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* 1.Where did you learn about this Department of the Treasury job opportunity?
  1. USAJOBS website
  2. CareerConnector Notification
  3. Community Organization
  4. Employment Office (Federal/State or Local)
  5. Friend/Relative
  6. Job Fair, Conference, or Convention

        BRANCHED: * 1.Where did you learn about this Fiscal Service job opportunity?
    1. Operation Warfighter Event
    2. Veterans Career Fair and Expo
    3. Jobzone Veteran Job Fair Prince Georges Community College
    4. Prince Georges Community College Job Fair
    5. Towson University Job Fair
    6. Other
  7. Magazine
  8. Newspaper
  9. Public Notice or Service Announcement
  10. Radio/TV
  11. School, College, Counselor
  12. Vacancy Announcement Posting
  13. Professional Organization
  14. Diversity Organization
  15. Disability Employment Program Manager
  16. Vocational Rehabilitation Services
  17. Selective Placement Program Coordinator
  18. Other


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 should include any or all of the following: IBM pSeries hardware; AIX; PowerVM and Red Hat LINUX experience; Other versions of UNIX, LINUX and virtualization.

* 2.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.
  3. I will meet the fifty-two (52) weeks of specialized experience as described above within 6 months after the closing date of the announcement.


* 3.Please briefly explain in your resume how you will meet the qualifications for this position within six months. Indicate where this information can be found in your resume including job title and dates of employment.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 4.Please note that your resume will need to provide supportive evidence that you meet this requirement. Please list below the 'from and to' dates when you performed this work and the employer for which this work was accomplished.
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.

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


* 6.From the descriptions below, choose the response that most accurately describes your experience with working with and/or supporting IBM pSeries hardware.
  1. I do not have the described experience in performing this task.
  2. Student/classroom experience only.
  3. Entry level and/or single systems.
  4. Workgroup class multiple systems/ small networks.
  5. Enterprise large scale systems and networks.


* 7.Please provide an example of your experience as it relates to the question above and indicate where in your resume it can be found (including job title and dates of employment).
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 8.From the descriptions below, choose the response that most accurately describes your experience with working with and/or supporting LINUX operating systems, any variety or other UNIX like operating systems.
  1. I do not have the described experience in performing this task.
  2. Student/classroom experience only.
  3. Entry level and/or single systems.
  4. Workgroup class multiple systems/ small networks.
  5. Enterprise large scale systems and networks.


* 9.Please provide an example of your experience as it relates to the question above and indicate where in your resume it can be found (including job title and dates of employment).
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 10.From the descriptions below, choose the response that most accurately describes your experience with working with and/or supporting AIX operating systems, any variety.
  1. I do not have the described experience in performing this task.
  2. Student/classroom experience only.
  3. Entry level and/or single systems.
  4. Workgroup class multiple systems/ small networks.
  5. Enterprise large scale systems and networks.


* 11.Please provide an example of your experience as it relates to the question above and indicate where in your resume it can be found (including job title and dates of employment).
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 12.From the descriptions below, choose the response that most accurately describes your experience with working with and/or supporting PowerVM or other virtualization technologies.
  1. I do not have the described experience in performing this task.
  2. Student/classroom experience only.
  3. Entry level and/or single systems.
  4. Workgroup class multiple systems/ small networks.
  5. Enterprise large scale systems and networks.


* 13.Please provide an example of your experience as it relates to the question above and indicate where in your resume it can be found (including job title and dates of employment).
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 14.From the descriptions below, choose the response that most accurately describes your experience with creating and implementing secure UNIX systems.
  1. I do not have the described experience.
  2. I have experience updating and maintaining the procedures necessary for the creation and running of hardened and secure UNIX systems.
  3. I have experience developing, updating and maintaining the procedures necessary for the creation and running of hardened and secure UNIX systems.


* 15.From the descriptions below, choose the response that most accurately describes your experience with UINIX system security audits.
  1. I do not have the described experience.
  2. I have experience updating and remediating UNIX systems as the result of security audits.
  3. I have experience documenting, updating and remediating UNIX systems as the result of security audits.


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


* 17.From the descriptions below, choose the response that most accurately describes your experience with documentation for Disaster Recovery in a UNIX 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 application servers or equivalent at the disaster recovery location.
  3. I have experience developing, updating and maintaining the procedures necessary for the restoration and running of application servers or equivalent at the disaster recovery location.


