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Grade: 07

1 Do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-5, or do you have or will have within 9 months, one year of related graduate level education, superior academic achievement, or a combination of both experience and education? (See the "Qualifications" section of the announcement for the definition of specialized experience). Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Which of the following software analysis and design tools have you used?
  • Data flow diagrams
  • Entity relationship diagrams
  • Use case diagrams
  • User concept diagrams
  • Other
  • None of the above
3 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
4 Indicate your experience analyzing processes and providing software solutions to improve software performance/efficiency:
  • I have analyzed software processes.
  • I have identified opportunities to improve software performance/efficiency.
  • I have provided software solutions to improve software performance/efficiency.
  • None of the above
5 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
6 Please select the response that best describes your information technology related experience that demonstrates your proficiency in the competency Problem Solving. Problem Solving is defined as identifying alternatives for or addressing information technology related issues or problems.
  • I have identified alternatives to address unique, highly complex, or sensitive information technology related issues. I have anticipated information technology related problems and have identified and evaluated potential sources of information to generate alternative solutions.
  • I have identified alternatives to address complex information technology related issues by gathering and applying information from a variety of sources that provide a number of potential solutions.
  • I have identified or selected from a number of alternatives to address routine information technology related issues by gathering and applying information from standard sources that provide a limited number of solutions.
  • I have not had experience identifying alternatives for or addressing information technology related issues or problems.
7 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
8 Indicate your experience with software requirements development methods.
  • Use Case development
  • User Story development using agile methodology
  • Stakeholder interviews
  • Joint requirements development sessions with stakeholders
  • Prototype development
  • None of the above
9 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
10 Indicate your experience related to large-scale survey or census processing. Select all that apply.
  • Software Design
  • Software Development
  • Software Testing
  • System Design
  • System Development
  • System Testing
  • None of the above
11 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
12 From the list below, choose the statement that best describes your ability to translate customer requirements into programming specifications to meet system specific objectives.
  • I have not had education, training or experience performing this task.
  • I have had education or training performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • 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 performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised or monitored 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.
13 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
14 Rate your experience in developing software applications (e.g. JAVA, Oracle PL/SQL, SAS, SOA, PeopleSoft, BPMN, ADF, JDeveloper, JBOSS, RCP Eclipse, Netbeans) and maintaining databases procedures/packages.
  • No experience
  • Novice-I have training but no job experience
  • Intermediate-I have training and some job experience under the guidance of a supervisor.
  • Advanced-I have developed software applications using this knowledge/technology extensively and have worked independently.
  • Expert-I have extensive experience with developing complex software applications and have mentored or provided guidance to less experienced staff.
15 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
16 Indicate your experience developing software applications (e.g. JAVA, Oracle PL/SQL, SAS, SOA, PeopleSoft, BPMN, ADF, JDeveloper) and maintaining database procedures/packages
  • Apache
  • C/C++
  • HTML
  • JavaScript
  • MySQL
  • PHP
  • SAS
  • SQL
  • Visual BASIC
  • XML
  • PERL
  • Eclipse RCP
  • SOA
  • Peoplesoft
  • BPMN
  • SharePoint
  • .NET
  • Oracle Service Bus (OSB)
  • ADF
  • PHP
  • ASP
  • VB.Net
  • Oracle PL/SQL
  • Toad
  • Oracle Spatial
  • Oracle Business Intelligence
  • None of the above
17 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
18 From the list below, choose the statement that best describes your ability to design, write, test, debug and maintain software applications that meet technical and functional requirements.
  • I have not had education, training or experience performing this task.
  • I have had education or training performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • 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 performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised or monitored 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.
19 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
20 Select the statement that best describes your level of experience with respect to any software development experience using the SAS Enterprise Business Intelligence (SAS EBI) tools for report development.
  • I have experience supervising/managing software development using SAS EBI tools for report development.
  • I have experience as a team lead of a team responsible for software development using SAS EBI tools for report development.
