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Grade: 14

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Grade: All Grades

1 Have you held a political appointment within the previous five-year period? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 How did you hear about USPTO Job possibilities? Answer to this question is required
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Friend
  • Job Fair
  • USPTO Information Session
  • Monster
  • Newspaper
  • OnlineBlog/Bulletin Board
  • Professional Society/Organization
  • University Career Fair
  • University Career Placement Office
  • USAJobs
  • USPTO Employee
  • USPTO Web Page
  • Virtual Job Fair
  • State Bar Association
  • University Alumni
  • @USPTOJobs Twitter
  • USPTO Jobs web pages
  • Other
Candidates for the GS-14 grade level must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower GS-13 grade level in the Federal service.
3 Do you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service implementing and managing IT initiatives, portfolios, programs, and/or projects? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    3.1 Please indicate where this experience can be found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
4 Do you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service preparing program or project plans, setting goals, and monitoring progress? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    4.1 Please indicate where this experience can be found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
5 Do you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service communicating with stakeholders (i.e. employees, organization executives, customers, project management professionals) in order to provide briefings and advise on IT initiatives, investments, portfolios, programs, and/or projects? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    5.1 Please indicate where this experience can be found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
6 Do you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service forecasting and executing budgets to support IT programs and IT projects? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    6.1 Please indicate where this experience can be found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
7 Please select the certification(s) you currently possess. Answer to this question is required
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Program Management Professional (PgMP)
  • SCRUM Master
  • ITIL® Foundations
  • Scaled Agilest (SA) or SAFe Program Consultant (SPC)
  • Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers (FAC-P/PM) Level 3
  • Federal Acquisition Certification for Contracting Officer’s Representatives (FAC-COR) Level 3
  • None of the above
8 Please select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience working with project teams in developing priorities, action items, and following through to implement agreed actions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience providing leadership for project teams and overseeing individual and staff activities.
  • I have experience leading project teams consisting of both development and operations technical staff.
  • I have experience working in a continuous integration and delivery environment.
  • I have experience in planning and evaluating activities of a team.
  • I have experience translating programs, policy issues or other substantive activities into concise, well-balanced management plans for accomplishing projects.
  • I have experience planning, organizing, and coordinating work assignments across a team.
  • None of the above.
9 Please select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience with IT program management duties. Answer to this question is required
  • I have led a group of project teams to coordinate their activities in order to accomplish program objectives that are common among all projects.
  • I have led a group of project teams all using the agile development methodology to coordinate activities in order to accomplish program objectives that are common among all projects.
  • I have monitored and tracked the performance of multiple project teams in accomplishing assigned work by reviewing and assessing appropriate reporting tools such as: project plans, product burn down reports, timekeeping systems, and a variety of status reports.
  • I have evaluated the effectiveness of completed projects.
  • I have resolved conflicts, differences or problems among project teams and/or customers.
  • I have coached and mentored staff on a variety of projects to achieve desired results.
  • I have experience supporting an organizational transition to a DevOps collaborative culture.
  • None of the above.
10 Do you have experience holding a leadership role in both an organization’s internal capital planning and investment control (CPIC) process as well as the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) capital planning reporting requirements? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    10.1 Please indicate where this experience can be found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
11 Do you have experience complying with an organization’s enterprise CPIC process to include preparing and presenting required artifacts and documentation to senior management? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    11.1 Please indicate where this experience can be found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
12 Do you have experience preparing and submitting monthly reporting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    12.1 Please indicate where this experience can be found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
13 Please select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience leading agile teams within an office environment. Answer to this question is required
  • I have used the agile scrum methodology when leading teams.
  • I have led multiple agile scrum teams that required coordinating efforts across team boundaries to produce a single integrated product.
  • I have used the agile kanban methodology when leading teams.
  • I have led teams using the agile scrum ban methodology.
  • None of the above.
14 Please select the statement that best describes your experience communicating orally to relay information, advise, make recommendations, and brief internal and external stakeholders on IT investments, portfolios, and programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have briefed internal and/or external officials of an agency, regarding confidential information and assisted with the development of recommendations that facilitated informed decisions.
  • I have briefed internal and/or external officials of an agency, regarding confidential information and developed recommendations that facilitated informed decisions.
  • None of the above.
15 Do you have experience supporting an organization’s formal IT planning and budget formulation process to include: collecting business requirements, coordinating discussions across multiple functional offices, resolving conflicts, and creating plans and associated resource estimates to meet business needs? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    15.1 Please indicate where this experience can be found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
16 Please select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience communicating in writing with a wide variety of audiences on activities related to information technology initiatives, portfolios, programs or projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared business cases to include business needs and impact statements that required approval by both technical and business customer management.
