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Grade: 14
* 1.GS-14: To meet the Qualifications Requirements for Information Technology Specialist, GS-14, select the option that best describes your experience background:
  1. I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-13 level that demonstrated accomplishment of computer project assignments that required a wide range of knowledge of computer requirements and techniques and provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  2. I do not meet the specialized experience requirement described above.


2.Select the responses that best describe your experience with software development projects in a technical or scientific organization.
  1. I have identified customer application software needs.
  2. I have evaluated potential software solutions as it relates to customer needs.
  3. I have developed and established functional requirements.
  4. I have created and provided software requirements to the developer for production.
  5. I have evaluated customer satisfaction post-software production and resolved any resulting issues and/or complaints.
  6. I do not have any of the above experience.


3.Do you have project management experience to include the full cycle of implementation of complex enterprise-wide information management projects?
  1. Yes
  2. No


4.Evaluate the development and performance of information technology projects.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


5.Uses project management tools to develop technical project plans, budgets and analyses.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


6.Serve as project or team leader.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


7.Coordinates the activities of a highly technical professional and support staff.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


8.Experience applying Safe Drinking Water Act regulations, policies and programs.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


9.Which best describes your experience working with drinking water utilities:
  1. I have worked closely with technical experts from several drinking water suppliers addressing technical problems
  2. I have served as an expert on projects and peer reviews with organizations representing the drinking water industry.
  3. Individuals from drinking water suppliers regularly contact me for my expertise regarding water quality and treatment.
  4. I have worked closely with technical experts from several drinking water suppliers addressing problems of toxic industrial chemical contamination of drinking water.
  5. I have worked with international organizations (either drinking water suppliers, or regulatory agencies) on issues of water quality and treatment.
  6. I have other experience working with the drinking water industry that is not reflected in the above answers.
  7. I have no direct experience working with the drinking water industry.


10.Do you have experience with using version control and configuration management methods and tools?
  1. Yes
  2. No


11.Do you have knowledge of software development methodology, paradigms, and tools; software requirements analysis; the software life cycle; software reusability; and software reliability metrics?
  1. Yes
  2. No


12.Initiates purchase requests and monitors approval status.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


13.Monitors progress of project.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


14.Uses business management systems to control project scope, cost, and schedule.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


15.I have or I do lead or manage projects to integrate several hardware, software, and/or computer related services to provide an integrated information system
  1. Yes
  2. No


16.Apply System Analysis and Design in systems related to Engineering, Environmental or Scientific technology.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


17.Do you have experience in being a project manager, responsible for interacting with clients, assigning work to project team members, and developing work plans?
  1. Yes
  2. No


18.Organizes and verifies work proposals and cost estimates for management and customer review.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


19.Estimates cost of an INDEPENDENT project portfolio (i.e., similar projects with unrelated outcomes and no effect on the others) using Actual Cost of Work Performed (ACWP) and Budgeted Cost of Work Performed (BCWP) tec
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


20.The work of this position involves managing multiple assignments, conflicting priorities, and multi-tasking, all the while maintaining good customer service and meeting various deadlines. Check the one answer that best describes your experience and background.
  1. I have demonstrated experience in working effectively under pressure where fluctuating deadlines and priorities often occur, while maintaining a customer service focus, meeting competing deadlines, and solving program issues concurrently.
  2. I have demonstrated experience in working effectively under pressure to complete accurate, timely and technically sound data while providing good customer service and meeting deadlines.
  3. I have demonstrated experience in accomplishing tasks while maintaining good customer service.
  4. I have demonstrated experience in accomplishing tasks; however customer service has not been a requirement.
  5. None of the above.


21.Develops and implements information technology/management project utilizing an agile life-cycle methodology.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


22.Determines approach to achieve specific project objectives.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


23.Develops project plans or schedules based on an understanding of the overall program priorities and related efforts of the organization.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


24.Completes project within the scope, budget and time line described in project proposal.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


25.Which of the following duties best describe your experience as a Project Manager?
  1. Setting Priorities
  2. Planning Activities
  3. Assigning work to project team members
  4. Developing work plans
  5. Tracking and reporting
  6. I do not meet any of the choices above.


26.Select the project management tasks that you have performed.
  1. Created or drafted project management processes and procedures
  2. Maintained or updated project management processes and procedures
  3. Used automated project management tools to manage a project
  4. Developed a project plan that includes tasks, schedules, interdependencies, and deliverables
  5. Monitored and evaluated project progress and status
  6. Reviewed project artifacts for compliance with system life cycle policies and procedures
  7. Evaluated contractor Earned Value Management deliverables
  8. Performed project quality assurance
  9. Performed project risk management
  10. Performed project change management
  11. None of the above apply.


