Lead Information Technology Specialist (Network) - NIAID - DE


Vacancy ID: 820260   Announcement Number: NIH-NIAID-DE-13--820260   USAJOBS Control Number: 335333200

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Thank you for your interest in the Lead Information Technology Specialist (NETWORK), GS-2210-14 position at our agency. We will evaluate your resume and your responses to this Assessment Questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Your responses are subject to verification. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit this questionnaire.

1. Choose the one answer that best describes how you meet the Minimum Education requirements for the Lead Information Technology Specialist (NETWORK) position as described in the Qualifications Section of the Vacancy Announcement.

A. I qualify for this position because I have IT related experience and/or training that demonstrates that I possess each of the following four competencies: 1. Attention to Detail - am thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail; 2. Customer Service - work with clients and customers to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; know about available products and services; am committed to providing quality products and services; 3. Oral Communication - Express information to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information; make clear and convincing oral presentations; listen to others, attend to nonverbal cues, and respond appropriately; 4. Problem Solving - identify problems; determine accuracy and relevance of information; use sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations. AND, I have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: planning, designing, developing, and managing a network security operations program; defining security requirements for an IT network; implementing and managing an intrusion detection and prevention system; designing and developing network security operations network infrastructure, server and switching hardware, and operating software systems; testing and performing maintenance of network security operations hardware and software; leading or instructing other IT specialist or contractors in performing network diagnostics, analyzing network traffic patterns, and installing network software fixes and upgrades; and evaluating the effectiveness of new concepts and ideas for network infrastructure, data storage and management systems enhancement.
B. My experience does not match the choice above.

The following section is used to determine your non-competitive eligibility or priority consideration. If you want non-competitive or priority consideration, you must submit the required documentation to verify your eligibility as indicated.

1. Schedule A (Individuals with Disabilities) - I am an individual who has a permanent, severe physical, psychiatric, or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, and wish to be considered non-competitively.

 

NOTE: If you select "yes" in response to this question, you must submit Proof of Disability. If you are selected, you will be asked to provide a Certificate of Job Readiness. You can obtain this documentation from a licensed medical professional; licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (State or private); or any Federal agency, State agency, agency of the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits.

 

For more information on this hiring flexibility, please visit the USAJobs Individuals with Disabilities Page

A. Yes
B. No

2. Commissioned Corps Member– I am currently an officer enlisted in the PHS Commissioned Corps. I am interested in staying in the Corps if selected. NOTE: If you select "yes" in response to this question, you will NOT be referred on the competitive Delegated Examining certificate of eligibles, as selection from that list would require you to resign or retire from the Corps. For more information on the Commissioned Corps, please visit the U.S. Public Health Service Commission Corps Website

 

 

 

A. Yes
B. No

3. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)/Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) -  I am a current or former federal employee displaced from a position in a 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/CTAP are provided priority selection for vacancies within the local commuting area for which they apply and are well qualified.

 

NOTE: If you select "yes" in response to this question, you must submit copies of the appropriate documentation, such as a reduction in force (RIF) separation notice, a 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.

 

For more information on ICTAP/CTAP, please visit OPM’s The Employee's Guide to Career Transition Page.

A. Yes
B. No

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training.

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.

1. Plan, assign and direct work to be accomplished.

2. Develop goals, milestones, and expectations for a group.

3. Prioritize and manage the work of team members to meet operating requirements.

4. Review completed work of team members for technical accuracy and quality.

5. Analyze workload of the team and distribute work appropriately among team members.

6. Resolve conflicts, differences, or problems among team members.

7. Facilitate, coach, or negotiate consensus within a group.

8. Direct technical team(s) in order to deliver a quality product or service for the organization and its customers.

9. Define goals for a network security operations project.

10. Develop schedules, milestones and reporting procedures for an IT project.

11. Conduct phase, milestone, or final project reviews.

12. Prepare the technical portion of proposals, statements of work, management plans and related documents.

13. Implement quality assurance processes for an IT project.

14. Evaluate the feasibility of contractor proposals.

15. Plan and establish work schedules, deadlines and standards for acceptable work.

For the following questions, please indicate YES or NO to best describe your experience.

16. Do you have a current Project Management Professional (PMP) certification?

A. Yes
B. No

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training.

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.

17. Develop technical specifications for computer systems.

18. Translate information into network security operations specifications for use by IT and subject matter professionals.

19. Conduct risk mitigation activities through the monitoring of network security operation project activities and resources.

20. Design and develop network security operations network infrastructure, server and switching hardware, and operating software systems.

21. Evaluate, test, and perform maintenance of network security operations network infrastructure, server and switching hardware, and operating software systems.

22. Utilize systematic, quantifiable approaches to develop, implement, and document network security operations projects

For the following questions, please indicate YES or NO to best describe your experience.

23. Have you led all phases of the high performance computing (network security operations) lifecycle?

A. Yes
B. No

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training.

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.

24. Operate and maintain network security operations and supporting equipment.

25. Operate and maintain communications, networking and operating systems.

26. Design and develop computer and network hardware in an integrated network security operations environment.

27. Design and develop operating systems in an integrated network security operations environment.

28. Test, evaluate, and maintain computer and network hardware and operating systems in an integrated network security operations environment.

29. Resolve conflicts associated with the identification and specification of network security operations requirements.

30. Install and integrate engineering, network, and infrastructure fixes, updates, and enhancements to network security operations environments.

31. Review proposed infrastructures and systems to ensure that network security operations requirements have been well defined.

32. Integrate infrastructure components (e.g., service level agreements, policies, procedures, operating systems, computer architecture, computer networks, computer infrastructure, and hardware) to meet network security operations needs.

33. Evaluate IT network systems applications, hardware, operating system software and services to determine whether upgrades or enhancements are needed to meet customer needs.

34. Conduct feasibility studies designed to identify potential improvements in IT network and communications systems.

35. Perform needs analyses to define opportunities for new or improved network infrastructure, server and switching hardware, and operating systems software services.

36. Conduct cost effectiveness studies associated with the design and develop of new network infrastructure, data storage, and management systems

37. Design and develop new network infrastructure, data storage, and management systems.

38. Conduct studies of long-term network infrastructure, data storage and management system needs.

39. Develop long-range forecasts for network infrastructure, data storage and management systems enhancement.

As previously explained, your responses in this Assessment Questionnaire 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 for dismissing you from employment following acceptance. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy.

If you fail to answer this question, you will be disqualified from consideration for this position.

40. 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, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that responding "No" to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.

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