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Grade: 12
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 11 as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I do not have the experience described above.


Grade: 13
* 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 12 as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I do not have the experience described above.


Grade: All Grades
Please read the definitions for Performance Improvement Plan and Letter of Requirement before addressing the question below. A Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) is a 90-day written developmental plan for an employee whose performance on one or more critical elements is rated "Unacceptable". A Letter of Requirement (LOR) is issued when a supervisor identifies leave abuse and/or when frequent absences negatively impact operations of an office.

* 1.Are you a current civilian federal employee, on a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) or a Letter of Requirement (LOR)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Have you at any time received a grant or scholarship under the David L. Boren National Security Education Act of 1991 or otherwise participated in the National Security Education Program (NSEP)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.From the following list, please select IT projects/initiatives that you have to personally prepare the following:
  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


* 4.Please select the response that best describes your most closely reflect IT jobs you have held.
  1. IT Specialist providing technical support and problem solving to users of stand alone or networked work stations and peripherals.
  2. IT Specialist providing user support on enterprise, legacy or large commercial software applications.
  3. IT Specialist providing second or third level troubleshooting on operating system, hardware or communication problems.
  4. Network Administrator providing site management of servers, LAN, WAN technology and systems.
  5. Security Specialist investigating security breaches, unauthorized access to or corruption of enterprise data.
  6. IT Training Specialist delivering user training on applications, software, hardware, networks, communications and/or computer security.
  7. Internet Specialist developing and maintaining web sites in order to meet user needs in commercial or governmental organizations.
  8. Systems Analyst interfacing with users to investigate and document business processes, writing specifications for programmers and testing completed modules or applications.
  9. None of the above


* 5.Please select the response that best describes your experience serving as a technical expert, addressing the most complex advanced systems projects as well as critical problems which confronted an organization in the Information Technology area.
  1. I have experience isolating and defining systems related problems and conditions, formulating projects, establishing specifications and guidelines, creating and implementing advanced systems projects. Work impacted the functions of a wide variety of IT programs throughout the organization and addressed the full range of issues that impact the determination of automation needs including planning system development, design, procurement and implementation.
  2. I have experience providing additional IT functionality and extending system capabilities. Assignments required departure from past approaches and traditional techniques. I had to analyze operating system interfaces, user requirements, computer resource requirements, data conversions and interrelationships as well as interactions with existing IT functions and facilities to insure compatibility and usability and to develop implementation approaches and alternatives.
  3. I have experience that concerned maintenance of services, capabilities, effectiveness and efficiency of IT systems. The work impacted a nominal subset of the overall complement of systems supported and serviced.
  4. None of the above


* 6.Please select the response that best describes your experience working with a Windows distributed network.
  1. I have performed basic installation, configuration and maintenance of servers and work stations.
  2. I have supported most components of an installed network including operating system upgrades, troubleshooting server performance, PC performance, communications, organization and system security administration.
  3. I have managed the following processes: design, acquisition, installation, configuration, operations, maintenance and security of the system.
  4. I have managed units with Active Directory and have supported network services such as Global Catalogue, Dynamic DNS, DHCP and WINS.
  5. None of the above


* 7.From the following list, please select all area(s) you have a working knowledge:
  1. Unix
  2. Linux
  3. LVM
  4. SAN Storage
  5. VM
  6. MYSQL
  7. Palantir
  8. RAID
  9. PERL/PYTHON
  10. Malware & Technical Forensic Analytics
  11. None of the Above


* 8.Do you have experience with Public Key Infrastructure or Vulnerability Management, in addition to a strong background with Microsoft Active Directory?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.Please select the response that best describes your experience in planning, designing and implementing information systems security.
  1. Cross-domain: federating multiple communities of interest both internal and external to your sponsoring agency/organization.
  2. Enterprise-wide: integrating multiple systems, infrastructures and user domains internal to your sponsoring agency/organization.
  3. System-or infrastructure-specific.
  4. Application-or devise-specific.
  5. No experience planning, designing and implementing information systems security.


* 10.Do you have experience with Public Key Infrastructure or Vulnerability Management, in addition to a strong background with Microsoft Active Directory?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 11.Please select the responses that describe your experience in writing different documents.
  1. User documentation for newly developed software.
  2. User instructions and guidance material covering other technical subjects.
  3. Course materials for use in classroom instruction.
  4. Marketing materials to introduce new products or services.
  5. Responses to internal and external requests
  6. Technical specifications for procuring hardware, software or services.
  7. Local policies for the IT program.
  8. IT Policy and/or standard
  9. Agency wide policies for the IT program.
  10. None of the above


* 12.From the following list, please select the information security technologies and techniques you have experience in working.
  1. Network bases intrusion detection systems and analysis
  2. Host based intrusion detection systems and analysis
  3. Vulnerability scanners and vulnerability analysis
  4. Incident response
  5. Threat analysis and tracking
  6. Security information management systems
  7. Network intrusion prevention systems
  8. Host intrusion prevention systems
  9. Operating system security
  10. Patch management systems and techniques
  11. None of the above


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


* 14.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






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