* 18.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.


* 19.Choose the answer that best describes your experience resolving customer problems.
  1. Worked with user, documented problem, determined root cause of problem, reviewed technical artifacts, developed solutions, presented solution to customers, and documented outcome.
  2. Worked with user, reviewed technical design/approach (to include system error messages and technical documentation), determined root cause of problem, presented resolution to customer.
  3. Worked with user, reviewed technical design/approach (to include system error messages and technical documentation), presented resolution to customer.
  4. Worked with user, talked to technical personnel, and presented resolution to user.
  5. Worked with user and presented resolution.
  6. None of the above


* 20.Which of the following best describes your experience troubleshooting application or hardware issues?
  1. I have no experience troubleshooting application or hardware issues.
  2. I have experience troubleshooting application or hardware issues in a single server environment.
  3. I have experience troubleshooting application or hardware issues running on multiple servers in a multi-tier environment.
  4. I have extensive experience troubleshooting application or hardware issues across multiple tiers and in separate network zones/tiers.


* 21.Choose the statements that describe your experience providing customer service related to the development and delivery of systems.
  1. I have interviewed subject matter experts to obtain information as part of researching a financial management topic or issue.
  2. I have interviewed customers or clients to obtain information regarding customer needs, preferences, quality standards, etc.
  3. I have interviewed customers or clients to determine customer satisfaction.
  4. I have interviewed target audience for services or other products to gather relevant information needed to improve financial products or services.
  5. I have negotiated with customers or colleagues over issues.
  6. I have exercised tact or diplomacy in negotiations, conflict resolution, and/or in dealing with others holding strong and contrary points of view.
  7. None of the above.


* 22.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.


* 23.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.


* 24.From the list below, which of the following best describes your experience working in a team environment?
  1. I have experience working as a member of a team/group to accomplish an assignment.
  2. I have experience working with a team to jointly produce a report or recommendation as part of a project that was presented to a supervisor or manager. This experience included explaining information or persuading others to accept the recommended point of view.
  3. I have experience as a primary member of a team where the group was responsible for completing an IT project in a specific time frame and jointly presenting it to senior management. This experience required working with team members who were from different organizations, disciplines, or conflicting views or approaches.
  4. I do not have experience working in a team environment.


* 25.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 participating as a team member in the preparation and delivering oral presentations involving communicating routing information.
  4. I have experience preparing and delivering oral presentations involving communicating routine information.
  5. I have experience participating as a team member in the preparation and delivering oral presentations involving communicating routing information.
  6. My experience is not reflected in any of the above statements.


* 26.Select the oral communication activities you have performed on a regular or recurring basis at work.
  1. Met with high level officials, client or customers to discuss financial statements or data
  2. Represented a work group or organization at meetings
  3. Responded to telephone requests from colleagues, managers, or clients both inside and outside of the organization
  4. Acted as primary liaison with other organizations
  5. Facilitated meetings and/or conference calls
  6. Answered public inquires
  7. None of the above


* 27.Which of the following challenges have you successfully met in communicating with others?
  1. I have solved operational problems by bringing parties together to resolve conflicts or disputes.
  2. I have led the development of alternative or new solutions in collaboration with others.
  3. I have influenced or motivated others to accept my plan or approach.
  4. I have solicited information from sources who were reluctant at first.
  5. None of the above


* 28.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 participating as a team member in the preparation of status reports and briefing papers involving communicating routine information.
  4. I have experience preparing status reports and briefing papers involving communicating routine information.
  5. My experience is not reflected in any of the above statements.


* 29.Which of the following types of documents have you written?
  1. Financial summary report
  2. Functional Requirements Document
  3. Standard operating procedures
  4. Policy guidance
  5. Analysis of proposed policy, legislative, or management initiatives
  6. Option papers/decision memos
  7. Publications
  8. Books
  9. Academic papers
  10. Technical Requirements Document
  11. Strategic plans
  12. Performance measures
  13. E-mail
  14. Business requirements
  15. Computer programming design specifications
  16. Business Cases
  17. None of the above


* 30.Choose the statements that describe your experience preparing written material.
  1. I have written system requirements for internal audiences.
  2. I have written system requirements for external audiences.
  3. I have worked in requirements design sessions with business owners and translated functional requirements into detailed technical design.
  4. None of the above.






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