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Grade: 14

1 GS-14 Choose the one answer that best describes your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-13 grade level. Examples include accomplishments of assignments related to those described in the specialty below.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described.

Grade: All Grades

1

Do you have IT-related experience that demonstrated ALL four of the following competencies:

(1) Attention to Detail - Thorough at documenting and probing for functional and non-function IT requirements and conscientious about attending to detail.

(2) Customer Service - Projects a positive and professional image when consulting with managers/system users to refine functional and non-functional requirements.

(3) Oral Communication - Working with business partners and IT staff to facilitate application development requirements and project management, advising management on IT issues or new IT development forthcoming.

(4) Problem Solving - Identify weaknesses/deficiencies and propose alternatives to improve system design and processes.


Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2

Do you have three or more years of experience in the design, installation and configuration of Virtual Machine (VMWare VSphare5) (ESX Clusters), High Availability (HA), Disaster Recovery (DRS), VSwitches and Distrusted Switches or comparable applications?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3

Do you have three or more years of experience implementing and managing EMC Storage Area Network (SAN) optimized Virtualization (VNX) to ensure high availability of data and the current and future storage capacity requirements are adequate?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4

Do you have experience in integrating with Office 365, Windows Azure and \or Amazon Webservices (AWS) cloud management services?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5

Select the statement that best describes your experience in leading or managing IT projects involving high performance networking routing equipment.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
  • I have limited experience in performing this work behavior. I have had exposure to this work behavior but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
  • I have experience performing this work behavior across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
  • I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusually complex situations.
  • I am considered an expert in carrying out this work behavior. I have advised, instructed, or supervised others in carrying out this work behavior on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.
6

Select the statement that best describes your experience in designing IT hardware and software to support large-scale LAN/WAN systems to include protocols, management systems, communication controllers, routers/switches and other network devises.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
  • I have limited experience in performing this work behavior. I have had exposure to this work behavior but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
  • I have experience performing this work behavior across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
  • I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusually complex situations.
  • I am considered an expert in carrying out this work behavior. I have advised, instructed, or supervised others in carrying out this work behavior on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.
7

Select the statement that best describes your experience in evaluating LAN and WAN configuration against relevant standards.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
  • I have limited experience in performing this work behavior. I have had exposure to this work behavior but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
  • I have experience performing this work behavior across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
  • I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusually complex situations.
  • I am considered an expert in carrying out this work behavior. I have advised, instructed, or supervised others in carrying out this work behavior on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.
8

Select the statement that best describes your experience in providing technical advice on network telecommunications such as IP subletting, DMZ design, Cisco Router, and Switches.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
  • I have limited experience in performing this work behavior. I have had exposure to this work behavior but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
  • I have experience performing this work behavior across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
  • I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusually complex situations.
  • I am considered an expert in carrying out this work behavior. I have advised, instructed, or supervised others in carrying out this work behavior on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.
9

Select the statement that best describes your experience in utilizing a network-monitoring tool to control the performance and status of network mission critical resources.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
  • I have limited experience in performing this work behavior. I have had exposure to this work behavior but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
  • I have experience performing this work behavior across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
  • I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusually complex situations.
  • I am considered an expert in carrying out this work behavior. I have advised, instructed, or supervised others in carrying out this work behavior on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.
10

Select the statement that best describes your experience in conducting studies or projects to optimize network infrastructure and enhance stability, availability and performance.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
  • I have limited experience in performing this work behavior. I have had exposure to this work behavior but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
  • I have experience performing this work behavior across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
  • I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusually complex situations.
  • I am considered an expert in carrying out this work behavior. I have advised, instructed, or supervised others in carrying out this work behavior on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.
11

Select the statement that best describes your experience in conducting on-going analysis of Office 365 cloud computing, Windows 2008 R2\Windows 12, VMware VSphere5 infrastructure design within a Microsoft Virtualized environment.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
  • I have limited experience in performing this work behavior. I have had exposure to this work behavior but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
  • I have experience performing this work behavior across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
  • I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusually complex situations.
  • I am considered an expert in carrying out this work behavior. I have advised, instructed, or supervised others in carrying out this work behavior on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.
12

Select the statement that best describes your experience in installing VSwitches and/or Distributed Switches for virtual networking.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
  • I have limited experience in performing this work behavior. I have had exposure to this work behavior but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
  • I have experience performing this work behavior across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
  • I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusually complex situations.
  • I am considered an expert in carrying out this work behavior. I have advised, instructed, or supervised others in carrying out this work behavior on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.
13

Select the statement that best describes your experience in determining need for system component and interface upgrades to enhance capabilities of Storage Area Network (SAN).

