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Grade: 14
Applicants applying for the GS-14 grade level must meet the following requirements: Have IT-related experience demonstrating EACH of the four competencies AND one year of specialized experience as described below:

IT SPECIALIST COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS:
  • Attention to Detail - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant keeps abreast of latest technology, information, research, etc., to maintain knowledge in field of expertise (for example, reads trade journals, participates in professional/technical associations, maintains credentials).
  • Customer Service - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant promotes or develops and maintains good working relationships with key individuals or groups.
  • Oral Communication - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant serves on panels, committees, or task forces as a representative for the organization on technical or professional issues.
  • Problem Solving - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant monitors current trends or events (for example, technological, economic, political, social, educational, or employment trends or events) and applies the information as appropriate.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: To qualify, applicants must possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is professional Information Technology (IT) expertise in enterprise architecture that demonstrates responsibility for analyzing, managing, supervising, or performing work necessary to plan, design, develop, acquire, document, test, implement, integrate, maintain, and/or modify systems for solving problems or accomplishing work processes by using computers. This requires knowledge of information processing methodology/technology, computer capabilities, and processing techniques.

* 1.I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 in the Federal service and meet the IT Specialist competency requirements as described above.
  1. True
  2. False


* 2.In order to receive credit for this response, you must indicate in the space provided below, the title and dates of the position(s) on your resume where this experience was gained. NOTE: The experience described in your resume for this position(s) must fully support your response for this question in order to receive credit.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.My experience includes the following phases of software development life cycle including development of the artifacts produced:
  1. requirements gathering
  2. requirements analysis
  3. design
  4. coding
  5. testing
  6. implementation
  7. quality assurance
  8. post implementation reviews
  9. none of the above.


* 2.In order to receive credit for this response, you must indicate in the space provided below, the title and dates of the position(s) on your resume where this experience was gained. NOTE: The experience described in your resume for this position(s) must fully support your response for this question in order to receive credit.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 3.From the following, please select only the Web technologies that you have an in-depth knowledge and experience in using.
  1. Linux
  2. Apache
  3. MySQL
  4. PHP
  5. Drupal
  6. Python
  7. CKAN (Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network)
  8. RDFa
  9. Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
  10. JSON
  11. XML
  12. None of the above


* 4.From the following, please select those responses that accurately reflect your experience designing, developing, testing, and/or implementing new and improved IT systems:
  1. Assisted in the design and/or development of a new or improved IT system.
  2. Assisted in the testing and/or implementation of a new or improved IT system.
  3. Designed, developed, tested and implemented a new and improved IT system.
  4. Served as project manager for the design, testing, development, and implementation of a new or improved IT system.
  5. None of the above


* 5.From the following, please select the one choice that accurately reflects your experience working with open source communities.
  1. I have some experience participating in open source communities
  2. I have extensive experience in open source communities, including developing and contributing code.
  3. I have some experience in leading open source communities
  4. I have extensive experience in developing new communities that actively support new software packages and create new capabilities.
  5. None of the above


* 6.From the following, please select the one choice that accurately reflects your experience deploying and administering APIs (application programming interfaces) and/or API Key Management schemes:
  1. I am regularly consulted as an expert for my knowledge and experience in this area.
  2. I have developed procedures and guidelines related to these operations as a regular part of my job and required assistance from a supervisor only with unique or highly unusual characteristics .
  3. I have assisted with the development of procedures and guidelines related to these operations. The work I performed was reviewed by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. None of the above.


* 7.I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001), my eligibilities may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 CFR, Part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that responding 'No' to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.
  1. Yes, I certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith, and I understand the information provided above.
  2. No, I do not certify the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith.
  3. No, I do not understand the information provided above.


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