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Grade: 09

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Grade: 11

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Grade: All Grades

1
Choose the answer that best describes your experience:
Answer to this question is required
  • I have one year of qualifying specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal Service. Examples include: 1) Collecting and verifying relevant data from various internal and external sources; 2) Utilizing qualitative and quantitative data methods to analyze trends, identify problems, and recommend solutions; 3) Designing routine and non-routine data audits to ensure accuracy and relevance of systems; AND 4) Developing factsheets and other high-level summaries of data to management.
  • I do not possess the experience as described above.
2
Choose the answer that best describes your experience:
Answer to this question is required
  • I have one year of qualifying specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal Service. Examples include: 1) Oversee the collecting and verifying of relevant data from various internal and external sources; 2) Utilizing qualitative and quantitative data methods to analyze trends, identify problems, and recommend solutions; 3) Designing routine and non-routine data audits to ensure accuracy and relevance of systems; 4) Presenting statistical data of information for reports, briefings, and publications; AND 5) Participate in strategic planning with senior leaders, contributing data analytics to aide in organizational improvements and processes.
  • I do not possess the experience as described above.
3 Select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Applied fact-finding and investigative techniques in resolving issues.
  • Provided assistance in conducting interviews to obtain information.
  • Evaluated and analyzed policies and procedures to develop recommendations on improving efficiency and effectiveness of program operations.
  • None of the above.
4 I have adapted and/or extended statistical methodologies to: Answer to this question is required
  • Analyze various types of data
  • Model various types of data
  • Resolve problems in the analysis, interpretation and/or validity of data
  • None of the above
5 Select the response that best describes your highest level of experience assessing policy and/or program effectiveness using a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods to make recommendations for improvements: Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have experience, education or training in assessing policy or program effectiveness
  • I have completed formal education or extensive training in assessing policy or program effectiveness
  • I have used quantitative and/or qualitative methods to assess the effectiveness of a policy or program
  • I have developed risk assessments to assess the effectiveness of a policy or program
6 Please select the responses that best describe your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Identifying discrepancies in technical reports and data sets.
  • Determining whether or not collected environmental data are consistent with technical information from other sources.
  • Analyzing environmental or scientific data.
  • I do not meet any of the choices above
7 Process data into information using computer models and computer systems software applications. 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 Please select the response that best describes your experience in conducting statistical analyses. 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 Please indicate your knowledge of data analytics/data standards  principles, theories and techniques? 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.
10 Please select the response that best describes your experience in the development of analytical methods. 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.
11 Select the responses that describe your experience related to evaluation and summarizing of technical data. Answer to this question is required
  • I have evaluated technical data using standard well established methods and procedures.
  • I have prepared reviews of technical data generated using novel methods and procedures.
  • I have evaluated new technical methods proposed as replacements for established methods and procedures.
  • I have served on organizational peer review panels which review new methods and procedures and make recommendations.
  • I do not meet any of the choices above.
12 Do you have experience conducting advanced analytics or leading people performing advanced analytics work including building predictive models, using applied statistics, decision trees and advanced analysis with statistical packages (such as SAS, SPSS, R)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    12.1 I have analyzed of big data sets blending structured and unstructured data from two or more sources using the following:
    • SQL
    • Python
    • Hadoop
    • Tableau
    • None of the above
    12.2 I have conducted data or statistical analysis using the following tools/languages as a major part of a job duty involving data science and informatics:
    • R
    • Python
    • SPSS™ (Statistical Package for the Social Science)
    • SAS™ (Science Analysis System)
    • Stata™
    • KNIME™ (Konstanz Information Miner) Analytics Platform
    • RapidMiner™ Predictive Analytics Platform
    • Tableau™
    • Matlab™
    • Mathematica™
    • SYSTAT™
    • Minitab™
    • None of the above
  • No
13 Provide advisory services on quality assurance/quality control theories, principles, and techniques to assist in research design, data collection, and data analysis. 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 Have you developed policy recommendations that are data based and reflect the needs and perspectives of different stakeholders? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    14.1 I have developed written communications to accomplish the following:
    • Make recommendations
    • Provide advice
    • Prepare analyses
    • Prepare reports
    • None of the above
  • No
15 Develop policy recommendations that are based on an accurate evaluation of data and reflect an accurate understanding of organizational dynamics and needs and perspectives of different 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.
16 I have the following experience with the presentation of data: Answer to this question is required
  • Utilized graphics software packages to display complex data so that it is clear and understandable
  • Taken complex data from systems and formatted it into easy-to-read and understandable reports for decision makers
  • None of the above
17 Prepare written correspondence, reports, and statements (e.g., briefing documents and issue papers) which include options and recommendations for management. 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 Please select the response that best describes your experience in leading teams or projects to make recommendations for purchase of equipment and software to be used agency-wide. 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.