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Grade: 14

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Grade: All Grades

1 I understand that the responses provided in this questionnaire must be fully supported in my online resume. I further understand that my resume must provide detailed descriptions and/or examples of my knowledge, skill, and abilities as required in the vacancy announcement and that my failure to do so, may result in my being rated "Ineligible" or "Not Qualified" for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Are you currently serving or have served in the last five (5) years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    2.1 Please list the title, agency and dates of this appointment. Please note you will be required to provide proof to meet OPM Approval of your appointment if selected. Maximum length of 1000 characters.
  • No
3 This position requires a security clearance. Are you able to obtain or maintain a security clearance? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Do you have dual citizenship with the United States and another country? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    4.1 Please list the country(ies), other than the United States, with which you possess citizenship. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
5 GS-14 - Choose one answer that best describes your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service performing work related to the duties of the position described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not meet the requirement as described above.
6

You must meet the minimum basic requirements for information technology management positions in the Federal Government. Choose the answer that best describes your background for an information technology position. 

Answer to this question is required
  • I have IT related experience demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification) that demonstrates each of the four competencies (Attention to Detail, Customer Service, Oral Communication, and Problem Solving).
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as listed above.
7

Select the response the best response that describes your experience evaluating new computer and/or data technologies on current systems and policies to recommend continuous process improvements in the design, development, and integration of complex modeling systems.  

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.
8 Select the response that best describes your experience reviewing the design, development, implementation and evaluation of new or enhanced computer technologies. 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.
9

Select the response that best describes your experience with developing next generation models and advanced technology tools.

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.
10 Select the response that best describes your experience presenting to management plans for the integration of new computer technologies into an existing architecture. Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted independent research to evaluate new products and systems software and conducted testing, analysis, for the implementation of these new technologies.
  • I have reviewed and validated testing results and presented the information for implementations of these new technologies.
  • I have compiled and presented extensive statistical data for detailed analysis of existing issue(s), and conducted a causal analysis to identify the causes of defects, specific practices or to achieve specific goal.
  • I have independently conducted research, analysis, identified clearly defined evaluation criteria on new products and systems software, and provided my recommendations to allow them to make informed decisions on these new technologies (if selected, be sure this is the ONLY response selected for this item).
  • None of the above
11

Select the choices where you have utilized your knowledge and skill in applying advances IT principles, concepts, methods, standards, and practices. (Please select all that apply) 

Answer to this question is required
  • Developed and interpreted policies, procedures, and strategies governing the planning and delivery of services throughout the agency.
  • Provided expert technical advice, guidance, and recommendations to management and other technical specialists on critical IT issues
  • Applied new developments to previously unsolvable problems
  • None of the above
12

From the choices listed below, please select the one response that reflects your highest level of experience communicating, both written and verbal, technical information to a wide range of audiences including management, regulators, industry stakeholders, and/or the public. (Please select one answer)

Answer to this question is required
  • Experience in personally presenting complex technical and program issues to senior management, contractors, other agency representatives, and private sector officials in a variety of settings including meetings, conferences, and symposia and in Congressional proceedings and in developing written material such as correspondence, reports, and position papers to communicate technical and program issues to officials and technical audiences
  • Experience communicating technical and program issues to various officials and technical audiences through correspondence, reports, and other written material.
  • Any experience in communicating complex technical and program issues to various audiences personally or through written material such as correspondence, reports, and other papers.
  • None of the above.
13

Select the response that best describes your experience in leading the development of specifications for the design or modification of computer modeling systems or applications. (Please circle one answer).

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.
14 Indicate the system interoperability activities that you have performed. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Led development of an integrated data model.
  • Established a data governance process.
  • Developed data visualization tools to support executive-level decision making.
  • Developed organizational policy and operating structures to promote data integration.
  • Developed a data acquisition plan.
  • Established master data management.
  • Led development of an application programming interface (API).
  • Led development of an interface between two or more disparate systems.
  • Led development of a semantic database.
  • Led development of a business intelligence reporting system.
  • Other
  • None of the above
15

Select the item below that best describes your ability to evaluating complex issues related to computer modeling tasks (e.g., data analysis, model testing), identifying and resolving technical challenges, and concise conclusions presentable to senior management. (Please select one answer)

Answer to this question is required
  • I am an expert in evaluating complex issues, determining and resolving the underlying technical challenges, and developing concise conclusions, presentable to senior management. Other individuals in my field consult me for my expertise or I have trained others in this area.
  • I am able to independently evaluate complex issues, determine and resolve the underlying technical challenges, and develop concise conclusions, presentable to senior management.
  • Under the direction of a supervisor or senior employee. I am able to evaluate complex issues, determine and resolve the underlying technical challenges, and develop concise conclusions.
  • I do not possess the ability to evaluate complex issues, determine and resolve the underlying technical challenges, and develop concise conclusions.
16

Select the response that best describes your experience managing functional and enterprise-wide data models to ensure integrity and functionality.

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.
17

Please select the response that best describes your experience designing, developing and using computer models of energy markets. (Please select one answer)

Answer to this question is required
  • I have planned, organized and led projects that designed, developed and used computer models pertaining specifically to the energy industry, and in addition, I am considered and organization or office expert in the design, development or application of these kinds of models.
  • I have planned, organized or led projects that designed, developed and used computer models pertaining specifically to the energy industry.
  • I have designed, and used computer models pertaining specifically to the energy industry.
  • I have not performed projects or assignments requiring me to design, develop, and use computer models of energy markets.
18

Select the response that best describes your experience managing and directing an organization’s IT and data infrastructure operations & engineering program, including controlling the migration to an established system architecture, developing common infrastructure operations & engineering program, including controlling the migration to an established system architecture, developing common infrastructure components, upgrading the performance and reliability of infrastructure components, and integrating new solutions. (Please select one answer)

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 Select the following programs you have on-the-job experience with: (Please select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Fortran
  • C
  • KornShell
  • Python
  • AIMMS
  • GAMS
  • EVIEWS
  • Third-party and/or open source software languages and tools
  • Other (s) clearly identified in resume
  • None of the above
20

I understand that the responses provided in the questionnaire must be fully supported in my online resume. I further understand that my resume must provide detailed descriptions and/or examples of my knowledge, skill and abilities as required in the vacancy announcement and that my failure to do so, may result in my being rated “Ineligible” or “Not Qualified” for this position.

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
21

I understand that if I am applying for multiple announcements, I must submit a separate copy of my supplemental documentation for each announcement under which I am requesting consideration. My failure to submit separate copies will result in my materials being applied only to the first announcement I have applied under.

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
22 I have read this vacancy announcement thoroughly and understand that supplemental documentation may be required. I further understand that I will not be considered for this vacancy if my supplemental documentation is not received in the Servicing Human Resources Office by the closing date of the announcement. For detailed information on how to submit supplemental documentation, please see the "How to Apply" section of the vacancy announcement.         Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
23

I understand that I must click on the "Submit Application" button located at the end of the review of my answers and resume to complete the application process. I understand that I will receive a confirmation page that I should print for my records.

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No