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Grade: 13

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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 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.
4 Which of the following statements best describes your experience managing software projects and delivering quality work products that meet the organization's priorities, objectives, budget resources, and deadlines? 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.
5 From the list below, select the programming languages with which you are experienced. Answer to this question is required
  • C/C++
  • Java
  • PERL
  • Python
  • Fortran
  • PHP
  • SQL
  • JavaScript
  • HTML
  • None of the above
6 From the list below select scaleable-computing technologies with which you are have had learning recent (within the past year) experiences: Answer to this question is required
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • Mesos
  • VMWare
  • Hadoop
  • Azure
  • AWS
  • GPU computing
  • Queuing/messaging
  • None of the above
7 Describe your experience leading a team on the design, implementation, and troubleshooting of new and upgraded applications on a computing system. Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who other workers consult to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task on the job. A supervisor or senior employee closely monitored my work to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
8 What is your level of experience in debugging or troubleshooting problems related to the flow of information or data between computer systems or file servers? Answer to this question is required
  • Extensive: Troubleshoot large systems transferring thousands of files between numerous (more than 3) systems.
  • Basic: Troubleshoot medium-size systems transferring hundreds of files between a small number (3) of systems.
  • Minimal: Troubleshoot small systems transferring a small number of files between 2 systems.
  • I have no experience in this area.
9 Select the statement below which best describes your highest level of experience developing software applications within the Software Development Life Cycle process. Answer to this question is required
  • I have led a team with end-to-end responsibility for development of several large applications using Software Development Life Cycle process/es. I have managed the development of requirements in collaboration with end users, completed software specifications, architecture, design, implementation, testing, deployment and maintenance.
  • I have personally developed one or more large applications using Software Development Life Cycle process/es. I developed requirements in collaboration with end users, completed software specifications, architecture, design, implementation, testing, deployment and maintenance.
  • I have worked as a member of a team developing large applications. I had responsibility for one or more SDLC tasks phases which may have included requirements definition, specification, architecture, design, implementation, testing, deployment and maintenance.
  • I have had training in Software Development Life Cycle processes but have not had any work experience with them.
  • I have not had training or experience developing applications using a Software Development Life Cycle process.
10 Select all the information life-cycle and developmental concepts and practices in which you have experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Requirements development
  • Design development and/or review
  • Testing
  • Implementation
  • Maintenance
  • Configuration management
  • Quality assurance
  • System retirement
  • None of the above
11 Choose the statement below that best describes your ability to develop software following software life cycle development standards. Answer to this question is required
  • I am not familiar with software life cycle development standards.
  • I can develop software, but I do not follow standard software life cycle development including requirement gathering, software design, source control, software testing, deployment and maintenance.
  • I can follow standard software life cycle development including requirement gathering, software design, source control, software testing, deployment and maintenance.
12 What is the level of your programming experience with the databases PostgreSQL, MS SQL Server, MySQL, MongoDB, Cassandra or other SQL and NoSQL database management system? Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  • I have I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
13 Do you have experience working proactively with end users to define and develop application requirements and specifications? 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.
14

Do you have experience drafting technical documentation for software solutions?

Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other staff members to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior staff member.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior staff member.
  • I have no experience in performing this task.