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
  • I have limited experience in performing this work behavior. I have had exposure to this work behavior but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
  • I have experience performing this work behavior across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
  • I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusually complex situations.
  • I am considered an expert in carrying out this work behavior. I have advised, instructed, or supervised others in carrying out this work behavior on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.
14

Select the statement that best describes your experience in analyzing network workload to include monitoring network storage capacity and performance.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
  • I have limited experience in performing this work behavior. I have had exposure to this work behavior but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
  • I have experience performing this work behavior across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
  • I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusually complex situations.
  • I am considered an expert in carrying out this work behavior. I have advised, instructed, or supervised others in carrying out this work behavior on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.
15

Select the statement that best describes your experience in evaluating local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN) performance data to identify network problems for a customer.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
  • I have limited experience in performing this work behavior. I have had exposure to this work behavior but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
  • I have experience performing this work behavior across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
  • I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusually complex situations.
  • I am considered an expert in carrying out this work behavior. I have advised, instructed, or supervised others in carrying out this work behavior on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.
16

Select the statement that best describes your experience in planning, coordinating, and implementing network security measures to protect data, software, and hardware.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
  • I have limited experience in performing this work behavior. I have had exposure to this work behavior but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
  • I have experience performing this work behavior across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
  • I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusually complex situations.
  • I am considered an expert in carrying out this work behavior. I have advised, instructed, or supervised others in carrying out this work behavior on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.
17

Select the statement that best describes your experience in determining specific network hardware or software requirements, such as platforms, interfaces, bandwidths, or routine schemas.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
  • I have limited experience in performing this work behavior. I have had exposure to this work behavior but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
  • I have experience performing this work behavior across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
  • I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusually complex situations.
  • I am considered an expert in carrying out this work behavior. I have advised, instructed, or supervised others in carrying out this work behavior on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.
18

Select the statement that best describes your experience in monitoring the access and routing priorities of overall network traffic to support high bandwidth demands.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
  • I have limited experience in performing this work behavior. I have had exposure to this work behavior but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
  • I have experience performing this work behavior across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
  • I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusually complex situations.
  • I am considered an expert in carrying out this work behavior. I have advised, instructed, or supervised others in carrying out this work behavior on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.
19

Select the statement that best describes your experience in developing and implementing solutions for network problems within an organization or division.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
  • I have limited experience in performing this work behavior. I have had exposure to this work behavior but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
  • I have experience performing this work behavior across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
  • I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusually complex situations.
  • I am considered an expert in carrying out this work behavior. I have advised, instructed, or supervised others in carrying out this work behavior on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.
20 I have performed problem-solving using non-traditional techniques and innovative approaches to deal with issues that are complex, controversial and sensitive. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
21 Select the response that best describes your experience orally communicating technical information to individuals without a technical background so that the issues are understood. Answer to this question is required
  • I have 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 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.
22 Do you have three or more years of experience in the design, installation and configuration of Virtual Machine (VMWare VSphere5) (ESX Clusters), High Availability (HA), Disaster Recovery (DRS), VSwitches and comparable applications? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
23 Select the statement that best describes your experience in designing IT hardware and software to support large-scale LAM/WAN systems to include protocols, management systems, communication controllers, routers/switches and other network devices. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
  • I have limited experience in performing this work behavior. I have had exposure to this work behavior, but would require additional guidance, instruction or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
  • I have experience performing this work behavior across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
  • I have performed this work independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusually complex situations.
  • I am considered an expert in carrying out this work behavior. I have advised, instructed, or supervised others in carrying out this work behavior on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.
24 Select the statement that best describes your experience in providing technical advice on network telecommunications such as IP subnetting, DMZ design, Cisco Router, and Switches. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
  • I have limited experience in performing this work behavior. I have had exposure to this work behavior, but would require additional guidance, instruction or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
  • I have experience performing this work behavior across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
  • I have performed this work independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusually complex situations.
  • I am considered an expert in carrying out this work behavior. I have advised, instructed, or supervised others in carrying out this work behavior on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.
25 I acknowledge that I have reviewed and understand the "How to Apply" section of this announcement. I also acknowledge that I understand my Resume, TQ Narrative Statements, complete online Assessment Questions, and any other applicable required documents, as listed in the announcement, are required for my application to be considered complete, and that failure to submit any of the required documents before the vacancy closes will result in loss of further consideration for this position. Answer to this question is required Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
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