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Vacancy Questions Preview

Vacancy Questions Preview

Grade: All Grades
* 1.GS-13: Do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level or the next lowest pay band in the Federal service? (See the “Qualifications” section of this announcement for the definition of specialized experience.)
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.What is your level of experience maintaining and troubleshooting telecommunications or network (LAN/WAN) links, services, and systems supporting a continuous (24x7x365) mission or operation?
  1. I have comprehensive and extensive experience maintaining and troubleshooting telecommunications or network links, services, and systems. I routinely solve complex system problems to maintain system integrity. I am considered an expert.
  2. I have experience maintaining and troubleshooting telecommunications or network links, services, and systems. I occasionally solve complex system problems to maintain system integrity.
  3. I have experience maintaining and troubleshooting telecommunications or network links, services, and systems with supervisory assistance.
  4. I have some experience by occasionally maintaining and troubleshooting telecommunications or network links, services, and systems with supervisory assistance.
  5. I have training in maintaining and troubleshooting telecommunications or network links, services, and systems.
  6. I do not have experience or training in maintaining and troubleshooting telecommunications or network links, services, and systems.


* 3.What is your experience in developing, managing, configuring, supporting and maintaining ADP systems utilized in critical work environments, requiring high availability and performance?
  1. I have three or more years of experience in this area in critical work environments such as the NWS, FAA, the military, police/fire departments or emergency management organizations.
  2. I have more than one year but less than three years of experience in this area in critical work environments such as the NWS, FAA, the military, police/fire departments or emergency management organizations.
  3. I have less than one year of experience in this area in critical work environments such as the NWS, FAA, the military, police/fire departments or emergency management organizations.
  4. My ADP experience is generally outside critical work environments such as NWS, FAA, military, police, fire and emergency management organizations that require high availability and performance.


* 4.Select the statement below which best describes your experience with computer network systems such as LANs (Local Area Network) or WANs (Wide Area Network).
  1. I plan, design, implement and monitor applications to measure network LANs (Local Area Network) or WANs (Wide Area Network) performance. When necessary I debug these applications. I prepare analysis of the information orally or in writing. I am often consulted for my expertise and/or I provide guidance to less experienced staff.
  2. I plan, design, implement or monitor LAN or WAN computer network systems. I perform these tasks as a regular part of the job, on a frequent and recurrent basis, independently and usually without review by a supervisor. I may provide guidance to less experienced staff in one or more of these areas.
  3. I assist in planning, designing, implementing (administering) or monitoring computer network systems. These tasks are assigned by a senior staff member or my supervisor and my work is reviewed for accuracy.
  4. I have received training or education in this area, but have not yet performed these tasks on the job.
  5. I do not have experience, education or training as described above.


* 5.Describe your experience in working with Dark Fiber.
  1. I have activated Dark Fiber utilizing equipment such as Cisco ONS and I have experience in reading and understanding a fiber report to determine correct optics to utilize.
  2. I have activated short spans of Dark Fiber under 80 KM and I have experience in reading and understanding a fiber report to determine correct optics to utilize.
  3. I have activated Multimode and Single Mode Dark Fiber in a data center.
  4. I have no experience working with Dark Fiber.


* 6.What is your level of experience with analyzing organizational IT requirements and system automation, advising management on new capabilities and advanced techniques in IT and developing recommended solutions, including hardware, software, and services?
  1. No experience.
  2. I have had experience in performing these tasks on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have had experience in performing these tasks as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have had extensive experience in performing these tasks as a regular part of the job and am normally consulted by other staff members to assist them in doing these tasks because of my expertise.


* 7.Select the statement below which best describes your level of knowledge and experience with planning, designing, and implement ting telecommunications or network (LAN/WAN) systems.
  1. I have comprehensive knowledge and expertise planning, designing, and implementing telecommunications or network systems. I have performed these tasks independently and as a lead of a team. I am consulted for my expertise and provide guidance to staff.
  2. I have experience performing tasks related to planning, designing, and implementing telecommunications or network systems. I perform these tasks as a member of a team under a supervisor or task lead with review.
  3. I have some experience performing tasks related to planning, designing, and implementing telecommunications or network systems. I do not perform these tasks as a regular and recurrent part of the job. I perform these tasks under close supervision or review.
  4. I am familiar with planning, designing, and implementing telecommunications or network systems through training or education in this area, but have not yet performed tasks as part of my job.
  5. I do not have experience or training with planning, designing, and implementing telecommunications or network systems.


* 8.What is your level of experience in developing, documenting, implementing, and overseeing IT policies and procedures?
  1. No experience.
  2. I have had experience in developing and documenting IT procedures as a regular part of the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have had experience in developing, documenting, and implementing IT procedures as a regular part of my job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have had extensive experience in developing, documenting, implementing, and overseeing IT procedures as a regular part of my job and am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing these tasks.


* 9.Do you have experience switching to alternate configurations in the event of hardware failures?
  1. Yes
  2. No