Project Manager


Vacancy ID: 757496   Announcement Number: UK757496-FAS-SG   USAJOBS Control Number: 327809000

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1. Title of Job

Project Manager


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001 Project Manager

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110010001 Washington DC, DC

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below, choose the response that best describes the highest level of experience you have that demonstrates your ability to perform GS-14 Project Management work. SELECT ONLY ONE RESPONSE. (Note: One year of specialized experience is based on a 40-hour work week. If you have worked less than 40 hours per week, you must prorate your experience).

A. I have at least one full-time year (12 months) of Project Management experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service or private sector equivalent that demonstrates successful accomplishments in leading, managing and executing stakeholder management and IT program management coordination and reporting. In addition, possess the communication, management and customer service capabilities to collaborate and coordinate across teams and programs to gather business requirements, drive process improvements, facilitate project planning, monitor and report on program progress, research and advise on program issues. Experience in project management in the technology field.
B. My experience is not reflected in the above statement.

2. Are you a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)?  (You must submit proof of your certification.  If you fail to provide proof, you will be rated ineligible.)

A. Yes
B. No

Please answer YES or NO to the following question. Do not mark more than one answer.

3. Do you have experience leading, managing and effectively coordinating business and technology strategies in a global context; examine policy issues and strategic planning with both near and long term prospective; determine objectives and set priorities; foresee potential business opportunities; influence others to translate vision in to action?

A. Yes
B. No

4. Do you have experience researching, gathering and analyzing data from multiple sources and presenting papers and presentations to address program concerns regarding technical, financial, business processes, and policy?

A. Yes
B. No

5. Do you have experience monitoring, evaluating and driving improvements in the performance of IT teams and contractors?

A. Yes
B. No

6. Do you have the ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, and an ability to grasp conceptual ideas and exercise original thought where there is an established time limit for deliberation, consultation and evaluation, and to present well-considered and sound suggestions?

A. Yes
B. No

Choose one answer to each question from among the alternatives presented. Do not mark more than one answer for each question. Multiple answers will not be counted.

7. Select the statement that best describes your experience in translating/facilitating program requirements into action plans for IT investments.

A. I have participated in a local process/project to develop action items for an action plan that supported established objectives and requirements for a specific program area.
B. I have led efforts for the conversion of requirements to an action plan for a primary organizational unit or equivalent.
C. I have led efforts to develop action items for an action plan that supported established objective or requirements for a specific program area.
D. I have overseen efforts for the conversion of agency objectives and requirements to action plans. I have monitored these action plans, made appropriate adjustments, and measured goal accomplishment.
E. None of the above.

8. Select the statement that best describes your experience in improving the efficiency and quality of the work performed.

A. I have recommended changes that have been adopted by multiple work units and have improved their efficiency and the quality of their work.
B. I have made specific changes that have improved my efficiency and the quality of my work.
C. I have recommended specific changes that have improved my work unit's efficiency and the quality of its work.
D. None of the above.

9. Select the statement that best describes your knowledge and experience in conducting the management of IT teams and contractors.

A. I have knowledge of performance management activities with IT service contractors.
B. I have experience as an analyst or team member involved in the oversight of teams and/or contractors for a specific IT project.
C. I have experience as a project manager and have managed, monitored and evaluated the performance of IT service contractors.
D. None of the above.

10. Select the statement that best describes the extent of your experience in monitoring or developing process and project performance measures to evaluate the program effectiveness.

A. I have experience performing the task above.
B. I have lead teams in developing performance measures and used these measures to evaluate IT program effectiveness.
C. I developed performance measures that were used to evaluate the IT program effectiveness.
D. None of the above.

11. Select the statement that best describes your experience and skills with leading project governance meetings and working groups.

A. I have experience developing project governance meeting agenda's and supporting the facilitation of the meetings.
B. I have led the planning, coordination, and facilitation of project governance meetings and working groups to make decisions and drive stakeholder agreement.
C. I have effectively supported the meeting coordination and documentation.
D. None of the above.

12. Select the statement that best describes your experience understanding the preparation and coordination of program budget.

A. I have knowledge of the budget planning and execution best practices.
B. I have experience in establishing IT budgets based on program objectives and requirements.
C. I have knowledge and experience in developing and justifying formal program budgets, managing the execution of the program budget, and controlling budget changes to resolve competing demands, ensuring that the highest priority work is supported and ensuring that programs receive appropriate budget resources.
D. None of the above.

