TECHNICAL INFORMATION SPECIALIST, GS-1412-11/12/13


Vacancy ID: 785437   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-CDER-MP-13-785437   USAJOBS Control Number: 331010800

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the responses below, choose the letter that BEST describes your education or education and experience in order to meet the Basic Qualification.

A. I have a full 4-year course of study that meets all the requirements for a bachelor's degree with major study in technical information. (Must submit transcripts)
B. I have four years of experience that provided a knowledge of the basic principles, theories, practices, techniques, and terminology of a discipline or subject-matter field; an understanding of the standard methods, procedures, and techniques of research and analysis in the subject-matter field; Such experience must have been equivalent to that which would have been gained through a 4-year college curriculum.
C. I have a combination of education and experience as described in "A" and "B" above. (Must submit transcripts)
D. I do not meet the education and/or experience described above.

2. From the descriptions below, please choose the answer that BEST describes how you qualify for this position at the GS-11 level

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service, that included: designing and maintaining web-pages; using programing language to design and maintain databases; and editing website content.
B. I have 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education or doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent) related to the position (Must Submit Transcripts).
C. I have a combination of specialized experience and education.
D. My experience or education is not reflected in answers 'A' or 'B'.

3. Do you have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service, that included: designing and developing web-pages; evaluating the performance of web databases; tracking and managing project deadlines; and organizing and editing website content?

A. Yes
B. No, I do not possess the experience described above

4. Do you have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service, that included: designing and developing web searchable applications; evaluating the performance of web databases and developing system improvements; leading others in the design and development of web-pages; and creating and editing website content?

A. Yes, I do possess the experience described above.
B. No, I do not possess the experience described above

For each of the following task statements, select one response below (A-E) that best describes your experience level.

A- I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
B- I have limited experience in performing this work behavior. I have had exposure to this work behavior but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
C- I have experience performing this work behavior across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
D- I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusually complex situations.
E- I am considered an expert in carrying out this work behavior. I advise and instruct others in carrying out this work behavior on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.

5. Design and implement searchable web page applications.

6. Use MS SQL Server and/or Oracle to design databases.

7. Maintain databases by performing a range of tasks such as data normalization, performance tuning, and database replication.

8. Program and test web and/or multimedia applications using HTML, XML, ColdFusion, and/or JavaScript in a programing framework.

9. Collaborate with staff members from all levels of an organization to help develop content for a web page.

10. Participate in coordinating web site promotion initiatives.

11. Consult with other team members on web database changes and/or improvements.

12. Review user feedback to assess the effectiveness of a webpage.

13. Collaborate with program staff to incorporate web page edits.

14. Participate in developing written content for a website.

15. Research health regulations to ensure the accuracy of content in a website.

16. Develop timelines for implementing website enhancements.

17. Use spreadsheets or other tools to track deadlines for multiple projects.

18. Establish project priorities by assessing web user's information needs.