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Grade: 14

No questions specified.

Grade: All Grades

1 Where did you learn about this Department of the Treasury job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • FedExperience website
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  • Community Organization
  • Employment Office (Federal/State or Local)
  • Friend/Relative
  • Job Fair, Conference, or Convention
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  • Vacancy Announcement Posting
  • Professional Organization
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  • Other
If your application is incomplete, for example not providing the information or examples as requested or stating please see resume, N/A, etc. OR if a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your description of experience and/or education, your application will be marked ineligible and receive no further consideration for this announcement.
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
    2.1 Please list the title, agency, and dates of this appointment. Please note you will be required to meet OPM Approval of your appointment, if selected. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • 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
    3.1 Please list the title, agency, and dates of this appointment. Please note you will be required to meet agency approval of your appointment, if selected. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
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. Specialized experience for this position is defined as experience:
- Developing, defining, managing and documenting IT projects specific to cybersecurity; AND
- Provides technical advice and leadership on cybersecurity and assesses potential impact on existing program requirements by evaluating the feasibility of implementing new capabilities to enhance systems' security and reliability; AND
- Serving as a cybersecurity expert making decisions and recommendations and influencing IT/cybersecurity policies and programs.
4 Do you have supportable experience, as evidenced in your resume, developing, defining, managing and documenting IT/cybersecurity projects? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Do you have supportable experience, as evidenced in your resume, providing technical advice and leadership on cybersecurity and assesses potential impact on existing program requirements by evaluating the feasibility of implementing new capabilities to enhance systems' security and reliability? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Do you have supportable experience, as evidenced in your resume, serving as a cybersecurity expert making decisions and recommendations and influencing IT/cybersecurity policies and programs? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. The employing agency is responsible for identifying the specific level of proficiency required for each competency at each grade level based on the requirements of the position being filled.
1. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
2. Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.
3. Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
4. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
7 Do you have the IT-related experience listed above? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 Do you currently hold an active security clearance? Answer to this question is required
  • No
  • Yes, Secret
  • Yes, Top Secret
  • Yes, Top Secret/SCI
9 My level of experience in dealing with COMSEC/CRYPTO materials and equipment can best be characterized as: Answer to this question is required
  • My experience with COMSEC/CRYPTO equipment or policies is as a general user of such equipment or policies.
  • I have served as a COMSEC custodian for equipment and/or cryptographic keying material for an organization (i.e., beyond just one system or physical site.)
  • I have been responsible for developing an organization's security policies, requirements and procedures, to include inventory, for the protection, control and use of COMSEC / CRYPTO equipment, material and information.
  • None of the above.
10 Which of the following communications security (COMSEC) program certification training sessions have you attended? (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • COMSEC Custodial Course Certification (NSA)
  • Secure Terminal Equipment Course Certification (NSA) Graduate
  • Electronic Key Management System Certification (NSA)
  • Distribution Inventory Accounting System Certification (NSA)
  • The Secure Terminal Equipment (l3) Communications
  • None of the above
11 Please select all that you have experience with pertaining to communications security systems: Answer to this question is required
  • Serving as the Senior COMSEC Manager for all cryptographic including managing the Cryptographic Access Program (CAP).
  • Ordering, distributing, accounting for, destroying and otherwise managing all COMSEC materials required for voice and data.
  • Investigating COMSEC security incidents to determine the possibility of compromise to COMSEC materials and ensuring documentation and reporting to appropriate channels.
  • Performing destruction, receiving, issuing transferring and inspecting COMSEC material within the most stringent time lines.
  • Furnishing written guidance to user accounts concurring effective dates, accounting procedures, destruction requirements, and physical security of COMSEC materials including key.
  • Performing semi-annual functional reviews of all COMSEC user accounts.
  • Physically inspecting the user 's COMSEC facilities, reviewing procedures and audit of all cryptographic holdings.
  • Processing the appointments of alternate COMSEC custodians and training them as necessary to provide continuity in the absence of the custodian.
  • Establishes the policies and procedures for the control of all COMSEC materials issued to hand receipt holders.
  • None of the above.
12 Which of the following choices best describes your experience using encryption technologies and methods? Answer to this question is required
  • I have used encryption equipment and performed encryption key management.
  • I have performed as a COMSEC custodian.
  • I have managed COMSEC custodian under my supervision as apart of a classified system/network.
  • I have worked in an organization that used encryption technologies and methods.
  • I have supervised elements of encryption program for an Agency.
  • None of the above.
13 Please select the responses that best describe your knowledge of or experience with a broad range of telecommunications equipment, operating techniques, concepts, principles, practices, requirements, methods, sources, and procedures (including familiarity with approaches used by telecommunications organizations in other agencies and/or the private sector) sufficient to manage the COMSEC program, the Cryptographic Access Program and the CM2 database and to interpret policy originating from higher organizational levels and to analyze and resolve difficult and complex telecommunications security problems where telecommunications knowledge is paramount. Answer to this question is required
  • Lead or manage a COMSEC program
  • Lead or manage a telecom program
