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Grade: 14

1 Do you have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level as described in the announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Choose the statement that best describes your experience conducting research, specifically relating to security control assessment activities to include operational tools and techniques. Answer to this question is required
  • I have been responsible for overseeing multiple, complex, new technology-related research projects, simultaneously.
  • I have been responsible for conducting one or more research projects dealing with new technology.
  • I have supported one or more new technology- related research projects.
  • I have training and education in the area of new technologies, but little applied research experience.
  • I have limited experience in conducting this kind of research.
  • I have no experience or training in conducting this kind of research.
3 Which statement best describes your highest level of experience in IT Project Management? Answer to this question is required
  • I have independently developed long and short range IT plans, coordinated activities and resolved problems encountered while carrying out the plans.
  • I have independently developed plans for IT projects of a year or more in duration, including program level vision, objective and priorities.
  • I have independently developed plans for IT projects ranging from one to three months duration and have assisted with the development.
  • I have no knowledge or experience in IT Project Management.
4 Please select the one statement that best describes your knowledge and experience with the principles, methods and techniques of Information Technology (IT) assessment, planning, management, monitoring, and evaluation, such as IT baseline assessment, interagency functional analysis, assessing program effectiveness, contingency planning, and disaster recovery. 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, under close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have considerable experience and demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I can perform this activity independently and effectively.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
5 Select the statements below that best describe your highest levels of experience managing multiple assignments, conflicting priorities, and multi-tasking, while maintaining good customer service and meeting various deadlines. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in working under pressure where fluctuating deadlines and priorities often occur, while maintaining a customer-service focus, meeting deadlines and solving program issues concurrently.
  • I have experience in working under pressure to complete accurate, timely, and technically sound assignments while providing good customer service, and meeting deadlines.
  • I have experience managing time and resources, where numerous shifts in priorities occur, to develop a product or meet program objectives.
  • None of the above
6 Which of the following best reflects the highest level of skill you have demonstrated on a routine basis as a part of your job in providing customer service to individuals within or outside of your organization? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience answering customer inquiries on sensitive matters, doing any necessary research, and interacting persuasively with groups and individuals at all organizational/agency levels to resolve any customer concerns.
  • I have experience interacting with groups and individuals on non-sensitive but complex issues, exercising judgment and discretion in releasing information to external contacts.
  • I have experience answering routine questions from internal and external contacts, relying on readily available factual data.
  • None of the above.
7 Select the one statement that best describes your ability to communicate IT security risks, vulnerabilities, and plans of remediation. Answer to this question is required
  • Lead technical expert with extensive experience both orally and written to defend, promote, and discuss IT security risks, vulnerabilities, and plans of remediation within all levels of the internal organization.
  • Subject matter expert providing recommendations to Senior Management to defend, promote, and discuss IT security risks, vulnerabilities, and plans of remediation within all levels of the internal organization.
  • Assisted the lead technical expert or subject matter expert in providing recommendations to Senior Management to defend, promote, and discuss IT security risks, vulnerabilities, and plans of remediation within all levels of the internal organization.
  • None of the above.
8 Select the statements that describe your experience in oral communication. (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have orally presented complex technical information in person or by phone.
  • I have made speeches or oral presentations to groups conveying complex information.
  • I have conducted interviews to elicit facts or obtain information of a complex nature.
  • I have made oral presentations involving complex business, finance, and/or legal topics.
  • I have experience with oral negotiations in adversarial settings or with confrontational individuals or groups.
  • I have been successful in influencing others with my ideas and recommendations.
  • I have presented and/or defended complex or highly technical findings to senior level managers or officials.
  • None of the above.
9 Select the response that best describes your experience gathering and analyzing technical information to develop written reports and documents with recommendations to management for solving issues or problems 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.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
10 Please select the answer that best describes your ability to identify issues, define problems, analyze and conduct complex policy research and evaluations in detailed reports, regulatory guidance and options for policy and resource issues. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had experience identifying issues to develop detailed reports, regulatory guidance and options for policy and resource issues.
  • I have researched and analyzed complex policy research in order to provide authoritative guidance and evaluations and respond to inquiries on program requirements. (experience includes responding to technical inquiries from Federal agencies, congressional offices, the general public, advocacy and minority groups, etc.)
  • I have had experience researching and analyzing regulations, policies, and program requirements in order to generate reports, prepare position papers and other written materials.
  • I have represented senior officials of a department or agency of the Federal government at meetings or on committees addressing policy research and/or regulatory guidance.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance performing this task.
11 With which of the following areas do you have working experience? Answer to this question is required
  • Implementing NIST Special Publications, e.g., SP-800-53, SP 800-68
  • Implementing OMB Mandates, e.g. OMB M06-16
  • Working with OIG for FISMA Audit work
  • Experience in A123, Federal Information System Controls Audit Manual (FISCAM) audits
  • None of the above
12

