IT SPECIALIST (NETWORK)


Vacancy ID: 780109   Announcement Number: NW22210-12-780109K3484182   USAJOBS Control Number: 330436200

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Please accurately identify your level of experience and demonstrated capability when completing this questionnaire as your responses, resume and supporting documents will be reviewed for accuracy. You will be asked at the end of this questionnaire to certify your entire application as true and accurate.

The following section is used to determine your eligibility for appointment and referral consideration. Please indicate those eligibilities for which you are eligible and would like to be considered. You will only be considered under eligibilities that you select and provide requested supporting information either below or within your resume. If you do not meet at least one of the eligibilities below, you are not eligible to be considered for this position. For additional information, definitions and supporting documentation requirements see the list of appointing eligibilities listed at http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/ApplicantChecklist_Merit.pdf.   Please note that documentation (e.g., SF-50s or DD-214s) will be requested if you are selected to verity your eligibiliy.

1. Current Department of Defense Employee - I am currently employed in the Department of Defense (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, etc) as a permanent career or career-conditional (Tenure 1 or 2 in box 24 of SF-50) employee in the competitive service (SF-50 will show 1 in box 34); or I am currently on a permanent Veterans' Readjustment Appointment (VRA) (SF-50 will show a 2 in box 34) with Department of Defense. Note: Your resume MUST include your position title, pay plan, series, grade level, agency worked for and dates of employment for all applicable federal work experiences.

A. Yes
B. Not applicable, OR I do not wish to be considered under this eligibility.

2. Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) - I am a veteran who served substantially 3 or more years of continuous active duty in the military - OR - I am a preference eligible; AND I was discharged under honorable conditions. Visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx for veterans' preference eligibility requirements.  Note: If you respond yes, ensure that you have answered all applicable veterans’ questions in both the Eligibility Information and Other Information sections of this questionnaire.

A. Yes
B. Not applicable, OR I do not wish to be considered under this eligibility.

3. Reinstatement- I was formerly employed as a permanent federal civilian employee (Tenure 1 or 2 in block 24 of your SF-50) in the competitive service (SF-50 will show a 1 in block 34) who 1) previously attained career status - OR- 2) is a Veterans' preference eligible and served at least one day as a career conditional employee - OR - 3) separated from civil service as a career-conditional employee within the past three years. I am NOT a current permanent federal employee. Note: Your resume MUST include a work experience with position title, pay plan, series, grade level, agency worked for and dates of employment that supports previous federal employment and your reinstatement eligibility.

A. Yes
B. Not applicable, OR I do not wish to be considered under this eligibility.

4. Annuitant - I am currently receiving an annuity for service as a federal civil servant. If selected, I would be serving as a re-employed annuitant.

A. Yes
B. No

5. PPP Military Spouse Program - I am registered in the DoD Priority Placement Program (PPP) Military Spouse Preference Program (Program S) for the series, grade and location covered by this announcement.

A. Yes
B. Not Applicable

6. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) - I am a current former federal employee displaced from a position in a Non-DoD federal agency (e.g., IRS, VA, Dept of Labor, etc.) in the same local commuting area of the vacancy. I have a current (or last) performance rating of record of at least fully successful or the equivalent. Applicants eligible under ICTAP are provided priority selection for vacancies within the local commuting area for which they apply and are well qualified. NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this statement, you must submit copies of the appropriate documentation, such as a reduction in force (RIF) separation notice, SF-50 reflecting your RIF separation, or a notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function to another commuting area. You must also submit documentation to reflect your current (or last) performance rating of record.

A. Yes
B. Not applicable, OR I do not wish to be considered under this eligibility.

1. Please select the response that best describes how you meet the minimum qualifications for a GS-2210-12 IT SPECIALIST (NETWORK).

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-11) in the Federal service coordinating Local Area Networks (LAN), managing servers or providing input for computer system enhancements. My experience in the information technology field has equipped me with skill in the following areas: attention to detail, customer service, oral communication, and problem solving. Experience must demonstrate a substantive knowledge of the Information Technology field performing duties such as: analyzing and defining network requirements; configuring and optimizing network servers, hubs, routers, and switches; analyzing network workload or defining and maintaining network architecture and infrastructure.
B. No, I do not have the specialized experience described above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item.

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 am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

2. Maintain reliability of services by providing technical support for information technology networks (e.g. Linux, Microsoft, etc.).

3. Provide alternative solutions to information technology problems highlighting the benefits and limitations of each option.

4. Advise on technical issues requested for additional network services to support mission critical needs.

5. Ensure compliance with organizational practices in the delivery of network services (e.g. Virtual Private Networks (VPN), Storage area Networks (SAN), Local Area Networks (LAN), Wide Area Networks, (WAN), etc.).

6. Provides technical guidance regarding area network operating systems.

7. Manages the designing, testing or the performance monitoring of computer operating systems, hardware platforms or software modules.

8. Manages Local Area Network hardware and software and servers in support of the organization's goals.

9. Analyze local and wide area network systems to include the designing or the selecting of operating systems and protocol suites.

10. Provide written results of system analysis to influence policy decisions.

11. Resolve interoperability problems to obtain operations across platforms including email, file transfer or telecommunications to support the implementation of security procedures.

12. Coordinate with application developers to implement updates system installations.

13. Provide system support to ensure availability of operability to customers.

14. Perform quality trend analysis to ensure customer requirements are met.

15. Evaluate customer requests for additional technical services to support mission critical services.

16. Diagnose problems in response to customer reported incidents.

17. Consult with customers to define system requirements or specifications.

18. Your ratings in this Occupational Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit.  Deliberate attempts to falsify or inflate your responses may be grounds for not referring you.

Please take this opportunity to review your rating to ensure the accuracy of your answers and that they are supported by your resume.  Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation does not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.

B. No. I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.