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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 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. Answer to this question is required
3 Indicate your experience in applying the Agile Software Development Approach in your software development experience (e.g. Agile Scrum) Answer to this question is required
  • I have some experience in developing software using Agile development disciplines such as Agile Scrum
  • I have extensive experience in developing software using Agile development disciplines such as Agile Scrum
  • I do not have the experience described above.
4 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. Answer to this question is required
5 I have accomplished the following user interface design work: Answer to this question is required
  • Wireframes
  • Mockups
  • Graphic design & styling
  • Creating graphic elements
  • None of the Above
6 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. Answer to this question is required
7 Please rate your level of experience with designing software applications: Answer to this question is required
  • I have training but no job experience.
  • I have training and some job experience under the guidance of a supervisor.
  • I have extensive experience with designing software applications and mentor or provide guidance to less experienced staff.
  • None of the above
8 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. Answer to this question is required
9 Indicate your experience with software requirements development methods. Answer to this question is required
  • Use Case development
  • User Story development using agile methodology
  • Stakeholder interviews
  • Joint requirements development sessions with stakeholders
  • Prototype development
  • None of the above
10 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. Answer to this question is required
11 From the list below, choose the statement that best describes your ability to translate customer requirements into programming specifications to meet system specific objectives. Answer to this question is required
  • 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.
12 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. Answer to this question is required
13 Rate your experience in developing software applications using JAVA. Answer to this question is required
  • No experience
  • I have training but no job experience.
  • I have training and some job experience under the guidance of a supervisor.
  • I have developed software applications using this knowledge/technology extensively and have worked independently.
  • I have extensive experience with developing complex JAVA software applications and have mentored or provided guidance to less experienced staff.
14 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. Answer to this question is required
15 Do you have experience in the usage of one or more of the following JAVA/J2EE tools: Answer to this question is required
  • Servlets and web development frameworks (Spring, MVC,JDBC, Transaction Manager, and Struts)
  • Proficiency with delivering web contents (HTML, XML, CSS, Javascript, and Java Server Pages)
  • Web services technologies (SOAP, Axis, and REST)
  • Client-side technologies (JQuery, JSON, and AJAX)
  • Unit testing frameworks (JUnit, HTTPUnit, DBUnit, Cactus, and JProbe)
  • None of the above
16 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. Answer to this question is required
17 Indicate your experience resolving problems with software, hardware, or systems management Answer to this question is required
  • Identified Issues
  • Researched Problems
  • Communicated Issues
  • Researched and Recommended Solutions
  • Implemented Solutions
  • None of the above
18 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. Answer to this question is required
19 Indicate your experience developing software applications (e.g. JAVA, Oracle PL/SQL, SAS, SOA, PeopleSoft, BPMN, ADF, JDeveloper) and maintaining database procedures/packages Answer to this question is required
  • 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
20 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. Answer to this question is required
21 I have experience with the following types of testing: Answer to this question is required
  • Unit testing
  • Functional testing
  • User acceptance testing
  • Automated testing
  • Data validation
  • Platform testing
  • Performance testing
  • Load testing
  • None of the Above
22 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. Answer to this question is required
23 Select the option that best describes your experience communicating with others. Answer to this question is required
  • Experience accurately conveying standard, routine information to others upon request.
  • Experience accurately conveying non-routine information to others upon request.
  • Experience accurately explaining and clarifying non-routine information and ideas to others through own initiative to promote operational efficiency.
  • I do not have any work experience in communication as described 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. Answer to this question is required
25 I have experience working and communicating in different capacities with a variety of staff (i.e. supervisor, coworkers, a geographically dispersed staff) to do the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Exchange information
  • Resolve problems
  • Probe for information
  • Clarify issues
  • Collect data
  • Develop alternatives
  • Troubleshoot
  • 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. Answer to this question is required
27 What is your experience communicating with others? Answer to this question is required
  • In Person
  • Via email
  • Over the telephone
  • Presenting to peers
  • Preparing written reports
  • None of the above
28 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. Answer to this question is required
29 Do you have experience providing task breakdown and time estimation for technical tasks in order to ensure that tasks are completed in a timely manner? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
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. Answer to this question is required

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 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. Answer to this question is required
3 Indicate your experience in applying the Agile Software Development Approach in your software development experience (e.g. Agile Scrum) Answer to this question is required
  • I have some experience in developing software using Agile development disciplines such as Agile Scrum
  • I have extensive experience in developing software using Agile development disciplines such as Agile Scrum
  • I do not have the experience described above.
