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Grade: 11

1 GS-11 Choose the one answer that best describes your education or experience.
  • I have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education with a major study in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management.
  • I have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 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: 12

1 GS-12 Choose the one answer that best describes your experience.
  • I have 1 year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 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 Which of the following best reflects your highest level of experience drawing conclusions based on an analysis of information? Answer to this question is required
  • I have identified the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems under close supervision.
  • I have participated on a team that was responsible for identifying the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • I have independently identified the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • I have led others charged with identifying the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • I have no experience identifying the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
2 Indicate the project roles that you have played during the execution of a specific project. Answer to this question is required
  • Project team member
  • Project team leader (management of a small component of a larger project)
  • Project manager
  • Program manager
  • Project/Program sponsor or executive
  • None of the above
3 With which of the following program management techniques do you have training or experience? Answer to this question is required
  • Performance, Evaluation, and Review Techniques (PERT)
  • Management by Objectives (MBO)
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Earned Value Management (EVM)
  • Strategic planning
  • Budgeting
  • Benchmarking
  • Process management
  • Developing milestones
  • None of the above
4 Which statements describe your professional experience with information technology? Answer to this question is required
  • Manage and maintain multiple, mission-critical, servers running Windows server operating system.
  • Manage and maintain a Windows Active Directory environment.
  • Manage and maintain multiple Cisco routers and switches in an enterprise network.
  • Manage and maintain a Microsoft Exchange messaging system.
  • Manage and maintain multiple desktop/laptop clients running Windows client operating system.
  • Serve as an Information System Security Officer.
  • None of the above.
5 Select the aspects of information technology projects with which you have been involved. Answer to this question is required
  • Project management
  • Technology vendor evaluation
  • Product evaluation
  • Business analysis
  • System analysis
  • None of the above
6 Please indicate the statement that best describes your experience planning and organizing work to achieve the goals of a program or organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have planned, developed and implemented programs with organizational scope and impact; managing work teams and/or advisory groups in the overall design of systems and programs.
  • I have established annual, multi-year, or similar types of long-range work plans for an organizational component; setting goals and objectives; planning for short and long term resource needs.
  • I have set goals and/or planned work to be accomplished by others; set and adjusted priorities, and prepared schedules for the completion of work.
  • I have planned and organized my own work assignments against deadlines assigned by my Supervisor; often handling several work assignments at the same time.
  • I do not have on-the-job experience planning or organizing work to achieve program / organizational goals.
7 Choose the statement that best describes your experience in developing an IT budget.
  • I have no experience in developing an IT budget.
  • I have assisted in developing an IT budget.
  • I have independently developed an IT budget.
  • I have been a team leader in developing an IT budget.
  • I have lead development of an IT budget by coordinating several teams.
8 Which of the following IT Planning / Analysis activities have you performed as a regular part of your job?
  • Met with IT project managers to gather data for a report / analysis
  • Developed an IT plan to include milestones, schedules, resource estimates
  • Developed a business case to support management decision making on an IT initiative
  • Ensured that issues related to IT project resource usage were identified and resolved
  • Developed a total cost of ownership model for an IT initiative
  • Developed presentation materials for a proposed IT initiative
  • Developed presentation materials on the progress of an IT initiative
  • Developed recommendations on improvements that could be made to an IT initiatives
  • None of the above
9 Select the response that best describes your experience in conducting cost benefit, cost savings, return on investment, and cost planning.
  • I have no education, training or experience in this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in this task/competency, but have not performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/.competency on the job with close supervision from a supervisor of senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a 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 other normally consult with me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.
10 Which statements describe your, professional experience with information technology planning, management and analysis?
  • Manage and maintain resource plans for an IT project.
  • Develop policies and procedures for IT resource use.
  • Assess and control resource allocation to support an IT project.
  • Oversee execution of business plans and investment packages for an IT project.
  • Analyze policies related to effective IT project management resource use.
  • Conduct studies on CIO management of IT resources.
  • None of the above.
11 Do you have specialized experience developing analytical studies involving the planning, development and implementation of enterprise-wide IT plans, metrics and budgets?
  • I have no experience with performing these duties.
  • I have limited experience in performing these duties and will require additional guidance and/or supervision to perform at a proficient level.
  • I have experience performing these duties with minimal supervision or guidance.
  • I have performed this work independently across a wide range of situations.
  • I have supervised the performance of this task, or I am normally the person who is consulted by workers/supervisors to assist them with complex situations related to this task because of my expertise.