  • I have experience as a senior member of a team responsible for software development using SAS EBI tools for report development.
  • I have experience as a member of a team responsible for software development using SAS EBI tools for report development.
  • I do not have experience as described above.
21 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
22 Indicate your experience involving the design, coding, testing and support of a new software system.
  • I have experience supervising/managing the design, documentation, development, modification, testing, installation, implementation and support of a new software system.
  • I have experience as a team lead or sometime manager of a group responsible for the design, documentation, development, modification, testing, installation, implementation and support of a new software system.
  • I have experience as a senior member of a team responsible for the design, documentation, development, modification, testing, installation, implementation and support of a new software system.
  • I have experience as a member of a team responsible for the design, documentation, development, modification, testing, installation, implementation and support of a new software system.
  • I do not have the experience described above.
23 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
24 I have experience with the following types of testing:
  • Unit testing
  • Functional testing
  • User acceptance testing
  • Automated testing
  • Data validation
  • Platform testing
  • Performance testing
  • Load testing
  • None of the Above
25 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
26 Indicate your experience resolving problems with software, hardware, or systems management
  • Identified Issues
  • Researched Problems
  • Communicated Issues
  • Researched and Recommended Solutions
  • Implemented Solutions
  • None of the above
27 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
28 Do you have experience monitoring and tracking project progress and performance and taking or recommending corrective action to keep projects on schedule?
  • Yes
  • No
29 Please rate your experience communicating complex and technical program information in person and in writing to a variety of audiences.
  • Novice - I have communicated program information in informal groups or in meetings.
  • Intermediate - I have developed written material that communicated complex and technical program information with the guidance of a supervisor and presented the information to others within the organizations.
  • Advanced - I have independently developed written material that communicated complex and technical program information and presented that information to audiences that included executives and/or interested stakeholders.
  • None - no experience
30 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.

Grade: 09

1 How do you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position at the grade 09 level? Please select an answer option below. Answer to this question is required
  • I have or will have within 9 months a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree, or completed two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master’s degree or equivalent graduate degree, in one of the majors in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management.
  • I have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-07 level as described in the qualifications section of this announcement.
  • I do not have the education or experience listed.
2 Which of the following software analysis and design tools have you used?
  • Data flow diagrams
  • Entity relationship diagrams
  • Use case diagrams
  • User concept diagrams
  • Other
  • None of the above
3 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
4 Indicate your experience analyzing processes and providing software solutions to improve software performance/efficiency:
  • I have analyzed software processes.
  • I have identified opportunities to improve software performance/efficiency.
  • I have provided software solutions to improve software performance/efficiency.
  • None of the above
5 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
6 Please select the response that best describes your information technology related experience that demonstrates your proficiency in the competency Problem Solving. Problem Solving is defined as identifying alternatives for or addressing information technology related issues or problems.
  • I have identified alternatives to address unique, highly complex, or sensitive information technology related issues. I have anticipated information technology related problems and have identified and evaluated potential sources of information to generate alternative solutions.
  • I have identified alternatives to address complex information technology related issues by gathering and applying information from a variety of sources that provide a number of potential solutions.
  • I have identified or selected from a number of alternatives to address routine information technology related issues by gathering and applying information from standard sources that provide a limited number of solutions.
  • I have not had experience identifying alternatives for or addressing information technology related issues or problems.
7 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
8 Indicate your experience with software requirements development methods.
  • Use Case development
  • User Story development using agile methodology
  • Stakeholder interviews
  • Joint requirements development sessions with stakeholders
  • Prototype development
  • None of the above
9 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
10 Indicate your experience related to large-scale survey or census processing. Select all that apply.
  • Software Design
  • Software Development
  • Software Testing
  • System Design
  • System Development
  • System Testing
  • None of the above
11 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
12 From the list below, choose the statement that best describes your ability to translate customer requirements into programming specifications to meet system specific objectives.
  • I have not had education, training or experience performing this task.
