Select at least one occupational specialty code. The specialty code(s) for this position are 001, 002 and 003. Please note that you must select at least one specialty code but may select multiple codes if desired. Each code is defined below:
001 - Open to All
002 - Competitive Merit Promotion. This includes current Federal employees who serve under a competitive career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service, reinstatement eligibles (former Federal employees who served under a career appointment in the competitive service) and VEOA eligibles (veterans with preference and veterans who have been honorably discharged and substantially completed at least 3 years of continuous active duty service. You must provide qualifying documentation (i.e. SF-50 or veterans documentation).
003 - Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities. This includes applicants who are eligible for noncompetitive or special appointment authorities such as: 30% or more compensably disabled veterans, Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA - for positions at GS-11 and below), and persons with disabilities (Schedule A), military spouse preference, Federal employees in excepted positions covered under an interchange agreement, and other eligible special hiring authorities (such as Peace Corps, Boren Fellows, etc.). This also includes applicants who previously held, or currently hold, this position and grade with the same promotion potential as announced for this 879204. For more information about special hiring authorities, visit: http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/lawsregulations/appointingauthorities/index.asp. You must provide qualifying documentation for a noncompetitive or special hiring authority.
Complete this section ONLY IF you are a surplus or displaced Federal employee requesting special priority consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). To be considered, you must be a surplus or displaced Federal employee as defined in the regulations, be applying for a vacancy at or below the grade level of the position from which you have been or are being separated (and with no greater promotion potential than your position), and be occupying or have been displaced from a position in the same local commuting area as the vacancy.
Note: To receive consideration for the CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit the necessary supporting documentation as specified in the vacancy announcement.
1. From the descriptions below, select one statement below that best describes your experience to meet basic requirements for this position at the GS-15 level.A. I qualify for the GS-15 level because I have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-14 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as: 1) planning and conducting comprehensive studies and analyses using a wide range of analytical and evaluative techniques to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of long-range program planning for a major organization; 2) reviewing budget processes, audit procedures, resource needs and requirements to recommend business improvement processes; 3) maintaining direct oversight of work performed and managing programmatic personnel/functions (i.e. planning work assignments, preparing schedules for completing assignments, assigning work to staff, identifying employee training needs, evaluating performance of employee and etc.); and 4) providing advice to top management concerning the improvement of educational and workforce development policies, procedures and practices to ensure program effectiveness and efficiency. NOTE: The contents of your resume must explicitly show that you meet all aspects of this requirement to receive credit.
Knowledge of a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods to assess and improve program effectiveness
For each task in the following groups, choose the statement from the list A through E following that most accurately describes your current level of experience and capability.A- I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
2. Plan, organize and conduct analytical studies involving the planning, development, and implementation of major programs of national scope and impact.
3. Design and conduct a wide variety of comprehensive studies and detailed analyses of functions and processes related to long-range planning.
4. Identify and propose solutions to management problems that are of major importance to planning program direction.
5. Formulate and recommend plans and strategies to improve program policies, practices, methods, and organizational structure.
6. Establish control systems and progress reporting requirements that monitor production or program priorities in order to evaluate progress and results.
Knowledge of budget processes, procedures, and requirements
7. Analyze financial and budgetary relationships to develop recommendations for financial and/or budget actions.
8. Review requests for funding and proposed staffing levels in relation to current obligations and expenditures.
9. Analyze budget requests and estimates to identify inconsistencies and imbalances.
10. Analyze and evaluate continual changes in program plans and funding and their effect on financial and budget program milestones.
11. Implement budget controls through review and approval of obligations and expenditure of funds.
Skill in training, educational, and workforce development activities
12. Conduct education and workforce studies, analyze the results, and make sound recommendations for appropriate changes to or improvements in the program.
13. Identify training and development needs for an information technology/cybersecurity workforce through job analysis and regular consultation with industry experts.
14. Identify current training, educational, and workforce problem areas and recommend changes in procedures or techniques.
15. Plan and develop standards, procedures, and guidelines to encourage program enrichment and growth and to provide guidance for information technology/cybersecurity workforce development projects.
16. Develop tools, techniques, and methods required to implement training, educational, and workforce development goals and objectives.
17. Develop national-level outreach and awareness programs to promote national cybersecurity capabilities with the public and private sectors.
Ability to supervise
18. Assign work based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments.
19. Prepare schedules for completion of work.
20. Provide advice, counsel, or instruction to employees concerning both work and administrative matters.
21. Develop performance standards for employees supervised.
22. Evaluate work performance of employees and prepare formal performance appraisals.
23. Interview and recommend selection of candidates for positions supervised.
24. Recommend promotion and/or reassignment of subordinate employees.
25. Provide recommendations on the resolution of grievances and more serious complaints.
26. Recommend minor disciplinary measures (i.e., counseling and admonishments).
27. Recommend other actions in more serious cases (i.e., reprimands and suspensions).
Ability to effectively communicate orally
28. Present and share information on policy goals, objectives, or impacts.
29. Negotiate with other staff regarding analysis and policy development procedures.
30. Provide advice and guidance on undefined issues and elements for program essential to organization's mission.
31. Participate as a presenter in national and international seminars and symposia.