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Grade: 13
* 1.Select the choice that best describes your specialized experience.
  1. I have one full year (52 weeks) or more of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-12 level as described below.
  2. I do not have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the definition as described below.


Required specialized experience is defined as having project management experience developing and implementing Federal software projects; or experience planning and implementing IT infrastructure projects. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is preferable but not mandatory.

* 2.In reference to the question above, please indicate the time frame and employer(s) in your resume that supports your answer(e.g. 12/10/90 - 2/4/93 Department of Energy). Enter NA if not applicable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.I understand submission of supporting documentation, e.g., transcripts, DD 214, SF-50, may be required for this position. I also understand that my application will not be considered if the required supporting documentation is not submitted or is not submitted in accordance with the time frames indicated in the announcement.
  1. True
  2. False


* 2.Select the option that best reflects how you first became aware of this position.
  1. At a college job fair or professional organizational event
  2. Referral from a professional organization
  3. College placement office
  4. Referral from a state or local agency
  5. OPM 's USAJOBS job board
  6. Internet job board (other than USAJOBS)
  7. Magazine or newspaper advertisement
  8. Referral from another Federal agency or Federal employee
  9. Other


* 3.This position requires project management skills for a variety of applications. From the list below, indicate each area in which you have expertise.
  1. Established goals, created a strategy to achieve goals including due dates and milestones, and achieved or exceeded established goals
  2. Managed projects independently and demonstrated initiative, including identifying milestones and activities for information technology projects
  3. Led teams and saw a project through to completion successfully
  4. Developed information technology project plans
  5. Developed and implemented information technology policies and guidelines
  6. None of the above


* 4.In reference to the question above, please indicate the time frame and employer(s) in your resume that supports your answer(e.g. 12/10/90 - 2/4/93 Department of Energy). Enter NA if not applicable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 5.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience related to project management?
  1. I have received education and/or formal training on this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  2. I have worked on a project team to develop and successfully executed a project, keeping within cost and/or schedule.
  3. I have independently developed and successfully executed a project, keeping within cost and on schedule.
  4. I have supervised a project management team, with oversight for multiple projects.
  5. None of the above.


* 6.In reference to the question above, please indicate the time frame and employer(s) in your resume that supports your answer(e.g. 12/10/90 - 2/4/93 Department of Energy). Enter NA if not applicable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 7.Do you have experience as a lead project manager or team lead for the successful implementation, development and deployment of programs and initiatives?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 8.In reference to the question above, please indicate the time frame and employer(s) in your resume that supports your answer(e.g. 12/10/90 - 2/4/93 Department of Energy). Enter NA if not applicable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 9.Of the following areas, which do you have experience dealing with practices and procedures for implementing?
  1. Software systems and databases
  2. Web servers and services
  3. Networks including switches, routers, and firewalls
  4. Communication systems including email, phones, and video
  5. None of the above


* 10.In reference to the question above, please indicate the time frame and employer(s) in your resume that supports your answer(e.g. 12/10/90 - 2/4/93 Department of Energy). Enter NA if not applicable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 11.Which of the following infrastructure protection activities have you performed as a regular part of your job?
  1. Apply information technology security/systems assurance policies, practices and principles in the delivery of all information technology services
  2. Plan and coordinate an office or department-wide implementation of information technology security defense strategies
  3. Develop criteria for measuring successes and failures of infrastructure protection activities (metrics)
  4. Develop statements of work (SOWs) and perform proposal evaluations in support of procurements of information security technologies
  5. None of the above


* 12.In reference to the question above, please indicate the time frame and employer(s) in your resume that supports your answer(e.g. 12/10/90 - 2/4/93 Department of Energy). Enter NA if not applicable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 13.I have knowledge of government and/or private industry network security plans, practices and security related incident response plans and disaster recovery plans.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 14.In reference to the question above, please indicate the time frame and employer(s) in your resume that supports your answer(e.g. 12/10/90 - 2/4/93 Department of Energy). Enter NA if not applicable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 15.From the list below, identify all of the audiences with which you have experience communicating or making oral presentations.
  1. Colleagues
  2. Senior-level officials
  3. Supervisors
  4. Team leaders
  5. Attendees at conferences, workshops or meetings
  6. Members of the public
  7. Government officials
  8. Congressional members or staff
  9. None of the above


* 16.In reference to the question above, please indicate the time frame and employer(s) in your resume that supports your answer(e.g. 12/10/90 - 2/4/93 Department of Energy). Enter NA if not applicable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 17.This position requires the ability to communicate effectively, including the ability to explain complex, technical requirements and systems to staff and end users. Please select all of the following types of communication duties you have performed as a regular part of your job.
  1. Gathered information for assignments in order to coordinate work efforts
  2. Facilitated communications and activities between organizational entities
  3. Negotiated policy changes
  4. Mediated or facilitated problem resolution
  5. Presented, defended, and/or negotiated specific mission goals and needs with senior management and contract representatives
  6. Briefed senior management on organizational issues or similar topics
  7. Articulated overall work plans, criteria and timetables for technical assignments
  8. Independently planned, hosted and conducted meetings
  9. Served on panels, committees or task forces on technical, programmatic and/or professional issues
  10. Consulted regularly by others on technical, programmatic and/or professional issues
  11. None of the above


* 18.In reference to the question above, please indicate the time frame and employer(s) in your resume that supports your answer(e.g. 12/10/90 - 2/4/93 Department of Energy). Enter NA if not applicable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 19.Select the statement that best describes your highest level of experience communicating with customers and colleagues.
  1. I have received training for this task either on the job or through formal classes, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  2. I routinely communicate with internal customers and colleagues and follow-up on all inquiries/requests for action.
  3. On my own initiative, I have communicated with both internal and external customers and colleagues in order to provide or gather information.
  4. I routinely communicate with all levels of colleagues and customers, including high-level officials, in order to provide or gather information.
  5. None of the above.


* 20.In reference to the question above, please indicate the time frame and employer(s) in your resume that supports your answer(e.g. 12/10/90 - 2/4/93 Department of Energy). Enter NA if not applicable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.






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