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Grade: 13

1 Select the statement that best describes how you meet the basic education requirements of this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I fully meet the definition defined under paragraph A as described in the vacancy announcement under Qualification Requirements/Basic Requirements.
  • I fully meet the definition under paragraph B as described in the vacancy announcement under Qualification Requirements/Basic Requirements.
  • I have some of the requirements as described in the vacancy announcement defined under A or B but do not fully meet either.
2 GS-13 Select the statement that most closely matches your experience as defined in the vacancy announcement for the GS-13 grade level. Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level as described in the vacancy announcement, and it is clearly written in my resume.
  • I have LESS than ONE YEAR of specialized experience as defined above.
3 Do you have at least one year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level reviewing and/or evaluating industrial facilities’ structural design and maintenance plans to verify compliance with regulations and utilization of industry standards and best practices? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4

Do you have at least one year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level applying policies/procedures on inspection and investigative techniques to promote and enforce safety in industrial facilities’ operations?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Do you have at least one year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level conducting investigations of collapsed and distressed structures? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Do you have at least one year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level conducting structural analysis of components and structures, preparation of reports, and development of drawings and specifications for repair? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Work on complex structural engineering problems related to historical structures. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
8

Performing structural engineering quality assurance reviews.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
9

Understand and use structural engineering terminology in areas of expertise.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
10

Understand and apply structural engineering or architecture principles across sub-disciplines.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
11 Monitor operations and optimize performance in areas of expertise or across sub-disciplines and make recommendations to optimize system performance. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
12 Read and understand scientific, technical, or other complex materials (for example, technical reports, research or contract proposals, journal articles, management reports, manuals, books). Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
13 Give official approval for technical adequacy of documents (for example, designs, drawings, specifications, work order contracts). Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
14

Conducting seismic reassessment of structures including historic structures.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
15

Experience conducting in depth inspections of structures to detect bent, missing or damaged members, identification of obvious and/or potential overloading, design deficiencies, and improper modifications to structural components/members.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
16

Knowledge of inspection and investigative principles, techniques, and procedures related to structural integrity of historic structures.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
17 Experience in condition assessment of infrastructure systems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
18 Have you analyzed data, generated inferences, and evaluated the precision and validity of estimates? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
19

I have experience reviewing the following related to structural engineering: (Select all that apply)

Answer to this question is required
  • Structural engineering drawings
  • Structural engineering specifications
  • Structural engineering calculations
  • Geo-technical reports
  • Structural condition assessments
  • Historic structures reports and assessments
  • Structural engineering reports
  • None of the above
20 Developing written recommendations and correspondence with regard to proposed guidelines, regulations, or policy documents as they relate to structural issues. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
21 Preparing written reports to document findings and recommendations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
22 Have you interpreted and written material, including technical material, rules, regulations, instructions, reports, charts, graphs, or tables and applied what is learned from to specific situations? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
23 Do you have experience writing technical correspondence concerning structural integrity issues in a clear and concise manner? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
24 Acting as a company/agency/bureau representative in technical committees and at meetings involved with structural issues. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
25 Do you have experience giving formal presentations that address structural integrity problems and hazards? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
26 Have you served as a subject-matter expert in some aspect of the structural engineering field (giving presentations, leading meetings/discussions, providing training sessions, etc.)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: All Grades

1 What attracted you to this position? Answer to this question is required
  • Service as a Civil Servant
  • Government Benefits
  • Salary
  • Work Schedule Flexibility
  • Downturn in Non-Federal Job Market
  • Job Stability
  • Office Location
  • Other
    1.1 Please explain? Maximum length of 50 characters.
2 It is your responsibility to ensure that your resume and correct documents are uploaded and received. Please, verify during the application process on the "application review page" that you have uploaded the appropriate documentation as stated in the required documents section of the vacancy announcement. No documentation will be accepted after the closing date of the announcement. I understand that it is my responsibility that I must submit a resume and all required supporting documentation prior to the closing date of the announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No