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Grade: 05

To be eligible for this position at this grade level, you must meet the requirements below.
Three (3) years of IT-related experience, 1 year of which was at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-4 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.
IT related experience for this position includes:
Basic knowledge of IT processing functions to understand the stages to automate a work process.
Experience must have also included work with clients and customers to assess and/or address their needs, and provide information or assistance relative to the products or services; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; and, identify and resolve problems, determine relevant information, demonstrate using sound judgment, and making recommendations.
Experience may have been gained in work such as computer operator or assistant, computer sales representative, program analyst, or other positions that required the use or adaptation of computer programs and systems.
OR
Bachelor's or equivalent degree at an accredited college or university
In computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management
OR
A degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks
OR
A combination of experience and education at an accredited college or university equivalent to 4 years. You may combine the college credits you completed with any qualifying experience you have to total the equivalent of a four-year college education.
1 Which of the following is true about your education and/or experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I have a Bachelor’s or equivalent degree at an accredited college or university in a field as described above.
  • I have experience as described above.
  • I have a combination of experience and education at an accredited college or university as described above.
  • None of the above.
2 (C) What is your experience providing assistance to co-workers? Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as a team or project leader
  • I have assisted in the development of training materials or job aids.
  • I have been an on the job training (OJT) coach.
  • I have volunteered to assist a co-worker in the completion of their tasks.
  • I have served as a mentor.
  • None of the above
3 (C) Have you created or developed a process improvement or new technique that improved the work environment? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes, it was implemented service-wide.
  • Yes, it was implemented division-wide.
  • Yes, it was implemented branch-wide.
  • Yes, it was implemented section-wide.
  • Yes, it was implemented team-wide.
  • None of the above
4 (C) What types of teams have you lead? Answer to this question is required
  • Lead a workgroup team
  • Lead a special project team
  • Lead a process improvement team
  • Lead a cross functional team
  • None of the above
5 (K) Which do you have experience working with? Answer to this question is required
  • Using Unisys or IBM mainframe
  • Procedures for Unisys or Copybooks for IBM
  • Subprograms
  • Multifile input
  • Multifile output
  • Executive Control Language (ECL) for Unisys or Job Control Language (JCL) for IBM
  • None of the above
6 (K) What type of COBOL coding experience do you have? Answer to this question is required
  • Authored COBOL program
  • Maintained COBOL program by making significant updates
  • Maintained COBOL program by making minor changes
  • No COBOL coding experience, but have coded in another language
  • No COBOL coding experience but have taken a class in COBOL
  • None of the above
7 (K) Which of the following have you used for the identification of potential problems? Answer to this question is required
  • Unit testing
  • Systems testing
  • Compatibility testing
  • Coding walk throughs
  • Peer review
  • Participate in a lesson learned meeting
  • Review change requests for impact on my projects
  • None of the above
8 (A) What is your experience preparing written work related documents? Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared written documents using existing templates or guides.
  • I have updated/made revisions to existing documents.
  • I have composed documents independently
  • None of the above
9 (A) Have you ever had to discuss or document an issue for a customer? Answer to this question is required
  • I have participated in meetings with customers to determine needs.
  • I have documented customer needs.
  • None of the above
10 (A) What is your experience providing technical information orally? Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided technical information to upper level management.
  • I have provided technical information to first line management
  • I have provided technical information to customers.
  • I have provided technical information to my peers.
  • None of the above
11 (Q) Which of the following have you done when determining the activities required to complete a task or request? Answer to this question is required
  • I have analyzed a large work task and broken it up into smaller components to simplify the task.
  • I have independently researched work assignments prior to asking for assistance.
  • I am assigned work tasks where the component steps are already outlined and no additional research is required.
  • None of the above
12 (E) Most of my experience has been: Answer to this question is required
  • Multiple, complex work assignments and specific deadlines.
  • Two or more similar/related tasks and specific deadlines.
  • One assigned task to complete before receiving another.
  • None of the above
13 (E) What role have you taken when working on a team? Answer to this question is required
  • I have taken a leadership role on a team.
  • I have led a team meeting.
  • I have participated as a team member.
