Lead IT Specialist


Vacancy ID: 811712   Announcement Number: 13-012-DE   USAJOBS Control Number: 336209800

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1. Title of Job

Lead IT Specialist
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20. Occupational Specialties

001 Lead IT Specialist

21. Geographic Availability

110000001 District of Columbia, DC

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the following descriptions, please select the one (1) statement that best describes your experience that qualifies you for the IT Specialist (INET), GS-14 position.

A. I possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, for example: Designing, building, or maintaining web based systems for grants management, using authoring or scripting languages, content creation tools, management tools, and digital media; Designing or developing relational databases and manipulating data using queries and stored procedures; Identifying problems uncovered by testing or customer feedback, and correcting problems or referring problems to appropriate personnel for correction; Evaluating code to ensure that it is valid, is properly structured, meets industry standards and is compatible with browsers, devices, or operating systems. Maintaining understanding of current web technologies or programming practices through continuing education, reading, or participation in professional conferences, workshops, or groups.
B. I do not have the experience described above.

2. From the following descriptions, please select the one (1) statement that best describes your experience serving as a technical lead within a software development team.

A. I have two years or more of experience serving as a technical lead within a software development team, including documenting software development best practices, system architecture guidelines, making recommendations to senior leaders, and providing training and guidance to junior developers.
B. I do not have the experience described above.

3. From the following descriptions, please select the one (1) statement that best describes your experience with grant making processes.

A. I am familiar with federal grant making business processes and grants management systems. This includes application intake, review and grading, selection, making awards and post-award reporting.
B. I do not have experience with federal grant making or grants management systems.

4. From the following descriptions, please select the one (1) statement that best describes your experience with implementing secure web sites.

A. I have over two years of experience developing secure web applications using Microsoft.NET and IIS, including experience developing custom authentication and authorization.
B. I do not have the experience described above.

5. From the following descriptions, please select the one (1) statement that best describes your experience as a software developer.

A. I have over five years of experience as a senior developer creating complex web applications, including experience with the Entity Framework, Web Forms, and Ajax.
B. I do not have the experience described above.

Please select the response that most closely reflects your experience in reference to the following questions.

6. Experience developing software applications using Microsoft Visual Studio.

A. I have two or more years of experience developing software applications using Microsoft Visual Studio including at least one year of experience with Visual Studio 2008 and/or 2010.
B. I have two or more years of experience developing software applications using Microsoft Visual Studio 2003 or above.
C. I have work experience developing software applications using Microsoft Visual Studio.
D. I have completed training on Microsoft Visual Studio but no work experience.
E. I have no experience using Microsoft Visual Studio.

7. Experience developing data-driven software using Microsoft Visual Studio, the Microsoft Entity Framework, and SQL Server.

A. I have two years or more of experience developing software applications with database data using Microsoft Visual Studio, the Microsoft Entity Framework, and SQL Server. I have at least one year of experience with Visual Studio 2010 and SQL Server 2008 and/or 2012.
B. I have two years or more of experience developing software applications with database data using Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 or later and SQL Server.
C. I have work experience developing software applications with database data using Microsoft Visual Studio and SQL Server.
D. I have completed training on using Microsoft Visual Studio and SQL Server to build data-driven software applications but no work experience.
E. I have no experience using Microsoft Visual Studio and SQL Server together to build data-driven software applications.

8. Experience developing web applications using ASP.NET.

A. I have five years or more of experience developing web applications using ASP.NET. I have developed web forms, web user controls, master pages, menus, and navigation controls.
B. I have two years or more of experience developing web applications using ASP.NET. I have developed web forms, web user controls, master pages, menus, and navigation controls
C. I have two years or more of experience developing web applications using ASP.NET.
D. I have work experience developing web applications using ASP.NET for a period of less than two years.
E. I have no experience with ASP.NET.

9. Experience developing web services using Microsoft.NET.

A. I have developed and deployed web services and/or web service clients in a work environment using Microsoft WCF.
B. I have developed and deployed web services and/or web service clients in a work environment using Microsoft Web Services Enhancements (WSE) but have not used WCF.
C. I have received training on developing web services using Microsoft.NET.
D. I have no experience or training with web services.

