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Grade: 13
* 1.GS-13: To meet the Qualifications Requirements for Information Technology Specialist, GS-13, select the option that best describes your experience background:
  1. I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-12 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.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.Please select all that describe your experience.
  1. Business Intelligence Tools and processes
  2. Financial and performance information
  3. Software development and technology improvement opportunities
  4. Information management systems and policies
  5. Environmental programs, policies, and authorizing statutes
  6. Environmental enforcement issues and interrelations with the regulated community
  7. Communications, marketing, and coalition building
  8. I have all of the above.
  9. I do not meet any of the choices above.


* 2.Communicate technical issues to a wide variety of audiences
  1. I have not had training or experience in this type of communication.
  2. I have had training in this area, but I have not had an opportunity to demonstrate this ability in my school/work environment.
  3. I have demonstrated this ability, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have routinely demonstrated this ability, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.


* 3.I have led a team or group of experts from various disciplines who completed work within the prescribed schedule.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.If you have worked on a team, which tasks did you perform?
  1. Distributed and balanced the workload among team members
  2. Developed recommendations for use in technical or policy decision making
  3. Clarified the group's ideas
  4. Set direction for the group
  5. Kept the team on schedule
  6. Fostered commitment and team spirit
  7. I do not have or do not meet any of the choices


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


* 6.Have you translated users' business requirements into technical solutions?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 7.Have you or do you oversee or provide expert technical assistance in the development of detailed sequences of internal program logic by coding, testing, and debugging.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 8.I have application development experience as a developer coding in the following programming languages:
  1. ANSI C programming language
  2. ANSI C++ programming language
  3. Java programming language
  4. Microsoft C# programming language
  5. Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
  6. None of the above


* 9.Demonstrate the ability to plan, organize, coordinate and execute complex projects/activities where numerous organizations are involved and multiple tasks are required to achieve the desired IT solution.
  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.


* 10.Do you have experience performing Business Process Workflow Analysis and Re-engineering and Strategic Business Process Analysis and Planning?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 11.Please indicate each type of programming language you have experience independently using to develop applications:
  1. Cold Fusion
  2. Lotus Notes/Domino
  3. Oracle
  4. SQL Server
  5. JAVA
  6. C++
  7. ASP
  8. JavaScript
  9. PHP
  10. Visual Basic
  11. Dreamweaver
  12. Websphere
  13. XML
  14. Business Objects
  15. Crystal Reports
  16. None of the above


* 12.Have you or do you provide technical assistance and mentoring on the use of new Web and Portal languages/protocol including JAVA, .NET, XML, SOAP and integrating backend databases including Oracle and SQL Server?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 13.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.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 14.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


* 15.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


* 16.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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