Your responses to the questions below will be used in the evaluation of your qualifications for the Supervisory IT Specialist position. Your resume and application materials must support the level of experience and/or education you claim in this questionnaire. If, after a complete review of your application package, a determination is made that you have overstated your qualifications, you may be rated ineligible for this position.
1. Do you have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level? Specialized experience is fulfilled by the following: 1) applying knowledge of information systems application principles, theories, and techniques to accomplish various software development projects; (2) implementing new approaches to software development; 2) designing, developing, and maintaining software that increases the effectiveness and efficiency of critical databases; 3) managing allocated resources; 4) acquiring resources through federal acquisition contracting and estimating future needs; 5) establishing and maintaining close working relationships; (6) and communicating and instructing orally and in writing to a group of diverse people.
For each of the following tasks, choose the statement from the list of level descriptions below that best describes your experience and/or training. You must respond to questions about the education and/or specialized experience you have had that is related to the requirements of the job you are applying for. Answer the questions to the best of your ability. Your narrative resume and/or other application materials must contain evidence to support your responses. Your responses are also subject to verification through background checks, job interviews, or any other information obtained during the application process. Please select only one response for each item.A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
2. Applies Agile and Modular programming knowledge and techniques across a broad range of responsibilities in software environments.
3. Builds complex applications utilizing such tools as Java and Ruby on Rails.
4. Implements Agency-wide applications.
5. Applies data modeling and data management concepts and techniques.
6. Develops and maintains a variety of database systems and tools.
7. Writes computer programs using one or more programming languages.
8. Gathers system requirements for software applications development.
9. Manages tasks or activities throughout the software development process or the software development life-cycle.
10. Applies knowledge of Federal procurement regulations to the acquisition of information technology resources.
11. Uses project management methods to deliver software deliverables on-time and on budget.
12. Assigns resources to projects and tasks.
13. Commmunicates orally, with users and management, to facilitate software implementation.
14. Disseminates, in writing, changes in information technology to the user community.
15. Participates on agency and department level working groups.
16. Collaborates with subject matter experts from information technology and program staff to design and build custom software applications to meet documented business needs.
17. Works with a diverse workforce with a wide range of backgrounds and skill levels.
18. Manage a diverse staff of federal and contractor employees.