27.Have you ever been responsible for the resource planning and communications strategy for a technical project/assignment?
  1. Yes
  2. No


28.From the list below, select two choices that best describes your project management experience with the highest dollar values and duration of an INDEPENDENT project portfolio (i.e., similar projects with unrelated outcomes and no effect on the others):
  1. Less Than $50,1001
  2. $51,000 - $100, 1001
  3. $200,000 - $599,1001
  4. $600,000 - $1,999,1001
  5. $2,000,000 - $5,999,1001
  6. $6,000,000 - $6,999,1001
  7. $7,000,000 - 10,999,1001
  8. In excess of $11,000,002
  9. Less Than 1 yr
  10. Less Than 2 yrs
  11. Less Than 3 yrs
  12. Less Than 4 yrs
  13. Less Than 5 yrs
  14. Over 5 yrs
  15. I do not have or do not meet any of the choices


29.Manages work on highly complex projects where numerous tasks are involved.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


30.Please select the Water Programs in which you have direct work experience.
  1. Water Quality Criteria Program
  2. Water Effluent Guidelines Program
  3. NPDES Permit Program
  4. Clean Water Programs
  5. Surface Water Monitoring Program
  6. Water Quality Standards Program
  7. Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program
  8. Public Water Supply Program
  9. I do not meet any of the choices above


31.Performs coordination and liaison with various organizations and regulatory authorities involved in the planning and execution of project activities (e.g. design reviews, construction, procurement, and/or permitting).
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


32.Do you have work experience in implementing the Public Water Supply Supervision Program provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


Grade: 15
* 1.GS-15: To meet the Qualifications Requirements for Information Technology Specialist, GS-15, select the option that best describes your experience background:
  1. I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-14 level that demonstrated accomplishment of computer project assignments that required a wide range of knowledge of computer requirements and techniques and provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  2. I do not meet the specialized experience requirement described above.


2.Select the responses that best describe your experience with software development projects in a technical or scientific organization.
  1. I have identified customer application software needs.
  2. I have evaluated potential software solutions as it relates to customer needs.
  3. I have developed and established functional requirements.
  4. I have created and provided software requirements to the developer for production.
  5. I have evaluated customer satisfaction post-software production and resolved any resulting issues and/or complaints.
  6. I do not have any of the above experience.


3.Do you have project management experience to include the full cycle of implementation of complex enterprise-wide information management projects?
  1. Yes
  2. No


4.Evaluate the development and performance of information technology projects.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


5.Uses project management tools to develop technical project plans, budgets and analyses.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


6.Serve as project or team leader.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


7.Coordinates the activities of a highly technical professional and support staff.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


8.Experience applying Safe Drinking Water Act regulations, policies and programs.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


9.Which best describes your experience working with drinking water utilities:
  1. I have worked closely with technical experts from several drinking water suppliers addressing technical problems
  2. I have served as an expert on projects and peer reviews with organizations representing the drinking water industry.
  3. Individuals from drinking water suppliers regularly contact me for my expertise regarding water quality and treatment.
  4. I have worked closely with technical experts from several drinking water suppliers addressing problems of toxic industrial chemical contamination of drinking water.
  5. I have worked with international organizations (either drinking water suppliers, or regulatory agencies) on issues of water quality and treatment.
  6. I have other experience working with the drinking water industry that is not reflected in the above answers.
  7. I have no direct experience working with the drinking water industry.


10.Do you have experience with using version control and configuration management methods and tools?
  1. Yes
  2. No


11.Do you have knowledge of software development methodology, paradigms, and tools; software requirements analysis; the software life cycle; software reusability; and software reliability metrics?
  1. Yes
  2. No


12.Initiates purchase requests and monitors approval status.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


13.Monitors progress of project.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


14.Uses business management systems to control project scope, cost, and schedule.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


15.I have or I do lead or manage projects to integrate several hardware, software, and/or computer related services to provide an integrated information system
  1. Yes
  2. No


16.Apply System Analysis and Design in systems related to Engineering, Environmental or Scientific technology.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


17.Do you have experience in being a project manager, responsible for interacting with clients, assigning work to project team members, and developing work plans?
  1. Yes
  2. No


18.Organizes and verifies work proposals and cost estimates for management and customer review.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


19.Estimates cost of an INDEPENDENT project portfolio (i.e., similar projects with unrelated outcomes and no effect on the others) using Actual Cost of Work Performed (ACWP) and Budgeted Cost of Work Performed (BCWP) tec
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