  • I have had education or training performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • 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 performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised or monitored 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.
13 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
14 Rate your experience in developing software applications (e.g. JAVA, Oracle PL/SQL, SAS, SOA, PeopleSoft, BPMN, ADF, JDeveloper, JBOSS, RCP Eclipse, Netbeans) and maintaining databases procedures/packages.
  • No experience
  • Novice-I have training but no job experience
  • Intermediate-I have training and some job experience under the guidance of a supervisor.
  • Advanced-I have developed software applications using this knowledge/technology extensively and have worked independently.
  • Expert-I have extensive experience with developing complex software applications and have mentored or provided guidance to less experienced staff.
15 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
16 Indicate your experience developing software applications (e.g. JAVA, Oracle PL/SQL, SAS, SOA, PeopleSoft, BPMN, ADF, JDeveloper) and maintaining database procedures/packages
  • Apache
  • C/C++
  • HTML
  • JavaScript
  • MySQL
  • PHP
  • SAS
  • SQL
  • Visual BASIC
  • XML
  • PERL
  • Eclipse RCP
  • SOA
  • Peoplesoft
  • BPMN
  • SharePoint
  • .NET
  • Oracle Service Bus (OSB)
  • ADF
  • PHP
  • ASP
  • VB.Net
  • Oracle PL/SQL
  • Toad
  • Oracle Spatial
  • Oracle Business Intelligence
  • None of the above
17 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
18 From the list below, choose the statement that best describes your ability to design, write, test, debug and maintain software applications that meet technical and functional requirements.
  • I have not had education, training or experience performing this task.
  • I have had education or training performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • 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 performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised or monitored 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.
19 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
20 Select the statement that best describes your level of experience with respect to any software development experience using the SAS Enterprise Business Intelligence (SAS EBI) tools for report development.
  • I have experience supervising/managing software development using SAS EBI tools for report development.
  • I have experience as a team lead of a team responsible for software development using SAS EBI tools for report development.
  • I have experience as a senior member of a team responsible for software development using SAS EBI tools for report development.
  • I have experience as a member of a team responsible for software development using SAS EBI tools for report development.
  • I do not have experience as described above.
21 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
22 Indicate your experience involving the design, coding, testing and support of a new software system.
  • I have experience supervising/managing the design, documentation, development, modification, testing, installation, implementation and support of a new software system.
  • I have experience as a team lead or sometime manager of a group responsible for the design, documentation, development, modification, testing, installation, implementation and support of a new software system.
  • I have experience as a senior member of a team responsible for the design, documentation, development, modification, testing, installation, implementation and support of a new software system.
  • I have experience as a member of a team responsible for the design, documentation, development, modification, testing, installation, implementation and support of a new software system.
  • I do not have the experience described above.
23 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
24 I have experience with the following types of testing:
  • Unit testing
  • Functional testing
  • User acceptance testing
  • Automated testing
  • Data validation
  • Platform testing
  • Performance testing
  • Load testing
  • None of the Above
25 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
26 Describe your highest level of experience with managing and coordinating the integration of numerous, concurrent Information Technology projects with multiple inter-dependencies between them.
  • I have no experience in this area.
  • I led a systems development team whose work was integrated with a separate, concurrent systems development team.
  • I was responsible for managing and coordinating the integration of numerous concurrent Information Technology projects with multiple interdependencies within a Program (less than five projects within the Program).
  • I was responsible for managing and coordinating the integration of numerous concurrent Information Technology projects with multiple interdependencies within a Program (five to ten projects within the Program).
  • I was responsible for managing and coordinating the integration of numerous concurrent Information Technology projects with multiple interdependencies within a Program (greater than ten projects within the Program).
  • I participated on a systems development team whose work was integrated with a separate, concurrent systems development team.
