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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.
1 Which of the following is true about your experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one (1) year of specialized experience as described above.
  • I have less than one (1) year of full-time experience described above.
2 Do you have experience planning and coordinating change activities with applications developers, telecommunications specialist, facilities managers, vendors and customers? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Do you have experience managing the implementation and deployment and keeping senior management informed of project progress through periodic briefings and reports? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 What is your experience providing IT training? Answer to this question is required
  • Served as an on-the-job trainer/coach.
  • Served as a lead classroom instructor.
  • None of the above
5 What is your experience assisting co-workers? Answer to this question is required
  • Developed and presented Information Technology (IT) training materials and/or job aids.
  • Assisted a co-worker in the completion of their tasks
  • Served as an IT mentor
  • Provided IT technical advice and recommendations to co-workers
  • None of the above
6 Which of the following have you provided leadership/coordination in support of enterprise O&M activities: Answer to this question is required
  • Test/installation of patches
  • Implement and test configuration changes
  • Plan, test and upgrade firmware
  • Remove, add or extend file systems
  • Perform Capacity analysis/study
  • Installed/test/upgrade operating systems
  • Test and configured systems to security standards
  • None of the above
7 What is your experience with writing procedural related documents? Answer to this question is required
  • Contributed to the development of an Internal Revenue Manual (IRM)
  • Created Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Created a technical assessment
  • Created an IT user guide
  • Created IT installation guides
  • Created transmittals
  • None of the above
8 Do you have experience deploying any of the following system services? Answer to this question is required
  • Web Server
  • Application Server
  • Database Server
  • Cluster Servers
  • Mainframe
  • Infrastructure server
  • None of the above
9 What is your experience with system/product upgrades on an Enterprise Level? Answer to this question is required
  • Plan
  • Plan and coordinate
  • Plan, coordinate and implement
  • Plan, coordinate, implement and validate
  • None of the above
10 What is the highest level audience to which you have delivered a work related verbal presentation (exclude any training classes)? Answer to this question is required
  • Your immediate organization/peer group
  • Frontline Management
  • Senior Management
  • Executive
  • None of the above
11 Which monitoring/security compliance tools have you used? Answer to this question is required
  • OPNET/ Panorama
  • SMARTS
  • MS Perfmon
  • Athene
  • Vanguard
  • Vulnerability Tools (e.g., Tripwire)
  • Analytical Tools
  • Compliance Tools (e.g., Unix/Windows/Mainframe Policy Checker, Big Fix Compliance)
  • None of the above
12 Which of the following tools have you utilized to harden operating systems? Answer to this question is required
  • Security Configuration and Analysis
  • Security Templates
  • Resultant Set of Policy (RSOP)
  • IP Security Policies
  • IP Security Monitor
  • Resource Allocation Control File(RACF)
  • Group Policy Object Editor
  • None of the above
13 Which of the following have you used when implementing systems and/or applications? Answer to this question is required
  • Policy and guidance
  • IT Security Roles and Responsibilities
  • Audit Logging Security Standards
  • Secure Application Development
  • Live Data Protection
  • LINUX/UNIX Security Requirements
  • Web Server and Web Application Server Security
  • Service-wide Security Patch Management
  • Information Technology Disaster Recovery Policy and Guidance
  • Windows Security
  • Unisys Operating System Security
  • IBM Mainframe System Security
  • None of the above
14 Which of the following describes the tools you have used to assign and manage workloads within your group? Answer to this question is required
  • Periodic reporting from group members
  • Generic tool (e.g., MS Project, Excel)
  • A working self-developed application (e.g., Access, SQL, C++)
  • An enterprise-wide incident management COTS product.
  • An enterprise-wide work load management COTS product.
  • None of the above
15 Which of the following best describe my experience meeting IT workload assignments? Answer to this question is required
  • Providing direction and assistance to team members while completing multiple, Information Technology (IT) assignments with competing deadlines.
  • Providing assistance to team members while completing multiple IT assignments with competing deadlines.
  • Completing multiple complex IT assignments with competing deadlines.
  • None of the above.
16 What areas of project management experience do you have? Answer to this question is required
  • Developed a project timeline
  • Coordinated project with other functional areas
  • Monitored project progress and managed delays to implementation schedule
  • Managed change requests
  • Assessed hardware and software requirements
  • Determined project staffing or budget requirements
  • None of the above
17 What is the highest organizational level to which you have provided technical leadership for an Information Technology (IT) project? Answer to this question is required
  • Your immediate organization/peer group
  • Frontline Management
  • Senior Management
  • Executives
  • None of the above

Grade: All Grades

Thank you for your interest in applying for this position.
Only select those locations to which you are willing to report and/or relocate. Please see vacancy announcement for information on whether or not moving expenses will be paid.
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.)
    1.1 Please indicate the name of the website, city and state. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • 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