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Grade: 11

Please verify you've selected the grade(s) to which you want to be considered for.
For the GS-11, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility at the GS-09 level in the Federal service or equivalent, which have equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience for this position includes experience performing IT security administration work with clear precedents, under limited supervision, as well as, experience analyzing and applying software and systems methods, theories, and research techniques to the investigation and solution of complex and advanced technical problems.

Examples of such experience could include:
- Server operating systems (OS) administration experience performing OS installation, configuration and management in an enterprise network environment; OR
- Experience assisting with implementing security hardening procedures for server operating systems; OR
- Experience with Ansible, Git, Puppet, Bamboo, Docker or other DevOps tools.

AND
In addition to meeting specialized experience, applicants must have proficiency in each of the four competencies listed below:
- Attention to Detail, such as ensuring the integrity of servers and data that comprise infrastructure components.
- Customer Service, such as being responsible for security of customer servers and network components.
- Oral Communication, such as providing technical guidance, training, and instruction to lower grade IT Specialists.
- Problem Solving, such as performing and supporting IT studies in which alternatives are set forth or derived.

OR
You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. Attach a copy of transcript or list of college courses designating semester or quarter hours earned to ensure proper credit.
1 For the GS-11, select the answer that best describes your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least 1 full year of specialized experience as described in the previous question AND possess all four competencies listed above in my IT-related experience.
  • I have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in one or a combination of the following fields: computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks.
  • I do not meet the specialized experience as described in the previous question and do not meet the qualifying education as listed in the selections above.
2 Make sure experience is clearly documented in your resume. Please give the dates/resume reference when you gained this experience so it may be found to ensure you receive proper credit. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
This position also requires IT-related proficiency in four competencies: Attention to Detail, Customer Service, Problem Solving, and Oral Communication. Do you have IT related experience in:
3 Attention to Detail, such as ensuring the integrity of servers and data that comprise infrastructure components? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Customer Service, such as being responsible for security of customer servers and network components? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Problem Solving, such as performing and supporting IT studies in which alternatives are set forth or derived? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Oral Communication, such as providing technical guidance, training, and instruction to lower grade IT Specialists? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: 12

Please verify you've selected the grade(s) to which you want to be considered for.
For the GS-12, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility at the GS-11 level in the Federal service or equivalent, which have equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience for this position includes experience performing IT security administration work that involves ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems, networks, and data, as well as, the ability to analyze and apply advanced software and systems methods, theories, and research techniques to the investigation and solution of complex and advanced technical problems.
Examples of this experience could include:
- Experience in the technical engineering of enterprise IT systems; OR
- Experience developing and automating security hardening procedures; OR
- Hands-on experience Designing and implementing solutions with Ansible, Git, Puppet, Bamboo, Docker or other DevOps tools.

AND
In addition to meeting specialized experience, applicants must have proficiency in each of the four competencies listed below:
- Attention to Detail, such as monitoring system performance, providing workload forecasts, and making recommendations regarding the need for system upgrade, augmentation, or replacement.
- Customer Service, such as coordinating and developing project plans and procedures for new implementations for customers.
- Oral Communication, such as providing technical and security advice and assistance to other IT Specialists.
- Problem Solving, such as recommending or implementing corrective actions to restore services.
1 For the GS-12, select the answer that best describes your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least 1 full year of specialized experience as described above and also all four of the competencies listed.
  • I do not have at least 1 full year of specialized experience as described above and all 4 of the competencies listed.
2 Make sure experience is clearly documented in your resume. Please give the dates/resume reference when you gained this experience so it may be found to ensure you receive proper credit. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
This position also requires IT-related proficiency in four competencies: Attention to Detail, Customer Service, Problem Solving, and Oral Communication. Do you have IT related experience in:
3 Attention to Detail, such as monitoring system performance, providing workload forecasts, and making recommendations regarding the need for system upgrade, augmentation, or replacement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Customer Service, such as coordinating and developing project plans and procedures for new implementations for customers? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Oral Communication, such as providing technical and security advice and assistance to other IT Specialists? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Problem Solving, such as recommending or implementing corrective actions to restore services? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Which of the following security administration functions have you regularly (weekly/monthly) performed as part of your job? Answer to this question is required
  • Analyzed and remediated technical IT security vulnerabilities.
  • Developed security hardening procedures for various server operating systems.
  • Provided security monitoring and alerting of various IT systems.
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

