Paralegal Specialist


Vacancy ID: 829793   Announcement Number: 13-FLN-829793-DE   USAJOBS Control Number: 336241400

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below, select the ONE response that BEST describes the
education and/or experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to
perform as a GS-11 Paralegal Specialist.

A. I have at least one year of full-time specialized experience equivalent to
the GS-9 level in the Federal service independently performing a variety of
analytical paralegal or legal work which demonstrates a practical knowledge of
law, the litigation and judicial process, and applicable rules, regulations,
policies and procedures. My qualifying experience involved performing the
following types of duties: analyzing and evaluating legal decisions and case
files to identify relevant issues and potential evidence; conducting legal
research concerning precedents and past court decisions; composing legal briefs,
summaries of analyses and decisions, and pre-trial documents; interviewing
witnesses and various individuals who can provide insight into cases under
review; and preparing evidence and documents to support recommendations.
B. I have an LL.M; a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; OR three full years of
progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in law,
criminal justice, public administration, business administration, or a closely
related field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do
the work of a Paralegal Specialist
C. I have a combination of specialized experience as described in A and
graduate-level education as described in B which when combined equal 100% of the
requirements. To calculate your percentage of graduate education, first
determine the total number of graduate hours that exceed 36 semester hours (or
your school's definition of two years of graduate study), then divide the total
number of your excess graduate semester hours by 18 (or your school's definition
of one year of graduate study). To calculate your percentage of qualifying
experience, divide your total number of months of qualifying experience by 12.
Now, add the two percentages together. The sum of the percentages must equal at
least 100%. (Only graduate education in excess of the first two years may be
used in this calculation.)
D. I do not have the education or experience as described above.

List the specific position/dates from your resume or cover letter that validates your response. Also list the name and contact information of someone who can verify your response.

SECTION II. SPECIALIZED AND GENERAL EXPERIENCE.

Paralegal Specialists must demonstrate proficiency both in
performing specialized legal tasks and in general skill areas in order to be
successful on the job. For each of the items below, select the ONE statement
that BEST describes your training and experience using the scale provided. In
determining which option best reflects your own experience and demonstrated
capability, consider your past experience in various work- and education-related
settings, including paid work, educational pursuits, volunteer service,
professional organization membership, task forces, or committees.

2. Indicate the extent of your training and experience conducting legal
research.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in conducting legal
research.
B. I have used legal periodicals, dictionaries, manuals, form books, and court
rules for the purpose of locating legal information or guidelines.
C. I have examined documents for legal sufficiency by verifying citations and
statutory references.
D. I have researched a variety of legal issues covered mostly by precedent
and/or assembled information on laws applying to specific cases.
E. I have provided direct assistance to attorneys preparing for Federal court by
analyzing and summarizing case law and governing statutes to support specific
cases.


3. Indicate the extent of your training and experience verifying citations and
references contained in legal documents using sources or databases such as
Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw, Blue Book, or Federal regulations.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training on this task but have not yet performed it
on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored
closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper
procedures.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it
independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I am normally the person who is consulted by others to assist or train them
in performing this task because of my expertise. I have reviewed and/or
evaluated the work of others performing this task.


4. Indicate the extent of your training and experience researching relevant
laws, regulations, policies, standards, or procedures to address a legal case or
problem.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training on this task but have not yet performed it
on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored
closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper
procedures.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it
independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I am normally the person who is consulted by others to assist or train them
in performing this task because of my expertise. I have reviewed and/or
evaluated the work of others performing this task.


5. Indicate the extent of your training and experience using automated legal
research databases (for example, Lexis-Nexis or Westlaw) to conduct research to
find relevant case law and other authority.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training on this task but have not yet performed it
on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored
closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper
procedures.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it
independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I am normally the person who is consulted by others to assist or train them
in performing this task because of my expertise. I have reviewed and/or
evaluated the work of others performing this task.


6. Indicate the extent of your training and experience reviewing and providing
feedback on the content of legal documents, such as case files, dockets, legal
briefs, or court opinions.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training on this task but have not yet performed it
on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored
closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper
procedures.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it
independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I am normally the person who is consulted by others to assist or train them
in performing this task because of my expertise. I have reviewed and/or
evaluated the work of others performing this task.


