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Grade: All Grades
* 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.Please select the response that best describes your experience to work with clients and customers to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems or satisfy their expectations; as well as your knowledge of available products and services, and commitment to providing quality products and services.
  1. I have worked with others on routine problems and sought information to resolve a specific issue. Business generally conducted by telephone, providing guidance to the customer.
  2. I have worked effectively with different levels of personnel or one-on-one with someone on routine issues. I have also been involved in exchanging information and ideas with my peer group.
  3. I have worked closely with various levels of personnel to identify and resolve problems. I have exchanged information and ideas, resulting in a specific course of action. I have used initiative, persuasion and knowledge of subject area to gain support for proposed action.
  4. None of the above


* 4.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


* 5.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


* 6.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


* 7.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


* 8.Please select the responses that describe your experience with those life cycle phases in which you played a key role in one or more IT projects.
  1. Concept Exploration
  2. Requirements Development
  3. Design
  4. Develop and Test
  5. Implementation and Integration
  6. Operations and Maintenance
  7. Disposal
  8. None of the above


* 9.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


* 10.Please select the responses that you perform or have performed as a supervisor.
  1. Ensures the productivity of work groups by soliciting input from members, listening to their suggestions, and implementing as many of those suggestions as feasible; motivates work group members to perform to their fullest.
  2. Effectively assign work projects or initiatives; skillfully match work requirements and staff capabilities; and carefully consider current and future workload.
  3. Effectively monitor multiple efforts to ensure the integration, coordination, and completion of work within time lines and guidelines; and monitors work to ensure adherence to an organization's standards.
  4. Motivates, recognizes, and rewards individuals and work groups by using a variety of methods; identifies and deals with performance problems and disciplinary actions fairly and in a timely manner; effectively understands and applies an organization's performance management system.
  5. Knows what skills, knowledge, and talents are needed to fill key positions; actively engages in succession planning to ensure that people who can fill those needs will be available.
  6. Recruits diverse individuals who have the skills to effectively contribute to an organization's mission, strategy, and goals; creates a positive, rewarding environment that enhances staff retention.
  7. None of the above


* 11.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


* 12.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
  12. Other
  13. I am currently an FBI Employee.
  14. District of Columbia Department of Employment Services


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


* 14.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






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