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Grade: 15
Please answer the following questions.

* 1.Please select the response that best describes your experience as it relates to this position.
  1. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS 14 as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I do not have the experience described above.


* 2.Please select the response that best describes your experience in performing analytical tasks.
  1. Analyzed and recommend alternative approaches to existing systems design, practices, procedures, reports, policies and directives.
  2. Analyzed data and information to develop systems designs, practices, procedures, reports, and policies and/or directives.
  3. Evaluated effectiveness or existing systems designs, practices, procedures, reports, policies and/or directives.
  4. Interpreted and applied existing guidelines to programmatic or systems management issues.
  5. None of the above


* 3.Do you have prior experience personally performing, leading or managing work that involved:
  1. Policy and Planning: Developing, implementing and ensuring compliance with plans, policies, standards, infrastructures and architectures that establish the framework for the management of all IT programs.
  2. IT Security: Planning, developing, implementing and maintaining programs, policies and procedures to protect the integrity and confidentiality of IT systems.
  3. Systems Analysis: Consulting with customers to refine functional requirements and translate functional requirements into technical specifications.
  4. Applications Software: Translating technical specifications into programming specifications; developing, customizing or acquiring applications software programs and testing, debugging and maintaining software programs.
  5. Operating Systems: Installing, configuring and maintaining the operating systems environment including systems servers and operating systems software on which applications programs run.
  6. Network Services: Testing, installing, configuring and maintaining networks including hardware (servers, hubs, bridges, switches, and routers) and software that permit the sharing and transmission of information.
  7. Data Management: Developing and administering databases used to store and retrieve data and develop standards for the handling of data.
  8. Internet: Providing services that permit the publication and transmission of information about agency programs to internal and external audiences using the Internet.
  9. Systems Administration: Installing, configuring, troubleshooting and maintaining hardware and software to ensure the availability and functionality of systems.
  10. Customer Support: Providing technical support to customers who need advice, assistance and training in applying hardware and software systems.
  11. None of the above


* 4.Please select the response that best describes your experience providing guidance or direction to other technical personnel in accomplishing assigned mission.
  1. I have successfully guided, directed projects, initiatives while performing in the capacity of team leader or project coordinator. I was held accountable for work products, including methodologies for acquisition and management of human and technical resources. Projects included complex advanced systems products. The work required the use of coordinating, coaching, facilitating, consensus-building and planning techniques.
  2. I have reported to the supervisor or management on the progress of major projects in progress, or represented a team in dealing with the supervisor in order to secure needed information or decisions regarding work problems.
  3. None of the above


* 5.Please select the response that best describes your previous experience serving as an IT advisor to your organization's management.
  1. I have experience providing highly complex technical advice to executive level management with regard to the planning, development, design, procurement, implementation, operation and maintenance of IT systems critical to the organization's information requirements.
  2. I have experience providing technical advice to management officials regarding issues such as results of audit findings, needed enhancements to current systems and baseline configurations.
  3. None of the above


* 6.Please select the responses that describe your experience in project management functions.
  1. Identified customers information system requirements
  2. Analyzed information systems requirements or environment
  3. Designed or conducted analytical studies, cost-benefit analyses, or other research
  4. Evaluated, monitored or ensured compliance with laws, regulations, policies, standards or procedures
  5. Purchases or contracted for IT services, equipment, products, supplies, property or other items
  6. Integrated information systems subsystems
  7. Developed information systems testing strategies, plans or scenarios
  8. Identified standards or requirements for infrastructure configuration or change management
  9. Participated in change controls, such as reviewing configuration change requests
  10. Developed or implemented information systems security plans and procedures
  11. Ensured appropriate product-related training and documentation were developed and made available to customers
  12. None of the above


* 7.From the following list, please identify those item(s) you have written:
  1. User documentation and instructions.
  2. Systems Documentation.
  3. Responses to internal and external requests
  4. Policies, guidelines or directives.
  5. Operating procedures.
  6. Marketing materials to introduce new products or services.
  7. Study or research reports.
  8. IT Policy and/or standard
  9. Agency wide policies for the IT program.
  10. System or technical specifications.
  11. Systems architecture or designs.
  12. Statements of work.
  13. Project or organization action plans.
  14. Training/instructional materials.
  15. Grants proposals or applications.
  16. Graduate level thesis (Maters or Ph.D.)
  17. None of the above


