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Grade: 11
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Specialized experience for the GS-11 is defined as one year of experience at the GS-09 level, or equivalent, that is directly related to the position and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience for this position is experience with IT audit and security assessment related activities. Examples of specialized experience could include: 1. Performing or assisting in the evaluation of internal controls 2. Performing or assisting in the evaluation of operating and security practices 3. Preparing or assisting with the preparation or review of audit and compliance documents 4. Performing or assisting with vulnerability assessments of computer networks and information systems

* 1.Do you meet the specialized experience as stated above?
  1. Yes
  2. No


Grade: 12
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Specialized experience for the GS-12 is defined as one year of experience at the GS-11 level, or equivalent, that is directly related to the position and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience for this position is experience with IT audit and security assessment related activities. Examples of specialized experience could include: 1. Evaluating internal controls 2. Evaluating operating and security practices 3. Preparing or reviewing audit and compliance documents 4. Performing vulnerability assessments of computer networks and information systems

* 1.Do you meet the specialized experience as stated above?
  1. Yes
  2. No


Grade: All Grades
* 1.Which of the following defines your eligibility for this announcement?
  1. I am a current BFS employee (legacy BPD or legacy FMS) on a career or career-conditional (permanent) appointment in the competitive service.
  2. I am a current BFS employee (legacy BPD or legacy FMS) serving on a Veteran's Recruitment Appointment or an appointment through the program for the employment of individuals with disabilities.
  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.


For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. The employing agency is responsible for identifying the specific level of proficiency required for each competency at each grade level based on the requirements of the position being filled. 1. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail. 2.Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including, 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. 3. 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. 4. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

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


* 3.Do you have IT Audit experience?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.Please indicate where in your resume we can verify your answer(s) from above.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 5.Select the response that best describes your experience developing, interpreting, reviewing and assembling technical documents in a meaningful and orderly manner.
  1. I have independently assembled, developed and worked the whole process of an audit/evaluation.
  2. I have worked various parts of an audit/evaluation process.
  3. I do not have any experience but I do have training in the audit/evaluation process.
  4. None of the above


* 6.Which of the following best reflects your highest level of experience gathering and analyzing data to assess current practice against established policies and best practices?
  1. I have had formal training or education in various data collection and analysis methods. However, I have not yet applied this ability in work situations.
  2. I have work experience demonstrating the ability to use a range of data collection and analysis methods to assess current practice against established policies and best practices. I typically work with a supervisor or someone else to conduct analyses, and develop conclusions or recommendations based on analysis.
  3. I have work experience demonstrating the ability to independently conduct a range of data collection and analysis methods to assess current practice against established policies and best practices. I have experience applying these analytical skills to a variety of projects and programs and presenting conclusions and recommendations to others.
  4. I have work experience demonstrating the ability to use a range of data collection and analysis methods to assess current practice against established policies and best practices. I routinely apply these highly developed analytical skills to provide direction to others and present these recommendations to senior management leadership.
  5. None of the above


* 7.Select the statement that best describes the functions you perform on a regular and recurring basis in regards to audit/evaluation related functions.
  1. I have led a project team that analyzed data to ensure validity, reliability, and absence of bias in written documents that I prepared or reviewed.
  2. . I independently analyze data to ensure validity, reliability, and absence of bias in written documents that I prepared or review.
  3. I assist in analyzing data to ensure validity, reliability, and absence of bias in written documents that I prepared or review.
  4. I have training or knowledge pertaining to audit/evaluations but have not yet performed these functions.
  5. I have not performed any of the above tasks.


* 8.Do you have experience preparing or reviewing security assessment/audit related documents?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.Please indicate where in your resume we can verify your answer from above.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 10.Do you have vulnerability assessment experience?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 11.Please indicate where in your resume we can verify your answer from above.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 12.Which of the following statements best describes your experience analyzing problems from available information and formulating recommendations?
  1. I have experience in leading teams in gathering, evaluating, and analyzing data to form sound conclusions and recommendations that are supported by facts gathered and that meet stated objectives.
  2. I have experience in gathering, evaluating, and analyzing data to form sound conclusions and recommendations that are supported by facts gathered and that meet stated objectives.
  3. I have experience in conducting research and analyzing data.
  4. I have experience performing routine research and analysis.
  5. I have no experience performing routine research and analysis.


* 13.Select the response that best describes your project planning and coordinating skills.
  1. I have independently prepared audit/project plans for a project team and established the objectives, scope, methodology, milestones, and resource requirements.
  2. I have independently prepared audit/project plans and established the objectives, scope, methodology, milestones, and resource requirements for supervisory review.
  3. I have assisted in preparing audit/project plans and establishing the objectives, scope, methodology, milestones, and resource requirements for supervisory review.
  4. I have not performed any of the above tasks.


* 14.Choose the response that best describes your knowledge of the Federal Security Assessment and Authorization (SA&A) process outlined in NIST 800 series Special Publications.
  1. I have led project teams that performed SA&A security reviews.
  2. I have independently performed SA&A security reviews.
  3. I have formal training and experience with the SA&A process.
  4. I have formal training but no experience with the SA&A process.
  5. I have neither training or knowledge of the process.


* 15.Which of the following best reflects your highest level of experience assessing security controls?
  1. I have led project teams that performed SA&A security reviews.
  2. I have independently performed SA&A security reviews.
  3. I have formal training and experience with the SA&A process.
  4. I have formal training but no experience with the SA&A process.
  5. I have neither training or knowledge of the process.


* 16.Select the response that best describes your experience writing or reviewing reports detailing results of security evaluations, inspections, or audits related to information technology.
  1. I have led a project team who performed these tasks.
  2. I have independently performed these tasks.
  3. I have no experience or education in performing this task.


* 17.Select the response that best describes your experience writing or reviewing reports detailing results of security evaluations, inspections, or audits related to information technology.
  1. I have no experience or education in performing this task.
  2. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  3. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have trained or supervised others in the performance of this task.


* 18.Select the response that best describes your experience orally communicating information technology issues to individuals with diverse technical background.
  1. I have no experience or education in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. . I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have trained or supervised others in the performance of this task.






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