4 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. Answer to this question is required
5 I have accomplished the following user interface design work: Answer to this question is required
  • Wireframes
  • Mockups
  • Graphic design & styling
  • Creating graphic elements
  • None of the Above
6 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. Answer to this question is required
7 Please rate your level of experience with designing software applications: Answer to this question is required
  • I have training but no job experience.
  • I have training and some job experience under the guidance of a supervisor.
  • I have extensive experience with designing software applications and mentor or provide guidance to less experienced staff.
  • None of the above
8 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. Answer to this question is required
9 Indicate your experience with software requirements development methods. Answer to this question is required
  • Use Case development
  • User Story development using agile methodology
  • Stakeholder interviews
  • Joint requirements development sessions with stakeholders
  • Prototype development
  • None of the above
10 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. Answer to this question is required
11 From the list below, choose the statement that best describes your ability to translate customer requirements into programming specifications to meet system specific objectives. Answer to this question is required
  • 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.
12 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. Answer to this question is required
13 Rate your experience in developing software applications using JAVA. Answer to this question is required
  • No experience
  • I have training but no job experience.
  • I have training and some job experience under the guidance of a supervisor.
  • I have developed software applications using this knowledge/technology extensively and have worked independently.
  • I have extensive experience with developing complex JAVA software applications and have mentored or provided guidance to less experienced staff.
14 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. Answer to this question is required
15 Do you have experience in the usage of one or more of the following JAVA/J2EE tools: Answer to this question is required
  • Servlets and web development frameworks (Spring, MVC,JDBC, Transaction Manager, and Struts)
  • Proficiency with delivering web contents (HTML, XML, CSS, Javascript, and Java Server Pages)
  • Web services technologies (SOAP, Axis, and REST)
  • Client-side technologies (JQuery, JSON, and AJAX)
  • Unit testing frameworks (JUnit, HTTPUnit, DBUnit, Cactus, and JProbe)
  • None of the above
16 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. Answer to this question is required
17 Indicate your experience resolving problems with software, hardware, or systems management Answer to this question is required
  • Identified Issues
  • Researched Problems
  • Communicated Issues
  • Researched and Recommended Solutions
  • Implemented Solutions
  • None of the above
18 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. Answer to this question is required
19 Indicate your experience developing software applications (e.g. JAVA, Oracle PL/SQL, SAS, SOA, PeopleSoft, BPMN, ADF, JDeveloper) and maintaining database procedures/packages Answer to this question is required
  • 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
20 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. Answer to this question is required
21 I have experience with the following types of testing: Answer to this question is required
  • Unit testing
  • Functional testing
  • User acceptance testing
  • Automated testing
  • Data validation
  • Platform testing
  • Performance testing
  • Load testing
  • None of the Above
22 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. Answer to this question is required
23 Select the option that best describes your experience communicating with others. Answer to this question is required
  • Experience accurately conveying standard, routine information to others upon request.
  • Experience accurately conveying non-routine information to others upon request.
  • Experience accurately explaining and clarifying non-routine information and ideas to others through own initiative to promote operational efficiency.
  • I do not have any work experience in communication as described 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. Answer to this question is required
25 I have experience working and communicating in different capacities with a variety of staff (i.e. supervisor, coworkers, a geographically dispersed staff) to do the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Exchange information
  • Resolve problems
  • Probe for information
  • Clarify issues
  • Collect data
  • Develop alternatives
  • Troubleshoot
  • 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. Answer to this question is required
27 What is your experience communicating with others? Answer to this question is required
  • In Person
  • Via email
  • Over the telephone
  • Presenting to peers
  • Preparing written reports
  • None of the above
28 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. Answer to this question is required
29 Do you have experience providing task breakdown and time estimation for technical tasks in order to ensure that tasks are completed in a timely manner? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
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. Answer to this question is required

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 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. Answer to this question is required
3 Indicate your experience in applying the Agile Software Development Approach in your software development experience (e.g. Agile Scrum) Answer to this question is required
  • I have some experience in developing software using Agile development disciplines such as Agile Scrum
  • I have extensive experience in developing software using Agile development disciplines such as Agile Scrum
  • I do not have the experience described above.
