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Grade: 2
* 1.I meet the Individual Occupational Requirements for the 1550 Computer Science Series because I have the following:
  1. Bachelor's Degree in computer science OR
  2. Bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours must have included any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus.
  3. I do not meet the basic education requirement for the 1550 Computer Science Series.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.ZP-2: In addition to meeting the Individual Occupational Requirement, do you have at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower pay band (ZP-1) or GS-05 grade level in the federal service? OR 1 full year of graduate-level education OR superior academic achievement OR a combination of education and experience? See the "Qualifications" section for the definition of specialized experience.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Do you have comprehensive knowledge of High Performance Computing architecture, application systems, operating systems and computer networking architectures, data architecture and standards?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.Do you have experience monitoring and managing IT security of Microsoft Windows servers?
  1. I have more than three years experience monitoring and managing IT security of Microsoft Windows 2003 and/or 2008 servers.
  2. I have one to three years experience monitoring and managing IT security of Microsoft Windows 2003 and/or 2008 servers.
  3. I have less than one year experience monitoring and managing IT security of Microsoft Windows 2003 and/or 2008 servers.
  4. I have no experience monitoring and managing IT security of Microsoft Windows 2000, 2003, and/or 2008 servers.


* 4.Do you have professional experience optimizing code, written by you or others, that runs in a 24x7 mission critical high-performance computing environment?
  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.


* 5.Do you have experience maintain and optimizing batch schedulers such as MOAB?
  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 diagnosing and resolving problems in response to customer reported instances?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 7.Do you have experience dealing with questions, issues, problems and conflicts in a courteous, prompt and professional manner over the phone and in person?
  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 experience with data staging in a geographically distributed High Performance Computing (HPC) environment?
  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.


* 9.Do you have experience monitoring and managing IT security in local and wide area networks using Cisco network devices including routers, switches, and firewalls?
  1. I have more than three years experience monitoring and managing IT security of Cisco network devices including routers, switches, and firewalls.
  2. I have one to three years experience monitoring and managing IT security of Cisco network devices including routers, switches, and firewalls.
  3. I have less than one year of experience monitoring and managing IT security of Cisco network devices including routers, switches, and firewalls.
  4. I have no experience developing an organization's security program.


* 10.Have you set up, configured and maintained office local and wide area network (LAN/WAN) equipment including switches, hubs and routers?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.