Skip Navigation

Vacancy Questions Preview

Vacancy Questions Preview

Grade: All Grades
* 1.I understand that the responses provided in this questionnaire must be fully supported in my online resume. I further understand that my resume must provide detailed descriptions and/or examples of my knowledge, skill, and abilities as required in the vacancy announcement and that my failure to do so, may result in my being rated "Ineligible" or "Not Qualified" for this position.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.You must meet the minimum basic requirements for information technology management positions in the Federal Government. Choose the answer that best describes your background for an information technology position.
  1. I have IT related experience demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification) AND that demonstrates each of the four competencies (Attention to Detail, Customer Service, Oral Communication, and Problem Solving) AND at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade in the Federal Government as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I do not meet any of the requirements as listed above.


* 3.In addition to meeting the basic requirements, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade or pay band in the Federal service which has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the position.
  1. I have one full year of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the next lower grade or pay band level as described in the vacancy announcement under specialized experience requirements.

        BRANCHED: 1.Please indicate where the experience is supported in your resume. (Provide dates and title of position). Do not state "See Resume".

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. I do not meet or exceed the one year of specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement.


Knowledge regarding enterprise level data management, data flow, information systems and system interactions of automated applications and business processes.

* 4.Which of the following statements best describes your experience analyzing enterprise and department level business processes and making recommendations for improvements?
  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 it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by 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 by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 5.What is your level of experience creating data models and data flow diagrams from functional specifications in order to design efficient data structures that are easily maintained in support of business processes?
  1. I am considered an expert and have routinely performed these tasks as part of my job and done so without direct supervision.
  2. I have performed these tasks under direct supervision.
  3. I am familiar with functional specifications; data models/structures and data flow diagrams, but have never actually designed or developed data models/data structures or data flow diagrams.
  4. I have no knowledge or experience with functional specifications, data flow diagrams and data structures.


* 6.What experience have you had with the configuration management (CM) of an enterprise data environment?
  1. I am an expert and have implemented CM standards, processes and tools across a large enterprise environment.
  2. I have worked under direct supervision to perform configuration management tasks within an enterprise data environment.
  3. I am familiar with configuration management processes and standards but have not applied those in an enterprise data environment.
  4. I have no knowledge or experience with configuration management.


Knowledge of applying a wide range of Business Intelligence (BI) methodologies, techniques and tools to ensure data from multiple sources are used to full potential in an integrated Operational Data Store (ODS), Data Warehouse and Data Mart architecture.

* 7.Which of the following best describes your experience in evaluating whether technology provides a solution to customers needs and offers the greatest flexibility?
  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 it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by 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 by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 8.Select the response below that most accurately reflects your experience in applying Operational Data Store (ODS), Data Warehouse (DW) and Data Mart (DM) modeling principles and techniques to support the design, implementation and operational support for ODSs, DWs and DMs.
  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 it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by 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 by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 9.From the list below select the response(s) that best reflect your experience as it pertains to using Commercial Off the Shelf Business Intelligence Tools. Select all that apply.
  1. Created data structures to be used in concert with BI Tools.
  2. Developed BI reports.
  3. Performed data analysis using BI tools in support of significant business processes.
  4. Utilized Performance Management techniques using BI Tools.
  5. Developed Decision Support Systems using BI tools in support core business processes.
  6. None of the above.


Knowledge of full life cycle principles from initiation to post-implementation evaluation reports (PIER), transition activities and support for Operations and Maintenance (O&M). This includes an understanding, planning and management of the required tasks, appropriate documentation, skill and resource allocation. This includes the appropriate levels of stakeholder and management participation as well as their interaction to effectively and efficiently manage and direct activities throughout all lifecycle stages.

* 10.Which statement best describes your experience managing the enterprise life-cycle for large-scale mission critical IT projects that:
  1. Impact on core business functions with over 2000 users.
  2. Impact on business functions with 1000-2000 users.
  3. Impact business functions with 250-1000 users.
  4. Have little impact to business functions affecting less than 250 users.
  5. I have not had any experience managing enterprise life-cycle for IT projects.