10. Experience developing web applications that use Ajax.

A. I have over two years of experience using Ajax within ASP.NET web applications including within master pages and user controls. I have developed web applications that use advanced Ajax controls provided by the Ajax Control Toolkit and JQuery.
B. I have over two years of experience using Ajax within ASP.NET web applications.
C. I have work experience using Ajax within ASP.NET web applications for a period of less than two years.
D. I have completed training on the use of Ajax for ASP.NET web applications but have not used Ajax in a work environment.
E. I have no experience using Ajax for ASP.NET web applications

11. Experience developing software applications using Visual Basic.NET

A. I have five or more years of experience developing software using Visual Basic.NET. I have used recent versions of Visual Basic.NET to implement generic collections, mark classes as serializable, and handle complex I/O processes.
B. I have two or more years of experience developing software using Visual Basic.NET. I have used recent versions of Visual Basic.NET to implement generic collections, mark classes as serializable, and handle complex I/O processes.
C. I have five or more years of experience developing software using a .NET programming language such as C# but have not used Visual Basic.NET.
D. I have less than two years of experience developing software using a .NET programming language such as Visual Basic.NET or C#.
E. I have no experience developing software using a .NET programming language.

12. Experience enforcing web application security using Microsoft.NET and Microsoft IIS.

A. I have over five years of experience developing ASP.NET web applications that use forms authentication in which users were managed using a custom membership provider. I have configured Microsoft IIS successfully to ensure enforcement of authentication. I also have experience developing solutions for mixed mode authentication (for example, combining Windows and Forms authentication).
B. I have over two years of experience developing ASP.NET web applications that use forms authentication using .Net membership providers.. I have configured Microsoft IIS successfully to ensure enforcement of authentication.
C. I have work experience developing ASP.NET web applications that use forms authentication.
D. I have completed training on the development of ASP.NET web applications that use forms authentication.
E. I have no experience implementing ASP.NET web application security using forms authentication.

13. Experience recommending adoption of new or recent technologies to improve a web application.

A. I have recently recommended the adoption of a new web technology to senior developers or officials and implemented integration of this technology into an existing application.
B. I have recently recommended the adoption of a new web technology and implemented its use.
C. I have completed training recently on new web technologies and invite the opportunity to use these technologies within a new or existing software application.
D. I am not aware of new technologies I would recommend at this time.

14. Experience solving software development challenges through research using technical documentation and references.

A. I have identified challenging software development problems such as interoperability problems, security problems, performance bottlenecks, or data anomalies in a work environment and independently researched and implemented solutions using technical documentation and references. My solutions are adopted by other developers.
B. I have independently researched challenging software development problems such as interoperability problems, security problems, performance bottlenecks, or data anomalies and implemented solutions in a work environment found in technical documentation. My solutions are adopted by other developers.
C. I have researched solutions to software development problems such as interoperability problems, security problems, performance bottlenecks, or data anomalies and implemented solutions in an academic or training environment.
D. I have researched solutions to software development problems such as interoperability problems, security problems, performance bottlenecks, or data anomalies and forwarded resources to others who implemented the solution in a work environment.
E. I have not needed to research software problems in the past.

15. Experience explaining solutions to technical problems orally.

A. I have orally presented solutions to technical problems to senior developers in a formal environment. My solutions were adopted by a development team.
B. I have orally explained solutions to technical problems to senior developers or my supervisor. My solutions were adopted by a development team.
C. I have orally explained solutions to technical problems to other developers.
D. I have not needed to explain a solution to a technical problem orally in the past, but I have experience making oral presentations in a work environment.
E. I have not needed to present solutions or reports orally in the past.

16. Experience explaining solutions to technical problems in writing.

A. I have independently researched and identified solutions to technical problems and described the solutions in writing. The resulting piece has been accepted as authoritative and published formally, such as a technical white paper or edited web site.
B. I have independently researched and identified solutions to technical problems and described the solutions in writing. The resulting piece was submitted to senior staff and was accepted as authoritative.
C. I have independently researched and identified solutions to technical problems and described the solutions in writing. The resulting piece was circulated among other developers and accepted as authoritative.
D. I have independently researched and identified solutions to technical problems and described the solutions in writing in an academic environment but not in a work environment.
E. I have not written documents describing a technical solution.

17. Experience developing software for system interoperability.

A. I have over two years of experience independently developing solutions for system interoperability such as managing authentication among multiple software applications or managing data among different databases. My solutions were considered authoritative and implemented as designed.
B. I have developed solutions for system interoperability such as managing authentication among multiple software applications or managing data among different databases for a period of less than two years. My solutions were reviewed and accepted by other developers.
C. I have developed software as part of a team that handled software and/or database interoperability solutions. I am knowledgeable about the solutions but did not develop them independently.
D. I have learned about software and/or database interoperability problems and solutions in an academic or training environment.
E. I have no experience with software and/or database interoperability.

18. Experience developing software applications in a team environment.

A. I have over five years of experience developing software in an agile development team of ten or more developers with clearly defined roles and responsibilities.
B. I have between two and five years of experience developing software in a team of ten or more developers with clearly defined roles and responsibilities.
C. I have developed software in a small team of less than ten developers.
D. I have developed software as part of a small group in an academic environment but not in a work environment.
E. I have not developed software with a team or group.

