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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.

* 1.GS-8 Choose the answer that describes your experience as it relates to the occupational 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-07 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 highest level of experience in applying analytical techniques to conduct research and evaluation of technology?
  1. I have not performed this job function.
  2. I have received training in this function, but have not performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed similar or directly related job functions and my experience and training have prepared me to perform these functions successfully.
  4. I have performed these functions independently as a regular part of jobs that I have held.
  5. I am highly skilled at these functions. I have performed them routinely and have carried them out successfully to attain organizational objectives.


* 3.From the following list of functions, please identify those that you have routinely and successfully applied at work.
  1. Applications and its relationship between various applications to transition software upgrades and/or new software applications.
  2. Various versions of software to identify, control, report, and correct software failures and resolve problems that occur in the production.
  3. System hardware, software and program capabilities and limitations for a computer system operations.
  4. Procedures and techniques to operate and manage information system components.
  5. Preparing and installing information systems software into operating system environment.
  6. Computer operating systems and software execution, including but not limited to WINDOWS 95/98 NT, WIN 95, WIN 98, WIN 2000, WIN NT.
  7. None of the above.


* 4.Which of the following functions associated with database systems have you routinely and successfully performed at work.
  1. Retrieve info from large database systems (Recover, get back data/info either interactive front-end screens or via back-end process or queries).
  2. Manually input info from large database systems. (Inputting data/info for the first time, not correcting existing data).
  3. Write and program queries to retrieve information from large database systems.
  4. Prepare and execute procedures to process data and maintain databases.
  5. Manipulate info (changing existing data, updating, transcribe data, etc.).
  6. None of the above.


* 5.Select the answer that describes your education/experience in testing applications prior to release (usability testing).
  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 have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 6.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience with computer input/output processing to include flow, sequencing, job statements, order of scheduling, time of execution, and production of output?
  1. I have not performed this job function.
  2. I have received training in this function, but have not performed on the job.
  3. I have performed similar or directly related job functions and my experience and training have prepared me to perform these functions successfully.
  4. I have performed these functions independently as a regular part of jobs that I have held.
  5. I am highly skilled at these functions. I have performed them routinely and have carried them out successfully to attain organizational objectives.


* 7.Have you applied programming language principles to develop scripts and procedures?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 8.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience using software manuals and written guidelines for applications software coding?
  1. I have not performed this job function.
  2. I have received training in this function, but have not performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed similar or directly related job functions and my experience and training have prepared me to perform these functions successfully.
  4. I have performed these functions independently as a regular part of jobs that I have held.
  5. I am highly skilled at these functions. I have performed them routinely and have carried them out successfully to attain organizational objectives.


* 9.I have experience writing codes to incorporate data validations and enforce quality control checks in the programs to eliminate data entry errors.
  1. True
  2. False


* 10.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience applying evaluation and assessments methods to determine and measure impact and success of systems, projects, or technologies?
  1. I have not performed this job function.
  2. I have received training in this function, but have not performed on the job.
  3. I have performed similar or directly related job functions and my experience and training have prepared me to perform these functions successfully.
  4. I have performed these functions independently as a regular part of jobs that I have held.
  5. I am highly skilled at these functions. I have performed them routinely and have carried them out successfully to attain organizational objectives.






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