7. A crucial part of being a Paralegal Specialist involves writing. Paralegals
have to write briefs, documents, and letters. Which of the following best
describes your level of demonstrated writing ability?

A. I have general writing experience drafting correspondence for others to
review and finalize.
B. I have written summaries or research documents based on information I
extracted from non-legal reports, publications, files, or other sources.
C. I have composed legal correspondence or documents such as complaints,
motions, briefs, discovery requests/responses, or client opinion letters at a
level suitable for the intended audience (e.g., court attorneys, clients).
D. I have assembled and maintained discovery evidence for trial.
E. I have ensured that documents prepared by others for my review, editing,
and/or filing conform to standards of court or administrative bodies.


8. Indicate the extent of your training and experience summarizing applicable
statutes, regulations, rules, and case law in writing.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training on this task but have not yet performed it
on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored
closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper
procedures.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it
independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I am normally the person who is consulted by others to assist or train them
in performing this task because of my expertise. I have reviewed and/or
evaluated the work of others performing this task.


9. Indicate the extent of your training and experience preparing legal
documents and correspondence.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience preparing legal documents
or correspondence.
B. I have processed legal forms.
C. I have drafted routine legal documents or letters requiring a general
familiarity with legal style manuals and other legal reference material.
D. I have drafted technical legal correspondence to attorneys, clients, and/or
law enforcement officials to support case preparation and/or case activity.
E. I have drafted and/or suggested edits to formal legal complaints, appeal
briefs, interrogatories, restraining orders and/or other detailed and complex
legal documents.


10. Indicate your level of training and experience composing complex legal
correspondence or other written legal work (for example, legal briefs and
memoranda, manuals, research or contract proposals).

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training on this task but have not yet performed it
on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored
closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper
procedures.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it
independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I am normally the person who is consulted by others to assist or train them
in performing this task because of my expertise. I have reviewed and/or
evaluated the work of others performing this task.


11. Indicate your level of training and experience drafting legal pleadings or
legal documents such as complaints, summonses, warrants, legal motions,
extensions, liens, and/or levies.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training on this task but have not yet performed it
on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored
closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper
procedures.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it
independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I am normally the person who is consulted by others to assist or train them
in performing this task because of my expertise. I have reviewed and/or
evaluated the work of others performing this task.


12. Indicate your level of training and experience drafting written responses to
questions concerning legal rules and regulations or case analysis.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training on this task but have not yet performed it
on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored
closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper
procedures.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it
independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I am normally the person who is consulted by others to assist or train them
in performing this task because of my expertise. I have reviewed and/or
evaluated the work of others performing this task.


13. Indicate the extent of your training and experience with the litigation
system, including court rules, processes, and procedures.

A. I have no direct experience with litigation procedures.
B. I have provided assistance or support to others in a legal environment.
C. I have assisted paralegals or paralegal specialists in trial preparation.
D. I have provided direct support to attorneys in a local or state agency or
private-sector law firm.
E. I have provided direct support to attorneys carrying out Federal trial work.


14. Indicate the extent of your training and experience conducting interviews or
performing other investigative work to obtain information, gather evidence, or
verify facts related to legal cases.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training on this task but have not yet performed it
on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored
closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper
procedures.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it
independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I am normally the person who is consulted by others to assist or train them
in performing this task because of my expertise. I have reviewed and/or
evaluated the work of others performing this task.


15. Indicate the extent of your training and experience preparing cases or
witnesses for testimony for court or administrative proceedings.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training on this task but have not yet performed it
on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored
closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper
procedures.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it
independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I am normally the person who is consulted by others to assist or train them
in performing this task because of my expertise. I have reviewed and/or
evaluated the work of others performing this task.


16. Indicate the extent of your training and experience ensuring documents
conform to standards of courts or administrative bodies.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training on this task but have not yet performed it
on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored
closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper
procedures.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it
independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I am normally the person who is consulted by others to assist or train them
in performing this task because of my expertise. I have reviewed and/or
evaluated the work of others performing this task.