  • Backup in the COMSEC program
  • Develop or implement COMSEC policy
  • Serve as a COMSEC SME
  • None of the above
14 Do you have experience in Communications Security (COMSEC) procedures? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
15 I have developed and interpreted cybersecurity guidance to do the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Manage cybersecurity programs, including the development and management of IT/cybersecurity budgets
  • Implement cybersecurity programs
  • Make cybersecurity recommendations to improve IT programs and operations
  • Determine the continuation or termination of IT programs
  • Write new IT/cybersecurity procedures for the organization
  • Formulate IT/cybersecurity policy to support executive direction (e.g. policy manuals, guides, training materials)
  • None of the above
16 I have performed the following duties as a regular and recurring part of my IT/cybersecurity management job duties. Answer to this question is required
  • Provide endorsements to senior officials on IT/cybersecurity projects
  • Persuade management officials on IT/cybersecurity program direction
  • Identify problems or vulnerabilities and recommend solutions in an IT/cybersecurity program or project
  • Develop new IT/cybersecurity procedures and/or processes for the organization
  • None of the above
17 I am proficient in my knowledge of and have experience in, specific to cybersecurity, risk identification and assessment; project management; budget preparation and tracking; and policy development and promulgation. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
18 Which of the following reflects your highest level of knowledge and experience, specifically pertaining to cybersecurity, (1) risk identification and assessment; (2) project management; (3) budget preparation and tracking; and (4) policy development and promulgation? Answer to this question is required
  • I have led a team responsible for developing and/or providing cybersecurity risk identification and assessment; project management; budget preparation and tracking; and policy development and promulgation.
  • I have participated on a team responsible for developing and/or providing cybersecurity risk identification and assessment; project management; budget preparation and tracking; and policy development and promulgation.
  • I have advised senior management on issues pertaining to developing and/or providing cybersecurity risk identification and assessment; project management; budget preparation and tracking; and policy development and promulgation.
  • I have had experience independently providing expertise for developing and/or providing cybersecurity risk identification and assessment; project management; budget preparation and tracking; and policy development and promulgation.
  • I have had experience providing cybersecurity risk identification and assessment; project management; budget preparation and tracking; and policy development and promulgation under supervision.
  • None of the above.
19 I have experience with cybersecurity program and process management, including the ability to conduct program and process management assessments; develop and apply related measurements of effectiveness and associated metrics; and identify and develop appropriate weakness mitigation requirements. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
20 Choose the statement(s) that best describes your experience as a project team member. Answer to this question is required
  • I independently plan, conduct, and coordinate various studies and projects to evaluate effectiveness and productivity of programs and work operations involving a broad range of management subjects.
  • I participate as a member of a team in the planning, conducting, and coordinating of various studies and projects.
  • I have conducted a study or survey for the purpose of gathering statistics (e.g., training study/survey, personnel study/survey, logistical study/survey, etc.).
  • None of the above.
21 Which of the following choices best reflects your highest level of experience building consensus on policy or program related issues where there are conflicting positions? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience building consensus to resolve controversial issues, which required developing cooperation, coordinating activities, and reaching consensus.
  • I have experience building consensus to resolve controversial issues, which required agreement on issues, achieving cohesiveness, interacting with individuals constructively, and solving problems.
  • I have experience building consensus to resolve controversial issues, which required analyzing and solving problems collectively, defusing conflict, building coalitions and consensus, and reaching solutions to controversial issues.
  • None of the above.
22 Select the cybersecurity leadership function(s) that you have successfully performed, led, and for which had senior staff responsibility. Answer to this question is required
  • Set cybersecurity project goals, milestones, and expectations.
  • Planned work assignments for cybersecurity project team members.
  • Assigned tasks and responsibilities to cybersecurity team members.
  • Reviewed completed cybersecurity work for technical adequacy and timeliness.
  • Followed up with cybersecurity project team members to assure timeliness in meeting milestones.
  • Resolved conflicts, differences, or problems among cybersecurity project team members.
  • Coached and mentored cybersecurity staff to achieve desired results.
  • Reported cybersecurity project progress to senior management and implemented completed work product.
  • None of the above.
23 Please select the response that BEST describes your experience and skill in negotiating and/or persuading others. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience negotiating contracts, acquisitions, or other similar processes that resulted in the gain of work or resources for my immediate organization or business.
  • I have experience negotiating labor contracts that involve multiple areas of human resources, employment benefits, and/or other similar contracts for sole benefit of the benefits and entitlements of employees.
  • I have negotiated with or persuaded others to make a change that resulted in a new direction or business approach that had a positive outcome.
  • I have formal education, skill, and/or training in negotiating.
  • None of the above.
24 Select the statement(s) that best describes your experience gathering and evaluating information and data. Answer to this question is required
  • Applied analytical and evaluating methods, theories, and techniques to provide recommendations on technical issues (e.g., conducting studies; researching and analyzing official documents; compiling and charting statistical data; gathering, summarizing and analyzing information for incorporation into final reports; carrying out specified portions or segments of specific projects).
  • Tracked and monitored completion of resource plans and prepared reports that evaluate results and document any trends.
  • Conducted analysis, reviews, and studies of programs and processes to provide recommended solutions and improvements for the efficiency of a program or equivalent.
  • None of the above.