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Grade: 15

1 GS-15 Choose the one answer that best describes your education and experience Answer to this question is required
  • I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 in the Federal government.
  • I do not meet the above requirement.
2 Do you have specialized experience managing enterprise risk, building and managing enterprise-wide risk mitigation teams, and experience in building cybersecurity workforce development paths? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: All Grades

1 Select the response below that best reflects your experience in managing cybersecurity and privacy incident management processes, to include technical leadership for an organization's efforts involving cybersecurity incident monitoring, detection, response, mitigation, and recovery. Answer to this question is required
  • This task has been a central 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 for assistance in performing this task. You will see evidence of performing this task in my resume and/or other supplemental documents I submitted.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by my supervisor or senior employee. You will see evidence of performing this task in my resume and/or other supplemental documents I submitted.
  • I have performed this task on the job, as evidenced in my resume and/or other supplemental documents I submitted. This experience was gained under close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have had education and/or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job. However, you will see no evidence of performing this task in my resume or other supplemental documents I submitted.
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task. You will see no evidence of performing this task in my resume or other supplemental documents I submitted.
2 Knowledge of the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA), NIST guidance and standards, and directives applicable to Cybersecurity and Information Assurance. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge of laws, statutes, and directives applicable to Information Assurance.
  • I have minimal knowledge of laws, statutes, and directives applicable to Information Assurance.
  • I have a working knowledge of laws, statutes and directives applicable to Information Assurance.
  • I have an extensive knowledge of laws, statutes and directives applicable to Information Assurance.
  • I am well versed in all laws, statutes and directives applicable to Information Assurance, and I am able to interpret and apply their intent to the Information Assurance (IA) Program within my agency.
3 Do you have current experience as a cybersecurity expert advising top management on enterprise wide IT security programs for a large program with extensive security requirements Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Which of the following statements best describe your knowledge and experience with supporting an agency-wide cybersecurity workforce development program and the NICE Framework efforts and initiatives. Answer to this question is required
  • This task has been a central 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 for assistance in performing this task. You will see evidence of performing this task in my resume and/or other supplemental documents I submitted.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by my supervisor or senior employee. You will see evidence of performing this task in my resume and/or other supplemental documents I submitted.
  • I have performed this task on the job, as evidenced in my resume and/or other supplemental documents I submitted. This experience was gained under close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have had education and/or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job. However, you will see no evidence of performing this task in my resume or other supplemental documents I submitted.
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task. You will see no evidence of performing this task in my resume or other supplemental documents I submitted.
5 Select the statement below that best describes your experience designing, developing and managing the implementation of cybersecurity operations solutions and technologies that enhance the security of the organization's networks, applications, and data. Answer to this question is required
  • This task has been a central 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 for assistance in performing this task. You will see evidence of performing this task in my resume and/or other supplemental documents I submitted.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by my supervisor or senior employee. You will see evidence of performing this task in my resume and/or other supplemental documents I submitted.
  • I have performed this task on the job, as evidenced in my resume and/or other supplemental documents I submitted. This experience was gained under close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have had education and/or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job. However, you will see no evidence of performing this task in my resume or other supplemental documents I submitted.
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task. You will see no evidence of performing this task in my resume or other supplemental documents I submitted.
6 Select the response below that best reflects the scope of your experience implementing risk management. Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed risk management activities for an information system (Tier 3). I have been the information system security officer or information system owner for an information system. I provide information system level guidance to developers and system administrators regarding the implementation and effectiveness of security controls for the system. I routinely advise and inform the authorizing official of information system security risks. You will see evidence of performing activities at this level in my resume and/or other supplemental documents I submitted.
  • I have performed risk management activities for 2 or more information systems that support a business or mission area (Tier 2). I provide direction and guidance to information system security officers and information system owners for the implementation and effectiveness of security controls for the systems. I routinely advise and inform authorizing officials and other organizational stakeholders of information system security risks. You will see evidence of performing this task in my resume and/or other supplemental documents I submitted.
  • I have performed risk management activities at the organizational level across business and mission areas (Tier 1). I provide direction and guidance to information system security officers, information system owners, and authorizing officials for the implementation and effectiveness of security controls across the organization’s information system inventory. I am consulted by stakeholders across the organization regarding information assurance and cyber security. You will see evidence of performing activities at this level in my resume and/or other supplemental documents I submitted.
  • I have not had experience performing risk management activities. You will see no evidence of performing this task in my resume or other supplemental documents I submitted.
7 Do you have experience in the area of Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 Do you currently possess a valid/current certification as a Certified Information Systems Security Officer, that is accompanied by an official assignment designation letter as a system ISSO or Alternate? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Experience in the area of Enterprise-Wide IT Security and Cyber security Defense policies. 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 Which of the following statements best describe your ability to serve as a recognized expert in Information Security (INFOSEC) principles and practices with responsibility for overseeing the technical implementation of vulnerability remediation efforts for zero day threats? Answer to this question is required
  • This task has been a central 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 for assistance in performing this task. You will see evidence of performing this task in my resume and/or other supplemental documents I submitted.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by my supervisor or senior employee. You will see evidence of performing this task in my resume and/or other supplemental documents I submitted.
