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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
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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
-Overseeing performance and risk mitigations relating to IT projects specific to cybersecurity; AND
-Developing, implementing, and interpreting metrics for the evaluation of cybersecurity programs; AND
-Participating in making decisions and recommendations influencing IT/cybersecurity policies and programs.
4 Do you have supportable experience, as evidenced in your resume, developing, defining, managing, and documenting IT projects specific to cybersecurity? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Do you have supportable experience, as evidenced in your resume, overseeing performance and risk mitigations relating to IT projects specific to cybersecurity? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Do you have supportable experience, as evidenced in your resume, developing, implementing, and interpreting metrics for the evaluation of cybersecurity programs? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Do you have supportable experience, as evidenced in your resume, participating in making decisions and recommendations influencing IT/cybersecurity policies and programs? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
In addition you must have one year of experience with the following IT related competencies:
Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
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.
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.
Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
8 Do you have one year of experience demonstrating the four IT related competencies above? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Do you currently hold an active security clearance? Answer to this question is required
  • No
  • Yes, Secret
  • Yes, Top Secret
  • Yes, Top Secret/SCI
10 Which of the following choices best describes your experience with cybersecurity requirements, systems security assessment and authorization, and secure IT networks? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge or experience in this area.
  • I have some education in cybersecurity requirements, systems security authorization and assessment, and secure IT networks, but no practical experience.
  • I was responsible for independently planning, designing, and implementing secure IT networks, and applying cybersecurity requirements.
  • I was responsible for supervising the execution of systems security assessment and authorization processes.
11 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
12 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 risks or vulnerabilities and recommend solutions in an IT/cybersecurity program, process, or project
  • Develop new IT/cybersecurity procedures and/or processes for the organization
  • None of the above
13 From the choices below, check all certifications and memberships that you currently hold. Answer to this question is required
  • CISSP
  • CISA
  • CISM
  • CEH
  • CAPM
  • IAPMM
  • MCSE
  • CMMI
  • IAPPM
  • CPM
  • PMP
  • None of the above
14 I have experience, specific to cybersecurity, in risk identification and assessment; project management; budget preparation and tracking; and/or policy development and promulgation. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
15 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/or 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/or 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/or 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/or policy development and promulgation.
  • I have had experience providing cybersecurity risk identification and assessment; project management; budget preparation and tracking; and/or policy development and promulgation under supervision.
  • None of the above.
16 Do you have experience with cybersecurity program and process management, including experience conducting program and process management assessments; developing and applying related measurements of effectiveness and associated metrics; and identifying and developing appropriate weakness mitigation requirements? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
17 Do you have experience in the acquisition of IT security products or services? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
18 Do you have experience applying cybersecurity requirements to the identification and measurement of cybersecurity risk elements applicable to the security assessment, authorization, and operation of IT systems? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    18.1 Please provide the dates where this experience can be found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
19 Which of the following cybersecurity budget activities have you performed? Answer to this question is required
  • Prepare and manage or track budget
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly financial IT/cybersecurity reports
  • Monitor and track obligations and expenditures for assigned IT/cybersecurity programs and projects
  • Respond to IT/cybersecurity budget inquiries
  • Resolve IT/cybersecurity financial issues
  • IT Budget execution
  • Develop budgetary requirements for IT projects
  • Create alternative budget scenarios
  • Assess the impact of alternative budget scenarios on programs/staffing
  • Ensure all year-end close out activities are complete and all purchases were obligated appropriately
  • Provide guidance on an organization's budget formulation and execution requirements and procedures
  • Provide financial and accounting advice to management related to budget formulation and execution
  • Develop materials, talking points and briefings for senior officials relating to IT budgets
  • None of the above
20 Which of the following best reflects your experience with IT security reporting requirements for the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA)? Answer to this question is required
  • I have had experience providing input for the reports.
  • I have had experience preparing the reports.
  • I have had experience preparing and briefing on the reports.
  • I have had responsibility for submitting the monthly, quarterly and annual reports and for addressing any questions.
  • None of the above.
21 I have experience with the following laws, regulations, and principles related to protection of information systems: Answer to this question is required
  • NIST 800 series Special Publications
  • Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA)
  • Federal Information Processing Standards Publications (FIPS)
  • Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-130
  • Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-123
  • Executive Order 13587
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Issuances
  • Director, National Intelligence (DNI) Issuances
  • Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) Issuances
  • Government Auditing Standards
  • None of the above
22 Do you have experience participating in audits/evaluations of departmental information security programs and practices in accordance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014, OMB Circular A-130, and other appropriate regulations? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
23 Do you have experience interpreting IT security policies, guidelines, and standards in order to provide advice on a variety of issues? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
24 I have a demonstrated ability to lead a diverse group of IT professionals in the successful completion of IT related projects. Demonstrated ability means that your resume reflects your experience in the subject matter area described. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
25 Select the cybersecurity leadership function(s) that you have successfully performed, led, and for which you 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.
26 I have demonstrated experience coordinating and managing complex cybersecurity project tasks in a dynamic environment where priorities are constantly changing. Demonstrated experience means that your resume reflects your experience in the subject matter area described. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
27 Select the statement(s) that describe your experience managing cybersecurity projects. Answer to this question is required
  • Establishing and effectively managing competing priorities among multiple cybersecurity projects.
  • Cybersecurity project origination, initiation, planning, execution, control and close-out.
  • Leading and facilitating cybersecurity projects to a successful completion and migrating to operations.
  • Establishing, monitoring, and reporting on cybersecurity project progress including schedule and budget progression.
  • Meeting cybersecurity project deadlines within the constraints of the schedule (scope), time, cost, and quality.