20.The work of this position involves managing multiple assignments, conflicting priorities, and multi-tasking, all the while maintaining good customer service and meeting various deadlines. Check the one answer that best describes your experience and background.
  1. I have demonstrated experience in working effectively under pressure where fluctuating deadlines and priorities often occur, while maintaining a customer service focus, meeting competing deadlines, and solving program issues concurrently.
  2. I have demonstrated experience in working effectively under pressure to complete accurate, timely and technically sound data while providing good customer service and meeting deadlines.
  3. I have demonstrated experience in accomplishing tasks while maintaining good customer service.
  4. I have demonstrated experience in accomplishing tasks; however customer service has not been a requirement.
  5. None of the above.


21.Develops and implements information technology/management project utilizing an agile life-cycle methodology.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


22.Determines approach to achieve specific project objectives.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


23.Develops project plans or schedules based on an understanding of the overall program priorities and related efforts of the organization.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


24.Completes project within the scope, budget and time line described in project proposal.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


25.Which of the following duties best describe your experience as a Project Manager?
  1. Setting Priorities
  2. Planning Activities
  3. Assigning work to project team members
  4. Developing work plans
  5. Tracking and reporting
  6. I do not meet any of the choices above.


26.Select the project management tasks that you have performed.
  1. Created or drafted project management processes and procedures
  2. Maintained or updated project management processes and procedures
  3. Used automated project management tools to manage a project
  4. Developed a project plan that includes tasks, schedules, interdependencies, and deliverables
  5. Monitored and evaluated project progress and status
  6. Reviewed project artifacts for compliance with system life cycle policies and procedures
  7. Evaluated contractor Earned Value Management deliverables
  8. Performed project quality assurance
  9. Performed project risk management
  10. Performed project change management
  11. None of the above apply.


27.Have you ever been responsible for the resource planning and communications strategy for a technical project/assignment?
  1. Yes
  2. No


28.From the list below, select two choices that best describes your project management experience with the highest dollar values and duration of an INDEPENDENT project portfolio (i.e., similar projects with unrelated outcomes and no effect on the others):
  1. Less Than $50,1001
  2. $51,000 - $100, 1001
  3. $200,000 - $599,1001
  4. $600,000 - $1,999,1001
  5. $2,000,000 - $5,999,1001
  6. $6,000,000 - $6,999,1001
  7. $7,000,000 - 10,999,1001
  8. In excess of $11,000,002
  9. Less Than 1 yr
  10. Less Than 2 yrs
  11. Less Than 3 yrs
  12. Less Than 4 yrs
  13. Less Than 5 yrs
  14. Over 5 yrs
  15. I do not have or do not meet any of the choices


29.Manages work on highly complex projects where numerous tasks are involved.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


30.Please select the Water Programs in which you have direct work experience.
  1. Water Quality Criteria Program
  2. Water Effluent Guidelines Program
  3. NPDES Permit Program
  4. Clean Water Programs
  5. Surface Water Monitoring Program
  6. Water Quality Standards Program
  7. Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program
  8. Public Water Supply Program
  9. I do not meet any of the choices above


31.Performs coordination and liaison with various organizations and regulatory authorities involved in the planning and execution of project activities (e.g. design reviews, construction, procurement, and/or permitting).
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


32.Do you have work experience in implementing the Public Water Supply Supervision Program provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


Grade: All Grades
* 1.Where did you learn about this EPA Position?
  1. Job Fair/Career Conference
  2. Referral from a Professional Organization
  3. Referral from a College/University Career Placement Office
  4. Referral from a Professor or Academic Advisor
  5. Referral from a current EPA employee
  6. Referral from a friend or family member
  7. EPA Internet Site
  8. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) USA Jobs Internet Site
  9. Referral from a State or Local government
  10. Referral from another Federal Agency/Employee
  11. Twitter
  12. Facebook
  13. USA Jobs iPhone/iPad Application
  14. Other (w/Branch)

        BRANCHED: * 1.If you answered Other please tell us how you learned about this position.

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* 2.Please look at the qualification requirements (both experience and/or education) that are stated in this vacancy announcement. Does your resume clearly contain this information in order to determine you are qualified for the position?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.For each position listed on your resume, did you include the position title, company, salary, weekly hours worked, and your actual beginning and ending dates of employment?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.Have you reviewed the vacancy announcement "How to Apply" and required documents section to determine what supplemental material that you must provide?
  1. Yes
  2. No






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