* 8.Please select the responses that describe your experience with planning IT projects/initiatives.
  1. Analysis 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. System specifications and statements of work.
  6. Security, architecture and/or program impact assessments.
  7. Other documentation necessary to satisfy legal, regulatory and policy requirements.
  8. None of the above


* 9.Please select the response that best describes your experience and/or ability to communicate orally with various levels of employees and management in order to obtain and provide information.
  1. I have applied communication skills to conduct work activities with internal and external customers as well as co-workers and superiors. I have responded to inquiries regarding non-technical or routine matters.
  2. I have expertise in applying communication skills to complex and non-routine issues. I have made informative and persuasive communications in a business setting, including oral presentations on specialized and complex issues. I have typically maintained effective ongoing contacts and working relationships with personnel at various levels throughout the organization as well as external contact.
  3. I have discussed and explained technical material that was often controversial or sensitive. I have acted as the main liaison with other departments or organizations.
  4. None of the above


* 10.Please select the response which identifies your highest level of experience in the area of supervision:
  1. Led a large, complex multi-layered workforce of widely varying occupations and knowledge levels.
  2. I have been a second level supervisor to a multi-layered workforce and have supervised other first level supervisors.
  3. As a senior expert or advisor served as acting supervisor on occasions, and assisted the supervisor in developing and leading others. Led, directed and motivated team members to accomplish specific projects.
  4. I have been a first level supervisor to a large staff, including subordinates, designated team leaders and sub-work groups.
  5. I have been a designated team leader to a fixed staff and assisted the first level supervisor in leading a staff.
  6. I have no experience in developing, leading, directing and motivating a diverse staff.


* 11.How did you hear about this position?
  1. Faith Based Initiatives
  2. Television
  3. Radio
  4. Internet
  5. Career Fairs
  6. Bill board
  7. Newspaper
  8. Magazine
  9. FBI Recruiter
  10. Employee Referral
  11. EdVenture Program

        BRANCHED: 1.Which EdVenture Program?
    1. State University of New York at Albany
    2. Georgia State University
    3. Mercer University
    4. Delaware State University
    5. Fayetteville State University
    6. Chicago State University
    7. College of Charleston
    8. Cleveland State University
    9. University of Texas - El Paso
    10. Hawaii Pacific University
    11. Texas Southern University
    12. Florida A&M University
    13. Mississippi State University
    14. California State University
    15. Arkansas State University
    16. Kentucky State University
    17. University of Miami
    18. Tuskegee University
    19. Saint Peter's College
    20. Virginia Wesleyan College
    21. Concordia University
    22. Virginia Union University
    23. University of Texas - San Antonio
    24. Texas State University - San Marcos
    25. Cal State University - Sacramento
    26. San Diego State University
    27. San Jose State University
    28. University of Texas - Pan American
    29. University of California - Berkley
    30. Alabama A & M - Huntsville
    31. George Washington University
    32. Johns Hopkins
    33. Mississippi State University
    34. Prairie View A&M University
    35. University of Arkansas
    36. University of Southern California
    37. Savannah State
    38. Ohio University
    39. Central State University
    40. Arkansas Baptist College
    41. Wilberforce University
    42. Morehouse College
    43. Xavier University of Louisiana
    44. Alabama State University
    45. University of Albany
    46. University of Illinois, Chicago
    47. Clark Atlanta University
    48. California State University, East Bay
    49. Morgan State University
    50. Jackson State University
    51. Virginia Commonwealth University
    52. California State University, Fullerton
    53. University of Michigan, Dearborn
    54. Naval Postgraduate School
    55. New York University
    56. North Carolina A&T State University
  12. Other

        BRANCHED: 1.Please specify where you heard about this position.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  13. I am currently an FBI Employee.
  14. District of Columbia Department of Employment Services


* 12.Please provide the city and state where you were born.
Maximum length of 250 characters.






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