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Grade: 15
* 1.GS-15: 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) that demonstrates each of the four competencies (Attention to Detail, Customer Service, Oral Communication, and Problem Solving).
  2. I do not meet any of the requirements as listed above.


* 2.GS-15 You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade in the federal service which has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Select the choice which best describes your specialized experience.
  1. I have 1 year of specialized experience at the GS-14 (or equivalent level) as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I do not meet or exceed the 1 year of specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement.


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.This position requires a security clearance. Are you able to obtain or maintain a security clearance?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.Do you have dual citizenship with the United States and another country?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: 1.Please list the country(ies), other than the United States, with which you possess citizenship.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 4.Please select the response that best describes your training in project management and your experience training others in project management.
  1. I have a professional certification in project management (e.g., PMP) and/or extensive experience, and I have trained individuals and teams in project management.
  2. I have a professional certification in project management (e.g., PMP).
  3. None of the above


* 5.Please provide the organization(s), position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response to the previous question
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 6.Please select the response that best describes your experience implementing new software systems within a large and complex organization.
  1. I led a project team responsible for the modification and implementation of commercial, off-the-shelf software systems for core business processes and functions (for example, budget/finance, procurement, or human resources) within a large and complex organization, working in close collaboration with clients/customers to ensure that the software applications met user requirements.
  2. I led a project team responsible for the modification and implementation of commercial, off-the-shelf software systems within a large and complex organization.
  3. None of the above.


* 7.Please provide the organization(s), position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response to the previous question
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 8.Please select the response that best describes your experience implementing commercial off-the-shelf software systems (or cloud-based software systems) within a large and complex organization.
  1. I have led the development and implementation of cloud-based software applications (e.g., Salesforce.com) and software applications for mobile computing devices (e.g., laptops, tablet computers, smart phones) in a large and complex organization.
  2. I have assisted with the development and implementation of cloud-based software applications (e.g., Salesforce.com) and software applications for mobile computing devices (e.g., laptops, tablet computers, smart phones) in a large and complex organization.
  3. None of the above.


* 9.Please provide the organization(s), position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response to the previous question
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 10.Please select the response that best describes your experience with managing the retirement of software systems within a large and complex organization.
  1. I led a project team responsible for the retirement of existing software systems for core business processes and functions (for example, budget/finance, procurement, or human resources) within a large and complex organization. I also led the cleanup and migration of data from retired software systems to the new software systems.
  2. I was a senior member of a project team responsible for the retirement of existing software systems within a large and complex organization. I also was responsible for the cleanup and migration of data from retired software systems to the new software systems.
  3. None of the above.


* 11.Please provide the organization(s), position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response to the previous question
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 12.Please select the response that best describes your experience with leading change management.
  1. I led the development and successful implementation of a comprehensive change management plan, including a communications and training plan, to transition over 500 users from an existing software system to a new software system.
  2. I led the development and successful implementation of a comprehensive change management plan, including a communications and training plan, to transition over 50 users from an existing software system to a new software system.
  3. None of the above.


* 13.Please provide the organization(s), position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response to the previous question
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 14.Please select the response that best describes your experience with preparing written work products.
  1. I led the preparation of formal, lengthy, written work product that has been published by my organization on its website or otherwise distributed to the public. In addition, I have led the preparation of formal, lengthy, written work product that has been disseminated within my organization.
  2. I led the preparation of formal, lengthy, written work product that has been disseminated within my organization.
  3. None of the above


* 15.Please provide the organization(s), position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response to the previous question
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 16.This position will ensure a successful transition from the current state (a fragmented, balkanized Enterprise IT architecture with wide variation in data fields and quality) to the future state (a single Enterprise IT solution with a uniform set of data fields), while ensuring successful cleanup and migration of data. In addition, this position will help to ensure successful change management for customers, including extensive communications and training. This initiative occurs in a matrixes environment wherein the Department controls all core infrastructure and commodity IT services. Please select the statement that best describes your experience leading similar teams and/or initiatives at a large and complex organization.
  1. I have worked in a matrixes Departmental environment which controlled core infrastructure and commodity IT services and successfully led my organization from a fragmented, balkanized Enterprise IT architecture with wide variations in data fields and quality into a single Enterprise based IT solution. I was responsible for cleanup and migration of data as well as communications and training.
  2. I was a member of a team that consolidated a variety of systems, software, data and quality across the organization into a successful single enterprise IT architecture. I supported communications and training for the new IT system.
  3. None of the above.


* 17.Please provide the organization(s), position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response to the previous question
Maximum length of 250 characters.