Select the areas that describe your experience in applying the Risk Management Framework to Federal Information Systems. (Multiple Answer)

Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in categorizing information systems.
  • I have experience in selecting recommended security controls for federal information systems.
  • I have experience of performing gap analysis and implementing recommended security controls for federal information systems.
  • I have experience of assessing implemented security controls.
  • I have experience of performing continuous monitoring of implemented security controls.
  • I have little or no experience of applying risk management framework
13 Which of the following types of system security documentation have you developed? Answer to this question is required
  • Privacy impact assessment
  • Risk assessment
  • System security plan
  • Contingency plan
  • Certification and accreditation
  • Security self assessments
  • IT security "white papers"
  • IT security standard operating procedures
  • IT security statements of work
  • None of the above
14 Select the one or more education, training and professional certification(s) that you successfully completed. Certifications(s) MUST be current and in good standing. Answer to this question is required
  • Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP).
  • Certified Information System Security Auditor (CISA).
  • Certified Information System Security Manager (CISM).
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).
  • Global Information assurance Certification (GIAC).
  • Higher Education Degree in Information Security or related field.
  • None of the above.
15 From the following list of key Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) areas, select those with which you have working or educational experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Information system categorization
  • System Authorization Process or related activities
  • Security Configuration Management
  • Risk Assessment and Management
  • Incident Handling, Response and Reporting
  • Privacy Impact Assessment
  • E-Authentication Risk Assessment
  • FISMA Reporting
  • None of the above
16 Choose the one response that best describes your specialized knowledge of using Cyber Security Assessment and Management (CSAM) security tool. Answer to this question is required
  • I have little or no experience of using CSAM.
  • I have experience of maintaining plans of action and milestones (POA&Ms) using CSAM.
  • I have experience of using CSAM for managing POA&Ms and maintain system security plan.
  • I have experience of using CSAM for managing POA&Ms, maintain system security plan, performing security assessments and risk assessment.
  • I have experience of using CSAM for managing POA&Ms, maintain system security plan, performing security assessments, risk assessment and preparing system authorization package.
17 Select the following that describe your experience in Testing, Training and Exercising IT Plans and Capabilities. Answer to this question is required
  • Oversee the annual contingency plan training.
  • Provided guidance on conducting communication exercise, notification drill and contingency plan readiness exercise.
  • Lead annual Incident Response training.
  • Organizing annual Incident Response Plan Testing and readiness exercise.
  • Participate in department wide continuity of operation exercises.
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

1 I understand that the responses I selected in this questionnaire must be fully supported by detailed descriptions of my work experiences in my resume. In the event that my responses are not supported by my resume, the human resources office will amend my responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency demonstrated in my resume. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Where did you learn about this Department of Labor job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • DOL Website
  • USAJOBS
  • DOL Employee (former or current)
  • Employment Office (Federal, State, or Local)
  • Friend or Relative
  • Job Fair, Conference or Convention
  • Public Notice or Service Announcement
  • Radio/Television Broadcast/Magazine Ads
  • Government Recruitment at School
  • Other
  • Email recruitment communication
3 I understand submission of supporting documentation, e.g., transcripts, DD-214, SF-50, 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