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Grade: 06
* 1.GS-6 Choose one answer that best describes your experience as related to the qualification requirements for this position.
  1. I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement. This experience has equipped me with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position, and is related to the duties of the position to be filled.
  2. I do not meet any of the requirements as described.


Grade: All Grades
Ensure that your resume thoroughly supports your answers to the questions. Your answers will be reviewed. If your answers are not supported by information in your resume, this may prevent you from being found qualified, in which case your application will NOT be referred to the selecting official.

You WILL NOT be considered for this announcement if you fail to submit ALL the applicable required documentation listed under the "How To Apply" tab (i.e. transcripts,DD-214's, SF-15, VA letter, SF-50's, PE Registration, etc.) by the CLOSING DATE of this announcement. Please call the Human Resources Office phone number listed on this announcement for clarification or further information.

* 1.Select the response that best describes your field-level experience with the operation and quality control and assurance of key card and lock systems, access control systems, and integrated user and administrative interfaces.
  1. I have extensive field-level experience with the operation and quality control and assurance of key card and lock systems, access control systems, and integrated user and administrative interfaces. I performed these duties on a regular and recurring basis.
  2. I have some field-level experience with the operation and quality control and assurance of key card and lock systems, access control systems, and integrated user and administrative interfaces. I performed these duties on a sporadic or intermittent basis OR under a high degree of supervision.
  3. I have received training in, or am familiar with, the operation and quality control and assurance of key card and lock systems and access control systems, but have not performed it on the job or did so in a very limited capacity.
  4. None of the above.


* 2.Select the choice(s) that describe your experience inputting data, maintaining data, and updating data in an automated database system.
  1. Pulled queries from databases.
  2. Tracked information to be utilized in the preparation of reports.
  3. Maintained or managed databases for special programs.
  4. Input data into a database.
  5. Generated custom reports.
  6. Revised data in a database.
  7. Sorted data in a database.
  8. None of the above.


* 3.Select the software application(s) that you are proficient in (proficient means you understand and utilize a major part of the systems functionality/capabilities).
  1. Microsoft Word
  2. Other word processing software such as WordPerfect, WordPro, etc.
  3. Microsoft Access
  4. Microsoft Excel
  5. Other data management/spreadsheet software such as Lotus 1-2-3, Lotus Approach, Peachtree, etc.
  6. Microsoft PowerPoint
  7. Other presentation software such as CorelDraw, Freelance Graphics, etc.
  8. Electronic mail and messaging (i.e., GroupWise, Lotus Notes, Microsoft Outlook, etc.)
  9. Other Applications including Government Systems (i.e. time and attendance, accounting, scientific, security, supply, etc.) and Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) systems.
  10. None of the above.


* 4.Select the response(s) that best describes your experience utilizing computer software and features.
  1. Used advanced and varied software features to create and edit spreadsheets.
  2. Used advanced and varied software features to create and edit graphs or charts.
  3. Used advanced and varied software features to create and edit automated forms.
  4. Used advanced and varied software features to create and edit automated presentations that included graphics.
  5. Used varied software features to create and edit formal documents, such as correspondence, memos and letters.
  6. Used advanced features to run custom reports.
  7. Used advanced features to export and import information from one system/software to another.
  8. Used varied functions and features to locate and research information via the internet.
  9. Created and edited documents that required complex formatting.
  10. None of the above


* 5.I have extensive knowledge and experience in the development and implementation of policies, standards, procedures, and security systems related to Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12, personal identify verification, and identity management.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.Select the response that best describes your knowledge of personal identity verification (PIV) and identity management policy requirements to function as a technical authority.
  1. I have extensive knowledge of Federal policy requirements related to PIV and identity management, including HSPD-12, FIPS-201, Federal Identity Credentialing Committee guidelines, and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) policies and guidelines, and have extensive experience in developing supporting policies, procedures, and guidance.
  2. I have extensive knowledge of Federal policy requirements related to PIV and identity management, including HSPD-12, FIPS-201, Federal Identity Credentialing Committee guidelines, and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) policies and guidelines, but have limited experience in developing supporting policies, procedures, and guidance.
  3. I have a general working knowledge of Federal policy requirements related to PIV and identity management, including HSPD-12, FIPS-201, Federal Identity Credentialing Committee guidelines, and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) policies and guidelines.
  4. I have a limited knowledge of Federal policy requirements related to PIV and identity management, including HSPD-12, FIPS-201, Federal Identity Credentialing Committee guidelines, and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) policies and guidelines.
  5. I have very little or no knowledge of Federal policy requirements related to PIV and identity management, including HSPD-12, FIPS-201, Federal Identity Credentialing Committee guidelines, and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) policies and guidelines.


* 7.Select the responses that describe your experience verifying the identification of employees and/or contractors for a security program.
  1. Review background investigation forms
  2. Validate identity source documents
  3. Obtain fingerprints
  4. Obtain digital picture
  5. Issue ID badge
  6. Maintain records
  7. Submit required quarterly/annual reports
  8. None of the above


* 8.Select the responses that indicate the types of documents you have interpreted and/or implemented to ensure continuous security communications for a large facility and its surrounding property.
  1. Standing operating procedures
  2. Checklists
  3. Emergency action plans
  4. Facility maps/blueprints
  5. Continuity of operations plans
  6. Site security plans
  7. None of the above


* 9.Select the response which best describes your highest level of participation in audits conducted to determine compliance with power system reliability standards as published by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC).
  1. I have served as an auditor conducting power system reliability compliance audits of companies/agencies owning and operating hydroelectric power plants.
  2. I have served as the principle representative of my company/agency during a power system reliability compliance audit.
  3. I have served as a member of a team representing my company/agency during a power system reliability compliance audit.
  4. I have gathered, organized, and submitted information requested during a power system reliability compliance audit.
  5. I have organized information in preparation for a power system reliability compliance audit.
  6. None of the above.


* 10.Select the response that best indicates your experience with self-report and/or mitigation plan documentation associated with non-compliance of North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) or regional standards.
  1. I have never been directly involved with documentation of standard non-compliance.
  2. I have provided input for non-compliance documentation such as reasons for non-compliance, corrective action plans, or milestones.
  3. I have been an official member of a team that generated either a self-report of violation or a mitigation plan. I did not author or write the document myself.
  4. I have written documentation for self-reporting a violation of a NERC or regional standard.
  5. I have provided substantial assistance with writing mitigation plans for a NERC or regional standard. This is not the same as providing input for the mitigation plan, but providing a significant contribution to the creation of the plan such as generating all the milestones and dates.
  6. I have written mitigation plans for a NERC or regional standard. For example, creating a mitigation plan to address NERC CIP-007 R6 including description of the non-compliance, reasons for non-compliance, measures for compensation and mitigation, milestone objectives and dates, and impacts to the bulk electric system.






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