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Grade: 13

GS-13: Applicants must meet the basic qualification requirements that follow to qualify for this position. Carefully read all possible answers before selecting a response. Choose the one answer that best describes your IT related experience and specialized experience and indicate your response below: (See the Qualifications Section of the vacancy announcement for additional information.)
A.) I have IT-related experience demonstrating EACH of the four competencies AND specialized experience listed below and as described in the vacancy announcement:
1. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail;
2. Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services;
3. Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately;
4. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations; AND
I have at least 1 full year of specialized experience as described in the Qualifications section of this vacancy announcement. This experience is equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service.
B.) I do not meet any of the requirements described above.
NOTE: Experience MUST be IT related; the experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification), as appropriate.
1 GS-13: Based on your review of the basic qualification requirements listed above, choose the corresponding letter that best describes your education or experience. Answer to this question is required
  • A
  • B - I do not meet any of the requirements described above.
2 I understand that the responses provided in this questionnaire must be fully supported by my resume. I further understand that my resume must be detailed and highlight my most relevant and significant work experience (to include starting and ending dates of employment for each position held) and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. My failure to do so will result in me being rated "Ineligible" or "Not Qualified" for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Please note that ALL applicants must submit a resume online and complete the entire application process to be considered for this position. Ensure that your resume, which is the basis for determining if you qualify for this position, thoroughly supports your responses to the below job specific assessment questions and that it contains the names, titles, beginning and ending dates of employment (month/year), and names and phone numbers of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Your resume must contain the information outlined in the Applying for a Federal Job pamphlet (OF-510) http://careers.state.gov/forms/of0510.pdf
3 Which of the following choices best reflects your experience in systems integration? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not participated in an integration project
  • I have functioned as a team member on an integration project
  • I have led a team integrating department-wide systems/application functions
  • I have performed as a technical architect for an integration project
4 Which of the following best represents your level of experience with the integration of data from a variety of sources in order to make decisions? Answer to this question is required
  • I have produced a technical or policy report that relayed the implications of findings to a larger context
  • I have analyzed a variety of estimates, trends and/or results to explain a specific issue
  • I have produced empirical studies and/or estimates and results
  • I have collected and organized relevant data to address a specific issue
  • None of the above
5 Which of the following choices best describes your experience performing systems testing? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge of, or experience with, systems testing.
  • I have knowledge of, or education in, systems testing but no experience.
  • I have assisted in the implementation of a systems test plan.
  • I was responsible for implementing part (e.g., stress, regression, unit testing) of a comprehensive test plan.
  • I designed and implemented a full scope test plan including stress, regression, unit testing.
6 Which of the following choices best describes your knowledge of, and experience with the systems development life cycle? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge of, or experience with, the systems development process
  • I have knowledge of, or education in, the systems development process but no experience
  • I have performed tasks as directed by the project lead on a systems development project
  • I have lead a phase of a systems development project
  • I have directed a systems development project through the full life cycle from inception to sustained production
7 From the choices below, please select your level of experience in Information Technolocy (IT) infrastructure, functions and major programs in order to identify and analyze emerging network technology? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge of, or experience in IT infrastructure, functions or major programs.
  • I have education and/or training in IT infrastructure, functions and major programs but no experience.
  • I have assisted others in implementing IT infrastructure, functions and major programs.
  • I have implemented IT infrastructure, functions and major programs to identify and analyze emerging network technology.
  • I have implemented IT infrastructure, functions and major programs to manage / train staff.
8 Please describe your knowledge of auditing and evaluating standards, procedures, and practices for planning and/or conducting audits and evaluations involving a variety of programs, functions, and systems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have education or training in performing this task, but have not performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior auditor.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior auditor.
  • I have supervised other auditors in performing this task.
  • I have trained others in performing this task, and/or others normally consult me for assistance as an expert in performing this task.
9 Which of the following best describes your experience with information technology related policy? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience with policy research
  • I have had education or training in policy research
  • I have reviewed organization-wide policy related to information technology
  • I have interpreted policy related to information technology
  • I have identified applicable policy related to my information technology area of responsibility
