.
E. Strongly agree.

21. When I fail to follow through on a promise, the reason typically is that:

A. I had forgotten about the promise.
B. Other things had gotten in the way.
C. Other people had not done their part.
D. I had other reasons.
E. This statement does not apply to me; I always follow through.

22. How would your peers most likely describe you?

A. I am capable.
B. I am tough but fair.
C. I am a nice person.
D. I am exceptionally intelligent.
E. I have a sense of humor.

23. Which of the following qualities do your peers consider your weakest?

A. Learning new things quickly.
B. Composing effective written reports.
C. Working with and getting along with other people.
D. Speaking and expressing myself effectively to others.
E. Working well under pressure

24. Which one of these characteristics bothers you MOST in people you meet?

A. Bragging.
B. Shyness.
C. Lack of initiative.
D. Trying to get something for nothing.
E. Being very competitive.

25. My peers would describe my behavior with a group of people whom I have just met as:

A. Taking the lead in starting the conversation.
B. Joining eagerly into any conversation that starts.
C. Getting a lot of pleasure from listening to the conversation of others.
D. Tending to act independently and not get involved in the group conversation.
E. Tending not to get into group situations in the first place.

26. I think that the primary reason people would leave the Drug Enforcement Administration would be:

A. That they did not have enough resources to do the job properly.
B. That they needed more independence to accomplish their goals.
C. That they did not get the credit they deserved from the government.
D. That they were offered another job in which the work was more interesting.
E. That they were offered another job which promised more rapid advancement or better pay.

27. How would your peers describe your self-confidence in social situations?

A. I am very confident in my social abilities
B. I am quite confident in my social abilities.
C. I am fairly confident in my social abilities
D. I am somewhat confident in my social abilities.
E. I am ambivalent about my social abilities.

28. My peers would say that I am:

A. Better at listening than talking.
B. A little better at listening than talking.
C. About equally adept at both listening and talking.
D. A little better at talking than listening.
E. Better at talking than listening.

29. In the last position I held, my supervisors (or teachers if not previously employed) would most likely have described the speed at which I work as:

A. Superior.
B. Above average.
C. Average.
D. Below average.
E. I do not know.

30. In the last position I held, my supervisors (or teachers if not previously employed) would have said that I persisted in solving difficult work problems:

A. Much longer than most of my peers.
B. Somewhat longer than most of my peers.
C. About as long as most of my peers.
D. Not quite as long as most of my peers.
E. I do not know.

31. The saying "he who hesitates is lost" is almost never true.

A. Strongly disagree.
B. Disagree a little.
C. Neither agree nor disagree.
D. Agree a little.
E. Strongly agree.

32. If you were to ask my peers, they would probably say that the amount of recognition I receive relative to my accomplishments is:

A. Much less than deserved.
B. Somewhat less than deserved.
C. As much as deserved.
D. Somewhat more than deserved.
E. Much more than deserved.

33. In the last position I held, my supervisors (or teacher if not previously employed) would most likely have described the amount of creativity I displayed in my work as:

A. Much more than average--I constantly made use of new approaches.
B. Above average--I often made use of new approaches.
C. Average--I made moderate use of new approaches.
D. Less than average--I seldom made use of new approaches.
E. Essentially never--I did not make use of new approaches.

34. My peers would describe me as someone who can work all day without tiring:

A. All the time.
B. Almost all the time.
C. About half the time.
D. Rarely or never.
E. I do not know.

35. My peers would say that pressure affects my performance at work (or in school if not previously employed) so that:

A. I work much better under pressure.
B. I work a little better under pressure.
C. I work no differently under pressure.
D. I work less well under pressure.
E. I do not know.

36. In my experience at work (or school if not previously employed), once the supervisors (or teachers) made up their mind about someone's level of performance, it was:

A. Never changed.
B. Changed only in exceptional circumstances.
C. Changed if you were lucky.
D. Changed for those who were willing to work harder.
E. Changed for those who communicated their concerns to the supervisor.

37. The aspect of being an Intelligence Research Specialist that most attracts me is:

A. The pay and benefits package.
B. Protection from layoffs and firing.
C. The variety and significance of the work.
D. The opportunity to serve the public.
E. The potential for a government career.

38. I engage in some kind of physical activity (such as walking, biking, rowing) to keep in shape:

A. Three or more days a week.
B. One to two days a week.
C. Two or three times a month.
D. Once in a while.
E. Rarely or never.

39. The information I have about the type of work that Intelligence Research Specialists do is:

A. Very detailed and specific.
B. Quite a bit.
C. Some information.
D. Practically no information.
E. None.

40. People who know me say that my view of things is too realistic for my own good:

A. Strongly disagree.
B. Disagree a little.
C. Neither agree nor disagree.
D. Agree a little.
E. Strongly agree.

41. When other people stop following trivial rules, it means that the rule should be eliminated.

A. Strongly disagree.
B. Disagree a little.
C. Neither agree nor disagree.
D. Agree a little.
E. Strongly agree.

42. Although I have done reasonably well in my life up to now, my peers would say that I have a lot of potential that I haven't been able to fulfill yet.