  • None of the above

Grade: 07

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-5 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:
Interviewing subject-matter personnel to get facts regarding work processes, and synthesizing the resulting data into charts showing information flow; operating computer consoles where this involved choosing from among various procedures in responding to machine commands or unscheduled halts; scheduling the sequence of programs to be processed by computers where alternatives had to be weighed with a view to production efficiency; preparing documentation on cost/benefit studies where this involved summarizing the material and organizing it in a logical fashion; working directly with customers in obtaining information needed to establish or change accounts; translating detailed logical steps developed by others into language codes that computers accept where this required understanding of procedures and limitations appropriate to use of a programming language.
OR
One year of graduate education at an accredited college or university
In computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics or technology management or in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaption of applications, systems or networks.
OR
Superior Academic Achievement may be met by having a Bachelor's degree, with one of the following: A GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all completed undergraduate courses or those completed in the last 2 years of study, or a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all courses in the major field of study or those courses in the major completed in the last 2 years of study, or rank in the upper one third of the class in the college, university, or major subdivision, or membership in a national honor society recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies.
OR
At least 1 year of combined graduate education and experience as defined in paragraphs above.
1 Which of the following is true about your education and/or experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one full year of specialized experience as described above.
  • I have at least one full year of graduate level education at an accredited college or university with a major in a qualifying field of study as described above.
  • I meet the Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) requirements as described above.
  • I have a combination of experience and graduate level education equivalent to that described above.
  • None of the above.
TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Under merit promotion procedures, Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F. Time is credited based on calendar time served in a grade, regardless of the number of days or hours worked. If you currently hold or have previously held a position at the same (or equivalent) or higher grade/level in the Federal government as of this announcement, you will meet the TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENTS.
2 Please select the response that best describes your time in grade. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served one year at the next lower grade of the position for which I am applying.
  • I currently occupy a position at or above the grade of the position for which I am applying.
  • I have previously occupied a position at or above the grade of the position for which I am applying.
  • I have less than one year in grade at the next lower level of the position for which I am applying.
3 (C) What is your experience providing assistance to co-workers? Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as a team or project leader
  • I have assisted in the development of training materials or job aids.
  • I have been an on the job training (OJT) coach.
  • I have volunteered to assist a co-worker in the completion of their tasks.
  • I have served as a mentor.
  • None of the above
4 (C) Have you created or developed a process improvement or new technique that improved the work environment? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes, it was implemented service-wide.
  • Yes, it was implemented division-wide.
  • Yes, it was implemented branch-wide.
  • Yes, it was implemented section-wide.
  • Yes, it was implemented team-wide.
  • None of the above
5 (C) What types of teams have you lead? Answer to this question is required
  • Lead a workgroup team
  • Lead a special project team
  • Lead a process improvement team
  • Lead a cross functional team
  • None of the above
6 (K) Which do you have experience working with? Answer to this question is required
  • Using Unisys or IBM mainframe
  • Procedures for Unisys or Copybooks for IBM
  • Subprograms
  • Multifile input
  • Multifile output
  • Executive Control Language (ECL) for Unisys or Job Control Language (JCL) for IBM
  • None of the above
7 (K) What type of COBOL coding experience do you have? Answer to this question is required
  • Authored COBOL program
  • Maintained COBOL program by making significant updates
  • Maintained COBOL program by making minor changes
  • No COBOL coding experience, but have coded in another language
  • No COBOL coding experience but have taken a class in COBOL
  • None of the above
8 (K) Which of the following have you used for the identification of potential problems? Answer to this question is required
  • Unit testing
  • Systems testing
  • Compatibility testing
  • Coding walk throughs
  • Peer review
  • Participate in a lesson learned meeting
  • Review change requests for impact on my projects
  • None of the above
9 (A) What is your experience preparing written work related documents? Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared written documents using existing templates or guides.
  • I have updated/made revisions to existing documents.
  • I have composed documents independently
  • None of the above
10 (A) Have you ever had to discuss or document an issue for a customer? Answer to this question is required
  • I have participated in meetings with customers to determine needs.
  • I have documented customer needs.
  • None of the above
11 (A) What is your experience providing technical information orally? Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided technical information to upper level management.
  • I have provided technical information to first line management
  • I have provided technical information to customers.
  • I have provided technical information to my peers.
  • None of the above
12 (Q) Which of the following have you done when determining the activities required to complete a task or request? Answer to this question is required
  • I have analyzed a large work task and broken it up into smaller components to simplify the task.
  • I have independently researched work assignments prior to asking for assistance.
  • I am assigned work tasks where the component steps are already outlined and no additional research is required.
