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Grade: All Grades
1.GS-13 Choose the answer that best describes your experience:
  1. I have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-12. Examples may include: oversee planning, management, implementation, and maintenance of multiple software applications and experience in an administrative services environment that provided support to scientific staff, and with system administration, reporting and assessment tools and applications; experience with multiple software applications, database management, use of database languages such as SQL applied to the construction of queries; the ability to plan, implement and maintain backups and restore operations, experience in data reporting, querying and analytics; conducting data analysis, data mining and reporting for a meeting and events program; using reporting systems and help desk ticket systems to retrieve statistical data; conducting audits to test data integrity and reliability of programs; and evaluating administrative management data and recommending program improvements based on findings.
  2. I do not possess the experience described above.


2.Selective Factor: I have overseen planning, management, implementation, and maintenance of multiple software applications and have experience in an administrative services environment that provided support to staff with system administration, reporting and assessment tools and applications.
  1. Yes
  2. No


3.Do you have experience managing and supporting information technology equipment in a large organization?
  1. Yes
  2. No


4.Have you had training or experience in project management?
  1. Yes
  2. No


5.I have performed the following:
  1. Developed and maintained custom applications.
  2. Deployed and customized commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) applications.
  3. Developed database queries.
  4. Updated data across multiple database tables.
  5. Developed reports based on persistent data stores.
  6. None of the above.


6.Select the answer that best reflects your ability to communicate IT related information to various audiences.
  1. I have been acknowledged for my ability to compose documents or correspondence involving complex or technical IT related information and adapt the writing to the audience's level of knowledge. My written and verbal communication skills are considered to be superior.
  2. I have composed documents or correspondence involving technical IT related information and have orally presented to small groups. I am proficient in this job function.
  3. I have composed documents or correspondence involving routine IT related information.
  4. None of the above.


7.Do you have experience contributing/overseeing the analysis, design, and implementation of financial, travel or grants-management systems?
  1. Yes
  2. No


8.In relation to your presentation skills, choose those that you have done.
  1. Explained non-technical matters to customers and/or large audiences.
  2. Explained technical matters to customers and/or large audiences.
  3. Presented an oral report or briefing during a meeting of senior managers.
  4. Presented a program or service to an individual or group.
  5. Verbally defended a stance you took on an issue.
  6. Responded in writing or verbally to question based on a presentation you gave.
  7. Obtained feedback on an issue you presented to management.
  8. Provided verbal guidance to others on a technical issue.
  9. Facilitated a group`s discussion.
  10. None of the above.






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