17. Indicate the extent of your training and experience preparing and
maintaining discovery materials for trial.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training on this task but have not yet performed it
on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored
closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper
procedures.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job. The bulk of
discovery was in hard copy form and was processed manually. I have performed
this task independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior
employee.
E. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job. The discovery was
exchanged and maintained electronically. I have performed this task
independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.


18. Indicate the extent of your training and experience compiling, indexing, and
tracking exhibits for trial.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training on this task but have not yet performed it
on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored
closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper
procedures.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job. The bulk of the
exhibits was in hard copy and processed manually. I have performed this task
independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job. The exhibits were
maintained electronically. I have performed this task independently and normally
without review by a supervisor or senior employee.


19. Indicate the extent of your training and experience providing immediate
assistance to attorneys during hearings, proceedings, trials, and/or depositions
by, for example, maintaining and organizing exhibits, making copies, locating
cases, taking notes, and providing input/feedback.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training on this task but have not yet performed it
on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored
closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper
procedures.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it
independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I am normally the person who is consulted by others to assist or train them
in performing this task because of my expertise. I have reviewed and/or
evaluated the work of others performing this task.


20. As a Paralegal Specialist, you may be assigned to work with a team of
attorneys and support staff on a legal case or matter involving thousands of
documents. Assume you have been assigned as the lead Paralegal Specialist to
oversee and be responsible for all products developed by support staff on this
case. When developing the new case, there are many different sources of
potential evidence to be reviewed and organized, and new team members will be
added as the case develops. It is your team's mission to: communicate with one
another about the case; create and maintain an electronic database for use by
all; recommend improvements or solutions to problems; and determine appropriate
actions. Based on your training and experience, which of the following most
closely resembles the approach you would take to be successful in developing the
case?

A. Maintain knowledge of and create a tracking system for all details related to
the case.
B. Avoid getting bogged down by the small details on this project so that you
don't lose focus on your other assigned cases.
C. Apply a system that has worked for you in the past to monitor the most
critical details.
D. Try to learn as many details as possible, but maintain an eye on the big
picture of the case.
E. Delegate aspects of this project to others who are better at handling
details, following up with them as time permits.


21. Indicate the extent of your training and experience reviewing documents,
records, forms, reports, or other materials to verify completeness, correctness,
consistency, and/or compliance.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training on this task but have not yet performed it
on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored
closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper
procedures.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it
independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I am normally the person who is consulted by others to assist or train them
in performing this task because of my expertise. I have reviewed and/or
evaluated the work of others performing this task.


22. Indicate the extent of your training and experience verifying the accuracy
of data and reconciling errors or inconsistencies.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training on this task but have not yet performed it
on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored
closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper
procedures.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it
independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I am normally the person who is consulted by others to assist or train them
in performing this task because of my expertise. I have reviewed and/or
evaluated the work of others performing this task.


23. Indicate the extent of your training and experience searching for and
extracting relevant information from files, documents, reports, publications,
recordings, or other materials to support a legal case.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training on this task but have not yet performed it
on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored
closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper
procedures.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it
independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I am normally the person who is consulted by others to assist or train them
in performing this task because of my expertise. I have reviewed and/or
evaluated the work of others performing this task.


24. As a Paralegal Specialist, you may work on many different teams at the same
time, each with its own priorities. In the presence of many competing requests
for information and assistance from different teams, which of the following most
closely resembles the approach you would take based on your training and
experience?

A. Research different aspects of rules, laws, and regulations that you think
will be involved in the team's work and send that information to the other team
members.
B. Communicate to team members your recommendations for how work should be
prioritized so that all stated needs are integrated and goals and objectives are
met.
C. Analyze technical information and summarize that information for others.
D. Create a small database of general information that your team members can
access to help them solve their own problems as they arise.
E. Collaborate with team members to accomplish team-related activities and
priorities first, and then address your own workload.


25. Indicate the extent of your training and experience communicating and
coordinating with officers of the court or administrative bodies (for example, a
clerk's office, judicial staff, and/or arbitrators).

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had limited experience communicating and coordinating with officers of
the court or administrative bodies.
C. I have communicated with officers of the court or administrative bodies on an
intermittent basis.
D. I have communicated and coordinated with officers of the court or
administrative bodies on a frequent or regular basis.
E. I have been the designated point of contact or liaison with officers of the
court or administrative bodies.


