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Grade: 11
1.GS-11 Choose the one answer that best describes your education or experience.
  1. I have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education with a major study in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management.
  2. I have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level. Examples include accomplishments of assignments related to those described in the specialty below.
  3. I do not meet any of the requirements as described.


Grade: 12
1.GS-12 Choose the one answer that best describes your experience.
  1. I have 1 year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. Examples include accomplishments of assignments related to those described in the specialty below.
  2. I do not meet any of the requirements as described.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.Which of the following best reflects your highest level of experience drawing conclusions based on an analysis of information?
  1. I have identified the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems under close supervision.
  2. I have participated on a team that was responsible for identifying the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  3. I have independently identified the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  4. I have led others charged with identifying the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  5. I have no experience identifying the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.


* 2.Indicate the project roles that you have played during the execution of a specific project.
  1. Project team member
  2. Project team leader (management of a small component of a larger project)
  3. Project manager
  4. Program manager
  5. Project/Program sponsor or executive
  6. None of the above


* 3.With which of the following program management techniques do you have training or experience?
  1. Performance, Evaluation, and Review Techniques (PERT)
  2. Management by Objectives (MBO)
  3. Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  4. Earned Value Management (EVM)
  5. Strategic planning
  6. Budgeting
  7. Benchmarking
  8. Process management
  9. Developing milestones
  10. None of the above


* 4.Which statements describe your professional experience with information technology?
  1. Manage and maintain multiple, mission-critical, servers running Windows server operating system.
  2. Manage and maintain a Windows Active Directory environment.
  3. Manage and maintain multiple Cisco routers and switches in an enterprise network.
  4. Manage and maintain a Microsoft Exchange messaging system.
  5. Manage and maintain multiple desktop/laptop clients running Windows client operating system.
  6. Serve as an Information System Security Officer.
  7. None of the above.


* 5.Select the aspects of information technology projects with which you have been involved.
  1. Project management
  2. Technology vendor evaluation
  3. Product evaluation
  4. Business analysis
  5. System analysis
  6. None of the above


* 6.Please indicate the statement that best describes your experience planning and organizing work to achieve the goals of a program or organization.
  1. I have planned, developed and implemented programs with organizational scope and impact; managing work teams and/or advisory groups in the overall design of systems and programs.
  2. I have established annual, multi-year, or similar types of long-range work plans for an organizational component; setting goals and objectives; planning for short and long term resource needs.
  3. I have set goals and/or planned work to be accomplished by others; set and adjusted priorities, and prepared schedules for the completion of work.
  4. I have planned and organized my own work assignments against deadlines assigned by my Supervisor; often handling several work assignments at the same time.
  5. I do not have on-the-job experience planning or organizing work to achieve program / organizational goals.


* 7.Choose the statement that best describes your experience in developing an IT budget.
  1. I have no experience in developing an IT budget.
  2. I have assisted in developing an IT budget.
  3. I have independently developed an IT budget.
  4. I have been a team leader in developing an IT budget.
  5. I have lead development of an IT budget by coordinating several teams.


* 8.Which of the following IT Planning / Analysis activities have you performed as a regular part of your job?
  1. Met with IT project managers to gather data for a report / analysis
  2. Developed an IT plan to include milestones, schedules, resource estimates
  3. Developed a business case to support management decision making on an IT initiative
  4. Ensured that issues related to IT project resource usage were identified and resolved
  5. Developed a total cost of ownership model for an IT initiative
  6. Developed presentation materials for a proposed IT initiative
  7. Developed presentation materials on the progress of an IT initiative
  8. Developed recommendations on improvements that could be made to an IT initiatives
  9. None of the above


* 9.Select the response that best describes your experience in conducting cost benefit, cost savings, return on investment, and cost planning.
  1. I have no education, training or experience in this task/competency.
  2. I have had education and training in this task/competency, but have not performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task/.competency on the job with close supervision from a supervisor of senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency, or other normally consult with me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.


* 10.Which statements describe your, professional experience with information technology planning, management and analysis?
  1. Manage and maintain resource plans for an IT project.
  2. Develop policies and procedures for IT resource use.
  3. Assess and control resource allocation to support an IT project.
  4. Oversee execution of business plans and investment packages for an IT project.
  5. Analyze policies related to effective IT project management resource use.
  6. Conduct studies on CIO management of IT resources.
  7. None of the above.


* 11.Do you have specialized experience developing analytical studies involving the planning, development and implementation of enterprise-wide IT plans, metrics and budgets?
  1. I have no experience with performing these duties.
  2. I have limited experience in performing these duties and will require additional guidance and/or supervision to perform at a proficient level.
  3. I have experience performing these duties with minimal supervision or guidance.
  4. I have performed this work independently across a wide range of situations.
  5. I have supervised the performance of this task, or I am normally the person who is consulted by workers/supervisors to assist them with complex situations related to this task because of my expertise.






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