Information Technology Specialist, GS-2210-11/12


Vacancy ID: 817697   Announcement Number: MG-2013-01506-SEG-817697DE   USAJOBS Control Number: 335077900

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

THE RESUME YOU SUBMIT FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MUST SUPPORT THE ANSWER YOU CLAIM UNDER THIS AND OTHER QUESTIONS. IF NOT, YOU WILL BE FOUND NOT QUALIFIED OR YOUR SCORE WILL BE LOWERED.

1. From the descriptions below, select the letter that describes the education or experience you have that demonstrates your ability to perform as a GS-2210-11 Information Technology Specialist.

A. My resume supports at least one year of specialized experience planning IT projects and activities; working with teams to conduct analysis, developing goals, objectives and strategies for IT projects and/or budgeting projects and annual marketing plans that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in the Federal service.
B. Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
C. I have a combination of education and experience.
D. I do not have the education, experience or combination as described above.

2. From the descriptions below, select the letter that describes the education or experience you have that demonstrates your ability to perform as a GS-2210-12 Information Technology Specialist.

A. My resume supports at least one year of specialized experience conducting strategic planning and project management activities; facilitating teams to conduct analysis, developing goals, objectives and strategies for IT projects; developing long and short range marketing strategies that includes budget projects and annual marketing plans and/or resolving critical issues with validated software/equipment and new technology/software that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service.
B. I do not have the experience as described above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. 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.

3. Conducting risk assessment and vulnerability analysis.

4. Writing security accreditation packages, policies and procedures on a wide variety of IT concepts, principles and standards.

5. Analyzing proposals, feasibility studies of current and future needs and trends.

6. Working in an IT branch working on Communications Security (COMSEC) equipment.

7. Analyzing written policies and procedures on System Information Technology or COMSEC IT concepts, principles and standards.

8. Analyzing statutory requirements against existing directives.

9. Analyzing information security that requires technical expertise in order to extend and modify methods to solve a variety of unprecedented problems.

10. Conducting strategic planning and project management activities.

11. Facilitating teams to conduct analysis, developing goals, objectives and strategies for IT projects.

12. Resolving critical issues with validated software/equipment and new technology/software.

13. Preparing and presenting briefings to senior management officials on complex and controversial issues.

14. Negotiating and resolving issues with management officials regarding complex and major ongoing IT plans and projects.

15. Communicating, presenting and training complex technical requirements to non-technical personnel.

16. Consulting with developers or vendors to define requirements and identify integration issues.