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2 Are you currently serving or have you served in the last five years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
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  • No
3 Are you currently serving or have you previously served in a Schedule A Appointment with the Federal Government? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
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Specialized Experience for the GS-14: 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 that is directly related to the position and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: 

  • Managing software development and/or software implementation projects.

In addition to meeting specialized experience, applicants must also show proficiency in 1) attention to detail, 2) customer service, 3) oral communication, and 4) problem solving.

4

Do you have at least one year of experience at the GS-13 level, or equivalent in managing software development and/or software implementation projects?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5

Do you have at least one year of proficiency at the GS-13 level, or equivalent in 1) attention to detail, 2) customer service, 3) oral communication, and 4) problem solving?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6

Please choose the items that indicate your experience with requirements development methods. (Select all that apply)

Answer to this question is required
  • Use Case development
  • User Story development using agile methodology
  • Stakeholder interviews
  • Joint requirements development sessions with stakeholders
  • Prototype development
  • None of the above
7

Which of the following responses reflect your experience in developing large and detailed software systems for large-scale datasets? (Select all that apply)

Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience with leading the development of detailed Extract - Transform - Load (ETL) processes.
  • I have experience leading the development of web based applications, internet or intranet sites.
  • I have experience leading the development and integration of identity management/portal solutions.
  • I have experience developing detailed software for large-scale databases (financial, analytic, payroll systems, human resources systems or similar).
  • I have experience developing or implementing analytic tools, solutions or environments.
  • None of the above
8

Other than a planned upgrade, have you initiated a plan and implemented a migration to new technology, taking current technology to a new functionality and providing an improved user experience?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9

Which of the following responses indicate your experience with software release configuration management processes? (Select all that apply)

Answer to this question is required
  • I have participated in a software release process, including the use of code management tools and attending software release meetings, as part of a project team.
  • I have deployed software applications to various environments, including the use of code management tools to facilitate that process.
  • I have logged, tracked and/or prepared reports on software releases.
  • I have coordinated and communicated with software developers, testers, project managers, management and other staff for purposes of facilitating the deployment of software applications.
  • I have functioned as a support contact for other staff in regard to using tools and following software release processes and procedures, answering questions, and resolving issues.
  • None of the above
10

Which of the following statements best describes your level of experience with applying the best practices and principles related to information system security management? (Select one)

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience with cyber security activities related to information system security management.
  • I have been part of teams that have been responsible for various cyber security activities, including performing annual Assessment and Authorizations (A&A), and developing Security Test and Evaluation (ST&E) plans.
  • I have independently worked with system owners to conduct annual A&A's, and acted as a liaison between the application team and the cyber team to answer questions and resolve issues that has resulted in successful completion of the A&A.
  • I am familiar with Federal NIST policies, standards and regulations related to cyber security, and have worked with software application teams to successfully implement these standards where applicable.
  • I am familiar with Federal NIST policies, standards and regulations related to cyber security and am regularly consulted on how these standards and policies should be implemented. I have also independently performed annual Assessment and Authorizations (A&A), and developed Security Test and Evaluation (ST&E) plans. I perform these activities independently with little supervision or direction.
11

Which of the following responses indicate the types of software application system support documentation you have developed or overseen the development? (Select all that apply)

Answer to this question is required
  • Feasibility studies
  • Solution concept documents
  • Functional requirements
  • System specifications
  • System/user interfaces
  • Source to target mapping (STTM) documents
  • Test plans
  • Integration plans
  • Implementation plans
  • Reference/training guides
  • None of the above
12

Please select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to new technology awareness. (Select one)

Answer to this question is required
  • I identify applicable developments in information technology and recommend their application to meet IT system needs.
  • I analyze external IT developments and trends to shape project plans for my organization's IT systems.
  • I recognize how developments and new applications of information technology can be used to improve my organization's IT systems
  • None of the above
13

Please select the one response that best describes your experience in diagnosing and documenting software problems in a production environment: (Select one)

Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered a technical authority in providing technical oversight and training others in performing this task.
  • None of the above
14

Please select the one response that best describes your experience in working with application developers to isolate and solve design problems encountered during testing and implementation stages. (Select one)

Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered a technical authority in providing technical oversight and training others in performing this task.
  • None of the above
15

I have experience with the following types of testing: (select all that apply)

Answer to this question is required
  • Unit testing
  • Functional testing
  • User acceptance testing
  • Automated testing
  • Data validation
  • Performance testing
  • Load testing
  • None of the above
16

Please indicate your experience with the following test activities: (select all that apply)

Answer to this question is required
  • Developing Test Scripts
  • Executing Test Scripts
  • Developing Test Plans
  • Creating Test Data
  • Verifying Data Requirements/Traceability
  • Documenting and Communicating Defects
  • None of the above
17

Please choose the statement(s) that indicate(s) your experience analyzing processes and providing software solutions to improve software performance/efficiency: (select all that apply)

Answer to this question is required
  • I have analyzed software processes.
  • I have identified opportunities to improve software performance/efficiency.
  • I have provided software solutions to improve software performance/efficiency.
  • None of the above.
18

Please select the one response that best describes your information technology related experience that demonstrates your proficiency in Problem Solving. Problem Solving is defined as identifying alternatives for or addressing information technology related issues or problems. (Select one)

Answer to this question is required
  • I have identified alternatives to address unique, highly detailed, or sensitive information technology related issues. I have anticipated information technology related problems and have identified and evaluated potential sources of information to generate alternative solutions.
  • I have identified alternatives to address detailed information technology related issues by gathering and applying information from a variety of sources that provide a number of potential solutions.
  • I have identified or selected from a number of alternatives to address routine information technology related issues by gathering and applying information from standard sources that provide a limited number of solutions.
  • None of the above
19

Please select the responses that demonstrate your experience overseeing IT contracts: (select all that apply)

Answer to this question is required
  • Experience developing an acquisition strategy
  • Experience with different contract types (IDIQ, BPA, FFP, Cost, etc.)
  • Experience developing Performance Work Statements/Statements of Work
  • Experience developing evaluation criteria
  • Experience in leading/participating on a Source Selection Team
  • I have held IT contract certification
  • Experience with handling a protest or request for consideration
  • Experience monitoring contractor performance
  • Experience conducting contractor evaluations
  • None of the above
20

Which IT applications system project management activities do you have experience in performing?

