Information Technology Specialist (Network)


Vacancy ID: 694351   Announcement Number: H-SI-13-694351-DEU-BBG   USAJOBS Control Number: 328115700

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Please select the ONE response that BEST describes the education and/or experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform as an IT Specialist (NETWORK), at the GS-13 level.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 Federal grade level that involves performing a wide range of IT network and telecommunications services to include administration and maintenance in a large complex networking environment; monitoring performance and resolving network problems.
B. My experience is not reflected in the above statement.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. If faxing in the Occupational Questionnaire, Form 1203-FX, darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the form.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

2. Provides expert analysis and devises solutions for highly complex wide area networking problems, such as resolving critical issues affecting the configurations of the information technology infrastructure.

3. Provides assessments of critical network technology issues, such as integration/interoperability issues, emerging network technologies, encryption, LAN/WAN optimization, and their application to optimization of existing network architecture.

4. Applies advanced analytical techniques in designing complex wide area networking architectures.

5. Researches and analyzes complex network issues or problems where the success of the program was dependent on the technology solution.

6. Identifies complex network technology problems, determined the data required for a solution, reviewed information from several sources, and reconciled conflicting data to recommend alternative solutions.

7. Researches, analyzes and provides advanced troubleshooting techniques for large-scale, long term LAN/WAN issues.

8. Serves as a subject matter expert for advanced LAN/WAN troubleshooting methodologies.

9. Applies advance troubleshooting techniques in solving complex local and wide area networking issues.

10. Develops new, previously unknown, solutions to complex network issues.

11. Develops troubleshooting plans/problem management descriptions for others to use.

12. Provides expert analysis and devises solutions for highly complex information technology problems, such as resolving critical issues affecting the configurations of the information technology infrastructure.

13. Researches and analyzes complex issues or problems where the success of the program was dependent on the technology solution.

14. Identifies complex technology problems, determined the data required for a solution, reviewed information from several sources, and reconciled conflicting data to recommend alternative solutions.

15. Applies advanced analytical techniques in handling complex technology problems and resolved a wide range of operational and support issues.

16. Works with other organizational leaders on technology improvement initiatives.

17. Provides expert analysis and devised or selected secure network management solutions for highly complex network security architectures.

18. Develops new network security tools complex LAN/WAN architectures.

19. Applies advance network analysis to management of complex wide area network.

20. Researches, analyzes and provided advanced network management tools for large-scale networks.

21. Serves as a subject matter expert for advanced LAN/WAN management technologies.

22. Communicates effectively with individuals or groups in a formal or informal information technology (IT) settings, expressing and/or presenting a variety of information (e.g., factual, conceptual, technical, sensitive, controversial, etc.).

23. Performs information technology (IT) related work in a thorough manner, with attention to detail and concern for all areas involved.

24. Fulfills internal and external information technology (IT) client and customer needs, providing information, assistance, and/or training, resolving problems.

25. Explains system and product functionality; and satisfied expectation.

26. Identifies problems and causation factors and generated solutions and/or offered recommendations for a variety of confirmed information technology (IT) problems.

27. Develops policies and procedures on systems reliability and prevention.

28. Conducts systems security evaluations, audits, and reviews.

29. Implementations of security systems and policies.

Past performance is one of the best indicators of your ability to perform effectively in the competency areas described for this position. Review and select the statement below that describes the PERFORMANCE RECOGNITION you have most recently received.

30. Have you received a performance appraisal in one or more of the competencies described for the position?

A. Yes
B. No

Past performance is one of the best indicators of your ability to perform effectively in the competency areas described for this position. Review and select the statement below that describes the AWARDS you have received within the last year.

31. Have you received any awards related to one or more of the competencies described for the position?

A. Yes
B. No

32. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled; I may be denied an appointment; or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that I will not be considered for employment if I do not respond "Yes" to this certification item.

A. YES
B. NO