27 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
28 Indicate your experience resolving problems with software, hardware, or systems management
  • Identified Issues
  • Researched Problems
  • Communicated Issues
  • Researched and Recommended Solutions
  • Implemented Solutions
  • None of the above
29 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
30 Do you have experience monitoring and tracking project progress and performance and taking or recommending corrective action to keep projects on schedule?
  • Yes
  • No
31 Please rate your experience communicating complex and technical program information in person and in writing to a variety of audiences.
  • Novice - I have communicated program information in informal groups or in meetings.
  • Intermediate - I have developed written material that communicated complex and technical program information with the guidance of a supervisor and presented the information to others within the organizations.
  • Advanced - I have independently developed written material that communicated complex and technical program information and presented that information to audiences that included executives and/or interested stakeholders.
  • None - no experience
32 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.

Grade: 11

1 Do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-9, or Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree, or three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree (e.g. LL.M) if related, or a combination of education and experience? (See the "Qualifications" section of the announcement for the definition of specialized experience). Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Which of the following software analysis and design tools have you used?
  • Data flow diagrams
  • Entity relationship diagrams
  • Use case diagrams
  • User concept diagrams
  • Other
  • None of the above
3 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
4 Indicate your experience analyzing processes and providing software solutions to improve software performance/efficiency:
  • I have analyzed software processes.
  • I have identified opportunities to improve software performance/efficiency.
  • I have provided software solutions to improve software performance/efficiency.
  • None of the above
5 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
6 Please select the response that best describes your information technology related experience that demonstrates your proficiency in the competency Problem Solving. Problem Solving is defined as identifying alternatives for or addressing information technology related issues or problems.
  • I have identified alternatives to address unique, highly complex, or sensitive information technology related issues. I have anticipated information technology related problems and have identified and evaluated potential sources of information to generate alternative solutions.
  • I have identified alternatives to address complex information technology related issues by gathering and applying information from a variety of sources that provide a number of potential solutions.
  • I have identified or selected from a number of alternatives to address routine information technology related issues by gathering and applying information from standard sources that provide a limited number of solutions.
  • I have not had experience identifying alternatives for or addressing information technology related issues or problems.
7 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
8 Indicate your experience with software requirements development methods.
  • Use Case development
  • User Story development using agile methodology
  • Stakeholder interviews
  • Joint requirements development sessions with stakeholders
  • Prototype development
  • None of the above
9 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
10 Indicate your experience related to large-scale survey or census processing. Select all that apply.
  • Software Design
  • Software Development
  • Software Testing
  • System Design
  • System Development
  • System Testing
  • None of the above
11 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
12 From the list below, choose the statement that best describes your ability to translate customer requirements into programming specifications to meet system specific objectives.
  • I have not had education, training or experience performing this task.
  • I have had education or training performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • 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 performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised or monitored 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.
13 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
14 Rate your experience in developing software applications (e.g. JAVA, Oracle PL/SQL, SAS, SOA, PeopleSoft, BPMN, ADF, JDeveloper, JBOSS, RCP Eclipse, Netbeans) and maintaining databases procedures/packages.
  • No experience
  • Novice-I have training but no job experience
  • Intermediate-I have training and some job experience under the guidance of a supervisor.
  • Advanced-I have developed software applications using this knowledge/technology extensively and have worked independently.
  • Expert-I have extensive experience with developing complex software applications and have mentored or provided guidance to less experienced staff.
15 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
16 Indicate your experience developing software applications (e.g. JAVA, Oracle PL/SQL, SAS, SOA, PeopleSoft, BPMN, ADF, JDeveloper) and maintaining database procedures/packages
  • Apache
  • C/C++
  • HTML
  • JavaScript
  • MySQL
  • PHP
  • SAS
  • SQL
  • Visual BASIC
  • XML
  • PERL
  • Eclipse RCP
  • SOA
  • Peoplesoft
  • BPMN
  • SharePoint
  • .NET
  • Oracle Service Bus (OSB)
  • ADF
  • PHP
  • ASP
  • VB.Net
  • Oracle PL/SQL
  • Toad
  • Oracle Spatial
  • Oracle Business Intelligence
  • None of the above
17 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
18 Indicate your experience involving the design, coding, testing and support of a new software system.
  • I have experience supervising/managing the design, documentation, development, modification, testing, installation, implementation and support of a new software system.
