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Grade: 11

1 Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in order to minimally qualify for this position. Do you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal Service as defined in the statement below? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Specialized experience for this position is defined as having experience in at least 4 of the following: (1) Performing chemical testing of treated power plant water systems; (2) Maintaining chemical treatment data, analyzing trends and recommending corrective actions to achieve a normal range for chemical levels in the treated plant systems; (3) Performing scheduled inspections of major water process systems such as condensate storage tanks, hot wells, boiler drums and cooling towers; (4) Developing guidelines for applying water corrosion remediation, analysis and quality assurance techniques to resolve various water-quality problems in piping systems; and (5) Performing as Contracting Officer Representative or equivalent.
2 Select the choice that best describes your experience or training in performing chemical testing of treated industrial plant water systems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.
3 Select the choice that best describes your experience or training in maintaining chemical treatment data, analyzing trends and recommending corrective actions to achieve a normal range for chemical levels in the treated plant systems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.
4 Do you have experience performing scheduled inspections of the waterside of major equipment such as boilers, chillers, deaerators, cooling towers, and heat exchangers? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: 12

1 Applicants must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in order to minimally qualify for this position. Do you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal Service as defined in the statement below? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Specialized experience for this position is defined as having experience: (1) Performing chemical testing of treated power plant water systems; (2) Maintaining chemical treatment data, analyzing trends and recommending corrective actions to achieve a normal range for chemical levels in the treated plant systems; (3) Performing scheduled inspections of major water process systems such as condensate storage tanks, hot wells, boiler drums and cooling towers; (4) Developing guidelines for applying water corrosion remediation, analysis and quality assurance techniques to resolve various water-quality problems in piping systems; and (5) Performing as Contracting Officer Representative or equivalent.
2 Select the choice that best describes your experience or training in performing chemical testing of treated industrial plant water systems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.
3 Select the choice that best describes your experience or training in maintaining chemical treatment data, analyzing trends and recommending corrective actions to achieve a normal range for chemical levels in the treated plant systems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.
4 Do you have knowledge, training, and/or experience in industrial waste water discharge permitting and/or National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: All Grades

1 Select the statements below that apply to your experience with water treatment. (select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I understand the fundamentals regarding treatment of steam, or chilled water, or condenser water systems.
  • I have monitored metering and chemical treatment systems to ensure that they are operating within parameters.
  • I have conducted chemical testing in a laboratory to verify that water treatment is within specified parameters.
  • I am able to make manual adjustments to chemical treatment systems to correct an out of specification parameter.
  • I have been responsible for offloading chemicals during delivery.
  • None of the above
2 Select the industrial water systems you have provided chemical treatment for. Answer to this question is required
  • Closed Loop Chilled Water
  • Open Loop Condenser Water
  • Closed Loop Hot Water
  • Closed Loop Condensate Return
  • Boiler Feed Water
  • Industrial Waste Water Discharge
  • None of the above
3 Do you have experience developing guidelines for applying water corrosion remediation, analysis and quality assurance techniques to resolve various water-quality problems in piping systems? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    3.1 Please describe your experience performing this task. Maximum length of 10000 characters.
  • No
4 Which tasks have you completed on a regular and recurring basis related to program management? Answer to this question is required
  • Established priorities among multiple, simultaneous tasks
  • Established timelines and milestones for accomplishing tasks
  • Initiated projects
  • Closed out projects
  • Coordinated task accomplishment with other groups
  • None of the above
5 Select the statements below that apply to your experience with environmental programs. (select all that apply)
Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked at a facility that held an air permit issued by the state or EPA.
  • I have worked at a facility that held a waste water discharge permit issued by the local authority or EPA.
  • I have worked at a plant that was certified in ISO 14001 for Environmental Management.
  • I have worked at a plant that had environmental monitoring equipment such as a Continuous Emissions Monitoring System.
  • I have worked at a plant that had pollution control systems such as a baghouse or selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems.
  • None of the above
6 Have you ever held a Contracting Officer`s Technical Representative (COTR), Contracting Officer's Representative (COR), or equivalent certification? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    6.1 Have you obtained a Contracting Officer`s Technical Representative (COTR), Contracting Officer's Representative (COR), or equivalent certification in the past three years?
    • Yes
    • No
  • No
7 Have you acted on a Contracting Officer`s Technical Representative (COTR), Contracting Officer's Representative (COR), or equivalent certification for a service contract in the past three years? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 Select the task(s) that you have performed on a regular and recurring basis regarding contracts. (select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Coordinated the activities of an organization in developing a contract.
  • Monitors contractor activities through personal contact.
  • Developed contracts requests with supporting justifications.
  • Prepared requests for contracts resources for an organization.
  • Engaged in the strategic planning process.
  • Procure complex equipment, services, or construction using cost-price analysis techniques.
  • Coordinated the work of contractors on construction and renovations projects.
  • Provided guidance and advice to others in drafting contracts and justifications.
  • None of the above.
9 Which interpersonal skills have you routinely applied in a work setting? Answer to this question is required
  • Facilitating the amicable resolution of competing or conflicting interests among parties.
  • Providing direction, guidance, or instruction to operations and/or maintenance staff.
  • Persuading and/or inspiring others to adopt new methods, procedures, or techniques.
  • Promoting the organization's goals, mission and values.
  • Developing trusting, productive working relationships with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • None of the above
10 With which individuals have you spoken while maintaining a professional, friendly demeanor? Answer to this question is required
  • High-level leaders within your agency/organization
  • Professional engineers
  • Contracting Officers
  • Safety officers/Environmental Engineers
  • Tradesperson/Operators
  • None of the above
11 As an essential employee, are you willing to report to work during emergencies and inclement weather situations? And to work holidays and weekends on a regular and recurring basis subject to management's discretion? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 Where did you learn about this Architect of the Capitol job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • Architect of the Capitol (AOC) Website
  • USAJOBS Website
  • Washington Post Ad
  • AOC Employee (former or current)
  • Friend or Relative
  • Job Fair, Conference or Convention
  • Job Bulletin Board
  • Public Notice or Service Announcement
  • Radio/Television Broadcast/Magazine Ads
  • Employment Office (Federal, State, or Local)
  • Government Recruitment at School
  • Email recruitment communication
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • LinkedIn
  • Glassdoor
  • Indeed
  • Other
    12.1 Please indicate where you heard about this AOC job opportunity. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • None of the above