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Grade: 15

1 GS-15: To meet the Qualifications Requirements for Security Specialist, GS-15, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-14 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  • I do not meet the specialized experience requirement described above.

Grade: All Grades

1 Build consensus agreements on matters involving differing perspectives or positions and successfully persuade others to accept findings, recommendations, changes, and/or alternative viewpoints. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager 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.
2 Do you have experience in providing leadership in improving the performance of an organization and in advancing program outcomes? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Make recommendations or decisions on personnel issues concerning leave, disciplinary actions, promotions, awards, and selections utilizing applicable human resources policies and procedures. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager 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.
4 Experience with strategic planning in dealing with complex and technical problems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager 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.
5 Do you have experience in physical security, National Security Information or emergency preparedness? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 I have worked collaboratively with others to accomplish the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Facilitate information exchange
  • Solve problems
  • Build partnerships
  • None of the above
7 Define data requirements for an information system. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager 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.
8 Perform the full range of database administration functions, including updating and maintaining database software. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager 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 Select the response that best describes your experience level in applying regulations, policies and/or guidelines in a federal setting: Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience or formal training in this area.
  • I have completed education or formal training in the areas of interpreting and implementing regulations and guidance.
  • I have issued guidance on regulations, policies and guidelines as instructed by upper management.
  • Under close supervision, I have interpreted regulations, policies and guidelines in a federal setting.
  • I have independently researched and interpreted regulations, policies and guidelines in a federal setting.
10 Select the response that best describes your experience in applying regulations, policies and/or guidelines in an organizational setting: Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience or formal training in this area.
  • I have completed education or formal training in the areas of interpreting and/or implementing regulations and/or guidance.
  • I have issued guidance on regulations, policies and/or guidelines as instructed by upper management.
  • Under close supervision, I have interpreted regulations, policies and/or guidelines in an organizational setting.
  • I have independently researched and/or interpreted regulations, policies and/or guidelines in an organizational setting.
11 Select the following you have performed coordination and/or liaison with, involving the planning and execution of project activities: Answer to this question is required
  • Outside organizations
  • Regulatory authorities
  • None of the above
12 I have used project management tools to develop the following documents: Answer to this question is required
  • Technical project plans
  • Budgets
  • Analyses
  • None of the above
13 What is your experience in monitoring the effectiveness and impact of communication tools utilized for contacts with both internal staff and external stakeholders? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager 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.
14 Which answer best describes your experience in organizational change: Answer to this question is required
  • I have not participated in any change effort.
  • I have completed formal education or training in organizational change, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have participated in a change effort that was limited in scope (affecting a single unit, process or activity) that resulted in improved organizational performance.
  • I have participated in a broad change effort (affecting many units, processes or activities) that resulted in improved organizational performance.
  • I have participated in both a limited and a broad change effort that resulted in improved organizational performance.
15 Select the responses that describe your experience with software: Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in software development and life cycle.
  • I have experience in identifying software requirements and analysis.
  • I have experience with software reusability.
  • I have experience identifying software reliability metrics.
  • None of the above.
16 Do you have Project Management Professional (PMP) certification? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
17 Have you evaluated new applications software technologies for successful integration, reliability and adherence to existing architectures and practices? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
18 Select the response that best describes your experience in overseeing software technology for the successful integration and management of an Enterprise Physical Access Control system (e_PACS). Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager 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.
    18.1 Identify the portion of your resume that reflects your experience, expertise, or training in support of your answer. Maximum length of 250 characters.
19 Please look at the qualification requirements (both experience and/or education) that are stated in this vacancy announcement. Does your resume clearly contain this information in order to determine you are qualified for the position? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
20 For each position listed on your resume, did you include the position title, company, salary, weekly hours worked, and your actual beginning and ending dates of employment? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
21 Have you reviewed the vacancy announcement "How to Apply" and required documents section to determine what supplemental material that you must provide? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
22 I certify, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all the information in this application is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application, or in any document or interview associated, I may be fined or imprisoned, denied employment, or removed and debarred from Federal service. That any info I give may be investigated. By responding No to this item I will not be considered for this position.
  • Yes, I certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith, and I understand the information provided above.
  • No, I do not certify the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith.
  • No, I do not understand the information provided above.