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For the GS-12: Specialized experience is fifty-two (52) weeks of 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: IBM z/OS System programming experience.

* 1.Select the choice that best describes your specialized experience.
  1. I have fifty-two weeks (52 weeks) of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level as described above.
  2. I do not have fifty-two (52) weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the definition as described above.


* 2.Do you have hands-on experience in one of the following factors: Advanced administration knowledge of Unit/Unix AIX/Linux operating system(s) or Advanced administration knowledge of z/OS on IBM Series Mainframes
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please list the job title and dates of employment where this experience can be found within your resume.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 3.From the descriptions below, choose the response that most accurately describes your experience with working with and/or supporting mainframe software in a z/OS environment.
  1. I do not have the described experience in performing this task.
  2. Student/classroom experience only
  3. 1 to 3 years
  4. 4 to 10 years
  5. More than 10 years


* 4.From the descriptions below, choose the response that most accurately describes your experience with z/OS.
  1. I do not have experience with z/OS.
  2. I have experience with the installation, evaluation and maintenance of z/OS.
  3. I have experience installing, evaluating and maintaining z/OS, z/VM and associated system software under z/OS.
  4. I have experience installing, evaluating and maintaining z/OS, z/VM, Linux on System Z, and associated system software.


* 5.Please select one of the following mainframe systems that you have installed:
  1. z/OS
  2. z/VM for z/OS guests
  3. z/VM for Linux on System Z guests
  4. None of the above


* 6.From the descriptions below, choose the response that most accurately describes your experience with z/VM.
  1. I do not have experience with z/VM.
  2. I have experience with the installation and maintenance of z/VM for z/OS guests.
  3. I have experience with the installation and maintenance of z/VM for Linux on System guests.
  4. I have experience with the installation and maintenance of z/VM for z/OS and z/VM for Linux on System guests.


* 7.Please specify where in your resume the experience was gained for the answers above. Company, job title and years of experience.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 8.Which role have you performed on z/OS based mainframes:
  1. Monitored z/OS system health
  2. Monitored z/VM for z/OS guests system health
  3. Monitored z/VM for Linux for System Z guests system health
  4. Monitored z/VM for z/OS guests and z/VM for Linux for System Z guests system health
  5. None of the above


* 9.From the descriptions below, choose the response that most accurately describes your experience with fallback procedures (reverting back after a failed installation) on z/VM.
  1. I do not have the described experience.
  2. I have developed fallback and recovery procedures for z/VM for z/OS guests.
  3. I have developed fallback and recovery procedures for z/VM for Linux for System Z guests.
  4. I have developed fallback and recovery procedures for z/VM for z/OS guests and z/VM for Linux for System Z guests.


* 10.Please select ALL of the following mainframe systems that you have installed:
  1. IMS
  2. CICS
  3. DB2
  4. VTAM
  5. CA Datacom
  6. Other equivalent product


* 11.From the descriptions below, choose the response that most accurately describes your experience with CICS.
  1. I do not have experience with CICS.
  2. I have experience with the installation and evaluation of CICS.
  3. I have experience with the installation, evaluation and maintenance of CICS, including analyzing dumps and listings to locate errors.
  4. I have experience with the installation, evaluation and maintenance of CICS, including analyzing dumps and listings to locate errors and applying corrections and modifications as required.


* 12.Please select ALL of the following languages that you have had a formal class in or actual job experience with:
  1. COBOL
  2. ASSEMBLER
  3. JAVA
  4. System Control Languages
  5. C++
  6. None of the above


* 13.Please select ALL of the following products that you have had a formal class in or actual job experience with:
  1. CA Datacom or equivalent
  2. CA Ideal or equivalent
  3. BMC Mainview or equivalent
  4. IBM Tivoli or equivalent
  5. None of the above


* 14.From the descriptions below, choose the response that most accurately describes your experience with SMP/E.
  1. I do not have experience with SMP/E.
  2. I have experience using SMP/E to install new products.
  3. I have experience using SMP/E to install new products and apply fixes to existing products.
  4. I have experience using SMP/E to install new products, apply fixes to existing products and apply maintenance to existing products.


* 15.Which roles have you performed on z/OS based mainframes:
  1. Recommend system monitoring tools
  2. Install system monitoring tools
  3. Test system monitoring tools
  4. Analyze the output of system monitoring tools
  5. Monitored z/OS system health
  6. Monitored DB2 system health
  7. Monitored CICS system health
  8. Monitored IMS system health
  9. Monitored CA Datacom health
  10. Generated cost / chargeback information
  11. None of the above


* 16.I have performed research that identifies performance problems and develops fine-tuning techniques to improve which systems:
  1. z/OS
  2. DB2
  3. CICS
  4. IMS
  5. CA Datacom
  6. Other transaction / database subsystem
  7. None of the above


* 17.From the descriptions below, choose the response that most accurately describes your experience with fallback procedures (reverting back after a failed installation) on mainframe systems.
  1. I do not have the described experience.
  2. I have developed fallback procedures for complex mainframe systems – z/OS, DB2, CICS and or IMS.
  3. I have developed fallback procedures and recovery methods for complex mainframe systems – z/OS, DB2, CICS and or IMS.
  4. I have developed fallback procedures, recovery methods, and devised migration strategies for complex mainframe systems – z/OS, DB2, CICS and or IMS.


* 18.I have trouble shot problems by analyzing data and error codes for the purpose of diagnosing the source of system problems for the following systems:
  1. z/OS
  2. DB2
  3. CICS
  4. IMS
  5. CA Datacom
  6. Other transaction / database subsystem
  7. None of the above.


* 19.From the descriptions below, choose the response that most accurately describes your experience with participating on Disaster Recovery teams in a mainframe environment.
  1. I do not have the described experience.
  2. I have served as a member of a mainframe disaster recovery team.
  3. I have served as a supervisor/team lead on a mainframe disaster recovery team.


* 20.From the descriptions below, choose the response that most accurately describes your experience with restorations for Disaster Recovery on mainframes.
  1. I do not have the described experience.
  2. I have restored related software utilities at a designated disaster recovery location.
  3. I have restored z/OS at a designated disaster recovery location.
  4. I have restored z/VM for z/OS guests.
  5. I have restored z/VM for Linux for System Z guests.
  6. I have restored z/VM for z/OS guests and z/VM for Linux for System Z guests.


* 21.From the descriptions below, choose the response that most accurately describes your experience with documentation for Disaster Recovery in a mainframe environment.
  1. I do not have the described experience.
  2. I have experience updating and maintaining the procedures necessary for the restoration and running of z/OS, DB2, CICS, IMS, CA Datacom or equivalent at the disaster recovery location.






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