  • I have been part of a team that developed policy related to information technology
  • I have independently developed policy related to information technology
10 Which of the following choices best describes your experience applying legislation, statutes, policies and/or regulations to Information Technology? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience performing this task
  • I have had education or training in performing this task
  • I have performed this task with supervision (e.g., research assistant, intern)
  • I have performed this task as part of a team (e.g., coauthor, team member)
  • I have independently performed this task (e.g., sole author or team leader)
11 Select the statement which BEST reflect your highest level of experience in writing technical reports focusing on database issues. Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience writing technical reports which have been accepted with little or no review. I have also provided guidance to less experienced staff in writing technical reports.
  • I have experience writing technical reports which were reviewed and approved by others.
  • I have training and some job experience under the guidance of a supervisor.
  • I have training, but no experience performing this task.
  • I have no training or experience performing this task.
12 Please select the description that BEST describes your experience conducting research and formulating recommendations: Answer to this question is required
  • I have significant experience conducting research, performing analyses, and formulating recommendations on organizational issues that are broad in scope.
  • I have experience conducting research, performing analyses, and formulating recommendations limited to a specific project area or program.
  • I have experience conducting research, performing analyses, and formulating recommendations on focused activities and bounded problem statements.
  • I have experience conducting research, performing analyses, and formulating recommendations on a set of activities that I am solely responsible for producing.
  • I have no experience conducting research, performing analyses, and formulating recommendations.
13 What is your level of experience with project management? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no coursework or practical experience in project management
  • I have coursework in project management, but no practical experience
  • I have been a member of a long-term project team
  • I have had responsibility for managing one project of moderate length (i.e. 6 months or less)
  • I have had responsibility for managing one long-term project (i.e., greater than one year)
  • I have had responsibility for managing several long-term projects (i.e., greater than one year)
14 What is the largest information technology project budget for which you have had responsibility? Answer to this question is required
  • $10 million and larger
  • $1-10 million
  • $500,000 - $999,999
  • $100,000 - $499,999
  • Up to $100,000
  • I have no experience managing information technology budgets
15 Which of the following choices best describes your work experience in a team environment? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience working in teams
  • I have worked effectively as part of a team in meeting common team goals
  • I have frequently worked in team environments and have led teams in non-work related activities
  • I occasionally work in team environments and have led teams in work-related projects
  • I regularly lead teams in work-related projects
16 Choose the response that most accurately reflects your highest level of experience with software application system implementation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have managed projects where formal and detailed application implementation plans were developed and used to manage the migration of software application systems to production.
  • I have managed projects where informal application implementation plans were used to manage the migration of software application systems to production.
  • I have participated on projects where formal and detailed software application system implementation plans were developed and used to manage the migration of software application systems to production.
  • I have participated in implementing software application systems.
  • None of the above.
17 Which of the following statements BEST describe your experience serving in a liaison capacity? Answer to this question is required
  • I have served in a liaison capacity with a variety of individuals inside and outside the organization for the purpose of receiving or providing information relating to the work or to resolve operating problems in connection with recurring responsibilities.
  • I have served in a liaison capacity mainly with co-workers to exchange routine information relevant to daily work activities.
  • I have served as the initial point-of-contact and have functioned in a liaison capacity between the supervisor and staff at all levels.
  • I have served as a liaison between other government agencies, state and local officials, foreign officials and/or individuals from the private sector.
  • None of the above.
18 In which of the following events have you communicated or made oral presentations? Answer to this question is required
  • Speeches
  • Conferences
  • Meetings
  • Training sessions
  • None of the above
19 From the list below, identify all of the types of audiences with which you have experience communicating or making oral presentations: Answer to this question is required
  • Colleagues
  • Subordinates
  • Senior level officials
  • Supervisor
  • Team leaders
  • Program officers
  • Attendees at conferences, workshops, meetings
  • Members of the public
  • Government officials
  • Congressional members or staff
  • None of the above
20 I have experience designing and/or conducting analytical evaluations of: Answer to this question is required
  • Program systems using System Analysis Techniques
  • Contract Administration / Management systems
  • Terms & Conditions
  • Service Level Agreements (SLA)
  • Office Level Agreements (OLA)
  • Work processes
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Standard Operating Environment (SOE)
  • Common Operating Enviornment (COE)
  • Resources utilization
  • Records management
  • Contract Management
  • Inventory Assessments
  • IT Asset Management
  • None of the above

Grade: All Grades

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