4 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. Answer to this question is required
5 Indicate your experience analyzing processes and providing software solutions to improve software performance/efficiency: Answer to this question is required
  • 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
6 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. Answer to this question is required
7 Which of the following software analysis and design tools have you used? Answer to this question is required
  • Data flow diagrams
  • Entity relationship diagrams
  • Use case diagrams
  • User concept diagrams
  • Other
  • None of the above
8 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. Answer to this question is required
9 Indicate your experience with software requirements development methods. Answer to this question is required
  • Use Case development
  • User Story development using agile methodology
  • Stakeholder interviews
  • Joint requirements development sessions with stakeholders
  • Prototype development
  • None of the above
10 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. Answer to this question is required
11 From the list below, choose the statement that best describes your ability to translate customer requirements into programming specifications to meet system specific objectives. Answer to this question is required
  • 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.
12 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. Answer to this question is required
13 I have experience with the following types of testing: Answer to this question is required
  • Unit testing
  • Functional testing
  • User acceptance testing
  • Automated testing
  • Data validation
  • Platform testing
  • Performance testing
  • Load testing
  • None of the Above
14 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. Answer to this question is required
15 Please indicate the computer application development technologies with which you have experience: Answer to this question is required
  • Java
  • Javascript
  • Java Database Connectivity (JDBC)/ JDBC Report builder
  • Java Messaging Services
  • Java mail api
  • JavaServer Page Technology (JSP)
  • Java Servlets
  • Active X (C++)
  • Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
  • Extensible Markup Language (XML), Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformation (XLST), Formatting Objects Processor (FOP)
  • Oracle Database (DB) stored procedures (PLSQL and SQL)
  • Redhat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Database (DB) initiated chrons
  • HyperText Markup Language (HTML)
  • Lightweight Directory Interchange Format (LDIF)
  • Cascading Stylesheet (CSS)
  • Vaadin
  • Spring Source Tool Suite
  • Hibernate
  • None of the above
16 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. Answer to this question is required
17 Do you have experience in the usage of one or more of the following JAVA/J2EE tools: Answer to this question is required
  • Servlets and web development frameworks (Spring, MVC,JDBC, Transaction Manager, and Struts)
  • Proficiency with delivering web contents (HTML, XML, CSS, Javascript, and Java Server Pages)
  • Web services technologies (SOAP, Axis, and REST)
  • Client-side technologies (JQuery, JSON, and AJAX)
  • Unit testing frameworks (JUnit, HTTPUnit, DBUnit, Cactus, and JProbe)
  • None of the above
18 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. Answer to this question is required
19 Indicate your experience involving the design, coding, testing and support of a new software system. Answer to this question is required
  • 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.
20 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. Answer to this question is required
21 Indicate your experience developing software applications (e.g. JAVA, Oracle PL/SQL, SAS, SOA, PeopleSoft, BPMN, ADF, JDeveloper) and maintaining database procedures/packages Answer to this question is required
  • 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
22 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. Answer to this question is required
23 Do you have experience monitoring and tracking project progress and performance and taking or recommending corrective action to keep projects on schedule? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
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. Answer to this question is required
25 Describe your highest level of experience with managing and coordinating the integration of numerous, concurrent Information Technology projects with multiple inter-dependencies between them. Answer to this question is required
  • 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.
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. Answer to this question is required
27 From the list below, pleas select the statement(s) that reflect your project management experience. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • 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.
28 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. Answer to this question is required
29 Please rate your experience communicating complex and technical program information in person and in writing to a variety of audiences. Answer to this question is required
  • 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. Answer to this question is required

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 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. Answer to this question is required
3 Indicate your experience in applying the Agile Software Development Approach in your software development experience (e.g. Agile Scrum) Answer to this question is required
  • I have some experience in developing software using Agile development disciplines such as Agile Scrum
  • I have extensive experience in developing software using Agile development disciplines such as Agile Scrum
  • I do not have the experience described above.
4 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. Answer to this question is required
5 Indicate your experience analyzing processes and providing software solutions to improve software performance/efficiency: Answer to this question is required
  • 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
6 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. Answer to this question is required
7 Which of the following software analysis and design tools have you used? Answer to this question is required
  • Data flow diagrams
  • Entity relationship diagrams
  • Use case diagrams
  • User concept diagrams
  • Other
  • None of the above
8 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. Answer to this question is required
9 Indicate your experience with software requirements development methods. Answer to this question is required
  • Use Case development
  • User Story development using agile methodology
  • Stakeholder interviews
  • Joint requirements development sessions with stakeholders
  • Prototype development
  • None of the above
10 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. Answer to this question is required
11 From the list below, choose the statement that best describes your ability to translate customer requirements into programming specifications to meet system specific objectives. Answer to this question is required
  • 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.
