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You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes independently writing and testing software using industry languages, methodologies, techniques, and procedures.

* 1.Do you meet this specialized experience?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Where in your resume do you meet this specialized experience (position, employer, and dates of employment)?

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 2.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience translating system requirements into application prototypes?
  1. I have translated system requirements into application prototypes as part of a team.
  2. I have independently translated system requirements into application prototypes.
  3. I have no experience translating system requirements into application prototypes.


* 3.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience designing software architecture using web application frameworks?
  1. I have designed software architecture using web application frameworks as part of a team.
  2. I have independently designed software architecture using web application frameworks.
  3. I have no experience designing software architecture using web application frameworks.


* 4.Which of the following best describes your experience writing, debugging, and maintaining code?
  1. I have written, debugged, and maintained code using Java and SQL.
  2. I have written, debugged, and maintained code using Java.
  3. I have written, debugged, and maintained code.


* 5.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience designing user interfaces?
  1. I have reviewed requirements for new interfaces, designed user interfaces, and coded for new interfaces.
  2. I have designed user interfaces.
  3. I have reviewed requirements for user interfaces.
  4. I have coded for new interfaces.


* 6.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience assuring software quality and functionality?
  1. I have assured software quality and functionality following set procedures.
  2. I have assured software quality and functionality by developing testing scenarios.
  3. I have no experience assuring software quality and functionality.


* 7.I have applied experience with and am currently using the following programming languages, tools, or databases as part of my education and/or job.
  1. DB2
  2. SQL
  3. JavaScript
  4. PL/SQL
  5. Java
  6. Oracle
  7. C++
  8. Spring
  9. Subversion
  10. None of the above


* 8.Which of the following best describes your experience with client-server and/or web-based systems?
  1. I have experience designing, building, and testing client-server and/or web-based systems and detailed knowledge of software development methodologies, and related design, development, and testing methodologies and techniques.

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please provide an example of a project that you worked on that demonstrates your stated client-server and/or web-based experience in your resume. Indicate below where this experience can be found in your resume.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. I have experience designing, building, and testing client-server and/or web-based systems and application of related design, development, and test methodologies and techniques.

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please provide an example of a project that you worked on that demonstrates your stated client-server and/or web-based experience in your resume. Indicate below where this experience can be found in your resume.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  3. I have experience with client-server and/or web-based systems development efforts, and application of related development methodologies and techniques.

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please provide an example of a project that you worked on that demonstrates your stated client-server and/or web-based experience in your resume. Indicate below where this experience can be found in your resume.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  4. I have experience related to system development, or knowledge of system architectures or software development methodologies.

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please provide an example of a project that you worked on that demonstrates your stated client-server and/or web-based experience in your resume. Indicate below where this experience can be found in your resume.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  5. None of the above


* 9.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience analyzing and refining software requirements?
  1. I have independently analyzed and refined software requirements.
  2. I have analyzed and refined software requirements as part of a team.
  3. I have no experience analyzing and refining software requirements.


* 10.Which of the following activities have you performed while in a developer designer role?
  1. Identified application problems
  2. Analyzed application problems
  3. Suggested alternative solutions to complex problems
  4. Distinguished between relevant and irrelevant information to make logical judgments
  5. Presented management with a well-balanced view of current problems, resolutions and impacts
  6. None of the above


* 11.Which of the following best describes your experience analyzing and resolving complex technical issues?
  1. Leads efforts to provide alternative solutions, recommendations, and resolutions to improve performance issues with J2EE applications.
  2. Participates in efforts to provide alternative solutions, recommendations, and resolutions to improve performance issues with J2EE applications.
  3. Has implemented solutions to technical issues related to performance issues.


* 12.Which of the following best describes your highest level of evaluating new software technologies?
  1. I have evaluated new software technologies and presented ideas to supervision.
  2. I have evaluated new software technologies as assignments and presented analysis to supervision.
  3. I have evaluated new software technologies.


* 13.Which of the following best describes your work experience evaluating requirements, analyzing alternatives, and recommending solutions in a full cycle software development environment?
  1. I have independently and successfully performed this task.
  2. I have performed this task as part of a team.
  3. I have education or training in performing this task but have not performed it on the job.


* 14.Which one of the following best describes your ability to provide level of effort (LOE) or rough order of magnitude (ROM) estimates for systems based on high level requirements?
  1. I have independently reviewed high level requirements and prepared LOE or ROM estimates for advanced systems.
  2. I have reviewed high level requirements and prepared LOE or ROM estimates as part of a team.
  3. I have no experience in this area.


* 15.Which of the following best reflects your experience working in professional IT work teams charged with carrying out an assignment or project?
  1. I have been a member of professional IT work teams that have completed work assignments or projects.
  2. In addition to being a member of professional IT work teams, I have led IT work teams that have completed work assignments or projects.
  3. I have not served on a professional IT work team.


* 16.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience writing and maintaining software documentation?
  1. I have written and maintained software documentation as part of a team.
  2. I have independently written and maintained software documentation.
  3. I have no experience writing and maintaining software documentation.


* 17.From the choices below, please select the answer that best reflects your skill at communicating technical and non-technical information to end users.
  1. I do not have experience presenting technical and non-technical information to end users.
  2. I have presented technical and non-technical information to end users.
  3. I have made oral presentations of technical and non-technical information to supervisors, co-workers and others.
  4. I have been acknowledged for my ability to orally communicate technical and non-technical information to a variety of personnel internal and external to the organization.


* 18.From the choices below, please select the answer that best describes you.
  1. I am able to communicate moderately technical ideas with individuals or groups and collaborate with senior personnel.

        BRANCHED: * 1.Provide a brief example that demonstrates your stated communication skill. Indicate below where this experience can be found in your resume.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. I am able to clearly communicate and defend highly complex and controversial ideas and advise other IT experts within the agency or outside the agency.

        BRANCHED: * 1.Provide a brief example that demonstrates your stated communication skill. Indicate below where this experience can be found in your resume.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  3. I am able to present recommendations and justifications to implement systems that meet current and future business requirements and enhance the existing architecture.

        BRANCHED: * 1.Provide a brief example that demonstrates your stated communication skill. Indicate below where this experience can be found in your resume.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  4. I am able to communicate complex technical ideas and information with individuals or groups that encompass all levels of personnel and present recommendations regarding policy, programs, and innovations.

        BRANCHED: * 1.Provide a brief example that demonstrates your stated communication skill. Indicate below where this experience can be found in your resume.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  5. None of the above.


* 19.From the list below, which of the following types of system documentation have you personally developed?
  1. Functional requirements
  2. System overviews
  3. System design
  4. Database architecture
  5. Program specifications
  6. Test plans
  7. Standard operating procedures
  8. None of the above






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