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Grade: 15

1 Select the choice that best describes your specialized experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have one full year (52 weeks) or more of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-14 level as described below.
  • I do not have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the definition as described below.
Significant experience providing oversight of design, development, integration, testing and deployment of infrastructure engineering and software and database applications involving cross-functional organizations and/or contractors. Experience should demonstrate ability to advise senior management on resources management, program and project risks.
2 In reference to the question above, please indicate the time frame and employer(s) in your resume that supports your answer(e.g. 12/10/90 - 2/4/93 Department of Energy). Enter NA if not applicable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required

Grade: All Grades

1 Select the option that best reflects how you first became aware of this position. Answer to this question is required
  • At a college job fair or professional organizational event
  • Referral from a professional organization
  • College placement office
  • Referral from a state or local agency
  • USAJobs.gov
  • Internet job search
  • Magazine or newspaper advertisement
  • Referral from another Federal agency or Federal employee
  • FERC careers on social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)
  • Other
2 Based on your selection/selections from above please provide further detailed information (i.e which event(s), name of federal employee(s), name of newspaper, journal, magazine, website). Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
3 Have you visited FERC career social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    3.1 If yes, select the pages visited:
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • LinkedIn
  • No
4 I understand submission of supporting documentation, e.g., transcripts, DD 214, SF-50, may be required for this position. I also understand that my application will not be considered if the required supporting documentation is not submitted or is not submitted in accordance with the time frames indicated in the announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
5 Which of the following certifications do you hold? Please upload a copy of your certification with your application to receive consideration. Answer to this question is required
  • Project Management Profesional
  • Contract Officer's Representative or Contract Officer's Technical Representative (COR/COTR)
  • None
6 This position requires project management skills for a variety of applications. From the list below, indicate each area in which you have expertise. Answer to this question is required
  • Established goals, created a strategy to achieve goals including due dates and milestones, and achieved or exceeded established goals.
  • Managed projects independently and demonstrated initiative.
  • Led teams and saw a project through to completion successfully.
  • None of the above.
7 This position requires systems development lifecycle methodology skills for a variety of applications. From the list below, indicate each area in which you have expertise. Answer to this question is required
  • Waterfall
  • Agile
  • Dev Ops
  • Iterative
  • Lean
  • Spiral
  • Other
  • None of the above
8 Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience leading and managing multiple (4+) agency-wide IT infrastructure programs for the replacement and improvement of IT platform, network, or end-user capabilities of a large organization (10,000+ users). Answer to this question is required
  • I have had education and/or formal training in this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have served as a member of a project team for the replacement and improvement of IT platform, network, or end-user capabilities.
  • I have served as a team lead within a project team for the replacement and improvement of IT platform, network, or end-user capabilities.
  • I have served as the overall project manager for the replacement and improvement of IT platform, network, or end-user capabilities.
  • None of the above
9 Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience in the application of a large variety of IT infrastructure technologies including data center, network, security, databases, middleware, and virtualization? Answer to this question is required
  • I have had education and/or formal training in this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have served as a member of a project team for the application of a variety of infrastructure technologies.
  • I have served as a team lead within a project team for the application of a variety of infrastructure technologies.
  • I have served as the overall project manager for the application of a variety of infrastructure technologies.
  • None of the above
10 Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience delivering high availability IT infrastructure capabilities to support continuous operations including business continuity and disaster recovery? Answer to this question is required
  • I have had education and/or formal training in this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have served as a member of a project team that delivered high availability IT infrastructure capabilities to support continuous operations.
  • I have served as a team lead within a project team that delivered high availability IT infrastructure capabilities to support continuous operations.
  • I have served as the overall project manager for that delivering high availability IT infrastructure capabilities to support continuous operations.
  • None of the above
11 Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience as a senior IT project / program / portfolio manager for large multi-year IT infrastructure investments working in a matrix organization with multiple stakeholders? Answer to this question is required
  • I have limited experience serving as a senior IT project / program / portfolio manager for large multi-year IT infrastructure investments.
  • I have extensive experience serving as a senior IT project / program / portfolio manager for large multi-year IT infrastructure investments.
  • None of the above
12 Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience managing the migration of infrastructure platforms to virtual and public and private cloud environments? Answer to this question is required
  • I have had education and/or formal training in this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have served as a member of a project team that managed the migration of infrastructure platforms to virtual and public and private cloud environments.
  • I have served as a team lead within a project team that managed the migration of infrastructure platforms to virtual and public and private cloud environments.
  • I have served as the overall project manager for the migration of infrastructure platforms to virtual and public and private cloud environments.
  • None of the above
13 This position requires the ability to communicate effectively, including the ability to explain complex, technical requirements and systems to staff and end users. Please select all of the following types of communication duties you have performed as a regular part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Gathered information for assignments in order to coordinate work efforts
  • Facilitated communications and activities between organizational entities
  • Negotiated policy changes
  • Mediated or facilitated problem resolution
  • Presented, defended, and/or negotiated specific mission goals and needs with senior management and contract representatives
  • Briefed senior management on organizational issues or similar topics
  • Articulated overall work plans, criteria and timetables for technical assignments
  • Independently planned, hosted and conducted meetings
  • Served on panels, committees or task forces on technical, programmatic and/or professional issues
  • Consulted regularly by others on technical, programmatic and/or professional issues
  • None of the above
14 Select the response that best describes your experience in conducting briefings, meetings, and or seminars to present technical data, highly complex issues, technical policies, study results, future directions, and/or resource needs to a variety of audiences (technical and non-technical). 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.
15 Please indicate all of the following with which you have direct work experience communicating and successfully maintaining cooperative working relationships. Answer to this question is required
  • End users
  • Business/Data Analysts
  • Database Analysts and Managers
  • System Architects
  • (Software) Application Developers
  • Technical Managers
  • Non-Technical Managers
  • Senior Executives
  • None of the above
16 Select the statement that best describes your highest level of experience communicating with customers and colleagues. Answer to this question is required
  • I have received training for this task either on the job or through formal classes, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I routinely communicate with internal customers and colleagues and follow-up on all inquiries/requests for action.
  • On my own initiative, I have communicated with both internal and external customers and colleagues in order to provide or gather information.
  • I routinely communicate with all levels of colleagues and customers, including high-level officials, in order to provide or gather information.
  • None of the above.
17 Select all of the following duties you have performed which demonstrate your experience providing customer service. Answer to this question is required
  • Assessing current customer service practices and developing approaches to address systemic issues.
  • Serving as an educator for internal and external customers by sharing knowledge and transferring skills to others.
  • Seeking creative solutions to providing or improving services that may increase efficiency and decrease costs.
  • Assessing customer needs and tailoring products or services to meet their needs.
  • None of the above.
18 Select leadership skills that you have routinely applied in a formal work setting. Answer to this question is required
  • Facilitated the resolution of competing or conflicting interests among parties whose cooperation is needed in order to meet an objective.
  • Interacted effectively in situations where frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events arose that caused major shifts in priorities, timetables, or work assignments.
  • Provided direction, guidance, or instruction to staff.
  • Held others accountable to meet program requirements, policies, and/or standards.
  • Persuaded others to adopt new methods, procedures, or techniques in order to improve operations.
  • Diffused confrontational contacts with people who are difficult, hostile, or distressed.
  • None of the above.
19 Which strategies have you used to accomplish goals and objectives through others? Answer to this question is required
  • Delegate project tasks
  • Supervise others during task completion
  • Monitor project to ensure progress is being made
  • Take steps to help others work more efficiently
  • None of the above