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* 1.Which of the following defines your eligibility for this announcement?
  1. I am a current BFS employee on a career or career-conditional (permanent) appointment in the competitive service.
  2. I am a current BFS employee serving on a Veteran's Recruitment Appointment.
  3. I am currently a Treasury Career Transition Assistance program eligible. ( I will provide the information required as described in the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.
  4. I do not fit any of the categories above and am therefore not eligible to apply to this announcement.


You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes experience that demonstrates accomplishment of computer project assignments that required a wide range of knowledge of computer requirements and techniques pertinent to the position to be filled. This knowledge is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant analyzed a number of alternative approaches in the process of advising management concerning major aspects of ADP system design, such as what system interrelationships must be considered, or what operating mode, system software, and/or equipment configuration is most appropriate for a given project. This experience must have further equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position.

* 2.Do you meet this specialized experience?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.If you answered yes, where in your resume do you meet this specialized experience (position, employer, dates of employment)?
Maximum length of 250 characters.


In addition to meeting specialized experience, applicants must have proficiency in each of the four competencies listed below. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail. Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the service or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services. Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

* 4.Do you possess all four competencies listed above in your-IT-related experience?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.I have performed the following personnel/management functions:
  1. Setting team and/or individual performance standards, expectations, and deadlines
  2. Planning work assignments to be assigned to employees
  3. Establishing work schedules and worksite assignments
  4. Assigning tasks and responsibilities to employees
  5. Reviewing completed work for technical accuracy
  6. Following up with employees to assure timeliness in meeting milestones
  7. Resolving conflicts, differences, or problems
  8. Representing progress to senior management
  9. Performing annual performance evaluations
  10. Creating criteria for hiring personnel
  11. None of the above


* 6.Describe your experience in a leadership position where you directed the work of a team of people.
  1. I have held a management position in an IT organization where I assigned tasks and
  2. I have held a management position where I assigned tasks and checked on the progress
  3. I have been a member of a team, not in an official management position, but in a position
  4. I have never been in a position of leadership.


* 7.Which of the following best represents your experience with budget related work?
  1. I have not developed a project or program budget.
  2. I have developed and managed a project budget.
  3. I have developed and managed a program budget.
  4. I have developed and managed a division or business line budget.
  5. I have developed and managed an agency or corporation budget.


* 8.Have you presented controversial and complex recommendations based on research and analysis of program operations and issues?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.Indicate the answer that best describes your experience gathering and evaluating information.
  1. I have obtained accurate and sufficient information on industry trends and recommended actions based on evaluation of the information
  2. I have tracked and monitored completion of office assignments and prepared reports that evaluate results and document any trends.
  3. I have applied analytical and evaluation practices, theories, methods, and techniques to provide recommendations on program issues.
  4. I have conducted analysis, reviews, and studies of Information Technology programs and processes in order to provide improvements to the efficiency of the organization.
  5. I have not performed any of the above tasks.


* 10.Select one description that best represents your highest level of experience interacting with various groups and individuals.
  1. Experience that involves routinely working with external management officials to resolve unique or complex issues in a way that reflects a partnership or shared problem solving, such as sharing options and initiating ongoing contacts with managers to foster strong working relationships.
  2. Experience that involves routinely working with internal managers to resolve issues and problems that arise on a daily basis. This involves briefing managers and discussing policy alternatives.
  3. Experience that involves routinely educating, advising, or participating in meetings with groups or individuals when contacted to address issues or problems. This includes developing rapport and establishing credibility to resolve issues that are mutually satisfactory to all parties.
  4. Experience that involves explaining agency policy and regulations and providing background of the rationale for such policies, and using negotiating techniques to ensure full compliance.
  5. None of the above.


* 11.In which areas of Information Technology do you have formal education or training?
  1. Policy and Planning
  2. IT Security
  3. System analysis
  4. Application software Development
  5. Operating Systems
  6. Network Services
  7. Database Management
  8. Systems Administration
  9. Customer Support
  10. Configuration management
  11. Governance
  12. Identity Management
  13. None of the above


* 12.Please specify where this experience is documented in your resume (by indicating place of employment, job title and length of time performing the duties).
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 13.Choose the statement that best describes your experience in providing customer support.
  1. I have extensive experience in managing operations that provide IT services to both internal and external customers by determining priorities and managing associated projects.
  2. I have significant experience in managing an operation that provides services to customers, whether internal or external, by responding to customer issues and determining necessary actions.
  3. I have experience in dealing with customers in order to provide IT services.
  4. I have no experience in interfacing with customers to provide services.






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