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Grade: 14

1 GS-14 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-13 in the Federal government.
  • I do not meet the above requirement.
2 Do you have specialized experience working in the assistive technology and disability community; performing individual needs assessments to assist IT customers; testing hardware, software, systems, websites and electronic documentation for compliance with Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and developing IT policies? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: All Grades

1 Which of the following statements best describes your ability to ensure the integration of Information Technology programs and services and develop solutions to integration/interoperability issues? 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 I have experience ensuring compliance with obligations set forth in Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and providing information and data that is comparable to those individuals without disabilities. 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.
    2.1 Please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization and dates held). Failure to support your answers to this questionnaire in your resume may result in loss of consideration. **Please be advised that you should not rate yourself at the highest level of expertise unless you possess experience at this level and have documented it in your submitted resume. Your score may be reduced if your resume does not support your response** Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • 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.
    2.1 Please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization and dates held). Failure to support your answers to this questionnaire in your resume may result in loss of consideration. **Please be advised that you should not rate yourself at the highest level of expertise unless you possess experience at this level and have documented it in your submitted resume. Your score may be reduced if your resume does not support your response** Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • 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.
    2.1 Please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization and dates held). Failure to support your answers to this questionnaire in your resume may result in loss of consideration. **Please be advised that you should not rate yourself at the highest level of expertise unless you possess experience at this level and have documented it in your submitted resume. Your score may be reduced if your resume does not support your response** Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • 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.
3 Which of the following statements best describe your experience leading a team responsible for improving the accessibility of internal and external forms to be completed independently (fillable and savable) by individuals with disabilities, improving the accessibility of electronic documents collected from others from the outside, and improving PDF output from backend databases to be fully accessible? 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.
    3.1 Please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization and dates held). Failure to support your answers to this questionnaire in your resume may result in loss of consideration. **Please be advised that you should not rate yourself at the highest level of expertise unless you possess experience at this level and have documented it in your submitted resume. Your score may be reduced if your resume does not support your response** Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • 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.
    3.1 Please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization and dates held). Failure to support your answers to this questionnaire in your resume may result in loss of consideration. **Please be advised that you should not rate yourself at the highest level of expertise unless you possess experience at this level and have documented it in your submitted resume. Your score may be reduced if your resume does not support your response** Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • 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.
    3.1 Please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization and dates held). Failure to support your answers to this questionnaire in your resume may result in loss of consideration. **Please be advised that you should not rate yourself at the highest level of expertise unless you possess experience at this level and have documented it in your submitted resume. Your score may be reduced if your resume does not support your response** Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • 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.
4 Do you have experience designing, developing, and maintaining Section 508 compliant database systems, documents, spreadsheets, and have trained others in using them? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in performing this work, but I am willing to learn it. If selected for this position, I am confident that I could learn to perform this task.
  • I have limited experience in performing this work. I have had exposure to this work or have performed some elements of this work, but would require additional resources or experience to perform it independently.
  • I have experience performing this work across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
    4.1 Elaborate on your answer to the previous question. Indicate where this is reflected on your resume (i.e. identify the specific experience, training and/or education), but do not paste your resume here. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • I have performed this work independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work. I seek guidance in carrying out this work only in the most unusually complex situations.
    4.1 Elaborate on your answer to the previous question. Indicate where this is reflected on your resume (i.e. identify the specific experience, training and/or education), but do not paste your resume here. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • I am recognized by my superior as an expert and consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this work in the most unusually complex situations, or advise, instruct and review for accuracy the performance of this work by others as a supervisor or team lead.
    4.1 Elaborate on your answer to the previous question. Indicate where this is reflected on your resume (i.e. identify the specific experience, training and/or education), but do not paste your resume here. Maximum length of 250 characters.
5 I have performed the following leadership functions successfully in projects 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 responsibilties 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
  • None of the above
6 I have had experience presenting IT related briefings on project status, requirements, budgets, technical support, and other issues of significant technical complexity clearly and effectively to the following audiences: Answer to this question is required
  • Peers
  • Supervisors/Managers
  • Senior Managers and Executives
  • Experienced Software Users
  • Inexperienced Software Users
  • None of the above
7 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
8 Performs routine budget administration activities in the formulation, execution, and review of a budget. 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.
9 Communicates orally , and in writing as necessary, with high level officials and chief executives discussing intricately sensitive and sometimes controversial issues. 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.
    9.1 Provide examples from your work history or other experiences that illustrate your abilities to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
    9.1 Provide examples from your work history or other experiences that illustrate your abilities to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • 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.
    9.1 Provide examples from your work history or other experiences that illustrate your abilities to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Maximum length of 250 characters.
10 Applies analytical and evaluative methods and techniques in developing new approaches to identify and resolve issues and 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.
11 Which of the following methods do you use to keep current on the new and emerging technologies in the IT arena. Answer to this question is required
  • Attend Conferences
  • Participate on Configuration Management Teams
  • Read professional publications
  • Research by testing and documenting new technologies
  • None of the above
12 Which of the following challenges have you successfully met in communicating with others in jobs you have held? Answer to this question is required
  • I have solved operational problems by bringing parties together to resolve conflicts or disputes.
  • I have led the development of alternative or new solutions in collaboration with others.
  • I have influenced or motivated others to accept my plan or approach.
  • I have solicited information from sources who were reluctant at first.
  • None of the above.
13 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
14 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
15 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