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Grade: All Grades
* 1.Choose the one answer that best describes your education and/or experience.
  1. I possess 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
  2. I possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
  3. I possess 1 year of specialized experience at or at least equivalent to Grade 9 in the Federal service which is in or directly related to the work of the position that provided the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
  4. I possess 1 year of specialized experience at or at least equivalent to Grade 11 in the Federal service which is in or directly related to the work of the position that provided the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
  5. I possess 1 year of specialized experience at or at least equivalent to Grade 12 in the Federal service which is in or directly related to the work of the position that provided the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
  6. I possess a combination of education and appropriate experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
  7. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above


* 2.Describe your experience with scheduling (please check all that apply):
  1. I have worked with project staff to create and maintain detailed Integrated Master Schedules with time-phased activities that are resource-loaded
  2. I have created and maintained detailed Integrated Master Schedules that were not resource loaded
  3. I have used critical chain scheduling
  4. I have neither created nor maintained a detailed Integrated Master Schedule


* 3.If you have experience with scheduling, please describe your interaction with engineers and other project staff (please choose one):
  1. I have worked individually with engineers and other project staff on a regular basis to ensure tasking, resource loading, and statusing was current
  2. I usually have interacted with engineers and other project staff either in group meetings or via email
  3. I have not worked directly with engineers—I typically received updates through the Project Manager


* 4.Describe your experience as a cost analyst (check all that apply):
  1. I have worked with other project staff to develop grassroots estimates for large ($20M or more) projects using detailed inputs for labor and other resources for both initial pricing and rebaselining
  2. I have worked with other project staff to develop grassroots estimates for small to midsize projects (<$20 M) using detailed inputs for labor and other resources for both initial pricing and rebaselining
  3. I have been responsible for funds management on a large ($20M or more) project and been responsible for presenting information regularly to the Project Manager
  4. I have worked with project staff to develop Corrective Action Plans to address cost variances
  5. I have performed project cost analysis and forecast actual costs and future commitments.
  6. I have generated financial reports for management.
  7. I have no experience as a cost analyst


* 5.Describe your experience with Earned Value Management (EVM) (please choose one):
  1. I have managed projects or been on project management teams in an EIA/ANSI-748 compliant environment
  2. I have extensive experience with EVM principles and have applied these principles to projects for which I am responsible
  3. I am familiar with some EVM principles
  4. I have no experience with EVM


* 6.Describe your experience with Microsoft Project Professional 2010/Project Server 2010 (check all that apply):
  1. I have extensive experience with both Project Professional 2010 and Project Server 2010
  2. I have created Integrated Master Schedules with time-phased activities that are resource-loaded in Project
  3. I have resource loaded a schedule using an Enterprise Resource Pool for labor resources
  4. I have used sub-projects and master projects
  5. I have created custom filters and formulas in a Project schedule
  6. I have created custom reports in a Project schedule
  7. I have experience with Project Professional 2010, but not Project Server 2010
  8. I have no experience with either Project Professional 2010 or Project Server 2010


* 7.Describe your experience with Deltek Cobra (check all that apply):
  1. I have set up multiple projects, calendars, code/rate/resource files
  2. I have imported Microsoft Project task, resource assignment and status exports and can resolve errors
  3. I have used Cobra to price a project
  4. I have used Cobra to analyze project performance in terms of Earned Value metrics
  5. I have generated CPRs formats 1-5 and other reports
  6. I have created custom reports
  7. I have only viewed project information in Cobra
  8. I have never used Cobra


* 8.Describe your experience with Deltek wInsight (check all that apply):
  1. I have imported project files
  2. I have created custom charts/reports and WBS maps
  3. I have used wInsight to analyze project performance in terms of Earned Value metrics
  4. I have never used wInsight


* 9.Describe your experience with PeopleSoft Financials or other Enterprise Resource Planning software (check one):
  1. I have used PeopleSoft Financials applications
  2. I have used other Enterprise Resource Planning software, but not PeopleSoft
  3. I have not used Enterprise Resource Planning software






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