  • I have performed this task on the job, as evidenced in my resume and/or other supplemental documents I submitted. This experience was gained under close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have had education and/or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job. However, you will see no evidence of performing this task in my resume or other supplemental documents I submitted.
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task. You will see no evidence of performing this task in my resume or other supplemental documents I submitted.
11 Do you have experience in the areas of capital planning and investment control, budget formulation/execution, procurement of IT services and contract planning; and possess current PMP certification or FAC P/PM certification or equivalent? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 Which of the following best describes your experience in resource management. Answer to this question is required
  • I have been responsible for the programming, planning, budget and execution phases for an organization or program
  • I have been responsible for at least one of the following: (programming, planning, budget, or execution) for an organization, sub-unit, or program
  • I have been responsible for at least one of the following (programming, planning, budget, or execution) for a major sub-component (i.e., project or recurring task)
  • I have been responsible for providing input into at least one of the following (programming, planning, budget, or execution)
  • I have education, but no specific experience in this area
  • None of the above
13 Which of the following tasks have you performed as a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR)? Choose all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Writing a Performance Work Statement.
  • Developing an Independent Government Cost Estimate.
  • Developing a Source Selection Plan.
  • Participating in a selection panel.
  • Serving as the primary liaison among the Contracting Officer, program office, and the contractor.
  • Monitoring and coordinating feedback on deliverables and reports.
  • Developing contract modifications.
  • None of the above.
14 Do you have experience as a Certified Contracting Officer Representative managing Information Technology contracts? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
15 Please select all of the following IT Information Security principles you have knowledge and experience of: Answer to this question is required
  • Operating systems security
  • Network security
  • Application layer (e.g. Web) security
  • Computer network defense (CND) architectures
  • None of the above
16 From the list below, please select the IT/Cyber Security professional certifications that you currently possess: Answer to this question is required
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Authorization Professional (CAP)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) in Continuous Monitoring, Critical Controls, Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional or Information Security
  • Cyber Incident Analysis, Cyber Incident Handler, or Certified Ethical Hacker
  • None of the above
17 In which of the following security control areas do you have experience with implementing and/or assessing control effectiveness? Answer to this question is required
  • Access Control
  • Awareness and Training
  • Audit and Accountability
  • Security Assessment and Authorization
  • Configuration Management
  • Contingency Planning
  • Identification and Authentication
  • Incident Response
  • Maintenance
  • Media Protection
  • Physical and Environment Protection
  • Planning
  • Personnel Security
  • Risk Assessment
  • System and Services Acquisition
  • System and Communications Protection
  • System and Information Integrity
  • Program Management
  • None of the above
18 I have performed the following supervisory functions successfully in organizations that I have led or was assigned senior staff responsibility. (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Setting project goals, milestones and expectations
  • Planning work assignments to be assigned to project/team members
  • Assigning tasks and responsibilities to project/team members
  • Reviewing completed work for technical adequacy and timeliness
  • Following up with project/team members to assure timeliness in meeting milestones
  • Resolving conflicts, differences or problems among project/team members
  • Coaching and mentoring staff to achieve desired results
  • Reporting progress to senior management
  • Implementing work completed
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of completed projects
  • Setting employee performance standards
  • None of the above
19 Utilizes project management principles, methods, tools, and techniques for planning and managing support of multiple, concurrent IT projects. 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.
20 Select the supervisory task(s) you have performed on a regular or recurring basics. Answer to this question is required
  • Develops employee performance plans
  • Assigns work to team members
  • Monitors team member progress
  • Evaluates team members performance
  • Provides input into the development of an enforcement plan
  • Manages resources and staff to meet program and agency goals and objectives
  • Ensures uniformity and consistency in the interpretation and application of policy and legal standards
  • Ensures quality and thoroughness in the conduct of investigations and compliance reviews
  • Provides guidance or training to staff
  • Addresses or responds to employee misconduct
  • Utilizes conflict resolution skills to facilitate a productive work environment
  • None of the above
21 How did you learn about this Department of Education job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • ED Website
  • USAJobs
  • Friend or Relative
  • College/University Career Center
  • Employment Office (Federal, State or local)
  • Radio Station
  • Television Ad
  • Newspaper
  • Government Agency (ED) recruitment at School
  • Career/Job Fair, Conference, or Convention
  • Other
22 If your answer to the above question was "Career/Job Fair, Conference, or Convention", or "Other", please identify event. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
23 Are you or have you, within the last 5 years, been a political appointee or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No