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Grade: 11
* 1.GS-11 Choose the answer that best describes your experience:
  1. I possess one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience that demonstrates the knowledge and ability to use IT systems, conduct data analyses, provide customer support, recommend systems modifications, analyze interrelationships of system components, and plan sequences of actions to accomplish assignments.
  2. I have a Ph.D. or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., with a major study in computer science, information science, information systems management, or course work that required the development or adaptation of computer programs and systems and provided knowledge equivalent to a major in the computer field.
  3. I possess a combination of graduate level education as described above; beyond the two full years of graduate level education and specialized experience as described above that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


* 2.Have you assisted in the planning and helped manage comprehensive and incremental system development activities in support of an Administrative organization including: developing communication and outreach plans; developing change management plans; defining requirements; performing acceptance testing; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with stakeholders including customers, partners, senior management, and project managers; and working on multi-faceted projects?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.I have participated in change management activities related to IT projects.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.Identify the position(s) in your resume in which you performed the above activity/activities; and/or gained the relevant experience.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 5.With respect to customer support, I have provided tier 2/3 support for systems or IT service requests.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.Identify the position(s) in your resume in which you performed the above activity/activities; and/or gained the relevant experience.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 7.Do you have experience assisting in the analysis, design, and implementation of an information system having organization-wide application?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 8.Identify the position(s) in your resume in which you performed the above activity/activities; and/or gained the relevant experience.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 9.Have you identified problems, then developed and recommended effective solutions to administrative program issues?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 10.Identify the position(s) in your resume in which you performed the above activity/activities; and/or gained the relevant experience.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 11.Which of these best describes your ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously with competing priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced environment?
  1. I have worked on multiple projects simultaneously with competing priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced environment on a consistent basis with the assistance of a team and supervisor support and direction.
  2. I have had education or training in the subject of IT project management, but have yet to perform it on the job.
  3. None of the above.


* 12.With respect to coordinating multiple projects or activities simultaneously with competing priorities, I have:
  1. Successfully contributed to multiple projects or activities at one time with competing priorities.
  2. Participated in the facilitation of amicable resolution of competing or conflicting interests among key stakeholders whose cooperation was needed to meet the program's objectives.
  3. Successfully completed work in situations where there were frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events causing a major shift in priorities or deadlines.
  4. None of the above.


* 13.Please indicate which of the following experiences you have with providing written and/or oral communication in the field of Information Technology?
  1. I have experience preparing written and/or oral presentations to a variety of stakeholders.
  2. I have experience formulating agendas and taking notes for meetings or conference calls.
  3. I have experience talking with vendors to gather information (such as clarify discrepancies to negotiate and/or resolve issues, etc.).
  4. None of the above.


* 14.Please indicate which of the following types of interpersonal communication duties you have performed as a regular part of a job by selecting the appropriate statement(s).
  1. Briefed management/customers on the results of my work.
  2. Participated in the coordination of efforts between functional teams.
  3. Provided direction, guidance, or instruction to a vendor for software development projects.
  4. Interacted effectively with team members or vendors in situations where frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events arose that caused shifts in priorities, timetables, or work assignments.
  5. None of the above.


* 15.Which of the following describe your experience documenting and defining requirements to ensure alignment with objectives?
  1. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was closely monitored by a supervisor in order to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  2. Documented requirements analysis (i.e., wrote requirements documents and meeting minutes etc.)
  3. Assisted in the administration a project (or significant portion) including communications with team members, managers, customers and stakeholders.
  4. Analyzed and identified information system requirements by conducting analytical studies or other research germane to the assigned projects.
  5. None of the above.


* 16.Which of the following do you have experience writing or developing?
  1. Technical system user's guide.
  2. Requirements documents.
  3. System migration plan.
  4. Technical "white" papers or research papers.
  5. Speeches and/or talking points.
  6. Website content.
  7. Fact sheets, brochures, and/or newsletters.
  8. Presentations and presentation graphs/charts.
  9. Training and/or education materials (e.g. guides, frequently asked questions, etc.)
  10. None of the above.


* 17.I have assisted in the development of the following presentation materials:
  1. Developed presentations for a limited audience familiar with the subject matter.
  2. Developed presentations to a large audience with varying interests and knowledge of subject matter.
  3. Developed presentations to mid-level management.
  4. Developed presentations to senior management.
  5. Developed presentations to groups external to my agency or organization.
  6. None of the above.


* 18.I have performed the following tasks using MS Access, Crystal Reports, SQL-Server or similar application/tool:
  1. Developed queries including nested-queries.
  2. Developed forms.
  3. Developed reports.
  4. Developed Access-based applications.
  5. None of the above.