13. Select the statement that best describes your technical experience assessing project benefits and risk.

A. I have experience assessing, reviewing and evaluating project business cases, identifying program benefits and recommending value solutions.
B. I have experience analyzing and evaluating project/program performances to measure achievement, benefits and risk.
C. I have experience and knowledge in leading risk management teams for resolving and mitigating project risks and making value based recommendations for improving project performance while managing multiple tasks and assignments.
D. None of above.

14. Select the statement that best describes your experience identifying and resolving complex technical and program management problems.

A. I have made recommendations based on my quantitative analysis of project data.
B. I have identified problem areas and made reasonable recommendations to resolve issues in IT projects and/or programs.
C. I have lead and managed new theories and approaches to present formal data driven recommendations to make IT project decisions across organization lines.
D. None of above.

15. Select the statement that best describes your level of experience in documenting and communicating the cost, schedule and scope of an IT investment.

A. I have worked as a project manager, responsible for status on the cost, schedule and scope of an investment.
B. I have experience documenting and reporting the costs, schedule and scope status and results for IT investments.
C. I have knowledge of project management reporting processes.
D. None of the above.

16. Select the statement that best describes your level of experience where you initiated and sustained customer outreach and, as appropriate, coordinated with internal team members to proactively manage sources by ensuring IT programs are integrated into an organization's IT programs and budgets and report and brief results to senior executives on a regular basis.

A. I have experience constructing, directing and/or working with and communicating complex concepts to a partnership of different groups/stakeholders (internal and external), to achieve a specific goal or outcome, while optimizing the allocation and integration of inputs into an organization's IT program and budgets. I have experience relating effectively to a diverse group of decision makers at the most senior level, often having to present unpopular or controversial positions.
B. I have experience cultivating partnership and/or cross-program collaboration with internal customer/stakeholders to ensure the effective coordination of programs, projects, and initiatives of an organization's IT programs.
C. None of the above.

17. Please choose the statement that best describes your experience communicating in writing.

A. I have developed and compiled written documents for a wide variety of audiences that require moderate editing prior to distribution.
B. I have consistently generated effective, detailed, well written documents that require little editing prior to distribution.
C. I have independently generated effective, detailed, well written documents that require no editing, and are of a quality suitable for review by senior executives.
D. None of the above.
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18. Please select one of the following that best describes your experience in managing complex concurrent projects and applying project management principles, practices, and compliance monitoring to business process improvement projects.

A. I have more than10-years of direct experience designing, implementing, and managing concurrent complex projects applying Project Management principles, practices, and compliance projects and monitoring their performance and have received Project Management Institute-accredited training.
B. I have 6-10 years of direct experience implementing project plans and applying Project Management principles, practices, and compliance monitoring in accordance with Project Management Institute-accredited training I have received.
C. I have up 1-5 years of knowledge of Project Management principles, practices, and compliance monitoring; however not applied this nor received formal Project Management Institute-accredited training.
D. I have less than 1 year of knowledge of Project Management principles, practices, and compliance monitoring nor received formal Project Management Institute-accredited training.
E. None of the above.

Please answer YES or NO to the following question. Do not mark more than one answer.

19. Do you have technology vendor evaluation experience?

A. Yes
B. No

20. Do you have technology product evaluation experience?

A. Yes.
B. No.

21. Do you have business and/or system analysis experience?

A. Yes.
B. No.

22. Do you have Enterprise Governance knowledge and experience?

A. Yes.
B. No.

23. Do you have Lean Six Sigma knowledge and experience?

A. Yes.
B. No.

24. Do you have Kaisen Event knowledge and experience?

A. Yes.
B. No.

25. Do you have knowledge and experience in the application of knowledge management tools, i.e., SharePoint and SAP Business Intelligence Suite to effect people/process/technology enterprise solutions?

A. Yes.
B. No.

26. Have you assessed an organization's readiness for change?

A. Yes
B. No

27. Have you formally led change initiatives?

A. Yes
B. No

28. Have you conducted business process re-engineering analysis?

A. Yes
B. No

29. Have you conducted audits of management controls and/or internal controls?

A. Yes
B. No

30. Have you conducted contingency planning and analysis?

A. Yes
B. No