26. Indicate the extent of your experience and demonstrated capability
developing and maintaining working relationships.

A. I have limited experience working with others.
B. I have developed working relationships with peers or co-workers in order to
complete team projects and assignments.
C. I have experience developing and maintaining working relationships with
individuals outside of my immediate work group.
D. I have experience developing and maintaining established relationships with
individuals or groups external to my organization.
E. I have experience initiating and building new working relationships with key
individuals or groups external to my organization, with appropriate approval.


27. Indicate the extent of your experience and demonstrated capability
presenting information orally to individuals and groups.

A. I have communicated basic ideas and factual information to others and
responded to routine inquiries. (For example, answered questions from co-workers
or teachers.)
B. I have explained ideas or discussed information requiring common, recurring,
or routine knowledge in one-on-one conversations. (For example, answered
procedural questions or solicited information from others.)
C. I have explained ideas or discussed information in small group settings. (For
example, presented an idea in a staff meeting or class setting.)
D. I have presented information of moderate difficulty to groups where there was
a significant exchange of new information. (For example, delivered a short
training session on new procedures to a group of colleagues.)
E. I have been recognized as a highly proficient public speaker. (For example,
selected to make a presentation to the student body or asked to make a
presentation to managers.)


28. Indicate the extent of your experience and demonstrated capability
explaining or justifying decisions, conclusions, findings, or recommendations
through oral communication.

A. I have communicated factual information to others and responded to routine
inquiries.
B. I have explained ideas or discussed plans or suggestions in one-on-one or
small group settings.
C. I have explained decisions or recommendations to groups of peers or
colleagues.
D. I have explained a decision or recommendation on an issue to management or
other high-level audience.
E. I have explained a solution to a legal problem or an opinion on a legal issue
to attorneys or managers.


29. Indicate the extent of your experience and demonstrated capability using
correct English grammar, punctuation and spelling to communicate thoughts,
ideas, and information in writing.

A. I have composed routine correspondence involving basic information or using
examples of similar documents. (For example, wrote e-mails requesting or
providing information.)
B. I have composed short documents that involved general information for use by
small audiences. (For example, prepared meeting notes for management or wrote a
paper for a class assignment.)
C. I have drafted documents or out-going correspondence requiring specialized
knowledge for review by senior staff, management, or other higher level
audience. (e.g., drafted a memoranda on a technical area)
D. I have independently written lengthy documents or formal out-going
correspondence involving technical information. (For example, composed an
original letter requiring knowledge of legal terminology or wrote a technical
research paper for a college-level class assignment.)
E. I have authored published text or documents in peer-reviewed journals.


30. Indicate the extent of your experience and demonstrated capability
proofreading and editing letters, documents, or records.

A. I have had no experience proofreading or editing documents.
B. I have experience proofreading my own work for spelling, grammatical errors,
and typographical errors.
C. I have verified the accuracy and completeness of information provided by
others on forms or records.
D. I have reviewed and edited the content of outgoing letters, memos, and other
documents for completeness, correctness, and consistency.
E. I have reviewed and edited complex, technical documents or served as the
final reviewer of outgoing technical documents.


31. Indicate the extent of your training and experience in ensuring that there
is a logical arrangement of sections or information in correspondence, reports,
documents, or other written materials.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training on this task but have not yet performed it
on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored
closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper
procedures.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it
independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I am normally the person who is consulted by others to assist or train them
in performing this task because of my expertise. I have reviewed and/or
evaluated the work of others performing this task.


32. Everyone has different styles of approaching work assignments. Based on your
training and experience, which of the following most closely resembles the
approach you would you take to complete work assignments as a Paralegal
Specialist?

A. Clarify outcome expectations with my supervisor to make sure I am meeting key
objectives.
B. Accomplish the least time-consuming and easiest work assignments first.
C. Prioritize work assignments after clarifying objectives and expectations, and
calendaring deadlines.
D. Learn about what's going on in each assignment, but do not get too far into
the details in order to maintain objectivity.
E. Prioritize and focus on tasks as they are assigned, completing them on a
first-in, first-out basis.


