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Grade: 12

1 GS-12: Select the statement that best describes how you meet the Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR) for the Information Technology (IT) Management series. Answer to this question is required
  • I have IT Experience that may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification) that included the four IT Competencies -AND- at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level GS-11 in the federal service. See the "Qualifications" section for the definition of specialized experience and IT Competencies.
  • I do not have the education and/or experience described above.
2 What is your level of experience with analyzing organizational IT requirements and system automation, advising management on new capabilities and advanced techniques in IT and developing recommended solutions, including hardware, software, and services? Answer to this question is required
  • No experience.
  • I have had experience in performing these tasks on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have had experience in performing these tasks as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have had extensive experience in performing these tasks as a regular part of the job and am normally consulted by other staff members to assist them in doing these tasks because of my expertise.
3 Describe your experience developing project scope and tailoring a project's Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to the project scope? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task for space and management contracts, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task for space and management contracts with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job for space and management contracts, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task for space and management contracts and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
4 Select the statement that best describes your experience develop, implementing and managing a Project Management Metrics Measurement Plan? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisory 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 have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
5 Do you have experience working directly with organizations to customize IT services to meet specific customer requirements? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • 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 have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

Grade: 13

1 GS-13: Select the statement that best describes how you meet the Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR) for the Information Technology (IT) Management series. Answer to this question is required
  • I have IT Experience that may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification) that included the four IT Competencies -AND- at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level GS-12 in the federal service. See the "Qualifications" section for the definition of specialized experience and IT Competencies.
  • I do not have the education and/or experience described above.
2 What is your level of experience with analyzing organizational IT requirements and system automation, advising management on new capabilities and advanced techniques in IT and developing recommended solutions, including hardware, software, and services? Answer to this question is required
  • No experience.
  • I have had experience in performing these tasks on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have had experience in performing these tasks as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have had extensive experience in performing these tasks as a regular part of the job and am normally consulted by other staff members to assist them in doing these tasks because of my expertise.
3 Select the statement below which best describes your experience in IT acquisition planning and management. Answer to this question is required
  • No experience.
  • I have had experience in performing these tasks on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have had experience in performing these tasks as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have had extensive experience in performing these tasks as a regular part of the job and am normally consulted by other staff members to assist them in doing these tasks because of my expertise.
4 Do you have experience using Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) as a systematic approach to selecting, managing, and evaluating information technology investments? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Which of the following best reflects your experience researching and interpreting Federal laws and regulations, and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) directives to make financial, accounting and/or other operational decisions for IT projects? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • 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 have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
6 Do you have experience working directly with organizations to customize IT services to meet specific customer requirements? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • 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 have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
7 Do you have experience developing and presenting cost-benefit analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of IT program operations? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • 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 have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
8 Do you have experience establishing metrics to evaluate the performance and total cost ownership of an IT system? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • 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 have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

Grade: All Grades

1 Have you served in the previous five (5) years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 I authorize the sharing of my application for other similar positions from this job announcement within NOAA. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Do you have experience managing IT projects with specified timelines and budgets? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • 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 have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance of this task, and/or I am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
4 Describe your experience utilizing project management principles, including developing project schedules and milestones, in the planning and execution of upgrades to IT systems. Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have trained others in the performance of this task and am normally the person who is consulted by others to assist them in performing this task because of my level of expertise.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of my job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by my supervisor or other senior employees.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of my job. My work in this area has been closely monitored by my supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have had education/training in this area but have no experience performing this task.
  • I have no training or experience in performing this task.
5 Select the statement that best describes your experience evaluating and recommending of new or enhanced approaches to delivering IT services. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisory 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 have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
6 Select the statement that best describes you experience administering and managing IT proposals and contracts. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task for space and management contracts, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task for space and management contracts with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job for space and management contracts, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task for space and management contracts and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
7 Which level below best describes your experience in the area of contract management, oversight and evaluation of contractor performance? Answer to this question is required
  • I have contract management knowledge and experience as the responsible person for overseeing contractor performance and ensuring compliance with contractual requirements. I have been responsible for taking the necessary actions to document contract non-compliance and to take corrective procedures for resolution with contracting officers.
  • I have contract management knowledge regarding requirements to monitor contractor performance and ensuring compliance, as well as documentation requirements needed to permit contracting offers to enact corrective measures. I do not have actual experience in performing as the responsible person for contractor oversight.
  • I do not have any experience or knowledge of contract management and oversight.
8 Select the statement that best describes your experience advising senior management in leveraging the use of IT to help organizational units perform their missions more efficiently and effectively. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisory 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 have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
9 What is your level of experience in developing, documenting, implementing, and overseeing IT policies and procedures? Answer to this question is required
  • No experience.
  • I have had experience in developing and documenting IT procedures as a regular part of the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have had experience in developing, documenting, and implementing IT procedures as a regular part of my job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have had extensive experience in developing, documenting, implementing, and overseeing IT procedures as a regular part of my job and am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing these tasks.