  • None of the above
13 (E) Most of my experience has been: Answer to this question is required
  • Multiple, complex work assignments and specific deadlines.
  • Two or more similar/related tasks and specific deadlines.
  • One assigned task to complete before receiving another.
  • None of the above
14 (E) What role have you taken when working on a team? Answer to this question is required
  • I have taken a leadership role on a team.
  • I have led a team meeting.
  • I have participated as a team member.
  • None of the above

Grade: 09

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-7 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 in an IT field or work where the primary concern was the subject matter of the IT application. The assignments must have shown completion of the following, or the equivalent:
Analysis of the interrelationships of pertinent components of the system; Planning the sequence of actions necessary to accomplish the assignment; and Personal responsibility for at least a segment of the overall project.
OR
Master's or equivalent graduate degree or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's or equivalent graduate degree
In computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics or technology management or in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaption of applications, systems or networks.
One year of graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended.
OR
At least 1 year of combined graduate education and experience as defined in paragraphs above.
1 Which of the following is true about your education and/or experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one full year of specialized experience as defined above.
  • I have a Master’s or equivalent graduate degree in a qualifying field of study as defined above.
  • I have two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master’s or equivalent graduate degree in a qualifying field of study as described above.
  • I have a combination of experience and graduate level education equivalent to that described above.
  • I have none of the above
TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Under merit promotion procedures, Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F. Time is credited based on calendar time served in a grade, regardless of the number of days or hours worked. If you currently hold or have previously held a position at the same (or equivalent) or higher grade/level in the Federal government as of this announcement, you will meet the TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENTS.
2 Please select the response that best describes your time in grade. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served one year at the next lower grade of the position for which I am applying.
  • I currently occupy a position at or above the grade of the position for which I am applying.
  • I have previously occupied a position at or above the grade of the position for which I am applying.
  • I have less than one year in grade at the next lower level of the position for which I am applying.
3 (C) What is your experience providing assistance to co-workers? Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as a team or project leader
  • I have assisted in the development of training materials or job aids.
  • I have been an on the job training (OJT) coach.
  • I have volunteered to assist a co-worker in the completion of their tasks.
  • I have served as a mentor.
  • None of the above
4 (C) Have you created or developed a process improvement or new technique that improved the work environment? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes, it was implemented service-wide.
  • Yes, it was implemented division-wide.
  • Yes, it was implemented branch-wide.
  • Yes, it was implemented section-wide.
  • Yes, it was implemented team-wide.
  • None of the above
5 (C) What types of teams have you lead? Answer to this question is required
  • Lead a workgroup team
  • Lead a special project team
  • Lead a process improvement team
  • Lead a cross functional team
  • None of the above
6 (K) Which do you have experience working with? Answer to this question is required
  • Using Unisys or IBM mainframe
  • Procedures for Unisys or Copybooks for IBM
  • Subprograms
  • Multifile input
  • Multifile output
  • Executive Control Language (ECL) for Unisys or Job Control Language (JCL) for IBM
  • None of the above
7 (K) What type of COBOL coding experience do you have? Answer to this question is required
  • Authored COBOL program
  • Maintained COBOL program by making significant updates
  • Maintained COBOL program by making minor changes
  • No COBOL coding experience, but have coded in another language
  • No COBOL coding experience but have taken a class in COBOL
  • None of the above
8 (K) Do you have experience in resolving problems arising from your computer programs? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 (K) Which of the following have you used for the identification of potential problems? Answer to this question is required
  • Unit testing
  • Systems testing
  • Compatibility testing
  • Coding walk throughs
  • Peer review
  • Participate in a lesson learned meeting
  • Review change requests for impact on my projects
  • None of the above
10 (A) What is your experience providing technical information orally? Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided technical information to upper level management.
  • I have provided technical information to first line management
  • I have provided technical information to customers.
  • I have provided technical information to my peers.
  • None of the above
11 (A) What is your experience writing technical documentation (For example, Function Specification Package (FSP), Program Requirements Package (PRP), Computer Program Book (CPB), or other documents to support the Application Development Life Cycle)? Answer to this question is required
  • I have authored a technical document.
  • I have modified an existing technical document.
  • None of the above
12 (A) Which best describes your experience working a customer request? Answer to this question is required
  • I have led the coordination of customer requests
  • I have assisted in the coordination of customer requests.
