INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (PLCYPLN)


Vacancy ID: 788417   Announcement Number: NE2221011-788417LV479992-DE   USAJOBS Control Number: 331565600

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The Vacancy Identification Number is:  788417
1. Title of Job

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (PLCYPLN)
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

Have you received any Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP) from the Federal Government within the last 5 years?


8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

11

11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

List any campaign badges and/or expeditionary medals received.  Examples:  Southwest Asia Service Medal Purple Heart, etc (limited to 300 characters)
15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

If currently active duty in the U.S. Military, provide anticipated date of separation/retirement or start of terminal leave (mm/dd/yyyy).


Type of Discharge and/or anticipated Type of Discharge:

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If retired because of a service connected disability, transferred to the permanent disability retirement list, or currently receiving compensation for a service connected disability, indicate the percentage of the disability:


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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

001 Information Technology Specialist (Policy and Planning)

21. Geographic Availability

440150005 Newport, RI

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Thank you for your interest in this position.  This Occupational Questionnaire consists of 36 questions which will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

1. Your responses to the questions below are subject to evaluation and verification.  Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your responses.  Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for disqualifying you or dismissing you from Federal employment.

 

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, I may be fined or imprisoned (see 18 U.S.C. 1101),  my eligibility may be cancelled, I may be denied employment, or I may be removed or debarred from Federal employment (see 5 C.F.R. part 731).  I understand that any information I give may be investigated.  And I understand that answering "No" to this question will result in my application not receiving consideration for this position.

A. Yes, I understand the above and certify the information provided in this Occupational Questinnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith.
B. No, I do not certify/understand the information provided above.

2. Are you the spouse of an active duty military member and eligible for military spouse preference?

 

To be eligible, you must have been married to your military sponsor prior to reporting to the new duty assignment AND must have accompanied your military sponsor on a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move AND the position for which you are applying must be within the commuting area of your military sponsor's new permanent duty stations.  You must submit a copy of your military sponsor's PCS orders with your application.

A. Yes
B. No

WARNING!  Please make sure the content of your resume supports the responses you record in this questionnaire.  If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, the results may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your qualifications or your application may be found ineligible/not qualified.

3. Select the statement below that describes the IT-related experience or education you possess that demonstrates your ability to satisfy the basic requirement of this position.  Please make sure your application supports the statement you select.  Applications that do not support the statement selected will not be considered.

A. I have substantive IT-related experience that demonstrates I possess the general and technical competencies required to satisfactorily perform the work of this position. Examples of required competencies include IT policy and planning, attention to detail, customer service, oral communication, and problem solving.
B. I have a Ph.D., equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D., in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management that demonstrates I possess the general and technical competencies required to satisfactorily perform the work of this position. Examples of required competencies include IT policy and planning, attention to detail, customer service, oral communication, and problem solving.
C. I do not have the experience or education described above.

4. Do you have at least one year of specialized experience in or directly related to the work of the position at a level of difficulty and complexity comparable to the next lower grade level, and that equipped you with the competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities to satisfactorily perform the work of the position?  Examples of specialized experience include, but is not limited to: providing technical support and life cycle management for automated information systems; evaluating technological advancements impacting the application of automated data processing resources; developing support system policies and procedures by analyzing budgetary requirements, cost analysis, resources, staffing, and training; preventing and responding to attacks against information systems and infrastructures.

A. Yes
B. No

Have you performed IT-related work that involved developing, delivering, and supporting IT systems and services in the following operating system environments?

5. Web servers

A. Yes
B. No

6. Oracle

A. Yes
B. No

7. SQL

A. Yes
B. No

8. Linux

A. Yes
B. No

9. Max OSx

A. Yes
B. No

10. Windows Server 2008 R2

A. Yes
B. No

11. Windows 7

A. Yes
B. No

For each of the task statements below, select one response from the scale provided that most accurately describes your experience, education, and/or training.

A- I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in how to perform this 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 or train them in doing this task because of my expertise.


12. Evaluate technological advancements pertaining to new hardware, software, and communications that will enhance automation processes

13. Evaluate life cycle management factors such as cost benefit analysis, compatibility with existing networks and systems, and long term feasibility

14. Analyze and evaluate the impact of change in current policy on information support systems

15. Recommend technological advancements such as updates to communication protocols to improve automated data processes

16. Advise management on existing or potential problems in organizational, staffing, training, and budgetary requirements for technical support project plans

17. Develop concepts of operations and capabilities for information systems support initiatives

18. Develop procedures and interpret policies pertaining to information system support

19. Prepare or present briefings to management on short and long range automation objectives

20. Develop alternate approaches to issues by applying knowledge of information technology policies and planning formulation processes

21. Prepare financial reports with regard to technical operations including categorizing expenditures, procurement costs, etc.

22. Identify organizational requirements for information systems by conducting life cycle management studies

23. Coordinate updates to system registration and changes in version maintenance of software applications

24. Prepare procurement documentation for hardware, software, or peripherals required to complete automation projects

25. Troubleshoot information technology systems by applying knowledge of applications, operating systems, protocols, and equipment

26. Solve automation problems by applying computer diagnostic techniques, computer specification development, implementation guideline development, and computer security procedures

27. Ensure customer satisfaction by utilizing performance metrics from Advanced Help Desk Software, Database Management Systems, and WEB applications

28. Prepare technical business case analyses (BCA) for large implementations or proposed technological solutions

29. Register and maintain software applications in a large organization's enterprise-wide registry or inventory of IT systems (e.g., DADMS, DITPR, or comparable).

30. Prepare and review sole source justifications for the acquisition of IT hardware, software, components, and systems in order to evaluate for various purposes such as configuration management and/or life cycle needs.

31. Review technical proposals submitted by vendors to ensure it meets IT-related and procurement objectives.

32. Monitor IT-related aspects of contractor performance during the life of the contract to ensure IT-related requirements are met.

33. Manage IT-related government contracts as a contracting officer representative (COR) or assistant contracing officer representative (ACOR).

Do you have any of the following active certifications?

34. A+

A. Yes
B. No

35. Security+

A. Yes
B. No

36. Network+

A. Yes
B. No

Thank you for applying for this position and your interest in working for the Naval War College.