19. Experience developing software applications in a team environment using Microsoft Team Foundation Server.

A. I have over two years of experience managing and configuring the use of Microsoft Team Foundation Server for a software development team for source control, builds, and deployment.
B. I have over two years of experience developing software that has been managed using Microsoft Team Foundation Server.
C. I have work experience developing software that has been managed using Team Foundation Server of a period of less than two years.
D. I have completed training on Microsoft Team Foundation Server but have not used it in a work environment.
E. I have no experience with Microsoft Team Foundation Server.

20. Experience performing software requirements analysis.

A. I have over two years of experience identifying and managing requirements for a large software development project involving external customers and a development team with ten or more members.
B. I have over two years of experience identifying and managing requirements for a software development project involving external customers and a development team of five or more members.
C. I have participated in a formal requirements analysis process as part of a software development project involving external customers and a development team in a work environment.
D. I have participated in a formal requirements analysis process in an academic or training environment.
E. I have no experience with software requirements analysis.

21. Experience with formal software testing procedures.

A. I have over five years of experience writing and using unit tests within the Microsoft Visual Studio unit testing framework.
B. I have over two years of work experience writing and using unit tests within the Microsoft Visual Studio unit testing framework for a period of less than two years.
C. I have work experience with test-driven development.
D. I have work experience with a formal testing process other than test-driven development.
E. I have not participated in formal software testing.

22. Experience testing software applications to confirm fulfillment of requirements.

A. I have over five years of experience testing software to confirm that it fulfills formally defined requirements. I have tested software developed by myself and by others.
B. I have between two and five years of experience testing software to confirm that it fulfills formally defined requirements. I have tested software developed by myself and by others.
C. I have work experience testing software to confirm that it fulfills formally defined requirements for a period of less than two years.
D. I have experience testing software to confirm that it meets requirements in a training or academic setting but not in a work environment.
E. I have no experience testing software.

23. Experience applying the concepts of object oriented programming to software application development.

A. I have over five years of experience applying the principles of object oriented programming to software developed using Microsoft.NET including representation of database data.
B. I have over two years of experience applying the principles of object oriented programming to software developed using Microsoft.NET including representation of database data as custom objects.
C. I have work experience applying the principles of object oriented programming to software developed using Microsoft.NET for a period of less than two years.
D. I have experience applying the principles of object oriented programming to software developed using Microsoft.NET in an academic or training environment.
E. I have not used the principles of object oriented programming to develop software.

24. Experience designing a relational database for use by a software application using Microsoft SQL Server

A. I have over five years of experience designing relational databases using Microsoft SQL Server that have served as back ends for software applications. The design work included implementing database security.
B. I have over two years of experience designing relational databases using Microsoft SQL Server that have served as back ends for software applications.
C. I have work experience designing relational databases using Microsoft SQL Server for a period of less than two years.
D. I have designed relational databases in a training or academic environment.
E. I have no experience designing relational databases.

25. Experience developing stored procedures, queries, and/or functions in Transact-SQL for Microsoft SQL Server

A. I have over five years of experience developing stored procedures, queries, and/or functions in Transact-SQL for Microsoft SQL Server. I have handled inserting, updating, and selecting data from multiple tables and have used input and output variables. I also have experience handling bulk updates, transactions, and error handling.
B. I have over two years of experience developing stored procedures, queries, and/or functions in Transact-SQL for Microsoft SQL Server. I have handled inserting, updating, and selecting data from multiple tables and have used input and output variables.
C. I have work experience developing stored procedures, queries, and/or functions in Transact-SQL for Microsoft SQL Server for a period of less than two years. I have handled inserting, updating, and selecting data from multiple tables and have used input and output variables.
D. I have developed stored procedures, queries, and/or functions using Transact-SQL for Microsoft SQL Server in a training or academic environment but not in a work environment.
E. I have never developed stored procedures, queries, and/or functions using Transact-SQL for Microsoft SQL Server.


26. Knowledge of web site development tools and techniques

A. I have over five years of experience developing web sites using HTML, XML, Javascript, and CSS.
B. I have between two and five years of experience developing web sites using HTML, XML, and CSS.
C. I have experience developing web sites using HTML for a period of less than two years.
D. I have never developed a web site using HTML.

27. I am eligible under a Special Hiring Authority for non-competitive appointment based on one of the following selections. (If you select this option, you must indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking on your application and provide appropriate documentation supporting your eligibility).

A. Authorized for persons who are severely disabled, such as certain veterans
B. Returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or VISTA.
C. I am not eligible under special hiring authority.