12 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. Answer to this question is required
13 I have experience with the following types of testing: Answer to this question is required
  • Unit testing
  • Functional testing
  • User acceptance testing
  • Automated testing
  • Data validation
  • Platform testing
  • Performance testing
  • Load testing
  • None of the Above
14 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. Answer to this question is required
15 Please indicate the computer application development technologies with which you have experience: Answer to this question is required
  • Java
  • Javascript
  • Java Database Connectivity (JDBC)/ JDBC Report builder
  • Java Messaging Services
  • Java mail api
  • JavaServer Page Technology (JSP)
  • Java Servlets
  • Active X (C++)
  • Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
  • Extensible Markup Language (XML), Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformation (XLST), Formatting Objects Processor (FOP)
  • Oracle Database (DB) stored procedures (PLSQL and SQL)
  • Redhat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Database (DB) initiated chrons
  • HyperText Markup Language (HTML)
  • Lightweight Directory Interchange Format (LDIF)
  • Cascading Stylesheet (CSS)
  • Vaadin
  • Spring Source Tool Suite
  • Hibernate
  • None of the above
16 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. Answer to this question is required
17 Do you have experience in the usage of one or more of the following JAVA/J2EE tools: Answer to this question is required
  • Servlets and web development frameworks (Spring, MVC,JDBC, Transaction Manager, and Struts)
  • Proficiency with delivering web contents (HTML, XML, CSS, Javascript, and Java Server Pages)
  • Web services technologies (SOAP, Axis, and REST)
  • Client-side technologies (JQuery, JSON, and AJAX)
  • Unit testing frameworks (JUnit, HTTPUnit, DBUnit, Cactus, and JProbe)
  • None of the above
18 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. Answer to this question is required
19 Indicate your experience involving the design, coding, testing and support of a new software system. Answer to this question is required
  • 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.
20 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. Answer to this question is required
21 Indicate your experience developing software applications (e.g. JAVA, Oracle PL/SQL, SAS, SOA, PeopleSoft, BPMN, ADF, JDeveloper) and maintaining database procedures/packages Answer to this question is required
  • 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
22 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. Answer to this question is required
23 Do you have experience monitoring and tracking project progress and performance and taking or recommending corrective action to keep projects on schedule? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
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. Answer to this question is required
25 Describe your highest level of experience with managing and coordinating the integration of numerous, concurrent Information Technology projects with multiple inter-dependencies between them. Answer to this question is required
  • 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.
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. Answer to this question is required
27 Please rate your experience communicating complex and technical program information in person and in writing to a variety of audiences. Answer to this question is required
  • 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
28 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. Answer to this question is required
29 Do you have experience advising higher management, users and partners on industry direction, new developments, product upgrades, and emerging technologies? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
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. Answer to this question is required
31 From the list below, pleas select the statement(s) that reflect your project management experience. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • 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.
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. Answer to this question is required

Grade: All Grades

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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 How did you learn about this position? Answer to this question is required
  • Career Fair
  • Census Bureau Employee
  • College Information Session/Classroom Presentation
  • Friend/Colleague
  • Individuals with Disabilities Recruitment Event
  • Internship
  • Job Search Website
    1.1 From which kind of print advertisement did you learn about this position?
    • Brochure
    • Magazine
    • Newspaper
    • Other
    1.2 From which social network did you learn about this position?
    • Black Planet
    • Facebook
    • Hootsuite
    • LinkedIn
    • Pinterest
    • Twitter
    • YouTube
    • Other
    1.3 From which job search website did you learn about this position?
    • CareerBuilder.com
    • Glassdoor.com
    • Monster.com
    • TweetMyJobs.com
    • USAJOBS.gov
    • US.jobs
    • Other
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  • Professional Conference/Organization
    1.1 From which professional conference/organization did you learn about this position?
    • American Economic Association
    • American Statistical Association
    • League of United Latin American Citizens
    • National Association for Business Economics
    • National Society of Black Engineers
    • Other
  • Professional Magazine/Trade Journal
  • Radio/TV Announcement
  • Recruiter/Headhunter/Search Firm
  • Social Network
  • Special Emphasis/Affinity Group
  • Veterans Recruitment Event
  • Other
2 Have you held a political appointment within the previous five-year period? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 I authorize the sharing of my application for other similar positions within United States Census Bureau. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No