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Grade: 2

1 I meet the Individual Occupational Requirements for the 1550 Computer Science Series because I have the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science OR
  • Bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours must have included any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus.
  • I do not meet the basic education requirement for the 1550 Computer Science Series.

Grade: All Grades

1 ZP-2: In addition to meeting the Individual Occupational Requirement, do you have at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower pay band (ZP-1) or GS-05 grade level in the federal service? OR 1 full year of graduate-level education OR superior academic achievement OR a combination of education and experience? See the "Qualifications" section for the definition of specialized experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Do you have comprehensive knowledge of High Performance Computing architecture, application systems, operating systems and computer networking architectures, data architecture and standards? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Do you have experience monitoring and managing IT security of Microsoft Windows servers? Answer to this question is required
  • I have more than three years experience monitoring and managing IT security of Microsoft Windows 2003 and/or 2008 servers.
  • I have one to three years experience monitoring and managing IT security of Microsoft Windows 2003 and/or 2008 servers.
  • I have less than one year experience monitoring and managing IT security of Microsoft Windows 2003 and/or 2008 servers.
  • I have no experience monitoring and managing IT security of Microsoft Windows 2000, 2003, and/or 2008 servers.
4 Do you have professional experience optimizing code, written by you or others, that runs in a 24x7 mission critical high-performance computing environment? 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 Do you have experience maintain and optimizing batch schedulers such as MOAB? 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 diagnosing and resolving problems in response to customer reported instances? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Do you have experience dealing with questions, issues, problems and conflicts in a courteous, prompt and professional manner over the phone and in person? 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 experience with data staging in a geographically distributed High Performance Computing (HPC) environment? 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.
9 Do you have experience monitoring and managing IT security in local and wide area networks using Cisco network devices including routers, switches, and firewalls? Answer to this question is required
  • I have more than three years experience monitoring and managing IT security of Cisco network devices including routers, switches, and firewalls.
  • I have one to three years experience monitoring and managing IT security of Cisco network devices including routers, switches, and firewalls.
  • I have less than one year of experience monitoring and managing IT security of Cisco network devices including routers, switches, and firewalls.
  • I have no experience developing an organization's security program.
10 Have you set up, configured and maintained office local and wide area network (LAN/WAN) equipment including switches, hubs and routers? 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 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. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have not had experience in performing this task.