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Grade: 14

To be eligible for this position at this grade level, you must meet the requirements below.
You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service:
This experience must include Information Technology (IT) related experience that demonstrates each of the following four competencies: 1) Attention to Detail, 2) Customer Service, 3) Oral Communication and 4) Problem Solving.
Specialized experience for this position includes:
Experience that demonstrates accomplishment of computer project assignments that required a wide range of knowledge of computer requirements and techniques pertinent to the position to be filled
This knowledge is generally demonstrated through assignments that required the ability to analyze a number of alternative approaches in the process of advising management concerning major aspects of IT system design. This would include defining what system interrelationships must be considered, or what operating mode, system software, and/or equipment configuration is most appropriate for a given project.
In addition to the above you must meet the requirements below:
This experience must include work that consisted of developing logical data models to be translated into workable physical database schema and structures in the database development process; Selecting modeling methodologies and tools (e.g., CASE data modeling products); generating models that are capable of accommodating new and unanticipated business requirements and processes; verifying model integrity; and maintaining and revising existing models.
1 Which of the following is true about your specialized experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one (1) year of specialized experience.
  • I have less than one (1) year of specialized experience.
2 What is your experience leading co-workers? Answer to this question is required
  • Developed and presented data management training materials and/or job aids
  • Led co-workers in the completion of their tasks
  • Served as a Data Management mentor
  • Provided Data Management technical advice and recommendations to co-workers
  • None of the above
3 How have you worked with automated processes to improve the efficiency of the workgroup? Answer to this question is required
  • Designed
  • Developed
  • Implemented
  • Tested
  • None of the above
4 Which of the following database systems do you have experience implementing and maintaining? Answer to this question is required
  • Oracle
  • Greenplum
  • IBM (e.g, DB2)
  • Unisys
  • SQL Server
  • MongoDB
  • PostgreSQL
  • None of the above
5 Which of the following Operating Systems do you have experience using? Answer to this question is required
  • Unix/Linux
  • Microsoft Windows
  • IBM (e.g, DB2)
  • None of the above
6 What experience do you have with database disaster recovery planning? Answer to this question is required
  • Created
  • Maintained
  • Executed
  • None of the above
7 Which of the following database tasks have you performed? Answer to this question is required
  • Design a database backup and recovery plan
  • Research database topics (e.g., Internet,vendor support)
  • Monitor database performance
  • Tune database operations
  • None of the above
8 Which of the following database configuration tasks have you performed? Answer to this question is required
  • Interpret and implement database best practices as enterprise standards (e.g., vendor specified best practices)
  • Planned and managed the migration of databases to new technologies (e.g., Oracle migration from Windows to Linux)
  • Lead/direct developers with configuration management systems operational requirements
  • None of the above
9 What type of database design experience do you have? Answer to this question is required
  • Logical design
  • Physical design
  • None of the above
10 Which of the following request for services have you initiated/reviewed? Answer to this question is required
  • Change request
  • Work Request
  • Technical assessments for a change request
  • Incident/Problem Service Asset Management Tools (e.g., Incident, Request, Change, Task, etc)
  • None of the above
11 Which of the following tasks have you performed to monitor and improve database performance? Answer to this question is required
  • Written database monitoring scripts to alert DBAs of performance issues
  • Written database monitoring scripts to alert DBAs of performance issues
  • Implemented database monitoring using third party software (eg. Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM), HP Business Service Management (BSM), etc.)
  • Assimilate project information from individuals or groups both within and outside the organization
  • None of the above
12 Have you written an application or script for evaluating information systems security features against a set of specified security requirements? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
13 What experience do you have participating in a database security audit? Answer to this question is required
  • Mitigated findings from a database security audit
  • Participated as a Database Administrator (DBA)
  • Provided input for inclusion in database security audit based on Computer Security Incident Response Center (CSIRC) guidelines
  • None of the above
14 Have you written technical instructions or procedures to describe or implement computer products or programs? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
15 What is your experience preparing written IT technical documents? Answer to this question is required
  • Wrote technical documents using existing templates or guides
  • Wrote updates to existing technical documents
  • Independently composed technical documents
  • Wrote Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and/or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
  • Wrote standard documents and/or job aids
  • None of the above
16 Which of the following verbal communication methods have you used to provide customer service? Answer to this question is required
  • Prepared and presented IT findings to co-workers and supervisor at staff meetings
  • Reviewed a problem ticket and called the customers/stakeholders to identify and resolve an IT issue
  • Called vendors to gather information on IT products
  • Represented your business unit at meetings or conference calls (such as Installation Coordination Meetings(ICM), Change Control Board (CCB), production deployment or reoccurring project meetings)
  • None of the above
17 What areas of project management experience do you have? Answer to this question is required
  • Developed a project time line
  • Coordinated project with other functional areas
  • Monitored project progress and managed delays to implementation schedule
  • Assessed hardware and software requirements
  • Determined project staffing or budget requirements
  • Evaluated vendor proposals
  • None of the above
18 Which database software maintenance tasks have you performed? Answer to this question is required
  • Established database-hardening standards to apply organizational security guidelines
  • Document database maintenance patch installation instructions for implementation by others in my group
  • Provision consistent/standard database software images across environment
  • None of the above

Grade: All Grades

Thank you for your interest in applying for this position.
Your responses to the following questions supplement the information provided in your resume.
1 Regarding the effectiveness of our recruitment strategies; how did you first hear about this job? Answer to this question is required
  • Automated USAJOBS saved search notification
  • Posting on a job board or search agent other than USAJOBS (Monster, CareerBuilder, Indeed, LinkUp, etc.)
    1.1 Please indicate the name of the job board or search agent other than USAJOBS you saw the advertisement. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Social Media posting (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, on-line job fairs, etc.)
    1.1 Please indicate the name of the Social Media platform you saw the advertisement. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • IRS Career Website
  • Referred by an IRS employee
  • Attended a recruitment event (Job/Career Fair, Open House, Meet & Greet, Meetup, etc.)
    1.1 Please indicate the name and state of the recruiting event. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • School/University announcement/career counselor
    1.1 Please indicate the name of the school/university of the announcement where you saw the advertisement. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Organizational third party referral (diversity or community organization, church, unemployment office, etc.)
    1.1 Please indicate the name of the Organizational third party referral. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Newspaper (print/online)
    1.1 Please indicate the name of the newspaper and the state you saw the advertisement. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Radio
    1.1 Please indicate the name of the radio station and state you heard the advertisement. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Transit/Bus Advertisement
    1.1 Please indicate the city and state you saw the advertisement. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Banner Advertisement - Major News Websites
    1.1 Please indicate the website. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Banner Advertisement - Movie Theater Websites
    1.1 Please indicate the website. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • IRS Post Card Mailing
  • Classified Advertisement Website (Craigslist, Angie‚Äôs List, etc.)
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  • I prefer not to answer
2 To qualify for this position and receive full credit for your relevant experience you must list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. Your resume must support your responses to the questions. Do you understand that failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified determination? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No