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1 I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information on and attached to this application is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. I understand that false or fraudulent information on or attached to this application may be grounds for not hiring me or for firing me after I begin work and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment. I understand that any information I give may be investigated. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Specialized experience is fifty-two (52) weeks of experience at the GS-13 level or equivalent in other public or private sectors, that is directly related to the position as listed in this announcement and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is defined as experience providing technical support in all areas associated with application development and data management design.
2 Select the choice that best describes your specialized experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have one full year (52 weeks) or more of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-13 level as described above.
    2.1 Please specify where in your resume the specialized experience is documented by stating the employer, job title and dates of employment. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • I do not have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the definition as described above.
3 Would you like the opportunity to be considered for similar positions that require the same knowledge, skills and abilities?
  • Yes
  • No
4 From the following list, please select all of the choices with which you have experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Java
  • PL/SQL
  • XML
  • Middleware
  • Web-Services integration
  • Business Objects
  • None of the above
5 From the following list, please select all of the choices with which you have experience. Answer to this question is required
  • SQL Server
  • SharePoint 2010
  • MicroSoft .NET
  • SOAP
  • WSDL
  • Cold Fusion
  • None of the above
6 Which statement below most accurately states your experience developing complex enterprise web applications? Answer to this question is required
  • I have had formal education/ training in developing complex enterprise web applications. However, I have not yet applied this knowledge in work situations.
  • I have had formal education/ training in this area and work experience in developing complex enterprise web applications.
  • I have no formal education/ training in this area but I have work experience in developing complex enterprise web applications.
  • I have no experience, formal training, or education in developing complex enterprise web applications.
7 Which statement below most accurately states your experience leading a complex enterprise application system implementation? Answer to this question is required
  • I have had formal education/ training in leading a complex enterprise application system implementation. However, I have not yet applied this knowledge in work situations.
  • I have had formal education/ training in this area and work experience in leading a complex enterprise application system implementation.
  • I have no formal education/ training in this area but I have work experience in leading a complex enterprise application system implementation.
  • I have no experience, formal training, or education in leading a complex enterprise application system implementation.
8 Choose the statement that best describes your experience in writing technical instructions, technical guidance, technical procedures, and guidelines for implementation of technology. Answer to this question is required
  • I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance or have trained others in this task.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
9 Choose all examples that apply to your experience analyzing data and information when preparing written reports. Check all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have analyzed data or statistics to ensure validity, reliability, and absence of bias in written documents that I prepared.
  • I have been the primary author of briefings, articles, studies, or reports.
  • I have reviewed reports for accuracy, adherence to policy, organization of material, clarity or expression, and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  • I have composed explanations or justification decisions, conclusions, findings, or recommendations.
  • I have analyzed trends and other information to: (a) identify issues, problems, challenges, opportunities, and options and (b) formulate strategies and recommendations that I incorporated into written reports that I prepared.
  • None of the above.
10 Indicate your experience in maintaining and promoting effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, co-workers or contractors. Answer to this question is required
  • I have established effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, co-workers or contractors.
  • I have led efforts to promote establishing effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, co-workers or contractors.
  • I have worked on teams to promote establishing effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, co-workers or contractors.
  • I have developed programs to promote establishing effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, co-workers or contractors.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.
11 From the following list of verbal communication activities, please identify those you have routinely performed in your employment (choose all that apply). Answer to this question is required
  • Provide telephone support to resolve technical problems with users of hardware or software.
  • Provide informal instructions and directions to users concerning complex software use.
  • Deliver user training on applications, software, hardware or networks.
  • Give presentations to small groups within the user community.
  • Give presentations to large groups of users (twenty or more).
  • Deliver formal classroom instruction covering technical subject matter.
  • Provide IT training to upper level management.
  • Represent my employer as a conference leader or speaker at formal conferences.
  • Represent my employer as a lead negotiator in dealings with contractors, vendors or service providers from outside the agency.
  • None of the above.
12 Which of the following best describes your experience level with respect to computer technology, and IT project work (i.e., development of customer business requirements, organization's IT infrastructure, and interaction between systems)? Answer to this question is required
  • I have had formal education/ training in computer technology and IT project work. However, I have not yet applied this knowledge in work situations.
  • I have had formal education/ training in this area and work experience in computer technology, and IT project work.
  • I have no formal education/ training in this area but I have work experience in computer technology, and IT project work.
  • I have no experience, formal training, or education in computer technology, and IT project work.
13 Select activities from the following list that you have regularly performed and which demonstrate your skill in Information Technology (IT) project management: Check all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Analyze tasks and functional requirements.
  • Define projects, allocate resources and perform project scheduling.
  • Measure and oversee project performance.
  • Direct and manage project controls.
  • Direct and manage reporting requirements.
  • Implement change management for an active project.
  • Manage project in order to reach the assigned outcome.
  • Manage technical projects involving complex hardware and software applications.
  • Utilize advanced software tools for the planning and control of IT projects.
  • Conduct a project risk analysis and recommended mitigation strategies.
  • Apply the discipline of earned value management (EVM) to a project.
  • None of the above.
14 Which of the following best describes your experience level with respect to Case Management systems or software. Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience (i.e. more than five years) in this area.
  • I have moderate experience (i.e. three to five years) in this area.
  • I have limited experience (i.e. less than three years) in this area.
  • I have had education or training in performing in this area, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing in this area.
15 Choose the statement that best describes your experience in managing IT projects. Check all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have led significant IT initiatives through their life-cycle, including: identifying goals; choosing strategies; choosing and sequencing specific milestones and monitoring progress at the agency level.
  • I have led significant IT initiatives through their life-cycle, including: identifying goals; choosing strategies; choosing and sequencing specific milestones and monitoring progress at the department level.
  • I have participated as a team member through at least two life-cycle stages of a project that had significant impact on an IT program.
  • I have planned and completed a significant IT project that required coordination across internal units.
  • None of the above.
16 Select activities from the following list that you have successfully and routinely performed which demonstrate your experience with incorporating established policies and guidelines into application development practices. Answer to this question is required
  • Establish metrics to measure and evaluate systems performance and the total cost of ownership.
  • Conduct audits of IT programs and projects.
  • Ensure the rigorous application of security information assurance policies, principles, and practices for planning and management services.
  • Perform requirements analyses to define opportunities for new or improved business process solutions.
  • Consult with customers to identify and specify requirements.
  • Develop overall functional and systems requirements and specifications.
  • Conduct business process reengineering.
  • Conduct feasibility studies and trade-off analyses.
  • Prepare business cases for the application of IT solutions.
  • Define systems scope and objectives.
  • Develop cost estimates for new or modified systems.
  • Ensure the integration of all systems components (e.g., procedures, databases, policies, software, and hardware).
  • Plan systems implementation.
  • None of the above.
17 Which of the following best reflects your training and/or experience in applying Systems Development Lifecycle (SDLC) principles? Answer to this question is required
  • I have had formal education/ training in SDLC principles. However, I have not yet applied this knowledge in work situations.
  • I have had formal education/ training in this area and work experience in applying SDLC principles.
  • I have no formal education/ training in this area but I have work experience in applying SDLC principles.
  • I have no experience, formal training, or education in SDLC principles.