A. Strongly disagree.
B. Disagree a little.
C. Neither agree nor disagree.
D. Agree a little.
E. Strongly agree.

43. My peers would say that the friendships I have made were often based on:

A. Knowing the right things to do to be able to relate to people.
B. Being in the right place at the right time.
C. Trying hard to treat people right.
D. Meeting a certain type of person with whom I can really get along.
E. Being part of a group where people are easy to get to know.

44. Which of the following makes you feel the most uncomfortable at work?

A. Having a coworker not speak to me.
B. Making a mistake in my work.
C. Having a supervisor criticize some aspect of my work.
D. Having to convince a group of experts of the soundness of my work.
E. Having to approach a high-level person who doesn't know me with a request.

45. In the course of a week, which of the following gives you the greatest satisfaction?

A. Being told I have done a good job.
B. Helping people to solve their problems.
C. Being with my family and close friends.
D. Having free time to use as I please.
E. Completing tasks that I set for myself.

46. If other people don't care enough to help me once in a while, I don't see why I should help them.

A. Strongly disagree.
B. Disagree a little.
C. Neither agree nor disagree.
D. Agree a little.
E. Strongly agree.

47. When some staff work day and night, they wind up spoiling things for their peers.

A. Strongly disagree.
B. Disagree a little.
C. Neither agree nor disagree.
D. Agree a little.
E. Strongly agree.

48. My peers or co-workers would say that, compared to others, I am a "stickler" for details:

A. Much more than most.
B. Somewhat more than most.
C. About the same as most.
D. Somewhat less than most.
E. Much less than most.

49. Compared to my peers, when someone asks me for the same information more than once, I continue to be helpful.

A. Always.
B. Often.
C. Sometimes.
D. Rarely.
E. Never.

50. In my previous job, or in school, I mostly preferred tasks that were:

A. Routine.
B. Easy to learn.
C. New and different.
D. Detailed and intricate.
E. Fast paced.

51. I prefer to follow the same routine each day.

A. Strongly disagree.
B. Disagree a little.
C. Neither agree nor disagree.
D. Agree a little.
E. Strongly agree.

52. People who strive for perfection are unrealistic.

A. Strongly disagree.
B. Disagree a little.
C. Neither agree nor disagree.
D. Agree a little.
E. Strongly agree.

53. When I make a mistake I agonize over it for a long time.

A. Strongly disagree.
B. Disagree a little.
C. Neither agree nor disagree.
D. Agree a little.
E. Strongly agree.

54. How much competition was there between you and your co-workers (i.e., competition for job responsibilities or clients, trying to outperform each other) in jobs you held after you graduated?

A. Very much competition.
B. Much competition.
C. Some competition.
D. Little competition.
E. I did not hold any jobs after I graduated.

55. It's not really the government's job to work one-on-one with citizens who are uninformed about specific topics.

A. Strongly disagree.
B. Disagree a little.
C. Neither agree nor disagree.
D. Agree a little.
E. Strongly agree.

56. Before making a major purchase such as a TV, I like to do a lot of research and thinking.

A. Never.
B. Sometimes.
C. Often.
D. Very often.
E. Always.

57. My previous supervisor (or teacher if not previously employed) would say that the criticism which was most true of me was that I might sometimes:

A. Skip work (or class) occasionally without an excuse.
B. Occasionally take short cuts to get the work done.
C. Refuse to do extra work.
D. Work too slowly.
E. Often be a few minutes late.

58. For me, the ideal job would be one that:

A. Allows me to deeply analyze arguments.
B. Allows me to focus on one area of a subject.
C. Allows me to argue a point of view to others.
D. Allows me to present my approach in writing.
E. Allows me to earn a generous compensation for my skills.

59. When new methods of doing my work become available:

A. I am interested in them, even if I'll never use them.
B. I prefer to stick with my usual way, but will learn a new way if I must.
C. I think it's a better use of my time to do things the way I learned them.
D. I'll see if others are looking at the new methods before doing them.
E. I don't know.

60. How often do people come to you about their work or school related problems?

A. Almost never, people rarely come to me with their problems.
B. Not very often, very few people do.
C. About as often as they do to other people.
D. Quite often, a lot of people seem to want to tell me their problems.
E. Constantly, almost everyone seems to come to me with their problems.

61. In the past year, I have been annoyed by coworkers (or classmates if unemployed):

A. Never.
B. Rarely.
C. Occasionally.
D. Frequently.
E. Constantly.

62. In organizations or businesses with which I am familiar, the number of members who took things (for example, paper or pencils) or used resources of the organization without permission (for example, used computers extensively for personal business) was:

A. Very great; most people did these things.
B. Substantial; a lot of people did these things.
C. Moderate; some people did these things.
D. Small; a few people did these things.
E. Essentially non-existent; no one I knew did these things.

63. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled; I may be denied an appointment; or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that I will not be considered for employment if I do not respond "Yes" to this certification item.

A. YES
B. NO