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You MUST submit a complete resume in order to be considered for this position. Please review the required documents section of the vacancy announcement for further information.

I certify that I have read the "Who May Be Considered" AND the "Job Summary" sections of this vacancy announcement and I understand that if I am a previous or current Federal competitive employee (includes most Bureau employees) looking for a transfer, promotion, reassignment, or reinstatement, this vacancy may not afford me the best advantage. I understand my option to consult with the HR office listed on the vacancy if I have any questions.

* 1.Do you have at least 1 year of specialized experience which is equivalent to at least next lower band (band IV) or grade (GS-14)? (See "Qualifications" for the definition of specialized experience.)
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Do you have experience managing a large technical staff, and negotiating with individuals and groups internally and externally?
  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.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 4.Do you have experience in performing project leadership roles related to IT customer support?
  1. Novice - I have training but no job experience.
  2. Intermediate - I have training and some job experience under the guidance of a supervisor.
  3. Advanced - I have experience in performing project leadership roles related to IT customer support a nd have worked independently in this role.
  4. Expert - I have extensive experience in performing project leadership roles related to IT customer support and have mentored or provided guidance to less experienced staff.


* 5.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 6.My experience would show I have the ability to:
  1. Inspire, motivate, and guide others to achieving goals
  2. Develop and sustain working relationships
  3. Foster commitment, team spirit, pride, and trust
  4. Develop leadership in others by coaching, mentoring, rewarding and guiding them
  5. None of the above


* 7.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 8.Do you have experience analyzing and managing functional and performance requirements from variety of stakeholders over the life cycle of a large information technology network infrastructure project?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 10.I have experience implementing project management best practices related to the following:
  1. Integrated scheduling
  2. Risk management
  3. Change control
  4. Earned value management
  5. None of the above


* 11.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 12.I have planned or managed IT projects/initiatives that have required me to personally prepare the following written documents:
  1. Analyses of the effectiveness of existing systems including the feasibility of pursuing alternatives for improvement.
  2. Cost-benefit analyses on which project authorization decisions were based
  3. Detailed project plans including multiple deliverables, dependencies, timelines and key milestones
  4. Project proposals including costs, benefits, timetables and implementation strategies.
  5. Budget documents and financial plans to support acquisition of new technology
  6. System specifications and statements of work
  7. Other documents necessary to satisfy legal, regulatory and policy requirements
  8. None of the above


* 13.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 14.Do you have experience effectively communicating complex, technical information in written form and in person to a variety of audiences?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 15.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 16.Do you have experience working collaboratively with other groups or stakeholders in support of accomplishing new goals?
  1. In my current position, it is common for me to collaborate with stakeholders when embarking on a new project.
  2. In my current position, it is common for me to solicit feedback from stakeholders once a new project is completed.
  3. In my current position, most of the work I oversee does not require collaboration with other groups or stakeholders.
  4. I have past experience in this area, but not in my current position.
  5. I do not have experience in this area.


* 17.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 18.Which of the following best describes your experience briefing or formally presenting budget recommendations and technical or other complex information to senior executives, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), or Congressional staff members?
  1. I have extensive experience presenting budget and program materials to OMB or Congressional staff members.
  2. I have experience presenting budget and program materials to OMB or Congressional staff members.
  3. I have experience presenting budget and program materials to senior executives.
  4. I have experience assisting in the development of budget and program materials.
  5. None of the above


* 19.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 20.Do you have experience monitoring fiscal (budgetary) resources related to the implementation of large-scale IT projects?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 21.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 22.I have experience in investment reviews:
  1. Assessing project costs, benefits, and risks.
  2. Assessing, developing and presenting risk analysis and strategy.
  3. Assessing and justifying project expenditures, resource allocation, and schedule variance.
  4. Performing cost/benefit analysis, internal return-on-investment rates and payback analysis.
  5. None of the above.


* 23.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 24.Please select the best statement that describes your work experience with federal procurement (check all that apply).
  1. I have interpreted the FAR.
  2. I have managed contracts.
  3. I have identified and drafted requirements.
  4. I have written statements of work.
  5. I have experience with the process of establishing interagency agreements.
  6. I have evaluated contract proposals.
  7. None of the above.


* 25.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 26.Do you have experience implementing a system or process to measure performance or results in a customer service organization?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 27.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 28.Which of the following best describes your experience developing and implementing standard operating procedures.
  1. I have independently, with only minimum review from a supervisor, developed and submitted standard operating procedures that were implemented by an organization.
  2. I have drafted, with assistance from a supervisor, standard operating procedures that were implemented by an organization.
  3. I have worked closely with individuals across an organization to ensure that procedures contained in standard operating procedures were properly applied.
  4. I have drafted standard operating procedures, but they were not implemented by an organization.
  5. I have experience less than the levels described above.


* 29.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 30.Do you have experience exercising a high degree of initiative and diplomacy in ensuring compliance with an organization's policies and regulations?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 31.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 32.Do you have experience monitoring and evaluating systems and system administrators for compliance with IT security requirements?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 33.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 34.Do you have experience developing IT Strategic and/or Operational Plans to support an organization's mission?
  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.


* 35.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 36.I have experience working across internal and external organizational lines to do the following:
  1. Develop project goals.
  2. Coordinate projects.
  3. Exchange project information.
  4. Communicate project priorities and goals.
  5. Communicate project progress and outcomes.
  6. None of the above.


* 37.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.