Answer to this question is required
  • Conducting interviews, detailed studies, and analyses to gather system requirements from clients.
  • Developing plans for implementing information technology assignments, deadlines
  • Capabilities, including feasibility studies, and assessment of management information needs.
  • Project planning
  • Cost estimates
  • General and conceptual design
  • Hardware and software configuration and selection
  • Preparation of system documentation
  • User training
  • Data conversion
  • System testing
  • None of the above
21

Please select the response(s) that describe(s) your experience in managing information technology projects: (select all that apply)

Answer to this question is required
  • I define the project scope and approach.
  • I plan the project and establish project milestones.
  • I create and maintain project budgets.
  • I manage project requirements and user expectations.
  • I facilitate discussions and decisions to resolve conflicts or impasses and work toward solutions.
  • I clarify roles and optimize the contribution of the people involved in the project.
  • I control deliverables, ensuring that they met quality benchmarks and were on schedule.
  • None of the above
22

Please choose the statement(s) that best indicate(s) your experience in systems engineering and implementing systems following the Systems Development Life Cycle: (Select all that apply)

Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed engineering-related artifacts (e.g., templates, design documents).
  • I have developed systems engineering policies and procedures.
  • I have implemented and integrated engineered solutions.
  • None of the above
23

Please indicate your experience in setting priorities and developing, monitoring, and/or analyzing detailed program/project requirements and implementation schedules by selecting one or more of the following tasks: (select all that apply)

Answer to this question is required
  • I have negotiated with counterparts within my organization in areas of project requirements, specifications, schedules, processes and prioritization.
  • I have advised superiors regarding the best course of action on projects by providing implications regarding feasibility, risk, schedule and resources.
  • I have set priorities and monitored the progress of projects.
  • I have analyzed detailed project requirements and implementation schedules.
  • None of the above
24

Please indicate your project management experience by selecting one or more of the following tasks that you have performed. (Select all that apply)

Answer to this question is required
  • I have managed multiple projects simultaneously.
  • I have set contract priorities.
  • I have developed contract schedules.
  • I have negotiated acceptable timeframes with others.
  • I have achieved objectives within cost and schedule, despite challenges or issues.
  • None of the above
25

Please select the one statement that best describes your experience analyzing detailed business functions and processes and translating user discussions into technical specifications and requirements. (Select one)

Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered a technical authority in accomplishing this task, as well as providing technical oversight and training others in performing this task.
  • None of the above
26

Please select the one statement that most accurately characterizes your experience resolving customer problems. (Select one)

Answer to this question is required
  • I research user complaints, review technical design and approach, including system error messages and technical documentation, and present resolutions to the customer.
  • I work with users, talk to technical personnel, and present resolutions to the user.
  • I diagnose IT related issues by collaborating with users to determine the root cause of problems, review technical artifacts, develop alternative solutions, present solutions to customers, and document the outcome.
  • None of the above
27

Please select the one statement that best describes your experience analyzing integrated systems to develop business models for improved operational effectiveness. (Select one)

Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered a technical authority accomplishing this task and in providing technical oversight and training others in performing this task.
  • None of the above
28

Please select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to partnering with others. (Select one)

Answer to this question is required
  • I collaborate with teams across the organization on requirements, processes, solution designs, and service level agreements to ensure that IT programs are meeting mission goals.
  • I work with others to identify project scope and document the needs of different stakeholders in order to develop project plans.
  • I review project plans with members of my workgroup to ensure they are aligned with cross-organizational needs and objectives.
  • None of the above
29

Which of the following best describes your level of experience communicating effectively, both orally and in writing? (Select one)

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in this area.
  • I have been part of teams that have developed technical documentation for software applications.
  • I have been part of teams that have developed and delivered technical documents and briefings to application system users and team leads.
  • I have independently developed systems documentation and/or technical white papers and delivered status briefings to system stakeholders.
  • I have independently developed, as well as led teams that have developed system documentation and technical white papers, as well as delivered technical briefings to executive level stakeholders in terms that non-technically minded individuals can understand.
30

Please select the response(s) that describe(s) your experience in communicating to customers, IT management, and across organizational boundaries. (Select all that apply)

Answer to this question is required
  • I research issues and explain resolutions to customers.
  • I interview, or confer with others to obtain or verify information; and explain technical and non-technical procedures to others.
  • I give short presentations at briefings or meetings.
  • I discuss and explain technical material that was often controversial or sensitive.
  • I act as the main liaison with other departments or organizations.
  • None of the above
31

Please select the response(s) that describe(s) your experience with partnering to achieve business results or accomplish objectives. (select all that apply)

Answer to this question is required
  • I develop internal networks and alliances within my organization (my agency, business or institutions).
  • I develop external networks and alliances outside my organization (other agencies, businesses, or institutions).
  • I initiate collaboration with other organizational units within my functional area (for example: Security Engineering or Access Control) on specific projects to achieve common goals.
  • I initiate collaboration with other organizational units outside my functional area (for example, HR, IT, or Finance) on specific projects to achieve common goals.
  • I create a team partnering-orientated environment as a strategy for changing the corporate culture.
  • None of the above