* 11.Which statement best describes your experience managing the enterprise life-cycle for large-scale mission critical IT projects valued at:
  1. Over 5 million
  2. Between 2-5 million
  3. Between 500k - 200 million
  4. Under 500k
  5. I have not had any experience managing enterprise life-cycle for IT projects.


* 12.From the list below select the response(s) that best reflect your experience as it pertains to management of lifecycle Data Management Activities. Select all that apply.
  1. Have used database administration tools such as Toad, Embarcadero, Erwin.
  2. Used SQL debuggers and profilers.
  3. Used security tools to identify problems such as SQL injection.
  4. Have used database administration tools to manage and document Database schemas, logical and physical data models.
  5. Have used database administration tools for performance management and testing.
  6. None of the above.


* 13.Indicate your level of experience as it relates to full project life cycle framework.
  1. I have managed multiple projects simultaneously, each through the entire life cycle.
  2. I have managed multiple projects simultaneously but none through the entire life cycle.
  3. I have managed a single project at a time through the entire life cycle.
  4. I have managed a single project at a time but have never managed any project through its entire life cycle.
  5. None of the above.


* 14.What is your experience in preparing estimates including resources, skill mix, time lines and costs for technology solution projects?
  1. I am considered an expert and have routinely prepared estimates and plans for long term, complex technology projects for a large organization.
  2. I am proficient and have prepared estimates and plans for technology projects under direct supervision.
  3. I am familiar with estimates and plans for technology estimates but have never had to create one for any project I supported.
  4. I have no knowledge or experience preparing estimates and plans for any projects.


* 15.Select the response below that best describes your experience working with organizational stakeholders to gather business data requirements and evolve technology solutions.
  1. I am considered an expert in gathering business data requirements and have routinely performed that task to evolve technology solutions that have significantly enhanced operational productivity within an organization.
  2. I have gathered business data requirements and contributed to the evolution of a technology solution that enhanced operational productivity within an organization.
  3. I have observed others gathering business data requirements to evolve technology solutions that enhanced operational productivity within an organization.
  4. I have no experience gathering business data requirements or designing technology solutions that enhance operational productivity within an organization.


Ability to communicate complex technical requirements to non-technical personnel and prepare and present briefings to senior management officials on complex or controversial matters.

* 16.Which of the following best describes your experience in negotiating with diverse or competing groups to accept a single business proposal or solution with organization-wide impact?
  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 it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by 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 by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 17.From the list below select the response(s) that best reflect your experience as it pertains to presentation/communication skills. Select all that apply.
  1. Communicated technical information to internal or external audiences.
  2. Persuaded others to accept findings, recommendations, changes, alternative viewpoints, or to take a particular course of action.
  3. Interviewed employees or managers to acquire specific programmatic and/or technical information.
  4. Conducted training sessions with diverse audiences with different levels of comprehension.
  5. Communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives, or priorities on a regular basis.
  6. None of the above.


* 18.From the list below select the types of documents you have written. Select all that apply.
  1. User documentation and instructions
  2. System documentation
  3. Policies, guidelines and/or directives
  4. Operating procedures
  5. Technical proposals
  6. Study and/or research reports
  7. System and/or technical specifications
  8. Statements of work
  9. Project and/or organization action plans
  10. Training and/or instructional materials
  11. Graduate level theses
  12. User instructions and/or guidance materials covering technical subjects
  13. Marketing materials to introduce new products or services
  14. Technical specifications for procuring hardware, software and/or services
  15. Performance evaluations
  16. None of the above


* 19.From the list below select the types of Lines of Business (LOB) supported or experience you have. Select all that apply.
  1. Human Resource
  2. Financial
  3. Project/Program Management
  4. Supply Chain
  5. Facilities Management
  6. Engineering & Design
  7. Procurement and Contract Management
  8. None of the above


Ability to create and oversee the governance structures used to manage the organization's Data Architecture, for example, architecture control boards, strategic plans, data quality management processes, documentation artifacts, etc.

* 20.Which of the following best describes you knowledge and experience with Governance of database systems.
  1. I am an expert in IT Governance through my experience planning and implementing industry best practice governance procedures for database systems within large organizations to.
  2. I have developed strategies to establish governance of database systems
  3. I have performed the duties as a Chair or lead within a governance body.
  4. I have participated on a Change Control Board of some kind.
  5. I am familiar with database systems governance but have never actually established, led or participated in governance procedures or been a member or a governance body.
  6. I have limited knowledge or experience related to governance.
  7. I have no knowledge of or experience with IT Governance.


