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Grade: 15

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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
Candidates for the GS-15 grade level must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower GS-14 grade level in the Federal Service.
2 Do you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service implementing and managing information technology initiatives and capital investments inclusive of portfolios, programs, and projects within an organization? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Do you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service preparing program plans including setting program goals, monitoring program progress, and program development? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 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
5 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 dealing with organizational challenges and working cooperatively and collaboratively with internal/external stakeholders.
  • 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 team work assignments.
  • None of the above.
6 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 related concurrent project teams requiring coordination among them to accomplish their project deliverables
  • I have led a group of related concurrent project teams requiring coordination among them to accomplish their project deliverables all of which were using an agile methodology.
  • I have established and adjusted short-term and long-term priorities and goals for multiple related and concurrent projects.
  • I have monitored and tracked the performance of multiple project teams in accomplishing assigned work by reviewing and assessing appropriate reporting tools to include project plans, product burn down reports, timekeeping systems and a variety of status reports.
  • I have evaluated effectiveness of completed projects.
  • I have resolved conflicts, differences or problems among project teams and/or customers.
  • I have coached and mentored staff across project boundaries to achieve desired results
  • I have conducted in-person, executive level program status/progress reviews for programs with significant enterprise level impact on a regular schedule.
  • I have experience supporting an organizational transition to a DevOps collaborative culture.
  • None of the above.
7 Please select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience in project funding and capital investment management including the use of automated systems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have participated in and understand an organization’s capital planning process.
  • I have been responsible for preparing written documentation as input to the enterprise level CPIC process.
  • I have been responsible for preparing and submitting monthly reporting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) using the eCPIC tool.
  • I have conducted regular executive level briefings related to investment health and status.
  • None of the above.
8 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.
9 Please select the statement that best describes your experience communicating orally to relay information, advise and 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 to an agency, regarding non-sensitive or 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 non-sensitive or confidential information and developed recommendations that facilitated informed decisions.
  • I have briefed internal and/or external officials to an agency, regarding sensitive or confidential information and developed recommendations that facilitated informed decisions.
  • I have briefed internal and/or external officials to an agency, regarding sensitive or confidential information and assisted with the development of recommendations that facilitated informed decisions.
  • None of the above
10 Please select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience performing a full-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 including 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 program conferences and meetings.
  • I have applied skills necessary to provide a centralized assessment of a group of related projects or programs in a succinct.
  • I have prepared program or portfolio level views of related risks or issues to clearly present a comprehensive assessment of a significant investment portfolio.
  • I have prepared program or portfolio level view of distinct project activities on a monthly basis.
11 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 to 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 my own organization, including customers, and middle or senior management within or outside of the 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.
12 Please select the statement that best describes your experience conducting research, formulating recommendations, analyzing information, preparing briefing material and drafting reports on administrative operations and processes. Answer to this question is required
  • I perform this work regularly and independently.
  • I perform this work with supervision.
  • I have had training but have never performed this work.
  • I have no experience or training in this work.
13 Choose 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 the IT portfolio or program. 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.
14 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.
15 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 Governments Standard General Ledger – Chart of Accounts
  • Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA)
  • None of the Above
16 Do you have experience managing capital investments to include: documenting scope and schedule, understanding and preparation of resource estimates, advising other program and project managers in the area of resource spending and monitoring, and preparing and understanding input for an organizations overall capital planning and investment control process? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No