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Grade: 15

1 GS-15 Choose the answer that best describes your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience includes 1) demonstrating supervisory management of multiple aspects of information technology programs; 2) ability to resolve complex customer support issues in a technical environment and give expert advice; 3) demonstrative expertise in network and infrastructure (including cloud environment), IT Project Management (including agile methods), application development methodologies (including DevSecOps), and architecture design approaches such as web services and APIs.
  • I do not meet the requirement as described above.
2 Please identify the specific position (agency/company name, position title, and dates) from your resume in which you gained your qualifying specialized experience. (The description in the duties section of your resume for this entry MUST fully address the required specialized experience in order to receive credit. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.) Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
3 If you qualified based on specialized experience, you must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies as defined: 1) Attention to Detail: takes a thorough approach to perform work and thoroughly reviews and proofreads various IT related data/information; 2) Customer Service: works with customers to assess IT needs, provide expert technical information or assistance, resolve fairly complex or non-routine problems, and committed to providing quality IT products and services; 3) Oral Communication: expresses technical information via oral presentation (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, and taking into account the audience and nature of the information; and 4) Problem Solving - identifies IT related problems using a variety of materials or sources, gathers and applies technical information to determine accuracy and relevance to complex problems, and form IT policies or programs that will apply to previously unresolved problems. Answer to this question is required
  • My IT-related experience demonstrates each of the four competencies as defined above.
  • I do not possess the IT-related experience as defined above.
4 Please identify the specific position (agency/company name, position title, and dates) from your resume in which you gained your IT-related experience. (The description in the duties section of your resume for this entry MUST fully address the required experience in order to receive credit. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.) Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required

Grade: All Grades

1 How do you wish to be considered for this position? Answer to this question is required
  • MERIT PROMOTION - I am eligible for and would like to be considered under Merit Promotion Procedures. Only applicants with FEDERAL STATUS (current Career/Career Conditional employees; former Federal employees who achieved Career status in the competitive service; or former Federal employees who served on a Career-Conditional appointment without achieving career status in the competitive service and were separated less than 3 years ago).
  • NON-COMPETITIVE AUTHORITY - I am eligible for and applying under a non-competitive appointing authority - Only applicants with FEDERAL STATUS who hold or has previously held a position in the competitive service with the same full performance grade level as this position. I listed my highest full performance level under the Personal Information questions.
  • VEOA - I am applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA). I am preference eligible or have been separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.
2 Please self-certify your most recent performance appraisal level from a formal annual appraisal or by indicating your current performance is at least fully successful. Select one of the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Fully Successful (Pass) or better on my most recent annual performance appraisal.
  • Less than Fully Successful (Fail) on my most recent annual performance appraisal.
  • My current performance is at least Fully Successful (Pass) or better. I did not receive a formal performance appraisal.
  • My current performance is less than Fully Successful (Fail). I did not receive a formal performance appraisal.
  • I am not a current Federal employee.
3 I understand that any correspondence necessary will be conducted via e-mail and sent to the e-mail address I provided in this application process. I must keep this e-mail address current. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 I understand submission of supporting documentation, e.g., transcripts, DD-214, SF-50, etc. may be required for this position. I also understand that my application will not be considered if the required supporting documentation is not submitted or is not submitted in accordance with the time frames indicated in the announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Has your work schedule been full-time, i.e., 35-40 hours per week, for every position listed on your resume? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Are you a current or former Executive Branch political appointee who served on a political Schedule A or Schedule C appointment within the past 5 years? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7

Which of the following most closely describes your experience in leading the development of agency-wide information technology plans?

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 the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task.
8

Which of the following most closely describes your experience in prioritizing resource allocations for information technology programs to maximize mission value.

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 the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task.
9

Which of the following most closely describes your experience in coordinating application development functions.

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 the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task.
10

Which of the following most closely describes your experience in coordinating information management related policy in a government environment.

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 the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task.
11

Which of the following most closely describes your experience in agency cybersecurity program oversight in a government organization.

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 the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task.
12

Which of the following most closely describes your experience in coordinating IT operations programs in a government organization.

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 the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task.
13

Which of the following most closely describes your experience in leading and coordinating supervisors of IT programs.

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 the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task.
14

Does your supervisory experience include contractor oversight, project management, and cross-functional team leadership?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
15 Which of the following best describes your experience with IT or IT related supervision that developed and maintained relationships among a variety of in-house and multi-faceted organizations, that could include supervision or management of staff, IT professionals, administrative support personnel, program officials, or contractors as well as other government agencies, regarding work accomplished by the group led or supervised? Answer to this question is required
  • My experience is not reflected in any of the above statements.
  • I have experience overseeing the work of other IT or IT related Specialists as a senior IT Specialist, but not as a permanent "team leader".
  • I have experience as a permanent non-supervisory "team leader" over a group of IT or IT related employees.
  • I have experience as a permanent supervisory "team leader" over a group of IT or IT related employees.
  • I have experience as a permanent supervisor over a group of employees performing IT or IT related functions that coordinated and integrated the work of participating national organizations with multiple related goals.
16 Select the statement that best describes your ability to research new technologies or approaches and conduct comprehensive evaluations to develop prototypes based upon future requirements. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.
17 Which statement best describes your experience in developing new services or enhancing existing services to expand agency's software capabilities? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.
18 Were the instructions for CPSC Career Connection easy to understand and follow? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
19 Did you accomplish your input with: Answer to this question is required
  • No Difficulty
  • Some Difficulty
  • Unable to Complete
20 Did you get into CPSC Career Connection with: Answer to this question is required
  • No Difficulty
  • Some Difficulty
  • Great Difficulty