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* 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.Select all that apply in relation to networked system operations:
  1. I have experience installing, maintaining, and/or configuring networked systems. (e.g., LAN design and maintenance)
  2. I have experience installing, maintaining, and/or configuring security devices and/or associated security applications.
  3. I have experience installing, maintaining, and/or configuring operating systems, servers and applications.
  4. I have experience installing, maintaining, and/or configuring various components for nodes and network hardware (e.g., Cisco router).
  5. I have experience implementing and maintaining various system protocols such as Ethernet, TCP/IP, SSH, SFTP, etc.
  6. None of the above.


* 4.With which of the following areas do you have understanding?
  1. Electric utility operations including generation, transmission, distribution, EMS/SCADA, and related critical infrastructure systems operation
  2. Industrial Control Systems specific to critical operations, (e.g., pipeline operation and control)
  3. Network Security Architecture design for industrial control and/or information technology systems
  4. Cyber Security Regulation
  5. None of the above.


* 5.With which of the following do you have understanding?
  1. NERC CIP Standards
  2. NIST Special Publications, e.g., SP-800-53, SP 800-82
  3. NIST FIPS
  4. NISTIR 7628
  5. NEI 08-09
  6. IEC Standards, e.g., IEC-61850, IEC-62351
  7. None of the above


* 6.Select the ways in which you have contributed to the production of written products.
  1. I have provided first drafts to others for their review.
  2. I have reviewed and provided general comments on others' drafts.
  3. I have reviewed and provided grammar, spelling, and organization edits to others' drafts.
  4. I have proofed documents specifically for technical accuracy.
  5. I have consolidated reports from others into a final product.
  6. I have been responsible for written products from start to finish.
  7. None of the above.


* 7.Select the responses that describe your experience related to oral communication.
  1. I have communicated information to groups or individuals in order to instruct.
  2. I have communicated information to groups or individuals in order to persuade / negotiate.
  3. I have conducted formal training sessions on technical topics.
  4. I have provided informal training to others on an individual basis.
  5. None of the above.


* 8.Choose the responses that describe your experience working on a team or as a team leader.
  1. I have experience leading a multi-disciplinary team on projects or studies.
  2. I have experience as a team leader responsible for planning, organizing, and coordinating work tasks.
  3. I have experience as a team leader responsible for setting work priorities and defining critical work paths.
  4. I have experience as a team leader responsible for monitoring performance and implementation of projects and studies to meet goals and objectives related to the organization's mission.
  5. I have experience working on a team that independently handled problems without direct supervision or where there were no existing guidelines.
  6. I have experience working on a team and handling problems under direct supervision or where there were established guidelines.
  7. None of the above.


* 9.GS-09. Choose one answer that best describes your education and/or experience as it pertains to the basic requirements for this position.
  1. I possess 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education or master`s or equivalent graduate degree (such as an LL.B or J.D.).
  2. I have one full year (52 weeks) or more of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-07 level as described below.
  3. I possess a combination of graduate level education beyond the first year of progressive graduate study and appropriate experience that together meet the qualification requirements of this position.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


Required specialized experience is defined as expertise in areas related to Communications Security Management, Standards Compliance, Computer Network Defense, Configuration Management, Data Management, Encryption, Hardware, Information Assurance, Information Systems Security Certification, and Information Systems/Network Security.

* 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.Are you eligible to receive and maintain a current Top Secret clearance upon appointment?
  1. Yes
  2. No






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