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1 GS-11 Choose the one answer that best describes your education or experience. Answer to this question is required
  • 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.
2 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.
3 How much experience do you have weighing the relative pros and cons of potential actions to make decisions? Answer to this question is required
  • I am experienced in weighing the relative pros and cons of potential actions to make decisions and provide guidance and supervision to others in these areas
  • I have weighed the relative pros and cons of potential actions to make decisions on the job independently and without the review of a supervisor
  • I have weighed the relative pros and cons of potential actions to make decisions on the job under the direction of a supervisor or other employee
  • I have had training or education directly related to weighing the relative pros and cons of potential actions to make decisions, but I have not performed them on the job
  • I have not had experience in weighing the relative pros and cons of potential actions to make decisions
4 Describe your experience documenting problems and resolutions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have consistently documented the stated problem, underlying root cause and resolution, and updated existing documentation to reflect new information.
  • I have thoroughly documented the stated problem and underlying root cause and resolution.
  • I have documented the stated problem and the resolution
  • I have created updated documentation
  • None of the above
5 Which of the following IT Planning / Analysis activities have you performed as a regular part of your job? Answer to this question is required
  • 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
6 Have you ever develop quality assurance measurement criteria. Develop long- and short-range planning efforts on specific projects and bigger picture transformation success? Answer to this question is required
  • 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 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 have supervised the performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by workers/superiors to assist them with unusually complex situations related to this task because of my expertise.
7 Have you ever develop and monitor resource projections, priorities, justification, etc. for a major agency IT project. Develop agency-wide IT project management procedures, tools, and templates? Answer to this question is required
  • 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 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 have supervised the performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by workers/superiors to assist them with unusually complex situations related to this task because of my expertise.
8 Describe your experience in managing and monitoring a budget for an organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed and justified a multi-year budget for an organization.
  • I have been responsible for cost analysis and developing an operating budget for an organization with a variety of program elements.
  • I have been responsible for monitoring a budget.
  • I have compiled information for the development of a budget.
  • I have managed the budgetary process, including development and execution.
  • I have developed and implemented strategies that ensure appropriate funding levels.
  • I have overseen procurement and contracting procedures.
  • I have analyzed expenditure trends.
  • I have conducted a current budget needs assessment.
  • I have created a budget estimate.
  • I have obligated funds.
  • I have tracked expenditures.
  • I have monitored funding expenditures for accuracy and appropriateness.
  • I have reconciled commitments, obligations, and expenditures.
  • I have programmed funds across organization programs.
  • I have explained and defended budget requests before senior agency management officials.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.
9 With which situations do you have experience negotiating with management to accept and implement recommendations? Answer to this question is required
  • Monetary impact, such as outsourcing
  • Policy changes
  • Adding, dropping, or modifying programs
  • Congressional mandates
  • Contracts
  • Employee relations
  • Organizational realignment
  • None of the above
10 Choose the statement from the list below that best describes your education and/or experience with formulating, presenting, and gaining buy-in on recommendations from an agency's/organization's senior leadership team about IT program management and evaluation. Answer to this question is required
  • 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 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 have supervised the performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by workers/superiors to assist them with unusually complex situations related to this task because of my expertise.
11 Choose the statement from the list below that best describes your education and/or experience with formulating, presenting, and gaining buy-in on recommendations from an agency's/organization's senior leadership team about IT acquisition operations and policy. Answer to this question is required
  • 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 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 have supervised the performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by workers/superiors to assist them with unusually complex situations related to this task because of my expertise.
12 What is your level of experience serving as a Contracting Officer Technical Representative (COTR) for information technology contracts? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no COTR experience or training.
  • I have received COTR training and certification.
  • I have been responsible for writing sole source justifications.
  • I have been responsible for reviewing proposals open for bid.
  • I have been responsible for reviewing deliverables to ensure contractual compliance.
  • I have been responsible for resolving contractual discrepancies with the vendor.
  • I have been responsible for certifying and approving invoices.
13 Identify of the contract activities you have completed. Answer to this question is required
  • Prepared contract requirements/statements of work
  • Evaluated contract proposals
  • Monitored contracts
  • Authorized payments
  • Recommended contract award approval
  • Assigned tasks
  • Negotiated contract terms
  • None of the above
14 Have you ever been responsible for preparing IT requirement packages by developing documentation, researching solutions, and working with functional proponents to obtain funding? Answer to this question is required
  • 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 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 have supervised the performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by workers/superiors to assist them with unusually complex situations related to this task because of my expertise.
15 Which of the following IT policy and planning activities have you performed as a regular part of your job? Answer to this question is required
  • Developed, revised, and maintained strategic plans.
  • Assessed IT policy needs.
  • Developed policies to govern IT activities.
  • Provided policy and process guidance to IT management, staff, and customers.
  • Defined current and future business environments to plan and project IT usage.
  • Prepared IT budget requests and associated documentation.
  • Managed IT investment portfolios with requisite commissioning and de--commissioning documents.
  • Established guidelines and benchmarks to measure and evaluate IT systems' performance.
  • Identified or addressed IT human capital planning and management issues.
  • Conducted audits, assessments, and evaluations of IT programs and projects.
  • Ensured the rigorous application of information security policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of planning and management services.
  • None of the above
16 Choose the statement from the list below that best describes your education and/or experience with overseeing contractor technical performance using a statement of objectives or other performance-based contracting vehicle. Answer to this question is required
  • 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 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 have supervised the performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by workers/superiors to assist them with unusually complex situations related to this task because of my expertise.
17 Are you currently, or have you been within the last 5 years, a Presidential appointee (with or without Senate confirmation), Schedule A or Schedule C political appointee, an appointee serving in a political capacity under an agency-specific authority, or a Noncareer SES employee in the Executive Branch? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
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  • General Job Information Website
  • Agency Employee
  • School Placement Center
  • Job Fair/Recruitment Event
  • Development Executive Group
  • Professional Journal
  • Newspaper Ad
  • Other Print Ad
  • Other (please specify)
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