  • I have not participated in the coordination of customer requests, but have performed other activities related to customer requests.
  • None of the above
13 (Q) Which of the following have you done when determining the activities required to complete an IT task or request? Answer to this question is required
  • I have analyzed, defined, and researched requirements to complete the IT task or request.
  • I have received requirements, and researched additional documentation to complete the IT task or request.
  • None of the above
14 (E) What role have you taken when working on a team? Answer to this question is required
  • I have taken a leadership role on a team.
  • I have led a team meeting.
  • I have participated as a team member.
  • None of the above
15 (E) I have experience successfully completing: Answer to this question is required
  • Multiple, diverse assignments with competing deadlines.
  • Two or more similar/related assignments with competing deadlines.
  • An assignment without defined deadlines.
  • None of the above

Grade: 11

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-9 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 demonstrated an accomplishment of computer project assignments that required a range of knowledge of computer requirements and techniques.
For example, assignments would show experience in developing modifications to parts of a system that required significant revisions in the logic or techniques used in the original development.
Must have been in an IT field or work where the primary concern was the subject matter of the IT application. The assignments must have shown completion of the following, or the equivalent:
Knowledge of the customary approaches, techniques, and requirements appropriate to an assigned computer applications area or computer specialty area in an organization; planning the sequence of actions necessary to accomplish the assignment where this entailed coordination with others outside the organizational unit and development of project controls; adaptation of guidelines or precedents to the needs of the assignment.
OR
A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or Three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
In computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics or technology management or in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaption of applications, systems or networks.
One year of graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended.
OR
At least 1 year of combined graduate education and experience as defined in paragraphs above.
1 Which of the following is true about your education and/or experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a qualifying field of study as described above.
  • I have three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a qualifying field of study as described above.
  • I have at least one year of full-time specialized experience as defined above.
  • I have a combination of experience and graduate level education equivalent to that described above.
  • None of the above.
TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Under merit promotion procedures, Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F. Time is credited based on calendar time served in a grade, regardless of the number of days or hours worked. If you currently hold or have previously held a position at the same (or equivalent) or higher grade/level in the Federal government as of this announcement, you will meet the TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENTS.
2 Please select the response that best describes your time in grade. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served one year at the next lower grade of the position for which I am applying.
  • I currently occupy a position at or above the grade of the position for which I am applying.
  • I have previously occupied a position at or above the grade of the position for which I am applying.
  • I have less than one year in grade at the next lower level of the position for which I am applying.
3 (C) What is your experience providing assistance to co-workers? Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as a team or project leader
  • I have assisted in the development of training materials or job aids.
  • I have been an on the job training (OJT) coach.
  • I have volunteered to assist a co-worker in the completion of their tasks.
  • I have served as a mentor.
  • None of the above
4 (C) Have you created or developed a process improvement or new technique that improved the work environment? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes, it was implemented service-wide.
  • Yes, it was implemented division-wide.
  • Yes, it was implemented branch-wide.
  • Yes, it was implemented section-wide.
  • Yes, it was implemented team-wide.
  • None of the above
5 (C) What types of teams have you lead? Answer to this question is required
  • Lead a workgroup team
  • Lead a special project team
  • Lead a process improvement team
  • Lead a cross functional team
  • None of the above
6 (K) Which do you have experience working with? Answer to this question is required
  • Using Unisys or IBM mainframe
  • Procedures for Unisys or Copybooks for IBM
  • Subprograms
  • Multifile input
  • Multifile output
  • Executive Control Language (ECL) for Unisys or Job Control Language (JCL) for IBM
  • None of the above
7 (K) What type of COBOL coding experience do you have? Answer to this question is required
  • Authored COBOL program
  • Maintained COBOL program by making significant updates
  • Maintained COBOL program by making minor changes
  • No COBOL coding experience, but have coded in another language
  • No COBOL coding experience but have taken a class in COBOL
  • None of the above
8 (K) Do you have experience in resolving problems arising from your computer programs? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 (K) Which of the following have you used for the identification of potential problems? Answer to this question is required
  • Unit testing
  • Systems testing
  • Compatibility testing
  • Coding walk throughs
  • Peer review
  • Participate in a lesson learned meeting
  • Review change requests for impact on my projects
  • None of the above
10 (A) What is your experience providing technical information orally? Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided technical information to upper level management.
  • I have provided technical information to first line management
  • I have provided technical information to customers.