  • I have experience as a team lead or sometime manager of a group responsible for the design, documentation, development, modification, testing, installation, implementation and support of a new software system.
  • I have experience as a senior member of a team responsible for the design, documentation, development, modification, testing, installation, implementation and support of a new software system.
  • I have experience as a member of a team responsible for the design, documentation, development, modification, testing, installation, implementation and support of a new software system.
  • I do not have the experience described above.
19 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
20 From the list below, choose the statement that best describes your ability to design, write, test, debug and maintain software applications that meet technical and functional requirements.
  • I have not had education, training or experience performing this task.
  • I have had education or training performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • 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 performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised or monitored 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.
21 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
22 Select the statement that best describes your level of experience with respect to any software development experience using the SAS Enterprise Business Intelligence (SAS EBI) tools for report development.
  • I have experience supervising/managing software development using SAS EBI tools for report development.
  • I have experience as a team lead of a team responsible for software development using SAS EBI tools for report development.
  • I have experience as a senior member of a team responsible for software development using SAS EBI tools for report development.
  • I have experience as a member of a team responsible for software development using SAS EBI tools for report development.
  • I do not have experience as described above.
23 Indicate your experience resolving problems with software, hardware, or systems management
  • Identified Issues
  • Researched Problems
  • Communicated Issues
  • Researched and Recommended Solutions
  • Implemented Solutions
  • None of the above
24 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
25 I have experience with the following types of testing:
  • Unit testing
  • Functional testing
  • User acceptance testing
  • Automated testing
  • Data validation
  • Platform testing
  • Performance testing
  • Load testing
  • None of the Above
26 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
27 Do you have experience monitoring and tracking project progress and performance and taking or recommending corrective action to keep projects on schedule?
  • Yes
  • No
28 From the list below, pleas select the statement(s) that reflect your project management experience. Select all that apply.
  • I have experience setting priorities.
  • I have experience negotiating and preparing schedules with stakeholders.
  • I have experience ensuring fixed deadlines are met.
  • I have experience managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • I have project management training, but no experience.
  • None of the above.
29 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
30 Please rate your experience communicating complex and technical program information in person and in writing to a variety of audiences.
  • Novice - I have communicated program information in informal groups or in meetings.
  • Intermediate - I have developed written material that communicated complex and technical program information with the guidance of a supervisor and presented the information to others within the organizations.
  • Advanced - I have independently developed written material that communicated complex and technical program information and presented that information to audiences that included executives and/or interested stakeholders.
  • None - no experience
31 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
32 Describe your highest level of experience with managing and coordinating the integration of numerous, concurrent Information Technology projects with multiple inter-dependencies between them.
  • I have no experience in this area.
  • I led a systems development team whose work was integrated with a separate, concurrent systems development team.
  • I was responsible for managing and coordinating the integration of numerous concurrent Information Technology projects with multiple interdependencies within a Program (less than five projects within the Program).
  • I was responsible for managing and coordinating the integration of numerous concurrent Information Technology projects with multiple interdependencies within a Program (five to ten projects within the Program).
  • I was responsible for managing and coordinating the integration of numerous concurrent Information Technology projects with multiple interdependencies within a Program (greater than ten projects within the Program).
  • I participated on a systems development team whose work was integrated with a separate, concurrent systems development team.
33 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.

Grade: 12

1 Do you have at least 1 year of specialized experience which is equivalent to grade 11 level in this series? This specialized experience is that which equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position as described in this vacancy announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Which of the following software analysis and design tools have you used?
  • Data flow diagrams
  • Entity relationship diagrams
  • Use case diagrams
  • User concept diagrams
  • Other
  • None of the above
3 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
4 Indicate your experience analyzing processes and providing software solutions to improve software performance/efficiency:
  • I have analyzed software processes.
