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Grade: 07
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* 1.Choose one answer that best describes your education and experience as described in the vacancy announcement.
  1. I have one year of experience at the GS-05 level, or equivalent that includes performance of tasks such as translating detailed logical steps developed by others into language codes that computers accept where this requires understanding of procedures and limitations appropriate to use of a programming language; interviewing subject matter personnel to get facts regarding work processes and synthesizing the resulting data into charts showing information flow; operating computer consoles where this involves choice among various procedures in responding to machine commands or unscheduled halts; scheduling the sequence of programs to be processed by computers where alternatives must be weighted with a view to production efficiency; preparing documentation on cost/benefit studies where this involves summarizing materials and organizing them in a logical fashion.

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

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. I have successfully completed one full year of graduate level education in the field of computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management.

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

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  3. I have sucessfully completed a Bachelor's Degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management with Superiro Academic Achievement demonstrated through class standing (upper third of the graduating class); grade point average (a GPA of .0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on 4 years education or courses completed during the final 2 years; or a GPA of 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on required courses in the major field); or election to membership in a national scholastic honor society.

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

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


Grade: 09
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* 1.Choose one answer that best describes your education and experience as described in the vacancy announcement.
  1. I have one year of experience at the GS-07 level, or equivalent, that demonstrated a knowledge of computer requirements and techniques used in carrying out project assignments, including the development of minor modifications to parts of a system based on specifications provided. This must include analysis of the interrelationships of pertinent systems components, planning the sequence of actions, and personal responsibility for at least a segment of the overall project.

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

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. I have successfully completed 2 full acedemic years of education of progressively higher graduate level education leading to a Master's, LL.B., J.D., or equivalent graduate degree. (In order to be creditable, education must be related to this position.)

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

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  3. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


* 2.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.
  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.
  3. I have experience with client-server and/or web-based systems development efforts, and application of related development methodologies and techniques.
  4. I have experience related to system development, or knowledge of system architectures or software development methodologies.
  5. None of the above


* 3.Please provide an example of a project that demonstrates your experience as indicated in your response to the question above. Indicate below where this example of your experience is documented in your resume.)
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 4.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


Grade: All Grades
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.

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


* 2.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 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.


* 3.REQUIRED--A copy of your most recent completed annual performance appraisal, dated within the last year, that includes the final rating. If you have not received a performance appraisal within the last year, you must provide an explanation. Have you received an appraisal or rating on your job performance in the last year?
  1. Yes
    If yes, you must submit a complete copy of your most recently received performance appraisal (dated within the last year) per the instructions under "How to Apply" of this announcement.
  2. No

        BRANCHED: * 1.If no, please explain why. Your statement will not be accepted if it does not give a reason. "I have not received a performance appraisal within the last year" is acceptable as a reason.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 4.Does your resume contain demonstrated knowledge of object-oriented design and development concept that includes writing and testing well-defined software code components using Java and/or C++ methodologies, techniques, and procedures.
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Where in your resume can we find this experience?

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 5.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience analyzing and refining software requirements?
  1. I have analyzed and refined software requirements under supervision.
  2. I have independently analyzed and refined software requirements.
  3. I have no experience analyzing and refining software requirements.


* 6.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 under supervision.
  2. I have independently translated system requirements into application prototypes.
  3. I have no experience translating system requirements into application prototypes.


* 7.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 under supervision.
  2. I have independently designed software architecture using web application frameworks.
  3. I have no experience designing software architecture using web application frameworks.


* 8.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience writing, debugging, and maintaining code?
  1. I have written, debugged, and maintained code under supervision.
  2. I have independently written, debugged, and maintained code.
  3. I have no experience writing, debugging and maintaining code.


* 9.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience determining output media formats?
  1. I have determined output media formats under supervision.
  2. I have independently determined output media formats.
  3. I have no experience determining output media formats.


* 10.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience designing user interfaces?
  1. I have designed user interfaces under supervision.
  2. I have independently designed user interfaces.
  3. I have no experience designing user interfaces.


* 11.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience evaluating new software technologies?
  1. I have evaluated new software technologies under supervision.
  2. I have independently evaluated new software technologies.
  3. I have no experience evaluating new software technologies.


* 12.Which one of the following describes your experience with the principle phases of the System Development Lifecycle (SDLC)?
  1. College education only
  2. On-the-job experience only
  3. College education and on-the job experience
  4. I have no experience with the principle phases of the System Development Lifecycle (SDLC).


* 13.Which of the following describes your Java Enterprise development experience?
  1. College education only
  2. On-the-job experience only
  3. College education and on-the job experience
  4. I have no experience with Java Enterprise development.


* 14.Which of the following describes your software design experience?
  1. College education only
  2. On-the-job experience only
  3. College education and on-the job experience
  4. I have no experience with software design.


* 15.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


* 16.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience working with customers to test applications?
  1. I have worked with customers to test applications under supervision.
  2. I have independently worked with customers to test applications.
  3. I have no experience working with customers to test applications.


* 17.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience assuring software quality and functionality?
  1. I have assured software quality and functionality under supervision.
  2. I have independently assured software quality and functionality.
  3. I have no experience assuring software quality and functionality.


* 18.Which of the following describes your software testing experience?
  1. College education only
  2. On-the-job experience only
  3. College education and on-the job experience
  4. I have no experience with software design


* 19.Please indicate all of the work situations in which you feel most comfortable.
  1. Leading a group
  2. Being a team member within a group
  3. Working on tasks individually
  4. No strong preference
  5. None of the above


* 20.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.


* 21.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.
  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.
  3. I am able to present recommendations and justifications to implement systems that meet current and future business requirements and enhance the existing architecture.
  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.
  5. None of the above.


* 22.Please provide an example of a project that demonstrates your experience as indicated in your response to the question above. Indicate below where this example of your experience is documented in your resume.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 23.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience writing and maintaining software documentation?
  1. I have written and maintained software documentation under supervision.
  2. I have independently written and maintained software documentation.
  3. I have no experience writing and maintaining software documentation.


* 24.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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