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Vacancy Questions Preview

Grade: All Grades
* 1.GS-13: In addition to meeting the Individual Occupational Requirements for this position, I have 1 year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.What experience do you have administering Windows-based production servers?
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 3.Which level below best describes your experience in the areas of systems software/hardware installation, administration, management, security and performance monitoring (capacity, availability, serviceability and recoverability)?
  1. I am competent. I have a wide variety of experience working with Windows and Linux, performed major system hardware and software upgrades, work independently and require minimal supervisory oversight. I am heavily relied upon to answer complex system questions, apply advance technical system expertise, apply advance technical system expertise and provide detailed technical knowledge in the above areas.
  2. I operate at the mid level. I apply good technical knowledge to both Windows and Linux systems and work independently most of the time.
  3. I have limited experience in these areas and operate under general supervision.
  4. I have no experience in these areas.


* 4.Select the statement that best describes your skills in querying, programming, and developing within relational database systems such as Oracle 10g/11g using SQL and PL/SQL.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience with this task.
  2. I have had education or training for SQL or PL/SQL, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have used SQL or PL/SQL on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have authored and used SQL as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have authored and used SQL and PL/SQL as a regular part of the job, independently and susally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  6. I have trained others in the performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in writing and using SQL.
  7. I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in authorizing and using SQL and PL/SQL.


* 5.Select the statement that best describes your level of experience with day to day IT operations. This includes areas such as IT infrastructure, systems, network operations, database administration and information security management.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 6.Do you have experience creating and sustaining policies for centralized user, security, and computer administration and standardization utilizing automated tools, MS Active Directory GPOs, and scripting?
  1. I have substantial experience creating and sustaining policies for centralized user, security, and computer administration and standardization utilizing automated tools, MS Active Directory GPOs, and scripting.
  2. I have moderate experience creating and sustaining policies for centralized user, security, and computer administration and standardization utilizing automated tools, MS Active Directory GPOs, and scripting.
  3. I have limited experience creating and sustaining policies for centralized user, security, and computer administration and standardization utilizing automated tools, MS Active Directory GPOs, and scripting.
  4. I have no experience creating and sustaining policies for centralized user, security, and computer administration and standardization utilizing automated tools, MS Active Directory GPOs, and scripting.


* 7.Describe your experience in which your duties included writing statements of work or providing technical requirements for the purchase of contract goods or services.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 8.Do you have experience in the preparation of reports and financial statements required by management and other agencies?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.Which of the following IT security-related activities do you have experience in developing, analyzing, revising and implementing
  1. Periodic risk assessments
  2. Information security policies and procedures
  3. An assessment of threats, including their likelihood and impact
  4. Policies and procedures for detecting security vulnerabilities
  5. Evaluation and periodic testing of how well security policies are working
  6. an inventory of software and hardware assets
  7. Security awareness training and expected rules of behavior for end users
  8. An evaluation of the technical management and operational security controls
  9. Procedures for reporting and responding to security incidents
  10. A process for addressing any deficiencies reported
  11. Contingency plans to ensure continuity of operations in the face of a disaster
  12. Privacy Impact Assessments
  13. None of the above


* 10.Do you have experience implementing or augmenting a centralized patch management infrastructure?
  1. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.


* 11.Do you have experience in performing vulnerability scanning and analyzing vulnerability scanning reporting using commercial of the shelf software tools?
  1. Yes
  2. No