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Grade: 13

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1 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
2 Have you held a political appointment within the previous five-year period? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Candidates for the GS-13 grade level must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service.
3 Do you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal Service obtaining user information to develop justification of system usage or business requirements? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    3.1 Please indicate where this information may be found in your resume. Maximum length of 8000 characters.
  • No
4 Do you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal Service collaborating with stakeholders to develop IT Products? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    4.1 Please indicate where this information may be found in your resume. Maximum length of 8000 characters.
  • No
5 Do you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal Service leading teams in developing IT Product requirements? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    5.1 Please indicate where this information may be found in your resume. Maximum length of 8000 characters.
  • No
6 Please select the response(s) that indicate your experience with security and compliance product lifecycle. Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed market research on cybersecurity solutions and supported developmental testing.
  • I have generated product specification and requirements.
  • I have prioritized and assigned actions for product teams to accomplish.
  • I have developed marketing strategies to communicate product to internal and external stakeholders.
  • I managed and prioritized product backlog for future delivery.
  • I have experience using Agile for the development of software including the incorporation of cyber security protocols.
  • I have no experience with security and compliance product life cycle.
7 Choose the area(s) in which you have substantial experience developing and Information Technology policy. Answer to this question is required
  • Serving as technical specialist on the impact of legislation for specific organizational programs.
  • Planning, scheduling, and implementing the evaluation of key business processes.
  • Establishing and using feedback systems to determine customer requirements and ability to meet expectations.
  • Establishing program indicators and analyzing data associated with them for oversight and diagnostic purposes.
  • Establishing local program standards that ensure accountability, continuous improvement, and adherence to policies.
  • Defining the problem, identifying potential impacts, issues, and/or risks.
  • Presenting options and/or recommending approaches to a decision making body, advisory board, or a collaborative stakeholders group.
  • Establishing and implementing organization wide policy.
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
8 Please select the response that best describes your skill level in project management. Answer to this question is required
  • I have planned the activities for my team for a project from initiation to completion.
  • I have directed project management activities for senior management from initiation to completion.
  • I have participated in project management activities with my colleagues.
  • I do not have this experience.
9 Please select response(s) that applies to your experience with communication in a IT setting. Answer to this question is required
  • I have individually written technical IT documents for others to review.
  • I have assisted writing technical IT documents for others to review.
  • I have verbally reported technical IT finding.
  • I have written IT document findings for varies audiences.
  • I have been part of a group that wrote technical IT documents for review.
  • I have no experience with IT communication.
  • I am an expert in writing IT documents.
10 Please indicate the statement that best describes your experience communicating in writing to make recommendations, advise, and brief internal and/or external customers. Answer to this question is required
  • I have researched, interviewed, or conferred with others to obtain or verify information to include in a written document.
  • I have independently written policies and/or procedures which have been implemented.
  • I have corresponded with customers and senior level officials.
  • I have written and drafted policy for management review.
  • I have independently written policies and/or procedures for submission to high level officials.
  • I have reviewed and edited written materials prepared by others for submission to senior level officials.
  • I do not have this type of experience.
11 Please indicate the statement(s) that best describes your experience communicating effectively in an oral manner to relay information, make recommendations, resolve issues, and advise or brief colleagues, management level staff, and executives. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience explaining procedures and processes.
  • I have experience briefing others on findings and making recommendations.
  • I have experience explaining data results.
  • I have experience presenting courses of actions or options.
  • I have experience discussing work with other business units and external customers.
  • I do not have the experience as described above.
12 Select the choice(s) that best describe your experience managing IT Product release and adoption. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed and maintained strategic plans.
  • I have ensured the rigorous application of information security, principles, and practices in the delivery of application systems.
  • I have defined current and future business environments.
  • I have managed IT product communication and training.
  • I have assisted with the development of IT products user adoption artifacts.
  • I have collected, analyzed, and reported on user adoption metrics.
  • I have served as a lead in an organization where I managed IT product adoption.
  • I have executed technology prioritization decisions based on project alignment with organizational goals and strategic direction.
  • I do not have this experience.
13 Please indicate which type(s) of experiences you have had leading a team: Answer to this question is required
  • I have implemented work goals in order to achieve my agency or organization’s strategic goals.
  • I have led a team to successfully complete goals and/or projects.
  • I have assigned work to team members.
  • I have made sure that my team was on track to meet deadlines.
  • I have made recommendations to high level officials based on information and analysis made by my team.
  • I do not have this type of experience.
14 Select the choice(s) that best describe(s) your experience developing product features and managing teams and stakeholders. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed and maintained strategic plans.
  • I have ensured the rigorous application of information security, principles, and practices in the delivery of planning and management services.
  • I have conducted user research, customer discovery, and developed problem scenarios.
  • I have developed business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for IT spending and initiatives.
  • I have assisted with the development and execution of a Program Roadmap including product service prioritization and delivery.
  • I have documented and performed analysis of client environment, including IT Strategy, current technology footprint, organizational structure, and business processes.
  • I have served as a lead in an organization where I managed IT product development and delivery.
  • I have executed requirements prioritization decisions based on project alignment with organizational goals and strategic direction.
  • I do not have this experience.