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Vacancy Details

Grade: 15

1 To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Information Technology Specialist, GS-15, select the option that best describes your 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.
2 To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for Information Technology Specialist, select the option that best describes your education or experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have IT-RELATED EXPERIENCE demonstrating Attention to Detail, Customer Service, Oral Communication, and Problem Solving.
  • I have a BACHELOR’S DEGREE in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems, or networks.
  • I do not meet any of the above.

Grade: All Grades

1 Select the following options that describe your experience with formulating short or long-range plans to achieve the strategic goals of an organization: Answer to this question is required
  • Formulate plans consistent with the mission, vision and strategic aims of the organization
  • Establish goals and priorities
  • Adjust priorities and plans in anticipation of internal and external change
  • Assess potential risks and opportunities
  • Prepare contingency plans
  • None of the above
2 I have negotiated with others of dissenting opinions and/or disparate views to accomplish the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Reach consensus
  • Adopt practices
  • Adopt initiatives
  • Adopt policies
  • Adopt procedures
  • Adopt recommendations
  • None of the above
3 I have developed the following program planning documents to define program directions and activities: Answer to this question is required
  • Resource requirements
  • Program accomplishments
  • Project descriptions
  • Project output plans
  • I do not meet any of the above
4 Do you have experience providing consultative services involving policy interpretation on highly complex issues? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 I have experience resolving problems with: Answer to this question is required
  • Software
  • Hardware and/or systems management
  • Integrating several hardware, software, and/or computer related services into one formation system
  • I do not meet any of the choices above
6 I have implemented and maintained hardware and/or software systems in the following operating system environments: Answer to this question is required
  • database systems
  • application servers
  • web servers
  • messaging systems
  • enterprise tools
  • network infrastructure
  • related business systems
  • none of the above
7

I have the following experience with data management :

Answer to this question is required
  • Recommending changes to data governance structures maximizing data openness
  • Executing projects related to oversight and compliance of the OPEN Data Act
  • Developing data sharing policies
  • Executing data sharing policies
  • Developing data governance
  • Implementing data governance
  • Improving data governance
  • Reporting on open data compliance
  • Providing technical guidance regarding an organization’s data architecture
  • Implementing technical guidance regarding an organization’s data architecture
  • None of the above
8 I have experience identifying business and/or technical requirements applied to the following components of database systems and/or networks: Answer to this question is required
  • Design
  • Development
  • Implementation
  • Management
  • Support
  • None of the above
9 I have coordinated with others on the following information technology (IT) functions: Answer to this question is required
  • Enterprise architecture
  • System development/integration
  • System requirements
  • Business process modeling
  • None of the above
10 I have prepared the following technical documents related to enterprise architecture and/or information technology (IT) systems development: Answer to this question is required
  • Cost/benefit analysis
  • Return on investment
  • Concept of operations
  • Requirements analysis
  • Business process mapping
  • Solutions architectures
  • None of the above
11

Select the answer(s) that describe your experience migrating applications from an on-premise enterprise server to a cloud environment.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have defined the migration strategy.
  • I have evaluated the current architecture.
  • I have designed the migration process.
  • I have executed the migration process.
  • None of the above
12 Select the responses that describe your IT information Security experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Deploy, operate, and maintain telecom monitoring tools.
  • Identify and analyze technology and cyber impacts to IT assets and telecom infrastructure.
  • Apply security and information assurance policy, principles, or practices to ensure proper incident management and coordination.
  • Manage incident triage activities.
  • Provide briefings to management regarding reports of operational issues.
  • Obtain cooperation and support to resolve information gaps by acquiring information from stakeholders from a variety of sources.
  • None of the above
13 I have the following information security experience: Answer to this question is required
  • Management of an Information Security Program
  • Development and Review of Information Security Policies
  • Establishing, Implementing, and Validating Information Security Training
  • Threat Analysis and Notification
  • Risk Mitigation, Inspections, & Reviews
  • Budgeting & Procurement
  • Information Security Compliance and Reporting
  • Integration of Information Security with Enterprise Architecture and Capital Planning & Investment Control Processes
  • I do not meet any of the choices above
14 If you have led a team, which tasks did you perform? Answer to this question is required
  • Distributed and balanced the workload among team members.
  • Strategically defined program objectives
  • Organized and managed resources
  • Kept the team on schedule
  • Fostered commitment and team spirit
  • Managed conflict within the team
  • Developed and implemented programs
  • Tracked progress and reported on accomplishments
  • Formed alliances to ensure the team's viability
  • None of the above.
15 Establish positive customer service relationships where differences must be negotiated and issues clarified. 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 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
17 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
18 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
19 Where did you learn about the position(s) available at the EPA? Answer to this question is required
  • EPA webinar or flyer
    19.1 Enter month/year of webinar or flyer distribution. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Job fair hosted or attended by the EPA
    19.1 Enter location and month/year of job fair. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Referral from professional organization, university staff, or career center
  • Referral from EPA or other government contact (federal, state, or local)
  • Referral from another source (e.g., friend, family member)
  • EPA.gov, the EPA internet site
  • USAJOBS.gov, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) internet site
  • Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Handshake, etc.)
  • Other
20 Select the response that best describes your rating of record for your most recent career or career-conditional position as a federal employee: Answer to this question is required
  • My most recent performance rating is at least Fully Successful (or equivalent).
  • My most recent performance rating is below Fully Successful (or equivalent).
  • I did not receive a performance rating (not employed long enough to receive a rating).
  • I have never been a career or career-conditional federal employee.