  • Proficient use of project management software such as: Microsoft Office, MS Projects, MS Project Server, MS SharePoint 2010 or higher, Microsoft Visio, WBS Chart Pro or PERT Chart Expert. Proficient means you understand how to use and have fully utilized the software as a major part of your regular and recurring job duties.
  • Allocating appropriate cybersecurity resources for competing projects through task assignment and monitoring work performance.
  • Anticipating and resolving conflicts at the cybersecurity project team level.
  • Developing statements of work, preparing cost estimates, preparing market research, developing sole source justifications, limited brand name justifications, as well as developing the 508 documentation.
  • Gathering cybersecurity project sponsor requirements, preparing concept/investment proposals, preparing business cases, presenting to IT governance boards and justifying the return on investment to obtain approval.
  • None of the above.
28 Which of the following represents your involvement with IT/cybersecurity projects? Answer to this question is required
  • Defined the project.
  • Planned the project and established project milestones.
  • Managed the project team and budget.
  • Managed project requirements and user expectations.
  • Developed and/or managed change/problem tracking system.
  • Facilitated discussions and decisions to work toward solutions.
  • Clarified roles and optimized the contribution of the people involved in the project.
  • Controlled deliverables, ensuring that they met quality benchmarks and were on schedule.
  • Conducted formal project closeout activities.
  • None of the above.
29 I have participated in the planning of IT/cybersecurity projects or initiatives that have required me to independently prepare the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Analyses of the effectiveness of existing IT/cybersecurity systems including the feasibility of pursuing alternatives for improvement.
  • Cost-benefit analyses on which IT/cybersecurity project authorization decisions were based.
  • Detailed IT project plans including multiple deliverables, dependencies, timelines, and key milestones.
  • IT/cybersecurity project proposals including costs, benefits, timetables, and implementation strategies.
  • IT/cybersecurity system specifications and statements of work.
  • Other documentation necessary to satisfy legal, regulatory, and policy requirements for IT/cybersecurity projects.
  • None of the above.
30 Which of the following techniques do you have experience using on cybersecurity projects or cybersecurity programs? 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
31 Do you have experience as a cybersecurity project team leader managing work requests, funding, performance management schedules, milestones, and deliverables to ensure work is completed accurately and timely? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
32 Which of the following best reflects your professional leadership experience in delivering quality, timely, cost effective company/enterprise-wide cybersecurity solutions within a large organization to support and assist critical lines of business in meeting highly visible business functions? Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked in management teams with other supervisors/managers to prepare proposals affecting resource commitments across organizational boundaries.
  • As a project manager, I have held a leadership position within a professional cybersecurity team contributing to/accomplishing key deliverables in the system development life cycle of solutions to include: functional requirements, solution design and development, and solution delivery.
  • As a project leader/manager, I have been responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of major cybersecurity initiatives.
  • As a project manager, I have monitored project progress against approved plans including the identification of gaps and the formulation of corrective actions.
  • As a project manager, I have been responsible for cybersecurity budget planning and execution to include focusing on cybersecurity program planned investments, effectively developing operating budget and planning annual cybersecurity services expenditures.
  • As a project manager, I have developed and implemented procedures to ensure effective utilization of cybersecurity services.
  • None of the above.
33 Select the response(s) that describe your communication skills. Answer to this question is required
  • Interacted with internal and external customers or groups on cybersecurity projects.
  • Described cybersecurity rules, regulations, policies, and procedures to other members of my organization.
  • Provided cybersecurity training.
  • Written cybersecurity reports that include interpretive analysis and policy or procedural guidance.
  • Discussed complex business requirements with cybersecurity professionals.
  • Provided expert advice in planning, developing, revising and maintaining strategic plans for cybersecurity programs or activities.
  • Provided pertinent information to clients or customers on cybersecurity services or products to assist in the assessment of cybersecurity requirements.
  • Persuaded others to accept cybersecurity recommendations.
  • Negotiated with others to find a mutually acceptable cybersecurity solution.
  • Interpreted cybersecurity rules, regulations, and policies.
  • None of the above.
34 Using the list below, please select those statements which accurately describe communications that you have developed. Answer to this question is required
  • Congressional Briefs, Legislative Proposals, or other Executive level correspondence of a highly sensitive nature.
  • Technical and Complex Reports, providing analysis of interrelated concepts and strategies.
  • Briefs for senior level officials, providing strategies, policies, procedures, or major decisions on specific cases, studies, or high level initiatives.
  • Articles, publications, speeches, or resource manuals intended for a broad audience (multiple organizations, public, etc.).
  • Visualization (charts, dashboards, scorecards) to concisely capture the elements from a complex data set that are of most pertinent interest to a management or executive audience.
  • None of the above.
35 Using the list below, please select those statements which describe your experience(s) and skill in delivering oral communications. Answer to this question is required
  • I have justified, persuaded, or resolved matters involving significant policy or operating program issues. This would generally include communicating with multiple levels of supervisors/executive officers, employees, and administrative staff to convey policies, regulations, and procedures somewhat sensitive in nature.
  • I have facilitated or led discussions in which I influenced, motivated, or persuaded persons or groups. This includes approaching individuals or groups who are skeptical or in disagreement.
  • I have participated in discussions in which the purpose was to plan and consult on work efforts or to resolve operating problems.
  • I have facilitated discussions with managers and employees within my organization, acquiring, clarifying or exchanging facts and information needed to resolve an issue and situation sensitive in nature.
  • I have delivered speeches, presentations, lectures, or sermons to large forums/groups of people.
  • I have education or training in the field of communications, public relations, and/or media.
  • None of the above.
36 Please select the response that BEST describes your experience 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, and/or training in negotiating.
  • None of the above.