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* 1.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.


Specialized experience for this position includes accomplishment of computer project assignments requiring a wide range of knowledge of computer requirements and techniques pertinent to the position to be filled. This specialized experience must include experience as a systems administrator designing, implementing and supporting enterprise E-Mail systems, (to include the IBM Domino or Microsoft Exchange suites).

* 2.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-11 level, or equivalent that includes the specialized experience listed above.
  2. I do not meet the specialized experience as described above.


* 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.Which of the following best reflects your level of experience with Windows and/or Unix administration in an enterprise environment?
  1. I have experience administering both Windows and UNIX systems in an enterprise infrastructure.
  2. I have experience administering Windows systems in an enterprise infrastructure.
  3. I have experience administering UNIX systems in an enterprise infrastructure.
  4. I do not have experience administering Windows or UNIX in an enterprise environment.


* 6.Please check all of the functions below with which you have experience in with the operating systems you indicated in the question above.
  1. Administration of groups
  2. Administration of user accounts
  3. Administration of file and folder structures
  4. Maintenance of hardware components
  5. Monitoring of operating system performance utilizing operating system utilities
  6. Securing of operating systems using scanning tools, policies, or personal knowledge
  7. Diagnosing issues with the operating systems utilizing core knowledge
  8. Reviewing logs for security and troubleshooting purposes
  9. None of the above


* 7.Which of the following best reflects your level of experience with enterprise mail systems?
  1. I have experience administering both IBM Domino and Microsoft Exchange systems in an enterprise infrastructure.
  2. I have experience administering IBM Domino systems in an enterprise infrastructure.
  3. I have experience administering Microsoft Exchange systems in an enterprise infrastructure.
  4. I do not have experience administering IBM Domino or Microsoft Exchange in an enterprise environment.


* 8.Please check all of the functions below with which you have experience in with the the enterprise mail systems you indicated in the previous question.
  1. Designing and implementing new enterprise mail infrastructures
  2. Administration of directories, groups, and user accounts
  3. Administration of calendaring
  4. Administration of instant messaging
  5. Administration of mobile device intergration
  6. Monitoring of the application performance
  7. Securing of the application using scanning tools, policies, or personal knowledge
  8. Diagnosing issues with the application utilizing core knowledge
  9. Reviewing logs for security and troubleshooting purposes
  10. None of the above


* 9.Choose the statement that best characterizes your experience in executing IT projects.
  1. I have experience in a role where I received a broadly defined assignment and developed it into a well-defined project. After developing the project, I was responsible for leading the project to completion.
  2. I have experience leading a project defined by management and overseeing the completion of the project.
  3. I have experience leading a specific component of a project, but not the entire project.
  4. I have worked with others as a team to complete projects or components of a project under the direction of a project manager or leader.
  5. None of the above


* 10.Which of the following best describes your experience with oral communications?
  1. I have experience participating as a team member in the preparation and delivering of oral presentations involving communicating and explaining complex technical data, information or procedures to others. (Examples of this experience include: conducting training seminars, conducting on-the-job training for other employees, or conducting explanatory briefings of technical data).
  2. I have experience preparing oral presentations involving communicating and explaining complex technical data, information, or procedures to others. (Examples of this experience include: conducting training seminars, conducting on-the-job training for other employees, or conducting briefings of technical data).
  3. I have experience preparing and delivering oral presentations involving communicating routine information.
  4. I have experience participating as a team member in the preparation and delivering oral presentations involving communicating routine information.
  5. My experience is not reflected in any of the above statements.


* 11.Which of the following best describes your experience with written communications?
  1. I have experience preparing and publishing written presentations involving complex technical data, information, or procedures to others. (Examples of this experience include: developing training materials, preparing system design documents for change management, or preparing briefings of technical data).
  2. I have experience participating as a team member in the preparation and publishing written presentations involving complex technical data, information, or procedures to others. (Examples of this experience include: developing training materials, preparing system design documents for change management, or preparing briefings of technical data).
  3. I have experience preparing status reports and briefing papers involving communicating routine information.
  4. I have experience participating as a team member in the preparation of status reports and briefing papers involving communicating routine information.
  5. My experience is not reflected in any of the above statements.






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