  • I have identified opportunities to improve software performance/efficiency.
  • I have provided software solutions to improve software performance/efficiency.
  • None of the above
5 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
6 Please select the response that best describes your information technology related experience that demonstrates your proficiency in the competency Problem Solving. Problem Solving is defined as identifying alternatives for or addressing information technology related issues or problems.
  • I have identified alternatives to address unique, highly complex, or sensitive information technology related issues. I have anticipated information technology related problems and have identified and evaluated potential sources of information to generate alternative solutions.
  • I have identified alternatives to address complex information technology related issues by gathering and applying information from a variety of sources that provide a number of potential solutions.
  • I have identified or selected from a number of alternatives to address routine information technology related issues by gathering and applying information from standard sources that provide a limited number of solutions.
  • I have not had experience identifying alternatives for or addressing information technology related issues or problems.
7 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
8 Indicate your experience with software requirements development methods.
  • Use Case development
  • User Story development using agile methodology
  • Stakeholder interviews
  • Joint requirements development sessions with stakeholders
  • Prototype development
  • None of the above
9 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
10 Indicate your experience related to large-scale survey or census processing. Select all that apply.
  • Software Design
  • Software Development
  • Software Testing
  • System Design
  • System Development
  • System Testing
  • None of the above
11 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
12 From the list below, choose the statement that best describes your ability to translate customer requirements into programming specifications to meet system specific objectives.
  • I have not had education, training or experience performing this task.
  • I have had education or training performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • 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 performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised or monitored 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.
13 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
14 Rate your experience in developing software applications (e.g. JAVA, Oracle PL/SQL, SAS, SOA, PeopleSoft, BPMN, ADF, JDeveloper, JBOSS, RCP Eclipse, Netbeans) and maintaining databases procedures/packages.
  • No experience
  • Novice-I have training but no job experience
  • Intermediate-I have training and some job experience under the guidance of a supervisor.
  • Advanced-I have developed software applications using this knowledge/technology extensively and have worked independently.
  • Expert-I have extensive experience with developing complex software applications and have mentored or provided guidance to less experienced staff.
15 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
16 Indicate your experience developing software applications (e.g. JAVA, Oracle PL/SQL, SAS, SOA, PeopleSoft, BPMN, ADF, JDeveloper) and maintaining database procedures/packages
  • Apache
  • C/C++
  • HTML
  • JavaScript
  • MySQL
  • PHP
  • SAS
  • SQL
  • Visual BASIC
  • XML
  • PERL
  • Eclipse RCP
  • SOA
  • Peoplesoft
  • BPMN
  • SharePoint
  • .NET
  • Oracle Service Bus (OSB)
  • ADF
  • PHP
  • ASP
  • VB.Net
  • Oracle PL/SQL
  • Toad
  • Oracle Spatial
  • Oracle Business Intelligence
  • None of the above
17 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
18 From the list below, choose the statement that best describes your ability to design, write, test, debug and maintain software applications that meet technical and functional requirements.
  • I have not had education, training or experience performing this task.
  • I have had education or training performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • 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 performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised or monitored 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.
19 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
20 Select the statement that best describes your level of experience with respect to any software development experience using the SAS Enterprise Business Intelligence (SAS EBI) tools for report development.
  • I have experience supervising/managing software development using SAS EBI tools for report development.
  • I have experience as a team lead of a team responsible for software development using SAS EBI tools for report development.
  • I have experience as a senior member of a team responsible for software development using SAS EBI tools for report development.
  • I have experience as a member of a team responsible for software development using SAS EBI tools for report development.
  • I do not have experience as described above.
21 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
22 Indicate your experience involving the design, coding, testing and support of a new software system.
  • I have experience supervising/managing the design, documentation, development, modification, testing, installation, implementation and support of a new software system.
