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Grade: 14

1

Choose the answer that best describes your experience that qualifies you for the GS-14 position.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level. My qualifying experience includes: providing expert technical advice and guidance regarding IT security issues; conducting audits and/or assessments of IT programs; developing and modifying project plans to meet needs and milestones; conducting interviews and briefings with senior officials; conducting comprehensive analysis and studies requiring the application of advanced analytical and statistical methods and techniques; and preparing and/or reviewing written products such as reports.
  • I do not meet the one year specialized experience as described above.
2 Choose the answer that best describes your knowledge and working experience in network security, such as analysis of the following as related to networks: design, risk management, security, contingency planning, monitoring for vulnerabilities, access controls and other security protocols. Answer to this question is required
  • Have comprehensive knowledge of network security and has led a team in performing complex tasks related to implementing or reviewing network security.
  • Have comprehensive knowledge of network security and independently performed complex tasks related to implementing or reviewing network security.
  • Have sufficient knowledge of network security and performed limited tasks related network security.
  • Have general knowledge of but have not performed tasks related to networking.
  • None of the above.
3 Choose the answer that best describes your knowledge and working experience in information security as it pertains to cloud based systems, major applications, and databases. Answer to this question is required
  • Have comprehensive knowledge of and led a team in performing complex tasks related information security in these areas.
  • Have comprehensive knowledge of and independently performed complex tasks related to information security of in these areas.
  • Have sufficient knowledge of and performed limited tasks related to information security in these areas.
  • Have general knowledge of but have not performed tasks related to information security in these areas
  • None of the above.
4 Choose the answer that best describes your knowledge and working experience in information security as it pertains to rising technologies that impact networks such as virtual private networks, mobile platforms, internet of things devices, and virtual desktop infrastructure. Answer to this question is required
  • Have comprehensive knowledge of and led a team in performing complex tasks related information security in these areas.
  • Have comprehensive knowledge of and independently performed tasks related to information security in these areas.
  • Have sufficient knowledge of and performed limited tasks related to enhancing information security in these areas.
  • Have general knowledge of but have not performed tasks information security in these areas.
  • None of the above.
5 From the following list, select the IT security areas in which you have working experience in conducting or reviewing . (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Penetration testing and/or vulnerability scanning
  • Certification and accreditation and/or information security continuous monitoring
  • Remediation of information technology vulnerabilities
  • Multi-factor authentication deployment
  • Analysis of insider threat
6 From the following list of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Cyber-security Framework, select the domains you have comprehensive knowledge and performed complex tasks (e.g., performed reviews of the area.). (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • IDENTIFY
  • PROTECT
  • DETECT
  • RESPOND
  • RECOVER

Grade: All Grades

1 Do you have IT experience demonstrating these competencies? Attention to Detail - Thorough and conscientious about details. Customer Service - Works with others to assess needs; provide information; resolve problems; satisfy expectations. Oral Communication - Information is expressed effectively; clear and convincing presentations; and appropriate responses. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; uses sound judgment to generate/evaluate alternatives and make recommendations. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Choose the statement below that best describes your working experience in vulnerability assessment and/or penetration testing of networks, computer systems, and applications: Answer to this question is required
  • Have independently performed vulnerability assessments and/or penetration testing.
  • Have good knowledge of and have performed vulnerability assessments and/or penetration testing with some degree of assistance.
  • Have general knowledge of but have not performed vulnerability assessments or penetration testing.
  • None of the above.
3 From the following list, identify the types of written documents you have produced or contributed to: Check all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Information Security Policies.
  • Information Security Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Certification and Accreditation documentation.
  • Information Security Self-assessments.
  • None of the above
4 From the following list, select the areas in which you have working experience in reviewing IT security:Check all that apply (Please make sure these items are identified in your resume otherwise you may be deem not qualified). Answer to this question is required
  • Operating system security
  • Network infrastructure security
  • Database security
  • Web application security
  • Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM)
  • Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)
  • Other IT system security
  • None of the above