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YOUR RESPONSE TO THE FOLLOWING BASIC QUALIFICATION QUESTION(S) MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

NOTE: If you have competitive status, you are eligible to apply under the merit promotion announcement (same announcement number but ends in M1 i.e., 06-XXXX-XXX-M1) as well as this announcement. Competitive status applicants are those that meet any of the following criteria: A current permanent Federal employee in a competitive position or a former employee with reinstatement eligibility; a current Federal employee in an excepted service position covered by an interchange agreement; a person eligible for veterans' preference or person separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous military service; or a person with non-competitive appointment eligibility. If you meet any of these conditions you are strongly advised to apply under the announcement number ending in M1 instead of or in addition to this announcement.

* 1.GS-12 - Choose one answer that best describes your education, experience or combination of education and experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position:
  1. I have at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement
  2. My experience does not match the choice above.


YOUR RESPONSES TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

* 2.Which of the following best describes your experience as a proficient COBOL II developer?
  1. I have not had experience, education or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert and am sought out for my knowledge and experience.


* 3.How many total years of practical programming experience do you have with COBOL/COBOL II?
Maximum length of 25 characters.


* 4.Which of the following best describes your experience with Job Control Language (JCL)?
  1. I have not had experience, education or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert and am sought out for my knowledge and experience.


* 5.Which of the following best describes your experience analyzing and resolving technical software issues/problems?
  1. I have not had experience, education or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert and am sought out for my knowledge and experience.


* 6.Which of the following best describes your experiences evaluating requirements, analyzing alternatives, and recommending solutions using the complete information systems life cycle?
  1. I have not had experience, education or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert and am sought out for my knowledge and experience.


* 7.Which of the following statements best describes your experience providing technical advice, guidance, and recommendations to management and other technical specialists on critical software applications and IT issues?
  1. I have not had experience, education or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert and am sought out for my knowledge and experience.


* 8.Which of the following best describes your experience drafting successful waivers for an organization's software/hardware procurements that will typically not be compliant with the standard operating image, or organization's IT systems policies:
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert and am sought out for my knowledge and experience.


* 9.Which of the following best describes your experience designing, implementing, testing, maintaining, operating and managing technology systems and integration with other systems?
  1. I have not had experience, education or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert and am sought out for my knowledge and experience.


* 10.Which of the following statements best describes your experience providing technical advice, guidance, and recommendations to management and other technical specialists on critical software applications and IT issues?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert and am sought out for my knowledge and experience.


* 11.Which of the following statements best describes your experience communicating complex technical and software requirements to non-technical personnel?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert and am sought out for my knowledge and experience.


* 12.Which of the following best describes your experience in developing proposals and plans, including goals, justifications, objectives, milestones, and progress charts; develop time frame projections and resource requirements; establish budgets and coordinate and monitor projects to ensure their timely completion within established budgets and adherence to stated objectives.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert and am sought out for my knowledge and experience.


* 13.Which of the following best describes your experience applying oral and written communication techniques?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert and am sought out for my knowledge and experience.


* 14.Which of the following responses BEST represents your performance rating?
  1. I received the highest rating attainable and received a performance award under my organizations performance appraisal system on a performance appraisal received within the past 5 years and it was in a related position.
  2. I received the second highest rating attainable and received a performance award under my organizations performance appraisal system within the past 5 years and it was in a related position.
  3. I received a performance award under my organizations performance appraisal system on a performance appraisal received within the past 5 years in a related or unrelated position.
  4. I do not meet any of the performance rating described above.


* 15.Which of the following BEST represents your awards history? Awards include sustained superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, meritorious civilian service awards, quality step increases, and other equivalent awards. Letters of commendation and appreciation are NOT creditable.
  1. I received an award(s), such as those defined above, within the past 5 years for service, accomplishments, or initiatives in a related position.
  2. I received an award(s), such as those defined above, more than 5 years ago for service, accomplishments, or initiatives in a related position.
  3. I have not received any awards.






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