  • I have written IT capital investment decision papers with participation among business customer representatives and applicable organizations.
  • I have prepared and presented status reports on IT investments, portfolios, programs and/or projects to business representatives and management on a regular basis.
  • I regularly work with internal staff and business representatives/management to develop organizational strategies, goals, objectives, and priorities.
  • I have demonstrated the ability to build consensus through collaboration from others to obtain information, achieve results, and accomplish goals.
  • I do not have experience as described above.
17 Please select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience performing a range of technical functions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have responded on behalf of executives to relevant incoming communication requests to include official data calls from external reporting organizations.
  • I have prepared and formatted documents using multiple software programs such as: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat.
  • I have used appropriate systems to track and monitor project or program team timekeeping functions.
  • I have facilitated and coordinated program and/or portfolio conferences and meetings.
  • I have applied skills necessary to provide a centralized assessment of a group of related projects or programs in a succinct presentation format.
  • I have prepared program or portfolio level views of related risks or issues to present a clear and comprehensive assessment of a significant investment, portfolio, program and/or project.
  • None of the above.
18 Please select the statement that best describes your experience preparing written materials such as business requirement documents, business process models, business cases, statements of work, briefing papers, correspondence, and other materials for various individuals and audiences. Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared business requirement documents, statements of work, and briefing papers which cover routine issues with some complex elements, and recipients are usually within my organization.
  • I have prepared written documents such as: business requirement documents, functional statements, business cases, statements of work, briefing papers, and other materials which cover complex issues, and recipients are individuals and organizations outside of my own organization.
  • I have prepared a wide variety of complex written materials such as: business requirement documents, functional statements, business cases, statements of work, briefing papers, test plans/test scenarios, risk management plan, correspondence and other materials involving issues or projects of a sensitive and controversial nature, and recipients are a wide range of individuals and groups both within and outside my organization.
  • None of the above.
19 Please select the statement that best describes your experience conducting research, formulating recommendations, analyzing information, preparing briefing materials and drafting reports on administrative operations and processes. Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed this work regularly and independently.
  • I have performed this work with supervision.
  • I have had training but have never performed this work.
  • I have no experience or training in this work.
20 Please select the statement that best describes the duties you have performed as a regular part of your job with minimal supervision in support of the formulation and execution of an IT portfolio, program or project. Answer to this question is required
  • I have regularly participated in meetings to justify, defend, and persuade acceptance of my organization’s budget to a higher authority.
  • I have provided technical guidance and instructions to staff to resolve problems in achieving the organization’s budget formulation and/or execution goals and objectives.
  • I have independently compiled, analyzed, and developed budget formulation and/or execution data (e.g. workload trends, forecasts, estimates, and status reports).
  • I have assisted in gathering and analyzing budget and financial data for use by others in order to formulate and execute the IT portfolio.
  • None of the above.
21 Please select the statement that best represents your experience managing a capital investment, portfolio or program. Answer to this question is required
  • The total investment, portfolio or program for which I actively managed consisted of less than 10 projects and a total budget of less than $10M.
  • The total investment, portfolio or program for which I actively managed consisted of approximately 11 to 20 projects and a total budget of between $11M and $20M.
  • The total investment, portfolio or program for which I actively managed consisted of approximately 21 to 45 projects and a total budget of between $21M and $50M.
  • The total investment, portfolio or program for which I actively managed consisted of approximately 46 to 60 projects and a total budget of between $51M and $100M.
  • The total investment, portfolio or program for which I actively managed consisted of approximately 61 to 100 projects and a total budget over $100M.
  • I have managed an IT capital investment, portfolio or program that do not meet the identified thresholds.
  • I have not managed an IT capital investment, portfolio or program.
22 Please select the statement(s) that describe(s) the policies, procedures, laws and/or regulations that you have experience applying in order to manage IT portfolios, programs, and projects. Answer to this question is required
  • OMB Circular no A-11, part 1, General information
  • Technology Business Management
  • Capital Planning and Investment Control (i.e. Exhibits 53 and 300 and IT Dashboard)
  • Clinger Cohen Act of 1996
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
  • Basic budget processes, policies and terminology (i.e. commitments, obligations, expenditures, and expenses)
  • United States Government Standard General Ledger – Chart of Accounts
  • Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA)
  • None of the above
23 Do you have experience overseeing one or more project managers in the development of scope and schedule, understanding and preparation of resource estimates, monitoring project progress during execution, compliance with established development processes, and managing budget execution? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    23.1 Please indicate where this experience can be found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No