33. Indicate the extent of your experience and demonstrated capability in
setting goals and managing time.

A. I have limited experience setting my own goals or managing my own time.
B. I have carried out specific tasks set by a supervisor, team lead, or teacher.
(For example, followed daily schedules prepared by my supervisor or completed
assignments sequentially with clear instructions.)
C. I have prioritized my work in order to complete multiple assigned tasks. (For
example, carried out multiple tasks and assignments from different individuals
within the same timeframe.)
D. I have managed short-term or small-scale assignments once guidelines were
established by a supervisor, team lead or teacher. (For example, managed an
effort to implement a new procedure or led a team project.)
E. I have established and monitored goals and priorities for myself and others.
(For example, oversaw major assignments for which I was personally accountable
for outcomes.)


34. The job of a Paralegal Specialist involves using systems and technology to
achieve goals. Based on your experience in work and/or educational settings,
which of these best describes your approach to using technology?

A. I have always looked for new or more effective approaches to using available
technology to retrieve or manage information.
B. I have always maintained confidentiality of information while using
technology to avoid unauthorized disclosure.
C. I have used standard office technology systems and software to accomplish
day-to-day tasks in line with routine office procedures.
D. I have mastered standard office technology systems and software such that I
could serve as a resource to others who needed help or assistance.
E. I have delegated tasks involving technology to others so that I could focus
on the bigger picture.


35. Indicate the extent of your experience and demonstrated capability using
computers and computer software to communicate information in the appropriate
format.

A. I have limited experience using computers and computer software.
B. I have experience composing and responding to e-mails and/or entering data
using the computer.
C. I have used computer word processing software to create and edit letters,
memos, and other documents; and to format letters and routine documents.
D. I have used computer software to format complex documents and to create
charts, tables, graphs, and footnotes.
E. I am a recognized expert in the use of a wide variety of computer software
packages; others come to me for advice and assistance in creating or formatting
the most complex of documents, graphics, databases, or spreadsheets.


36. Indicate the extent of your training and experience operating standard
office equipment other than computers (for example, telephone system,
typewriter, fax, photocopier, scanner, disc copier).

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training on this task but have not yet performed it
on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored
closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper
procedures.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it
independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I am normally the person who is consulted by others to assist or train them
in performing this task because of my expertise. I have reviewed and/or
evaluated the work of others performing this task.


37. Indicate the extent of your training and experience creating or maintaining
computerized databases or information tracking systems.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training on this task but have not yet performed it
on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored
closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper
procedures.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it
independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I am normally the person who is consulted by others to assist or train them
in performing this task because of my expertise. I have reviewed and/or
evaluated the work of others performing this task.


38. Indicate the extent of your training and experience using the Internet to
conduct research and/or collect and track information.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training on this task but have not yet performed it
on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored
closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper
procedures.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it
independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I am normally the person who is consulted by others to assist or train them
in performing this task because of my expertise. I have reviewed and/or
evaluated the work of others performing this task.


39. Indicate the extent of your training and experience using specialized
databases made available through the Internet to conduct research and/or collect
and track information (e.g., related to criminal history, credit reports, asset
tracing, public record searches).

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training on this task but have not yet performed it
on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored
closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper
procedures.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it
independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I am normally the person who is consulted by others to assist or train them
in performing this task because of my expertise. I have reviewed and/or
evaluated the work of others performing this task.


40. Indicate the extent of your training and experience using computer systems
or applications to access, create, edit, print, send, retrieve, or manipulate
data, files, or other information.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training on this task but have not yet performed it
on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored
closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper
procedures.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it
independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I am normally the person who is consulted by others to assist or train them
in performing this task because of my expertise. I have reviewed and/or
evaluated the work of others performing this task.


SECTION III. CERTIFICATION OF INFORMATION ACCURACY.
As previously explained, your responses to this Assessment Questionnaire are
subject to evaluation and verification. Later steps in the selection process are
specifically designed to verify your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify
information will be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from
employment following acceptance. Please take this opportunity to review your
responses to ensure their accuracy.

Certification of Information Accuracy
If you fail to answer this question, you will be disqualified from consideration
for this position.

41. 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.

I understand a comprehensive background investigation, including a check of my credit history and a pre-employment drug screening is required for this position.

A. Yes, I certify/understand the information provided above.
B. No, I do not certify/understand the information provided above.