  • I have provided technical information to my peers.
  • None of the above
11 (A) What is your experience writing technical documentation (For example, Function Specification Package (FSP), Program Requirements Package (PRP), Computer Program Book (CPB), or other documents to support the Application Development Life Cycle)? Answer to this question is required
  • I have authored a technical document.
  • I have modified an existing technical document.
  • None of the above
12 (A) Which best describes your experience working a customer request? Answer to this question is required
  • I have led the coordination of customer requests
  • I have assisted in the coordination of customer requests.
  • I have not participated in the coordination of customer requests, but have performed other activities related to customer requests.
  • None of the above
13 (Q) Which of the following have you done when determining the activities required to complete an IT task or request? Answer to this question is required
  • I have analyzed, defined, and researched requirements to complete the IT task or request.
  • I have received requirements, and researched additional documentation to complete the IT task or request.
  • None of the above
14 (E) What role have you taken when working on a team? Answer to this question is required
  • I have taken a leadership role on a team.
  • I have led a team meeting.
  • I have participated as a team member.
  • None of the above
15 (E) I have experience successfully completing: Answer to this question is required
  • Multiple, diverse assignments with competing deadlines.
  • Two or more similar/related assignments with competing deadlines.
  • An assignment without defined deadlines.
  • None of the above

Grade: 12

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-11 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:
At this level, your experience must be sufficient to demonstrate the ability to: Plan and coordinate an agency-wide implementation of process improvement methods and concepts to improve the quality of software products; serving as the principle advocate within the agency/organization for the application of process improvement concepts and practices; and consulting with senior specialists and IT managers throughout the agency in the implementation of process improvement practices.
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.
TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Under merit promotion procedures, Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F. Time is credited based on calendar time served in a grade, regardless of the number of days or hours worked. If you currently hold or have previously held a position at the same (or equivalent) or higher grade/level in the Federal government as of this announcement, you will meet the TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENTS.
2 Please select the response that best describes your time in grade. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served one year at the next lower grade of the position for which I am applying.
  • I currently occupy a position at or above the grade of the position for which I am applying.
  • I have previously occupied a position at or above the grade of the position for which I am applying.
  • I have less than one year in grade at the next lower level of the position for which I am applying.
3 (C) What is your experience providing assistance to co-workers? Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as a team or project leader
  • I have assisted in the development of training materials or job aids.
  • I have been an on the job training (OJT) coach.
  • I have volunteered to assist a co-worker in the completion of their tasks.
  • I have served as a mentor.
  • None of the above
4 (C) Have you created or developed a process improvement or new technique that improved the work environment? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes, it was implemented service-wide.
  • Yes, it was implemented division-wide.
  • Yes, it was implemented branch-wide.
  • Yes, it was implemented section-wide.
  • Yes, it was implemented team-wide.
  • None of the above
5 (C) What types of teams have you lead? Answer to this question is required
  • Lead a workgroup team
  • Lead a special project team
  • Lead a process improvement team
  • Lead a cross functional team
  • None of the above
6 (K) What type of COBOL coding experience do you have? Answer to this question is required
  • Authored COBOL program
  • Maintained COBOL program by making significant updates
  • Maintained COBOL program by making minor changes
  • No COBOL coding experience, but have coded in another language
  • No COBOL coding experience but have taken a class in COBOL
  • None of the above
7 (K) Do you have experience in resolving problems arising from your computer programs? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 (K) Which of the following have you used for the identification of potential problems? Answer to this question is required
  • Unit testing
  • Systems testing
  • Compatibility testing
  • Coding walk throughs
  • Peer review
  • Participate in a lesson learned meeting
  • Review change requests for impact on my projects
  • None of the above
9 (A) Which best describes your experience working a customer request? Answer to this question is required
  • I have led the coordination of large customer requests that span multiple projects and areas.
  • I have led the coordination of small customer requests within my own project.
  • I have participated in the coordination of customer requests.
  • None of the above
10 (A) What is your experience giving formal IT related presentations? Answer to this question is required
  • I have given a formal IT related presentation to upper management or executive groups.
  • I have given a formal IT related presentation to customers.
  • I have presented technical information tailored to the level of the audience.
  • None of the above
11 (A) What is your experience with written technical documentation? Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared documentation for executive committees (for example, position paper, business case).