* 21.Choose the response that most accurately reflects your highest level of experience with respect to Data Management Policy.
  1. Asked to review and comment on Data Management Policy.
  2. Updated existing Data Management Policy and submitted for review and comment.
  3. Drafted new Data Management Policy and submitted for review and comment.
  4. Approved Data Management Policy.
  5. None of the above.


* 22.Choose the response that most accurately reflects your highest level of experience with respect to Data Management Strategic Plans and or Data Road Maps.
  1. Asked to review and comment on Data Management Strategic Plans and or Data Road Maps
  2. Updated existing Data Management Strategic Plans and or Data Road Maps and submitted for review and comment.
  3. Drafted new Data Management Strategic Plans and or Data Road Maps and submitted for review and comment.
  4. Approved Data Management Strategic Plans and or Data Road Maps.
  5. None of the above.


Knowledge of project management principles to perform studies, plan and analyze data requirements for new, existing or integration of Information Systems.

* 23.What areas of project management experience do you have? Select all that apply.
  1. Developed Project Management Plans.
  2. Managed through all project life-cycle phases from initiation to close out & transition.
  3. Coordinated projects with other functional areas.
  4. Monitored project progress and managed delays to implementation schedule.
  5. Managed change requests.
  6. Assessed hardware and software requirements.
  7. Determined project staffing or budget requirements.
  8. Coordinated with vendors.
  9. Evaluated vendor proposals.
  10. Developed business cases to obtain approval for projects.
  11. None of the above.


* 24.Choose the response that most accurately reflects your experience with respect to managing or overseeing Data Management projects.
  1. Managed one Data Management Project.
  2. Managed two Data Management Projects concurrently.
  3. Managed three Data Management Projects concurrently.
  4. Managed the organization's portfolio of Data Management Projects.
  5. None of the above.


* 25.Choose the response that most accurately reflects your of experience with respect to the complexity of managing or overseeing Data Management projects.
  1. Managed Data Management project(s) supporting a single business function (e.g., Accounts Payable)
  2. Managed Data Management project(s) supporting multiple business functions (e.g., Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivables, Accruals, Cash Management, etc.)
  3. Managed Data Management project(s) supporting multiple business disciplines (e.g., Human Resources, Financial, Engineering & Design, Procurement & Contract Management, Project Management, Facilities Management, etc.)
  4. None of the above.


Knowledge with requirements gathering and capture, as well as data and business process capture and modeling methods, data modeling tools and artifact repositories.

* 26.Choose the response that most accurately reflects your highest level of experience with respect to using specialized repositories or tools that support enterprise architecture design, support, reporting or modeling.
  1. I have planned, coordinated, implemented and directed projects in which data analysis, data management, database design and data reporting were employed to support enterprise architecture design to accomplish client business objectives.
  2. I have some experience with planning coordinating, implementing and directing projects in which data analysis, data management, database design and data reporting were employed to support enterprise architecture design to accomplish client business objectives.
  3. I have participated on projects in which data analysis, data management, database design and data reporting were employed to support enterprise architecture design to accomplish client business objectives.
  4. None of the above.


* 27.What areas of data modeling experience do you have? Select all that apply.
  1. Developed a Logical Data Model for a macro level organizational business process.
  2. Developed a Logical Data Model at the enterprise level.
  3. Developed a Physical Data Model for a macro level organizational business process.
  4. Developed a Physical Data Model at the enterprise level.
  5. Developed a Road Map to transition a Logical or Physical Data model from the ?As Is? state to the ?To Be? state for a macro level organizational business process.
  6. Developed a Road Map to transition a Logical or Physical Data model from the ?As Is? state to the ?To Be? state at the enterprise level.
  7. None of the above.


* 28.If you fail to answer this question, you will be disqualified from consideration for this position. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled. I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that I will not be considered for employment if I do not respond "yes" to this certification item.
  1. Yes, I certify/understand the information provided above.
  2. No. I do not certify/understand the information provided above.