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Band: All Grades
Instructions

Please answer all of the questions listed below. Errors or omissions may affect your consideration for employment. Remember that your experience is subject to verification.

Your responses to these statements will be scored and the score you receive will be used as a measure of the degree to which your background matches the qualifications and competencies required for this job.

In responding to these questions, you should carefully consider each of these statements and choose the response that best matches your experience level. Your resume must support your self-ratings.

PLEASE NOTE: Your self-ratings will be reviewed. If, after reviewing your resume and any supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your category placement may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.

J Band Qualifications

* 1.All U.S. Citizens: How would you like to be considered for this position? You may select one or more of the following recruitment sources that apply to you and for which you want to be considered. (NOTE: Please double check your selection(s) and ensure you have attached the appropriate documents to verify your eligibility. Your application will be reviewed under only the choice(s) that you make below. If you are found not eligible for a recruitment source you selected, or if you failed to submit the appropriate documentation to verify your eligibility for that recruitment source, then you will be removed from further consideration under that recruitment source).
  1. External Consideration – All U.S. Citizens may apply. Under the external recruitment source, applicants are ranked using TSA’s Category Grouping procedures and Veterans’ Preference is afforded to eligible applicants. You will be given a new appointment if selected under this recruitment source, even if you are a current Federal employee.)
  2. Internal – Only current TSA permanent or competitive temporary employees are eligible under this recruitment source. (Veterans’ Preference does not apply and you are not required to submit an SF-50.)
  3. Status Eligibles – Only applicants who are reinstatement eligible or who are eligible to transfer from another Federal agency are eligible under this recruitment source. (Veterans’ Preference does not apply. If you are selecting this recruitment source, please remember to submit your most current SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action that reflects you current or former permanent status as a Federal employee.)


* 2.Do you have experience that demonstrates proficiency in the four competencies listed as basic requirements in the Qualification and Evaluation section of the vacancy announcement?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.In addition to the basic requirements, do you have one year of specialized experience at the SV-I Pay Band or GS-13 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector? Such experience includes providing guidance to IT security programs to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems, networks and data through intelligence collection and analysis, the aggregation and analysis of data from IT security devices; managing and maintaining the daily operations of a Security Operations Center (SOC); applying comprehensive knowledge of the technologies used to monitor the security of a network, and analyzing device logs and packet captures in order to remediate identified deficiencies such as reviewing proposed changes to rule sets, signature sets, software versions, and configurations; and conducting assessments of planned installed information systems to identify vulnerabilities, risks, and protection needs.
  1. Yes
  2. No


Module A: Information Technology System Security

* 4.Applying knowledge of computer hardware, networking and operating systems.
  1. I have had no education, training or experience in performing this task/competency.
  2. I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.


* 5.Applying knowledge of techniques for the analysis of logs and packet captures.
  1. I have had no education, training or experience in performing this task/competency.
  2. I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.


* 6.Applying knowledge of the technologies used by a security operations center (SOC) to monitor the security of a network.
  1. I have had no education, training or experience in performing this task/competency.
  2. I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.


* 7.Evaluating the manner in which the SOC utilizes technologies and working to remediate any identified deficiencies.
  1. I have had no education, training or experience in performing this task/competency.
  2. I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.


* 8.Providing guidance to an information technology (IT) security program to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of systems, network and data.
  1. I have had no education, training or experience in performing this task/competency.
  2. I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.


* 9.Monitoring the daily operations of a SOC.
  1. I have had no education, training or experience in performing this task/competency.
  2. I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.


* 10.Conducting risk and vulnerability assessments of planned and installed IT systems.
  1. I have had no education, training or experience in performing this task/competency.
  2. I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.


* 11.Using troubleshooting and investigative principles to identify system security gaps.
  1. I have had no education, training or experience in performing this task/competency.
  2. I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.


* 12.Evaluating proposed changes to rule sets, signature sets, software versions, configurations and other characteristics that may impact the manner in which technologies perform.
  1. I have had no education, training or experience in performing this task/competency.
  2. I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.


* 13.Serving as an authoritative source of information on various critical network security and IT security subject matters.
  1. I have had no education, training or experience in performing this task/competency.
  2. I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.


14.Please indicate where in your resume (e.g., position title, work experience, education, etc.) your ratings for this module can be verified. The information you provide in the text box below will only be used to help reviewers find verifying information in your resume. The information you provide in the text box will not be evaluated or rated.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


Module B: Project Management

* 15.Managing multiple complex projects or major programs to ensure objectives are met.
  1. I have had no education, training or experience in performing this task/competency.
  2. I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.


* 16.Defining project/program requirements to ensure alignment with objectives.
  1. I have had no education, training or experience in performing this task/competency.
  2. I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.


* 17.Monitoring contractor IT activity and compliance with federal regulations, policies and procedures.
  1. I have had no education, training or experience in performing this task/competency.
  2. I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.


* 18.Responding to requests for government approval for IT issues.
  1. I have had no education, training or experience in performing this task/competency.
  2. I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.


* 19.Maintaining standard operating procedures (SOP), reports and related documentation.
  1. I have had no education, training or experience in performing this task/competency.
  2. I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.


* 20.Providing technical assistance on budget issues related to IT security.
  1. I have had no education, training or experience in performing this task/competency.
  2. I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.


21.Please indicate where in your resume (e.g., position title, work experience, education, etc.) your ratings for this module can be verified. The information you provide in the text box below will only be used to help reviewers find verifying information in your resume. The information you provide in the text box will not be evaluated or rated.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


Certification

* 22.Do you certify that, to the best of your knowledge and belief, ALL of the information provided on this application is true, accurate and complete?
  1. Yes
  2. No






This is a Federal job application system.  Providing false information, creating fake IDs, or failing to answer all questions truthfully and completely may be grounds for not hiring, for disbarment from Federal employment, or for dismissal after the applicant begins work.  Falsifying a Federal job application, attempting to violate the privacy of others, or attempting to compromise the operation of this system may be punishable by fine or imprisonment (US Code, Title 18, section 1001).

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