1 Where did you learn about this Department of the Treasury job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • USAJOBS
  • Career Connector Notification
  • Professional, Community, Diversity or Other Organization
    1.1 Please provide the specific name of the Professional, Community, Diversity or Other Organization that you learned about this Fiscal Service opportunity? Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Employment Office (Federal/State or Local)
  • Friend/Relative
  • Job Fair, Conference, or Convention
    1.1 Please provide the specific name of the Job Fair, Conference or Convention that you learned about this Fiscal Service opportunity? Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Newspaper, TV or Radio
  • School, College, or University
    1.1 Please provide the specific name of the School, College or University that you learned about this Fiscal Service opportunity? Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Disability Employment Program Manager
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Services
  • Special Placement Program Coordinator
  • Military Program
  • Other
    1.1 Please provide the specific referral source of where you learned about this Fiscal Service opportunity? Maximum length of 250 characters.
2 Are you currently serving or have you served in the last five years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    2.1 Please list the title, agency, and dates of this appointment. Please note you will be required to meet OPM Approval of your appointment, if selected. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
3 Which of the following best reflects your experience with developing and testing settings against operating systems or applications? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience developing and testing settings of various server operating systems or applications.
  • I have experience developing settings of various server operating systems or applications.
  • I have experience testing settings of various server operating systems or applications.
  • I have no experience performing any of the above tasks.
4 Please rate your experience in performing the following server system administration functions: install, configure, and troubleshoot either manually or using DevOp’s tools such as Ansible, Git or Puppet. Answer to this question is required
  • I have training but no job experience performing server operating system administration manually or by using DevOps tools.
  • I assisted with the configuration of server operating systems under the guidance of a trainer/supervisor either manually or by using DevOp’s tools.
  • I have independently configured, maintained, and configured monitoring of server operating systems either manually or by using DevOp’s tools.
  • I have independently installed, configured, maintained, and troubleshot server operating systems and have been a mentor or provided guidance to less experienced staff either manually or by using DevOp’s tools.
  • I have no training or experience performing server operating system administration either manually or by using DevOp’s tools.
5 I have experience using the following technologies (choose all the apply): Answer to this question is required
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux
  • Windows Server
  • Splunk
  • Ansible
  • Python
  • Docker
  • Puppet
  • VMWare
  • JAVA
  • JavaScript
  • HTML5
  • Apache
  • Tomcat
  • Nginx
  • None of the above
6 Which of the following best reflects your experience working on professional IT teams charged with carrying out an assignment or project? Answer to this question is required
  • I have been a member of professional IT work team that has completed work assignments or projects.
  • In addition to being a member of professional IT work teams, I have led IT work teams that have completed work assignments or projects.
  • I have not served on a professional IT work team.
7 From the list below, which of the following best describes your IT experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience working as a member of an IT team to accomplish an IT assignment.
  • I have experience working with an IT team completing IT projects and presenting the results to senior management. This experience included explaining information or persuading others to accept the recommended point of view.
  • I have experience as a primary member of an IT team completing IT projects and presenting the results to a supervisor. This experience required working with team members from different parts of the IT organization.
  • I do not have experience working in an IT team environment.
8 Choose the statement that best characterizes your experience in executing IT projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in a role where I received a broadly defined IT assignment and developed it into a well-defined IT project. After developing the project, I was responsible for leading the project to completion.
  • I have experience leading an IT project defined by management and overseeing the completion of the project.
  • I have experience leading a specific component of an IT project, but not the entire project.
  • I have worked with others as an IT team to complete IT projects or components of a project under the direction of a project manager or leader.
  • None of the above.
9 Which of the following best describes your experience with developing functional and technical documents such as build guides, configuration documents, architecture diagrams, requirements and design documents? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience performing these tasks independently as well as supervising others who performed these tasks.
  • I have experience performing these tasks independently.
  • I have no experience in performing these tasks.
10 Which of the following best describes your experience with oral communications? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience preparing oral presentations involving communicating and explaining complex technical data, information, or procedures to others. (Examples of this experience include: conducting IT training seminars, conducting on-the-job training for other IT employees, or conducting briefings of technical data).
  • I have experience participating as an IT team member in the preparation and delivering of oral presentations involving communicating and explaining complex technical data, information or procedures to others. (Examples of this experience include: conducting IT training seminars, conducting on-the-job training for other IT employees, or conducting explanatory briefings of technical data).
  • I have experience preparing and delivering oral presentations involving communicating routine IT information.
  • I have experience participating as an IT team member in the preparation and delivering oral presentations involving communicating routine IT information.
  • My experience is not reflected in any of the above statements.
11 Which of the following best describes your experience with written communications? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience preparing and publishing written presentations involving complex technical IT data, information, or procedures to others. (Examples of this experience include: developing IT training materials, preparing system design documents for change management, or preparing briefings of technical data).
  • I have experience participating as an IT team member in the preparation and publishing written presentations involving complex technical data, information, or procedures to others. (Examples of this experience include: developing IT training materials, preparing system design documents for change management, or preparing briefings of technical data).
  • I have experience preparing status reports and briefing papers involving communicating routine IT information.
  • I have experience participating as an IT team member in the preparation of status reports and briefing papers involving communicating routine IT information.
  • My experience is not reflected in any of the above statements.