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1 Do you have a Bachelor's degree in computer science or bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours must have included any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus. All academic degrees and course work must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Do you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the CT/GS-14 level in the Federal service as listed in this vacancy announcement? (See section "Qualifications Required" of the vacancy announcement to read the specialized experience requirement.) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Select the responses that best describe your experience as a team lead or key contributor while conducting evaluations of systems, data analytics, data or IT operations.  Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Established the project objectives, scope, methodology, milestones, and resource requirements for specific projects.
  • Assigned tasks to project team members.
  • Reviewed completed work for technical adequacy and conformance with professional standards.
  • Provided constructive feedback on work products.
  • Identified areas where subordinate employees needed skills enhancements and discussed as appropriate.
  • Followed up with project team members to ensure project milestones were timely met.
  • Resolved conflicts, differences, or problems among project team members.
  • Coached and mentored project team members to achieve desired results.
  • Kept supervisors regularly apprised of project progress and results.
  • Led meetings, status briefings, and other presentations with senior management.
  • Drafted or reviewed final report products.
  • Assessed feedback from management and others and made changes to reports, as appropriate.
  • Summarized the results of ongoing/competed project work for the purposed of communicating in a format other than a formal report.
  • Supervised employees in different locations but part of the same team.
  • Worked with new employee, or employee new to the work group, to communicate the organization’s (or work group’s) policies and practices.
  • None of the above.
4

Please select the statement that best describes your level of experience in data management, data analytics, and leading technical change.

Answer to this question is required
  • I am highly skilled in data management, data analytics, and leading technical change by improving operations of complex and distributed systems through innovations in solution architecture. This includes experience with large scale data collection and dissemination efforts that have a broad impact on computing operations and promoting an agile and flexible computing infrastructure that can accommodate changes in technology as well as organizational changes.
  • I have experience in data management and data analytics, including experience with large scale data collection and dissemination efforts that have a minimal impact on computing operations.
  • I have limited experience in this task.
  • I have no experience in this task.
5 I have experience with designing, or have assisted in designing, the data architecture and accompanying analytics platforms for an organization. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 In what types of organization-wide activities have you substantively participated? Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Strategic planning.
  • Organizational evaluations.
  • Program quality assurance reviews.
  • None of the above.
7 I have planned and/or led evaluative projects in an information technology, data or analytics related program or operation. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 In relation to the previous question, what part(s) of the planning have you performed? Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Defined the project objectives.
  • Researched the applicable laws, regulations, or performance benchmarks.
  • Researched past studies or evaluations of the program or operation.
  • Determined the resources available to the program or operation and the key outputs and outcomes.
  • Determined the scope, objectives, resource requirements, project activities, key outputs and outcomes, drafted evaluation plans and reports.
  • None of the above.
9 Choose the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience in strategic planning and evaluation of operations for a data and/or analytics function in support of organization’s goals and objectives. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in developing strategies and in evaluating and assessing data and analytics functions.
  • I have evaluated and developed and/or recommended an organizational structure to support a data and analytics function.
  • I have evaluated, developed and recommended an organizational structure to support an information technology function, data function or analytics function.
  • I have experience leading the assessment, development, implementation, continuous monitoring, and reporting of a data, analytics or information technology program for an organization in a mixed on-premises and cloud-based Windows-based IT infrastructure.
  • None of the above.
10 I have routinely and successfully applied the following interpersonal communication skills at work. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Presented project findings/discussion draft report results to senior management and resolved differences of opinion on issues discussed.
  • Facilitated the resolution of competing or conflicting interests when cooperation was needed in order to meet project goals or time-frames.
  • Interacted effectively in situations where frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events arose that caused shifts in priorities, timetables, or work assignments.
  • Provided direction, guidance, or instruction to lower grade professional staff.
  • Persuaded others to adopt new methods, procedures, or techniques in order to improve operations.
  • Diffused confrontational contact with customers and/or coworkers who are difficult, hostile, or distressed.
  • Discussed performance plans/expectations and evaluations with lower grade professional staff.
  • None of the above.
11 Choose the statement(s) that describe(s) your communication/briefing skills that you use as a regular part of your job, as necessary to support agency goals and the agency leadership. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Regularly communicated organizational strategies, goals, priorities in both oral and written presentations.
  • Explained or justified decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations.
  • Briefed managers outside the organization on organization goals and accomplishments.
  • Persuaded others to accept conclusions, recommendations, changes, alternative viewpoints, or to take another course of action.
  • Communicated strategies, goals, priorities and organizational accomplishments on a regular basis.
  • None of the above.
12 Do you have experience consulting with users, management, vendors, and technicians to determine computing needs and system requirements? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
13 Identify programming languages and tools you have successfully used to analyze large datasets of 1 million rows or more.  Select all that apply: Answer to this question is required
  • Python
  • R
  • SAS
  • SQL
  • Other
14 Identify areas of the full data life-cycle you have direct experience managing, improving, and optimizing within a large organization. Select all that apply: Answer to this question is required
  • Data ingestion and capture.
  • Maintenance, processing and extract-transform-load (ETL) processes.
  • Internal data access and pipelines for data users throughout the organization.
  • External distribution, publications, and data sharing.
  • Archiving and long-term data storage planning/maintenance.
  • None of the above
15 Identify statistical and machine learning techniques you have applied in a professional setting (not solely academic). Select all that apply: Answer to this question is required
  • Supervised learning
  • Unsupervised learning
  • Feature engineering, extraction, and dimensionality reduction
  • Neural networks and deep learning
  • Regression (including linear, non-linear, and time-series)
  • None of the above
16 Identify distributed computing and massively parallel processing database systems you have successfully leveraged for data science tasks such as data exploration, visualization and model training/implementation in a professional setting. Select all that apply: Answer to this question is required
  • Greenplum
  • Hadoop
  • Spark
  • Other
17 Please select the statement that best describes your level of experience in data management and analytics. Answer to this question is required
  • I have 5 or more years of demonstrated experience in data management and analytics, including creating partnerships, and implementing data governance, and data security; experience in identifying key metrics and analytical output that provide value at various levels of an organization, and understanding the underlying technologies needed to enable data innovation across a large organization.
  • I have 3-years of demonstrated experience in data management and analytics, including creating partnerships, and implementing data governance, and data security; experience in identifying key metrics and analytical output that provide value at various levels of an organization, and understanding the underlying technologies needed to enable data innovation across a large organization.
  • I have 1-year of demonstrated experience in data management and analytics, including creating partnerships, and implementing data governance, and data security; experience in identifying key metrics and analytical output that provide value at various levels of an organization, and understanding the underlying technologies needed to enable data innovation across a large organization.
  • I have limited experience performing this task.
  • I have no experience in performing this task.
18 I have experience with cloud migration in a government, regulatory or business environment. Select the one response that most accurately describes your current level of experience and capability using the scale below. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
19 I have experience with artificial intelligence applications and machine learning technologies in a government, regulatory or business environment. Select the one response that most accurately describes your current level of experience and capability using the scale below. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
20 I certify, that to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in any part of this application, or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001). In addition my eligibility may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 CFR Part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that responding "NO" to this item will result in my not being considered for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No