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Vacancy Details

Grade: 14

To qualify for this position, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level. Specialized experience is experience leading or managing a project to develop, modernize, or enhance an enterprise level system, infrastructure, or information management program. Such experience must demonstrate knowledge and application of current developments and trends in IT concepts and technology. In addition to the specialized experience described above, you must have IT-related experience in each of the following four competencies listed below which must be supported by the information contained in your resume and other application materials.
  • Attention to Detail - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant investigates and evaluates �state of the art� technology of the industry.
  • Customer Service - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant confers with users to evaluate the effectiveness of, or identify the need for, computer programs or management systems.
  • Oral Communication - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant persuades others to take a particular course of action or to accept findings, recommendations, changes, or alternative viewpoints.
  • Problem Solving - skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant identifies and accommodates technology and resource constraints.
1 Based on your review of the basic qualification requirements listed above, choose the response that best describes your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have both experience demonstrating all four competencies and I have 1 year of specialized experience.
  • I do not meet the requirements as described above.
2 Select the answer(s) that best describe your experience in applying systems analysis concepts and techniques. Answer to this question is required
  • I have evaluated the feasibility of proposed new systems development projects.
  • I have consulted with customers to refine functional requirements.
  • I have translated functional requirements into design specifications.
  • I have determined best approaches for implementation within the technical environment.
  • I have worked with application developers to isolate and solve design problems encountered during testing and implementation stages.
  • None of the above.
3 Have you managed an IT Project using Agile concepts and methodologies? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Please select the response which best reflects your level of experience interacting directly with customers and other high-level stakeholders in order to assess customer needs and design professional services and/or IT solutions to meet those needs within the parameters of sound business practices. 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, but with close review and assistance from either a supervisor or a senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job and only in unique or unusual situations did I require assistance or review by a supervisor or a senior employee.
  • Others regularly consult me for my expertise and assistance in performing this task or I have trained or instructed others so that they can perform this task.
5 Which of the following best describes your IT project management experience for projects that reach across multiple agencies or organizational lines? Answer to this question is required
  • I have been assigned to carry out components of projects, but have not been assigned leadership or project management responsibilities.
  • I have assisted in project management by performing key tasks such as developing project plans, scheduling milestones, developing requirements, estimating costs and budgets, and monitoring and drafting progress reports.
  • I have been a project manager with responsibility to formulate, execute and complete projects lasting from a few weeks to several months in duration. I have led and directed project team members, obtained necessary project approvals and authorizations, and reported progress and results attained upon completion.
  • I have been a project manager for one or more complex projects of long duration e.g., one or more years. I have been responsible for negotiating budgets, controlling costs, securing required human and technology resources, planning and executing the work plan and directing assigned team members in producing quality deliverables, results and outcomes.
  • None of the above
6 Which of the following best describes your project management experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I have been assigned to carry out components of projects but have not been assigned leadership, supervisory, or management responsibilities.
  • I have assisted in the management of projects by performing key tasks such as developing project plans, scheduling milestones, developing requirements, estimating costs and budgets, and monitoring and drafting progress reports.
  • I have been a project manager with responsibility to formulate, execute and complete projects lasting from a few weeks to several months in duration. I have led and directed project team members, obtained necessary project approvals and authorizations, and reported progress and results attained upon completion.
  • I have been a project manager for one or more complex projects of long duration e.g., one or more years. I have been responsible for negotiating budgets, controlling costs, securing required human and technology resources, planning and executing the work plan and directing assigned team members in producing quality deliverables, results and outcomes.
  • None of the above.
7 Please choose the answer that best describes your experience developing and delivering oral presentations regarding project management issues which included preparing presentation slides, speaking points, handouts, etc. Answer to this question is required
  • I have advised management on design and construction project discussions.
  • I have made informal presentations or nontechnical briefings on architectural design and construction projects.
  • I have made formal presentations and briefings on architectural design and construction projects.
  • None of the above
8 Do you have experience managing multiple stakeholders in order to resolve any challenges and achieve a desired outcome? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: All Grades

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1 Are you currently, or have you been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
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  • No
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