Grade: 12
* 1.GS-12 Choose the answer that best describes your experience:
  1. I possess one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience that demonstrates the knowledge and ability to utilize information technology applied to grants or financial management, recommend systems modifications, analyze interrelationships of system components, and identify alternative approaches to investigate a variety of unusual systems-related conditions, problems or issues.
  2. I do not meet the requirement described above.


* 2.Have you assisted in the planning and helped manage comprehensive and incremental system development activities in support of an Administrative organization including: developing communication and outreach plans; developing change management plans; defining requirements; performing acceptance testing; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with stakeholders including customers, partners, senior management, and project managers; and working on multi-faceted projects?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.I have participated in and sometimes led change management activities related to IT projects.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.Identify the position(s) in your resume in which you performed the above activity/activities; and/or gained the relevant experience.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 5.With respect to customer support, I have provided tier 2/3 support for systems or IT service requests and managed customer expectations.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.Identify the position(s) in your resume in which you performed the above activity/activities; and/or gained the relevant experience.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 7.Do you have experience assisting in the analysis, design, and implementation of an information system having organization-wide application?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 8.Identify the position(s) in your resume in which you performed the above activity/activities; and/or gained the relevant experience.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 9.Have you identified problems, then developed and recommended effective solutions to administrative program issues?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 10.Identify the position(s) in your resume in which you performed the above activity/activities; and/or gained the relevant experience.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 11.Which of these best describes your ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously with competing priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced environment?
  1. I have worked on multiple projects simultaneously with competing priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced environment on a consistent basis individually and as part of a team.
  2. I have worked on multiple projects simultaneously with competing priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced environment on a consistent basis with assistance from other team members.
  3. I have had education or training in the subject of IT project management, but have yet to perform it on the job.
  4. None of the above.


* 12.With respect to coordinating multiple projects or activities simultaneously with competing priorities, I have:
  1. Successfully coordinated multiple projects or activities at one time with competing priorities.
  2. Facilitated amicable resolution of competing or conflicting interests among key stakeholders whose cooperation was needed to meet the program's objectives.
  3. Successfully completed work in situations where there were frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events causing a major shift in priorities or deadlines.
  4. None of the above.


* 13.Please indicate which of the following experiences you have with providing written and/or oral communication in the field of Information Technology?
  1. I have experience preparing and delivering written and/or oral presentations to a variety of stakeholders including senior management.
  2. I have experience facilitating meetings or conference calls that included a formal agenda and/or meeting notes.
  3. I have experience talking with vendors to gather information (such as clarify discrepancies to negotiate and/or resolve issues, etc.)
  4. None of the above.


* 14.Please indicate which of the following types of interpersonal communication duties you have performed as a regular part of a job by selecting the appropriate statement(s).
  1. Briefed senior management/customers on the results of my work.
  2. Facilitated coordination of efforts between functional teams.
  3. Provided direction, guidance, or instruction to a vendor for software development projects.
  4. Interacted effectively with team members or vendors in situations where frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events arose that caused shifts in priorities, timetables, or work assignments.
  5. None of the above.


* 15.Which of the following describe your experience defining requirements to ensure alignment with objectives?
  1. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was closely monitored by a supervisor in order to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  2. Conducted requirements analysis (i.e., defined project objectives, scope and deliverables; set goals, standards and methods to monitor progress; etc).
  3. Administered a project (or significant portion) including resource management, team leadership, and communication with team members, managers, customers and stakeholders.
  4. Analyzed and identified information system requirements by designing or conducting analytical studies, cost-benefit analysis or other research germane to the assigned projects.
  5. None of the above.


* 16.Which of the following do you have experience writing or developing?
  1. Technical system user's guide.
  2. Requirements documents.
  3. System migration plan.
  4. Technical "white" papers or research papers.
  5. Speeches and/or talking points.
  6. Website content.
  7. Fact sheets, brochures, and/or newsletters.
  8. Presentations and presentation graphs/charts.
  9. Training and/or education materials (e.g. guides, frequently asked questions, etc.)
  10. None of the above.


* 17.I have developed and delivered the following presentation materials:
  1. Developed and delivered presentations to a limited audience familiar with the subject matter.
  2. Developed and delivered presentations to large audiences with varying interests and knowledge of subject matter.
  3. Developed and delivered presentations to mid-level management.
  4. Developed and delivered presentations to senior management.
  5. Developed presentations including talking points for management or other colleagues to deliver.
  6. Developed and delivered presentations to groups external to my agency or organization.
  7. None of the above.


* 18.I have performed the following tasks using MS Access, Crystal Reports, SQL-Server or similar application/tool:
  1. Developed queries including nested-queries.
  2. Developed forms.
  3. Developed reports.
  4. Developed Access-based applications.
  5. None of the above.






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