  • I have experience as a team lead or sometime manager of a group responsible for the design, documentation, development, modification, testing, installation, implementation and support of a new software system.
  • I have experience as a senior member of a team responsible for the design, documentation, development, modification, testing, installation, implementation and support of a new software system.
  • I have experience as a member of a team responsible for the design, documentation, development, modification, testing, installation, implementation and support of a new software system.
  • I do not have the experience described above.
23 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
24 I have experience with the following types of testing:
  • Unit testing
  • Functional testing
  • User acceptance testing
  • Automated testing
  • Data validation
  • Platform testing
  • Performance testing
  • Load testing
  • None of the Above
25 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
26 Indicate your experience resolving problems with software, hardware, or systems management
  • Identified Issues
  • Researched Problems
  • Communicated Issues
  • Researched and Recommended Solutions
  • Implemented Solutions
  • None of the above
27 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
28 Do you have experience monitoring and tracking project progress and performance and taking or recommending corrective action to keep projects on schedule?
  • Yes
  • No
29 From the list below, pleas select the statement(s) that reflect your project management experience. Select all that apply.
  • I have experience setting priorities.
  • I have experience negotiating and preparing schedules with stakeholders.
  • I have experience ensuring fixed deadlines are met.
  • I have experience managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • I have project management training, but no experience.
  • None of the above.
30 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
31 Describe your highest level of experience with managing and coordinating the integration of numerous, concurrent Information Technology projects with multiple inter-dependencies between them.
  • I have no experience in this area.
  • I led a systems development team whose work was integrated with a separate, concurrent systems development team.
  • I was responsible for managing and coordinating the integration of numerous concurrent Information Technology projects with multiple interdependencies within a Program (less than five projects within the Program).
  • I was responsible for managing and coordinating the integration of numerous concurrent Information Technology projects with multiple interdependencies within a Program (five to ten projects within the Program).
  • I was responsible for managing and coordinating the integration of numerous concurrent Information Technology projects with multiple interdependencies within a Program (greater than ten projects within the Program).
  • I participated on a systems development team whose work was integrated with a separate, concurrent systems development team.
32 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
33 Please rate your experience communicating complex and technical program information in person and in writing to a variety of audiences.
  • Novice - I have communicated program information in informal groups or in meetings.
  • Intermediate - I have developed written material that communicated complex and technical program information with the guidance of a supervisor and presented the information to others within the organizations.
  • Advanced - I have independently developed written material that communicated complex and technical program information and presented that information to audiences that included executives and/or interested stakeholders.
  • None - no experience
34 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters.
35 Do you have experience advising higher management, users and partners on industry direction, new developments, product upgrades, and emerging technologies?
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: All Grades

You MUST submit a complete resume in order to be considered for this position. Please review the required documents section of the vacancy announcement for further information.
I certify that I have read the "Who May Be Considered" AND the "Job Summary" sections of this vacancy announcement and I understand that if I am a previous or current Federal competitive employee (includes most Census employees) looking for a transfer, promotion, reassignment, or reinstatement, this vacancy may not afford me the best advantage. I understand my option to consult with the HR office listed on the vacancy if I have any questions.
1 Does your experience meet all four competency-related AND the specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement? Refer to the Qualifications section of the announcement for the descriptions. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 How did you learn about this position?
  • Career Fair
  • Census Bureau Employee
  • College Information Session/Classroom Presentation
  • Friend/Colleague
  • Individuals with Disabilities Recruitment Event
  • Internship
  • Job Search Website
  • Print Advertisement
  • Professional Conference/Organization
  • Professional Magazine/Trade Journal
  • Radio/TV Announcement
  • Recruiter/Headhunter/Search Firm
  • Social Network
  • Special Emphasis/Affinity Group
  • Veterans Recruitment Event
  • Other
3 Have you held a political appointment within the previous five-year period?
  • Yes
  • No
4 I authorize the sharing of my application for other similar positions within United States Census Bureau.
  • Yes
  • No