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Grade: All Grades
* 1.Do you meet the specialized experience as listed in the vacancy announcement?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.I have the following certificates:
  1. Project Management Professional (PMP).
  2. Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) v3.
  3. I have BOTH of the above.
  4. I have Neither of them.


* 3.Do you have knowledge of and experience with the following IT application development methodologies?
  1. AGILE.
  2. Waterfall.
  3. I have BOTH of the above.
  4. I have Neither of them.


* 4.Have you provided advice and guidance to senior management and/or clients regarding the following project issues: Project cost estimates, project scope, project deliveries, project requirements, project schedule, project budget, and project resources?
  1. Yes to all.
  2. No.


* 5.Have you ever managed IT projects with values greater than $2,000,000.00?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.Which of the following best describes your experience providing advice and consultation on major projects dealing with complex and controversial issues?
  1. I have not been responsible for providing advice on projects of this nature.
  2. I have assisted others in formulating recommendations to deal with major projects involving complex or controversial issues, but I have not been the lead or principal advisor on such matters.
  3. I have been responsible as the lead or principal advisor to communicate, advise on and justify recommendations dealing with major projects involving complex and/or controversial issues.


* 7.Please provide a brief example of a complex or controversial issue for which you provided a recommendation that was adopted to resolve it. Describe the issue, recommendation and result.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 8.Which of the following most accurately reflects your highest level of experience managing projects or program initiatives?
  1. I have been assigned to carry out components of projects but have not been assigned formal leadership, supervisory, or management responsibilities.
  2. I have been a project or team leader with responsibility for carrying out one or more projects or initiatives. These projects required me to plan and direct the work, maintain the schedule, report progress, and assure the quality of the work performed.
  3. I have been a project manager with responsibility for carrying out one or more long term (one year or longer) projects or program initiatives. I have been responsible for negotiating the project scope, establishing multi-year budgets, and tracking and reporting on expenditures, costs, and progress through key milestones. I have directed staff including those from disciplines other than the immediate organization e.g., functional staff, professionals from other disciplines and organizations etc.
  4. I have been responsible for managing and directing multiple projects and/or initiatives that are/were in progress concurrently. I have managed those through a staff of subordinate project managers and team leaders. I have the scope of those projects, authorized funding, assigned resources and monitored progress of the teams. I have been responsible for negotiating adjustments in the projects' timetables, budgets, scope and coverage.
  5. None of the above.


* 9.Choose the answers that describe your experience in negotiating and coordinating project plans, objectives and schedules to ensure customers' needs are identified and met. Check all that apply.
  1. I have participated in negotiating and coordinating project plans, objectives and schedules to ensure customers' needs are identified.
  2. I have provided impact assessment of proposed scope changes on project budget or schedule to project teams and key stakeholders for use in considering the proposals.
  3. I have participated in development of technical risk and mitigation plans.
  4. I have independently negotiated and coordinated project plans, objectives and schedules to ensure customers' needs are identified as a regular part of jobs that I have held.
  5. I have overseen identification and coordination of technical activities, prioritization and sequencing of tasks and development and management of technical risk and mitigation plans as a regular part of jobs that I have held.
  6. I am highly skilled at negotiating and coordinating project plans, objectives and schedules to ensure customers' needs are identified and managing scope changes and technical risk and mitigation plans to ensure those needs are met. I have performed these responsibilities routinely and have conducted training in this area.
  7. I have not performed this function.


* 10.Choose the answer that best describes your experience in directing multi-discipline teams in accomplishment of sensitive planning and design of IT projects.
  1. I have performed this task on the job, but with assistance from either a supervisor or a senior employee.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job and only in unique or unusual situations did I require assistance or review by a supervisor, a senior employee or senior executive staff.
  3. I have directed multi-discipline teams in planning and design of multiple projects. I have also provided expert advice and assistance to others in project planning, design and management, and/or I have conducted formal training on this subject.
  4. I have not performed this function.


* 11.Choose the answer that best describes your experience in interacting with key stakeholders and other government officials on a wide range of matters.
  1. I have not performed this function.
  2. I have met with key stakeholders, agency heads, other national officials, politicians and other government officials on a wide range of matters involving Federal IT program policies and management. I have performed this task routinely and I have trained others in this area.
  3. I have independently met with key stakeholders and other government officials on a wide range of Federal IT program matters as a regular part of a job that I have held.
  4. I have participated in meetings with key stakeholders and other government officials on IT policy and program management issues in connections with specific project or program initiatives.


* 12.Do you have experience participating in contracts management and oversight in the role of Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) and/or Contracting Officer's Representative (COR)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 13.How did you find out about this job?
  1. Recruitment/Outreach Event
  2. Advertisement
  3. CFPB Jobs Website
  4. USAJOBS site
  5. Friend
  6. Other


14.If you learned of this job through a recruiting event, paid advertisement, or “other,” would you please provide the specific event or other source of the information? Your response will help us measure the effectiveness of our recruiting and outreach programs! We also welcome any other comments you may have about our recruiting processes.
Maximum length of 250 characters.






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