  • I have written a Function Specification Package (FSP), Program Requirements Package (PRP), Computer Program Book (CPB), or other documents to support the Application Development Life Cycle.
  • I have consolidated multiple technical documents into a single report.
  • None of the above
12 (Q) Which of the following have you done when determining the activities required to complete an IT task or request? Answer to this question is required
  • I have determined costing and/or resources necessary to complete an IT task or request.
  • I have created schedules with deliverables and dates to complete an IT task or request.
  • I have interviewed the customer to obtain their business requirements and write a requirements document.
  • I have determined the best design for implementing the requirement.
  • I have broken the high level requirements down to subsets and distributed amongst team members.
  • None of the above
13 (E) I have experience successfully: Answer to this question is required
  • Providing direction and assistance to team members while completing multiple, complex assignments with competing deadlines.
  • Providing assistance to team members while completing multiple complex assignments with competing deadlines.
  • Completing multiple complex assignments with competing deadlines.
  • None of the above
14 (E) What roles have you played in a project? Answer to this question is required
  • Served as a project manager or leader for a project or working group.
  • Served in a leadership role in coordinating several project activities or meetings with various team members or stakeholders.
  • Served as a team leader in a small project or working group.
  • Served as a technical advisor or subject matter expert for a project or working group.
  • 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 Please provide your current pay plan, series, and grade. For example: GS-303-03, IR-512-01, etc. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
2 What is your current position title? Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
3 Please select the priority program for which you are eligible for consideration. Answer to this question is required
  • IRS Reassignment Preference Program (RPP)
  • IRS Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)
  • Treasury Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) within the commuting area
  • Other IRS Preference Program
  • I am not eligible for any priority program
4 How many monetary performance related awards , such as performance awards, (including time off in lieu of monetary), or quality step increases have you received in the three years preceding the closing date of this announcement?
Answer to this question is required
  • 1
    4.1 Please list the name of the award and the date(MMDDYYYY) of the award. (For example: Performance Award, 02/02/2006). Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • 2
    4.1 Please list the names of the awards and the date(MMDDYYYY) of each award. (For example: Performance Award, 02/02/2006). Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • 3 or more
    4.1 Please list the names of the awards and the date(MMDDYYYY) of each award. (For example: Performance Award, 02/02/2006). Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • None
5 What is your SEID Number? Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
The type of awards and number of award points will be credited in accordance with Article 13 Section 5. The award information you provide may be verified.
You may obtain a list of your most recent awards at https://persinfo.web.irs.gov/indexawd.htm.
In addition to the online application and resume, you must submit a current annual Performance Appraisal. If a revalidated appraisal is used for merit promotion, the supervisor must prepare a narrative for each critical job element that does not have a narrative describing the performance in the appraisal period covered by the rating. Note: If you are a manager or management official, your most recent annual performance appraisal must be used for the overall rating identified.
6 Did you receive a fully successful, equivalent, or higher rating on your most recent performance appraisal? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
  • I do not have a recent performance appraisal. You have indicated that you do not have a current performance appraisal. You should be advised that your annual performance appraisal and relevant awards make up sixty percent of your overall rating in this process. Under Article 12, Section 4, there are a number of options available to you. You should contact your immediate manager to determine which option is most appropriate to your current situation and position.
7 Please indicate the option that best describes your most recent performance appraisal. Answer to this question is required
  • Annual Rating/Annual Performance Appraisal
  • Revalidated Annual Rating/Annual Performance Appraisal
  • Departure Rating/Annual Performance Appraisal
  • Merit Promotion Appraisal
  • Not Ratable or do not have a performance appraisal Based on the information provided, you should be advised that your annual performance appraisal and relevant awards make up sixty percent of your overall rating in this process. Under Article 12, Section 4, there are a number of options available to you. You should contact your immediate manager to determine which option is most appropriate to your current situation and position.
8 Please enter the date of your most recent performance appraisal in the format MM/DD/YYYY. Answer to this question is required
Non-IRS Treasury CTAP employees: In the following question select the response that most accurately reflects your most recent performance rating.
9 Please select the rating that you achieved on your most recent performance appraisal. Answer to this question is required
  • Outstanding
  • Exceeds Fully Successful
  • Fully Successful
  • Minimally Successful
  • Unacceptable
  • Not Ratable or do not have a performance appraisal.
Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position. Failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume to support your responses to the vacancy questions will result in being determined not qualified for this position.
10 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