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Vacancy Questions Preview

Vacancy Questions Preview

Grade: 4
* 1.ZT-4: Do you have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower band/grade (ZT-3/GS-10) level in the Federal Service?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.From the following statements, select the statements that best describe your experience using computer systems and applications supporting real-time operations. (Check all that apply.)
  1. Real-time operational use for monitoring and controlling
  2. Troubleshooting, analysis, or trending
  3. System administration and/or programming
  4. I have no experience using computer-based systems within an operational work environment.


* 3.Select all the computer, systems, and software application expertise you have.
  1. Desktop computer and applications use
  2. Database development, editing, and management
  3. Data archiving
  4. Systems troubleshooting
  5. Network or systems diagramming
  6. Scripting
  7. No experience in the areas listed above


* 4.Select the statements that describe your level of experience in testing satellites, systems equipment, or applications by measuring their operation against a set of specifications. (Check all that apply.)
  1. Analyzed and reported test results
  2. Performed independent equipment, application, and/or problem fix testing in a development or lab environment
  3. Conducted or supported acceptance testing for new satellites, systems and/or applications
  4. Conducted or supported systems regression testing required to support system upgrades or problem fixes implementation
  5. Conducted or supported systems parallel operations testing required to support system upgrades or problem fixes implementation
  6. Developed test plans and procedures
  7. I do not have the experience described above.


* 5.Select the statement which best describes the level of experience you have in addressing a problem in a real-time environment and communicating a solution to management.
  1. I do not have real-time experience.
  2. I have worked in a real time environment but have not been responsible for solving problems.
  3. I have worked as a team member in solving real-time issues.
  4. I have reacted independently to real-time issues on a regular basis.


* 6.What is your level of experience troubleshooting hardware, software, systems, and/or services supporting a 24x7 mission or operation?
  1. I have comprehensive and extensive experience troubleshooting hardware, software, systems, and/or services. I routinely solve complex system problems to maintain system integrity. I am considered an expert.
  2. I have experience troubleshooting hardware, software, systems, and/or services. I occasionally solve complex system problems to maintain system integrity.
  3. I have experience troubleshooting hardware, software, systems, and/or services with supervisory assistance.
  4. I have some experience by occasionally troubleshooting hardware, software, systems, and/or services with supervisory assistance.
  5. I have training in troubleshooting hardware, software, systems, and/or services.
  6. I do not have experience or training in troubleshooting hardware, software, systems, and/or services.


* 7.Choose the answer that best describes your experience providing operational support to a production-level system.
  1. I have independently supported a production-level system on a 24/7 basis.
  2. I have supported a production-level system with supervisory guidance.
  3. I have training in operations support, but no job experience.
  4. No experience


* 8.Identify the types of real-time environments in which you have worked. (Check all that apply.)
  1. Satellite Control Center
  2. Command and Data Acquisition Station
  3. Air Traffic Control Center
  4. Dispatch Center
  5. Communications Network
  6. None of the above


* 9.Identify the type of work you have done in a real-time environment: (Check all that apply.)
  1. Telemetering
  2. Ground systems operations
  3. Computer systems maintenance
  4. Support
  5. Data Entry
  6. Data monitoring
  7. Other
  8. None of the above


* 10.What is your experience in providing training?
  1. I provide regular training sessions on use of application programs or other information systems to keep user capabilities at a high level and to keep them abreast of the latest changes.
  2. I have provided occasional training sessions to users of application programs, primarily on an as needed basis.
  3. I have no experience in providing training to users.


* 11.Select all items that describe your technical writing and written communication experience.
  1. Project or mission status reports; this may include daily, weekly, or monthly reports
  2. Technical reports
  3. Issue papers, incident reports, or help tickets
  4. Standard operating procedures, test plans or procedures, or manuals
  5. Memorandums or policies
  6. Presentation development
  7. None of the above